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About Peerless Restaurant & Bar
Named "The Most Beautiful Restaurant in All of Oregon" (by onlyinourstate.com in 2017).
Peerless Restaurant & Bar is a lively neighborhood restaurant, wine and cocktail bar located in the heart of Ashland Oregon's Historic Railroad District. It's an easy walk to the Downtown and to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Our dinner menu features an array of small & mid plates, as well as steaks, seafood & vegetarian entrees that capture the flavors of the seasons and bounty of the region.
Just a garden apart from the restaurant is our historic boutique 6 guestroom & suite inn THE PEERLESS HOTEL, which was named in 2017 as one of the "10 Best Wine Country Hotels in the United States" by USA Today
Crissy Barnett Donovan
The Peerless Hotel & Restaurant
Ashland, OR 97520-2043
Northwest, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Between "A" & "B" Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
By Special arrangement
David Taub / Harlan Brooks
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
"Happy Hours" 5-6pm and 8pm-close!
Peerless Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We're not upscale types so when my wife and I went to Peerless for Christmas Eve we were expecting to spend more than we usually can on a meal. Maybe we didn't have expensive clothes and they picked up on that as we got shoved into a cubby hole fit tightly between two tables and across from a nice wide open table for two in a window. We did have reservations too. That other table sat open for most of our stay. The meal was great, we both enjoyed our selections very much. The waiter was friendly and helped pick out some nice choices of wine. But, he did not comeback to see how everything was until we were about done with our meals. We made the best of it being Christmas Eve and we always feel fortunate to have what we have, but we were short changed on what was a very expensive meal for us. Since we just moved here we'll give the restaurant another go. It is a nice place so hopefully we'll be treated better and given a nicer table the next go around.
Yummy wonderful dinner this week. Waiter was professional and efficient. We started with cocktails (excellent) and the harissa roasted cauliflower. It was excellent. We then shared the frisee and beet salad... I would not order that again... nothing special and dressing was too sweet. I had the lamb shank, cooked perfectly... and my husband had the hanger steak... again, lovely and cooked perfectly with great flavor. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to going again.
We had a very enjoyable meal. The service was attentive. The food was properly prepared and delicious. The peerless is not an inexpensive restaurant, but you can see and taste the quality of the chef's skills in both the ingredients used and their preparation.
Southern Oregon does not really have a lot of fine dining establishments. I am happy to say that the Peerless deserves to be included in the short list of those that do deserve to be called Fine Dining.
Wonderful food, awesome staff...took my girl on a date here. Impressed her with reservations lol but she absolutely loved it. The delicious food was fantastic. Our waiter was super nice. The low level music I gave me the perfect opportunity to ask my girl to dance with me.(we were the last two couples in the place) Out waiter absolutely loved that!! We had the best seat in the house....right next to the fireplace! Would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone!!
We went for the prix fixe Thanksgiving meal. We had gone there last year, also, and enjoyed it so much we decided to do it again. We were disappointed with the food this time. The turkey was a bit too salty, the broccolini was not cooked well and the desserts were mediocre, if that.
The atmosphere, however, was wonderful, the service superb, and we and our friends thoroughly enjoyed dining together.
Spent a lovely Thanksgiving there. Fabulous soup to start after a nice amuse. The turkey was moist and perfectly cooked. However, I did expect more than two small slices. The mushroom stuffing was extremely tasty and a good size portion. The deserts were not particularly memorable - a mini-pumpkin pie and two other small one-bite sweets.
Service is impeccable and our table was perfectly suited for our group - quiet and tucked away as we had asked.
We will definitely return. I am comparing Peerless to Seattle restaurants, to give an idea of the baseline. The layout and decor are very inviting, eclectic, so superior to an unnamed competitor that this will be the decisive factor. We sat near the fireplace. The food ranged from very good to excellent (the best cole slaw I have ever had, with a Thai variant equally as good). There were expensive wines that must be outstanding because the normally-priced wine was as good as any wine I have had. The staff were exceptionally friendly in a real way; you know what I mean. Peerless was so good it encourages us to visit Ashland more often.
our small plates were outstanding, the drinks were very good but the dinner entrees did not live up to our expectations. I was disappointed to see so few salad options. the ambiance was wonderful and the service was very good. I WOULD visit again and stick to sharing small plates as the meal.
It was our first time and we were recommended to go there. We went for our 25th wedding anniversary, the restaurant just started serving their fall menu. We didn't find the food to be as overwhelming as we had thought it would be. But the food is above average and creative. We will try the next menu offerings after fall and see if we like those choices better. I had the duck confit which was prepared very well but I did not like the accompanyments. My husband had braised lamb shank which he described as good but nothing special. For the Ashland area this is one of the better restaurants.
We dine here every time we come to Ashland and it is always a treat.
The food is exceptional and seasonal. They have an excellent selection of wine, and they usually create drinks with names that refer to current plays at OSF, which is fun since we often come to see theatre.
Love this restaurant!
Open table had immediate times so we had no waiting. We got seated in a quiet back room with beautiful but eclectic furnishings. We ordered the special potato salad of the day and it was spectacular! All our entrees were great especially the lamb. Great service and delicious food!
What a wonderful evening from start to finish. Great cocktails, appetizers and starters. The entrees, scallops, chicken and steak were all delicious. The servers were friendly, professional and unpretentious. Atmosphere was cozy and warm. Would definitely go to this restaurant again. Our favorite dinner of the trip.
Very attractive restaurant with indoor and (beautiful) outdoor seating. Food was all very good, as well. On the expensive side, but worth it.
We did have some issues with service this evening. We had a 6:00 dinner reservation, as we had a play to get to at 8:00. But when we arrived (on time), we found our table was not ready and were not seated until about 6:10-6:15. Usually, in Ashland one of the first questions the waiter asks is, "Do you have a play this evening?" He did not, and the service was was quite slow. We finally spoke up about the show, but still had a hard time getting his attention. A different waiter was wonderful in helping us out when we flagged him down, and we did make our show after a hurried dessert.
Also, I had ordered the pork loin to go with a flight of some very nice Pinot Noirs, but they apparently broke the "wine pouring system" while preparing my flight and we're not able to serve those wines. The only Pinot on the menu served by the glass was one I was not interested in. No offer was made to open a bottle of a different wine, so I chose something else which did not pair very well.
But all in all, the group did have a fine evening. Since we have been to Peerless before, I chalked it up to just "one of those nights".
Any "non-Greek" restaurant that puts spanakopita on the menu must be proud of it, and Peerless justifiably is. We split that entree as an appetizer before splitting the excellent halibut (and superb sweet potatoes). The pace of the meal was perfect. Patio dining is spacious and comfortable. The wine list favors Oregon wines, as it should, with many high end choices. We sampled three wines – one being over $100 per bottle – in a flight of 2-1/2 ounce pours, and another three more affordable ones. Although we haven't tried every Ashland restaurant, its likely that this one is the best in town.
Wonderful food & wine pairings! Loved the ambience & setting: perfect choice for our Anniversary plus a lovely glass of champagne to start on the house. Such a nice touch!. Lance our server was great with local wine suggestions & helped make our evening very special! Cheers!
sadly,the food at Peerless is no longer peerless. We have eaten at this restaurant during our annual OSFA sojourn for years, but this year the small plates were problematic. Overcooked lamb, pork buns that weren't buns and tasted awful, everything cold by the time it reached us, etc. The hamburger was OK, but that is hardly gourmet dining.
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