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!
I love this place! The food, the service, the ambiance, re all perfect. It has become my favorite restaurant in Ashland, and we eat out often.
So Delicious, a new take on traditional Basque cooking. Fresh and innovative, amiable chef. My mouth was full of so many flavors, subtly blending together to create a memorable dish. We had an amazing fresh salad of tomatoes and melon, The Pork and Shrimp and the crabby corn.We enjoyed those dishes so much and due to the raving of another table ordered the chicken too. It was well worth it. I would love it if this restaurant came to Portland.
We booked on line from 3,000 miles away, and were delighted with all aspects of our dinner. The family style was fun, the staff was attentive and friendly, the ambience was just right, and the location, near Shakespeare, was perfect. We would love to return.
Eleven is a great addition to the Ashland restaurant scene. We steer "steak and potato" people to other venues but urge folks who appreciate innovative cuisine to try Eleven. So far none of our foodie friends and family members have been less than delighted with their dinners. Although each dish has been carefully constructed to present complimentary tastes and textures, Kevin, the chef owner graciously made an adjustment to one of our dishes to meet a dietary requirement.
It was interesting place, however the portions for price is a bit high. The service was a bit slower than normal, and the pace of the dishes which are already super tiny to be shared. They recommend 1 1/2 plates a person, in reality it should be more like 3 plates per person for a dinner meal. However, I presume one could say it is more of the European style of smaller portions.
Basque tapas, creative and tasty. 3 plates were plenty for the two of us...they had a homemade Sangria that was excellent.
Hostess and owner were very welcoming and personable...a great choice before seeing Hamlet at OSF.
This is a very special restaurant. Imaginative and delicious. Everything we tried was spectacular - from the sangria to the coconut-lime creme brûlée. The plates are small, but not overpriced. We will definitely be back soon.
Terrible service and lots of excuses. The hostess was not at work and the manager (probably the owner) made extensive excuses for the terrible service. Would never go again. No way they stay open long term.
Served perfectly. Chef obviously approved every dish before serving. Staff was wonderful.
Notable Ashland meal with gracious host/chef, Kevin, excellent small plates to share, and an outstanding sangria, gazpacho, gnocchi, crabby corn, tortilla espanol, .... We will be back on our next visit.
Service was a little slow at first (got menus but no one came by for quite a while) but improved a lot. Most unfortunately for the restaurant, once the 3 theater parties left, we were the only ones there--we were quite surprised-nice spot, great food (the grilled peach salad was my fave!), engaged/engaging staff. ?Needs more good press?
Everything was superlative... our hostess, Carly, and owners Kevin (who was serving that evening) and Andy (who was at the grill that evening).
The menu is whimsical with poetic and imaginative descriptions of the tapas; and the plates do not disappoint. In fact, those we had were better than even those wonderful descriptions on the menu. My favorite: the Crabby Corn. My husband's favorite: the Pork Belly.
And, tapas being tapas (that is, small and satisfying amounts of food), we also ordered two desserts: a Roasted Peach & Blackberry Tart with Lemon Curd and Elderflower Mascarpone in an Almond Crust AND a Chocolate Cheese Cake with Sea Salt Carmel in a Coconut Cookie Crust. Is your mouth watering yet? If so, this is a place for you!
The menu, like the wine list, is a perfect length. Small enough that diners are not overwhelmed with a glut of choices and the proprietors can keep everything fresh fresh fresh (in the case of the edibles) and quality quality quality (in the case of the wines).
Eleven offers great Basque-style small plates. The food was very good, close to excellent in my book compared to plated we had in Basque Country. As would be expected, it's not a cloth tablecloth sort of place, but a good spot for conversation
The food and service were great!
The prices were way beyond the portions. The food was well prepared, but way too expensive.
Basque style which is family style, only with smaller plates than the Italians use.
Very tasty for every plate. Really creative and original.
The waiter recommended three plates sharing, we should have had four.
Good outcome as we had a great dessert - lemon, blackberry and peach tart, very, very nice.
Great food and wonderful service would highly recommend
A real surprise in Ashland. We had been in the Basque region in Spain several months ago and finding Basque cuisine in Oregon was something unexpected. The owner, whose family comes from the region, was great in helping us choose and the food was fresh, very tasty and authentic. Give Eleven a try. You won't be disappointed.
Easy going down, creatively done, attentive service from chef/owner Kevin. Second visit as good as the first.