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Ashten's
  • Address:
    140 East New Hamphsire Avenue
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
    Neighborhood:
    Southern Pines / Pinehurst
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $30 and under

Ashten's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ashtens.com
  • Phone: (910) 246-3510
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Ashley Van Camp
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Ashten's
Come see us at Ashten's Restaurant where the food is exceptional, the service will spoil you and the atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. From evening casual to that little black dress event, from a special celebration to a "get together" with friends..we think you'll find Ashten's "comfortably elegant". We want to give you global tastes with a "Southern Spin", we think that's what makes us unique.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Dining at Ashten's is a treat of incomaparable delight. The service is excellent. The food outstanding. The total experience worthy of the highest rating."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Ate birthday dinner on a Wednesday night at 8pm. As such the restaurant was very quiet. The server was very attentive, but not intrusive. They were aware of and reviewed dietary request made via OpenTable reservation. The chef was willing to make a vegetarian dish despite a vegetarian lasagna being on the menu and he created a delicious vegetable plate with cubed parsnips and sweet potatoes, twice fried sweet potato fritters, tempura broccoli, a slaw on top of everything, and a black pepper aioli. A tomato and roasted garlic soup was on special and fantastic. Boyfriend enjoyed the PEI mussels and the sirloin on special. He asked for it prepared rare and indeed got rare. The apple crisp was delicious for dessert."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food very good (perfectly pan seared salmon). Portions good sized. 6 oz. wine pours. We would go again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our return visit met all of our expectations. My only complaint is the light level which makes it difficult for a senior such as myself to read the menu, etc. Our server was kind enough to supply a flashlight :-)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We all had something different and everything was really good. Service was attentive and helpful"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Ashten's prides itself on it's local content in it's meals, and they did not disappoint this diner one bit. I decided on chicken, something simple that I didn't expect to be amazing. The white meat was a de-boned breast shaped in the form of a half of chicken with the leg sticking up. Very nice presentation. The dark meat was also de-boned but arranged in circular fashion with a crispy something on top. I'm not a dark meat fan, but whatever they cooked that meat in was wonderful. The white meat was served on a bed of bourbon soaked collard greens and onions. I didn't know who thought of this, but it was wonderful. The sweetness of the collard greens didn't overpower the meat and the two together were a pleasure for the tastebuds."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Starters where great (spring rolls, tart) and well thought out but entree pork chop was fatty and had been frozen with way too much green chili on plate. The lamb entree had so much salt you could smell the salt when it came to the table.Sadly the waitress did not care about our issues and the table monitor should be moved closer to the front door, distracting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have had very good prior experiences at Ashten's but quite frankly I'm not sure we will return after the last visit. The servers were not very professional and the food has gone downhill! One waiter in particular took my husband's polite joking as an indication to speak to us as if we were all old friends… it was uncomfortable!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The biscuits are wonderful and the tilefish special was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I had a great night out to catch up with a friend (without the kids). I had a Cigar Old Vine zinfandel and the Cheerwine Brined Pork Chop with the Candy Apple Creme Brulee afterwards. My friend had the salmon and the flourless chocolate cake. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Our waitress was knowledge and had a great personality. The atmosphere is quaint without being stuffy. We had on nice jeans, some people were dressier, some were more casual. Ashten's is in the heart of downtown and near the theatre and several other bars, so you can have dinner and continue on with your night without getting in the car."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We took our daughter and her friend to dinner to celebrate her 18th birthday. She is pursuing a culinary arts degree, & we knew she would appreciate the fine dining experience. And she did! She thoroughly enjoyed every part of her meal! The staff was great, and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Our granddaughter gave us a small Christmas gift certificate for Ashten's, so we took advantage of it. We have "foodie" friends coming from England in May and have tried several local restaurants, having only wine and an appetizer. I have some new food restrictions, and the waitress and the chef were very attentive and recommended a very interesting salad that I'd been considering. Delicious! We're sold! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We will definitely be coming back to Ashten's in the near future with a group of friends- lots of different options for seating due to variety of dining rooms. Very quiet, quaint, and charming , great for a group date night or romantic night out. Soup and sandwiches were amazing; fresh and local produce offered made a difference!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "It's one thing for a restaurant to produce a wonderful dinner on any given night. But it's quite another to do so consistently. Ashten's achieves that. We have dined here perhaps six times in the past six months and every time Ashten's has managed to exceed our expectations. The staff are professional, knowledgeable, personable, and customer focused. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts are beautifully presented and sensory delights. Best examples: Ashten's salad, the crab cake sandwich, any of the daily local fish specialties, and for dessert, orange ginger cake with blood orange sorbet and flourless chocolate cake with whipped Paradox Farm chevre!!!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I took a female friend to Ashten's for her birthday. We enjoy many of our local restaurants but Ashten's was her choice and, as usual, it did not disappoint. The service is attentive but not hovering and the menu still offers some of her all-time favorites with plenty of special appetizers and entrees du jour. Over the years we have only eaten upstairs in the dining room because of the menu and the ambiance. For such a small room, even at full occupancy, there is a very romantic atmosphere that makes it easy to feel alone with your dinner partner."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The menu had selections from fish, pork, chicken, and beef as well as vegetarian and the quality of preparation and service was of a high quality. Portions were very generous and the wine selection was superb. I would recommend Ashten's for a special occasion such as an anniversary as the setting is intimate enough for conversation. Wait service was attentative and fast for hand-prepared dishes. All-in-all, we will be going back. The only notable downside was not with the restaurant, but with the lack of parking out front streetside, especially on Friday or Saturday, so arrive 10 minutes early to avoid being late for your reservation."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My husband and I stopped by Ashten's on NYE for a dinner date. We had a small table for two near the front of the restaurant. It was pretty quiet and made for nice conversation. The food was absolutely delicious and service was supurb. We enjoyed our experience and plan to make Ashten's a regular date night."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and had the restaurant to ourselves for a while. We enjoyed some wine leisurely while we studied the menu. The Foley pinot noir was just perfect for sipping. While the entrees looked tasty, we decided on a selection of four appetizers, two of which were on the menu and two of which were specials. All were excellent. We were staying in Pinehurst but found the 15 minute drive to be well worth it."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 9, but ended up going early, around 5, and the folks at Ashten's accommodated us. The tables are nicely dressed with white linen, and the atmosphere is formal but cozy. I'm a vegetarian, and the butternut squash lasagna was exquisite. My only minor complaint is that it was a la carte, so it looked a little naked on the plate. And the food is a bit pricey for the portions. That said, the dinner biscuits are tasty, and the waitress refilled our basket a couple of times. I dined with my husband and another couple, and we were able to hold a conversation without shouting. Everyone in my party enjoyed his or her meal, and, overall, I would recommend Ashten's."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Ashten's is simply one of the best dining spots in the Sandhills area. It's great for a casual dinner or for a special occasion. I can always expect a great meal and the setting is unique and comfortable. This is our "go-to" spot for date nights and when we have out of town visitors."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Every time we come to Southern Pines / Pinehurst we have to get our Ashten's "fix". The food is always outstanding - it's one of the best places in the area for diners who are "foodies" - though the restaurant is in no way pretentious. The service is always really good too - very experienced, great attitude, knowledgeable, and everyone seems to have each others backs."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The wait staff goes out of their way to make every visit a memorable occasion. The food is always interesting AND delicious, and the presentation is beautiful. It's a great evening out every time."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Crispy Duck, Reuben Eggrolls and Beet salad were perfect from the winter menu."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We love Ashten's because: (1) the food is locally sourced and always the highest quality; (2) Ashley trains her staff to a consistently very high standard of service; (3) the ambiance is welcoming and comfortable; (4) it consistently makes us feel that we had a great time for the money. Best menu items are Ashten's Salad (with or without extras), grilled romaine salad, apple and local beet salad, crab cake sandwich, the real French Fries, any local fish special on the menu, and the desserts."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Great local food, courteous and helpful. Friendly bar.."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Mahi mahi with a butternut red pepper gratin and a corn relish. Need I say more. Very nice. Son had a Stilton burger that he loved. Husband loved the salad with chicken. Sounds boring but was not. Will return when in the area."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We really enjoyed Asten's! The food was exceptional. This is the best restaurant in the area. You will not be disappointed eating here."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Second time there. Opted for pub side. Was a little noisy but the food and service were well worth it. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "This was our third time in a year dining here and as always it was a great dinner. My wife and I celebrated our 17th anniversary with Ashten's. The food and service were remarkable (standard for this restaurant). Prices are always reasonable. We will be going back again and again and highly recommend Ashten's"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Very relaxed atmosphere! Great food, and amazing staff."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Excellent place for date night in the formal dining room or dinner with friends in the lounge area. The crispy duck was delicious."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Great atmosphere, nice servers and small but very tasty menu. We ate on the pub side, not the restaurant side. Will def make a return trip."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "With an owner's passion for local farm-to-table menus, this restaurant is always my go-to spot for innovative, season-appropriate, fantastic dishes. The owners should convert the formal dining room to the same ambiance as the pub side, which is far more popular, and cozier. Fantastic."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Fantastic food with a knowledgeable staff makes for a perfect date or classy dinner party!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Atmosphere is very nice , romantic, white tablecloths, low lighting, plush and attractive dining room. Service decent, but a bit unpolished ( hostess especially)and had to wait 10 minutes for anyone to come to table after we were seated. Food very disappointing , salad dressing had no taste, instead of bread they serve little muffins which were good but seemed microwaved and I for one want bread, not a muffin! Hangar steak did not have good taste and the fried blue cheese blinzes that came with it were something from a state fairgrounds not a fine restaurant . Ravioli did not taste like Ravioli, at all and , hey, if I am ordering Ravioli it's because I like Ravioli, the taste, not just the shape."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The pork chop was incredible! Our server and her friendliness spot on . . . I would highly recommend Ashten's!"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "After moving to the south a year ago, my wife and I were on the lookout for a restaurant that we could call our favorite...... It did not take long for us to find this outstanding restaurant! Chef is amazing! This place is a total experience for a very reasonable price. I have recommended this place to several friends and have even brought my parents and closest friends. Book your reservation today!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We visited over a year ago and knew we would return on current visit to area. Folks are well-trained, polite and add to the overall experience. Art on the wall and quiet are pluses for us - may not be for all. Of more importance is the food. I ordered clams with linguine and was very happy. My partner ordered 1/2 duck and was not as happy - meat was dry for whatever reason - she could not tell which was breast and which was thigh. Management was more than generous in trying to ensure her that there was a breast - and removed the duck from the bill. We will return again next year."
    Dined on 9/25/2013