The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel
Great food. Nice ambience - great value but service was very slow and by 7.30 they’d run out of several entrees- nevertheless they treated us to desert to compensate
If you're staying at the Padre Hotel for a night in Bakersfield this restaurant is not a bad option for dinner. The ambience could be vastly improved...why they don't close it off to the rest of the hotel is a bit bizarre. The food is expensive and the overall quality is okay but not great. Service is slow...if I had to guess there's one kitchen responsible for the three restaurants and room service in the hotel. The dining room was probably 1/3 full on a Saturday night and the service was very slow. Personally, I pretty sure that this is probably one of the better dining options in the town and I would not go walking around the area the hotel is located in at night.
Amazing waiter, amazing food, amazing experience! I had the filet-it was tender and the best steak I have had for years. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her scallops. It was our anniversary and the waiter thoughtfully brought out a wonderful desert treat!
Very good first experience. The waiter was so very helpful with menu selection. Will definitely return.
There were many items not available on the menu. The waiter gave someone in our party an outdated menu. I asked for my steak to be medium rare, but it was well done. Just not a great experience overall.
Great choice in Bakersfield....Would do it again for sure
We had a nice evening in this historic Golden Twenties ambience. Tasty food, good service. Plus, exciting moments due to earthquake 7.1 magnitude which let the building shake.
Top notch dining in Bakersfield. Great place for a special occasion.
This place is AMAZING! If you’re in Bakersfield, you must go. The food is great, and the room is beautiful. However, the service is above and beyond. They were so friendly as accommodating, it made the meal even better.
The air condition aired wasn’t working properly the steak was over cooked however the scallops were perfectly cooked. I personally wasn’t crazy about the Lima beans in the “sauce” the Scillies were served on but over all a food solid dish
We appreciated the elegant atmosphere. Our waiter was friendly and genuine. The only issue was that the entrees were delivered lukewarm. The side dish was piping hot, so we suspect something transpired which allowed our entrees to sit for an extended period. The local food options are great. Dessert ingredients are in direct opposition and appear to contain both artificial flavors and colors. They should be called parfaits on the menu.
I would have given 5 stars, except for the duck. It was so salty, it was inedible. However, our excellent waiter immediately took it back, and replaced it with another dish of our choosing.
This is a wonderful restaurant for celebrations, ie birthdays, anniversaries etc.
Great salmon steak.
Food was great. Service was great. Experience was pretty much ruined, however, because we had to keep swatting away multiple very large flies that buzzed our table and food the entire time. Totally unacceptable for a restaurant of this type.
The food was disappointing. There were 4 of us and we all tried something different. When I placed my order the waiter said there were changes to that item. I should have ordered something else because it was nothing like what the menu described. The rest of the orders were just ok.
It is a beautiful place though.
Wonderful evening, even for a party of one. Charles was knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. Wedge salad was lovely and the tenderloin with lobster was superb. The horseradish sauce is definitely the way to go! Will be back soon. Thank you for everything!
Excellent menu and nice selection of steaks. Elegant but comfortable atmosphere. Very enjoyable fine dining experience.
Love the Belvedere. First time there for brunch. There was a problem with the roof so they couldn’t accommodate our reservation at our time of arrival but Eddie was great making room for us and setting us up with champagne while we waited. The breakfast buffet is quite nice. Good quality food overall, what you’d expect from the Belvedere.
Because of the weather, they had to move us to the open bar area. Very loud, and inconvenient; especially when you are wanting to spend a memorable evening with your spouse who has never been to the Belvedere. Make sure that there is no rainy weather when you book your reservation as you may have to sit in a loud and rowdy environment as an alternative. Very disappointing for sure, especially for the bill you get after.
Charles our waiter was excellent! We have a wonderful evening. We already have plans to return with another group of people.
The Belvedere is The Best restaurant in Bakersfield, and we've tried all the "better" restaurants in that town. My martini was perfect, and the food was superb. Server was attentive without being obtrusive. Don't bother with anywhere else!
Great food, experience and services. Already recommended The Belvedere to friends and family.
Great place if you want a fancy dining experience. The food and service were excellent.
We (and friend and I) went to Easter Brunch at the Belvedere Room and had a decent time and meal. First, getting the reservation (called 8 days before Easter) was a little difficult, as my friend was informed that they were quite busy...to be expected, but when we got there, they weren't quite as busy as they let on. I got my reservation from OpenTable...thank you very much. This was my first time here and my friend's fifth or sixth time. The atmosphere was an "A," the food a "B+," and the service a "C-." I'd like to try them one more time for dinner and see if I have a better experience, otherwise the Belvedere Room will definitely not be worth the money.
Service was amazing. Laura was great and very attentive. The food was high quality and very delicious.
Our server was amazing. She was a great conversationalist, polite and attentive.
I was sorta disappointed in the Belvedere Room, frankly expected more particularly since it was very expensive. It is a pretty room, high ceilings, wonderful wait staff. The customers were dressed in everything from jeans and sweats to nice business outfits. The music was unobtrusive but awfully pedestrian. The food was okay and overpriced. I mean really, a $48 filet mignon and all sides are extra? I had the loin streak, advertised as "prime" but it sure wasn't! Or else I had the dullest steak knife in history? My husband had the duck breast and he said it was great. Side beet salad was wonderful, but pretty meager. Asparagas was good. Chocolate cake was good tho pretty ordinary. Not sure I would return cause I can do better at home.
Very pleasant, delicious, and unusual combination of ingredients and tastes. Highly recommended.
Food was excellent, service horrible. Everything was fine until we finished eating and had to wait 45 minutes for our check. We asked for it twice. Had to ask for the boxes with our leftovers 3 times. Server just kept saying, they're in the kitchen. They were out of several entrees which made it hard to choose. I ended up with the lobster mac-n-cheese and it was excellent.
Outstanding service and fabulous food. We were in town for business and were pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderful fine dining restaurant!
Service was great (Jose was my waiter).
Highly recommend the kale Caesar salad with Brussel sprouts (delicious)!
The sauce and herbs on the chicken were very good. And the Pear Galette for dessert was fantastic!
Server, Laura was excellent, sweet and accommodating. My $42 steak was over cooked and like shoe leather. The staff was was excellent and they did remove the steak from the bill, but at that price and with very few patrons, that steak should have been perfect.
Loved it . Such a beautiful small space but romantic and enjoyable . Went with a party of 10
Excellent meal and service.
Doesn't have a huge selection for brunch. They barely had a few things there I wouldn't call it an all out brunch. I was looking for a dessert table. But the staff was very nice.
The restaurant was so cold it made the food cold and the experience less enjoyable. The service was excellent
This is an elegant, old school place with amazing food, service, cocktails, wine list. Top notch and unexpected find in downtown Bakersfield. I love this place
I have dined on Valentine’s Day at the Belvedere the last five or six years. I consider the Belvedere Bakersfield’s premiere dining establishment for the quality of the food, the ambiance and very good service. This year was an extreme disappointment. First of all after making my reservation 4 weeks ago I received three calls asking if I wanted the regular dining room and menu or the five course special meal in the prospect lounge. After the third call and the third 10 minute wait while being put on hold I succumbed the the pressure of the five course prix fixe $75 dollar per person meal in the prospect lounge with the promise of a special menu, special venue, live jazz music and a special gift.
Upon arrival we were told to hold on, someone would be right back to seat us. After 10 minutes and a lot of running around in front of us the hostess returned and led our party to our table. The prospect lounge is naturally very dark and quite different than the main dining room. I was not impressed but still hopeful the special meal would be memorable. We were seated and from the get go it was apparent the staff was either confused, inexperienced or over their head.
Keeping it short at this point , but the night was a disaster from start to finish. Service was slow in attentive and uninformed. Lots of mistakes and or omissions and it was one of those nights when you feel like you have to stay on the staff just to get minimal service. The meal was served out of order and entrees and other dishes were brought out with huge gaps between diners. Portions were minuscule, I had the Chateaubriand it was average at best two very small slices with what I would estimate as 2 1/2 to three ounces total. Coq au vin was also small and unimpressive to meals we have had in the past.
Desert choices were also questionable and the cake seemed to still be frozen. But worse than that they were pedestrian at best.
Also during the meal a large black widow spider fell on me.
I have been to this restaurant many times in Bakersfield for "FINE DINNING"'. I usually enjoy our dinners there, but the last three times has not been the best experiences. They have a tendency to run out of food items. During this last visit were were told they only had 1 shrimp cocktail left and they were all out of Salmon. The main reason for going there the last time was my client wanted fish. He settled for a wedge salad and a $22 dollar crab cake.
Also the menu they post on there web site is not the menu they give you at the restaurant. They showed lobster bisque but when at the restaurant all they had was clam chowder.
The service was very slow. To make up for it they keep bringing us baskets of bread. Does it really take 40 minutes for a wedge salad and crab cake?
We ordered a Steak that was $50 and supposed to be Wagyu. The steak that we were served was a flank steak or some other very rubbery cheap undercooked meat. We brought the issue up to the staff and they continued to insist it was Wagyu. I have eaten at very high end restaruants all over and had Wagyu beef many many times. It is ridiculous that this restaurant is pushing something so low quality as a very exoensive meal. I considered that maybe it was just a bad chef but the meat was so rubbery with grissle that I don’t think a miracle could have made it Wagyu. Very very disappointed, don’t waste your money.