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Avenue M, Asheville, NC

Avenue M

4.8
4.8
340 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Avenue M is a community-focused neighborhood restaurant located in Uptown Asheville (on the north side of town). Our menu offers unique takes on classic comfort foods, as well as seasonal dishes made from scratch using local ingredients, where possible.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 350-8181

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew McLeod

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting a graduation party or a wedding reception, the food and drink you serve can make or break your event. When you book our renovated back room, you can rest easy knowing your guests will be delighted with delicious dishes and curated beverages. -Our private dining room will accommodate up to 36 guests for seated dinner, and up to 60 for standing “cocktail” style events. -Restaurant buy-outs are available for groups. -There is no charge for the rental of the space, but we do have a minimum spend depending on time of year. -We offer family style dining at its best and can certainly accommodate all dietary restrictions for guests. -We offer custom wine-themed events with our in house sommelier.

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Gracelyn Road

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in our side lot, next to the building, across Merrimon Ave @ Wells Fargo, or across Gracelyn Road at the church.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 340 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

  • Asheville

    Best Overall

  • Asheville

    Best Food

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service - and not crazy busy for a Saturday night. Perfect! We started with the charcuterie- all good and pickled okra was delish. Then we had the chicken cordon blue and the trout. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and prepared. New ownership and new menu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Nice restaurant. Eclectic menu with unique combinations. Table not ready at time of reservation. Wait over 15 min. Did not offer bar option for wait.
  3. d

    doug

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding, loved the way our grandkids were made to feel so welcome.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was our first time to Avenue M. Couldn’t recommend it more. Drink selection, charcuterie, and pasta dishes were top notch. Our server, Beth, knew the answer to all of the tough questions and provided an amazing experience. Will be back with friends and family!
  5. CN

    CatwomanNC

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative, seasonal menu in a warm atmosphere with great service.
  6. G

    Gmck1984

    Houston

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had an early birthday dinner for her on Thursday night. We wanted to try this restaurant, especially being a wine geek and knowing that Avenue M had been selected by Wine Spectator as one of the better wine restaurants in Asheville. Our server Jesse was incredible - helpful, attentive yet unassuming. We had the charcuterie board as a starter - it was excellent; in-house made meats, pickled okra, red pepper jelly, grilled sourdough and an excellent pate; there was also miso dijon mustard which was excellent and I don't really like mustard. I had the grilled pork chop and my wife had the golden Carolina rice; we shared some broccolini with chili crisp which was great. We also had a great bottle of wine, and thankfully, unlike most restaurants, they did not gauge the price. We also shared a dessert. Overall, very pleasant dinner and I would recommend this restaurant.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were absolutely excellent. The server had excellent recommendations which did not disappoint. Great atmosphere and highly recommend.
  8. SG

    SteveG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the Brussel Sprouts are the best in Asheville. great wine list.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic meal! The cocktails were great (corpse reviver #2, yay!), and the Brussels sprouts are the best in town. Ralph L. chose the wine for us, and we were so impressed. The charcuterie, pasta and entrees were impeccable. Avenue M is certainly worth the drive from S. Asheville. Cheers!
  10. e

    erind

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!! Definitely would recommend.
  11. VS

    ValentinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a fantastic date night at Avenue M. Our server Miranda was very knowledgeable about the menu. The wine list is extensive and the cocktails are fun variations on some good classics. We loved everything we ordered, the beef tartare/ Brussel sprouts were delicious starters and the pasta dishes as mains were delightful. We were told the chef also makes all of the desserts and ice creams, and enjoyed both the apple pie and espresso chocolate cake with beet ice cream! It’s been a while since we last dined here and we were very impressed with the menu and service.
  12. N

    Neighborly

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Nice-looking place. Good service. The food was disappointing Sea Island red peas tasted like vinegar. The house-made bologna was salty and not very good. Maybe other dishes are better. But should be better for the price.
  13. DW

    DarbyW

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our best Asheville restaurant experience! In addition to excellent food, the staff was friendly and helpful. Also, loved the had price wine bottles on Wednesday!
  14. JW

    JamieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around! Everything amazing as expected! Chef and Sommelier on point!!
  15. DB

    DBDtraveler

    Charlotte

    226 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    226 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avenue M is a favorite standby for my husband and I when visiting Asheville. The food is creative and high quality. We had the snapper and pork chop entrees with the pull apart rolls, which were incredible. Our server Tim gave us impeccable service. Having free off street parking makes this a true gem in Asheville where parking is quite difficult. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A smaller menu than in the past, but very well thought-out, and something for everyone in our party of four to choose. Everyone raved about the quality of the food. Highly recommended, and the off -street parking which helps.
  17. PG

    PaulaG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our service was good, noisy in dining room. Meals prepared well with quality ingredients. Desert interesting beet cheese cake ice cream with chocolate cake. Worth the calories--
  18. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had 4 different meals with 2 being pasta dishes, 1 chicken cordon blue and 1 pork chop. All were very good. Had chocolate cake with beet ice cream. Cake and ganache were great but the beets should be roasted and served as a delicious side dish.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish! Will be back!
  20. TL

    TaylorL

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had in Asheville! Dry aged strip was cooked to perfection and the tartare was very unique and delicious. Extensive wine list that is very well priced. I was also very excited to see dessert wines on the list. Service was excellent. Will definitely be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A pleasant surprise. An eclectic menu with tasty sandwiches and sides. An array of pasta dishes with gluten free and vegan choices. A nice wine and cocktail menu.
  22. KB

    KateB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Avenue M. We can bring our pup and sit on the patio- but even better is the food, drink and service. Ralph always stops by for a visit.
  23. J

    Jeff

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, and I appreciated the vegetarian dishes on the menu. Pretty impressive selection of wines, both from old world and new world regions. We had outside seating, but it was fully covered and heated. We're heading back next week, and I would recommend Avenue M to a friend.
  24. J

    Jimmysvisit

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were spectacular. The owner noticed something about my entree was not up to standard so he told us he had it remade. Whatever was off, the rigatoni they served was delicious, perfectly al dente, fantastic sauce and sausage. The carrot appetizer was equally unique and fantastic. I mean, who thinks of doing something special with carrots? This app is a must-have. Highly recommend Avenue M and will be back on our next visit to Asheville.
  25. M

    Madcap1

    Western NC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are leaving Asheville for ~ 3 months and wanted our last meal to be at Avenue M. We’ve never had a bad experience. The food and service are always outstanding. We tried two new, handmade pasta dishes and the flavors were amazing! We love the the entire team at Avenue M. They always go out of their way to make every meal delicious and special!
  26. R

    Rednewt

    Western NC

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff was great..all helpful and friendly. We had good service and the waiter was attentive to our needs. The food was good, we all ordered the same entree (chicken cordon bleu) which we all agreed was good…so we didn’t experience the range of offerings, but the salads were good and the cornbread was really nice. I was a bit concerned about the noise level, everything is “hard” but the level was tolerable. There was a large party in a separate room that was not an issue in the rest of the space. We will go back.
  27. GO

    GO24

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location in N.AVL. Menu was excellent. Hand made pasta is exceptional. Service great as usual!
  28. DB

    DoraBB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I have eaten here before but have not gone back much because it seems they do not have many options. Also my cousin ordered the snapper and it was the smallest piece with no side. That for $38. The server advised that some of the pasta dishes were very small but didn't prepare us for this. I was surprised. Besides that service was good and the food we received was also very good.
  29. JP

    JerryP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't recommend this place enough. All of our food was excellent (there were six of us), as was the service and overall vibe. Very much looking forward to future meals here!
  30. f

    food

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and the service was great! We will be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb cuisine & attentive service. Best wine list in Asheville.
  32. f

    foodlove

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Avenue M continues to get better!
  33. AH

    AmandaH

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were spectacular
  34. MH

    MarilynH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service! What more can you ask for!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Awful food. Really bad for a place that requests a credit card hold. What’s so good about it? Nothing
  36. d

    drmo

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent pork chop, good wine list, Excellent cocktails
  37. CB

    CraigB

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Revisiting this restaurant for the first time in a long time. A new menu that was a bit short of choices but everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. We sat in the enclosed patio area at the front of the restaurant and it was quite pleasant on a warm fall evening. We will be back.
  38. F

    Flotownfan

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Avenue M excels at the dining eperience. We were a party of 3 and each of us had a different dish. All three of us were delighted with our meals and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended!
  39. M

    Madcap1

    Western NC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal at Avenue M. When you go, this Fall, definitely get the duck torte, a truly wonderful appetizer! It was one of the best starters I’ve ever tasted. Also, consider the chicken cordon bleu. It is fabulous! The sides and vegetable starters were great. We had a few, all delicious. The entire menu celebrated the Fall season and flavors!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from service to the wine to the food was perfection, and I’m certain all eight women in our party would agree. There were too many favorites to name, but the chef there is doing incredible things with beautiful local ingredients. We ordered almost every starter, three pastas, the Apple Brandy steak and chicken cordon bleu. (I had zero interest in the chicken, but man, was I wrong! Amazing.) Don’t sleep on this gem of a restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Avenue M is rated 4.8 stars by 340 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 12 times today
Google Map for Avenue M

791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gracelyn Road

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in our side lot, next to the building, across Merrimon Ave @ Wells Fargo, or across Gracelyn Road at the church.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew McLeod

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 350-8181

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting a graduation party or a wedding reception, the food and drink you serve can make or break your event. When you book our renovated back room, you can rest easy knowing your guests will be delighted with delicious dishes and curated beverages. -Our private dining room will accommodate up to 36 guests for seated dinner, and up to 60 for standing “cocktail” style events. -Restaurant buy-outs are available for groups. -There is no charge for the rental of the space, but we do have a minimum spend depending on time of year. -We offer family style dining at its best and can certainly accommodate all dietary restrictions for guests. -We offer custom wine-themed events with our in house sommelier.

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