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“Great Service, Poor Food”
Review of Torch Bistro

Torch Bistro
Ranked #32 of 162 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Airport Road
Description: Every city has an up and coming restaurant where the atmosphere 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 Bar and Grill. Welcome to Torch Bar and Grill. You have just found the only Punta Gorda restaurant with fine dining, in a causal atmosphere. Being one of many Punta Gorda restaurants, we are known as THE Place to go for Food, Service and great Quality. There are no other restaurants in Punta Gorda that have as many ongoing values for you as Torch Bar and Grill. Begin your dining experience with a custom made to order cocktail, exactly how you like it, from our bar while your meal is prepared especially for you. We also feature Nyotaimori is a well-accepted and practiced tradition in Japan. It is recognized as an art form in Japan and has been part of the Geisha culture dating back hundreds of years... It is based on the idea that sushi is made to delight. Reservation need to be made 2 weeks in advance. ***Please see our menu on Facebook Torch Bar and Grill***
Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
“Great Service, Poor Food”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The service at the restaurant was excellent, the appetizers were excellent. As far as the meal not so much, the prime rib was not cooked well and the sauce that came with it was horrible.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
“Awesome New Years Eve Dinner”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We decided last minute to go out for New Years Eve. Called the Torch Bistro and was able to get reservations for 7PM for 4.... Let me say that this place certainly displays southern hospitality at it's best !!! Everyone right down to the busser was very friendly.....The food was excellent ! Very reasonably priced.We started with the Torch Mussels and Calamari.... They were wonderful.We had the pork Osso Bucco... delish ...just needed more of the delicious sauce! My husband had Frutti de Mare over fresh angel hair pasta, the bowl was empty! My brother-in-law had the stuffed filet of sole. He said it was very good. Out waitress was Christine... She was very good.... Our meals took a little long coming out, but that was Ok as we had had appetizers and salads... Needed a break ! We usually do not have good experiences going out on Holidays....Food is usually mediocre and service is usually not up to par.... This was not the case .... We will definetly be back...

  • Visited December 2012
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
“Great meal!!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

I found this restaurant on tripadvisor.com and was very pleased. The atmosphere of the restaurant was modern and classy with a very friendly feel. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food was amazing, from the large fresh salads and bread to the entrees. We had chicken potpie and the pork shank (awesome bucco) both with very large portions and very flavorful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area and will return soon. The prices were reasonable. It is a fairly small restaurant, so reservations may be needed during peak times. The desserts (which we had to take home, because we were too full from the meal) were okay, they were rich, but a bit dry.

  • Visited December 2012
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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
“Christmas Party”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had our office Christmas Party at Torch and it couldn't have turned out more wonderful! From the staff to the food to the decor, nothing could have been done better! The food was incredible! We have been since and again, the food was fantastic!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Stacey429
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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
“We'll be back again”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Torch closed on a friday just for our office Christmas party. We were treated like VIP's. The service and food was wonderful. The appetizers were outstanding! Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank karenjenna
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