Larks - Home Kitchen Cuisine at The Ashland Springs Hotel
Larks - Home Kitchen Cuisine at The Ashland Springs Hotel

Larks - Home Kitchen Cuisine at The Ashland Springs Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.larksrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5414885558x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Supper: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm;
    Supper: Fridays & Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bar opens at 5:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Open all holidays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Damon Jones-Executive Chef & Franco Console-Chef de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service catering and drop off for breakfast, lunch, dinner and hors d’oeuvres – all catered to your unique location.

    The team of experienced chefs who work at Larks offer extensive menus using specialty foods from local farms and vineyards. We will customize to your catering needs, making your event a truly unforgettable occasion. For food that appeals to the eye, the appetite and your budget, ask for Cassandra Cole or call her 541-488-1700 x1005. She will take care of all the details and make your day fun and worry-free.
  • Private Party Facilities: Larks restaurant offers private dining in the Crystal room located on the group floor of the Ashland Springs Hotel. This charming space is excellent for fun cocktail parties and dancing, lovely and intimate for special dinners and celebrations from birthdays to showers and anniversaries. What is more, it is practical and comfortable for board meetings and conferences. This stunning room will make every occasion truly memorable.


    The Crystal Room can comfortably accommodate up to 70 of your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Gina DuQuenne 541-488-1700x1006

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Public Transit: Public transit stop is located right in front of the Ashland Springs Hotel & Larks restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking in downtown Ashland available, as well as a parking garage located behind the restaurant. (small fee applies)
A word from Larks - Home Kitchen Cuisine at The Ashland Springs Hotel
Beautiful Southern Oregon is both a wonderful growing region for organic farmers and a mecca for artisan food crafters.
Larks – Home Kitchen Cuisine restaurant celebrates Oregon: its farms, orchards, creameries and wineries offering delightful, made from scratch, comfort food. Restaurant's Executive Chef, Damon Jones is the masters in showcasing opulent seasonal ingredients delivered daily from local farms, delighting visitors with the flavors of this amazing region. Dishes like homemade meatloaf, hearty soups, delectable salads and chicken fried chicken are most popular. Other specialties include pork chop and Dungeness crab fondue. Ingredients like truffle oil, wild mushrooms, hazelnuts, pears and marionberries layer in the Oregon flavor.
Elegant simplicity and a relaxed inviting atmosphere await you at Larks. Servers are friendly and experienced in pairing your meal with regional wines and herb-infused cocktails. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch.
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Larks - Home Kitchen Cuisine at The Ashland Springs Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (87)special occasion (71)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (35)great for lunch (30)great for brunch (25)good for groups (21)notable wine list (21)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Wonderful Dinner
    PaddyCake
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Eating at Lark's was a positive experience. Although the menu is not huge, there were plenty of options for the three of us to consider. Each one of us ordered something different and we were all very pleased with our food. The service was very good, attentive and efficient. We liked the restaurant so much that we planned to return the next night but decided to attend another play instead. Would love to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ajuice
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Appreciated the fact that there was no background music. We could just enjoy visiting and eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first choice in Ashland
    jcd47
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We look forward to dining at Larks on each of our trips to Ashland. Outstanding food, informed and professional service, and quiet, attractive atmosphere make it a consistently pleasant experience. A reasonably priced wine list featuring outstanding local wines is a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    dine4funVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Everything was perfectly prepared, beautifully presented, and made from the freshest ingredients. We also had an outstanding waiter who helped us select an excellent local wine. All in all, an enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cece
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great duck....enjoyed evening. Interesting decor in Hotel. Should fund out more about it. I would return here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food Great Flavours
    Keefinits
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    What a great meal we had at Larks. Staff very friendly and very professional. Offered a very good service making us feel very welcome and happy to meet our requirements. They manage to create a very calm and peaceful atmosphere even when they very busy. The food was excellent very carefully balanced, thought out flavours which all complimented each other. Clearly a very clever chef with a great palette and the skills to combine the flavours. It was also excellently presented. highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxed elegance and great food
    Roadrunner94610VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Larks, starting with a 730 reservation that allowed us to miss the Shakespeare festival pre show crowd and enjoy a very relaxing meal. The highlights fron the menu: the Brussels sprouts appetizer, the pork chop, and the chocolate dessert. Once the crowd thinned out, we got plenty of great (and friendly) service. We'll definitely be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time in this restaurant. We had excellent food. We especially enjoyed the squash soup. The atmosphere was relaxed and quiet. Our waiter was attentive and very helpful. I would definitely come back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    kgdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    On the waiter's recommendation I ordered spaghetti with lamb meatballs. The pasta was slathered with too much pesto and the meatballs were dry and stale. The service was attentive and the setting is nice but the food was not worth the steep price.
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  • EDWARDVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My party enjoyed dinner as the food was good and the restaurant is located close to the Shakespearean theaters. My party enjoyed the Caesar salad but the water forgot to bring my chili appetizer. The meatloaf and pork chop appetizers were tasty and prices very reasonable. Larks is a good choice for dining for a casual and dependable meal.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great for a quick tasty meal before heading to the theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dipsea99VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We visited on a busy Friday evening. Every dish was tasty and delicious and the service we received was exceptional. The Brussel sprouts appetizer is so good we had to have it again. The fresh Columbia River salmon special was a winner-- perfectly prepared and a delicious cut of fish. The fried chicken with mashed potato was excellent, everything you want from this comfort food dish. Very nicely prepared! We rounded out our meal with berry tart with a scoop of strawberry- rhubarb ice cream. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding As Usual
    RestatsVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This time we went to Larks twice during our stay in Ashland. We were pleased with all of our choices because the food is fresh and superbly prepared and presented. The lunch special of smoked salmon salad was outstanding. The three of us agreed and not a drop was left by anyone. We were allowed to sit and they refilled our water, tea and coffee until we were almost the last people left. I would recommend visiting Larks whenever you are in Ashland, even if you don't stay at the hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious
    Magellan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We've been going to Larks for great meals and special occasions for several years. The food is always fresh and innovative. The wait staff is attentive and professional. And the ambiance conveys a sense that it is a special event.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We've eaten here before and have always enjoyed a good meal before a play in Ashland.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rockfish Letdown
    Dipsea99VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A mixed bag Sunday evening. Decided to go with the daily special rockfish although the server had no clue whether it was local or not. Unfortunately, the rockfish was not right, not tasty, not fresh-- big mistake not to send this back to the kitchen. The trout, however was wonderful and we shared the Brussel sprouts starter which was perfect-- they do this better than just about anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    Sharon
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is our favorite Ashland spot for brunch or dinner. Food and service are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looks better than it tastes
    outforlunch
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very enjoyable ambiance and very good service, which, unfortunately, the food does not live up to. Not bad, but not as good as one would hope for.
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  • Wonderful!
    mscstone
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We loved the food at Lark's. This is my third time and I have not been disappointed! The service is top notch and professional, yet at the same time personal. The food is also really good, though it seemed there were a lot of items on the menu that were the same as another restaurant a couple of blocks away. Nonetheless, the food was presented beautifully and was delicious. It is well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • An uneven experience
    HungrymamaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We didn't get off to a good start at Larks. We arrived two minutes early for our 6 pm reservation, and the hostess (abruptly) told us to wait since our table wasn't ready. We had a long wait to order. The restaurant was out of the wine we wanted. The first courses were shared, and they were quite good. Our mains were served after 7pm (long wait). My beef came with really bad polenta (a huge portion full of blue cheese). The other 3 members of the group tasted it, and all pronounced it dreadful. Some of the mains were tasty, but none were outstanding. We had a great server who did her best to keep things going, but she was not in control of the kitchen!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding in Ashland
    travel2much
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were promptly seated at reservation time. Service was great without before overly fussy. Food quality was excellent and there were a number of interesting, beyond the ordinary offerings. Ambience is perfect. Neither overly formal or informal, and it was very easy to converse. I considered their prices reasonable relative to the dining experience provided.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food !
    trisha
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was delicious, the portions were adequate, and the presentations were lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptously delicious!!
    CaliRich
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Larks has always been one of my most favorite restaurants while visiting Ashland. For dinner, I had one of the special, local sturgeon filet over a bed of a risotto with corn, jalapenos and bacon. I savored each bite; it literally melted in my mouth. As I was there alone, and have had unfortunate experiences at other restaurants, perhaps seen as a "low tipper", at Larks I received excellent service -- personal attention from my wait person, attentive but not intrusive. This recent experience is consistent with how I have been treated at Larks over the 6 years I've been going there. Larks is a little slice of culinary heaven on earth!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Light & Airy
    Backpacker
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    You created a spectacular place for my first date & I to meet...Thank You. Everything was perfect! Cheers
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awkward Entrance
    savoir
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The area where one must wait to be seated is very small. So when we had reservations at 11:45am and arrived at 11:40a it was disconcerting when she said we'll seat you in 5 minutes. There were two tables of 2 seated. They had opened at 1130a. There were others waiting. Who knows IF they had reservations and when they were? Hope no one got there 1/2 hour early!! Bad start!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really wonderful experience.
    BeeGee
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I was so excited to try this restaurant after I tried to get in without a reservation the previous year. It is not disappoint. An attentive staff and an inventive menu combined to make for a really memorable experience. I happily await my next dining experience at Larks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Wonderful dinner with friends. Food and service outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lucky6VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Ashland is a great dining town, and among many possible choices, Lark's is our favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner before a play
    Lisab
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Four of us went to dinner at Lark's before a play at the Shakespeare Festival. All four of us loved our meals, which can be a rarity! The wine list was very nice, with a lot of local wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A disappointment
    Sabroso
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Although the food was ok, I expected something more, considering the size of the bill I paid. The French onion soup was bland, and the trout was not particularly tasty. The service was friendly and professional, but we ended up with cold cappuccino, a fitting end to the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy place
    Olderdiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was overall good enough. My yellowtail chunk was red in the middle (not fully cooked) so I had to send it back. The replacement was perfectly cooked, but the waitress chastised me mildly, saying that "there normally is a red vein in that cut" with the implication that they were humoring me. Excuse me, but I've been cooking fish for over 50 years and I know raw fish. I did not appreciate the barb. We ordered the brussels sprouts appetizer due to rave reviews, but ours was long on bacon chunks and maple syrup and short on brussels sprouts. As I must stick to a low sugar diet, the dish was a big disappointment. The arugula salad dressing (a blueberry vinaigrette) also suffered from sugar overload so I ate little although it was tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StigVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our first visit-great service!!! The food was wee-prepared!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant
    ally
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Lark's has delicious, locally-sourced food, a lovely dining room and the best, friendliest service in Ashland.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect except for the main course
    DRKH
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was outstanding as we're the appitiser, salad and beverages. Waiter even took a special drink recipe request. Unfortunately the main course did it meet the same high standards. The duck was dry, which is particularly notable since it was dark meat instead of breast. The waiter attempted to make up for the chef by bringing 2 sauces but to little avail. The sole was also so overbooked that portions could not be cut with a fork and required a knife. I have heard good things about this resturant so perhaps it was an off night or perhaps being the 4th of July the chef was a stand in. It was fairly early and not yet busy so it was not due to an overly busy kitchen. We might go back and try again but will not refer a friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All Around Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    An all around great restaurant. We were seated on time for an early pre-show dinner. Excellent service in very pleasant surroundings. The food was well prepared and tasty. We ordered the two specials of the day -- both fish dishes. Both preparations were executed and served attractively. Definitely a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Favorite
    Pinkgma
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This is a great restaurant to go to before a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALL AROUND FUN EVENING
    starshiner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was superb; the server informed, engaged, friendly, alert but never intrusive, with a light & responsive touch to all potential needs. A++. Fried chicken breast, a traditional favorite was moist inside crispy outside & not overly salty; to the other end of the spectrum, duck was beautifully presented & reportedly juicy, tender & moist - kudos on a culinary challenge. polenta & confit were a bit unusual & overshadowed by the delectable brussels sprouts! salads are all exceptional here. Wild Trout with cauliflower puree was very enjoyable and would be ordered again. Don't get me started on the desserts - all over the top delicious. Coffee was just OK but for us the bar is set high. We don't drink alcohol but noted the bar was busy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Jveln
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We have always enjoyed Larks, but for this visit we were seated in an add-on area off the entrance to the dining room. When we asked to be seated in the main dining room, we were told we had to make the main dining room a "special request" on the Open Table reservation form. We were very disappointed; the area we were in was cold, noisy with kitchen noise and people entering the dining room, as well as cold drafts from the outside door opening and closing. I doubt that we'll ever dine there again; there are more accommodating fine restaurants in Ashland.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great look; Food not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Lovely hotel with a great bar but the food quality at the restaurant has continued to drop off sharply over the last several years. The last time I ate here the filet of sole was inedible and had to be sent back. The waiter (and host) were very solicitious and the fish was redone without complaint and I was offered a free desert so points on the outfront staff but the food is very uneven.
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  • Under rated
    Slojohn
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a superb restaurant. Food was only surpassed by the fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate