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3rd Ave. Bistro
3rd Ave. Bistro
  • Address:
    201 Third Ave West
    Hendersonville, NC 28739
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

3rd Ave. Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.innonchurch.com
  • Phone: (828) 696-2001
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


    Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Stuart Partin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: 3rd Ave. Bistro can help you plan a memorable event, including catering and banquet services for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktail party in a variety of meeting spaces. The Bistro has the perfect atmosphere for your rehearsal dinner, cocktail party, baby shower, birthday party, corporate function, or any special event. The Main Dining Room can accommodate 40 guests. Our Sun Room has seating for up to 25 guests and our Tea Room is perfect for more intimate gatherings, with seating for up to 15.
  • Private Party Contact: Joe or Jennifer (828) 696-2001

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Church St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our private parking lot is located to the left of the building and parking is complimentary.
A word from 3rd Ave. Bistro
Experience fresh, local, innovative cuisine in the heart of Hendersonville! 3rd AVE. BISTRO features an exciting New American menu with a focus on regional farms and seasonal ingredients.

Enjoy a cocktail, wine or local beer at the copper bar or dine al fresco on our covered wraparound porch. Relax as our knowledgeable staff shows you their Southern hospitality and enjoy fabulous gourmet food, great wines and spirits, all in a comfortable, vintage setting. Located inside the Historic Inn on Church Hotel at the corner of Church & Third, Downtown Hendersonville.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed a fabulous brunch last Sunday on the covered porch. Our guests were very impressed with everything- the food, ambiance, the service. And the prices were reasonable! We would highly recommend eating at 3rd Ave. Bistro!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Located in downtown Hendersonville, it was perfect for dinner before the show that we saw at the Flat Rock Theater. We stayed in Asheville, but it was only a short drive and worth the trip"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Third Ave. Bistro is the dining room of the Inn on Church, a building that has been around for many generations. It is in very good shape and provides a lovely evening dining experience. The service was personable and accommodating, the food was superb, the wine list acceptable, and the price reasonable. I have been enjoying this spot for a number of years, but this was the best experience yet."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "i found this restaurant with open table apps. we went there for dinner before the theater. Great Dining! we'll come again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our first visit. The restaurant setting is quaint, with only a window air conditioner unit that was noisy and lacking. For an early Saturday evening, there was only one other table seated - with one particularly loud patron - which was very annoying. The bar did not have the first three "common" brands of 12-year old Scotch that we ordered - not good. We next ordered a couple of glasses of the "house" Pinot Noir, which was tolerable at best. Regardless, the food was fantastic, especially the deserts. (The chef is a former pastry chef.) Fresh local ingredients. Beautiful presentation. Service was very good, but not exceptional. For the benefit of the chef, I hope the rest of the operation gets it together. Will return again to try."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent choices. all meals were superb. we shared, but just a bite!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "the chef has over thought the dishes we tried. he could make them a bit less complicated and focus more on enhancing the flavors. In other words, interesting combinations of ingredients and lovely presentations, but a little bland."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great food. Local, seasonal vegetables. Local meats and breads. Excellent service. Too full for dessert so can't comment on those. Lovely menu. Overall wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "What a wonderful surprise! The menu is diverse with plenty of fresh fish made with local ingredients. The service is a real plus. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We loved the experience we had with the new chef and newly-named restaurant at Inn on Church. Prices for dinner are not for those who want a bargain meal, but, then, the meal was truly excellent. You get what you pay for, and this meal was worth it! We would rather have a gourmet meal less often than an average meal frequently!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This new bistro in Hendersonville is everything a diner might ask for-- delicious, nutritious, beautiful, thoughtful food, with a strong southern and root vegetable bent. Impressive desserts, complex flavors, and wonderful breads from local bakeries, including Hendersonville's Underground Baking. It is a far cry from the pizza and hamburger joints that seem to line the main street, and the kitchen seems to be functioning well even though it is less than six month's old. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "enjoyable dinner … nice house wine …but for the price i don';t think that you get your moneys worth ….the scallops were perfect but the dish lacked the rest of the food advertised on the menu … a pretty picture but not filling.."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My wife and I have been waiting for another really good restaurant to replace the dining experience we used to have at the long ago closed Flight restaurant on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville. We have found our special restaurant serving wonderful continental food; an upscale restaurant in an historic building, Inn on Church Street. We highly recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting a wonderful dining experience with good food and excellent service"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This is the restaurant portion of Inn on Church. I have eaten here many times, but in the recent past it has been a grim experience. But the interior has been brightened up and the new menu features local food and vendors. My salmon was excellent and we had a large selection of wine to choose from. Service was outstanding. The only glitch was the vodka gimlet I ordered in the bar-too sour, but perhaps they were missing the correct ingredients to make it right. Overall it was a lovely meal and we will be back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great upscale farm to table restaurant with an innovative menu! The service was great and the chef was graciously accommodating with our many food intolerances. It was disappointing to not shave any gluten-free dessert options, but the food was delicious, fresh, and beautifully presented. We definitely enjoyed our experience and look forward to coming back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Since we attend performances at Flat Rock Playhouse quite often, as well as enjoy the town of Hendersonville, always looking for new dining experience. We think 3rd Avenue is a gem--chef is fabulous. Quaint atmosphere inside, sunroom, and I believe patio also. Since I had just been open two weeks the crowd was sparce, but we have posted its existence in our local Nextdoor Neighbor at Connestee Falls to try to get the word out."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My wife and I chose this restaurant at the last minute and were very impressed with the overall experience. There is a lack of fine dining in Hendersonville but the Third Avenue Bistro is filling that void quickly. The service was over-the-top and all of the staff was quite friendly. We selected two different entrees and shared---both were outstanding. This location is a landmark in Hendersonville but the chef and menu are both new. You will not be disappointed if you're looking for a special place to have great meal."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We most recently enjoyed having dinner there before going to Flatrock Playhouse and it was a wonderful evening. The food was delicious as always. I love the atmosphere and the decor. WE have enjoyed brunch and lunch there many times. Love their brunch menu! The porch is great in warm weather too! Then you can walk off the calories downtown Hendersonville- a very charming town."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Very good food and staff. Full bar and very cozy inside. Outdoor seating weather permitting."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The Inn on Church is a great little restaurant and B&B. The food is very good, the Inn itself is very nice with a great lounge. The dining room is a bit like sitting in somebody's living room. I found the wait staff to be lacking - the host seemed distracted and the waitress seemed better suited to Cracker Barrel. Otherwise, it was a very good meal prepared well with fresh ingredients. The food was very good, approaching outstanding. We are locals and have been to the Inn 4-5 times in the last several years."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We enjoyed a delicious meal and liked the semi-romantic ambiance of the restaurant. I was glad that they gave us a choice of tables because we tend to get stuck at the cold table. Their prices are a little high so we don't go here regularly but the visits we've made have been excellent. We will be returning!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013