For Special Occasions
I think the prices are a tad bit high (thus the overall rating of very good rather than outstanding) but truly the food is delicious so... The filet was melt in your mouth tender and so flavorful. The view is spectacular and we had a wonderful window table where we could really enjoy it including a beautiful sunset. It was quiet enabling us to talk (and hear each other) easily. The waiter was friendly and took great care of us. The hostess and bus boy were very kind and friendly as well.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE IT AS USUAL. THE LODGE
LOVE IT AS USUAL. THE LODGE IS ALWAYS OUR FAVORITE PLACE TO HAVE A RELAXING MEAL. THE FOOD IS PREDICTABLE....THE BEST ALL THE TIME.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classy, relaxing, with lake
Classy, relaxing, with lake and meadow views. Enjoyed a birthday dinner with hubby.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service
We decided to skip the brunch scene and celebrate an early Mother's day dinner at The Lodge Restaurant at Black Butte this past weekend. Mom was thrilled with the view, the service and the food. We were seated at a window and had a spectacular view of the meadow and the mountains. Each member of our group was very pleased with his/her meal. Three out of four entrees we ordered came with an excellent butternut squash risotto. Mom said her scallops melted in her mouth. The steak was delicious and the lamb was, perhaps, the best we have had in a long time. We will be back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
mothers day brunch
Sisters and girl cousins stayed at bbr for mothers day. The resturant brunch was excellant. Beautful view . Loved the different levels for privacy. Staff very nice.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special place
We've dined at the Lodge several times and have had consistently wonderful experiences. The wait-staff are efficient, friendly and responsive. When you're there on a clear evening as we were, the views of the surrounding mountains rising behind the ranch's little lake are delightful. Food quality is excellent and flavorful.
Overall, this is our favorite place for special occasions, even though we drive an hour to get there.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed wonderful service and a delightfully delicious meal from the salad to dessert. The setting is magnificent with a woodsy setting providing magnificent views of the surrounding hillsides and spectacular mountains. Can't wait to return for another tasteful dining experience.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful view so try to get a window table. Looks out over lake, mountain and with horses and cows in the distant background. The menu even had a couple of vegetarian choices. A great place to go. Get a window table for the view if possible.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
We requested a special table for our 30th Anniversary and not only did we get an amazing view, our server Andrew made our experience very memorable. Our meals of steak and pork loin were delicious and the complimentary"anniversary" sourdough chocolate cake was mouth watering.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten our last two anniversary dinners there. Great ambience, view and food. Never have been disappointed there.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a few comments
Had a great birthday dinner. Food was great, service was great, but the pace of meal was uneven. We waited for some items and other items were brought right on top of others. Dessert was excellent. View outstanding. Overall relaxed.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Dining in Central Oregon
The Lodge Dining Room has entered the 21st century with creative menus, healthy ingredients, and attractive presentations. Fresh fish and locally sourced vegetables and meats are featured. The service continues to be professional and friendly.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
There is a place!
While The Lodge is not the least expensive dining, it does provide excellent food, service, views and memories. My steak was melt-in-your-mouth and the elk was the same. Calamari, salads, gnocchi - all worth the price. The complimentary dessert of chocolate cake and ice cream was wonderful......oh, ye, don't forget the fudge that comes with the check.! We'll always go back when we have the opportunity!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at Black Butte Lodge
We have been coming here for years, but this time it was truly outstanding! The food has improved considerably, and everyone in our party of 6 loved, loved, loved their meal. Steak, salmon, lamb-you name it and everything was cooked to perfecttion. We had a most memorable waiter named Michael, who helped make the evening very enjoyable. A couple of days later, we were back for breakfast. Another delicious meal. I highly recommend the lodge for truly fine dining.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a wonderful place that is well worth the drive from Portland, Oregon. My salmon was, indeed, wild and fresh, so, therefore, delicious. Wait staff are friendly and attentive. The location is a one-of-a-kind location in Central Oregon, which looks out onto a beautiful meadow. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great dining experience.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect For Locals and Out of Towne
With guests visiting from out of state, we were looking for an establishment that represented all that we love about Central Oregon. The Lodge at Black butte Ranch was all of that and more. The entire staff from hostess to manager greeted us in a very friendly, professional manner with just the correct bit of humor. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about both the selections at the restaurant and the many attractions in the area. He was very attentive, but at the same time, we never felt rushed. The restaurant was very busy, but the multi-level seating kept the atmosphere quite and relaxed. The food was fantastic and the scenery to die for.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous view and great food
We've eaten here many times over the years and the food now is the best we've experienced. It is very high caliber. They even have their own organic garden and feature local food suppliers. The view is superb.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back
We had lunch with an out of town friend on the day before Thanksgiving, so it was pretty quiet. All the multi-level seating has a good view of the lake and peaks. The outdoor gas fire pit is great while you're waiting (reservations would normally be a good idea). It's not far from our new home in Redmond, but is well worth a look if you're just visiting the area.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM