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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.

1020 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Friday 11-2
Tuesday-Thursday5-CL
Friday-Saturday 5-CL
Sunday Brunch 10:30-2

Cross Street:
Beaver Lake Shopping Center

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 350-3033

Website:
http://www.ambrozia-avl.com/

Catering:
Full service catering company that can accommodate any type of event or cuisine needed.

Parking Details:
Large parking lot located right in front of the restaurant in the Beaver lake Shopping Center.

Executive Chef:
Sam Etheridge

Additional:
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We offer a 5 course menu with options for each course for only $65.00 per person. Seating at 6 PM and 8 PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We are offering a 5-course menu with options for each. For just $65 per person this is guaranteed to be a New Year's Eve to remember. Seating at 6 PM and 8 PM

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Ambrozia Bar and Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Cozy (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (3)
Business Meals (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Consistently delightful! So glad Ambrozia is five minutes from home.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Went for a birthday lunch. Our server was attentive and charming. We were delighted with our meal. The brownie cake w a candle was a lovely surprise.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

A great restaurant to have so close to home. Food is really terrific and diverse, service is wonderful, great wine list.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great casual dining with some creative dishes and good beer.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sunday Brunch. Food was excellent and unique. Will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our second visit. Enjoyed the flat iron steak with a great sauce. The smoked fries were excellent. Will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

So glad they expanded — not as crowded & noisy. But, as always, great service (thanks Amber!) & delicious food

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Burger and Beer night for $12. Except they only give you a half pint of beer. So if you want a full pint, it’s basically no deal. Seems to be a little chintzy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

In a city that has many fine restaurants, this is a friendly neighborhood gem with good food and a competent staff. Recommend it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was ok. I had my dog and ate in their outside dining area. It’s a small area in front of the restaurant. We could hear the cars as the restaurant sits right off the road. Overall experience was ok.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Celebrated a joint birthday with a dear friend. Great service. Thoughtful wine selection assistance. Let us talk and talk long after we should have left. Will become a regular.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Another excellent meal and excellent service at Ambrozia...

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We all had the burger special for that evening. beer and burger $10. This included the veggie burger which pleased my husband. Our server, Eligiah, who we had had on a previous visit, was again superb. He was engaging, attentive, pleasant and fun. The burgers were great. They did mess up our order a bit. I was supposed to have a med burger and it came with a medium well. which is what my friend ordered. She got my medium burger and enjoyed it. She had ordered hers with a regular bun and I wanted the gluten free bun.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent wait staff, Creative cocktails and generous dinner portions! Overall a very good evening!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We've been wanting to try this restaurant for some time. Having heard good things about it we invited another couple. The food was fair.. not terrible and not terribly good. My duck leg was ok but the ravioli that accompanied it were tough and not very flavorful. My husband had the Chile Relleno, again just fair. For the price these dishes should have blown us away.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

All of our food was outstanding! Service was great and our waiter, Elijah, was fully knowledgeable about the menu. Definitely will return and highly recommend.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lovely place. Great service. Outstanding food. Crazy good cocktails. Can’t wait to go back.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I always enjoy eating at Ambrozia. I usually get the trout and a glass of wine and I am never disappointed

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I recently went to Ambrozia Bar and Bistro with my girlfriend and had an absolutely lovely experience. The duck confit was impeccable and I know the trout my girlfriend had was as well. Nice ambiance to the restaurant setting and a definite professional dining experience.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We been to Ambrozia a few times over the years, but for some reason, this time was the best. The food was creatively prepared and delicious. My duck confit had a few dry parts, but better than many I've had in Asheville. The chile relleno was amazing. It did not seem as noisy as previously, I don't know if it was where we sat or they've done something, but we were happy to be able to have a conversation without shouting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Much improved since last visited. Much wider variety of interesting and unusual offerings, both small plates and full dinners.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Ambrozia is my new favorite place for Sunday brunch. The food, atmosphere, and service is top notch! The chef has true talent in how to make each bite taste well developed and simply lovely. Couldn't be more pleased.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Third meal there and second brunch. It is just outstanding, fresh and local with great service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My food was fantastic. Best meal I had while I was in Asheville. I will definitely be back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Brunch was excellent, and had creative combinations for the 4 course meal. Service was very good and staff friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a treat. Excellent food, locally sourced. Excellent local beer choices. Wait-staff really great, helpful & attendant. You really can’t go wrong here. Sunday brunch @ $20/person for a 4 course brunch is unbeatable-Try It👌🤗

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

There is absolutely nothing I would change about this place! The food is always amazing! The environment is always relax and the service is always excellent! Relaxed, casual, and most important, excellent food!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Loved our cozy corner table. Delicious dinner. Great service, thank you Rachel!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The red beet, risotto and fried goat cheese plate was incredible. Fantastic pairing of flavors, a unique dish I have never seen anywhere else.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great. Awesome place off the beaten path outside of town. The Bison short rib was excellent as was all the food. Recommend checking it out for sure.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A group of 18 needed a place that could accommodate us on short notice. I went on Open Table and found Ambrozia. We were seated shortly after arrival, and the service was prompt and capable. Everyone in our party was complimentary on my restaurant choice. Not many restaurants are able to serve such a big group well. Thank you so much!

Also, they had $2 local draft beers, which really helped keep the tab low even with a bunch of 20-something drinkers in the group.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

First rate food and service in a casual, neighborhood pub setting. Very highly recommended.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The Sunday Brunch was excellent. It consisted of four courses w/ multiple choices. We had:
1st course - assorted breads
2nd course - shrimp toast
3rd course - chilaquilas
4th course - dessert
Again food was excellent. Also excellent Smoky Bloody Mary.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food was good. Both my wife and myself thought that some type of bread should have been served with entrees. I believe that the lunch menu is a better choice and value. We will return for lunch on another day.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food is very good, attractively presented in a pleasant decor.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We went when Ambrozia opened the first week and they stumbled - badly. At the urging of
friends we met them there for dinner probably 10 months later and Ambrozia had worked out all the kinks and it was a great evening. Now usually there a couple times a month and it is always terrific, nightly specials, interesting wine list and custom cocktails, service is always top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

It's always yummy at Ambrozia! We go quite frequently and it's a wonderful restaurant to have in the neighborhood. Elijah is awesome!! The chef driven menu never disappoints.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Organic
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