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“Great food and friendly service”
Review of Belfry Bistro

Belfry Bistro
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Ranked #13 of 67 Restaurants in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $33
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 6A
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food was wonderful, and they were attentive to my children's requests. We were a large family group and we were served promptly. The atmosphere was relaxed and the outside garden area was not too hot in the summer heat.

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Thank Wenmom
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

I love this place doesn't express my true feelings. I had the fortunate experience to have an anniversary dinner here. This renovated church is amazing. The menu is gourmet and very expensive, but worth a special treat. This is also has rooms upstairs your can stay in, take a tour!

Thank Goodthingguy
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

It certainly was a surprise to see how a redundant Catholic Church has been converted to become an excellent restaurant in Sandwich.
The wine list was extensive with, somewhat unusually, some very good wines available by the glass. As I was driving, this was some recompense for missing the usual bottle of wine that my wife and I share at dinner.
The menu offered a good mix of seafood and other dishes that were well cooked and presented. We all chose different dishes and none of us were disappointed.
The Belfry Bistro is more expensive than other local restaurants but in my opinion was well worth it.

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Thank Richard654
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Belfry Bistro is a gourmet gem and our favorite restaurant. It is set in an old converted church with some stain glass windows and a bar near where the altar used to be. Instead of wooden pews and benches, there are tables with comfortable chairs and candles. The tall, open architecture provides a roomy ceiling and spacious feel. The restaurant is comfortably, elegant. There is a small garden where you can do Wine Tastings on Wednesday nights. Reserve early, since we were unable to get reservations that day. We used Open Table to reserve a table in the restaurant at 8:15 pm, and there was only two other open tables at that time.

We had the Cod Fish Fritters with Celery Root Remoulade, Piquillo Pepper Aioli as an appetizer. They were nice, not fishy, and arrived quickly. I had the Five Spiced Long Island Duck with Breast Wild Rice, Swiss Chard, Truffle Merlot Reduction for the second time. The duck is not greasy or spicy and the merlot reduction is absolutely lovely with the wild rice and swiss chard wonderfully complementing the flavors. My husband had the fresh fish which was cod that had a lovely sauce and baby potatos. I had the chocolate, caramel, peanut butter dessert which came with chocolate ice cream - Small and lovely desserts.

We dine at Belfry Bistro twice a year when we visit the area, and we have always enjoyed greatly enjoyed our meals. It is our favorite fine dining restaurant in the area - definitely worth the trip and a visit!

Some tips:
the Bistro is closed on Mondays. Open Tues - Sat for lunch and dinner (dinner starts at 5 pm). Sunday, it is open for brunch and dinner. We have only come for dinner.

On Wed nights, there is the wine tasting 6 pm - 7 pm, but you have to call in advance for reservations. For $25, you get to sample four wines and have appetizers which are made fresh. The waitress said it is crazy busy, the kitchen and staff, so you may want to avoid around that time for dining. Although we arrived at 8:15 pm for dinner on Wed, the waitress still seemed busy that night, forgetting to bring bread and not bringing our bottle of wine until after we had finished our appetizer. Out of all the times we have eaten there, that was the "worst" wait staff experience which really was not too bad, and she was very nice, friendly, and we tipped well. We have eaten there on other Wed nights, around that time, and did not have any problems.

If you want "fresh" spring water, bring several jugs and containers (preferably with good lids) when you visit. Drive down road and to the right (past another church) is an always running, Sandwich spring with wonderfully cold, spring water bubbling out of the ground and out through pipes. It is free, always running, and you can help yourself to as much as you want. You may want to bring a flashlight, since it is dark at night. You can pull your car next to the Spring and fill up. It is down some stone steps and a wooden box is built around it with the pipes of water running out. The water is delicious, refreshing, energizing, and clean. I have never gotten sick from it. Every trip to the Belfry Bistro for dinner, we bring containers for the wonderful spring water. You may want to ask the wait staff for directions, but it is close-by and wonderful! Enjoy!

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Thank GodLovesYou
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Great atmosphere, eat inside or out in season. Lovely and interesting! Celebrated our Anniversary here and so glad we did! Great from drinks to dessert. Surprised at some lower priced items on the menu. Definetly will return!!! Good parking in back.

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Thank Johanna006
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