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About Elevation

Elevation, a student operated restaurant at Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI), uniquely engages community diners as an integral part of the student learning experience. The Elevation menu, which changes four times per year, boasts of high quality ingredients that are sourced from regional growers, ranchers and producers. Patrons who dine in a "live classroom environment," are provided with an opportunity to offer feedback via a survey at the conclusion of the dining experience. Guest input is then integrated into the instructional process on a weekly basis in order to enhance the student learning process. As part of the CCI Capstone Course, learning outcomes within Elevation associate with students developing confidence in cooking and service techniques and developing effective communication and teamwork skills prior to their transition into the regional hospitality industry workforce as future leaders and innovators.

2555 NW Campus Village Way
Bend, OR 97701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Summer 2017
Lunch: Thursday's 11:15am - 12:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Elevation will be closed for regular dinner reservations this summer.
Elevation Summer Barbecue Series: Buffet-Style Dinners
July 6 - Italian Grill
July 20 - Classic American BBQ
August 10 - Argentinian Grill
August 24 - Global Street Food
Elevation will be closed for all major US holidays, during COCC finals week and during COCC academic breaks

Cross Street:
NW Mt. Washington Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(541) 318-3735

Website:
http://www.elevationbend.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Instructor David Trask, Restaurant Management Instructors Sam La Duca and Mike Cooper

Private Party Facilities:
As an applied learning environment for Cascade Culinary Institute students, Elevation has 72 indoor seats, and 30 seats outside (during the summer). The Elevation food philosophy is one that emphasizes the use of local and seasonal ingredients, and regional microbrews and wines.

Private Party Contact:
Elevation Restaurant: (541) 318-3735

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:


Elevation Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
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Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (1)
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Romantic (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Outstanding restaurant that is operated by students of the Cascades Culinary Institute.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always, we were served a wonderful meal at Elevation! Mason, our server, was very attentive. We always feel like special guests whenever we dine here. This is the second time I've had the duck, and I would highly recommend it! Splurge and try their chocolate dessert...yum!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The space was wellcoming and the staff very attentive through out the evening. We were a party of 6 and all the dishes came out at the same time. The Seafood Newberg was the favourite and we enjoyed tasting such a good variety of dishes. The steak ordered rare was not hot throughout but they took care of that right away. The 2 Birthdays at our table were recognized with a special dessert plate for each. Overall a pleasant experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Elevation restaurant is part of the Cascade Culinary Institute, with a mission to train students to become skilled cooks, servers, etc. On some days you might have a server who has mastered his job; on other days one who is still a work in progress. Either way, you can be sure that they are trying their best and are well-supervised. The food is excellent in every way, servers are attentive and eager to please, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the prices are quite reasonable. Overall, a great place to dine out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Most of the food choices were quite good, with only few exceptions. Service was prompt and friendly, if a little unprofessional. My biggest complaint was the high cost. I am not a big spender and don't do these special outings often, but I would be willing to guess that I could dine at nearly any place in town and get a nice dinner for 2 for less then $75 (which was my bill here). Charging for each item is certainly not the way I would run the business and considering it is a school where is that high price coming from. We did enjoy our evening and the atmosphere and staff were fine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was excellent from start to finish! We will make this a routine stop whenever we are visiting Bend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Another excellent meal at Elevation! Considering this was their first week with a new menu, the food and service was outstanding!! I almost don't want to give them so many stars...I'm afraid it won't remain the best kept secret in Bend.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was bland, tacos were disappointing. Good service and atmosphere.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Was disappointed that your strawberry lemonade was unavailable.
Food was very good, but served cold. I would of like the green beans better with less breading and different dipping sauce.
Since this is a teaching experience, server needs improvement with observing customers and observing customers request. Example requested lemon for my drink, 2 lemon slices were served, did not notice that the skin on one of the slices had not been completely clean. Used other slice of lemon. But when drink was refilled lemon was not offered again. We had to ask for water and ice.
Server was professional, friendly and polite. I thought he was probably a little nervous, and since school just restarted. We all have to learn.
Very pleasant experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The brioche rolls were heavenly! The salad was good enjoyed the heat in the dressing. Duck dish was disappointing. Brussels sprouts were hard and the white beans were over cooked and tasteless.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The atmosphere was extremely pleasant, but the food was even better! We ordered the salmon special with blood orange sauce and it melted in your mouth. Mixed with the black lentils and arugula it was spot on! Would definitely go back. Great experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We had a great meal with great service. The only problem is that I probably ate too much!! Great job!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 1, 2017

This was our second time to visit Elevation and we were very impressed both times. The server was knowledgeable, considerate and pleasant. We had 4 different meals and all were delicious and the presentation was great. We also thoroughly enjoyed 3 wonderful deserts. We will definitely go again and would be happy to recommend Elevation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Elevation is a culinary college affair and therefore the service will vary from so-so to excellent (they are students). This evening was about average for service. The food generally varies from good to very good and occasionally excellent and our 4 dinners were all at least very good. The ambience can't be beat; a beautiful restaurant, uncrowded seating, and very quiet. This venue is always on our list of possible eating out choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Our appetizers were amazing! Had the duck confit salad and the tomatillo soup... 5 stars on that. Our server wasn't very attentive and I felt like we were waiting a lot before getting service. When we had our check ready I think it took 15 min before she came to take it, at least it felt like that. Our entrees were not as good as last time we came. We got the duck which was cooked well but the side dish looked unappetizing and was tasteless. It was white beans, dried papaya? And Brussel sprouts so it looked just blah cuz the Brussels were white looking and with white beans and the chopped yellow dried fruit. The risotto was asparagus and artichoke. Veggies good, risotto maybe undercooked a little and dry. Flavored of lemon and pepper, but needed some salt. I ate all the risotto and just added a lot of salt. The brioche rolls were amazing!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 10, 2017

My experience was awesome. The entire experience is all done by culinary students.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Because this is a learning environment for the college, not everyone is polished and seasoned. That being said, the students do their best to create an inviting, friendly and professional atmosphere. Be prepared to critique the meal and staff (at the end of the evening) to help the students learn! This is not fast food, so be prepared to relax and spend some time in the restaurant (order an appetizer - they are excellent!) It was a great experience and the food was wonderful!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Always full of flavors. Check out the specials!
Can't wait for next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 5, 2017

My wife took me there for my birthday. We enjoyed the scallop appetizer. They were perfectly cooked but there could have been more than 2. My wife had the lamb chop with mint pesto and fresh asparagus. She thought it was excellent. I had the rib eye steak. It was a nice piece of meat and cooked medium rare as requested but the rub completely overpowered the steak. All you could taste was the spice. It was accompanied by wilted greens and a few fingerling potatoes.
We split the strawberry rhubarb tart for dessert. It was delish! We will certainly go back and love to support our local culinary school!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 3, 2017

This is the restaurant associated with the culinary institute at COCC. All of the dishes were perfectly prepared -- simple dishes, but the halibut was melt-in-your-mouth perfect, and the evening's special (ahi tuna) was seared so that the inside was just a little warm. Our server was lovely -- enthusiastic, excited to be embarking on a new career. We had not made it there earlier because the days hadn't worked for us. But I think we'll make a point of going pretty regularly from now on!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We both had the halibut - it was overcooked, but the rest of the meal was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The student staff isn't as polished as you'll find in most restaurants, but that's to be expected. The service was prompt and the food was very good. I'd recommend giving it a try.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Students at the culinary institute produce wonderful (if not always perfect) dishes. The setting is delightful for a quiet conversation or romantic meal. Love having this option in Bend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 13, 2017

RElaxed atmosphere with attentive service. Delicious meal and great desserts.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 13, 2017

I was very pleased with the educational focus of the experience. I had a gift certificate and left the remainder of my bill to the scholarship program. I/we will return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 17, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Bend -- and I'm a foodie who does my homework!
Each bite makes me want to close my eyes so I can savor every nuance. Plus I'm surrounded by an elegant atmosphere and attended by impeccable service! Can't say enough good things about this place. Suggestion: dine with a group so you can taste everything!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We brought a young friend from out of town. We could easily carry on a conversation. The service was prompt and friendly. While the menu is somewhat limited the food is first class. Lovely linen table cloth and napkins. Nice selection of wine although limited. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Food and service were awesome. Music volume was a bit low. It was easy to hear neighboring conversation, and felt like people could hear you. Music could have also been a little livelier (jazz/world) to offer a richer atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 8, 2017

The experience was amazing.. Brooke was amazing... The desert was to die for. I will be recommending to all my family and friends!! The special was a shrimp alfredo, I would rate that the best we have ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We thought the food was good and the service very good. Two of us had the duck and thought it was a little undercooked. Otherwise, all was good.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Culinary student-run restaurant with variable menu under watchful eyes of teacher. Exceptional !!!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We were greeted by a friendly and professional staff (culinary arts students). Our server Stan was very charming and had great suggestions on what to eat. The rack of lamb was delicious and presented beautifully. After dinner be sure to stroll around the halls of the culinary school and see the what goes on behind the scenes.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Always a lovely place to dine with delicious food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Disabled Access
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Our meals were delicious and the service excellent. Highlights included the the minestrone, the lamb, and the chai tea creme brulee.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 23, 2017

First time visitor. T took my son who works in food industry. We were both pleasantly pleased.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Exceptional food prepared and delivered by students at an exceptional value.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 17, 2017

As always great food for a phenomenal price!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2017

I was very impressed with this restaurant. I had heard about it first when my husband went to the bobcat orientation at COCC when we first moved here and I met some of the people at the culinary club booth. I saw the restaurant advertised and kept it in the back of my mind that I wanted to try it out. It took two years, but finally did it for a late valentine's day dinner.

We were greeted by a man who looked to be very experienced and he told us a little bit about the restaurant, that the food was cooked by students in their last part of the culinary school. He then turned us over to a waiter named Sam. One of the requests I had asked was for vegan options, and Sam gave me a very detailed account of all the options available. He was very attentive and helpful, and really the best service I've ever had in Bend. We started with a salad, and had the lamb and risotto entrees as well as a chocolate cake for dessert. All of the food had impeccable flavors and was cooked perfectly. My husband chose to have his lamb medium rare, and it was perfect. Usually when we go to a lower end restaurant he will choose medium because they don't cook the meat well, but he must have sensed it would be done accurately here, because he went with medium rare and he said it was cooked to perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed the risotto, which they made vegan for me. The flavors were amazing, and I savored every bite. Still creamy and tender without the dairy. Dessert was beautifully presented and we ate every bit of it as well.

To anyone who is looking for a high class restaurant with good service, I would highly recommend this place. Unfortunately, one of the downsides to living in Bend is the terrible service at most food places. Here you will not be disappointed, and this is quite a statement, since I most recently lived right next to the Culinary Institute of America, where all the surrounding restaurants had amazing food and excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Always enjoyable. Love to support the culinary students. Thank you for another lovely evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We shared an excellent meal with friends. The rack of lamb, duck, and salmon were all excellent, as was the butternut squash soup. The service was well meaning but awkward at times. For example, clearing dishes before one diner was through with his appetizer, and not asking if we would like coffee or tea after dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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