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“Wings & Burgers, Oh Yea!”
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Ranked #4 of 123 Restaurants in Torrington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Amenia, New York
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wings & Burgers, Oh Yea!”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Great Beer selection with 40 on Tap and 80 Bottled. I had Honey BBQ wings with blue cheese dressing and Hubby had there Classic Burger with a side House Salad All Very good, The Bartender was friendly also.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Flora H
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Sharon, Connecticut, USA
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A real find”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We visited backstage last night before a show. The service was fast and efficient. The hamburgers, fries and onion sticks were excellent and just as we ordered. The fish and chips were also very good.
Have an great selection of beers on tap and in bottles.
Highly recommended, but restaurant can be noisy when full.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank KayBee101
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Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Great Downtown Staple”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Backstage moved in after Cambridge Brew Pub left downtown, and has been a popular spot in downtown ever since. Any time there's a show at the nearby Warner Theatre, you can be sure that Backstage will be packed both before and after the show.

Food is good, but expensive for the portion size you get. They have a fully equipped bar with about 40 different beers on tap. I've never personally had any service issues when just sitting down for dinner (away from the bar area).

There's usually a live band (or solo artist, respectively) that plays every Friday and Saturday night as well.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Jason R
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New Hartford, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Our favorite Torrington restaurant.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Backstage offers a good variety of full and light dinners. Try the mussels or the salmon. The wine and beer selection is larger than most restaurants.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Steve706WHL
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“Terrible service, high prices.”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Never again, bunch of bad experiences taking clients here. Stick to the Mondaine bar if you actually like this place.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Foodcriticanddad
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