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About Belfry Inn and Bistro

Set like a jewel in the heart of historic Sandwich Village, Cape Cod, the Belfry Inn and Bistro beams its warm welcome. The Belfry Bistro is set in a former church; an architectural masterpiece. Soaring ceilings,sumptuous decor, glorious stain-glass, and imaginative interior. Offering fine New American cuisine set in a one of a kind setting. The menu changes frequently and represents New England local seasonal offerings. Cape Cod casual attire is welcomed.

6 Jarves St
Sandwich, MA 02563
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Wed–Sun 4:30 am–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
6A and Main St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 888-8550

Website:
http://www.belfryinn.com/

Entertainment:
Piano on Friday and Saturday
Sunday Live Entertainment Brunch
Friday Seasonal Patio Jazz

Private Party Facilities:
We accommodate private dining up to 30 in the Sanctuary Room. The Tower room holds up to four (4). We hold private events up to 110 inside and 150 outside under a tent.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 498-2289

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Belfry Inn and Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Live Music (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

My daughter's boyfriend has never been to the restaurant so we took him there for dinner. We enjoyed the meals very much. We will go back again and again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great night. Food was awesome and the service was great. We both had the Filet Mignon which was cooked perfectly. The vegetables were extremely tasty. Been there several times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very delicious meal and tremendous service. I would recommend this to anyone in the area and definitely worth the drive up. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and our dinner made the occasion that much more memorable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

We have been going to the Belfry for Valentine's Day for the past several years and have enjoyed our evening out every time.
Very relaxing, great piano music that's not too loud, and the food is always great.
Never had any problems.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Very enjoyable dinner on Valentie's Day. Service was a little slow however the room was totally full which I had never seen here before. Our waiter was very good. Food was excellent as is normal. A little exoensive; but we enjoy the Belfry Bistro

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We got married at the Belfry, so it is always a joy to visit. Everything is impeccable, from food to wine to service to ambience in this thoughtful and beautiful space. Thanks to Chris for his incredible curating of a historical gem in the town of Sandwich, for creating this uplifting space for all to enjoy. We always leave feeling happy, satisfied, and genuinely inspired.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service and great food. Wonderful time. Thank you

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent meal, outstanding service (Kim was our waitress) and ambiance, including an accomplished pianist during the evening. Pricey.. but worth it for a special occasion,

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an excellent meal, something that doesn’t happen everywhere on New Year’s Eve .
Service was attentive but not overbearing. Drinks and wine were very good. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I had been wanting to go here for a while. I have heard great things. I reserved a table with Open Table and told them it was to celebrate a 60th birthday. When we were seated, the Host wished my friend a happy birthday, but that was the last of it. My friends are foodies and I was excited to treat them to a good experience. Her husband loved the clam chowder, she and I shared the Foie gras, which was almost burt to a crisp. I had the short ribs for the main course that was recommended and was good. Her husband had a cod dish which he like. She didn't say much about her pasta dish, which means it was just OK. For dessert, we ordered a eggnog Crème Brûlée that was hard, like it was old and unflavorful. We ordered the brownie sundae that was a square piece of brownie, a smear of hot fudge that was dried out and a dollop of whip cream. Very uninspired. Something was burt, not sure if was the brownie or the hot fudge. We mentioned to our waiter, and also that my friends birthday wasn't even acknowledged, even with a candle on the brownie. He ran away, but did remove the desserts from the check. I am guessing the regular chef was not working that Thursday night.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

While the ambience is good but the food was less than to be expected. I have dined here before in the past and the food was exquisite but this occasion not one person in our party of 8 had a good meal. The cod was very dry and pasty, the meat was overdone, the duck was gamey, and our waitstaff took a long time to take our order for both drinks and the meal. This was on a day when the restaurant was half empty as well. While the location is one of a kind, in a renovated church, the food and waitstaff left much to be desired. I would have hoped for almost $500 to give my out of town guests more of an experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a great time. Love the restaurant. Great food .

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was just incredibly ordinary and quite expensive. No one was raving about their dinner. Won't be back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our dining experience was perfect. The server polite and attentive. Food was delicious and an interesting menu. The piano music was great especially because its the Christmas season.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was tremendous and the service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is a very beautiful restaurant located in an old church. I found the food to be good, but not spectacular.

We are there for diner, but we have been there for lunch and it has been very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a wonderful time with friends at The Belfry. The rib shank was excellent. Service was a little slow getting drinks and placing our order. However, there was no rush to leave which was great because the music and ambiance were very enjoyable.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Live Music, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a pleasure! Truly grateful to Chris and his staff for offering this beautiful gift of a place to our community: perfect ambience, decor, outstanding food and service...whenever we just need a reminder of how wonderful the world still can be, we take ourselves to the Belfry.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went there for our Anniversary Saturday. We ordered the 3 course dinner and the waitresse told us it was small portions. We said how small and she said very tiny . Well we figured it was on the menu it couldn’t be that small . She didn’t look happy. She made us feel so uncomfortable after that . She brought us our 3 courses out so quickly. She barely made eye contact with us or spoke to us . We couldn’t wait to leave. We would of been better off eating at the brown jug and having pizza. Most likely will not be back . So much for celebrating 35 years of marriage at Belfry’s .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Made reservations for our 9th wedding anniversary, We were greeted with 2 flutes of Proseco!
Our waitresses were exceptional. Both our meals were fabulous. Just had an overall wonderful experience all around. Would recommend and will go back for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Huge disappointment. We booked this well in advance for a special occasion and had informed the restaurant that we had read about the beautiful ambiance and were excited to experience it. Well...when we arrived they led us through the main dining room with high ceilings, lovely stained glass windows and piano player, past several tables that would have fit our party of eight, and into a small, ugly side room with low ceilings, where we were seated in the furthest corner. I attempted to find the host to ask about switching tables, but he had disappeared and no one knew where he was. It was fully 10 minutes before the server even approached our table to greet us (she apologized). Another long wait before she came back to take our drink order (more about that in a minute) and between each course. The table was not cleared between courses. Dirty dishes from the appetizers were still on the table when the main course arrived. We had to collect them ourselves to make room for the main course. The server could not answer my questions about the extensive wine list. She did not offer to bring a sommelier who could have answered the questions. When they then could not find two bottles of the Russian River Pinot Noir I had ordered, the manager acted as if that was, somehow, my fault. Why not come to the table and explain and offer a substitution? Was it too far a walk from the lovely main dining room? In fact, no one ever came by our table to ask if we were enjoying the meal. The staff (with the exception of our overworked server) acted as though they were annoyed to be working and were doing us a huge favor letting us dine there. The food was fine...nothing special and certainly not worth the prices (and I say that as a New Yorker who has eaten in many an expensive restaurant worth the price). I had been looking forward to celebrating a very special milestone in what would have seemed to be a special restaurant. It was not. We will never return.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A wonderful dining experience with great food and superior service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner here, and the food was excellent. We had the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but there were some special touches such as the squash chili soup, which was excellent and unexpected.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and daughters and I had a wonderful experience on Thanksgiving day for Dinner. Elegant dining experience in every respect without being too over the top on anything, including the price. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have been to the Belfry Inn and Bistro 3-4 times. This time it was for Thanksgiving Dinner. As usual the service, ambience and food were excellent. While were there we also made reservations for New Years Eve!!
Great place, Great people, Great food!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was Thanksgiving and the Turkey Dinners were disappointing. We have had lunches and dinners many times at the Belfry and the food has always been excellent. We were disappointed that the Turkey Dinners were so mundane.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Enjoyed our evening-good food-good Service- needs more variety and choices for younger folks-16 year old granddaughter had a hard time finding something she wanted to eat-was nice that the staff treated her to a birthday dessert with a candle!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This was my first visit. My wife has been asking me to try this restaurant. I loved it from the ambiance, the services, the menu, and of course, the wonderful food. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other selections

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We stay here twice a year on our birthdays -- always attentive service, good breakfast and fancy dinners. And Sandwich is a nice little town for a few good shops, walks, especially out a boardwalk to the ocean.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious food in wonderful atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our 3rd visit to the Restaurant. The first two were quite satisfying. However, the last visit (on Sat\ night 10/28) was very disappointing. We invited two friends to join us for dinner. Two orders were of the monkfish. At a price of $28, the portion was very small and the quality was average. The fish was dry. There were hardly any other sides included with this dish. The other two meals were the salmon. It was served in some kind of watery broth that had no real taste. There was also very little added on the plate. The menu said rice noodles, which was a dried array of noodles that had very little taste. All in all, it was a very disappointing meal. We walked out hungry and felt that we clearly overpaid for a meal that was not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was an excellent dining experience! We were hosting friends from overseas and it was the perfect place to get together. The food was very creative and was excellent. The service was impeccable and the ambience extremely pleasant. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. Of the three meals 2 dinners was much too salty. Would try again however, the bar was a lively place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It had been a number of years since we had enjoyed the Belfry, but like a fine wine, it grew better with age. We've always loved our dining experience, but this was exceptional. We celebrated a friend's 75th and not only was the food delicious, but the staff took wonderful care of us and the birthday boy. We won't wait years to return!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The ambiance is superb - a beautiful towering former church complete with many stained glass windows. Great outdoor eating area to match the indoor charming rustic and cozy environment. Finally, a restaurant with plenty of on-premises parking (accommodations for previous church attendees). The wine list and sommelier are the best the Cape has to offer. Can find no fault with the service. Menu, a pleasant and satisfying variant from most resataurants' standard fare. A real fireplace blazing away with an inviting and welcoming glow.
The price of a meal -- quite reasonable; unless you insist on a boutique rare wine priced as it should be.
What is not to like?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Church restoration makes for a unique dining experience. Food was very good and unique as well. Only issue the salmon was over cooked. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Would recommend a visit.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

An overall excellent dining experience in a comfortable setting. The food was excellent. Service was a bit slow but the restaurant was at full capacity accounting for this. It was worth the extra wait.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had10 in our party and everyone was on time. Waitress was very friendly but very slow with our drink menu. We all thought she left. Our service was slow. Way too much noise to have a conversation across the table and as the place filled so did the noise compound that with a piano player. I think the menu could be broadened. Only fish was Monk and Salmon. We were there to catch up with old friends so some wait was okay. To be honest our waitress may have had too many tables.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful dinner. The server, Lynn, was excellent. She was honest about our dining choices, and quite a character. The autumn salad was wonderful, the dressing was right on! I had the best duck I've ever had. If I closed my eyes, I'd think I was eating filet mignonette. Tender and flavorful. My husband had the fondue. Don't order it. It is very difficult to eat. The cheese container is too small and it was very stringy. Too difficult to dip the food into. He ended up with a ton of left over vegetables and no cheese to dip them in. He loved the mussels, however. Dessert was milk donuts with cardamom sauce. Outstanding. Great cocktails also.

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