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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

287 N Keswick Ave
Glenside, PA 19038
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Lounge

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

Cross Street:
Easton Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 884-2000

Website:
http://www.dinosbackstage.com/

Entertainment:
Check our website for the most current schedule of performers.

Parking Details:
Street parking & a parking lot is also available.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chef Kenneth Kunz

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Chef's Dinners
Wine Tastings
Spirits Tastings

Dino's Backstage Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
People Watching (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Live Music, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Saturday evening was delightful! The service was excellent from the bartender to the waiters. Cocktails and wine were delicious. This was my second time at Dino's and will definitely return again. My family enjoyed everything.

Thank you.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very Very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very bad experince

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This place was fantastic. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. If I lived near here I would go every-day. The food was delicious!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was the first time my boss tried this restaurant and couldn't say enough great this about it.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was delicious Short staffed which made service not so good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a awesome experience at this restaurant. Great service! Great food! Would recommend this place to everyone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I always have a great experience at Dino’s. The food, the service and the ambiance are all first class!

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Ambiance was great. Food selection was rather limited.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Ate at bar table. Thought portions on cheese plate for $18 were not very big, but it was excellent and the bar has a nice wine list. Sliders were great too. I would recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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 !

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Ideal before a show at the Keswick Theater

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Disappointing. It was a busy evening and the place seemed overwhelmed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a pre-dinner drink at the elegant bar, followed by a delicious dinner in the main dining room. The crab and pineapple salad was bright and delicious. This is one of our favorite places to eat!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Romantic
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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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