Decoy Bar and Grill - Bend Oregon
Decoy Bar and Grill - Bend OregonIt is not difficult to convince me to try out a new bar and grill and The Decoy (pronounce 'di quah' jokingly amongst my friends) is just that. I was able to join the power lunch crowd recently to check out the The Decoy. I felt a little under dressed as tables around me seemed to be wheeling and dealing with their stocks and bonds and yields, buy / sell, hooplah. I might have been the only person there without a tie.
The Decoy is a nice bar with an elaborate and sort of spendy menu. I looked over the dishes and ended up settling for one of the least expensive items, the Turkey Club for $9. That plus my $8 drink and I was already breaking the $20 mark (including tip).
When my "club" arrived I was sort of confused. What does this look like to you:
To me, it looks like a turkey sandwich with bacon. So then I started thinking about what constitutes a club sandwich vs a regular sandwich. In my opinion a club sandwich should have three slices of buttered toast, cut into quarters, and contain chicken or turkey, ham or bacon, crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes (which I usually leave off as it can make a mess of things), and mayo.
The above sandwich had two thick slices of toast and was cut in half. The house mayo was a nice touch and added some flavor. The bacon was thin and forgettable and barely noticeable in the photo. It was alright. I wasn't really impressed with the fries either. They were thin and oily if not too thin and burnt.
I'm sure there are other dishes that are much better than this one and I'll probably go back to give it another try. I must try the burger and Laurie and Jon both are loving it. But as far as the club is concerned, I wont order that again.
One thing I have to mention is the water....it tastes like dirt. When restaurants/bars fill your water glass with the same gun they use to spit out your soda, it tends to pick up a stale, dirty flavor. Both my friend and I agreed that the water was not good. Give me some regular tap water instead and I'll be happy.
Laurie has a review of The Decoy Bar and Grill HERE.
Roundabout Bend will post how Decoy is celebrating their one year anniversary soon I'm sure.
The Decoy Bar and Grill
1051 Bond Street, Suite 100
Bend, Oregon 97701
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