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Torch Bistro

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2113 S. Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921 (Airport Road)
+1 941-575-3505
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Every city has a up and coming restaurant where the atomsphere is great...
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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  • 153
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Had dinner the other night with another couple.. They are doing some heavy advertising and discounted menu. Had to give it a try. We all had the OSSO BUCCO which was $!4 regurarly $19 . Very good including the fresh cut assorted julienne vegetable which where cooked just right,. Met another... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
jjr545
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Punta Gorda, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We chose Torch for our annual Fell Family Birthday Dinner, 3 of us have birthdays this month the 13,14 and 23rd. We had been to Torch for a small wedding and were impressed then by the friendliness of Lenore the server and the food, 20 some dishes, that didn't disappoint a single wedding guest. Seeing the marquis that advertised Prime... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I had never been to "Torch" before, but now I will make a point to visit when I'm in the area! The food was great, well flavored and cooked to perfection. Also what really impressed me was the staff, very social, outgoing and each employee had a personality! At some resturaunts it feels like you are an inconvenience, here you... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had dinner the other night with another couple.. They are doing some heavy advertising and discounted menu. Had to give it a try. We all had the OSSO BUCCO which was $!4 regurarly $19 . Very good including the fresh cut assorted julienne vegetable which where cooked just right,. Met another couple we know and they too were enjoying their... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We asked some friends to pick a nice restaurant so we could thank them for past favors.I reserved through Open Table and even though our table was not reserved we were seated.Very noisy wait staff with a long delay for service.Prime rib was ordered and eventually showed up tough and lacking in flavor.Our server was decent but when I commented... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have eaten just about everything on the menu and everything was great. The thing that makes the Torch so special to me is the service I receive. Heidi, Shane and Bobby go out of there way to make sure everyone enjoys the food and drinks and the prices are certainly reasonable. It's my favorite eating establishment in Charlotte County.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

You want a great meal at a good price you won't be disappointed. We go a couple times a month and are never afraid to take visitors

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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had their Monday night summer menu and it was very reasonably priced and delicious. Our waitress was delightful. Friendly and real. Even though they're in a strip mall the atmosphere was very pleasant.

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Madison, Alabama
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Tonight my wife and I went to dinner with relatives and ordered the prime rib dinner. First we split a Caesar salad that was delicious. Also the margaritas were good for the $4 price. Good service and all around an enjoyable experience. Would go there again!

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Englewood, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a shock ! While eating my salad, I had to kill a cockroach on the wall and one on the floor. My wife and I ordered prime rib. When it came to our table, there was ten dollars worth of meat, but it was nineteen dollars a plate. We left the restaurant still hungry. What a bad experience. Waitress... More 

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manager1339, Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

First I cant believe your killing bugs while eating and at no time did you tell the waitress, manager or any personnel in the restaurant. Second we have no prime rib on the menu for $19. Third we have a spotless health department record and have a pest control service on contract that services the restaurant regularly. Last after seeing... More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I wanted to write a great review so badly. Unfortunately it wasn't up to par. Maybe we just caught them on a bad night, because last time it was great. The Good: The food was great and came out fairly quickly. The decor is top notch. The Bad: No hostess to greet guests when entering. The entry setup is very... More 

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manager1339, Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are correct in your review. Unfortunately in this business when one thing goes wrong it all falls apart. I had one server who called off, my bartender wasn't felling well and I sent her home. I pulled a server from the floor to cover the bar. Low and behold a 10 top walked in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2113 S. Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921
    (Airport Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-575-3505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 18
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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