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Celebrating Western North Carolina Agriculture  - Holeman & Finch Public House - Asheville, Asheville, NC

Holeman & Finch Public House - Asheville

4.5
4.5
353 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Grounded in warm, earnest hospitality, Holeman and Finch is a convivial neighborhood destination; a gathering place for all, from day to night, in the heart of downtown Asheville that celebrates western North Carolina agriculture and artisans. Holeman and Finch is owned and operated by Chef Linton and Gina Hopkins.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 417-3053

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot and Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 353 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

  • Asheville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Asheville

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and fresh. Best place in town!
  2. RW

    RobinW

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant we’ve been wanting to try. Loved the detailed decor and vibe. Best martinis in town, but little choice for those who don’t want fried or more healthy food options. Carbonara was a winner, best hush puppies. Fired catfish was light but fried to the max. Tomato salad wasn’t that flavorful. Over all fun and great dessert!
  3. F

    Foodieq

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try this spot out for my hubby’s birthday weekend and wow!!! Soooo glad we did! They had an amazing spin on every type of cuisine we’ve been accustomed to. Loved the fried oysters and pickles and the TOFFEE pudding and ice cream OMG!! We will definitely be returning with guests and family in tow! What a treat and amazing service to top it off!
  4. SF

    StephanieF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food is beyond great but service always falls short here. Forgotten food and birthday girl’s dish completely forgotten about. Have given this place several goes at hoping service was different but still falls short.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food,ambiance, and service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!
  7. JH

    JohnH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many interesting menu items. This is a great place for a special dinner, just drinks or dessert after a show.
  8. T

    Tallyman

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Interesting concept with lots of different choices. Not sure they can build a sustainable business...
  9. JS

    JoeS

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Great atmosphere and food.
  10. DS

    DianaS

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husbands birthday and the food did not disappoint
  11. J

    Joe11

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We loved the food and the atmosphere. We were disappointed that the website advertised Date Night on Sunday nights and the server did not explain why it wasn’t running and was a little rude when we asked about it. She then forgot to put in one of our orders, brought us the wrong wine, and was not pleasant and helpful at all.
  12. CG

    CardinalGary

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    While I rated each area "very good" for our first visit, undoubtedly I was hovering over the "excellent" star for food and service. But will give it a couple more tries before awarding the "gold star". Few restaurants would venture to include "parts" on their menus, and fewer still would do a good job preparing brains, kidneys, etc. We had one of each, having not had "parts" for many years, and they were excellent. The heirloom salad and the eggplant fries were shared and also very good--just enough for two when shared. There are more conventional things on the menu, and their hamburger appeared to be unique and inviting. Our server was friendly, informative, and generally attentive. The food itself was served by a variety of staff members. That is a practice of a few restaurants in Asheville and something we like because it assures that your food arrives when ready and is still warm. The physical facility is relatively small and tight. You are sitting close to your neighbors, and a personal conversation might be difficult. So you might not pick this when you have something to discuss over dinner. But it is not noisy and general pallabber over an inventive dinner is fun. The presentation seemed less than optimum. But, upon reflection, we should get a better feel for the rest of the menu before making that judgment--and we will. In the meantime, it certainly is a place to try. Be brave!
  13. PW

    PeterW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambience all fine. I had hoped to get fried oysters, which are on the lunch menu, but was told I could not get them for brunch. I had shrimp and grits instead, which were very tasty. I had wanted an IPA, but only the hazy sort was left, so I tried a pub ale instead, which was pretty good. These lapses were minor, and I will definitely come again -- for lunch, when the fried oysters are available.
  14. c

    chrish

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great. I order sausage which was a little too overseasoned for out tables taste. Otherwise the food and service was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Not as great as the first 2 times. We had a reservation on the late side ( 9 pm) but they take reservations up to 9:30 and if you’re open, you are open, right? Slooooooow. People on all sides that came in after us were served prior to us, randomly enough. Drinks were good. Tiny, tiny portions. Overcooked upscale meatloaf dish that was the size of 2 fig newtons at best, was a disappointment. Carbonara was way too salty and overly smoky, overwhelming intense flavor. Need to back it off a bit, methinks. Gentleman’s ham sandwich appetizer was best from a flavor standpoint. Desert ( Toffee Cake) was on point. Our waiter was great and attentive, but was clearly dealing with an inconsistent kitchen. Will likely go again, but third time was not a charm.
  16. MW

    MarkW

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary experience. First time visiting this restaurant — and it was amazing! Loved the building / dined outside under cover (in the rain). Cameron took care of us — and did a terrific job. He is a pro…experienced with the best restaurants / expert with Asheville dining community. Food was awesome. We started with the charcuterie…then enjoyed the Sapelo clams…Cameron recommended the Bone Marrow from “The Parts” menu (unique & amazing!)…burger (of course)…finished with sticky toffee pudding for dessert! Oh…and great wine, too. Highly recommend this place…nice location in the heart of downtown.
  17. BR

    BlueRidgeBoiler

    Western NC

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My wife and I have now been here a few times as locals. They have changed their menu to be more upscale and smaller plates styled. They have a menu that does change, which is laudable, but unfortunately they got rid of a couple of the dishes that were excellent (fish & chips, rabbit) that were amazing the last time. This time was good, but the portions are very small now. I'm sure it's tough on the restaurants with rising costs to keep prices down and portions the same. I just feel like you don't get a good value here, with very small portions and not enough exciting dishes to fill a person up. For those that drink, this seems like more of a cocktail and alcohol destination, which definitely helps keep places like this afloat. I hope they stick around, but we won't be going back for a while and will definitely check the menu next time before going.
  18. BC

    BarbaraC

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! Service was excellent and we truly enjoyed our meal.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. I have several food allergies and the chef and staff worked with me to make sure I was not just accommodated for but also felt like I could have a special evening without having to worry at all!
  20. AT

    AshevilleTLE

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at Holman and Finch - we loved it the first time and we were not disappointed the second time. Each dish was wonderful and the service was excellent. I live in Asheville and now regard this as definitely one of the areas top restaurants.
  21. h

    honeysmom

    Western NC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seafood! So fresh and tasty - but you must start with the popcorn with bacon and caramel - so yummy! Our waitperson was great, attentive without being oppressive, we never felt rushed even though we were late for our reservation. Great big martini glasses too!
  22. V

    Visitor

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. We had a wonderful evening celebrating a birthday. The menu had a wide range of options. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
  23. T

    Trey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The server was very knowledgeable and did a nice job. The only complaint we had was that the appetizer came after the entrees. Other than that, great food, environment, and ambience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The oysters, duck liver, catfish and burger and fries were delicious. Pork belly was good, but was definitely overshadowed by the duck liver. Fun vibe, slightly on the noisier side. We’ll be back!
  25. MK

    MeganK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, great food. Really cute change of pace after a long afternoon of breweries.
  26. AK

    AKBNC70

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful in every way! Cameron was the perfect server.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere; the tables were a bit too close together, but no reason to complain there. The food was tasty, with original recipes that reimagined Southern classics, and the portions were sized appropriately. Ciara took great care of us, and took her time to explain the menu & its offerings. We will be back next time we’re in town!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The service was slow. It took 10 minutes before someone offered us water. The host actually noticed and brought water and took our drink orders. Once our waitress arrived she was good. Not sure what was going on, but it was odd.

    Holeman & Finch Public House - AshevilleResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you had rough start to your experience with us. Attentive service and attention to detail are two things we're very passionate about, and it sounds like you were unfortunately not treated with the quality of hospitality we strive to provide for all our guests. We hope this was just a mishap and that you will choose to dine with us again so we can show you the wonderful service we know we can offer.

  29. BS

    BruceS

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here for vacation. This place was just perfect. Small and intimate setting. Sierra, our server, made the whole experience fantastic. We are not “foodies” so we were really not familiar with the concept of their small plate big plate sharing situation. She not only explained that extremely well but made it simple, fun and flexible. She knew every detail of each dish and helped us with our selections. All the dishes were delicious and perfectly presented. Would go again and again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Tables too close. Wait staff was very good!
  31. KP

    KatyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance! We went for the Sunday special dinner for 2. Chicken was the best, pasta was overcooked and gummy. Service was great, until we were overcharged $17 and server did not catch.
  32. MC

    MichaelC

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food great staff, good ambience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The food is horrible. I’ve given this place a few tries and it’s always bad. Also, the service is so slow it feels like you’re being held hostage.
  34. J

    Juniper762908

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We're local and have been here many times; always great. Not this time, except for Walter, who was terrific and did a superb job with our oysters. WRT to our waiter; after finishing our oysters, we asked for our appetizer of BERKEL SHAVED to be served first, followed by our salads with a bread course and our entrees. The salads came immediately; within minutes, my clams and the BERKEL arrived together. I told the waiter I wasn't ready for my clams. The clams went back to the kitchen. Our bread course did not show up. The waiter returned with my clams which, by looking at the dish, had been put under a heat lamp- the clams were well done, dried up, and the broth was lukewarm. My husband did enjoy his entree. We love the menu, but the dining experience was just not up to our prior experiences. Recommendation -- hire more folks like Walter and the young woman who manages the charcuterie; both were tremendous and appeared to enjoy working at H&F.
  35. LA

    LovelivingisAshville

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great resturant. The four of us sat at the bar. We had various drinks, appetizers, and entrees. The service, the drinks and food all very good. Food portions are smallish, but tasty. The ambiance is well done with nice clean bathrooms with bird chirping background noise. Very nice touch.

    Holeman & Finch Public House - AshevilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad to hear you had a great dining experience, and had a wonderful interaction with our bar team. We hope to see you back soon! - Alicia

  36. WC

    WilliamC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our server named Lexy! Food excellent too!

    Holeman & Finch Public House - AshevilleResponded on July 20, 2022William, thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear Lexy provided excellent service for you, and that you enjoyed a great meal with us. We hope to see you again soon! - Alicia

  37. AJ

    AllisonJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We had dinner here two nights in a row. Service is everything! Night one was excellent. Night two was below average. Oysters were great, especially the toasted Saltines and garnishes. Deviled Ham very disappointing as was the catfish. Clams on night one were incredible!!

    Holeman & Finch Public House - AshevilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for your feedback, Allison. I am glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience on your first visit with us, but I'm sorry your second fell short. We are constantly evolving our menu and feedback like this is valuable for our culinary team to review. We will pass this along to them, and hope you will be willing to give us a third try in the future! - Alicia

  38. F

    Foodie83

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe with unique food choices. Great service and good drinks.
  39. 9

    91208

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My wife and I ate here for our date night. The service and ambiance was good. Our food was “uneven “. The sauce for the tomato salad was awesome and the pan a cotta was outstanding. The other items were okay.

    Holeman & Finch Public House - AshevilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our panna cotta (it's one of my favorite desserts) but I am sorry to hear that a portion of your meal fell short of expectations. We always strive to provide an excellent culinary experience for our guests, but it sounds like we missed the mark with you. We will pass this along to our culinary team, as we are always looking for ways to improve our menu. We hope you will give us a second chance, and we will see you back in again for another date night, or dinner with us in the future. - Alicia

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a terrific dinner. Really enjoyed sampling a few different items. Our waitperson was engaging and extremely helpful. My only complaint was we were charged for extra saltines- it seemed like such a silly charge- strange…

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Holeman & Finch Public House - Asheville does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Holeman & Finch Public House - Asheville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 417-3053.

Holeman & Finch Public House - Asheville is rated 4.5 stars by 353 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 3 times today
Google Map for Holeman & Finch Public House - Asheville

77 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot and Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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