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.
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
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.
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.
The service as always was knowledgeable and friendly. The NY special was amazing! Full of flavor and cooked to perfection!
Loved the food & cocktails. This was our second time to dine there and will go back again the next time we visit Bend.
Awesome place in downtown Bend. Highly recommend.
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.
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.
Always great service + food when we come to eat! Keep up the hard work team!
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.
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.
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.
Great service, good food and cocktails. A very enjoyable dinner.
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.
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.
Good food ,good value. Friendly staff, fast service.
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!
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.
One of our go to places in Bend. Excellent, as usual.
Fantastic menu, everything executed impeccably. A lot of vegetarian options.
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
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.
Always a great place! Love the fried chicken
Super fun and yummy. We love to go to Drake.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great food great service and awesome birthday lunch
Visiting from out of town
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Loved this place! Dining here was a pleasure-delicious food, prompt and efficient service, atmosphere was lively and lots of fun!!
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.
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 .👍
Thank you so much for the great review!! We look forward to seeing you again.
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.
Great place, great food!
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 ...