Best dining in Eugene Or. Option for beautiful dining room or more casual bistro dining. Authentic Italian food prepared meat and produce from local growers. Beautiful outdoor dining in summer. Great wine cellar. Extraordinary desserts.
Great food served in an elegant style. Excellent cocktails and wine list. Friendly and efficient service. Wonderful deserts. Has been our special spot for twenty years.
Great service and the ravioli was amazing. Thank you for a wonderful experience
Service was slow to start (10 minutes before a server came) but improved and was timely and appropriately attentive.
Food was only fair, lobster ravioli had great sauce but lobster had no flavor. Creamy gorgonzola dressing on salad was skimpy, and Blood orange cheesecake had no blood orange flavor beyound 2 small sections of blood orange on top. Previous experiences have been much better.
Took a friend here for their birthday and we were not disappointed. Gorgeous meal, great ambiance and excellent service. Only minor complaint was that it seemed a bit pricey for the very modest portion sizes. I understand that this is a gourmet/fine dining experience, but it's not too often I can finish an entire plate of food at any restaurant. I cleaned the salad, entree, and dessert plates, mind you. Would like to return sometime but probably only for another very special occasion.
We had a wonderful experience! The food was very good.
Charming restaurant - wooden plank floors, fireplace,vintage feel...had the filet with chocolate ravioli - curious about the ravioli and it did not disappoint, melted in my mouth, not a strong chocolate flavor, balanced with the cheese and pear, light cream sauce, meal portion reasonable.....highly recommend
Excelsior is outstanding. We were in town for an event and decided on Excelsior because the reviews were so good, and it didn't disappoint. Everything was great - my personal favorite dish was the roasted beet and carrot/fresh mozzarella salad - truly the best I've ever had. The pear tart is a fantastic dessert, though it was a hard choice because all of them looked wonderful. The owner came out and chatted with us for about 10 minutes, asking us about our favorite restaurants in Portland. That was a bonus - he's very personable. Would go here again, absolutely.
Can't do better. I've Been here 40 yrs. it's the same wonderful delicious place
Amazing food, great deserts, service was attentive and genuine, atmosphere elegant yet relaxed. Highly recommend this for any occasion and looking forward to returning.
Beautiful interior & atmosphere but limited menu. Dessert was over priced & stale. Good place for a drink at the bar maybe.
We arrived a bit early for our 7:30 reservation, and were seated without delay. We were seated at a very nice table for two, but it was a bit chilly in the restaurant. My date had to keep her jacket on during dinner. The server was very knowledgeable, and efficient. We ordered the mushroom risotto, and the short ribs with polenta.
Both dishes looked excellent, but frankly, the taste betrayed the look. Both entrees were a bit tasteless and unremarkable. On the mushroom risotto, the chef omitted the squash altogether. When brought to the waiters attention, she was apologetic and "comped" our first two beverages.
I was looking forward to having a nice place to take out-of-town visitors, since Eugene sorely lacks any true, cultured dining. I'm afraid I'll have to return for a "redeeming" meal before I'll take guests here.
Great meals near the U of O campus. A drink in the bar is worth the visit.
Best restaurant in Eugene. Great food and outstanding service.
A must stop place for a fine meal and impeccable service. We will return and soon.
Excelsior never disappoints! Great food and service. They always take care of my wife who is celiac (gluten allergy).
Slow service with poor quality of food
This restaurant is fantastic. The atmostphere is intimate and quiet. The service is excellent and the staff knows the selections well. But most of all, the food is outstanding.
Superb in all respects - food and very nice wine list.One of Eugene's best !