We enjoyed Torches...The food here simply is delicious and beautifully presented. Unique flavors and combinations make for some truly outstanding plates. It is a bit pricey if you start ordering alcoholic beverages, but I would consider it all very reasonable for the quality of the restaurant. We had outstanding service. Overall, we would go back again!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodWe always enjoy our meal at Torches. The services is good and the chef always brings out a thank you taster, which is a nice touch.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time aroundFood is fairly good here. It's not always "great". But they do have some excellent items. I was impressed the bartender remembered our drink order (we hadn't been there in two weeks). I also love the ambiance.
Negatives: I saw this complaint online regarding the hostess. We were at the bar for about 50 minutes past our reservation time. I have no problem with the hostess coming to us and saying that our table was ready and if we'd like to sit because it was getting late. I was annoyed she said they had more reservations. As it turned out there were plenty of open tables all night. I didn't appreciate a story being made up to get us to our table. Just tell me what time it is. I hadn't realized it was so late.
I would go back though.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the high priceWe got a gift certificate from a friend, thus making our decision for us. We visited on a Wednesday night at 6, and the place was almost empty. We had astounding service, the food was great, and we took home another meal's worth of leftovers. Great place, great food, high price.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Kemore Culinary Find!I found Torches on the internet. We actually passed by it looking for it. When we walked in the atmosphere was pleasant. The bar and dining area is small. Our waitress was friendly. She lit a candle and brought us a touch screen to look at the menu, which was unique to anywhere I'd been. Our waitress brought us each a small plate if sweet potato fries and dipping sause which was very good. Our caprese salad and chopped blue cheese salad were very tasty. My husband had a wine braised pot roast, while i had the fillet mignon trio (with scallops and shrimp). I ordered my filet medium, but it was closer to well dine. Overall both were delicious. Nothing on the dessert menu caught our eye, so we had a cup of coffee.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for Buffalo?Food a bit uneven, but mostly well considered and prepared; less adventurous but creative dishes stood out: the lasagna cupcake was exceptional with its top-notch marinara, unctiously creamy riccotta and yummy crispy salami on the bottom. The chopped steak house salad is a great idea and pleasingly presented. Cedar plank salmon also quite good, but the accompanying sweet potato wedges were not very appealing - thin-cut fries or hay would have been much better. Brussels sprouts were insanely delicious on the outside, but not cooked through; gnocchi served as an amuse-bouche was gummy and in a very unremarkable sauce. We didn't try desserts, although the selection was appealing.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWould definitely go back!Excellent, freshly made meals. Great for special occasions! Worth the price!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as AlwaysTorches has become our favorite restaurant in Western New York. We've never had anything but a wonderful experience there.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM2 couples. Waitress brought2 couples. Waitress brought an Ipad with pictures of all the apps, meals and desserts for the night (great touch). Salads excellent, 1 beet, 1 chopped and 1 garbage (outstanding, presentation in a large "cocktail shaker" and poured into salad bowl), 1 app well liked. Chef was even willing to make a chage to accomadate the dinner. Dinners were 2 Filet Mignon trio. Beef done just as requested, scallops perfectly done and shrimp were wonderful. 1 plank salmon. Got raves from a person who likes salmon and has it often. I had the Pork sirloin. Never had it before, can't wait to have it again.
Looking forward to going again soon.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Overall an impressive display of business. Definitely a good recommendation.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner for twofodd and service was excellent. Great appetizers. Friendly staff.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTorches lights it upOn our recent evening at Torches we found that the Richert Brothers always find a way to keep reinventing the place. Torches has become our go to place when we want to really wind down.
The service is friendly and professional, wines are interesting without breaking the bank.
The food is center stage, and always arrives perfect in every way.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTorches is a can't miss diningTorches is a can't miss dining experience. Every visit is consistently exceptional. The staff provides great service, and the chef always presents highly creative, delightful menu offerings. It's our favorite restaurant!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice staff food was great.Very nice staff food was great. Good for a special occasion/fancy meal. Good specials and great salads and original ideas for the entrees4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service are veryFood and service are very good. No real complaints. A bit pricey. I don't give out 5. I believe there is no perfect...4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice!!Went there on a Tuesday night so it was somewhat quiet. Service and food great!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTorches is my favorite restaurant.Torches is my favorite restaurant. Excellent food and service4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTDI have been to Torches many time and it never disappoints. Subtle changes seasonally to the menu keep it interesting but also it's great that they keep some of the old favorites year round.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, Torches never disappointsAs usual, Torches never disappoints and is always a culinary treat. I wish I had a better capacity,so I could eat more courses, because everthing is such a delight. Personal attention by the entire staff is so noteworthy in this day of turn the table dining. Thanks Torches, we'll be back soon!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDiamond in the rough! ThisDiamond in the rough! This was not our first visit and definitely wil not be our last!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom beginning to end, anFrom beginning to end, an amazing experience!! Would highly recommend!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were getting tired of theWe were getting tired of the same old kind of food. Not only it is delicious, the food was very attractive and the portion was very generous. Waiter shows the menu with pictures from the I-pod. Wonderful IDEA. Thank you Torches for a great experiences of services and the food was excellent! :)3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM