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American, Contemporary
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1702 18th STREET, Bakersfield, CA
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Another great meal. Our favorite place in Bakersfield to stay and eat. The only disappointment was they were out of our 2 favorite dishes the tomahawk and scallops :( However the porterhouse and Chicken were delish.

Thank alljoygirl
Mission Viejo, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had the pleasure of having dinner here on Saturday night, and had such a wonderful experience. The dining room was beautiful, service attentive and prompt and our meal was delicious. I should start by saying that my daughter has several diet restrictions and eating out can be a challenge, but the chef, pantry chef and our server Jordan were... More 

Thank Mila N
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We stayed at the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield on a one night getaway. A great part of the stay (with a 20% discount for hotel guests) was the Belvedere. Absolutely first class in food and service. Worth the trip.

Thank Donald S

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?