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The Admiral

4.6
2770 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
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Relying on timeless décor, gentle service, and inventive cuisine the Admiral serves delicious food without the restraints of convention. The menu changes daily to utilize seasonal flavors, locally produced foods, and new ideas. Reservations are strongly suggested, although bar seating is available on a first come first serve basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner service from 5pm - 9:30pm Monday -Thursday & Sunday. 5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday.
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Phone number
(828) 252-2541
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Burdett
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue
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Parking details
We offer a handicapped spot and two other parking spaces, which tend to fill up quickly. We primarily recommend off street parking, which is always available (and meter free!) on Haywood Road and Michigan Avenue.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
What 2770 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lucullus (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Still great but not as good as before. The tilefish and quail superb; the duck quite ordinary and the smoked trout "mousse," really a pate, tasted like a deli purchase. All list as "large entrees" we're about 10 percent above Asheville prices. All were $30 and up. $32 for duck?! No.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

1. Delicious fried oysters with a delectable, nearly whipped remoulade should have included lemon wedges on the plate.
2. The Brussels sprouts were very good, even Moreno, cold, the next day. (And if I brought food home, you can conclude that the portions are not too small.)
3. Trout was cooked perfectly; it was served in a bowl of clam chowder including clams in the shell--this was very pretty and delicious, but the diced potatoes were almost flavorless. They shouldn't be in there merely for texture.
4. I simply did not have the jaw strength to masticate the rather large leaves of Swiss chard.
5. Dessert menu did not tempt us, though we were open to it.
6. It all ended on a rather sad note, meal-wise, when a tepid cup of coffee was served.

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FT00 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Awesome dinner and great service. Funky atmosphere - in a good way.

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BenW 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic menu with even better service. This is a very chill spot in West Asheville that my wife and I will now be putting into our rotation when we visit. Make reservations now!

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GoForTheGold 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

An Ashevile "landmark"... low-slung, funky, old, painted diamond-patterned structure on busy street with consistently delicious, creatively envisioned and prepared food. Croque Madame an unusual offering, and so delicious! Pair it (or a steak/chop) with the arugula salad. Cheese board is a super starter. Not much elbow room inside because it's a small place, but clientele is adult and conversation is easy. Always booked, so call far ahead for a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely fabulous food! Very small dining area, open kitchen, so noisy. We would go again if we visit Asheville again!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The Admiral is one of my two favorite restaurants in Asheville. The food is outstanding--both full entrees and choices of small plates. It is always a pleasure to recommend this restaurant to friends and acquaintances--and then to hear them rave after taking the advice. The staff is well trained, attentive, and helpful in describing menu changes.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

GREAT, AS USUAL.

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vipBobP (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was excellent as usual, kind of a dive bar look on the outside but always has great food.
Everyone should give the Admiral a try. Reserve early or you won't get in

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful server with amazing personality ! Food was great.

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ChrisM (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was amazing, however.....when serving food to customers, I would recommend the waitress wear deodorant!

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was very good, service was slow.

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CarolM (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Best food we have had when eating out in a long time. Appetizer of fried oysters in cornmeal batter delicious. Cocktail was great- can’t remember name of drink , but was first drink listed on menu. Got ribeyes as entrees and perfectly cooked Brasstown beef. Portions large- no room for dessert, but will try next time !!

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vipMarkysparky (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Another great meal at one of the top restaurants in Asheville. Great service as usual!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Enjoyed the food but I made a few special requests which I told could be accommodated (based on dietary restrictions, not pickiness) & still ended up w/some sort of meat in my scallops. Had to pick thru it. I was too exhausted to complain. That's my own fault. The parking situation sucks.

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