DRAKE

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$30 and under
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American
DRAKE is an authentic neighborhood joint serving up creative and inspired comfort food in downtown Bend, OR.

DRAKE is reinventing American classics with a modern, fresh flair. Specialties include daily fresh fish and risotto specials, mussels and fries, and an array of salads, small plates and sides.

Take in the view from over-sized windows on the iconic corner of NW Wall St. and NW Franklin Ave. in downtown Bend. On warm days enjoy prime outdoor seating on the bustling sidewalk. Inside, you'll enjoy a diner inspired ambiance with a beautiful hand crafted bar, an open kitchen with front row counter seating and comfortable booths.

We are passionate about hospitality and we insist on delivering sincerity to every guest, every time. We want you to have a great experience at DRAKE from beginning to end, that’s our mission and that’s why we love this business.
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KK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have a nice time - we took friends who hadn't been before and it turned out well. The food and atmosphere very nice.

GE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to places in Bend. Excellent, as usual.

SH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic menu, everything executed impeccably. A lot of vegetarian options.

F
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drake is always a classic favorite of ours. The food and service is always decent. The restaurant always tends to be a little smokey from the grill in the middle of the restaurant. Comfortable but tiny tables for two

HI
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

For the first time we were disappointed with our reservation/wait time. We had to wait almost 30 minutes past our reservation before our table was available. This was for a special event (birthday) and it was disappointing to have to wait so long past our reservation.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always a great place! Love the fried chicken

BR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun and yummy. We love to go to Drake.

K
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The summer menu was exciting and delicious, but I wasn’t so jazzed about the winter menu. I didn’t want any of the starters, the main dishes just didn’t entice me. It’s at least partly my own fault because I don’t like spicy food.

A
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and cocktails from start to finish. The grilled kale salad was absolutely memorable and the gnocchi were perfect. We even finished off the meal with the butterscotch pudding, which may sound a little pedestrian, but my wife quietly admitted that it was as good, possibly better, than her grandmother’s homemade butterscotch pudding.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

From the beginning, our waiter lacked in most every aspect of restaurant etiquette. We got the feeling like she didn’t even try to do her job well and didn’t care about our dining experience. She didn’t tell us the nightly specials so we weren’t even aware there were more food options than what was on the menu. The specials would have changed my food order decision. We had to ask our waiter to fill our water glasses three times and when she did, she left the glasses at the edge of the table and didn’t give them back to the person. She had an attitude and only came to check on us once during our meal. I accidentally dropped my napkin on the dirty floor and asked for another. She forgot and I had to remind her and then she didn’t even seem to care. She didn’t ask if we wanted another drink and didn’t ask how the food was. We ordered an appetizer and, after an extremely long wait, it was brought to our table 1 minute before our entrees got there. By the time we got to our entrees, they were already getting cold. We had to wait almost twenty minutes for our waiter to bring the check after we finished our meal and, come to think of it, she didn’t even ask if we wanted dessert.

Two of the three meals were superb. The hummus appetizer was delicious and the gnocchi was divine! How the pasta missed the mark. The menu had clams as the main ingredient but I couldn’t even find a clam in the pasta whatsoever, and it tasted bland.

It’s a shame that the service was so poor because the food did seem to be pretty good. Would not want to go back since the service was horrible in my total of two visits there.

CM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed dinner for 5 of us here before a show at the Tower. The Flat Iron steak and the crispy Brussel sprouts were delish -- my husband and I shared them and it was plenty. We were 5 of us in a booth -- a bit snug. Better for 4 people. Service was perfect.

BD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place. Food is always well prepared and well presented. Love that they do no "overdress" the salads, letting the individual food flavors dominate. Noise level is just enough that you are not aware of conversations near you. Staff are great -- friendly, professional, well-informed.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and awesome birthday lunch

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town

KF
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening...wine and food were exceptional....service was prompt. Great way to celebrate our 20th,anniversary...one request is to add some,pinot grid to wine selection!!!

VO
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we were greeted by the friendly hostess and seated. Our server, Lauren introduced herself and took our drink order, which was a PERFECT Kettle 1 martini. BTW, the bartender really provided a performance in the shaking of our drink. Our dinner orders given after though explanations and suggestions. We thoroughly our dinner, the service and atmosphere. Also, we were never rushed .As a "local" we will return.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was just OK , not as good as what we have experienced in the past . I think the kitchen was having a bad day, lots of pans crashing making it a bit distracting for those of us in the dining room. I get the fact that it's a open kitchen but it was over the top.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went there for dinner with my wife. I like the atmosphere/ambience but the food was just OK. My wife had the flat iron and said it was cooked to perfection but was a little tough. I had a crab cake and which seemed extremely moist - underdone? unless that is what they were going for. Everything was fine but it seems like something I could have whipped myself , nothing special.

RR
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Loved this place! Dining here was a pleasure-delicious food, prompt and efficient service, atmosphere was lively and lots of fun!!

OT
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The ambiance was lively and atmosphere was pleasant. Unfortunately, that was the only nice thing about our visit. The service was lacking and the food was extremely disappointing. The fried chicken completely lacked flavor or seasoning of any kind. The burger was mediocre, and the fries were so salty, they were nearly inedible. I'm hoping our experience was just a fluke because the restaurant had high marks from other reviewers. However, we won't be back to see if it was. There are plenty of other restaurants in downtown to try before we ever do back to Drake.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations , taken in as soon as we arrived .
Friday the bar and restaurant were both full . Service was attentive .and polite
We both enjoyed our meals and will be back .
Nice job all the way around .👍

DRAKE
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review!! We look forward to seeing you again.

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O
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Drake is located at the corner of Franklin and Wall, in downtown Bend. Long narrow restaurant with bar on one side and booths, tables on the other along windows. Cozy, pleasant ambiance. Craft cocktails--many good choices--plus traditional options. Good wine list. The service and food were very good; I had pork schnitzel and my wife had hanger steak--we would recommend these options and order them next time, as well. We selected this from our tour book plus reviews, and were not disappointed. I would recommend this to anyone wanting fine dining in downtown Bend, and we would return next time we are in town.

KW
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food!

BK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was visited on a Tuesday night . The meal was served in a inconsistent manner where 2 meals were brought out at a time about 10 minutes apart . The food was below average at best and the service was slow and confusing.
In a competitive market , Drake needs to do better in order to survive ...

M
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great breakfast! I got the chicken and waffles. Very good. Great waiter too! We loved the spiced popcorn we got when we were seated. The only down side was they ran out of several things which was disappointing to the others.

CA
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a Saturday night so it was crowded. Reservation worked well. Waitress neglected to mention specials on the board above bar, which we didn't notice. Good Mediterranean salad, large portion. I had schnitzel which was not very good. Large portion, though. Husband had steak and potato which was a bit better. Probably just ordered the wrong dish!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great lunch date for lunch. Had reservations but did have to wait some. Service was great!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another fantastic lunch at The Drake. Can’t beat it!

R
Portland
44 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the sockeye special. It came with a wonderful potato & crab cake. It was one of the best dinners we’ve ever had in Bend (we’ve been here six years). Chef John continues to create outstanding meals and Ted and Jenna provide a warm and hospitable environment. The service, by Sawyer’s mom was superb. While we also enjoy Washington, Drake will continue to be our go to place.

l
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate my sister's and my birthday with friends. The service was prompt and friendly and all of liked what we ordered.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Also great service. Drinks were great. Food not what I was expecting but the chicken was still amazing!

DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our reservation was ready on time. It was a bit loud in the restaurant. The specials were great and the service was great. Our anniversary was not acknowledged, little disappointed, but oh well.

G
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Meh and undistinguished. Limited menu with a decent wine selection. Service felt a bit rushed and impersonal but it was dinner time in a resort town so maybe that’s the norm. I guess I expected more the the “best place in town”

RF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. We had a good time catching up with the setting we were out. Noise did create hearing issues and would encourage having an acoustic engineer check it out.

KC
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always

R
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed by the dining experience at Drake. It began with their honoring my request for an outdoor table; it was a prefect evening for al fresco dining. I almost always go for their fish special; it was halibut on Saturday and it was grilled perfectly so it was moist and delicious. In our group, one person also ordered the halibut, one had the fried chicken and one the crab cakes; all were pleased with their dinners. The only downside was that the main dishes arrived a bit too soon after the shishito peppers which we shared as an appetizer. They were delicious but we were only half-way through when the dinners arrived.

S
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a great meal that we really enjoyed. Great drinks and service.

g
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pork chop & Drake burger are amazing! The service is excellent & fun. A little noisey as the afternoon went on.

J
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reason you have so many Monday night customers coming in for the special steak and frites is because I can't help sharing the best deal in Bend! My Bible study people come for it, all my Riverfront neighbors come for it and so do my cousins! Now I need to make reservations for it! I should quit telling everyone how great it is!

JH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We gave been to Drakes before but not for awhile. Our daughter purchased us a gift card for my wife's birthday so we went on a Saturday night. We had reservations and we did get seated promptly. Had a nice wine. Ordered dinners. When the dinners were delivered, the one they brought to my wife was not what she ordered (she ordered a pasta dish). Mistake number one. They took it back and cooked her the correct meal. In the meantime, she had me eat my dinner so that it would not get cold, so we basically ate separately. They apologized but still billed us for the regular meal prices with no compensation for their error. Mistake number two. Not a good sign. It will be awhile before we go back.