Larks Medford

4.4
321 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Larks Restaurant, originally opened in May 2005 at the historic Ashland Springs Hotel. Larks Medford is our second location that opened inside Inn at the Commons in December 2013.
Larks celebrates Oregon: its farms, orchards, creameries and wineries offering dishes that excite and surprise with freshness and flavors.
What 321 People Are Saying
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TM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Quick, polite, service. Very nice atmosphere.

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

Excellent food. Great service. Will go back again.

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, all levels of service and food were excellent.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was ok, a little solicitous. The booths are uncomfortable, the headrests are too big and the table is too close to the seat so we moved to a table.

My dining partner is allergic to anything with grapes and her salad had raisins in it and the onion soup seemed to have sherry. The fried chicken is good but pricey for what it is. The lemon lavender creme brulee was good though.

The room itself is sort of depressing. Not a destination dining room.

Larks Medford
Responded on April 19, 2019

Hello Bella, We are so sorry to hear that your experience wasn't what you may have been looking for. We are always trying to improve and elevate our offerings, and your feedback is very much appreciated. I apologize for the mis concerning the allergies, that is incredibly important! Our team always strives to accommodate every guests needs, and clearly we have some opportunities. Thank for visiting Larks, and I hope we can have an opportunity to share with you again in the future.

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BH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our usual complaint at American restaurants is that they are in a hurry to turn your table. The courses arrive one right after the other. Salads arrive with your cocktails; the last piece of the salad is gone just as the main course arrives, etc., etc. The opposite happened during our visit to Larks. The food was wonderful and the ambiance quiet but, for some reason, service was glacially slow. Our server was courteous but lots of time passed between courses. It took almost 2 hours to get through a cocktail, a salad, and a main course. We skipped dessert because we feared having to wait another half hour. The restaurant wasn't busy (only half full when we were there) so we still don't know what was going on here.

Larks Medford
Responded on April 23, 2019

Hello Bruce, I apologize if our service was not what you were expecting. Our team at Larks, is always trying to give the absolute best in service, warm hospitality and delicious torrior driven dishes. We appreciate your feedback and will continue to encourage our team to be as mindful and sensitive to our guests needs.

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service at Larks was top notch, the food was exquisite. The atmosphere of the restaurant was so relaxing, we will definitely come back.

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LP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We've been to Larks and usually love it. Both of our entrees were not very good. The drink I had was very good. We will go back again but just surprised at the lack of quality at this visit.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food.. band playing a little noisy.

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J
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation were easy to make on Open Table. This was for our anniversary. We were quickly greeted upon arrival and escorted to our table. Staff were already advised it was a our anniversary and congratulations were offered. Florist flowers were sent ahead of our arrival, and were displayed on our table. Staff were all helpful and pleasant. Food was outstanding. Definitely a good place for a special occasion. They will take care of you and make it special.

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CB
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The interior is beautiful, chic retro 60’s with lovely white booths (recommend) and elegant high end tables and chairs. Our waiter was perfect. Attentive, professional, knowledgeable and made our requests happen seamlessly. The food was excellent. Very high quality and delicious. Think San Francisco, New York quality. Octopus and ribeye were amazing. I am so happy Medford has a place like this, finally. I come to visit my mother and now have a restaurant to look forward to. Great job! Really impressed.

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Seated in one the semicircular booths, we had privacy but easy reach for servers. Several of us had the fried chicken, which came with a strong recommendation and found it outstanding. Service was friendly, and one Latino man extended especially gracious instinctive hospitality.

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Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I ordered the Caesar with shrimp and the dressing was really bland. Shrimp was over cooked. Would not order it again. My first time here.
Not sure I’ll be back.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.
Salad was good. My friend had the fish tacos and enjoyed them very much!

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

One of the best ribeye steaks I’ve had in a long time. Very expensive.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Took our son and his 2 housemates out for a special birthday dinner. Very comfortable setting, very attentive and friendly service. Food was quite good. Charred octopus, pork shoulder, fried chicken, pasta, salads, cocktails. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Highly recommended for a special meal when in Medford.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super friendly and accommodating staff. Halibut and meatloaf entrees excellent. Octopus appetizer was somewhat tough and rubbery, not like the first time we had it when it was tender and fabulous.

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F
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

While our server genuinely tried his best, the food was very slow coming out of the kitchen, and one person in our party didn't get her order at all, until the rest of us were nearly done. It seemed expensive for not getting any sort of salad or even bread with the entree unless ordered separately for even more money.

Larks Medford
Responded on February 19, 2019

Hello Firsttimer, Our team at Larks Medford, is always trying our best to be in service to our guests. We are committed to utilizing the finest local ingredients, serving them in a professional, warm, friendly and respectful environment. We greatly appreciate your feedback, as our team is always looking to best serve our guests.

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DH
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good, but the portions smaller. The fried chicken had changed to kale instead of the green beans which drew me to the menu. It wasn't as good and there were fewer mashed potatoes. The chicken was still good as ever. We weren't offered the complimentary biscuit like before. The service was outstanding with a waitress willing to please us in every way. I may not go back as the item that drew me has changed dramatically.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful servicer. Nice atmosphere. Food was descent, but portion sizes (especially for price) seemed small. In fact, after a beet salad appetizer and Halibut on black rice entree, I was still hungry. We have also been here for brunch and had a wonderful meal, but weren't as impressed for dinner.

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

I would recommend Larks to a friend with some reservation. Had dinner there on Valentines day. Service was polite but very slow. Our food was very slow in coming out from the kitchen. The restaurant seemed understaffed for the busy holiday night. The pork shoulder was a small portion and very fatty. All the other food was good.

Larks Medford
Responded on February 19, 2019

Dear Carolyn, Valentine's is a very busy holiday in our restaurant, but that is now excuse to give less than you expected from a restaurant such as Larks, that is dedicated to sharing the best available local ingredients, paired with incredible local wines and warm, attentive, professional service. Our team appreciates your comments, your business, and will make every attempt to reach our goals of hospitality.

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RL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The waitress seemed preoccupied and aloof. She failed to ask if we wanted drinks with our dinner. I ordered Halibut and was told there was no Tartar sauce available. The Manager however was very accommodating and finished serving us when our waitress failed to return to our table. Poor service.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Stephanie, was a delight. The table was just what we hoped. My onion soup was spectacular. We all enjoyed our meals in a quiet unhurried environment. It was a perfect celebration lunch

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank You to Larks and to the wonderful service we received. We left a high review of our table server. She was a delight. The party was a Birthday celebration for my 94 year old mother. It was cute that the chef in the back put her candles in to read "49". We all laughed!
Thank you so much for the delightful luncheon!
Ann Manes

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

Really the best service we have had in a long while! Exceptional food with exceptional service made a wonderful night out with friends. Thank you

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at Larks.

Larks Medford
Responded on January 31, 2019

Thank you for the kind words, we are so glad to hear that you enjoy your time with us

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LO
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu selections are limited. The food and service were good but the portions were small.

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VB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent. Would like more food choices. The steak was excellent.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Very disappointed in the food and service. The screw top wine was the best thing we had. The soup was colder than room temp and the meal was below average. We won’t go back.

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LG
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, my dining experience on Christmas Eve was not as favorable as it was the last time (Mother's Day). The pork and fried chicken meals were very underseasoned, and the parsnip puree was chunky. Strangely, the meatloaf was the only dish that one of my guests enjoyed. I'm afraid I expect delicious food for these prices, and Larks missed the mark on this one.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lark's has the best meatloaf and ribeye in town. I love their booths for a cozy conversation.

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NA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

There was a large group in a back room. There were only 2 very over worked servers so us sitting in the dining room were not very will attended to. We had to ask for our water glasses to be filled, and it took a long time for our food to be served. We understood the servers problems but the lack of Larks addressing the matter was the problem.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Pretty disappointing menu.. very few options. Duck ravioli should be considered an appetizer portion. And the southern fried chicken was a joke. Tasted like a fish stick.. yes.. that bad. Our waitress was sweet and attentive... but we won’t be back that’s for sure. As for the hotel... stay far, far away!

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow! Irish coffee missing cream topping, cold by the time the cream arrived.
Food was good, but prices were high, salad was extra.

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CS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always go to Lark's Medford for its ambience, its friendly staff and its value. I prefer it over Ashland's restaurant as it's more spacious and has more light and better seating. Also, great for birthdays and celebrations.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday and we had a really nice time. Food was absolutely wonderful. Between all three of us we had cocktails, wine and coffee, all great. Appetizers were delicious, charcuterie board was absolutely great! Our main courses were above and beyond delicious, more than we could finish and presentation was beautiful. Dessert was also delicious. The atmosphere was quiet, it was a Monday so wasn't very busy. Service was excellent. We felt very relaxed and just generally had a really nice dinner.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are 6 old friends who meet for birthdays throughout the year. Except for the early summer birthday, when we can eat at an outdoors restaurant, we choose Larks every time. Can’t wait for our January event. Thanks for good food and service.

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LR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really enjoy this restaurant in Medford and Ashland. One of the top 10 eating establishments in Medford area.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at a great central location.

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RM
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening with grandson and daughter and wife.

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KT
France
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Every dish was disappointing and most was tasteless. I love the ambiance and the staff was good but the food needs drastic improvement! It tasted like a Cisco menu, but the price is like fine dining. Even the salad, which was dressed nicely, looked like it had been out all day as the greens were wilted and limp rather than fresh and lively.

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