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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Asheville / Western North Carolina

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Asheville / Western North Carolina? 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 (39)
$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
Davidvip
Dined 4 days ago
Lovely restaurant, gorgeous patio view of the mountains! Waynesville’s hidden gem! Excellent! We were a large party who were graciously and cheerfully accommodated. We were all (ages 11-78) delighted with the range of options on the menu. We were even more delighted by the delicious and interesting preparation of our dishes, especially as we had many different selections. Also best rolls in Waynesville hands down! Desserts also great! We will be back very soon and promise to give heads up on our party’s size. Thank you for a lovely meal and evening.
A photo of Appalachia at The Lodge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (346)
$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
LCMCon
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and excellent service. We will highly recommend it to others!
A photo of The Gamekeeper restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3344)
$50 and over
American
Boone
About the restaurant
You haven't fully experienced the Blowing Rock, NC region until you've dined at The Gamekeeper. It's a true gourmet restaurant with an engaging blend of upscale elegance and mountain charm.


Famous for an evolving menu that blends the traditional with the exotic, The Gamekeeper features a selection of perfectly prepared game plus a range of continental and American entrees.

Acclaimed chef and owner Ken Gordon brings tremendous warmth and skill to the table treating you more as friends than guests. You'll experience a meal to remember that includes fine wines, decadent desserts, and a generous serving of personal attention. You'll leave happy and impressed with a desire to return soon!

Top review
MikeE
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful experience, great dinner with exceptional service! For starters, we split the Korean Meatballs with Antelope, main meal I had Pekin Duck & my wife had Bison Short Rib. Finished with chocolate mousse! Highly recommend & can’t wait to return!
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4.8
4.8 (527)
$50 and over
American
Hendersonville
About the restaurant
We are a farm to table fine dining restaurant in an elegant setting with fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. The 4-course price fixed dinner menu ($95.00 per person, tax and gratuity not included) and 3 course brunch menu ($45.00 per person, tax and gratuity not included ) that changes monthly and focuses on regional seasonal ingredients many of which come from our organic garden. Aaron Edwards is extraordinarily gifted in the culinary arts. Each item on every plate is uniquely prepared in an innovative way to deliver maximum sensual pleasure in both taste and appearance. With our friendly professional servers, incredibly beautiful setting and amazing food this is way more than fine dining. It's a true dining experience! Our Menu changes monthly based on what is available and in season at the time. Feel free to call us anytime and we can tell you exactly what is on the menu for that week.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Fantastic food and service. The view was amazing. Very special place to dine
A photo of Claywood restaurant
4.9
4.9 (155)
$31 to $50
French American
Hendersonville
About the restaurant
Claywood is a popular space that encourages people to engage with one another—as in, talk and laugh and share, and not stare at a phone. Whether that involves a couple, a family, a group of friends or even complete strangers who are open to chance encounters, Claywood invites connection.

Claywood’s food menu features a variety of wild game meats alongside small entrees like truffle mac & cheese, caramelized brussel sprouts and prosciutto wrapped asparagus. Claywood features artisan charcuterie boards, which include hearty selections of meats and cheeses.

The whiskey menu is similarly impressive and the wine menu includes a brilliant offering of old world wines.
If you’re free for Sunday brunch, check out Claywood’s exotic meat carving station, which could include elk, antelope, wild boar, venison or pheasant, which pair well with its mimosa and “mary” beverage boards.

And if that doesn’t give you something to talk about, we don’t know what will!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
It was an altogether wonderful and unique dining experience.
A photo of Rocky Face Tavern - Springdale Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (300)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Heidi was a fantastic server. Attentive and knowledgeable. Grilled oysters were our favorite dish of the evening.
A photo of The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3114)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
An incredible experience in every way. Book it now.
A photo of Postero restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3613)
$31 to $50
American
Hendersonville
About the restaurant
Fine food, wine & drinks, delivered with uncommon hospitality. Broad base of classic French Culinary Technique is the cornerstone for New American Cuisine, which is a true melting pot of cultures, ingredients, & techniques. We love the idea of applying modern day sensibilities to traditional recipes. We use great ingredients & treat them with respect for where they are from, how they are handled & who they are going to.

We have 2 levels at our restaurant, please indicate in the notes section if you are not able to navigate the stairs & need to be seated downstairs. Please note any dietary restrictions or let your server know upon arrival.

For parties of 7+, a credit card is required to hold the table & a cancellation policy will be discussed when you make your reservation.

We do not offer a private dining area, outside seating, or catering. We are happy to make suggestions if that is what you are looking for!

Corkage Fee is $20/bottle & Non-Postero Food Fee is $4/person

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
2nd time here and love it so much! Amazing food and service!
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4.9
4.9 (1678)
$50 and over
American
Banner Elk
About the restaurant
Artisanal Restaurant is open seasonally from May-October end. Contemporary American Fine Dining in a rustic yet elegant environment. Innovative and progressive thinking in a farm to table approach, only working with the highest quality ingredients. This warm environment offers the best food and wine with excellent service. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Private dining room adjacent to the wine cellar available for events. The only available menu is a pre-fix style, with 5-6 choices per course, $105/ guest plus a service fee. We do not offer a kids menu however kids prepared to order off our pre-fix menu are welcome. Our Dress Code is Business Casual. Collared shirts are required, jackets are preferred but not required for men. No shorts, distressed jeans, hoodies, hats, or sandals/flip flops. Please dress comfortably for the weather for outside seating. For our Allergy policy and menu choices, please go to artisanalnc.com
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Perfection. Incredible value for the level of service and food quality.
A photo of The Silo Cookhouse at The Horse Shoe Farm restaurant
4.8
4.8 (335)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Hendersonville
About the restaurant
The Silo Cookhouse offers a culinary farm to table journey set amidst the tranquility of the Farm’s eclectic dining room and the splendor of sweeping sunset views of Mt. Pisgah. We offer an a la carte menu, communal seating dinner service Wednesday-Saturday evenings. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, at 5:00 when our bar opens up! Please make your reservation time at the time you would like to be seated for dinner.

Our experience is a great chance to meet new people and make new friends! Our menu changes in accordance with the freshest, seasonal local ingredients.

Thursday’s Are For LOCALS!
Henderson, Transylvania, & Buncombe County residents will receive 20% off at The Silo Cookhouse and The Stable Spa EVERY Thursday. That's right. We love our locals and want to see you at least once a week!

GF/V/Kids Menu Options available upon request**
Our kitchen is not 100% allergen / nut free, so please take this in to consideration or call before booking if you have allergen concerns.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food was very good, but not as good as I was expecting, and they didn’t have any fish that night as it wasn’t delivered. The venue itself is beautiful. It’s over an hour drive for us to get there, so don’t think we’ll go again.
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