Bakersfield
Bakersfield

Bakersfield

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bakersfieldrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6305683615x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00

    Dinner: Sunday and Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blackhawk
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet during peak hours
A word from Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD showcases great food made from scratch. Having sister-concept Standard Market—an outpost for top quality meats, seafood, bakery, and produce—just across the street provides our chefs a bounty of fresh, seasonal ingredients to use in BAKERSFIELD’s open kitchen.
Whether you choose to watch the action in the kitchen from anywhere in the main dining area; relax next to the fireplace on the heated patio; explore our floor-to-ceiling, glass-enclosed wine room; or enjoy handcrafted cocktails at our well appointed bar, BAKERSFIELD is sure to provide an exciting, delicious, and unique dining experience every time.
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Bakersfield reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (38)great for outdoor dining (37)fit for foodies (31)great for lunch (23)good for groups (20)notable wine list (18)romantic (18)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • WeekenddinersVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We always have a good consistent experience at Bakersfield. Nice prix fixe option right now.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • johnVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a great lunch food was great . Brian the server was really nice and very patient with our group of Women!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, always wonderful
    AbcdVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The only great restaurant in the area, Bakersfield continues to impress us, and we've been 15 times. Fresh, modern food, great service all the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious wholesome and fresh food
    SueHuml
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Really enjoyed our evening. We had their special 3 for $33. Salad or soup, Surf and Turf, Chillean Sea Bass or NY Strip Steak, dessert, and because we dined on a Tuesday they also had a special that with Two entrees we could have a bottle of wine for 1c. Everything was very tasty, service was courteous and swift and the food was really tasty and well prepared. This deal is good through the end of October, and well worth the visit. Have eaten here for lunch on a few occasions and that was good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dining Experience
    Tom2VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Overall we had a good evening. Love the atmosphere, the service was excellent, cocktails were great. Prices were reasonable given the quality of the food. Two of us had the 3 for $33 special. The little lobster was good, the steak that came with it did not seem to be the quality I would have expected from folks who own Standard Market. The full size NY strip was good according to my dining partner. The spinach was great. The little scoop of mashed potatoes was sad. Our friends had the prime rib, which looked good and the loaded baked potato was nice. The go-to meal, though, seems to be the brined pork chop. It was HUGE and well-received. Desserts were really generously sized and of high quality. Overall, worthy of a re-visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK.
    windycity
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was OK, not as impressive as last time. Maybe it was an off-nite. Bartender was not the most polite in explaining the "martini up" charge. I am going to give it another try. Amazing dry martini. Clam Chowder was really great and clams were so fresh. I enjoy going here to have cocktails with friends and then to eat dinner later. A bit of a pain they did not offer to move bar bill to table like they did in the past.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Maryannk
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I had been wanting to go here for a long time. Their $33 dinner special was fabulous. I got the surf and turf. The steak was cooked perfectly. Loved the spinach side. The chicken tortilla soup was nicely spiced. Not crazy about the fried Oreo but I would like to try some of the other deserts next time. And there will be a next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    JMike
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Bakersfield is one of our favorite spots in the western suburbs because the food and the service is always good and the place is conversation-friendly. I always order the knife-and-fork fried chicken -- the habanero sauce has just the right amount of kick -- but this time I decided to try something different. So I had the pork chop and was not disappointed. It's a bone-in double chop. Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned and cooked to just-before-well-done pinkness. Another person in our party also had the chop and loved it. Another had the salmon -- again, a big hit -- and the fourth shares my taste for the chicken, probably because I recommended it to her on her first visit a few weeks ago and now she's hooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very over priced on there drinks. The charge downtown prices and pour very little liquor in your glass. Wine prices are too high also. I ordered the prime rib medium rare and it came well done, they did replace it but it had no flavor. I will never come back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very accommodating. We had a couple of special requests which were not treated as an inconvenience. Friendly waitress and very proficient. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Expectations...
    WeEatOut
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have been wanting to try Bakersfield for a while, so when a friend came into town, we made the reservation. Server was over-attentive and we felt a bit rushed even tho the restaurant was not crowded. Food was good but price-point did not meet quality. We had high-hopes and high-expectations, but, sadly, experience did not meet either.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service spoiled the night
    sullihoVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My 6-year old is a sophisticated diner. Apparently, when the staff saw the 2 of us, we were put on the "2nd priority" list. After being seated, we waited so long for service that I had to ask for a waiter. Once our waiter arrived, she was pleasant, but inattentive and not kid friendly. She filled my daughter's water glass above the rim (remember "surface tension"?). That was no big deal, but after our food arrived, she tasted her food and wanted some parmesan cheese. My meal was finished before we got to ask for any--and that was after I hailed a busboy to help (he was prompt). Our waiter next approached after my meal was done--to ask whether I wanted another glass of wine. When the meal was over, we again had to wait for the check.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jjshannon
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was outstanding and our server was also out standing. I was some what surprised that there was such a small crowd of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Liz1
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Bakersfield does not disappoint. We were greeted and seated outside immediately. The service was attentive and the food was exceptionally tasty. The mashed potatoes were cold but a hot order appeared shortly after pointing it out to our server. The potions were generous enough that we had no room for dessert. Our drinks were refilled regularly and inconspicuously. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy kind of place
    SenorDisco
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nice american food menu. Comfortable, quiet, good service and attentive service. Lots of wood and leather ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tasty, comfortable , and classy
    foodlover14
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was good. Prepped with lots of flavor. But on the high side pricewise. Dishes were higher than I expected. Portions were decent. Overall I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service + food = great time
    Foodya
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went out for dinner to Bakersfield to celebrate my husband's birthday. The restaurant did not disappoint. We picked out a wine that was sold out and not only did the sommelier come by to talk us through alternatives, we tasted a few options to ensure we were happy with the one we selected. Would say they went above and beyond for that process. The food was fabulous - my ahi was perfectly prepared and not overdone (thank goodness) and my husband loved the trout. Flavor and presentation were top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kierjo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first visit to Bakersfield. We absolutely loved our night! The food was fantastic and our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We did find the prices to be high but we will definitely return for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    Venti
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We highly recommend Bakersfield. The food is always excellent as is the service. It is on the pricey side, so we enjoy special occasions there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid option in the western suburbs
    JasperC
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Been to Bakersfield several times. Always enjoy it. Love the shrimp and lettuce roll appetizer. The bang up cocktail is also a gem- I like it so much that I've tried to copy it at home but can never quite get it. Most of us had the knife and fork chicken which is a favorite for our group- its a big hit with us on a Sunday night. We usually go as a family on a Sunday night as it's a bit quieter with our 3yr old. Service is generally very attentive and efficient but maybe not always warm and fuzzy. Although, it was warm on this occasion. I'd definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding lunch
    Gumper
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Came here with my wife for a birthday lunch. We had a reservation but it wasn't needed, as there were several available tables. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. Wish we had been hungrier so we could have tried more of the menu. We'll definitely go back here, either for ourselves or when entertaining out-of-town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Challenged grillmaster
    Matt
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We did the 4-course fixed price menu, and while the grilled corn and salad were very good, the medium-rare NY strip came out mooing, so I sent it back. The replacement came back only slightly better and with a large piece of gristle on the side that an observant grillmaster would have sliced off before putting on the fire. My guess is that while the outside of the steak looked gorgeous, a high flame had our grillmaster assuming a quickly-cooked outside meant a sufficiently cooked inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely lunch
    JRShopper
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had the lobster sandwich and selected sides of Mac and cheese and sweet potato fries. All were delicious. We split the chocolate cheesecake. We thought we were splitting a slice but we were wrong! Out came a mini cheese cake! It was delightful. We went for lunch on a Saturday at 11:30 and there were a couple other people in the restaurant. Great service- our ice teas were refilled regularly without us asking. Highly recommend for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JIMMIE
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    VG dining spot in the near west suburbs. Quality and quanity of food excellent. Service attentive. No need to travel downtown for a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    JonathanFisk
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Stopped in for Sunday brunch with friends. Thought the ambience was pleasant and was very impressed with the music selections. Friendly, welcoming service started us off right and the menu looks like it offers a decent balance with normal lunch menu and a smaller, impressive sounding brunch menu. My food left a lot to be desired, however. Spinach omelet was bland and under seasoned, while my breakfast potatoes were so salty I nearly didn't finish them. My wife got the eggs Benedict and thought it was okay. I wouldn't tell people to avoid it, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it or plan to go back myself.
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  • Perfect for Entertaining
    Luvtotrynewplaces
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Brought some friends who were vacationing here for an early dinner on a Saturday, so the restaurant was fairly empty. My guests and I all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the dessert, as well. Our server was very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Plan to go back in a few weeks to celebrate a family birthday. My guest stated that when she returns for another visit, she wants to go back as she really enjoyed her meal and the ambiance of the restaurant. We also enjoyed the music being played in the restaurant. Would like to go back another time to enjoy the live music outdoors.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everyone in our group enjoyed their lunch meal. Rave reviews by all. Soup and salad a great del.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Even Average
    CWHALE
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My shrimp w/bacon was dry and tasteless. My date's steak was OK. --- The ambience of Bakersfield was --- nothing. Didn't have a personality. Waitress was OK, as was the service. I got the impression that the manager was uncomfortable when asking how we liked the place. Sorry I can't say more positive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Spak
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nice, bit pricey for dinner. $14 for a glass of wine...wow! Food was good, but I've had better for less money. Glad I experienced it! Great service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special occasion
    Rose
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    A birthday celebration for a friend. Very attentive (but not bothersome) staff. We received welcome suggestions by our server. A nice variety of appetizers, and the menu is not overwhelming with choices. The food was very hot when it was brought to the table. The salmon was delicious and well presented. My friend's steak was cooked to perfection. My request for the key lime tart with a candle was brought to the table at exactly the right time. I've been at Bakersfield three times, and each time it was perfect. There was also a live band playing in the outdoor seating, yet we were able to hear it on the inside - very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 72hr Short Braised Ribs
    Mike
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Tell them to bring this back on the menu. This dish was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in Plain Sight
    PatPVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Patio's a hidden gem in plain sight. Hard to top the best table in the house - next to a huge fireplace - on a chilly summer night. Under-umbrella heaters glow red, and there's also a nice linear fireplace. Indoor ambiance equally appealing but al fresco dining shines here. Nice barrier wall conceals busy Ogden Avenue just on the other side. Wonderful smoky odor from their grill present inside and out. Delicious 3-rib pork chop can feed 2 or 3. Best yet, buy wine from sister property Standard Market across the street and there's no corkage fee to balance otherwise pricey menu. Whole experience was so nice I returned the next night, surprised by live music, and split an ok prime rib, not nearly as good as the pork chop and sides.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried Chicken=Yes; French Dip=NO!
    ECSCVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Loved sitting outside with the live music - super fun vibe. We all loved the dishes especially the Fried Chicken dish (ask for all white breast meat). However, DO NOT Order the French Dip sandwich its not what you'd think it will be. Everything else was delish!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaurant is very warm and inviting inside. Service was great and food was phenomenal! Sweet potato fries and brussel sprouts were awesome!! Had the pork chop for main entree and it is huge, big enough to split! Everything was wonderful, will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Idk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was good. Service nothing special. Valet parking awkward.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Eva our server made a birthday luncheon extra special with her excellent service. We will be back and ask for Eva.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine!
    Travlngal
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Bakersfield is a great restaurant when looking for that special place to meet with a group of friends. I have always had a great experience there. Food and service are exceptional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    WCMIKEVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We recently dined at Bakersfield and had an excellent meal. We done at Bakersfield about once a month and are always satisfied but not always feeling like we need to visit more often. They did a great job on the room, warm and inviting without being too formal or too casual. The outdoor area was also done tastefully. This visit there was live entertainment outside which we could hear at our table in the bar area. They were very good. We always have found the valet service to be more of a hassle than a convenience. Who wants to stiff the valet guy but who really needs to valet park your car in a lot to avoid a 60 foot walk? The menu has been a bit stale at times and could use more dinner specials. The wait staff had been inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dine42
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Sliders appetizer and the creme brulee dessert were delicious. We felt the entree selection was limited and preparation was just OK. Wasn't' bad , but wasn't something that would bring me back. We felt it was lacking flavor, prepared well but missing flavor. I would give it 2 1/2 stars.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bakersfield's Best
    ThebestofBaca
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    One person in our party had the "majestic pork chop". It was monstrous! Three people could have enjoyed it. We were the lucky recipients of this take-home dinner (they were flying out the next day and couldn't bring it home). Absolutely excellent the second day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 538 reviews are from the Bakersfield reviews archive.