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“Mother’s Day Disappointment”

The Belvedere in The Padre Hotel
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Ranked #26 of 907 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Arrived 10 minutes early and were seated promptly. Told we could visit the buffet at 10. We ordered Mimosas and tea while we waited.

The buffet had many choices, including the obligatory prime rib, ham, and turkey breast. There was also an omelette station. The set up was fairly nice, but the chafing dish area was sterile looking. No decor at all; just dish after dish. Okay, that’s not so important, but the fact that everything we chose was barely warm. No surprise; the Sterno cans had not been lit! Uggh. We suffered through cold food that was just average. Nothing special or particularly tasty. When we walked out, the same chafing dishes were steaming hot. Guess being the first seating did not guarantee fresh, hot food. I mentioned it to the hostess as we walked out, and she just apologized. Oh well, our problem I suppose.

Our check arrived and my husband paid. We were ready to leave when our waitress came over and gave my husband a new bill stating she charged us the regular buffet price. The new bill was $65 more. Not a problem, but they should have owned their mistake and not have bothered the customer. Not good PR.

We are over The Padre and have since heard that their food quality has declined. It used to be great.

Thank ccinCalifornia
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The Belvedere used to be pretty boring. Jeramy Brown has turned it around with well-chosen seasonal menu items and much improved service. Great selections and presentations. This now is the place to take visitors who wonder whether Bakersfield has any good food. Try it!

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Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

They were slow and many items were out because of a banquet the night before. Aspiration menu, would consider giving them another chance.

Thank agbowden
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Totally satisfied with dining experience because of the great food and wine: Walla Walla Cabernet, filet mignon, pork chop, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, cheese cake and flower less chocolate mouse. What a delight all of those dishes were to savor. Each dish we shared and were overwhelmed with how great EVERYTHING was!!! Thanks so much. We’re sorry you were so short staffed. Can you believe they ran out of soda water???

Thank JSLINAZ
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

At the end of a road trip, we decided to stay at the Padre and eat at the Belvedere. What a treat! The food was superb and the dining room has great decor. Our server advised us on food and wine selection and every part of the meal was delicious. Favorites included the carrot salad, pea risotto and veal chop. We will take a detour off 5 to eat there again, anytime.

Thank RWCFamily
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