Love al fresco Bakersfield diningWe had a delightful dining experience at Bakersfield on Saturday evening. Our food, service and outdoor dining experience was outstanding.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent atmosphere, service, mealHighly recommended, based on our afternoon meal... looking forward to going back for dinner soon, and we will be regulars if this first experience was any indication.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place........but I'm not sure about their new menu. I had a hard time finding something for lunch. Got the chicken Cobb salad. It did not say it was deconstructed on the menu. It was a small pile of beautiful lettuce next to an enormous, bland chicken breast, a clump of sun dried tomatoes, a few pieces of avocado and some chunks of amazing bacon and a hard boiled egg. Definitely highs and lows....I didn't love it. My friend loved the trout. Her $9 bowl of soup looked good, too. I will go back because I love the ambience but I will have to look closely at the menu and ask questions before ordering.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA New Favorite RestaurantSince I started shopping at Standard Market last year, I kept telling myself that I had to try this restaurant. Finally, I did so last month and mentally kicked myself for not doing so earlier. There is something for everyone's taste with a special flair to keep you wanting more. Enjoy....5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must See Hot Spot!Great food, impeccable service, awesome drinks and an outdoor patio that is the best in the area. Highly recommend!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Choice for a special dinnerThis was our first time at Bakersfield Restaurant. We wanted to try someplace new for our anniversary dinner. We were seated within five minutes of our reservation time, even though they had a large number of diners waiting for tables. Definitely make a reservation. The noise level was a little high, but we were seated in a lovely quiet corner. Our server was attentive and helpful. We ordered a bottle of wine and enjoyed it. I chose the Skuva Bay Salmon and my husband ordered the Filet. Both were delicious. I also ordered a side of the cranberry, walnut rice. The flavors were wonderful. Dessert was the vanilla bean creme brulee-frozen on the bottom, carmelized on the top. It was awesome! We will definitely return.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dinner for AnniversaryWe wanted really fresh and creative food for our Anniversary dinner. It is visually beautiful. All the decor was perfect and the seats were very comfortable. The salad I ordered was beautiful and the best Champagne Vinaigrette I have ever tasted. The vegetables explode in your mouth with flavor. Our dinners were beautifully presented, mine was bacon wrapped grilled shrimp & my husband had seared tuna. His was excellent, Mine was also excellent and had a crust of bacon wrapped around prawn sized shrimp...both delicious. To finish it off, we had to try the fried oreos and vanilla bean ice cream....no disappointment there, either. We loved this place & have no reservations recommending you go.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce seated ... a real treat!My party arrived at the front desk and stood for a good 3 minutes without being acknowledged, while two staff were talking to one another and staring at the reservations. Wit no eye contact being made and feeling extremely awkward, I initiated a "Good evening - how are you?". Looking perturbed, the two glared at me as I stated my party's name and reservation. Once seated, the evening and food was quite remarkable. Our waitress had in depth knowledge of the wine list and menu. She took photos of our special occasion and remembered a few of us from the previous week. She even remembered what we had ordered the prior week. At the end of our meal the manager checked in with us and was quite personable -- putting a nice touch to the evening.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoy eating at BakersfielI really enjoy eating at Bakersfield. It is upscale, delicious food served in generous portions for reasonable prices. The house salad comes packed with lots of fresh ingredients and the house-made dressings are unique and delicious. The knife and fork fried chicken is fantastic- well-seasoned, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. It is a must-try! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Overall great experience, I only wish it was more crowded when I went so I knew it would be staying in business!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBakersfield is outstanding!Bakersfield is outstanding! One of our favorite places to dine, never disappoints!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very very good.The food was very very good. Had the Cajun ribeye and seemed to just melt in my mouth.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is outstandingWe are huge fans of Standard Market and the Standard Grill, so our expectations were high. Well, they were met and exceeded! The food at Bakersfield is unrivaled! We had four very different dishes: salmon, steak, trout and a steak/noodle bowl. All were outstanding and beautifully presented. I am anxious to return on a Friday night and sit at the counter and split an entree with my husband and enjoy a bowl of roasted onion soup. Positively amazing.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent pork chop. A disappointmExcellent pork chop. A disappointment - I think their drinks are on the short side.
Both my Ketel 1 on the rocks and my wife's white wine seemed undersized. Surprises
me with the drinks being premium priced and the restaurant trying to be upscale.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWine list was unfamilar toWine list was unfamilar to most wine drinkers and pricey. They can use some modest enties. The food and service was VERY good. We will go back.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMuch ImprovedAsked and received candied bacon at lunch which is simply one of the best savory / salty / smokey combinations you'll ever try. Sadly, they used to have it at the bar during happy hour (gratis) but that since has changed. Please bring it back!
This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but the portions are good and the execution has stepped up since last year.
Bottom line is this restaurant is improving - correcting what needed to be corrected.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dining experienceMy girlfriend and I heard a lot of great things about Bakersfield. So, as a surprise to my girlfriend, for her birthday, i took her. We had a great time. Food was delicious, service was a little mono-toned but very polite and attentive. The atmosphere was awesome too. Next time, we are sitting in front of the kitchen!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was skillfully preparedFood was skillfully prepared and well executed. I will go again and would recommend to others.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is absolutely outstandingThe food is absolutely outstanding and so is the service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the atmosphere andWe loved the atmosphere and the food. It was a romantic, vibrant dinner spot. The food was great and the beverage selection was extensive.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWould try and have somethingWould try and have something for the kids to do. Like coloring menu or something like that. But otherwise very good food and friendly service.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLimited kids menu. But theLimited kids menu. But the brunch special of custard soaked French toast was spectacular. The food and service is always above par!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchWe went after Easter service 10:30 am. Service was great and the food very good. We were in and out in an hour. Perfect. Had the rest of the day to enjoy the family. The french toast is to die for!!!!!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough the atmosphere wasAlthough the atmosphere was great and my husband and I love dining at Bakersfield with friends, it probably wasn't the best choice for Easter brunch with kids. The choices were not so kid-friendly for picky eaters. Thick, not crispy bacon. Scalloped potatoes layered with onions and scrambled eggs tossed with chives were not a big hit! The waitress was nice enough to bring another scrambled eggs without chives though. We'll continue to dine there, but probably without kids!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch VisitEnjoyed the special Easter brunch menu this time. As always the service and the food were very good. My eggs benedict was cooked perfectly and the hollandaise was very light in texture and slightly lemony which I like very much. The quiche lorraine was very creamy and rich with a crisp crust and huge portion. Bakersfield is a favorite for dinner as well. Several visits and have never been dissappointed. It is a half hour drive for us and is always worth it.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciously fresh food withDeliciously fresh food with exceptional service! Out server Chris was very knowledgable about every dish, the beer & wine list etc. They must treat their staff well because every staff member we encountered was so nice & friendly! We'll definitely be back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good Easter brunch -Very good Easter brunch - the food was very good and the service was outstanding.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu, excellent crabGreat menu, excellent crab cakes, very nice wine list3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was not our first timeThis was not our first time at Bakersfield, and each time we enjoy our meal a lot! We will keep coming back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely lunchWent for a lunch with the gal pals. Very good food. Although the menu was not extensive, we each liked what we ordered. Atmosphere was light, bright and fresh and QUIET, we talked for hours with nothing but gracious service and a friendly atmosphere. We will return. I hope to return again on Thursday for the incredible butternut squash soup!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood local restaurantIncredibly fresh food, creative dishes, in a low key atmosphere. One of our neighborhood staples when we want to eat out during the week but also good for catching up with friends3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food. We all hadLoved the food. We all had different Entrees and they were all good.
Had heard a lot about this place and it lived up to our expectations.
Loved the interior design as well.
Only downside....I had informed on the comment section when making reservations that it was my parent's 62nd wedding anniversary and nothing special was done...no comments which has been the case when we have made reservations at other places in the past.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good meal! The steaksAlways a good meal! The steaks and the fork and knife friend chicken can't be beat. The bread pudding special dessert -- Wow!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant lived up to itsRestaurant lived up to its reputation. I went for my birthday and it was a memorable dinner.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNice selection but pricey,Nice selection but pricey, especially their wine list.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a great first impression...I hope the folks who run this establishment are reading the reviews here. The common thread is waiting 30, 45, or 60 minutes past your reservation time for your table. This is not acceptable. We had to wait 30 minutes for our 7:45 reservation on Saturday night. I was told by the hostess that "people were sitting for longer than they anticipated." But after reading the reviews here, I see that this is the general practice of this restaurant. I'm not going to spend more money for drinks in your bar because you are apparently overbooking prime weekend night time slots. So while we enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance, I am knocking them down a full star for not honoring our reservation time. Please get your act together Bakersfield.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceOne of the best restaurants in the entire area. Attention to detail and excellent food. A great experience every time we go there.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with friendsThe food was outstanding! And the wine list was excellent. We were a group of 7 and had a great time. There was something on the menu for everyone. The filet sliders, and crab cakes were outrageously good!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one the few restuarantsThis is one the few restuarants that serve really healthy food. All of their meat selections are from grass fed beef with no anti-oxidents or other non-healthy additives.
The service was supurb and if you are looking for a special place to have a wonderful meal, this is the place!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed my dinner at Bakersfield.I enjoyed my dinner at Bakersfield. My husband had the veal burger and loved it. I had the fish of the day and it was so delicious and a very nice portion of the fish. If I had any complaint, it would be that I would have liked more of the spinach, the vegetable I ordered with dinner.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'll be back . . .My husband & I have been there several times and have enjoyed the food and atmosphere. As a native Californian, i can say that there definitely is a California feel to it.On our most recent visit, Chris, our waiter did an excellent job of describing the fish of the day. We both ordered it and loved it. He was very attentive and personable. When my husband couldn't decide on a wine by the class, Chris asked their sommelier, Todd, to help out. He was so knowledgeable and engaging. You could really tell that he knew his wines and he enjoyed sharing his expertise. As usual, the experience was great. We can't wait to try the patio seating when the weather permits. A great find! We wish they would open another one.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThis was our first visit to Bakersfield. We had only a short wait for our visit. The service and food turned out to be excellent! Our waiter was knowledgeable and took care of us. We both had the BBQ ribs which were superb. The dessert and even the coffee was excellent. Great find. We will be back!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is excellent. ThatThe food is excellent. That is why we keep going back.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM