Asheville Proper

4.7
405 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 405 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

small place. Great food. overall great experience.

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ChristineF
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ben was very knowledgeable about the menu and where the food comes from. He has great recommendations and was able to accommodate special requests for my dietary needs. The ambience was fun but romantic. Highly recommend!

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JohnM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Food was delicious and the service was top notch.

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Tammy
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious. Our server was superb. The decor was a bit stark for a woodfired type of restaurant; I expected a bit more atmosphere. Maybe it gets better after dark.

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vipSreece
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff made our experience so enjoyable for our 15th wedding anniversary. Also, if you were raised on canned English peas and hated them please try them at Asheville Proper - very well worth it!

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StuJ85
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary dinner! Everything was done with attention to detail. Fantastic service, steaks cooked exactly as ordered, sides (peas, cauliflower) were surprisingly good. Cocktails smooth and slightly smoky. Ok, I’m no food critic so I’ll stop but it was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had, and the service was great. We’ll be back!!!

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RogerS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Positive’s—Overall really good! My ribeye was one of the best I have ever had. Service was good and atmosphere was also good. S'mores dessert was really good.

Negatives— Rolls could be much better and should be included with meal. Need better variety of sides based on other same style restaurants

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JacquelineV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, the best meal I’ve had in Asheville. And if that wasn’t enough, the cocktails were top notch also. Got the octopus to start (SO tender and flavorful) and then the ribeye, the asparagus, and the confit potatoes. Just...perfect. Definitely a new regular.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It’s a good spot. Was expecting better food for what we pay. Will definitively return for a second time.

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicholas was a server and was very helpful, attentive, and pleasant! Great experience overall!

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vipjsdb
Charlotte
83 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Asheville Proper. Were in town for the weekend and decided to make reservations. The restaurant is small, but had a really cool vibe. We started with buttermilk fried oysters which were amazing. We considered cancelling the rest of our meal and just getting more of the oysters! Glad we didn't, though. My wife got a mushroom salad which she raved about. I had the ribeye which was cooked perfectly. We also had a side of mushrooms which were amazing. The only negative was that we each ordered a Parker House roll. The rolls were good, but on the cold side. We also had dessert of Coconut Pavlova and Handmade Smores. Both were fantastic. The cocktails were great. Sweet tea could have been a bit sweeter. Overall, the experience was amazing. May have to go back to Asheville just to go to Asheville Proper again!

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vipWilliamA
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection start to finish ! Cool ambiance, great food and bar service

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vipJamesS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I have ever had! The steak was outstanding. Our server, Alison, was super nice and explained the various steak cuts to us expertly.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dinner and the bartenders were great with good conversation

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Gypsymom
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and excellent service! You must have the smoked Old Fashion....exquisite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was something special. For my budget it is not everyday or every week or every month that I could afford that but it was an amazing experience. The food was cooked on open fire and the restaurant really sets itself apart from the rest of the Asheville scene. We tried to go to unique businesses that aren’t mega corporations and this place fit the bill. If you are ever I. Asheville and want a unique dining experience try it out.

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WallyS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Emma was our server and took very good care of us. The food was also excellent and as expected.

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vipjennifer
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST meal we had in Asheville hands down! Loved it and recommended it to friends! Can’t wait to come back...celebrated my bf’s 50th birthday it was perfect!

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BrookeP
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Service was outstanding!

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Jane
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was of an old speakeasy. The staff and food were phenomenal!!!

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vipLetseat
Western NC
40 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Our server was excellent and every bite we ate was outstanding. We are planning our next dinner there already. What a wonderful dinning experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Food was out of this world! Can’t wait to go back.

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Annie
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, tried foods I never had before. Our server Steve was awesome in helping us chose and in the friendly personable service that he gave us. Loved it!

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DotW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food, great service and a lovely space. too many delicious dishes to try everything, already planning a second visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must if you visit Asheville!

Every single item was delicious, including the cocktails.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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crgefoodie1
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's my new staple loved EVERYTHING!!! Can't wait to go back!

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drdwphillips
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and good food. What else really matters.

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JimG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was outstanding. The food was prepared in a woodfired oven and was entirely too smoky almost to the point of being inedible.

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SeanE
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We share the cowboy steak, the asparagus, and the mushrooms
All recommended by our excellent server
And it was a delightful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, attention to detail.
Food was delicious. Worth every penny.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Appetizers and salads goo. Service great. Steaks were all mis-cooked and bland. I do a better steak on my backyard grill. Back to Curate’.

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KarenW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely space. Quaint. Excellent service and food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. We had the tomahawk ribeye special and it was spectacular. Service was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place in Asheville!!

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MeredithL
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on Saturday night. The food, service and atmosphere were fantastic! We will be back. The ribeye and beets were ridiculously good!

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TanikaC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steaks were excellent! My only complaint would be the salads we ordered. They were just "ok" it seem like the salad was mixed prior to serving so the dressing made the salad soggy. Other sides were perfect!

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vipAllisonW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint. The cocktails were great (I particularly liked the tequila cocktail with mezcal). We got the wagyu starter which was good. Unfortunately, another townie recommended we try somewhere else for dinner but we SO WISH we stayed at Asheville Proper instead. This place was awesome. I was expecting a stuffy steak restaurant and it was lively, flavorful, and had a great menu.

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ColtonM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

On the pricey side, but food and service were exceptional

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn’t sure it was possible to top the unbelievable food and cocktails at Proper, but the service did! I can’t remember the last time service and food was more than I expected! Bravo Proper! 👏🏻

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vipJeanneG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. One of the best meals we have ever eaten. The service was exceptional. The atmosphere and food good amazing as well. We will definitely return

FAQs

Asheville Proper is rated 4.7 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.