Cuisine and scene: Historical building boasts original fir floors and ornate bar from the ice-cream parlor downstairs in days gone by.
Alex's Plaza Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine and scene: Historic building boasts original fir floors and ornate bar from the ice-cream parlor downstairs in days gone by. Comfort foods mingle with Mediterranean-inspired fare. Deck perched high above Ashland Creek draws crowds in summer while live music is a year-round attraction.
Recommended: Mixed grill with pork, chicken and prawn skewers; "kitchen guys' pasta"; risotto cakes.
Alternative diets: Three vegetarian small plates; three salads; eggplant sandwich and portobello "burger."
Beverages: Local, other domestic and imported wines by the glass, half-bottle and bottle; local and other domestic, craft beers on tap; domestic and imported, bottled beers; full bar.
Price range: Small plates and bar snacks, $4.50 to $13.50; soups and salads, $4.75 to $7.50; burgers and sandwiches, $5 to $11.75; dinner entrees, $13.50 to $17.
Info: 35 N. Main St., Ashland; 541-482-8818; www.alexsrestaurantandbar.com.