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.
What 453 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.8
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food & I will definitely return for another dining experience at The Washington

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night specials are always awesome!

JH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour drinks and food, good happy hour pricing. Regular menu also reasonable compared to other Bend restaurants. The prime rib is excellent.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super busy Valentines Day. Cheerful servers, amazing food, and festive atmosphere. Well done Washington!

j
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good. I had their vegetarian burger which was pretty good. It needed some extra texture element and acid. A nice piece of tomato, or a nice tomato corn relish....something. It was just too one-note. Others had salads which they enjoyed, although they noticed that some of the components (i.e., sweet potatoes) were a bit lacking. More consistency would be nice. The restaurant gets rather loud during dinner. Would like to see some sort of noise baffling improvements.

JM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food and service was terrific! It was impossible to hold a discussion because it was do loud!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for my wife’s birthday. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. They worked with us when the number of people in our group changed to more, then to less than we’d anticipated, which was greatly appreciated. At the end of the evening our waitress brought out fresh donut holes with a candle in them as a special birthday surprise. Way to go above and beyond!

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Our Friday night “go to” place.

TB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. From drinks, service and food. The gluten free bun on the hamburger was fantastic as well.

KH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Made reservations after seeing an ad for their Sunday night prime rib special. Flavors were spot on. Great value on an icy Sunday night in Bend.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Washington the food is always amazing. Perfect for date night or dining with kids!

c
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food were awesome!

L
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Go To Place. Never a bad meal, always outstanding specials
and staff is just fantastic!

j
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We love this restaurant's vibe. However, the food is not always great. The chef seems to believe that "more is better". Instead of just a ribeye, you get a ribeye on a bed of pureed something, with a ginger sauce, peanuts (?), and shoestring fries on top. The steak was tuff, so maybe the rest was intended to distract me.

JM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Really, really excellent food and service! Didn't enjoy being seated in a row, next to strangers, without being asked first.
Private dinner became very unprivate.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great meal and service to celebrate the end of a fun weekend with friends. Celebrated an anniversary of our one year being engaged. Had a wonderful meal to accompany the fun and excitement.

AG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Just delicious! Super waitress! Noisy but that won’t stop us from going again and recommending!

B
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite aspects of Washington, besides the great service, is their Specials Board. Some restaurants run the same special for months, but Washington runs weekly specials that truly are special for that week. From my experience each special is thoughtful, creative and true to the season.

On our most recent visit, my dining partner ordered the flatiron steak special - medium rare. It came perfectly prepared with a side of roasted vegetables and potatoes. Usually I order the fish special because the fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked - not a simple task given the wide variety of fish rotating through the weekly specials. This time was no different. The Arctic char was deliciously paired with a farro tabouli salad topped with arugula. Fresh and delicious.

We look forward to our next dining experience at Washington.

EM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our table took a long time to come available, even with a reservation. The food was really pretty subpar. Disappointing.

KD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The steak and Brussels were amazing!!!!🥰

DD
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
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 on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Washington it’ s predictably good!!

BB
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Portland
6 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
34 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
24 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.