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“Wow food, beautiful setting”
Review of Excelsior Inn

Excelsior Inn
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Ranked #21 of 653 Restaurants in Eugene
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I can't understand why this restaurant isn't rated higher. We've been here 3 times and all very very nice. The outdoor patio with twinkle lights is so pleasant, and the inside is light and airy. The food is excellent and unusual enough to be interesting, and the portions are NOT small! This time I had the braised boar on polenta--came on a wooden trough, the seasonings were amazing, sort of Middle Eastern; husband had the pasta special with shrimp and salmon; son had the filet, good size with tons of mushrooms. The gorgonzola-roasted-garlic bread app is huge and so good. Both hubby and I took half of our entrees home. Of course we still had to get dessert to go--they have the most amazing cakes. Excelsior is our place for a special treat every time we visit Eugene.

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Thank cahimi
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

My husband and I went here because we heard such great things about it, but we were highly disappointed. For just the 2 of us, our dinner cost us over $100. We haven't spent that much since the Space Needle, and at least there you have a view! The food was only mediocre, portions are very small and just not the best food for what you are paying. Go somewhere else! Plus the owner is not a nice man. I've met him and he was very rude. People who own a business should always be nice in public because you just don't know who actually knows who you are, even if you don't know them!

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Pretty much all the food is above average and the staff is friendly, a quiet atmos means a intimate dining experence and a wide dessert variety is great for celebrations.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Quiet elegance. Good food and gracious service, not pretentious. Nice place for a date. It is a Eugene institution.

Thank deanham
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. Enjoyed the crab ravioli and a pork tenderloin special. The salad was fresh and crisp and dessert was yummy.

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Thank Jeanette B
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