Ambiance was great-nicely appointed dining area with pastoral and mountain views. Our dinners were delicious and desert scrumptious-service was terrific as well!
My husband and I had a New Year's eve dinner there. Lobster bisque was terrific. Our steaks were done to perfection and very tender. Service was friendly and efficient.
Christmas evening menu, waitress was unimpressive and didn’t want to be working and our waits were excessive.
We enjoyed Christmas dinner at the ranch this year. It was our first time dining there. The meal was outstanding with excellent service. We had a window table overlooking the lake and enjoyed a beautiful view of the mountains (when the clouds allowed). Saw a family of otters pop out of the water onto the frozen ice. And did some people watching as they were walking around on the trails. A huge firepit was lit outside the lodge and we enjoyed the view and fresh air by the fire for a few minutes before heading home.
We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Lodge restaurant. The setting is great. The service was good. I ordered the pork loin entre. When it first came it was hardly above room temp. While waiting for my order again my companion almost finished his meal - the turkey dinner which he said was good although it was warm but not hot. When my order came it was a new order which was nice rather than just microwaving the first order. This time it was warm although not hot. The vegetables were good but the pork loin was not. It was tough, over cooked, and dry. The fig stuffing in it was the only part that was edible and it was good.
I took the meat home, only had two small bites there, as it was far too expensive to not try to get something out of it. After slicing it thin and doctoring it up with quite a lot of others things I was able to at least eat it.
All in all a major disappointment. I've been there before with friends for drinks and it was great but if this is their usual standard for dinner I would never recommend it for a meal.
We live at BBR and have always loved The Lodge. It never fails to deliver excellent food, service, ambiance, and value. Tried and true! Even our boys (ages 7 and 10) love it there! Michael is the best waiter - and raises his own chickens!
Great as always. Excellent food. Beautiful setting. Warm and attentive service.
Excellent menu. The food was amazing! Great flavor on each of our dishes. High end dining at just above average prices. Worth the price! The help is very friendly and not at all stuffy! I have never been disappointed here. The flavors and combinations they put together are five star!
We love dining at the Black Butte Lodge Restaurant and try to go several times a year. The food, service and view are not excelled anywhere else.
We visit The Lodge nearly annually, and it never fails to leave us smiling. Michael is the best!
Booked through open table and requested a view, as it was our anniversary. We got the most beautiful table in the room, and Michael! Our waiter. He is perfection in a server. Charm, timing, follow-up, everything. It was a perfect evening out. The views from the lodge restaurant are spectacular. This is a great place for a romantic dinner or a nice family dinner.
Average at best. Service was ok - slow to bring drinks throughout. Ribeye special had too much going on with it. Steak was undercooked and a little cold. Appetizer was very good.
Our steaks were not done as requested. Mine was unfortunately fatty and gristly and not particularly good. Staff was good and the ambience is outstanding
The setting is spectacular. The wine list is very good especially for niche Oregan wines. The food is acceptable if you are up to the prices, but guests shouldn't come here looking for a bargain. This is as close as you get to fine dining in Central Oregon.
Our server, Michael, was terrific; he made the meal.
I took my 10 year old granddaughter for dinner at the Lodge for the last night of her stay at our home at Black Butte Ranch. We had a wonderful dinner. She had an adult dinner and loved it.
Michael is hands-down the best server in the world. He is friendly, funny, welcoming and a true professional in every way. Watching him with other tables one can see that he has a gift of making people feel like part of his family without being over the top. The food at the restaurant is always top notch, and the surroundings are breathtaking.
Attentive wait staff. Beautiful views. Good dessert options.
We always have a great time when eating at Black Butte Lodge. Michael makes us feel like family and treats us well. Enjoyed our birthday celebration.
Spent Fathers Day eve at lodge. They gave us the table I requested with wonderful view of river and mountains food and server were excellent. All in all a very nice evening
Our server, Ethan was friendly, helpful and attentive. Cinnamon roll was perfect! Omelette was small for the price and didn't have chorizo in it.
Great place for a special dinner. The ambiance and the view are spectacular, the service was great, the menu is limited but the food is wonderfully prepared.
We spent a great evening at the lodge. There seemed to be a lot of red meat options. Would have been nice to have a vegetarian pasta choice. We had the seafood which was delicious.
Often restaurants affiliated with resorts phone in the food and service, relying on the view and a captive clientele. The BBR Dining Room goes beyond meeting the ordinary expectations of those staying at the Ranch with creative, often locally-sourced dishes that are highly satisfying to diners with more rarified tastes. The Dining Room's competition is regional, extending into Bend and Redmond, and to many vacationing nearby. If these diners are going to make the drive to the Ranch, they'll do so for an experience, not just a meal. They won't go away disappointed.
My wife and I celebrated Mothers’ Day with a special dinner featured at the Black Butte Lodge Restaurant. Everything was superb. The menu was exceptional- a very interesting set of options that were executed flawlessly. The presentation was unusually good.
This was a special menu which is not what they usually serve. However, it demonstrated the capabilities of the chef. We hope they will do it again.
Service was outstanding.
My friend and I wanted a quiet, fun dinner where we could catch up with each other and have a yummy meal. The restaurant exceeded our expectations with an exceptional waitperson who was fun and cordial. We even ended up sharing a glass of wine with the folks at the table near us. The meal was excellent and the ambiance is the best!
Wonderful, quiet, relaxing evening with friends in a beautiful setting. Adrianne was a friendly, helpful and enthusiastic waitress. Always enjoy going there.
We had heard wonderful things about this place but were very disappointed. When we first walked in we were not sure where the restaurant was located. A young man came around the corner and asked us what we wanted. He seemed upset and distracted throughout the evening. The restaurant looked nice with low lights and candlelight however filled up quickly and became very noisy and busy. Our waiter was informative and did a good job, however it took an hour for us to get our dinner and then it wasn't that good.
Special Valentines Day menu was excellent. Superb rack of lamb and excellent tenderloin topped with 4 huge wild prawns that were a little chewy but tasted more like lobster than shrimp. Adrienne is a great waitress
Food was exceptional and creative, the service was excellent and low pressure our server accommodated our diet restrictions. The beautiful view of the mountains and lake topped it off.
We were three couples who rented a house over the New Years weekend. We made a reservation to enjoy the Lodge and have a wonderful meal, drink and bring in the New Year. The hospitality was very welcoming and our server was absolutely spot on. I'm sorry I can't remember his name but he was from El Paso, TX and made our dining experience one to remember!