DRAKE

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
978 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Thank you for your interest in celebrating Valentine's Day with us at Drake. We are featuring a four course tasting menu for $55/person as well as an optional $30/person wine pairing. Please contact the restaurant directly with additional questions. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 978 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Fried chicken entree used to be served with mashed potatoes; tonight it was served on a COLD bed of brockilini???
Also the chicken was served in unrecognizable pieces in smaller portions then the past.
Disappointed!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we could only get a reservation at 5:00, we were delighted to get a booth on this latest visit. Service is patient and friendly always. Specials are interesting and menu staples never disappoint. Brussel sprouts, burger, fried chicken are all so yummy. Good wine selection.

c
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service as always was knowledgeable and friendly. The NY special was amazing! Full of flavor and cooked to perfection!

MM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food & cocktails. This was our second time to dine there and will go back again the next time we visit Bend.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place in downtown Bend. Highly recommend.

T
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered fish tacos for the first time and was disappointed. Very little fish. Mostly fried breading. Not enough salsa. We were catching up with folks in town for the holidays so didn’t complain at the time. Everyone else’s food was good. Your food has always been good.

j
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Drake. Great food and great service. The last two times we have been were for the Monday special that includes a glass of wine. Can’t beat it so we’re telling all our friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service + food when we come to eat! Keep up the hard work team!

CB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Adorable and nostalgic restaurant, with innovative menu. I wish the lighting chandeliers were pulled up higher. They are so low and bright in your eyes.

JN
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meal of a petite filet and au gratin potatoes was outstanding, the service very good. Our only complaint was the noise level...loud. However not any more than many other local restaurants.

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Squid ink linguine with clams was so salty it was inedible. When server offered to provide new pasta, she tossed the uneaten claims and just provided new pasta. We refused to pay for the meal. Overall impression is the place looks upscale but food quality not up to the competition in Bend.

m
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food and cocktails. A very enjoyable dinner.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance as always. Food is slightly on the rich side for my taste but it’s a fun treat if you’re prepared and expecting that.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Loved the place. I think servers were understaffed, as they were rushed and too busy to really offer the service you would expect at this restaurant.

CE
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food ,good value. Friendly staff, fast service.

DB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Some how my reservation thru open table didn’t show in the reservation list, still able to get a spot to sit at the bar instead of a table!

KK
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
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
3 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
5 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.

Report
O
San Diego
66 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 ...