Peerless Restaurant & Bar

4.8
963 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Peerless Restaurant and Bar is a lively and romantic neighborhood restaurant and craft cocktail bar located in the Historic Railroad District of Ashland, a short walk to Downtown and to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Our menu features an array of small and shareable plates as well as grass-fed steaks, fresh seafood, vegetarian, and vegan entrees that capture the flavor of the seasons and the rich bounty of the region. Join us for Happy Hour in the bar and on the outside deck from 5 -6 PM and 8 PM-Close.


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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinner with Mom.
If anyone found a small, silver, light-weight puffer hoodie, please let me know. Mom dropped it on the way out.
Excellent meal. Was chilly, so had to wait about an half hour to get a table by a heater. Worth it.
Spring In Your Step cocktail was the bomb.

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DianeP
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the lovely garden, outdoor area. It was a beautiful warm evening. Eric, our Server, was wonderful. He was friendly, approachable and attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding. The Ono was superb!
Over the years, we have had so many outstanding times eating, drinking and enjoying ourselves with friends at Peerless.

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vipLuveastbay
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garden is beautiful. Best crab cakes i have ever tasted.

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Phil
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Restaurant was nearly empty however we waited for over 20 minutes before being acknowledged by waiter. Food was delicious yet disappointed after long wait.

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DeborahW
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable beautifully orchestrated ritual of wonderful
food and caring service. Our go to for any special occasion🙏❤️ This dinner a reunion with siblings all in our 60’s marking the chapter ending of selling the family farm... a poignant and important moment to share.. in Peerless fashion 🌿

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STMI
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food and friendly staff

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RestonFoodie
London
35 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely patio dining- beautiful setting and wonderful service.

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LauraB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and innovative ingredient combinations. Amazing wine list!

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Marcybeaucoup
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A wonderful evening, loved it all. Incredible oysters on a par with what I get in Paris, perfect halibut, great wines and company that matched the food.

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vipTomL
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was quite and service was very repsonsive. The artichoke starter was very good. The flatiron steak was excelent.

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Qulmama
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collin was wonderful. He made us feel special and help us celebrate a birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently went to The Peerless in a group of six for my husband’s birthday. We had a tables outside in their magical patio. The meal was delightful and we were all celebrating our return to restaurant dining. The Peerless has always been a favorite of ours and it was SO nice to be back!

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Ash87
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Peerless along with the beautiful patio. Food and dessert was awesome! Will be going back!

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RachelM
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I went to this restaurant two days in a row! We had an amazing anniversary experience Tuesday, then our dinner from Wednesday was canceled, so we thought, let's go back to that amazing restaurant.

We sat near the kitchen and our service was incredibly slow, but we heard every inappropriate conversation between the cooks and wait staff. Flirting, etc. Not really bad since I'm young and I get it, but for such high end food I was surprised at the total lack of professionalism from the kitchen

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BetsyD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super friendly staff and really good food. The only thing stops me from giving five stars is that our waitress had really dirty fingernails. Like, just came out of the garden dirty. This may not bothers others but dirt that close to the food I’m about to consume really puts me off. Especially in these days of increased hand washing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Despite reserving an indoor table, none were available and we were offered outside seating only.

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IsabellaT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delicious meal out in the garden. The food, drinks, ambiance and staff were wonderful. Also, definitely the best cocktails we've had in town!

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vipKIMD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic delicious dinner in a wonderful patio garden w heaters. The service was outstanding!

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Luciane
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a gracious server and in the Garden Room, lovely, warm and welcoming. The good was fabulous in presentation and taste.

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Linda
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great menu with variety, creativity, and excellent preparation and presentation. We had a wonderful time celebrating a 75th birthday. Our server was most accommodating. Truly a memorable experience.

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RicaL
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside under the market lights - a perfect evening

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the halibut, it was delicious, one of the best meals we’ve had in quite some time. Service was impeccable, highly recommended Peerless.

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BrandonW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The host was cold and didn’t greet the three parties outside for a WHILE. When she did, it was pretty dismissive and uninformative. We all had reservations and we’re on time but they acted like we were a bother. There were several open tables out on the patio next to heat lamps but we were sat off to the side without one.

Our server was great. Super friendly and knowledgeable. I asked him how the burger compared to Flip or Hither and he said he only eats at The Peerless... well, flip and Hither are better so you’re missing out. It wasn’t bad but for my taste, the meat patty was too large, bun too thick, and I’d loose the grilled onions because they overpowered. Bomb fries though, cocktails too!

Both of us felt sick after dinner and through the night. Something didn’t sit right. We got the asparagus, chicken and burger.

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LoriPC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Peerless and loved it and will go back very soon. Everything was wonderful!! Want to go back in the summer and eat on the patio!!

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MediaMonk
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lives up to its name. Chef Harlan Brooks is one to watch.

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EricC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is flawless. It's a long meal. There is no rushing between, drinks appetizers and main course. Prepare to relax and enjoy!

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place that is filled with care, elegance and craftsmanship. Every interaction exudes the confidence that things are to be well done and thoroughly enjoyed; the food, the service, all about the experience. We love dining here. From the beginning to the end. Delicious, original cuisine. Fabulous, attentive, engaging server. The host rocks the house, with warmth and delight. Try this out. It is a superb value for dining in Ashland.

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EileenH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We felt that the restaurant (which we have been to on several occasions) disappointed us on our recent visit. We found it overpriced and the selections limited.

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KimG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy Peerless but were disappointed that two of the items we wanted were out. But I really enjoyed the Roasted Chicken and my husband thought the burger was mediocre, but great fries, and the mushroom appetizer was delicious.
DELICIOUS cheesecake!

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DaveS
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were seated fairly quickly after arriving for our dinner reservation at 7P. Unfortunately our waitress left us sitting for probably 10 min. or so before she came over to introduce herself. After asking for water and ordering two glasses of sparkling wine we again waited until another waiter came over to bring us our beverages. The crab cakes were delicious and were our main courses. Had the service been better than it was I definitely would ha e given higher marks. I still recommend this restaurant for very enjoyable food.

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krisy
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about dining at the Peerless (Aptly named). Colin is a perfect server and the food is exquisite!

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Allison
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are excellent and always good for occasions and celebrations.

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SuzanneS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an amazing dinner in the front window on a Tuesday night. The wait staff was exceptional. 3 of us had the halibut dinner. Extraordinarily delicious and well made! 4th person had the ribeye, with Korean seasoning. Yummy! Prices can feel steep but food is exceptional. We will be back.

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vipMusteat
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting dear friends! Our first visit and plan to come back! Every thing was fresh, healthy and delicious! The flavors burst with originality. Loved this secret gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully delicious as always. Staff was extremely attentive. Glenn, who sat me, was very personable, kind, funny, and made me feel at home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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GiladG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I live in Ashland but this was our first time at Peerless. It will most definitely not be the last. Wonderful food and great service.
Can't wait to go there soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Glen is always helpful and welcoming

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Sarah
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they went above and beyond to make sure the night was great. Complimentary champagne and the most delicious meal. I can’t say enough about the amazing staff. I love this restaurant and its ambiance. The crab cakes are OUTSTANDING. My husband really enjoyed his ribeye and I could not have been happier about my falafel. Thank you for having great gluten free options! We will always treasure our special night here.

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LarryJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What ca I say, by far the best restaurant in Southern Oregon!

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Peerless Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 963 OpenTable diners.

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