About The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel
Modern steakhouse by Chef Chris Sayre
Californian, Steakhouse, American
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Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel Ratings and Reviews
My husband wanted to have a steak dinner ...
My husband wanted to have a steak dinner and the best steaks in town are at the Padre, so off we went. We ordered the Caesar salad and a green salad as starters. The Caesar was served as a wedge with crotons so large my husband had to cut them with a knife to eat them . Neither salad was special. My husband had a tenderloin steak ordered medium rare and I selected the scallops. My husband had to send back the steak as it was too rare to eat. He had tried to cut it and eat the edges, when they took his plate he had about 5 pieces already cut. When the plate returned all of the pieces were gone and only the main piece of meat was returned, better cooked - but he lost 1/3 of his steak in the process!. My scallops dinner consisted of 4 scallops (medium to large in size, but definitely not jumbo) with white wine butter sauce on the side and an overwhelming to the pallet small leaf of arugula on each scallop. Service was OK, we waited a long time for our salads and then were rushed to finish them for our entre. Overall the dinning experience was subpar for the price. The room is lovely and we seated in a corner far away from the entrance which was preferred as the entrance opens to the lobby which is very noisy. Drinks were good but inconsistent. My husband had 2 bloody marys, the second came with a nice slice of bacon, and more treats on than the first. Recommendations to the management - when a piece of meat is returned provide a new one, the dinning experience has been ruined, you should make it up to the table by removing all entrees and providing fresh ones so the table's experience is only delayed.
We were pleasantly surprised even though ...
We were pleasantly surprised even though our relatives highly recommended the Belvedere Room. We really enjoyed out food, our server, and the elegant ambiance of the room. The only thing which would have been nice if the wine list had a better selection of wines. Luckily we bought a bottle of Caymus from home which really topped off meal and a great dinner.
Wife and I had dinner at The Belvedere Room for an anniversary dinner. Hotel is great place and service was outstanding. The food was just ok. For the price I expected more out of the dish. The food was far too salty and the desert menu is very small.
Each time I've come the service has been outstanding and the food is wonderful. The only reason I gave a 4 Star on the food this time is that the Brussel Sprouts were to too tough to eat. Other than that the entrees were great and all of the other sides were fabulous. We had a great time...lots of laughter.
I live in Florida and wanted to surprise my mother who lives in California where this restaurant is located. Not only was I able to set up the dinner as a surprise from 3000 miles away but every person I spoke with was kind and considerate and really showed enthusiasm for my plan. George the manager greeted me with a smile and directed traffic so as to maximize the surprise. My servers were amazing!!! Although they had more tables than just ours I never felt as if I was an inconvenience to them. The food was impeccable and very reasonably priced!!! Needless to say my surprise birthday dinner went off without a hitch and if I am ever in the area again I will be sure to stop by!!!
Gem in Bakersfield
We had dinner on a Saturday night in The Belvedere Room at the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield. The hotel and dining room are spectacular - built in 1928 and recently fully renovated/restored very tastefully and elegantly with some humorous touches here and there. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food - with many locally sourced items. For appetizers we enjoyed the mussels and the baby beets; for entrees we enjoyed the short ribs and the salmon; and for dessert we had the pistachio panna cotta with strawberries and rhubarb. Everything was superb - and reasonably priced for the quality, presentation and portion size. The service was attentive without being overbearing and the tables are spaced so that you can enjoy your private conversation. I would definitely eat here again next time I'm in Bakersfield.
Special occasion dining with an eclectic menu
This was our first visit to the Belvedere at the Padre and as such we did not know what to expect other than the menu online. However, we were lucky and received Kristen as our waitress. She was very helpful and gave us great service. We found the menu a little eclectic, but found the food well prepare. We started with salad my wife the Kale and I the Arugula, both very good. They served a lightly spiced bread I liked but was too spicy for my wife, so they brought her some rolls right from the oven "yum". For entrees we chose the roasted chicken and the Wagyu burger, w/o the bun. We chose the sides of Yukon Puree cheddar bacon potatoes, the Romesco sauce cauliflower, and Heirloom carrots. We both found the potatoes great and though I do not usually care for cauliflower we both liked them. The carrots were ok, but nothing special. It should also be noted that the sides are served family style and the portions are large enough for three or four individuals. As for the entrees my wife loved her roasted chicken. My Wagyu burger (actually ordered as a patty) was served with wild mushrooms and blue cheese. I had ordered it medium rare and it was done just right. My only complaint was it had a seasoning that was a little powdery (that was ok) but made it a little too salty. They also had a great selection of desserts. My wife chose the chocolate cheesecake, while I had a pineapple cake with a light pineapple sauce. We also took home a pear type tart that came topped with a vanilla bean ice cream. This was sent home with the scoops of ice cream so you could warm it at home and top it with the ice cream. I felt the food was good, but might not be for everyone's taste. Now the service can be appreciated and I have found in few places. I am not sure it is every server or just Kristen's personality and efforts.
A Very Pleasant Evening!
There was much to love about our dinner at The Belvedere. Service was very good. The staff was quite attentive, yet not overly so. I've always found the atmosphere to be very elegant, yet comfortable. So much of our meal was outstanding - there were really just a couple of hiccups. My wife and daughter's Caesar salad was delightful, although the dressing was a bit sweet for me - almost tasted more like 1,000 island than Caesar. I ordered the cheese appetizer, and that was fantastic! My wife and I both had the salmon, which was very good - although slightly over-cooked. Our daughter ordered the flat iron steak, and it was outstanding - Perfectly medium, tender, and great flavor. For sides we shared the Yukon Gold potato purée (deliciously creamy), the roasted Brussel sprouts (so good), and the mushroom risotto (earthy, cheesy, al-dente). We would order any of those again! The staff brought a chocolate torte after our meal, as a celebration of our daughter's birthday, and it was truly beautiful. Although the cake was pretty dry, the ice cream was amazing (some sort of amaretto/almond flavor), and the whipped cream was outstanding. Overall, we had a lovely, memorable evening, and we look forward to our next visit to The Belvedere.
Belvedere, great potential but needs work
Tried the Belvedere room with a party of 9 recently. The decor is beautiful, the hostess and server were nice, but unfortunately, I think our group overwhelmed them a bit. We waited a very long time to get our drinks (it was a full restaurant so I do understand they were probably busy). When we got our wine, the server started pouring it without having any of us taste it, a big no no. The food was fairly good and the prices were fair. I wish the pudding menu was a bit better as we all decided to skip dessert. I think with some more training of the staff, this restaurant can become one of the best places for fine dining in the Bakersfield area. My group is planning to stay at the Padre again in March and we may give it another shot. Take note, there is a lounge/club right next door, so the music can be overwhelmingly loud. We don't mind an active and loud restaurant so it didn't bother us too much.
Great Steak but Noise Control Needed
Enjoyed outstanding entrées of beef filet and pan seared scallops, but the sides were below par with the spinach being too salty and the mashed potatoes were so smooth they were uncomfortable. The room is open to the lobby of the hotel and the noise from the across the lobby bar was deafening, upsetting to mood of the fabulous surroundings. They really need to put up a glass wall to close off the room. Wait staff was good, but person who brought out the food was a novice. At these prices the service should be exceptional.
The staff was very attentive and kept our champagne glasses full. Nice variety of food and included a gourmet hash, omelet station, chilled seafood, and a beautiful dessert table. A little noisy, but was Valentines Day, so they were busy. Pleasant overall experience.
Finally a great brunch in Bakersfield
Good brunches are hard to find in Bakersfield, and are mostly only available on holidays, but I found out that recently the Belvedere, in the Padre hotel has added a weekly Sunday brunch.
What a brunch it is too! It made me go Wow, when I got to the salad/seafood table and not only was there shrimp, but it was peeled, and there were whole cooked lobsters for the taking! There was a variety of salami's and cheeses, and a couple of good looking salads.
There were many hot selections, an omelet station, and PRIME RIB!
There were hot and cold deserts, a variety of breads, and fruit.
Not only, was this a great brunch, it is only $25 a person. Now that doesn't include campaign, but we had bottomless glasses of the bubbly, and the charge brought the total up to what you would expect for a brunch of this caliber.
If you love a good Sunday brunch, run don't walk to the Padre hotel Sunday morning.
Our latest experience at the Belvedere w ...
Our latest experience at the Belvedere was disappointing. We sat for 10 minutes before our server acknowledged us, and while she opened our bottle of wine, she did not take drink orders for our underage guests. The steak was done to perfection, and the sides were very good with the exception of the carrots, which were barely past raw. No utensil in the carrots to serve with either. The Black Forest cake was not very good. Tea was requested after dinner, and we were brought a cup full of hot water with two tea bags on the saucer. At a restaurant that promotes itself as fine dining? The staff seemed surprised when I asked for a tea pot!
The Belvedere is lacking a vegetarian entree option. Please consider adding one to the menu.
Definitely not up to par with our previous dining experiences at the Belvedere, and we will be hesitant about returning.
everything about my dinner experience was superb and first class. one suggestion I give is to upgrade the presentation on the plate of the entree. it lacked interest. although delicious, it didn't show the pride of the kitchen. please give my appreciation to Orlando our server. his is delightfully professional!
Not Impressed At All
I took my partner and my niece there for Christmas dinner. The ambience was perfect. All 3 of our drinks were made incorrectly, the steak was cooked as requested. However, it was full of gristle and considerably tough.
For spending $165 for 3 people I expected top-notch food. Wouldn't recommend it nor will I return.
Our server, Justin, made our dining experience memorable. Very friendly, efficient & knowledgeable. The dining room is lovely as is their hotel, expansive & comfortable.
We had the regular rib eye as they were out of the wagyu rib eye. It was a bit undercooked for my husband's taste, but not mine as we shared it. It was tender & very tasty. We had the cognac pepper sauce with it. Just wonderful. We ordered the dinner lobster tail. It was a bit chewy, not the best we have eaten. The tomato bisque soup was delicious & had a little "bite to it, which we enjoyed. They brought a pumpkin cheesecake complimentary for my birthday.
I enjoyed a pinot from a central coast winery. All in all a very good dining experience.
food is really bad
the waitress was the sweetest and best out of this dining experience
the restaurant is not cozy you feel like in a concert hall
the killings are to high the music is to loud ..if i want action i can go to the bar but for dining i want to talk to my partner
the pork chop was the only thing that was good
if they would keep it simple it might work better for them
i ordered a steak tartar and to my surprise it had mayo in it it was horrible
anyway i would never go back
Our 34th wedding anniversary was Nov. 14th. Decided to try The Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel on recommendations from a number of friends. We had a lovely meal. Service was attentive but not overbearing. We took our time & enjoyed our meal and never felt rushed. Told the staff it was our anniversary and they had a free special dessert for us. Highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.
For business and clients coming into town, utilizing this Resturant located in the hotel is easier. However the main issue is the service. Its MEGA SLOW. I understand they are going for the service in a 4 star facility. However they miss the mark because they do not fill in the long long gaps between courses with drinks or coffee. I had two dinners there this past week. After the first one with such bad service where bread was never brought, the wine that was ordered could not be "found", and after waiting for 20 mins for coffee I finally canceled and left I emailed the hotel as I knew I had another reservation four days later. The second experience was just the same. Slow service and the resturant is not busy, I was not asked if I wanted another drink till 45 mins after I finished my first one, no serving utensils, wine not brought out for 30 mins etc. They really need to get their wait staff on point. My partner said NEVER AGAIN FIND ANOTHER PLACE.
A Fabulous Birthday Experience
I took my boyfriend to the Belvedere for his birthday. The food was simply exquisite! I wanted something unique and exclusive for his special day, and this was perfect. Excellent customer service and a romantic ambience! He even received a little dessert treat at the end !;)
Great ambience, meals and service
I celebrated my husband birthday last saturday at Belvedere Room and we both ordered Sirloin steak medium rare with mushroom combination... and we got the best steak ever with perfect crusty cooked outside and tender inside.
And chef gave us some petit complimentary for each session and of course ginger bread with vanilla ice cream birthday cake for my husband included on the complimentary.
Definitely will come back soon to this restaurant :-) happy customers -Dina & Niclas-
Was a birthday dinner and first time here. Our server Kristen was excellent. The entrees were delicious and well prepared/presented. The Wagyu ribeye was" off the hook". The sides are enough for two people. The desserts were great especially the beignets. I would recommend this place and would return.
We had a group of five ladies for an 8 o'clock dinner reservation, ages 50, 48, 19, 18 and 11. We were celebrating moving 2 of the ladies into their dorms to commence the school year, and our youngest group member's birthday. What can I say? Justin made these occasions extra special with his warm welcoming service and willingness to entertain all of our questions as well as direct our choices..... and we were never disappointed. Everything from wine to dessert!
Steak was the most popular choice of the evening (four of us), rib-eyes and tenderloins. Padre Way is the THE way to go. The truffle oil rub was also delicious. The braised short rib dish proved to be a taste sensation served with a fantastic potato-leek tart....also amazing.
Then came dessert! Everything was beautiful and delicious, but my favorite was the Chocolate Bliss!
This place will be our go to every time we come to town! We were pleasantly surprised to find such elegance in Bakersfield. Sorry Bako..we just didn't know!
We were greeted warmly upon arrival and seated immediately. The waiter was very quick to attend to our table and ask what drinks we would like. He brought us waters and upon learning (through open table notes) that it was our anniversary he offered us a bottle of champagne on the house. They were out of duck and out of clams but we weren't concerned about that. I ordered a steak cooked Padre style to medium. Also had the green beans and twice baked potato. My wife ordered the Cornish game hen. We both enjoyed our meals very much. the steak was cooked perfectly but I wouldn't have it done Padre style again because the flavor was just not very bold. The green beans however had very bold flavor and made a perfect compliment to the steak. The twice baked potato was just ok. My wife seemed to enjoy the Cornish game hen very much. The waiter then brought us dessert, also on the house which was very gracious. This is a great destination for a special occasion and we would highly recommend it.
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