We got into Ashland rather late and were looking for a place to eat. Beasey's let us in right at 9:00 pm. We always stay at the Plaza which is right next doorso it ws very convenient.
The dining room is rather small, with a nice cozy fire going. The menu items are varied with a nice selection of seafood, steaks and pasta entrees. There were around three salads to choose from that are not included with your entree price. I chose the Green Godess which was a bed of fresh, crisp greens with a very nice wet-dry type dressing.
I chose the salmon for my entree which was served with a side of fresh, steamed broccoli and the potatoes au gratin which were very good. The salmon is a tad on the dry side and not served with any kind of sauce at all. It reminded me of the less than mediocre meal we had at Gepetto's a couple of summers ago. I would not order it again.
My daughter had a ravioli dish that I tasted and it was very good. She also had the fettucine alfredo a few days earlier before we went to Chateaulin. She really enjoyed it. I think the thing to order here is the pasta. Very nice sauces and nice variety of dishes.
Hubby had the chicken that he said was OK. This is definitely not a destination place like Chateaulin or the Peerless, but "we were hunry and they were open" type place. I had a very nice glass of Tori Mor Pinot Gris that I enjoyed with the salmon.
Desserts were not ordered, since we knew that the Plaza sets out very good homemade chocolate chip cookies with their PBJ sammies from 10-12 each night. We went back to the room and enjoyed a few of those for dessert before soaking in the hot tub and retiring for a good night's sleep before our 8 hr. drive back home.
I know that this place is always crowded in the summer months, I've noticed it from the balcony of our room at the Plaza and have always wanted to give them a try. I'll return again, but next time I'll have one of those pasta dishes that my daughter enjoyed so much.
The restuarant is in a gorgeous setting, with views of the creek from the balcony where everyone loves toe at in the warmer months. Beasey's is also open for lunch which would be a nice alternative to Alex's, that we were not so impressed with and probably won't be returning there even for lunch. ***kim***
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