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About DRAKE

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.

801 NW Wall Street
Bend, OR 97701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am -3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Happy Hour 3:00pm - 5:00pm Everyday

Cross Street:
Franklin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(541) 306-3366

Website:
http://www.drakebend.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and free public lot

Executive Chef:
John Gurnee

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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DRAKE Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

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4.2

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4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (16)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
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Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent, tasty dinner in the center of Bend. We shared the pasta and burger. Each was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a pleasure to return to a consistent dining experience. That is Drake. Our small party of four had a wonderful night out from apps to dessert.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had another very nice meal at Drake with friends. They have it all together--food, service, ambience, wine and beer list. Thanks

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Mark was an awesome server! Great wine list.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

A group had showed up late to their reservation therefore pushing ours back a bit. The staff was very accommodating and apologetic, the owner even came over to apologize for the reservation mess up. They also comped a few things off of our bill. The service was great and the food is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great overall experience. Food and service were both amazing.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this place! We go back again and again. My favorite is the burger and the grilled kale salad. Epic. And the carrot hummus is a must try. Lovely.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is the second time we have come to Drake for a birthday lunch. Menu is creative and everyone enjoyed their lunch. Six ladies in a booth was a little crowded however. Several were uncomfortable with the seat cushions. We will come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We love going to Drake, the staff and food are always fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was way above average. Food was a bit disappointing. Pasta dish
had starchy noodles, salad tried to be unusual but was lacking.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Drake never fails us when we visit! We love Drake!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

When you bring in a large group with time restraints, good luck on the dinning experience. Not here. Knocked it out of the park. Service, food and atmosphere was right on. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is always sublime, especially the vegetables. The grilled kale salad was perfect, unusual, complex and delicious. My waiter was a bit glum and not so wArm or on top of it, but they seemed short staffed. Still always my top pick when traveling to Bend

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Drake is ALWAYS great and it was again last weekend. Cara did a great job with service, Devon is an amazing Manager / Host and the food & drinks were delicious!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our first time at Drake, and we were not disappointed. The food is very well prepared, and very rich. My husband and I each took half of our dinners home. Gastro-pub meets diner, in a vibrant part of downtown Bend. This location has been many other less-than-notorious eateries, so for locals who haven't been to Drake, give them a chance. Recommend getting an early reservation as it fills up fast. Great happy hour food from 3-5.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We visit Bend a few times a year and Drake is always on our list of must-eat-places. We prefer to sit at the bar, as the tables can get noisy. Food is great; we haven't had anything we didn't like. Our only disappointment this time is that the kitchen seemed to lose our order. We waited more than half an hour for our entrees to arrive after we finished our salads. We expected there might be a little compensation on the bill, but nothing was offered. Didn't want to make a big deal of it as this was a business dinner.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We dine at Drake frequently but this evening was pretty disappointing. Wait time after ordering was too long. Our waitress left mid dinner. Second waiter was more attentive but we continued to wait for our food. My husband ordered the NY steak but he didn't care for the whole thing being covered with a load of Brussels sprouts.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was, TRULY, one of the worse restaurant experiences I have EVER hard. The food was abysmal: over-spiced, oily, fried, disgusting. Their idea of "fusion" ruins the best parts of each cultural influence. DO NOT GO HERE. Truly: anywhere but here. Good God.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a great time at Drake. The food was great, although I wish they changed their menu more frequently as we go here each time we visit and it is usually the same.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

After brouseing the web for a nice place to eat in Bend, Drake was on top of our list so we made a reservation (highly recommend on the weekend.) I ordered the Lamb serloin which I was a tad reluctant to do. Lamb can be a favorite of mine but often too gamey for my taste. It was a gamble that turned out very much in my favor. It was delicate and delightful very nicely done. I also really liked the seasoned popcorn they brought to nibble on at the table and they make great cocktails with fresh citrus and ingredients. The only down side of Drake was how LOUD it was. I gave up on talking/shouting at my husband across the table. We were in town for a wedding and was hoping to have a romantic night out our selves.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We've been to Drake many of times and will come again but the puttanesca wasn't anything special and the entree salad was so ascidic I couldn't finish it. Also, optional shrimp was very skimpy (only 3).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The restaurant has a nice ambiance...light, but warm. Service was formal, not stuffy,and friendly. The food preparation was very nice. Great lettuce avocado salad with fresh greens...great! Pork chop, scalloped potatoes, stuffing, filet, flavorful mix of vegetables, good wine, good scotch (ran out of my favorite), and generally a nice, delicious, comfortable dinner.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of our "go to" places downtown. Always good food and service. Nice casual vibe. Enjoyable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A great option for downtown Bend. It's quite lively and a bit noisy on a Saturday night but quiets down around 9pm. The food was really good and service was good even though they were really busy. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great dinner with some friends; we loved the NY strip steak and the salad was amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We found the Drake expensive ($240+ before the tip for a party of four) but we will consider going back the next time we're in Bend. I had the NY Strip special. I'm from Connecticut and the steak sure didn't look like the NY Strip I've been eating for 60+ years. It was cooked a perfect medium-rare, but it was chewy probably due to the grass fed lean beef the folks eat around here. I should have known better. That's my only complaint about the food...everyone enjoyed their meals. I felt the wine and alcohol were really overpriced, but again, we all enjoyed it. We should have paid more attention to the prices or asked.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

With toddler twins at home, we don't get out very often for a "date night".
With excellent personalized service, consistently mouth-watering upscale comfort food, and too many delicious cocktails it's a no-brainer that Drake is our go-to place to be treated. Not to mention a dazzling wine selection! Drake just gets it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our group of five had a wonderful experience at Drake. Fabulous food, drinks and dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant for a unique experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My wife and I went to Drake for the first time on our 34th wedding anniversary. We didn’t know what to expect, and when we arrived - my first thought was - “I thought it would be bigger”. Before we left I was thinking, “This place is just PERFECT!”
Then we were shown to our table, the service began, the manager walked up and congratulated us on our anniversary - and we felt like we were their favorite customers!
The service was truly exceptional, and we have been around the world - several times.
The food was amazing! We both commented repeatedly that each bite was a culinary delight.
The service was perfect - not hovering - but missing nothing!
We were very late - definitely the last customers - and yet we were never rushed - in fact - we got the impression that we would have been welcome to stay and have a few drinks with the crew.....!
We have found a new favorite place to run away!!!
Whether you live in Bend, or are one of our wonderful visitors, don’t miss out on the perfect embodiment of all the wonderful things we love about our community - Drake!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Drake always does a great job. People are nice and food selections are diverse and delicious. Devon (sp?) was in charge this evening and she did a GREAT job making us feel comfortable and valued. Nice job, Drake!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Fun, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was amazing, very friendly helpful staff ! Will definitely return and highly recommend.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Waitress was not the best. Some food came out cold, had to be sent back

Tags: Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Sooo well taken care of and cared for at Drake...

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I was disappointed in the fish tacos. The corn tortillas were cold. Never heated up and so everything was cold. Deep in conversation I did not say anything then. I go there very often but was surprised by that mess up.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Drake was amazing as always. We love to sit in the bar area and talk to the friendly staff. The place never fails to impress with the cocktails, food, or wine.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and terrific service! Will definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great location. But just average. Darn!!
Quite noisy.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Had a great time with friends - something for everyone

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Having been to Drake in previous years, and having found the food very good, we returned to a warm welcome and a delightful server. The heirloom tomato salad and macaroni & cheese (both starters) were excellent. Fried chicken was very good. There ended the positive food experience: The hamburger- clearly superior and tasteful meat-was smothered in an avalanche of cheese (sauce???) that looked as if it came from a cheez whiz can rather than from fresh Tillamook. The burger was almost entirely hidden and the cheese flow was an appetite suppressant just to look at it and the sauce was cold. The net effect was to soak the untoasted hamburger bun into a dish-rag like sodden mess. The finishing effect was that the burger was barely warm. The attending fries were over salted, limp and cold. We asked for fresh fries--happily accommodated--whose salt content made them inedible. This was the WORST burger and fries I have ever had- hands down.

The signature shrimp and grits dish was luke warm, a genuine tragedy. The shrimp were obviously fresh and the grits were pillow-fluffy but the absence of heat (as if the meal had been sitting too long, though the restaurant wasn't crowded) was discouraging and detracted from the positive experiences we hoped for.

And the pork schnitzel was also not hot.

A final point: We greatly praised the salads and our wonderful server passed this message on to the manager. Given the quiet of the restaurant, it would have served him well from a customer-centric standpoint to stop by the table personally to thank us for coming and wish us bon appetit. Nothing!

The experience was emotionally, gustatorily, and sensorily a gravely disappointing experience and left us feeling as cold about Drake as the food served to us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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