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Ambrozia Bar and Bistro

4.4
564 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Friday 11-2
Tuesday-Thursday5-CL
Friday-Saturday 5-CL
Sunday Brunch 10:30-2
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Phone number
(828) 350-3033
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sam Etheridge
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Catering
Full service catering company that can accommodate any type of event or cuisine needed.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beaver Lake Shopping Center
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Parking details
Large parking lot located right in front of the restaurant in the Beaver lake Shopping Center.
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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
What 564 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.5
service
4.2
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4.0
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Another delicious brunch at Ambrosia! We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We always try to dine at Ambrozia when we plan to be on the north side of town. We have never been disappointed but this time out was exceptionally creative and delicious. We are pescatarians so we shared a seasonal salad, a fish dish and an eggplant dish. Everything was on point.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Pre race dinner for the Ville to Ville relay race. Good value good food nice people.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great find. The food was very good and the service was excellent. If you go, sit on the bar side and ask for Elijah. He was an excellent server, made a great wine recommendation and was very personable.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The burger was great, but the fries were way to greasy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always worth the short drive north of downtown Asheville for an excellent menu - lots of variety, innovative preparations expertly cooked. Knowledgeable friendly service and tables spaced a respectful distance apart. The huge soft shell crab was simply lightly floured and sautéed to perfection, the scallops and grits superb.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ambrozia has a fantastic staff with congenial service standards. The food is interesting and extremely tasty. We went for Easter Brunch and loved the creative 4 course menu and great Bloody Marys. The Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs appetizer was awesome. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wow, what a surprise! Pulled into the parking lot and thought “swing and a miss,” after the dining experience I was reminded “don’t judge a book by its cover!”

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was very tasty. Slightly pricey.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Hidden gem. Worth the short drive outside of downtown.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Ambrozia was excellent at handling our large group! They provided a kids menu and even made an effort for our ketogenic members. The service was prompt and they custom crafted drinks for several of us. Definitely will go there again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Sunday brunch with live music is a not to miss. Farm to table . Food +++

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great all the way around! Great food, great service, great value for a 4-course brunch. Served smaller courses so the whole meal could be thoroughly enjoyed and not leave stuffed. Courses well spaced apart; not on top of the previous course and not a lag in receiving the next course. Quiche was wonderful! Would return again in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always great food - unusual food but always great!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Service was good. I got a burger and it was literally to tall to fit in my mouth. It tasted fine, but was so uncomfortable to eat and messy since I couldn’t get it in my mouth that it was difficult to visit with my friend.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Special attention paid when staff found out it was a birthday celebration. A lovely meal without being rushed.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Quickly becoming our favorite restaurant in Asheville. Just north of town - easy parking. Always an innovative menu. Bison short-ribs with cauliflower "risotto" is a large "small" plate - wonderful. Chicken and dumplings with a braised breast and wing, grilled carrots, butter-beans and gnocchi - splendid riff on a country favorite. Great friendly knowledgeable service.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The greeting, the table, the food and service were all positive experiences. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Chose this gem for an early pre concert meal and was delighted with everything. Creative menu, lots of small plates and bar menu to allow ample sampling. Super nice and efficient server. Side room with the small bar is intimate. A delightful dinner experience, recommend highly!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great spot for brunch. Will most certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

On my birthday I took 5 other folks out to Ambrozia for dinner. We had champagne and red meat and cake and a really fine time. Our waitress April was attentive and lovely and extremely personable. Thanks for a great evening.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We showed up for our lunch reservation and couldn’t find a parking space. I ran inside leaving my husband to look for a spot and the desk person shrugged and said they were busy and offered no advise.

Food was good but the restaurant has become over loved. The floors walls seating and general decor are tired.

Their food is still very tasty but the ambiance and lack of adequate parking drags down my opinion. We used to really enjoy eating here.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We have visited the restaurant and suggested it to friends. Overall the experience was good but could have been better.
First, I ordered a glass of red wine from the menu. I was told that the wine was not available. I ordered another glass and was told there was only enough left for a half of glass. Strike two! On the third glass, I was rewarded as it was in stock. It was good but not my first choice. How can you run out of wine on a Tuesday night?

I ordered the burger and it was good. Possibly a little overdone. The fries were cold. My wife ordered the pot pie which she wasn't thrilled with. Very liquidy and not a great deal of meat! Bread and music were great.

We'd still come back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This place exceeded our expectations. We came with a group off ten for sunday brunch. We were given a reminder the day prior for our reservation. We were immediately seated in a quiet room set for ten. Service was pristine and our waiter was on top of his coffee and water refills. He was very informative about the menu and offered advice on his favorites. The four course brunch was to die for and was evenly spaced out. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS. Would highly recommend. Hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Entertaining friends from SC. Loved everything but my beet risotto was amazing.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

My wife ordered her burger medium and it came out rare. They obviously took it back and cooked it longer. We take advantage of the Tuesday nite burger and beer for $10. Just realize that it is a half beer. This is a good value. I would tend to stay away from the small plates as I have found them to be very, very small.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food and service were great, portions on tile fish entree and pot pie were lacking, especially for the price but tastes were ameazing! They left the casing on the sausage for the meat and cheese plate, bathroom ceiling is falling and the overhead light fixtures were burned. They could step it up a knocth and get 5 stars.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Used Open Table to reserve for Valentines' Day. I did not realize that it was a set menu and $65 per person. The food was just barely okay. Definitely not worth $65 per person. I think that this is a better restaurant than my experience attests to. I need to go back on a normal night. I wish that they had offered their normal menu.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing menu! Always unforgettable.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The Brunch was absolutely perfect. The portions were just right and the bread basket was heavenly --- such taste morsels. We ordered the 4 course and just didn't eat everything but because the portions were appropriately sized we did eat enough of each.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Splendid!
Great food and great service!
We had a lovely meal with good friends.
Our server, Andrew, was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food, service, and company were amazing! Already planning to come back

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Lots of sauces and presentation but the fish smelled a bit fishy and had no flavor

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Woody was a wonderful server-Happened to go on Restaurant week.
Wonderful meals-Fried chicken and Seafood stew delightful. Love their brunch menu and
value. Neighborhood favorite

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Great restaurant loved by us locals!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was really good. The service tonight was not as good as it usually is.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This place can be good or it can be very bad. It is rarely very good. Nonetheless, this inconsistency is very problematic for any credible restaurant. The only reason that I continue to go to Ambrosia is its location in North Asheville, very close to where I live. The options are not very good in this neighborhood, so Ambrosia is an option, albeit a poor option.

I ordered fish and chips. The fist was not particularly crisp and overly breaded. The chips were, in fact, French fries. Those French fries were amazingly oily and simply awful. My companion had a kale salad that had other additions, but it was bland.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

An unexpectedly wonderful brunch! I liked having the different courses, which slowed down the eating process and made for a much more enjoyable meal. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The service was wonderful, efficient and non invasive.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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