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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.
Bend, OR 97701
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking and free public lot
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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