Benne on Eagle
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Wed - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Great food and wonderful service!
Not much to choose from if you're a basic toast and eggs type of person. Also it was disappointing that each cup of coffee was an additional fee. Our egg sandwich was rather bland.
Service was great!!
Food, service, and ambiance excellent! Love it there!
I usually enjoy Benne but this experience was horrible. I made 10:30 reservations for a business breakfast. I was about five minutes late but the two other people in my party were on time and had been seated. When I sat down, they told me they had already ordered breakfast for me because the kitchen closed at 10:30. Why would a place take a reservation for 10:30 if they were no longer accepting food orders? Very strange! On top of it, my breakfast was not hot (and not that great), and it took an exceptionally long time to get a drink.
To make matters worse, the kitchen started playing death metal music while we were eating! I'm open to a lot of genres, but this is not acceptable in a restaurant. The server was very sweet but the whole experience was bizarre. This is the second not great experience I've had at Benne, so I will not be returning.
Lovely small restaurant. Fine service. I hope they survive the regulations.
We went for breakfast and immediately walked in and fell in love with the decor. I ordered the Benedict and my husband ordered the biscuits and gravy. The food was great!! I think the next time I go back, I will go for brunch!
best oatmeal! Pleasant helpful staff. Delicious omelet with local greens salad.
Brendon was our Server for NYE dinner and we went back for Sunday Brunch after his recommendation. I have not remember the last time we had such an amazing brunch and we live in NYC. The food is truly amazing, the service... the best ! A friendly staff for sure. Don't miss the Sunday Brunch with a $5 mimosa + mushrooms grits and pease, please add the biscuits.
Sadly, not worth the hype. Had heard such rave reviews. Got the mushroom toast and local salad for apps - mushroom toast was heavy and not very dynamic. Salad was missing the shrimp that we had requested and was suuuuper salty. My trout entry was very typical smoked trout and paired oddly with the lobster broth. Service was fantastic as were the drinks. But the food fell flat.
We had a great time and our waiter Brandon was great and so helpful!
Small plates were amazing. Grits and beef short ribs were a good compliment to each other. Will def be back!
Appetizer was excellent (mushroom toast) and the entree I chose of trout was superb
Unfortunately our server, Sapporah, ruined any potential positive aspect of the visit, and management’s lack of response to direct feedback sealed the deal. The food was fair to good (it was breakfast so most of the items are standard hotel breakfast dishes, although the cornmeal pancakes were one unique option). Namely, she claimed the restaurant offered only traditional coffee and nothing espresso-based. We later learned this was incorrect. When I sent an email to restaurant management, and confirmed that the hotel would also talk to restaurant management, I was greeting with radio silence. Further, our wait to be seated was six minutes long, not because there were no tables but because the host was “busy with something else” in the small office behind the host stand. A prime example of how indifferent or poor service can ruin any potential a restaurant may have.
yummy food, exceptional "Benne Biscuits"! All food cooked delightfully. A favorite place.
Neat atmosphere and very friendly staff. Food was interesting , good portions. The beef has a rub on it that was extremely salty. The rice ball appetizer was novel and quite good. But for the salt, it was a good experience.
This restaurant was delicious! It was comfort food at its finest and I'd recommend it to anyone. The service was terrific and the atmosphere was stylish but cozy. Great place for drinks with a date or a family meal.
Great food experience. The fried rice balls and curry wings really made our night
Omelette was delicious. Mimosas were great.
It was Christmas morning - it was a relaxing and enjoyable breakfast. Service was a little slow, but not horribly. We ordered the omelet and pancakes and enjoyed both dishes.
Best wings ever! Great service as always. Delicious dinner options. My husband and I had the grain bowl and our friends had the chicken and beef rib entrees. The cocktails were great too!
We went on a Wednesday night. It was not packed at all. The service was very good. The food was excellent. We parked on the street and were able to get a good spot.
Trying too hard to be something it's not. Food was just okay. Service was good but we were a few minutes early for our 8am breakfast reservation so they basically kicked us out and made us stand out in the cold
Amazing experience overall. The drinks, food, atmosphere, and people were wonderful. Perfect brunch.
Fantastic! Love the ambiance and the food. Cocktails were fantastic also. It’s a must try.
Food is amazing. Brandon was a great server who described our dishes perfectly. If you come to Asheville you gotta go here.
Excellent service and amazing cuisine. The staff was very supportive and accommodating for food allergies.
Server was great but my wine tasted like it was poured out of a bottle that was open for a week and the food wasn’t good at all.
Amazing meal! Shared a few small plates and then spilt the Bear Creek Beef & Dumplings...which was full of beautiful flavors! A must in Asheville.
The service was terrible. We waited quite some time to get our order in. Our waiter didn’t check on us. We had to grab other wait staff if we wanted a drink. Food was over cooked.
We sat outside in the quiet with no music. There was a dog tied off in the alley that barked and whined constantly. It was distracting and heart breaking all at the same time. When we asked if we could eat inside we were told no even though it was quite dead inside.
I asked our waiter if I could sub in it the sweet potatoes for kale or collards and he just said no but he could leave them off altogether. No hospitality or personality whatsoever.
The perloo was disgusting. I love pickled and acidic but this was basically inedible. Steak was bitter from over charring. We are Asheville natives and treating family to dinner out at a restaurant that we thought would be good. Some of the worst food I’ve ever had that I paid THAT much money for.
Benne served delicious and unique food and drinks. Loved everything we ordered.
Good atmosphere, food and service. The smoked scallop salad was a bit overpowering, and the fried gizzards were overcooked.
Wonderful. Felt very safe during these stressful times. Will be back again.
The appetizer recommended Pickles and Gizzards had the gizzards fried to dark brown and gizzards hard, too hard. The meats on the board were no better than regular summer sausage and “Slim Jim’s”.
The coffee was served too far in advance of the dessert and was warm.... less warm when dessert arrived.
The Chocolate Bread Pudding appeared old and was hard on one side.
Not a recommendation!
My daughter and I ordered the trout and grits and the chicken with sweet potato dumplings. Both were excellent!! We shared, both had plenty to eat, and I still had some to take home. The preparation was unique and delicious. Since it was chilly and there was plenty of room, we opted to eat indoors. We did look at the patio, and in warmer weather, that would be a lovely place to eat. hope to be able to go to Benne for dinner sometime this winter now that I know that their indoor dining room allows for plenty of social distancing. Kudos to the staff of this fine restaurant!!
Good protocols for Covid. Server did her job well. Drink from bar was good although not sure about the giant ice cubes every restaurant in Asheville seems to be using.
Poached egg was requested to be soft... came over cooked, on top of oxtails w/ pink beans which were quite nice. My partner ordered chicken and sweet potato dumplings. Chicken was good; dumplings mushy. Just sayin'. My Grandma made way better as do I.
Disappointing that there were not breakfast pastries or dessert available during brunch.
Realizing that Covid presents extraordinary issues for restaurants to remain open, I wonder. Does a chef work that much harder to strive for the higher standard or just coast? And get through until this is over.
When competition a block down is so superb, one would think the obvious choice would be to go the extra distance.
Perhaps the best breakfast I've ever had. Yogurt parfait was amazing. Homemade everything with gourmet flavor. The eggs benedict was something really special due to type of bread used and a lemony Hollandaise that stole the show. Crystal was our server and she was super busy but still made the time to take such good care of us. I really appreciated her skills and amazing attitude - she makes us feel like her only customer. This restaurant is a must visit.
Nice breakfast while staying at the Foundry hotel. Pluses: homemade yogurt, eggs, home fries. The bacon and biscuits could be better. The atmosphere is nice and service was friendly and attentive.
Benne on Eagle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 552-8833.
Benne on Eagle is rated 4.5 stars by 713 OpenTable diners.
Benne on Eagle does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1876/benne-on-eagle.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.