747 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006934.084961 -118.376671
Monday To Friday From 09:30 AM To 02:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 09:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Melrose, Central LA
Like an old friend that has moved away – I recently visited the Belmont, which used to be one of my favorite spots, and after my experience this last time I felt compelled to write a review. It amazes me how far this great spot has fallen. I've been coming here for years and up until recently always had a good time. If service was lacking or the food wasn't up to par, the strong drinks and fun atmosphere made up for it.
But free drinks probably wouldn't get me back there now. the display of rudeness and unprofessionalism from the staff really left me wondering, what happened to the Belmont. I won't single out the server, but all I can say, is you better make sure you leave a good tip. Or at least a tip the server thinks is good.
Skip It: Bad Food and Unfriendly Staff – I had the best of intentions to take my girlfriend to a nice evening and thanks to the Belmont, the night was ruined and embarassing:
1. The wait staff is extremely unfriendly and inattentive.
2. The owners of the place troll around too much and make it too well known that they own the place, pretty pathetic.
3. There was an unneccessary fight the night we were there: the "owners" decided to act macho and try to throw a guy out - not very appealing to the girlfriend.
4. The best part, my girlfriend got sick off their food later that night.
I'm just a guy trying to take my girlfriend out to have a nice time - but we'll never go back to the Belmont and I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
Unfriendly – Went to have a drink there on a Thursday night; it wasn't too crowded, which was nice. One of my friends accidentally knocked over a beer bottle (about 1/4 full), which fell onto a booth where someone was sitting. My friend quickly apologized and the other patron was understandably annoyed, but could tell my friend was sincere and not a drunk idiot being careless and was fine. There was a bouncer nearby who saw this and came over. When he went to go into the kitchen to grab a towel he intentionally shoved me as he walked by. Why would he shove me? I have no idea. I hadn't said a single word to him or anyone...I was just standing there as my friend was apologizing. I really couldn't believe it. When he came back, I asked the bouncer why he shoved me? He said he didn't know that he shoved me. When I told him that he did shove me he asked me in a smartass tone if I was ok? I said I was. He said "Good." That was that. I explained this to the manager who was nice enough and offered me a free drink, but I didn't want a free drink. I wonder if the bouncer had punched me if I would have been offered a free dessert?
WHAT HAPPENED???? – Ok, so I used to come here all the time, but haven't dined in a month or two. All I have to say is that this place has definately changed for the worse. Don't change the recipe for your best appetizer item (tuna tartare) because now it isnt special anymore and actually tasteless. Filet skewers were raw on the inside. Our server didn't know what drinks the bar served nor what was in any of the dinner items. I ordered a salad that I have ordered numerous times and it came out missing ingredients. When I asked the server where the raspberries and apples were, she had to ask the chef what was in the salad and said that not only are there no raspberries anymore, that they didnt have any. When dessert came, what was all over as garnish?? RASPBERRIES!! I didn't even bother complaining because I was just so dissappointed. Thats the word I would call it- dissappointment. The menu changed, great items got taken off. Educate servers on the drinks and menu, and please accomodate your customers. It really feels like a s!ap in the face when you are told the kitchen is out of something and then you find out they have it. I hope that you can get it together because I miss the old Belmont!!!
avoid at all costs – the food was not that great, service was slow and on top of it the valet lost our car keys.
will not go back.
Great lunch menu! – I visited the Belmont for the first time on a Wednesday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised. There was no wait when I arrived around 1 p.m. I was seated right away at a table on the outside patio. The lunch menu had a great variety of sandwiches/salads, all of which looked appealing. I had the lobster club and I would definitely recommend it. The atmosphere was nice - very cozy and not too loud. The only bummer is the parking - if you can find a meter, then you are all good!
Great Steak Salad – The Bellmont has a very tasty steak salad, although being that i use to work across the steet from there I have seen some change in the consistancy of their food preperation. When it first opened up about 4 years ago it was amazing for the first 2, then it kinda got sloppy as to what ingrediants. Missing this, Missing that. The food it good but not like it use to be. The vibe is fun, the staff are polite, drinks are good. I still go there sometimes for lunch.
Needs a bit of work, but great vibe – I really enjoyed the layout and vibe of this place, but there was definitely a communication breakdown between the servers and the kitchen. We waited about 1 hour 20 minutes for our food, only to be advised after the wait that they ran out of chicken and we had to change one of our orders. That really should have been communciated when our order first went in. The server was very nice about it, but it's difficult to give a good review when something as disorganized as this occurs. I will probably give this place another try for drinks, but not for dinner - the food wasn't particularly exciting (we had mac & cheese - good, but nothing too special; spinach salad - again, it was just ok; and steak salad - not very appetizing).
Good drinks, Good music, Good times – I've been to the Belmont a bunch of times and everytime, I have a good time. The Belmont is a restaurant/bar. They play good music. It tends to get crowded so go early, so that you can get a table (I must admit, it's not so fun when you have to stand around). If you and a bunch friends want to go out, but not in the mood for a club...but still wanna get wated...go to The Belmont. You can sit, laugh, have great conversation...even if you don't remember it in the morning... : )
I'm A Believer Again!!! – I felt compelled to write a review, after visiting the Belmont a few days ago. This was my first visit back to the Belmont after a bad experience there, three years ago. (I won't go in to details, but I swore I wouldn't return) This time however, I found the staff to be attentive, the food to be delicious, and most of all, everyone was quite friendly. I went there to watch a football game and though my game wasn't on any of the tv's, I asked the manager Paul, to change a tv, and he made it happen for me. My only complaint, if you can call it a complaint, is that our food did take longer than I thought it should. But the restaurant was busy and everything was delicious and actually worth the wait. I had a great lobster club sandwich, which was only made better, because of the sweet potato fries. My group stayed there several hours and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I want to thank the staff for restoring my faith in the Belmont. I will be back for sure.
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