DRAKE
DRAKE

DRAKE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.drakebend.com/
  • Phone: 5413063366x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
DRAKE reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (21)great for lunch (17)special occasion (11)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (4)romantic (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good lunch
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    An excellent table was reserved for us. Service was great. Food was very good. Prices were reasonable. Friendly owner. P
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS and FUN
    Dennybonne
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Choosing the right restaurant in Bend is difficult as there are SO many wonderful choices, with new ones coming out all the time. By word of mouth we were directed to Drake when entertaining friends from Seattle. All the reviews we had seen were true - both our waitress and the owner were very personable, friendly and fun to talk to. The food was extremely good...two of us had the pork chop which was just scrumptious! The wine list had many wonderful choices. We will definitely recommend Drake for a great dining experience...and now we'll have to go back for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bendite
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Terrible experience, waitress didnt even check on us, we had to ask someone else for the bill, The noise was so loud, way over priced!!!
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  • Always GREAT!
    David4841
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Drake is a "go to" spot! Great food and service is great!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very unique menu.
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We picked Drake because we were going to a show at the Tower. Our server was darling and quite a comedian. We enjoyed her very much. The menu wasn't extensive but the food was very good. I had the shrimp and grits. Yummy!
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Monkeytoes3
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I loved all the employees we came in contact with, they were all genuinely happy. The food was great but we definitely ordered too much, but leftovers were happily boxed up to go.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The latest in Bend
    Ij2s
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We got served and seated very timely. However the food was a little American diner style trying to be fusion. What needed up was good but a bit to fried. Also they had some kind of sauce/cheese on the burger that made it tats like cheese in a can. Not my favorite place in Bend but overall okay.
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff
    Burnside
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great service pro staff...Well done! Good selection description and the chef came by and spoke to us and answered my questions. Great job John!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Venitian Blinds
    BillEBoy4food
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a fun place. A great bar lines the complete restaurant and the booths are along the windows next to the Venitian blinds. The food is terrific. We spoke to Chef John and he was most welcoming and knew his stuff when it came to good food. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sabsinor
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Bend has so many great restaurants, but I think The Drake is becoming one of my favorites. Great food and ambiance. Server very nice. I love the booths that fits 6. We were there for my husbands birthday so had the whole family. 10-90 in age. I think everyone enjoyed the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant location, so-so food
    GaryS
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Drake is obviously a popular, busy restaurant...inside and out. Reservations are likely a must. Our waiter was very friendly and seemed to have a good time doing his job. He failed to let me know that the rib-eye steak special was going to cost $40 upfront, but he did emphasize it was dry-aged beef more than once. I guess that was the code word for pricey meal. The steak was not a good cut of meet, and was nothing special at all. I have eaten in mediocre restaurants and had a better steak dinner, and paid less than half the price. My wife's pork chop was dry, but she did like how the meal was prepared. My son was happy with his fish and chips, but it was nothing to rave about. Would we go back? Not likely.
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  • Good food, but noisy
    jhwart
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I thought the food was really good. I had the meatloaf and my wife had the shrimp and grits. Both were excellent. The only downside was that the noise level was quite high.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Chef New Highs
    FrankandCVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The addition of the New chef over the past 4 months has taken a good experience to a very good exeprience. The eclectic menu and the exciting new dishes create a very pleasing and enjoyable experience. I enjoy going back for the daily specials .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    Dinnerandashow
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great restaurant in the heart of downtown Bend. The bartender made a perfect martini, very cold which is how I like them. Food was wonderful! I had the pasta special which consisted of orecchiette with diced vegatables and a bacon cream sauce - absolutely delicious. One member of our party had the hangar steak, which was plentiful enough to feed a hungry man, cooked perfectly - described as great. The other two had the pork and beef meatloaf, shaped like a very large meatball with a slice of perfectly cooked bacon draped over the top, sitting on a bed of mashed potatoes, and served with asparagus - both of them loved it. I would highly recommend Drake for a nice dinner out, with or without friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • satisfiedcustomer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went for dinner and the service was terrific. There was an antique car show going on in town, so our server suggested we both sit looking out the window so we could watch the show while we had our dinner. By doing so we took up two tables , which was a "big deal" since it was such a busy night, so "kudos" to our server....food was very good, and we did not feel rushed...would certainly go back. satisf
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best in Bend
    RichVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    You may have thought, as we did, that Drake was a second-tier restaurant in Central Oregon behind such fine eateries as Ariana and Zydeco. Guess again. Our recent visit convinced us that Drake is up there with the best, especially if you are a bit adventuresome in your tastes. Yes, the atmosphere is energetic and informal but the food is wonderful and so is the value. If an appetizer of corn-breaded, deep fried peppers stuffed with salmon mousse over raspberry jalapeno jelly sounds a bit strange, they were delicious as was the chilled melon soup. Our main dishes of salmon and softshell crab were excellent as well. We’ll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New continues to be great.
    Regular6VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    While the now not so new chef continues to make interesting and tasty dishes with local ingredients. The waitstaff continues to be great, both friendly and efficient. Owners, Jenna and Ted should be congratulated on bringing this jewel of a restaurant to our town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy at Drake
    EnjoyingBend
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We gathered with extended family, 7 of us. Had a good experience in food & friendly professional service. The appetizer 'popcorn' was a treat, enjoyed by all! Everyone enjoyed their meals, too full for dessert though. The only thing not ideal was the noise level is such that with a group of 7 it was hard to hear others not right next to you. There is outdoor seating, though little tables right on the sidewalk wasn't a good fit for our group. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and scene
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    First time visiting Bend and this restaurant was a great add to our trip. The food and service were incredible and the staff was so accommodating to our 6 and 8 year old boys.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic night out
    Abythinamaria
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fantastic good and service! John O was an energetic and entertaining server!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a nice little spot
    Starving
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The only negative was the bar service was rather slow so we had to wait about 12 minutes or so for our drinks which were not complicated by the way. The food was very good. Well presented and tasty. My appetizer salad of beets, plums and a cheese was delicious. A fairly small restaurant so not great for a group but they do combine tables and move things around to accommodate. A nice buzz.....not a quiet romantic spot really. There are also tables outside though a bit close to the traffic.
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  • New to Bend
    msshelley
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Before booking my reservation I read some of the prior reviews, which were mostly favorable. I agree with the reviews. The customer service is outstanding. The food was well prepared and nicely presented, along with delicious. Trinity was our server and she is outstanding! She was attentive without hovering and her recommendations were superb. The food was great but the service really made our night. We will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring back the filet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    They took the best dish off the menu and replaced a wonderful filet with a hanger steak! No comparison ! The owner did give me his card and told me to call him personnaly two days prior to our visit. Very nice gesture but I would not be comfortable doing that.
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  • Sophisticated, yet feels like home!
    Stu1
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great menu and ambience, with a welcoming staff. The menu appeals to a wide range of tastes, and the presentation is artfully done. Never disappointed, always well satisfied!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Great!
    Cervelop2c
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Not sure what the complaints were about that I read before going here. The food was unique and wonderful. Our server, Laurie, was awesome, attentive, and playful. We simply didn't have any of the negative that I read about. And did I say the food was awesome??? It was!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef; New energy
    DiscernibleVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Trust the nightly specials. This week it was marlin, a fish not that familiar to many people. Yes, the waitress was right in her swordfish comparison. The fish was perfectly prepared with a carrot jus and won the hearts of the two people who ordered it. Presentation was lovely. The other diners went with menu standbys, fried chicken and hangar steak. No complaints there. We passed on apps and feasted on desserts. The ice cream sandwich was one to share but brought smiles as its size brought back childhood memories with its accompanying glass of chocolate milk. Flourless chocolate cake gets its own high marks. Drake is a welcome addition to the limited Bend dining scene.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find in Bend
    Colleen
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We tried Drake for the first time and were very impressed. Casual atmosphere. The food was creatively prepared and presented and delicious. And our server was friendly and helpful with a fun sense of humor. They offered a nice selection of wines by the glass and an interesting cocktail menu. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • high end diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Yummy high end diner. I had the portobello fires, spicy margarita, and the beet and avocado salad. I loved everything. The service was helpful and friendly. This place is great for people watching, especially on 4th of July. It is right in the middle of town and a good lunch or dinner place to stop off at in the middle of your Bend experience.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always one of our favorites
    Cascio
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great craft cocktails and fantastic creative food. Best burger in Bend. Lori is our favorite waitress in all of Bend and Jonno added a special flair that night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to return
    MelelinaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A couple of weeks ago we had a not good visit to Drake, but after talking to someone on the phone about it we were offered a $20 gift card. We decided to take advantage of it and boy were we glad we did. We were greeted immediately, taken to a great table, the waiter came over right away. The waiter happened to be the person I talked to on the phone and he made the evening wonderful. We enjoyed the pimiento cheese appetizer, not something you see on the menu everyday. The special was a 12oz boneless ribeye, locally sourced. I could not resist but knew we had to share, and it was perfect. We then ordered dessert which the waiter comped!! We will definitely be coming back
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new chef
    Regular6VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We continue to be impressed with Drake. Over the past year it has become even more efficient, and has brought on an excellent new chef who is making substantial and welcomed changes. My wife ordered the ahi dish for the second time, and liked it even better. My halibut was excellent and my friend from out of town found the meatloaf outstanding. We will continue to make Drake our standby restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Food
    Txgirl
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food is great, been 3 times. The server recommended cocktails which we didn't care for either. I asked for gravy to be brought on the side, it wasn't. Overall very enjoyable and will be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum yum
    ShoeDarling7
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I have been a few times and the food and service is always outstanding!! The last time I had the most amazing pork belly and apple fritter dish, I can't stop thinking about it!! I also had an delicious halibut dish and yummy salad perfectly dressed! Always a good time at the drake!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knocked it Out of the Park!
    SpudVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    From the time we were greeted at the door to the time we left, the staff at Drake knocked it out of the park. Must haves on the menu include the portobello fries, roasted beets & avocado salad, shrimp & grits and the brown rice risotto....all fresh and fantastic. Service was polite and efficient, but not rushed. A must for anyone in Bend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Collective Favorite
    1harshcritic
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Being from a large market, like San Francisco, New York, or Atlanta, I grew up accustomed to the cream that emerges from fierce restaurant competition. When I moved to Bend, I quickly had to adjust to the lower standards that can flourish in a weaker, less competitive market. Some degree of disappointment in either the food, the service, or both became the expectation at local eateries. This is why I'm pleased to rave about Drake. My wife and I have been their on 5-6 different occasions and we grow more impressed with each one. We had the Fried Pickles, Shrimp & Grits, and the Draper Valley Chicken. The southerner in me found the grits a little lacking but the fried chicken was near perfection. Our server was pleasant and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extraordinary Food & Great Service
    dmrmsr
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Located in downtown Bend, Drake's interior is reminiscent of upscale diner. The owner is focused on creating on a memorable guest service experience every time. With Chef John Gurnee now at the lead in the kitchen (as of roughly April 2014), the food is deliciously memorable every time too. Casual dining dishes witih fine dining details. Check the website for the menu. Daily specials that incorporate season, farm to fork focus are always delectable. One pasta done each day and among the best we have had anywhere. Save room for dessert for seasonal delights. Only drawback here is limited seating and a good amount of it is at high counter height. Make reservations for booth or table.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing
    MelelinaVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was my 3rd time to dine at Drake and the 2nd time to dine here with my son and husband. When we walked in we were greeted with a "welcome back" by the hostess. We had a great table and the service was very attentive. The food is amazing. My son tried the fish tacos which he thought were great. My husband and I decided to share the soft shell crab sandwich. I asked the waitress if she thought it was big enough to share and she said yes but recommended french fries instead of the usual house chips. When she served us the sandwich had been perfectly cut in half and plated on 2 plates with a large serving of fries on each plate! The sandwich and fries were perfect. The three of us can't wait to go to this wonderful restaurant again.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely spot. lovely food
    Anita
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Drake is my favorite restaurant in Bend. When i go there, I feel like i'm not in Bend, b/c it has a "big city," sophisticated feel. At the same time, it has a cozy feel, like "Cheers," where everybody knows your name. The menu is varied and delicious. You can indulge in fried food or eat lighter fare such as yummy salads and grilled fish. My recent favorite on the menu is the portobello mushroom fries. Strips of battered mushroom that are fried to a delicious, golden, crunchy sheen--melt in your mouth and served with a decadent sauce. See you there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 119 reviews are from the DRAKE reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great food. Great service. Very friendly. And thanks for supporting great community organizations like the Bend Endurance Academy.
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  • LOVE TO EAT
    opentableVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS GREAT AS USUAL.....IT'S A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD HOT SPOT. THE MENU CHANGES SO THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO TRY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate