Love the new owners and the
Love the new owners and the new bar vibe...Food was great and service matched..
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in town for
Best restaurant in town for a romantic dinner out with the wife. It is very quiet with dim lighting and amazing food and drinks. Other restaurants have some good food, but the noise level doesn't allow for a great private dinner. Blacksmith is the best in town. LOVE IT!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hadn't been to The Blacksmith for several years, and decided to try again because of the new management. we absolutely loved our experience,
The waiters were very attentive and knowledgable and the food was delicious. We each had a steak entree and the sauces were exceptional.
Our salads were yummy and fresh, and they make a great drink there! The evening was a treat for my husband's Birthday, and he was totally pleased!
Linda and Jim Bradley-Barner
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
My Birthday at the Blacksmith
My husband and I celebrated my birthday at the Blacksmith. We had a cozy table by a window and for a while it was quiet. As the restaurant filled up, it became more difficult to carry on a conversation without raising our voices. We split a beet salad, which I thought I wouldn't like, but I actually loved it. For our dinner selections, my husband had the ribeye and I had the escolar. The steak was prepared as ordered, medium rare. My escolar was tender and the sauce was flavorful. We had crème brulee for dessert, which was also good. Our only complaint was the wine. We ordered by the glass and although the glass was large, the wine in the glass was very small. We do plan on returning again. But we will order a bottle of wine next time.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited for dinner, excellent NW Rib-eye steak, Escolar(white fish) & appetizers. Proactive wait staff & very willing to answer inquiries. Extensive availability for beer/wine & cocktails. Has a darker interior or service outdoors on a patio - weather permitting.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice dinner and drinks listening to the beautiful voice of Tara Henderson....love the live music!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Service and Food
The salmon is excellent. Portions are large enough to share or take some home.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Blacksmith: A dining pleasure
We highly recommend this restaurant. Everything about it from the ability to reserve a table on line, to the pleasant greeting we received upon arriving, to our delightful waiter Ryan, to the amazing tastes of our entrees and beautifully prepared and presented dinner items... all of it made for a delightful evening. We will definitely be back.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food better than ambience
We had the pork chop dinner, which was the best restaurant meal we've had in awhile. The chop was nearly 3" thick and sat atop a couple of polenta triangles. This polenta was also better than any previous versions - this was light and fluffy, almost like a souffle. The fried brussel sprouts with bacon were delicious. I'm not usually a big peppercorn fan, but the pink peppercorn sauce under the polenta/pork chop was creamy and tasty with a wee bit of bite; and the peppercorns were completely edible.
The service was impeccable. The only complaint (if you want to call it that) is the decor. I was expecting something much different after the revamp; but was disappointed with the still-dark and gloomy interior.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best seafood meals ever! Delicious and great service!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
2 Birthday celebrations
There were 5 in our party - 2 birthdays. We all enjoyed our meals tremendously. Only negative we found was the berry tart dessert. Think the pastry chef needs to rework the tart. Berry topping, etc. was great but the tart itself was lacking. We will definitely go there again. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only thing that would have improved our evening would have been to bring more friends with us. As it was, the four of us had a memorable dinner and evening. Next time more friends, more great food and more memories.
B H-----Gig Harbor, WA
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was attentive and friendly however the staff that delivered the food did not serve to the right person. There were four in our group and only one plate was correct - we had to help by saying what we ordered as they tried to put a plate in front of us. Of the four dinners each of us really enjoyed our meals - presentation and preparation - terrific!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blacksmith a Winner
We took neighbors to dinner there. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The fried green tomato salad was lovely. Wish we hadn't decided to split it. Everyone was pleased with their entrees and the wine choice. Our waitress was attentive and the service was prompt. We will definitely go back there again!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is the best I've
The food is the best I've had in Bend. Caesar salad is divine. Shrimp and grits outstanding. Love this place.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming building, and the best meal we had in Bend. Outstanding beet salad
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Go after 10 PM
My girlfriend and I tried to eat here during dinner time and the wait was over an hour. We decided to go back on a different night. We showed up after 10 PM on a Saturday night, and the place was virtually empty. We sat at the bar and received very good service from an attractive blonde woman who I think was one of the owners. We met another patron at the bar and the three of us had a dining experience filled with great conversation and very good food. I was pleased with my ribeye steak and my girlfriend enjoyed her grilled albacore tuna. There were ample drink selections and the bartender/owner was very attentive. I can't speak for the dinner service, but if you show up after 10 PM on a Saturday night you will not be disappointed.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better than expected
We had been to the Blacksmith restaurant before the NEW OWNERS took over and we did not like it, so we never went back. This time we were pleasantly surprised, our dinner experience was excellent and the food was very good. We will go back and we will tell our friends, we live nearby.We
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at the Blacksmith twice now and have enjoyed it tremendously. The food is excellent, presentation is beautiful and we definitely would recommend it. We plan to go again.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic flavors meet traditional.
Our experience at the Blacksmith was pleasureable. There was an hour delay in seating due to the prior tables not clearing as fast as they expected, but it was no biggie. The appetizers were fantastic! Ahi Poke Tower was towering 6" above the table and was a delight. The steaks were nice cuts of meat, but possibly a little too underdone. Well prepared sauces and sides accompanied our dinners. One item to note, we were surprised at the temperature of the restaurant-65? Definitely bring a sweater or a jacket as the restaurant is cooler and the bar is open to a wide swinging front door allowing blasts of cold air every time it is opened.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Evening with Friends
6 of us dined at a round table, which made for easier conversation among us all.
We brought in our own 3 excellent wines, so we never even viewed the restaurant wine list. Wish I had at least seen it.
Every item throughout our 6 different meals proved excellent!...delicious, and beautiful presentation, too.
We will all be back soon.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meals were all fantastic from appetizers through desserts. The creativity, depth of flavor sand presentation will definitely bring us back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. Service was real good. Could tell a little extra time was taken on the meal, which is a good thing.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pork chop, highly recommend ! 3 of our party ordered it and all enjoyed it immensely.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group had not been to
Our group had not been to Blacksmith in quite a while. Six of us arrived for our 7:00 reservation, and we were seated right away. There was live music, but we were seated in the next room (which we preferred) and had a lovely meal. The food was very good, and the portions generous. The ambiance was lovely, and we were all impressed and satisfied, and plan on going back soon.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little place, the bar looks fantastic. Came one in June, and we enjoyed happy hour with a group of new friends. We moved here from Maui and this was the first place we wanted to go.
When I booked, I did put we were celebrating our move here from Maui and our Anniversary. Plus our daughter drove up to meet us and we were celebrating her Birthday. No mention was made of this..it would have been nice to have a Little cake or desert for her. So was disapointed in that aspect. My pork was too rare for me, would have liked to be consulted on that, not that it wasn't good, it was. The rest of the food was presented well and very good. But it did not turn into a special night, as we had hoped. Will try again...
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charles Button and Derek Michael Marc put out a big sound with lots of original blues and covers. I would come back to hear them and enjoy the superb dining!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything there was spectacular. From the bloody mary that started off the meal, to the carpaccio appetizer and the steak entree. We enjoyed a nice bottle of Caymus with dinner that made for a perfect paring with the steaks. It was a Monday night so the restaurant was a little quiet, but the ambience was nice and the decor felt very comfortable.
The service was perfect. The waitress checked on us just the right amount and kept everything flowing very nicely. Would highly recommend The Blacksmith to anyone.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
best service, amazing food
best service, amazing food , extensive wine list and good beer
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice ambience- great food
Our server was helpful attentive and knowledgable. Food was tasty, we had a cozy seat. Was as nice an evening as one might hope for.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recommend this restaurant
We booked the reservation on line and it was seamless. There was a rose on the table for the birthday girl, one of our guests. The peach lemon drop martini was to die for. Everyone hugely enjoyed their food! The service was very good and they brought the dessert with a candle for our birthday girl. All in all a very nice dinner. We all said we would certainly return again!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Menu - Incredible Steaks
Went for entertainment - Tara Henderson is fabulous - and discovered the food is incredible too.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, we had the Cesar salad, best in Bend, and the ahi tuna entree, which was also excellent. We also had the steak and fries, which was probably on the better steaks in town, perfectly cook and a good size. Overall, we had an amazing meal and would definitely recommend this place.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Celebration Spot
My husband and I were in the area for an unrelated event that happened to coincide with his 30th birthday. I wanted to take him to a special spot that would be delicious and memorable. A friend who lives in Bend recommended the Blacksmith, and I made reservations through Open Table. The restaurant contacted me before the event to confirm any special requests. We showed up a bit early, and they were ready to see us. The service was attentive, helpful and cheerfully chill. The food was delicious- and we had a variety of dishes. Hard to say whether I liked the crab corn dogs or Chef's pasta more. The drink selection was broad, making it easy for all to find something they liked. I highly recommend the Blacksmith.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite places to go in Bend. Every time we eat here we are always satisfied!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM