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DRAKE
DRAKE

DRAKE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Very friendly. And thanks for supporting great community organizations like the Bend Endurance Academy."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is not in a location that would be described as "Fine Dining Row" in Bend, but it should be. The food was excellent, presentation sophisticated and service above expectation. Please include Drake on your "We should try this place" list."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great choice for a nice dinner before going to the Tower Theater"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We loved our dinner at Drake! We'd highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is the best dinner in bend hands down. I love the food and the service was amazingly kind and wonderful. They have cooked and prepared everything wonderfully."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was our first time to visit Drake, my husband had the "The Barber" Steak and said it was the best grass fed steak that he's ever had. I had the NC Shrimp and Grits and thought the presentation along with the taste was perfect. We would definitely go back. Our server was amazing too, a nice gal from North Carolina."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A treasure for the locals and the tourists, the menu offers a great variety to the standard fare while holding on to some classic dishes. The personal service is unmatched by a staff that aims to make the customer experience memorable!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • " Mostly grazed and had a few glasses of wine. Nice meal...shrimp and grits were delish! Service was good but the menu was kind of formulaic. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch here while visiting from Portland. My wife loved her burrata and fried-green tomato panini & my soft-shell crab BLT was deliciously unique. Service from Tiffany was awesome. She was very helpful on the wine & beer list. Atmosphere was perfect for a nice casual lunch. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Bend!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Every city needs a Drake, a friendly spot that serves to please. Nothing fancy nor frilly, just a restaurant that makes dining out a pleasant experience at a reasonable price. Plenty of respectable wine by the glass choices poured from their own glass decanters. It's the little touches that make Drake a good choice."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time at Drake. The first time we went, they had been open for about 1 1/2 months, and the experience was terrible. Food was terrible, service was worse. I'm glad we gave them a 2nd chance, because it was great! The food was 100% better! I noticed they took some items off the menu and modify some others. The change was very well made. We started with a beet salad that was very pretty and the flavors went together perfectly. My salmon was perfectly cooked and I enjoyed the fried capers and cauliflower. My husband had the smoked pork chop and it was delicious! Our friend had the fried chicken which was also very good. Overall, I was very happy that we gave them a 2nd chance or else we would've missed out on this local gem. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Shrimp and grits is a winning dish. Also we enjoy the daily fish. Staff is very friendly."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Chefs pasta dish,orecchiette with grilled prawns, was amazing. The popcorn ... Don't bother order an appetizer instead. Try the portabello mushroom!!!! Saturday night was noisy and too many kids. Service was great though. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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