About Dino's Backstage
There are many ways to enjoy "Dino's Backstage", and "The Celebrity Room".
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.
You are no longer able to make reservations for "The Celebrity Room" through OpenTable.
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
Glenside, PA 19038
Hours of Operation:
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Check our website for the most current schedule of performers.
Street parking & a parking lot is also available.
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.
Chef Kenneth Kunz
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Dino's Backstage Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!!!
Very convenient to the Keswick Theater (next door). The Caesar and Beet & Frisee salads were fresh and tasty. I had the sauteed salmon with raisin couscous, haricot vert and cranberry relish. My husband had the seafood linguine. We each had a Moscow mule served in the traditional copper mugs. Refreshing. We would definitely return again before a concert at the Keswick.
Dino's Backstage never disappoints. I always have a great time! The food and drinks are excellent. We had dinner before Sinbad's show and drinks afterwards. Sinbad was funnier than ever. I look forward to your return. Thanks Dino Backstage, I will see you soon for dinner.
The food was exceptional. As good if not better than most of the places in the city and we dine out often at well reviewed places. The entertainment was exceptional. We had SUCH a fun night in the show room. I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great night out - both for the show and/or just for the amazing food. All 4 of our dinner entrees were delicious. We will be back!!
Dino’s is a delight. Dined before a concert at the Keswick. Our reservations were two at 6:30 pm, drinks, dinner and dessert all before an 8 o’clock curtain. My sushi appetizer was outstanding and my wife’s chicken entree excellent. I would recommend the bread pudding paired with a nice cup of coffee for dessert. The dining room is very cozy and service is very good. I would return.
We had a great time at Dino’s Backstage
I’ve have the Sea Food Bisque, Filet and the Key lime tart., it was amazing!
We made reservations for the Celebrity Room to hear Courtenay Day sing . She has a beautiful voice along with a great personality as we had a fun night. Highly recommend for a fun night out and great food.
Fantastic atmosphere and delicious food/cocktails. Expected service to be a little slow as a show night at theater. However we sat almost 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. But other than the initial hiccup with service everything was great. Would go back, great if catching a show Keswick.
The atmosphere was inviting. The food was 4 star. Perhaps overwhelmed, however; no utensils, condiments etc..
on the ready. Salad served 10 minutes before beverages. The minimal comfort zone remaining evaporated with disinterested server. Shame.
I had the seafood linguini. It was very tasty but there were only 3 clams in the shell and I thought there should have been at least 4. Scallops are expensive but I found it chintzy to divide the 2 scallops into 4 pieces each. After all, the bulk was linguini and a few vegetables. What I'm saying is for the price, there wasn't much to the dish. My husband had the salmon and he received a substantial piece of salmon and it also was very tasty and the value was there.
We ate here for the first time this week before a concert at The Keswick. And, we were delighted with the ambience, service and quality of the food. Because we had a long night ahead of us, we decided to share courses. Our waiter had no attitude about this and, there was no lack of attention shown. We shared a tangy Caesar salad, delicious Branzino entree and the creme brûlée for dessert. The double espresso was an extra and beautifully rendered treat.
We would return in a heartbeat and make this our sole destination for an evening!
Noticed that many guests were heading to the theater but we were not. Enjoyed happy hour at the bar during the rush of service then headed into the amazing dining room for a quiet and romantic dinner. What a great evening out! Can’t wait to go back soon!
I was looking for a new place for Saturday evening dinner. I was extraordinary pleased to find out, not only could we have dinner, but that we could also hear live music. The seating was very comfortable and the connection to the stage was intimate. The service was excellent.
I recommend Dino’s enthusiastically.
Arrived at reserved time 6 pm in anticipation of attending a show at 8 pm right next door at the Keswick Theater. Noticed the bar inside was full but seemed to be plenty of outdoor patio seating under the front awning. Never having been there before, we asked to be seated there --they accommodated that request--and the seats offered a very pleasant view of the street-shoppes-people. The two of us sat opposite each other on the "outside rail" and there was a table for two immediately inside-adjacent so that the two together were originally intended to accommodate 4 persons. Later, as it filled up, another couple were seated there and if we had wanted privacy, that may have been an issue, but we had no problem rolling with the newcomers and had a pleasant conversation with them since we were both attending the show at the Keswick Theater right next door. So what might have been an issue for other people, more desirous of intimacy, was really no problem at all for us.
Service was prompt, drink orders taken, water and drinks promptly arrived and entree order taken. My wife ordered soup which was not quite as hot as it could have been, but tasty nonetheless. Entrees arrived timely after and were very tasty--albeit the price-portion size ratio appeared to us to be just slightly "aggressive". Nonetheless, food quality and ingredients were "as advertised" and enjoyed. During the meal, we were timely asked if all was okay and whether they could do anything else for us--always appreciated.
We ended the meal with a cappuccino and requested the bill, and payment was attended to promptly so that we were able to go next door to the theater timely for the event.
Ambience and service given "outstanding" rating, and remainder categories "very good". Will definitely return and won't hesitate to recommend to others.
The service was so bad that our party of five will probably never go back. Had to wait on salt/pepper...was done meal before it arrived..our drinks glasses sat empty for a long time..when finally we had the chance to order refills, it took forever. Waiter did not know which meal belonged to who, even the drinks he didn't know who ordered what. Very disappointed this time around.
Great front covered patio dining area with small lounge seating to the side for enjoying drinks. We started with dirty martinis made perfectly, then ordered the poke appetizer, filet mignon & Veal Milanese which were all very good.
Finished with a excellent chocolate flowerless cake. Service was outstanding.
My husband and I went to Dino's Backstage - mainly to see the wonderful vocalists Paula Johns and Michael Richard Kelly's duo performance. Both of us are vegetarians, and we found a delicious acorn squash meal on the menu, which by the way is back-lit....awesome! We were treated with a dinner performance by The Tom Adams Trio (wonderful band!!), and we had a great time enjoying 2 of Philly's best performers! Paula and Michael did individual songs as well as group songs, and I personally loved the way they interacted with the audience. We'll be back in 2 weeks to see another wonderful performer - Eddie Bruce!
Our waiter Tim was great! Service was excellent as was the food. The salmon was so perfectly cooked as was my husbands filet. Also loved that a couple ate outside with their dog and they gave him a big bowl of water. Great place !
I just visited Dino’s Backstage for dinner and a show and I cannot say enough about this place. It is classy, unique, inventive and fun; in a word Fabulous! The food was outstanding and the entertainment was marvelous. Top-notch all the way! I had the pineapple & crab salad and the salmon entrée. My fiance’ had the filet mignon. We were both impressed with the taste, presentation and overall excellence of our meal. The service is exactly what you would expect at such a terrific place. The host, waiters, bartenders, and other staff were friendly and accommodating. The place was extremely busy, yet we did not have to wait long for anything. They really “hustled” without sacrificing attention to detail. The owners (Dino & Michael) were very gracious hosts, they are dashing and sophisticated, yet warm and down to earth; truly admirable people. This will be one of our go to places for special occasions or maybe just to hang out when we want a change of pace
First time in my life that entree and appetizers brougt out together. Another first time experience was being asked by waiter if I wanted the check after being there for 35 minutes in total . Then had to send a search party to find waiter when I actually wanted the check. BTW good was terrible
A great experience and very convenient to going to the theater next door. The owner came by and explained the decor in the history of the restaurant. Food and service was really excellent. They knew we had to be at an 8 o'clock show and they had us out on time. They were extremely busy and my only concern was that because they were super busy, the bartender was somewhat overworked, but still managed to get us served.
We were a party of two and we're seated alone immediately adjacent to another table celebrating our anniversary. 2/3 the way through the meal, someone else was seated right next to me. It was as if they were at our table. That ruined the rest of the meal because we could not talk freely and felt that our private space was invaded. We would not go back as a couple unless our privacy was guaranteed.
We came to see live music and to have dinner before the show. It is an intimate setting and perfect supper club atmosphere. The food was fine and the ambience for the event was just right. We would come again to see some of the shows that were previewed. Right next to the Keswick so good spot for eating before or after a Keswick event.
The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! I had to make a last minute time change to my reservation and they were very accommodating. Bottled beer was a little pricey.
And I was surprised that they do not have any beer on tap. Wonderful ambiance! Would recommend it highly.
My girlfriend and I dined at Dino's for her birthday. The ambiance of the restaurant is unique and harkens back to a bygone era. The entrees we had were very good and the portion sizes were perfect (I hate having ridiculously large portions). The appetizers were ok but we really loved our meals. Dessert was well above average, really enjoyed it.
We'll definitely revisit in the future for special occasions. The menu is a bit pricey but ultimately well worth it. Dress was business casual although some people had walked in to use the bar in jeans.
What a treat to dine at a super club and enjoy a show after a great dinner. You would think you were in center city. We have been here twice and dinner has been delicious and the show is like being back in the 40s or 50s if you like jazz and show tunes. Paula Jones who sounds like Ella Fitzgerald sang Cole Porter tunes. It's a great experience for a special
Occasion or for a wkend treat.
Excellent as always. Dined Al fresco this time. Food is always great. Biggest decision is always what to choose. Drinks are outstanding and they modify them to personal preference. Servers are consistently professional and friendly. Dog friendly patio is a plus. I always recommend Dino's. It is a gem in Glenside.
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