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Dino's Backstage

4.1
258 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romantic
You can enjoy "finer dining" in the glamorous main dining room, or have dinner and catch a show in "The Celebrity Room", a separate show room with entertainers singing songs from The Great American Songbook, comedy nights, and various ways to be entertained. We also have a beautiful bar that seats 12 guests, and a seasonal patio with dining al fresco and a lounge.

In "The Celebrity Room" there is a varying ticket charge depending on the entertainer, and a $20 food & beverage minimum.

Please call & check availability for The Main Dining Room, because seating through OpenTable is limited.
Also, you are no longer able to make reservations for "The Celebrity Room" through OpenTable.

So, please call 215-884-2000 to make reservations for dinner in our main dining room, or to reserve your table and to purchase tickets for a show in The Celebrity Room.

Just like when you purchase tickets for a concert, or a Broadway show,
tickets purchased for a show in The Celebrity Ro
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Lounge
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(215) 884-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Kenneth Kunz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Easton Road
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Parking details
Street parking & a parking lot is also available.
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Public transit
We are blocks from SEPTA's Glenside train stop, and right at Keswick and Easton Roads. So all the buses that run on Easton Road can take you to Dino's Backstage.
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Entertainment
Check our website for the most current schedule of performers.
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Special events & promotions
Chef's Dinners
Wine Tastings
Spirits Tastings
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 258 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

A little disappointed, reservations were made and confirmed. Upon arrival,no record of such reservation. Waited 40 minutes to finally be seated,very awkward.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Every time we go to Dino’s Backstage we enjoy the ambiance, the great food and wine, welcoming attentive service ( and wow .. you have Julio now!!!😀👍) . Also exciting, you have great acts that we have yet to see. However, we enjoy the star quality of the entire place In any case.

It’s a place for lovers and friends to enjoy . It cultivated a classic and romantic vibe that truly makes for a special night❤️. Thank you Dino and Michael for creating a restaurant that compliments a feeling that I enjoy sending with my love.

Warm regards... Valerie and Carlo

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful music, (voice and piano), good food, lovely environment, small venue. (about 60 people). We'll be back.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great place, great venue, but the service was lacking and the food was variable in quality. Everyone deserves another chance, and I would go back and try again, but I was let down about this restaurant from what I was told and saw on reviews.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Fabulous show, delectable food. Different- better than the old time dinner theaters like Latin Casino or Palumbos.
Owner’s make everyone feel so comfortable.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Very Good Restaurant! I had the duck, it was so good! Hubby had the salmon and loved it. After we left, we went for ice-cream and ran into the Owners in the ice-cream shop just pass the theatre. Very Nice and Welcoming! We would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had good service before the concert next door but felt very badly for those who arrived at the same time and had to leave before they received their dinner. We were there for 90 minutes as were three couples near us who never got their meals. Food good, nice waiter but cannot recommend with the issues they have.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was the second time I've been here. Once for New Year's Eve and now for Mother's Day. We wanted someplace special for Mother's Day and this was perfect. My Mother loved it. The atmosphere reminded her of her earlier years when she used to go to Palumbos.

Thank you for bringing back the glamour!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Dino's provided a great Mother's Day brunch for wife and daughter.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Superb food but disorganized and slow service. The staff seemed overwhelmed by the pre show rush for the Keswick Theater. More employees are needed on show nights.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We loved the ambience. The food was great. However, the service both at the bar and for our dinner was some of the worst I can remember. We had theater tickets and almost didn't get there in time. There was a person in training at the bar and the head bartender ignored her patrons while training the new person. I understand training but she completely forgot that we were getting a second drink. So we baled on that and went on to dinner. It took FOREVER to get waited on. Then it took FOREVER again to get our food. Some people who came in after us managed to get their dinners before we did. Then when our check came it was completely wrong so once again we were held up trying to get it straightened out. And the worst part of it was that the staff and managers really didn't care one bit. Really cute place and we will give it one more try before completely writing it off and going elsewhere before the theater.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Lovely dinner at Dino's before the Steve Wilson concert at the Keswick Theater. Great food, excellent wine selection and top notch service - beginning to end! We'll be back on our next trip to Glenside!

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We've been a few times, and have only had good experiences until now. WOW!!!! What an awful night. They were understaffed, resulting in bad service, and food was horrible (I was LITERALLY sick when I got home).

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This was our first experience at Dino's and we had a lovely evening. The service initially was a bit tentative, most likely because there was a concert at the Keswick at coinciding times. Our server Kim was very nice and brought everything we requested without issue. The food and drinks were wonderful; we appreciated having a balanced selection of menu items making our choices much easier.
The entertainer (Nellie McKay) was terrific and played the piano and ukulele with such ease. She was sweet, funny and kept us smiling.
Will be back again!

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The menu was too limited and they were unable to deviate from what was on there. For example, my wife wanted a Caesar Salad with chicken. That was not on the menu, they had a Caesar salad but the waiter struggled to come up with a workaround which was to put the chicken from the 22 dollar chicken dinner on the Caesar salad thus giving her a 33 dollar Caesar salad. Nope! We ended up getting the cheapest Entree menu item which was a hamburger, which we asked for Medium but they came out medium well. For Dessert we ordered the cheese cake and had to send it back because the almond crust on the bottom was rancid.

A Martini was 11 dollars and a Yuengling was 7

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was very good and the service was terrific. Matthew was our server -- he was very attentive. Highly recommend Dino's...

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful gem not to be missed. We will hurry back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful night. AJ Lambert show was awesome. My wife and I drove from Lebanon and intend to visit again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I made reservations for my in-laws for a few reasons. We had bought them tickets to a show at the Keswick, and I recently ate at Dino’s and had a great experience! They called me afterwards and raves and how wonderful everything was. I knew they would love! I special requested champagne be delivered upon seating on both occasions and it was a hit! Thank you again!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My 2nd dining experience at Dino's Backstage was enjoyable. Our main entree' took a little longer than expected. Both the appetizer (steamed mussels) and entrees were well prepared and enjoyable. We finished just in time to make our 8 o'c show at the Keswick theater next door. The owner was friendly and accomodating. I even met up with a former colleague (pictured) from work who happened to be eating with a group of friends; I've since retired.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great ambiance! It’s like an old fashioned supper club. We really enjoyed the salmon and the Poke bowl, which reminded me of Hawaii! The owners were very gracious and walked around to meet their customers. Our waitress was very informative about the dining selection and very attentive to our needs. We are going back again for the 2nd time this week!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Beautiful, great, upbeat atmosphere!

Congenial hosts - food and service, very good!

Perfect spot for before and after theater. Would definitely drive (from Doylestown) for dinner alone. Nothing like it!

Will definitely return soon.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Dino’s was excellent. A wonderful supper-club retro atmosphere that is completely classy.

Started the evening with cocktails from a bar that can make the classics or the latest trendy splash . Move to great appetizers...Rosemary grille shrimp cocktail was delicious: chunky sweet/horseradish cocktail sauce. Excellent menu with very attractive specials. We had a difficult Inc time deciding. Wound up with pan grilled chicken and crab cakes. Both excellent. Great value all around and a nice selection of by-the-glass wines. A wonderful evening. As we finished dinner a three-piece jazz band started to play and we enjoyed a couple of numbers before going to a show at the Keswick right next door. A great dinner and a lovely evening thanks to Dino’s Backstage!

We will return soon.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Small selection on the Menü but well balanced. Very convenient location to the theater next door!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Tried out Dino's for a pre-concert dinner at Keswick right next door. The place is a fun, funky and retro-cool. Our waiter Drew was great, had classic cocktails and a great dinner/dessert. Overall great meal and service. And as we were leaving the concert, it was a Disco theme in the bar - looked fun! Definitely give it a try if you are in for a concert - before, after or just a nice dinner out!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was excellent!! The decor just beautiful! I will return.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food and the atmosphere are wonderful. We attended a show in the special room. The entertainment was fabulous.
I was disappointed in the wine list. The only Sauvignon Blanc was a Pennsylvania wine. Not really the wine you are expecting in a fine dinning establishment.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The noise level was intolerable. We had to yell at each other and then we could not hear. The service was just awful. My Jameson was a very short pour. My guest's coke was flat. The menu was ok, as was the food. The cheesecake ended up being a mint concoction made with a Girl Scout cookie crust. We were not informed that it was this flavor and did not like it. The Gelato was acceptable, however we ordered only one to share and three came out. Also, one guest ordered a burger without onions or tomatoes. It came with both and had to go back. All in all we will not be returning to Dinos.

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Unfortunately the restaurant was unable to serve us our salads in time to make it to our theater engagement next door within the hour and a half we allotted for a pre theater dinner. The mushroom soup was good tho, so at least we were not starving during the show:/ Twenty minutes to show time the staff suggested we still had time to eat. We were not interested in scarfing down our $24 salads in five minutes and left.

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had tickets for a Thursday night show at the Keswick Theater which is just next door to the restaurant. Despite a 6:15 reservation, we didn't have time for dessert before the 8:00 show in a dining room which is fairly small. Lots of noise emanating from the bar into the dining room. Service was friendly, but really slow and getting water and a check all seemed to take too long. Food was fine, but nothing to brag about. There's too much glitz and not enough just solid dining and service. Admittedly, it was a very busy night for a Thursday in Glenside, but one would think they'd be prepared for a really big show just next door.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My wife and I dined here before a show next-door at the Keswick Theater. I selected the place based on the positive reviews I found online, and it’s closer proximity to the theater. We found the atmosphere and the food to be wonderful. The service started out strong, but became a slightly less attentive once more patrons arrived. Overall, we had a great time, and we will certainly come back again.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We went to Dino's before a show at the Keswick Theater. It was perfectly timed out for when we needed to be next door. Our waiter was very personable and attentive, and dinner was delicious! Dino's had such a old Hollywood vibe and I will for sure be back.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was amazing. Even my husband who is very picky had no complaints!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Dinner and a show in the Celebrity Room. Great meal and even better music.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Dining out before a concert in Keswick theater, We entered next door Dino's Backstage.
Led to our seats by the front window in the main area, w enjoyed the street view,
as well as the nostalgic wall covering of black, and white photos. However, table conversation was difficult with the noise level of the filled room.
After ordering we waited 45 minutes before our salads came. This was after we inquired about the delay as the patrons at the table beside us, who were seated after us, had already been served their main course.
Soon after. my main course came, but was the wrong item. The waiter apologized, and it was quickly rectified. My Seafood linguine did finally arrive hot, and delicious. As there was only one waiter for this main dining room, service attention was a bit inadequate.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved that you played BOWIE tunes before the show! Was an awesome touch to an already wonderful dining experience. Thank you!

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

You need at least 2 hours for dinner here. We had reservations for 6:30, arrived on time, ordered drinks, appetizers and main course by 6:45. Drinks and appetizers came within a reasonable amount of time... however, our dinner arrived around 7:55, more than an hour after ordering! The room we were in was packed. Hardly had room to squeeze into our seats. The food was good, but we didn't really get to enjoy the meal properly. We were rushing to get to an 8 pm show which we missed. Waiter was apologetic, but offered no explanation or discount. Don't think we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great meal. Great service. Good place to go before Keswick theatre shows.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food is always great. Menu was a little different from last time I was there. Cocktails are the best! Service is friendly, attentive and professional. Atmosphere is filled with nostalgia that makes it a fun place to be. My favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was terrific! Everyone was friendly. Food was great. Thank you!😁

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