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
45 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (33)neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (12)great for lunch (11)special occasion (11)romantic (11)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A Great Go-To Place
    FrancesKVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Belden Lane is one of those places with a wonderful selection of foods. If I'm with a group and they don't seem to know what kind of food they want (not French, not Italian, not Spanish, etc), Beldern Traverna has always been able to deliver for me. Hearty foods as well as lighter fare have all been satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food! Tim took a
    GC140FBCVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Terrific food! Tim took a long time to Get ours entrees, but service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a birthday party for 14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Had a birthday party for 14 and the service and food were excellent. We were able to be noisy without bothering anyone and I was able to order appetizers in advance so we could get out on time for a later event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friends at Open Table said
    Fryguyz
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    My friends at Open Table said I would enjoy Belden Taverna and I certainly did and will come again next time I am in San Francisco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    mbehjh96
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Great food, nice ambiance. A bit tricky to find, but a real neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    We went to hear the trio that plays there often on the weekends. The music was outstanding, the food was great, the waitstaff was very friendly. It's such a cute place. Feels almost like a trip to Europe when you turn onto that street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was good for us,
    Camdon
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Everything was good for us, nothing exceptional. We had an early dinner and opted for the very reasonably prix fixe dinner. I started with meatballs and polenta: tasty but too heavy for a starter - more like a main course. My friend had the clam chowder, which was the best part of his meal. I had the salmon entree, nicely cooked with somewhat odd flavor combinations. Dusted with a sun dried tomato crust, served with a bit of roasted tomato, leeks and a caper sauce. I didn't enjoy the leeks and would have preferred more of the caper sauce and less tomato. My friend enjoyed the black peppered parpardelle. Lemon panna cotta was dull and flavorless. Sorbetto /gelato was safe and ordinary.
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  • Tasty dining, great proportions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    I recommend the kobe beef ribs. It melted in my mouth. Proportions were great. The ambience was classy but not pretentious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Spotty Service
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    I went with a large group. The first 3 wines we tried to order weren't in stock, although it took them 15 to 20 minutes to determine this. The food arrived after an hour and was barely even warm. I've eaten here three times and twice now the experience was disappointing. I likely won't be going back.
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  • Just OK.....kind of disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Lovely atmosphere, OK food and service (maybe it was just what I ordered). They ran out of what I had ordered and offered a higher-price steak selection substitution but did not offer it for the same price, but rather the actual price.....so that was disappointing. The wine list seemed limited for that kind of restaurant. The waiter was somewhat attentive, but didn't make me feel like I wanted to tip above the usual percentage of 18%. Not sure if I'll go back unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly service and a fund
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Friendly service and a fund evening for a 10 person group
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went a little late so quiet
    Perfect
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    I went a little late so quiet but very nice service and enjoyed the food so much.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried Belden Taverna during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Tried Belden Taverna during Dine About Town and it was fantastic. Lots of food (3-course meal) and it was really good. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Decent restaurant in Belden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Decent restaurant in Belden Lane in San Francisco. If you are sitting downstairs, there is music, which gives a nice ambiance. Larger groups can be accommodated as well. The menu is sort of a mixed bag of cuisines, leaning toward Italian. The food overall was very good, tasty. The only negative was that the whole menu contained only one vegetarian dish. However the waitress was kind enough to offer that the kitchen could make a vegetarian version of some of the dishes, which we appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, but allow
    JonFVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Very good food, but allow lots of time for a business lunch. It took us 1:45 from seated to paid check and they didn't seem that busy. Waiter kinda disappeared for a long time. He blamed "dine about town." We didn't buy it.
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  • Long lunch?
    TTSFVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    A group of 10 of us came for Dine About Town lunch. The food was excellent, our entire group was very happy with their meals, however the service was very slow and erratic. The server (and the busser) would clear our plates mid course when others were still eating, and even came mid-main and took away one of our group's knife and bread place because she hadn't used them. It was very disruptive and we all noticed it. We also had to wait for about 20 minutes to get our check even though they had hurriedly cleared our desserts. All in all - The food was great. The service, not so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food and terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Very good food and terrific service. This is a terrific spot for lunch.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service - enjoyed
    marionfVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Wonderful service - enjoyed the "Dine About Town" - great value!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall my experience here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Overall my experience here was great! Had a group of 7, and although it was a little difficult to find and the location was in an alley, it was a great find. The feel of the restaurant gave a home feeling. Live music plays here which is a big bass and small guitar, that made the night. Waitstaff was courteous and always attentive to our table. Always had a great recommendation for appetizers and was happy we were eating there. Would definitely go back to it again!
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    fit for foodies
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  • A lunch favorite of mine,
    delicioVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    A lunch favorite of mine, Belden Taverna offers a great selection of quality dishes that never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but COLD on 2nd Floor!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    We were on the second floor and there were portable heaters plugged in for us. We all sat in our coats throughout the meal. Would suggest (if it's cold outside) whether your reservation will be on the second floor. If so, go elsewhere. All other aspects of the dining experience were favorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly service: check Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Friendly service: check Great ambiance: check Wonderful live music: check Delicious food: check, check, check!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The only downside was that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    The only downside was that the floor we were on (floor 2) had zero heating. It was actually warmer outside than it was inside
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  • The homemade raviolis were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The homemade raviolis were out of this world... had the cheese & ricotta + lobster/crab. Better than grandmas home-made! The covered alleyway was great fun and it felt like you were dining somewhere in Europe. Nice experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Though initially they were
    Bribu
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Though initially they were trying to seat us outside right next to the very busy walkway (new years eve coming and going), after insisting to be inside to hear the band, our request was accommodated, ironically it was colder inside than out. We had to keep,our jackets on the whole time. We had a dozen of oysters to start, of which 9 tasted on the verge of bad, but our main courses were tasty, tender short ribs, salmon and a juicy New York steak with delicious side dishes of mashed potatoes, spinach and asparagus. The warm chocolate cake was o.k. Overall, the food is a little overpriced. I hope a part of it goes to the band since they played some very good jazz.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really enjoyed Belden Taverna.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    I really enjoyed Belden Taverna. Stuck in traffic, I appreciated staff taking good care of my friends who arrived well before me. As others have noted the inside is quite noisy, and we opted for very enjoyable outdoor seating. Though they were out of a couple of items on the menu, I actually appreciate restaurants not overbuying, thus leading to waste. We enjoyed our meals - Pear Salad, Oysters, Bouillabaise, Hamburger with Blue Cheese (though less blue cheese would have been better). Belden Taverna is one of my daughter's favorites, and I needed gift certificates. I will say this is the only time I've ever purchased a restaurant gift certificate and been charged tax AND city surcharge! Hope my daughter's not charged again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    We had a wonderful dinner for our large party & got to sit outside in the alley way, where it was quite warm for December. Food was excellent, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upstairs was set up for larger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Upstairs was set up for larger groups. We were a group of 8. It is very loud upstairs, sound reverberates around the room. Service was slow 45 minutes to get appetizer and salad that three people had ordered. Then another 20 minutes after the appetizers for dinner to arrive. When we arrived at 6:30 dinner reservation very few people were in the restaurant. When we left at 8:20 it was packed.
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  • Great neighborhood resturant
    happydiner
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Great neighborhood resturant but worth a destination dine as well!
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  • I would not expect a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    I would not expect a good restaurant in a side street. It reminded me of a bistro in old Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Totally Professional & Comfortable
    Curtis
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    Belden Taverna went out of their way to make me comfortable when I accidentally showed up early for my date. Instead of making me feel unwelcome, they put me at a table, brought me a water, and checked on me a couple times over the 30 minutes before my company arrived. Later, when we ordered and ate, I was impressed by the ambiance and by the professionalism of the staff. This is a beautiful little restaurant and they're 100% on top of their service game. I would recommend this spot to anyone who wants to impress a friend, romantic interest, or colleague, without looking heavy-handed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Late night disappointment.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    We had a 9pm reservation, so the crowd was minimal. The server normally worked the lunch crowd, so he wasn't familiar with the dinner menu, which made it a little frustrating. They were also out of several menu items which seemed odd only at 9. After dinner was over, we asked for coffee and they said that the pot was empty and they didn't plan on making more. We were forced into paying more for cappuccinos. We wont be going back.
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  • We went there for a birthday
    Bacchus2530
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    We went there for a birthday party. At the last minute we had two friends who decided to join us. The staff at Taverna handled this request graciously, I know how tough it is to rearrange tables at the last second. The hostess was a hit with our table and made sure we had everything we needed to make the celebration perfect. Food was delicious, carpacio was nicely seasoned and our entrees were a great size (8oz fillet).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Three times the waiter brought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Three times the waiter brought the wrong bottle of wine. I have no clue how he could not only get the name wrong, but with each wine numbered, he couldn't even get the number right - after repeating it to me. Service was clumsy. The hostess kept touching my shoulder, though I was on a date. Awkward. Service aside, the food was solid, and the weather perfect. Tables outside are too close together, but that's par for the entire street.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Really nice varied menu.
    DWinSFVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Really nice varied menu. Short ribs, beef stroganoff were a nice change of pace and delicious. Even offer roast rabbit. Very nice wait staff and attentive hostess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Not Bad.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We were seated right away (inside at our request), but it was several minutes before our server greeted us while we sat there taking in the scenery. The restaurant itself is quite small with a bar that runs the length on one wall and seating along the opposite wall. At the front there was a two piece jazz band playing some cool renditions of popular songs (Blondie's Call Me) making it quite loud, but not in an unpleasant way. I ordered a Caipirinha to drink...refreshing! The carpaccio appetizer was alright, my man praised his meal, the chicken breast, while I found my pork chop too salty and a little too pink. I liked the vibe and would go again, I would just try something else off the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really you out of that too?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Dined on a Friday night at 8:00 PM. Four items on menu were 86'd already. My Mother order the fish special, only to find that that was 86'd as well. After we finished our meal the waiter kindly asked if there was anything else. My Sister requested cancelling the mussels appetizer she ordered since we were done eating. I did not request Manager, since I was too ashamed I picked this place as my last meal during my wonderful visit to San Francisco. Dined at La Folie on Wednesday. Absolutely amazing experience. Should have gone back. Thank you Open table for opportunity to vent. You are excellent service. First time user. Ricardo Ontiveros RN
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  • I've heard great things about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    I've heard great things about the Belden Pl Restaurants, and decided to try out Belden Taverna first. I was not disappointed! The prices are very doable compared to restaurants in Union Square that serve food of half the quality. The interior was cozy- The bar takes up about half the space of the dining room, giving it a warm tavern-ey trattoria kind of feel. . Outside seating was available, and there were heaters to cut through the SF chill. Dont have space to cover all the food, but I have to say this place served me the best pork chop I have ever eaten! The thing was the size of my head, and it was delicate, moist...my mouth is drooling as I type, Jeez... Served atop goat cheese mashed potatoes and a balsamic reduction- Well worth
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Food was good. 21 person birthday
    sbrannickVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    Food was good. 21 person birthday party in the room with us was crazy loud. Service was pretty on it. Would recommend for sure.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good, but slow
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    A group of us from work came here for a welcome lunch. The place had only about two other tables of guests. Although the food was very good, it took a very long time to get served. It's so frustrating to be in an empty restaurant and have to wait over 30 minutes to get your lunch order. This has happened before at Belden Taverna. We would have ordered dessert, but there was no time as we had to rush back to work. Unfortunately, I probably won't go back for lunch again, because I never have that much time to kill.
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