If you’re the type of traveler who wants to visit Sunriver, it’s likely that you also have an appreciation for the finer things in life. In particular, Sunriver’s fine dining culinary scene will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with lasting impressions of your food-lover’s journey. Read on below to find out more about the best restaurants in Sunriver Oregon.
South Bend Bistro
Nestled in the heart of Sunriver, South Bend Bistro offers an elegant array of New American fare for dining patrons to choose from. Begin your meal with appetizers like the sweet and savory prosciutto and melon, a decadent cut of pork belly, or succulent sea scallops. Enjoy a charcuterie board with lamb tongue, duck liver pate, fennel salami, and white truffle cheese. Pear and walnut salads, trivelli pasta with shrimp, duck breast, tuna nicoise, and even rabbit all grace this menu. Finish with a strawberry-rhubarb tartlet or crème brulee.
Carson’s American Kitchen
Located inside of the Sunriver Resort, Carson’s American Kitchen provides the unique experience of fine dining all day long—not just at the typical dinner hour. Here, you can sample buffalo carpaccio, duck nuggets, pan-seared rainbow trout or Muscovy duck breast, and prime-grade flat iron steak for dinner. If you visit during breakfast, there are house-made donuts, brioche French toast, and a variety of inventive takes on omelettes and eggs Benedict. Fish and chips, chili lime tacos, and salmon burgers can all be purchased on the lunch menu. Sunriver Oregon restaurants have it all!
In the nearby city of Bend, Ariana Restaurant awaits to tantalize your palate with inventive takes on classic dishes using exotic flavors and local ingredients. Enjoy appetizers like burrata, smoked salmon tartare, and bone marrow. Entrees include offerings or rabbit, lamb loin, filet mignon, wild Oregon salmon, rainbow trout, and scallops with an Oregon Dungeness crab risotto. Pair your meal with a cocktail or a glass of wine from their extensive drink menu, then top off your meal with one of their rich and seasonally-inspired desserts.
This Bend-based restaurant not only offers an unbelievable selection of high-quality beef, but also has the added benefit of including a kid’s menu (and a reasonably-priced one at that)—something you certainly won’t find at most fine dining restaurants. Beyond that, diners can sample the flavors of braised pork belly, ravioli Bolognese, bacon-wrapped scallops, ahi poke, fresh Hawaiian ahi, New England lobster, rack of lamb, blackened rib eye, and filet mignon.
Like the previous two restaurants, Bos Taurus is also located just a short drive from Sunriver in Bend. Unlike Ariana Restaurant and Brickhouse, Bos Taurus offers the rare and exotic wagyu beef, as well as a variety of other rare steak cuts sourced from ranches in nearby states. Besides steak, you’ll want to try the hamachi crudo, 24 hour pork cheeks (an unbelievably tender cut), squid ink garganelli, line-caught halibut, and lamb rack. Be sure to budget accordingly; this restaurant is one of the most expensive in the area.
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