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“Would have liked to have eaten here...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of South Bend Bistro

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South Bend Bistro
57080 West Mall Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707
541 593 3881
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Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Sunriver
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Portland, Oregon
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Would have liked to have eaten here...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Call first and make a reservation because the hours on the website are incorrect. Since they the restaurant was sold, they can't figure out how to update any information on their website. BTW, if the restaurant ever reads this, your website is hosted through doteasy and you should contact them to have it transfered over.

We arrived at 8:45pm on Sunday of 4th of July weekend for dinner and were told that the restaurant was closing and that they were out of food. The staff was VERY friendly and offered to make us a reservation at a nearby restaurant which was helpful since the second restaurant was closing as well.

If your planning on eating out in Sunriver, you'll need to show up at 5pm or have a guaranteed reservation. I don't know why but that is just what we experienced over the weekend.

Visited July 2011
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Salem, Oregon
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“Our favorite cafe in Sunriver”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011 via mobile

I recently took my daughter out for a special meal to celebrate her straight As in high school. As Sunriver homeowners, our choice to celebrate was at the South Bend Bistro near the Country Store. Our dinner was superb. Arwin, our waitress was attentive, even though the place was packed and the owner had to come out to help out, which she did with . We were never rushed and our meals of ahi tuna and pasta with prawns were top drawer. We started with the pear salad and a cup of cream of asparagus soup, again both fantastic. The restaurant is small and intimate and even though we made reservations we still had to wait ten to fifteen minutes. Once seated, however, the service was perfect. The only flaw in an otherwise enjoyable dinner was my glass of wine had some heavy loose coconut looking material at the bottom of the glass. Arwin took care of and quickly brought a replacement. All in all, the Bistro is a hidden little gem in Central Oregon, even worth a drive from Bend or La Pine.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashland, Oregon
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“Want a fab dinner, eat at the Bistro!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

I like fish but cooking it at home stinks! Recently I had the pleasure of dining at the Bistro, so of course I had the fish. The fresh salmon with lemon leek sauce melted in my mouth. The sauce was a perfect complement to the salmon. If you like salmon you must try this dish at the Bistro, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The staff was very accommodating, even with a sudden rush of patrons. So if your in Sunriver you got to try the South Bend Bistro, you won't be sorry.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Rude staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

Went with my girlfriend for a romanting dinner. Web site said open 4pm - 10pm. Arrived at 8:30pm on a Friday night. The place still had quite a few seated tables, however there was no one hosting, and as we entered the restaurant we were glared at, and very rudely told they were shutting down, and to leave. When I told them their web site indicated hours of 4:00pm to 10:00pm, we were informed that they closed whenever they felt like it. People there seemed extremely annoyed that we were there during the hours they advertised as open.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Sunriver, Oregon
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“Exquisite Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

Table for six and every meal was superbly accomplished with a variety of foods, sauces, and wines. One of the best restaurant meals any of us have experienced from Portland to San Francisco, France to Mexico. A must for the central Oregon traveler and local alike!

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