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Torch Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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2113 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921 (Airport Road)
+1 941-575-3505
11:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 15:00 - 20:30
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

The Torch ran a very successful promotion, and when we arrived for our reservation, seeing the near capacity crowd, we almost left, thinking the service would suffer from the unexpected turnout. To our pleasant surprise, we were seated and our drink order was taken immediately, with the dinner order taken shortly thereafter, Our server, Julie, who had to be overloaded,... More 

1 Thank sunstate941
Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

from my very first visit i felt as welcome as if i was a long time valued customer and friend, i love the modern decor and atmosphere.the food is good and reasonably priced there are many restaurants in the area this is my top choice!! .

1 Thank Allens1978
Punta Gorda, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Great place and good food.The friendlyist Staff+owners in town!! Hedi+ Shane+(Bobby) are all outgoing and very nice people.The service is great to and a nice spot to go in Punty.Also has a nice outdoor setting for those who like the outside for dining or drinks.

Thank foster223
Hewitt, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

We were a dinner party of 8. Our waitress was very efficient and pleasant. The meal choices were great. I had the Tuna Tataki & my husband chose the Chicken Pot Pie. We both throughly enjoyed our meals. Everyone at our table commented on how delicious their meals were. The owner took time to greet us and advised us of... More 

Thank carolmackinnon
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

Great food, and the service is excellent!!!!! All the appt are very good, the bartender is the best,Heidi is so funny!!!!Great people!!!!The beer is the coldest in town!!!!

Thank William B
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Wonderful prime rib. It was melt in your mouth. Looking forward to our next visit. The service was great

Thank Chefiecharlotte
Punta Gorda, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

There were four of us dining on Saturday night. We ordered two appetizers, Tuna Tataki rare and sliced very thin served with wasabi and soy sauce and Clams and Mussels in a very delicious broth. Both were excellent. We each ordered something different for dinner, Stuffed Flounder, Porterhouse steak, Roast Beef rare (which some restaurants don't know rare from well)... More 

Thank Jackie P
Punta Gorda, FL
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

Over the past few years I have always enjoyed going to the Torch bistro. My trip there on October 21st was less satisfying than I have ever experienced and it was hard to find something good to say. My date ordered the Chicken Parmasen. It was chewy and hard to eat. The wedge salad was good. I ordered the 12... More 

Thank Robert K
Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

just had dinner at the the torch, food was awesome place was packed ,ask for something that wasnt on the menu (fettucini alfredo)they made it for me any way, what service, grilled cesar salad was awesome and HEIDI will make you feel comfortable always in a good mood, plus the heineken was ice cold. the torch is the way to... More 

Thank buckiiiz
Enola, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Stopped in this restaurant just by chance. Were visiting the area, looking a properties all day to become a "Snowbird" both tired and hungry. WOW what a pleasant surprise we had! The place is on the smaller side, wait staff very friendly, knowledgeable and up-beat. Best Prime Rib we've ever had. Chef Shane made a visit to our table making... More 

1 Thank Barb W

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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, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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