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The Lodge Restaurant at Black Butte Ranch
The Lodge Restaurant at Black Butte Ranch

The Lodge Restaurant at Black Butte Ranch Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackbutteranch.com
  • Phone: (541) 595-1260
  • Hours of Operation: The Lodge restaurant is curently operating on winter hours. Winter business hours; Open Thursdays through Sunday Breakfast 8:00AM-11:30AM Lunch 11:30AM-2:30PM Dinner 5:00PM-9:00PM Aspen Lounge 5:00PM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Dean Ecker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine
  • Catering: Getting Married? Imagine your ceremony lake side under the Aspens, with sweeping views of the Cascade Range, then dining al fresco on our deck overlooking Phalarope Lake. It’s all just a phone call away. Call us for more information, 541-595-1267. Let us make your dreams match your experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a variety of indoor and outdoor private party space, all with a spectacular view of the Cascade Mountains. Call 541-595-1267 for more information on our exceptional facilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Aimee Smith (541) 595-1267
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our new special event Pavilion is sure to meet your needs. Maximum 300 guests. Call 541-595-1267 for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: HWY 20
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Lodge Restaurant at Black Butte Ranch
Come and enjoy this very unique Oregon dining experience. Nestled in the Cascades with panoramic views of the Three Sisters and Mt Washington, experience a central Oregon premiere dining destination. Our focus is on what's fresh in the region, featuring NW meats and seafood. Our service is warm and personable. Our outside dining and decks provide a wonderful way to enjoy a tasty beverage while soaking in the incredible view. We give new meaning to “alfresco!” Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great view of the Three Sisters, great service and the food is very good."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food did not match the expectation, especially considering the price. The portions were small and the preparation average for first class restaurant . The scallops were much smaller than expected, based on what the waitress said. The Caesar salad had no flavor - very average . The beet salad had two small goat cheese balls - flat (no flavor). The halibut was requested to be grilled and no crust, but it had obviously been poached with crust peeled off. The elk was very good but the garnish average. Nothing spectacular except the calamari. Nice setting and atmosphere, good service and overall our family had a very nice dinner together, but,as said, the food did not measure up."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "No where else can one gaze on the Cascade mountains and eat very good food. Dress as you wish. Bring the kids or not."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had dinner on beautiful evening. Corner table at the window. No place like it. Surprised at the number of empty tables at 7 PM. Ordered pasta, it was good but not special. Wine by the glass selection was so-so. Of course the sour dough chocolate cake was fabulous as ever. I will go back and give it another chance but this time was nothing to write home about. Was here for my honeymoon and many times since, so it will take more than one average visit to stop me from returning. To top it off, it felt very expensive compared to our prior nights dinner. I look forward to their getting their act back together."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We four enjoyed our meal at Black Butte Lodge. Food was exceptional. We each ordered something different and all 4 of us marveled at how good ours was. There was even some sharing of bites. Lovely view. Pricey but we felt we got our money's worth."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, nice menu, very good food, friendly efficient service in a great lodge makes for good memories."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was our first time at the Lodge. Friends recommended it for my husbands 60th birthday. The atmosphere could not be beat. Everything was superb. The service, food, drinks, and atmosphere, all good. You pay for it though. It was pricey. But worth it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "On two consecutive evenings, we arrived after 8 p.m., ordered drinks and then made our dinner selections. Within 45 minutes, we were the only diners remaining. Each evening the wait staff treated us as if we were their best customers. They checked on us periodically, filled our water glasses, asked if they could refresh our drinks, and made sure we were happy with our food. After finishing our meals, well past their closing time, we were offered coffee and dessert. We finished these items at a leisurely pace and were never made to feel as if we should hurry up. Then, as we were leaving, both the waiter and bus boy came out to say "good night." This was a delightful dining experience that should be commonplace and is at Black Butte."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We spent nearly 3 hours at dinner and split a plate. The view from most anywhere there is gorgeous. The food was well prepared and delicious. Wait staff were attentive and made sure the items were not brought all at once, but timed. The only slight let down was a Marionberry dessert with very little resembling the berry. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Chef Mark has made this a favorite of ours. Tastes, presentation, all of it outstanding in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable overlooking the lake. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The dinner at Black Butte Ranch was a perfect way to end our Easter Sunday. My niece and nephew have a cow that was expecting a calf any moment on Easter Sunday. After church…….there was the calf. They live in Sisters. I was visiting from CA. The wonderful dinner was the "frosting on the cake" so to speak. I had read about the chef before I signed up. He did not disappoint. The pork tenderloin and the smoked salmon were 5 star. Our waiter was RIGHT about everything on the menu. Very helpful guy. I would love to make this a tradition. See you next Easter for sure. Party of 5 @ 5:30."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We so, so enjoy Black Butte. It is quiet, the food is delicious, the service is great and you can't beat the view."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, a little costly but worth every cent. The building is a little dated but furnishing were comfortable and stylish. The view and scenery is also very nice, with a good view of the geese on the lake and mountains. The highlight of the evening was our waiter Michael. Knowledgable, and very personable, always joking with the patrons but very helpful. He made it more like dinner at a friends house than a restaurant. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful view, creative menu, yummy cocktails, and attentive but non-intrusive service. The Lodge offers a menu full of creative ideas that feature local meats and seasonal vegetables, presented in ways I would never have dreamed of. Case in point: rainbow chard gnocchi, served with butternut squash puree, balsamic reduction, and parmesan cheese. Blew my mind! The entree selections featured local meat, creative sides, and truffled wild mushrooms (WOW!) that brought the whole dish together. Mmmmm! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times and have always found the food and service to be top notch. However, this night was not up to their usual high standards. The food was only warm, not hot. Two of our group had the halibut special and we found one side of the fish to be very tough. Another of our group had what they called the "hanger" steak. She requested that it be well done. However, we had to send it back as it was very rare. Our waiter did mention that they had a new chef. The service was still very good. The atmosphere quiet and beautiful as always and the desserts outstanding. We will return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went for a quiet, romantic dinner, but didn't get it. We sat next to a large family with an energetic toddler. Though he was very well behaved, he was "active." There was a large group on the level below our seating and because of acoustics in the room their conversations had no trouble carrying up to our seating. Lighting was pretty bright at some tables. I had cocoa and coffee rubbed pork tenderloin. The meat was flavorless. My date had better luck with the chinook salmon special. Overall, staff was friendly. Our waiter was knowledgeable and paid just the right amount of attention to us. While the location was convenient to the condo we stayed at, not sure I'd go back due to the high price for average food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great service, food, menu selection and amazing view of the mountains and lake. You might even get to see the bald eagles."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had a great time at dinner on Valentine's day. It was romantic, delicious, fun and memorable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our server surprised a member of our party who was celebrating a birthday with a complimentary (and delicious) piece of birthday cake. Our server also gladly replaced my wine choice that was sweet with that my companions were drinking that was what I was expecting. I will certainly recommend The Lodge to others and will be back! It's well worth the drive from Bend for any occasion."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Food was very good, the two lamb dishes were sold out, kind of disappointing, but it was a Sunday night. Romantic, with the low lighting but made it difficult to read the menu. Service was great the wait staff was attentive and took the time to stop and chat a little about wine selection and the overall wine industry in Oregon. Nice touch, and appreciated."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful dinner for her birthday. All employee, especially Michael the waiter, did an outstanding job. We would highly recommend the restaurant for a dinner experience. Also our food selections were prepared as we requested and were outstanding in presentation and taste. Great job!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The food was very good but dessert could have been better. The only real complaint is going up and down stairs so much. It is not a very good place to take older people on account of that. I heard others saying the same thing. Need to have a better way of laying out the food."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "very nice restaurant. the service was wonderful. and the food was so delicious. the views were so beautiful. very elegant."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I was happy to be seated pretty close to our reservation time. The food layout looked pretty good. When we got back to our seats with our hot food selection from the buffet, every thing was cold. I don't mean warm. It was all cold. The green beans were sticking together. I mentioned it to the waiter and he said he would go check on it. He never did mention it again. When we went to get our salads we did notice the good had been turned up. Other than that the dessert was awesome. Love the firepit outside."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "My wife and I came to the lodge to celebrate our 35th anniversary and her Birthday. When I made the reservations I stated that and assumed something special would be done. We were staying at the ranch and so 15 minutes before we went, I called over to see if special arrangements were in place. I was assured that they were. When we got there, we were settled, we ordered and ate and left. Nothing was done for my wife's Birthday or our anniversary. Not a big deal except for one thing: I was told something would be done. Tthe surprise I had planned for her turned into a disappointment for me. We will stay at the ranch again, but we will not eat at the lodge next time."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "We have eaten our last two anniversary dinners there. Great ambience, view and food. Never have been disappointed there."
    Dined on 7/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2013