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The Blackbird, Asheville, NC
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The Blackbird

4.3
4.3
3571 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Blackbird Restaurant is a Chef Owned Restaurant serving local, fresh ingredients. The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating an unique and vibrant menu – New American with Southern Flares.

The menu features the seasonal best from local farmers, fresh catches from the coast of the Carolinas, incredible local micro-brews, specialty cocktails, and great wines from the around the world. Our menu changes seasonally to reflect the bounty of the area and the chef’s creativity. The Blackbird’s award-winning food, desserts and prompt service will impress you every time.

We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, on Biltmore Ave. You can find us at the corner of The Aloft Hotel.

Parking Garage is located at the back on Lexington Ave. The first hour is free.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 254-2502

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Reppert

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant has an open floor plan, but we do our best to ensure you have space to yourself for a large party or event. Please email information@theblackbirdrestaurant.com for more information. The Blackbird will design just the right menu for the occasion and provide a relaxed and elegant environment.

  • Private party contact

    Jesson Gil: (828) 254-2502

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Aston St

  • Parking details

    The ground floor of the Aloft Hotel is the entrance to the public parking lot. The rate is hourly. We are not a Hotel restaurant, but we are located in the same building with the Aloft.There is also parking on the street and several parking garages within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,571 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Healthy

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  1. TK

    TandK

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch menu, delicious food, and reasonably priced for Asheville.
  2. RR

    RichardR

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always.
  3. M

    Mindy

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic steak and shrimp Caesar salad and wine for lunch. Sorry to hear the 5-course dinner has gone away.
  4. F

    Friend

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    They were out of burgers and biscuits. Our waitress was super nice but had too many other tables to give us any attention.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu and food was excellent!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food quality has gone down in the past couple years. In previous years we have been excited to eat here when we visit Asheville, but this time it did not meet our expectations. We will not be coming back.
  7. b

    bethb

    Western NC

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went for brunch and some of our meals were great and some were not very good. The avocado toast was pitiful....a few slices of avocado on a not very interesting piece of bread and two tomato slices.....bloody mary's were lacking as well.
  8. S

    Sully

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of six, we all loved our meals. Don’t shy away from some of the vegetarian options, they were absolutely delicious and exceeded expectations. Shout out to Jill our server who was fantastic. Would highly recommend and we plan on going back next time we are in Asheville!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Bartender very knowledgeable. A little delayed with coming by the table but had a lot going on
  10. NC

    NancyC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu choices food was served efficiently but we did not feel rushed
  11. MF

    MarcFromNYC

    New York Area

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the appies so much, we had no room for entrees. Pork rinds and corn bread were both amazing. Great, but limited wine selection. Found a reasonable Cabernet to pair with our food. Service was friendly and attentive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular. A great way to put together some amazing options to create fantastic masterpieces. I would recommend anything off of the vegetarian menu. Excellent
  13. J

    Jboy21047

    Charlotte

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our dinner at Blackbird, although the noise level can be quiet high since it connects to the bar next door and there is really no acoustic control. A large table was next to us and the waiter was kind enough to move us to another location so we could have a quieter conversation. Loved the mushroom truffle risotto and quite a large portion, enough to share. The duck breast was beautifully cooked and delicious. I liked the variety of the menu and would certainly return to try something new.
  14. ET

    ElizabethT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Quality bread, well balanced dishes. The Vegetable Wellington was probably the best vegetarian dish I have ever had, full of flavor without drowning the vegetables in butter or sauce. The duck was perfectly cooked and delicious. I could have eaten a larger portion of the steak tartar as my meal and been very happy. Finished off with a bourbon ice cream that had all the full bodied flavors of bourbon without the overpowering alcohol taste.
  15. F

    Foodie28714

    Western NC

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    From the moment we walked in the door and were insulted by the hostess we should have known our dining experience would be less than great. That inauspicious start was followed by a long wait to be served by a server who was waiting tables for the first time ever, admittedly with no previous training for the job. Being thrown in the deep end was not his fault, yet apparently management was content to do it due to short staffing issues. Service was painfully slow, when it actually did occur. When the food finally arrived to say it was bland and unseasoned would be an understatement. Our last experience dining at this restaurant was mediocre. That trip was a credit to this dining experience which was utterly awful from service to food quality. It will undoubtedly be our last trip.
  16. w

    woolworthlunchcounter

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great New Year’s Day Brunch… it’s a tradition.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    New Year’s Day for brunch. Rather empty. But our server was comple
  18. RH

    RichH

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Unfortunately it seemed staff decided not to show up on New Years’ Day. The food was excellent but the service was slow and inattentive.
  19. SG

    StephanieG

    Miami

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, delicious food, great location and ambiance- sooo happy we chose to go here to celebrate our NYE night out!!!
  20. CI

    ChocIce

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    This is a decent restaurant. The service is good, and the food is good, but it's just not...there. It is difficult to hear in this place. Maybe if you're seated next to the other person, but anything else is difficult. The food is interesting and good, but sometimes the combinations don't work well together. Interesting? Yes. Tasty? Not necessarily. Blackbird is expensive and just not worth the price.
  21. B

    Bobby

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. The food was outstanding, as was the wine recommendation.
  22. L

    Lilsis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were lucky to stay very overnight close to the Blackbird. A table of 6 were efficiently served by Sean and his assistant. The cocktails were unique and delicious and both meat eaters and vegetarians were happy with the menu choices. We had bone marrow, corn bread and steak tartare for appetizers. The truffle risotto was so good, salad was fresh, and the baby chicken was smoked perfectly. We liked that they used ingredients from all over the state of NC. We came back the next morning for breakfast!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portugal

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  24. G

    Goodie

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I got the vegetarian cornbread pie and it was the most delicious dinner!!! Absolutely in my top ten best food I have ever tasted!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blackbird has been a Asheville staple for years- their food is outstanding - great offering of vegan/vegetarian food…
  26. CO

    CharlesO

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas with family.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed our food, and the young lady who waited on us was lovely. It was a shame that they were were out of a couple of items from their lunch menu, especially as one of them was a dish I had wanted. 🥲 They were understaffed for the level of business which they had, but the staff who were there did everything possible to ensure a smooth and pleasant meal. They succeeded.
  28. SW

    SkepticalWV

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food farm to table type place in downtown Asheville, nice bar and service, seated promptly with Open Table reservation. Only complaint was actually parking! Crowded neighborhood, had to park in municipal garage which was hard to find the entrance of on a back street. Listing says park in "Aloft Hotel Garage" but it is actually not signed as such and is behind the hotel not near the entrance. Once found it was inexpensive and not that far from the restaurant entrance so minor. Pork chop dish was great. Wife liked her beet salad. Wine a bit pricy. Traveling and don't live in the area but would be happy to go back if in town again.
  29. JS

    JSP102

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! The taste and portion were great. We enjoyed the fresh pork rinds! Great service!
  30. PB

    PaulB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was superb throughout my dining experience. My dish of Seafood Risotto was excellent.
  31. l

    lsss

    New England

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Asheville - our first night out, and we were so glad to have chosen The Blackbird for this first. Mark, our server, was so friendly, helpful, attentive, and encouraging, that we hated to leave. Yes, we ate and drank too much, and yes, our entrees were (salmon, corn pie) stupendous, starters (Caesar salad, chefs taste which was a sweet potato gratin) yummy, and we couldn’t finish our desserts ( crumble and blondie) . . . So we’ll have to come back. Kudos to the kitchen and to Mark for a terrific experience!
  32. A

    Alice

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    quick service, good food & drinks, highly recommend!
  33. j

    jimp

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Market catch was prepared very nicely. It was a cold night out and we were close-ish to the door, so were a little chilly. Will look forward to returning on our next visit to Asheville.
  34. CD

    ChristyD

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall it was great food in a nice modern atmosphere. Our server; Paige was great. The menu is a little limited and a bit pricey, but the food was delicious. I recommend the gnocchi for sure. Note: there is no kids menu, although my kids were able to find things to eat from there, sharing with us.
  35. JR

    JoeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic….original menu with fresh ingredients. Great pairings of entree with sides. Perfect presentations. The pork chop is best ever and the fresh apple crisp with bourbon and burnt sugar ice cream a wonderful finish!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent brunch here on Christmas Eve day! Food and service were both great. This is a must do in Asheville!
  37. FD

    FoodieDevotee

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch on Christmas Eve! I loved my eggs Benedict, and their Bloody Mary was decadent. Great service too.
  38. s

    sall

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service, table ready on time, food was excellent, great vegetarian and vegan options that were really good.
  39. YM

    YasukoM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Vacation in Asheville
  40. AF

    AshevilleFoodie

    Raleigh

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and love the food selections including vegetarian options.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Blackbird using the Order Online button. The Blackbird also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 254-2502.

The Blackbird is rated 4.3 stars by 3571 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 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Blackbird

47 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Aston St

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The ground floor of the Aloft Hotel is the entrance to the public parking lot. The rate is hourly. We are not a Hotel restaurant, but we are located in the same building with the Aloft.There is also parking on the street and several parking garages within walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Reppert

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 254-2502

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant has an open floor plan, but we do our best to ensure you have space to yourself for a large party or event. Please email information@theblackbirdrestaurant.com for more information. The Blackbird will design just the right menu for the occasion and provide a relaxed and elegant environment.

  • Private party contact

    Jesson Gil: (828) 254-2502

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