Truffles Catering At The Historic Belvedere

★★★★☆
  • 1 E Chase St

    Baltimore, MD 21202

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  • 410-332-1000

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Available for events 7 days a week. Office Hours: Monday-Saturday- 9:30am- 5:30pm
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My sister had her wedding here spring of 2011 and it was absolutely beautiful. As a bridesmaid and someone who helped my sister out in the planning I can say first hand that the service, food, and ballrooms were impecable. My sister was

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My sister had her wedding here spring of 2011 and it was absolutely beautiful. As a bridesmaid and someone who helped my sister out in the planning I can say first hand that the service, food, and ballrooms were impecable. My sister was

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I had an experience with The Belvedere that makes me question whether: (a) they negotiate in good faith, and; (b) they conduct their business in a discriminatory manner

I was in contact with Lesley Comfort regarding my August 2010 wedding. Since they don??t have a kosher caterer they would outsource Weiss Catering and we would pay The Belvedere for the food. Since I know Weiss Catering and what their menu cost, The Belvedere was charging $90 for a $60 menu. We approached them with the question of adding additional food without charge and they wouldn??t. So The Belvedere bowed out of the catering and we would work directly with whichever caterer we wanted. That was very nice of them and I was totally happy to deal with the caterer myself. At least I would be getting what I paid for. Of course they increase their facility fee by $2000. This was understandable and I was happy to pay this.

A contract was given to us yet we had one additional issue. This came in was when they wanted one full hour to turn over the room which meant a shorter reception time. I didn??t understand why it would take an hour since the tables were going to be pre-set and stored behind a screen. I have been to many weddings that do not take that long to turn over a room from the ceremony to reception, especially when tables were pre-set, like theirs would be. When we approached them with making this time up by adding it to the reception instead of giving us a "no" they completely pulled their offer. They stated they had to "worry about their reputation." This comment was stated MANY times by Lesley. What does that mean? Since it was going to be a Jewish orthodox wedding I can only take it as they didn??t want to deal with us. We were at the end of negotiations and instead of saying "no" they pulled the ability of us to rent from them. So be warned that when you think you are on good terms with them and are at the end of negotiations they could and would pull completely out without warning. I spent four weeks dealing with them (out of a four month engagement) and can only say I find the numerous comments Lesley made during our last conversation "we have to worry about our reputation" VERY disturbing.

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I had an experience with The Belvedere that makes me question whether: (a) they negotiate in good faith, and; (b) they conduct their business in a discriminatory manner

I was in contact with Lesley Comfort regarding my August 2010 wedding. Since they don??t have a kosher caterer they would outsource Weiss Catering and we would pay The Belvedere for the food. Since I know Weiss Catering and what their menu cost, The Belvedere was charging $90 for a $60 menu. We approached them with the question of adding additional food without charge and they wouldn??t. So The Belvedere bowed out of the catering and we would work directly with whichever caterer we wanted. That was very nice of them and I was totally happy to deal with the caterer myself. At least I would be getting what I paid for. Of course they increase their facility fee by $2000. This was understandable and I was happy to pay this.

A contract was given to us yet we had one additional issue. This came in was when they wanted one full hour to turn over the room which meant a shorter reception time. I didn??t understand why it would take an hour since the tables were going to be pre-set and stored behind a screen. I have been to many weddings that do not take that long to turn over a room from the ceremony to reception, especially when tables were pre-set, like theirs would be. When we approached them with making this time up by adding it to the reception instead of giving us a "no" they completely pulled their offer. They stated they had to "worry about their reputation." This comment was stated MANY times by Lesley. What does that mean? Since it was going to be a Jewish orthodox wedding I can only take it as they didn??t want to deal with us. We were at the end of negotiations and instead of saying "no" they pulled the ability of us to rent from them. So be warned that when you think you are on good terms with them and are at the end of negotiations they could and would pull completely out without warning. I spent four weeks dealing with them (out of a four month engagement) and can only say I find the numerous comments Lesley made during our last conversation "we have to worry about our reputation" VERY disturbing.

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I had an experience with The Belvedere/Truffles that makes me question whether: (a) they negotiate in good faith, and; (b) they conduct their business in a discriminatory manner\r
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I was in contact with Lesley Comfort regarding my August

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I had an experience with The Belvedere/Truffles that makes me question whether: (a) they negotiate in good faith, and; (b) they conduct their business in a discriminatory manner\r
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I was in contact with Lesley Comfort regarding my August

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Here's a real insider scoop, and a bit of advice for the unsuspecting customer of Truffles. You might be lucky and like those people have a somewhat decent meal there (if their review is not doctored of course, which is very possible). If you've ever eaten there, you know about the chipped plates, mismatched cutlery, inconsistent food sometimes great sometimes yucky, and the deplorable hygiene in the kitchen. Lucky you can be if the new chef (as they tend not to last because of false promises) prepare a worthy meal from a not so great menu choice.
Do a thorough search because signing your life away with that caterer.

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Here's a real insider scoop, and a bit of advice for the unsuspecting customer of Truffles. You might be lucky and like those people have a somewhat decent meal there (if their review is not doctored of course, which is very possible). If you've ever eaten there, you know about the chipped plates, mismatched cutlery, inconsistent food sometimes great sometimes yucky, and the deplorable hygiene in the kitchen. Lucky you can be if the new chef (as they tend not to last because of false promises) prepare a worthy meal from a not so great menu choice.
Do a thorough search because signing your life away with that caterer.

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I had my wedding at the Belvedere last October and the whole experience was really good. The sales office was helpful and everyone at the wedding kept saying how amazing the food was and how beautiful the ballroom was. Everyone had a great time and it was a wonderful experience overall.

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I had my wedding at the Belvedere last October and the whole experience was really good. The sales office was helpful and everyone at the wedding kept saying how amazing the food was and how beautiful the ballroom was. Everyone had a great time and it was a wonderful experience overall.

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If you've never been to the historic Belvedere Hotel building in Baltimore nor seen Trufflle's 5 ballrooms there, you've got to check out their website--or better yet, go see them in person. The spaces are utterly magnificent, and some are downright palatial! Built in an era of artisanship rarely replicated today, Truffles at the Belvedere is THE venue for your wedding, mitzvah, or special event. And Truffles' food is excellent; I've never been disappointed.

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★★★★★

If you've never been to the historic Belvedere Hotel building in Baltimore nor seen Trufflle's 5 ballrooms there, you've got to check out their website--or better yet, go see them in person. The spaces are utterly magnificent, and some are downright palatial! Built in an era of artisanship rarely replicated today, Truffles at the Belvedere is THE venue for your wedding, mitzvah, or special event. And Truffles' food is excellent; I've never been disappointed.

Pros: You will not find a more upscale venue for your event

Cons: None

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I recently had my wedding at The Belvedere and they did a fantastic job! I was so pleased with the way everything unfolded from my first appointment to the last dance.
I actually had the pleasure of meeting the corporate executive chef when he did my tasting. He came to our table and described each and every item he prepared for myself and my finance...all excellent. Overall we had a great experience.

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I recently had my wedding at The Belvedere and they did a fantastic job! I was so pleased with the way everything unfolded from my first appointment to the last dance.
I actually had the pleasure of meeting the corporate executive chef when he did my tasting. He came to our table and described each and every item he prepared for myself and my finance...all excellent. Overall we had a great experience.

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Truffle's Catering does a wonderful job whether it is on-site at the Belvedere or at your location. The staff is top notch and the food is amazing. The miniature crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms and lamp chops are a few of my favorites.

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Truffle's Catering does a wonderful job whether it is on-site at the Belvedere or at your location. The staff is top notch and the food is amazing. The miniature crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms and lamp chops are a few of my favorites.

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