Six girlfriends out for lunch.What a great experience. The food was wonderful. Our server did an excellent job. Six girlfriends out for lunch. We will do this again soon. It was easy to get reservations and lots of parking. I have already told many friends about Elevation. Thank you.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected GemI received a gift card to Elevation as a present. It took me six months to go, and now I wish I hadn't delayed my visit for so long! The meal, service and atmosphere was top notch! As soon as our meet was over we met friends for drinks and immediately recommended dining at Elevation to them! We will be back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantExcellent food and a great learning experience for students.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFormal and family friendlyPerfect place to take your family for super good n somehow formal dinning experience!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceThis place has a great atmosphere. Went there for our 5yr and it was perfect. Great wines, we both had cab's and they were delicious. I would definately recommend to anyone that wants a special evening. Crab cakes and pork tenderloin was brilliantly cooked. The salmon and halibut had good flavor.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find! Sorry we waitedGreat find! Sorry we waited so long to try it. Will definitley put this spot on our 'go to' list.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperb!!We moved from Seattle 3 years ago and finally made here. We should have come earlier. We loved dining out in Seattle at fun, trendy, eclectic, gourmet restaurants. We never thought anything in Bend could rival Seattle. We were wrong! Elevation was the best restaurant that we have eaten at in Bend and it compares wonderfully with anything in Seattle!! The food was beautifully prepared and presented.....very tasty!! We will definitely be back and we will be telling our friends!! Superb!! We would love to hear about any special events that are planned...5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommended for Foodie FunReally enjoy the whole experience. A fancy lunch is a decadent treat, but affordable when Elevation prepares it. The servers and kitchen crew did another outstanding job which our group appreciated. When you visit, just ask questions about the menu descriptions and plates you are served, you will learn a lot from the students this way.
Note: check the website for the chef's table option if you want to sit in the kitchen to learn even more.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFor the students, it's notFor the students, it's not just a job doing the prep and cooking, it's a graded exercise, and with that extra motivation, what they produce is extraordinary! Imaginative recipes and masterful execution. And did I say, three courses for $30 and a $10 corkage fee? Even more outstanding at that fantastic price!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendWhat a pleasure to see Cascade Culinary Institute at work! A beautiful campus, state of the art facility and fabulous food. I have already recommended it to many. Will definitely be back. Good job all you culinary students, you are so lucky to have this kind of facility in Bend!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food - observant andgreat food - observant and detailed attention. Thank you4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Elevations and we were very impressed. Proud students and amazing presentations made for a wonderful evening. I had the salmon/halibut dish and it was delightful.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to visit withGreat place to visit with friends for lunch. The students do a great job and have instructors oversee all aspects of their delivery. We all found delicious choices on the menu and a nice variety of beverages. We'll be back ... especially when the patio is open for dining.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entire experience wasThe entire experience was great. Everyone should give it a try. Entire staff was knowledgeable and delightful.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening out with friends!We met friends for a quiet evening of food, wine and conversation. Food was very good in both flavor and presentation. Service was just right. Unlike many restaurants, it is easy to carry on a conversation and be heard - very relaxing. All in all a delightful evening.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't missWe love Elevations for not only the excellent food but the delightful service by all the staff in this learning environment.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe crunchy hazelnut breadThe crunchy hazelnut bread served with olive oil and dukkah was an experience by itself! Alone for that we have to come back!
The salad with poached pears, a combination of delicious flavors, the steamed sturgeon, very good. My only question being, are
the small potato pancakes made with sweet potatoes supposed to be cold? I would have preferred them hot and crispy. The desserts
were beautifully presented and amazing! Our server was very knowledgable and friendly. We'll be back!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMReally outstanding!Wow! This meal goes on my top 10 list of all-time best meals ever. And I eat out a lot, traveling on business. The place is a little hard to find, but well worth the hunt. The food was imaginative, and great-tasting, and the service was very attentive, if maybe just a little too stiff and formal - but then they're students, so that's OK. The night I was there, it was a prix fixe of $25. Something of this quality would easily have been twice that, or more, anyplace else. These students aren't "practicing" on their guests. They've got it! At the end of the meal, they even brought me out an iPad on which to take a survey about the experience. How cool is that? The next time I'm in Bend, Elevation will definitely be one of my stops.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AM