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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.70mi
  2. Distance: 1.39mi
  3. Distance: 1.50mi
  4. Distance: 1.76mi

About Ashten's

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.

140 East New Hamphsire Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(910) 246-3510

Website:
http://www.ashtens.com/

Executive Chef:
Ashley Van Camp

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

Ashten's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great Valentines dinner. My husband’s steak was perfectly cooked

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 (Pinehurst)·Dined 4 days ago

Our group of 8 had the best Valentines Day dinner ever! Got the private dining room and it made the whole evening really special. Everyones loved their meal, the service was very attentive, and the price was right!! Looking forward to returning!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines dinner with my husband of 34 years. Have been to ashton’s Many times and always enjoy our evening. We were not disappointed. The only thing-we were seated in the basement. A room we didn’t even know existed. It appeared as an add on to accommodate the extra diners. Otherwise everything was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Love Ashten's!!! Great Food! Great Environment!! Overall Five Stars!! Ahi Tuna Tacos are to die for!! Eat there at least every other month. It's a must try if you've not eaten here yet!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great, I recommend to anyone who enjoys great food & great service

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our favorite date night place. The cheese board is excellent and the shrimp and grits special was one of the beat I’ve had, and I’m from NOLA :)

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my first visit to Ashten's and I had high expectations. The food and service were very good. My only disappointment was out seating. The "main" dining room is lovely but the entry door and hostess station were next to our table. The hostess answers the phone there and greets guests. All that activity was a bit disruptive; however, once I adjusted to it and had one of their special cocktails, I was able to relax and enjoy the meal. The corn flake crusted crab cake was delicious and the salad on which it was served was fresh and flavorful. I will go back but I'm going to request a table in the bar. There's also a dining room and speakeasy in the basement.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had an exceptional meal. What a treat to find this restaurant so close to where we live. Since this was our first time there and we were curious about the other dining spaces available, our waitress gave us a tour after our meal. This will definitely become one of our favorite dining places!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The 6 person dining room downstairs was perfect. Service and food could not have been better. Second visit - A+ both times. Reasonably priced, too.

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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always a great night out. Great food and fun servers.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great meal. Loved this place..

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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Absolutely fabulous!! The perfect place to celebrate Little Valentines Day! Amazing food, great drinks, and service that could not have been better or more fun!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food, wine, and service was exceptional. Ate in main dining room and although pub items were available, we had the salmon and tofu curry entrees. Both were outstanding. Perfect preparation, presentation, and outstanding flavor.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Really loud drunk party next to us.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It is one of our favorites. The service is personable and top notch. We especially like the bar area for dinner. Try the rueben egg rolls !!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ashten's always has fresh, local items with a twist. The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. Excellent service, Vickie is my favorite. Dress up or come in your breeches and boots. A wonderful asset to Downtown Southern Pines!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, People Watching, Romantic, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It is in the South. I shouldn't have to elaborate. Even better it's in Southern Pines/Pinehurst NC, area. Everything is better there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Visited Ashtons for New Year's Eve. For a packed evening I think they did pretty well. Loved their very reasonable corkage fee of $15.00 that let my wife and I enjoy a very fine bottle of wine from our collection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We loved our visit and dinner!! The vegetarian options were delicious!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is “Our” restaraunt! The place that always comes top of mind when we want to spend a few hours enjoying time with each other and exceptional food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Pinehurst)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing meal with beautiful presentation! Perfect setting for a special evening with food choices for all including vegan and gluten free diners.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was great, but we were there over an hour and a half before our dinner came. The waitress never really apologized or offered bread or anything. Luckily we had good company, so it wasn’t too big of a deal.

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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Everything was perfect - food, service, and atmosphere. We love the use of local ingredients. Going back for sure!

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Most excellent repast - spouse and I attended to our anniversary with a delicious meal. Staff was attentive in spite of overworked.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Every time we have been here we loved it. I recommend the meat and cheese board with the local honeycomb if available. Their twist on the Moscow mule with elderflower was excellent as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were in Pinehurst with friends and Ashtrn’s Was recommended, had read about farm to table and was intrigued so fabulous will recommend to all heading to Pinehurst area!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We Both enjoyed our dinner...that's unusual...Vicky, our waitress, was great...Loved the corkage fee!

Tags: Cozy, Vegan
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love them! Sit in the bar!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our go to place for a great meal while visiting Southern Pines for golf. Always consistent, great fresh menu selections. We always plan for dinner with friends when we are in town. A great local gem that should not be missed!

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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