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Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
11:30 PM
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Amuse Restaurant

4.8
1190 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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We seek the finest ingredients, utilizing organic, small-producer items. Shaded outdoor dining in summer months. Voted Best New, Oregon 2002 by Northwest Palate.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner Wednesday-Sunday: 5:30-9:00pm
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Phone number
(541) 488-9000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Erik Brown
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Private party facilities
Small dining room seats up to 14 people. Patio seats up to 35 people.
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Private party contact
Jamie North: (541) 488-9000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Main
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Parking details
Public lot and street parking also available.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1190 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.7
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Amiefw (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lovely meal with delicious food. Quiet date night spot.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was phenomenal and the experience was fantastic. Definitely a great date night or special occasion dinner spot!

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TanyaW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was amazing and the staff were attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice quaint establishment. Excellent service and outstanding food

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We were second time visitors to Amuse. Wonderful service and cuisine.

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Stephen (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Certainly among Ashland's best restaurants, if not the best. All dishes are aesthetically pleasing and cooked to perfection. Portions are generous. I had monkfish with a cauliflower reduction sauce. It was excellent. It ought to be good. The chef is cordon-bleu trained.

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Likeke (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Amuse serves good bistro food in a nice environment delivered by a competent and friendly staff. The prices are high, and not commensurate with the potential of the dishes. It would be easy for a party of two to incur a tab for <$250,00, with wine, and ordering servings from each of the 4 different courses. I noticed that many tables around us ordered only two to three courses, keeping the tab within greater reason. Regardless, I would rate the taste of the food a "B", at best. Originality a "B". The presentation an "A", and service an "A". Amuse is a pleasant, intimate restaurant with a bit of an upscale menu which makes for a nice place for a special event.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Spectacular!!

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Todd (Portland)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Ambience was awkward, tight quarters where you felt like you were sitting at the next persons table. You could hear every conversation going on. Dinner was prepared well but not that exciting. Dates with blue cheese and balsamic is not very original, just saying. Gnocchi was over salted, swordfish, not overdone but bland.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Always wonderful! Our server was the best and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Meal of the year!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The last few years we've spent New Years Eve (which is also our anniversary) here. Occasionally we think about going somewhere else, but always end up deciding to come to Amuse. They never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Ashland ~ and it was as wonderful as always. It's my special occasion go-to place....

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vipDandTheFam (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Always amazing!

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local1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Amuse is by far our favorite restaurant in Ashland. it's pricey but well worth it. Top quality, elegant and delicious French bistro cooking, impeccable service (thanks Tristan!), the most delicious grilled Ribeye you'll find here or anywhere. One plea: PLEASE BRING BACK THE SHOESTRING FRIES!!! :)

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Amuse is excellent in every way. Scrumptious, healthy, beautifully prepared and presented food, friendly and attentive service, warm ambience. The scallops are terrific and the warm chocolate dessert with coffee ice-cream is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Amuse was fantastic! It was recommended to us by the owners of the Inn we were staying at we were so impressed. On Thursday they have a three course dinner for $42 which a outstanding price. The food was delicious and they are vegetarian friendly!

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hungrywolf (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

After hearing about Amuse being overpriced with small portions, we finally decided to try the restaurant for our anniversary. Well, all I can say is it was one of our top dining experiences in Ashland. The restaurant ranks right up there with our favorite Alchemy at the Winchester Inn. Creative combinations, refined flavors and beautiful presentations and, no, I didn't leave hungry or broke...

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Our main courses were good, but both were too salty. Our salads and dessert were very good. Considering the price, I expect better. Amuse has nice atmosphere, a good wine list, and good service. It is a nice place for a special occasion. If you are watching your salt intake, you might want to ask the chef to go easy on the salt.

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viperichaw (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

We've come to planning our periodic drives between Seattle and Southern California around a stop in Ashland, principally so we can stop for dinner here. We've never had even a moderately fine meal here: its always been wonderful.

On our latest dinner, I chose the trout, feeling like rolling the dice. So many places that offer trout on the menu manage to mangle it, over-sauce it to hide old fish, overcook it to dust, or in some way make me regret trying it. This time I was rewarded with the best piece of succulent, fresh, and perfectly cooked trout I have ever eaten. The flesh was juicy and flavorful, not at all fishy, while the skin was crispy and oh so tasty. Absolutely perfect!

The wine list is always a delight, with many lovely choices. The Chablis we chose was a perfect match for our dinner.

And of course, the beignets were perfect.

The staff is always gracious, despite mostly working their tails off to be sure to get everyone out the door for the start of their live show somewhere in town. When you come to eat around 6-7, the place is packed, and empties out at 7:30 as people head off to the play of the evening.

We try to schedule our dinner reservation for around 7:30-8PM, so we can catch the restaurant as they're recovering from the pre-show rush, and the place is nearly empty. but even during their peak hours, they're all welcoming and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

I was a single diner, lucky enough to find one last ticket to a play I wanted to see. The hostess seated me at a nice table, and my waiter was there within minutes. Unfortunately, I became the invisible diner after my order was taken. Once my dinner was set before me by another member of the wait staff, I sat with empty glasses of wine and water for over 15 minutes. My waiter walked to the larger tables, right past my table, all evening long and never made an effort to check on me. I finally got up from my table and asked the hostess to send a waiter to my table. Fortunately, a waitress attended to my needs. I had to wave down my waiter at the end of the meal to get a bill. Terrible treatment of a single diner! I will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Amuse has consistently great menu and knowledgeable and friendly service. Wine selections emphasize local producers and the dining room is charming. We try to dine there whenever we’re in Ashland.

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VHF27 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We try to get to Amuse whenever we visit Ashland. We have never been disappointed. The creativity that goes into the preparation and the quality of the outcome are a treat every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

This is as close to a Michelin star restaurant as you will get in Ashland. It is perfect for celebrating important occasions. Everything was perfect with our meals.

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rja1953 (Portland)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall a great restaurant. Pricing is a bit high, even for a fine dining establishment. More wine list options under $40 would be appreciated

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vipLOMax (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

don't leave without getting an order of the beignets for desert. They were authentic and delicious. The game hen was excellent, as was the pork loin and salmon. For the quality of what comes out of the kitchen, the price is very reasonable. We've been in NYC four times over the past 5 months and a meal like the one we had at Amuse would easily be 4-5 x as much.

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JVWA (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Exceptional restaurant that never disappoints. A must dining experience for every Ashland trip

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BruceH (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We live near this restaurant - and had looked through its window - but had not eaten there before. It looked romantic & intimate so when a special occasion (birthday) came around, we decided to try it. It proved to be all that we'd hoped for - decent wine list, interesting appetizers and main courses, wonderful desserts. The ambiance was great - close and cozy without being confining or noisy. And the service was impeccable. A price point fully commensurate with its quality but probably one a little too high for everyday dining.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful last minute dinner option when I couldn't get tickets to a Shakespeare Festival show that night I'd planned to attend. Instead, researched dining options and came across Amuse - so glad that I did. Terrific meal, service and taste.

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Bebs (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Amuse. The food is beautifully presented and they always offer fresh, delicious and creative selections.

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