We had a lovely, relaxing
We had a lovely, relaxing dinner with drinks before the show at The Warner Theater. The Backstage was the perfect accompaniment to our night out.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for both lunch and dinner
Went for both lunch and dinner on separate days. Everything was very good in both cases. Dinner was pre Warner Theater show with friends who also were impressed. Great for Torrington! We'll go again!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Large open space in what used
Large open space in what used to be a store. Service was excellent, food was good, not outstanding. If you ask for a quiet booth you can minimize the impact of the noise. But if you are in an open area be prepared for a high noise level--but that is part of the atmosphere. Right next door to the Waner Theater so it is very convenient if you are going to a show.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner very
We enjoyed our dinner very much. Beautiful old historic building. The architecture at the bar is gorgeous. The menu is very good, the service was wonderful. The lamb chops were super!Very nicely organized and handles a large crowd very well.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
My Husband and I had dinner
My Husband and I had dinner before a show at The Warner on March 16th. We were warmly greeted at the door, seated right away (and we were early). The food was great, and the service wonderful! The waitress was very attentive, even as the it became busier. She apologized for any delays (there weren't many).
The prices were great. What a treasure to find The Backstage in Torrington!
We will be regulars, and will recommend your restaurant to friends and Family!
Thank you all so much!
Jill and Steve Williams
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my and my wife's
This was my and my wife's first visit. We were going to the Warner theatire and looked of a place to eat and found Bacstage online. We could not have been more delighted - the waitstaff ws awesome and attentive. The food amazing and we will definitely be back. Thank you.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the perfect place
This is the perfect place for dinner when you to the Warner Theatre. It is so convenient and the food is outstanding. it is a fun place!!!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Night Out
Went for dinner on Saturday night and there were two shows at the Warner. The place was packed but we were seated promptly. We had a great seat in the Red Room. Service was outstanding even though we had a little wait for our food - it was worth the wait. The Mussels were awesome. We had apps and they filled us up. Beer choice was unbelieveable. Even though it was very busy the Owner/Host Steve found time to visit everyone. Everyone was working hard as well as all the Managers. When we left Dustin (I believe a co-owner or Manager) asked how everything was and we said wonderful. We will be back. Thanks Backstage.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place for dinner prior to attending
Warner Theater productions.
Our table of 4 gave the food rave reviews,
my dinner which included homemade
gnocchi, butternut squash and duck was
Waitress was most accommodating.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre Theater Dinner
My girlfriend and I frequent Backstage, and they have yet to let us down. We attended the Anything Goes show next door at 8pm. We made a reservation a week in advance (I would recommend you do so on nights there are shows at The Warner Theater.) We sat in the Bar area which we love. Our server Todd took wonderful care of us. He will keep you entertained for sure. We received our food in a timely manner, a little slower than their usual due to the volume of people in the building, had to be almost 200 people. That would slow any service down. We were once again thrilled with the food and service for being so busy. We will continue to come back in the future.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
RUN to this restaurant!
Was going to be at The Warner and wanted to get a quick bite. Thought I would find pub food. SURPRISE! This restaurant is an oasis in a desert of Applebees, Chili's and Jake's Way Back. I wish they were in the Canton/Avon area, but will definitely make the drive to come back. An extensive wine and mixed drinks list. And the food - was exquisite! Absolutely no negative comments for this place. Service was fantastic. The petit filet was cooked perfectly, the mashed postatoes were like eating air they were so light and the grilled asparagus was perfection. I can't wait for my next visit!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, waitress
Food was excellent, waitress attentive, and right next door to the Warner Theater. Great spot.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, drinks, service and atmosphere was great, Will definitely be back
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good restaurant
The food was phenomenal, and I very much enjoyed my experience. I will definitely be going back some day.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found online. Meeting place halfway between our guests & ourselves. Cordial greeting, wide of variety of menu choices, all meals being excellent , short wait time for food, & wait staff attentive. Will plan to return again.F
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, really fresh!
Great food, really fresh! Not what you might expect from a casual restaurant. Great menu, including a very extensive beer menu. Knowledgeable wait staff are very friendly! My new favorite "go to" restaurant when we can't decide where to go. Love it!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and enjoyed
Very good food and enjoyed the atmosphere, good energy.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decided to give this place a try before a show at the Warner Theatre.
We are really glad we did.
Menu was huge. Lots of good choices. We were a party of 4 and all ordered different entrees. Everyone of them was fantastic. Salads were way over the top as well.
Unfortunately didn't have room for dessert, so can't give you feed back on that.
Cocktails were great as well, and the beer selection was one of the best I have seen in a long time. 40+ beers on tap, tons of bottle selections as well. Enough to satisfy any beer lovers wish for something different.
We will definitely be back.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid per Usual
I had a great time at my last visit to Backstage. We split the Mussels and the Calamari as an app (both delicious!) and then we each had sandwiches for dinner (Steak Sandwich, Reuben, BBQ Pulled Pork). Combined with 40 beers on tap, I would definitely recommend Backstage to anyone.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner and a Show!
When we are attending a show at the Warner Threatre, we always choose the Backstage for dinner. Great service, creative, varied menu and a fantastic bar selection! Fun atmosphere! Males for an enjoyable evening.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great!
We enjoyed dinner before a show at the Warner Theatre. So convenient & relaxing knowing we had to walk just a few doors dowm. The service was really good, and the food was exceptional. Everyone cleaned their plate & then we had dessert! We will definitely be back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everytime my husband and I go to Backstage, we always receive the best service. Not just from the waitstaff but the host as well. The food is consistently delicious! It's our favorite place to go!!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warner theatre dinner
Perfect location for a nice meal prior to seeing an event at the Warner.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the "city like" atmosphere
I love the "city like" atmosphere of the restaurant and bar. Burgers are great as is the chowder. I always go for dinner before I go to a show at the Warner. Great beer selection!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
After dinner, we were going to see the play at the studio theatre next door. We arrived on time for the reservation and were instantly seated. The hostess was friendly as was the waitress. The food came in a timely manner, and it was excellent (I suggest the meatloaf to all who read this). My daughter ordered the veggie burger and loved it. She had been to Backstage before, and she knew what she wanted. It was very filling, and she could only eat half the plate! It was well worth the cost; the food is medium priced. I will definitely go to this restaurant again when there is another play I want to see; the theatre is through the back door of the restaurant!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just didn't expect the food to be so good! I had seen the Backstage lots of times and heard only good things. But, until we tasted the braised short ribs, the steamed dumplings, the mussels and everything else we ordered, i had no idea what a great find the Backstage is. This place compares favorably with anybody's favorite places across Connecticut. And the prices are quite reasonable for the quality dishes they offer.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 7 pre-theatre
Taking the kids to Shrek at the Warner, Backstage pre-theatre as usual, pretty large table. No better place anywhere nearby. (Unless you like the chains!) Fresh halibut, lobsters, fantastic burgers. They told us they just rolled out a new menu now that the local farms are in full production, many new items. Can't beat Backstage.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot to have a quit
Great spot to have a quit bite before or after a show. Service was quite timely and the food was very good. My family and I enjoyed it very much. We will definitely visit again
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
All mixed up
The drink menu was very impressive and I am not one who care about alcohol. The food was excellent, the menu had variety, it was interesting and I enjoyed every bite. The service was poor I was constantly annoyed by my server and interrupted us several times. The service was not the worst part of our experience, the music was horrible and it rattled throughout the place. I would go there again just for the impressive menus but if the service and music were as bad as our first experience I would not give it another try.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
New menu is outstanding
My family and I went into backstage the other night. We have been in many times before and are always pleased. This time was the best yet. Chef Eric Violante has brought a sophisticated menu to Backstage but with a casual flair. He really seems to understand what our town is looking for. The food was artfully plated and even more enjoyable to eat. Our server was friendly and attentive. She was genuine and truly seemed to enjoy her job. We have always enjoyed Backstage, but this is now our new favorite place! Can't wait to go back.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will back to Backstage!
The food selection was excellent. From "small plates" to "large plates," sandwiches and salads, the pricing could fit an array of budgets. The Reuben was amazing! The corned beef was tender and the slaw and dressing really pulled the sandwich together. The turkey club was also very good. The salad with lobster topping was a huge hit. The atmosphere was energetic. High ceilings made it a bit noisy, but we were still able to have a conversation without yelling. Our service was OK. Although our waiter was a very nice young man, he was either fairly new, overwhelmed, or maybe just having an off night (simple little mistakes that did not impact our overall experience). I would recommend Backstage to anyone in the Torrington area.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip !
We dined at the Backstage prior to a show at the Warner Theater in Torrington. We were seated in front with "street-view" of the weekly fair. The place was hopping with diners clearly enjoying themselves. The menu has really great selections from small plates to full or large portions, that are still reasonable in size. The food was excellent. We had no idea it would be so good and there are many great choices to go back to try--making it worth the drive from the greater Hartford area.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely everything was amazing from the food to the cocktails to the service. Lobster & sweet corn chowder was excellent. The proprietary drinks, as well as the beer & wine list, were fantastic. Small plates as appetizers or entrees with a salad or soup are sufficient for a meal. The filet was one of the best cuts I've ever had, cooked exactly as I ordered it. Our server, Nichole, was exceptional and not overbearing. Great for a meal before a show at the Warner or a special occasion/date night.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food despite the atmosphere
Walking up to this place we dreaded it was going to be like a Ruby Tuesday's (we had made reservations based on the menu since we were coming from out of town). We both live in major cities and are picky, and worldly. I am definitely a foodie.
The food was amazing. I had the scallop entree, he had the chicken entree, and lobster taco appetizer, split. Extensive beer selection (and you can get 4 beer flights for $8 which I prefer as I can never finish a pint!). Extensive bourbon list. You can get a milkshake or Abita root beer float.
The next day, after wandering the town, we abandoned other places and walked into Back Stage for brunch as dinner was great. Frittata w lobster and a hint of truffle oil. Definitely recommend!!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner there on a Monday night, it was nice and quiet where we were sitting which was what we wanted for a nice dinner without kids. Our server was wonderful, she was very knowledgeable of the food and beer and made some excellent suggestions. Food was incredible, we both had steaks but different cuts...the prime rib did melt in your mouth and the homemade steak sauces were excellent. To be honest, the steak prices were a bit high but you can order a less expensive cut. The menu overall was reasonable and had some great selections of burgers and wraps. We plan on going back for lunch to try them. The desserts were also great and the drinks, especially the beer mixes and martinis were awesome.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined on Friday night with my wife and daughter and was pleasantly surprised. I was at the car show and decided to try Backstage and can't wait to go back. There was a nice crowd and I thought we would have to wait for a seat. The Host promptly greeted us and gave us a Table in the Red Room overlooking downtown ( at our request). He reviewed the menu and we had less than a minute wait before our server came over. She knew the menu well because my wife has allergies and I had some questions. Food was very good as was our dessert. We are planning to return very soon.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Mahi Mahi special was delicious. My new favorite are the local fresh cheese & meat plate appetizers. Great variety and very fresh.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lives up to the reviews!
We found this restaurant on line and read many great things about it. We were pleasantly surprised as it lived up to all the hype! The service was super friendly and the food was great. The "foodie" food we tried were fantastic, but let me tell you, the burger was over the top!!! We will defiantly be back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food/Service by Warner Theatr
Awesome food and service just a few steps away from the Warner Theater. I was so impressed, that we will be driving back to Torrington just to go here for dinner even without going to the Warner Theater. Very impressed with the service and the food was really delicious! Great Filet Mignon, creamed spinach - everything was really great. There is a very impressive beer list - both on tap and bottled!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First not Last
My first dining experience was excellent. The lobster appetizer was very tasty. My 3 courses were very delicious, I have already recommended to two friends. Will definitely be back to try the other delicacies on the menu.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. I asked the waitress what she would recommend. She said that she had eaten there the previous night with her family and recommended the filet medallions. She also went on to say that the menu was what they had served the previous week for a food competition in Connecticut. Two of our party had the filet and the other person had the Chilean Sea Bass. Everything was excellent.
I have never been disappointed in the food at Backstage. We normally eat lunch there and their vegetarian wraps are very tasty. The service was excellent. Even when they are real busy - the service is always good.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great music great service great atmosphere !!!! Love Backstage !!!!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun for all
Our server was fantastic and upbeat the whole time. The food was decent but a couple dishes were missing salt. Overall a great time as always! Best part was the live band which my 2 year old son danced with for a few songs
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Backstage about a dozen times and have always gone away happy. It's great for a before the show meal or an after the show coffee and. Burger platters are always great and last night, before going to the Warner for Fiddler On The Roof, I had the best steak ever. LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR VISIT.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greta food, excellent service,
Greta food, excellent service, and right next to the Warner theater- can't beat it
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pros: nice decor, attentive staff, great selection of food and drinks
Cons: it took a while for our meals to come out, but we did have 8 people in our group, seemed a bit pricey for the food
Overall, a great addition to town. I'm happy to have a good dining option that isn't a chain when I'm visiting my parents.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ideal place before the theater
Since the Warner Theater is right next door, it is a great place to eat before a show. I had hangar steak that was delicious and another person in our party had the diver scallops and raved about them. The Smores pie was a generous serving so we could all share.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM