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Come see us at Ashten's Restaurant where the food is exceptional, the service will spoil you and the atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. From evening casual to that little black dress event, from a special celebration to a "get together" with friends..we think you'll find Ashten's "comfortably elegant". We want to give you global tastes with a "Southern Spin", we think that's what makes us unique.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Global, International, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Ashley Van Camp
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar
Ashten's Ratings and Reviews
Had the same meal last two times and LOVED it (duck w/fried rice), although I was a little disappointed that the menu hadn't changed much since I was last there in early December. Our server was adequate, not great which has historically been my biggest issue with the restaurant. Last two times, Valerie took care of my table and was EXCELLENT. I didn't see her that evening so hopefully, she hasn't moved on.
Lastly, I think a major make-over is due. The main dining area is too formal, and if you sit on the casual side, you're on the couches (uncomfortable) or at a table with no privacy. Also, 4 seats at the bar is not enough.
It was NYE, so I suppose they were extra busy, however our food, wreckfish, came out raw....unintentionally so. There were multiple tables I observed sending their food back as well....mostly because their main course was very under cooked. I was very surprised by this experience as Ashtens does have a good reputation.
Our reservation was honored and we were seated promptly. The waitress was also prompt and took good care of us without hovering. I had the lollipop lamb chops and they we small and quite rare. They were served on a small portion of whipped sweet potato, which were good and a small serving of green beans, that were cold. We were never offered any bread, in fact I did not realize bread was available until I saw it being offered to others.
Service was good, not to impressed with the food.
This last visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday. About a month ago we visited and she had the salmon cooked in coconut milk which she loved and wanted to re-order. Still on the menu but not prepared that way because some customers complained the salmon wasn't hot enough. Nonetheless she ordered salmon anyway and it was delicious. I had the trout which was also quite good. Much bigger trout than I ever caught. She had the salad while I had the crab cake prior to the meal. Nice remoulade sauce with the crab cake. She had the chocolate, caramel cake for dessert which was very nice.
The food was good. We went on Thursday, December 29 and there were five us. The service was slower then I would have thought and given that it was cold that night, it was very chilly in the restaurant. Several tables, including ours, had people still wearing coats. I would recommend the Reuben Rolls. We all enjoyed them. Also, the fish and chips were very good.
Our order was incorrect but our server was nice and the ambiance is always good. By the time my correct food came out the other person was done eating so I got it to go. Unfortunately they didn’t include any of the side items in the to go. So it was just a plain burger. His order was also wrong but not corrected. She gave us free dessert to “make up” for the incorrect order but really it should have been fixed all around.
We always enjoy the menu but can’t understand why Ashten’s maintains the “funeral parlor” main dining room. The pub is the soul of the restaurant. We were seated in the main dining room tonight and did not enjoy the experience although the selections ordered were very good. When placing a reservation, customers should be given the option of pub or funeral room.
My wife and I visited Ashten's for the first time this week. The atmosphere was great for a quiet dinner for just the two of us. We sat in the downstairs dinning room. The tables were a little tight, but the ambiance was great. Overall the food was good. My only complaint was the roasted duck I ordered was a little dry, but nothing to the point I would not return. All other aspects of our meals were great. Will return again in the future.
The salmon in coconut milk was absolutely fabulous. My wife has the tomato bisque soup and it was also outstanding. My son had crispy duck and he really liked it as well. I don't normally eat salmon but I also ordered it and was extremely pleased with it. I couldn't imagine how coconut and salmon would go together but I would definitely have this again. Overall a very nice dining experience.
The overall experience was nice and quiet. I had the trout and it was delicious. My wife ordered the duck and it was crispy and dry to the point of being uneatable. The prices were a little high but given the ambience and being able to hold a conversation without yelling made up for that.
As always, very, very good. Menu changes often so this time we got different dishes. The hummus flatbread was excellent. My husband really liked the salmon, saying you could really taste the fish and that's what he likes. I had the braised pork, which was a lot like a pot roast. I liked it well enough but would not order it again b/c it was too rich for me. The drinks were wonderful as usual.
The place was so quaint, at least 100 years old. We sat in one of the alcove window tables so we were off to ourselves. Make sure to check out the beautiful lounge and pub. The food was well prepared and everything we tried was delicious. I was too full for dessert so took the salted chocolate caramel cake home, which I ate for lunch the next day. Good choice!
Will definitely go back when in the area
While visiting the Pinehurst Resort, we ventured to the small town of Southern Pines. We loved the main street and options for dining and pubs. We really enjoyed Ashten's and surprised by the food quality. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Adorable, historic building. The appetizers, artichokes and fried squash blossoms were crispy and amazing! The main courses and wines were very well prepared. We also enjoyed moving to the small bar area to the side, which had great couch seating areas and beautiful wood carved bar. Spot on for a great experience, good wines and fabulous food! Will come back again when visiting from Florida. You have great food and golf in NC.
Have had good luck here in the past, but an expensive beef tenderloin came out well done instead of medium. I was starved, so I ate it anyway. My friend enjoyed her meal of roast chicken. The atmosphere in the pub is very cozy, and the service is excellent.
I went with my boyfriend and his parents to celebrate his dad's 65th and we had a wonderful meal and genuinely fun time in the pub room.
Valerie was on point with service and was embracing the goofiness of my group.
It was a special night and our favorite meal in Southern Pines.
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