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Smithfields Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.smithfieldsashland.com
  • Phone: (541) 488-9948
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary European, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Neil Clooney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can offer bespoke menus for any event.
  • Entertainment: We have an open kitchen.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a 30 car parking lot just below our restaurant and there is plenty of street parking.
A word from Smithfields
Smithfields Restaurant and Bar located in Ashland, Oregon is a neighborhood steakhouse which specializes in sustainable "nose-to-tail" dining (utilizing the whole animal) and in-house charcuterie.

We source our meat, fish, produce, beer and wine from over 20 independent and local suppliers to create our menus.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
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Diner Reviews
  • "Smithfields is self-described as a "meat-centric" restaurant, and it's an excellent one. The wall between the kitchen and the dining room contains a diagram of the different portions of the animal (haunch, etc.) and what cuts of meat come from it. This wall also provides the definition: "vegetarian: a Native American term for lousy hunter". 'Nuff said. My lamb porterhouse was spectacular, and my wife's grilled rib eye steak was even better. Side dishes are a la carte, and are large enough to share. There are complete dinners on the menu, but the typical modus operandi is to pick a meat, a sauce, and side dishes separately. Total tab including wine: $140. Worth it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Absolutely deliciuos food and wine...fab staff very attentive !! Will definitely return!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I've dined here several times. The menu is interesting, the staff treats us like valued customers, and the food is well prepared. I will be back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "One of the best brunches I have had in the last several months. Everything was outstanding. I totally impressed my guests."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our first time at Smithfield's. The food was very mediocre except for one person's Watermelon salad. My husband's Tuna Tartare was pretty tasteless and my Rib Eye was way too fatty. The waitress was nice but we wait an interminably long time for dinner eve thigh we had explained that we had theater tickets. She kept saying in a minute but it was about 20 minutes between salad and main course and. Rey little time for coffee. We were told about 1/2 way into our wait that there were many people eating outside. In that case during theater season rush hour, a restaurant needs to be properly staffed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was the third time that I have been to Smithfields, and never had a bad experience. Not only is the food exceptional, but the servers were knowledgeable, helpful, and beyond exceptionable."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I asked my server, "if I order the strip steak will it be really tender?" "Yes, absolutely" was the answer. NOT! The steak was sub par, the grilled taste was great, but pretty tough. My white wine was not cold, and the entrée took over 40 minutes to be delivered. Not real impressed. The menu is very interesting, but they really need to step up the service. Especially if you are heading to a play!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Be sure and make reservations for groups, especially if inclement weather as seating is somewhat limited inside."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "SmithFields is a meat oasis in the vegeland of Ashland! A variety of selections with good sauce pairings and sides. Meat cooked to order and generous portions. Can be rather noisy inside and somewhat crowded tables. Outside tables are decent, service was excellent inside and out. Wine selection limited but good cocktails and beer options. We eat there regularly on our trips to Ashland."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Unabashed, unapologetic, locally-sourced meat-centric eatery :-) Thank Heaven for little pigs... Anyhow, if there's anyone in your dining party who has even an iota of dislike for meat - make him/her wait in the car. Otherwise, there are one or two salads that can satisfy an accommodating vegetarian. Meanwhile, you feast on deliciously and carefully prepared dishes like charcuterie platter with mostly housemade items, s-l-o-w cooked brisket, pork belly; and their tiramousso (rich chocolate mousse with last fingers on top). Bon Appétit!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have been here twice now, and I remain un impressed. Overall I like the idea of this place much more than the actual experience. This time we came for brunch (previously dinner). The service was lack luster - it took about an hour to get our food, and during that time we were not asked if we wanted a second drink (the answer was yes) - leisurely brunch is fine, but with out attentive wait staff it is less acceptable. I ordered the duck leg hash - which turned out to be more of a mash. My husband got the chicken fried steak - which was tough and under seasoned. The food was really just okay. There are much better options for dinning in Ashland. We won't waste another meal here."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "one of the best in ashland! We came for dinner one night, and for the fabulous weekend brunch as well. Interesting menu choices, friendly (albeit a bit slow) service, and surprisingly strong drinks! we had the charcuterie plate (most unique I've seen, the bacon is awesome!), a steak, and the amazing goat cheese with beets souffle. of course, the bacon beignets are a must (better for dessert than appetizer). we also had the tira-mousse-o, and it was super rich and decadent. yum! for brunch, the "neil's brekkie" totally delivered on the description, and my husband loved his steak and eggs. the patio was beautiful, but you definitely want reservations. I say it even beats Morning Glory!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We looked forward to our first time at this farm-to-fork restaurant but were somewhat disappointed. The outdoor ambiance was delightful and the service staff was friendly but the brisket we ordered was overcooked and nothing special. Worse, we arrived early and were immediately seated but were almost late for the theater though we had told the server we had to be out in time for the curtain. Perhaps the problems was the large wedding reception party that seemed to be overwhelming the staff."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "bacon is the gateway meat! we are and intend to remain carnivorous, this is the prime place around."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Now that Newsweek is publishing an article about how saturated fat is essential in our diets I expect Smithfield's to get lots more business. They have lots of high quality, well prepared meat to pick from. The brisket melts in your mouth and the dry rub ribs are exceptional. Great sides & deserts too! They also have a cocktail, wine and beer list. The staff is friendly, professional & knowledgeable. The owner, Neil Clooney won Iron Chef of Oregon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was my first dining experience at Smithfields and I would definetly return! The Rabbit Cassoulet was scrumptious..tender and falling off the bone. Our server was wonderful...warm and very helpful. The Tiramisu Mousse was the best I have ever had. The only thing I would not repeat is our starter of bacon wrapped shrimp with BQ sauce...the shrimp was tough and the sauce overwhelmed the other flavors. The location is perfect for theater goers...just a few minutes walk from the restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were originally planning on dining al fresco, but it was a cooler than expected evening and appreciated being seated indoors with no fuss. The food, as usual, was excellent. Service was generally good (it was a full house and we were a party of 7), but a side dish finally arrived at almost the end of the meal. That said, Smithfield's is a great restaurant and we'll certainly be back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "While this is not the restaurant for vegetarians, this is some of the best food I've ever had. If you like meat, eat here."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went to Smithfield's for a going away dinner for a member of our family. Most people there were outside dining and so we sat inside. There was only one other table occupied so it felt like we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. The food from the appetizers to the entrées was amazing. We have eaten there before and have not been disappointed yet. Service was a little slow. The Bartender was actually our waiter. Could have been because it was a Tuesday night and they were not busy. We didn't mind though as they atmosphere, company and food was great! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This place is wonderful, the food is off the hook with good service as well. They have a large outdoor dining area that is perfect for dinner. We ate there on a Monday night and they were busy but not overly so. I can imagine that because of the quality of food here that Friday and Saturday nights are slammed but I would return regardless, it is well worth any wait and the food is so good you want to take time to enjoy it all."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "If you like diverse, well made, tasty food then this is the place for you. It is meat centric and Neil does it all masterfully. Amazing bar, particularly if you are looking for a mixed drink or a scotch. Attentive and friendly staff. We would recommend Smithfields to anyone looking for a good place for brunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The service is always terrific and dining in the garden is a special treat. We normally enjoy our experience at Smithfields, however we ordered the steak tartare... The chef seemed to be a bit too creative with a dish that is delicious when simply prepared. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Always an excellent brunch, especially on such a beautiful day outdoors. The Neil's brekkie is a must-order every single time, and the gravlax benedict was delicious (love the rice flour muffin). One of our very favorites."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food is excellent from the charcuterie board to the hanger steak and finally the bacon beignets and ice cream. Sitting on patio on a warm night was lovely, no bugs! Service was off but very friendly. HIGHLY recommend!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have a very good dinner here. I had the pork chop, which was very nicely cooked (maybe a tad over, but still really tender). The sugar snap peas were about as perfectly cooked as I have ever experienced--perfectly crisp-tender. My husband had the pork belly--it was good, but a bit heavy. Overall, a great place if you want some meat and veggies. Nothing too inventive, but really really tasty food."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food and service excellent; nice ambience -- not too stuffy, just perfect for a nice dinner out whether "just because" or for a special occasion. The beignets and halibut with risotto -- OMG!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It started with the friendly manager seating us in the brightest corner, followed by two excellent servers tag teaming to take and bring our order. My husband chose Smithfield's for the lamb which he said was cooked to perfection, along with the creamed spinach which was still slightly crisp in a very light sauce. My choices - Mac and cheese and sugar snap peas. The former was among the best I've ever had, with a light but cheesy sauce with a bright crunchy topping. The peas were generously topped with almonds and preserved lemon. All three sides were very generous, so more than a great value. We will go back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "If you love meat prepared to perfection, this is your place. Also, for brunch bacon bloody mary with fried chicken on waffle."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We were greeted by a rude woman we were led to believe is the owner. Although we had a reservation, she stated she could "manage to squeeze" our party into a small table inside or we could sit outside. We went outside. Although there were several empty tables that would fit us nicely, she insisted we squeeze our party of three adults onto a "two-top," stating, "It's Mother's Day! We are very busy!" We stayed, knowing it would be difficult to be accommodated elsewhere on short notice on Mother's Day. Those tables stayed empty throughout our entire meal. Food was fair. Menu description was grossly overstated. "Lemon curd stuffed challah French toast" was just lemon-flavored, white bread French toast. Overall, a horrible experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "You must be popular because the only brunch reservation we could get was at 2:30 PM. The place was super busy & noisy. So, we had to guide our 90 year old mother out doors and then she had to navigate the only table--a picnic table. Then we waited over an hour for our meal. But, the food was outstanding. So glad we braved all the negatives. We all cleaned our plates!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food is fresh, local, delicious specialty drink menu is unique and superb. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The staff was incredible, kind and going above and beyond. I love going to Ashland for it restaurants that are healthy dinning. This was decadence but chicken and waffles are not the typical healthy meal I would go for. It was a cheat meal that I would definitely do again here. I tried not to lick my plate in public.. My mouth is watering just writing this. Great addition to Ashland."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service was great. The place is nice and the owner made me feel like family. However, I had the brisket and was really disappointed. It was flavorless and mushy. The dessert I had was very good but didn't make up for the main course. The chef has won many awards; he doesn't even get honorable mention for the brisket."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Smithfield's wins so many "best" votes that we thought surely it would be a great place for a birthday treat dinner. How wrong we were. It was disappointing all counts but one -- there were more reasonably priced items on the menu than I expected. Biggest disappointment was the food. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Incredible ribeye and great selection of whiskey. Tons of staff so we never felt neglected."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went here for my birthday this past weekend. We've been 2 other times, and it's been great. But this time, our food took forever! We had 4 kids with us, and they were completely done with their food and bored for at least 20 minutes before any of us got our food. I appreciate them trying to feed hungry kids, but make it a little closer to when the rest of us get our food. We had 6 adults, and it took much longer than necessary for all our food. We were the first ones at the restaurant for at least 15 minutes, but every single other table got their food before us. And the server forgot the veggies for 2 of the kids. We reminded him, and then he forgot again. He finally brought them out as we were leaving! Not the birthday I hoped for."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We decided to take our girls to one of the restaurants we like to go on date night and what better day to do it than on Easter. We had an added bonus of them getting to partipate in an egg hunt, which they loved! The restaurant staff is very friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with kids, or for a date night."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Love it, a meat lovers spot in vegan land. Good food, service and interesting and fun decor. Try it. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "With Spring just coming to Ashland, it was a gamble to eat out on the patio, but the sun heated the concrete and we stayed warm after the sun went down. We had some great starters, grilled romaine; macaroni; brussell sprouts - all delicious. Most of us at burgers which were delicious. What could have been better was the service. We were one of the only tables outside, and after some initial care and attention, the server pretty much forgot about us. We were left a bit in the lurch and found ourselves several times looking around for where he was. Overall it was great food and ambience, but the experience needs more care from the wait staff in my opinion."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had wanted to visit Smithfields since it opened, but since starting a primal diet last Fall (and being content with our own food/wine/beer at home) we never got around to it. We should have come here earlier - everything was perfect. Very good beer and wine selection, as well as a varied whiskey/scotch/rye menu (and good ice). The food was excellent - my husband's brisket was fork tender yet still firm, and my pork belly was to die for. Not a mashed potato fan, but I pretty much cleaned that up too, they were flavorful and worth every diet-cheating mouthful. We will be back soon! Also, the view from the table in the corner behind the bar is pretty darned nice."
    Dined on 4/9/2014