Great food and service, we
Great food and service, we will be back. We had a guest visiting from Italy and she also thought the food was outstanding.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Escondido
Our first visit to Bellamy's; excellent ambience, food, and service. All our menu choices were delightful; from the appetizers of Tuna Tartare and Wild Mushroom Ravioli to the Lobster Risotto and Braised Pork Cheeks main dishes. Even their 'green' salad, Chino Farmland was extraordinary with unique and tasty greens and roots. The chocolate bisou desert was exquisite. The other desert, a rum cake and apricot was only so-so.
The staff was friendly, pleasant and responsive without hovering. We will visit again to try other menu items.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem in Escondido
We went there for lunch on Fri, the manager didn't greet us at all. Apart from that, our server did a good job. We ordered, appetizer: pork belly skewers with french fries. Main course: scallop risotto and lamb chop. Bellamy signature dessert and cappuccino. Everything was great, the price was a little bit high for lunch.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food experience!
The best French culinary experience in San Diego County so far!
Delicious in every way, original and creative combinations cooked to perfection, and oh my... heavenly chocolate desserts!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
I have to be honest, I didn't even know this place existed until I got here. What a find! The ambiance is great and the food was tremendous. I read reviews about how the staff really gives you extra space to enjoy your experience and did they ever. It was great at first but since we both work 12-14 hour days, when it got time to pay our bill there was nobody there. By that time the restaurant was nearly empty, but the few tables who were there were looking around just like we were. I flagged down one of the busboys to get our check, paid in cash and left. I still loved Bellamy's, I just thought that at around 11pm after being there for 2 1/2 hours, the servers should be a little more attentive than @ 8 or so. Still really good tho!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Excellent food and service at a resonable price. A gem!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner experience!
My only skepticism initially was that some previous reviewers were not satisfied with the service and or wait times. The reviews from prior customer on the food seemed to be consistently very positive however so my wife a I were We not disappointed. The wait for a table was not more than 5 minutes, and the staff was incredibly polite and very welcoming. Kristina waited on us and was very warm and helpful with recommending wines to pair with our courses, since neither of us are very experienced wine drinkers. Her recommendations were excellent, and her hospitality made our evening perfect. I would highly recommend Bellamy's! The food was absolutely amazing and the wait staff very courteous and professional.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Anniversary Delight
What an absolute surprise. We wanted something different for a mid-week celebration of our 34th anniversary. The review that Bellamy's received was intriguing enough to make the drive from the coast to Escondido. From the moment we walked in the door to the time we walked out, the evening was a complete treat. Xavier, our waiter, had a thorough grasp of the menu and his recommendations were bang on! The flat bread appetizer with mushrooms was a great start, our fish dishes were done to a turn, and we ended with the lightest creme brule we've ever tasted. And, when we mentioned that it was our anniversary, Trevor, the manger, had another fantastic dessert brought to the table. I can't recommend Bellamy's highly enough. We'll be back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for Foodies an Understatement
Every course was prepared and served with perfection -- seldom experienced in this era of restaurants cutting back. Yet prices were sensible. It was surprising to see the dining room full at this location where in recent history before it was Bellamy's was nearly empty. Not often can one enthusiastically recommend a restaurant because it excels in ALL respects.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new dining experience
Great first time dining experience at Bellamy's. Started off with luscious cocktails followed with appetizera like Tuna Tartare and Chilled Corn Soup. Each dish was fresh and flavorful. The second course contained a fresh Beet Salad with goat cheese and a savory rich Mushroom Ravioli to die for. For entrees, we had Sea Bass with braised summer beans and a Duck Breast with peach sauce, onions and polenta. We were quite satisfied with the dinner, but splurged to split a Panna Cotta dessert with berries that was light enough to end the evening on a sweet note. We will definitely return to this great french find. Atmosphere is contemporary, portions are decent and flavorful ,and creative drinks with full bar await your critique.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is easy to drive past this restaurant and not take note. But behind what appears to be a temporary draped name sign on the building is an excellent restaurant. The wait staff is bright and energetic, the food well defined and presented, the menu very different from most,and decor upscale. We selected this restaurant this evening because we had acquired a gift certificate at a local charity event auction ...and are glad we did. We look forward to a return visit in the near future.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible Find, Awesome Treasure
Accidentally found TripAdviser on another restaurant website and clicked the link. TA is awesome so I started looking for restaurants to fill my bill for a two-day get-away for my wife's birthday. TA led us to lots of awesome restaurants. As for Bellamy's? Can't be topped for a small neighborhood restaurant! We will make the drive up from San Diego again for sure. Food was outstanding and presentation was awesome along with incredible service. It was "THE PERFECT PLACE" for dinner. A real gem!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dine out several time each
I dine out several time each week and seek out fine dining experiences. Bellamy's is an exceptionally fine restaurant that I intend to return to. The food preparation and presentation was exceptional and the service flawless. I would rate it 9.6 on a 10 point scale.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Bellamy's for first time with business acquaintances(7 people) Meals were all suberb and our waiter was very knowledgeable about both wine and craft beer selections. Would recommend highly.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dining room for lunch!
Although they serve lunch in the lounge....and that is very nice indeed, the dining room is perfect for a business lunch when you want to quietly sit and talk. The service is always impeccable and they were very accomodating to move a couple of banquet tables into a comfortable arrangement for my purposes. The current mushroom pasta dishes on the lunch menu are excellent!
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
A pleasant surprise!
Bar is filled with happy people and smiling staff. Dinning room is quiet and geared to dinning in comfort. The four of us had a wonderful meal. The wait staff were well informed as to what the chef was offering for the evening. Every aspect of our meals was fantastic. I kept thinking I was dinning in France. It just is so unique and the chef has a handle of his kitchen. This will certainly become a place of choice for those who understand and enjoy food. Just down the street is a noisy and crowded place that is always filled to rafters, yet the food is not half as good as Bellamy's. Soon they will learn and in the meantime, we have a special place to dine.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is all about the food! My cold corn soup with scallop ceviche was creamy and bursting with summer corn freshness. The lobster risotto was cooked perfectly and topped with a local split lobster tail. We dubbed the escargot appetizer "escargot bourguignon" because it was served in a rich broth with mushrooms and carrots. The staff is young but well-trained. The decor is old school and a bit kitschy, but we didn't care the food was great.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Find in Escondido
I would not have expected a restaurant like this in Escondido. Bellamy's beats most of the top restaurnats in downtown. The service was excellent and every single dish my mom and I had was exceptional. I am lucky enough to live near Bellamy's, but even if I didn't, it is definitley worth the drive to dine there!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great dinner and a great experience. Great to know this place is close to all in the north county.
We were the loudest table and had a great time. No one left food on any of their plates !
Will go back again and recommend for others to try
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had three great entrees and one dreadful entree.the duck breast was too tough to cut, however the restaurant did not charge for it. good p.r.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad I found this gem
What a delightful surprise. Stumbled in this spot by surprise and left with big smile on my face. Great menu and service staff.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant in Escondido
If you want a great dining experience, no pretense, just a well prepared and served meal in a quiet, nicely appointed space, Bellamy's is the place.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This local downtown Escondido restaurant offers wonderful ambience and spectacular food. We love the filet mignon and on this visit I tried the Jidori chicken. I have never tasted chicken that was so moist and full of flavor. We love eating here because its close to home and offers exceptional food and service. It is a little pricey but well worth it!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining returns to Escondido
Fine dining was absent from Escondido for awhile until Vintana opened with a characteristic Deborah Scott menu. . .complexly seasoned, energetically presented fare. However, now that Bellamy's has opened, fine dining in Escondido has gone up another notch. Impeccable service combined with a creative menu makes Bellamy's one of the finest restaurants not only in Escondido but in all of San Diego County.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday Night Dinner
Four of us decided to try dinner at Bellamy's Saturday night at 7:30. The restaurant was buzzing with people enjoying their meals. We tried the flat bread with mushrooms appetizer and it was delectable. Two of us chose the sea bass served with a cassoulet of white beans and broth, very good. Two selected the pork cheeks which arrived in an almost stew format of baby onions and carrots and very tender. The wait staff was pleasant and professional. We had a lovely time.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding French Cuisine
Superb dinner, graciously served. Pricing is very fair; well done!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for Escondido
for a small, intimate, dining experience in Downtown Escondido, this is the place. the food was excellent with local produce. very tasty. the wait staff is responsive and on top of things. For Escondido, it's a gem.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A treasure in Escondido
I thought the only special restaurant in Escondido was Vintana. But what a discovery when we found Bellamy's. While the ambiance is totally lacking, the staff and food absolutely makes up for it. Unusual prepared and presented dishes are a real discovery. I do think that they could have more of a selection under the meat courses. Prices are a bit on the high side and being Escondido you don't expect it. However I'd definitely go back We had a party of 5 and sat in the back room which was very quiet, but totally lacked ambience. But for food and service it's a winner.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great add to Esc restaurant scene
This was our third time at B's and first for lunch. Food and service were outstanding. The ambience is peaceful and quiet, we enjoyed conversing at normal conversation levels, a rarity in today's restaurant scene.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordinarily I avoid Escondido during Cruising Grand. However, Bellamy's manages to be just south enough to stay out of it and there is parking in the rear of the restaurant-a big plus. This restaurant is a gem in Escondido. Small, intimate with excellent service & cocktails. They work hard to make one's evening grand. Perfect restaurant to impress a date or for an assignation.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and fantastic service
We had a group of four. The wine bar was too noisy while we were waiting so we opted to sit outside. The staff said people don't usually go for that because it's a fine dining experience but the night was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The food was amazing! We will all definitely be going back! The waiters were very professional. We couldn't see our meal as well as you could inside because the light was a bit dimmer outside than in, so one if them came out specifically to show us our meals in the light and shone a flashlight on them for us. We had a lovely time, although they said it was a lot louder inside than where we were seated outside. The place was absolutely booked out. I think that's a good sign.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bee-bop-a-loo-la it's so tasty!!!!
Yum yum yum and yum.......did I say yum!! Bellamys is by far the best restaraunt around for miles. Forget about Rancho Santa Fe or del mar, this place blows them all out the water. The food is always absolutely perfectly cooked. And if you want something specific you can just ask Xavier and his team to rustle you something up. My wife is vegan and they made her a special vegan risotto that wasn't on the menu. The service is exemplary. Xavier is a true gentleman, very knowledgable and you can tell he genuinely loves his work and treats every customer as though they are special. Whenever we have visitors we take them here and they all love it as much as we do. Go on try it!! Oh and my wife says he gives great hugs!!
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dining experience!
Great dining experience! I would highly recommend the duck breast, it was exceptional! Great, friendly service with a positive atmosphere. Will be back for sure!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We (age 50+) came for our 11th anniversary, w/a couple celebrating their first. Enjoyed the food, & split a bottle of champagne. Appetizers (skewers) & entrees delicious. (Missed the olive rolls of past visits.) Our server, Christine, was attentive & polite. (Have also had Xavier serve us, & enjoy his professionalism & knowledge of cuisine & beverages.) Coolest part: having "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the dessert plate. We're out for good food &ambiance, not bar scene. While there is a bar/lounge attached, complete with live piano, we choose to be in the dining room. Because it was on a Friday night, and because this is an excellent establishment , it was quite full and thus noisier than I would have liked.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Died & went to heaven
Absolutely top-tier!!!! There is no downside. The food does not disappoint and the service is impeccable.
10/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wines, appetizers, entrees and deserts, excellent from start to finish! Bellamys had been recommended by several of our foodie friends and they were correct. Staff understands their menu very well and is quite helpful in suggestions. Table service and attention to detail is very efficient. Would definitely recommend a quite table in the front room.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mushroom Ravioli is absolutely
Mushroom Ravioli is absolutely to die for. Also excellent Caulifower Soup
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bellamy's Was Sooooo Good
First time there, went with another couple and it was very enjoyable. I had the mushroom ravioli as an appetizer was to die for....braised pork cheeks for my main course and they were scrumptious and the sweet potato puree and carrots had a nice hint of orange to them that went perfectly with the pork cheeks. My only complaint is I would have liked just a little more of the sweet potato puree. I had a Pinot Noir that paired nicely. Our waitress was outstanding...one of the best I have encountered in years. One in our group did the tasting menu, which of course we all tried a little of. Will definitely go back!
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Surprise in Escondido
I must admit that we did not expect a great meal even though the hype was conciderable. We had a wonderful meal. The service was attentive and friendly and comfortable. Since this is not a run-of-the-mill restaurant, we ordered items that we do not usually see tn the local Escondido establishments. Steak Tartar, awesome!, Beet Sorbet - sounds terrible, was terrific. Bacon wrapped Monk fish, wonderful. All I can say is don't miss the opportunity to have a great meal, go soon. We can't wait to go back.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here three times now and have not been disappointed. Easy to find too.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
amazing food and service
Don't walk; run to this place. Who would have known that food this good and great service can be found in Escondido. You will love the amazingly tasty food. Xavier was our waiter and he was always there anticipating our needs.
You will not be disappointed. Go now.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find!
Four of us got together to have dinner at this wonderful place we've been hearing about in Escondido of all places. We were impressed from the moment we walked in the door. Excellent service! We each order a different entree and each more than pleased with presentation, flavor and serving size.
A must go out of your way to have an exceptional dining experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE ENJOYED OURSELVES
The food was very good and the service was excellent. We'd go again if it weren't for the high prices.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bellamy's is WONDERFUL
An amazing find in Escondido (thanks to Open Table). Superb, sophisticated, friendly, comfortable. The service was outstanding. The food was wonderful. My wife ordered her meat dish well done and because it took longer to prepare, they served us the ravioli appetizers which were one of the best dishes we have ever had. period. Truly, everything about Bellamy's is terrific and worth the trip from anywhere in the county- we do not live nearby.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heaven for your palate
I took a bit of a gamble booking Bellamy's for our anniversary this year (breaking a tradition of going to our usual fine dining spot) but my goodness, we are both so glad for it. Bellamy's is now our new favorite restaurant - the service was excellent and the food was exquisite (tmi warning: i'm salivating just thinking back on it). Our waiter Ryan made a bold statement about the rib eye being the best...and he was right. We are *definitely* coming back and I just can't wait.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cassoulet was wonderful! Even
Cassoulet was wonderful! Even the salmon entree had been adjusted seasonally.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Weekend specials are special!
As regulars here weekend specials give a nice variety to the menu....and for a cool fall evening what could be better than cassoulet? This cassoulet was one of best I've ever had with special beans I've never heard of before that don't go soft! The greens in the salad were so fresh they practically jumped off the plate. Really, the food was amazing.
We frequently sneak in and eat at the lounge because we enjoy Jim the pianist so much. This time we went for the full on "dining" experience in the dining room and were not diasppointed. The hosting by Trevor and Kyle, the service by Exavier,and the lovely softly lighted ambiance made for a very non-routine routine Friday evening.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is new and still working diligently on what they will be. The food for us was quite good though dessert was disappointing and not as billed. We had to ask them to turn down the "music" so we could talk (why do restauranteurs think we DON'T want to visit with friends?) However our entrees were quite good though not great and the service was outstanding and knowledgeable. From reading the menu the choices seemed too esoteric. They seem to be trying too hard - lamb with a sauce of tomatoes, ginger and red peppers???
Do go, however. They will welcome you and bend over backwards to accomodate your wishes - very sweet.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite restaurants!
We have been coming to Bellamy's since they opened their doors. As time has gone by, they have gotten better and better. This is a great place to enjoy fine food, wine and service.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bellamy's continues to impress me time and time again. Incredible food and service each and every time I dine here. Great job guys, keep up the great work!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM