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Torch Bistro

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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
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I finally dined here and will certainly come back. It's,one of the very few restaurants in the area to serve artichokes (delicious fried appetizers) as well as a wonderful pasta with artichokes. I do love artichokes! My husband had the excellent stuffed flounder. Heidi and the servers certainly succeed in making customers feel welcome. Look forward to... More 

Thank Bobbe L
Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, knowledgeable server. Food was excellent, wife had prime rib and I had Ahi Tuna, both dishes as good as we ever had elsewhere,maybe better.. Plus a 5% discount if you have a reservation and another 5% for cash. Will return many times.

Thank George P
Boulder, Colorado
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch after a few activities in Punta Gorda. The salad was not very fresh and they offered 5 tiny shrimp for an additional $8. I did let the waitress know my complaint and her response was, "I don't like shrimp." Really? I didn't care if she doesn't like shrimp. That wasn't my point. I would not recommend... More 

1 Thank Laurie B
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just went to the Torch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff did not know until we were all done. We can't imagine how they could have improved the night had they known, but they undoubtedly would have. The bartender/waiter of the evening was outstanding. He knew the wines and all the dishes. We later learned he was the... More 

Thank mdvacationer2016
Brighton, Canada
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 

Thank Dave Jean S
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Glad to hear overall you were pleased. There is a method to the madness of not having salt and pepper on the table...... I have to say a lot of mom and pop (family) owned places as well as fine dining do not put salt and pepper on the... More 

Niskayuna, NY
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 

Thank Moose26
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

We appreciate the amazing review you left for us. Your descriptions actually made my stomach growl. lol.. Have a great night and hope to see you both again soon. More 

1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. The calamari is definitely a customer favorite. We look forward to seeing ou again soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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 

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
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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 

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

As always it is our pleasure to see you! More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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.

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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