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About The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel

Modern steakhouse by Chef Chris Sayre

1702 18th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

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

Cross Street:
18th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(661) 427-4900

Website:
http://thepadrehotel.com/dine/belvedere-room/

Entertainment:
Join us on our rooftop patio with a full bar and classic quick eats as we feature live local musicians nightly.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet for all of our Belvedere Room Dining guests.

Executive Chef:
Blake Luecke

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!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.4

value

4.0

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Romantic (19)
Special Occasion (18)
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Quiet Conversation (18)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Authentic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

First time here celebrating mine and my wife's recent wedding. The food was fabulous, super quiet atmosphere, all around great experience.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I was in town for business and found the Belvedere restaurant via my OpenTable App. The menu looked very good and that's what drew me to this location. The restaurant is located inside the Padre Hotel and there's nothing fancy about the place. It appears the hotel simply converted one of their large rooms into a table and chair restaurant, there's nothing fancy about this place and definitely no ambiance to speak of! But the food is very good and so is the wine, that's about it!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

drinks good, food generally good although rib-eye showed up cold and was very chewy (would not recommend), but service was painfully slow. For the money, go elsewhere

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Belvedere is very hit or miss on whether it’s good or not. On this occasion our server was very nice and attentive but the kitchen was slow. It took a long time for us to get our appetizers as well as our meal (we were there for 2 hours for a party of 3) and the restaurant wasn’t even full. The food was okay, but there was too much pepper on everything. The best dish we had was the elk, the worst was the lobster mac and cheese...and I love Mac and cheese. I can’t say that anything was terrible but for the price you pay my expectations are higher.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place was amazing. Hotel is gorgeous. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Belvedere Room continues to provide excellent food, service, and creative beverages.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding dinner Saturday night with friends. Service was the best we've had in Bakersfield and on par with fine dining in a major city. Food was prepared perfectly. We were not rushed through our meal, they did a great job uncorking our wine and decanting it, and it made for a very special evening. We had a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a tasty meal and our server Kristen was great. First time in Bakersfield and we were pleasantly surprised by the top notch quality and service of this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent service, great wine list, delicious beet salad, ribeye steaks and halibut. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Overall I enjoyed the Belvedere. I've eaten there twice now. My latest experience wasn't as memorable as the first. They had to take back my sirloin back because it wasn't cooked to how I had asked. Other than that it was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Best Elk I ever had in my life at an incredibly fair price! Service was impeccable as usual. Bakersfield's best restaurant by far. Wine Wednesday is a great deal too.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wow! Once inside it was impossible to tell that we were in Bakersfield!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Nice atmosphere delicious food from a varied menu, lots of drink choices, a knowledgeable and attentive waiter-a nice spot to spend a special night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

So sorry I have to say it was a terrible experience. And in spite of the restaurant we still had a great time. It was my birthday and my daughter was meeting the man I love for the first time. The A/C Unit was out in restaurant. The food was mediocre at best. But the cocktails we great! No chocolate cake for my birthday because they were out! We were a sweaty mess and they offered ice once in the three hours we were there. Service was not up to par of what i expected from a fine dining establishment. Highly doubt if any of us will return. Our bill was well over $300. My boyfriend talked to Mario the manager and he reduced the bill by 25% because of the fiasco of a night. But I'm still Not impressed.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very good food and great venue, service was okay, waitress was a little bit to familiar and made some mistakes.
Forgot to bring wine cooler for our not cheap champagne, we had to ask for it again, when she explained the food on the charcuterie plate she touched the plate while doing so and she asked to many personal questions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We ordered the chicken with the INCREDIBLE red sauce wish I could remember the name it was UNREAL EXCELLENT!!!!! The meal took too long to get served but TOTALLY worth the wait it was very delicious. Orlando the waiter was a complete sweetheart he was both very professional and extremely pleasant. He kept checking on us (also due to the wait of our meal) and that was a major PLUS. The restaurant was beautiful very elegant and cozy DONT CHANGE A THING. I live in the San Fernando Valley a friend lives in Maricopa we met 1/2 way to have a girl getaway and we truly enjoyed ourselves. Bakersfield has a MAJOR GEM Your Restaurant and The Padre overall and it will always be recommended from my end NO DOUBT !!!! My friend plans on coming back with her husband for a mini getaway for them. Georgette Shugarts is her name and Im sure her husband will love it. My name is Brita Gorman and you get a 5 star rating.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The restaurant is very convenient for our out of town business partners. The menu is great. The sides are great. On several occasions the service has been slow. We had to tell our waiter twice that we where ready to order. The waiter was very good, he asked if we had questions about the menu. The service is just slow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We went here after a movie. The restaurant was about 1/2 full. Our waiter was excellent. The drinks arrived promptly, as did our salads. The entrees took quite a while...the kitchen, not our waiter.

The portions were adequate, but if you were sharing were small.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We made a dinner reservation at the Belvedere Room for my Boyfriends birthday. We were running late and they accomadated our tardiness kindly & courteously. Our Server was awesome, very personable & attentive, I believe his name was Mike. The food... the food was AMAZING. We had the Wagyu which we had split and I still took some home! Honestly it was the best steak I think I've ever had. All in all our experience was outstanding, we will definitely be doing more dining here.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

In a beautiful old renovated hotel, the table service in the bar area was just so so, but very friendly. Then had dinner in the Belvedere Room. Very pretty dining room, not too loud, very good food. Highly recommend the duck and the lobster mac and cheese. We started with a cheese and fruit plate which was also wonderful. The service was outstanding. Our waiter Justin was perfect, very attentive without being intrusive. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on July 16, 2017

Due to a family illness, I had to quickly come up with a Plan B as our trip to LA for my wife's birthday was not in the cards. We've been to the Belvedere Room before and had enjoyed it. It doesn't feel like a hotel restaurant. The menu is diverse and imaginative. The real surprise came on the wine list. They have many of the "usual suspects" but we were thrilled to find a 2012 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain cab. We had a small issue with a dessert item but it was quickly and professionally taken care of.

The Padre Hotel is probably the coolest spot in Bakersfield and the Belvedere Room holds up its end of the bargain.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
·Dined on July 13, 2017

Wow! Really delicious! Best meal in town in quite a while. I look forward to going again, soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on July 2, 2017

I would have loved to give this place an excellent review because the food was perfect. They were even able to accommodate us needing dairy-free options. The service, however, was so horrible that it ruined the entire experience. We waited 15 minutes before even being brought waters. We were then told they were bringing bread, which never showed up. We then waited another 20 minutes for our first round of cocktails. We had to ask 2 more times for bread before finally having it brought out after our meal had already arrived. Our server was unapologetic and seemed to act like this was completely normal. It would have been a little more understandable had the restaurant been busy but there were very few other tables occupied. They were also out of 3 entree items on the menu and then out of one of the alcohols we wanted to order in our cocktails. I hope that they can determine how better to stay stocked to be able to offer all items on the menu. Great food, I hope they can work on the service and this could be one of my favorites spots to visit when I'm home.

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·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was great, the service was good, but the drinks came out very slow. It was a hot day and there were also a few flies that were around our food and our table. Not sure how they can fix that problem. Overall though, I would say we had a very good meal.

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·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service is terrible!! We waited 15 minutes to get the attention of the waitress which we flagged!
Food is not worth the price we paid for!

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·Dined on June 17, 2017

Took my parents visiting me for a Father's Day dinner. The food was delicious. Everything we ordered was very good. This room is very quiet though so if you and your group make a little extra noise, it may be better to go to the Brimstone room also in the Padre Hotel. Overall, will recommend to others.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on June 13, 2017

What an amazing place! My waitress was Lyndsey and she made everything better!!!

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·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food was good, but had to order sides to go with entree that came by itself on plate. On the expensive side so good for a special occasion. Nice hotel and wait staff very attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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·Dined on June 6, 2017

Dysfunctional, When reviewing the wine list, our waiter offered that there were a number of great wines at half price not on the list due to them being in limited supply and no longer on their list. I had asked about two Spanish Reservas on their list, and he had little wine knowledge. So I said sure, bring a few of the special wines. So the waiter returns with the two Spanish Reservas? I ask about the special wines and he says the manager is not available. I chose one of the wines and he opens it and sets it on our table. He asks if we're ready? We place our entree and starter orders and he leaves the table. I guess we need to pour our own wine?? So in 10 minutes he's back and tells us they have no Lobster Bisque? This is a house specialty? They just didn't bother to make it tonight?? Sad experience. The rest of our meal and food was fine. Disappointing!!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on May 27, 2017

I proposed to my (now) Fiance at the Belvedere, and staff went above and beyond to make sure the night was an experience to remember. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on May 21, 2017

Took our mom for brunch on her birthday. Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. She asked me why I hadn't brought her here before. Great place for a special Sunday Brunch. Glad I made reservations...small dining room.

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·Dined on May 18, 2017

The food? CRIMINAL. One of the best steaks I have ever had. The atmosphere and the style were perfection. Truly, we'd be back over and over if we lived in the area. Sadly, we were just passing through and took the chance based on a very reliable word-of-mouth recommendation. Grateful that we committed to THE PADRE VIBE. Bravo to all. Marvelous culinary adventure.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very nice place with a great atmosphere. The historic elements are represented nicely but the restaurant has a wonderful mix between old and new. The service staff are very accommodating, but need some more training on 5 star table service. Expected us to move our own plates when a 5 star takes care of the table maze. The wine list was good but limited and pricey. I had a Grand Cru Bordeaux from St Emilion so take that into consideration. I gave less than five stars because they were out of Filet on Mother's Day. And that is my Mother's favorite. Blasphemy! Other than that one of the better upscale places to dine in Bakersfield. I would visit again and recommend to others.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

I am not sure where to start with my experience here. We arrived at 130pm which was our exact "Mother's Day "reservation time. The hostess then asked us to wait at the bar area as they had not prepared our table since we were a large group (9 people). 35minutes later we noticed the manager walk by us and informed him that we had been there for that long waiting to be seated. He then sent another gentleman who aggressively came to us and stated "sorry but we are not going to be able to accommodate you because we have to flip the tables for dinner". Long story short after expressing our displeasure in how we were being unfairly treated, the manager came back and let us know that we would be seated "in 5 minutes" which surprisingly happened. Needless to say we got an overly enthusiastic waiter (obviously over compensating) but he was nice. Manager then came after our meal and while he thought this was a good gesture offered us a "small discount for the trouble". It was insulting- I would much rather pay full price for a more pleasant experience. Please do better!

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·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had reservations, but didn't actually eat in the Belvadere - we were seated in Brimstone Bar. Didn't realize only option was the buffet for $40/plate. Not sure there's a buffet anywhere worth that price. Would have preferred a nice steak off the menu. Won't go for Mother's Day again, but will go back.

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·Dined on May 11, 2017

Service was excellent, food was amazing. Was a bit on the noisy side due to the bar and lobby area. Only thing we wished is more choices on the menu. Very limited especially when your picky.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on May 11, 2017

Excellent menu and value for great food although some may find it pricey. Food was absolutely delish, side dishes were
plentiful and enough for two people as was the cesar salad. Staff was very attentive but did seem distracted at times. Would most definitely go there again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on April 28, 2017

Was traveling through the Bakersfield area and spent the night at the Padre Hotel. The Belvedere Room had an excellent menu and was surprisingly creative for a hotel venue. Especially nice vegetable side dishes. More than just a typical steakhouse. Service was also very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on April 22, 2017

From the minute we drove up to valet parking , we had the most friendly service.
And our waiter was outstanding! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on April 20, 2017

I love the Belvedere. We had a lovely meal girlfriends. Nice cocktails and wine by the glass. Salads, entrees were great. The only downside is the desserts. They really need to put some more effort there. They are sort of boing and not very appealing.

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