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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 15:00 - 20:30
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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took friends because the lunch here is very good Not upto PG . Our evening meal experience was terrible! We were seated outside to make it more convenient for the host. Terrible road noise and negative atmosphere. The service was mediocre and the food worse than that. Premium prices for below average food. We've given them several chances because... More 

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Thank Mark L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The total experience was awesome. The food was delicious. I had the pork shank and my husband had the chicken pot pie. Both were served hot and the vegetables were great. I can't wait to go back again. Our waitress was wonderful.

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Thank Sharon L
Port Charlotte, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here in July of 2016. I had a very fair and mostly positive review posted here, but an anonymous response from management prompted me to edit my review. Somehow TripAdvisor lost that edited review. I purchased the meatloaf dinner for $18. The meatloaf was flavorful and the mashed potatoes were good but the texture was like they had... More 

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1 Thank Jenna R
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

It is not an anonymous response. It was a general manger account that was opened before I took over to do all reviews. But thank you so much for prompting me to change the name. I should of done that awhile ago. I am the owners sister, public relations manger and I mange all the reviews and social media for... More 

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We decided to try the Torch Bistro; we had driven by so many times. It was awesome!!! Melissa our waitress spent so much time with us and made the best recommendations. Heidi the owner stopped by to see how our meal was. We were treated like royalty and the food was incredible. Seriously the best meal I have had in... More 

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1 Thank sandyrogers0424
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and for not driving by and giving us the chance. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Finally got to Torch after many tries (kept forgetting they are closed on a Sunday). Was a really good evening, great food and excellent service. Ask for Heidi - she is awesome. Can recommend both the Osso Bucco and the stuffed flounder, delicious and perfectly cooked. They make a mean gin martini too....

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are so thrilled you got in to try us. Sorry about being closed on Sundays, we have a little guy at home and that is our day with him. Thanks again, look forward to seeing you again. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor and decided to stop for an early dinner while passing through. Both hub and I had the salmon which was blackened in sauce with roasted red peppers and artichokes and tossed with penned pasta. Didn't want pasta as I am watching carbs/calories so mine was served with sautéed summer squashes and carrots instead. All... More 

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Thank lautakel
manager1339, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you decided to stop by and try us out. Look forward to seeing you again. I did give your feedback to the kitchen about the olive oil. More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had the prime rib which actually surprised me as to how good it was. Try it! We were in a group meeting of about 10 people in the private room but we ordered off the regular menu. They had 2 people serving us and the service was good. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. Good portions, we shared a... More 

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Thank Hal K
manager1339, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our prime rib is a customer favorite so I am glad you enjoyed it. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Celebrated my wife's birthday.Everything was great, the food ,the service, the atmosphere. My wife and I will repeat.

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Thank Joe D
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you and your wife choose to celebrate her birthday with us. Have a great day. More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Had been there about 2 years ago, had a horrible meal and never went back. Decided to try it again and I'm so glad we did. The ambiance is very nice, it is a little sterile but the tables are spread out, not on top of each other, that is greatly appreciated, we had our own conversation, not having to... More 

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Thank Sharon C
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you came back and tried us out again. Our calamari is our number one seller, so glad you enjoyed it. More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We decided to stop in for a spur of the moment early dinner. This restaurant is very modern in design, done mostly in shades of black, grey, and silvers. The main seating area is all open with the bar towards the back. There is a great patio area out in the front that we would love to visit - when... More 

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Thank Betty A
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review. I am happy you appreciated the authenticity of our breads and sandwiches. We look forward to seeing you in again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?