We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
84 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 489-8900
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #6 of 110 Restaurants in Torrington
Price range: $14 - $27
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

80 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    27
    36
    13
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
New Marlborough MA
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Thomaston, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Windsor, Connecticut
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
packmybagsreadytogo
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for lunch because I wanted to try a special flight of beers they were having this weekend. They have 40 on tap (always changing and specials every Thursday and some weekends) and over 80 bottles. They originally said weren't available to late afternoon. We were almost done lunch when the asst. GM came over and asked if I still... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This restaurant was across the road form our accommodation and had been recommended by the hotel staff. It is very large and was very busy as it was Saturday night. The noise level was quite high, but the lighting was so low it was difficult to read the menu. The food was typical of the area with large servings. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

My family and I have eaten here on several occasions. As well as have gotten take out. One time the food is great the next time you go the food is terrible. The service is usually pretty good. The food is way over priced in my opinion. Not to mention the last two times we went we were over charged!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holbrook, NY
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

This is not your typical upscale restaurant in this vicinity. That being said, it is a good restaurant and it is recommended. The good: 1. 40 beers on tap plus dozens of bottled brands. Enough said. 2. Menu has a very nice selection of pub type foods... some unusual items. 3. Wife had the crab cakes. Very good. We shared... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Backstage also viewed

 

Been to Backstage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Backstage staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?