TORC is a contemporary, high-energy American restaurant with global influences. A local gathering place to meet up with friends and catch up on news and events, TORC exudes a spirit of community.View Private Dining Details
My husband and I dined there on Valentine's. The menu that night was price-fix only. We ordered 3 of the four courses when the waiter came to our table. When I said that was good enough to start and we would select our dessert course later, the waiter demanded that we order that course up front as well. We were alarmed by his demeanor. But, then he was clearly "miffed" when I couldn't quickly decide what wine by the glass I wanted and didn't check back again for an order. I had to flag down the floor manager to order the wine. We waited an eternity for each course of our meal. Our waiter never offered bread. And, when we asked for it, we were served two small slices of baguette. Then, when we quickly finished the bread, the plate was cleared and no one asked if we would care for more. At the price of the meal and the painfully slow pace of the courses... they were serving two pieces of bread... ridiculous! We had to flag a busboy for more. Our waiter was clearly avoiding our empty table.
We will never return to this restaurant. They ruined our Valentine Day evening! They are French Laundry wanna-bees. While the food was tasty, the rest of the package was very sub-par. We should have gone next door to Cole's Chop House for an always totally enjoyable dining experience for half of what we spent at Torc that night.
Classy, great presentation, staff very attentive and informative. Noise/music level allowed for good conversation. Very accommodating for vegetarian options that felt we were well considered as important as non vegetarian. Definitely going back.
Let first start by saying the food is great here. Unfortunately, the kitchen hasn't figured out how to get meals out timely. This is our second trip here and both times we had this issue. Since it was Valentine's Day, they had a fixed price menu so selections were limited. Still, we waited (sometimes over 30 mins) between courses. and the restaurant was not full. We did the wine pairing ($140 for two) and maybe had two full glasses of wine. While the wines were excellent and great pairings. I googled one of them and it retails for $30.99. We would have been better off buying from the wine list as they were stingy on the pours. Overall, the total cost of the meal was $510. a 20% tip was included and not optional. TIP = To Insure Promptness. Did not happen here. and, to be fair, the wait staff here is also great. They need to figure this out because it could be a really good spot.
The food between courses came out a little slow, but all in all the food was tasty and service was great.
The food was spectacular! Kudos to the chef!
We've had very good experiences at Torc's in the past so we made reservations for Valentines Day evening. The four course meal was special for Valentines Day. The second course of scallops was outstanding. The final course was desert and was outstanding as well. The first course was an artichoke soup that was a little disappointing. The third course was swordfish that was slightly better than the soup. The service as usual was over the top. Overall the experience was very good with the meal not quite measuring up to the inflated price. I would recommend Torc's to my friends but would caution them to pick an evening that offered the normal menu at a much lower price.
Food was amazing but the music choice for the type of place and customers was way off and too loud.
Celebrated a big birthday and they covered all the bases. terrific job by the staff and great food. Don't miss the truffles in season.
Lately, I have been exploring the downtown Napa restaurants. This is the best overall experience I have had so far. Everything exceeded expectation. From the immediate offer to decant our wine to the quality of the food and good value.
My friends dish was very good, although small. My Swordfish was horrible, 2 small pieces of flavorless fish, with a few (5) mushrooms, and pearl onions. Nothing else came with it for a price of approx. $35.00. Waiter was friendly and helpful as was the Manager. My meal was compted which was greatly appreciated. Lively atmosphere.