Forestry Camp

4.7
334 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Our indoor upstairs dining room offers a dinner menu curated by Executive Chef, Mike Achberger, featuring small plates, entrees, shareable plates, and sides highlighting farm-fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.

We recommend booking reservations for our dining room. Reservations can accommodate parties of up to 6 people and we are unable to move tables together. Parties of 5 or 6 require a credit card to hold the reservation and a cancellation fee will be charged if the reservation is not cancelled within 24 hours of the reservation. At this time, we are not offering the Tasting Menu.

For late arrivals: Reservations will be held for 15 minutes without prior notice and we will not seat incomplete parties. Thank you for understanding.

For a more laid-back experience, enjoy our covered or uncovered picnic areas, our rooftop deck, or our downstairs indoor seating. No reservations are needed for The Outpost, once you arrive you will order food and drinks at the bar.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 334 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnaH
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic innovative cuisine. Stu was attentive and gave us great recommendations. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forestry Camp provides an intricate spin on farm to table eating. The pork chop and gnocchi were absolutely amazing! Definitely recommend.

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Lisa
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Forestry Camp in the upstairs dining room. The smoked trout to share was delicious as was the shaved vegetable salad. The crunchy potatoes with garlic were wonderful, too. It's quite a delightful ambience, too.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is really tasty. I have been here several times. They reduced the portions and no veggies came with the expensive entree?? Like the last 2 visits.

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Louisa
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Music too loud for upstairs dinning. Menu very limited, mostly meat oriented. Dessert menu tiny.

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DanielS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, rustic wood camp room. Emphasis on locally sourced food. Staff very attentive. I asked if they use seed oils in the kitchen (like most every restaurant). They affirmed, and then tried to deliver me a meal cooked with butter and olive oil instead. Really appreciate the effort.

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Craw
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was truly incredible, coursed appropriately and presented in a timely manner. Communication from the written menu and server set clear expectations as to its preparation time. The menus are clearly curated with great intention, adhering to the stated standards of sourcing ingredients discerningly from local purveyors. Each dish was well-composed and beautifully plated with a discerning attention to detail. Our group of 5 came here for my birthday and enjoyed considerate interactions from each of the staff, from the moment we arrived til we left. Our server was pleasant and kind, and gave good recommendations on both food and drink. We ordered as we went and ate family style as is our preference. After ordering the rib-eye early, we shared tartare, ceviche, chorizo (special), and the littleneck clams, then had gnocchi and bread & butter before enjoying the dry-aged steak, prepared precisely to temp. Dessert was creative, and appropriately (read: not-so) sweet. Their house-cured meat and whole-animal butchery programs are the strengths and they play well to them. Drinks were many and ranged from Burial beers, wine by the glass, frozen cocktails, and a digestif of Fernet Branca and soda for this birthday boy. All were served in appropriate glassware at an ideal temperature. We were the last to leave right at close at 10PM on Thursday, though both the upstairs and downstairs had ample vacancy as we ate. Overall one of the best dining experiences we've had for this nearly decade-long annual tradition, easily on par with past choices of Smoky Park Supper Club, The Admiral, Bull and Beggar, Cúrate, and The Vivian. I would never expect less than pure excellence from Chef Mike and Burial, and would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of the staff who make this possible: dishwashers, servers, bussers, runners, cooks, bartenders, brewers, hostess, cleaners, cellarists, administrators, managers, the owners, and anyone I have failed to mention.

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vipCathyB
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 'farm to table' food is amazing. For example the lettuces in the salad taste like they were just picked from the garden! The waitress we had last (Ashley?) was wonderful and very knowledgeable. A really delightful dining experience.

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Table42
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try if you love farm to table dining!!!

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courtneyg
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. We drove 2 hours just to eat here and it was completely worth it.

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yumyum
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Maren was one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Naturally personable, knew a lot about the menu, made great suggestions and made us feel like VIPs.

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vipBuckaroo
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Limited menu. My wife’s tile fish entree was cold when delivered to table. Waitress offered to take back. On return fish was at proper temperature. Ruin the evening while the remaining three of us ate our entrees.

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vipDanielC
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hard to beat this setting in Asheville. Burial beer list is unrivaled. Whole smoked fish was perfect.

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MikeR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner with friends. Food was outstanding!

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KateN
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great clams, greens and ribeye! After a diligent search by Mary we found the perfect wine for dinner ( although my significant other found the choice of bourbons lacking but that's an easy fix!)
The ambiance was perfect for a quiet but lively birthday celebration and I look forward to returning at our first opportunity.

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MorganS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Charleston, SC & the food here was so worth it! Stu was our server and he was personable and very helpful. The food was AMAZING. Fresh & flavorful & the cocktails were on point. Definitely a must when visiting Asheville!

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KimleeP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at our favorite restaurant. It was only the second time we sat upstairs! We typically sit downstairs and outside. We love the small plates and the beer selection.
Sitting upstairs there is a different menu that is a little more formal. We had the smoked trout and smashed garlic potatoes and a salad. The food never disappoints!! Also our server was excellent. Unfortunately, I don't remember his name but he was super.

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vipRickieD
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Asheville Restaurant. TrueLy one of the region’s best kept secrets.

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Evan
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great service, beer, and ambiance. Some of the menu items had great taste while others were disappointing. For the price I would expect everything to be top notch.

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TerryK
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our meal and evening at FC!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 15yr anniversary dinner spot. Great food, service was impeccable, we really enjoyed ourselves.

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vipBostonFoodie
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful farm-to-table experience in restored rustic building. Everything was fresh and delicious.

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vipRickieD
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in Asheville since 2007. When we want to take someone out to a special place, this is the one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Farm to table experience sounded good. But the bread was stale and dry. The whole smoked trout was over cooked and mushy. Farm to table is only as good as the cook.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a funky and historic site for a restaurant! We loved the option of ordering a whole smoked trout to share and individual sides. My shaved root vegetable was tops, the roasted hazelnuts a nice addition.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Went to Forestry Camp to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. The first available reservation was at 9:00pm. It was so dead, we were the only people in the restaurant and right when we sat down the waitress told us we had to get our order in quickly before the kitchen closed. It’s a cool spot but we didn’t have a great experience. If you decide to go I absolutely would not make a reservation past 8:00.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Pretty disappointed with our experience. Sat down at 8:10 and were told we could not order off the tasting menu. The web site claims the tasting menu is available until 8:30.

Meal was good and the atmosphere was great. But didn’t appreciate menu limitations with only 4 Entrées to choose from at this price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The appetisers were unique and tasty. Trout collars are not my idea of yummy; however they were delicious. I was looking forward to the watermelon radish and beet salad, but at three bites, it was difficult to appreciate. Perhaps one of the tastiest soups I ever had was the beer cheese soup. The entrees of steak and pork loin were tasty. The pasta was exquisite and the sweet/savoury cheesecake was the best ever.

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vipDoxs
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service in a rustic setting. (an old CCC bunkhouse) Beers paired with each course were fabulous. Service great.

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vipKatarzina
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value. The prix fixe is the way to go -- five tapas plates arrive as the appetizer, then soup, salad, entre and dessert sampling courses. Great value. Terrific cocktails (pick something with the Burial's vermouth in it -- awesome flavors). My only suggestion is about seating. We were the first to arrive and given a tiny table although other larger tables for two were empty. That is an off-putting first impression.
Also, when I went to make the reservation, the only opening was 5:00; however, when we left at 6:30, some tables still sat empty. They are losing money by not turning tables/managing reservations properly.

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vipGina
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu was short or and a choice of multiple tasting courses Service was good. Food not as good as their other restaurant.

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BeauT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time to Forestry Camp, another excellent meal! We live 6 hours away and this is our ‘must go to’ restaurant when we are in Asheville!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambience was charming, server Stewart was excellent. We got the tasting menu and it was just ok. Soup and salad course was greats. The “Bites” course was ok, prosciutto was good, but trout collar was left to be desired. Main pork dish was ever so slightly over cooked, so that was unfortunate for pork. Steak dish was tiny, 2 small pieces and couldn’t identify the sweet potatoes that were listed. Dessert cheesecake was very good and I don’t like cheesecake. Other two desserts were dry and flavor profiles weren’t complimentary - we left without finishing these two. Would try the bar and a la carte next time instead vs. the tasting menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Christian was a great server, and the drinks were tasty, but the food is significantly overpriced based on the quality. Don’t waste your money on a steak.

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CurtisP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The 5 course meal was great! Good amount of food and a lot of detail in each course. We all did either the wine or beer pairing which went very well with the meal. Fun spot to go to with friends or a date night. Only thing that could have been better was our waiter was new and he wasn’t sure if a lot of the items on the menu and some of the pairings came out late cause our drinks to pile up but he worked hard to get answers we needed and made for a wonderful night. We definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The location and setting are unique. Our waiter was uneducated about the menu and focused on trying to sell us certain dishes. The food was over priced and some plates were very odd ... grilled vegetables” was a plate of burnt spring onions.

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LoganL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary meal! Not only was there a great beer selection but the food was top notch as well! Our server took great care of us and took time to explain things and walk us through menu and helped us with drink pairings even down to acidity levels in different saisons. Truly a fantastic experience we will be back next time we visit AVL. And if you visit and they have the Tomahawk ribeye - GET IT! You will not be disappointed. Thank you so much!

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Mike
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Food was excellent, as was the wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall very good. I’m from New York / former restaurant professional, and this felt like a Brooklyn concept yet, with local, seasonal ingredients from Asheville. Very cool

Food was excellent— I especially enjoyed the modern/ rustic approach to charcuterie.

Overall food was special, concept/ vibe were great.

FAQs

Forestry Camp offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 505-4452.

Forestry Camp is rated 4.7 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Forestry Camp does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.forestrycamp.com/product/gift-gard/.

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.