Asheville attracts some of the best culinary minds in the world which leads to remarkable dining experiences. We have your guide to all area restaurants.
Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again.
Located in the “French Quarter” at 68 North Lexington Avenue, and introducing Michel Baudouin’s latest addition to the downtown restaurant scene featuring authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Michel Baudouin currently has Bouchon and Creperie restaurants located in the “French Quarter” and Lafayette is his latest master piece of dinning cuisine featuring Executive Chef Tres Hundertmark from New Orleans and Cuisine Chef Joseph Duplan. The menu offers a wide array of Cajun and Creole dishes including Jambalaya, Creole Jumbo, Cajun Gumbo, Crayfish Etouffee,’ an Etouffee’ du jour, and an Alligator Sauce Piquant to name just a few of the mouth watering dishes. You must try this authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine, as it will prove to be an exquisite and fascinating dining experience! Read our coverage on Lafayette for more information.
Found your caterer and still looking for a venue? Heaven’s Cloud Event Center offers a 2,500 sq. foot mid-century modern Indoor Hall, and a charmingly rustic 5,000 sq. foot covered Outdoor Pavilion. We are situated on three-and-a-half acres, overlooking rolling hills, just minutes from downtown Asheville and within 1 mile of six major hotels.
Voted best seafood restaurant in Western North Carolina every year since opening in 2005, a visit to Asheville is not complete without a stop at The Lobster Trap. Located in the heart of downtown, we bring you fresh seafood flown in daily, fresh beer from our own Oyster House Brewing Company, and fresh music from local musicians every night. Come experience fun dining where the mountains meet the sea.
Much of our fare is sourced locally from dedicated farmers, cheese mongers, and bakers. Taste the freshness and understand the dedication to quality to the products that come out of the creperie kitchen. We’ve got local musicians rolling through the Courtyard a few nights a week. Come check out some sweet sounds, righteous spirits & of course, crêpes! In addition to our selection of wines & beer, Crêperie Bouchon has spirits for all your adult beverage needs. Crêperie Bouchon is located in a wonderfully quaint space located off Lexington Avenue in the Courtyard between Broadway & Lexington, Walnut & Woodfin in Downtown Asheville.
Authentic Japanese cuisine, great specials and lunch combinations, andfeatures full dinner menu. Open daily seven days a week. Sunday throughThursday 11:30AM-10:00PM, and Friday and Saturday 11:30AM-10:30PM. Dinein or take out. 640 Merrimon Ave., second floor, suite #205, Asheville,NC.
A completely vegetarian restaurant specializing in foods from around theworld. The dishes prepared here celebrate fresh vegetables combined with all natural and predominantly organic ingredients. Quality and creativity have always been the driving forces behind the Laughing Seed’s eclectic international approach to vegetarian dining, and this has led to our popularity with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Local products, organic ingredients and a flair for global fusion combine to give our dishes a unique and satisfying character.
The Red Stag Grill emanates Old-World ambience with hand-hewn tables, oak flooring, and intimate lighting. The menu features a masterful blend of chops, game and traditional favorites – all with an emphasis on the freshest local ingredients complimented by an extensive wine list. The restaurant also includes a dramatic lounge for socializing while enjoying brilliantly prepared libations. Located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel.
You get a lot more. You pay a lot less. Ingles, Western North Carolina’s leading super market. Ingles strives to provide one-stop shopping convenience to its valued customers. Ingles supermarkets offer customers a wide variety of nationally advertised food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods and other perishables, non-food products, including health and beauty care products and general merchandise, as well as quality private label items. See our web site for locations and weekly specials.
Southern Appalachian Supper Club and Moonshine Bar serves delicious local, seasonal and organic fare over candle light. This prohibition era supperclub was once Thomas Wolfe’s famous speakeasy: Eureka Saloon (1907-1922). Lex18 is considered one of Asheville’s most romantic restaurants with prohibition-era costumed waiters and nightly music. Moonshine Bar features hand crafted Asheville beers, Southern spirits and moonshine cocktails.
Sunset Terrace Chophouse is the resort’s classic steakhouse, serving prime beef and fresh seafood for dinner and a variety of salads, sandwiches and entrées for lunch — all with breathtaking western views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.For the ultimate Sunset Terrace Chophouse experience, try the Trout Frangelico, our delicate walnut and almond encrusted trout filets for lunch; and our Cedar River Farms 8 oz. Filet topped Oscar-style for dinner.
Where the Smokey Mountains meet the British Isles. Handcrafted beers and wine & spirits. One of Asheville’s favorite places to come and relax, listen to music, and enjoy fresh, locally sourced pub fare. Menu offers a broad selection of delicious meals. Located below the Laughing Seed Restaurant at 95 Patton Avenue.
A variety of accommodation choices including rooms, cottages, and the Primrose Suite. A 40-acre lake with canoes, swimming, tennis, hiking, and yoga. Award-winning Season’s Restaurant features meals prepared with ingredients from our own organic garden. Breakfast is included, excluding cottages (full kitchens). Available for banquets, weddings, and special gatherings.
Bonjour y’all! Bouchon is a slice of France… right here inthe Blue Ridge Mountains. “Bouchon” is the French word forcork. It is also the colloquial expression for “bistro” inthe Lyon area of France. Chef/owner Michel Baudouin says, “I have fond memories of visiting the local bouchon with my friends while growing up in the Rhone Valley of France… memories so comforting and so delicious, they’re worth sharing.” Bouchon is open seven days a week at 5:00 pm.
Craft ales + kitchen, is an innovative bar and restaurant, focusing on local craft beer, and casual Southern comfort food with an Asheville flair located in the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. EDISON brings together the food culture and local flavors of downtown with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. EDISON serves NC craft beers, small batch bourbons, hand-crafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food in a contemporary, fun, and artistic setting. The menu is a collaboration utilizing local ingredients to develop tastes such as whole milk ricotta with sweet peas, chicken cracklins with salt & vinegar dust, Carolina scotch eggs, fried whole okra, chicken and waffles with local honey, grilled head on prawns, and veal meatballs with toasted pine nuts, gorgonzola, and porcini mushrooms.
Roux features an innovative menu incorporating small plates and comfort food with a creative twist. The restaurant will use as much local food as possible, supporting the Hilton Asheville’s commitment to sustainability. The menu features local farm fresh products prepared in a creative but simple fashion, blending the best of both the gourmet and southern comfort food worlds.
Located in the historic Hayes & Hopson building in the heart of Downtown Asheville’s newly renovated Pack Square Park, this locally owned tavern offers outstanding food in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. Whether taking in our large eclectic menu in the beautifully restored interior, watching your favorite sports on the 10 big screens, enjoying some of Asheville’s greatest musical acts, or enjoying on of the more than 30 brews on tap while relaxing on the parkside patio; at Pack’s Tavern you will experience an atmosphere that is uniquely Asheville.
20 South Spruce Street, near the City Building.
Urban burrito is a true taste-of-Asheville with two great locations.The Urban Burrito features gourmet burritos, quesadillas, salads,tacos, nachos, and much more all for less than $6.99 per item. All foodis made fresh daily and served with an efficiency found nowhere else.The Urban Burrito is a casual dining experience with fun decor and thebest energy in town. The Urban Burrito has eating options for all ageranges including children. Don’t miss this experience!
Vue 1913, an American Brasserie, offers a leisurely and stylish setting for a comfortable meal for those who love food. With distinctive art deco décor and a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Vue 1913 offers a perfect venue for laid back nights out and special occasions alike.
Savor selections from the menu or enjoy one of our famed weekend buffets while overlooking the Asheville skyline, the resort’s gorgeous fairways and, of course, the Blue Ridge Mountains that give the Dining Room its name. Chef de Cuisine Kelly Patton recommends trying the crab-stuffed North Carolina Rainbow Trout for dinner followed by our brandied-spiced, warm Apple Crisp- a la mode, of course! Award-winning Friday Seafood Buffet, Saturday Prime Rib Buffet and Sunday Brunch.
Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again. South location at 1829 Hendersonville Road, also located downtown at 12 College St.
Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as Sunday brunch, Isa’s menu is specialized to celebrate the freshness of Western North Carolina’s seasonal harvest and fresh local produce. Executive Chef Duane Fernandes brings his seasoned culinary finesse to the table preparing cuisine that is ingredient-driven new American with a Mediterranean influence. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue in the Haywood Park Hotel and featuring valet parking.
Recommended by the New York Times and first-place winner for Best Indian Restaurant in Western North Carolina in the Mountain Xpress Readers’ Poll every year since we opened in 2005, as well as overall Favorite Restaurant two years in a row.
Located in the Haywood Park Atrium, the café serves tasty and fast breakfast and lunch items seven days a week from 7am-3pm, all offered in a comfortable, distinctive, and spacious atmosphere with complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville at the Haywood Park Hotel.
Vinnie’s features “Old School” neighborhood Italian food reminiscent of Brooklyn, the Bronx and the North End of Boston. Vinnie’s is casual and family friendly. The aromas of home cooked Italian food along with the rhythmic sounds of Martinis being shaken to chilling perfection sets the tone for a night of fun and laughter. The menu runs the gamut with classics like Lobsters Fra Diavalo, Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Peppers, Veal Marsala and Linguini and Clams, Pizzas and Heros. Family style dining is also available.
Located at 46 Haywood Street, inside the Haywood Park hotel atrium, TheBier Garden has been an Asheville favorite since 1994. We offer aselection of over 200 beers from around the world as well as your localmicro brewed favorites. To complement the largest selection of beer inWNC is a extensive food menu, including fine dining entrees, a pubmenu, late night menu , children’s menu , wine menu and a full bar.Sunday brunch served 11:00 am -2 pm. 2 game rooms, 11 TV’s and a 15foot TV to catch the big game! Open daily 11:00 am – 2:00 am.
A family owned and operated business in beautiful Asheville, NC. Even though the Juicy Lucy Burger originated in MN we think the Asheville spin on this classic burger is a perfect fit for the area. We will be featuring one stuffed cheese Juicy Lucy Burger every month. We feature local farm fresh ingredients daily. We also bake our own buns, handmade patties, 13 different kinds of wings (including our famous Lucy Gone Wild . . go ahead, we dare ya’), pulled pork, baby back ribs, salads, vegan burgers, gluten free buns, and so much more that it’s just plain ridiculous. We also feature Asheville’s first ALL Stainless Steel draught beer system with 22 micro brews and a super cool Milk Shake Bar that Lucy herself couldn’t be more proud of. When you walk through the doors you will be treated like family because we are a family. We are open 7 days a week serving Lunch and Dinner daily. Hours:Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight.
Greenlife is a full service natural foods store dedicated to bringing you and your family the freshest and healthiest foods and products available. For a great gift for that special person in your life, consider a gift certificate from Greenlife Grocery. An upscale one-stop supermarket that stocks only organic and naturally grown food products along with a broad selection of wines and beers. This upscale supermarket features an expansive deli serving foods prepared by a half dozen highly skilled chefs. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives.
Zambra, Asheville’s home for Spanish wine and tapas, has beenglowingly reviewed in Southern Living, The New York Times, The LosAngeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Charlotte Observer; andfeatured on the Food Network. We feature the finest Iberian wines, andour dining room is widely recognized as the area’s most beautiful.
Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown Asheville,Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican-Californiancuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm,professional staff. Chef-owner Hugo Ramirez frequently changes themenu, featuring what is seasonal, fresh and local. Dinner specialiesinclude such entrees as grilled au natural rib-eye steak withhazelnut-ancho chile sauce, or Tequila-lime cured salmon withwatercress and avocado salad. Limones also features an impressiveSaturday & Sunday brunch with traditional selections such asMexican sweetbreads and house-made sausage, including chorizo. LunchFriday & Saturday 11:30-3:00. Sunday Brunch 11-3:00.
Luella’s Bar-B-Que is named after Proprietor & Pit Boss Jeff Miller’s daughter Luella “Elly” and his Grandmother Luella. “Grandma Lue” expressed her love by doing all the cooking when the family would get together for Sunday dinner and the holidays. What she handed down was an understanding of how great food is created – honest good cooking, made with a loving hand. Luella’s Bar-B-Que is committed to offering expertly prepared smoked meats and scratch-made sides – Taste The Love. You’ll be treated to warm, friendly and caring staff, who enjoy their work and strive to ensure a truly great experience. CATERING: Beyond the restaurant doors, Luella’s has quickly risen up to become the barbecue caterer of choice in greater Asheville; from casual drop off to dressed up full service events.
Welcome to the quaint town of Black Mountain! Step inside this elegant 1896 B&B in the heart of town and be greeted with warm Southern hospitality. Recent renovations (2014) have enhanced the historic elegance of this stately old home. Each of the seventeen charming guest rooms is complete with private bath, air conditioning, wi-fi, digital safe, and 100 year-old hardwoods. Choose a room with a cozy fireplace, relaxing whirlpool tub or original antique claw-foot tub. Take in mountain scenery on the front porch rockers, or star-gaze around the fire pit. You’ll find plenty to love at the complimentary breakfast buffet. But don’t miss dinner at our casual fine-dining restaurant. This award-winning Inn is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood just three blocks from down town.
The Grove Park Inn overlooks Asheville’s skyline and the Blue Ridge mountains. Built in 1913, the Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America. Amenities include a 40,000 sq ft world-class spa, Arts & Crafts antique furnishings, Club Floor, Donald Ross designed golf course, tennis, swimming, Sports Complex, shops, fine dining and children’s programs.
The Moose Café is an award-winning country restaurant on thegrounds of the WNC Farmer’s market. They were in Southern LivingMagazine and have received numerous other awards for their commitmentto quality. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a weekfeaturing all of your southern favorites! Western North CarolinaFarmer’s Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC
One of Black Mountain’s favorites, this award-winning restaurant promises an evening you’ll be talking about for a long time. Family owned and operated, we take pride in using the finest quality ingredients in all of our dishes. All selections from our applebutter, imaginative entrees, soups, salad, small plates and sides to the ten decadent desserts are freshly home made from scratch. Choose from hand cut Ribeye steaks, mountain trout, crab cakes, roasted chicken, old fashion beef pot roast and more. Wine and local beers are offered. Conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood just three blocks from down town. The Red Rocker Inn is also a seventeen room B&B. Open daily for breakfast by reservation. Dinner Monday through Saturday.