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“The most importnat diners in the place are seated at the next table.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coquina

Coquina
542 A St, Ashland, OR 97520-2019
541-488-0521
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Ranked #5 of 134 Restaurants in Ashland
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Dining options: Reservations
Ashland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The most importnat diners in the place are seated at the next table.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I'm a local and live within blocks of this restaurant so have an interest in seeing it succeed. The food was excellent -- and expensive -- but the service was shockingly bad. We made a reservation for four a week in advance and were seated in what is virtually a hallway outside the kitchen door -- seating being a problem in this small and noisy space. We were bounced around among at least three servers, none of whom had time for us. We waited more than 45 minutes for a brie-and-fig salad appetizer. It was very clear that other diners were more important than we, and we don't like to feel this way when paying $25 to $30 for entrees. I will choose less perfectly done food and warm, friendly service over this place next time. We hope it was just a bad night for the staff.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Santa Barbara, Ca
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178 reviews 178 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Outstanding food in a small Ashland restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Ate at Coquina while visiting the Shakspeare Festival on the recommendation of friends who said it was their best restaurant experience during their visit. Asked for the patio as it was a warm August evening. Having noted complaints about slow service by other reviewers, we went in plenty of time to make the show, but that proved unnecessary as the service was friendly, helpful and prompt. One of us had the Dungeness crab-avocado salad, two had the Crab-corn soup, one the warm foie gras. We were all delighted with the delicious dishes-my husband practically licked the soup bowl!
As mains we had the Gnocchi and the seared scallops, both were excellent with my friend declaring the scallops "the best he had ever eaten".
For dessert we had the lemon cello sherbert with one of the four having the Pear-ginger sherbert. All excellent.
A great addition to the town, a little off the beaten path but still walk able to the theaters.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Rafael, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Still the highest level restaurant in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Coquina serves the most creative and delicious fare in all of Ashland. Our salads- dungene,ss crab and beet were garden fresh. The raviolis tasted sublime and the scallops were superb. We shared a wonderful cheesecake for dessert. All in all with a nice bottle of clos electrique Cameron Pinot Noir, this was our most enjoyable meal in Ashland. Exceptional culinary experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sacramento
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Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Wish we had tried this place sooner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We come to Ashland every summer and have strolled by this restaurant many times. I'm kicking myself for not having dined here before. Between the three of us we had a soup, three small plates, a salad and a main. Every dish was splendid. High points- beet salad with trumpet mushrooms, fried artichokes, an uni flan of sorts and the pistachio crusted halibut. An added treat was a bartender/ server who knows his stuff and can really mix a martini (stirred not shaken). Don't miss this one, but consider dining here when you don't have an evening show. Reserve as the theater crowd is leaving and you'll have unhurried service and a terrific meal.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland
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“best meal in months.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Great place. Highly recommend. Husband and wife team providing quality ingedients and outstanding flavor. Loved it. Please see pics and thoughts at:
www.pdxfoodguy.com

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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