Dino's Backstage

4.4
274 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 274 People Are Saying
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food
4.3
service
4.6
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was EXCELLENT! Service attentive too, nice atmosphere and soooo convenient to the Keswick.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a great time. Food selection limited. Concept is unique retro supper club in an intimate incarnation. M.Kellys' performance was superb accompanied by at tight professional trio that filled the musical landscape beautifully. A must throw back glamour experience for these frayed times.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Out of this world! Thank you for bringing back glamour with this wonderful Supper Club experience! Not to be missed!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic date night for my fiancé and I! Great atmosphere, you'd think you were in center city, not the suburbs. We are lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood! Food and service were on point. The only disappointment was the espresso machine was broken and the coffee tasted stale/bitter. The creme bruleé was perfect on her own! A wonderful evening, all in all!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

We went to Dinos to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food and the service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Right next to the Keswick Theater - food is good, service was great. And the photos on the walls are wonderful.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The place definitely has potential and I am sure that it can be a great restaurant. For us, the experience was quite poor. They delivered the wrong food, did not bring bread until the main course and mixed up our bill with another table. The food was quite tasty and the ambiance very nice, but if they are going to charge high prices, then I expect much better prices. I think that they were understaffed or distributed the workload poorly.

Don't write off the place. Maybe you will have a better experience.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The meal was excellent, and the entertainment was superb, would highly recommend, can't wait to go back

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My wife and I absolutely LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!! It’s as if you stepped into a time warp and Frank Sinatra is opening that night!!! Excellent service. Our new favorite spot!!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Love the place. Elegant, classy, great music and food to die for🌹

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and the food, service, and atmosphere could not have been better. We had an excellent experience.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We hadn't been to Dino's in awhile but were enticed by the Wednesday prix fixe. They had a new chef and weren't offering it on that particular night, but without asking, our server was quick to say he would check with the manager. They threw one together for us, which neither of us ordered from. What we did get was very good, especially for a first night chef! Our server was attentive, but never intrusive. Prices used to be high, but now seem more aligned to the experience. Overall lovely experience on a quiet Wednesday night.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Amazing food and great entertainment. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Dino's celebrated its second anniversary with a performance by the legendary Marilyn Maye.

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2.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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 on June 20, 2018

Meal was excellent. Seems the wait staff and particularly the kitchen couldn’t keep up with the volume of guests. We had a 5:45 pm reservation. Keswick show at 7:30pm. Got out in time but barely.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Our waiter was excellent. Limited choice on menu but delicious choices.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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 on June 15, 2018

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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