Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill
The food is consistently good at Jackalope...always! I have tried many delicious items on the menu and select my favorites often. Many more selections await my next adventure at Jackalope. Outside dining is a must in the warmer months. The courtyard reminds me of cozy European restaurants I have eaten at. The service is wonderful and thoughtful. The pear salad was heavenly. The selection of wines is always delightful and pairing recommendations perfect.
I have been to this restaurant more times than I can count and everytime it excels. This was my father's birthday and he ordered the special halibut cheeks. Said it was the best meal he can remember. I had the duck and it was cooked to perfection. Always an excellent experience.
Deb the bartender, waiter, server and busser was as good as they come! Clone her!
Had a wonderful birthday dinner on a Sunday evening. It wasn’t too crowded which made it quiet and relaxing. Cocktails and wine were excellent. We started with the seasonal poached pear and organic butter lettuce salad, it was perfect as our starter. The warm bread from sparrow with herb butter was terrific. My husband ordered the crispy skin duck with a cranberry and port sauce which came with mashed potatoes and fresh veggies, it was excellent. The duck was prepared perfectly! I ordered the Ahi tuna over mushroom risotto, it was delicious!! Loved every bite of it! For dessert we had the dense chocolate cake...Yum!! The cake was a perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Service was also excellent. We were never rushed and everyone was very attentive. We will definitely be back!!
Great food and wonderful service come together in a beautiful setting. You can't go wrong, whether it's for small bites, or a dinner fit for any occasion! The quality of ingredients and level of attention that go into each dish is top notch...no cut corners here! Best restaurant in Bend!
So good, Deb customer service outstanding, food was great.
It was a refreshing change to enjoy very good service. Our server was attentive and friendly. The meal was enjoyable and we will go back again!
Jackalope is one of our favorite restaurants in Bend. The chef is creative. The service exact. We love how quiet it is.
Once again the Jackalope brought a smile to our faces. The food, especially the mussel appetizer, was superb, very local fresh, and made us feel we back in Paris. The French music just added to the soft lights and subtle colors of the décor. Our server was very friendly and made us feel at home yet special. If you're looking for a quiet elegant dinner in Bend, be sure to check out the Jackalope !!
I dined with an old friend, and wanted a place for a special dinner, and Jackalope came through splendidly. The pear and butter lettuce salad was lovely, as was my duck breast, and it was so nice to have dinner in a quiet lovely spot, where I could actually have a conversation with my friend.
Usually really enjoy our evening at Jackelope. This was an off evening. Owners were away and things didn't flow quite as well . My husband's corned beef was subpar with almost all fat. My duck was tasty and our server was sweet but we had to wait a while for entree. We will go back though.
Best dinner I've had out in a very long time...at least since Oyster Fest at the same restaurant!
Very charming atmosphere. Although the restaurant was full that evening, service was great and the noise level was low. The rack of lamb was the best we have ever eaten.
Charming atmosphere and wonderful food with great presentation.
Really surprised by just how good this place was! It's a hidden gem with excellent food, great atmosphere and awesome service. Definitely my new favorite in Bend, I can't believe I didn't find it sooner.
Four of us enjoyed a belated Valentines dinner. Jackalope was recommended by a friend and we were impressed. Everything was wonderful especially our extremely attentive and professional waiter and extensive wine list. The food was fabulous! The only small disappointment was that the Osso Bucco needed some sauce but the snitzel was wonderful!
It was our fist time in Bend and according the reviews, we made reservation. Everything was delicious, we can feel the French inspiration . Great job. The only reason I didn’t put 5 stars is the dessert, I am a chocolate lover and definitively the pot de crème au chocolat was really under the level of the meal. Too sweet , coarse texture not really smooth as it should be . May be try the French chocolate valhona or even Cacao Barry . But I am talking only for me and I am French so ....
The duck was extraordinary. Yet the ahi tuna dish left me wanting something more. I am not a chef but I have had better ahi tuna dishes for much cheaper. Be a little more adventurous. Overall I will return there may be plenty more dishes I have yet to love.
They were short on wait staff so it took forever to get service. We were a party of 4 and only 2 of us liked our meals. The Salmon was under cooked and the calamari was just ok - not a big fan of panko. Too expensive for the service and the food. Probably will not go back.
Consistently fantastic Highly recommended
Specials are adventurous. Staff excellent
After a slow service start our dinner turned out very well. Both the menu choices and wine list are outstanding. Service could have been slow as a result of being a off-night (Monday) and only two wait people.
I love the Jackalope. The food is wonderful. My cioppino Monday evening was delicious from sauce to salmon. The atmosphere is so lovely. It’s clear the other guests are enjoying themselves, but we can enjoy our own conversation. And, every server I’ve ever had has been exceptional - attentive, but never intrusive, helpful, knowledgeable about all the wonderful dishes and willing to accommodate sharing and substitutions. For visiting with a friend, a romantic evening, taking Mom to dinner, or hungry for a delicious meal, you will be very happy you’re at Jackalope.
My husband and I have never been to Jackalope in the 22 years we have lived here in Bend.
We were told it was really expensive and the food selection was different.
We decided to try the happy hour for our first experience. We got the back corner so maybe
that is why we really liked it. The red wine was delicious for happy hour. The food selection (5 items ?) was a bit sparse but we did order the sweet potato fries & calamari. They were both delicious. My husband wanted more so he ordered off the menu and got some pasta/sausage dish that he said was one of the best tasting dishes he'd ever had....so again he was pleased.
I ordered the pear salad which was good but not really what I thought it would be but it was tasty.
Overall we loved our first experience and our waiter was great. (the bartender)
Second year in a row for this unique meal! Tim and crew did a fabulous job creating this all-oyster menu.
I love this place! The food was wonderful. I had the Salmon and my husband the Ahi and they were some of the best we ever had, perfectly cooked. Try the crab stuffed mushrooms appetizer and the grilled romaine salad.
Wasn’t impressed with filet, duck or ahi. Nice environment, service was good, but nothing special about the food, disappointing 😞
Another great meal. Lots of locally sourced food, solid wine list and excellent sophisticated setting
Excellent dining. Food and its presentation is beautiful.
Always a pleasure. So nice to continue to enjoy the Jackalope at the "new" location.
Our group of 5 felt the food was good but overpriced. We had appetizers and dessert plus wine so we spent a significant amount and felt the dessert was the best thing served. The ambiance is beautiful but not sure we will return anytime soon.
For a birthday this a fun place!
As always, the prep was exceptional.
Never even a so-so meal here. Just top notch.
Overall, food was good, dessert was so so, we ordered the apple tarts tartan , service friendly, great wine list, seated promptly. Great downtown Bend location, ambiance was nice and you can dress up if you’d like, which is s a nice treat for most of local dining.
Great dinner celebrating friends anniversary. Great service and food.
This was one of our best meals in Bend. The staff was very knowledgeable and gave helpful, spot-on advice. Great dining experience!
We are from Beaverton, OR staying at our 2nd home in Sunriver for New Years week. Went in to Bend for some walking, shopping and dinner. We were able to get a table for 4 on a very busy night in Bend. Our waitress Jamie, was very attentive and the menu was not your every day basic entrée . Menu allowed us to experiment with some local farmers who provide for this restaurant. Our experience was very positive, every one liked their entrée. We will return. The Morgan's
Always a favorite. I think based on previous meals they might be shorting the meal, especially the schnitzel (sp?) but plenty of meat. Was hoping for more of the potato and cabbage which is usually wonderful. Service was stellar as usual.
Jackalope Grill is the perfect venue for an intimate dinner. The restaurant is cozy and quiet, making it easy to have conversation.
The service was excellent. Our server was attentive and professional. The food was beautifully presented and was delicious. The burata on charred toast with prosciutto was creamy and terrific. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked to medium rare and was tender and juicy.
We will definitely be back!
We are recent transplants from Portland and used to getting creative delicious food out. Bend seems to be mostly pub, Mexican & Thai food. Jackalope grill was like being back in Portland. Great , somewhat more sophisticated food but not overpriced. Even on Christmas Eve the service was excellent....with a friendly, knowledgeable & efficient server. Highly recommend to get a great meal out.
Food is outstanding - all dishes, including appetizers, entrees and dessert, were delicious and beautifully plated (we all shared entrees). Jackalope Grill is so consistent for great food and service. Our server this evening was relatively new, so he had to find out answers to our questions and did not pay appropriate attention to our table. This was unusual for Jackalope, so hopefully his training will improve.
Tim Garling's Jackalope Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.