Washington Dining & Cocktails

4.7
696 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Washington Dining & Cocktails combines traditional with swanky and rustic with industrial for a welcoming feel. We feature neighborhood cuisine in a traditional American style, as well as beer, wine and cocktails served in the bar. The Culinary Director, John Gurnee, has created a consistent and approachable menu with some fun twists, like daily specials, a raw seafood bar and salads you can build yourself with a variety of toppings. The kids' menu also gives families better options for healthy food and appealing choices for their children.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 696 people are saying
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JedGcd
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice to sit outdoors

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Alexa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible service. Can’t wait to visit again!

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LizB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, and they gave us a delicious free appetizer for initial slow service 😀

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DaveW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server (Jasmine) was excellent! Small servings for the price, but food and service was good

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vipKathleenF
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was (greeted) by a rude hostess and when sat we asked waitress for just 2 min to look at the drink menu and she didn’t come back for over 19 min. While we were waiting there were flies all around our table and ants crawling on the salt shaker. We finally got up and left because no one ever came back

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and awesome service. Patio was a little warm in direct sun, so plan accordingly.

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CoffeeandmyViszla
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Washington never disappoints. The food is unique and the service is beyond friendly. I always love it when I make time for a date up at Washington. There's no occasion too special for Washington; from a casual night out with friends to an important celebration, they will make sure your experience is memorable! Seriously!

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vipMichelleC
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always and Ariana was amazing as usual!

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G4roo
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

pretty loud and difficult to hear your companions and wait staff. Food was served less than hot, otherwise, good!

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Dano
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was somewhat upscale for Bend, it had a very good variety of food and adult beverage choices, and the service was great. It was a little pricey, but great for a nice dinner for two. My only qualm was that I had to make a reservation days in advance for dinner at six, and then we were seated at a table sharing a bench with other tables; not very intimate.

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vipBrendaB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing birthday lunch with friends outside on the patio.

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jdregan
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We reserved an outdoor table and were seated immediately for lunch. There are lots of shade providing umbrellas so you are not sitting directly in the sun. Service was prompt and friendly. Food arrived very quickly. We both ordered salads and mine was a bit dry. The server brought more dressing and all was well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch out on the patio. Service and food were both outstanding.

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JUBELS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I really enjoy eating at Washington. However, I was very disappointed about seating and the food (salads) took FOREVER to be be delivered to our table - 1+ hours. Need a break from Washington until they can get things figured out.

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vipCynthiac
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Usually have some interesting specials. Vibrant scene

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johnh
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Have been there before and won't wait so long to go back again. Great for cocktails and dates or to show your friends a unique place to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun night out. The food was good. My drink originally came out wrong, but they were very quick to fix it.

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RichardB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Busy, busy. Prefer outside seating but noise levels both inside and out can be quite high. If you're wanting a "quiet conversation" while having dinner plan on coming either early or late. Otherwise you'll be spending some time listening to your neighbors conversations.

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LiseM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The energy at Washington is fun and lively. It was a warm afternoon/evening and the patio windows were open providing a nice fresh breeze and atmopshere. Great menu choices without being overwhelming. We will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and beverage menu, and our server Hailey was great. Highly recommend reservations as place was packed. Pictured is my grilled kale salad with quinoa and prawns. It was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This isn’t really a bar that has common entries (burgers, streak etc.) with some novel dishes added to the menu. If you’re looking for a bar with okay food this is it. However, I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way.

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PKbnd
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for some drinks and apps during a hot summer day.

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Papabob
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Location was very busy and I felt we were slightly overlooked while waiting to get seated in line with our reservation. Juggling their manual sign-in sheet alongside the electronic reservations was probably to be expected. Food was very good and service was in line with what you would expect from a very busy restaurant. Overall we were very happy with our brunch at Washington!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The cod special was delicious

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vipKarenB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered the special of the evening. Salmon. It was great with fried smashed potatoes. A little hot inside but it not as bad as outside at 104. Cocktails helped cool me down!

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Tricia
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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EmilyJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall! Service was excellent and food and drinks were delicious.

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Squirebabcock
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We have eaten here several times and the service this time was not very good. Never came back to ask us if we wanted refills on our ice tea. Had to track down a waiter for service and also had to track down to get our check. The food was very good but the service was poor.

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vipChmmha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great. The host and the wait staff are always very accommodating and do whatever they can to make our dining experience better. The doughnuts and mimosas are always out go to & we love them more each time we dine there. I recently got my wisdom teeth removed and (fortunately/unfortunately) had to go with the soup for brunch. All I can say is Next time I may get the soup even without the handicap of not being able to chew. It was delicious!

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MikeT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alexa was great.

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PatY
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Great happy hour with amazing prices. Only big bummer was the service was super slow. Order didn’t even get until we had been there forty minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I prefer their breakfast/brunch. The food was good, but it was really loud

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, fresh food! AMAZING hand crafted cocktails and friendly staff. A go to for us locals !

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romym
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a good lunch on the patio! Firepit was warm on a cool day.

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DonnaB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here. We all had seared ahi tuna and it was very good. The service was very good also.

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LovelyLindy
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Washington is usually great, but this time not so. The chicken caesar salad wrap was a lot of lettuce and croutons, a few tiny pieces of very dry chicken and a bit of dressing in a while flour tortilla. Even adding extra dressing didn't help since there was so little chicken and it was so dry. I definitely won't order that again!

Dessert of doughnut holes was excellent, as usual. The donut holes are huge, covered in cinnamon sugar and served with 2 different sauces (caramel is my favorite). I would go just for the dessert, but I hear their brunches are great, too.

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Vinjo
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went here for a quick birthday dinner, knowing this is one of Bend's premier cocktail restaurants. Yes, the cocktails were quite good but some of the food, particularly the fish and chips, left something to be desired. (The fish was a bit rubbery and the 'chips' standard.) My wife did have the quinoa burger and that was pretty good, if a little greasy. There are no complaints about the service or ambiance, it was just fine. Would I go back? Probably for the drinks but not likely for the food.

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JulieS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The prime rib was not great. Came to the table extremely rare and still not much improved after sending for a reheat. Texture was just strange. Server was awesome though.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Washington Dining & Cocktails using the Order Online button. Washington Dining & Cocktails also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 640-8257.

Washington Dining & Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 696 OpenTable diners.

Washington Dining & Cocktails does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://washingtonbend.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.