Peerless Restaurant & Bar

4.7
685 reviews
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Peerless Restaurant and Bar is a lively and romantic neighborhood bistro, wine bar 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 mid plates, as well as dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian entrees that capture the flavor of the seasons and the rich bounty of the region. We support local and organic suppliers. 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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Portland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall the meal was great. Our waiter Collin was great. Our only disappointment was the coffee. The dessert menu made a point of saying the coffee was single orign but when the coffee came out it was a big let down. I could have had a better cup at McDonald's. We will go back but have our coffee and dessert somewhere else.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for dining with us and for the compliments to our wonderful server, Colin. We are sorry that our locally roasted organic single origin (Sumatra) coffee was not to your taste. We know that coffee can be a very individual experience, it usually receives rave reviews for our patrons, this being the first negative review in regards to it. We hope to see you again soon!

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o
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative flavors that showed me new aspects of common ingredients. Spring pea and cucumber salad a revelation. And the gave us a glass of champagne for our anniversary !

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy The food was fantastic and the service was impeccable

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Responded 4 days ago

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AF
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The garden is lovely, nice seating outside. More noisy inside. The corn & squash soup was outstanding. The entree was quite small, with small portions of sides on the plate as well, and for that reason, overpriced.

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CK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Mother’s Day dinner. Extremely gracious staff who went above and beyond to ensure a wonderful experience for all. Thank you!!

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for spending Mother's Day with us!

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TF
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Ashland. Service is exceptional.

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Responded 4 days ago

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had not been to the restaurant in many years, but were encouraged by many local friends to try it again. We sat on the patio, which is lovely. We had a wonderful evening, although it was quite windy (the staff offered us to reseat us).
We shared the hummus plate appetizer, which was absolutely delicious. My husband had the ribeye entree, and I chose the halibut. My husband was very pleased with his steak, and my dish, especially the potatoes, was really good. The chocolate tart dessert was also fantastic. The only reason I give the food a 4 star rating instead of 5 is that the halibut itself was pretty dry and bland.
The staff, service and setting were wonderful.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 10, 2019

Thank you for the nice comments and for joining us again! We hope to see you again and hopefully, the fish will be more to your taste and we can give you a 5-star experience.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was wonderfully polite and helpful. Plus, a fellow dinner paid for both my date and me!

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Responded on May 10, 2019

Thank you for joining us!

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M
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very wonderful dining experience at the Peerless. Both my wife and I really enjoyed the cocktails, appetizer and main course. Very well prepared and presented. Service was excellent. Definitely would recommend to others and will again dine at Peerless next time we are in Ashland.

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Responded on May 10, 2019

THANK YOU!

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j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very helpful in seating our party of 5. Service was excellent and the food superb. Happy hour for drinks was welcome. We will definitely come back often.

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you John!

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GA
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Peerless hotel, and our first night in town decided to dine at the restaurant. We had a wonderful meal, excellent service, and very much enjoyed everything we ordered (fresh oysters, a fresh, original take on a wedge salad, chilled cucumber soup, ribeye prepared steak frites-style, duck with veggies and whipped potatoes, and panna cotta for dessert). They have an excellent wine list, and a thoughtful selection of beverages for non-drinkers as well. It was a wonderful experience. So much so, we returned the following night after we had a terrible experience at another restaurant in town, and had to leave after being seated for 40 minutes with no appetizer and empty glasses. I called the Peerless to see if they could squeeze us in on short notice and they held a table for us and gave us an even better experience the second night in a row. We will not hesitate to both stay and dine at the Peerless in the future!

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on May 1, 2019

This review made our day! We hope to see you again soon!

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MF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food at the Peerless seemed to me to have declined since I was there last. We shared potato skins with lobster but it wasn’t as yummy as it sounded. I felt the potatoes had a slight reheated taste to them. We also shared their free range chicken with veggies and white beans. It was good but for my taste, could have used a little more seasoning; not salt but maybe pepper and a few herbs. Service was good. Ambiance Nice. I hope they are working to improve their food.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us . We are sorry that you didn't find your meal above a 3-star experience. Over the past 60 days of OT reviews, we have been honored to receive an average score of 4.7 out of 5 and 4.8 for the month of April.. We do value your input and we do hope to see you again.

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P
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had never been to the Peerless restaurant before. Really enjoyed the menu, the food was excellent, and the staff was wonderful. I like the location, a bit away from from the rush of downtown. I’ll definitely go back next time I’m in Ashland.

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Stars!

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MC
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, exquisite cocktails, friendly, efficient service. Always consistent. Can't wait to come back!

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Responded on April 23, 2019

We can't wait to see you again!

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GK
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We both thought our entree selections were very good.

I would go back and order them again.

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Responded on April 21, 2019

Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peerless is one of our favorite Ashland restaurants. We go there for special occasions and even sometimes just for something different. This time we were celebrating my parents 51st wedding anniversary. My dad is hard of hearing and needs a walker to get in. Everyone there was so accommodating and nice. The noice level was perfect, so my dad had no trouble hearing our conversation, which is often not the case in other places. We all loved our meal choices. Thank you for making it a pleasant memory.

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Responded on April 18, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinners we have had in years. The drinks were delicious, the fish was cooked to perfection, veggies were nice and al dente. The service was excellent.....

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 18, 2019

What a wonderful review. Thank you!

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new menus was had surprising combinations of Spring flavors that were delicious!

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Responded on April 18, 2019

THANK YOU!

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TB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did their happy hour and it was terrific! Tasty crab cake, hummus plate was wonderful, loved the ahi poke!

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Responded on April 14, 2019

Thank you for joining us for happy hour!

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g
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A short walk from the theaters, this is a great spot for a pre-show dinner. Appreciated the fresh inventive first courses and the fish was beautifully prepared.

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Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you!

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m
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dinner made celebrated his 101st birthday here. The staff gave him a superhero card with warm messages. I had the duck and he had the lobster potatoes. The food and the service is always a dream.
We want to celebrate his 102nd there. Carol

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 7, 2019

We were honored that you celebrated with us... see you next year!

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e
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love bringing out of town guests to Peerless. Always something unique starting with the elaborate cocktail menu. The table arrangement allows for private conversations, which we appreciate,. We always have an attentive server. This time, we had two! And we appreciate the easy parking right out front.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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d
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a great surprise that we picked based on other reviews! Wonderful little restaurant with a great look and great food prepared as art! We'll be back when traveling through.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you we hope to see you again soon!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Steak was tough not worth $40. Queama was bland. Service was a bit slow. We said we had a 7:00 apointment which we almost missed. Deserts were good though.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 30, 2019

Thank you for joining us and we a very sorry that our locally Dry-Aged Rib Eye was not to your liking. We sincerely hope that you told your server so that we had a chance to make it right. We do hope to see you again and we would welcome a call if you'd like to give us any additional feedback.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to "nice" restaurant in Ashland, OR. Always great food and friendly service.
I say nice but we should probably go more often for casual dining as well.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peerless was a wonderful place to celebrate my mom’s birthday. The staff was polite, and the the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a pleasant and calm dining experience.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Stars!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was not the greatest... not enough staff... felt very rushed by our servers

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 21, 2019

Dear Guests, We are sorry that you felt rushed, we always want our guests to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere without ever feeling rushed. We do hope that you will join us again.

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GD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine selection. Beautiful atmosphere.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you for the join us and we hope to see you again soon!

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AE
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peerless was wonderful. This was our first trip to Ashland, and a local recommended it to us for a romantic dinner. It was romantic, quiet, with understated, elegant service. Lovely wines too. Scallops were amazing, but everything was delicious. We will definitely be back, if we are in Ashland again.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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ZJ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very respectful and pleasant and provided a good description of all food and drink options. The food was very good, had a little issue with bringing out one small dish with the meal, but we had plenty to eat. I had a great cocktail and beer on tap, was well paired with the meal. My wife and i sat next to the fire and had a nice cozy evening.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you for the 5-stars!

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JS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food for both carnivores and vegetarians. Seated at a round table for four right in front of the fireplace. Best restaurant ambiance in Ashland. Excellent service, with server knowledgeable about the items on the menu.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thank you!

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m
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited from out of town and had an amazing Valentine's dinner! Exactly what we hoped for! Perfect date night! We felt as if we were special guests from host to bartenders to waitress and the table busser! Of course thank you to the chef and cook's as the food was amazing!

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2019

Thank you for sharing this special night with us!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Peerless is a great option for a special occasion. I was a little disappointed they had run out of the dish I was planing on ordering, but overall I had a great experience. My server was very attentive and they have a unique selection of cocktails.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and we're glad that you had a great experience!

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OP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately the lamb entree had a undesirable texture (the meat itself). But, I did enjoy trying different options on your menu! That gnocchi is super yummy.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As long time customers we always enjoy coming back to our favorite restaurant in the Ashland/ Medford area.

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The quality of the food and service is exactly what I would expect and more from a fine dining establishment such as this. I ordered an entree on special and my server knew they only had one left and pulled out his handheld device to order it right then so that no one else would get it before I could. I Love how you can see the kitchen from the dining area like a true French restaurant and it was running like a well oiled machine which was evident in the food. I'll definitely be back!

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Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little on the pricey side but the food, wine and service were all excellent. Definitely on our list of special-occasion restaurants.

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2019

Thank you for joining us on Valentine's Day!

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Every bite was delicious and perfection from the first to the last...only disappointment was the desert. Had the chocolate patisserie de jour...very much a let down in comparison to all the other dishes we extremely savoured. The past couple of times the main dishes have been a hit and the desert a miss.

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JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I greatly enjoyed our dining experience on Valentine’s Day! The food was expertly prepared, the service was friendly and prompt, and the ambiance was warm and cozy with a fire blazing in the fireplace nearby. I highly recommend Peerless to anyone who appreciates fine dining.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice time

Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Responded on February 15, 2019

We are glad that you did!

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