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  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://tableasheville.com
  • Phone: (828) 254-8980
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday; 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday, Saturday; 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jacob Sessoms
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Email alicia@tableasheville.com if you are interested in being on our mailing list for quarterly wine dinners, anniversary events, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rankin St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: On-street parking and adjacent lot on Rankin St. open to public; $1.00 parking nights and weekends.
A word from Table
Table is a small, seasonal, New American restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville. Always inventive and at times whimsical, chef Jacob Sessoms’ daily changing menu is inspired by a wealth of American culinary traditions, paying particular homage to the South. Upon opening the doors in 2005, Table committed to supporting, celebrating, and showcasing regional and sustainable agriculture. Jacob and his team foster long-standing relationships with farmers and purveyors in Western NC and throughout the Southeast. Complimenting the critically acclaimed cuisine is an equally intelligent and imaginative wine and craft cocktail list, represented both in the dining room and upstairs at The Imperial Life cocktail and charcuterie lounge. In the intimate dining room and at the small chef’s bar, a welcoming staff of service professionals ensure that guests are comfortable and well-informed. Please contact the restaurant with any questions, or better yet, stop in to say hello!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Our meal was great. Service was very good. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had lunch at Table and really liked the place. The food was excellent--terrific bread and amazing sandwiches and soup--and the service was fast and really friendly. My husband managed to put salt in his coffee and they gave him another cup. I liked the light in the room and it was surprisingly quiet for a place with lots of hard wood services. Convenient location from Malaprops and other places in downtown Asheville"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "After visiting the Table since it opened, each time we come to Asheville (from Chattanooga), and after many, many memorable meals there, our dinner this past Tuesday (8/12) was one of the most disappointing we've ever had. Too many repetitive items (Octupus on both Appetizer and Entrée groupings), and a generally uninteresting menu. We had the quail, which was just OK. The first-course of Bone Marrow -- which last time we had it was beautifully seared on top and with a lovely gel underneath, this time was pallid and appeared to have been re-heated in a microwave (altho' the bread was lovely). Interestingly, we noted Jacob was not present in the kitchen that evening. Perhaps this could have been the problem."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed the changes since my last visit, including having the Imperial Life available for indoor waits. Food was top notch again. Service was mostly good, although it got a little frenetic moving sevaral tables around to accomodate larger parties. That's normal, I'm sure, though."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We were visiting Asheville and were able to book a reservation here (beware that reservations can be hard to get downtown). We were quite pleased with the quality of food and staff attentiveness. Food was very fresh and some innovative entrees and appetizers."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food and service were stellar. Nice local seasonal items on the menu. Will be back!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Table is a farm fresh experience with cutting edge appeal. All foodies will be entranced with the menu and equally admiring of the innovative combinations of tastes. Truly a dining experience."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I would give this place a zero except the service was great I had a sea bass which had no flavor a mussel appetizer that was in a water sauce there are so many places in Asheville that are expensive and the food has taste as a side note the tables were so close together every time I moved or the man behind me moved we elbowed each other. I had to go to restroom after dinner and couldn't get out because I had to have the man behind me get up in order for me to get out so in order to avoid getting out and getting back in we skipped coffee and desert probably saved money anyway"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful food and OUTSTANDING service from Samara. We asked her to make our menu choices since we couldn't decide and they were perfect. A delightful evening."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "In planning a very special celebration dinner, we immediately thought of TABLE in downtown Asheville. Do not let the "unassuming" store front of this fine dining restaurant fool you! The food and service was outstanding and was perfect for our special evening...."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Room too loud with noise from upstairs bar andthe music in the resturant I have eaten here before. Different chef? The food was not its usual light imaginarive style; very salty, heavy. Not the light imaginative style presenting fresh local food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Table lived up to our preconceived expectations of farm to table flavor, interesting menu options, and presentation. The service was disappointing as our service came across as cold and mechanical. Maybe an off night but it didn't add to our dining pleasure for sure. We dined on a friday night and the place was lively. We felt a bit rushed thru the courses and happy to move us along. Food alone would be 5 but the rest of the experience left something to be desired. Will try again sometime."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "While spending a weekend in Asheville, we happened upon Table on OpenTable and had an amazing dining experience. We enjoyed it so much Friday night, we went back again to enjoy more of the amazing menu on Saturday night. The lamb sausage in the scallop dish is not something we will soon forget. The tuna is a must as well, but try not to miss out in the trout too! It's all so good, I would have a hard time staying away if I were fortunate enough to live in Asheville. If given the opportunity, I highly recommend you ask for Matthew as your server; he will guide you through the experience with eloquence. What an amazing time! Get there earlier in the night to avoid the loud noise from the lounge upstairs."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a Saturday night dinner - they were ready for us at reservation time, waitress knew the menu and could give us detailed information on each of the dishes. Food was good: steak tartare appetizer, scollops and marlin, tuna - all good and locally sourced. We had a birthday celebration in our group and the restaurant was acknowledging without being intrusive. Great night."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our first and last trip to Table. Food descriptions were inaccurate and pricey given portion. My fish and accompanying veggies were all mush no variation in texture. Another person in our party ordered steak but it was unrecognizable. ..sliced and inconsistent in temperature. Our dining experience lasted nearly 3 hours. It was frustrating. Even dessert was bad....sticky caramel corn, too sweet ice cream and peachless peach beignets. The wine was great!!!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "we have recommended your restaurant to others and we plan to be back. we loved the flounder and scallops and the presentation was superb."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Menu was different from menu on line, Escargot appetizer was no escargot only 3 the rest beans and pasta, salad was good, my skirt steak was very salty cold and raw, sent it back , I was told we will make you other one, the same came back, very hot plate, steak was cold the same steak very cold, veggies pancake swimming in butter."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Table had delicious food with creative twists and locally sourced ingredients. We will definitely go again when we return to Asheville!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Table is one of few restaurants that can take in any combination of local ingredients and turn them into unique culinary delights. I recommend ordering several appetizers along with an in-season entrée. The wine selection is unique and superb!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Having last dined at Table in 2010, I was pleasantly surprised to find that their novel approach to local, fresh, regional continues to surprise."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Ate here on the 4th of July. Despite the huge crowds, service and food were both very good. Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. After the fireworks, we went upstairs above the restaurant to the Imperial Life bar for dessert and a nightcap. Cool spot & by the time we were leaving, the place was packed with a dj spinning tunes."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "What a find! Loved every bite and sip at this comfortable, exceptional place. We ate at several great restaurants in Asheville. This was by far the best food and experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great variety, including many locally sourced foods, such as HNG pork. Their house salad was a marvel of simplicity and great flavor. Nice wine list with good choices at fair prices."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Everything from the appetizers, entrees, and desserts were outstanding and clearly fresh. We loved that they print the menu daily based on what is seasonal/fresh. The atmosphere and servers were classy without being snobby. We will definitely be visiting Table again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food while creative, lacked something to bring the flavors together. This left the palate wanting more. I enjoyed the space and the service was excellent. Though there is room for improvement, I would probably return to try other items on the menu."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had been meaning to go to Table for a long time, and we;re so glad we finally made it! The food was great, and we enjoyed every aspect of our experience. Thanks!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This is not as much a critical review as it is a benediction. Table provided the best overall dining experience during our trip to Asheville. The ambiance was simple elegance. Our server was very knowledgeable and amiable. The quail dinner was stunning- beautifully balanced and the chef made the chanterelles a star of the meal. The menu changes frequently to provide the freshest ingredients possible in innovative ways. If you're a proponent of the farm to table movement then you must try this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food was good, but not fabulous. our waiter was very nice, but service overall was extremely slow! I ordered hanger steak and loved the sides but steak was like rubber. The asparagus and egg appetizer was delicious."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We went to Table for a 50th birthday celebration. They were very kind to surprise my husband with a dessert with a candle in it. The food was varied and unique. The carrot appetizer was a combination of pickled carrots and cooked purple carrots, with a horseradish gelatin and preserves. So good! I had the scallops, and they were perfectly cooked and they gave me 5, which was a very generous portion. Best scallops I have ever had. My husband had the pork, and it was also perfectly cooked. The food is balanced and presented well. Try the boiled peanut hummus - interesting twist on a standard appetizer and it came with a flat bread with seeds in it. It was great. They also serve a large bread plate with olives. Service was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Fabulous pureed soup including blueberries and cucumbers and a bit of jalepeno Great shrimp salad"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I would call this high end modern. It must have been too modern for me. We had a hard time choosing what to try. My wife had the escargot and thought it was very good. I had the small salad and it was good. For our entrees she had the scallops which were very good. I had the hanger steak which tasted pretty good but was a little tough in parts. I liked the squash pancake but didn’t care for the splash of goop that ran up the plate. All in all I said we would have to give it a mixed review. The service was very good. The ambiance was a little bit industrial and the price a little too steep for the experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "First time we were there it was excellent, this time it was just average. Sam our server was excellent, knowledgable about the wines and the menu. I had forgotten how loud it gets since it's such a small place with no soft furnishings to deaden the sound. The food was ok ...the escargot , the corn was the star of the dish with the escargot mixed in, the meat balls (1 tuna 3 beef) were ok but did not go well together. Pork chop nicely cooked and the steak again nicely cooked but nothing special. We were wowed on our first visit, this time we we not. We looked at the dessert menu but passed we had gelato at home instead ...."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is probably the best meal my husband and I have had, and that's saying a lot. The quality, flavor and presentation were unbeaten."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time dining here. The food is very good. Started off with their meat/cheese platter. Their cured meats are very good and interesting. Beet salad was wonderful and chicken was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Overall, I had a great experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We love Table. We have eaten here since it first opened and we are never disappointed. The new bar upstairs is wonderful to have a hand crafted drink if your table is not ready. Love this place."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Table is one of our favorite Asheville restaurants. The food is very good, but the friendliness and energy of the wait staff really make Table a worthwhile experience. I recommend you leave the kiddies at the local zoo, and enjoy a great dinner with your significant other."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was incredible. We ordered four appetizers rather than two entrees, and they were not only filling, but absolutely delicious! Our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and patient with our chatter! It was a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I had the Hangar Steak - I high recommend it. My friend had the pasta dish, which I tasted, and it was delicious. Stuart, our server, was excellent, made suggestions, and described various dishes."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Amazing and creative menu. incrediblely well prepared and delicious food, service was outstanding ( ask for Liz). Cannot speak well enough."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We went for my birthday because the menu looked divine. After sharing about 6 small plates and a delicious bottle of wine we were left Unsatisfied, not blown away, like we had been in past experiences here. Since it was a special occasion we ordered dessert,it was horrible, indelible. The so called bread pudding was incredibly dry and hard, no flavor, except for a salty metallic after taste. There was so sauce to accompany it and the ice cream was full of ice chunks and lacked flavor. Big disappointment. On that note Our server was wonderful, attentive but not lingering and very knowledgable about the food. She promptly took dessert off our bill as well. Overall I would not return for a meal, portions small and overpriced for what you get."
    Dined on 6/11/2014