Washington Dining & Cocktails

4.5
389 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Portland
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very casual place with lots of families/kids, but the food was very good! We went on Sunday so spouse had the prime rib special. I had the Babette steak. Both were excellent. Manager was very friendly and helpful.

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D
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When I was there a couple weeks ago I loved the broccoli salad so much, it was thoroughly chopped, great texture and flavors, but this time it was big trees of broccoli so not as fabulous. I wish it had been like the first time.

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NL
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Neighbourhood fave

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t
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

With his being our go-to restaurant in Bend for all of our major occasions. We were a bit disappointed this time around compared to others. We had a reservation for our anniversary for a table and instead got seated at their "community" table. Not what we wanted.

The food was good but very hard to eat. We had a burrito and the avocado toast. Both of which were very pretty to look at but when actually trying to eat it was messy and hard.

As for the rest of the experience, it was not any better than the times we have been before. We just were not happy with this visit. We will be back though.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We were pushed out even though they had 45mins to close, we kept ordering things w/ plenty of time left as they had about 30-50 ppl left eating and sitting there too and they were letting every one else party, talk and eat they also made us figure out our own tab and we had to split
(write the amount @ top of receipt/ which card to charge for what items) it ourselves (there was just 2 of us). The waitress specifically said w/ a hateful attitude while walking away from our table:
“ Here I’ll let you guys figure it out!” They didn’t ask in the beginning if it needed to be split or offer to split it but
MADE US FIGURE IT OUT... It took a couple of times for us to ask for water for our dry glasses. They also own drake in town & I won’t support or try them cause of the poor customer service here and cause of how rude they are.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was not as good as usual. The fish tacos are our favorite, but we didn’t like the new green sauce or the giant avocado chunks. The tuna tartar was not good either. It looked like it had been previously frozen and didn’t taste fresh. The broccoli in the broccoli salad was very hard and the pieces were too large. The fried chicken on top of the salad was excellent. We have had several good experiences at Washington and will likely go back, but this visit, overall, was a disappointment .

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. They made a mistake with one of our apps (brought regular fries instead of the zombie fries we ordered) but when we questioned it they brought the right order and comped it. Everyone makes the occasional mistake, how you respond to it is the real differentiator.

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Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! We can’t wait to go back

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AT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely patio!

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LU
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Made a reservation for 4 adults four days before on Open Table for 6pm on a Friday night. When we arrived they seated us in the bar next to the door leading out to the patio, not in the dining room area that is much quieter. It was so noisy we couldn't even talk to one another. People were seated next to us with no reservation.


Less than 5 minutes after we were seated, the server asked if we were ready to order, not do you want to start off with a drink/appetizer. When she brought the drinks she again asked if we were ready to order so obvious she was rushing us.

When she brought the food, she removed my drink glass (still about 25% drink left) without asking -
we have eaten here a few times and had a good experience so:
highly recommend that they don't accept reservations when the dining area is fully reserved and provide better training to the servers.

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MW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

My reservation for 6 was accepted but there was no table upon arrival, after 30 minutes they tried to seat us in a booth but it was uncomfortable, finally a table opened up after an hour wait. The food was good but the service was inattentive, my water was never refilled.

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DE
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere outside, great service. We are regulars and always enjoy the experience.

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LI
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Mediocre food. Terribly loud inside with no decor. Had a reservation for outside but was told we would have to wait. Incredibly disappointed. Won't go back.

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ZK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff! We were getting dinner for a friend's bachelor party and they threw in some complimentary donut holes and even gave us some suggestions as to what to do after dinner! Quality experience!

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S
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have an amazing experience at Washington NWX. I love the staff, the atmosphere, the food. I often bring out of town business guests here, because I can trust the consistency and level of excellence. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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GP
Seattle
70 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This seems like a place you would not just stumble upon. Not being from Bend it was an interesting drive up a hill through what seems to be a newer developing neighborhood we came to Washington Dining near the top of the hill. No view though - not that that really matters.
The Power Salad was very fresh and nicely presented. The accompanying soup of the day (potato) was generous and filling.
The taco shells for the Rockfish tacos were too small.
The Bavette steak was perfectly prepared and the accompanying fritter was SUPER burn your mouth hot.
The rigatoni was nicely done also.

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RB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service has always been a big plus here. Unfortunately we're not the only folks who feel this way. The restaurant can be VERY busy and as a result, quite noisy...both inside and out. If you can visit at somewhat "off" hours, you'll be in for a pleasant experience. Good food; prompt helpful servers and a restaurant you'll want to come back to. The food and service is always be good. But, when it's busy the noise levels can be troublesome.

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L
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken was amazing, only wish you served it everyday.

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JT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good salad. Appetizers limited selection of healthier options. Deserts could be more special...gorgeous patio!

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FP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mollie was great and we had a very good meal and time.

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L
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Pork special and the salmon special.
Both were outstanding. Salmon flavor was delicious.
Anxious to go back and try other entrees.

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FC
Portland
92 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Variety of apps and burgers and salads was the wants for tonite.
Molly our server was awesome and Ariana and Bryan always so engaging.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local place for cocktails and amazing food! My favorite is the blood orange margarita

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t
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GET THE BLOODY MARY! It's a meal in itself and the price is amazing. My wife and our friends had it and loved it. It was so great going there to celebrate our friends wedding. They even helped us by giving us free cinnamon rolls. Thanks!

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OT
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic evening out with friends!! We loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. We sat outside and the staff were nice enough to move the umbrella (more than once) to block the evening sun. The donut holes with caramel dipping sauce were wonderful!!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute best service anywhere, ever. Food is outstanding I can hardly eat anywhere else after tasting the spectacular flavors that are Washington’s food!

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J
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Made reservations for 4pm for Easter dinner. Being from out of town we were not aware that was happy hour and you couldn’t order from the full menu during happy hours. We had some appetizers and drinks first, which was fine. Everything we had was good, just would’ve thought maybe on a holiday they could’ve bent the rules.

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TG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch outside on the deck. The warm cinnamon roll was a great start and the eggs Benedict were superb. Service was prompt and very congenial as always.

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Easter brunch on the patio and it did not disappoint! Several people ordered the Benedict and raved about it. The cinnamon rolls are made from scratch and out of this world delicious! Order a bottle of champagne with a side of blood orange and enjoy the beautiful weather on their fabulous patio! Service was well timed and genuine but discreet. 6 stars!

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E
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a tad on the pricey side. $16 for a regular sized burger and a handful of fries...taste great though. The chicarones were awesome! Great service.

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DA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ariana was a wonderful server, knowledgeable, patient and kind!

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d
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good place for a Friday or Saturday night. The service is always good, and the food is always great.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday celebration with friends!🥳

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JM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service as usual, good drink pours, friendly server, and good food. One of our favorite spots!

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FC
Portland
92 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at the neighborhood reliable The Washington.
Sarah and Amanda are top servers with pleasant personalities Bryan makes you feel welcomed.
The chicken piccata was great and the burger fabulous. The kids bento box is a hit always.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! Every time we go into Washington we come out happy as clams!! We love the food, and the service is so great it's as if they know you as an old friend. Recommend to anyone who likes a great restaurant experience!

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place for groups because of the options, especially kids. Peak times are going to be noisy and if you are by the door to the deck, prepare for a gust of cold air. Food is consistently good and cocktails are great. Washington is overlooked for lunch, I would highly recommend for lunch!

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L
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant you can always count on to receive an excellent meal!

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z
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food well prepared. Knowledgeable waiter. Great neighborhood

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time and the service was amazing. Recommend to anyone. We will definitely be going back.

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