Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine
Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine

Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rezaz.com/
  • Phone: (828) 277-1510
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday : 5:30pm to close, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm to close

    Deli: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Reza Setayesh
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: An eclectic Mediterranean offering, using freshest local and regional ingredients with new Mediterranean cooking methods.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Benedetto room, a private dinning option to accommodate up to 26 guests. The Benedetto room is a perfect place to celebrate the special occasion or a business function.
  • Private Party Contact: Tucker McElroy 8282771510x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lodge Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our small private lot fills quickly, but there is plenty of free, safe street parking available in Biltmore Village
A word from Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine
Rezaz Restaurant and Wine Bar located in a historic turn of the century building where modern minimalist decor meets simple casual eloquence. The sophisticated menu emphasizes the fresh eclectic and traditional flavors of all Mediterranean countries. Chef Reza's eastern Mediterranean background and his travels within this region enables him to showcase the wealth of flavors by using spices, herbs and freshest seasonal local ingredients in all his menu offerings. Located in the heart of Biltmore Village, this warm and sleek establishment has mastered the rhythm of great food, superior wines, and excellent friendly service.
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Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (176)special occasion (113)neighborhood gem (103)romantic (71)notable wine list (69)great for lunch (61)good for groups (50)hot spot (41)late-night find (16)great for brunch (15)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Very nice evening. Lamb shanks and paella exceptional. Appetizers were ordinary. Service good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best fine dining spots in Asheville.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Everything was great appetizers to desserts . Great presentation and excellent flavors. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Rezaz last week and the food was excellent! From the appetizers to the wonderful rice pudding dessert, we were impressed with all courses. We come to Rezaz for special occasions every few years and are never disappointed! Our waiter was also excellent--informative, but non-obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous
    KenCookieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was yummy. The server was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The standouts from what we had included: Appetizers - Turkish Simit (fonduta dip, white truffle oil, sesame) Mezzes - Octopus (tender, apple fennel remoulade, paprika, aged sherry vinaigrette); Shrimp & Calamari (sweet sour spicy glaze, scallions, sesame seed) Entrees - Braised Lamb Shank (white bean stew, kale, parmesan, mint pesto, aged balsamic) Vegetables - Brussel sprouts, ginger maple syrup Desserts - Chocolate Ganache Torte (Flourless chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, orange granita, feuillentine flakes, port drizzle); Parisian Rice Pudding (amazing!!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • daisybug
    daisybug
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Excellent food and service! Recommended by a friend!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portions a little small
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Portions were small in my 'box lunch', especially the lentils. Otherwise- great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Times!
    Chip
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Completely enjoyed our dinner at Rezaz. What started as a quiet and romantic dinner for two ended as a group of 9. The food was outstanding, service great, quick, friendly. I love the atmosphere and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find in Asheville
    iclown4u
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was a wonderful experience. The service was great and the food was excellent. The menu had a good variety for all taste pallets. Although we are not wine connoisseurs, the Malbec we had was very good. This is definitely a nice local find in the Asheville, NC area. Using Open Table made making reservations very easy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We read about Rezaz online and it didn't disappoint at all. Our table of 3 shared the calamari and a grilled romaine salad. Both were excellent. For entrees we had the snapper special, the pork tenderloin special and a small paella. The pork was the winner at the table with a sweet potato purée that made it a wonderful fall treat. The paella was disappointing as it was very salty, especially the chorizo. Described as a unique "wet" paella, there was nothing unique about this dish. We ended with bowls of spiced fig and cinnamon gelato which were incredible. Would definitely return when in Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Had guest from out of town and we were all thrilled. Waitress, Bonnie, was friendly, knowledgeable about wines and menu, and attentive,. Dinner was delicious! Staff was welcoming! Can't wait to go back. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly good
    SiouxBlue42VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This was my third visit. The food is consistanly good, cretive, and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good menu
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We enjoyed our meal ,the service was terrific, seated quickly and orders taken promptly. A very interesting menu and an adequate wine list. The food was great and our server had knowledge of all the ingredients used in each of the meals on offer and she was very helpful. we will come back.
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  • Delicious
    MrsMurphy
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We visited for lunch while on vacation at the recommendation from a local in Asheville. Mediterranean Box and Shawarma was incredible with a bottle of Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay. Ben the manager was incredibly hospitable and even let us meet Reza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • phoebe
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Made the reservation days ahead. No problem, we were seated in about 5 minutes of arriving even though the resturant was very busy. Had great servvice and ordered off the evening specials items. I would definitely recommend this resturant but get a reservation during peak seasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite place
    rrvbprof
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Been eating at Rezaz's since just after it opened and have never been disappointed. Shrimp and calamari appetizer alone (though portion has shrunk a bit over the years ) is worth the trip and the diverse changing menu and specials keep it interesting. Friendly attentive service and casual elegant setting add to the pleasure. One of our favorite spots in Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Awesome Dining Experience
    Penneelk
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We dine at Rezaz every time we visit Asheville. The food, service, and ambience is amazing. The flavors of the dishes are spectacular. I have always been delighted with my meal. The wines by the glass are excellent, as are the craft beers. Rezaz is also a delightful place for meeting after work to have a drink and sample of the small plates (appetizers or mezzes). I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIMPLY FABULOUS!
    Lajla
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Asheville - fresh, healthy, and creative. Absolutely beautiful food! Staff is attentive and professional. Overall A++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    lulupics
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Dinner was wonderful. Interesting combination of flavors, seasonal options like butternut and brussel sprouts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We keep coming back. You will too.
    SceneItAll2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Rezaz has a wonderful menu and an equally wonderful staff to make food and wine suggestions and serve. We keep coming back. You will too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't Disappoint
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My out-of-town guest ordered the sirloin burger. I ordered the calamari and shrimp salad. Both were exceptional. Rezaz is a preferred restaurant of mine. I've recommended it to several friends; they all enjoy it. Great service, great food; comfortable, inviting setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance
    Wisdomswords
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The shrimp and calamari were excellent, a nice blend of flavors. We split the filet special, which was good but came out cool along with the vegetables. We were tired so ate it anyway but would have normally sent it back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Rezaz !
    MickeyH
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I have eaten at Rezaz three times and have recommended it to friends and clients. I love the ambience. The food is delicious and a refreshing change from the ordinary. It's not really a complaint but I wish they would have more specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Friends from out town came for lunch and we had a delightful one! Cool, crisp day and the lamb stew, seafood Catalan, and chicken tangene did not disappoint! The lunch "boxes" are perfect! Bon Appetit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Lunch
    suprfood
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Exceptional service! Most enjoyable first time experience. We will come again and recommend the restaurant to our friends. All: ask for Elizabeth!! She was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food, staff friendly
    David
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was, as always, excellent, the staff were friendly and helpful, but the service was a bit slow. Occasionally, we felt forgotten. However, this is one of our favorite restaurants, and we'll continue to enjoy meals at Rezas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were visiting Grove Park Inn and wanted to dine off premise. Rezaz was a great find tucked away in the Biltmore Sqare. The food was fabulous a gem any Foodie would appreciate. Service was excellent and the entire staff made us feel welcome. I would give this a five star rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything my girlfriend and I was excellent. We are only sorry that we didn't save room for dessert, but there was so much great eating before then. Our server was busy but attentive. It was a bit on the "energetic" side for a quiet romantic dinner, but in the end, what mattered most was the tasty food. We can recommend everything we ate--the olives, the Rezaz Mezza, halibut, romaine, goat cheese ravioli...I should stop before I get hungry again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is always wonderful, fresh, perfectly seasoned and cooked.....a great experience and we go every year we head to Asheville for Fall foliage
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way better than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We weren't expecting such a nice restaurant. I had filet mignon, never had better. My wife had halibut, delicious. Goat cheesecake was great and unique way to finish the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decompress and Enjoy
    RelaxedinVinings
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This restaurant was a treat; fun food, a bit edgy, and very tasty. From the appetizers on to the desserts, this restaurant is creative. Presentation was excellent and flavors were great. We tried three appetizers including the fried manchego with honey, lamb pizza etc. I was particularly happy to be able to order a half size entree of the scallops and they did NOT disappoint. Desserts included some real winners. Another nice feature was that the tables were not crammed together so there was room to spread out a bit. In all an excellent experience and a good way to see a different part of Asheville (ie the village area and not the downtown).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Foodiemom
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It is always a treat to eat at Rezaz. The food is interesting and there are great choices and always interesting specials. It is hard to make a decision, but everyone in our party was pleased with the choice they had made. It was a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biltmore village specialty
    golfergal
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Located in Biltmore village area, it is deceiving when you enter since the dining area is actually separate from a take out counter area. It was dark entering the first room but once inside the restaurant section, things were busy. The service was good and the dinners also very good. Crowded so be sure to make a reservation. We went on a Tuesday night.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant never ceases to amaze me. It just gets better and better. Can't wait to come back. The halibut was perfect and my husband had the PRIME pork tenderloin. The owner/chef is amazing with the preparations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful find!
    kcolli
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We spent the morning at the Biltmore Estate and then had a late lunch here. The service was fabulous and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Absolutely wonderful!
    luckylady
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have been eating at Rezaz' since they opened. I have NEVER had less than great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Wonderful dining experience for my birthday!! Very attentive staff. Thank you again Rezzaz.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in Asheville
    winedoctor
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Rezaz is a regular spot for us when we're in Asheville, and we dined there with friends to celebrate our anniversary this time. Everyone's meal was superb. The Rezaz Mezzez appetizer was excellent, and my braised lamb shank was tender and flavorful. I can't say enough good things about it and it is highly recommended!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    JandD
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Went to Rezaz to meet friends we haven't seen in years. Great dinner, wine, and service. My lamb shank was excellent, as was the goat cheese cheesecake. Our guests were impressed and we really enjoyed ourselves. Frank our server was great. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungrytraveller
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    A great choice next to Biltmore Village with Contemporary/Mediterranean decor. Frank, our waiter, suggested several items from the menu, many of which we tried, and all were outstanding. One menu item, the lamb shank, was particularly delicious...fall-off-the-bone tender and wonderfully seasoned. During our stay in Asheville, we tried several excellent restaurants, but Rezaz was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Freebird1VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Food And service is always outstanding. One the Best Places in Asheville to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate