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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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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
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Romantic (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The Belvedere Room at the Padre is one of my favorite restaurants in Bakersfield, offering a filet that's second-to-none. Our most recent meal was phenomenal, from the crispy lamb belly appetizer to the rack of elk entree.

My wife and I wrapped up our evening 10 steps away, at the Prospect, watching dueling pianos and sipping cocktails. All in all, a wonderful evening and highly recommended experience.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding restaurant a jewel in the crown of Bakersfield. The oxtail pasta dish was perfect. Chef RJ

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We came to the Belvedere Room for our 3rd wedding anniversary. The food and service were excellent! I had the lobster mac and cheese, and my husband ate the salmon. My dish was delicious, and the salmon melted in his mouth! The portions were just right, and we enjoyed the romantic and quiet setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Sent the soup back and the waiter said people the night before were also sending the soup back. Why on earth didn't they make a pot of new soup? Wasn't impressed at all.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Romantic evening with really interesting flavors. The menu is "ala carte" which means it can get pretty expensive but it is very nice for a once a year event.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Salmon was smelly. Wine glass was chipped. Very limited wine menu. Only four desserts to choose from.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I planned a family adult meal during the holidays. It was really great, great quality food. The padre is perfect for an adult mature crowd. We had a good night, with no complaints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

What a nice Christmas dinner I had here!  Such a beautiful setting, tastefully decorated for the season.  My children and I had our main meal at the Belvedere Room.  I have visited my son many times in Bakersfield, but this was the first time we dined at the Padre Hotel.

Naturally, the restaurant was busy on Christmas night as expected, so the service was a little slow, but not uncomfortably so.  I found a new wine (Jackson Estates Chardonnay) which helped with the wait.  Kelsey was a friendly and attentive server.

The three of us all had something different which was nice to share.  A lamb dinner, beef dinner and lobster tail -- something for everyone.  I think the best dish was an appetizer -- the lobster macaroni and cheese.  Served in a small kettle, it is mouth-watering.  Very rich, though...

My lobster was tasty and a decent size -- about 6 ounces.  My son had the beef special with mashed potatoes which was a large portion (he took home a doggy bag).  My daughter raved about her lamb (also a large plate with another doggy bag).

We were way too stuffed for dessert, but Kelsey brought us an Oreo cookies and cream cheesecake on the house because we had to wait so long for our food.  Nice touch!

Prices are what you'd expect -- maybe a little on the high side.  About $250.00 for the 3 of us after I tipped out, so be prepared.  I rated this restaurant 4 stars on YELP.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Travel stop. Food was good It’s a large formal dining room so not cozy but there is a bar in the hotel for another dining option
Service was good and friendly considering how busy they were on Christmas night

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was great and server attentive but food delivery was disjointed.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I took my wife there for her birthday dinner. Our server Brian was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. I had the duck which was delicious and my wife had the lobster mac and cheese which she really enjoyed too. We shared three sides between us, the brussel sprouts and the mashed potatoes were very enjoyable, but we didn’t care as much for the cauliflower (just our preference). Oh I forgot the salads, the beet and goat cheese was excellent and my wife enjoyed the wedge salad with the heirloom tomatoes. We shared the lemon meringue pie dessert which was also delicious even though the construction does not resemble a traditional pie.
All around we were very pleased with our experience at the Belvedere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had excellent entrees as well as starters and really like the atmosphere. The service was top notch. The pork belly starter was fantastic!! I would return just for that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Stopped by on the way for some rest and ended up with a great meal. The food is excellent and service is outstanding. Though the area seems a bit seedy , having a bouncer at the entrance to the hotel makes you feel safer. Highly recommend though make sure to pay the $10.00 valet fee since the safety in parking your car on the street seems to be questionable

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been to this restaurant for dinner and it was excellent. Unfortunately, Sunday brunch was very disappointing. Food items were not being restocked without our asking and the quality of the hot items was very much lacking. The wait staff was kind and attentive, but without good quality food, the experience was disappointing. I will not go back for Sunday brunch. Hopefully, the dinner experience has not suffered the same problems.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (Tahoe)·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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 (San Joaquin)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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
 (Houston)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (San Francisco)·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
 (Central Coast)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Adelaide / SA)·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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 (Washington DC)·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.

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