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Peerless Restaurant & Bar

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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Tapas
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265 4th Street, Between "A" Steet & "B" Steet, Ashland, OR 97520-2043 (Between "A" & "B" Street)
+1 541-488-6067
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Peerless is a lively sophisticated neighborhood restaurant and...
The Peerless is a lively sophisticated neighborhood restaurant and wine/cocktail bar located next to our historic six-room "Peerless Hotel" and in the heart of Ashland's Railroad & Gallery District. The Peerless can be experienced in our relaxing dining room, friendly & intimate bar (Happy Hour from 5-6:00 Tues-Sat)or alfresco in our enchanting gardens. Our acclaimed Chef Joshua Ketner (who has been featured in Food and Wine, Gourmet, and Sunset Magazine and is included in the 2013 edition of Best Chefs of America)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(with a hint of Pan-Pacific). Our extensive wine list showcases the best of Southern Oregon, the 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Fine Dinner on a Very Busy Night....

My wife and I went to Peerless on New Year's Eve. It was understandably quite busy, yet we were seated on time. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. I had a beef dish and my wife had fish...both were excellent. We started with an ordinary salad, and I wish I had noted its name or found out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Patrick1945
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Ashland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
seattle, wa
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I couldn't wait to try this place. It's lovely, and people seem to like it. Decided to do a pre-play happy hour, and arrived right at 5pm. Our first clue should have been the empty bar & patio, but it was early, and yay we can sit outside! Our next clue should have been the rat that had set up... More 

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

I am very sorry that you were not seated outside. Please accept my sincerest apology and I do hope that you will reconsider and join us again. Crissy Barnett 541-488-6067 More 

Ashland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great Service. We live here and this is one of our favorite restaurants.

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Eureka, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We haven't been to the Peerless in many years so it was high on our list as we have always had pleasurable dining experiences there. First let me say that the "remodel" ( to us) is very well done; comfortable and not pretentious. Second the service was excellent and cannot be faulted. We decided to order small plates to experience... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I went to Peerless on New Year's Eve. It was understandably quite busy, yet we were seated on time. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. I had a beef dish and my wife had fish...both were excellent. We started with an ordinary salad, and I wish I had noted its name or found out the name... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I was so impressed with the food I came back a few times and got to meet the chef who was a transplant from Hawaii and passionate about food. He reminded me of a musician who takes an old song and completely updates it with a new tempo, a new beat, a different harmony and even throws in some rap... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

On 12/19/2014 you wrote Peerless Perfection My friend decided this year we would go to dinner and a play instead of giving each other gifts. This was the perfect place for that. The service was excellent but no hovering. They had a gluten free menu in addition to their regular menu. They have an excellent wine list, an appropriately sized... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had the MOST fabulous meal and evening of dining at the Peerless. The food was over-the-top delicious! The wait staff was fantastic. Fine Dining at it's best. My mouth waters just thinking about the food. Some of our staff stayed at the Peerless Hotel and had a very relaxing time. Thank you for a very Merry evening! We will... More 

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san francisco
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We ate here before the theater and ordered the sirloin burger and the flax burger for dinner. Both were very good, Also shared a wonderful appetizer that the kitchen split for us. Our wine selections were delicious and the service outstanding. We enjoyed the fireplace and the quiet atmosphere inside and could speak without raising our voices.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This visit we dined there twice - once on the patio and once at a garden side table. Both times we were extremely pleased with the food and the service. The short ribs were excellent and on the last night, the presentation of my ribeye was novel and the steak delicious. My husband was equally pleased with his fish.

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Peerless food and service are undeniably the best I have experienced in Ashland. You grabbed my heart and soul when you graciously welcomed my upcoming 12 week old show Newfoundland to your garden area and treated him like royalty! Thank you all for a such a wonderfully memorable dining experience. We will be seeing you often!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 265 4th Street, Between "A" Steet & "B" Steet, Ashland, OR 97520-2043
    (Between "A" & "B" Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: +1 541-488-6067

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Peerless is a lively sophisticated neighborhood restaurant and wine/cocktail bar located next to our historic six-room "Peerless Hotel" and in the heart of Ashland's Railroad & Gallery District. The Peerless can be experienced in our relaxing dining room, friendly & intimate bar (Happy Hour from 5-6:00 Tues-Sat)or alfresco in our enchanting gardens. Our acclaimed Chef Joshua Ketner (who has been featured in Food and Wine, Gourmet, and Sunset Magazine and is included in the 2013 edition of Best Chefs of America)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(with a hint of Pan-Pacific). Our extensive wine list showcases the best of Southern Oregon, the 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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?