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“Awesome place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Belvedere

Le Belvedere
100 Main St, Newport, VT 05855-5543
+1 802-487-9147
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Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: American, Sushi, French, Tapas
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Great food (although I agree with 'la blah-videre'reviewer below about the sea bass piccata), great views. Service intentionally a bit slow, after all, this is finer dining. Will definitely go back...best steaks we've ever had.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Walden, Vermont
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Le Blah-vedere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The restaurant touts itself as fine dining, Not so much. With wood floors, low wood ceilings and no soft surfaces the noise level has to be shouted over. You cannot carry a quiet conversation.

With only two waitstaff waiting tables in the diningroom AND the bar AND greeting guests who enter the place AND bussing their own tables... It was very slow and uneven service. The hostess would not stay at her station and greet guests and seat them.

The martinis and apps were good. Special marks for the calamari. The entrees and desserts were "meh". My seabass piccata lacked any lemon flavor at all. My wife's pork medallions were grey. Not nicely seared or even caramelized and the frangelica pan sauce was coyingly sweet.

The desserts were clearly an after thought and not worth ordering but it was our anniversary.

Our waitress did her best to keep up but there were LONG intervals between her visits to our table. The bread ran out. Our water ran out. Our martini glasses never got cleared.

She apologized every time she made it back to the table.

They need a bussperson and an expediter and a Hostess that STAYS at her station. They also need a waitress just for the bar side.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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VRancourt_12, Owner at Le Belvedere, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
We would like to deeply apologize for your bad experience at our restaurant. It is totally unacceptable for us to have unsatisfied customers.
The majority of our customers enjoy their dining experience in our establishment and we try to ensure that is the case for every customer who comes to Le Belvedere. Obviously, we did not succeed for your anniversary dinner and we would like to make it up to you.

We appreciate that you took the time to bring these issues to our attention and thank you for your suggestions.
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Burlington, Vermont
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“High class dining in Newport VT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The ambiance is second to none, right on the lake. The food is 4 star. The fish is always good, with the meat dishes hit or miss. The staff is more than friendly making a fantastic evening

Visited August 2013
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Albany, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food and view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Met friends for a quiet dinner and was pleasantly surprised at the qaulity of the food throughout the meal. Drinks were quite good and the view across the lake, even with clouds and fog, was spectacular.

Visited May 2013
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice ambience, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Le Belvedere sits at the southernmost end of Lake Memphremagog one hundred feet from the waters edge with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. It is an upscale restaurant for Newport with a dining area and bar area both very comfortable for dining.

Several of us had braised lamb shanks that were excellent accompanied by fresh vegetables that were cooked al dente and delicious, followed by a tasty mixed salad with gorgonzola, walnuts and various greens. Others had delicious fried calamari cooked in a light batter and done to perfection. Wines were reasonably priced and service throughout was excellent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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