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Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine
Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine

Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine Details

  • 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: Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish
  • 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 (828) 277-1510

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sweeten Creek Road
  • 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 Enotecca (Italian 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "I dine here often. We come for dinner by ourselves, with our friends and as often as possible. This visit was to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday and we were not disappointed. The food ans service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is nestled amongst several great restaurants in the Biltmore Estate area and serves pretty good food but not great! Would go back occasionally!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Second visit and first time for dinner. Had lunch here a few months ago and wanted to try dinner this time. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service just like last time. Trout and red snapper entrees were both full of flavor. With appetizer and a shared desert we left quite full and happy. Emily is attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Will return next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We are from Northern Virginia, so eating at Rezaz is a destination dining experience for us when we visit Western North Carolina. Don't make your meal selection until you hear the specials, which use the best fresh, local ingredients. My son had the duck confit appetizer with French green beans. He does not eat vegetables, but ate most of the green beans because they were the perfect accompaniment to the crispy duck skin. I had the red snapper special, which was beautifully seared and perfectly paired with summer vegetables. Save room for the chocolate ganache torte with sorbet. Follow server's recommendation on wine selection and you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Rezaz's is one of Asheville's gems. The food is always superb: delightfully presented, with wonderful accompaniments, the menu is interesting, and the waitstaff very professional. There's a nice bar, tasteful decor with soft lighting. Don't overlook this when searching for restaurants in the Asheville area. I used to always take business guests here before I retired because the food was sure to please (and there is something for everyone), the restaurant was quiet enough to have conversations, great wine list, nice mixed drinks at the bar."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Rezaz has a relatively eclectic menu and ambiance/vibe that made our meal fantastic. We started with the calamari and shrimp, which is not traditional calarmari at all. Instead it is tossed in some sort of sweet and sour sauce, which made for a new and interesting experience. My boyfriend absolutely loved it. We both enjoyed our main courses; I got the special and he got a beef kabob. Both were cooked very well. We shared a Reese's bombe for dessert, which is basically peanut butter mouse encased in chocolate: aka amazing. Service was good. Parking was a bit tricky, and I believe I was unknowingly served a Pepsi when I asked for Coke, but overall a great time. Very foodie-friendly."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Rezaz is and has been our favorite dining venue for years. Not only for celebrations, romantic moments but just for a pleasant lunch or dinner with friends. The food is the best in Asheville and the servers are professionals you will see for many years. Rezaz is beyond 5 stars in Asheville."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I've visited Rezaz twice before and really enjoyed the experience so it was an easy choice when I was passing through town. The waiter forgot to bring us our drink order but brought us a plate of quite stale bread and our side order of fries. I had to chase him down to ask for our drinks and again for fresh bread. Once our lunch arrived, it was of the same quality I remembered, except there was no dressing at all on the salad. That was the first time I had been there for lunch, so perhaps that was the difference."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Nice place with good menu choices. Everything was very good with the exception of the paella - it was so salty it was almost inedible."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We've never been disappointed at Rezaz. The food is exquisite, the service is impeccable, and the prices are not the typical exorbitant prices you so often see in Asheville. Creative presentation; fantastic flavor."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I have dined at Rezaz about a dozen times. No matter who I introduce the restaurant to, they all think it's wonderful. And so do I. I am so glad Rezaz is in Asheville. I will continue to dine at this lovely restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Interesting blend of seasonings and local ingredients produce extraordinary dishes. Had to return for a second experience. Reasonably priced."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were referred by a friend. Not expecting much we were pleasantly surprised. We went early (5:15pm) and were warmly greeted and quickly seated. The waiter was great, just enough attention, not too much or too little. The food was excellent. The spices used were unique and very tasty. The Paella was the best my wife and I ever had. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everyone at our table of four thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious. And our server, Bonnie, was excellent! She was humorous, competent, and attentive without being overbearing. This was not our first visit to Reza's and we'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was outstanding - server volunteered details of the special as well as answered questions most satisfactorily regarding other dishes. We were not hurried yet server was most attentive without hovering over us. Our menu choices were definitely palate pleasers - outstanding preparation & presentation. A perfect evening - thank you chef Raza and staff."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Rezaz has always delivered consistently delicious, unique and inspired food. It's our "special occasion" treat that has never failed. Great food. Great services. Great Atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Rezaz's never is disappointing,,,,,menu, food, wine and service is usually top-notch. We had to wait a long time for our check which become a bit irritating but certainly didn't ruin the night."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Made reservations here. Combo of foods is great and wine is great too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was my third trip here, and I will definitely be back. Everything from the food to the service is exceptional. The menu is imaginative, extensive, and perfectly executed. Compared to other restaurants in the area the prices are a real bargain too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Just two visits into it, this is now my favorite area restaurant! That's saying a lot because there are many dining choices in Asheville and some good restaurants. Here, however, the food is unbeatable: great presentation, wonderful (sometimes unexpected) blending flavors. and most of the entrees are very healthy for you. Servers are attentive. Decor is charming: tables are arranged in small privacy groupings separated by beaded curtains with jazz playing softly in the background. Overall, an experience to enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. We had a wonderful meal, great service, and will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Rezaz is consistently at the top of the list for quality food in Asheville. The menu is creative and always evolving with new dishes that display the talents of the Chef and the Kitchen. Even the standard Reza Mezze evolves with the trio consisting of different elements from time to time, for example on our visit it featured a standard but excellent hummus, muhhrahia and a creamy and slightly tangy babaganoush, far from the standard item. The lamb shank, a favorite for me, was presented quite differently than in the past with an herby broth and citrus salsa to complement the perfectly done shank and the foil of jasmine rice. My partner tried the Braised Meatball, a blend of beef cuts with a boiled egg center, adventurous and successful."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I come to Asheville a couple of times a year and always eat at Rezaz. Must have a new chef now: in the past before the meal there were wonderful and unique crackers served. Not this time. Mediocre bread. The grilled romaine salad was not as in the past. The seared tuna special did not taste like fresh tuna. While the wait person was certainly pleasant, the service was slow. I will continue coming to Rezaz and hopefully for a better experience the next time."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I've only been lucky enough to eat here for lunch on multiple occasions but the food is always excellent and reasonably priced. There are always different tastes to choose from on the menu so you can satisfy a variety of personalities in your group. I have heard dinner is also very nice."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Always enjoy going here. Great food. A real cut about."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "for a special dinner. They are from France and had their own restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL for many years. The food was wonderful and we had a delightful evening!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "From the grilled Romaine salad to the paella, steak, and lamb shank entrees, every preparation was original, brilliant in concept and adept in execution."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food & service was great. We got a lady minute reservation on a Sunday night in a touristy area of Asheville...hoping for the best! We we not disappointed. The food was great & our server a delight. He made a couple of recommendations which were spot on."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My parents and I decided to dine at Rezaz to celebrate my dad's and my birthday (his was on 05/20 and mine was on 05/24) My dad especially wanted to go there because of the Paella which he has said is the best he has EVER had. I had made a mention in the Special Request section on Open Table that I was on a special diet. The first thing our waitress (Elizabeth) did was mention that she saw that someone was on a special diet and said that she would take care of me which she did. The food was FANTASTIC!! and our waitress was knowledge and helpful without being pushy. She and Rezaz truly made my 30th birthday one I will never forget :)"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Amazing dinner with wonderful service. Food was out of this world. Everything was PERFECT!!! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Asheville has many great restaurants but we keep coming back to Rezaz when we visit. Try the Turkish Pizz, wild boar sausage and the snapper - awesome. Great desserts though we went for the mezze and found the cake dry. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had not been here in a while. I was glad to find that their high standards were still spot on. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food and the atmosphere make eating at REZAZ a real treat. The staff is spot on in service... It is a romantic place to dine."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This was one of the best meals and restaurant experiences my wife and I have had in Asheville. As vegetarians, we’re always concerned about the number of options, but were pleased to see immediately that this would not be a problem. The vegan plate had a dazzlingly array of wonderfully seasoned and tasty dishes, as did the smaller plates we ordered beforehand. The wine menu was extensive, and the server was a professional. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I really like Rezaz and have been several times. The special red snapper was outstanding. I have ordered lamb dishes before, and they were very good. This time, however, the special lamb dish was a total miss. A little chopped up and too cooked lamb buried in some kind of sauce that wasn't very complimentary - though it did totally cover the lamb taste...which, if you want lamb is kind of off-point unless it isn't very good lamb. Served with a stack of square fries (?). I had about three bites. They did take this off my bill. Therefore, the mixed review: I will go back to Rezaz but I won't have any lamb. Otherwise, it was very good!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Its all about the food at Reza's. Combinations of foods and a fusion of cultures create flavors that are both unique and delicious."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my mom here for Mother's Day, unaware that they had a special menu for the evening. My mom got a watermelon arugula salad that was quite possibly the best salad I've ever tasted (she said the same). Frank, our server, was very well educated and personable. The ambiance was nice and mellow. I'll definitely be going back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "One of our favorite places in Asheville for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had the most professional waitress I have ever encountered in all of Asheville."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Piccata style monkfish was outstanding. The fish was cooked perfectly and flavors were expertly balanced. I've never had a bad meal here."
    Dined on 5/8/2014