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The Belvedere in The Padre Hotel

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1702 18th STREET, Bakersfield, CA
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at The PADRE, my Hubby and I have had the pleasure to enjoy dinners at The Belvedere Room. Their upscale dining experience never disappoints, and we appreciate how accommodating they have been to us for a last minute date night! Our last meal there was Fabulous and service was Exceptional! We enjoyed an Amazing roasted Baby Beet salad,... More 

Thank LagunaBch
San Diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went on a Wednesday in December. Lots of Christmas parties that time of year. The Belvedere room was closed for a special event. Fortunately they were serving in the lounge next door. Despite the venue change, the meal was wonderful with great service and friendly, helpful staff. Corkage was inexpensive as well, which is always appreciated.

Thank tb911
Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Each time we visit, I expect the Rat Pack to come walking through. The decor and ambiance remind me of old Vegas or Hollywood. If you're looking for a relatively quiet setting with very good food and good service, this is the place. We started with a Caesar salad and shrimp cocktail; both very good. My husband ordered the lobster... More 

Thank travelbyrail
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Thanksgiving brunch was overall great from the food standpoint. The Raw bar was 5 stars....huge split legs and jumbo shrimp plus a really nice Lox and accouterments! Carving table needs just a little improvement....Prime Rib was just luke warm. Grandson pigged out at the breakfast buffet items and was very impressed, especially french toast and crapes. He ate too many... More 

Thank bakodon
San Diego, California
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were staying at the Padre Hotel, home of the Belvedere Room and elected to try it. The sustainable farm to fork menu was varied with some excellent choices. The mixed beet salad is highly recommended. We also sampled the foie gras on brioche with strawberry jam. The jam overpowered the foie gras, but I have to applaud the kitchen... More 

Thank DavidUmstot
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Belvedere at the Padre is best of Bakersfield’s fine dining restaurants. Service is attentive, menu is creative, food quality and taste unmatched in this city. The Belvedere is worth the visit for a special occasion or a quiet meal with friends.

Thank MP T
Bakersfield, California
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Bakersfield. The food was very similar to some of the top French restaurants I've visited. We went there for our six year wedding anniversary and were very impressed by the quality of the food and the amazing wait staff. We had their tartare which had real truffle shavings on it, filet... More 

Thank Dinoalita
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place to have a nice meal. We arrived early in the night with a reservation. Seated immediately as the crowd was sparse early - it filled-up later. Service was excellent though kind of drug on after we placed our order . Took almost 2 hours to complete the experience. We did not order anything special , the... More 

Thank Mcfire1
Bakersfield, California
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91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

As good, if not better, as some fine dining establishments in SF and LA I have visited. They do a great job on the different courses. Everything is well prepared and the service is great

Thank JBakersfield
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Lovely personal service, with hotel's history included! Food was excellent and the pork belly starter to die for

Thank stamford10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 18th STREET, Bakersfield, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?