Dino's Backstage

4.3
331 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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
What 331 People Are Saying
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EC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great people. Wonderful owners. Beautiful interior.

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L
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! The ambiance was perfect. The food delicious and authentic. We will be going back!

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m
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Much improved from our last visit. Excellent service. Delicious food. Highly recommend tuna poke - amazing.

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SD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meals and service. All 4 dinners were cooked perfectly. Definitely will go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We went before a show. The people next to us were seated at 605, and by 730, there food was still not out. The restaurant should have picked up their tab considering they had to rush through their meal to get to the show, and everyone around them, who had been seated after them, had already eaten. We were a little late for our reservation, so I knew right then we’d have to rush through our meal. However, we ordered appetizers right away, and when I said I needed just another minute for my food, I was urged to order or it would “be really backed up”. For the cost of the meal there, which was mediocre at best (I was recommended the gnocchi and it was not good. Mushy. And I’ve had a lot of gnocchi), it would have been nice to enjoy it a little. The place was super cute, and I’d be tempted to try it again when there was not a show, but hope they’d be better prepared next time.

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l
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

They took my reservation for a Sunday evening. They called to cancel my reservation for the Sunday evening because they claim they are not open on Sundays in March. We have theater tickets next door to the restaurant and this was a major inconvenience. There is no notification on there open table connection informing diners about this situation

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PP
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner at Dino's before a show at the Keswick is perfect, except for the price tag. Food was excellent except for a remarkably bland, diner-grade Caesar Salad. Other Appetizers and Sea Scallops with Risotto were delicious. Even the rolls were delicious. Our server, Brian, was very attentive and professional. My only hesitation at going every time is that it cost more than the concert (really), without cocktails.
They also neglected to register my attendance with OpenTable, so I got the dreaded You Didn't Show Up email from OpenTable. I'm sure that will be resolved, but make sure to mention to the host(ess) that you have an OpenTable reservation.
I still recommend it, but be prepared that it's pricey. (the cost of convenience)

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great show was entertaining wife enjoy the show

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SE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Wish we had more time to enjoy it but we had tix to a show.

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PD
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Slightly overpriced for a captive audience

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, so cute and perfect before a show. Wanted to see act but sold out for months

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C
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing evening. Food was fantastic. Definitely one of my all time favorite restaurants.

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We drove from Manhattan on a friends recommendation. We had dinner and then went into the cabaret room. They sat us behind the piano where we could not see anything (even tho we'd made a reservations months before) and didn't even attempt to help us. We paid for a show that we could not see and management didn't care. They surely took our money! AND - they rushed us out. They made an announcement that we had to get out by 930 (from an 830 show) and shoved a check on our table before the show ended and before we finished our drinks. Beautiful decor - wonderful food - sadly I would never go there again nor would I ever recommend Dino's to anyone. A complete waste of a 2 hour drive from Manhattan. Management should be ashamed of themselves. And to top it all off - they told Open Table that we weren't there!!!!!!! Funny that we have our receipts to prove that we were but they insist we didn't keep our reservations.

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice place. It was next to the theatre that I was going to. I would go there again even if I wasn't attending a show. The food was great and the service was great.

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DG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Under staffed with no consideration for the value of their patron'S time.

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OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelo was Amazing as our server. Food was exceptional. Definitely going back.

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D
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dino’s has a fun, ‘old Hollywood ‘ ambiance. Food is very good, but the cocktails are fabulous! Tables are very close together and the bar is lively/noisy, so not a good choice for a romantic date but perfect before or after a show at the Keswick Theater next door. We’re planning to return to check out their live entertainment.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived at 8 for a pre show dinner. When we were seated we we one of two couples in a room of maybe 20 tables. We asked for the music to be turned down and were accommodated. Our waitress was cheery and informative. We dined as is our usual by ordering one or two things from the different parts of the menu, in this case “Acts”. The Caesar salad was good and the jumbo lump crab salad was excellent. The pasta course (paccheri) was well cooked. At this point things changed. The NY strip we had ordered came out cooked as we had asked but lukewarm. Apparently it had sat while we were having Act l and ll and the room filled with patrons. We did not immediately complain so as to stay on schedule for our show. We did mention the problem at the conclusion of the meal and received a polite appology

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LA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious. Service was excellent. The setting is like an intimate 1940’s supper clubs.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pasta and cocktails and attentive service!

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous Service, Great Food, Great Location....What Else Could You ask For!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent food and wonderful service!

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CS
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for Valentine’s Day. Food was absolutely amazing! Service was great! They really have s great chef! Food is like a center city restaurant! Keep up the great work!

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LJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good vibe and experience. Food was mediocre as Ihad steak which was ok and my wife had pork chop again was mediocre

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N
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for Valentine's Day dinner and performance. Wonderful food, service, performance, food - will always come back again.

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LQ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, I had an enjoyable dining experience at Dino's with my date. We were a little bit late for the reservation, but were accomodated as soon as we arrived. Although I'd eaten at Dino's several times before, this was my date's first time. He really had a good time.
We started with a Caesar salad that was enough for the two of us to share. Our meal was delicious, we both had salmon. The roasted cauliflower was soooo tasty. We weren't that thrilled with the broccoli rabe though. Our server, Brian was friendly and attentive.
We were all done just in time for our show at the Keswick next door.
Dino's is one of my favorites!

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Awesome service and nice atmosphere. Seating was tight but my husband and I enjoyed our conversations with the table seated next to us. Will definitely go back.

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CF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful ambiance at this restaurant. Menu items were varied and inventive. Food itself was excellent. I had to send my salmon back as it was very under cooked, but they made it right. Tables are small and area is relatively cramped. But the quality of the food does make up for that. I would definitely go again - especially when attending an event at the Keswick Theatre - which is right next door to the restaurant.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gianna our bartender/server was AMAZING! Very informative about the menu, attentive and friendly. Food is delish! I HIGHLY recommend Dino’s!

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OT
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were really psyched to have dinner at Dino's Backstage. We go to shows at the Keswick fairly often and we've had drinks at the bar in the past. Loved the bartender and vibes so we reserved a table for dinner and were eagerly looking forward to dining at Dino's. We enjoyed the wines by the glass, but we were underwhelmed by the server. It's not that he was bad, he was just not very pleasant. Hubby had Lentil Soup and I had the Beet Salad for starters. They were both as bland as the server's demeanor. I had the Scallops and my husband had the Salmon for our entree. Both were just meh and very expensive. Not that we mind paying fine dining prices, but the entrees were just not very exciting. The dinner rolls they served were stale and bland. We thought the price was too much for the quality of food. We're very sorry because the place is really cool looking and the hostess and bartender are sparkly and fun. Just wish the food and servers were the same. Up the kitchen game and service and we would definitely try it again...we really wanted to love it! :(

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SE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfectly prepared classic food in a wonderful ambiance and to top it off, first rate entertainment!

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great vibe and supremely delicious food. Small menu, which I love because they do everything absolutely perfectly. The scallops were incredible!!

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c
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive for the quality

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M
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time. I was happily surprised by the glamorous decor. The food was good. The show was funny. What's not to like? I want to go again.

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SK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place for dinner- they didn’t overuse garlic and portions were generous. Very accommodating wait staff who were very professional.

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H
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and top quality service

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If your looking for intimate dining with delicious food, look no further. Upscale dining in a setting brimming with memories of a golden era. If you are seeking entertainment, check their website for weekend nightclub acts. You will have a memorable dining experience should you dine at Dino's. This Minnesotan will be back on our next trip to Philly!

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B
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great location directly next door to the Keswick Theater. Ample parking so it makes for a nice theater experience.

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F
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went before a concert at the Keswick next door. Service was great. The menu is limited and there were two items unavailable that evening. Portion size was small on the salmon. Charcuterie appetizer was disappointing. Drinks were good and despite the iffy food experience, we will go back for the atmosphere and give it another chance.

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LM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed dining here, prior to The Hooters show at the Keswick Theater.

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