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Mary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. I had the roasted beet salad and beef curry. Everything tasted great. Only complaint is that the service was pretty slow, but other than that, everything was great.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made an early reservation at 5:15. We were probably the first couple inside the restaurant so it was a little quiet. The hostess was friendly and polite and got us directly to our seats where we had great service and outstanding food. We both ordered different specials and they were both fantastic. We had a couple cocktails, appetizer (the hummus appetizer was delicious) and dessert. Great date night, really cozy atmosphere and great service and food. We will be back

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was nothing exceptional. The food was alright but on the underseasoned side. The appetizers were the best thing out of the meal.

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RussellW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly impressed. Food and service was outstanding. Priced on the high side, but it's high quality.

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BetsyF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A local jewel in Southern Pines. Great food, atmosphere and service.

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Wayzuf
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, the lighting was a bit dark so reading menu was challenging, but that is because of my failing eyes. The value was very good.

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Friends
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to Ashten's and loved every moment! From the cocktail shaker sound at the cozy lower pub area to our very own cocktails with appetizers that we lingered over with no rush to order dinner to unique and delicious dessert drinks. It was all lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong with Ashten’s. A premier farm-to-table restaurant. The regular restaurant section is elegant and perfect for a occasion. Yet if you eat in the pub section, it’s very cozy.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem in the city of Southern Pines! Every single bite was delicious and so well prepared. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive - which is rare these days. I plan to return again and again.

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vipColC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent trout and Ruben egg rolls.

Kind and attentive service

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Larbritt
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashton's never disappoints. The menu is fabulous, the specials for the evening are tempting beyond words.

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vipToniM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Eat here once a month to have the crispy duck. Only ate in the bar once due to painting in the main dining room. When I arrived I was not offered my choice of main dining or the bar as in the past but was escorted to a table in the bar. I should have asked to be moved then but last time was not bad and being a table of 1 thought perhaps the empty main dining had reservations.
MISTAKE! Not only was it uncomfortably cold and loud but the staff was not worth the price of dinner. As they spoke they moved on before they could complete a sentence, they barely checked on me and when they did it was late in the meal. The bottled water was left for me to pour and the worst thing of all was that the duck was over cooked. Disappointed is an understatement! I always look forward to eating here when I travel to the area for business but not so much after this evening because after my cold, loud meal with overcooked duck I exited through the main dining area to see only 3 tables occupied.

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Elisa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely delicious! Service was wonderful too. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was absolutely exquisite. Got the Reuben Rolls for appetizer, cheese and meet tray, then roast duck for my main. Service was slower than we anticipated but it doesn't appear it was for a lack of effort. The staff were very hospitable. We will be going back when we can dedicate 3 hours for the experience.

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Vonnie
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first meal here for valentines weekend. Everything was great and the meal was delish. Our salads were tasty, the Reuben egg rolls are a must try and the entrees (beef curry and Asian cod) were amazing. We plan to return and try the pub fare next time.

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashten's is one of our favorite restaurants in the area and we bring all of our out of town guests there, and they always love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines! Waitress was awesome!!!!!

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SelwynF
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attention to detail - great menu, service and food. the only complaint - please take the time once a month and sit at every table - if one wobbles, fix it.

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ELLIES
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We always have an amazing experience but it wasn’t the same today. The wait staff wasn’t personable, we weren’t given silverware and when asked they brought it but never received napkins. No one checked on us to see if we needed anything after our food came. Lastly we waited for our Ashten Bucks and never received them. We will go back as I’m hoping this was an anomaly.

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Brute
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made some outstanding menu choices....will certainly come back.

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xavierb
Pinehurst
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Ashten’s has always been our go to for the area. However, the last two times we have dined there the service has been lacking. Not what we have experienced in the past. What’s happened?

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couz
Pinehurst
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy food and atmosphere, and they were nice enough to accommodate time perference

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twa184
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Our service was the best part of the evening. The food was pretty good, but the large table next to us was loud, cursing and being generally obnoxious. The bar area is too small for that!

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viprichardw
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food was great. The two problems I had were the service was so slow that I thought I would be eating breakfast there instead of dinner. They were busy but the pace was ridiculous. The other was that we were in a lower dining room. I had my 96-year-old mother with me and she had trouble navigating the narrow stairs. We could have been told that the dining room would only be stair accessible. It was such a problem that we decided to use the back door that went to an alley and had to navigate unpaved access to the road. Great way to end a meal! Maybe this place is good for a couple but we won't be going back.

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WaltH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated ambiance; knowledgeable servers; spectacular food!

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CarolW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had fish and chips and my husband had the pork chop. The fish seemed a little under cooked (just about flaky) but tasted fine. Disappointed in the portion but it came with plenty of fries. The pork chop was pink which if I served it that way at home my husband would have had me cook it longer. The chop was huge and the collards were very good.

The service was just OK. We didn't know about the specials until another table was seated near us and our waiter recited them but we'd already ordered. The woman was also offered a choice of sides with her fish and chips (salad, chips, and another either sweet potato fries or onion rings? couldn't really hear). We had the bread pudding for dessert. It was a bit dry and there wasn't enough cinnamon ice cream to offset the dryness. I'd pass on dessert.

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vipShirl
Greensboro
132 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner last evening at Ashten’s, and it was wonderful! We need to go back again soon. It is a wonderful restaurant.

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xavierb
Pinehurst
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My wife and I go there often and our experiences are always great. However, our last visit was lacking in the service area. It took a long time for everything, drinks, food, check, etc. It wasn’t bad just not the norm but won’t prevent t us from going back. We love Ashten’s, that night was definitely not the norm. Thanks!

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vipEvilIncarnate
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Has not been here for years. Food was good, but the dining room situation was not great with the renovation. Also, we ordered a high end Malbec, that was warmer than room temperature which hurt its quality.

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souz72
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

ashten's is one of our local haunts and does indeed merit high honors for its ambiance, service and ever-evolving menu. the one thing that has become evident in the past year or so is the sodium level in the food. we have tried the same dishes several times to make sure it wasn't just a fluke, yet there is simply far too much salt in the food. this was also a complaint of some friends with whom we were dining this past w-e, one of whom is a foodie and restaurant owner. he said he normally oversalts his own food, but found there was way too much in several of the appetizers and main courses, even for him. perhaps best to start off with lower sodium levels in the kitchen, then diners can add more at the table if so desired.

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JosephW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The reservation was made for a birthday yet no one at any time acknowledged that fact during the hour we spent in the restaurant.
Over the past eighteen years we celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries at Ashtens both for the food and ambiance; this time not so much 👎
We were very disappointed in Ashtens.

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vipInezN
Mainz
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service

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AnnF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was wonderful, service very good. The only thing was no place to sit and have a pre dinner drink, so didn’t like that much, everything else was great...

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BethanyC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I appreciate they had a vegan menu! Food service was fast - but receiving the bill took a long time.

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vipoutnabout
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best overall dining experience in Moore County ( and there are many good ones here )!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Won’t be back. Food great. Waitress good. But the loud obnoxious man at table next to us. No help from staff.

Inexcusable for such a beautiful place

Ashten's
Responded on December 28, 2019

I want to apologize to you regarding your meal.I'm sorry that another guest ruined your evening so much so that you felt the need to write a review.It is inexcusable for one guest to be so inconsiderate.I wish I could say that it was a "one off" but from time to time we do have folks that forget they aren't the only guests we have.Sometimes we can say something and sometimes it makes matters worse.In my staff's defense, I feel it was the later.Please give us another try in the New Year. Ashley

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DonT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring back the Bison burger and offer Bre cheese. Reading the menu in the pub is challenging due to lack of light.

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MattC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Atmosphere was quite. Waiter was friendly. Would recommend 👍

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BrianB
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was SUPER SLOW! I even made a point to let our waitress know that we had to drive a little over an hour home with our 3 kids who had school the next day. Quite disappointing.

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souz72
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

yet another fabulous experience at ashten's...the only reason why i refrained from giving 5 stars to the food was due to a relatively new appetizer that contained triple the dose of salt necessary, yet the bill was adjusted...a pleasant surprise....ashten's has been consistent in its excellence throughout the years, ashten's afield as well, and we are grateful to have such a top-notch establishment in our area...many, many thanks, see you soon, and happy holidays !

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Ashten's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 246-3510.

Ashten's is rated 4.5 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.