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“Lovely views, good food and open on Mondays!”

Lord Bennett's Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Bandon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$42
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: A Favorite West Coast Destination Restaurant Lord Bennett’s restaurant opened its doors in 1989 and has since established an exemplary reputation through dedication to service and commitment to quality by owner and head chef, Rich Iverson. Chef Iverson’s commitment to the local community is unwavering. His tireless efforts serve many in this small coastal community both by providing year-round employment and through his donations of time, money, food, and the use of Lord Bennett’s facilities. The food entrees served at Lord Bennett’s are exciting, fresh, and innovative! We use seasonal, local ingredients whenever possible; assuring your dining experience will be exquisite in every way. Each dish is carefully prepared using quality ingredients with finesse and artistic presentation. Chef Iverson incorporates regional flavors and season specialties in this wonderful restaurant. Their staff exceeds expectations in their menu knowledge and service. Foodies and wine lovers alike have made Lord Bennett’s their favorite destination restaurant on the West Coast. Nothing can quite compare to the entire mix of deliciousness and ambiance you'll experience at Lord Bennett's. Take a road trip to Bandon by the Sea and top it off with a dinner or Sunday Brunch at Lord Bennett’s. You’ll be glad you did!
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is the second time we arrived in Bandon on a Monday and once again appreciated that this scenic restaurant we found the first time is open on Mondays (as very few other area restaurants are). The sea views from the second floor restaurant (lounge and restrooms are on first floor) are exceptional, a good selection of fresh fish. While a bit understaffed the evening we were there and server was apologetic about delays, we hardly noticed. The servers worked fast and efficiently; no one, including us, seemed to be in a hurry or impatient. Compared to any European restaurant, dinner was hardly slow. While I have yet to try all the other recommended restaurants in this seaside town, would not hesitate to return as this was the second enjoyable meal we have had at this vewnue.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

First the good news: the restaurant is well-appointed, and the dining room is on the second floor, which takes in sweeping views of Face Rock and the setting sun (bring sunglasses as it drops into the sea).

Then the not-so-good-news: the restaurant was reasonably full for a Monday night (we reserved a table in advance), but service was slow and generally too casual for fine dining. Staff apologised a few times for being short-handed and seemed to be doing their best under the circumstances.

However, we had few quibbles with the food: I ordered the seafood mixed grill and shared several bites with my husband, who was happy with his shrimp caesar salad. We split a lemon tart for dessert, which was out of this world

The wine list has a nice mixture of Oregon and California vintages.

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Thank Sara U
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

On second floor with ocean views, clearly locals knew the value of this restaurant. It has a limited menu based on available fish and meats, which implies careful preparation. The wine list is select and well-thought. The place is small yet relaxed and not noisy. The prices were 20% lower than equivalent restaurants in the downtown. If you are a locavore, this is a good choice.

Thank pipilo2015
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This could hardly have been a more perfect evening. We sat by the window viewing a picture perfect sunset and had one of the best dinner's ever. Every bit of it was fantastic. The ambiance was more than terric and the service was superb. I am recommending this place to all of my friends who visit Bandon!

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

This was recommended by the front desk of my hotel. It was close and I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did! The ambiance and view was fabulous, but the service was what made it most enjoyable. Everyone there had smiles and were very friendly! The specials for the night made if hard to choose. The food was fresh and the wine was good too. Highly recommend if you are looking for a casual but elegant dinner!!

Thank 1234kiki
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