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Torch Bistro

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2113 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921 (Airport Road)
+1 941-575-3505
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11:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 15:00 - 20:30
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Brighton, Canada
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this small restaurant on the main drag in Punta Gorda. We were meet by a friendly Greeter and explained to him we were first timers to his place. I had a glass of wine which came quickly but the decaff coffee that the others ordered was slow (they had to warm up the machine?). We (4) all... More 

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Niskayuna, NY
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I can always count on a delicious meal and great service at Torch. My favorite entree is the chicken enzo! However, I also love the delicious tender pot roast. My husband really enjoys the fall apart, tender pork "awesome" buco and the penne ala vodka. For appetizers, I have only had the corn dusted artichoke hearts. They... More 

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Thank Moose26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a lunch with the ladies and ordered the Calamari which was the best I ever had. The service was impeccable and was on point. Defintly a lunch and dinner go to.

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Thank Kimberly B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to torch twice while visiting friends. The restaurant is quite nice and very spacious, they even added an outside seating and bar area just last year. Their menu is manly Italian but do offer a specials and lighter fare such as salad and sandwiches. My choice tonight was the eggplant parmigiano with angel hair pasta. The portion of... More 

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Thank Kevin J
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank yo so much for your kind review. The eggplant is one of my favorites. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Clearwater, Florida
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88 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always come here to meet friends once a month. It's a halfway point for all in SW Florida. However this trip was my first trip as a business meeting. I am always impressed when I come with my large group of friends but with them knowing I was in town for business they really exceeded the already fabulous service... More 

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Thank Jill B
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

As always it is our pleasure to see you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellcent food. We had tbone steak and pot roast , they were superb. Our waitress Amy was fantastic. Atmosphere was friendly. We will be going back for sure.

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Thank Christine C
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was Valentine's Day and I was late trying to make reservations for my husband and I. We wanted to eat early (6 ish) at a familiar place. Not a restaurant in Punta Gorda was available. Torch Bistro had an available spot at 8 pm. We had never eaten there. We were greeted by the owner with a warm welcoming.... More 

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Thank Burtonb
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we were so happy to be able to accommodate you and your husband on Valentines Day. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Chaska, Minnesota
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful, service was great! Heidi and Bob did an awesome job. Ahi tuna app was delicious, beach bread was so flavorful, and the burger was gigantic. Happy Hour had some great drink specials. Would totally recommend. Stay away from the chains and eat local!

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Thank elsiejane15
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review but mostly thank you for promoting eating locally. More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

A nice small intimate restaurant with an interesting take on traditional meals. Would definitely try the Sesame tuna next time.

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Thank JanetV0216
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank yo for coming in and giving us a try. The sesame tuna is my favorite. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous as always, enzo chicken off the charts, the best yukka fries ever. Awesome service friendly staff never disappoint. ❤❤❤❤❤

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Thank Kelly L
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for spending Valentines Day with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Grill, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
15:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2113 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921
    (Airport Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-575-3505
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***

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?