Washington Dining & Cocktails

4.6
347 reviews
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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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KT
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the kids menu.

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A
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was spectacular! We had a wonderful date night. We love the ambiance and the location. Beautiful views once the curtains open just after sunset.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch. It was very tasty. Service was excellent and a very nice ambience.

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D
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great new winter menu
Enjoyed the spin on chips and queso with blue cheese fondue

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KD
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and always good food! Would recommend to all of our friends

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B
Portland
56 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

So we live in Bend, less than 5 minutes from Washington, and have been going to this restaurant since it opened. We have seen it evolve from being a neighborhood haunt to a place not just for the neighborhood, but for most Bendites as well as visitors to our area. It has a very nice bar which you can eat at. There are booths and tables and from most of the restaurant you can watch all the activity in the kitchen. The restaurant focuses on very nice comfort food. There are daily specials except on Friday and Saturday nights. Besides what is on the menu and the daily specials on the menu there usually are a couple of "blackboard" specials with one usually being an appetizer and one a main course.
We were there on Friday (03-01-19) to have dinner. I ordered the Red Wine Braised Short Rib (the second time to have this dinner item) and it was delicious. In all my travels throughout the world I have not had a better prepared short rib and the gnocchi is perfect with the rib. If you live in Bend or are visiting you should not leave without stopping at this restaurant for this menu item. My spouse had the "blackboard" special of BBQed Pork Ribs, another great selection. You really can't miss with any of the menu selections, they are all very good. And if you happen to be here during the summer you can sit at the outside bar or a table for your meal. On the weekend you can also enjoy brunch. If you are stuck in downtown Bend and can't get to Washington go to the "sister" restaurant Drake. It is just as good with a nice menu and daily specials. They are also open for lunch and have a very nice bar.

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FC
Portland
84 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic neighborhood meal during the second snow.
The chicken Picata Tuesday special was awesome.
The power salad was great for my vegan and vegetarian grandkids and the burger is a staple.
Amanda is awesome.
Bryan and Sara always great.

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e
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great! service, food, atmosphere. thanks for another great evening!

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LO
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun ambiance and great place to socialize with friends.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun and always interesting food and drink!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Buffalo cauliflower app was out of this world!

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AB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Usually pleased with my dining experience here; must have been an off night. My cocktails (2) had negligible alcohol and my food was quite ordinary. Taking a break from Washington for awhile.

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PH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

everything is just awesome, its simple, it real food it real good food creative and delicious.

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! If it was noisy it was because it was vibrant and alive. Great food, superb service, love it.

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G
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came back after a good experience a couple of weeks ago. This time all 4 of us tried the fried chicken! Pretty good. My mom is from the south and I’m a little spoiled to Great Fried Chicken. So far, it best best I’ve found in Bend. It want over the top fantastic, but was respectable.
Service was good, also not Great, but pretty good. Wine was Great!

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VH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We love having this restaurant within walking distance in our NWX neighborhood. Always an enjoyable time with good food and drinks.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I wished that they would have waited to serve the entree after we were finished with the salad. Table was too small to accommodate all the plates. Pet peeve...never like to feel like I’m being pushed through dinner. It’s not just about the meal but also about the time visiting with your dinner companions. The experience.

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time dining at the Washington was fantastic! We told the host that we were celebrating an anniversary, the host told our waiter who congratulated us and offered us a free dessert! A totally unexpected surprise! We will be sure to recommend the Washington to friends and family not only because of the amazing service, but also for the amazing food!

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SS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Menu has something for everyone. Lots of tasty options. Their daily specials (prime rib!!!) are delicious, reasonably priced and come with a glass of wine or beer. We will definitely be back.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to Washington and rarely get to the NWX part of town but it was easy to get to. I ordered short ribs and my wife tried the salmon. Both were excellent. I almost always try a short rib dish if it’s on a menu at a first time visit. I’m not an expert, but to my taste, it was one of the best I’ve had. My wife really enjoyed the salmon but that’s only a second hand account. The server was very enthusiastic and instantly likeable. Food was timely, very nice vibe overall. Even chatted with some adjacent table “neighbors”. Overall, a very nice feel, excellent food, not fussy. It’s now part of our go to list for an easy night out. **make reservations. Indoor space is not large.

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o
Portland
40 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Sunday Prime Rib night. Yummy. We dined with a couple who had not been to your restaurant before and they can't wait to go back again. They want to try the Monday night Fried Chicken Dinner. I know you change the menu per season....please bring back your chicken pot pie perhaps as a regular on the menu. I LOVED that dish.

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SW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of 5 for a family celebration and loved the food & staff! We did have to wait a little for our reservation, but the host offered to cover our first round while we waited, so everyone was pleased. Will definitely go back!

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BB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food creatively presented for a reasonable price, great variety of offerings.

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d
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great service and great food. We have never had a bad experience here.

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W
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is quite good... in fact, excellent. Every time I've been I'm more and more impressed with the food. So good!

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G
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good dinner.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for NYE so it was definitely hopping but the food and service were outstanding. Great drinks. Great apps. Great entrees. Everything was beyond our expectations.

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a
Portland
44 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely go back! This was our first time eating at Washington and the food was fantastic, the service was impeccable and it is a great addition to the Bend food scene.

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were able to accommodate my party of 9! Food and service was incredible, highly recommend.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a nice evening. Everyone was great, Arianna was an excellent server!

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner with friends from out of town. They were suitably impressed with our neighborhood restaurant, which is saying something as they regularly dine out in San Francisco’s finest restaurants.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vibe & menu and fun staff!!

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JH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our experience at Washington. It has a lively vibe, friendly and attentive wait staff and good quality dining choices. It’s our neighborhood spot.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Those wings though 🔥🔥🔥

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been to Washington several times since they opened and we can always count on them to have great food options (their Caramelized Brussels Sprouts are awesome!) and a great wine and beer list. The ambiance can vary quite a bit from not very noisy to quite "live" depending on the evening. We go expecting a little noise so it's nothing to worry about. Just want to make the point that it won't always be a quiet, intimate atmosphere, like say for a first date.

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B
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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L
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with outstanding food and delicious specials

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D
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A New Menu Awaits

We have dined at Washington numerous times and they seldom disappoint. Last night was no exception. Besides the plus of it being fried chicken night, we tried and liked some of the new dishes on the appetizer and main list. Go.

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for an office lunch. We had a wonderful time for our small office’s holiday party. Delicious food and excellent service. Thanks!

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FC
Portland
85 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Home run. The short rib special over the Faro with kale and shaved horseradish was BEST Ever anywhere.
I just couldn’t stop raving about it.
Amanda our server is Too notch and always enjoy being at her station.
A great night over all. Hi to Ted Bryan and Eli 👍🏻

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