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
44 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (16)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)Show More
  • Very cold in the restaurant.
    LuvSFdiningVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2008
    Very cold in the restaurant. Service was slow. Food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun spot for a work dinner
    timberVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2008
    A fun spot for a work dinner with a group of 8. Wait staff was terrific--the right suggestions, didn't "sell" us too hard, kept the evening moving. Food was great. Atmosphere was part tavern/part restaurant and that was exactly right for the end of a long day of meetings with work folks. Will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I hadn't been to Belden in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/6/2008
    I hadn't been to Belden in over a year and had a business lunch come up and thought I would give it a try. There wasn't a table available outside for a group our size (I changed the size of the party at the last minute) so we were the only group inside. Our waiter handled both tables inside and outside and was fabulous. He was completely on top of things but not in an obvious awkward way that some waiters have. The food was wonderful!! The mac and cheese is to die for, and the soups oompletely creative. There wasn't one complaint on the entrees and only clean plates left!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2008
    I have been to this place quite a few times and it never disappoints, in fact it exceeds my expectations everytime. The staff, manager and chef have always been charming, too. Great stop for a warm day so you can eat outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went there with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    I went there with a group of 10. Although we had a big group in the restaurant, the service was excellent. The waitress was nice and helpful. The food was also good there, however, the appetizers were all small. We did not have enough since we had 10 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smaller portions of good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    Smaller portions of good food. Menu offers a nice variety of seafood, chicken and red meats. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate downstairs in the bar
    AMD115
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    We ate downstairs in the bar area....didn't have the ambiance of eating outdoors or in the upstairs dining room. The outdoor space is pretty unique in SF. Food was excellent; very fresh pasta, incredible savory short ribs, excellent soup, good salads. Saturday evening wait staff was overburdened (but very nice)and we had to finally ask the manager to take our drink order, after waiting some time. Would recommend the restaurant as special, not too expensive and fun meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My dining experience was horrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    My dining experience was horrible. It took the waiters and waitresses fiftnee minutes to take down my order for a first drink and another 15 minutes to ask if I wanted another drink. Then, it took me forty-five minutes to receive my entree. And the food was mediocre. The waiters and waitresses did not apologize nor did they even bother to bring us more bread. I will not suggest this restaurant to any of my colleagues.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food here was good, not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    The food here was good, not great. For the prices, I expected a bit more (not in terms of portions, but quality). I recently ate dinner there with a large group, and the service left much to be desired. Things took an enormously long time to get delivered, manus and wine lists were left on our table (rather than taken away after we had ordered), and food was delivered for some people much earlier than for others. A couple of our diners didn't get their entrees until most everyone else had finished. I don't blame our waitress so much as management for not putting in someone more experienced, or at least double-staffed us. It was just too amateurish for the cost.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time dining
    PRMAVEN
    Dined on 10/9/2008
    We had a great time dining outdoors at Belden Taverna with a small group from out of town. Everyone praised me for choosing such a fun outing. All the dishes were tasty and well-prepared, and the wine was superb. We'll definitely go again to Belden Taverna.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Belden Street is a great find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/24/2008
    Belden Street is a great find. Belden Taverna is execellent. The serive was very good. Some of the sauces were a little much, but overall it was an enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was ok for the price;
    likes2cookVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2008
    The food was ok for the price; the wine was way overpriced
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ordered crab cake--refrigerator
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2008
    ordered crab cake--refrigerator cold in the center--had to send back, second order was tepid in the center. bacon cheeseburger--hamburger was cooked bacon wasn't well cooked. do not plan to return, MANY restaurants that i prefer in SF
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite downtown lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2008
    My favorite downtown lunch place, especially on a sunny day! Taverna won't break your pocketbook, yet the (relatively) new chef has some fun & interesting versions of some old stand-bys. I like that the menu changes, although I hate to see some items I really like fall by the wayside. Because I'm vegan, I often find myself ordering off-menu. never a problem here. The chef creates beautiful plates of perectly-prepared veggies in season. Their wine selection is adequate; not for a wine snob. I'd suggest skipping dessert, it's just not their focus. But if you want a great salad, pasta dish or burger, this is the place! OMG--not to mention the out-of-this-world french fries!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service at a mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    Horrible service at a mediocre restaurant. Definitely not worth it!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was spotty. My dining
    JimHVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2008
    Service was spotty. My dining companion had limited time. The server initially brought the wrong entre for each of us. Then it took forever for the correct food. In order to get out in 1 1/2 hours (a long lunch) we were told to order "a cold dessert." Service just not up to par.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and reasonable prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/4/2008
    Good food and reasonable prices. Eclectic menu works for kids, too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, really good food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Fun, really good food, excellent service. Cocktails well done. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My companion and I both found
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    My companion and I both found what we wanted on the menu, even though our interests were nearly opposite. My companion - a young man in his 20's - judged the hamburger "excellent"; I the salad with crab cakes was just what I wanted. We ate out of doors during a busy part of the day, but it was quiet enough for an uninterrupted business business meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour too! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/27/2008
    Great Happy Hour too! The bar does get packed, but the happy hour drink and food menu was delicious AND affordable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a little chilly, but
    Emoplusshoim
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    It was a little chilly, but with the heaters on, we were able to sit outside. Feels like Europe; service was excellent. Brought a magnum and they only charged $20 for corkage. Especially loved when all the runners ran through the alley, whooping and hollering; only in SF. Food was really, really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    I was pleasantly surprised with Belden Taverna. We ate outside and though it was a cool night, the atmosphere was fun and the heat lamps were enough to keep us warm. I would definitely recommend this restaurant as a hidden gem of the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Belden Alley is a nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Belden Alley is a nice place to have a European style dinner. The major issue I had with Taverna was it advertised itself as greek but mainly served American-style food. Eating outdoors was nice though with the one exception of eating on a slanted table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was expertly seasoned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The food was expertly seasoned - one thing I don't like is overly salty food. This was just to my taste. Presentation of the food was excellent. I ordered the mixed grill and the fish was cooked perfectly. One of my dining companions ordered the pork chop and it looked so good I wanted to order one for myself! Very nice surroundings and excellent food. Good selection of entrees - there was something on the menu to suit a variety of diners' taste. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to Belden Taverna
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    I have been to Belden Taverna three times and the food has always been very good. I'm not much of a seafood fan but there always seems to be about three or four meat or poultry dishs available at dinner. On two occassions we split a pasta entree as an appetizer. I haven't tried the outdoor patio dining yet but plan to in the warmer months. The wines appear (mine was by the glass)to be on the expensive side but they offer a $20 corkage fee as an option for your own BYO.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated my mother's
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    We celebrated my mother's 70th birthday there during our weekend in San Francisco. The restaurant accomodated our request for a quiet table, upstairs. The service and food was good, the evening was enjoyed by everyone. I would likely dine there again the next time I'm in SF.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The food was excellent, the service was excellent. I had a wonderful carrot soup that I still crave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food ggod, service great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2008
    Food ggod, service great, extensive risotto menu with fresh pasta and seafood, we'll go back with friends!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate