Dino's Backstage

4.4
283 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
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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
130 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
12 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
46 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
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
12 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
20 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
11 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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C
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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f
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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VM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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PA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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BB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

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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E
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Z
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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TM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

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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CM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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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N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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O
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

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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