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“Great Wines and Beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Liquid Assets Wine Bar

Liquid Assets Wine Bar
96 N Main St, Ste 201, Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-9463
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Ranked #27 of 130 restaurants in Ashland
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Garden Valley, California
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68 restaurant reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“Great Wines and Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We always visit when in town. Great happy hour and a nice Seghesio Zinfandel by the glass. They have a wonderful Woot Stout that we just love. And we find ourselves coming here every time we are in town.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chico
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We met another couple for wine and snacks at Liquid Assests around 4:30 on a Saturday in October. When we arrived, there was no one to greet us, and the one server we saw walked right by us, and a guy explaining about some wine to another customer about four feet from where we stood waiting, never even bothered to acknowledge our entrance. At this point, it was not overly crowed and there were three to four empty tables that we could see.

Luckily, our friends who had arrived earlier and secured a comfortable seating area near the door, spotted us standing there rather uncomfortably, and hailed us over. There was a leather couch that seated three, two leather chairs, and a too tall wooden chair that we had to drag over to seat all six of us. (Not sure if there would have been more accommodating seating in the back.)

I am not going to address the wine, as others have, and obviously a place like this will have quite the selections and prices. I have enough to say about the service that I felt was a bit snooty. We had been at the table about 5 minutes when a glass of wine arrived at the table for our friend who'd arrived about 30 minutes earlier. Her husband was half finished with his beer, and they told us both drinks had been ordered at the same time. Amazingly, the presence of four new guests at the table was not acknowledged by the server and menus were not given us nor orders taken!

It was not until our friend's husband flagged down a waitress that we were given wine and appetizer menus. When the beverages finally arrived, and our individual orders came at all varied intervals, we were pleased with the tastes. But frankly, the service was not good. They did get busier after we arrived, and we observed the same awkward waiting in a crowded entry, so it was not just that we were being ignored. The place just did not seem to have good coordination or management, and the typical Ashland friendliness we have come to know was lacking.

Although it seemed like a great place for happy hour drinks and food, it was much less that day in our eyes. We will try again next month when we come up, but if there is a repeat of the lack of graciousness that we experienced, then it will be our last.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, OR
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“Great Wine Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good wines, comfortable venue, and excellent small plates. A fine place to have a glass of wine before the theater.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Excellent Alternative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Not just a wine bar but also an excellent place to eat. Seating is comfortable and emphasizes couches and lounge chairs. Food was good and wine options excellent - our server was outstanding.

Visited October 2013
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Medford, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great varity, good quality, friendly service, comfortable room.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a great casual place for either a light or a full meal. The food is good, with lots of enticing variety, good wine selection and a very calm ambiance.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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