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


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!

MeetChef Harlan Brooks

Passion for food runs through the veins of Chef Harlan Brooks and he wasted no time finding his voice in the Peerless kitchen. A member of the Peerless family since 2011, he has an endearing commitment to innovative flavor combinations that have 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, aroma and seasonality. He worked under the critically acclaimed Chef Joshua Ketner, learning to marry Pan­Asian cuisine with French culinary technique; before being appointed our sous chef and finally, Chef de Cuisine in the Fall of 2015.

As a leader, Harlan is constantly teaching and pushing his team to put the utmost consideration into flavor and technique. His work ethic is infectious and is always aimed at achieving the highest of culinary standards. Come on in and say hi to Harlan any night we’re open, he’ll be right at the front of our kitchen.


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.