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Belfry Inne and Bistro
Belfry Inne and Bistro

Belfry Inne and Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.belfryinn.com/
  • Phone: (508) 888-8550
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; (Tuesday dinner beginning 5/23)

    Lunch and Brunch after April 1
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Devin Broo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We accommodate private dining up to 30 in the Sanctuary Room. The Tower room holds up to four (4). We hold private events up to 110 inside and 150 outside under a tent.
  • Private Party Contact: Christopher Wilson (508) 888-8550
  • Entertainment: Piano on Friday and Saturday
    Sunday Live Entertainment Brunch
    Friday Seasonal Patio Jazz

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6A
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Belfry Inne and Bistro
Set like a jewel in the heart of historic Sandwich Village, Cape Cod, the Belfry Inne & Bistro beams its warm welcome. The Belfry Bistro is set in a former church; an architectural masterpiece. Soaring ceilings,sumptuous decor, glorious stain-glass, and imaginative interior. Offering fine New American cuisine set in a one of a kind setting. The menu changes frequently and represents New England local seasonal offerings. Cape Cod casual attire is welcomed.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent venue. Both of our meals were beautifully prepared and presented. Will do it again soon."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We have visited this restaurant at least a dozen times this continues to be our favorite. The food is outstanding but the service was a little off, due to several large groups at the time of our visit. Otherwise still a great place for fine dining."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had dinner at the Belfry Bistro recently and it was wonderful. The service was excellent, the food great and they have an excellent wine list Thanks for making our 39 anniversary special !!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "He had eaten at this restaurant about this time last year and the menu was full and exotic. The food was amazing to say the least! Our visit this year was unfortunate. The food, while good was just that.... good. The menu has changed and now contains the same 5 items that can be found at most restaurants on cape."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Made to feel as though they wanted to serve you. A rare thing in dining today. Warmly greeted, service was excellent and the food was delicious. Our party had a combination of dishes from the menu and daily specials. Everything was terrific. Also enjoyed listening to the piano player while dining. It was as fine a dining experience as I have had anywhere. It reminds you that the small things do make a difference. Will go back again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I and the many guests we have brought to 'The Belfry' over the last 16 years have always enjoyed a memorable dining experience. The unique setting coupled with great grub, super service, and a relaxed atmosphere made 'The Belfry' our longtime favorite. Unfortunately the 'great grub', super service', and 'relaxed atmosphere' were not experienced by us last Saturday, June 21. Lengthy delays between courses, overpriced drinks ($14.21 for a martini), a 'changed for the worst' and skimpy menu, sporadic service (our waitress completely disappeared for long periods of time), and a general atmosphere that smacked of confusion all added up to a lousy evening. Needless to say, we will not be returning to The New Belfry."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Just moved down to our summer house and made a last minute reservation via Open Table to the Belfry Inne & Bistro. It turned out to be a relaxing, enjoyable evening. Service and food were both impeccable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I heard they had a new chef very good food lynn our service very nice"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Belfrey is an unusual setting in what was originally a beautiful Catholic Church. The duck was outstanding as was the tenderloin. Service was excellent, and the manager took time to stop by and chat as well as tell us about the restaurant. It was a lovely evening."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have been to the Belfry many times before. This was the first time this season. I think they were understaffed and working with a new staff. The food was ok. Nothing great. They had a party of 30 in the back room and the party seemed to take up everyones time even though the party members were clearly not happy about something. The young wait staff seemed a bit lost, didnt know what to do at times. We had a 7 minute wait to be seated (7 min until we were acknowledged after walking in). A young waitress brought our food out and left it on a tray behind our table. 2 min. later our waitress came out and put it on our table. It was still hot so it was no big deal, just clumsy. Im sure they will get there act together in a few weeks."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had a lovely romantic dinner at the Belfry Inn. I tried one of the new items on the menu and it was wonderful! The mushroom risotto is memorable, chunky with a variety of mushrooms, and their subtle flavors. The Beet salad was outstanding and the Haddock was memorable. We had wonderful martinis to start and enjoyed every minute of our visit, again. Can't wait to go back to the Belfry Inn."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We waited a 1/2 hour to get a drink and place our order. By time we ordered, they had run out of what I wanted. Then it took much too long for our food to come. The food was delicious when it did arrive. They definitely do not have enough staff either waiting on tables or in the kitchen. needs to be fixed!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Friendly service, less than satisfactory delivery."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Extremely limited menu with very small portions for the prices charged!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Visiting Sandwich village, you don't expect this. The Belfry Inn is a hidden jewel. Sophisticated food and a remarkable dining room. The food is not "cape cod" style fried food or basic steak and potatoes. It is what you would find in finer restaurants in Boston. Very good. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The lobster roll was only OK. Outdoor setting was lovely and great service. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "while we had a very nice evening the portions were definately on the small side, all 4 of ours"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed this meal from start to finish. The chef is not afraid to try innovative combinations and presentations with excellent results. Lovely interior, good waitstaff. Would gladly recommend and take friends and guests to Belfry. Two thumbs up!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I continue to give the Bistro high marks. On this visit, we were not seated in the main dining room which is where you want to be, and I had not realized that the night we were there (a Sunday), there was no piano music and the piped in music was somewhat too loud. Caesar salads are usually just Caesar salads, but this was somewhat different and was wonderful."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The menu selection is limited. Service extremely slow- took an hour to get appetizer. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had an 8:30 reservation but the restaurant was obviously in turmoil. We weren't seated for a good 15 minutes. My boyfriend ordered chowder which took at least 40 minutes to seeve. It was $13 for an infintissmal amount of thin lackluster chowder. Entrees took forever and they too were very overpriced and spare. The salmon was barely warm an was accompanied by barely a tablesoon of wheatberries. So very disappointing!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We found this restaurant while exploring around our new home. We loved it so much that we actually went twice in one weekend, something we had not ever done before. The complimentary amuse bouche that is presented before dinner is always an amazing few bites. The unusual veggie choices, and creative preparations make this a very special dining experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Lovely new discovery for us, and the hospitality and service were top-notch. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We haven't been to the Belfry for a while. We found it so much more warm and welcoming. Everything - service, piano music, food, ambiance - was wonderful. We plan to go back again soon. It definitely is wonderful to have this wonderful restaurant in our home town."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food offerings were good, but for such a grand atmosphere, would bave preferred a few more menu options in appitizer and entree categpries."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our third time at the Belfry and was as excellent as the first and second. It was a dual occasion, Mother's Day and a birthday, and the food was superb, the service wonderful, and it was altogether a fabulous dinner."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Clearly one of the most romantic settings on Cape Cod; the live background piano music makes it more so; Service has been outstanding on our two visits. The food, generally, is very good and a bit eclectic; expensive, but worth it. Worth driving 35 minutes for."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "A decades old church remade into a finder food restaurant: stain glass stations of the cross mixed with crackling wood fire and a bartender who knows how to pour. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We love great food. The talent and tastes we discovered dining last evening with friends was exceptional. The layers of flavors and textures and presentation were, bar none, the best meal we've had anywhere on the Cape. Special, creative, and impressive; kudos to Chef Broo. It is so nice to find this quality of food and service locally. Beautiful atmosphere. Will most definitely return and recommend."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The Belfry Inn & Bistro is like no other restaurant we have ever been to. Located in an old 1900 church with 50 ft ceilings, stain glass windows, lots of oak, white table cloths and large fire place sets the mood. The piano is playing, soft and gentle music filtering through the restaurant. Well spaced table around the room allowing guests to see and be seen. The small well stocked bar is set to the back of the Dining room and is two steps up."Alter height" It is dressed in oak and offers 8 seats at the bar; Two high tops and two dining tables. There is a flat screen hidden from the dining room. The food and service is what one would expect from a Top Fine Dining restaurant. Most staff have been here for years; They know how to please."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Seated at 7pm; entrees arrived at 9pm. The one appetizer "soil" in the title was in edible. Truly awful. One dish was ordered and turned out that it "fell on the floor?", even tho we had been told there was one reserved for us, so had to order another entree. Many apologies and excuses from the manager for the very long wait time. The food when it arrived was mediocre. Despite all the negatives we were given free desserts to compensate. The entire meal should have been comped, or at a minimum the coffees afterward. Please note: we have eaten at the Bistro a number of times within the last year and liked it very much--great food, service, etc. The menu was better and the quality of food. The new chef that started recently should be replaced."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I were appropriately greeted by staff. Our server was polite. The bottle of wine we ordered was delicious as was the bread. My salad was very oily and salty. I would not recommend it. The Ricotta/Toast Chips was good. We waited a very long time for our meal; in fact, the server and a manager came over to apologize. The chef sent out a plate of salty, oily peppers as his compliments (?) My cod was fresh, light and well cooked but again way too salty. The sweet taste of fresh fish was lost in a salt lick. My husband's salmon was nice; nothing fabulous but nice. Our Panna Cotta was fine; the server graciously gave us each a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate our anniversary (or take away the sting of the meal)."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The Belfry Inne and Bistro went out of their way to accommodate a family event that was before they had opened for the Season. They were proactive in letting us know they were closed, but could provide us a lunch menu to make sure it would meet our needs. The menu had great choices. We all enjoyed our meals and delicious appetizers. The service was very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed the Belfry Inne and Bistro very much."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was terrible as was service. Atmosphere depressing. Place almost empty even though a holiday and all other restaurants booked solid way ahead. Very disappointing, couldn't wait to leave."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were attracted by the idea of having dinner in an old church, but the decoration was in fact very classic. We were seated in a small adjacent room that had no charm. The waitress was nice and efficient but we waited an hour for our meal...that was not exceptional: not as sophisticated as it sounded in the menu and not so fine (cod too salty, carrots tasted like flour...). Overall we found the dinner "heavy"."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I am not joking, it melted in my mouth! The staff was so nice and the food was exceptional! My husband and I had a lovely romantic dinner and we both agreed that if we had one more inch of room, we would have ordered the whole meal over again! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great ambiance, good food. Loved the oyster sliders!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A taste of New York within a quaint New England church."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Imaginative food and an excellent wine list with good by the glass choices. Seemed like our server's first time. She was attentive but not very knowledgeable which led to some confusion about the menu. I have never before seen LI duck described as Pekin. However accurate that might be, it bears some explanation especially as there are other Asian dishes on the menu. It was excellent but not as expected! We were asked how the entree was after barely a mouthful (an increasing and irritating trend in restaurants) but our table was not visited by anyone else later in the meal. Comping our dessert in honor of my wife's birthday was a nice touch. Definitely worth a repeat."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "With the hiring of the new chef, the menu is not attractive and limited. Small portions for higher prices."
    Dined on 4/5/2014