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Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill
Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill

Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jackalopegrill.com/
  • Phone: (541) 318-8435
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lounge opens at 4:30.
    Happy Hour runs from 4:30 to 6:00.
    Dinner: M-Su 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill
Said to be drawn to the scent of alcohol, the jackalope often appears only to those who have been enjoying fine wine, beer and spirits. The jackalope’s uncanny ability to mimic human singing is also known to lull many a traveler on the moonlit trail. Like this elusive – some say extinct – western creature resembling a jack rabbit with deer antlers, The Jackalope Grill offers the hard-to-find combination of imaginative French-inflected Northwest cuisine and an unpretentious environment.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I live 2,800 miles from this restaurant. We love to go every time we're in town. When I called 2 weeks early to make reservations for my birthday and ask what would be on the desert menu, the chef (Tim) spoke to me personally. Not only did he make my favorite desert (flourless Chocolate Torte) the night we came, he remembered to wish me happy birthday when we were there! I love that level of personal service. He clearly cares that his restaurant is friendly. Amazing wine, bread, sauces, and steak, excellent service. The patio is magical at night with its flowers and twinkle lights. Neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We were first time customers and we were very pleased with our experience. Service was excellent all meal courses were very good and very timely....would highly recommend the Jackalope Grill to friends and relatives"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had an outstanding meal at the Jackalope Grill. The menu had a ton of interesting and appealing items. Everything we had was delicious. Service was great. We sat outside on the patio which was quite lovely. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "a little high priced for the average diner, will probably wait a couple years before we can afford to come back. Food was good, service excellent"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went on a Sunday night and it had the perfect mix of ample space, tablecloth service, varied menu choices and good service. Attractive place."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I actually enjoyed the Jeagerschniztel in a non-German eatery. The mussel and grilled shrimp apps were also very good. Clayton was our server, one of the best spoken servers I've ever dealt with. Excellent atmosphere also. Will go back. Live in Fla."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have been to Jackalope at the newer location (downtown) 3 or 4 times, and the food is always excellent. We brought friends from out of town who wanted to have a special dinner. It was with great confidence that we made the reservation, having NEVER experienced an off-night at Jackalope. Again the food was great, and the experience was great. Jackalope is FINE DINING, but relaxing at the same time. All of the dishes were great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The service was great but the food was horrible. I was very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We come to Bend 1-2 times a year and this restaurant is always on our go-to list. The food is outstanding and exceeds our fine dining expectations time and time again. We used to go to the older location in an ugly stripe mall, where we discovered this gem and almost didn't go in because "what fine dining restaurant is located in a strip mall??" Our inappropriate profiling was quickly humbled after the first meal. Now located downtown, they have not only maintained their culinary excellence, the ambience is fantastic with a nice outdoor patio in the back. Our meal this time was top notch from the preliminary cocktails through a scrumptious desert. The meal was further enhanced by the excellent service and humor from our server, Eric."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "If you are looking for a restaurant that locals in the know go to, this is it. Amazing food, great service, quiet ambiance. What more could you ask for? Order off of the special menu, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "All of our food was excellent! The service was wonderful and the ambiance and decoration of the restaurant was beautiful. I appreciate that they have small plates making it easy to eat moderately as well as wonderful large meals for those who desire them!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Hard to write down all the superlatives! Service was terrific - Food at the top of the scale - bar menu a+ --- I could go on. Don't miss this spot if you're travelling to Bend; the locals seem to know about it already."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill is a terrific dinning experience!! Everything was absolutely perfect. The wine food and ambience are out of this world, but the icing on the cake are Kathy and Tim Garling. Kathy mets the guests with warmth and charm as you enter and the service and friendly atmosphere continues through the entire meal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It had been several years since I had eaten at the Jackalope Grill. My husband and I recently met some friends from out of town for dinner here and our meal was fantastic. Our table ordered the jaeger schnitzel, osso bucco and saltimbocca. Everyone loved their dishes. For dessert we had lemon curd, crème brulee and bananas foster. Each was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious, hearty meal in a beautiful setting."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Both of our dinners and the service was excellent. The outdoor patio is a wonderful place for meals, with all the flowers and vegetable gardens."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating with a small bar with a flat screen. Interesting cocktail menu. The dinner menu is not very extensive and if you do not like sun dried tomatoes you have limited choices. I ended up with a beet salad and an eggplant salad both of which were excellent. My husband had the seafood pasta and it too was excellent."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "All three of us...the dining party...are psychotherapists. We all had had long, difficult days. We all wanted a relaxing evening, amazing food, great conversation. We experienced all of this at Jackalope Grill."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill was the perfect location for my wife and my 41st. wedding anniversary dinner. We sat outside in a nice courtyard with flowers and herbs surrounding us. Clayton, our server, was outstanding. Had a great sense of when to check on us and when to just let us enjoy our time. The food was outstanding. We both chose the Ribeye and it was cooked perfectly. Put this place on your must do list. By the way, the Apple Tart was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The special pork chop was a huge hit with our guests. The service wasn't fantastic, but it was fine. We sat outside and the atmosphere was very relaxing with all the flowers around. All in all, it was a great experience and we will all go back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My husband and I recently enjoyed a great meal at Jackalope Grill. I had the fish and risotto special. The fish was cooked perfectly and the risotto was absolutely delicious. My husband had the Jaegerschnitzel, which he deemed superb. The star of the evening, though, was the red cabbage, which was spiced to perfection and had just the right amount of tang and texture. There is never any problem getting a delicious and well-prepared meal at this restaurant! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, but disappeared for long periods of time. It also took quite a while to get our drinks after ordering. On this night, the outdoor patio was full and we opted to dine inside, which was very nice except for a very loud group of 4 nearby."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal at Jackalope Grill, the Kobe Style Beef with Gorgonzola butter with caramelized onions was delicious. The wine list had some interesting wines and some very creative cocktails, we will definitely go back. The Pot De Crème paired nicely with the red blend wine that had a chocolate finish."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have always liked the Jackalope Grill, especially after its move to downtown Bend. But I think this visit may have topped all others. I had swordfish on a bed of mushroom polenta. Although I love swordfish, I am always a bit reluctant to order it as when it is slightly overcooked it can be horribly dry. Under the chef's care, however, this dish was wonderful - cooked and seasoned to perfection. I also had the soup special which was delicious as well. The Jackalope Grill is clearly right there with the best restaurants in Central Oregon and, if anything, it keeps getting better."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our first outing to Jackalope Grill was with mixed reviews. The ambience and service were great (although I noticed the table next to ours may not have had as great of service as we did). I would have liked to have seen a nice NW cab offered by the glass. The escargot was delicious and was a treat to find here in Bend! The crab stuffed mushrooms were well received by my date although I found them a bit too diluted with bread crumbs. My date had the Osso Bucco which was a rich and flavorful dish that we both enjoyed. I opted for small plates of Gnocci (I found doughy and the sauce tasted too canned) and their eggplant drizzled with honey, which ended up making for a great dessert! I think their main dishes are probably the way to go."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The drinks, wine and food were all first class. Great service from a staff that listened carefully to our special requests. Wonderful desert and port after dinner."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Dinner was great! Weather was nice, so we were able to eat outside in their courtyard."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Always good service and a friendly staff. Can't wait for summer so we can eat on the patio."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "One of our local favorites but tend not to go often as same menu and no lighter fare for the diet conscious. The ragu and pasta was very good, salads very good, eggplant so so, and my wife's salmon was overwhelmed by a strong sauce that seemed to have bacon in it and did not go with the salmon. Wish they would offer some lighter seasoned fare and simple grilled fish with lemon juice or such. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Our dinner at "the Jackalope" was fantastic! I had the pasta dish and it was one of the best I've ever had-My wife always has the filet and it was excellent as usual. We love going to "The Jackalope" and feel it is our hidden gem."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Always a treat. Friendly, great menu and food. Consistent. Will be fun when patio opens"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "had a wonderful time. lamb was slightly over cooked/tough especially for the price but everything else seemed great. Service was superb. Love how quiet it is. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Appetizer were good. We ordered shrimp, crab meat staffed in mashroom and steamed muscles. Main menu was so so. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We had a financial meeting with people from out of town and needed a quiet environment yet excellent food - and Jackalope Grill was perfect! Our service was excellent, as were the appetizers and entrees. We all raved about our food throughout the meal; it was just perfect. I had lamb, my husband has osso bucco, and our bankers had filet mignon and jaeger schnitzel (sp?) and no one was disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Seated immediately, but 10 minutes to take our drink order, another 10 minutes to receive it. Appetizers were great, mixed reviews on the entrees. Our out of town guests were 'foodies' from Portland and were not overly impressed."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "In love with everything we ordered at Jackalope Grill, the food was amazing. I had the Alaskan Halibut with Risotto and it was probably one of the best dishes I've had while eating out ever! The only thing I would complain about is the server who was not knowledgeable at all about the wine list and food pairing, we would have bought a bottle or two of wine because we were enjoying our food so much but the server was not only not knowledgeable about the wine she didn't really seem very interested in helping us order drinks to go with our food. I would have also liked to see a menu item with chicken since that is what one first sees when visiting the Jackalope Grill website. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "It was our first visit, we will be back! We are from Medford and will make this a favorite to visit when we are back in Bend!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "In a town with hundreds of good restaurants, the Jackalope stands out with great food, a quiet atmosphere, a nice wine list and great service. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for fine dining in Bend."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My sister and her friend visited us from SO Cal for a couple of days here in Bend, OR. They stayed in The Oxford Hotel which is only steps away from the Jackalope and a public parking garage. We were all most impressed with the food quality and presentation. I especially loved my salmon dish. A Great restaurant in the heart of a great little city."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the ambiance , service and good food. The price point is high, so great for special occasions. We hope they will lower the prices so we , and other customers Could enjoy the place more often!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service, & quite for a romantic evening ."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Had a wonderful pork osso buco on polenta. Delicious!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014