Described as the home of �craveable� food and craft beers, the Granite Taphouse in Ashland, OR is a distinctly upscale but casual spot tucked into the third floor of the historic Masonic building in the city's downtown district. Offering hand-ground burgers and artisan pizzas alongside whatever is on tap, it is a must try.
The menus at the Granite Taphouse include the brunch and main menus. The main selection includes a stunning range of starters, with some familiar choices alongside innovative takes on iconic pub favorites. House made soups, drunken clams and a jalapeno bacon mac �n cheese are but a few options. Salads, flatbreads, enormous signature burgers and sandwiches and the sourdough pizza ensure everyone has something to love about Granite Taphouse.
The hostess had no record of my reservation and confused about what to do, despite the fact that the business was mostly empty.
I asked her to move us to a table that wasn't in the center of the room.
The server took about 10 minutes to come to take drink orders.
The burgers were tasty but as greasy as I've ever had. A tap house that only offers afew beers is ridiculous.
Definitely won't go back
Ate Chicken Cacciatore with a side of the seasonal veggies. All was delicious, service was great. Large portions and reasonable prices for Ashland. Will definitely return.
I love this place. We go here every year for dinner when we visit Ashland. Food, service, atmosphere, beers on tap...it's all great. Can't wait till next year!
The two in our party who had burgers particularly liked them. The pizza had been highly recommended in other reviews, but I found it meh. It's probably a matter of ordering the right dish.
The water, white wine and entres were all lukewarm. It took over an hour to get our appetizers. Very slow service overall. We almost missed the 8pm show.
Stopped in at Granite Taphouse prior to a play. Had reservations through Open Window that never reached the receptionist but they graciously fit us in. After being seated, service was dreadfully slow...took a long time to get waited on and even longer to get our drinks and food. Even with an hour and a half window before the play began, I didn't get my food early enough to finish it, let alone enjoy it. And my son's food came fifteen minutes before the rest of the family's. Too bad..I think under different conditions it could be a great place for a casual meal and drinks but they've got too improve their service...looking around, we weren't the only ones awaiting our meal so it seemed systemic rather than situational.
The food is very good; Philly cheesesteak superb and salads great. That's all we have tasted except....fabulous onion rings!! Really awesome! One of the owners is the only server which is ok if not busy. We were there at lunch and if you weren't going to a play, no problem. Our first two choices for wine were not available. That has happened before.
We read about this restaurant because it was in a former Masonic Temple. I am not really a "foodie" but I had a hamburger and my wife has a lobster sandwich. Both were excellent. The home made beer batter onion rings were outstanding but too filling. Should have had one order to share.
They have a large rotating selection of craft brews.
We always enjoy the beer on tap at Granite Taphouse, like the name implies. Their specials are good, and it's a fun time before plays at OSF.
The kitchen had some problem with our order, and it took forever to arrive--which was unfortunate as we were on the way to the theater. That said, I've never had a server try harder to make it better. She apologized profusely and brought us an appetizer. When the food arrived, it was quite good - an excellent green goddess salad in particular. To my surprise, the restaurant comped us the entire meal. I've certainly experienced restaurant snafus before (hey, life's not perfect), but Granite Taphouse made more of an effort to try to remedy the problem than any place I can think of. Instead of it being a bad experience, we left feeling that this place really cares about customers and service.
Always excellent food, with a great variety. It's a great place to take out of town visitors. Service is outstanding (Jessica in particular always takes great care of us). Always feel welcomed here by all the staff.
We arrived to a chaotic atmosphere. Seated after a 10 minute wait. The place was crowded and there was only one server, who was doing her best. After waiting about 15 minutes she gave us a menu--didn't see her for about 20 minutes when she brought a bowl of excellent crust-covered tomato soup to make-up for the wait. When we asked about the deep-dish Chicago style pizza, she told us it would take at least 75-90 minutes to get it rather than the 45 that the menu said because they were so busy. Service was terrible through no fault of her--just the lack of staffing. But the lobster pizza was mediocre--and the noise level overwhelming. We'll not go back--too many fine alternatives in Ashland.
First of all, we did not need a reservation at 5:30 Saturday night. I was surprised, although the place started filling up soon after we were seated.
The ambience is great.
The food was a mixed bag. My wife's salmon was very good. My Parisian burger had the potential to be great, but was missing the Applewood smoked bacon infusion and roasted garlic French dressing condiment described on the menu. So while the burger was cooked correctly it was bland. When I asked for a side of the dressing I received minced garlic in melted butter.
Service was also an issue; not with the wait staff but with the kitchen and the bar - both excruciatingly slow.
Overall, with the mostly good reviews and a tasty-sounding menu I expected more.
Food and service both excellent!! My favorite restaurant in Ashland, and I've lived here many years. My only suggestion is to lose the TV screens & sports events, or else save the TV/sports for special occasions. Or.. move it to a separate room so it's not so distracting in the main dining area.
We sat at the window on a sultry night and had a marvellous meal! Great service and reasonable prices. Will definitely be going there again
Loved our server, food was good, nive view and ambiance.
Love the food and drink. This restaurant is located conveniently on the plaza and the menu is quite flavorful and delicious. Louder on the weekends and during the college season.
We discovered Granite Taphouse through Open Table. We were experiencing Ashland for the first time and looking for a cool place to eat. We could not have been happier with our choice and have since driven back to Ashland from Portland just for Granite Taphouse. The food is AMAZING, especially the margherita and classic Taphouse pizza. The staff is friendly and welcoming and all around the best of the best. Owner Marco is on site and makes the experience even better. My only complaint is that they are in Ashland, not closer to us in Portland. A MUST if you are in the area!
Service lacked, waitress didn't even bring utensils or napkin, waited a long time for ceviche which doesn't need to be cooked. Mojito was . Will not go back
Good bourbon selection. Even though they were slammed and down a wait person, the service came shining through.
As in the past, a friendly wait-person and good food.
Salad was good, fresh and appetizing. The service was good.
The Granite Tap House really has the best burger in town. The fries are great, too, and you get a lot. The onion rings have too much dough on them. It is really, really noisy. The service was very good, and the food came out quickly. Those that did not order the burgers said their food was good, but did not rave about it. One of our group ordered a pizza that cost $22.00. Seemed a bit pricey, but he said it was very good. It had a big pile of arugala on it. Everyone wants to go again, and they thought the burger was the best and will get that next time.
They didn't even have our reservations! Why do they have open table if they aren't going to use it. They recommended we should call them directly instead... We left and went to Harvey's instead and had a great dinner.
We had one lunch and two dinners over a three day period. All five of us loved the food. It is had to find but worth the effort.
First time here and we will be back. Great food and service.
Our food was very good but my entree was a disaster although what I could eat of it was excellent. It was served very late and undercooked. The waiter insisted that it wasn't undercooked but that the appearance was the result of the marinade. I was not convinced because the chicken's texture was too soft in spots. The flavor of the cooked part was great and so was the polenta. It was so good, I would order this dish again!
I would definitely go again hoping this was a one off exoerience.
An early reservation was accommodated. Our group of 6 enjoyed a spacious table in the lounge with fun service & good drinks. Lamb shanks special for dinner was wonderful. Several styles of fries were enjoyed with dinner or as appetizers. We shall go back / brunch menu looks great - we will want to try it.
Although the food was great; pizza & salad, the waitress was barely interested in working. She ignored basic requests, left our plates on the table and really did not want to bother serving us. Too bad!
However, even though we made reservations thru you, they did not receive it at their end, or did not bother to look.
restaurant never received our opentable reservation even though we had been emailed a confirmation. That caused a long and tedious problem. They then promised us a window table that was going to free up, but staff didn't communicate and they gave it away to someone else. Staff was really disorganized. Tedium turned to frustration.
Restaurant was really noisy, but food was great. I had salmon that was pretty perfect others had pizzas and each of them were delicious. So, they have it together in the kitchen, out on the floor, not so much.
Such delicious local food. Such noisy football fans and ENORMOUS televisions. Good for eating. Terrible for talking. Could you make a quiet night? Where those of us who like to eat but hate TV could come?
Nice, apparently new, restaurant close to OSF in Ashland. Four of us for lunch this day. Nice menu, good food, tasty, though one meal had to be sent back multiple times to be cooked as requested. And another order only partially filled. Assume this is a new restaurant and they are still working out the kinks. One of the owners came by to explain undercooked meal and tried to make things right, but after 2nd attempt and still not right, any offer was not going to right the wrong. Will try again next time visitng area, hoping that things will be running more smoothly.
The house burger was one of the best I've had in years. Excellent choice of beers. Great view of the main square, too.
After a long day of driving and ultimately heading for that night's play we chose this restaurant for a relaxing meal.... and it was a good choice. We just shared a pizza and salad which hit the spot and my husband was thrilled with his beer choice - Trumer Pil - now his new favorite! My wine was a tasty Acrobat Pinot. We were a little on the early side so it probably got noisier but when we were there it was quite manageable. It was a fun experience and our server was very attentive.
We had reservations at 5:30. Our service was very slow and unimpressive. The woman did not have the people skills to serve customers.
She did not smile or really speak to us.
My wife's salad was very uneventful. Expensive for just lettuce and a few tiny peppers and red onions. I did somewhat enjoy my hamburger since it was cooked to my specifications. Very very noisy. Acoustics are not suitable for diners. We sat near the bar and the noise spilled over into the dining room. Beer was more expensive than 90% of all other places we have been to, even in Portland.
We would not be inclined to return at this point.
Thank you for wanting to know though.
A litle hard to find on the 3rd floor, could use better better signage at the elevator, but the menu is great, the beer selection is awesome and wines are large pours, not skimpy. We had the pizza with that 150 year old sour dough starter, definitely one of Ashland's best. THe bacon jalapeno mac and cheese is very good although it could have used a bt more heat from the peppers. Definitely a place to go back too!!
We had made a reservation for nine but when we got there the table had not been set up for us. The onion rings were great as was the tomato soup. My Caesar salad lacked flavor; I could hardly taste the dressing. The lettuce was limp and not particularly fresh. I could see brown where the knife had cut it. The service was very nice. it's definitely a neighborhood place. This was the second time we had been there and I don't think we'll go back again.
This was our second meal at the Taphouse, and it was as good as the first time around. Fun spot.
I've eaten here a few times. I've always ordered Gluten free dishes (pizza, no meat burger etc.) and they've been OK, nothing fantastic. The groups I've gone with seem to enjoy the food off the regular menu, but no one raves about it.