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About The Admiral

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.

400 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner service from 5pm - 9:30pm Monday -Thursday & Sunday. 5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday.

Cross Street:
Michigan Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 252-2541

Website:
http://www.theadmiralasheville.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Justin Burdett

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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The Admiral Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (63)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Special Occasion (50)
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Neighborhood Gem (48)
Good for a Date (46)
Local Ingredients (45)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Cozy (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Romantic (32)
Worth the Drive (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Authentic (26)
Casual (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fun (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Tapas (13)
Seasonal (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Healthy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Organic (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

GREAT, AS USUAL.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful server with amazing personality ! Food was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was very good, service was slow.

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 (Western NC)·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 !!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Enjoyed all our dishes except the mushrooms that were served with the scallops. I'm typically a big fan of mushrooms but the ones served with this dish did not pair nicely with the scallops at all. Thumbs down for that.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We've been to the Admiral many times over the past 11 years and our opinion has never changed. It is by far one of the finest restaurants in the Asheville area. Every dish has been superb and the service has always excelled.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fabulous food as always-
Waitstaff not as smooth as in past.
Definitely one of our favorite great good places!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

My husband and I and our two teenaged kids went to dinner for my birthday. We had a reservation for a Tuesday at 7. We ordered four entrees and 2 small plates and sort of shared everything. The Rib eye with a simple demi glace was tender and perfectly cooked and the potato gratin with mornay sauce went perfectly with it. The seared duck breast with a warm lentil salad was very tender and the salad was succulent and subtle. The Bouillabaisse had very delicious fish but the sauce was oddly unbalanced and a bit like red pepper coulis rather than a broth and the potatoes were cold as if they had been precooked and added in at the last moment. The pork chop was beautifully seared and succulent on a bed of delicious creamy polenta -- however the apple cider vinegar kimchi sauce was simply sour and not very complex and the Brussels sprouts were undercooked and bland for my taste. The small plates were both amazing: seared scallops with mixed sautéed wild mushrooms was to die for, and the braised short ribs with turnip purée was pure heaven -- just yummy! These small plates are also very decent portions for a small entrée. We had three desserts and all were exceptional -- dark chocolate torte with cherry ice cream and a raspberry puree was amazing, the crème caramel was the best pudding I've had in a long time and went extraordinarily well with simple fresh berries although I didn't expect it to?-- the salted Oreo ice cream with cacao nibs sounded terrible but was delicious! We drank homemade sodas from the bar which were delicious and went well with the food and kids had fresh brewed herbal tea which was perfect. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and competent and very on it without ever seeming overbearing. A wonderful evening and next time we'd like to try more appetizers and small plates.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, People Watching, Cozy, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

It was a very delightful evening. the drinks were tasty and the food was marvelous. Service was helpful and accommodating. The only suggestion is to turn down the music which was too loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Parking was not easy to find on a wet, rainy evening. The neighborhood is not great, but the food was excellent as was the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always wonderful food and impeccable service...our favorite in Asheville.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As usual, everything was perfect!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Cozy atmosphere with fabulous food - nice to have the option of small plates.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Enjoyed an excellent meal with imaginative and delicious food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food, drinks and service!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Admiral. The food was amazing and our server was very kind and helpful. The owner personally met with us to ensure that we were enjoying ourselves. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to those visiting the Asheville area!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Diner was amazing!! I so glad we came here everything we had was great along with the service!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

best restaurant in Asheville as far as service and quality of food. Can not
duplicate the wonderful menu anywhere in the area

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This was my second time eating at The Admiral. The food was excellent, however the service was sub par. Our waitress was not very friendly and half way through the meal she seemed to disappear and another waitress started coming by our table. We asked questions about certain things and were given unhelpful answers with a "don't bother me" tone. I am not someone who reviews frequently, but I think such an amazing culinary experience should come with excellent service. A little disappointed this trip.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Top of the line restaurant. Perfect for my wife's birthday

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This particular time, when we ordered the broccoli and blue cheese 'fondue,' it was a huge disappointment, a disappointment I have never had in my endless dining experiences at The Admiral. I mentioned to our server the overcooked broccoli, and asked about the fondue in the title. Oooops...she explained there was supposed to be a side of blue cheese. OK, she had stopped by or walked past us numerous times, and never noticed we were shorted the main feature of the broccoli dish? Not good oversight, and truthfully, even though I have waited tables, I cannot say whether this was the kitchen or the server. So I'll just lay it on management.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This restaurant is the BEST in AVL... only problem is hard to get in !

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fantastic! Arugala salad delicious-light dressing/Granny Smith apples. Warm beer salad-pomegranate reduction/baby bok choy-yummy. Cheese board-very good! Scallop small Plate with Lion Mane mushrooms and polenta-really beautiful dish. Bouillabaisse-spot on! Drinks-Dark and Stormy's -best around!! Always a great experience!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We we're in Asheville for a long weekend to experience the food and beauty of the city...the Admiral was on everyones list of must experience restaurants and they did not disappoint. From the cheese and meat tray with a great mix of jams and crunchy bread to the amazing quail and sweetbreads small plates everything was perfectly cooked and full of complex flavors. Or service was attentive but not intrusive..I would highly recommend a visit to this West Asheville gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and service. Ordered the duck and ribeye. One of the best steaks I’ve had in a while.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Belated birthday dinner for my husband. Everything was wonderful. This was our first visit but surely not our last. Patty H.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always awesome! Thanks for an exceptional evening. We shared a steak and some lovely sides and a salad and everything was lovely.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Still the best place in town and it continues to improve with each visit.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was fair. Appetizer was very spicy and my ribeye was over cooked.

Overall a bit disappointing since it was my birthday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Once again they delivered. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great solid meal

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

wonderful as always

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Visiting from TX, was totally worth the hype. Service was fantastic along with the food. The rib-eye melted in your mouth :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been going to The Admiral for years. It has been consistent in food quality and service. We frequently share several small plates and the arugula salad. We usually have the same server who is friendly and helpful without being intrusive. I wish there were more non-alcoholic drink options
( interesting virgin cocktails) but have no complaints. It’s our go-to for special occasions in spite of the many restaurants that have come and gone in the last 10 years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was not impressed with dinner. Food was marginal and did not live up to a previous dinner there.

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vip
·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Admiral NEVER disappoints! We celebrated our anniversary there and it was amazing...delicious food and awesome service! Thank you!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great place to spend for,our anniversary. Awesome food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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