Bellamy's Restaurant and Wine Bar
My new go-to restaurantI wasn't living here when the restaurant was under different management but I can say this new owner definitely is a class act. The wait staff is efficient and friendly, the food delicious, and the ambiance subdued ... just how I like it when I want to be able to carry on a meaningful conversation. I requested a quiet table away from the front door and they happily accommodated us. I'd also written that it was a birthday celebration so they brought a scrumptious lavender creme brulee with fresh berries on top - and a candle yet - compliments of the restaurant! Our wine was delicious and their pours generous. I will definitely return to try their dinner menu. It's a bit pricey but definitely worth it. Fabulous pommes frites!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful first time visit!Went on a Saturday night. Xavier was a excellent waiter and the service could not have been better. Presentation of the food and selections on the menu were superb. Would recommend the restaurant for many occasions.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my friend here for lunchTook my friend here for lunch for her birthday, the waiter was friendly and knowledgable! Gave great recommendations! Look forward to bringing my husband!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSound choice for business meetingMy office is two blocks from Bellamy's, and I have been there several times for business lunches and most recently a celebratory dinner with clients. I had liked the predecessor, Tango's, which rumor has it closed when its owner/chef accepted a private job elsewhere. That tells a tale that survival in the restaurant business is a close thing, and the long hours and financial peril will make any sane person seek a more secure position. That same rumor has it that an admiring customer hated to see the place close, and purchased the business to be reopened in its current incarnation. It could be an apocryphal story, but an interesting one.
I had pork cheeks last night, and they were terrific. An adventure with a true reward. Go.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWas extremely pleased withWas extremely pleased with my server, Xavier. Both food and service were beyond expectations. Squid ink risotto and panna cotta are my favorite. Brussel sprouts with bacon has room for improvement.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been following PatrickWe have been following Patrick Ponsaty for many years and are so happy that he is now in North County. His innovative menu and cooking style are not to be missed. The piano bar music wafts into the dining room and is an added touch. TYhere is a room in the back of the restaurant for private parties.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding andThe food was outstanding and the
service was very attentive.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice, place is elegantVery nice, place is elegant but comfortable. Service was great, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Food was served with great eye appeal and was well prepared. Would definetly return and recommend to friends!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and wonderfulGreat service and wonderful tasting food! We have been there before and each time the food has been delicious and service top rated.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBellamy's is now on our listBellamy's is now on our list of favorite San Diego county restaurants. Chef Patrick Ponsaty has created food with intense and delicious flavors. We look forward to our next visit.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food and Great StaffI found this place with the Groupon and then learned they also had a great happy hour in the bar section. My husband and I went early to sample some appetizers and wine; both half off. The mussels were fantastic, the largest and most I juicy I have ever had. The bartender was very friendly; in fact every member of their staff was helpful. I could tell they really wanted us to feel welcome and come back.
We shared the prix fix 3 course dinner and had the brussel sprouts which were good, but the salmon was by far the best part of the meal. It was cooked perfectly, nice brown crusty exterior and melt in your mouth center. This place is good and if you like to support local businesses, you should go.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service & atmosphere.Excellent service & atmosphere. This is a sophisticated restaurant for Escondido. Enjoy.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMV impressive. Everything wasV impressive. Everything was well executed. Just the place to go for a a good meal & a good drink with god service. Service was good without being intrusive.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice place in EscondidoA neighborhood wine bar and restaurant on Grand in Escondido; formerly Tangos. The service and ambiance were very good. Our waiter took great care of us. Since we dined there on a Monday evening, it was quiet and romantic. The wine bar is in a separate room, so it would not intrude into the restaurant, even on a busier night. The food was just OK. The presentation was better than average, but the flavors a bit off. The salmon was bland. The fetuccini was salty. Considering the prices, I had hoped for more excitement for the pallet. Still worth of at least 3 stars.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMThe service was much improvedThe service was much improved from last time we were there. Food was creative and delicious1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM