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The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel
The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel

The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepadrehotel.com
  • Phone: (661) 427-4900
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Brad Wise
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Padre Hotel features multiple venues to accommodate your meeting or special occasion. To learn more about how we can assist your needs please contact our sales team!
  • Entertainment: Join us on our rooftop patio with a full bar and classic quick eats as we feature live local musicians nightly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet for all of our Belvedere Room Dining guests.
A word from The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel
The Belvedere Room presents a distinctive dining experience, whether you're in the mood for a casual meal or a special celebratory feast.

The elegant ambiance and exceptional food uniquely combine to marry old-world style and modern tastes. The room is majestic in appearance, sophisticated in service and satisfying to the appetite.

Chef Brad Wise's menus are based on classics and firmly rooted in California cooking with a focus on fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, the result is classic, flavorful, vibrant and satisfying food creatively reflecting the season. Wine selections that emphasize regional vineyards as well as highlights from around the world complement our dishes and contribute to an experience that is uniquely Padre.
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was our first time dinner. The food was outstanding. (lobster) As was the short ribs. However my husband mentioned there was not enough short ribs on the plate. (big eater). The waiter was good. But could put a little more of HIS personality in the experience. He did know the menu and how food was prepared. Enjoyable evening"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We celebrated our 13th Anniversary here. I got the Tomahawk cooked the Padre way and my wife the shrimp pasta. We were both very happy. The service was great. They gave us a very tasty complimentary dessert specially made by the chef, a lemon custard with pistachios, blond brownie and chopped strawberry. Perfect for the summer. It was very quiet and fancy... not a place for kids. I would come again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Possibly the most tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked (medium-rare) rib eye that I have ever eaten. Our waiter (Matt) was impeccable and took great care of us. The ambiance is great."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Dining room was very warm. We asked for the AC to be turned on. Finally felt some air as we were leaving. Food was fair. Small portions, high prices, very average food. I have had better at a local diner for 1/3 of the price. Service was good."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My wife and I arrived a few minutes before 6 p.m. and we were immediately led to a table for 7 in this cavernous restaurant. The hostess then disappeared for the next two minutes and after she finally returned I asked for a smaller table. She apologized for seating us at the wrong table and moved us to a corner table for 2. I had the duck which was presented with three different jams. Not many restaurants serve duck so if you're in the mood for duck then this is the place. Otherwise I'd recommend something else. My wife had the short ribs which had a smokey flavor. Better than the duck but I've had better short ribs elsewhere. The server was very attentive though we were the only patrons for most of our meal and the restaurant was not busy."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our dinner was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and well informed. There was a problem in the bar and drinks were slow. They comped our desserts. Also a very noisy ladies table next to us. Overall, a positive meal. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food at the Padre in the Belvedere room was just "ok". We dined at the Padre on a Sunday evening. I don't know if the regular kitchen staff was off duty because the food was not at the same standards as before when we have dined on a Friday or Saturday. The service was great and the ambience very nice. l try them again, just not on a Sunday. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The greatest compliment I can give a place in Bakersfield is that it reminded me of another place in NYC or San Francisco. The Belvedere Room staff certainly give diners their greatest effort and the food was much better than it really had a right to be. For a town that lacks much restaurant culture this place nails it down fairly well. The overall experience easily puts it in the same league as the fine dining experiences in the above mentioned cities, just, perhaps, not in very high standing within that league. Beware the Valet parking, not a good experience was had at that juncture, and it is unfortunate that the Belvedere room must suffer from the rest of The Padre."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had consigned myself to Bako having plenty of OK restaurants and above average ethnic food (Mexican, Thai, Indian, Greek ...) when the Belevedere was recommended. Everything about it was first rate ...a 4 star restaurant in Bako!!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The Padre Hotel is a magnificent building on 18th Street in Bakersfield. You walk in to the lobby and immediately see 2 vibrant bars, one of which turns into the hottest club around. Walk a little further and you enter the Belvedere, behind plush curtains. It is a grand room with lovely decorations that would remind one of the elegance of the 40's and perhaps before. The music completes the ambiance. The food was very good starting with a very nicely prepared pork belly appetizer. I went with the salmon entree but I think I got a bad piece which they immediately changed out for a steak. Seasoned and cooked perfectly. The wild mushrooms were superb. Excellent server with a charming and professional demeanor!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was my second trip to the Belvedere Room. I had a similar experience both times. The ambiance is nice as you enter. However, the room is very noisy making it difficult to carry on a conversation with friends. If I am dining in a nice restaurant, I want to feel relaxed and be able to converse easily. The staff did a nice job and the food was acceptable but it did not wow me or my guests. Eating at the Belvedere is an expensive evening and I have eaten dishes with more complex tastes at lower price venues - even in Bakersfield. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Delicious!! Bravo! Look, if I were rating a restaurant in, say, LA, SF or NY, the food would get 4 stars (still a notable rating), but this is clearly the best dining experience one can find in Bakersfield. We had a group of 9, and all were pleased. I must say that the seafood (the trout special and the salmon) was delectable AND fresh (I was delightfully surprised by this, as having grown up in Bakersfield, fish this fresh and well prepared is a rarity). Finally, the servers were great, and the host, Paul, was helpful from the booking to addressing inquiries re wine, champagne etc. This is where I will take my parents to dine whenever I return to visit. (One constructive comment: the bread could be improved, but it wasn't bad.) "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "They make a better filet mignon at Cafe Med, but there is no competition any place in Bakersfield as far as ambiance goes. The formal dining room is one of the most beautiful I have seen anywhere, and I go to New York every year and have been to Paris, Italy, and London."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "My two daughters (7 and 11) and I met my mom and her husband for dinner on the Saturday night before Easter. We were fortunate enough to have Heather as our server. She was very attentive, cheerful, knowledgeable about the menu, and delightful with my children. The food was delicious! My steak was cooked to perfection and the mashed potatoes were Heavenly. Heather was always there when we needed her, but didn't hover. There were other wait staff that assisted her and they were all awesome. We dined early, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. I would definitely go there again. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Second visit in a row where the food underwhelmed. Was a great restaurant the first couple years it was open but appears to be steadily declining since. Now the norm is for them to be out of items, prepare orders in incorrectly and basically ruin an otherwise great night. My steak was over cooked while my pregnant wife's steak came out rare. Sides are no longer to die for and are average at best. We would have killed for average on our last visit. Definitely not worth the price any longer and more importantly, not worth using a babysitter for."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Amazing food, ambience and service. Our new favorite dinner getaway. Steaks were the best we've ever had! Cooked perfectly to order. We will definitely be back very soon."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Service was excellent. The food was only so-so. My daughter's chicken was really dry almost inedible. My vegetables were way undercooked. The steak was okay. For the price I won't go again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The Padre Hotel is a must visit for any traveler to Bakersfield. Great food, ambiance and service will be your reward. We had dinner in the elegant Belvedere Room. The lamb and grilled shrimp dishes were excellent. The cheese appetizer was wonderful. The apple dessert was an fine finish. We celebrated our 25th anniversary while another table celebrated their 35th and a third table was a marriage proposal (She said, "Yes!"). Obviously, Bakersfield and the Padre Hotel are good for romance!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Food was excellent. I enjoy a long dinner at a nice restaurant like this. We sat down at 7:30 and did not get our food until 9:30."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Hubby, myself, and another couple had dinner at the Padre before a concert at the FOX theater. The Belvedere room is beautiful. We started with shots and drinks from the bar ordered through our young, quick, awesome waiter. He was awesome. Had variety of steaks, Mary's organic chicken, chefs veggies and twice baked potatoes are memorable and outstanding! Followed up with cheesecake which was again memorable and outstanding! Then we went to the bar and had more drinks, and our waiting got out bar table for us. Great place, great staff, and spacious, clean bathrooms. 5 stars from us!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Good scallops and great steak. The Belvedere way on the steak made it very flavorful. We had a great time."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "As always, the kitchen outdid themselves. The menu is creative, fresh, and delicious."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food (best I've had in Bakersfield) very good service. Highly recommend and ask for server Matt"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "What a gem. Superbe meal in a spectacular room, from a well crafted menu. Service was excellent - just the right level but never obtrusive. The Wagyu Beef Gnocchi was incredible - dense and perfect flavors, everything cooked to perfection. I'm sure the beef ragu took 12 hours to reduce. The pork belly was similarly inventive but simple and incredible including the celery root reduction with peas - magical. Salads, once again perfect ingredients with exceptional seasonings and dressings. Wine list is carefully chosen and excellent, and reasonably priced for the offerings. The only let down was the espresso machine had been turned off by the time we finished our dinner at 9:30PM. Please fix this!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Every time we go to the Belvedere it's like being someplace nice on vacation. It is a beautiful dining experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Solid effort by the staff at the Belvedere Room for Valentines Day. You can usually expect an overpriced limited menu at most Bakersfield restaurants on special occasions.Yo my surprise they offered a special 3 course meal at a great price. The lobster dish was very good and a very nice size tail, tremendous value! I must commend the new (realtively) chef on his progressive and ambitious menu. Brad Wise would be tough to follow. I still consider it the leader in downtown Bakersfield for a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had an amazing time here. My friends and I enjoyed our food esp the lamb loin. The place has good ambience and good service. Pretty sure to come back for our next celebration :)"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great food and a great wine list. Don't miss Wednesday night when every bottle on the wine list is half price!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We went to the Belvedere Room for our anniversary. The waitstaff seemed in experienced and despite the fact that there were not many people dining, they were inattentive. My entre had to be sent back because it was too salty to eat. (I ordered halibut.) By the time my second entre came out, my husbands dinner would have been cold. To add insult to injury the waiter admitted that chef thought the sauce on the halibut was salty but served it anyway."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Bakersfield is not a foodie town. Thank goodness for this place, truly a culinary oasis. Service was prompt and attentive. Wine list complete but not overbearing - perhaps a bit pricey. Grilled Caesar was excellent. The sea bass with truffled asparagus and smashed potatoes was extra yummy. Less impressed with the apple tart - crust was too thick and reminded me of a McDonalds hot apple pie. Ambience was like a country club in a bygone era. Solid 4 stars in a major metro; 5 stars here."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "If you want LA quality look no further. This place has it. What a wonderful surprise and here in Bakersfield. Please try and share with friends and family. We need a restaurant like this here."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Everything about our experience was outstanding. The wait staff was exceptional on all levels. The chef prepared two of the best seafood dishes we have ever eaten. I was pleasantly surprised! My husband felt the chairs were uncomfortable, but as I was sitting on the banquette side, I was very comfy. The lighting was just right and the room wasn't noisy, as I had feared it would be. There were plenty of people at the bar making merry, and that was nice to see. I love the Padre and believe it brings some "class" to Bakersfield. Hope it's around for a long, long time!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had a wonderful time for our family Christmas Eve dinner. There were six of us and we all chose different appetizers and main courses. Every food item was cooked and served to perfection. Our server, Evan was prompt but not obtrusive. The dinner was served in a very relaxed atmosphere. We did not feel rushed and the meal came in just the right time to allow for the slow eaters and visiting. Everyone on the staff that we encountered was kind and courteous. We felt very pampered. I would highly recommend this restaurant for your special occasion dining."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We chose the Belevedere as a special restaurant to take my wife's sister and brother-in-law. Our waitperson was prompt and helpful in ordering wine. The salads the others ordered were attractively presented and very tasty, thanks to the in-house dressings. My potato soup was disappointingly bland. My scallops were delicious, but only three were served, and the brussel sprouts were nearly carmelized, They looked like small burned offerings atop the underlying risotto. I would have expected at least five scallops as the minimum per plate. For dessert, my wife and I had chocolate mousse cake. The mousse was delicious, but the cake portion was dry. To me, it was an over-priced, over-rated eating experience."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "made reservations for 5 at the last minute. Still got a nice table which was ready when we arrived. Service was very attentive, food was very good - had a very good wine list including a good selection by the glass. Enjoyed the salad card where you could select individual ingredients for your salad, from the type of lettuce & dressing to all the toppings. Portions were a bit small and dessert wasn't offered, but maybe we looked satisfied as we were. The bar outside was busy and appeared to be a nice place to hang out or to go to meet someone for a drink. All in all - a nice experience."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "SUPERB !! 5 Stars Plus !! Better than I had heard, Better than we imagined !! We Will definitely Be Back !!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I had the opportunity to recently take a date to the Belevdere. The food was great, portions are not huge, but not over whelming. What I found strange that the place felt less like a restaurant and more like room off the side of the lobby. For a formal dining restaurant I thought it would be more exclusive feeling. I'd say if you can the food is good and I would recommend, but I think taking it to my room would be more private."
    Dined on 11/10/2013