I’d been once before , but tonight came for an anniversary dinner while in town visiting Asheville and Biltmore. Food was great... unique , funky small plates, Salads,
Cheese plates and a really great pork chop. The house cocktails were magnificent and they have a wide selection to choose from , and it seems to change frequently. The space is small but that adds to the experience. Staff and servers were very attentive , but not overbearing. As long as the Admiral exists, it will be a destination when we are in town.
My friends and I always make a trip to the Admiral when we visit Asheville. It is usually fantastic. This visit, however, the food was not great. We were disappointed. Ordered the artichoke, duck leg, and beef tartare. The cocktails were spectacular so the evening out was not a waste.
Absolutely worth it, everything was great. This is definitely a must go to restaurant experience. Cocktails, food and service we're on point.
fantastic in every respect. best asheville dining experience.
This was not our first trip to The Admiral. As usual, the food choices were excellent and the service fantastic.
Food quality inferior. Service was ok. Extremely pricey for what we received.
Casual gourmet dining! Can't wait to return on the next trip to Asheville.
Amazing food. Great service. Can’t wait to go back.
The small plates were delicious and nicely plated.
Food combinations had odd mixture of ingredients. For example, use of feta in gnocchi. Food portions were very small and overpriced even for an upscale restaurant.
The food here was outstanding and the service was exceptional. Would highly recommend this place.
I hadn't been there in seven or more years, and it was just as good if not better than I remember.
Great place will be back next time in Asheville. The service was spectacular, the room was just what I was thinking it might I'll be back.
My son and I greatly enjoyed our meal at the Admiral. The service and the food were excellent. The restaurant has a nice offbeat vibe.
Unique tastes,well cooked
Would pick inside rather than patio next time, we got bug bites. Food was awesome though.
Everything we had from menu and bar was wonderful. Weakest item was dessert; chocolate pudding disappointed. Choose the pound cake
Outstanding food as always...our longtime favorite restaurant in Asheville...probably the best restaurant in town IMHO
We sat on the covered patio and loved the atmosphere. It was totally relaxing and a cool vibe. The service was excellent. Our favorite dishes were the arugula salad and the chicken. The tuna crudo was excellent as well: simple, elegant, and balanced. The fresh-baked bread was delicious too. The presentation of the duck liver pate was chunky. It was a huge mound of liver pate sandwiched in two thick pieces of bread that was reminiscent of pound cake. The layers of sweet and rich was a bit overwhelming. The plate could have benefited from some acid, perhaps some cornichons. All things considered, I would definitely return and order the arugula again and try some other dishes. It’s a perfect venue for date night.
Our every trip to Asheville requires a stop at the Admiral. This time we had the roast chicken and mussels. The chicken was wonderful, although it was a pretty small bird. We ordered a side of the bread, and we didn't need to since the moules came with crunchy slices of buttered baguettes. The only disappointment was the dessert, pound cake (dry) with a fruit compote. The pound cake was no better than what you buy at the grocery store, and the compote wasn't particularly flavorful. We won't order that again. We have been going to the Admiral for several years, and we always enjoy it. Our one overall complaint is the price of wine. Very simply it is outrageous, and we just don't buy it. Paying twice what you pay for a bottle at a wine store is expected, but 5X? We found just two bottles on the wine list under $40. That's just trying to squeeze too many bucks out of us.
While the food was excellent, $19 for a grilled zucchini was exorbitant
Had not been in several years. Glad we tried it again. Excellent service . Had small plates.
Mussels fresh and tender
Tuna crudo delicate
Back on our lust of top AVL places to dine.
Best trout I've ever had! My husband's pork chop was delectable and juicy. The gnocchi appetizer was to die for, and the pound cake and ice cream were just right! Loved the presentation of all, and the cool setting. Cheers to the chef!
Great! Knowledgeable staff. Playful menu that leaves you wanting to come back again.
Had great meal with excellent service
Wonderful experience, we tried several different dishes and each of them were delightful.
This is one of those Asheville hidden gems. It doesn't look like anything special from the outside, and inside its very relaxed and comfortable, but you don't expect anything great. The menu gives you a hint of what's ahead, but then the food arrives and WOW! Portions are fairly small, but that's good because you will have room for an appetizer or salad as well as an entree and dessert. Everything is beautifully presented, and every bite is special.
We'll be back!
Lovely birthday dinner (for me!). Cozy atmosphere, nice bar area which has great viewing of the kitchen (which I like). I had a bourbon cocktail to start-delicious, can't remember which one. Little gem salad to start w/ a bacon vinaigrette-tasted very liquid-smokey, but the lettuce and goat cheese were very fresh and delicious. My husband had the pork chop-yum! My meal (more of a tapas) of tuna crudo, mushrooms, potatoes and the grilled peach with housemade ricotta were all very good.
My husband and I had an excellent meal at The Admiral. Food was delicious and the service was exceptional.
Food was amazing from start to finish. My husband and I both got their house-made ginger ale, which actually has a ginger flavor and is very good. I've always thought the Admiral has the best salads in Asheville and that hasn't changed with the new chef -- salad dressing has just a hint of bite, fresh arugula, skinny strands of full-flavored granny Smith apples, nuts and bleu cheese. The rib-eye steak was quite tender and seared in a wonderful sauce. Came with maybe the best potatoes I've ever eaten. Zucchini fresh and tasty. Topped off with pound cake soused with some yummy syrup for me and chocolate pudding for my hubby.
Everything was great. The carrots the bread, cheese, Delmonico, but the main course grass fed ribeye was under Wheeling to say the least
We have tried for some time to get a reservation at the Admiral when we were in Asheville. We were not disappointed in the quality of the food and the excellent service. I liked that I could get small plates as I never can eat a large portion and do not want take out while we are traveling. The food was well prepared and excellent quality, but the preparation could have been more inventive. It was not over salted which is a problem at many places for those who try to decrease their salt intake. My only real criticism is that the restaurant is small and the tables and bar all very close together. The servers bumped into my husband's chair almost everytime they passed which became a little irritating.
Always a special treat to dine at the Admiral! Great recommendations from our server and presentation / taste never disappoints! The duck liver, roasted peach, potato gnocchi, roasted duck leg were a few of our choices.
I dined at the Admiral with two friends from Charlotte and my husband last Wednesday evening. Our waitress was exceptional! I had the arugula salad and the duck leg and it was excellent. I do like the idea of smaller pairings and the ability to choose from a salad and a protein and the menu reflected that option. Cant wait to go again!
Wonderfully delicious and beautiful food, so creative. Service was superb, friendly and on point, never intrusive. Delightful dining!
We may have had a slight advantage with the staff in that our friend's son is a Sous Chef ...
Our experience was awesome. We enjoyed everything we ordered.
Great food with unexpected combinations and presentation. Service was also very good: helpful with recommendations, attentive, and not intrusive.
I found the prices somewhat high.
What was truly surprising/disappointing was that there were no beers on tap. In Asheville? How is this possible?