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

Call 860-459-4763 for reservations
This weeks Cocktail special
 Georgia Peach Iced Tea $7
made with Skyy Georgia Peach Vodka
Fresh baked Gluten Free Macaroons
Plain, chocolate chip, Rum raisin, apricot


Memorial Day Parade
Open at 8:30am
serving Bloody Mary's, Georgia Peach Iced Tea, Coffee, teas, Danish pastries, cookies and more. 

June 1st  
Ritz Crystal Room and In Sheep's Clothing Present  
 Downton Abbey Luncheon
12:30 pm 
Sorry-    Sold Out    
 Father's Day Luncheon
Sunday, June 15th
12:00 t0 8:00 pm
Friday June 20th
6:30 pm
3rd Annual
Culinary Tour Of Italy
Wine Dinner
6 courses 6 wines
$65.00 pp includes tax
Course 1:
Organic Heirloom Tomato Basil Bisque with Parmesan Baguette
Course 2:
Caprese Salad:  Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and  basil with organic garden greens, a stuffed salami purse all topped with fresh Basil oil

Course 3:
Seafood Stuffed  Ravioli: Sherry tomato cream sauce topped with lobster and shrimp

Course 4:
Scallops, Mussels and Summer Vegetables in a lemon basil sauce over pennette pasta

Course 5:
Bolognese over Fusilli : Ground veal and pork with grated parmesan

Course 6:
Amaretto Cheesecake







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