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Review of Excelsior Inn

Excelsior Inn
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Ranked #21 of 687 Restaurants in Eugene
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Having had a so-so experience last time, we were quite surprised at how well we were welcomed and had wonderful food and service. Linen and candles on tables made it a first class experience!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

My wife and I went to Excelsior for our anniversary. We have been there a number of times before both in large groups and with family and everything has always been memorable. This time, the service and atmosphere were impeccable, as usual, but the food was just OK.

I had the Filetto and my wife had the gnocchi, which was the only vegetarian entree. The filet was a bit small and, while tender enough, was not the cut-with-a-fork and melt-in-your-mouth quality I expect from Excelsior. It was served with 3 or 4 half fingerling roast potatoes and a couple of carrots. Even with dessert, I left hungry.

My wife’s gnocchi was served in a tiny boat with a tomato sauce and parmesan. She said that the gnocchi were very tender and not sticky, but the sauce was completely pedestrian. (I tasted one and agree; nice gnocchi, but the sauce tasted like it could have come out of a jar.)

All in all, not what we have come to expect from Excelsior.

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Thank David E
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Two night stop in the sun drenched town of Eugene....and a great spot...the Excelsior.

Simple but stylish. Has an air of class about it...tucked away amidst simple buildings and close by the sprawling faculty buildings.

Helpful staff. Good breakfast.

Thank garysU5371ZU
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the most marvelous supper here while visiting Eugene for Oregon Country Fair. The weather was splendid and we had a lovely table on the outdoor terrace. Hour wait staff was incredible and made our meal even more enjoyable. We shared an amazing bacon wrapped prawn appetizer, moving on to share a rich luxurious lobster topped ravioli dish that had an incredible pasta sauce. We enjoyed a bottle of crisp white Sauvignon Blanc wine that perfectly complemented our meal. That meal and the surrounding evening will be a forever memory.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a special place in Eugene for a romantic dinner or a celebration. We came here for our anniversary and were not disappointed. The service was excellent and attentive, and the atmosphere was exceptional. We ordered the lamb of the day special, which was excellent, and the grilled game hen (Gallina Rustica), which was superb. Afterwards we split a yummy chocolate mousse cake. First class dining.

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Thank Bob H
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