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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food using local sources and convenient in the Warner complex!

I enjoy the food and the fact that they use local sources for smoked meats, cheese and lots of other foods. In the summer, the tables outside are dog friendly, and it is nice sitting out during the Thursday street fair if you like people watching. The service varies with the server and is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jlesliek
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Torrington, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I was visiting for my daughters dance competition and this reasturant kicked us out of their reasturant due to no tables. There was no offer to try to accomdate our group. We were not asked nicely to wait in lobby. We were asked to leave the reasturant. The hostess was beyond rude. I was embarrassed and appalled at their customer... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I enjoy the food and the fact that they use local sources for smoked meats, cheese and lots of other foods. In the summer, the tables outside are dog friendly, and it is nice sitting out during the Thursday street fair if you like people watching. The service varies with the server and is not always great.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great Atmosphere-great food! They make the best lobster pot pie in the world!! If you are having dinner before a show at the Warner, go early as this place is packed on those nights.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Backstage is located next to the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT. It is very convenient to go there if you are going to the theatre that night. We were. The food is always good and the service is also good. We were a bit late so could not have a relaxing meal. Not Backstage's fault. Our salmon was done well.... More 

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New Marlborough MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Recently ate at this restaurant. We sat at the bar, which is where my husband likes to sit. I had a grilled cheese sandwich with sliced apples and carmelized onions. It was delicious. Sandwiches come with fries, and you can elect to get sweet potato fries, onion straws or salad for an additional charge. My husband had the buffalo chicken... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been to Backstage a few times and recently realized this is a great place. The steak I had was cooked perfectly and tasted better than a steak found in most steak houses. The waitress was friendly and the service was good. They have an awesome beer selection of bottles and drafts; I want to say they have easily... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Busiest place in Torrington by far in my limited visit to the area. Good selection of beer for the adventurous whilst the food isn't bad at all. We didn't order anything huge but pleasantly surprised to see some alternative appetizers to the normal American fayre. My vegetarian friend had never tried Edamane and I insisted she try it and she... More 

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Thomaston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

These are people who know what they are doing, and they do it well. A constantly changing full spectrum of great American beer, knowledgeable and helpful wait staff, good food (try the short ribs) and a great atmosphere make this one of my favorite weekend drop-in spots. I hang out with an IPA-centric crowd and they are always pleased with... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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63 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

i don't see how people are rating this any higher than three stars. We traveled here for a show at the Warner Theater and had lunch next door at the Backstage. They claim everything is cooked from scratch. IMPOSSIBLE! The menu is exhaustive and does not lend itself, nor does it taste, made from scratch. The mashed potatoes were salty,... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I really enjoy Backstage. The food is always good, it is a fun place to meet up with friends. The wait staff are pleasant. I go there every couple of weeks and really like it!

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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

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