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About Ambrozia Bar and Bistro
Ambrozia Bar and Bistro is a neighborhood café located in North Asheville next to scenic Beaver Lake. It features modern American cuisine with a twist. The ever changing menu specializes in farm fresh local ingredients. The quaint atmosphere is modern and comfortable. The Bar is wine focused with local and craft beers, specialty cocktails and a full service bar. Professional and knowledgeable service can be expected from the friendly Ambrozia staff. Open for dinner and Sunday brunch with ample parking in the Beaver Lake Shopping Center. Reservations are recommended.
Asheville, NC 28804
American, Southern, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch 10:30-2
Beaver Lake Shopping Center
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full service catering company that can accommodate any type of event or cuisine needed.
Large parking lot located right in front of the restaurant in the Beaver lake Shopping Center.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Ambrozia Bar and Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Girls night out and we had a blast. Fun, laid back environment and great friendly service. Food was very creative and fantastic. Lots of choices from burgers to upscale. Also great for brunch. We love this place. Recommend lobster pot pie, Bison short ribs, oysters, deviled eggs, and all the desserts.
We had dinner here on NYE and it was a last minute trip to Asheville. I needed to find a place quickly for dinner and we are very glad we found Ambrozia. It was a pre fixed menu, 5 courses, and I can honestly say we truly enjoyed every single course. We are very picky since we are fortunate enough to eat at a lot of great places throughout the country, but rarely do we not have a negative thing to say about any of the courses.
We also had one vegiterian in our group, two of the courses didn’t have a vegiterian option. Emailed them, they said no problem. Often you find places kind of just throwing something together for that one person but they had two amazing subsitition our daughter truly enjoyed.
Thanks for a great NYE meal!
Such a great dining experience for us during our weekend getaway to Asheville. With so many restaurants to choose from, we got lucky with this one. Great service, cocktails, flavors and options! We tried the beets/goat cheese risotto, deviled eggs, butter lettuce salad, Bar burger, Veggie burger and Cod fish. PLUS the rolls were amazing (salty) but just add the butter! Ginger beer, Rosè & Pinot Grigio rounded out our palates. We didn’t have great cell service but managed to get a enough to order a ride back to the hotel. Locals & visitors should check this gem out!!
We began our meals with a bottle of Tempernillo, it was good. We shared an appetizer of mussels, they were okay and too salty. I had the stuffed chili rileno with sides and it was okay and once again too salty but very pricey at 24.00 bucks. I felt it was worthy of 12.00 bucks. My husband had the chicken and dumplings and enjoyed it very much but again very pricey at 24.00. Honestly I would not go back. Overall it was just ok and too expensive for such dishes. I am not opposed to spending money on good food.
Great small plates, which easily make a meal, along with full entrees and a bar menu available at tables. Smart friendly service. Innovative food - with rifts on the everyday such as deconstructed Chicken and Dumplings - a whole leg and thigh - more chicken with gnocchi and whole baby grilled carrots - wonderful.
We had a great time! Wednesday half price bottles of wine so we had a lot of fun!
We just ordered off the bar menu, which was very good. The restaurant menu looked great though. Overall we had a great time and we will go again. Good to have something on the North side of town that isn't pizza or mexican!
A study in blandness. I had noticed that Ambrosia changed its dinner menu. I had never been too excited about its previous menu, so I had high expectations.
I really wanted to like it. For me, it's one of our few neighborhood restaurants. Unfortunately, my expectations were dashed.
The chile relleno was beautifully fried, but it had no taste. Worse, the accompanying sauce was more like a marinara sauce which is completely inappropriate for a Mexican relleno. One dining companion ordered fried chicken and found the sauce to be strange and, of course, bland. My first course was grilled octopus and fingerling potatoes. The octopus tasted exactly the same as smoked oysters in a tin. All of the entrees were in the $25 range (cheap in NYC, but expensive for Asheville).
Sadly, I cannot recommend this restaurant.
We will be making the drive from south to north Asheville frequently in the future. Excellent food, with extra little touches to make it remarkable (fried clams atop the already clam rich chowder; tender shiitakes with the Bison Short Ribs; crispy bacon and a perfect poached egg on the sautéed brussel sprouts.) Good sized dining rooms, plenty of free parking, and knowledgeable friendly service made for a perfect evening.
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