Benne on Eagle

4.5
1281 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located on Eagle Street, hub of the historic area of downtown Asheville known as The Block; Benne on Eagle is helmed by 5-time James Beard-nominated chef John Fleer (Rhubarb, The Rhu) and Chef de Cuisine Malcolm McMillian. Meant to honor the African-American influence on Appalachian cuisine, Benne on Eagle serves up modern soul food that nods to West African roots using local ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1281 people are saying
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Cristin
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious house made Bloody Marys and tasty brunch. Service was kind and helpful.

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MeganW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the shrimp & grits! My husband also enjoyed his breakfast sandwich.

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RandW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a terrific place where you always feel welcome

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kellyb
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was good. Just missed the mark a bit. One dish very salty. Did not see nor offered a dessert menu. I think once covid over and training is again administered. All will be great. Keep going!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab. From start to finish.
Our wait staff, Trey, in particular, was amazing and attentive.
This spot has been a favorite since it opened, but I feel like it’s only gotten better.
Love love loved it.

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AmyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar staff was super friendly, food was outstanding, full of flavors and textures, it made the perfect celebration spot, we look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but nothing to rave about. Had the plate of greens followed by
Pepper pot short rib stew. Good food but overpriced.

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MarcN
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very comfortable, great service and amazing food.

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vipHappydiner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around, thank you!

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vipRonW
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service on a busy holiday eve

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ChefMD
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and presentation was exceptional! We loved the industrial vibe of the restaurant and how it pays homage to the neighborhood, which once was. We’ll definitely be back again.

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vipryanb
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Funny that I received an alert from Open Table asking me to rate my experience and food. Hard for me to do so, since we never received any food. I understand places are understaffed; however, there is no excuse to be sitting there for well over an hour waiting on an omelette. The nail in the coffin, was the couple that came in well after us and and finished their food, while our server was still trying to explain that our food was coming at any minute. We waited a few more minutes and gave in, realizing that it just wasn’t worth the wait. No apology from management, although the hostess and bartender were really kind and knew we were forgotten about.

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ReneeC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Arrived for brunch reservation. Took 10+ minutes for a server to acknowledge us. Placed our brunch order and it took 45 minutes to arrive. No one came over to apologize or offer any consolation. We had to find our waitress and ask about the food. Food was ok, good enough. Overall really bummed as this place has the menu snd ambiance to be amazing. Was thankful they took $$$ off the bill.

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vipGGail
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a lovely menu of choices. What a great twist on southern food!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our dinner. The food was well prepared and different from other establishments. Will definitely go back.

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Jhshoes2
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We knew we were booking an outdoor seat, but decided the reputation of the restaurant warranted it. And yet, the patio area was supremely disappointing, especially after walking through the cool vibe of the main dining area. A candle, or table cloth might be a start. Our waitress was friendly, and seemed to forget us (no water refill). My pork dish was tough, or fat. Walked away underwhelmed and disappointed.

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vipLiz2
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary date, excellent atmosphere, service was impeccable, thank you.

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PatriciaY
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

New chicken dish was not good. Way too salty. Undercooked vegetables.

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vipFoodlover21210
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Date and ricotta appetizer a favorite.

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nance
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Attentive staff. We would love to see a wider vegetarian selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were honestly perplexed by the menu. We ordered drinks, two shareable’s and dessert. Everything we ate was fabulous! We have been visiting all week and dined everywhere, this was our favorite!

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Larry
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place, chef came over and discussed menu options and waitress excellent! Definitely going back

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JasonB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The remains one of my favorites in Asheville. Great flavors always.

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vipLeslieM
West Palm Beach
126 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must do for Brunch. Eggs Benedict were cooked to perfection. How often does that happen? The Chef is very talented! Add this to a charming ambience and warm, welcoming service from Mackenzie; we can’t wait to go back!

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Tray
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu - all the brunch basics with a unique twist. Every single person was friendly and helpful!

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goodspot
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a nice atmosphere with a positive vibe for Sunday breakfast. our waitress had a lot of positive energy and was attentive. check in started off a little stand offish (kind of put us off to the side and didnt communicate with us re timing... but eventually came over and apologized for the wait so could have just been some random confusion. our food (eggs, pone, hash browns... and bloodies were tasty. will go back for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great waiter, great experience

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StephE
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arrival to departure, the night was a success. The ladies at the hostess station were wonderful and accommodating. We had booked outside but it was cold and we are delicate flowers, and they were able to get us space inside and were really great about it.
Then, the cocktails. The bartender & waiter was friendly and listened when I made a ridiculous request for a specialty drink. The resulting beverage was delicious and inventive.
The wait staff were friendly as well, a rotating list of folks who handed us dish after amazing dish.
The food was great but their menu changes so just know that it's good and ask the staff for recommendations. If they've still got the date and ricotta starter, get that. Ambiance was warm and comfortable, perfect for a chilly evening.

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CharlieBeck
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is a go or it’s of my wife and me. Service was nice and attentive. Food was delicious and nicely presented. It is a great place to dine any time.

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Ashevillian
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Surprised with new menu. Prefer the more traditional. Probably will not come back. However, I wish you well on the new direction.

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vipJohnS
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the unique dishes, and everything was very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service was out of this world!

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StephenC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent all around food service atmosphere karma all excellent

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LindseyLiving
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. The food could not have been more delicious! The chef, our waiter and the bartender were all incredibly personable and attentive. Hands-down one of the best meals I’ve had in Asheville in our 12 years living here.

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MaryT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My food was on the cool side. The short rib was good.

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vipFoodieGirl
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant.
Elegant and attentive service.
Tasty pretty food - I love pretty food!
Lovely cocktails, too.

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eric
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adessa was our server and she was very prompt and friendly best server there she’s amazing brunch is so good I had the French toast so good

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Honestly, I was just disappointed. I heard Great things from friends but the service was pretty poor and the food wasn’t worth the money for me when I went. I got the French toast and it was burnt and cold whenever it came out. We had to ask to get our coffee filled several times. Just not worth it for me to go back or recommend.

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KateS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Generally sucked. We 2 of the 4 of us had dirty water glasses given to us (lipstick marks), took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table, I ordered a mimosa and asked for very little OJ - she promised me they only make them like that — never tasted the champagne at all. 2 people at our table got Bloody Mary’s - one spicy one not. Neither were spicy and they just tasted like tomato sauce on ice. The food was ok and room temp. Never leave bad reviews - just was disappointed.
Honestly everyone just seemed SUPER hungover and having a hard time…maybe it was that. So give them grace and try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'll definitely be back and we'll definitely request Mckenzie. She was absolutely brilliant and made our dining experience wonderful.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Benne on Eagle using the Order Online button. Benne on Eagle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 552-8833.

Benne on Eagle is rated 4.5 stars by 1281 OpenTable diners.

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.