Aux Bar

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125 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
AUX Bar is an American restaurant with seasonally driven and unique offerings of lunch, dinner, brunch and an outstanding late night bar and menu to downtown Asheville. The AUX bar will also offer a newly constructed outdoor patio bar and several custom built wood fired grills (seasonally) which will boast an offering of fresh and affordable, globally inspired street food to patio patrons and passerby pedestrians of North Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville.


Please note: Confirmation is required for parties of 6 or more. Patio is available upon request when weather permits, and on a first come first serve basis.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was way over salted. Couldn’t eat most of it.

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JS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our teenage twins as we were on vacay. At first we weren’t sure what to order. We just asked questions as we were encouraged and had a delicious dinner.

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here and enjoyed very much. Would return. Unassuming atmosphere with above board food quality and great service.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome Burger. Great cocktails and beer. Really cool vibe. Like party-ish divey, but chill and groovy at the same time. Really casual atmosphere with upscale menu

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun and fabulous!!! We enjoyed the food immensely and the DJ was rocking!! Brought us back to our yourh

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Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent food, a little pricey.

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Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It’s hard to identify the worst part of the experience: the lackluster food, the disappointing wine, the half-hearted service, the lack of ambiance, the disturbing art, or the cigarette smoke permeating the air. There are too many good restaurants in Asheville to return to this one.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, guy that was Busser, host and waiter was extraordinary!!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aux bar is fantastic! Stumbled on this place on Open Table with friends and family in town for a holiday weekend. Aux had an outdoor table for ya and sat us immediately- good and drinks were well priced and excellent. Their home made Bloody Mary mix is a must have! Excellent brunch menu!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service could have been better food great.

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

You got to try this place at least once. It’s a great spot for late night bites, especially after a show at the local venues. A bit loud, service was slow, but we would agree that you have to give it s try.

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JW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and quiet enough to have a conversation. Will come back for sure.

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Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu is very heavy and low on vegetables and anything healthy

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KC
Western NC
96 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Having been to a Blind Pig Dinner—and having read very good reviews of the restaurant, I had high hopes for Aux Bar. In short: My friend and I were disappointed.

As I’ve noted in other reviews, Asheville restaurants have a very high bar to cross because of all the outstanding competition. So, while Aux Bar may have received higher votes in another locale, it needs something else to excel here.

Here’s an example: On the list of special house cocktails, there’s something called a “Sweet Home Alabama.” Catchy name. Now, catch the ingredients: Jack Daniels, Caramelized Peanut Orgeat, RC Cola, and Fresh Cream. (I would pay to NOT take even a sip.)

Back to the food….The mushroom soup was tasty, and the “flavored oval of nicely spiced cheese” floating in it was a unique touch; the chicken liver pate with toast was very good, though the toast was soggy; the large salad with beets had lettuce that looked and tasted more like the base ingredient for a chopped steakhouse salad; the generous serving of crispy Brussels sprouts with a poached egg was delicious.

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Western NC
73 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This being my sixth visit I continue to be impressed with the extraordinary quality of the food. Having lived in Paris (France, not Texas) for a year and New Orleans for 35 years, I can attest that the French onion soup is the best anywhere. The romaine salad with fried chicken and the lunch poboys are also superb as are the fries.

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Western NC
116 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Perfectly delicious pancakes that are huge and unlike your mom’s. Unique combination of sweet and a touch of savory. Paired with the best Bloody Mary in Asheville and brunch doesn’t get any better!!

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GW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. Mike the bartender made our night!

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d
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner and the service was great. The only thing that wasn't pleasant was the location on our table, it was directly in front of the entrance, and was cold every time someone came in or left the restaurant.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful ladies dinner for our friends 40th birthday. They accommodated our large party and the food and service was excellent

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OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Food was a tad over peppered for our palates.

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Food was just ok. Not worth the price or the hype I’ve heard. I’d be willing to give it another chance.

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JH
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quaint little place has good food and service is good.

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Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Steak was very fatty cut of meat

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fun eclectic menu. Duck wings?! Yes please!! Everything was top
Notch from the drinks to the dessert! We will be back!

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Western NC
57 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aux Bar's hamburger is still excellent. The service is some of the best I have ever had. Thanks for making my friend's birthday a great evening.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussel sprouts are a must!! A delicious experience all around!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst food ever.
This funky, hippie ambiance was a complete disaster.
Food put together and pushed as great dishes. Just a run down place with inferior quality.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good we really enjoyed the wine, eggs, among other items. Stay away from the bread pudding that was terrible but everything else great! Small place service was good and she made some great recommendations!

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made dinner reservations at Aux Bar for Christmas Eve.
Our family of 5 was sited without waiting and we all had drinks in front of us within 5 min.

We ordered red bean hummus & smoked trout as appetizers and they tasted delicious.

For entrees we ordered Duck wings *
3x Brussels spouts
Steak
and Chicken *

Dessert was bread pudding for some of us!
Kids said they liked it because it wasn’t to sweet.

Service was outstanding

Thank you for a memorable Christmas Eve dinner

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Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was a unexpected find for me. I had never been here before. Our hostess was willing to move our table so we could get better light even though the restaurant was crowded. I particularly enjoyed the drink selections. And my salad was wonderful.

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Perfect find. Tasty food and a great atmosphere.

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GP
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating real estate closing

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both good. The menu was exactly what is on their website (our mistake making the reservation based on the Yelp menu). It was a smaller venue than expected which made for a little noise, but overall a great experience and we would return more if we lived here.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and hip atmosphere.

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BS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Can't wait to return. Very talented culinary team.

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L
Western NC
39 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience as always. Everyone in our party found something wonderful to eat. We look forward to our next meal there.

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O
Western NC
73 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Aux Bar proved a real surprise. The roast beef poboy was as good as any I enjoyed in 35 years in New Orleans (the meat rich with flavor and combined with crisp bacon on fresh, crisp crust French bread) and the creamy Mac and cheese simply astonishing, more French than American. My buddy had one of the best French onion soups ever, the broth rich and brown and the Gruber’s nested perfectly. One of the very best lunches in this or any town.

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great bar/restaurant in Asheville. Will definitely visit there again when we get back to the area.

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Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For thanksgiving we knew we would take what was on offer, but the californium red wine we ordered was poor. We can’t decide if this was due to the wine itself or the fact it was warm to hot, I’ve never experienced wine like it.
The mains were ok but the puddings disappointing.
The food was ok but disappointing kids meal. They bought it out super quick which is great but the chips were very salty and for a kids meal it lacks any real thought.
Ambience was nice and the restaurant wasn’t noises even they were full.
The waitress was very attentive and maybe had they not been so busy we would have changed the meals.
Overall I wouldn’t go back as it lacked quality vs cost.

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