restaurants in Ashland Oregon
Any new promising new restaurants or established restaurants blazing new paths in Ashland Oregon?
Not sure how new you mean, but Hana is fairly new and has very good sushi and other Japanese and Korean food. It is on the Plaza and the service is reasonably good and it is a nice place to go. http://www.passport2ashland.com/artic...
Agave is also not really new (couple years old), but has some great basic Mexican food. http://agavetaco.net/
There is a new Mexican place BZ' Last Stand - also on the plaza. Have not had a chance to try it yet, but the menu looked good.
There is a new Vietnamese place going in where Katwalk used to be. Not sure if it is open yet.
And it would not be an Ashland post without mentioning the Black Sheep. In all our 20 years going to Ashland this is the first place we go and can usually be found there at least once a day. It is a great place to hang out and if you are looking for interesting British Pub food (actually possible here) it is well worth your time. It can be loud - especially at night, but well worth stopping in. http://www.theblacksheep.com/
I wouldn't waste anytime on Asian food in Ashland. None of it stands up to anything north or south of here. Truly one of our great losses moving to Ashland.
In-so-far as new, yes, Boy is right to point out Palace Cafe. Can't say I've been nor have I heard much about it. Isn't a good sign necessarily. Sesame opened up on the Plaza. See first note above. New mex and sushi on plaza but nothing promising. We were at Peerless recently and came away impressed. They do some small plates at the bar which are nice.
New Sammy's is open for lunch now.
Elements in Medford is worth a try if you're up that direction.
That's about all to report.
runninrob said: "I wouldn't waste anytime on Asian food in Ashland."
Are...are you kidding me? That Thai place on the south side of the city is fabulous. The Tom Kha Gai soup is out of this world. Period! The Pad Thai is fabulous as well. Maybe you haven't eaten at the place I'm thinking of, but there's no way it falls into the "I wouldn't waste anytime on Asian food in Ashland."
Well, New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro in Talent, OR just outside of Ashland is a wonderful dining experience. Fantastic food focused on new American more or less that is beautifully prepared. Its a husband-wife combo with an interesting history of a failed restaurant in CA that led them to France for several years before making a quiet (and then not so quiet with acclaim) return to the US. He manages the wine which is not super marked up. Our experience there isn't recently (~3 years ago) but we'd grab the chance to go again.