Dino's Backstage

4.3
299 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
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 299 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive for the quality

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M
Philadelphia
27 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
6 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
6 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 15, 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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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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ND
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Owner was very cordial. Food was good but portions were on the smaller side and were pricey. We all had a good time and went back after show for drinks.

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GA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

[Warning: only got drinks] Dino's was a pretty posh place for two broke people to go to, and there was visible disappointment in our servers eyes as we told him we could only get the drinks we ordered (since it cost $26 all told for two drinks). This is a place for those with deep pockets, and I can't speak for their food, since it was far outside out price range. We went knowing it would be expensive, however, so take that with a grain of salt; and although the service was attentive, and the atmosphere was hollywood glamorous, we didn't like it. This is a very subjective observation, as our drinks were fine, but I might as well go to a different place for those.
My rating of 3 for food is because I was required to submit a score for it.

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LM
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been to Dino’s twice and will definitely return. It’s one of the rare places in Montgomery County to listen to live music. It’s reminiscent of a NYC Supper Club that does not exist any more. Step in & you step back in time. The decor is old Hollywood displaying many of the true entertainment stars of another era. The food is excellent and so is the service. It definitely appeals to “people of a certain age.” We travel nearly an hour to get there, but it’s worth it!

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was very attentive to my needs and very friendly. And the food (I had the scallops) was delicious. I came this particular night to see Eddie Bruce sing the Johnny Mercer songbook. And the trio, with Dean Schneider on the piano, was excellent. The show was great! Thank you for a really nice evening.

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m
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Have eaten here several times . Disappointed this time around. Some favorite items no longer on menu. Caesar salad half the size it used to be; romaine wet. Server brought wrong entree. We had to request bread. They "ran out of" dessert we ordered - 7 in the evening- kitchen should have advised before offering. No utensils with dessert, we used coffee spoons. Crab appetizer and entrees delicious. This is not an inexpensive restaurant. We expected better.

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PA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

5 of us dined before the show and everything was very well prepared and served. Afterwards, 14 of us camped on the patio outside and had drinks and laughs until they closed. A worthwhile and memeorable evening for all.

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FP
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Food was superb - our server was amazing.

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l
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a 5:30 reservation and needed to get to a 7:30 show next door. We waited until 7:10 (!) to get our food. All of the tables around us (who ordered well after us) had eaten their meals and paid their bills before our food arrived. Staff did not seem at all concerned with the delay and just kept saying "it was coming." They had clearly messed something up but no one would take responsibility for it. We had to ask for containers for our food as they were handing it to us and run next door to make the show. Completely awful experience. Will never go again nor would I recommend it to anyone.

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j
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great bartender. Angelo (our waiter) was excellent. He willing and able to help us make selections for both food and wine.

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D
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first visit to this gem of a restaurant. One of the owners (Michael) could not have been any more gracious or nicer. The food quality was superb. Can’t wait to have our friends experience this wonderful restaurant !!!

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R
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Had tickets to the theater next door and though this restaurant was on expensive side, I decided to make reservations there for convenience. Sat right away but took 10 minutes to get a drink order in. After that, we had an experience I have never had in over 45 years of dining. Coke came in wine glass because they were out of glasses. Ordered appetizer, salad and entrée at 6:20. Found appetizer was sent to wrong table where sat for 10 mins. until taken away. At 6:50, salads were delivered to us and then appetizer went to next table again, then tried to be delivered to us. When salad received, we told the server to cancel appetizer. When they finally went to give it to us, we had just gotten our salad and told them to take it back. By 7:20, entrée yet to be served. At 7:25 told waitress to cancel entrée and give check. Check came with entrée minutes after. Told server it was cancelled - and was told , "you have plenty of time". I told him that there are probably two other people there who have waited over an hour for their meal, so give it to them. Paid check and left. Check was $49.00 for two scotch and waters, two cokes in wine glasses and two Caesar Salads. Other people were cancelling and leaving while we waited; with staff trying to convince them to stay. Next table had 4 ladies who said they sat down at 5:30 and were served entrée at 6:50. Server said the kitchen was "running really slow tonight" and also that they had a new chef. Would probably not have changed anything, but at least an offer of a complimentary drink/beverage for the inconvenient wait would have been appreciated and a good business practice. Now saw what the area has to offer for dining in the future if we have tickets to the theater...it won't include Dino's.

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DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Arrived at restaurant 6:00pm & were not served until 7:30pm. We had to ask for our check as soon as the meal was served as we had tickets to an 8:00 show at the Keswick Theater next door & we were running short of time. Part of the meal was hot & the rest was barely warm. We won't be back!

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CS
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for four people for just dinner. We arrived early and sat at the bar. Cocktails were amazing. Our reservation was for 6:30 p.m. and we sat down on time. Menu was very interesting. Everything that we had was amazing. I had the beet salad, my husband had the crab cocktail and my friend had the fried mushrooms. Appetizers were amazing. For entrees, my husband and I had the salmon dish and our friends both had the seared scallops. All entrees were amazing. We then proceeded back to the bar for more drinks. The general manager came up to us and asked us if we would be interested in seeing the show in the celebrity room because they had one table empty. We obliged and we had no idea what we were in store for. Co-owner, Mr. Michael Kelly, was singing songs from Judy Garland. We were all just thrown back in time. The ambience at the celebrity room was perfect. Michael Kelly's talent is up to par with someone who performs in New York City. I loved that between songs, Mr. Kelly talked to the audience. It was so wonderful! I will be back to see another show! They did a phenomenal job!

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j
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We live nerby but had not had the opportunity to dine here until we decided to have dinner, prior to a show at the Keswick next door. The restaurant attracts an over-50 crowd. The food was delicious, and the service was great. The dining room is on the small side, but there is outdoor seating available seasonally and bar seating. The bar focus is on old-school classic cocktails, some with a modern twist. The wine list was also decent. My husband and I each had a house salad. My husband had a steak, and I had the salmon, both prepared well, and we shared a chocolate cake dessert. The pricing, for dinner, and the bar was reasonable for what we had. I would certainly return.

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G
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dino’s is always a great place for an extra dinner, the bar is very friendly and drinks are well made. The caberet- Backstage- is a great show. All this in Glenside. My favorite restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After attending the best burlesque performance I have ever seen, we all sat around the bar, sang and told stories with Dino and Michael. Those two are absolutely the perfect hosts, in what has to be the classiest restaurant this side of New York City !!! I can’t wait to return

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EW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

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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SW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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V
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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h
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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CG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

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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AM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced and awkward with separate dining/bar/show space

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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JG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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ME
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great entertainment. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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AD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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