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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Asheville

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Asheville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Ascot Club Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (44)
$30 and under
American
Waynesville
About the restaurant
Located inside the clubhouse, The Ascot Club Restaurant is a boutique restaurant and bar featuring seasonal menus from Chef Paul Young, weekly specials, and of course delicious food! Guests can enjoy their meal inside the clubhouse or sitting outside on the terrace during beautiful mountain view sunset.
Top review
JeffK
Dined 7 days ago
The trout is amazing! Beet salad is fantastic! Selection of wines quite good!!!! Service was very good!!!!! We’ll be back!
A photo of Appalachia at The Lodge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (357)
$31 to $50
American
Lake Lure
About the restaurant
Appalachia Restaurant brings an upscale-casual experience to an intimate setting. With stunning views and a cuisine that offers an Appalachian flair, you will be immersed with the true spirit of Lake Lure.
Dinner at the restaurant begins at 4:30pm.
We bring the Appalachian heritage from the outdoors in while dining in front of the stunning 525 million year old mountains. Inside, outside, or bar room dining, you will have a gorgeous view of Lake Lure and the Appalachian mountains. Boats Slips are first come, first serve. Due to the small volume of tables, we cannot accept preferred table/view requests.
Dress Code: No swimwear or coverups, must have shoes.

Top review
Eeee
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious meal with a beautiful view. Honey Bee cocktail was delightful. We had potato soup lamb and pork chop. All were excellent. Service was very good. Wonderful experience.
A photo of Mehfil restaurant
4.9
4.9 (538)
$30 and under
Indian
Asheville
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of downtown Asheville, decorated with carvings, and statues imported from India. Mëhfil brings you authentic Indian food in a beautifully relaxed atmosphere.
Come enjoy a casual meal with friends or a celebration with your loved ones. Either way, you'll be taken care of by our knowledgeable and friendly team. We take pride in what we serve and how we serve it - Good Food and Great Service. We also offer takeout, delivery, catering and in Jul 2023 we have added Mow, Mehfil on Wheels, a food truck serving Mehfil food. Mow is a regular at the local breweries and can even come in to your neighborhood. Our signature dishes include the lamb chops, goat curry, deluxe mixed grill-an assortment of lamb and chicken seekh kebab, tandoori shrimp and lamb chops. No one does the tandoor as good us and our awards are testimony to that.

*FOR PARTIES OF 9 OR MORE, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY, HAVE A CREDIT CARD READY WHEN CALLING TO SET THE DEPOSIT*

Top review
MargoW
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
This is our favorite Indian restaurant! The food is delicious with so many tempting options. The service is always friendly and good.
A photo of Andaaz - Asheville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1377)
$31 to $50
Indian
Asheville
About the restaurant
Reservations are for available for dinner. Lunch buffet is available 7 days a week on a walk in basis (no reservations needed for Lunch). Andaaz is a fine dining restaurant with a variety of vegetarian, non-vegetarian signature dishes and fresh breads. The ambience showcases glimpses of Indian culture. Located in Biltmore Village right across the entrance to the Historic Biltmore Estate.
Top review
Brandon
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
This is a great restaurant that sits right across the street from the Grand Bohemian and outside the entrance gate for the Biltmore Estate. The quality of the food was great and I really enjoyed the Lamb Biryani dish. I could've went for a bit more spice but be that as it may, the spice provided was still flavorful and made the dish more complete for me given my desire for spicy foods. I wanted to return and try the lunch buffet and didn't get a chance to do so during this trip. I will try to do that the next time I get up to Asheville.
A photo of Rocky Face Tavern - Springdale Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (306)
$30 and under
American
Canton
About the restaurant
The Rocky Face Tavern at Springdale Resort has become one of Western North Carolina's favorite destinations. In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, under the shadow of Cold Mountain with sweeping views of the Rocky Face Mountain, our upscale casual dining experience will soon become your favorite choice for a night out! Under the direction of Page and Sid Truesdale, Haywood County natives, they have created a menu of Southern favorites and serve them in an ambiance that is both inviting and captivating. When you visit the Smoky Mountains, be sure to make your reservation!
Top review
luciegirl
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
First time visiting Rocky Face and we were very pleasantly surprised. Our server Parker was attentive and personable. Food was outstanding, great wine selection, fabulous views. All in our party came home raving about what a great meal and experience it was. Can't wait to check out the Sunday brunch and bring other guests to this fantastic gem!
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Asheville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3693)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, each seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. We invite you to join us in Asheville, NC!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
This place is amazing! Make sure you “Oscar” your filet! You won’t regret it and the carrot cake is the best you will ever have.
A photo of The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3125)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Asheville
About the restaurant
A valid Biltmore admission ticket, Biltmore Annual Pass, or current overnight stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate is required to dine on the estate. Please inquire at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center for evening access to the estate. All reservations for November 1 through January 7 can only be made by calling (828) 225-1699.

Located at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, indulge in elegant dining specializing in regional cuisine. Our culinary team invites you to enjoy our seasonal menus with beautiful views, and gracious service. We strive to support the local community through the use of sustainable agriculture.



Top review
LaureenVvip
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious food, great atmosphere and excellent service!!!
A photo of Little D's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (361)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant

Executive Chef Owen McGlynn
Chef de Cuisine Faith Hall

COOK WITH INTENTION
We’re all about cooking with intention and purposeful ingredients to deliver a depth of flavor. Slowing down to do something well makes the enjoyment of great food and good conversation that much better.
EAT WITH THE SEASONS
Our food is straightforward and authentic. Our sharable plates change seasonally as we celebrate locally‐sourced produce at its prime. Seasonal eating is a delicious and sustainable way to support your local food purveyors and enjoy both recognizable flavors, as well as the unexpected.
YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS
We hope to be that third place for you to gather and catch up over a delicious meal and craft cocktails.
Owned and operated by the friendly and energetic couple, Owen and Mindi McGlynn of Asheville Proper, they wanted to create an inviting and easygoing space just for locals, located in North Asheville, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown life.

Top review
Kate
Dined 6 days ago
Always a treat to eat here. So grateful to have this as a neighborhood go-to.
A photo of Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2507)
$31 to $50
Italian
Asheville
About the restaurant
Located in Quaint Downtown Weaverville, a Short Drive North of Asheville.
Glass Onion Serves Northern Italian Fare Simply Prepared Using Mostly Local, Organic & Sustainable Products From Area Farmers & Vendors.
Open for Dine-in Wed-Sun 5-8pm Last Seating is 8pm

Top review
MichaelH
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
The Glass Onion is a great restaurant. The best rolls in the Asheville area!
A photo of Posana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2175)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Posana is a contemporary American restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville on Historic Pack Square. With a focus on serving local, seasonal, and sustainable cuisine, Posana sources unprocessed, premium ingredients from nearly 65 different local purveyors and farmers each week and regularly changes the menu. The restaurant’s warm welcoming main dining room is ideal for a weeknight dinner, weekend get together, or a special occasion celebration. We can’t wait to serve you.
Top review
JoannaL
Dined 6 days ago
Posana is an amazing experience from the moment you walk in with the kind hostesses, to the wait staff, to the food. The food is delicious, well thought out, and I highly recommend the wine pairing with your food, because they know exactly what they're doing! We celebrated my mom's birthday here, and they had a birthday card signed by all the staff, complimentary champagne, and a few delicious tastes of food. I had the trout, my mom had the pork chop, and both were amazing. The fried green tomatoes are to die for, and the key lime trifle was the perfect dessert. The fact that the whole restaurant is gluten free makes it even better.
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