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Review of Greg's Grill

Greg's Grill
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Ranked #21 of 466 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SW Mill View Drive
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We were loyal locals who enjoyed the ambiance and setting of Gregs Grill. The interior architecture of the building itself is beautiful and it's west facing big windows allow any seat inside beautiful views of the Deschutes river and Mt Bachelor. My wife and I were regulars, until recently. We mostly enjoyed a couple drinks and appetizers and the dinner entry's are pricey and inconsistent. The appetizers became very inconsistent. Steamed clams were our favorite. One day there would be 9 small clams, another day there'd be a near heaping bowl w/ almost 2 dozen. Needless to say, when we'd order them again were were disappointed at a skimpy portion. Last summer, we were in having martini's. We know our vodka. Our martini's came out with a well vodka (asked for Grey Goose) and sent it back. We actually heard the waitress talk with the bartender talking about us, pointing in our direction. She brought the same drinks back and said 'these were made right'. We insisted they re pour new drinks. Second time around they were corrected.

The most recent (this past Christmas season) we had family in town and brought them out for dinner. After being seated we waited for 15 minutes to even talk to our waitress who took our drink order. As we waited, we could see our drinks ready at the bar for 10 minutes as we scanned the restaurant for our waitress. After waiting, someone else brought our drinks by, not knowing who ordered what. All our dinners turned out overcooked and dry (the meat/fish entries) and our uncle's pasta was very greasy, with pools of oil. The manager was great, agreed our food was likely sitting on the line/heat light too long and apologized, recognizing that the food was not acceptable. He comp'd our dinners which was not necessary because we ate some of it and our waitress took forever to come by and check on the entries. Once the manager was involved, our waitress vanished. So, after sending the dinners back, we decided to just have another drink and enjoy the evening. Took another long wait to get a second drink ordered, then waited forever. We just wanted a bill at this point. We finally said 'we're outta here' and began getting up when suddenly our waitress appeared. Not with drinks but with our check. I asked her 'what happened' and she was rude. With our dinners comp'd we still spent $160 on appetizers, drinks, wine. She was in line for a great tip if she just did her job.

We will not be going back. We will miss the view and the building, but not the service.

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Thank ppmama
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice combination of good food, friendly and knowledgeable service. Inside or out, most tables have great views of the river.

Thank Anne H
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We ate at Gregs once and had drinks once here. Both times the service people were very attentive- smiled- listened- shared their own experiences- etc..Food was good atmosphere is better here than Anthony's we think also a little more comfortable as everyone is friendly from the people that sit you to the server to the bar tender. Way better service than Anthony's

Thank dsagmiller
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Wanted a casual but quality meal for our anniversary so we thought we'd try Greg's Grill, partly for the view as much as the food. The restaurant is set up so that almost all tables have a great view of the river. We arrived pretty early on a Friday night and the place was almost empty. We made our decisions and ordered pretty quickly, and received our appetizer almost immediately. However, we waited for a long time for our main dishes, even as we watched the restaurant fill up and multiple orders go out before ours to patrons that arrived after us. We didn't order anything complicated and in fact, they even got one of the meals wrong once it was delivered. Our waitress was friendly but we were getting very frustrated with the slow service and to top it off, the food was really pretty average. My chicken was good but my mashed potatoes were cold. Husband's steak was good once they got it right. At $20 a plate, I expected more.

Thank srblue
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Had a great time with really good food - Mediterranean sampler and calamari were appetizers. Clam chowder was homemade and delicious. Smart waiter.

Thank Molly P
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