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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burger

We were looking for a good burger after hiking on the appalachian trail. It was 9pm on a Thursday, and we got a great burger and fun atmosphere as well. Too bad it wasn't closer to western Massachusetts or I'd go there more often!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went for brunch/lunch Sunday and was blown away by the high quality of the food. I had eggs benedict with buttery lobster meat and spinach: indescribably fresh and delicious. Companions' corned beef hash bennie and classic burger also 5-star. Charming servers, terrific prices: can't wait to go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was a bit on the greasy side. We were just so hungry! My corned beef rueben was greasy. My daughter liked her sweet potato fries. My husband enjoyed the ale flights. I did really appreciate they use local businesses ~ farms etc. Our server was very attentive !

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Every time I come here there's a new brew to try! They do sampler sets too! Wings are amazing - get honey BBQ! Be warned, their big plates are BIG. Come hungry and thirsty!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Took the family for what should have been an excellent dinner. Past experiences had been better which is why we chose Backstage for the family outing. I don't know if it was just poor training of our waitress, but we were not informed that there was a substantial up charge ($3 up charge on an $8 hamburger is substantial) to... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I really wish I could say anything but a bad experience because Backstage used to be a fun place, however, last night's experience was less than enjoyable. I blew into town and decided to take my granddaughters and daughter for a girl's night out, 7:30 pm reservations. Some of the tables were empty but the staff seemed to be extremely... More 

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Becket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

A search on Google maps for restaurants in Torrington located Backstage. The tap list led my husband and I to go there. We bellied up to the bar. Our Saturday afternoon was spent sharing delicious menu items, enjoying the great beer selection, playing the trivia game, and talking with the friendly bartender. Even though we live an hour away we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were looking for a good burger after hiking on the appalachian trail. It was 9pm on a Thursday, and we got a great burger and fun atmosphere as well. Too bad it wasn't closer to western Massachusetts or I'd go there more often!

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant used to be excellant. The location is perfect when you have tickets to a show at the Warner and we have eaten there many times but won't return as it is just getting progressively worse. We ordered the Ahi Tuna Tacos...terrible they tasted like coleslaw with Wasabi. The burgers were ordered medium rare..when they arrived they were black,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food and drinks here were very good. I had a burger stuffed with Mac and cheese. Yummy! The Pop rock martini was fun and delicious as well! The only thing I didn't enjoy was the seating arrangement it's loud and very close together.

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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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Additional Information about Backstage

Address: 84 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Phone Number: (860) 489-8900
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Torrington
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?