The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel
Great treat!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 AMThe Belvedere experienceWhat 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.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy SpotThe 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.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale ambience, average foodA+ 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.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticGreat 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 selection5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality food at the BelvedereThe 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!!!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOASISTHis 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 AMNice atmosphere and deliciousNice 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).5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service excusablyExcellent 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.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe 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!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMClose to the Fox TheaterI'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.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably Best in BakersfieldThis 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.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!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!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecia occasionMy 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.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe 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.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded our expectationsExceeded 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.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely ExperienceI 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.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, my experience hereOverall, 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.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Clawson'sMy 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.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth itThe 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.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat 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!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our mom's 60thWe 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.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM