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84 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 489-8900
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Ranked #4 of 111 restaurants in Torrington
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: City Hall Avenue
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.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

a very nice looking bar, located right next to warner in the city center. drinks are good and staff friendly, manager definitely knows how to hire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My out of town family & I dined on Monday night. Although I'm from the area it was my first time dining here. I was beyond surprised and excited with the menu selections! It took my party about 20 minutes to decide! Laura our server, was one the best servers we have ever had (we dine out a lot)! She... More

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Playa Del Carmen
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the pleasure to dine at Backstage on 7-3-14 and the restaurant and bar area were completely packed. Everyone was having a great time. They have 40 beers on tap and all were U.S. brewed. My favorate was City Steam Naughty Nurse. My wife had a variety as she always does. The apps were delicious and service was very... More

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New Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fantastic beer selection, better than I've seen in a long time. Food was fantastic - the maple fluff dip for the sweet potato fries was incredible, burger was juicy and flavorful. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The beer selection is unbeatable and their burgers are excellent. They offer a flight of beer for tasting that gives you a chance to taste their selection and still remain capable of driving home. Definitely stop by and give it a try.

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Torrington, CT
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Backstage has really improved the last year or two (as of spring 2014). They continue to surprise me with their specials. Their regular menu is a bit standard/boring for this type of restaurant and there are quite a few things that they need to improve. But for before/after show dinners at the Warner or local art gallery shows, this is... More

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Stratford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My sweetheart and I had tickets for the "Cash is King" Johnny Cash review recently at the Warner Theater in Torrington, CT. We wanted to have dinner before the performance and decided to try Backstage, which is part of the Warner Theater building. Seated promptly upon our arrival, we were given food menus, along with an extensive list of 40+... More

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Plymouth, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I enjoy getting a Crispin hard cider, on tap. It is clean, crisp and dry. There is a very large on tap menu. Also, I always get the pan fried mozzarella. It is one of the best I have ever had. My husband has gotten the fish and chips and they were outstanding. I like to stop in while my... More

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Torrington, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Backstage is informal but very nice setting, excellent service and great food with a pretty varied selection plus nightly specials. Bar is huge with lots of beer on tap and any drink you can think up. We go about once a month and love to bring friends. Favorite picks - meatloaf or steak with the demi glaze, meat plate, and... More

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Torrington, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I gave this an average rating, but honestly it is closer to poor. After my last visit there, I swore I wouldn't go again. The service was terrible. The food is good, but after waiting a very long time in an only half full restaurant, it was cold and they did nothing to rectify that. Additionally, the building used to... More

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