Best American Restaurants in Asheville

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Best American Restaurants in Asheville

Popular restaurants in Western NC

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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate
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American | Asheville
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Asheville
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Steakhouse | Asheville
TGI FRIDAYS - Asheville
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American | Asheville
Tupelo Honey - Downtown Asheville
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville
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Asheville Restaurants

Limones RestaurantLimones Restaurant
3124 reviews
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Mexican | Asheville, Asheville

Great food and atmosphere. Got the lamb, it was great just wish there had been more lamb in the dish. More

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The Bull and BeggarThe Bull and Beggar
1133 reviews
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European | Asheville, Asheville

Oysters - Salad- Lobster pasta with wine! Fabulous service, lovely presentation and atmosphere. Will be returning often! More

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VivianVivian
322 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

From the food to the cocktails to the service incredible!!! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - AshevilleRuth's Chris Steak House - Asheville
1681 reviews
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Steakhouse | Asheville, Asheville

Amazing! We had come up to visit The Biltmore again and topped the day off with a spectacular dinner! The staff, especially Steve, was excellent! Thank you for a wonderful evening 💕 More

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

Love it. Not too busy. Staff was very attentive to every customer in the restaurant. More

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ChiesaChiesa
1306 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

They had the trifecta: great food; great service; great atmosphere. The pasta was homemade and outstanding. Scallops cooked to perfection. We would definitely come back and would definitely recommend to friends! More

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Golden FleeceGolden Fleece
606 reviews
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Mediterranean | Asheville, Asheville

Lovely, cozy spot nestled up on the hill with Grove Park Inn. A small menu done well, delicious desserts, great cocktails. A warm, inviting destination on a winter night. More

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

Excellent food! Excellent service! More

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Haywood CommonHaywood Common
12 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Great food at a reasonable price. Not rushed and noise level tolerable. Great service. Only problem was we were seated near side entrance (foyer to Whale and rest rooms) and there was a chill sent our way everytime the outside door opened. Maybe a curtain??? More

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

Four of us for my birthday. We love sharing the dishes so we get one serving of many different things. The 3 hot tea choices are all good. The mango pudding was amazing! We always enjoy visiting. More

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The Dining Room - Biltmore EstateThe Dining Room - Biltmore Estate
1963 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Excellent in every way. Great anniversary. More

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The Market Place RestaurantThe Market Place Restaurant
1890 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Wonderful! We had a selection of small plates and the best dessert! Great service and cocktails too! Highly recommend! More

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Table AshevilleTable Asheville
2097 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Enjoyed an awesome date Saturday night despite a pouring rain, and 3-day weekend traffic in and out of downtown. They accommodated us well, service was on point and friendly. We kept it simple with vodka drinks and split several appetizers instead of entrees. The cheese and charcuterie board were awesome, as were the oysters and the winner was definitely the roasted winter vegetables. More

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Red Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel AshevilleRed Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
2764 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Absolutely amazing. Paul was an amazing waiter and he was so attentive to make sure every need of ours was met. More

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Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park InnSunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn
2661 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Not a very good menu. But ambiance and scenery made it worthwhile More

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

The seafood fondue was exceptional! Had a bourbon mule that was very tasty. Service was impeccable. My husband had the frogmore stew and loved it. I had the mussels and beer battered brussel sprouts. Delish. Desert was a peanut butter cake that was so moist and leffe ending to a great meal. More

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

Simply the Best ! Even purchased the cookbook. One of Asheville’s Finest... It will not disappoint . More

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

Pleasing environment, some creative and delicious dishes for vegetarians, but it's the staff that pushes this new restaurant into the "locals will enjoy this restaurant" category. More

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

The food was very good but the overall experience was lacking. The lighting is too bright (which I admit I dislike intensely)—small lamps on the tables would improve this greatly. Service was personable but there was only one server for the restaurant— granted there aren’t that many tables but a dinner that should have taken 70 minutes tops came in at 90 minutes for only two courses. More

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Ambrozia Bar and BistroAmbrozia Bar and Bistro
656 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

It was great- we were 11 people and they handled us beautifully. More

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The AdmiralThe Admiral
3150 reviews
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Comfort Food | Asheville, Asheville

The Admiral has been my favorite restaurant in Asheville since we moved here in 2003. Great on so many levels. Food is expertly prepared and is very creative. Recommend the small plates - they tend to be a better value than the entrees. More

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Cucina 24Cucina 24
2220 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

AWESOME...Chef Brian’s menu is very creative and savory. Poached with flavor yet delicate at the right time. Highly recommend Cucina 24. More

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Modesto TrattoriaModesto Trattoria
745 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

The food is consistently excellent and the service is always professional and friendly. The atmosphere is quiet due to a small dining room but perfectly decorated for an evening on the town. More

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Blue RidgeBlue Ridge
2085 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

This is one of the restaurants in The Grovepark Inn. I get the sense a lot of locals come here for the buffet. Great brunch and evening seafood buffets, especially the crab legs. Fairly informal atmosphere. More

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RhubarbRhubarb
2013 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Great food and cocktails! We got the pork meatballs and the mushroom cassoulet and both knocked our socks off! Skip the cheese board and get an extra appetizer because the chef certainly KNOWS what they’re doing. Some phenomenal service, food and all around experience. Very impressed. More

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Edison - Omni Grove Park InnEdison - Omni Grove Park Inn
1164 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Asheville, Asheville

Wonderful meal. NY strip grilled to perfection with great taste. Lobster Mac and Cheese was a delicious side. Fantastic service. More

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Vue 1913 - Omni Grove Park InnVue 1913 - Omni Grove Park Inn
1239 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Asheville, Asheville

Went in for apps/lite fare and was well taken care of by our server. Unpretenatious and comfortable environment. More

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

Our group enjoyed a lovely evening at Old North State Winery. The food was creative and delicious and the service was outstanding. More

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Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore EstateCedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate
1663 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

The service was great food came fast and was very hot. They didnt take you feel rushed and were very friendly More

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Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore EstateDeerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate
2087 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Always good food. Several of the regulars all arrived at the same time and were treated to the usual good service and tasty food. Highly recommended. More

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The Bistro - Biltmore EstateThe Bistro - Biltmore Estate
2025 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

I have always loved the Bistro at Biltmore Estate, however this visit did not live up to its usual standards. I would still recommend, putting this as being a fluke. Our waiter was good (not great). One gluten free diner did get gluten free bread (without a special request) but it was still cold from being frozen. My pommes frites were soggy and a little cold (not hot and crisp). On the other side of things, my kale Caesar salad was delicious, the scallops were nicely seared, and my husbands short ribs were tender. The mussel appetizer was perfectly cooked, but had too much smoke for our taste. And the side of string beans did not come out with the meal, but came out after we asked about them and they were over seasoned. Also seemed limp. (we were not charged for these). Since we have had so many wonderful meals at the restaurant we are taking all these issues with a grain of salt and will return. More

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StradaStrada
377 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

This was a great date night! The waitress was wonderful and gave me great guidance for the wine! More

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The BlackbirdThe Blackbird
1629 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Our Saturday brunch at Blackbird prior to a movie at the Fine Arts theater was OUTSTANDING! Food was GREAT, service was rapid and FRIENDLY ~ recommend HIGHLY! More

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Stable Cafe -Biltmore EstateStable Cafe -Biltmore Estate
1548 reviews
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American | Asheville, Asheville

Party of 8. We lucked up and it was a slow day at biltmore so we where seated a head of reservation in the best part. Everybodys food was great. Fish, Chicken, Ribs, Pork, etc. More

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

We loved the experience, but probably because we were in the farthest booth - I think the quietest place in the restaurant. Also, preferred the coziness and privateness the booth offered. MORE BOOTHS! More

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

Fantastic! We shared 4 small plates, and each one was delicious. Will definitely go there again. More

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

I spent the afternoon at Tupelo honey having a wonderful lunch with my family. We all loved the service excellent,food amazing!!! . More

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Isa's BistroIsa's Bistro
654 reviews
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Bistro | Asheville, Asheville

We were celebrating New Year’s Eve in downtown Asheville and had a wonderful dinner here. Our server Nick was amazing. More

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P.F. Chang's - AshevilleP.F. Chang's - Asheville
22 reviews
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Asian | Asheville, Asheville

had a wonderful time, the food was excellent and the service was the best. I'll be back!!!! More

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

I had the duck breast for a very reasonable price and my wife had a goat cheese omelette for dinner the first night we arrived in town. Both meals we very good service was top notch. We had a delicious finish with the coconut cake and coffee. More

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

The small plate selection is awesome and delicious. More

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

We love the Roux. Very nice atmosphere, great service and menu. Excellent location and parking. Perfect for lunch. More

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Aux BarAux Bar
103 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

A friend and I met for lunch on a weekday. During the 2 hours that we were there More

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

My husband and I come here every time we are in Asheville. The PEI mussels are the best! More

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

Great food and service! More

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

It was all good as it should be More

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

We arrived about an hour before our reservation. The line was very long but they got us in right on time. If we had not been early we would not have made our reservation time. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. We may do it again next Thanksgiving More

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Early Girl Eatery-West AshevilleEarly Girl Eatery-West Asheville
1 review
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Farm-to-table | Asheville, Asheville

Located in West Asheville, Early Girl Eatery-West Asheville is the critically-acclaimed and locally beloved eatery that offers delicious southern food in a casual, charming atmosphere. Early Girl serves dinner Thursday through Saturday night with a well-crafted beer and wine menu and offers breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Regulars’ favorites include pan-fried free range chicken with herb gravy for dinner, the local sausage and sweet potato scramble for breakfast and the almond and ginger salad almost any time.More

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

Dined at this restaurant because we saw it on facebook. The pizza was delicious. More

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

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

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
Limones RestaurantLimones Restaurant
3124 reviews
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Mexican | Asheville, Asheville

Great food and atmosphere. Got the lamb, it was great just wish there had been more lamb in the dish. More

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VivianVivian
322 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

From the food to the cocktails to the service incredible!!! More

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The Bull and BeggarThe Bull and Beggar
1133 reviews
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European | Asheville, Asheville

Oysters - Salad- Lobster pasta with wine! Fabulous service, lovely presentation and atmosphere. Will be returning often! More

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Golden FleeceGolden Fleece
606 reviews
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Mediterranean | Asheville, Asheville

Lovely, cozy spot nestled up on the hill with Grove Park Inn. A small menu done well, delicious desserts, great cocktails. A warm, inviting destination on a winter night. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - AshevilleRuth's Chris Steak House - Asheville
1681 reviews
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Steakhouse | Asheville, Asheville

Amazing! We had come up to visit The Biltmore again and topped the day off with a spectacular dinner! The staff, especially Steve, was excellent! Thank you for a wonderful evening 💕 More

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ChiesaChiesa
1306 reviews
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Italian | Asheville, Asheville

They had the trifecta: great food; great service; great atmosphere. The pasta was homemade and outstanding. Scallops cooked to perfection. We would definitely come back and would definitely recommend to friends! More

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

Excellent food! Excellent service! More

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

Love it. Not too busy. Staff was very attentive to every customer in the restaurant. More

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

Four of us for my birthday. We love sharing the dishes so we get one serving of many different things. The 3 hot tea choices are all good. The mango pudding was amazing! We always enjoy visiting. More

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The Dining Room - Biltmore EstateThe Dining Room - Biltmore Estate
1963 reviews
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Contemporary American | Asheville, Asheville

Excellent in every way. Great anniversary. 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.