Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, majestic mountains, rushing rivers, rolling foothills and dramatic landscapes, Ashland is a gorgeous little city with an arts scene as vibrant as its setting. Ashland hosts festivals for all seasons, with Christmas celebrations and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in winter, a film festival in the spring, classical music festival in summer and wine tasting celebrations in the autumn.
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4.5 based on 681 reviews
Our first visit to Morning Glory! We loved it! Great coffee, wonderful food options for breakfast and lunch. We tried the kale risotto cake and hash browns and the Mediterranean omelette with sliced tomatoes. Wonderful!
The interior of this quaint little cottage is just precious. Quintessential Ashland!
4.5 based on 398 reviews
We seek the finest ingredients, utilizing organic, small-producer items. Shaded outdoor dining in summer months. Voted Best New, Oregon 2002 by Northwest Palate.
This was my second trip to Amuse, but my feeling was the same: they have perfectly well cooked food and provide a sophisticated setting. But the menu is limited, the food is unexciting, the price is high and the place really isn't all that much fun. Our waiter didn't make us feel very welcome at the early sitting -- he was impatient with the elderly people in my party. I'd recommend New Sammy's . Larks and Alchemy well ahead of Amuse.
4.5 based on 590 reviews
LARKS HOME KITCHEN CUISINE celebrates Oregon - its farms, orchards, creameries and wineries - offering dishes that excite and surprise with freshness and flavors. We are passionately committed to offering the most fresh & local ingredients possible. Larks celebrates Oregon's bounty by creating innovative cuisine from scratch, offering a unique dining experience. Our restaurant Executive chef, Damon Jones, is a master in showcasing opulent seasonal ingredients delivered daily from local farms, delighting visitors with the flavors of this amazing region. Larks' kitchen is full of many talented people including two Sous Chefs - Franco Console and Robert Wilson - Pastry Chef Terra Sharp, and many other 'food artists' whose creativity and attention to quality is expressed in every daily special. Dishes like steak, hearty soups, flavorful salads and grilled Northwest steelhead are the most popular. Other specialties include pork chops and apple and caramelized onion fondue. Ingredients like truffle oil, wild mushrooms, hazelnuts, pears, and marionberries layer in the Oregon flavor. Our Pastry Chef's creations depend on what is available that season and include fruit tarts, chocolate cake with housemade salted caramel ice cream, or cranberry-pumpkin bread pudding. Our beverage selection extends the theme of local and seasonal with a choice of herb-infused cocktails made with Oregon spirits, local wines, and beers. Larks' downtown Ashland, Oregon restaurant creates a connection between restaurant guests and our local farmers, ranchers, distillers, and winemakers. Come on in for a taste of local flavor.
I came by myself to Larks Home Kitchen and sat at the bar for an amazing 4 course meal that included a salad. burger and two lovely glasses of wine.
The bar tender brought the wrong salad initially and apologized profusely for doing so. Then brought the right one. Delicious!
I moved through all the courses effortlessly to get me to an 8pm curtain at the Elizabethan Theater and the staff and food were amazing.
This place is owned by the same company that runs the Luna Cafe at Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites which is my "got to" Ashland hotel for my twice yearly visits to see and experience the outstanding theater.
You must stop by and experience this restaurant before the show in Ashland. Amazing food and service awaits you.
4.5 based on 369 reviews
Sept 1st, 2015 - Just named one of the Top 100 Restaurants for Foodies by OpenTable. We are a small fine dining restaurant that strives to use local ingredients to transmute our food, cocktails and dining experience into memorable evenings. We feature an award winning wine list with Certified Sommelier on staff to help, and inventive craft cocktails to wow the palate.
We left depressed. The clientele seemed to be mostly locals, so given the benefit of doubt we may have hit a bad night. The waitress was clueless and never looked at my wife. I could hear other tables easier than her explaining the specials. The parpadelle pasta was great. The duck breast, not so much. The meals had little artistic presentation and included nothing else but the described entree. No potatoes or veggies with the steaks, etc. Very extensive wine menu. Good desserts. We're not going back, ever.
4.5 based on 203 reviews
Nice ambiance and adequate service, but the food is mediocre. There are only 5 entrees offered -- a burger, scallop dish, risotto, mushroom dish, and a beef dish. Our group had a salmon salad, which was reportedly tasteless and had not much salmon, the sweet corn risotto ($24), which had hardly any corn, a small scallop, and not much taste, and the mushroom carbonara ($24), which reportedly was pretty good. The portions were quite small, especially considering the prices. Wine was offered by the glass at $8 - $18 per glass. Beer is $6 - $9 per glass. Go there to drink but not to eat.
4.5 based on 284 reviews
In 2017 named by OnlyInOurState "The Most Beautiful Restaurant In All Od Oregon". Located in the heart of Ashland's Historic Railroad & Gallery District, The Peerless is a lively sophisticated neighborhood restaurant & bar (located next to our historic six-room luxury inn "The Peerless Hotel") . The Peerless can be experienced in our relaxing dining room, friendly & intimate bar (Happy Hour from 5-6:00 Tues-Sat)or alfresco in our enchanting gardens. Our dinner menu features an array of small plates, as well as steaks, seafood and vegetarian entrees that capture the favors of the seasons and essence of the Pacific Northwest. Our extensive wine list showcases the best of Southern Oregon, the Willamette Valley, Washington and California as well as selections from classic old world wine regions. The Peerless approach to dining offers you a wonderful opportunity to celebrate fine wines, delectable food and good conversation in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
I found this restaurant in a ranking of top 5 restaurants in Ashland. So I went away from all my other favorites and took a chance and some friends to Peerless. From the moment you step in you are wondering what type of restaurant is this? The bar area is dark and looks dated, the back area is a travelers country house of eccentric. Now I understand fusion but this is more con-fusion than decor or taste. The restaurant is a mix of Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and country chic. The menu is much the same. I must point out I have never had bad service in Ashland EVER until this night at Peerless. Our waitress was aggressive and very cocky, it was not amusing. In fact is was a bit insulting for what we paid. The prices in this restaurant are WAY too high for the service and taste. I was actually embarrassed I brought my friends here because I could immediately think of 5 other restaurants I'd rather dined at and not be treated so poorly.
The restaurant did fill quickly but I don't know why. Everyone has a favorite spot or we all get in ruts when dining. I love to break out of that idea and try something new. This time is backfired and we all had weird stomach issues to add insult to injury the next day. Maybe they should change the name to "Perilous".
4.5 based on 829 reviews
Greenleaf caters not only to the tourists, but is especially sensitive to local customers. With a full Gluten Free menu, extensive vegetarian and vegan options, and a large variety of organic and local produce, Greenleaf is perfect for any diet. The wait people are always courteous, efficient, unobtrusive and helpful. Whatever you’re looking for: a great breakfast, a box lunch for a picnic in the park, or a tasteful supper before the plays, Greenleaf is your best bet!
Met a friend at Greenleaf today. Ordered Eggs Benedict Florentine. Wow!! The eggs were perfectly booked and placed on a bed of sauteed spinach, mushroom, onions and garlic. I requested to leave out the English muffin, even though I was offered a gluten-free version. A generous side of grilled potatoes accompanied this dish and I just have to say it was totally delicious!! And a deal!!
4.5 based on 219 reviews
Traditional thin crust pizza that I love. The crust is chewy and crunchy just like I love from back east. I always get the cheese pizza and I have also tried with other meat toppings. Always good! They serve by the slice or whole pizzas if you have a family. Atmosphere is casual and fun!!
4.5 based on 216 reviews
Serving breakfast and lunch from 7am-2pm daily. Since 1976 we at Brothers’ have been pleased to provide a friendly and vibrant place to enjoy great food and company. Community is at the core of Brothers’. We foster a work environment based on integrity, mutual respect, and kindness. Our commitment to community is further reflected in our support of local businesses including many regional sources of the foods we serve. Our intentions extend outwards to the greater world as we strive to support sustainability by offering organic products as well as hormone- & antibiotic-free chicken, beef and wild seafood. We realize Ashland offers many dining opportunities and we thank you for choosing Brothers’. It is an honor to know so many of you as part of our Brothers’ family of friends.
Every season we return to Brothers. I understand they are under new owners. Same great menu and staff. We shared a Greek scramble, with artichokes, olives, spinach and feta. The hash browns were good, but as always, I wish they had home fries. I am sure they would be delicious here. The side bowl of fruit was large, and everything was ripe. Blueberries and strawberries were a nice touch this late in the season. The savory scone was a little dry. This was plenty of food for two and we left satisfied.
4.5 based on 336 reviews
Full bar. Family friendly restaurant with attached brewery. 45 Caldera Beers on tap. Fireplace. Outdoor heaters. Amazing views. Great food.
Caldera Tap House is one of two microbrewery restaurants in downtown Ashland. This is not a review of the brewery facility that is located south of town on I5. It’s the pub located in downtown. Cool “Rathskeller” atmosphere. Friendly bar with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Good pub menu, and excellent beer. Flights get you five 4oz beers to sample. And they have a laundry list of brews to choose from. Our fav was the Mosaic IPA. Had a BLT, and she had soup and salad. Tasty, fresh ingredients. Friendly service and reasonable prices. Nice place to have a pint or two.
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