Washington Dining & Cocktails

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DD
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Washington never falls short of a great dinner and cocktails. It's always are go to on a Sunday!

J
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We’re here once a month. It’s always a reliable choice but starting to lose its specialness after several years.
The food is always good but never awesome. I wish they would surprise us occasionally. 4 out of 5.

P
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Washington it’ s predictably good!!

BB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local, regular, will return. Excellent food with a moderately unique flair.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

M
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Northwest Crossing!

MG
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in town! Love the food and specialty drinks especially the Super Immune Hot Toddy!

M
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had made some positive changes to menu and had a good fish special. Do more fish!

d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love The Washington and it is very close to my home. The one thing I’m not wild about (and maybe it’s because I’m a gray hair) is the noise level is such that my dining partner and I had to talk v. loudly to hear one another (and we don’t wear hearing aids)! The food is consistently good, the pre-dinner snack of spicy popcorn is delicious and the desserts are yummy, esp. the chocolate ones.

M
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Washington is such a wonderful restaurant. We went for brunch and drinks. The food was spectacular and the drinks were divine. Will be back, probably soon.

KA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Five of has different mains and we all really enjoyed them. Cocktails were great as well. Super service on a busy Friday night. We will be back!!

JL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent quality food and service. Great value and good weekly specials.

JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love our neighborhood cocktail/affordable-but-classy haunt. Service was fantastic, as always. Highly recommend.

FC
Portland
102 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken Piccata was spot on. Fabulous Tuesday special.
Burger always consistent.
Love the expanded wine list.
Amanda our server A d Andrew the GM always engaging and great to see and be around.

B
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Washington is one of our favorite restaurants in Bend. Consistently well executed meals and service.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amanda was great as always

BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place!

B
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoy the scallops. But I’m still hungry.

FC
Portland
102 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were fabulous.
Salads for the vegetarian kids were spot on
The cauliflower app tasty
And the chicken was juicy.
Service is always great 🙌

j
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy restaurant with wonderful food and very good service. My only quibble is that I requested a standard table and we got seated at a high top table. Other than that, we had a great time.

R
Portland
44 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent huevos rancheros for me and great salads with tuna and salmon for the others. Outstanding service. Always great to see Ted, the owner, as he takes personal engagement in his patrons dining experience. Great job, Washington!

A
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and our waitress was so kind! She made sure that our experience was as easy and enjoyable as possible, even on a very busy night.

SD
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday. Loved the complimentary dessert!

MD
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent Sunday brunch at Washington. The menu had an interesting variety including breakfast and lunch options. Place was packed so recommend a reservation.

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

First time we visited this restaurant with reservations, inside seating, service and expediency was great. On this, our second visit with reservations, table outdoor seating was cramped and we felt we were just stuck somewhere. It took a long time to be recognized and take a drink order and receive drinks. It took a long time after that before someone came to take our food order. Once food was ordered, it took at least 30 minutes if not longer before our food was served. With a one year old present at a reasonable time, this experience took way much longer than necessary.

E
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Great food but mismanaged service can ruin the experience. My wife and I had reservations and planned for a casual dinner out. Once we were seated our waitress promptly took our drink order and returned to take our dinner order which we gave her. Minutes later our appetizer arrives along with our salads, why??
After we finished our appetizer and salads I got up to use the restroom and joked to my wife that our dinners might show up while I was gone. They did, even before they cleared our app and salad plates. The restaurant was not full so there was no excuse to turn and burn tables unless the crew just wanted to go home early on a Saturday night.

A
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience4

It took more than an hour for the four adults to get our meals but the children’s food came out immediately. The kids were done eating way before we received our food. DOESN’T WORK. The waitress was great.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worse experience ever. Will never come back. Awful service. Ordered our drinks before the couple next to us and had to wait 10 extra minutes for our drinks to even come out. Tables were shoved way too close. I prefer not to bump elbows with my table neighbor.
We ordered the spicy cauliflower and it was the worse thing I’ve ever had. The service and food, gosh the overall experience literally caused us to leave after the one appetizer and drinks (when they finally came). Highly highly do not recommend this place to anyone.

KD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love this place every time we go there! Would recommend it to all people!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sides (particularly the cold quinoa salad with veggies in a harissa vinaigrette) were outstanding! Also, there were healthy kid’s meal choices (my 8 year old chose green beans instead of fries), a welcome surprise.

TF
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - would recommend this restaurant ad well as their sister restaurant Drake.

BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had a Alaska salmon special with bacon fried rice and a curry sauce. I usually don't like curry, but this whole dish was fantastic! With an every day menu that is already great, it's wonderful how they excel with the specials!

D
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the new menu items. The fried chicken topped salads were great. We started w the ahi poke—great choice. The nightly special of ling cod was truly delicious. Happy to see these additions.

F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They didn’t honor my reservation. We waiting over 30 min past the reservation and the hostess sat two people before me who did not have a reservation

K
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My Old-fashioned was perfection. My husband's vodka Collins was good and refreshing on a summer evening. The calamari app we shared was really good and, funny thing, my husband preferred the marinara sauce with it, but I really liked the lemony sauce. Husband said his hanger steak (?) was a very good piece of meat, which matters quite a lot to him. My rigatoni was fine, but nothing special. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but that wasn't it. I'm sorry I can't remember our waitress's name, but she was first rate! Too noisy in there, but everyone was having such a good time, it was a great experience.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio to celebrate one of my girls’ birthdays and had a really fun time! The atmosphere was great, lots of shade on a very warm day. Our server was amazing; the food and drinks were fantastic! I think this might just be my new favorite place!!

FC
Portland
102 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food Service and Vibe
Had the new pasta on the menu. Delicious.
Cauliflower app was perfect.
Ariana was fab and attentive.

DB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 6:30. Service was prompt and we had our meals delivered by 6:50. We were impressed with the speed and quality of the food and service. We'll keep coming back!

B
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very delightful meal on the patio, not much could be improved, but the price for what we ordered (18 for appetizer amount of tuna) seemed on the high end.

WD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining on the patio was wonderful! From the cocktails to the desserts, we had a terrific night. Large portions and inventive specials. One of our favorite places in Bend!