Belford's, a restaurant specializing in seafood and steaks, is located in an old brick building in the National Landmark Historic District in ... More
Belford's Savannah Seafood & Steaks
Belford's, a restaurant specializing in seafood and steaks, is located in an old brick building in the National Landmark Historic District in Savannah, Ga. The building, constructed in 1902, is listed in Historic Savannah Foundation's architectural inventory and is noted for its arched windows, exposed brick walls and doorways with semicircular and segmental arched toplights. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch that includes sausage, egg and cheese croissant, steak and eggs, parmesan tomato stack, chicken salad honeydew, classic caesar salad, blackened chicken sandwich, beer battered grouper sandwich, chicken and broccoli alfredo and grilled pork chop. Its menu also includes fried calamari, Cajun lobster ravioli, lemon pepper salmon, shrimp, greens and grits, shrimp and scallops, double cut pork chop, filet mignon and ribeye steak. Belford s can accommodate up to 150 people and offers both buffet and seated service for groups and parties.
This is a great place to eat. All the reviews are at least 2 years old. We just had a wonderful dinner, I had the pork chop and my wife had the lobster ravioli. Perfectly cooked and hot when served. Excellent service and a very pleasant experience....This is our first visit to Savannah and could not have chosen a better place to eat. today is Sept.23,2013 and this makes the comment and reviews more up to date. We need one of these in Dallas.
Obviously, this establishment doesn't have a clue how to run a restaurant. Stopped in to grab a few drinks and appetizers. Tables were open on patio, however, manager refused to seat us because we did not have a reservation, even though the tables had been sitting empty for 30 minutes. We were told they had a large party inside and could not seat anyone without a reservation. What???? If you know you have a large party coming in, you staff for it so you don't have to turn away guests, especially when you have open tables! Honestly, I'm not very impressed with the food here, but the patio sets a nice atmosphere on a Saturday night. Unfortuneately, this restaurant has lost the business of this local couple and I will be sure to steer away friends and business associates as well. When we want to show off our beautiful city, we expect good service. Didn't get it here. Ended up going to the 17Hundred90 Restaurant and what a difference! Service was impeccable, atmosphere was supurb and food was excellant. Thanks, Belfords for turning us away! Continue doing this to your local patrons and you'll be left with lots of empty tables!
Very dissappointed with the way they treat their locals.
All they care about are the tourists. In short, avoid this place, the service is horrible, and their staff is rude, including the manager who gave us an attitude because we wanted an outside table without reservations. I will be sure to take my guests elsewhere from now on.
I guess the fact that our party of 5 had no problems getting last minute reservations at this place should have been a tip off. The atmosphere was fine, but a little austere and noisy. The location was very good with a walking area just outside. I guess I'm old and old fashioned, but I'm troubled by a waiter with studs in his face. The menu was very limited too. Drinks were delivered but with an error. We had to request silverware, water, setups, bread and butter. All in all I would have rated it a 2 star so far, but when the food arrived the rating fell even further. The grilled chicken was misnamed, it should have been called death valley roadkill. I've never seen a piece of chicken you needed a sharp steak knife to hack apart. No one in the group was happy, but we just eaten the night before at Vic's and the comparison left Belford's far, far behind. Never Again! I recommend you too search elsewhere. This place won't be there much longer.
Welcome to Savannah! Entering this restaurant with no expectations, I was pleasantly surprised and overjoyed with a deliciousCaesar salad, salmon and bread. They have a conscientous wait staff who were so attentive that I returned a second time. Again, the food was impressive and the staff was 4-star once again. There was no wait time and the food was served timely. Prices were affordable on my budget. The question arises would I come again, most definitely. I hope whoever reads this review shares my good fortune and visit this restaurant.
Belford's offered my fiance and I both good and bad aspects when we dined there the other evening, a cold one in January. Because of the weather there were only a few other couples in the restaurant and we were seated in a more private part rather than right next to another table, so the atmosphere was relaxing and very nice. However, the service was ok at best. We were waited on by a man in his early twenties who couldn't answer my fiance's questions about the menu at all; he stood there offering a nervous laugh as he stumbled through a ridiculous answer. Later, I overheard a different waiter explaining the menu in detail to another table and I was instantly jealous. Our waiter seemed annoyed to be there and was not very friendly at all. On a good note, my chicken and broccoli alfredo was absolutely delicious as was the soup and Belford's salad we ordered. The free bread we received was also some of the best we have had, it was slightly toasted, lathered in melted butter, and topped with a lot of grated cheese. But my fiance did not have a good experience with his entree. He ordered the $36 filet mignon cooked medium: he received a $36 filet cooked rare. After cutting it, he asked for it to be put back on. The waiter brought it back a few minutes later and one side was cooked perfectly. It melted in our mouths and tasted delicious. But, he cut into the other side only to notice that it was still rare. The waiter didn't return until we were finished with the rest of our food, so my fiance just put the steak he didn't eat to the side and told the waiter. We did receive a discount on our bill, but we would have much rather had a well-cooked steak rather than a discount. In my opinion, if you are paying that much for a steak, it should be cooked perfectly. If we had had a different server and if the steak had been cooked more to our liking, then we would definitely return to Belford's. But, I don't think we will be returning there for mediocre service and uncooked steak.
We just came back from a week in Hilton Head and Savannah. I was disapointed overall with Belfords. My wife got the grits and shrips which she loves. It was cold when it came out as was my crab cakes. My returned the plate and the waitress told her that give a fresh plate that took quite along time. Our waitress was nice and the ambiance wonderful. I would rate Belfords a C in my book fits right into the tourist type of place. The building was beautiful and we ate outside watching the folks in the city market. But other then the location the food was just ok. Overpriced and underheated for what I thought would be a very good place to eat. I would not go back.