Smithfields

4.4
1190 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Outside dining is available in a tented and heated area on our patio.

We are currently following all Oregon guidelines for sanitation during COVID. We are also asking all patron's understanding that we must have everyone paid and out by 10pm until changes in state guidelines change.

Smithfields Restaurant and Bar located in Ashland, Oregon is a neighborhood steakhouse which specializes in sustainable "nose-to-tail" dining (utilizing the whole animal) and in-house charcuterie.

We source our meat, fish, produce, beer and wine from over 20 independent and local suppliers to create our menus.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1190 people are saying
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vipJudyP
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did a great job accommodating everyone outside after an A/C failure. Everyone was professional and nice. Well done!

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Kirstin
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dinner spot. Staff are always kind and lovely, food is amazing, drinks are delicious, price is fair, atmosphere is lovely inside and outside. Highly recommend for a nice dinner date night.

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LouiseG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated at a lovely table outside in a nice setting. At first we were put off a bit because there was a large group of Paleo people coming to dine there were saving some of the items for them off the menu. Not sure I appreciated them being prioritized for dinner. Our waiter was wonderful though and we ended up ordering the brisket which we normally would not have done and it was delicious so it all worked out. We would recommend coming here just make sure there is not a large group coming because they will limit you on what you can order.

Smithfields
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us. I'm so sorry about how the way the evening started. We did have a large group with a prearranged menu, but that doesn't excuse how that was handled. I'm so glad you enjoyed the brisket, and I hope you are able to come back soon and enjoy things as they should be. In the meantime, we have put a halt to all our larger parties as we continue to be short staffed and want to make sure tables such as yourselves do not have this sort of experience.

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vipGloria
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The wait for drinks and food was way too long. I understand that they are short staffed and have people in training, but the long waits for drinks and food spoiled the evening for us. Having said that, our server, Devon, was fantastic and did his best to make the evening right. but he is only one person and cannot do it by himself. The food was excellent.

Smithfields
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us. I'm so sorry that the waits put a damper on the evening. You are correct in that we are vastly understaffed. We are doing everything we can to hire and train new employees to make sure things like this don't happen. I'm so glad you enjoyed the food.

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vipFood1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Patio area wasn’t very attractive, yellow jackets were attacking during the meal making it hard to relax. Brisket is good. But for the cost it was not a full lovely dining experience. I didn’t stay for dessert or even consider it I had had enough of the yellow jackets.

Smithfields
Responded on July 19, 2021

I'm so sorry that you had an issue with yellow jackets. We will be sure to look into that. I'm glad the brisket was enjoyed, and we will strive to make things better for next time.

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JayR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The meal at Smithfield’s was satisfactory. The setting was superb on a summer evening. It was unfortunate that I was unable to use a substantial gift certificate that was given to me less than a year ago. I understand the business has changed ownership, but when servers apologized for the change in gift certificate policies they suggested I speak with the original owner about redeeming the value of my gift certificate - this seems very unethical. It is not the fault of the previous owner or the gift certificate recipient that the current business decides not accept a purchase in the form of a gift certificate.

Smithfields
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us. I'm so sorry about that miscommunication. We have, and do, accept all previously issued gift certificates. I would very much like to make this right, and will be discussing this with the staff as well. As I said, we have continually accepted all previous gift cards. I will reach out to you to try and make sure things are taken care of. Again, you have my sincerest apologies.

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MicheleJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was great, the food was great. We have been here several times with no complaints.

Smithfields
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for joining us! So glad you enjoyed your meal.

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vipBillC
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food, great outdoor seating. They were a bit understaffed, so service was a bit slow, but they were working hard!

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GloriaH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I ordered the Chef’s Special 12 0z. Rib Eye Steak. The waiter informed me the price had increased to $50 for the night because they were serving a special Prime center cut. The meat was tasteless and tough-definitely not a Prime cut or even a good Choice steak.

Smithfields
Responded on June 29, 2021

I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your steak. Having checked with the servers, no one was made aware of your displeasure. We are always happy to get you something more to your liking or remake a dish if you'd prefer, but we do need to be made aware. We'll go over the meat selection with the chef and our proveyor, and I hope that the next time you join us you find things more to your liking.

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vipInnkeeper
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Smithfields continues to be too noisy to carry on a conversation with shouting...which is what happens and then it continues to get louder. I would only recommend their garden for dining. They ARE meat centric; diners wanting a more varied selection (i.e. fish, chicken, pasta) should go elsewhere. Diners wanting a large, but not gourmet meat selection, will be happy. They do not have 'side' salads, only larger dinner salads.

Smithfields
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for joining us. We are an energetic restaurant. As you mentioned, ff you'd like, we always offer outdoor seating as well, which tends to be quieter. As you stated, the menu is indeed meat centric, which is our slogan. However, we do have several fish dishes, seared scallops, roast chicken, and a vegetarian option available. Hope you are able to enjoy the outdoors and the other varied options the next time you join us.

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dennism
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went here for a birthday meal. Choose because I was looking for a good ribeye steak and there menu sounded good. When I ordered the ribeye the waitress told me they had a special ribeye that would be much better than their normal ribeye so I ordered it. It was Ok but I am not sure it was a ribeye at all. Frankly I have had better ribeyes at home and this one was not worth the $50.00 they charged. Service was just OK. Did not turn out to be the special night out for my birthday. Guess next year I will just buy a nice ribeye and cook it at home.

Smithfields
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for coming in, and a happy belated birthday. We wish you the best on your future grilling endeavors.

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LindaC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Service adequate. I was disappointed that my favorite dish was taken off the menu but the risotto was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in Ashland. Always creative menu offerings, great quality ingredients, amazing craft cocktails, and service is spot on.

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emilie
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious.
The noise level was unbearable and there were few people the.
We asked to be transferred outside and there it was lovely

Smithfields
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for joining us. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the food. You are correct, the inside can be quite energetic at times, but I'm happy to hear that moving outside did the trick. I hope you can join us again some time.

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Maya002
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant greeting upon arrival and we were seated promptly. Excellent drink and appetizer choices. We passed on ordering apps as we saw the size of entrees going by. Husband ordered the brisket, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Rich, melt in your mouth tender. Too rich to finish. His only complaint were the side of potatoes that arrived at almost room temp. I had the exquisite scallops, served over risotto. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us time to enjoy. Highly recommend a visit.

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shawnmf
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being there again

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the reservation process to paying the final bill, everything went smoothly! Food was good, service was friendly and prompt! This was my first time here and for a business dinner. Will definitely recommend to others and consider coming back again!

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Pianoman
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Smithfield’s and I brought 7 family members with me. Each member had the best dinner they have ever had - great apps, soup special, meats and fish, sides - and so much none of us had room for dessert! Will definitely eat there as often as we can!

Smithfields
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us! So thrilled to hear you had a great time!

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etandbt
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a return visit, we were last here before the pandemic. The restaurant is clean and looked much like before. The food and drinks are still excellent. We, each, had bone marrow salad. I had scallops with risotto, my husband had the ribeye steak. They were well cooked (not over cooked), well presented and delicious. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. We had nothing to criticize and very grateful to be there.

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BradY
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bone marrow and BBQ are highlights.
Great menu and service with outdoor dining made it a great dining experience.

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RoseannW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great, attentive service. Some people may complain it was slow but I appreciated it! People have to realize hiring staff during/post COVID is a difficult situation. Food was delicious! Our table had the scallops, halibut, pork belly and duck and everyone was happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It’s really hard to say anything negative about this place. So let me just say it’s been a tough year for everyone. Each one of us has been affected by this pandemic in different ways. So much damage has been done and lives lost. Someday soon all things will be better. I have hope in this. I see it in the eyes when I talk to the servers and the optimism they have when they speak. It’s so reassuring to have such welcoming and joyful conversations. They make you feel normality is real even as they wear those masks. The masks seem to disappear when they speak. I miss smiles but you can see a sense of one when you look at there eyes.

Smithfields
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you so much. This means so much to us. We love taking care of people. We have stayed in the hospitality business to be just that, hospitable. Thank you for making us feel seen, and I'm glad that we could impart some sense of normalcy in these crazy times. We hope to share those uncovered smiles with you soon, and hope to have you back. All the best, and thank you again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great place. Had to wait a while to get served but it was worth it. It is pretty loud so not good for quiet conversation. One of our friends had the pork belly and said it was the best she has ever had. I had the goat cheese soufflé, absolutely delicious. Definitely worth a stop.

Smithfields
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your meals, and we are working on getting this sped up a bit with extra staff. I hope that you can join us again some time. Cheers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good but way to slow,

Smithfields
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us. I'm glad you enjoyed the meal, and apologize for the delays. We are working hard while understaffed to meet expectations, and I'm sorry that we fell short. Thank you again, and I hope that you can join us again soon.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We arrived for our dinner at 7:07pm. We were sat immediately and given menus. A beverage server came over to give us waters, but did not take our order. Around 7:30, we finally got our cocktail orders taken. At 7:50 we finally got our cocktails and were finally asked to give our order. We got our appetizer at 8:30 and our entrees finally came just after 9 pm. It took over 2 hours for our entree to come! We tried to get our servers attention multiple times. The only person who apologized was the food server. No one came to check on our food and our server did not actually even give us the check, it was the same person who brought our food out. We spent over $200 on food and never once were checked on or updated on our order. It was a special night out celebrating and we were very disappointed.

We totally understand that the restaurant was at capacity and we were not opposed to waiting, but it really felt like our main server was not even attempting to take care of us. Even when we tried to seek him out to get an update on the food order.

Smithfields
Responded on May 20, 2021

I am so very sorry that you had a frustrating dining experience with us. That evening was indeed a perfect storm of issues, and I am so so sorry that you were caught up in it. If you'd like, I am more than happy to send you a gift certificate to join us again. Thank you for joining us and taking the time to let us know what we can do to improve.

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Wineaux
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific place to dine outside in Ashland. Don’t miss the mac & cheese or creamed spinach.

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KathrynW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

For the price, the prime rib was just "okay" and the mashed potatoes with it were oddly sour. The meat charcuterie was overcooked for the jerky. The rabbit was good. The bread basket was only 3 small slices of bread for 5 pieces. The scallops were great, the wagu beef burger was wonderful and the ribs were overcooked with an odd BBQ sauce. The peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake was cloyingly sweet with no cheesecake tang.

But the worse part by far was the service. It was slow and chaotic. Several of the wait staff asked to take our beverage order. Then it took FOREVER to get our drinks and the appetizer. Our son was unavoidably late and we were celebrating his birthday and Mother's Day. The waiter harassed him with several ill-advised attempts at joking about his being late. He has a tender heart and was hurt. Took forever to get our meal and then a long time to get our dessert and then bill. Very disappointing considering the price of the meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such creative and fun staff- we had a great time :)

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MichaelR
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outside venue. We were there "Mother's Day Eve" and service and ambiance was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and excellent wine...great date night

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JackK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food! Amazing number of house made items not usually found. Meat platter had bacon, duck, pate all made there. Desserts also delicious. Negatives were missing menu items though it was last day of weekly open. Service was slow, but I overheard staff member was missing. Ate here while spending the night nearby on way home to Seattle from SF. Hopefully can plan meal there on future trip as well!

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vipPhilipS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, outside of course. Thanks for being there!

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Denise
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Beautiful setting.

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MCAdam
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great food and drink experience at Smithfield's. The outdoor dining tent is really nice experience on a chilly night.

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Pianoman
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible meal - the meats were amazingly prepared and delicious! Perfect high end date night restaurant - we’ll be back!

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Grace
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. One of my favorite local restaurants! I look forward to Covid being over and being ablate sit-in the garden but for now under the tent with a personal fire pit is a really nice touch. Food and service is top notch as always!!

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ChrisB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in Ashland for the night on a road trip from Seattle to Palm Springs. Dinner at Smithfields was great! From the moment you walk in the deep smell of smoked meat is wonderful.
7pm reservation on a Saturday night, was not crowded at all.. maybe Covid? I had the baby rack ribs.... they were fall off the bone good. Thick dry rub on them and slow cooked for so long I could eat most of the bones and get the rich marrow. Had the mac & cheese as a side, which was also wonderful. My daughter had the cheese burger & fries, which she enjoyed.

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MarniP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Strict adherence to COVID rules so seating was sparse. Sat outside on a beautiful spring evening. Our entrees were delicious 😋

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ShelbyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and helpful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was excellent.

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EFD1
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The hostess was great and so was the service. Good wine list. We shall return!!

FAQs

Smithfields offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 488-9948.

Smithfields is rated 4.4 stars by 1190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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