Dinner: T-Sa 5:00pm-11:00pm
Service was absurdly slow and disappointing given the reputation. The food was well prepared if a bit overpriced. The scallops at Diego's in Redmond are more flavorful, a larger portion, and a lower price. Doesn't live up to the hype, won't be back.
Another terrific experience at Ariana. Went for my birthday and had the chef’s tasting for the evening. Always a good choice and it was again this evening. Food was excellent as was pacing of dishes and overall service. The birthday cake with candle is a nice touch (and discreet). Nice wine list with a good selection of sparkling/Champagnes.
My wife and I went out on a date and to celebrate her birthday a few days early. We both had the chef special with some wine. My wife does not eat shrimp or scallops EVER, and tonight she tried scallops and she loved them, as did I. We hope to experience this again very soon.
Flawless. Just right.
As wonderful as all the reviews we read. Food was outstanding. Our server, Brett, was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I'd do 5 stars all the way except it the space felt a little tight but that won't stop us from coming again.
My yearly visit to Bend would not be without a dinner at Ariana's. Always have great food and excellent service. We had the tasting menu and we were not disappointed. Everything on the menu was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. Love it!
We have been visiting Ariana for the last 12 years and every time there quality is reaffirmed. Great food, prepared with thought and tasty. Service always personal and warm. The owner, Susan, is a remarkable hostess and welcomes one with a warm smile and enthusiasm.
Returning for a meal at Ariana is a must and will be repeated many times.
My wife and I had dinner at Ariana's after attending a show at the Les Swab Amphitheater in Bend. What a great way to end a super date night!
We have lived in Bend a long time and have never gone to Ariana, mainly because of how expensive it it. I have always heard great things about the food and service and we were not disappointed. It's still a "special ocassion" place for us because of the cost; however, it was such a great experience. Superb food and service. Thank you.
Wonderful meal, great service, lovely atmosphere! Friends gave us a gift card here, so glad because we probably wouldn’t have tried it otherwise. Now we’ll be back!
My favorite restaurant in Bend! Consistently excellent food, seasonal menus, great staff- highly recommend it.
EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE
We enjoyed the food and service but honestly it was soooo loud in there that we couldn't have a conversation. It left us feeling agitated and annoyed! We had been to Ariana a couple of years ago and enjoyed the quaint relaxing ambiance. Sadly not the same experience!
Wonderful tasting menu dinner for a special occasion - wedding anniversary. Food was superb as was the service. We highly recommend this restaurant. It was a bit noisy, however, so having a quiet conversation was not possible.
As always. Incredible tastes, service and location.
My husband and I drove from Lava Lake to use a gift card to Ariana's from our niece. We have never eaten at Ariana's before. It was well worth the drive. The food, atmosphere and service was outstanding.
Ariana never disappoints. Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.
Wonderful dining experience, as always!!!
My wife and I go to this restaurant for special occasions. If you are looking for a great place with imaginitive menu this is for you. If you are looking for American " pile it high sell it cheap with BBQ sauce and fries" this is definitely NOT for you. This restaurant has class in abundance beyond comparison in Bend
As usual, the food was exquisitely prepared. We usually get a quiet table away from the door as I am very perfume sensitive and the wait staff accommodates that problem. We hadn't been there for a while and we were treated as long lost friends, very welcoming. Each waitperson came by and said "hello". It was fun to catch up.
Ariana, I believe, consistently has the best dinner and service in town. Our group of three had the following... For apps we had bone marrow, burrata and smoked salmon tartare. They were all excellent. I felt like the pistachio-sumac dukka in the burrata, while delicious, brought a little too much sugar to the dish.
Our entrees included, rabbit, duck breast, and filet. I think the filet was the best of those, so tender and flavorful. I had the duck and instead of being traditionally sliced it was presented as two separate pieces. I couldn't tell if they made up one whole breast or if they were parts from two different breasts. The flavor was great but it was a bit hard to cut and chew in some parts because there was a line of sinew running down the middle. And lastly, I think the rest of the dish could have used a little less salt. Duck breasts are usually well salted to help tenderize, and it was salty but good, but together with the other components it was a bit too much. Those potato croquets are always so good though, one of my favorite things there.
The flavor of the rabbit was wonderful. I was told by our server that bay leaf was the primary spice in that and it tasted like a great comfort food dish. I only took one bite of that and the steak, but each of those were very good.
For dessert we had the budino, coffee, and some kind of sheri I can't remember. Ariana has great coffee and espresso so that's a great way to wrap up the dinner and not fall asleep immediately after.
I forgot to add, they have a great cocktail list and always very well made. Plus, the servers are always very knowledgeable about the wines and can make pairings if you don't want to decided yourself. Ron, our server this time and several before, never misses a beat.
Until next time Ariana, thank you.
We are from Portland, famous as a foody town, and we eat out frequently. We drove down to Bend for our Anniversary, and had one of the best meals we have EVER had. Start to finish, all aspects of the dining experience were superb.
Husband’s birthday- sent two special dishes. Wonderful experience!!
Did the tasting menu and it was the best meal we’ve ever had! Every course had complexly layered flavors that were simple and sophisticated. Pacing was perfect, atmosphere was adorable, waitress couldn’t have been nicer or more professional. We will definitely be back.
Wonderful service by Ron! We had the tasting menu and every course was superb! Great evening...a special restaurant in Bend not to be missed.
The food, service and overall atmosphere was outstanding and amazing. The tastes and combinations were superb. We will tell our friends to visit Ariana at their earliest opportunity.
Hands down - the best restaurant in central Oregon! And a very BIG step above many fancy restaurants in metro areas. Absolutely outstandingly prepared and presented food. We super enjoyed everything on the menu!!!
Exemplary meal. Ariana never disappoints and always exceeds expectations. We are grateful to have such a place in Bend!
The food was absolutely delicious. We had the carpaccio appetizer with horseradish cream, truffle, and parmesan. The horseradish cream was perfectly flavorful without being overwhelming. The filet mignon with mushrooms three ways was SO flavorful and perfectly done (and our second favorite part of the meal). The duck with pepper puree and fried potato-cheese balls (?) was great as well. (Not sure exactly what it was, as it's no longer on the menu online, but it was delicious.)
The star of the meal was the passionfruit dessert with coffee foam, chocolate meringue , and raspberry. The passionfruit curd was SO good. I didn't expect the coffee and meringue flavors to blend well, but everything was amazing together. I was tempted to go back just to get more dessert.
The waitstaff was excellent. Our waitress checked in perfectly as often as we needed her. She was really friendly and her wine recommendation was great.
The meal was easily worth the money for a special occasion dinner. If I lived in Bend, I could see myself going for drinks and/or dessert often.
Our favorite restaurant every time we visit Bend. So popular now that we find it difficult to get reservations. Awesome food and staff - and owners.
I absolutely loved my experience at this restaurant. The waitstaff was kind, gracious and prompt. The food was excellent. We ordered the chef's menu, and everything on it was delicious. All 5 courses were perfectly paired with their wine offerings. I also loved that their bathroom was beautiful, and smelled excellent.
The service was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable. Presentation of the food and taste were amazing, reflect the good quality and the freshness of locally sourced ingredients. Definitely a go-back-again restaurant. Chief menu and wine pairing is great choice if you have hard time with decision.
Ariana is AMAZING. The food and service were spectacular! Whenever we are in Bend we make a reservation!!
Had the Carpaccio, and Octopus appetizers, Wild Mushroom Bisque, Filet Mignon and Scallops with Crab Risotto. For dessert Mozza’s Budino and the most delicious chocolate dessert. Ron served us and was excellent. Make reservations well in advance!! THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!
It was wonderful
Amazing every time! #bestfoodever
Everything was wonderful! The food, the service, the ambiance. We took our time with our meal and did not feel rushed at all. I highly recommend Ariana for any occasion.
Excellent food and service
This is our anniversary spot! Because of the price, we only get to dine at Ariana once per year, but it's worth every penny! Ariana NEVER disappoints. Servers are so knowledgeable, caring, and thoughtful. Tried the Chef's Tasting Menu this year.....every dish was AMAZING! See ya' next year! <3
We are proud of our San Diego restaurants, however we would welcome Ariana among the very best. Thank you for one of the most enjoyable dinner experiences we have ever had.