Ritz Crystal Room



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111 Main Street, Historic Downtown

Torrington, CT 06790

 Connecticut's 1st Legal

Speakeasy Lounge & Event Room

     Welcome to a celebration of our history: a glimpse back on the 1920's, 30's  era of Prohibition.    We have received a stream of praise for the magical ambiance from these glamorous decades we have conveyed in an such an elegant manner.  This is Torrington's most beautiful, romantic and exclusive new spot.


      The 1919 Volstead Act almost destroyed the craft of the American Bartender by outlawing the production and pleasure of alcoholic beverages.  However, in hidden rooms and dark basements, thirsty patrons still sought spirits.  So the Speakeasy was born, booming unitl the repeal of  Prohibition in 1933.  Patrons would be given a pass word to enter and imbibe. 

     The term "speakeasy" comes from a patron's manner of ordering alcohol without raising suspicion-a bartender would tell a patron to be quiet and "speak easy".

      You will experience the ambiance of that time in an elegant  lounge with inspiring authentic 920's era decor.  Combined with our accessible downtown location, private dining room, seating for 30  and passion for excellence, Ritz Crystal Room is a fine venue for many types of intimate or business gatherings.  Secured password entry.  Available for your next private party or meeting.

Serving dinner every Saturday evening.  Open for Warner Theathre Events.  Limited seating.   Call 860-489-1566 or text 860-459-4763 for reservations.



  RCR13Ritz Crystal Room is a cocktail lounge, restaurant  and events venue.  We can host your private functions:  max of 50

Christmas parties



Rehersal dinners,


Business meetings, theme parties,  etc

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Dinner served Saturday evenings from 6:00 pm

Reservations required

24 hour advance notice for reservations or cancellations.

We use the fereshest ingredients, support our local farmers and artisans, and organic is always our number 1 choice...  Our menu includes vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free alternatives.



860-459-4763  for reservations and password   www.remwhen.com


Saturday Dinner  from 6:00 pm By Reservation


Easter Sunday Luncheon
Call 860-459-4763 for reservations
April 20th 12:30 to 4:3

Luncheon Salad Platters & Appetizers

Smoked Salmon toast points:   Fine Norwegian salmon, spicy mustard with an  organic garden salad and topped with cheddar slice  $13

Antipasto Salad:  , marinated olives ,artichokes, mushrooms , meat stuffed pepper, tomato, cucumber , cured meats, organic garden greens and  topped with a cheddar slice $13

Tuna Salad Plate:  Wild Caught Tuna salad  over organic garden greens  with tomato, cucumber $10

Turkey Salad Plate:Hand Carved turkey over organic garden greens with tomato, cucumber $10 add bacon $2

Beet, Grapefruit and Feta Cheese Salad: organic garden greens, red grapefruit slices,  beets, goat cheese and topped with slivered almonds and cranberries $10

BLT Salad: organic garden greens, tomato and Applewood smoked bacon $10

Goat Cheese with Cinnamon Apples:

served warm with a splash of pure grade A Maple Syrup and served with artisanal or gluten free crackers $8 
Luncheon Entrees 

Fig Glazed Crème Brie Chicken

Boneless breast  stuffed with Brie topped with Apple chutney , over wilted spinach and served with  potato and vegetable  $18

  Norwegian Salmon with Pineapple Chipotle Salsa

over wilted spinach and served with potato and vegetable $23      

Hummel Brothers Grilled Smoked Sausage

  topped with  whole grain mustard and served with  potato and vegetable $15

  Portabella  Jumbo Stuffed Mushrooms

 Stuffed with  tomato , goat cheese , and Pesto aioli  served over Garlic wild rice with Quinoa $18

Lobster Ravioli

topped with a tomato and sherry cream sauce served with shrimp $24

Basil Shrimp and Mussels with Garlic

Served with wild rice and quinoa and  vegetable $24

Winter Squash and Sage Ravioli

Over wilted spinach  topped with basil & garlic aioli $18

 House Special Veal Bolognese

Over Penne  $18

     Pork Tenderloin

With apple chutney, potato and vegetable $18 



Grilled  Panini Sandwiches  

Served with Healthy slaw and chips- gluten free bread available

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad:  lettuce and tomato $10

Italian Combo: Pepperoni, Genoa Salami, Roasted Peppers, Lettuce, Tomato, mustard $10

Roast Turkey: with basil mayo, tomato and provolone $10 Add Bacon $2

Grilled Cheese & Tomato:  provolone &  cheddar  $8 Add Bacon $2

Hummel Kielbasa: with roasted peppers, provolone and mustard $10

Apple wood smoked bacon &  Sharp Cheddar Cheese:  $10

Tuna Melt:    Wild Caught Tuna salad with Sharp Cheddar , Lettuce and tomato  $10

Brie & peach grilled cheese:with salted caramel  $10

Bacon, Lettuce and tomato:  with basil mayo $10

 Fig Grilled Cheese: Fig Preserve, Melted Brie  on Raisin Bread $10

Cinnamon Apple and Sharp Cheddar grilled cheese:  with salted caramel $10

Caprese Panini:  Grilled Tomato,  Mozzarella  , basil mayo $9



 Plus entree and cocktail specials! 

Limited seating reserve now
Scotch Tasting Dinner

Friday May 2nd  6:30 pm

With  Guest Educator

Blaise Tramazzo of Hartley & Parker

$65.00 pp includes tax and tip


First Course

Smoked Sausage with Spicy Mustard

Scotch Pairing:  Auchentoshan 12 yr


Second Course

Lobster Bisque with Basil Aioli

Scotch Pairing: Glen Grant 10 yr


Third Course

Veal Bolognese over Penne served with Parmesan Baguette

Scotch Pairing: Glen Grant 16 yr


Forth Course

Shrimp, Mussels and Scallops in a lemon garlic sauce served over rice

Scotch Pairing: Bowemore Legend 10 yr


Fifth Course

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Reduction

Scotch pairing: Isle of Jura 10 year



Limited seating reserve now ************************************************************** May 3rd and 4th Kentucky Derby Day Mint Julep's on the Patio Prizes for best hat
Mother's Day Luncheon
May 11th






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