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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.LarksRestaurant.com
  • Email: AvaD@AshlandSpringsHotel.com
  • Phone: (541) 488-5558
  • 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 4:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Dave Georgeson and Kate Cyr
  • 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 our Off-Premise Catering Manager, Marlane Webb or call her 541-488-1700 x1017. 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) 488-1700 x1006

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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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife had steak and I had trout. Both were very good. For dessert we shared the flour-less chocolate cake and salted caramel ice cream. Very nice and great presentation."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The menu looked better than the actual food. We had appies only--the squash soup was smooth and tasty.The cauliflower cobbler was good-but not as flavorful as expected. The crab fondue was very rich, not much crab and the accompanying bread was dry. So we'll return to our two other favorite restaurants on our next visit to charming Ashland. A modest recommendation."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great restaurant, upscale dining, located in elegant older hotel. Great menu, food well prepared, nice portion sizes, great service. Have eaten at Larks on several occasions when visiting Ashland. Always consistently good to great. Bonus, convenient walk to Shakespeare Festival theaters. Definitely will be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've eaten at Larks over 50 times in the last few years and have never been disappointed in anything. The only real disappointment ever was our last dining experience when we were seated at the 2-top next to the glass doors. Someone has to sit there, I just hope it's not us next time. Otherwise, everything was great as usual!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We are regulars now at Larks Restaurant in Ashland, Oregon whenever we visit this lovely town for the OSF plays or when we're just passing through on the way to visit family in Salem and Portland. The food was not quite as grand as it has been in the past - Pot Roast was a bit tough and the Brussel Sprouts a bit too crisp. The service is incredible and drinks outstanding. Still love this place!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • ".halibut with mushroom risotto and hollandaise. Risotto savory, but salty. Unfortunately fish overcooked (needed to be cut with a knife). I couldn't finish it. I'd have sent it back but was pressed for time. Butter lettuce fennel salad was delicious. Blue corn polenta /grilled broccolini pleasant and filling but the veg tough (I didn't mind this, but my wife found it a chew). Tomatillo braised beef soup flavorful, inventive, but the kitchen that night loved the salt shaker on my order. This is a nice, local sourced Ashland restaurant, good service. Wine list is local (lots from Rogue Valley) and could use some broadening. I'd return, but would be clear about how the fish should be cooked and wouldn't be shy to ask about the salt."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "If you want a treat, go to Lark's as we did for a birthday celebration. Be prepared to have the best ice cream sundae ever, made with their fabulous Dagoba chocolate sauce. Yum, yum!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We spent our 10th anniversary at the Ashland Springs Hotel and dined at Lark' s the first night of our stay. The food was delicious, dining room lovely, and service courteous and efficient. Can't speak to the wine list as we had brought our own bottle purchased especially for our anniversary. The restaurant was very busy as many diners, including my husband and me, were scheduled to attend a play at 8 p.m.. However, that did not affect delivery of our dinner or the noise level. We had a lovely time."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Had not been to Lark's in Ashland, so we invited visiting relatives to join us for St. Patrick's Day dinner. Almost everything was A+….food was beautiful and totally yummy, our server (Eve) was top-notch. She explained things clearly and welcomed our choices with great enthusiasm. Asparagus Soup, warm bread, Blue Cornmeal Oysters, Petrale Sole, Corned Beef with all the trimmings, Surf&Turf, lovely red wine, ginger pear martini, we loved it all. The Apple Crisp dessert was not memorable. It was sweet and tasty, but could have been so much more, and the corned beef accompaniments were a tad too mustardy for one of us. Otherwise, we will return and will recommend Lark's"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My husband has a beautiful special of divers scallops, he liked it a lot. I had a comfit duck leg, a little dry, and overwhelmed by rich side dishes of creamed leeks and gooey polenta. It cried out for greens and a bit of acid. For the price, I expected better. Ashland is tough on a Sunday night, not tons of choices."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We have dined at Lark's 3 times now - an annual event on our drive south. The food is absolutely wonderful, the venue too and so is the service! We love Lark's!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Knowledgeable staff made us feel welcome, and treated us well even though we just had soup and salad. Sweet potato soup had a nice bite to it, thanks to a hint of red pepper. Chardonnay was very nixe, and definitely a good value. I would eat there again."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We went to Larks before a play. The server was nice and our food was promptly delivered to us. The seafood pasta that two of us ordered was excellent and an ample portion. The special which was a duo of yellow tail and some other kind of fish was dry and chewy . The server took it off of our bill. The bread was great but our sever was MIA and should have refilled it much sooner. The coffee was very satisfying. Larks has a nice ambience and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We were there on a Sunday evening. Beautiful bar, happy customers. I wish we could have tried the dessert menu but we were full.Next time!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Michelle is a gracious and beautiful server! Pays attention to details. She makes the already delicious eclectic food, taste better!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had the roasted pear salad and the beet salad which were both excellent. We both has a cup if the mushroom feta soup-- also excellent. My husband had the fried oysters and wishes they were raw. Otherwise it was a fabulous dinner before a play. Not too heavy and completely delicious. We wished they were open after the theater so we could try the desserts. Alas, they close at 9:30."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We always dine here when we come to Ashland for theater, and usually enjoy the experience greatly. There was one little glitch this time, and while it could not be corrected, was resolved satisfactorily. We ordered the brussels sprouts appetizer to share and found that the brussels sprouts were just too tough to eat. The wait staff sent the dish back to the kitchen several times in an attempt to correct the situation, but they could not. I might add the sauce was delicious! The waiter did not charge us for the dish, so we were not upset. In fact, I believe the disappointment was mitigated by the wait staff and kitchen's attempts to make us happy. The rest of the food, was up to expectations, if not exceeding them."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Had a great dinner... A bit noisy but vibrant and the food was perfect"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The service was overall prompt and professional. There was no real "atmosphere" to talk about. Tables are quite close to each other and there were some very noisy ("energetic" ???) groups when we were there. My soup was excellent. However the oil on the table which we wanted to use with the bread was stale. We mentioned that to the waitress who apologized but left it there.... The trout was too salty and the sides were very greasy. My husband was OK with his choice. For the charged prices we expected much better."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Larks is an exceptional restaurant featuring excellent food, service and overall ambiance. It is beyond doubt the best restaurant in Ashland, Oregon. we use this restaurant every visit to Ashland, usually three times a year from San Francisco. We have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "There were 5 of us. Dinner was very good, fried chicken was delicious, the best white gravy. Someone ordered the pork chop, very good flavor but a little overdone. The trout was amazing. The only really disappointment was the Farm Plate Charcuterie, it was shared by all of us and we all expected more than one kind of meat; the duck on this appetizer was very good. The other appetizer we shared was the crab/cheese fondue, delicious. Try the brussel sprouts, they were the hit. We all agreed we would come back to share another meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant had the ambiance of the sort of French restaurant that you would find in France. It is a place where groups of people come to eat and talk and enjoy themselves. It's perfect for a group of people who are meeting in Ashland to have dinner and see a play together. The service is quick and business-like but the food is definitely not "fast food"."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Our go to spot when we want great service and above average food with a wide menu."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We've had the fried chicken at Beezy's and Cuchina Biazzi, and this was the best by far. Tender, not mushy, very tasty. Excellent crust. One of us loved the bacon gravy, the other would have preferred the mushroom gravy Lark's used to have, but which was not available."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were so pleased with our meal. The wait staff were very professional and attended to our table very well. We we greeted with the kind of warmth that made our anniversary feel extremely special. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone that has an epicurean heart!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I have been to Larks dozens and dozens of times and never once been disappointed. Their service is always friendly, efficient, and thorough. Everything I've had has been delicious."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our experience. Two chefs in our group were very impressed."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The maple glazed Brussels Sprouts w/ chunks of house cured bacon & hazel nuts were an outstanding appetizer - sweet & savory & perfectly done.The salads were fresh and well composed. Mine, the Caesar, was crisp and perfectly dressed w/ rosemary croutons & Parmesan shavings. For the main course I had the rib eye steak w/ blue cheese mashed potatoes & crispy onion strips and my wife had the duck confit, both melt in your mouth delicious. Our waitress, Sasha, was very personable and attentive as was the entire staff, offering to take our picture and bringing us a complimentary desert on account of my birthday. Whenever we go to Ashland we always try to eat at Larks, it never disappoints."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Steak barely warm when served, beet salad $9 was tiny, and undercooked. For $108 total bill....not impressed, both of us said we would have had better food at the pita pit"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Larks is one of the standout dinning venues in Ashland, Oregon, beautifully appointed and professionally staffed. Having dined there many times, and plans to do so again, our table of four was a bit surprised by the slightly overwhelming complexity of our meal. America may enjoy large portions, which were served, and rich taste combinations, but when it comes to fine dinning, less is truly more. Especially when the meal has been as good as it has been in the past. There may be a new chief and hopefully this was just a slightly off night. We will definitely return and hope the Larks of memory sings again."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend (now fiancée) here for dinner New Years Eve before I proposed, and it was phenomenal. The service was attentive but not overbearing, and the food was rich without being too heavy. I had the Southern Style fried chicken, she had the beef, but the real killer was the flourless chocolate cake."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The delicious fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy are my teen daughter's favorite meal at Lark's. I always order one of the specials with local ingredients, like the great marionberry martini."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Wonderful local creative dining with lovely service. We intentionally time our regular travels from Santa Barbara to Seattle to stay at the Ashland Springs and dine at Larks. It could not be better. Great for vegetarians."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Experience was OK. We each had half sandwich and soup. Both were just a little the warm side of lukewarm. I think I saw the items sitting on the counter for a while before they were brought to our table. Wine pour was skimpy. Ambience was good. However, we would return."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Our server Bobby was fabulous. He was very attentive and polite. The Butternut Squash soup was excellent. This is one of my favorite restaurants. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I love the unique menu, always interesting takes on standard fare, great desserts, your servers are wonderful, I feel like family, they greet us like they love us, we love this place, we take our guests & family here. where ELSE BUT LARKS?!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We always eat here when in Ashland. The service is wonderful, the food inventive but not "strange", the preparation is impeccable. Wonderful experience as usual."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "it was okay nothing to write home about had the fried chicken very average."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Very flexible and accommodating in working with our group of seven. Excellent timing and service."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "The combination of very good food, service, and inside a lovely hotel that is downtown makes this restaurant a place an Ashlander will want to take out of town visitors."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "4th or 5th visit over last several years as we can only visit so many of Ashland's great eateries. Wow! Larks was always special tho I wrote a review last time about slippage in some dishes. However, they are again outstanding in all ways. The dungeness crab hot cheese appetizer was full of crab, generous portion, lots of herb bread to soak it up with, and wonderfully seasoned. Then a California bass special (a litte dear at $30 but worth every bite) that was perfectly browned and served a bed a some sort of grain-sauce-vege stuff that had me wanting to lick the plate. Same great wine and beer selection with an atmosphere of calm and "homeiness". Best "traditional" martini in Ashland. I'll do lunch tomorrow for one unbelivable Lark dessert."
    Dined on 10/29/2013