Friday we had lunch at The Village Grill, the new restaurant/sports bar occupying the former Grove space, downtown. Quick summary: I liked it well enough, my wife didn’t much care for it.
Service was good, and quick; our lunches were out to the table quicker than we’re used to. I had the Reuben with fries, my wife had the Philly cheesesteak, with salad substituted for fries. The salad was huge—you actually get their dinner salad (for only $1.50 extra for the substitution) and it’s loaded—greens and extras like cheese, hardboiled egg and bacon.
My Reuben was good—moist, flavorful, filling. The cheesesteak looked good as well (I didn’t try any). My wife was lukewarm on the food, though; she forgot to have them hold the peppers and mushrooms on the cheesesteak and said it was too dry.
The only problem I myself had was with the prices; I thought they were 2 or 3 dollars more than they should be: the Reuben was $9, when I would expect $6 or $7. Other menu items were priced similarly high—although the beer I had was a very reasonable $3.75 for the pint. (And the salad deal I mentioned above was a good one, relatively.)
More details can be found in the Bulletin’s Small bites from Friday. It’s open 7 days a week from 11am on.
The Village Grill
1033 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701