S.F. Bay Area — California
S.F. Peninsula Restaurants
Godfather's Burger Lounge ****
Cuisine: Gourmet Angus Burgers
Godfather's Burger Lounge
Godfather's Burger Lounge is cozy and casual, with a fun upbeat atmosphere and the feel of old-time Hollywood — you can almost imagine the Godfather or Sinatra stopping by for a burger and a beer!
One look at their huge 1/2-lb fresh, all-natural gourmet Angus Beef burgers and you won't even think of uttering "Where's
the Beef?" All burgers are fire-grilled to perfection and served on deliciously light gourmet sesame seed or whole wheat buns (both are fantastic), delivered fresh daily by Le Boulanger.
Godfather's juicy burgers are right "up" there in terms of taste — this is our latest go-to place when we're craving a hamburger fix. And judging from the size of the crowds (day or night), we're not the only ones!
Description & Atmosphere
Located on the corner of El Camino Real (and Harbor) in Belmont, the restaurant is quite small (we estimate about 14 tables), so expect to wait during peak dining times. Limited counter seating is available at the bar. The walls are filled with pictures of famous film stars, movie clapper boards... and even a Super 8 camera or two — it's not your average burger place!
Each bite of Godfather's all-natural Angus Beef Burgers (served with lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickles and natural cut fries) is sensational. Menu options include:
- Godfather's Cheese Burger
- Soprano's Ultimate Burger
- Director's Cut Mushroom Burger
- Untouchables' Burger
- Fresh California Burger
- Goodfellas' Pepperoni Burger
- Salmon Burger
- Crabcake Burger
- Chicken Burger
- Portobello Mushroom Burger (vegetarian)
- Philly Cheese Steak Burger
Godfather's fries are a must! We like the Sweet Potato Fries — crispy and deliciously seasoned, they can be served plain, salted, sprinkled with cinnamon (our favorite), or for those of you with a sweet tooth, topped with cinnamon AND sugar. Other options include Mama's Garlicky Truffle Fries, Fries My Heart and Godfather's Fries. We also like splitting an order of the thick Beer-Battered Onion Rings — they're incredible!
Know what else goes great with a burger and fries — a "thick" yummy Ice-Cream Milk Shake (Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry, made with local organic milk). And it's large enough to share — just ask for an extra straw or two :)
For a lighter touch, order a side of salad with your burger (instead of fries). The chilled Caesar Salad is excellent — crispy Romaine lettuce, garlicky croutons and Kalamata olives, tossed in homemade Caesar dressing, topped with Parmesan cheese. We've also enjoyed the Crispy BLT Wedge Salad and Godfather's House Salad.
Appetizers include wonderful Fried Calamari, Godfather's Hot Wings, Crabcake, and Chicken Crisps.
If you're not totally stuffed after your meal (and even if you are), don't pass up trying one or two of Godfather's fabulous desserts. During one of our visits, we celebrated a special birthday with my sister who was visiting from London — four of us shared the Chocolate Brownie Decadence and it was absolutely incredible! The warm chocolate brownie just melts in your mouth. During another visit, we opted for the Oreo Martini Sundae (a must for Oreo lovers) — it's soooooooo yummy!
A special Kids Menu is also available
Bar & Beverages
The small bar area is located just across from the main entrance — counter seating is perfect if you want to grab a quick bite, or enjoy a drink with appetizers.
Beverages include: Draft Beer, Red & White Wines (house wines by the famed movie director Francis Ford Coppola winery), Port Wines, Soft Drinks, Fresh-Brewed Coffee and Tea.
Reservations are recommended — it gets very busy during peak dining times.
Street parking is available along El Camino Real and side streets
Very friendly, fast and efficient
Take-Out orders are available