38 Central has a great story of their own… 2 friends that founded their first restaurant in 2008 in their ideal location… Medford Oregon.
Here’s my version… 2 foodie/gourmet chef friends from Napa Valley head up to Portland and Seattle to find their next perfect location for their high-end California Cuisine restaurant. Unfortunately they got stuck in Medford (of all places!) for whatever reason. Ok…ok.. my version is obviously not true – but it seems more reasonable! This restaurant reminds me of my favorite California Cuisine restaurants you find in Bay Area (sans the attitude and price)
You can find 38 Central nestled on Central Avenue in downtown Medford across the Woolworth Building. Featuring a menu self-described as straightforward American cuisine with an emphasis on comfort food classics, you’ll find favorites like Mac n Cheese, Duck Quesadilla and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Each menu selection features something special – like the Cream and Hardwood Smoked Bacon found in the Mac n Cheese or the Garlic Aoli and Fries that comes with the burger. Amazing food….
38 Central is the perfect place for a business lunch, a celebration, special dinner or a family night out. The menu is chef-driven, all made from scratch and sourced from local, sustainable farms. With excellent ingredients and attention paid to the seasons (yep, it changes!) the food is fresh and exciting.. not fussy or overwrought.
Tip: 38 Central features a small, but dynamic wine list and full service bar complete with a Premium Well (as defined by the Zagat/Drinkwell program) Make time to include a drink with your meal – our favorite is the Mojito!