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Asheville Proper, Asheville, NC

Asheville Proper

4.7
4.7
1075 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 25 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 1,075 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville

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  • Asheville

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot! We will definitely be back! Loved everything about it!
  2. P

    Paul

    Western NC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice evening. Food was excellent along with great service. It’s one of our favorite places to go after church on Saturday evening.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary, wonderful food!
  4. JE

    JERRYJ

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Both the flatiron steak and the venison were excellent. Dessert was delicious and very different. My wife raved about the venison for days. Couldn't have been better.
  5. RS

    RichardS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable experience. The two of us had the new embered chai gnocchi dish and the shishito peppers with bacon for appetizers. Both were great. Then we had the mahi mahi composed plate and the wagyu flatiron steak which was perfect with the smoked lyonnaise onion sauce suggested by our thoughtful server Steve. We added local oyster mushrooms with sage pesto, embered butternut, and red wine as a side dish. To finish we had the flourless chocolate cake which I can't remember all the layers, was extraordinary.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  7. CL

    ChadL

    Greensboro

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal on the patio. Charred Romain salad, delicious. Charred octopus was like butter and so good. Wonderful cocktails. Very tasty filet. Highly recommended.
  8. RR

    RoxaneR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Venison and octopus VERY salty. Pretty expensive for an ok meal.
  9. LD

    LindseyD

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall the experience was nice. Our server was well seasoned but definitely put on a rushed feeling. They were busy that night and seemed under staffed. Which we are ok and understand the circumstances. What changed our 5 to a 4 star was we Had a dude encounter with one of the servers. He was running our food our and told us the wrong order so we clarified and he then said something else that was wrong and we tried ti ask again and he asked us what we were supposed ti get and only after we told him, he confirmed that’s what we got. My husband quickly pointed out that he told us 2x that he told us incorrectly. He smirked back saying he’s worked there a long time and he knows. Obviously he doesn’t. For a nice place, we shouldn’t have to experience snarky attitudes when they are definitely in the wrong. Customer service will quickly hurt a business- we sadly won’t be back even if the food was yummy.
  10. a

    avlfoodies

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at Asheville Proper. It was excellent as always. Great atmosphere, service and food in a historic building in downtown Asheville. Highly recommend!
  11. BS

    BSing

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It's a good spot for food and it provided an unique vibe. Unique as in you can dress up or be causal and get good service and meal. It definitely is a good blend of atmosphere with steak that is on point if you are meat eater. Some say pricey but for the times we live sure but to have a drama free dining experience with food that actually is flavourful and service that is on point. Worth the money and time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Drinks and starters were great. Mains were very very good (duck, tritip, and NY strip) and the risotto with the duck was wonderful! Sides kept the level of excellence intact. Then came dessert. Chocolate raspberry ice cream was raved about by its’ diner. The poached peach cheesecake verged on tasteless. The cheesecake itself was quite bland . The peaches were nice, but scanty in provision. Actually, the crust was the tastiest element, but did not remedy the deficiencies of the others. Startling how much a disappointing after can impact the overall experience of a meal. Noise level quite high, verging on intrusive.
  13. BM

    BryanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional! We chose ribeyes, the potatoes, a grilled Caesar salad, and the s’mores dessert. Emma was a very cordial and pleasant server. Watching the wood fired grill made for a neat experience. We had seats directly in front of the kitchen. Watching the head chef manage the grill and the kitchen in such a skilled, calm, and cool manner helped heighten our experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time returning to Asheville Proper. Both experiences were quite enjoyable. The staff at Proper seem very knowledgeable about the different items on their menu and how the chef recommends each dish to be prepared. Very friendly, and clean in appearances. As for the food, let’s just say that you will not be disappointed. The food is cooked by one of Asheville’s many astounding chefs, and your taste buds will agree with me.
  15. AM

    AnnMarie

    Western NC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The cheesecake and the shrimp appetizer were delicious. My boyfriend immensely enjoyed the duck entree. The service was wonderful. Thank you.
  16. MN

    MichaelN

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were fantastic. Service was some outstanding. We arrived early and we’re immediately accommodated.
  17. KK

    KarleighK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!!!! Food, service and ambiance on par. Get the shrimp appetizer!
  18. KP

    KristenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated out 10th anniversary here and from drinks to dessert, it was an amazing experience. We couldn't have asked for a more special meal.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. One of us got aged NY strip, another the wagyu, and another the rib-eye. The wagyu won, but it was all delicious. The s’more dessert is their signature for a reason. Delicious.
  20. MA

    MaryA

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite restaurant in Asheville. Consistently the best food and service.
  21. EE

    EricE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary and ate outside. What a great meal and experience!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, and service were all incredible! Some of the best steaks in North Carolina and the rolls are a must-order with any meal!
  23. A

    Aymur

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and I was blown away. From the drink, apps and fire grilled steak. Everything was cooked to perfection and next time I’m in Asheville I will be back.
  24. A

    Anon

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The main dishes (steak and duck) and cocktails were great, but the sides were disappointing. We had an heirloom tomato salad in which the tomatoes were completely flavorless. Service was a little spotty, had to ask our server not to take away our plates while we were still eating three times.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Steaks were not cooked to requested temp. Manager apologized but did nothing to compensate for the issue once the waiter was informed.
  26. CR

    CRJV

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite a surprise. The wood fired grill was amazing and everything smelled great. The BBQ watermelon was very interesting and delicious. Ribs were also amazing. Had the ribeye which was extraordinary and not overpriced. Will definitely be back.
  27. E

    Eddew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at Asheville Proper. It was a great atmosphere in the Grove Arcade. The restaurant opens onto the street where there is on street dining. My favorite thing about the open flame grill is they bring the Art to steak cooking that you get cooking at home.
  28. S

    Suburbanguyintocity

    New England

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed dinner. Highly recommend the succotash and smoked lyonnaise butter for the steak. Super effort by the staff!
  29. JJ

    JimJ

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. The grilled romaine lettuce and peaches salad was excellent, the ribeye was perfectly cooked and our two sides of grilled beets and heirloom tomatoes were very tasty.
  30. D

    David

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Asheville! The food, the cocktails (and mock tails), and the service is all top notch. The gnocchi is incredible.
  31. DV

    DavidV

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. I recommend this if you are looking for a great date night with an upscale feel.
  32. JL

    JosephL

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meals were great thank you for a great dinner. Will see you soon
  33. M

    Meemers

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. We had great service. Their menu is great- several options making it difficult to choose.
  34. L

    Laurie

    Fort Lauderdale

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks were excellent! Cooked properly and very juicy. The service was also excellent !
  35. JB

    JB389

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great steaks. Would like more simple sides. Salads were lovely and Tess was a was an attentive server. Pretty noisy
  36. JL

    JosephL

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and creatively prepared small and large plates, friendly service. One of Asheville’s finest!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charred octopus was amazing! Service was brilliant and the atmosphere was just right. We got to sit outside and enjoy the cool weather and watch people pass by.
  38. PC

    PaulaC

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took our nephew out while in town. Had wonderful steak dinners which we expected. Unexpected was the creativity that went into appetizers and sides. If you go, try the BBQ watermelon and the summer squash side. Kudos to the chef!
  39. R

    Randy

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best martini ever! The salads were well put together and tasty! Wait staff was attentive but didn’t lurk. Will definitely be back!
  40. PB

    PatB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was OUTSTANDING!! Can't say enough. The wagyu flat iron steak and the aged duck breast were meticulously selected and superbly prepared! The cocktails were delicious. I LOVE this restaurant. We fully intend on driving up from Atlanta to enjoy it again very soon.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Asheville Proper is rated 4.7 stars by 1075 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 25 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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