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Best American Restaurants in Asheville

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Asheville
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Steakhouse | Asheville
Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate
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American | Asheville
Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville
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Rhubarb
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American | Asheville
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VivianVivian
446 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Vivian’s has the best brunch in Asheville. Maybe in the Southeast! More

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Limones RestaurantLimones Restaurant
3366 reviews
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Mexican | Asheville, Asheville

Delicious as always, in fact probably our new favorite spot in Asheville. More

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ChiesaChiesa
1471 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

Best pasta this side of Italy and even better than some we had there. More

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The Bull and BeggarThe Bull and Beggar
1223 reviews
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European | Asheville, Asheville

Great atmosphere, good cote de boeuf and a good selection of wine. Highly recommend More

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The Dining Room - Biltmore EstateThe Dining Room - Biltmore Estate
2067 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

We were celebrating our 31 st. wedding anniversary and they truly treated it as a special occasion. We also got some difficult health information that day and they could not have been more compassionate or caring. Our waiter Hank treated us like we were part of his family. The overall experience could not have been better and also could not have happened at a better time More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - AshevilleRuth's Chris Steak House - Asheville
1827 reviews
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Steakhouse | Asheville, Asheville

We love the atmosphere, the food is always amazing done just the way we like it! Matt always takes the best care of us! Would recommend to anyone who craves a fabulous dining experience. More

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Glass Onion - Weaverville, NCGlass Onion - Weaverville, NC
751 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

Have been going to The Glass Onion since they opened; they were wonderful then and even better now. Service is dependably great, seem to intuit when you want something - never hovering. Dinner was delightful-all had seafood, my was the SC swordfish, divine. Killer desserts. Lovely folks there insure a pleasant lunch or dinner. More

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Brasilia Churrasco SteakhouseBrasilia Churrasco Steakhouse
912 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Asheville, Asheville

We had a really good experience. The waitstaff were attentive, friendly, and professional and all of the food was very good. It’s a bit pricey, but it still felt like a good value. More

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Red Ginger Dim Sum and TapasRed Ginger Dim Sum and Tapas
285 reviews
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Chinese | Asheville, Asheville

We can down to Asheville to visit our son . He had never been to Red Ginger. So we decided to try it and we were not disappointed. It was awesome. We just ordered a table full of food and shared it. We were not disappointed. Everything was excellent. The lobster rolls and dumplings were the best. Enjoyed it all. It’s on our list of favorites now. Next trip we will be there. More

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Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park InnSunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn
2761 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Outstanding!! More

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The Market Place RestaurantThe Market Place Restaurant
1994 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

The food here is excellent. Servers know the menu, and thoroughly explain it. We always save Market Place for special occasions because it is an exceptional dining experience. More

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Tupelo Honey - Downtown AshevilleTupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville
1015 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville, Asheville

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The green fried tomatoes were the best I've ever had. Their fried chicken and meatloaf are both exceptional. Their mojito, not so much. Definitely not the best I've ever had. It's super loud, so hard to visit, but good, friendly atmosphere. The checkin process could be improved with better instruction and making sure that those who made the effort to make a reservation come first. We waited 20 minutes to be seated, as walkins were seated before us. Overall a good meal and not bad service. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. More

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Edison - Omni Grove Park InnEdison - Omni Grove Park Inn
1261 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville, Asheville

Pleasant surprise at the Grove Park on our 40th wedding anniversary weekend. We expected casual dining with beautiful open air views, but food and service blew us away. Our waiter educated us about their wonderful beer selection and picked out two delicious local interesting ones for us. We then split the Caesar salad with big hunks of Reggiano shavings. My husband had the NY strip special, a 14 Oz sous vide steak perfectly cooked with a sauce of bourbon, vanilla and sorghum. My short ribs were an amazing slow cooked comfort food, and we were also treated to a gratis dessert of macarons and whipped cream over a celebratory chocolate square. Our waiter was attentive and well versed in all aspects of the meal. Very impressed with The Edison considering the restaurant was packed and there are 5 weddings at The Grove Park this weekend! Make reservations and request an outdoor table for spectacular views! More

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Blue RidgeBlue Ridge
2242 reviews
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Southern | Asheville, Asheville

We have been to the Blue Ridge Buffet before, but I really enjoyed it this time. Everything was delicious and high quality. My wife and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary, so that may have added to our good feelings!! More

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Red Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel AshevilleRed Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
2914 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

The food and the service at the Red Stag are excellent. The restaurant itself is warm and inviting and the Elk is superb! I live in Asheville, so I’ve never stayed in the hotel, but I think it’s probably lovely and the location is fantastic. The Red Stag is a great place to go for any celebrations. It’s on the pricey side but it never disappoints. More

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Early Girl Eatery-West AshevilleEarly Girl Eatery-West Asheville
3 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Asheville, Asheville

Great food, wonderful service! Oh, and this may be the ONLY restaurant on Haywood Road that has ample parking. More

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Table AshevilleTable Asheville
2178 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

A definite come back to! Service fantastic. Food excellent! More

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Storm Rhum Bar and BistroStorm Rhum Bar and Bistro
772 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Food was fantastic. Service amazing. Lovely dining experience. More

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Old North State WineryOld North State Winery
38 reviews
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Winery | Asheville, Asheville

The food was excellent. All 4 of us had the chicken salad with the fries or fruit . We were so very pleased with the serving size and presentation. Lots of food for our money. More

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The AdmiralThe Admiral
3302 reviews
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Comfort Food | Asheville, Asheville

We had a wonderful multi-course dinner. Excellent wine list. Service was very professional and friendly. Love The Admiral. More

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The Scarlet BeeThe Scarlet Bee
37 reviews
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Mediterranean | Asheville, Asheville

Everything was wonderful, as advertised. All of our food was delicious. Very flavorful and well prepared. More

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Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore EstateDeerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate
2287 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the selection of food and drinks. Our waitress was very attentive. Had a very nice time! More

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Stable Cafe -Biltmore EstateStable Cafe -Biltmore Estate
1679 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

We were seated immediately. Waitress shared with us the specials of the day. She also shared her favorites and why. Very timely service. More

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RhubarbRhubarb
2177 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Love this restaurant! We have never been disappointed, and always look forward to eating there. The food is simply delicious, farm to table and fresh! More

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Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore EstateCedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate
1816 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Our bartender Chris was awesome! He was friendly and had a great smile, he was very informative about Biltmore and made our evening special. We had the fish and chips and it was delicious and served hot! It was nice to sit at the bar to eat and chat. We will definitely be back and would recommend Cedric’s. More

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Village Social-Biltmore EstateVillage Social-Biltmore Estate
768 reviews
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Seafood | Asheville, Asheville

Crab bisque was excellent, creamy with plenty of crab. Shrimp cocktail was ample in size and tender. Served chilled in large bowl of crushed ice with good presentation. Arugala salad had fresh blackberries and strawberries with a light lemon vinaigrette. Was very pleased other than the food was brought too close together before the previous course was finished. Better too fast than too slow! More

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Golden FleeceGolden Fleece
670 reviews
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Mediterranean | Asheville, Asheville

Beautiful outdoor seating with delicious, forward thinking, unique menu. We came back again for more. More

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Benne on EagleBenne on Eagle
127 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Great menu, both historic and innovative treatments. Five stars to the smothered pork chop and the steak and gravy. More

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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville LocationTupelo Honey - South Asheville Location
680 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville, Asheville

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Yummy! Sweet tea was great but expensive $3.50/ glass More

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The Bistro - Biltmore EstateThe Bistro - Biltmore Estate
2163 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Food delicious, Bobby, our server was great! They were great about moving our reservation time as well...very accommodating! More

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Modesto TrattoriaModesto Trattoria
826 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

Loved the vibe and food was fabulous! More

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StradaStrada
483 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

Our waitress Morgan was excellent-articulate, knowledgeable about the choices, professional and friendly. I always add salt to my food, but my entree of duck was so tasty that I did not even think about it. Out friends praised their veal entree. Filet and shrimp was a hit, as well. We were seated upstairs in the back which we liked because the place was packed. It was expensive but worth it! And there are lower priced options on the menu. We will be back 💜 More

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Vue 1913 - Omni Grove Park InnVue 1913 - Omni Grove Park Inn
1326 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Asheville, Asheville

We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience! The food, service, and setting were all exceptional! More

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The BlackbirdThe Blackbird
1766 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

A very nice restaurant, with great service, good food and a well curated wine list. The items we ordered were not excessively creative (lamb and tenderloin medallions) but both were very well prepared. The service is top notch, and the server was very conversant with both the menu and wine pairings to complement the dishes. As clarification, the reference on the restaurant's website about one hour free parking at the hotel ramp, means that if you visit the restaurant for less than one hour, your parking will be free. (useful for an aperitivo perhaps, not for a dinner). It does not mean that the restaurant validates or covers one hour of the parking. However, parking in the hotel ramp is inexpensive and the restaurant is well worth it. More

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Cucina 24Cucina 24
2342 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

First time! The bolognese was the best I’ve ever had! Our server was wonderful and we will come back when in town. More

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Haywood CommonHaywood Common
39 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Our party of 5 really enjoyed our brunch! Great service and really great food! And a delicious Bloody Mary!!! More

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Bone & BrothBone & Broth
429 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

First time going here. I would go back. I and my sister had excellent cocktails. My husband didn't care for his whiskey sour. Crispy Brussel sprouts were fantastic. A must to order. We got the bison strip, pork belly, and flight of steak. All were excellent. Somewhat pricey but hey, we're on vacation. It was a non busy night but noise level was loud. Acoustics were lousy. More

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Isa's BistroIsa's Bistro
692 reviews
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Contemporary European | Asheville, Asheville

Amazing service and absolutely delicious meal! More

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WoodFire Bar & GrilleWoodFire Bar & Grille
52 reviews
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Steakhouse | Asheville, Asheville

Travels brought us . Super meal!! Millie was very nice . Maybe dinner again More

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Aux BarAux Bar
115 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

You got to try this place at least once. It’s a great spot for late night bites, especially after a show at the local venues. A bit loud, service was slow, but we would agree that you have to give it s try. More

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Hemingway's CubaHemingway's Cuba
495 reviews
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Cuban | Asheville, Asheville

Great atmosphere - view - good food and drink - cheers More

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Princess Anne HotelPrincess Anne Hotel
34 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

This was a lovely find through open table. The chef is a charming young lady who is new to the Princess Ann. The Octopus to start was wonderful and the Pear wrapped in Prosciutto with the Feta Mousse was amazing. The service was extremely friendly and we felt very welcomed. As this restaurant has not being discovered yet, the ambiance was a little quiet. But we are going to return for the Chop Shop dinner in June. More

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Red Lobster - AshevilleRed Lobster - Asheville
1 review
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Seafood | Asheville, Asheville

We never got our appetizer but our server was really nice and friendly. Food is always good. More

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Daphne at Twisted LaurelDaphne at Twisted Laurel
43 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Wonderful restaurant. Got seated right away at a beautiful table overlooking the Asheville atmosphere outside. Waitresses were very attentive and personable. Explained the food well and gave recommendations on drinks and food. The food was absolutely amazing. Fresh and delicious and presented beautifully. Highly recommended. More

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Roux - Hilton AshevilleRoux - Hilton Asheville
214 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Absolutely amazing food for pretty decent prices. I was very surprised and will most definitely be back. More

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Early Girl EateryEarly Girl Eatery
51 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Asheville, Asheville

Early Girl lived up to its reputation. A cute place with excellent food in a great location. More

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Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-EastPomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-East
438 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

We have dined here numerous times over the last 13 years. Our meals came out slowly due to, we presumed, a short-staffed kitchen as the serving staff members were plentiful. Portions of the meal were cold. We assume that the kitchen had not indicated to our server that our meals were ready to serve to us. Since we are always hesitant to send food back to the kitchen, we ate the lukewarm dinners, which were very tasty but not optimal because of the food temperature. We love dining here, so we are extremely hopeful that the next time everything will be as perfect as usual. More

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Buffalo Mercantile Company and CafeBuffalo Mercantile Company and Cafe
14 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

We made a reservation on a Wednesday evening in February but it wasn't necessary. Staff said on weekends, especially in the summer reservations are recommended. Loved the pizza! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - AshevilleTGI FRIDAYS - Asheville
28 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Great food and very friendly waitress. Excellent meal! More

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Overlook Restaurant & LoungeOverlook Restaurant & Lounge
15 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Great Mother’s Day dining and the meals were delish! More

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Early Girl EateryEarly Girl Eatery
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Farm-to-table | Asheville, Asheville

A Farm-to-Table Southern Comfort Food Experience! Morning, afternoon and night, Early Girl serves a wide variety of delicious southern dishes that’ll please every palette. “Made from scratch,” with many ingredients acquired from local farmers, our menu reflects the creative diversity of true southern cooking. More

Library Lounge-Biltmore EstateLibrary Lounge-Biltmore Estate
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Enjoy a delicious offering from our menu while relaxing with a book or just taking in the breathtaking view of the estate. We serve an all-day menu and a late–night dinner menu. A working farm has been part of Biltmore Estate since our beginning in 1895. That legacy continues today. Biltmore operates its farm and field-to-table program with estate-grown greens, berries, eggs, beef, and lamb, and partnerships with farmers in Western North Carolina for locally-sourced trout, cheese, beef, and pork for our restaurants.More

The Savory Thyme CafeThe Savory Thyme Cafe
28 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Wonderful Christmas experience. I would recommend this experience to anyone wanting the adventure of the arboretum on Christmas and the enjoyment of a carefree meal. More

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Asheville Diners' Choice Winners

Asheville's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
VivianVivian
446 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Vivian’s has the best brunch in Asheville. Maybe in the Southeast! More

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ChiesaChiesa
1471 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

Best pasta this side of Italy and even better than some we had there. More

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Glass Onion - Weaverville, NCGlass Onion - Weaverville, NC
751 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

Have been going to The Glass Onion since they opened; they were wonderful then and even better now. Service is dependably great, seem to intuit when you want something - never hovering. Dinner was delightful-all had seafood, my was the SC swordfish, divine. Killer desserts. Lovely folks there insure a pleasant lunch or dinner. More

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The Bull and BeggarThe Bull and Beggar
1223 reviews
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European | Asheville, Asheville

Great atmosphere, good cote de boeuf and a good selection of wine. Highly recommend More

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Limones RestaurantLimones Restaurant
3366 reviews
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Mexican | Asheville, Asheville

Delicious as always, in fact probably our new favorite spot in Asheville. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - AshevilleRuth's Chris Steak House - Asheville
1827 reviews
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Steakhouse | Asheville, Asheville

We love the atmosphere, the food is always amazing done just the way we like it! Matt always takes the best care of us! Would recommend to anyone who craves a fabulous dining experience. More

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Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park InnSunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn
2761 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Outstanding!! More

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Storm Rhum Bar and BistroStorm Rhum Bar and Bistro
772 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Food was fantastic. Service amazing. Lovely dining experience. More

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Brasilia Churrasco SteakhouseBrasilia Churrasco Steakhouse
912 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Asheville, Asheville

We had a really good experience. The waitstaff were attentive, friendly, and professional and all of the food was very good. It’s a bit pricey, but it still felt like a good value. More

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Red Ginger Dim Sum and TapasRed Ginger Dim Sum and Tapas
285 reviews
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Chinese | Asheville, Asheville

We can down to Asheville to visit our son . He had never been to Red Ginger. So we decided to try it and we were not disappointed. It was awesome. We just ordered a table full of food and shared it. We were not disappointed. Everything was excellent. The lobster rolls and dumplings were the best. Enjoyed it all. It’s on our list of favorites now. Next trip we will be there. More

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Discover Asheville

Nestled near the mountains of North Carolina, Asheville is home to beautiful fall colors and warm spring weather. It's also known for the comfort food that many of the restaurants in the area serve. You can enjoy intriguing conversation while dining over lobster and fresh seafood in one of the city’s upscale eateries. While walking down the street, you can enjoy the tempting aroma of the various types of cuisine prepared in the different restaurants, such as barbecue containing the classic North Carolina sauce or delectable pasta and meats from the many Italian establishments. You can't leave Asheville without sampling some of the sweet treats in the city, as it’s renowned for its many varieties of fudge as well as decadent pastries and pies.

Discover Asheville

Nestled near the mountains of North Carolina, Asheville is home to beautiful fall colors and warm spring weather. It's also known for the comfort food that many of the restaurants in the area serve. You can enjoy intriguing conversation while dining over lobster and fresh seafood in one of the city’s upscale eateries. While walking down the street, you can enjoy the tempting aroma of the various types of cuisine prepared in the different restaurants, such as barbecue containing the classic North Carolina sauce or delectable pasta and meats from the many Italian establishments. You can't leave Asheville without sampling some of the sweet treats in the city, as it’s renowned for its many varieties of fudge as well as decadent pastries and pies.