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Asheville Proper, Asheville, NC

Asheville Proper

4.5
4.5
1552 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Anything worth experiencing is worth experiencing to its fullest. Anything less just wouldn’t be proper.
Enter Asheville Proper, the dining affair with a flair for classic fare. With a wink and a nod towards traditional service paired with modern comfort, Asheville Proper opens the door to live fire dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 505-0909
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Owen McGlynn
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Cross street
    Battle Square and Page Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,552 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville

    Good for business meals

  • Asheville

    Innovative

1,552 Reviews
  1. AnnMarie

    Western NC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As in the past, we again enjoyed our meal tremendously. Each dish was delightful. Not a drop left on the plate. Amanda was a wonderful server/host. Thank you for the delicious and interesting food. 

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The duck had very little meat most of it was fat. The tenderloin was very tough with no flavor. The caramelized onions were tough and burnt. Our server spent more time behind the bar speaking to bar patrons and a large table than coming to our table of two to check on us. Zero service recovery. Very very disappointing especially for the money that was spent.

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  3. skye

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food with excellent service! I've never been disappointed.

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  4. RobinS

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our favorite dining experience in Ashville. From the casual, elegant decor and atmosphere to the delicious food, this was an overall great experience. Our service was top notch, we definitely recommend!!

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  5. TraeP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steak! Cool atmosphere. Must try the wood grilled steaks....

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  6. JulieK

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was incredibly smoky from the wood fire, but otherwise the ambience was fairly nice. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was very underwhelming. Our dinner rolls were cold when they first came out and the steaks were disappointing - especially for the price. I did very much enjoy the beets, but otherwise the food was just not at all what we expected.

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  7. JKeaton

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a cool vibe, great service and food. The noise from other tables can be distracting but not enough to not come and check this gem out!!

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  8. LWRH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious menu and wonderful staff. The roast duck was amazing!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wagyu Tartar was absolutely amazing. Everything else we had including the steaks was good but not amazing. The sides were excellent as well as the service. I would definitely go back if only for the wagyu tartar!

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  10. JenT

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time dining there. Was able to get a last-minute, mid-week reservation. We had the gnocchi to start and then for the mains we had the New York Strip with house steak sauce and the Wagyu Zabuton with chimichurri sauce. Local mushrooms and mashed potatoes for the sides. All the food was absolutely delectable. The gnocchi was definitely an appetizer portion (read: small). (I tried one of the mocktails, which was disappointing. It was called the Spicehound, I believe, but basically tasted like lemonade with the merest hint of spice.) We'll definitely be back.

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  11. SarahG

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was simply DELICIOUS and our server Brady was the best!! Such a cool atmosphere and vibe in the restaurant! I highly recommend and we will definitely be back the next time we visit Asheville!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at many restaurants in Asheville and live there. The steaks at Proper were good cuts and reasonable priced, which was a nice change from other places we have been. When other farm to table restaurants are somewhat offering the same thing, which we do enjoy, Proper steps out and away from the usual local offerings and gave us many new items to try. We had grilled calamari which was very tender and the grilled romaine salad. The salad stayed crisp even with the grilling. The smoked duck was also tender and moist. If you have room for a side, try the mashed potato’s. I would order the potatoes if they offered it, as a large side and substitute it for my mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. They are that good! Would highly recommend to locals and visits.

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  13. RebeccaP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food and service. I only wish there were more sides to choose, but the steak and mushrooms were delicious. Our server was very attentive and we loved the ambience.

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  14. WilliamK

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class service. Friendly staff specialty steaks were outstanding.

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  15. DawnnB

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wood fired steak is absolutely delicious!! Dark chocolate dessert is a must!!!!

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  16. BrianK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome food, attentive and fun service! Was a great capper on a wonderful weekend trip to Asheville.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    With a group of 4, we all agreed on a 7 on a scale from 1-10. The smash potatoes had sugar in them, which is strange in the south. The brown gravy on the smash potatoes had a strange taste, as we all agreed on. The seating wasn't what we expected for nicer restaurant in the area. Chairs we metal and hard to sit in. We travel a lot and this won't be a place we come back to anytime soon or recommend to a friend.

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  18. GuinH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the A5 Wagyu! And our server (Johnny P i believe was his name?) was excellent, gave great recommendations

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  19. DavidR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. Zoey was attentive, gave great recommendations and very friendly. Thanks.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints!! My 15 year old daughter picked it for her birthday.

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  21. Toni

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance was top notch. Waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. However the food was overpriced and the portions minimal. For some reason the rolls tasted like they had salty pepper in them and that completely turned me off. Probably won’t come here again, unfortunately.

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  22. Jslee

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cool little place! Food was excellent! Our server, Emma, was amazing!

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  23. JMac

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service. Good wine and bourbon list. Food was good, but we found the steak a bit too salty. Other dishes were good but lean heavy on that “open fire char” flavor. A little overwhelming. But overall good experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, but being charged $6 extra for 6 blue cheese olives in two martinis, was ridiculous… just sayin

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  25. mediaguy777

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was excellent. Special place for date night for anyone. Beautiful presentation arriving at the table,. Our waiter Brady was friendly, helpful, and super knowledgeable. The food was SUPERB (had the spineless steak, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts)

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  26. LEJSS

    Western NC

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The meat is cooked to perfection and the ambience is nice and quiet. For me, having no accompanying sides really makes the meat feel overpriced. I would so much rather choose an individual side that comes with the order than agree on one for the table. We wouldn't not have gotten more than one side because the prices for those were also really high.

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  27. sparkesiii

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great place for beautiful cuts of meat. My dry aged New York strip was delicious. We started out with the bone marrow appetizer. We have never tried that before but it was surprisingly light and delicious with a slight smoky flavor from the grill. We ended it with dessert of their take on a New York cheesecake and chocolate pudding. Our server was very pleasant and great for recommendations.

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  28. EmilyC

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Nobody seemed to know a lot about the wine selection as we inquired about ordering a bottle. Waitress was friendly and attentive. It is very small so seating is crowded. They should probably get rid of the pillows on the benches. It was cool to see the steaks being prepared over an open flame. You must order the shrimp appetizer!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chef experience and it was outstanding! It consisted of 8 small plate courses, and each one was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed it because we ate food that we normally would be reluctant or afraid to try, bone marrow, grilled octopus and duck breast, all of which were amazing! Recommend 10 out of 10

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  30. BenM

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality, well thought out food with a warm and elevated atmosphere.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, great food!!! Love the restaurant

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  32. MauiP

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It would be worth it if the meat was good, but it's not. My steak was laden with gristle. The restaurant was very cold. The expensive mixed drinks were meagre. Expensive sides reflect Ruth's Chris without the value - or the good steaks, which cost from $45 and up). It's not hard to go a bit extra when charging to create a 'wow' factor, but this restaurant does less.

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  33. StefanieS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, excellent meal and overall great experience, will come again and again.

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  34. PamelaC

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all the way around. Will return for another visit.

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  35. CarolynM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We really wanted to like Asheville Proper, but we felt that the poor service didn't warrant the prices. We went for a birthday dinner on a Saturday night. We actually asked for the check after the drinks and appetizers -- the service was very slow (the waitress took our drink and app order promptly after we were seated, and then delivered a cold but tasty app about 3 minutes later; we didn't see her again to put in our dinner order for nearly 45 minutes; another waitstaff brought our drinks 30 minutes in). The manager did comp our app, which was appreciated.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered Filet Mignon. Steak was very tough. Service was GREAT! Ambiance awesome. I was looking forward to a nice cut of meat. Sadly disappointed.

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  37. NathanC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    For $300 meal, only 1 drink, I expect way better service than that.

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  38. Boston

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful! The flavor combinations are amazing (where else have you had ginger snap crumbles sprinkled over roasted brussel sprouts?) Great atmosphere, great service and a delicious meal!

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  39. CourtneyC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve maybe ever had. Couldn’t recommend it more! Split multiple small plates and sides. Gnocchi, meatballs, oysters and sides of potatoes and mushrooms. Everything was delicious!

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  40. philm

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoy frequent meals at the nicer steak restaurants. My wife had the filet and I had the ribeye. She ordered the filet cooked medium but the steak was medium well. The flavor of the filet was excellent as were the brussels and the mushrooms. My $52 ribeye was disappointing. The size was “thin and small” and the heat was over-cooked. Flavor was good. Overall experience was good. Staff and service was very good.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Asheville Proper is rated 4.5 stars by 1552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Asheville Proper

1 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Battle Square and Page Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Owen McGlynn
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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