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Asheville Proper, Asheville, NC

Asheville Proper

4.6
4.6
1138 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 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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, Chef's Table, 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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What 1,138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. d

    divat

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious steaks. The sides are excellent. A little on the salty side this time, though. We look forward to going back for the fish.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Price level was quite a bit more than I'm use to paying, but quality of food was outstanding. I had the 8oz flat iron steak and it was so render it practically melts in your mouth. Wife had the tri point steak. Potatoes and mushrooms were also delicious. $13 a la carte, but one serving is plenty enough to share. Service was average. Atmosphere is very quite and pleasant. Loved the aroma from the open hearth. Not sure I'd go back, but I would definitely recommend for a special occasion.
  3. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I were on the road for Thanksgiving and decided to spend a night in downtown Asheville. I looked online for “top restaurants” and Proper was on the top 40 list of spots that locals recommended. I was drawn to the gold and emerald green decor and the menu looked just as appealing with plenty of steak options that we were both craving. Happily ; the online version matched the in person and we were not disappointed with the level of attentive and friendly service to accompany our meal. We loved our dinner of petite tenderloin and NY strip and the dessert of S’mores was well worth the extra calories. Our only criticism was the “charred octopus” wavered a bit more on the burnt end and we couldn’t consume the entire first course. Also, my husband relayed that the men’s rooms left a bit to be desired to say it politely. The urinal looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned in someone and decor was lacking. By contrast, I was quite impressed by the women’s restroom: clean and well decorated. Overall we were impressed and we would definitely recommend Proper and look forward to visiting again when we are in town again next.
  4. N

    Nickole

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was great and the restaurant is beautiful. The steaks were ok and the bone marrow wasn't melt off the bone like I expected.
  5. J

    James

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Yellowfin Tina was good. Bone marrow was tasty although some parts seemed undercooked. Salad was good. The mushrooms were good. Aged ribeye was mostly inedible - nearly every bite was too fibrous/ chewy, so much so that more than a fourth of the steak had to be spat back onto the plate. The chimichurri and smoked butter were good (sauces that accompanied the steak). Also, the bread/ rolls were very regular, as in they were not much different than store bought rolls.
  6. JM

    JM317

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had the tasting menu. Would have liked one of the dishes to have had a bit more food. All was very tasty!
  7. EM

    EllyMay

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My husband and I went to Asheville Proper for an anniversary dinner. It was a Sunday night, and they were very busy. We weren’t seated for our 7:30 reservation until 7:50, but we weren’t in a hurry so that was fine. We both ordered a martini and decided to have the chef’s 8 course tasting. Each course was a bite or 2 of very different things like rabbit, Wagyu beef, a small scallop, a Porterhouse roll, a lemon palate cleanser, etc. They were all beautifully presented. We didn’t get our martini’s so after the 3rd course, we asked and eventually got them. Our water and club soda were replenished frequently which was great, but we would have ordered another martini if we were asked. We left needing a cocktail and more food. Even though there were 8 courses, it was very light and small for the price of $94 each. The courses were okay, some better than others, but we really don’t know if ordering from the menu might have been better. At least it was all artfully presented. We had a great table and great service except for the martini issues.
  8. BB

    BethB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Overall it was a lovely evening. The highlights were the special for the night which was scallops, delicious. My New york strip was tastey and the penacatta was amazing. Less impressive was, it felt like your server was trying to rush us out. The dinner came before we were done with our appetizers, our server grabbed my plate with half my dinner still on it, I had to tell her im still working on my food. We were here for a dining experience. We wanted to spend time talking, eating, drinking. It seemed like she wanted us out. I probably won't go back. There are many other resturants in the area that I enjoy.
  9. R

    Ronald

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't complain about anything. Starters through dessert excellent with great service.
  10. BF

    BobF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was FANTASTIC. We were there to celebrate a birthday, and our entire evening was wonderful. From cocktails and appetizers, to the Wagyu Flatiron steak, and the 30 day aged ribeye, the meal was incredible! Our server, Emily was outstanding as well, she was always there when needed, and her recommendations were spot on! This is our second visit in the last year (we live in Denver), and we will definitely be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I surprised my husband by taking him to Asheville Proper for our mystery date night. We loved it and the food was incredible! We shared the scallop appetizer special as well as the charred octopus. He had the wagyu flat iron and I the petite tenderloin, both cooked to perfection. Shared Parker rolls, potatoes and kale for sides. We could barely move at the end of our meal. Our waiter, Steve, was very attentive and gave excellent recommendations. And you can’t beat the atmosphere with the open wood fired kitchen. We can’t wait to go back and try other items - especially the bone marrow! 12/10 - you won’t be upset if you go here for dinner!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time celebrating my friend’s anniversary! Food is incredible!
  13. LT

    LocalTVC

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner experience, especially the grits and brussel sprouts! Server was great as well.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was alright. The gnocchi is terrible. Service was meh.
  15. MA

    MorganA

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I keep coming back here! It’s one of my restaurants anywhere. The small plates and steaks are seriously the best. The gnocchi is changed each season and is always amazing. The steak additions are regularly changed as well and are always incredible. Highly recommend. Dinner, drinks, desserts, sides… all of it!
  16. DP

    DanielP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend for those that are looking for excellent service, outstanding food and a great atmosphere!
  17. HH

    HenryH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time with the wife! Food and drinks were great
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration was a hit
  19. J

    Jackson

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing steaks with fantastic service.
  20. MM

    MaxM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time coming here. Both times, the crispy confit fingerling potatoes have been a standout. They change up how that dish is served throughout the year- this time they had brie on them. The wagyu special was fantastic. On our first visit, we ordered one of the steaks from the normal menu, maybe the NY strip, and weren't impressed. But this wagyu was up there with the best. The heirloom pumpkin a surprise standout for me, it was the best-cooked pumpkin I've had. The sweet potato gnocchi was interested but was probably the only thing we ordered that was so-so. The wagyu tartar was great. The bread that came with it was out of place but we just ate it without. The parker rolls with sage butter were awesome. The drinks were solid but maybe overpriced. The service was great. Our server was good about asking which of his shpiels we wanted to hear. Overall I'd definitely come back a third time, despite it being a bit pricey.
  21. JA

    JimA

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the top 5 restaurants in Asheville. The best thing about Asheville Proper is the food, just outstanding! Atmosphere and service also great.
  22. JB

    JulieB

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to book a reservation for my husband’s birthday after a recommendation from a friend. The experience was great from beginning to end. Food was delicious and service was great. We spent about an hour and a half overall. We ordered 2 cocktails to start (delicious) with a soup and a small plate of the gnocchi. Then had a bottle of wine with 2 steaks and 4 sides. We ended up taking food home and could have easily split a steak with the 4 sides or have gotten 2 steaks and 2 sides. We skipped dessert because we were sufficiently full. We will definitely be back and would go for the tasting menu.
  23. MR

    MargieR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    All good but way over priced for the total meal. Very noisy and hard to hear or hold a conversation.
  24. GO

    GO24

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were top notch! Amazing atmosphere and altogether excellent. Keep the bone marrow on the menu please. Always a favorite small plate.
  25. TP

    TameraP

    Treasure Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed my birthday dinner! Had the French onion soup, charred octopus, rib eye steak, grilled broccoli, and oyster mushrooms and OMG…all was so delicious!! We will def be returning!
  26. GW

    GarryW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good birthday dinner
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the wood fired grill & intimate dining vibe!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lively restaurant with a nice atmosphere, casual yet chic.
  29. NC

    NikkiC

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about cuts and specials. Highly recommend. We will be back
  30. BF

    BenF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks excellent and cooked to perfection. The beet side dish was awesome. Emma our server was gracious personable and very attentive. Would highly recommend for dinner.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Japanese Wagyu Ribeye on the special menu. My husband and I agree that our dinner was the single best meal either of us have ever had. Service was fantastic as always.
  32. MH

    MargeeH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Bartenders were great, we sat at the bar for cocktails/mocktails and small plates. We recommend Asheville Proper!
  33. SL

    ShannonL

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we were able to get a reservation for our anniversary. This restaurant does not disappoint. Bone Marrow was exceptional as was our entire meal and service. We will definitely return upon our next visit.
  34. AD

    AudreyD

    Western NC

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding Chefs Tasting that exceed our expectations. Each of the 8 course was beautifully plated. I loved the tallow candle that melted before our eyes and made for an unctuous dip for the Parker rolls. The pace of the meal was perfect and the flow of the courses was well planned. We throughly enjoyed every morsel placed in front of us!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, food, service and drinks.
  36. O

    Ohioan1

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I had duck and my wife had a Wagyu Ribeye steak, both were of very good quality. It is worth mentioning that the Wagyu steak was the best steak my wife ever had. However the Brussels sprouts were undercooked although deliciously seasoned.
  37. MW

    MichaelW

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food was excellent - no doubt about that. The ambience was not great to be honest. We were very close to the tables on either side of us and the place was quite loud. Not the best place for an intimate dinner.
  38. MC

    MC23

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted for the “chefs tasting experience” & it was AMAZING! our server was very knowledgeable on the plates & overall, was a great dinner!
  39. j

    joejamie14

    Atlanta

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    1st visit to Asheville Proper. Great experience. Little slow in being served once seated but service was great afterwards. Food was awesome as well as cocktails. Would definitely go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Asheville Proper does everything right! From the food to the service and cocktails to the decor, it is a true gem! The absolute best meal in Asheville (and we have some incredible restaurants in Asheville, so this is truly saying something!). My favorite dining experience!

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 4.6 stars by 1138 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 17 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

  • 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, Chef's Table, 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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