Bend >Pine Tavern Restaurant
You have to wonder. I agree fully - rude and snooty staff, and a burger as dry as the Sahara. From the attitude of not wanting to make it right and the preparation of the food, it appears there is too much Bend Oregon in Bend Oregon.
Not so much.... I took my lady here for dinner and had some of the best service I have ever had. Sadly, everything else was a train wreck. From the over cooked and chewy steamer clams, to the greasy fried artichoke hearts. We were saddened that a place that shows such potential, could be so utterly disappointing.
my favorite bend restaurant.
I just can't get enough of the pine tavern. I have been dropping in for years and every time I leave with a smile on my face and a content belly.
the location and atmosphere are second to none. the staff is fresh and enjoyable, and the food is fabulous. I usually start out in the lounge with a nice relaxing atmosphere and a very knowlegable bar tender with great suggestions. then I move to the dining room or deck (weather dependent) and try one of their many great choices from the menu.
the staff are more than willing to make something special and allways accomodate my requests. I find the mix of relaxed elegance and casual spirit a perfect fit for my style.
I strongly suggest the 'tavern' as a must stop on anyones trip through bend. just ask a local and hear the good news.
Glad we gave it another shot!.
My family has been going to the Pine Tavern for years and years as it is a Bend icon. As long as I can remember it has been the place to go with a great location, great service and fantastic food.
A few years ago I noticed the food quality had been going down. Same outstanding service but the great taste I grew up with just wasn't there.
My wife and I heard the owner had passed away and his daughter had taken over so we decided to give it a try to see if anything had indeed changed. Boy, were we glad we did! What an experience! Now that is how I remember the Pine Tavern!
We were greeted right away and taken to our table overlooking Mirror Pond. A very curteous server came over and introduced himself and gave us the specials for the night. I had the blackened prime rib and my wife had the halibut. Both were cooked perfectly and were so good I found myself wishing I had extra room to keep eating! But with having the scones, ( a must!), and a dinner salad before the main course, I just couldn't finish it all.
I see some older and dissapointed reviews on here and I'm here to tell you, give it another shot. If your experience is anything like ours was, you'll again be a Pine Tavern fan!
WHAT HAPPENED TO PINE TAVERN?. I was disappointed in my meal tonight. I have been comming to the PT for 6 years now. I hadn't been down for happy hour in awhile and my fiance' and I decided we wanted a quiet cocktail and some munchies. All was well until a boisterous blonde woman showed up at the bar with a tall man who appeared be an employee/manager, near where we were sitting. She was loud, lewd, and extremely drunk. She loudly dropped the F-bomb constantly and talked about graphic sexual topics with the other employees and patrons at the corner of the bar. Imagine our surprise when we left and saw the newspaper article on the wall in the entryway about the new direction and owners. The loud annoying woman was the new owner who's picture was on the article, big as life. BADLY DONE PINE TAVERN! WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO A GREAT BEND ESTABLISHMENT!?
A Little Over-rated. The Pine Tavern was fine, but I don't think I will be back very often as I would prefer to spend my money on something a bit more exceptional. The food is alright (and actually the mud pie is wonderful), but you could get something much better for the same price other places in town.
Where's the beef?. Our first time at the Pine Tavern. Greeted poorly at door, could have been more professional & accomadating. Waited in lounge to be seated, ordered beverages which had to be paid for in lounge rather than put on tab with dinner. Once seated service was excellent, very prompt and handled well by all staff. Clam chowder was excellent and hot, a real plus when so many times cool soup is served so often. Spouse had halibut special with scallops and her change from rice to potatoes was accepted and served with no issues. I chose the Oregon beef, wild mushroom pasta, which was served with a very ordinary tomato sauce. I was very surprised to find the leading ingredient, beef, was very well hidden or non existent. Mushrooms were plentiful however. This appears to be a very popular restaurant judging from the amount of customers seated, so will give the benefit of the doubt and try again.
Great little Tavern in the Pines!. We went at 5:00 p.m. on a Saturday and were seated immediately in a nice booth by the window. Noticed that by 6:00 p.m. there was quite a line, so go early! We ordered a few mixed drinks from the bar which were made well. Had the Steak Salad plus Mac & Cheese... both were exceptional! They serve warm rolls that taste suspiciously like donuts and are equally as good! Our server was very friendly and quite attentive, given how busy she was by the time we left! The tavern was built in 1936 and there are fun photos of the place from years ago. It has since been tastefully remodeled and is quite cozy and inviting!
I personally rank Pine Tavern as my second favorite restaurant in Bend. I love the oldstyle atmosphere.
I have always experienced good service and delicious meals. The scones are untraditional but my wife and I could make a meal of them. The chef has prepared a good menu and has wonderful daily specials that are usually to tempting to deny. A great place to take the whole family, which is rare among some of Bend's finer eateries. Weather permitting it is conveniently located for an after dinner stroll in Drake Park or for window shopping downtown.
Consistantly great food in a beautiful place with excellent service!!!. Everytime we have eaten at the Pine Tavern, it is a great experience. The food is excellent, service is always tops and the atmosphere is exceptional. I am a vegetarian and am always accomodated with delicious food. The cooks are willing to do a special and I am always delightfully surprised when I taste it. They have made portabella pasta dishes for me, roasted veggies and pente pasta, and various other great concoctions. The deserts are so good and we always have a great dinner experience. We make a habit of getting there early, before the dinner crowd and have consistantly had great service. Would definately recommend the Pine Tavern to anyone looking for a delicious meal in a beautiful place. The patio gardens are a lovely place to eat overlooking the Deschutes River.
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