Tasty dishes with very friendly service and great value.
Food was served one dish at a time. That was fine, we enjoyed a lengthy meal. We would have liked some protein earlier in the meal. Next time we will specify the order of our dishes.
Eleven is one of our favorite restaurants for fine dining in Ashland. We were a little concerned on this visit since the owner/chef was not there that night. But his staff performed admirably.
All our dishes were very good and nicely presented. We especially like the chicken dish. We and our friends had many topics to discuss and we were the last to leave the restaurant. But we were made to feel as if we were welcome to stay as long as we wanted.
The food was amazing and creative and I highly recommend it. The service was good. Dishes come out one by one, so it can take a while. The only negative is that the prices are pretty high for each small plate.
Everything was vaery good -- except the lagostini which were overcooked and rubbery. (The sauce they were in was very good.) The steak dish was superb.
the salads are so delicious, you can make a light meal for one from them!
We have been to Elen many times and has been one of our favorites until this visit. The chicken was flavorless, the potatoes dish much too salty, the seafood was fishy smelling which was a concern.
We were disappointed this time.
The only drawback was the length of time it took to get our food, especially since the restaurant wasn't full.
This is the second time we've been here. We were there when it first opened around 2 years ago. We thought then that the restaurant was good but had some maturing to do, so on this trip back to Ashland we gave them a second try.
The food was decent... but not outstanding, though I still think it was a good value. However I think the food is non-committal... it seems to be going in one direction but just fails. I would rather see them fully embrace a basque cuisine with maybe some additional traditional Spanish dishes to round them out for those who may now Spanish cuisine but not Basque.
The service was pretty blah. I was not offered a second glass of wine, I was not offered to see any dessert menu. It's too bad, because I would have had both, so the restaurant lost.
Overall we won't likely go back, there's other restaurants in Ashland to try.
This is a relatively new high end restaurant in Ashland. We enjoyed the small plates to share, with four feeding 2 of us well: salad, a vegetable plate, lamb, and a risotto with pork and shrimp. The wine list is all Oregon and not expensive, with many choices by the glass. The yam and potato vegetable plate was a bit heavy on the lemon juice, but everything else was good. The staff were helpful when we wanted to add a fourth dish when 3 was not quite enough- they checked to be sure it could be prepared in time for us to head for the theater, and made sure we got our check promptly.
We had two tapas. Both were OK, not exceptional. The owner, chef waiter had an exceptionally loud voice, making a quiet dinner impossible. The ambiance was not good. It is close to the OSF theaters, so it is convient if attending a play.
This was my first time at this restaurant and the food was quite good, relaxed yet inventive and I liked the shared plates style of dining. The service was friendly and welcoming. The lighting is harsh, though, so it would be nice if the lighting style were adjusted somewhat.
Eleven serves Basque inspired food family style. Three dishes are enough for two people. The corn and lamb were quite good, the carrots good but not at the same level. Dessert was a tasty peanut butter pie. Some nice wines at reasonable prices. It is a noisy and bright, so not a romantic quiet spot for a special occasion, but great before one of OSF's plays. We will return when next in Ashland.
We love Eleven. Basque style small plates for sharing. Delicious food and thankfully moderate portions, great vegetables and roasted meats.
The food tasted great. Our disappointment was that two of our dishes were room temperature. It may be the Basque way. But we have eaten in other Basque restaurants and the entrees have been warm at least.
Wonderful food. A shout out for the Crabby Corn!
We love Basque food. We love pinxos. We love tapas.
We were engaged in Catalunia. We ate for a week in San Sebastián. We love Spain.
These are not pinxos. These are not tapas.
The issue here is not authenticity, but edibility.
The flavor profiles were subdued, not bold, uninteresting.
Cuts of meat and fish were served awkwardly, difficult to share, which is unfortunate, given the concept here is to do just that.
Finally, while the owner provides table service and has a very familiar approach, his interaction verges on invasive and rude.
All THAT said, he served us a complimentary dessert, a tasty little pot du creme, which was, frankly, the best thing we ate that evening.
Enjoyed sharing several small-plate dishes. All were very good and nicely presented. The service was well-paced and attentive. Will definitely return here.
Will continue to return. Service, ambiance and food is top notch.
Eleven is a MUST dining experience when you're in Ashland. The decor is colorful and so is the food and the staff. From the moment you walk in and are greeted by Kevin, the owner, or one of his servers, you will feel welcomed and interested in your upcoming dining adventure. There is a wide range of 'small plates', both with and without meat. Plenty to choose from for vegetarians. The food items used to make up the menu are fresh and tasteful. The food is reasonably priced and something you will remember long after you leave Eleven. We have recommended this restaurant to all of our friends since when they opened and have never heard anyone be disappointed. Try it; you'll like it. In fact, you may love it as much as we do!