Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder
Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder

Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sevensows.com/
  • Phone: 8282552592x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Mike Moore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder
Seven Sows is a restaurant which focuses on an impressionable and memorable dining experience with down to earth decor, warm and friendly service and delicious food and drink rooted in the nostalgia of our heritage and our past. Seven Sows sets out to embody the interpretation of a southern focused cuisine with impressions of French and modern American techniques and above all a boundless and bold creative spirit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)neighborhood gem (46)special occasion (39)great for outdoor dining (36)hot spot (24)good for groups (23)romantic (21)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (10)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (4)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Drinks were great. Our waitress was also fantastic. The hostess was not attentive. We arrived early and were happy to sit at the bar, and after our reservation time passed and we finished our drinks at the bar, we noticed empty tables and no new patrons arriving and yet we continued toe was ready we could have a booth but never came over to get us. He approached her again 30 minutes after our reservation and she told him she wasn't sure what we wanted to do...? Compliments to the chef on outstanding gnochi, beet salad, and of course the mini apple pie...Yum.We sampled many of the small plates and enjoyed each one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bourbon and Bacon, Oh my!
    Jimmy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    What a great evening at Seven Sows. Inexplicably, the restaurant wasn't full on this Saturday night. They should be! A terrific atmosphere lends itself to a fun and casual night of food and drink experimentation. I am not a big bourbon fan but the taster flight was really a fun way to sample the best of Kentucky. My wife's Cosmo was perfectly prepared by the talented mixologists. The food, from the amazing octopus appetizer to the fabulous Sea Bass preparation was top notch. Over all, a must visit in the competitive Asheville foodie scene. 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was my husbands birthday and was very easy to book through open table. Once we arrived the server brought us to the table but i preferred a booth instead witch they were eager to oblige. Everything from the beginning to the end was superb. Food was so amazing our eyes were rolling to back of our heads and the service was impeccable. I recommend the porterhouse steak for two, it was so mouth watering delicious and more for like 3. Will be visiting very soon again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fridayinasheville
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had reservation for six and they accommodated us very well. Lovely array of salads, starters and entrees. We particularly enjoyed the bourbon cocktails, fried chicken and porterhouse. Would certainly bring out-of-town friends here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie paradise
    KlepVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    An often overlooked modern south/ farm to table gem. Fans of shows like top chef will love the presentation, creativity, and above all- flavors. The sauces, purées, dusts, etc always highlight the amazing proteins. We had excellent grilled octopus, and amazing duck. Definitely recommended. On par with any of ashevilles excellent dining destinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint
    GandKDVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have eaten at Seven Sows for brunch and dinner several times. We are never disappointed in the quality of the food or service. This evening we both had the fried chicken and it was delicious, tender and juicy, while crisply fried. The accompanying side dish of mac and cheese is the best ever!! Definitely worth a visit if you are in downtown Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • heritageman
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    restaurant was not over crowded , very interesting menu , excellent food with a Southern flavor good background music, Expensive but worth it.We are local with out of town guests - they were. Impressed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a great night here. The bar is fantastic! Food was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Full package
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good quality food, great cocktails, great service and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very different.
    rainy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    It is so nice to see a chef try new things, or in this case, variations on old favorites. Chicken livers, were perfect and the Fried chicken was tender and very moist. Bacon in Apple Pie? yup, loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 11 Sows
    agoodeater
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were 11 women-10 over 65 and 1 over 35. We had the BEST time. Our waitress was stupendous. We gave her a 25% tip on a $500+ bill! The bourbon flight was fun, but the best we tried was the Raj gin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pork Pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    had the pork cheeks appetizer, yum. Striped North Carolina Bass was great and ended with the apple pie. Perfect. Service was great. There was an error in an order and what was delivered and it was handled quickly and with a smile. Will definately go back. Love the interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asheville's Best
    LonnieB
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The most amazing dining and drinking experience in WNC. At the bar, Malcolm asked a few questions and then presented me with an amazing creation he called "Let There Be Bourbon". He is the true definition of a mixologist. A fantastic craft cocktail experience as well as educational. The meal from appetizers to desserts was a truely unique experience invoking childhood memories of my southern heritage and at the same time dazzling us with modern technique. From the exotic charred octopus to the nostalgic yam hand pie, it was a most memorable journey. Our server Barbara was an attentive and helpful guide brought this experience including catering to the dietary needs of one member of our party. Seven Sows is a true gem for WNC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm those chicken livers
    foodforthought
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My friend and I were not too hungry so we shared a delicious salad and each had a appetizer of 6 Virginia oysters (specially priced for the evening) and we also each had the fried chicken liver appetizer and it was really good. Also the mixologist did a great job on a perfect manhattan. Nice place for a casual dinner. We saw several dinner size orders of fried chicken pass by that looked amazing. Don't even think this is Kentucky fried...the food is sophisticated and tasty and the staff is proud of what they serve. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    Dinner42
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Looking for a trendy place with good food for our first anniversary Seven Sows did not disappoint. Less busy than some of the other popular places in downtown Asheville, the food was creative, fresh, and delicious. While I wouldn't call the spot "romantic", it had character and the service was excellent. No disappointments here, a solid bet for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for reknowned fried chicken
    wellsss
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Chicken was not what we expected and all was over-priced. Mac n cheese was really good, but very small portions of all for the $. We left hungry. Nice indoor ambiance and the service was pretty good but the patio was annoyingly noisy from neighboring establishments and parking.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun place to try small plates
    DebFl
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We sampled several small plates which were very good and the apple pie which was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Spot in Asheville
    JuxtaposeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We made a trip up to Asheville for a Foodie get-away. We hit many of the top rated and most popular restaurants and this was by far our favorite. We had an engaging and knowledgable waitress. The charcuterie plate was innovative and multifaceted and the octopus was out of this world. Any time I see octopus on a menu it is my go-to; however the execution on this dish was excellent. It was poached and grilled rendering it the most tender I've ever had and an instant favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricey for what you get.
    helinasgold
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was disappointed with the trout dish I ordered. Very little fish for the price. The tomatoes and mozzarella salad was pathetic. There was hardly any mozzarella! This was our 5th time eating at the restaurant and will be our last.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Durhamfoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Seven Sows strives for customer satisfaction! We missed our Open Table reservation due to heavy traffic in Asheville. We were so disappointed. Amazingly Seven Sows called us and rescheduled within 20 minutes of our original time. This was a first for us. We were so impressed. Not to mention that the service and especially the meal was one of the best we have had in Asheville . We will certainly return to Seven Sows on our next trip to Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rascal
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great regional dishes done to perfection. Super whiskey menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Save your money go to Early Girl
    SkipIt
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I was really excited about trying this new restaurant. The Fried Chicken is good but not as good as King Daddy's Chicken and Waffles in West Asheville and three times as expensive. The $32 steak with french fries was just a little disappointing. The Hush puppies and Pimento Cheese dip was delicious. Overall I think I would have loved this place if it were not so over priced for what you get. Early Girl Eatery serves locally sourced southern Inspired food at half or even a third the price. Save your money. Go to Early Girl on Wall Street in Asheville instead.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SO HAPPY!
    HappyKentuckian
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My group was weary of the choice I made, but have been singing my praises every since! Being from Kentucky we appreciated the Bourbon menu and the food was out of this world! Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adventuresome Menu
    FamilyfromAsheville
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Seven Sows delivers on its adventuresome menu of Southern food. Everything we ordered was interesting and extremely tasty. The booths are cozy but overall it is a noisy restaurant. But then, what restaurant isn't these days? The four of us - all from Asheville and moderately serious foodies - had a great time and would go back again. We recommend the trout, pork belly and fried chicken wholeheartedly. Service was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvlivininAVL
    LuvsAVL
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As a person who was born and raised in the rural southeast and grew up enjoying real Southern cooking, I can honestly say this was not the traditional southern cooking my family and I so much enjoy. My husband had the fried chicken and although it was good it did not compare with the delicious fried chicken my Mother could make. The berry cobbler was downright disappointing! My son was pleased with the pork belly and I found the scallops delicious. All said we had a lovely dinner and enjoyed tasting the various flavors of rum but if you are expecting a knock your socks off southern meal you may be disappointed. I think this restaurant is trying too hard to be complex and good southern cooking does not need to be complicated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch
    MusicLover45
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was our first time dining at the restaurant and I had Sunday Brunch. The food and service was very good, with lots of different flavors in each of our dishes. We chose to eat inside but they do have a small patio for those who desire to eat outdoors. Overall would highly recommend to anyone seeking good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buddy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed our evening and will return. Food and drinks were good, good selection of bourbon, menu selection for the evening just fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lttlesb
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went there for the bourbon. Nothing else was that great.
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  • Wonderful dinner
    Melissa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As always, Seven Sows was amazing! Our server was very personable and had great recommendations for both food & drink. Make sure you try the pork cheeks oh so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service; except for hygiene
    MhartzVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was great, Pork Chop and Cheeks are outstanding. Service was wonderful, except for our server smelling like the strongest B. O. Ever...would have been perfect but we literally held our breath until our female server left.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We made a meal of small plates and loved each one! We especially enjoyed the seared scallops in light corn sauce, hush puppies with pimento cheese fondue, and steak tartar blended with ground peanuts, pickles, onion and other unusual flavors. We can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummo!
    writezoe
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our meal at Seven Sows was one of the best during our Asheville vacation. I wish we lived closer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best ribs ever
    dickweit
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant. We both enjoyed our meals. I normally do not order ribs when out, but I have to say that your ribs were the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good experience
    Nsmartist
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our third visit this summer. Dining here is different and I can't quite put my finger on what makes it different. For one thing, the staff make you feel like you belong there. I'm still exploring the menu which challenges me…that, I love. My favorite: hushpuppies and pimento cheese fondue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    Vangelique
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delectably unique culinary combos with excellent service. Prices too high given serving size and contents, but much is local and organic and preparations are very creative. Bigger complaint is most if the tables have very uncomfortable chairs. Ask for outside or a booth for better comfort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great reinvisioned southern food
    2jalapenosVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loved the atmosphere here and the simple, pared down menu. We were visiting from Chicago and wanted to eat at a restaurant with cuisine we couldn't find at home, and this absolutely fit the bill: deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes (with the scallop starter), fried chicken, cobbler. Loved the bourbon cocktails we tried, and the food was fantastic. I loved the scallops. The fried chicken was good, but wish it had been served with something acidic -- maybe a green salad with lemon or something pickled. (The mac and cheese was lovely but made the whole dish pretty heavy.) That cobbler! Order that cobbler. Simple, not too sweet, and generally un-mucked around with. Perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Austin1040VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've visited quite a few of the highly rated Asheville restaurants based on reviews on open table and finally we found one that lived up to the hype. Interesting, tasty cocktails, unique appetizers, well-prepared entrees, and an exceptional dessert made the evening a joy. The menu is a bit limited but everything we had was well conceived and nicely prepared. My friends and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back!
    SDE1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    As usual - great food and service. Top notch place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Should have known
    DisappointedinAsheville
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    When I went to Open table, This was one of the few restaurants that had a 7PM table for four available. This should have been a sign on a Saturday night in Asheville. Take an earlier (or later) table at another spot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most food great, service was off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was an unusual experience because some of the good was great, amazing even, but some was just not right. Ribs were amazing but the shrimp and grits are not really shrimp and grits - they are fired polenta sticks and nothing like shrimp and grits. This would have been a 4 star rating but the service was off. We had a table of 6 and they served our meals in groups of two over a 10 to 15 minute period of time. It made for an awkward meal since some people had their food and they could either eat when no one else was eating or let their food get cold. Curate was leaps and bounds above this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate