Savannah >Food & Dining > Belford's Savannah Seafood
315 W Saint Julian St, Savannah, GA | Directions 3140132.080836 -81.095079
BREAKFAST 8-11AM ; LUNCH 11:30AM-3PM ; DINNER 5:30-10PM ; HAPPY HOUR TUE-FRI 4-6PM ; SUNDAY BRUNCH 11:30AM-3
Neighborhoods: Historic District - North
Our Waitress Was Amazing – I want to start by saying our waitress Lyndsie was awesome. Poor service overall. My partner took me here for my birthday dinner on New Year's Eve. The food tasted great, I loved it but I am hating it now. We were up and down all night with bad stomach aches, here it is, noon, and we still have very bad stomach aches. Our waitress was great but a waitress named Rachel hit our tables 4 times, the fourth time sent my tea in our laps. Then she just left it on the table, didn't bother apologizing or cleaning up her mess. I spoke to her manager who was extremely nice. If you are looking for selection, this is not the best for you. Menu is kinda boring. We had Calamari and the grouper, both very fresh and good, just with a horrible price.
Mediocre at best – First of all, this restaurant is located in Market Square, a very nice, but very touristy part of town. My boyfriend and I arrived on a Saturday night without reservations, and were seated within 15 minutes, which was nice. But when we were seated, we noticed that there were at least 7 tables open and set, but they weren't being seated... I thought this was strange. We weren't given a wine list, and when our waitress arrived and I said I wanted a glass of wine, she brought one back a few minutes later. Although she was pleasant, she spent a lot of time talking (and kind of flirting) with a table of two married men next to us. We had the 'lightly dusted' calamari - it was breaded and deep fried. I've had much better. I ordered the crab cakes for my entree, which were supposed to be award winning. They were decent, but the asparagus served with them was blanched or steamed too long, and mushy. The rice wasn't very flavorful, and the roumelade was a bit sweet. My boyfriend ordered the shrimp and scallops served in a puff pastry over a bed of spinach. It was cold, and the pastry was dry and almost burnt. The spinach was mushy and cold, although the scallops and shrimp were done nicely. All in all, not worth the $100 we dropped - I left thinking we should have had pizza at Vinnie Van Go Go across the street - for about 1/5 the price.
A big NO!!! – We just came back from dinner at Belford's. 5 adults and 3 kids. We received excellent service throughout our stay. But the food was horrible. Both $35 filet stuffed mignon were mediocre, the stuffing and all the sides were cold. Even worse, after I told the (very polite) waitress about my food being cold, she returned the mashed potatoes and broccoli to the kitchen only to return the same plate a couple minutes later with slightly warmer mashed potatoes and still cold broccoli (did they just nuke it for a minute????). The Lemon Peppered Grouper was totally overcooked and dried out. The rest of the dishes were whatever and acceptable for a medium priced restaurant, but NOT when you spend close to $30 each.
Even the relatively cheap wines did not go at all with the very nice upscale fine dining ambience.
At the end of dinner after returning all plates un-finished we asked to talk to the manager and very nicely told him about our experience. Well he apologized but telling us at the same time that he cannot do anything for us since we did not actually told him directly that the food was not good while the food was still on the table and he therefore never saw the food himself to verify that we indeed are right. Never heard that one before....
I love eating out well and don't mind at all spending good money for good food. But this place is an absolute NO!!!!
Excellen Seafood and Great Service – My husband and I ate at Belford's our first night in Savannah. We had a fantastic dinner. We had heard several people raving about the crab cakes and they lived up to the hype. We still haven't found anything close. My husband ordered a pork chop that looked more like something Fred Flintstone would have eaten-it was huge. He said it was perfectly cooked and very good. I had a lobster ravioli. It was extremely rich but very good. The service was wonderful. The restaurant was not very busy and our server spent a lot of time giving us recommendations of things to do in Savannah. We had such a good time we stopped in several days later for a quick lunch.
Poor service, mediocre but expensive food – Bad service, mediocre food with expensive prices. The place is run by teenagers who are running around grab-assing and sing rap songs and using foul language. I could barely get out the front door because of the kids hanging out in front, the kids were the restaraunt employees goofing around but barely making an effort to get out of our way. A typical tourist dump!!! Save your money and eat someplace less expensive down there or go someplace that is actually a quality restaraunt instead of just pretending to be one.
Terrible dining experience – This is the most poorly managed restaurant I've ever dined at! I booked the banquet room for 20 guys and it was a terrible experience. 3 people never received their meals and half the people (approx 10 people) had to send their steaks back b/c they were grossly undercooked. All of us are big steak eaters and even the guys who enjoy a raw steak couldn't believe how cold the steak centers were. After my steak arrived for the second time I still couldn't finish it because it was still undercooked. By the way, I ordered the filet and what I managed to eat was very low grade steak. Management was unimpressive and very reluctant to make our dining experience enjoyable despite several updates on our situation. After waiting 2 hrs for the 3 missing meals we decided it was time to leave. Management took off some of the liquor drinks but still charged us for the missing steaks?!?!?!?! We wanted out so we paid the bill and left. A week later I complained to the general manager who stated he would investigate and promised to call me back. Guess what... he never called!
Another bland Tourist restaurant – The concept seems nice and its well decorated. Ive been here a few times. I like the high ceilings and the open kitchen area, but service was always rather poor and being that its in City Market, dining here can be expensive. The dishes we've had really werent very appetizing and we had to send our bloody marys back twice.
Wedding Day – My husband and I got married at the court house and decided to have dinner near by. Belfords was perfect! We had great service, a wonderful lunch, and an all around nice time. The atmosphere was pleasant. The cost is a little more than the average place, but the food was well worth it.
What a great time was had by all at Belford's! – I was shocked to read previous reviews. As a resident of Savannah I have always experienced great food and service at Belford's. The outdoor dining has been great fun when the local musicians perform. Being right there at City Market has made for great strolls after eating perhaps too much of our favorite foods.
Dull – The service person was good....It was empty at lunch. The portions seemed large, but the price was high too. Let me bottom line it.....wouldn't go back, would look for a new place........
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