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Azalea Bistro, Saluda, NC

Azalea Bistro

4.8
4.8
76 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Nestled in the heart of beautiful Western North Carolina, rich with scenic waterfalls, wildlife, and hiking trails is Historic Saluda and at its center on Main St the elegant and cozy James Beard nominated gem that is Azalea Bistro. We offer guests a lengthy program of old & new world wines, an ever changing weekly menu, artisanal set menu items, creative renditions of both French and Lowcountry staples, nouvelle cuisine from an award winning executive chef, exceptional and friendly service, daily gratis amuse, and a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere. Here you’ll enjoy a truly unique and wonderful dining experience with a new twist on upscale casual fine dining. We highlight farm to table ingredients using only the best in season from over 200 sustainable small farms within the region and provide a professional and health conscious environment for employees to ensure you receive caring and attentive service from engaged and loyal team members dedicated to perfecting hospitality

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, French

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 769-9022

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Hendersonville

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

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  1. B

    foodieBob

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, great cocktails and excellent cuisine!
  2. BM

    BenM

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Our expectations were high given that the menu prices are higher than even the most expensive/popular restaurants in the County. How sad. Normal restaurant wine pour is 5oz. We each got 3oz for $12. Food was not hot and very small portions (3oz steak & 3oz fish.) Each of us got a two item fixed price entree but we were not allowed to buy salad to share..?.. Strange. Lovely Friday night, 40 seat restaurant, eight customers, Chef, wife, server and a guitarist. Chef & wife spent much time with couple at the bar, never spoke to other six customers. The most enjoyable part of our experience was the guitar player. Not going back.

    Azalea BistroResponded 5 days agoWe dont often respond to reviews but we wont suffer public lies. Guests pay us for quality, we feed our guests a unique experience, not fatten them w/ cheap ingredients easily found elsewhere. The imported wagyu flat iron was 5oz because its cost to us is $50/lb, the wild Alaskan Chinook Salmon also 5oz $40/lb & I challenge anyone 2 try & find higher quality ingredients @ an average entree price of $30. Our wine pour is 6oz, ill measure tableside if you want & midrare is warm, not hot.

  3. BO

    BarryO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Plates could have been warmer. Service was OK. Food was good. Environment was well designed. We eat out a lot so take that into account!
  4. SL

    ScottL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to dinner at the Azalea Friday night after thanksgiving. We tried the tasting menu. Our server suggested splitting it because the portions were larger and she was right, we had plenty for two and could barely finish. The tasting menu was 10 courses, chefs choice. The food was very creative , high quality and incredibly tasty, something you’d expect to find in a larger city, not a small mountain town. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable of the food being served. This is our second visit, the firs5 time we ordered off the menu and it was exceptional as well. Whether you choose the tasting menu or the other courses provided, you won’t be disappointed.
  5. L

    Livetotravel

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine Dinning at its best. Amazing service, guitarist, different menu every time we visit with everything on it something you would expect in big cities. If you are ever near this place do not miss your chance to have one of your best meals ever.
  6. RS

    RobertS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was beautiful and delicious! We will be back!
  7. M

    Mcarp

    Greensboro

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was wonderful - our first visit, will definitely come again
  8. TT

    ThomasT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent as always! Highly recommend a visit. Great food and great vibe.
  9. RF

    RyanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Thank you so much for a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner.
  10. F

    Figs

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Azalea Bistro is a real gem. The menu changes regularly…it’s a great way to try something new. Their Sunday brunch is also awesome!!!! We truly enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner 🦃 Thank you for welcoming us to share the day with y’all!
  11. d

    doug

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, would highly recommend.
  12. MC

    MarkC

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal for our family Thanksgiving get together. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience! Has become our favorite place!
  14. IB

    IainB

    Atlanta

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really great time. Party of 6 loved it. Too many positives to detail here, but needless to say we all enjoyed our meals. Great presentations, amazing variety of beautifully prepared food. This is fine dining, but not stuffy or pretentious. Will definitely make a return visit to see what lunch & brunch are like.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Azalea Burger and frittes are delicious for lunch. The Bloody Marys are great too.
  16. J

    Jajababyfoodie

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience! My husband and I came to Azalea Bistro tonight for the first time and went for the 10 course tasting menu. It was out of this world amazing! The ambiance was perfect for date night and the service was wonderful. 100/10 recommend and we cannot wait for our next opportunity to dine here!
  17. R

    Reba

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was delicious and beautifully arranged. Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable about the food. We loved every moment of the meal!
  18. J

    Junior

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a gem in Saluda and WNC! Amazing culinary variety and skill at Azalea Bistro! Our first time and with out of town guests. We appreciated the vegetarian options and great wine list. Open Sunday evening when the rest of the town was closed. We will be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a diamond in Saluda - food is fantastic, kudos to Alex & Haley the 2 servers, and the ambiance is perfect for a charming bistro!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Lovely place and Alex was a very attentive server. Nice wine list and lovely food.
  21. TP

    TameraP

    Treasure Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far my favorite restaurant in the area! The entire staff is amazing! The food quality and presentation is top notch! The flavors of food is like an explosion in my mouth!! Yum! Will def be back again! Thank you!!
  22. MJ

    MarcellaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner, great wait staff. It was a surprise for us that the area we stayed in was mostly closed for Sundays and Azalea was really our only option for dinner reservations for 6. So glad it was! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit, extensive menu with excellent food and wonderful service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and the food was amazing
  25. AM

    AllisonM

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quiet and cozy restaurant with lots of charm. Great food, with many unique choices!
  26. M

    Missy

    Wilmington

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this first experience of excellent food and service! Definitely plan to return on our next visit to Saluda,
  27. R

    Rosie

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our visit to the Azalea Bistro. Food and service were on point, and we enjoyed the live music. It's a lively place with lovely art on the walls. Highly recommend a visit!
  28. VB

    VonB

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we picked this restaurant for my birthday celebration. Service was terrific from Hailey and Nathan. The food was beyond my expectations.
  29. MT

    MollieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent place—great food, good service (though being short handed on a busy fall weekend made for unusual delays, even with a reservation).
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have had in a long time! Our son is married to a chef, and he agrees.
  31. JP

    JenP

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch at Azalea. Everything we tried was delicious. Impeccable service and we really enjoyed the cocktails too. We would definitely visit again.
  32. J

    John

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance, food and service. Though would have preferred stemmed wine glasses.
  33. n

    neighborhooddiners

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu choices are extensive, and the kitchen staff was very helpful in handling our food allergies. We loved Azalea Bistro and cannot wait to return. Great atmosphere, not crowded or noisy.
  34. WE

    WhitneyE

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely phenomenal, and it should be as the chef had been nominated for the James Beard award 3 times. Get the 4 course and a Parisian cocktail!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely with delicious food & exemplary service!
  36. JC

    JimC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful gem in the mountains! We started with a charcuterie board that was filled with bite sized pieces and run had fennel salad alongside the Croque Monsieur and Madame. All were great. The white wine was served at a good temperature and the service by Alex was outstanding. Certainly a must-stop the next time in Saluda.
  37. SS

    SouthernSand

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and I decided to try this restaurant for our 27th wedding anniversary. Alex called in advance to let us know a large party was coming in shortly after our reservation time in case we might want to come in earlier, which we did. We were greeted with complimentary champagne in honor of our anniversary and a pimento cheese mousse appetizer, which was interesting and delicious. Hayley was our server for the evening and she was delightful, making helpful suggestions regarding the menu and answering the couple of questions we had. The food was quite good - highlights were the kale and farro salad, she-crab soup, creamy leek soup, Ahi tuna, and the chocolate torte. Less impressive were the short ribs; they were tasty enough but reminded us more of pot roast from a crockpot. The accompanying asparagus was delicious, though. The decaf coffee I had with the torte was the first cup of coffee I've ever been able to enjoy without cream! We enjoyed this relaxed style of dining for a special occasion and were pleasantly surprised to be able to find it in Saluda. Many thanks to both Alex and Hayley for excellent service. We live in Hendersonville and hope to return. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
  38. BB

    BethB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was fantastic! I moved from CA to the area last year and this was one of the best meals I’ve had. The service was great also. I would highly recommend giving it a try!
  39. JT

    JT44

    Western NC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely space, fantastic vegan options, nice people. Our new local favorite!
  40. SM

    SusanM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! We have lived in the area for a couple years and have always talked about stopping in. Last night we did and it was *amazing*. Beautiful setting, impeccable service, great food selections with wonderful flavor combinations. We will definitive be back frequently.

FAQs

Azalea Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 769-9022.

Azalea Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 76 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 1 time today
Google Map for Azalea Bistro

40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hendersonville

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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