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DRAKE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.drakebend.com
  • Email: info@drakebend.com
  • Phone: (541) 306-3366
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am -5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ryley Eckersley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and free public lot
A word from DRAKE
DRAKE is an authentic neighborhood joint serving up creative and inspired comfort food in downtown Bend, OR.

DRAKE is reinventing American classics with a modern, fresh flair. Specialties include daily fresh fish and risotto specials, mussels and fries, and an array of salads, small plates and sides.

Take in the view from over-sized windows on the iconic corner of NW Wall St. and NW Franklin Ave. in downtown Bend. On warm days enjoy prime outdoor seating on the bustling sidewalk. Inside, you'll enjoy a diner inspired ambiance with a beautiful hand crafted bar, an open kitchen with front row counter seating and comfortable booths.

We are passionate about hospitality and we insist on delivering sincerity to every guest, every time. We want you to have a great experience at DRAKE from beginning to end, that’s our mission and that’s why we love this business.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Slow service, food over cooked. Drinks were good. Very loud. Slow to nonexistent wait staff. It took almost an hour to get our salads. They were great but not worth the wait."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very reliable downtown Bend Bar/Restaurant, never disappoints"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Love the delicious, unique Southern twist on food - delicious every time! Interesting yet not pretentious menu. The Bartender is creative - Fun on weekends! They makes "our" drink as we come thru' the door - happy us! Favorite lunch get-away - the staff treat people so special and are very friendly and kind. Favorite place to take, treat, and impress out of town friends and clients for dinner - It's comfortable yet special enough."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Perfect location for pre-theater dining. The staff are absolutely wonderful and the service was excellent. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Drake a number of times. It has a nice menu and there are daily specials. This restaurant was previously a Mexican restaurant on two occasions. The whole interior of the restaurant has been redone and might now remind someone of a French Bistro. The ambience of the restaurant is so much better than when it was a Mexican restaurant. After a number of months in the business they have hit their stride and are serving great meals. Staff is anxious to please, are friendly and attentive. Fair wine list and nice bar area. They are open to suggestion and want to make sure you get what you want. When mistakes are made staff will make every effort to correct the problem and if appropriate adjust your bill accordingly."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great service and great food. A little noisy for conversation, even as early as 5:30 in the evening. Good happy hour prices."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is a relatively new spot, but we've made it one of those spots we visit everytime we're in Bend. There's always something unique on the menu (the specials are great!), and it's always flavorful. The service has always been top notch - friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and 4 of us tried the Monday Special which was a great deal for $12.00. The birthday girl had the fish and chips and said those were excellent. Those that had wine enjoyed it as well. Good place for a birthday celebration."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere of Drake, nice decor and right downtown. Have been to this restaurant for lunch and dinner, both times the food has been outstanding - creative and tasty. Big drawback is the service - the staff was attentive and friendly but we were there for 2 1/2 hours! Way too much time between courses. We were not in a hurry, as we were celebrating an anniversary and enjoying the experience, but there was too much waiting time."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Wonderful bistro style food. Fresh ingredients, well prepared."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by the Monday night and Tuesday night specials. We took advantage of the steak-frites Monday night special and will come back to try the Tuesday night special as well. Always love to find an opportunity to save a little $$ and still get a great meal!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My husband and I tried Drake for the first time since moving to Bend in July 13. Nice cozy bar with mainly booth sitting although we were seated in the back section (tables/chairs on one side and booth across the back). Next time I will request a booth when I make reservations. Food and drinks were yummy. I enjoyed the special (scallops with polenta & asparagus) and my husband raved about his mushroom risotto. Drake definitely has a great local vibe with no tables ever open for very long. I saw many people come in without reservations who decided not too wait. We plan to return with friends to try other menu items. Our waitress, Tiffany, was awesome!! She was energetic, knowledgeable and super friendly!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Staff makes one feel right at home. I will return tonight. The menu is sufficiently diverse as to make dining there often a real possibility"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My wife and I went to the Drake to celebrate her 30th birthday. We'd heard good things about it from several friends. We were not disappointed. Our waiter, Warren, gave us a brief but concise description of a few of the most popular dishes and the specials. Very attentive and friendly, but did not hover. He asked our names AND remembered them. Even through in a flourless chocolate cake as a birthday gift. Food was perfectly prepared. Definitely try the smoked pork chop."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The food was very good. The waiter was attentive and very friendly. His voice was extremely loud but that is because he has most likely been deafened by the very loud acoustics built-into the building. It reminds me of a New York Bar scene. That said - I would recommed it to any energetic 30-year-olds and college kids. We loved the food and really apprecaited the attention of the waiter. He was both helpful and entertaining. They accomodated our Gluten-Free needs very well and generously. We like them! Go see for yourself. But if you do not like loud - go somewhere else as you will be irritated."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Kitchen is open to tables. Evening got smokey when grill vent was inadequate!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great new find for us, food was excellent, the service was great and they were very friendly. Prices are very reasonable and we appreciated the suggestions on our meals."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Spectacular food & service at The Drake. From the greeting upon arrival to the thank you's when departing, this place is terrific. The menu has something for everyone (the soup is a 10), and entree portion size is quite large. Only minus is the food could have been hotter. Will definitely get dessert next...just too full this time!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We moved to Bend in the summer of 2013 and were introduced to Drake by friends. We liked it then and we go back often for lunch or dinner. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere and service great. What's more, for the food quality, the price is reasonable. Its one of our favorites in a town that has no shortage of really good restaurants."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "After losing several amazing restaurants we are happy to welcome Drake to the scene. Food is always delicious and service friendly. Love the popcorn! Ask for the chicken fried steak that is yet to be on the menu full time; yet! Drake is our new "go-to" spot."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Innovative twists on old favorites. The open-face tuna melt is awesome and so is their chicken bkt. Love the Drake for lunch."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Great service, interesting food , perfect sized bar.. And a diff mix of popcorn starts off each meal!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Our group of four tried Drake for the first time. What a pleasant surprise! The menu was creative and the cocktails were scrumptious. Great service, convenient location and warm atmosphere. We will definitely be including Drake as a regular dining spot."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Our reservation was waiting. We were seated and treated with great service from beginning to the end of the meal. The mussels, kale salad and pasta special were all expertly well prepared, divided into separate dishes since we were sharing. Cocktails were creative, all at our table were happy with their drinks. The owner was present and interested in our experience. I always appreciate this kind of attentiveness by management. I will go again and recommend this to anyone wanting to experience creative, flavorful food."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My wife and I rushed from an afternoon movie to town where we had tickets for a live show at the theater on Saturday evening. We had no dinner reservations but were seat at the chef's bar right away. Our delicious dinners came out very quickly as the order had been put in the queue to facilitate our making the show. Great service and superb food. Drake is now our favorite local spot. Prices are fair and food is creative and portions are apprpropriate."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Drake is informal, has a reasonably-priced menu and provides good quality. In addition, their wine list is reasonably priced with plenty of options. My trout, one of Drake's standard menu options was excellent. For Bend, Drake is a good fit between our higher-priced "gourmet' restaurants and the better brew pubs. We will visit there again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The fried chicken is fabulous! They have a great Apres Ski menu, and a nice Monday night locals special."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We have dined at Drake several times since it opened and food and service have been consistently excellent"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "As always, the food was great. Love the specials which change nightly and the main menu is just as tasty. This restaurant is a keeper."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great urban find in an outdoor recreation oriented town."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "This is a fairly new, vibrant, innovative restaurant in the heart of downtown Bend. The menu is one of the most unique I have seen for quite a while, the choices range from comfort food to very gourmet and food is presented very well. The service was very professional and timely - not too slow and not too fast. The serving staff combined an excellent sense of humor and friendliness while still remaining very professional. We live in CT but love Bend and can't wait to go back. The Drake will be on our list of "musts"."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "Staff was so accommodating. Our crew came through in waves, as they got off work. Staff was super and continued to keep a positive attitude. Our event lasted 4 hours. The drinks were fresh and water glasses kept full. The fun menu had something for everyone. Highly recommend for evening out or just after work drinks"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Nice cozy spot. Good food, fun service. Loved the popcorn! My husband said best soup ever. We need to go back and try more things on the menue."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "In a town full of great food, Drake is one of our new favorites! The menu is creative and contemporary while still being familiar and accessible to the less adventureous. The food is consistently great and the service is very friendly! Sit at the kitch bar to watch the action or share an inviting booth with friends."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We've had lunch here in the past but this was our first dinner experience. The food was all prepared very nicely. The only negative was my son thought his duck confit was on the salty side but I tried it and thought it was very good. The bar is nice but the drinks and beer seem priced on the high side of Bend's market."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Drake is the kind of restaurant Bend needs-a friendly spot w lots of daily specials and a solid, varied menu. The $30 special is a true winner: a soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Surprisigly large portions."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Dined on a Monday night and have to say that I was surprised but excited to see so many diners in on a Monday night. All four of us chose to get the Steak Frites special(it's a Monday night deal where you get a salad, steak, shoestring fries and your choice of a glass of wine OR a beer for $12) and it did not disappoint. Steak was prepared perfectly, my glass of the house red complimented my entree very well. We all began our meal with cocktails, the bar offers an assortment of specialty made cocktails, my favorite was the Bohemian. Service was energetic, personable and efficient and the manager's engagement left us knowing that this place cares a lot about their diners' experience. Booths are comfy and roomy and the space is beautiful! A++"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "We stumbled on Drake, stepped inside and were greeted by the friendly staff. They showed us a menu and invited us to make a reservation through Open Table. we did so for later that same evening. We had a terrific dinner - great food, amazing service, and a great atmosphere. It's definitely a spot we'll return to!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The staff knows what they are doing, was extremely up-beat and pays attention to the customers. Everything we ordered from the menu was very good. The Caesar salad was a 'real' caesar salad with anchovies, the egg, etc... Very good. The trout I ordered was prepared nicely as well. As far as the bar goes, my wife ordered and excellent grapefruit-gin type drink (can't remember exactly what it was), but it was very nice. Over all no complaints here. My wife and I both enjoyed it."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Soup and sandwich combo is a delicious bargain! Red pepper soup and turkey salad & bacon sandwich made for an interesting and yummy lunch."
    Dined on 11/21/2013