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Pine Tavern Restaurant
Pine Tavern Restaurant

Pine Tavern Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pinetavern.com
  • Phone: (541) 382-5581
  • Hours of Operation: Fall & Winter Hours 2012

    LUNCH Monday - Friday from 11:30am
    DINNER Daily from 5pm
    HAPPY HOUR 3-6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Dana Cress
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oregon Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Downtown Core provides free 2-hour parking for all customers and visitors in the downtown area. The City of Bend operates a ticket dispenser lot 50 yards south of the restaurant. This lot allows for 2-hour free parking and extended parking on a pre-pay basis.
    The new Centennial Parking Plaza located at 61 NW Oregon Avenue provides 3-hour FREE parking. Parking is free in all public lots during the evening and weekend hours.
A word from Pine Tavern Restaurant
Piping-hot sourdough scones drizzled with honey butter, tender Prime Rib, delicious dungeness crab cakes, and warm marionberry cobbler a la mode; these are just a few of the signature items you’ll find at the Pine Tavern. With over 70 years of practice, we broil steaks to perfection, prepare delicious soups daily, and provide an array of classics and daily specials using only the freshest, NW Pacific regional ingredients. Come savor the tradition, our warm hospitality, courteous and accommodating service, and unpretentious ambience.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Everything was great. Great service. Only two comments. One, if the dinner order is taken too soon after the drinks order, and the customer asks that time be allowed to enjoy the cocktails before the meal arrives, then delay submitting the order in the kitchen or something else to honor that request. 2. The beef stroganoff was outstanding except the meat was overcooked. Otherwise great noodles and sauce."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I'm glad the tradition of the Pine Tavern continues even under new ownership. Only complaint about our recent Saturday night visit was that it was very slow."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "As usual, everything was excellent. Had a great time!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We made a reservation for four. We were having a rare dinner with our son and his girlfriend - a special occasion. After waiting for 20 minutes since the waiter had brought us water and scones and took our beverage orders, I finally flagged down a hostess who graciously took our order. Our waiter had seemingly evaporated. Five minutes after we placed our orders, the waiter finally reappeared to 'see if we were ready to order'. I informed him that we had placed our order a few minutes earlier but would love some more scones in the interim. He assured us that he would 'bring those right out.' Again, he evaporated. This pattern was repeated throughout the evening. Broken promises and TERRIBLE wait service - but good food."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Probably a bad waiter situation. Wife and I first saw waiter and got waters 15 minutes after seated. Order then to avoid delay. Salad mix-up but corrected. Finished salads and waited. And waited. Waiter swooped in, picked up empty plates and bolted. Never saw waiter again. 1 hour 15 minutes in to 'dinner', no entree yet. Had to leave. As we approached front door, briefly explained situation to employee and asked where I could pay for what we had. She insisted I see manager. Explained situation to manager. Accurately told her hadn't seen waiter for last 20 minutes. Her attitude was 'what is your problem'. Told us not to pay. Glad to leave."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We go to Pine Tavern each time we visit the Bend area and each time look forward to something good that we had from the menu on our previous visit. This time we had spent our drive up reminiscing about the fabulous fresh Dungeness crab cakes we had had the year before with a perfectly dressed little arugula salad. This year we ordered them with great expectations and were horrified and dismayed at what was set down before us. Our ideal crab cakes were horrible. On each plate were two identical cakes; one burnt, dry and an odd orange color, and the other pale, undercooked and cold in the center. Our sweet little arugula salad was overdressed, smothered in shredded cheese and hastily thrown on the plate seemingly as an afterthought. Ugh"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I enjoyed the bar, my meal and my wife. 3 for 3. :)"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times before and had excellent dinners but this night was different. Waiter was trying a little too hard to be friendly and ended up forgetting our salads. My salmon was overdone and I had some kind of allergic reaction to something in the sauce. He did comp us a berry dessert which was quite good but don't think we will go back soon."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "lived in central Oregon 14 years but never been here before - Went for our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and were treated very special. Our waitress was excellent and very attentive. Thank you for making a special day even more special"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting! Clean and friendly. Looking forward to another visit!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband and I visited the Pine Tavern Restaurant on a recent visit to Redmond. We had a fabulous night. The food was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a lovely evening in Bend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place for a nice dinner. My husband LOVES the prime rib. I'm allergic to wheat and they're very accommodating, they now have many gluten-free options."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This great Bend classic restaurant has not lost it's touch. Our guests loved the location, ambience, and food. We will continue to visit the Pine Tavern alone and with out of town guests."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had dinner at Pine Tavern last week while in Bend for the day coming over from our week-long vacation spot at Black Butte. The rolls were out of this world once again, and the sturgeon and the BBQ ribs we had were very delicious! Our server happened to overhear me tell a little girl whose birthday it was that day, that we had just celebrated our anniversary, and our sweet waitress brought us a free mud pie for dessert to celebrate it! Totally unexpected! What a nice thing to do! Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "From the reviews I have read I understand that the Pine Tavern is under new management. With that said, we still love going to the Pine Tavern. We had never sat outside and it was okay. The sun moved a bit and we were shaded in the beginning but towards the end the sun was visiting our table. A little uncomfortable but not bad. Some folks had it worse than us. I would probably sit inside next time. The food was still very good. I don't know if I would say great but very good. We did miss the old recipe for the scones and honey butter. Luckily the honey butter was there. The scones were more like biscuits than the old type of scone. Good but not very good or great. Those used to really be a treat. Overall I gave a "very good"."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This birthday dinner was a real disappointment. The calamari to start with was dry, crunchy, and had very little calamari in it. Possibly a squeeze of lemon would have helped, but the lemon was sliced, battered and fried. The duck was the worst duck I've ever had. I love duck fat, but this was chewy, instead of crispy, and totally inedible. The service was amateurish, scattered, and poor. The dress of support staff was unprofessional and sloppy. For the top prices charged, this was very mediocre at best. We won't be back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Pine Tavern is a favorite of ours. Everything was perfect except that it was a cold day and the door out to the patio was opened, closed, opened, closed. We sat as far away from the door as possible. The help was not aware that keeping the door open made the room cold. Perhaps on chilly days they could be made aware to have the door open, get the people outside and close the door more quickly. Other than that, we had a great time. See ya next time,"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a great early dinner. Food was very good and great service."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and had a drink at the bar. The service there was good. We chose to wait around 10 minutes past our reservation time in order to sit on the back deck overlooking the Deschutes River. Once shown to our table we thought we had landed the best seat in the house. The problem was that apparently neither of the two servers had been assigned to this table. We sat there for nearly 30 minutes with menus opened while the two servers cleared tables, talked to other customers, adjusted umbrellas, and tried to keep busy. It was like we didn't exist. Once we got the attention of one of the servers, she acted like it was no big deal. We had the lox appetizer but had lost our appetites and left without eating dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The current Pine Tavern is not our favorite restaurant. Tethrow and Scanlons rank higher on our list. However, the man we were honoring is 90 years old and has great memories from many years ago. The food seemed slightly better. Biscuits were like fluffy white bread rolls with too much sugar in them. It has been about 15 years ago when we first tried the Pine Tavern and I think the recipe used back then was the real scone type biscuit. The staff was very friendly and helpful. When we arrived at 6:15 the restaurant was less than half full. However, the wait for courses took over three hours. We had planned a leisurely 2 hour dinner and were going dancing. However, we had to cancel our plans. That was quite a disappointment."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I made reservations on line and was pleased with the e-mail confirmation. When we arrived for the special birthday celebration they were expecting us and were aware of the birthday. They even printed special menus with the date and Happy Birthday printed on them. It was a very nice special touch. The food was very good. A complimentary birthday dessert of choice off the dessert menu was given. Our server was attentive and pleasant. It was a lovely experience and a special night for our special birthday celebration. Thank you to Pine Tavern for making it a pleasant and joyously memorable experience."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was mediocre, service good. They need to step it up a bit if they want to expand their customer base.... Thought it might have changed from a year ago,but not so. Lunch outside on the lawn is really the only reason to eat there. of course, it was cold on the day we had lunch, so we had to eat inside. Not their fault."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "7:15 reservations for 4. Service was slow & weren't busy. Were out of clam chowder. Ordered appetizers of onion petals, sliced too thick with wasabi dip, too spicy, & calamari, soggy. 2 orders of stroganoff, dry, not much meat, tasteless. Skipped dessert."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "With new owners we were hoping for something fun and new, but no such luck. Prime rib was over cooked, server never seemed to care."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was prompt, but the service was lackluster. Too many tables and people per servers. He was rushed and did not bring my wife her salad or the table the scones. I never had the opportunity to ask for another beer until I was done with my meal. The people at the table next to us complained to the manager about the service. This seems to be an ongoing issue as of late, but hopefully with the new owner coming in there will be an adjustment of the priorities. This is a great place and I will continue to go back, but be patient if its busy. Especially since there are a lot of big groups that come in and they seem to take away a lot of the available bodies."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Pine Tavern is an icon in Bend. We cannot be happier to have it under new ownership especially one as experienced as Bill McCormick. The difference from our last visit is like night and day. I would not hesitate to recommend the Pine Tavern to anyone"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The prices have gone up, and some of the menu items aren't as good as they used to be. I attribute this to some experimenting by the new owner. I hope the food quality improves, and a price point friendly to locals needs to be established. The Pine Tavern is a loved local institution, not a tourist trap or chain. It needs to be treated with respect in order to bring it back to a great place to eat."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I, along with four friends, enjoyed a pleasant lunch out experience. The outdoor seating area is beautiful surrounded by multiple colors of tuber begonias and a lovely view of the Deschutes River. Unfortunately, we were forced inside by the wind and chill, but dining inside was very nice. The food for the most part was good, my burger was burnt pretty bad but I didn't send it back which I could have. I wasn't able to finish it as it was just too charred. I was not asked in advance how I would like it cooked. I felt prices for the portion and quality were a little high. I would go back again, though, with hopes of enjoying outdoor seating and a different entree or at least a properly cooked hamburger!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "When I made the reservation I mentioned that we had a birthday in the group and typed her name. Pine Tavern personalized the menu for her wishing her HB.. that was a great special touch. . Glad to see customer service like that."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We wanted a great dining experience for our last night of vacation in Central Oregon and we found a real gem! The menu was full of excellent options and the staff was exceptionally attentive, but not hovering. They worked in concert and we had every question and request answered. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We've dined at the Pine Tavern about once a year for the past ten years and keep hoping for it to improve, but it hasn't happened yet. We're just looking for tasty, nicely presented food at a fair price. The portions are adequate but not for the money. I had the beef tenderloins and it amounted to 6 - 8 bites of meat. Thank goodness for the big pile of french fries to serve as a filler. I typically don't finish a restaurant meal, but this was no problem. My husband had grilled salmon and his piece of fish was undercooked and flavorless. The best tasting thing on his plate was the asparagus. The Pine Tavern is known for its sourdough scones, and those are definitely delicious. Maybe this place should be a bakery!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had a great time for our anniversary. Left a note when I made the reservation, which they could not guarantee unless I called. But they ended up giving us a free dessert anyway, which was a great end to the evening. Definitely made up for the portion of salmon that seemed to be smaller than the others I saw."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We ate there two nights in a row while visiting Bend. Food was very good. Scones were to die for."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Everything was great except for our server. He was very slow. His conversations with us were to drown out. After he took our cake plates he took so long coming back to the table for our check. He told us told he was in the back eating our left over cake and commented on how good it was!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was good not great, four of us had lunch dinning outside on the patio. The highlight of the lunch was dinning on the patio and the great view of Mirror Pond. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have lived in Bend for years and always thought the Pine Tavern was an excellent restaurant. Our experience a few days ago was horrible. Our wait person took our order and then we didn't really see her the rest of evening. She came back once and and we asked for some lemons and a soda and we never saw her again until she brought our bill. I had to go in the back and ask for lemons and another wait person brought them out to us. It was not that crowded in the restaurant so no excuse for the poor service. Even if it was crowded, there would be no excuse but perhaps understandable. We will never go back to the Pine Tavern again! Too many other nice restaurants in our area with much better service."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "When asking for a dinner spot that was "uniquely Bend", the Pine Tavern was suggested. Overlooking Mirror Pond, the food, atmosphere were very good and the service is great. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We came in for my Birthday. The people are very nice. However, the food all came slowly and cold. And several people disliked their food very much. The tuna on the tuna fish was bad (it had turned). Lucky my girl friend did not eat it. The Pine Tavern did not charge her for her meal. I have had many celebrations here and this was sadly, a disappointing experience. Again, let me be clear. The people are 100% nice that work there. Very nice. The food and service (we had a young man that seemed to have never waited tables before in his entire life..he was nice..but had very little skill at serving people) were a disaster. Did it ruin the party? hell no!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Excellent!! Go now & sit within a garden of tulips! Fabulous!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This was our first experience at Pine Tavern. It was most enjoyable. We had a reservation and seated promptly. We both ordered Prime Rib and it was excellent. The scones and honey butter was superb. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. It was a top notch experience. When I return to Bend we will certainly visit again. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014