Belden Taverna
Belden Taverna
  • Address:
    52 Belden Place
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Neighborhood:
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Belden Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.btaverna.com/
  • Phone: (415)986-8887x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm & 3:30pm - 10:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday 4:30pm - 6:30pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Pino Spinoso
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Special Events: For our diners on New Year's Eve and Valentines day, we will be offering both a special set menu in addition to our normal menu along with tented entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kearny & Pine
  • Public Transit: Montgomery BART/MUNI station. Centrally located in the Financial District, 5 minutes walking distance from Moscone Conference Center, and 7 minutes walking distance from Union Square Area.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking Options:Sutter - Stockton Garage at 330 Sutter St,San Francisco Ca, Open Daily 24 hours. Or Street Parking
A word from Belden Taverna
Belden Taverna is an Italian Steakhouse. The cuisine is a memorable blend of bold flavors and elegant refinement. We serve contemporary American classics, beautiful Mediterranean themed salads, fresh seafood dishes and we use nothing but California farm fresh produce.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Belden Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (36)neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (17)romantic (14)great for lunch (13)good for groups (12)notable wine list (12)special occasion (12)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • It was good...
    DinnerFor10
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Anniversary dinner, just two of us, 6pm. Belden Place alley in the Financial District...has quite a few choices to pick from, we picked this after seeing the menu included steaks at a somewhat reasonable price. We sat outside, heaters provided some warmth for comfort. We started with the calamari appetizer, a little over done with not a lot of notable taste. Husband's Rib eye steak with sautéed spinach was good, my sea bass was a good size, a bit dry, lobster sauce was good, came with sautéed spinach. Waiter was not very attentive, then seemed a bit overwhelmed as more people filled the restaurant. All in all, it was a nice dinner, but probably wouldn't return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine night a Taverna
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great attentive service. Nice wine list and tasty bites and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, perfect place
    KymberlyVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My colleagues raved about the food at Beleden Taverna. Although the pasta dishes all looked delicious the meals ordered were fish and steak. No one left unsatisfied. The staff were top notch. A great neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    SK1234
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I always get asked to set up birthdays and other events for friends and always choose this restaurant. I love this place and the owner is awesome and really tries to get to know his customers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We split the roasted beet salad with arugala, bleu cheese, roasted almonds with balsamic dressing; very tasty. The bread was ver good, too. I had the half order of spaghetti with dungeness crab, grilled corn, asparagus, garlic and sliced jalapeno. It was quite tasty. There were a couple of other pasta dishes to have as a half order. Husband had beef, three ways - which was a grilled filet, marrow with toasted seasoned bread crumbs and another preparation of beef, served with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and a wine enhanced gravy. He had the chocolate mousse for dinner. Creamy, not overly sweet with a huge dollop of whipped cream. We sat upstairs, as outdoors was packed. Deep red walls with warm lighting. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Team Lunch
    Taryn
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was tasked with finding a place for our monthly Team Lunch. I saw that it was just a short walk from our office, and we had dined at a restaurant right next door, so we knew it would be easy to find. The menu made it very difficult to figure out what to order, because everything looked delicious! I ordered the crab spaghetti, and it did not disappoint. I felt like the noodles and the crab melted in my mouth. We are definitely going to return for our next lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderfully tasty food
    Albina
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. We shared 4 appetizers as our meal between 2 people and this was plenty of food and each of the dishes was absolutely delicious. The service was very nice and the restaurants is very beautiful. Overall, this was one of the best meals we had on our trip to San Francisco/Sonoma/Napa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Loud. Slow service.
    Localdiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was pretty good. Tomato bisque was tasty and well balanced. The lobster chowder was too spicy, but had nice flavor. The entrees were all good, not great. Our group had wild salmon, risotto, a cheeseburger and the mussels. Nice wine list The issue was more with the service and atmosphere. Inside, the restaurant feels more like a sports bar with loud TVs + 80s pop music blasting, selected by the bartender = a restaurant without a clear vision. Throughout our meal, waiters on the floor above us were dragging tables around, so loud, it drowned out the bad music. The service was pleasant but took forever, 40 minutes for soup and salad to arrive, another 30 minutes later for the meal. Eating outside would be a much better choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, slow service
    mgreybenefit
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I went to the Belden Taverna for a business meeting lunch this past week! The food was really amazing (I got the flank steak and parmesan fries and the heirloom tomato salad), but the service was extremely slow and ultimately made us very late to our afternoon meetings, which was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    SK1234
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Reserved this for a friend's visit. We had a group of 10 and it was the most exciting and vibrant place for the get together. We all had a great time. The owner is also great fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went with a group of six, they seated us inside and upstairs which was away from everybody else. It was crowded and lively outside but rather lonely upstairs. The service was terrible. Drinks came after the appetizers. Then the main course took forever to come. The reservation was at 6:45 and already they were sold out of a couple of items we ordered.We had to constantly ask for our water glasses to be filled. The appetizers and salads were good but the main courses were just ok, with the pesto gnocchi being the worst. Will not return and will not recommend.
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  • A Happy Surprise in San Francisco!!
    Alieo
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    What a find. Belden Place is San Francisco is tucked into an alley and is wonderful. There are at least 7 restaurants side by side with outside dining in the alley and lights all over the place making the atmosphere very jovial. It reminded me of the Saint Genaro's feast in Little Italy in New York City. The food was wonderful. A friend and I had the Beef Stroganoff - outstanding. My husband had lobster escargot and pork belly which he enjoyed also. Many types of food in the alley so no matter what you like, you can find it here. We know you will enjoy your experience here but hopefully when we return there will not be a crowd so we can't get a table. We will definitely be back and will also tell all of our friends. Enjoy S.F.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service and atmosphere. Had a group of 14 and it was a memorable birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun outdoor European atmosphere
    Jules
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was ok, the service was very good and the location was fun and different.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow! Beyond expectation
    EverybodyLovesJames
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This menu is classic and simple, or elegant as some would say. They have maybe 2 chops and 3 cuts of steak. That's all you need. The salads are impressively good. My spinach salad was amazing, and my wife enjoyed the salad she had. The wine and cocktail selection just rounds it out. I will come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the hostess!
    birthdaygirlVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    buena sera! i have enjoyed Belden Taverna al fresco many times when i have traveled to SF- i only am able to get there about once per year but it is always a highlight of my year- great ambiance, great food, great service! & that rabbit = delish! my compliments to the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was great, service was excellent....can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Choice for SF Downtown
    Artspro
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food is excellent (pork chop was awesome) and the service was outstanding. Very friendly and we were really pleased that they were able to accommodate our group of seven on a Friday night. Bonus: moderate noise level so one can actually talk in a normal voice to dinner companions. The quality of the food and service, and the reasonable prices, make this a great downtown choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 294 reviews are from the Belden Taverna reviews archive.
  • Great restaurant could use updating
    chipper
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food. Great energy and service. Bathrooms and some areas could use some updating/clearning. Beldon Alley could also use some sprucing up, especially the entry as the first thing you experience heading to this otherwise excellent spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner
    AleixVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was very good as was the service. Sitting outdoors in San Francisco is cold most of the time. the heater was on, but we were still cold. The coffee was extremely strong and it could have been hotte.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JthatterVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food is good, but portions are very small. The service has been pretty slow all three times we've had a group outing here. Not sure if they are just ignoring the group and attending to everyone else first or if they really are just slow. Besides the slowness, the staff is very nice and quite pleasant.
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  • Good but service was a bit uneven
    quietdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Good food and service although the service was inconsistent. I would anticipate it was because it was lunch and the server could not decide if we were two ladies out for a nice lunch as friends or if it was a business lunch. It was both and next time I will try and give the server a better feel for our time table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traditional italiann
    houstonprairiegirl
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We had a large group of 10 to celebrate my daughter's graduation. It was very difficult to find a place on sunday evening! I found the taverna and it was great!! The staff was so friendly and accomodating for our large group. The food was excellent too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to discover
    jhporter
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    When I made the reservation (embarrassingly), I was thinking of another restaurant on Belden Alley to which I had gone several years ago. When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find something I hadn't expected and to find it so lovely, welcoming, and (ultimately) such a good choice for food, service, and ambience for talking to a friend without being overwhelmed with noise. The food was really excellent, and the waiter and hostess with incredibly accommodating. Thanks to them.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night time eating
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We found the Belden Tavern to be a very nice place to eat. Sat outside on incredibly warm night. Food was very good. The broccoli salad was lacking in flavor. The chicken polenta and short ribs were very good. Service was good. Enjoyed the evening. Glad we were able to eat outside...........
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Scene
    RosieAVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I love Belden Taverna. The outdoor tables lining Belden Alley feel magical even on a cool night. Belden Taverna is always friendly and the food is delicious. Our large group had a wide variety of tastes - vegetarians, picky eaters, and more. The salads, appetizers and entrees pleased everyone. The wine list is broad and reasonably priced. The arancini were a favorite with everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time with great friends
    mib123
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Came here on a Thursday night with some girlfriends and the service was amazing. They asked me if there was any table in particular I wanted, extremely helpful, and great staff! We had such a wonderful time and will def be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicous Crab Spaghetti
    ManilaSunsetGalVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The portion was just right with a balance of sweetness and spice!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice splurge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I thought the service and food here were excellent. We had a very nice time. While quite noisy and SF expensive, I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Came here with a party of 18 to celebrate my fiancé's birthday. The staff were extremely accommodating and patient with our group. They made the entire night enjoyable. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Set in a very unique location in SF, the Belden alleyway makes you feel like you are dining outdoors in (insert your favorite European city here).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian food
    ChicagoDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Had a good Italian meal on an exciting block of restaurants. Service was good with a lot of activity as the restaurant was crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service is very lacking.
    Noms
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Due to the shortness of the form I'm going to leave just the improvement feedback. The major area that was lacking was the service. After we were all finished eating, we waited 20 minutes for what we thought was the check. The waiter instead showed up with dessert menus. Some people did opt for dessert. After waiting another 20minutes, the waiter returned and stated the dessert wasn't available. Why wasn't this information already available when ordering? After waiting another 15 minutes to get the check. The restaurant didn't seem busy. It's a small place with only a handful of parties seated. This makes this already frustrating experience even harder to understand.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately, the oysters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Unfortunately, the oysters weren't shucked well - had to use my fork to fully shuck them off the shell....and the fish was overcooked - left half on the plate. My colleague enjoyed his beet salad but his beef stroganoff seemed small in portion. The ambience was nice but unfortunately the food did not meet expectations.
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  • Work or Fun Group this is the place
    Sheila
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We found this place is great! The Staff outstanding and food delicious!!! Had a good time and I would definitely recommend if you have a small group. Wonderful ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious and
    Bioreg
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was fast and amiable. My group was seated inside by the bar which is really energetic but I would love to go back to try more dishes and sit outside where it looks like there is more of a romantic scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very fun!
    RagwomanVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a wonderful Valentine's Day meal and the food was excellent...and...best creme brûlée ever...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service. Good food Overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great service. Good food Overall very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Ambience for dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nice food and good ambiance for pairs. We had made a reservation but arrived 15 mins early and we didn't have to wait. The greeter was very nice & brought us upstairs immediately. She told us they are the only restaurant from the alley has upstairs. The ambiance was nice & romantic with the classic set up. It has the historical feel of the old building. The server came right up & he responded to all requests promptly & professionally. Food was excellent with a touch of unique ideas. We ordered the lobster escargots & they were delicious. I also like the sea bass dish & the squid ink spaghetti w/lobsters. The server even helped us taking photos with my professional DSLR & the pix turned out great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo Belden Taverna!
    TheBigHaus
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was Valentine's night - so a set menu. The ambience was relaxing, service outstanding, drinks tasty, but the food has some glitches. Our appetizers were lobster bisque, and lobster escarole. Loved the bisque, yet after tasting the lobster escarole I preferred traditional escarole. The fillet mignon was FANTASTIC! I cut the whole steak with a butter knife. The spinach was tasty, but the lobster was lacking something (it was a little bland). Also, my husband was disappointed with the short rib raviolis. He said that it wasn't the taste he was expecting (again bland). Needless to say, overall it was good on the food, and everything else was A+
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Big Thank you
    AnneMarie
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We held a very important customer dinner event at Belden Taverna last week for 16 guests. The food was terrific, service was friendly, quick and efficient, and Franz did an excellent making sure all of our needs were met. Our guests were thrilled and kept asking how we found such a great restaurant. Thank you Open Table and thank you Franz and your team for a memorable evening. Best, Anne Marie
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.