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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Portland
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice as always

R
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

g
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

NF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, it was just a little hot inside that night.

l
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal at the Drake. Kuddos to the chef the menu was unique and everything we had was delicious. Jacqueline our server was amazing as well

DW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to call in route to adjust our reservations and they were very accommodating and it worked out great! The service was outstanding and the food was fabulous, we will go back again and will refer friends to eat at The Drake!

P
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Bend is an expensive town and I object to paying 58+$ for a steak, or most entres, and initially that was why I picked Drake, this was a reasonably priced meal that got good reviews. The food was excellent and it was well located and lived up to its good reviews. The menu was creative and satisfied my salad and vegetarian cravings in a roasted peach salad with a delicious corn fritter and my partner loved his hanger steak entre.

B
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food in Bend!

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Portland
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We had been trying to get in this restaurant the past couple times we’ve been in Bend. The reviews are great and we were sure we were in for a special treat. I’m not sure what happened, but our dinners were not seasoned. They were so tasteless and the peaches on my peach salad were very hard. The butterscotch pudding was the highlight of the meal.

DP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Salmon came out raw in the middle. To offset the food quality the server was very pleasant

KN
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met our kids for dinner, sharing small plates, salads and burgers. We were all able to sample at least 10 different items, and every one of them rated rave reviews. The grilled nectarine w/ricotta and corn fritters were the favorites.

The kids were all worried about meeting after work without having time to clean up - one is a brewery dude, and two are farmers. We also had a toddler in the mix. We all felt comfortable and welcome; the baby was welcome as well.

Overall, we would rate the entire experience as “excellent.” Thank you, Drake!

CW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good food and excellent service in an attractive wood-paneled setting. Good value for the money.
Only down side is that it was a hot evening and the AC didn't seem to be working.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Brought a friend who just purchased a house in Bend. Holly was our server and was super friendly and attentive as well as offering wine tasting and suggestions. She knows her wine. We enjoyed the bonus car show too. Fun evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Arrived, and were the only people at the door. Waited to be seated after 5 people in the staff looked at us, even hostess didn’t come over, our already busy waitress saw no one was walking over and greeted us and seated us from there.
Waitress was very friendly, but food took a while, and our appetizer did not get put in, so didn’t get that until after our entree.
Overall, food was great, just not as great an experience as the first time we dined here. Everyone is usually very friendly and helpful, but maybe bc it was later in the night everyone was tired.

AM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We booked a table after reading reviews. Friendly staff seated us. Our waitress was nice. Food came quickly. The wedge was adequate and the burrata with olives was fine. The crab cake was inedible. After one bite by each of us (were sharing ) we agreed it was awful! Very fishy. The waitress came to clear the table and noticed the full very large crab cake mostly there. She asked if we were done. I said yes, it was bad. She repeated “bad?” I said yes, very bad fishy taste. We got no apology or adjustment. Food can always be bad, but when called to the attention of the staff something should be done. We won’t be back!

CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fabulous and the food was amazing. Great value and setting.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French guy was the best part!

TS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. Food was excellent. The waiter wished me and my lovely wife congratulations on our two year anniversary.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was new...I think she said her 3rd shift. We LOVED her...she was great. However, her manager was a French man who was openly rude to her in front of us on several occasions. It was awkward. Food was okay. Good ambiance. Hopefully the French guy will loosen up.

RF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine list is comprehensive with many Oregon wines. The pork scallopini was absolutely fabulous!

k
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner at Drake for my daughters 25th Birthday. She was visiting from out of town and I let her pick the restaurant. We had a great server who was very attentive, the food was wonderful and served hot. Schnitzel was to die for! One of my favorite restaurants in Bend!

k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great burgers! The special fish had great sauce, but I wouldn't order it again. The fried chicken was great too!

SV
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally creative and delicious food! Service friendly and courteous

CS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, creative presentation

WN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great - nice people, good food, good cocktails.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super creative chef and service team. Quality eats with a flare.

DRAKE
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you for dinning at Drake! We look forward to seeing you again. Best, The Drake team

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M
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the change of menu. We’ll return more often now

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE their brunch menu. The Chicken and Waffles is not to be missed. They serve wonderful local ingredients. The menu evolves with the seasons. Stop by for weekend brunch or any meal. The staff are friendly. You will not be disappointed.

m
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Maybe Drake would have been better on a less busy night, but unfortunately on a 4th of July weekend, they did not live up to the rave reviews of friends who live in Bend. At least they were apologetic.

HT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great people serving tasty food in a classy manner.

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