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“Wonderful staff - good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Loft Ashland

Loft Ashland
18 Guanajuato Way, Ashland, OR 97520-2776
+1 541-482-1116
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Ranked #22 of 133 Restaurants in Ashland
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: American, French, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoy dinner in our grande brasserie year-round. During the warmer months, we feature fine dining al fresco, sun or shade, on an idyllic terrace overlooking heavenly Ashland Creek. Drop by our new second-floor solarium bar and outdoor firepit lounge for artisan cocktails before or after the show. From Rogues to Rhones, our list is a well-balanced selection of fine wines from Oregon and beyond with an emphasis on our favorite, French of course!
Sutherlin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful staff - good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The three of us decided to have a small meal before the theater so we just ordered several appetizers. We were particularly looking forward to the mussels. They were ok but not great. Everything else was very good. The deserts were Great. The presentation was very nice although the portions small. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely return next time we are in town.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Oregon
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Glad we found it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We come to Ashland every year –but somehow had managed to miss this wonderful restaurant. We will now be regulars. Alex’s in the same area of the plaza has been a favorite, but the menu was very ordinary so we looked on and found The Loft. Look down the alley from the Plaza toward Ashland creek. We went for dessert one night and then decided to do dinner the next night on the deck. Many interesting choices for starters, and desserts. Other reviewers didn’t care for the crab mac & cheese- we loved it and it was enough for a second meal! Do save room for the cream puffs or gelato for dessert- divine!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto, California
1 review
“Nice meal and prompt service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at the Loft the other night. We had a play to get to and the staff did a great job of making sure we made it. The food was very well prepared and plated. I had the Salmon special of the night. It was paired with summer corn risotto and an endive tomato jam. My wife enjoyed the Dungeness crab macaroni gratin. The atmosphere on their patio was lovely and comfortable. We will definitely eat here again whenever we are in town and are in the mood for casual French fare.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“So good we enjoyed it twice in the same week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We were drawn upstairs by the laughter of the patrons enjoying the second floor patio above the walk way along Ashland Creek. We came back a second time because the food was great and the young staff work as a well oiled machine to address everyone's needs and keep a happy buzz happening. On the first night we were peckish but not ready for a big dinner before the show so we each had the mussels in pesto broth appetizer and a dessert. While the portion of mussels was not large, the delicious basil broth and bread were filling and after the wonderful intensely chocolately gelato mellowed with port (enjoyed with a glass of juicy ruby port) I felt positively round and sated. My partner had the creme brulee and pronounced himself very satisfied. On the second night we ate even better. My partner had the enormous lamb shank which was so tender the flavourful meat fell off the bone. I had the perfectly cooked Oregon salmon which came with a very fresh tasting corn accompaniment as well as little pools of a fabulous traditional long simmered creamy French onion dish. Definitely heaven! And because you can never have too much of a good thing, we finished with dessert again--me with the profiteroles filled with hazelnut ice cream and robed in a good chocolate sauce and my partner with a silky pot de creme. While we enjoyed the patio on both occasions , I think the pretty wood loft room could be quite cozy in less summery temperatures.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great restaurant in a beautiful loft space- elegant upstairs outdoor patio. The entire meal was spot on, the drinks well made, and friendly owner. Only mis-cue was unhelpful and condescending waitress who walked away while attempting to order wine, then got mad when I asked another server for the wine. Totally unfriendly and a discredit to an otherwise fantastic restaurant!

Visited August 2013
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