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South Bend Bistro, Sun River, OR

South Bend Bistro

4.9
4.9
1023 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
South Bend Bistro is a fine dining establishment located in Sunriver, Oregon. You can expect a high level of creativity and flavor in any dish you choose, as well as warm and professional service. South Bend Bistro also offers a selection of carefully selected fine wines. The establishment has been serving the area since it started operating in 2004.

Every dish on the menu at South Bend Bistro is chosen for a specific reason, whether that's to bring a particular taste or texture depends on the offering. Some great options include Sicilian spaghetti, pear and walnut salad, duck breast, lamb shank and nut-crusted sturgeon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (541) 593-3881
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Kelly Day
  • Neighborhood
    Sunriver
  • Cross street
    Behind Sunriver Country Store
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,023 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Best Overall

  • Portland / Oregon

    Best Food

  • Portland / Oregon

    Best Service

  • Portland / Oregon

    American

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Best Overall

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Best Food

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Best Service

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Best Ambiance

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Best Value

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Great for fine wines

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Romantic

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Good for special occasions

  • Bend / Deschutes County

    Most Booked

1,023 Reviews
  1. MarPear

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are over the top! Too wonderful for words.

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  2. JodieB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    very expensive, but outstanding dinner. food is always excellent!

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  3. CharP

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful dinner. Our waiter was fabulous, all of the food was incredible (duck & pork were phenomenal) .. and desserts were right on too :) .. we had a triple Bday celebration & they made it perfect :) thank you!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I took my Dad out for his 70th birthday and the South Bend Bistro did not disappoint! Our service was incredible, the food was outstanding and even though we had little ones with us who were slightly noisy, everyone treated us with kindness. We love it here and try to come every time we are in Sunriver! Can’t wait for next time!

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  5. Cynthia

    Portland

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South Bend Bistro is a gem in Sunriver. The food is always excellent and consistent. They are expanding their menu and giving new things a try on Wednesdays. Try it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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  6. GeorgeE

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Culley and crew are always the best! Dinner and drinks were perfect! George & Dina E.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as always. Personable staff. It is our favorite restaurant.

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  8. PamelaR

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South Bend Bistro never disappoints. It is always a must when we come to Sunriver. The food is outstanding, the service amazing and the wine list has the very best to select from.

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  9. CassieL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding drinks, food, and service as per usual! We always look forward to our date nights at The Bistro. My husband had the lobster and it was divine. I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly! We can’t wait for our next date night, you guys make it hard to want to go anywhere else!

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  10. LyndaB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and dining experience. The food was excellent!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible Old Fashioned. Wine recommendation was perfect. Such a cool cozy little spot. My wife got the crispy chicken and I got the pork chop dish..absolutely delicious. If this place was actually located in Bend there’s no way they’d be able to get away with such a small space.. they would need a WAY bigger spot to accommodate.. and even then it would be packed out every night of the week. Can’t wait to come back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and staff were amazing! The food was delicious and well priced. We will definitely make this our go-to date night place. Can’t recommend enough!

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  13. turtle85

    Portland

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always wonderful to enjoy the delicious bounty at a place that is truly exceptional!

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  14. RyanB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South Bend Bistro once again reminded us why they are our number one choice for dining in Central Oregon. The staff set the bar incredibly high with their impeccable service, attention to detail, and genuine warmth. Culley was not only knowledgeable about the menu, but also passionate in his recommendations. The food itself was nothing short of incredible. Each dish was beautifully presented and bursting with flavor, showcasing the chef's skill and creativity. There is not an item on that menu that could ever lead you astray. It's clear that this establishment takes great pride in delivering top-notch service and culinary excellence!

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  15. FancyNancy

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special menu of Grilled Rack of Lamb Chops with Rioja Fennel Dem-Glace, Goat Cheese Polenta, Asparagus and a Basil and Mint Chiffonade was absolutely delicious and flavors were moan worthy! I hope South Bend Bistro adds this memorable meal to their regular menu. Service is 5-star. I wish they would replace the uncomfortable wood chairs with a more comfortable chair.

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  16. cynthias

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I commend David, Cully, and the entire crew at South Bend Bistro. I enjoy eating there regularly. Since I have hearing issues, they always seat me in a location that makes my meal the most pleasurable it can be. They also turn the music down. I can actually understand everything including my companions and the service people. Locals' Night is fantastic. I'll be back and I'll bring others.

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  17. JeanneC

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon special was perfect. As always the pork chop was sweet potato purée was delish. And you can’t beat the yummy cocktails Cully makes.

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  18. Clee1983

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!! Would definitely go there again!

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  19. Sallym

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was great dinner was great the wine was great !👍🏻

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South Bend Bistro never disappoints, the food, service and ambiance is excellent!

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  21. kirstyd

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is truly one of the BEST restaurants anywhere ! We treat ourselves every time we are in Sunriver. It never disappoints. Fantastic food and service. Such a great staff too.

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  22. jtdk

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small, intimate. Service was attentive but not obtrusive, food was quite good.

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  23. LindaH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at South Bend Bistro to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary and it couldn’t have been nicer. The wait staff were attentive and informative and the food was delicious!! For our appetizer we enjoyed the steamer clams for the first time and they were a hit with our entire group and an ample starter for the five of us. It was truly a perfect evening.

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  24. JasonC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great. Would definitely recommend

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  25. DAVEH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is wonderful. You can really tell that they love what they’re doing.

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  26. NICHOLASK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I both had the filet which we agreed was the best steak we've ever had. The service was excellent, we always had everything we needed without feeling like someone was hovering over us. After we told our waiter that we loved the steak, the grill chef came out to say hi. I wish I had names of the folks that were so great so they could get a shout out! We were there on Friday 1/19/24 and had a 7:15 reservation.

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  27. jimmyl

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine . The servers are awesome. Never had a bad meal there.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently amazing food and fantastic service. Everyone who works there is personable, genuine and professional. The food is so flavorful and unique. I have never had a less than stellar meal.

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  29. AnnaL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, atmosphere, experience and service is always top notch at the South Bend Bistro. Last minute date night during blizzard. Staff were delightful and happy we came in, we love Cully and Adam.

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  30. RussD

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over the past 6 years we have eaten at the South Bend Bistro several times. Each time the food has been outstanding. This is our favorite restaurant in the Sunriver area.

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  31. KatherineB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That’s not Friendly simple bistro with great food.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! Will be back in a few weeks for birthday dinner! Always the best service and food

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service here is absolutely amazing. We dine here often and the food is always consistently delicious. Great place all around!

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  34. turtle85

    Portland

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing and so happy we decided to book a late dinner for the end of 2023 and to welcome the New Year! We are never disappointed and so glad David was there to helps us celebrate.

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  35. JeffW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience all around. Highly recommend when in Central Oregon.

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  36. Two4Dinner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was superb. However, service was okay at best. As for comfort, they seem to be trying to fit far too many seats/tables in the small restaurant. We felt quite cramped at our table and had people nearly bumping into us each time they walked past us. If they're going to charge premium prices, more focus should be given toward creating an enjoyable atmosphere. The wine list featured a nice variety, though their wine pricing is really just unreasonable. There is no need to charge double to triple what one could buy the wines for at full retail pricing. Restaurants in the Umpqua and Rogue Valleys are far more reasonable when it comes to wine pricing at restaurants and it makes it so we never dine without buying a bottle or two. There's no reason South Bend couldn't do the same. And, by-the-glass pricing was quite unreasonable at $16-18 a glass. While we're happy to support locally-owned restaurants and will gladly pay for a fine meal, this was just unnecessarily high and off-putting. Make it reasonable and you might sell more.

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  37. JoeB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and ambience Always a good time with the best drinks

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  38. ElizabethH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is warm and cozy, the service friendly and accommodating, and the food excellent!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South Bend Bistró does such a fabulous job. The menu is wonderful, the food is delicious, and the staff are exemplary!! A++++ across the board!!

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  40. karlan

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place, very loud when there are larger parties. Food is amazing.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

South Bend Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 593-3881.

South Bend Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 1023 OpenTable diners.

South Bend Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for South Bend Bistro

57080 Abbot Drive, Sun River, OR 97707

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Behind Sunriver Country Store
  • Neighborhood
    Sunriver
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot Parking
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Kelly Day
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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