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“Eat Well...Drink Well.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amuse Restaurant

Amuse Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 153 Restaurants in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Main
Description: We seek the finest ingredients, utilizing organic, small-producer items. Shaded outdoor dining in summer months. Voted Best New, Oregon 2002 by Northwest Palate.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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222 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Eat Well...Drink Well.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Dinner was a success at Amuse, quite near the Winchester Inn where we stayed. My husband had a fruit salad and Alaskan halibut, which he says was superb, and better than the halibut at Peerless, a couple of nights ago. I had three small plates—a prawn and potato salad, then sautéed veal sweetbreads and a salad. We all splurged with beignets for dessert. The wines were local, a Rogue Valley sauvignon blanc, and a claret also from around here. The wines are superb in this part of Oregon, though this viticultural area is not well known outside the state. We have yet to have a disappointing bottle.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best food in Oregon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Visually interesting food, proper portion sizes, with artistic flair. Excellent atmosphere, great wine menu. May appear costly, but well worth the money for the experience.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emilyjh4
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Lincoln, California
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270 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Not up to par”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I had the Crispy Veal Sweetbreads in corn puree with bacon and chanterelle demi. It was supposed to come with cherries. It did not. The dish was still one of the best I have ever had.

My wife had he Little Gem Salad with smoked bacon, radish, blue cheese and ranch dressing. Again excellent.

I had the Charcoal Grilled Ceder River Ribeye, with shoe string fries, chard, in shallot butter. A step above Long Horn Steak Houses.

My wife had the Parisienne Gnocchi, with beech mushroom, summer squash, roasted carrot in brown butter and reggiano. It was bland and had no reggiano.

I ordered the strawberry shortcake, with whipped cream, lemon curd and strawberry sorbet. The shortbread was stale. Sent it back and received excuses. Ordered sorbet instead and after waiting fifteen minutes cancelled that order.

My wife had the warm bittersweet Chocolate Truffe Cake with coffee Ice Cream. Very good.

The waiter took the two deserts off the bill.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Salem, Oregon
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We loved this restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

A wonderful dining experience. We sat in the courtyard which, even on a warm evening, was very
comfortable. Our wait staff was personable and very helpful. They asked if we had theatre
tickets, which we did, and assured us that we would be out before our play started. What ensued was a leisurely meal with the courses well timed. The food was delicious and the presentation
a delight. I had halibut which was moist with a very light sauce on the top. The rhubarb dessert with mint ice cream was a refreshing surprise.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen H
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sammamish
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“consistently outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We have been eating here for a decade, and have never had anything less than a great meal. The food is always prepared perfectly, and it's hard to recommend any one dish over another since they're all great. The service is professional and attentive without being overbearing. The space itself has an quiet elegance not found elsewhere in Ashland.
By all means go, but please, when you visit, try to give the place the respect it deserves, and wear something that looks like you haven't stumbled in from an office picnic.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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