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Peerless Restaurant & Bar

265 4th St, Ashland, OR 97520-2043
+1 541-488-6067
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Ranked #38 of 134 Restaurants in Ashland
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Price range: $18 - $28
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Tapas, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between "A" & "B" Street
Description: The Peerless is a lively sophisticated neighborhood restaurant and wine/cocktail bar located next to the historic Peerless Hotel and in the heart of Ashland's Railroad & Gallery District. The Peerless can be experience can be enjoyed in our relaxing dining room, friendly & intimate bar or alfresco in our enchanting gardens. Our dinner menu features an array of small plates, as well as steaks, seafood and vegetarian entrees that capture the favors of the seasons and essence of the Pacific Northwest. The extensive wine list showcases the best of Southern Oregon, Willamette Valley, Washington and California as well as selections from classic old world wine regions. The Peerless approach to dining offers you a wonderful opportunity to celebrate fine wines, delectable food and good conversation in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to Ashland for four to five days for over a decade, and of the available restaurants in Ashland, this has always ranked near the top for us. We usually come in mid-to late September so eating in the courtyard is one of the reasons we come, along with the food. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's increasing success... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Have been to Peerless before and while not spectacular, has always been good. Not last night. Wasn't too hungry so thought I'd order light. I had the lobster curry bisque and carpaccio. The bisque came. There were some nice pieces of lobster, but the bisque itself was lukewarm, watery, and tasteless; not even a hint of salt, let alone curry.... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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240 reviews 240 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took our adult son there. Some dishes were good, others just so so. Servings were very small, therefore we ordered dessert.

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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There's a new (Summer, 2014) chef at the Peerless, and to pervert Bob Dylan's lyrics, "the last one now will later be first." We had put the Peerless off our list a few years ago because the food was pricey and just "Ech." This year the Peerless is on the top of our fine dining list. The tastes on the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I wanted to give all excellently, but the waiter made too many errors...big ones. My daughter asked for a suggestion for a dry white wine. The waiter said the white by the glass was available by the bottle and very good...it was way too sweet! My daughter's boyfriend ordered the short ribs, but was served the lamb. At 9:00, he... More

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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Peerless has just hired a chef from Hawaii. Excellent food with an Hawaiian flavor. Recommend the sampler with two sliders, chicken wings, hummus and pita bread or the short ribs. Fresh Hawaiian Fish flown in daily. One of the downsides is the noise. The bar is in the restaurant and it has a very popular Happy Hour. The noise... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We really wanted to like this restaurant. We sat outside and it was lovely. Unfortunately, our waiter had a bit of an attitude. We ordered from a really nice variety of small plates. We did enjoy the meal though.

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Eugene, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great wine selection, unique menu - good for vegetarians & carnivores alike. I've returned here a number of times; I've never been disappointed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had dinner one night during a visit to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at Peerless on Fourth Street. We ate on the restaurant’s patio, enjoying every minute of it. My husband had Washington state oysters—they are smaller than Chesapeake or Normandy oysters, a chilled melon soup, and a golden beet salad. The beets, with general consensus from the others had... More

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KlamathFalls, OR
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is supposed to be the most upscale restaurant in Ashland. Sadly, the help doesn't help that reputation. Our waiter had greasy hair, bad teeth and three days of stubble. He was overworked, and overwhelmed! He made a mistake on our bill. In addition the cook didn't listen to our request that the salmon be cooked well. It was... More

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Peerlesson4th, Owner at Peerless Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you did not have a good experience with us. I do very much value your feedback and your comments will be shared with the staff. I do hope that you will join us again and I would personally welcome a call from you should you wish to discuss your visit further. Sincerely, Crissy Barnett More

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