Bend >Food & Dining > Pine Tavern Restaurant
967 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR | Directions 9770144.060212 -121.314421
Neighborhoods: River West
Pine Tavern – My husband and I had made reservations for 11:45 on a Friday afternoon. When we arrived we were greeted by a middle aged hostess who was very rude in telling us that they were not ready to seat us, and then had to sit in the waiting area and listen as the hostess and an older gentlemen bickered about something or the other for the next five minutes. When we were finally seated by a very professional blonde girl who happened to be our server, she apologized for the wait. The food was pretty good, the service was excellent other than that one instance with the hostess and older man, and the prices were decent compared to the amount of food we were served. The view is spectacular, as well.
Cute place, great view and friendly staff – We had dinner at this cute place an really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The food was very good and the scones are to die for! My had the Prawn and tortellini dish and I had the Prime Rib. Both meals were very tasty, though the mashed potaotes could have been warmer. We had Mud Pie for dessert and loved it! The staf was freindly and attentive. Our water glass was ALWAYS full. It is a cute place that has a view of anice patio and garden plus views of a river. It is worth try, you love it.
DO NOT RECOMMEND!! – My family and I were told to try the Pine Tavern while visiting Bend. We were treated so rude by both the hostess who stood up front giggling and rolling her eyes and by some woman named Susan who was seemingly intoxicated or on some pills, we think she may of been the manager or the owner. We were crammed into a small booth fit for about 4 or 5 people we were finally moved to a table that actually fit the 8 of us. The manager woman rudely moved us to our new table basically throwing our 'scones' on the table and then stumbled off. We kept being treated like an inconvenience or a bother that we wanted to spend our money there. Our food was terrible. The steaks were tough and the sauce on the ribs was overly tangy, our mashed potatoes were cold. We had had it and just wanted our check. Our first and second waitress were very nice and probably the youngest things in that building. The food was terrible and staff was rude !
Great Scones - Lousy service..Food just OK – Once you get beyond the delicious scones it is a dull menu with average food and lousy service. The building and location are cute but is way expensive for the coffee shop look it has. I tried for the 3rd time tonight and never write reviews but I have nto been able to see why this would be a top rated restaurant
GREAT DOWNTOWN LOCATION FOR BUSINESS/ROMACE – Very clean & cozy! Tree was awesome. Service was prompt, attentive yet non-obtrusive. Food portions were just right and preparred perfectly. presentation is nice.
Will definately return!!!
SUGGEST RESERVATIONS (We waited because we failed to do this)
Legendary Service and Food? More like Mythical – I went to the Pine Taver for dinner with my mother because locally, its legendary for a cozy atmosphere, and great food. However, our experience didn't even come close to measuring up with the hype. Upon walking in the front door, we knew we made a mistake, and it only got worse after that. Despite the cute exterior of the building, the interior is very "Denny's". The menu offerings are barely palatable (below average) and the salad bar is scary. I ordered a salmon burger, based on the great menu description. But when it arrived I was sadly disappointed. The bun was soaked, and the fries were withered and ice cold. My mothers salad (from the bar) was brown and unappatazing, and her soup had an oily residue on top. Our server was disorganized, unprofessional and I'm not sure she was old enough to drive. Plus, the entire restaurant reeked of that "dishroom" smell. Really, the only thing interesting about the Pine Tavern, is its location near the river. In my opinion, If you really want a view of the river while you eat, just go next door to the BBC (and get a better beer too)!!
Above the Rest – Beautiful setting, great food and good service. My wife and I both had prime rib and found it to be one of the best we have ever had.... as was all the other food on our plates. A special experience.
Nothing special here – Went to the Pine Tavern for a birthday celebration with another couple and boy were we disappointed. While the waitstaff was attentive and friendly, the food was definitely sub-par. The prime rib was just okay, and the halibut was overcooked and mushy. Scallops were chewy and no-flavor. The location is great, but save your $$ as it's expensive and there are much better places to try in Bend. Maybe they get by on location, but the only thing we liked was the scones (they are worth a stop). Grab a scone or two, and skip the rest. For a nice meal, go to BlackSmith, Merendas, or Zydeco instead.
Love this place – Have been here many times and always bring out of town family and friends here. It's a Bend icon!!! Food is always delicious, service has always been good. Out of towners are always amazed at the two huge pine trees growing in the middle of the restaurant.
Excellent! – I have been to the Pine Tavern many times and it is always wonderful...the hot scones and honey butter alone make it worth the drive from Portland! We are always seated promptly and have execellent service--I have yet to have anything that I did not enjoy.
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