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36 Asheville / Western North Carolina Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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by OpenTable
Updated February 06, 2019

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

A photo of The Blackbird restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4071)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Asheville
About the restaurant
**PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR THANKSGIVING MENU FOUND AT WWW.THEBLACKBIRDRESTAURANT.COM WILL BE THE ONLY MENU OFFERED ON THANKSGIVING DAY**

The Blackbird Restaurant is a Chef Owned Restaurant serving local, fresh ingredients. The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating an unique and vibrant menu – New American with Southern Flares.

The menu features the seasonal best from local farmers, fresh catches from the coast of the Carolinas, incredible local micro-brews, specialty cocktails, and great wines from the around the world. Our menu changes seasonally to reflect the bounty of the area and the chef’s creativity. The Blackbird’s award-winning food, desserts and prompt service will impress you every time.

We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, on Biltmore Ave. You can find us at the corner of The Aloft Hotel.

Parking Garage is located at the back on Lexington Ave. The first hour is free.
Top review
MeganB
Dined 5 days ago
Great food, wonderful service. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Asheville area.
A photo of Red Stag Grill at Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5887)
$31 to $50
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
The undeniable aroma of comfort food is impossible to ignore, as is the warm rustic-modern lodge atmosphere at one of the most unique restaurants in Asheville. Red Stag Grill makes everything larger than life, especially the menu. A delicious culture clash of flavors blends into the remarkable-European comfort food with a Carolina twist. Later, unwind and abandon your after-dinner plans as you sip a signature cocktail in one of the more rustic bars in Biltmore Village. This is Bohemia. Stay awhile and discover an appetite for something you've never tasted before.

Complimentary valet parking is available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Always a wonderful experience at the Red Stag and their ambiance. Everything from the Bison Tenderloin to the Flounder was delicious. Look forward to our next Asheville visit!
A photo of Casa Rustica Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2142)
$30 and under
Italian
Boone
About the restaurant
Casa Rustica is Boone"s authentic Italian restaurant since 1981. We offer a wide selection of entrees including fresh pastas, chicken, veal, seafood and steaks. Our nightly specials complement our menu and our homemade desserts are not to be missed. Visit the La Bouca Lounge where the menu offers original sandwiches and flat-bread pizzas. Casa Rustica provides a cozy atmosphere in a log cabin setting. Come for romantic fireside dining or bring the whole family and enjoy our friendly and prompt service.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing affordable price for good food and a large quantity of food included in a meal
A photo of The Bistro - Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4213)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Asheville
About the restaurant
The Bistro is located on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, right next door to Biltmore's award-winning winery. Please be aware that you must have a valid paid estate admission ticket, be staying at Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel, or be a Biltmore Annual Passholder to dine on property. Please note that due to limited seating availability we are unable to accept reservations for our patio. All patio seating is assigned on a first come first served basis.

The Bistro features contemporary American fare. Fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients are the focus on the dinner menu, which features premium steaks, impeccable mountain trout and seafood, poultry and lamb. Gardens on the estate produce a wide array of vegetables and fruits throughout the seasons, and our extensive pasture lands provide all-natural, hormone-free Black Angus beef and lamb.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
I had the filet mignon and my cousin had the market special artic char. Food was excellent as was the presentation and service.
A photo of Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2473)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
It was our first time we could finally get a reservation and the perfect occasion to celebrate Father’s Day. My husband was surprised and delighted with the food and everything Glass Onion has to offer. Everything was delicious!!! The ambiance and service 100 % !! We’ll definitely be back!!! You have become among our favorites in the Asheville area
A photo of Modesto Trattoria restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2286)
$50 and over
Italian
Asheville
About the restaurant
Led by chef and owner Hector Diaz, Modesto features a farm to table approach to upscale wood-fired Italian. The menu changes twice daily and includes a variety of fresh seafood, fine meats, and house made pastas. Pizzas are hand-tossed and cooked in a wood fired oven made in Italy. To compliment your meal, our bar offers over 30 exclusively Italian wines as well as a dynamic list of classic and cutting edge cocktails. Desserts are made from scratch, including our famous tiramisu, and we proudly serve SRO Coffee.
Top review
JosephLvip
Dined 6 days ago
Modesto is one of our favorite downtown restaurants in Asheville. The service is outstanding martini delicious pizza was wonderful and my dish and I was fresh and perfect. Keep up the great work.
A photo of The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3082)
$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 4 days ago
Food was excellent, and service top notch. Prices were on the higher side but considering where we were and the times we live, not unexpected.
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A photo of Postero restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3579)
$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
KenM
Dined 5 days ago
The food was excellent. Scallops were special as was the nana pie But the shrimp scampi was phenomenal. The best I ever had. Served a little different than the typical style you get in most restaurants. Maybe could have 1 or 2 more items on the menu Wait staff (Alana) was attentive and overall exceptional service. We are new to Hendersonville but will be a regular at Postero.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Asheville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3668)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Asheville
About the restaurant
Located in Historic Biltmore Village. Start your evening the Ruth's Chris way – over a mouth-watering filet. Sit back and enjoy the most tender and delicious steak you've ever tasted. Or, if you're in the mood for something a little different, our extensive a la carte menu features extra-thick cut steak, Maine Lobster, fresh seafood, a variety of vegetable dishes, and eight potato selections. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth's Chris genuine hospitality. So whether you're a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining may be arranged.
Top review
CaroHvip
Dined 2 days ago
Perfect service !! Food exactly as we expected!! We will go back!!
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel restaurant
4.5
4.5 (5608)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Cherokee
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.


Ruth's Chris Steak House in the Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, NC serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side… dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth's Chris' genuine hospitality. So whether you're a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
The meal was delicious and our server Lyndan was a delight. She was so full of energy and very knowledge.
A photo of Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1894)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Asheville
About the restaurant
Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse is a unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria” Featuring a full Salad Bar with over 25 items, 5 Brazilian Hot Dishes and a “parade” of 12 different types of Grilled Meats sliced at your table by our Gauchos.

Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California and of course, our famous Caipirinha Cart
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LAFG
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
The food was wonderful as always. David was our server and he was fabulous!
A photo of Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3934)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Asheville
About the restaurant
EDISON, craft ales + kitchen is an inventive bar and restaurant that brings together the food culture and local flavors of downtown, with expansive indoor and outdoor seating and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Named for frequent historical visits from Thomas Edison and his "Vagabonds" (Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford), EDISON serves NC craft beers, small batch bourbons, handcrafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food in a contemporary, fun, and artistic setting.

Several renowned artists who celebrate the creativity of the area and call this community home are showcased in the indoor dining room, offering our patrons a true Asheville experience. The jalapeno bacon wrapped bison meatloaf crafted by Chef Michael Pupillo is a must try !
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
I thought the steak tasted a bit "gamey" & was tough, but everything else was incredible!
A photo of Village Social-Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2411)
$31 to $50
Southern
Asheville
About the restaurant
Village Social is located on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, right next door to Biltmore's award-winning winery. You must have a valid paid Estate admission ticket or be staying on property to dine on property. Reservations will only be held for 10 minutes past reservation time.

A full-service restaurant and bar, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant’s small plate concept focuses on sustainable seafood with local and regional farm and garden products. The relaxed atmosphere of Village Social is perfect for unwinding and catching up with friends.

**Please be advised patio seating can not be guaranteed.
Top review
coast2coast
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing lunch with wonderful service. We opted for apps, and split the estate sourced cheese plate and fried green tomatoes, followed by she-crab soup and a wonderfully simple bean soup. A lot of food for two people, and everything was phenomenal!
A photo of Newman's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (516)
$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.
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iOWNspartanburg
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Second time, just as wonderful as the first time! Will definitely be back.
A photo of Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3702)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Located on Biltmore Estate, this warm, relaxing tavern overlooks the village green at Antler Hill Village. The décor, ambience, and menu pay tribute to the neighborhood pubs of Britain and Ireland. Enjoy satisfying pub fare alongside robustly flavored American and global cuisine presented with Biltmore flair. On tap are Biltmore's own Cedric's Pale Ale and Cedric's Brown Ale in addition to award-winning Biltmore wines and a full bar.
*Please be aware that you must have a valid paid estate admission ticket, be a guest of Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel, or be a Biltmore Annual Passholder to dine on property*. Outdoor dining is available in season. Please note that due to limited seating availability we are unable to accept reservations for our patio. All patio seating is assigned on a first come first served basis.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was fantastic! My Tavern salad was large and full of lots of different ingredients. It was fresh, crisp and delicious!
A photo of Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits restaurant
4.1
4.1 (326)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Fork Lore is a locally-owned independent Asheville restaurant featuring made-from-scratch cuisine. We source from local purveyors whenever we can and are proud to support our area farmers.

In 2016, we and Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, in which we are located, received the top annual food and beverage award for overall food experience out of 218 Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the Americas region. Fork Lore is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, please call the restaurant for parties over 6 people.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 9, 2024
The food was wonderful! The chicken pot pie was definitely the comfort food I wanted after a dreary day.
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A photo of Isa's Bistro restaurant
4.1
4.1 (1987)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Enjoy Complimentary Valet Parking provided by Haywood Park Hotel, conveniently located next door.
Internationally Inspired. Asheville Perfected. Welcome to Isa's Bistro, an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant. Located in downtown Asheville, Isa's is renowned for its charming street-level patio – the perfect spot for a leisurely weekend brunch or a romantic dinner, ensuring a truly exceptional dining experience. Isa's is your destination for exceptional cuisine, superb service, and a comfortable atmosphere, appealing to both locals and visitors alike. Expect an eclectic menu, craft cocktails, and decadent desserts.

Isa's Bistro is situated in the heart of downtown Asheville, at One Battery Park Avenue, just steps away from the Harrah's Cherokee Center, the Grove Arcade, and a wealth of attractions, shops, and galleries. Our 90-seat dining room is complemented by a wine cellar event space, capable of accommodating anywhere from 4 to 120 guests.
Top review
Wonderful
Dined 2 days ago
Overall very good - excellent brunch. However they did T bring the appetizer until after the meals were served. Server, and manager said they would comp the appetizers, but they did not. I sent an email after receiving the receipt, but have not heard back from them.
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