Food was excellent! We hadFood was excellent! We had a seat at the bar and got to watch all the action -- and also watch the bartenders run around everywhere. The restaurant was hopping all night with parties of all sizes. Curate is a great place to try some new dishes and enjoy the energy of the space.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall plates big flavorGreat service Our group enjoyed ordering several dishes which were all very flavorful. Shared the cheese plate paired with fruit chutney and crostini, fried eggplant, squid sandwich, sunchoke chips &yogurt drizzled with sherry reduction a dreamy creamy accompaniment! Acorn fattened Iberico ham was delish, and the lamb with moorish spices was a savory delight! The raspberry sorbet with chocolate mousse and hazelnut should not be missed. Lovely complementing flavors! Spanish beer and wine selections were very good. Our only disappointment was not being able to order sangria by the glass only one person in our group wanted it. Otherwise we would totally recommend Curate to friends looking for a unique and truly flavorful dining experience5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceAs always the food at Curate is incredible.. Server was attentive and very knowledgeable and made great recommendations.. This is one of the must eat at restaurants in Asheville.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we wanted and moreWe tried curate for our wedding anniversary.it was beautiful, delicious, romantic and lived up to the reputation. It was everything we expected and more. Would recommend to anyone.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyTapas are always a good choice when you want to try a variety of foods, and Curate is a great place to experiment. We particularly enjoyed the lamb with mediterranean herbs, but all of our dishes were very good. We sat at the bar so we had a front row view of all the activity that went on with the food prep. We thoroughly enjoyed our ringside seats, and we had wonderful service as a result of our attentive bartender/server.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOn pointPhenomenal, professional service, a kitchen working diligently and silently...this is an impressive place. The lamb is not to be missed.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCurate reignsCurate is an exceptional restaurant and continues to be our favorite in Asheville. The service is spectacular as is the food. We were tucked away from the rest of the restaurant and loved it as it helped the noise level for me. A spring cocktail with a ginger cucumber mix was perfect as a palate cleanser at the end of the meal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as alwaysBeing a local, it is a pleasure to find that Curate continues to maintain a very high and consistent quality of food. We have eaten her more than 6 times and have always been pleased.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe gem of AshevilleFantastic dining experience. Everything from service to food was A+++. Kudos to Kathy Button and her entire staff.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food / Great ServiceFun, friendly, and great food. Staff was awesome, and the food was great. Staff was very helpful in explaining the food. Great combination of flavors and spices used. Cheese plate was unique, with wonderful distinctions between cheeses. Great for foodies, and lived up to the hype without the pretentsion that you typically find at restaurants with great food. I will be going back to try more dishes.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthenticGREAT LITTLE PLACE. I've been to several restaurants that claim to be Spanish tapas. This place really makes the grade.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas as good as Madrid!We have enjoyed tapas in many countries including Spain....none better than Curate.
Our table was ready as soon as we arrived. Excellent service and delicious small plates.
A very upbeat dining experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCurateExcellent food, excellent service. Everything was delicious but the grilled pork with rosemary was exceptional.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in AshevilleMy 3rd trip to Curate and it continues to get better and better. Don't miss the eggplant dish or the squid ink paella-like dish. Both terrific.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis was our second visit to Curate and it was as fabulous, if not more fabulous, than the first time. Each of our dishes were simply delicious. The lamb was the the standout. The services was exceptional. I so wish we could have a similar restaurant in Charlotte! This place is truly a gem.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly Authentic Tapas!Curate' is the place not to miss in Asheville. Classic Spanish tapas of every description are available and the portion sizes are perfect for sharing at the table as is done all over Spain. I was happy to find one of my personal favorites Pa Amb Tomaquet, a popular Catalan tapa which is a piece of Spanish crusty bread rubbed with tomato, then drizzled with olive oil. On Curate's menu, it is listed as Pan con Tomate. One may order this plain, with Manchego cheese, or with anchovies. Every way it is just delicious. I also enjoyed the mushrooms sauteed in sherry, and the Jamon Iberico - cured ham from black pigs. Was unable to fit dessert, but a unique "tower" of chocolate and nuts went by that looked fascinating. Next trip to Asheville.....5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMToo bad it was a bit noisy.The ingredients were superb'; the recipies creative and traditional at the same time. the service respected the tables tempo. But conversation was difficult.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to expectations!We were visiting Asheville this week and decided to give this restaurant a try after reading about it in a national magazine. It lived up to our expectations. The food was delicious, the cocktails and wine list excellent, the options were plentiful, and the portion sizes were appropriate. Fun atmosphere; great for couples, friends, groups, or families. We would love to dine here again.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you love Spanish tapasIf you love Spanish tapas this is the place to eat. All four dishes were delicious.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGot the hunger? Get the Cure-ate!!Okay, okay... I've said it before..25 TIMES before to be exact: IT IS THE VERY BEST AND JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!!! So.... WE KEEP GOING BACK!! By far the best dining in Asheville or anywhere in Western North Carolina. It could easily be in SF or NYC!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic meal. TheWe had a fantastic meal. The server was very helpful with suggesting dishes for us and they were able to seat us when we arrived, even though we were 30 mins early for our reservation. Highly recommend it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious Spanish foodThe authentic Spanish tapas were a real treat, at very fair prices.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in AshevilleThis restaurant would be among the best places to eat in any city. The food is creative and delicious. I love it for three or four people who share the plates. We try old favorites and add something new. You cannot go wrong with the crispy potatoes and the eggplant. This visit we paired the eggplant with rosemary ice cream and almond cake for dessert. If you eat chicken livers, order the cannelloni. The red sangria was delicious.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEpic DinnerOur experience at Curate was unlike any restaurant experience I've ever had. Our waiter was knowledgeable about each item on the menu (which cannot be easy) and did an excellent job of guiding us and making recommendations. The food was the best I've ever had (and I live in a town with many good ethnic restaurants). I'm quite sure there is no other restaurant in the country that could match the experience we had at Curate on Sunday night. We will be back!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGOT CUR-A-TED AGAIN!!After two years, this just keeps getting better and better!! Always excellent food and service and always something new to try!! We will keep going back. Certainly the best dining within a 50-mile radius at least!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI would drive back to AshevilleI would drive back to Asheville from Kentucky to go to Curate. Amazing food and drinks-great atmosphere.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpain in AshevilleThis was the highlight of my dining experience in Asheville. I lived in Spain, and the food at Curate was incredibly authentic and WONDERFUL. This is a can't miss restaurant.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbI thought this was the best of the three restaurants we visited during my recent stay in Asheville (the other restaurants were Limones and Cucina). Everything my wife and I had was superb -- along with the service. Fantastic dining with reasonable pricing.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCurate is our favorite in AshevilleThe evening ambiance was hopping, as usual, and the nose level was an issue for one of our party who had a hearing problem, but we had expected that. We loved that everyone in the restaurant was lively and seemed to feel at home. We chose a variety of dishes so that our visiting friends would have an interesting experience. Nothing disappointed us. My all time favorite is the calamari, which melted in the mouth. The skewered lamb was also a favorite of the group. Our service was excellent, no hovering, but it seemed like every time we were ready to order another dish, our waitstaff was ready, pleasant, and professional. Ole!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAsheville GemWe had a reservation for 2 and as we were being taken to our table (in the back room) we noticed 2 tables set for two. ...and one was not used as long as we were there.. WHY?
I have been to Curate's before and sat at the bar twice and table twice.....so please don't send me to back room.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Small Bites in AshevilleGood menu, wide diversity of foods -- all very well prepared. Small bites are really not that small - can be easily shared by two. Overall, everything very well done! We look forward to coming again.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the authentic SpanishLove the authentic Spanish Tapas! Try the Tomato Bread, Serrano Ham!! We loved the mussels! Can't wait to go back!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice PlaceI am perhaps biased by high expectations. Not my own, but because we really could not wait for Curate and had probably unrealistic expectations. Things were good, I just think we didn't walk away thinking it was much different than other tapas restaurants we had been to. It was very authentic and the service was outstanding. It is worth going to and I would recommend it. Maybe we didn't order the right dishes.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Lunch!Made a trip to Asheville for my Birthday and was not disappointed with the choice of Curate. This place is a wonderful experience for the senses. Please don't take children to this restaurant, it would spoil the whole experience for the adults there trying to have the ultimate dining experience. The food was excellent. The wait staff was most helpful and attentive to explain to my husband and I the differences of all the small plates that were offered and even brought us a birthday dessert. We will definitely make a trip back to this restaurant. Well worth the prices charged too.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper foodSuper food. Went two weekends in a row. Amazing the first weekend and really good the second . Try the challah French toast. Highly recommended.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous tapas. A great placeFabulous tapas. A great place to have a leisurely lunch or dinner. One of Asheville's best..4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always Curate did not disappointAs always Curate did not disappoint! We brought some friends that had never been and everyone had a great meal! Everything was above and beyond we could have wanted for our party size. Thanks again!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCurate is an Asheville gem!Curate is an Asheville gem! If possible, sit in the back as it is quieter and nice and cozy. The NC clams are amazing and you can't eat at Curate unless you have the eggplant drizzled with honey! Service is ALWAYS top-notch and you never feel rushed. If you only have one or two nights in Asheville, don't miss Curate!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the ramps and new salad.Loved the ramps and new salad. Ordered these plus the things we always get (cod and potato spread, eggplant, stuffed peppers, ) Soooooooo good4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first visit toIt was our first visit to Curate. We had a fabulous evening there. The food was perfect, our waiter was helpful, the tapas were well-timed in serving, our waiter was well informed about the menu, and he took great care of us all evening. Can't wait to go back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best restaurantThis is the best restaurant in Asheville for the quality of the food and the service. My daughter-in-law grew up in Barcelona and she says it's better than any tapis she has had in Spain. My only criticism is the noise level; if you want to have easy conversations this is not the place for you.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA terrific energy in the foodA terrific energy in the food and ambience. As good, and as much fun, as our favorite tapas restaurant in Barcelona. The dishes recommended by our server were each different and delicious. We would happily have made a full meal of each, if it hadn't meant forgoing the next offering. The only disappointment was the meat cannaloni, which was not recommended to us. The chilled almond milk soup, with Dungeness crab was fantastic.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep up the good work!What is left to say that hasnt already been said? The hype still hasnt died down for this great Asheville restaurant and it is easy to see why! The food and service is outstanding!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesOne of the best dining experiences we've had! Creative menu, impeccable service, and an overall excellent dining experience. Reservations are essential!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCurate is excellent for fourCurate is excellent for four to six customers and I really like the back room. The food is excellent, the wine list if very extensive and a treat to the pallet, and the service is very good. My three favorite dishes are fried eggplant with a drizzling of honey is so delicious. Sauteed spinach with apples, raisins,pine nuts; and gambas al ajillo - - with white beans (that are to die for.)
If you want a Spanish Tapas restaurant in Asheville Curate is an absolute must!!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCurate is not only excellent,Curate is not only excellent, it is consistently excellent. We've been there many times now and have never walked away anything short of completely satisfied in the food and service.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. Unique foodGreat experience. Unique food experience that was also tasty. Staff was both informative and patient. Will definitely make this a routine visit during my trips to the area.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI would like to "rave" aboutI would like to "rave" about a specific dish...but impossible!Everything was amazing, including the octopus, which I was hesitant to try. The service was outstanding...very attentive without hovering, very pleasant without intruding. The best of Asheville.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for topas. Waiter wasGreat for topas. Waiter was very helpful in making a great selection for the table4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and extensiveWonderful food and extensive variety of wine offerings!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM