Posana Cafe
Posana Cafe

Posana Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.posanacafe.com/
  • Phone: 8285053969x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Tuesday – Thursday 5pm-10pm

    Friday & Saturday 5pm-10:30pm

    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Pollay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Posana Café’s banquet & event room is a unique downtown venue offering contemporary elegance, fine cuisine and sophisticated technology. The newly-remodeled space will comfortably accommodate 60 diners for a sit-down dinner, and can accommodate a larger group for a presentation or cocktail event.
    If your party is larger, reserving the entire restaurant will accommodate 115 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Crystal Edwards 8285053969x
  • Special Events: Posana Cafe’s private banquet and special event room is a unique downtown venue offering contemporary elegance. Accommodating 60 for a seated meal and 65-75 for a presentation or cocktail event. Complete with Hi-Def Video & a retractable 119” screen.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Patton
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter Parking is available on Broadway/Biltmore Avenue and Around the Vance Monument. Meters run from 8am-6pm Mon-Sat and accept nickles, dimes and quarters.

    Lot Parking is available on Biltmore at Eagle Street; Broadway at College street; and Patton at Lexington Ave.
A word from Posana Cafe
Educated at the Culinary Institute of America, Exec Chef/owner Peter Pollay brings years of restaurant experience to one of Asheville's most beautiful corners. All of Posana Cafe's dishes, desserts and pastries are prepared from scratch featuring premium ingredients. Enjoy lunch, dinner or weekend brunch on the spacious patio, or looking out onto Historic Pack Square from the dining room, lounge or bar.

Posana Cafe utilizes local farmers and purveyors and chooses to serve only hormone/antibiotic-free meats and eggs. Posana's pastry chef & culinary team are constantly evolving the menu to reflect seasonal and local specialties in addition to offering the region's largest selection of gluten-free cuisine.
The bars expansive menu features house-made flavored syrups, mixers, infused liquors & freshly squeezed juices providing an exemplary drink experience when ordering a custom soda, espresso drink or cocktail.

Celiac Friendly: Gluten free menu available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Posana Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
252 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (174)great for outdoor dining (125)special occasion (125)romantic (90)neighborhood gem (77)great for brunch (71)hot spot (51)notable wine list (36)good for groups (31)great for lunch (29)vibrant bar scene (19)scenic view (12)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Love!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I absolutely love this restaurant! They have amazing food, great service, and a cool atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing and gluten free
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We are here three times durring our two days in asheville. I have celiac so gluten free is very important. I had no idea gluten free food could taste so good. The baked goods were like heaven. Make a reservation, if you don't you will be waiting an hour or more, the 3 times we came in it was fully booked and stayed that way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free
    Barbara
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I took a group to dinner here and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Cool, hip environment and great location, but I would not return for the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was very good. Unfortunately, we had a waitress that didn't have time for us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good menu.
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Nice b'fast/brunch selection. Ordered jucy, flavorful burger. Food service was slow and restaurant noisy (no acoustics).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch is super.
    Sufoto
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great organic fare and the best gluten free baked goods I have ever tasted with a lovely ambiance and (weather permitting) nice patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Favorite
    Joshw
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Posana has been a blessing to my wife & I. The outstanding food, service, and attention to putting the customer first is second to none. This is by far our favorite restaurant, so much so that anytime we are passing through Asheville we will call ahead for take out. My wife has silliacs disease which makes eating out a risky option. Posana takes that worry away and on top of it gives us a great "part of the family" feeling when we walk in. Couldn't be happier with everything about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went for Saturday Brunch, absolutely amazing! Fabulous menu. Great outdoor patio. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    N2goodfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We saw this restaurant walking around town and were not disappointed with the food! Very happy with the service and would definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    we went for our anniversary. It was excellent experience. I would definitely recommend posada for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    justjavaVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have eaten at Posana´s many times, by ourselves and with friends. The food is always great, with menu changes that reflect what's available locally presented in a delicious and innovative way.Stellar service, and knowledgeable wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Experience
    Honest
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I would have to say, the food wasn't anything to write home about. I thought the restaurant was well over priced and light on the wine pours. I can buy the same Scotch, four bucks cheaper down the street and get a better meal for a lot less. The chicken was great, the potatoes were cold and the collards were like leather. Just being honest here because the people should know.
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  • Noisy with decent food
    FlavorMatters
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Me and my wife had a disappointing experience at Posana Cafe this past Sat night. We arrived with high expectations given our dining experience the day before at Rhubarb (next door) and Curate (which is simply amazing). The ambience was not what we expected. It was too bright and we were seated next to a group of 15 or so girls who seemed like they were out on prom night. It was *very* loud. The wine list was average. The food was satisfactory. I ordered the chicken and my wife got the trout and both came out well. Nice presentation, good flavor but nothing spectacular. Given the choices of restaurants available close by (the 2 I already mentioned plus there is Kathmandu and Salsas nearby), I would pass on Posana next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • All Gluten Free with Style
    jzftw
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    3 people in my family are Gluten Free. While vacationing around Asheville I heard about this all GF restaurant. Although it can be a bit more than I would normally spend on a meal for 5 (163 + tip) it was more than worth it. The staff was very welcoming and accommodated off the menu cocktails for my father, the food blew me away let alone my father, mother and sister who have very strict diets. We would suggest the yellow fin appetizer, the grass fed burger, the trout, the chicken and definitely one of their signature cocktails. If you didn't goto their website or hear about them verbally, you wouldn't know that every food item is GF, as its not stated anywhere on the menu. Posana can pull that off with their fame and class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay at best
    QuebecFoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Posana is a beautifully decorated restaurant. With that, it is too loud, the tables are not suited for an intimate group of 5, way too spread out...way to noisy...The food is just okay, my trout was not good at all. The ribeye was not tender, rubbery at best...my chopped kale salad was delicious and the dessert we all shared was nice. The ladies room needs a big uplift, and clean up. The service was warm and caring, but far from professional...if I was back in Asheville, I would skip this one...We did enjoy our wine selection.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Gluten free...delicious!!
    beckifer
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything we had was amazing!!! Who knew that eating gluten free could be so delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great resturant, good food!!
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent service, very good entrees. A wonder place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Scobey
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Loved my first visit to Posana. The goat cheese salad and the kale salad were delicious. The redfish was also very good. Will return in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gluten Free Paradise!
    melinncVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The entire menu is gluten free...for those of us who suffer from gluten allergies, but still love food, this is rare...and even rarer that it is SO GOOD! We dined during a Sunday brunch. I had a hamburger with a real hamburger bun made fresh in the restautant. My husband had a chicken sandwich with pimento cheese on foccacia. Being a good southern girl who misses her biscuits I HAD to order a biscuit as well.....OMG!!! SO GOOD! In fact, I took another one for the road, and added a scone and a muffin for breakfast later in the week. The food is fresh, flavorful, and if you didn't know it was GF you could never tell. Service was leisurely but very attentive. Portions were ample and we both left extremely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small portions, but expensive
    dtgone
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    One of these problems should be fixed! either give me more for what you are charging, or charge me less for these tiny portions! Service, ambiance, were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Asheville restaurant
    Foodiebell0626
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I love this restaurant and visit/eat here EVERY single time I'm in Asheville. I am gluten free, and I love that my options are endless!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it
    Roger
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went with some new friends who had not been there before, they enjoyed the evening. My wife likes dining there because of their gluten free menu, keep it up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good experience
    Shawna
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was excited to try Posana after walking by it several times and reading reviews. It was our anniversary, so I wanted something a little extra special. We were pleased with our salads and entrees (the goat cheese salad was wonderful, and the chicken quite good. I thought the collard greens could have had less of the rosemary au jus; it was a bit overpowering, but the mashed potatoes were to die for). Overall I was pleased, though I did indicate on my reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. I thought someone would have mentioned it; no one did. That sort of dissapointed, but at the same time, I know I'm not the only person there, so I don't get too hung up on those things. Waiters were attentive, not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We ate at other places in town that were much better. Their lobster macaroni was gnocchi that was almost 2" long and tasted of nothing but flour. The food was good, but they need to step it up to compete with their neighbors. A great view and location, however...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delectable Food and Atmosphere
    Seasa
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Posana serves deliciously prepared, elegantly presented, food with the freshest ingredients. We will definitely return. If you love great food, do not miss the Posana Cafe. Our server was excellent and the restaurant is beautiful as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    Kaurine
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Posana's is our favorite Asheville restaurant! Both brunch and dinner are excellent. Love that it is gluten free.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, not great service.
    GlutenfreeAsheville
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Third time eating here. The food is always great, and I love not having to worry about my allergies because everything is gluten free. Showed up on time for our noon reservation, but the hostess gave the last table to the walk-ins in front of us. Luckily, a table opened up within 15 min, so this was not a big deal. Unfortunately the service was atrocious. We waited 20 minutes for coffee and the waiter never came back with cream and sugar. We finally got some when a different server brought out our food, but our coffee was cold by then. We had to ask for coffee refills and the pastry menu three times before getting them. Our waiter seemed to be more concerned with socializing with his coworkers behind the bar than waiting on our table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Just in town for a visit, we were able to easily reserve with Open Table. We noticed great attention to detail - both in decor and food! Great service and non-rushed service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Meal
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ate here for dinner and had an amazing meal. The staff was great, food delicious, and setting well done. My wife is highly sensitive to gluten and she loved the menu (entire restaurant is gluten free). Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gluten free scene
    ilikefood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent food. Portion size on the smaller end. Very friendly staff but looked like they were understaff. Loved the layout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Katie
    Katie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Absolutely everything we ordered was done with great expertise and was delicious. Never disappointing. The service was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasion
    trish
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It is always a treat to eat at Posana. The food, service, and ambiance is impeccable. Whenever there is a special occasion, Posana is the first choice. I love that nothing, except maybe some beers in bottles, has gluten in it. Wish there were more vegetarian options but any chosen were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    CNB1VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We dine here everytime we are in Asheville and are never disappointed. This trip they had a new menu item that was absolutely divine--a chocolate ganache cake that sat in a pool of carmel and was finished with chopped hazelnuts and sea salt. I hope it becomes a permanent menu item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adequate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    the server was a very nice young lady who took good care of us. She made recommendations from both the food and wine menu. Unfortunately, the food was just not that good. We had 9 different dishes. Nothing was bad enough to return, but nothing was good enough to recommend.
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  • Great meal, gluten free a bonus
    OTDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Best meal in Asheville. Kale salad and burrata were beyond compare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth checking out
    LadyBug
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food and service were both above the norm...Excellent scallops and the peach dessert was delicious! Our server, Katie did a superb job and did so with a nice smile! Parking could present a problem...however, no fault of the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Busy place.
    suzanneruggles
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed out meal quite a bit. Unfortunately it was over shadowed by a 30 minute wait for out 9:00pm reservations. It would have been for our bar tab (while we waited) to at least been transferred to our table. Instead, I spent almost 10 minutes paying our tab at the busy bar while my husband and sine finally went to a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Menu was limited, portions small food quality and taste good. Need more dishes with vibrant taste.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was fantastic! The ahi tuna appetizer was some of the best tuna I've had, and the server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.