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Amuse Restaurant

15 North First Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541 488 9000
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Ranked #6 of 134 Restaurants in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Main
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San Francisco, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere and very friendly and efficient service. Food was very good , but portions were very small and overpriced. Good value for wine. Less than 5 mins from the theater.

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Berkeley, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Clearly a highly priced restaurant. A bit pretentious, even though we had reservations. The menu is rather limited.... French/ California style. Main courses are approx $30. The tables are really close together, so I really felt like part of the conversation of the table next to us. Awkward. On top of everything, the restaurant was freezing. That was difficult.

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Santa Rosa, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This was our third visit to this restaurant in four years. Our first visit was spectacular! Second visit less so. This visit...four very small chunks of Sweetbreads...$15. Halibut...average size but over cooked and lacking flavor...natural or added...$30. Salmon...also $30... was very average with a watery attempt at foam to enhance the presentation. In our opinion, Amuse is no longer worth... More

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San Francisco, California
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325 reviews 325 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I have eaten at Amuse three times over the years, most recently this past September 2014. This is a really high-class California-French style restaurant that manages to combine superb food and service with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, at reasonably affordable prices. Every time we've eaten here, we've had the best meal of that particular visit to Ashland.... More

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Portland, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our group travels to Ashland twice a year for the Shakespeare Festival, and we've been going to Amuse at least a year since in opened. The food is wonderful, the service is excellent, and the restaurant is always consistent.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had not been here for several years and because we were not seeing a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival that night we went for dinner. Wow. The shrimp I had in my salad were so fresh, cooked so well and tasted so good that I wanted more and more of their food. We both had fish. The salmon was... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

For our final night in Ashland, we joined a couple of friends at Amuse (their suggestion). We enjoyed it very much! The menu has only a few selections; the wine list is modest. However, it's all really good! My wife and I each had a fresh-as-the-moment heirloom tomato salad. For the entree, we shared the grilled albacore. Three of us... More

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

Wonderful food...with 5 of us we tried just about the whole menu. The prawn salad with peaches and basil was the best! Service was top notch from the birthday champagne to the crunchy brittle that I munched on during my short walk to the play. We made 6:00 dinner reservations...Even had time for their French press coffee ... Perfect timing... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Food and service always great. Pre theatre reservations during Shakespeare Festival are hard to get. Plan ahead or enjoy a leisurely dinner on a non theatre evening

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Excellent atmosphere, top-rate service, friendly staff and (mostly) exquisitely prepared food & drinks. The white corn soup & warm beignets dessert were award-winning starts & ends of our meals. There were, however, a couple of (slight) disappointments; Halibut was & smelled (perhaps) one day passed it's sale date but the delicious bed it was on masked the negative and the... More

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