265 4th Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520 Tuesday - Sat from 5pm 541-488-6067

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Open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm, the Peerless Restaurant & Bar is a lively and sophisticated neighborhood eatery in the heart of Ashland’s Historic Railroad District. The Peerless experience can be enjoyed in our two stylish dining rooms, friendly & intimate bar or alfresco in our enchanting garden.

Our dinner menu features an array of small plates and entrees that capture the flavors of the season and the essence of the Pacific Northwest region. Our chef’s approach to dining offers you a wonderful opportunity to celebrate fine wine, delectable food and good conversation in a warm and relaxing atmosphere only a short walk from the Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Did you hear? Ashland was named a “Top Ten Global Wine Travel Destination” in the Feb. 2016 issue of Wine Enthusiast. Read more.

We invite you to join us for an evening that we promise will be simply peerless!


MeetExecutive Chef David Taub

Cooking with integrity and soul comes naturally to our celebrated Executive Chef David Taub who joined us in November 2015. He brings a life-long passion for culinary excellence to the Peerless kitchen. Growing up in New York City, David became immersed in the diversity of ethnic restaurants and after college, decided to pursue a career as a professional chef and graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

David’s skilled culinary techniques, attention to detail and deep knowledge of traditional French cuisine were finely honed at the longtime and quintessential Chateaulin Restaurant in Ashland, Oregon; where he commanded the award-winning kitchen for over thirty years.

David is a veteran chef who brings artful reinterpretations of classical dishes and innovative plates to the Peerless Kitchen that showcase the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and the Pacific Rim.


MeetChef de Cuisine Harlan Brooks

Passion for food runs through the veins of Chef de Cuisine Harlan Brooks and he has wasted no time finding his voice in the Peerless kitchen. As a young chef, he has an infectious commitment to innovative flavor combinations that have quickly been translated into some of Oregon’s most talked about plates.

Harlan’s exciting sense of cuisine comes with unexpected gastronomic riffs, and an uncanny ability to balance flavor, texture, taste, aroma and seasonality with a commitment for using the freshest locally grown and sustainable products. He worked under acclaimed Chef Joshus Ketner, learning to marry Pan-­Asian cuisine with French culinary technique; before being appointed our sous chef and finally, Chef de Cuisine in the Fall of 2015.


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Our Peerless History
Peerless also features a Historic Inn. Standing tall, as an elegant landmark to Oregon’s historic railroad era, Ashland’s Peerless Rooms, the red brick boarding house let rooms to Southern Pacific railroad workers. Fourteen rooms each ten feet square. The one bathroom was shared.

From 1900 through the late 1920’s, the railroad district of Ashland was a bustling commercial center. When Southern Pacific rerouted its main line track through Klamath Falls in the late 1920’s it put an abrupt halt to railway travel along the Siskiyou line. Not only did the railroad district decline, so did the Peerless Rooms. The boarding house went through many unproductive uses and sat vacant for the last 10 years before the current owner, Crissy Barnett, purchased the building. Acting as her own general contractor, she launched a massive two year restoration of the building, completing the project in June 1994.

Transformed into a six guestroom Inn, The Peerless Hotel is included in the National Register of Historic Places and is featured in the Best Selling Book “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”. We offer our guests the privacy and elegance of a Boutique Inn with the friendly-personalized service of a Bed & Breakfast.


 
  • The breakfast was, by far, the best B&B breakfast I have ever had in Ashland!
    CP
  • Peerless has never disappointed us.
    Susan K
  • The breakfasts and are table-service and very good and Peerless has an excellent dinner menu.
    S. Smith