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About The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel
Modern steakhouse by Chef Chris Sayre
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Californian, Steakhouse, American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Join us on our rooftop patio with a full bar and classic quick eats as we feature live local musicians nightly.
Complimentary Valet for all of our Belvedere Room Dining guests.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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