Scapolo’s (Italian for “bachelor”) is located on the first floor of the mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge. The menu features open-hearth gourmet pizzas, fresh garden salads, hot soups, wine, and a variety of microbrews on tap. On the deck they serve BBQ items including hamburgers and hotdogs. Weekends from 5-8 p.m.
Zydeco has become a local favorite by serving fantastic contemporary American food with a Southern flair. The restaurant moved downtown just last year. Great service and a family-friendly atmosphere keep customers returning. All items on the menu are made from scratch and organic ingredients are used whenever possible. The fully stocked bar has everything from their signature Blue Martini to a wide selection of wines. In the summer, enjoy the beauty of Bend by dining on the rooftop. Zydeco now serves lunch from 11-2. Try the key lime pie.
Named the Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Bend by Gusto Magazine (2007), Scanlon’s is located in the Athletic Club of Bend but is open to the public. The friendly atmosphere works for anything from a family dinner to a romantic night out. For business meetings and birthday parties, the Fireside Room can fit up to 32 people. There’s an outside patio and you can even get complementary childcare while eating.
The Blacksmith is three establishments in one: a steak house, a lounge, and on weekends a dance club. Executive Chef Gavin McMichael creates new classics for the seasonally changing menu, such as lobster corndogs, “Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf,” and Northwest cheesesteak. He even coined a term for his style, “new ranch cuisine,” which he characterizes as American provincial. Bold and diverse tastes evoke the feel of the West. And The Blacksmith was recently recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the “top 66 new restaurants in the world.”
The Pine Tavern is both a favorite local landmark and restaurant. Diners love the warm hospitality and award-winning food of the cabin-like eatery, which was built in 1936 around a 250-year old ponderosa. Feast in the Riverside dining room or on the outdoor patio overlooking Mirror Pond. Or kick back in the full-service lounge with a microbrew or a Northwest wine. The Pine Tavern’s signature Northwest dinner menu is famous for its all-natural Oregon Country prime rib, flat-iron steak, sesame-ginger chicken bowls, and sourdough scones.