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Torch Bistro

2113 S. Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921
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Ranked #24 of 124 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
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Price range: $11 - $18
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Airport Road
Description: Every city has a up and coming restaurant where the atomsphere is great and the chef is a superstar. These restaurants are hot for one reason, they ensure your dining experience will be unforgettable. If you're looking for great service and creative, delicious food, you're sure to find it at Torch Bistro, Steak and Rumtini Bar, a Punta Gorda jewel.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Made reservations online for a Friday night out with my love. Showed up and was greeted quickly and taken to our table. Great atmosphere very cool place. We ordered a couple rumtini's and they were great. We both had the prime rib withe veggies.....WOW it was amazing melt in your mouth tasty !! We wil definitely be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I decided to try out torch and we were mildly surprised to find an amazing gem. From the warm happy greeting as the server even opened the door for us, to lovely selection of exotic food. Our server, Jessica was amazing. Very attentive and full of fun energy. She never missed a beat when it came to... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visit this restaurant a few times a year. We were there twice in August. They advertised a special "50% Off" if you drove your Corvette hence the 2nd visit. They recently changed the menu. Some items were missing, including the sushi. Steaks, although missing from the menu were available. I ordered a steak and my better half ordered "Awesome... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Food was excellent. Make sure you try the pork wings. The calamari was very good, different than the norm. I had the Pork "Awesome" Boco and it was very tender and flavorful. Fall off the bone. My husband had the prime rib, son's had the roast duck and de mare pomodoro. All very good. The restaurant itself is small and... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited the Torch Bistro with a few friends, our first time there, and found that the staff was very pleasant and friendly. Shane and Heidi, the owners are great hosts and made us feel right at home from the time we walked through the door. Our dinner was excellent and I was really surprised at the very reasonable prices. We... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I had a delightful dinner at this place, the service was excellent the food outstanding and the margarita almost as good as mine. We enjoyed it very much we will be back!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

. The best duck in town! The servers are always friendly and attentive. The awesome bucco is just that, AWESOME! It's not your overpriced downtown Punta Gorda restaurant. It is family owned and operated. I applaud them for a creative menu that has great comfort food. The chicken pot pie is huge, absolutely the creamiest best tasting , pot pie... More

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North Port, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Followed up on a discount voucher and was pleasantly surprised.. Reviews by some were negative, usually when the crowd is small service is poor, however tonight we we waited on and served in a timely manner. Wife had the small prime rib and I ordered the meatloaf. Prime rib a bit on the done side but very tasty, meatloaf was... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stopped in last week with two daughters for dinner. Terrible calamari...used to be the reason we came here. The $4 margaritas were like slushies and terrible. It was depressing as we were almost alone in the place and all staff conversation was easily heard...too bad and so unprofessional....staff and this whole place need a do over and training.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We've lived in the Punta Gorda area for almost 5 years and decided to give the Torch a try. We arrived on Friday around 7:30 pm. There was 1 other couple in the 'dining area' and maybe about six people in the bar. There were no sandwiches on the menu, so my husband asked the waiter if they had sandwiches.... More

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