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“Flavorless, ove-priced, canned food, very disappointing.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of R-Haus - CLOSED

R-Haus
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wilsonville, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Flavorless, ove-priced, canned food, very disappointing.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2011

My best friend and I took my sister out for her birthday dinner and we were so disappointed. Overpriced, mediocre, flavorless food, with a less than appetizing buffet. The menu items start at $18.95 for PASTA, and possibly the worst buffet I've seen, and it was $17.95 a person. To add insult to injury, the restaurant closes at 9:00 but at 8:00pm the waitresses stared turning the lights out and said they were closing early because there was "nobody" there. Excuse me, WE were there and the closed an hour early and we had to leave. Please do yourselves a favor and eat at Taprock in Grants Pass. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to an enemy, much less a friend. The best comment I could make was in regards to the antique furniture and the lamps, they were pretty.

  • Visited March 2011
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5 Thank trustajh
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English first
Ashland, Oregon
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Sad Decline”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2010

Back in the day, there were just a handful of ' fancy' dinner houses scattered around the (non-Ashland) valley: Mon Desir in Central Point, Bel Di's in Shady Cove, Mick's in Medford and R-Haus in Grants Pass. The food was plentiful, a little more sophisticated than other diners in their respective areas, and duly expensive by comparison. These were the places you went for your anniversary, or when you wanted to treat out of town guests. The owners of these establishments had clearly visited an upscale restaurant or two at some point in their travels and had a longing to duplicate the experience; the 'chefs' of these slightly-higher-cuisine eateries may or may not have attended a culinary school of any kind, but if they did their education did not keep pace with the times.

Expectations have changed considerably in the food world, and these former special-occasion havens have gone the way of the dinosaurs - all except for R-Haus, a decidedly old-school holdout that hangs in there, pathetically, like a wounded mammoth. The food is cloying and over-salted, the service staff have other places they'd rather be, and the atmosphere ... well, think of your great aunt Bessie's 'front room' - the one no one is allowed into because it's 'for company'.

The absolute only thing this place has going for it is the spectacular view. It would be great if someone with a little new edge savvy took this place over and made it into a smashing destination venue worth a drive - like Helena Darling did with the old Bel Di's (now THERE's a river view that's no longer going to waste).

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4 Thank SusanneRobertson
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Oregon
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“The Best Sunday Brunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2010

This property has an absolutly gorgeus view of a rolling green lawn and the Rogue River below. The grounds are so beautiful that many weddings are held here, and for such occasions they have a lovely gazebo and dancing floor on the lawn. We only go for their Sunday brunch, the dinners are a bit high, and a bit gormet for our simple tastes. But the brunch is so wonderful! Salads, made-to-order omelets, sausages and bisquits and gravey, fresh fruit, bacon and scrambled eggs, waffles with strawbrries and whipped cream, and loads of desserts! Served with your meal is champagne or sparkling apple cider. ALL is delicious! You may sit upsatairs on the deck overlooking the river, or indoors. I cannot give this brunch enough raves! Price is only $13.95 (in '10) -many places charge alot more and the food and variety is not as good. Very good value, and relaxing and beautiful surroundings. Inside is beautiful also, decor is gracious, lovely, with a Victorian feel, and dotted with lace and antiques, lovely lampshades, large windows overlooking the river. Wonderful place for a special occasion!

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1 Thank Makelifefun
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Annapolis, Maryland
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Nice View but Poor Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2009

We decide to eat at this restaurant during our one night stay in Grants Pass while on vacation. We saw that they had an early bird special until 6PM. We arrived at the restaurant about 7 or 8 minutes before 6. There were several warning signs that we should have just left and looked for another restaurant. First, there weren't any other cars in the parking lot. Then we walked into the restaurant and saw the decor (very old fashioned - like someone's grandmother decorated it many years ago). Also, when we walked in, there wasn't a hostess, a waitress, or any customers. There wasn't a soul in sight. I was thinking, "We should leave", but we didn't. After looking around, we finally found a waitress in the kitchen, and she seated us at a table with a view of the Rogue River. The view was very nice. When we asked about the early bird special, she said that we were too late. It was about 6:00 then. We could have argued the point or left but didn't. She brought us a basket of stale, reheated bread. We ordered some prime rib and a steak kabob. Both meats were OK. However, the vegetables that were served with them were awful. The green beans looked and tasted like canned green beans. The little, round, tough potatoes were inedible - they tasted like leftovers from yesterday. There was cabbage or coleslaw with some kind of seeds on it but we were afraid to try it. Finally there were sweet potatoes with marshmallows on them. We tried one bite of them - not good. We would never go there again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Lesson learned: when there aren't any cars in the parking lot, just leave!

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1 Thank Hulagirl74
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Derbyshire. UK
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amongst the very worst”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2009

We wanted a special meal for July 4th celebrations. The nearby Inn recomended RHaus so we went along with Trip Advisor as well and booked a table.
The house white wine was very good indeed, but the waiter failed to explain that it was quite sweet, almost a desert wine, but it arrived quickly and was good if not quite what we expected.
We shared a starter of calamares. They were straight frozen and very NOT home made.
The Green Salad should have been sent back. The leaves were old and limp. Not just tired but well past the sell by date. Two strips of carrott and a sprinkling of dried cranberries were the entire salad. I kid you not. The waiter, clearly in a 60's time warp asked if we wanted black pepper ground onto the dead leaves!
Salmon main course covered in a thick yellow custard and served with a garnish of a slice of pinapple set alarm bells and giggles going. But when the vegetables arrived things got really bad. Some kind of squash or sweet potatoe was covered in marshmallow! With salmon!? Cabbage had masses of caraway seeds and green beans cooked to karki colour were sprinkled with almonds.
The place was supposed to do good seafood and steaks. My steak was close to inedible. Gordon Ramsay where are you?
Avoid this place. It has no idea about food. Waiter and waitress tried hard so its not their fault.

Mike and Mandy

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2 Thank MikeandMandy
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