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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Made reservations via "Open Table". We wanted outside seating and were seated inside even though there were 4 tables open outside. Told we would have to wait back up front. Caprese salad was suppose to be an entree but was the size of appetizer at other restaurants. Usually a good place to dine but must have got them on a bad day."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Selected this restaurant specifically for my birthday celebration, as it's been a favorite for years. Found out while on our way that it was recently sold and bought by a former chain restaurant owner...translation = we'll be changing Pine Tavern to be just like McCormick's! Had a waiter that was obnoxious, promised a complimentary dessert for my birthday, yet ended up charging us for it (didn't notice it until after we paid the bill, which was unfortunate), then realized that he included a 20% tip for a party of 4, which was NOT cool...his service didn't equal a 15% tip, let alone a self-added 20% tip. We won't be returning...we'll find another Bend place for our go-to restaurant for special occasions. So long Pine Tavern!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Food not as good as have had in the past but I probably did not order one of the better items on the menu (pasta pomodoro)"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Out of alot of idems at 5:30 pm. salmon dinner very small portions, service ok had to ask more than once for butter etc. pasta temp cool."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We come to the Pine Tavern each summer when we vacation at Black Butte Ranch. We have never been disappointed and it seems to get better each time. Really good food. Very nice view after the sun is down. Service was excellent as usual. Bend is fun and funky; the Pine Tavern is classy."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The outdoor patio on a summer day is gorgeous. However the food is mediocore. The server completely forgot to bring us the soups we ordered. We wondered why there was a long wait from the appetizer for our soups. The next thing we know the entrees arrived. We waited so long we passed on the soups all together. Then the duck was overcooked. The chef admiited to a poor job on the duck and kindly replaced the duck and the second go round was better. Go for the ambience and a glass of beer or wine but not for dinner."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Excellent food excellent service and overall excellent experience"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Drove 30 miles to have a late lunch at this iconic Bend, Oregon restaurant. Was not disappointed, even though we arrived near the end of the lunch hour. Tried the kale salad -- very satisfying, and not overseasoned. Waiter was patient, but not intrusive and made sure we got our desserts, even though we were well beyond the lunch hour when we finally got to dessert and coffee. Views of the Deschutes River out the rear window were serene and as I remembered from many years ago. New ownership seems to be rejuvenating the menu and working to make this a "go to" restaurant once more. I'll be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "this was our 2nd time to dine at Pine Tavern - we enjoyed our dining experience. Food was great - servings quite large Waite staff was wonderful. Wish we lived closer so we would be able to dine there more often!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Was hoping that with the new owner, the Pine Tavern would be brought back to being a good restaurant. But, this is not the case. The food was not very good. The service was very poor. Too bad as it is a great location"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great find, the food was great, staff great, would go back again!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We were sat outside with sun in our face. When we asked our waitress for a table in the shade she told us we would have to ask someone else. Finally we asked another waiter he moved us. The salad was warm the food was noth worth the 70.00 bucks at All. Really disappointed with our anniversary dinner. We wont be back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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
  • "Julie and her wait staff were exceptional. What a great way to spend my 5th anniversary."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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