For several years this was our favorite upscale Ashland restaurant. Two (?) years ago they changed chefs, started a small plate menu, and offered uneven and unpredictable quality. We tried it this week and it is as good as ever, maybe better. The setting is casual elegance. The front room is the most appealing with fireplace and window on a pleasant Ashland neighborhood. However, sitting in the back is preferable if you want to have a quiet conversation. Service is very prompt, and the server is very knowledgeable. The small bar is inviting, and the wine list impressive. (On Wednesdays there is no corkage.)
Soups are excellent. The halibut served on angel hair pasta is superb. I seldom order pork chops as they so easily overcook, but this chef knows how to do medium rare so that it is still moist.
During the summer there is outdoor dining on the lawn, and tat as always been pleasant. However, as the nights grow chilly, the atmosphere inside is a perfect Northwest setting, cozy, comfortable, yet very fine service.
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