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Torch Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, American
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2113 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921 (Airport Road)
+1 941-575-3505
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 15:00 - 20:30
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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to Torch tonight with my mother, and enjoyed some appetizers, drinks, and salads. The Beach Bread is 100% to die for, and if you've ever wondered what tiramisu is like with amaretto instead of espresso, I recommend the almond cream cake. Our server, Melissa, was so friendly, with a great smile, and very helpful. A visit from the manager... More 

Thank amiller1021
South Florida, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went in to the Torch Bistro especially for the Osso Buco it was delicious. So much I have dinner for tomorrow. The staff is excellent. Truely enjoyed our dinner and will continue to return. Check out their nightly specials. I could go every night.

Thank phyllisbythepool
Miami Fl
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

20-25 friends went for dinner to hear a singer performing. Had bone in ribeye. Bad steak. Nothing but fat and tough. Some others did not care for their meal either. Had only one server to handle that many people. Will think twice before eating there again.

Thank SeaShellMiamiFl
Englewood, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had lunch at the Torch. The owners are active in the local running scene, very nice people. The coffee was okay but my sandwich was phenomenal. The place has unique decorations that are better appreciated after dark.

Thank BogDogs
Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We dine at Torch fairly often and always enjoy the food, wine, and service - I've never had a bad experience. I love that they are members of the community and value locals as much as visitors and snowbirds.

Thank Cheri33950
Punta Gorda, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I eat at Torch pretty often and have never had a bad meal. The food is always delicious. They always have new creative dishes and great nightly specials. The Osso Buco is phenomenal. The service is great too. Heidi is always cheerful and welcoming and makes a great margarita!

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

Thank you for your great review and for being a loyal customer. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Clearwater, Florida
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Shane and Heidi thank you so much for setting up my holiday ladies who lunch. Every year since 2010 you have catered to me for this luncheon and every time I dine there. You always exceed expectations. You have a great venue and fantastic food. As you know there's a group of us spread all over SW Fl and this... More 

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

Thank you to you and your girls for always choosing us as your lunch spot or dinner spot. We appreciate your loyaty always. Look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks. More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 

2 Thank Mark L
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

I just want to say first off when your out dining it is your dollar, you are the customer and you should not sit somewhere to make it easy for the host/hostess especially if it is outside. I have never heard of that before. Nor do we EVER sit someone outside without asking if it is okay, because most people... More 

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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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.

Thank Sharon L
Port Charlotte, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Bar, Grill, American
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
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
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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