In recent years, the growing food scene in Redmond, Oregon, has earned acclaim among locals and visitors alike for spotlighting international flourishes and imbuing its offerings with more than a little creativity. Where else, after all, will you find USDA prime steaks, cocktails with ingredients grown in an on-site garden and a Mexican restaurant serving fare from around the world? (In Redmond, they’re all a few blocks from each other, downtown.)
If you’re celebrating on your next trip to Redmond—whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or an epic outdoor adventure in Central Oregon—here’s a guide to the best restaurants in Redmond, Oregon, for special occasions.
Top Romantic Fine Dining Restaurants in Redmond
Looking to celebrate a special occasion—or an excuse to treat your sweetie? You’ll find excellent fine-dining restaurants around Redmond. Here are a few favorites.
Enjoy an elegant dinner at Brickhouse Redmond in the heart of downtown. Housed in a historic brick building, Brickhouse is routinely cited as one of the best restaurants in Redmond, Oregon, and prides itself on offering the classic steakhouse experience—complete with exposed brick walls and soft lighting for a refined ambience.
The restaurant’s menu features USDA prime steak (noted for its flavorful marbling), wild-caught seafood (including seared sea scallops and New England lobster), and other Pacific Northwest-inspired fare (such as crab and shrimp cakes crafted with Oregon-caught Dungeness crab and Oregon Bay Shrimp). Brickhouse goes the extra mile by using hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, seasonal ingredients and organic items whenever possible.
Brickhouse’s extensive wine lineup, meanwhile, includes curated selections from Europe, Australia, and the United States’ most celebrated wine-growing regions.
Becerra’s on 6th Bistro
Pair your French-inspired fare with attentive, caring service at Becerra’s on 6th Bistro at the southern edge of downtown Redmond. The old-school eatery (whose interior features art deco flourishes) offers a fresh menu of American classics that include thoughtful French touches—like beef Wellington topped with bordelaise sauce and a hearty chicken roulade. A wide-ranging wine selection rounds out the experience and helps elevate Becerra’s on 6th Bistro as one of the top Redmond fine dining destinations.
Best Redmond Restaurants for Large Groups
Getting your friends and family together? Plenty of Redmond restaurants welcome groups of all sizes with crowd-pleasing menus, generous seating, large patios and more. Here are a few favorites.
Diego’s Spirited Kitchen
Everyone in your crew will find something to love at Diego’s Spirited Kitchen, a local’s favorite that dishes fare from around the world; its food menu is largely dominated by traditional Mexican favorites (such as tacos, enchiladas, and burritos) but features globetrotting selections that include spring rolls stuffed with pulled pork, lobster cakes, prawns simmered in Creole spices, and even an angel hair pasta dish topped with wild-caught Mexican white prawns.
In addition to its eclectic menu, Diego’s offers plenty of indoor seating to accommodate groups of all sizes, as well as a quiet patio for smaller gatherings. Learn more about Diego’s and some of the other best restaurants in Redmond, Oregon.
Wild Ride Brewing
Sure, Wild Ride Brewing is officially a brewery—and while it may not have its own kitchen, the pub offers copious outdoor seating and a handful of on-site food carts that make it a fun stop for groups.
Housed in an old lumber storage building in downtown Redmond, Wild Ride pours more than a dozen house-made beers, with a variety of styles available. Beyond the beer, though, the family-friendly tasting room features plenty of seating adjacent to Wild Ride’s brewing setup and a spacious outdoor patio with several fire pits.
If you’re hungry, four food carts offer something for everyone. FoodFellas serves tacos, burgers and sandwiches; Wild Catch English Style Fish and Chips dishes wild-caught seafood and chicken wings; Shred Town Food Truck offers an internationally inspired menu of nachos, burritos and yakisoba; and Red Road Pizza Co. crafts filling pizzas.
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The Rooftop Restaurant at SCP Redmond
What better way to celebrate your birthday than from atop the only rooftop restaurant in Redmond? Enjoy Cascade peak views, blooming gardens brimming with native flora and creative cocktails at The Rooftop Restaurant at SCP Redmond.
The chic dining space dishes a Mediterranean-inspired lineup of flatbreads topped with seasonal vegetables, shared plates (such as bruschetta and elote), creative salads and a few decadent dessert items. Whatever you order, pair it with The Rooftop Restaurant’s handcrafted cocktails, many of which include herbs, spices and fruits grown at an on-site garden.
Madaline’s Grill & Steak House
Madaline’s Grill & Steak House has been a Redmond institution since 2002, and several generations of locals and visitors alike have celebrated in the lively, welcoming restaurant.
It’s easy to see why: Madaline’s prides itself on a hearty menu that stars fresh, filling portions of Mexican and American flavors. Highlights are numerous but include Mexican classics (such as tacos, sizzling fajitas and guacamole that’s crafted tableside), Mexican-inspired meat dishes (such as pork chile verde and carne asada), fresh seafood, steaks and filling pastas. Generous margaritas, wine and regional beer selections round out the menu.
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