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“Go and support the music program” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Avalon Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Avalon Bar & Grill
105 W. Valley View Road Suite 1A Talent, Suite 1A Talent, Talent, OR 97540
541-535-6677
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Cuisines: American
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Ashland, Oregon
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Go and support the music program”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This place recently re-opened with new owners who have continued booking good local music acts. The music is fabulous. The food only so-so. The bar food on the menu is the best bet, especially the bruschetta and the pizzas. The entrees are uneven, at best. I had "lightly breaded and fried rock cod." It was heavily breaded and deep fried within an inch of its life and garnished with what looked like canned onion rings--but the polenta it was on was fabulous and the lightly sauteed fresh vegetable mix on the plate was superb. I noticed that a serving of pork brisket was anything but braised but the barbecue sauce on it was tangy and good. The mashed potatoes on that plate were gluey--like they had been done in a food processor. Prices are super reasonable and the service is cheerful and attentive. Maybe food will improve??? I really hope so because the music is fabulous.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Back and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

It's great to have the Avalon back - one of a new set of eateries in Talent that bring in a touch of class and quality. The menu shows there's some serious culinary skills in the kitchen. My wife and I enjoyed their succulent prime rib. Attentive service. The place is jumpin'.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashland, Oregon
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Used to be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Talent doesn't have many really good places to eat, but Avalon used to be one of them. they've slipped, of late, in my opinion: during my last visit the food was pretty mediocre, the service was almost non-existent, and the place didn't seem special in any way. You won't get a bad meal here, but you won't leave singing praises, either.

Visited October 2012
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