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Dino's Backstage

4.3
244 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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  • Good for a Date
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 244 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 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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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was fine. Not a very large menu to choose from but we were all ok with what was on it. Entertainment was great! We really enjoyed listening to the singer. It was a nice night out!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was delicious! Love the Decor. Great drinks!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Always good. Regular customer and whether we go for the bar menu or dinner it is always a delicious meal, great service and a neighborhood feel.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first visit to Dino's Backstage. We ate in the dining room (not the supper club). Michael (co-owner) was GREAT!! He made us feel so welcomed and the food was fabulous. I had the duck and it was cooked to perfection. My husband had the salmon and raved about it!! We will definitely go back again.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to Dino's with my wife on New Years Eve before a show at the Keswick. Seating very tight-so tight in fact that the group sitting at the neighboring table accidently spilled a glass of wine on my wife while attempting to move a chair to avoid someone sitting opposite. Our waiter Matthew was adequate -Nothing to write home about. Service somewhat slow.
Food very good but some flexibility is required from the wait staff, the kitchen or both. When a request was made for a slight variation of the menu the reply was a definitive NO.
The only choice available: either take it or leave it! How much difficulty would it have been to place some pasta under a bowl of steamed mussels?
When the neighboring table asked the manager to do something for us to remedy the wine spill (which would not have occurred it their table was properly balanced) we were offered payment of dry cleaning or free coffee & tea (very chintzy for a restaurant that bills itself as a class act!)
All in all not too bad but not too good either!!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a lovely dinner for two. Great drinks and my vegetarian dinner was very flavorful.Great crème brulee.Will be returning for sure.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Roasted chicken was very good but way over salted. The service and atmosphere was very good

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We went to Dino’s before a show at the Keswick. Perfect meal, perfect timing, perfect evening. Would highly recommend to all theater goers!

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We went to Dino's before heading to a concert next door at the Keswick. It is a great location and the ambiance reminds you of something out of a sixties TV show like 77 Sunset Strip. I had the chicken while my girlfriend had the Banzino. Both were delicious. We both had soup to start it off-my girlfriend had the Lobster Bisque while I had the soup DuJour. Both were fantastic. I highly recommend this hidden gem in Glenside.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Great atmosphere...really gets you in the mood for seeing a show at the Keswick. Wait staff was a little inexperienced but apologetic. Drinks started off very well with 2 different types of Martini's. Food was excellent from appetizer to main dishes.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service and outstanding food.

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We were very disappointed in our dining experience at Dino's. To begin, the menu has been reduced to one page (from 3) which limits your selections. The appetizers were ok with the exception of the seafood bisque which was lackluster and small. The hot entrees were served warm to cool which takes away from enjoying your meal. The wait staff seemed to be pushing us along and did not allow enough tome to enjoy our cocktails or our meals (they would reach for plates before we were through). For what we got, the restaurant is less than fair, very overpriced and we will not return.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Place is beautiful!!! Owner can really sing amazing!!! Acts were also so interesting as well. My girl friend is allergic to dairy. I just wish they had a fish item in me u they could cook without using butter. But the entertainment experience was so unique!!! It felt like I was in. The poodle room in the Fontainebleau!!!

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