Rick
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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    July 19, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 12, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
Rick's Reviews
 
Oregon Electric Station, also know as OES, had first opened on October 15, 1912, headlining local newspapers declaring it to be "The greatest day in the history of Eugene."<br />We are excited to share our love and passion for great food and hospitality while you enjoy the beauty of this historical landmark.<br />Our dishes are inspired by locally sourced organic products and influenced by our culinary experience around the world while our hospitality is expressed through our century old knowledge of the restaurant business. <br />Our desire is that, as it happened on October 15 1912, you will walk out of here saying, “This was the greatest day in the history of my culinary experience” and then say….<br />OH YESSSSS to OES!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Several vintage railroad cars make up the body of the restaurant, renovated to provide a comfortable, casual atmosphere with upscale dining. An outdoor dining area is also included when weather appropriate. Nice menu selection, food was well prepared, tasty, filling. Nice wine list to complement your meal. Service was very good, server knew menu well, explaining several offerings and helpful order selection. This restaurant long time favorite in Eugene, recently changing ownership. Our first time here since the ownership change and we were very pleased with the changes made and our meal. Definitely will be back."
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The Excelsior’s Ristorante Italiano is a proud member of the Slow Food Movement, dedicated to the highest quality of food and service. Diners can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in the casual yet elegant Bistro or the formal Dining Room. Weather permitting, the courtyard also provides a lush, aromatic atmosphere for additional dining. Our on-site bakery provides the restaurant with handmade pastas and breads as well as award-winning desserts highlighting the bounty of each season. Eggs and produce are brought in daily from the Excelsior Farm, guaranteeing the freshest selection of ingredients found in the Willamette Valley. We work closely with local butchers and organic farms to ensure the highest quality product goes into each dish.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
New Find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great fine dining in warm setttting in local inn. Our first time dining here, definitely will be back. Nice menu, variety of choices. Food well prepared, great taste, nice portion sizes. Server did excellent job of explaining specials and menu dishes as needed. Nice wine list to accompany meal. Cozy, casual, upscale dining. Also includes a bistro for more casual fare."
Dined on 9/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Beautiful Southern Oregon is both a wonderful growing region for organic farmers and a mecca for artisan food crafters. <br />Larks – Home Kitchen Cuisine restaurant celebrates Oregon: its farms, orchards, creameries and wineries offering delightful, made from scratch, comfort food. Restaurant's Executive Chef, Damon Jones is the masters in showcasing opulent seasonal ingredients delivered daily from local farms, delighting visitors with the flavors of this amazing region. Dishes like homemade meatloaf, hearty soups, delectable salads and chicken fried chicken are most popular. Other specialties include pork chop and Dungeness crab fondue. Ingredients like truffle oil, wild mushrooms, hazelnuts, pears and marionberries layer in the Oregon flavor. <br />Elegant simplicity and a relaxed inviting atmosphere await you at Larks. Servers are friendly and experienced in pairing your meal with regional wines and herb-infused cocktails. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Granite Taphouse is an upscale casual restaurant and Taphouse, located on the third floor of the historic masonic building on the plaza in Downtown Ashland, Oregon. We feature gourmet quality hand-ground Natural Burgers and handmade Artisan Pizzas using a 150-year old sourdough from Naples, Italy. We also offer a select number of Farm to Fork Entrees, Salads, Soups and homemade Desserts. Granite Taphouse uses only the finest natural, organic, sustainable ingredients whenever possible in each homemade menu item. We offer vegan/gluten free options, as well as a large, vibrant craft beer, wine and cocktail selection at the bar. Customers can purchase craft beers and wines from around the world in Growlers. As well, selections from the blossoming American Whiskey market are available to sample and purchase.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nice, apparently new, restaurant close to OSF in Ashland. Four of us for lunch this day. Nice menu, good food, tasty, though one meal had to be sent back multiple times to be cooked as requested. And another order only partially filled. Assume this is a new restaurant and they are still working out the kinks. One of the owners came by to explain undercooked meal and tried to make things right, but after 2nd attempt and still not right, any offer was not going to right the wrong. Will try again next time visitng area, hoping that things will be running more smoothly."
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Beautiful Southern Oregon is both a wonderful growing region for organic farmers and a mecca for artisan food crafters. <br />Larks – Home Kitchen Cuisine restaurant celebrates Oregon: its farms, orchards, creameries and wineries offering delightful, made from scratch, comfort food. Restaurant's Executive Chef, Damon Jones is the masters in showcasing opulent seasonal ingredients delivered daily from local farms, delighting visitors with the flavors of this amazing region. Dishes like homemade meatloaf, hearty soups, delectable salads and chicken fried chicken are most popular. Other specialties include pork chop and Dungeness crab fondue. Ingredients like truffle oil, wild mushrooms, hazelnuts, pears and marionberries layer in the Oregon flavor. <br />Elegant simplicity and a relaxed inviting atmosphere await you at Larks. Servers are friendly and experienced in pairing your meal with regional wines and herb-infused cocktails. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always Consistently Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fine dining in elegant, buy casual, setting in landmark Ashland hotel. Eaten here almost every visit to Ashland. Four of us here for lunch today. Great menu, great food, well prepared with more than ample servings. Great service. Always a consistent great dining experience."
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Located in the heart of Ashland’s Historic Railroad & Gallery District, The Peerless is a lively neighborhood restaurant, wine and cocktail bar, just a garden apart from our historic boutique hotel THE PEERLESS HOTEL. <br /><br />Our dinner menu features an array of small plates, as well as steaks, and seafood that capture the flavors of the seasons and essence of the Pacific Northwest. Our amazing executive Chef Ketner previously worked as Executive Chef of the highly acclaimed “Hilo Bay Café” on the Big Island of Hawaii, where for over 10 years he helped bring traditional Hawaiian cuisine and Pacific Rim fusion to new heights, earning it the “Hale ‘Aina Award” for “Best Big Island Restaurant” four times. Ketner has also generated national media attention in magazines such as Food and Wine, Gourmet, and Sunset Magazine and is included in the 2013 edition of Best Chefs America.<br /><br />Cheers, <br /><br />Crissy Barnett<br />Owner<br />The Peerless Hotel & Restaurant<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not To Be Missed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great fine dining in casual atmosphere. Our first time here, definitely will be back next visit to Ashland. Outdoor dining on the patio a plus. Great menu with regular and small plate offerings for sharing. 4 of us, each tried something different. Food was well prepared, nice portion sizes, very tasty. Service was great, server there when needed, not hovering. Wish we had eaten here our first night in town, definitely would have eaten multiple nights. Only irritant, eating outdoors, you may have to deal with flies who would like to partake of the fine dining also."
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Located in the scenic River Place marina, the Harborside Restaurant features great dining with a spectacular view of the Willamette River. Adjacent to the Harborside Restaurant is the popular Pilsner Room, home of the Full Sail Ale microbrewery. Featuring 24 beers on draft and all the specialty Experimental beers from Full Sail brewerey.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Classmate Reconnect
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great restaurant, wonderful outdoor dining with river view. Four of us for lunch today, food was very good, well prepared, fresh ingredients, ample portion sizes. Beer and wine to complement your meal. Service was very good, friendly, there when needed without hovering. Have eaten at McCormick & Schmick restaurants countrywide, have found them always to be consistently great. Met a former classmate that I had not seen since highschool. Great restaurant for our reunion. Definitely will be back."
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge, with a warm a friendly atmosphere we offer a new fine dining experience in Redding. Let us enhance your dining experience with mouthwatering appetizers, signature entrées, and outrageously delicious desserts. Did we mention our smokin' martinis?<br /> <br />Our extraordinary menu selections resonate with the zesty spices and creamy sauces that make our restaurant one of the best. Whether you join us for lunch, dinner, or take your favorites home, you’ll discover why everyone raves about Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great fine dining in cozy, upscale atmosphere. Our first time dining here, glad we did. Nice menu, something for every palate, appetizers, soups, salads, steak, seafood including a rare treat, Abalone, pork, chicken, and a nice desert menu. We started with the escargot stuffed mushrooms, 5 nice sized mushrooms stuffed with escargot, very tasty. For entrees, I chose the sweetbreads, cooked just right, tender, melt in your mouth, served with rice and vegetables, and my wife had the filet mignon meatloaf wrapped in bacon, very tasty, juicy, served with vegetables and sweet potato chips. Both entrees large, will fill you up. Nice wine list to complement your dinner selection. Definitely will return next time in the area."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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