We celebrated our mom's 60th
We celebrated our mom's 60th birthday and had a great time. We brought a toddler and she was easily seated at the end with high chair. The service was awesome and there was no shortage of keeping our glasses of water filled. The atmosphere was great and loved the pretty colors. The food was delicious and couldn't have been better. My scallops were a little cold even though the plates were hot but there were 7 plates to serve together. The steaks were delicious and cooked perfectly! I would highly recommend this place. We met up at the rooftop bar which was really cool prior to coming down for dinner.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I love the
My husband and I love the food at The Belvedere Room, but the service is always hit or miss. The side booths are extremely uncomfortable, especially if you are wearing heels. The height of the table and booth just don't work. I would recommend that you reserve one of the center tables. We ordered a bottle of wine which was excellent, but when it came time for a refill our server was no where in sight. Lastly, it was my husband actually birthday and I had put on our reservation what occasion we were celebrating. They must of missed that part because we were simply handed the dessert menu instead. I can't rave enough about the food. Everything was excellent, but I get better serve at our location chain restaurant where the entries are $10.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a pleasant surprise,
What a pleasant surprise, we just happened to be in Bakersfield and I wanted a steak so when I opened the Open Table app for our area and found this, we were a bit skeptical but it was a great choice. Service was fantastic, food was even better!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Well worth it
The Belvedere Room is our go-to place to celebrate special occasions. My only disappointment on this visit was the staff's missed opportunity to acknowledge our friend's retirement which was the reason for our visit.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and i have decided this will be a popular place for us to continue coming and enjoy all that you have to offer. We are also concidering renting the Penthouse for a weekend just for fun. We love it.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, my experience here
Overall, my experience here was outstanding! My boyfriend and I went to celebrate our 2 year anniversary, and I've not had food this good since our trip to San Francisco for our anniversary last year. Our server was wonderful (although I unfortunately cannot remember her name) and made great suggestions, and we were even approached by the manager at one point to check on how things were.
My only complaint would be that my boyfriend's steak was a bit closer to rare than the medium well he ordered, in the middle. And my scallops, while seared perfectly, were barely warm when they made it to the table. This could be due to the fact that it was quite busy...
Everything else though, was superb! I would definitely go back.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceeded our expectations
Exceeded our expectations in every regard. This was one of the best meals we have had in the past two years, and we've dined at some of the best of NYC, L. A. and S.F. It's well worth the drive from Los Angeles to enjoy this dining experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was born and raised in Bakersfield but moved to Los Angeles about 7 years ago so when my husband and I visited The Belvedere recently I was shocked at the level of restaurant it was! With impeccable service and a menu any food snob would enjoy-we will definitely be going back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were outstanding! However, the noise from the bar spilled over into the dining room which was so loud that we could not talk to each other at our table. The bar is across the entry/salon area of the hotel, a bit of a distance. There wasn't much communication at our table which was kinda sad since it was a birthday dinner. The acoustics left little to be desired. There really needs to be a door or double doors between the dining room and bar instead of a drape.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I wanted a nice romantic place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This place was perfect. It was small, quaint, lighting was romantic. Couldn't ask for a better place. The food was amazing! The wine list was superb. They even gave us a complimentary dessert to celebrate.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Belvedere doesn't have to be strictly a "special occasion" kind of restaurant but the enviroment lends itself to more intimate groups. The menu, service and presentation exceeds any experience I've had in Bakersfield, more indicative of restaurants you find in cities like S.F, N.Y., or L.A. If you remember anything from this review, remember this: the food was fabulous!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Probably Best in Bakersfield
This town does not have a lot to offer in terms of fine dining and haute cuisine. The Belvedere Room is probably at the top or very near it for the region. The staff does a good job, and the food seems fresh and is well prepared. The ambiance is trendy, yet subdued. All in all, it was a good place for our business dinner, and I'd go back for a dinner date or other occasion when I want something a class above the other options in town.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Close to the Fox Theater
I'm not one for fancy food so it was hard to pick something from the menu. I ended up with the Airline Chicken which was very tender. Everyone else at the tablet really enjoyed their food so I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion as it is a bit expensive.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had one night out...
...so I made reservations at the Padre's Belvedere Room. The service and food are always outstanding, (as were the drinks we had in the bar beforehand). At one point, the manager even stopped by to make sure that everything was excellent. It was. Highly recommended!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service excusably
Excellent food, service excusably slow as the dishes were clearly prepared on order and very well presented. Noise from the bar could be heard while eating.
Wine list with famous labels but so overpriced we just ordered two glasses. (My wife is a wine collector who is quite knowledgeable). The freshly made sorbet and ice cream desert was superb.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere and delicious
Nice atmosphere and delicious entrees but don't go on a night when there's a show at the Fox Theatre ( too noisy and marginal service).
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
THis was a good find in an otherwise dull Bakersfield. We stopped over for one night and looked on Opentable for a good place to dine. Stop by and eat, you will not be dissapointed!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality food at the Belvedere
The food was excellent!! The price is a little bit high but the quality is there and the service is great! If your looking for some good tasting food I would highly recomend the Belvedere for the food, the decor and the service. Very nice atmosphere!!!!!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu with Gluten free chooses as I am a Celiac but you will not be disappointed with any of the selections, did not have dessert as we were to full but a good selection
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale ambience, average food
A+ for service, ambience and presentation. Too bad the food wasn't on the same par. The steak had to be sent back because it was overcooked, everything was oversalted and looked better than it tasted. The Brimstone bar in the Padre looked like a better choice.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The resturant was a definite delight. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made my first visit excellent. The food was delicious and I am surely going to return to try other dishes. The atmosphere was very quiet and cozy. My guest and I sat and talked for an hour after eating because the atmosphere was so calm and peaceful.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Belvedere experience
What a surprise hotel and dining experience in the downtown section of Bakersfield. The food and service were terrific. Strangely, I loved the fabric on my sofa-seat!!!! The steak was juicy and perfectly cooked and the service was tremendous. I will definately recommend to all my friends.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just driving through and saw this restaurant on Open Table. Wow! Everything was delicious; service was fast and friendly. What a gem!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably the best Bakersfield
Probably the best Bakersfield has to offer set in the Padre Hotel (a great stay in Bakersfield. Very interesting and well thought out menu. Especially enjoyed the make up your own salad. Great idea.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place to go that is out of the ordinary. I love the ambience and charm of this place and it is perfect for a special occasion or a romantic dinner. The staff were very cordial and efficient. I ordered the lamb and it was beautifully presented and delicious. I would have preferred it cooked a little doner but it was quite palatable. Overall I would rate the restaurant as excellent and I do plan to dine there again.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food and Service
menu had excellent choices with their own flair. service was outstanding and the wait staff was very familiar with the menu.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Most enjoyable, will be back
Most enjoyable, will be back to try out different dishes
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE place to eat in Bakersfield!
Outstanding food and service! The wait staff and hostess was super friendly and helpful. Valet parking is absolutely awesome and quick. The only thing I could say is we were seated along the wall and a little too close for comfort to neighboring tables. Nothing would keep me from returning!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining In Bakersfield
This was my first time dining at the Belvedere but it won't be my last. Our Server Matt was very attentive and took care of us from beginning to end. Our dinners were excellent both in taste and presentation. I recommend the Belvedere for fine dining in Bakersfield.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! Best in Bakersfield!
I have been coming to Bakersfield for business for over 20 years. This was by far the best Hotel and Dining experience I have ever had. From the elegant decor to the stricking architecture, the environment is one of a kind in Bakersfield. This unique setting is further complimented by the professional staff. Finally, the food is prepared to perfection. Overall, I am very happy I decided to try the Belvedere at the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield. Can't wait for my next visit!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed a night together. All of the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. We will definetly be back.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special treat in Bakersfield
This cute restaurant in Bakersfield is perfect for a night out with your significant other, as long as you don't mind the noise coming from outside the restaurant. It didn't bother my boyfriend and I, we had plenty to keep us busy. The food was nicely portioned, don't expect a 20lbs chicken like you would at Chili's or Applebee's and the drinks were amazing! All in all, even though we are from LA, we keep going back to this little restaurant in the middle of nowhere.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a special occassion
This was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. We had scallops and spare ribs and both dishes were excellent.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nicest in Bako
best food i have had in bako... cheese plate... bottle of wine... perfect tenderloin w wonderful sauces. service was amazing.. waitress answered all of my questions perfectly and was very helpful in helping me pick wine, sauce, and cheese plate. nice and hip decor as well.. very dangerous i know abt this place now.....
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was a bit reluctant considering its Bakersfield but the food (Halibut) was out of this world and I am from Alaska so I am picky about my fish. Amazing plate and we followed it up with a good time and even more food at the rooftop bar. Will definitely be back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the best food I've had in many years. A bit pricey, but it is worth every penny.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must try the coriander crusted lamb and Mary's chicken!!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hollywood Regency Vibe
Entering this dining room is like walking the red carpet at a Hollywood event. With its soaring ceiling, oversized white moldings, muted gold banquettes and malachite accents, Belvedere is glamorous with just enough whimsy to be really fun. With a menu broad enough to please anyone, the emphasis is power eating: well-marbled beef and pork tenderloin, a rich, grilled vegetable risotto, a warm yellow and red beet salad, fluffy just from the oven dinner rolls, and moist German chocolate cake. If a side salad is your choice, you're given a kind of scorecard on which you check the lettuce, dressing, and ingredients. There is heavy silverware, the steak knives are like chef's cutlery, and the glassware is elegant but no nonsense.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dinner, great service
I was dining alone on a business trip. While it was almost completely empty when I came in at 6:15, it filled up quickly for a weekday evening. The service was great. I asked for recommendations and was not disappointed in anything I ate. Everyone there seemed focused on their dinner parties and enjoying the food and the company. Would eat there again.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
They did a great job taking care of us, and the food was delicious. I mentioned on the open table app that it was my wife's birthday, and they brought out a free dessert!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice for a great evening
We had the bacon wrapped scallops and lamb chops which were both cooked perfectly. Truly an amazing meal. Wait staff was awesome. Highly recommend for your special night out.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place
Everything; food, service was very good but the loud noise from the bar intruded. They need to address this.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is creative with great presentation. Staff is friendly with good food and wine recommendations.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must try this restaurant
One of a handful of fine dining experiences. Try the scallops..divine!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had anniversary dinner with the wife on Saturday night. Outstanding meal! Service was phenomenal as well! I would highly recommend any steak cooked 'Padre style'.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every course is delectable. Upon first glance one may think the portions are minimal, but the entrees are perfectly filling. The size and presentation of the food is well thought out.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed the food - excellent flavors and presentation. Some menu choices were a little too adventurous for us, so we substituted. My steak was small but excited my mouth at every bite. The port wine sauce wasn't as sweet as I expected, but was better than I expected. Sauteed Brussels sprouts with bacon and garlic was outstanding, as was the asparagus. The wine list had something for everyone - a Tobin James Zinfandel was perfect with my meal. Prices were as expected.
Service was a little too attentive. Although the servers knew the room and menu completely, they hovered and cleared a bit too much for our liking. Chef gave us a sauteed pear and vanilla ice cream dessert to share for our anniversary, which was delightful.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
But where's the chocolate
The only chocolate offering on the menu was German Chocolate Cake, and let's be honest, the only real chocolate in that is in the name. A nice ganache, a flourless chocolate cake, a torte would have been nice. The meal was amazing, but this chocolate lover was disappointed with the desert menu.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary, so we thought we'd try out the Belvedere for a classy dinner. The ambience was perfect, and the food was amazing. The menu has a lot to choose from, and the wine list was long. No complaints, only compliments. Highly recommend this venue on all counts.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM