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Backstage

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84 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790 (City Hall Avenue)
(860) 489-8900
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Backstage, located next to the Warner Theatre in downtown Torrington,...
Backstage, located next to the Warner Theatre in downtown Torrington, serves casual American food from its full "all-day" menu, prepared fresh from scratch. Service begins daily at 11:30am, and the kitchen stays open late on performance evenings for after-theatre dining. Select from crisp salads and hot soups, creative Small Plates, Perfect Burgers of hand formed Angus patties on house-baked rolls, popular sandwiches, and Big Plate comfort favorites. House-made desserts are a specialty. The antique mahogany bar soars 14 feet above the trendy zinc counter, and presides over northwest Connecticut's largest offering of craft-brewed beers. 24 brands are available on tap, with the bottle selection at more than 70. The well-rounded wine list is popularly priced, with several wines offered by the glass. Customer service is a passion at Backstage. Servers and bartenders serve up our unique "Awesome Customer Service," and management is visibly present during all meals.
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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
wide selection of draft brews

More than just a place to drink. All food is freshly prepared and quite good. A very big menu and all reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jefflal
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Goshen CT
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Goshen CT
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

More than just a place to drink. All food is freshly prepared and quite good. A very big menu and all reasonably priced.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enormous amount of great draft selections! Food is good....especially the burgers. Great place to eat in downtown Torrington Ct.

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Thank oldgreen
Redding, Connecticut
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Recently met some old friends for dinner, my first time at BACKSTAGE and I was truly surprised by the experience. The menu has a good variety of reasonably priced small and big plates. I chose the grilled scallops which were cooked to perfection and well presented. The restaurant is located in what was for many years a local department store... More 

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Thank DJMADM
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Excellent lunch today before we head next door for the Nutcracker. The cheese steak and Reuben were tasty and large portions, too large. Stuffed!! We will come back again soon.

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Thank DancersDaddy
Middletown, Connecticut
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174 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I think I have an affinity for converted /repurposed old buildings that bring life, business, and grandeur back to Main Streets. We came for lunch after visiting Kidslay on football Sunday, plus there was performance at the next door theater and the place was hopping. We were actually served by the hostess and maybe the manager/owner? because all the servers... More 

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Thank imsupafly
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Excellent food - we eat here on at least once a week. Service can be a little slow during peak busy times - but the food is worth any wait!

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Thank Kristin R
Torrington, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great atmosphere and food. Nearby to the Warner Theatre so great to stop in before or after a performance.

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Thank Joseph A
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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757 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We were driving through Torrington and needed a place for dinner so we stop by backstage and really enjoyed our meal. I had the Philly cheesesteak which was not like most Phillies cheesesteak's I've had, however it was very tasty and the bun was freshly baked.

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Thank RiceWP
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Ordered lobster pot pie, maybe 1 lobster split between 3 bowls, and more dough and potatoes then one would expect from a weeks vacation in Ireland. Ever drop of what maybe could have been an ok sauce, however between the amount of dough and potatoes ended up thicker and drier then a 50 lbs bag of cement mix with only... More 

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Torrington, CT
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

great food, especially the Cobb salad, burgers and Reuben's attentive staff and great bar service. Nice sidewalk dining in nice weather.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
    (City Hall Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Torrington
  • Phone Number: (860) 489-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Backstage, located next to the Warner Theatre in downtown Torrington, serves casual American food from its full "all-day" menu, prepared fresh from scratch. Service begins daily at 11:30am, and the kitchen stays open late on performance evenings for after-theatre dining. Select from crisp salads and hot soups, creative Small Plates, Perfect Burgers of hand formed Angus patties on house-baked rolls, popular sandwiches, and Big Plate comfort favorites. House-made desserts are a specialty. The antique mahogany bar soars 14 feet above the trendy zinc counter, and presides over northwest Connecticut's largest offering of craft-brewed beers. 24 brands are available on tap, with the bottle selection at more than 70. The well-rounded wine list is popularly priced, with several wines offered by the glass. Customer service is a passion at Backstage. Servers and bartenders serve up our unique "Awesome Customer Service," and management is visibly present during all meals.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?