Service was very well. Ambiance was good. Everything seemed like it was going to be a great restaurant. Food was underwhelming and oversold by waiter. Most parts of the food were good (enjoyed the cheese board) but the risotto was bland. Lamb dish was fine but not amazing. Grits and lamb were good. The “sautéed” veggies turned out to be raw kale. I feel like it had potential to be amazing but didn’t quite meet all our expectations.
Great food, service, and wine!
Cute little place. Great GF menu. Creative. Service was weak but food was great!
One of our favorite restaurants in Asheville...never a disappointment, food is always awesome, great wine selection, and good service.
Amazing! One of the Best Restaurants in Asheville. The food was exceptions, the staff spot on and the craft cocktails were exceptional.
Great Food in Asheville!
Horrible dining experience. There were flies flying around constantly and we had bugs in our drinks and food. The food quality was very sub par. They did give us our meal for free which was appreciated.
Had a great experience at Blackbird! Greeted by the bartender Matt and the host, both were nice and welcoming.
The whole night was very enjoyable from the crafted cocktails to the wonderful local cheeses, salad and entrees. Service was very attentive and I enjoyed that fact that even though we moved to a table Matt was still our server and did a fantastic job!
We had an absolutely fabulous dinner at the blackbird for Father’s Day. It’s our favorite restaurant! The atmosphere and the wait staff are spectacular and the food could not be better.
Thank you very much!
We enjoyed our meal here. The menu is not overly expansive but still a nice variety of salads, small plates and large plates. We enjoyed the wine list as well. It had a nice selection of varietals and price points and the value was very good based on what we knew of retail prices. The overall value of the meal was good as well especially relative to what we saw at other locations albeit we only dined at a few spots. The hostess and seating process was not very good but the table service was good enough and very friendly.
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you!
We started with cocktails and one of us had a glass of pinot noir. It was definitely off, either old or in the sun etc. We shared a cheese board which was quite nice, and the fig jam was excellent. The chicken dinner, recommended by the waiter was over-cooked and dry. The cold smoked porkchop was the best we have ever tasted, however the plate was otherwise filled up with potatoes, seemed like about 2 pounds of potatoes--way too much for balance. What we would go back for was the dessert--especially the deconstructed mocha torte. Sadly the shortbread, while tasty was severly lacking in sauce.
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are sadden to hear that your experience was not perfect. We always check for the quality of our wines and wish we had been notified so we could've gotten you another glass. We strive for excellence and we're always tweaking things, so we do hope you'll try us again sometime.
The food was good and the waiter was great! The atmosphere was just so-so. We were seated by the exit door and for a meal of that caliber, I would have preferred a better atmosphere. I didn't ask to move because the entire restaurant seemed to have little personality and ambiance.
Incredible brunch. Everything was perfect.
We were in town to visit UNCAsheville with our daughter and she had never been to the city of Asheville. We gambled and tried The Blackbird and it was amazing. We will be back!!!
Thank you so much!
Very little flavor in the food and Very expensive. Would not recommend going. Not impressed.
I went with my partner because I saw they had a new vegan menu. It’s so nice to go someplace where I don’t have to have a salad if I want a vegan meal. The eggplant dish was excellent, and the vegan chocolate cake was also very good. We will definitely be returning, because I also had my eye on the vegan mushroom dish. And for people who are vegetarians, the vegetable Wellington is also an excellent choice.
Thank you so much! We are pleased to hear some good feedback on the vegan dishes.
The ambiance was pleasant. And, our waiter was quite professional and efficient. However, the food was disappointing. The presentation was nice but the taste and quality was poor. We would not return. High prices with little value.
Food was well prepared and most were nicely plated but timing of bringing out dishes was poor...there were six of us, and people who ordered soup got it first, then salads were brought out at the same time as main courses making the table too crowded with plates and awkward for people to eat. Prices are a bit higher than most white table cloth Asheville restaurants.
Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize for the timing. We have spoken to the staff about it.
All went well at The Blackbird. Our food was good but not “to die for.” Service was ok. Ambiance of restaurant leaves a little to be desired for price and quality of food.
Thank for your feedback. We are sadden to hear that the food and service didn't meet your expectations. We continue to strive for greatness. The ambiance is something we're currently working on. We do hope that you'll try us again sometime.
We love Blackbird but this visit was was well below their normal quality. Both the French press coffee and hot tea arrived cold. The scrambled eggs and over-medium eggs were over cooked. Very disappointed that we brought out of town guests to brunch. They were obviously training some new servers. We wondered if they were training new kitchen staff, too
Hello. Thank you for leaving us some feedback. I'm really sorry for your experience. We'd hate to loose a loyal customer and we'd love to get a chance to make it up to you. Please contact us if you do decide to come back.
Olivia was great! Enjoyed 3 courses of food and wine, would probably look into trying the tasting menu next time. Everything was delicious, cheese board was beautiful. The seafood risotto was very good and a good portion for the price. Olivia's wine knowledge was spectacular, and I enjoyed talking about pairings with her. Will definitely return.
Thank you! We love Olivia!!
The atmosphere and food were amazing. I had the swordfish risotto, tomato soup, and swordfish ceviche. I would rate the food 9 out of 10. Service could have been improved if we didn't have to constantly chase down our waitress and/or ask multiple times for her to come back. The waitress who bused our dishes provided better overall service. Despite this I would highly recommend the 5:30 table as the restaurant was not crowded and our food arrived as we finished each dish.
Hello. Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the 5 stars. We take our service seriously and will be discussing the issue with our staff.
The food was ok, service was poor. We hoped that maybe he was just inexperienced because he didn’t care much. When we walked in to an almost empty restaurant in downtown Asheville on a Saturday morning, we should have known then. With so many great restaurants to choose from we were disappointed with this choice
Hello. We are sadden to hear of your poor experience. We will be taking action to find out what went wrong that day. We do hope that you'll try us again sometime.
I enjoyed the experience and would return. Had a large group and they were very accommodating and diligent about ensuring we would have good seating and be together. Waiter was really attentive and food all came out at once and was delicious.
Took my wife here for a finer dining experience as part of our week in Asheville. The wine list is extensive and well rated. The salad we shared and 2 entrees we selected were both flavorful and reflective of what is in season for the area. Our server, Aaron, was fantastic and addressed my over cooked lamb without a fuss. The high ceiling, open space makes it a bit noisy especially when your table for 2 is by a large table of ladies followed by a large group of guys for a bachelor party. We would consider going back.
Thank you! We're so lucky to have Aaron on our team.
We did the chef’s tasting menu - it was delicious!
Great! Thank you!
Excellent food and service. One of our favorite places
The restaurant was too noisy for. I ordered the trout and it was dry
We do apologize for your experience. We are working on correcting the noise issue.
This restaurant was recommended to us when we were unable to make a reservation at another restaurant on the Biltmore Estate (our tickets were for a different day). The Blackbird did not disappoint. The wait staff were by and far some of the BEST I have ever met....extremely knowledgeable about their dishes and how to pair the food with available wines. We had the eggplant dish and the vegetable wellington, and were persuaded to split a dessert of fresh fruit cobbler with homemade blackberry ice cream. Totally amazing taste creations all night long, and the waiter even gave us tips for touring the Biltmore the next day as well as other great eateries in the area. How cool is that??? Will totally be back again.
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very thankful for the wonderful staff that we have.
One of the best restaurants in western NC - hands down
Wow! Thank you so much!!
More than met our expectations. Food was delicious and excellent presentation. Hostess was friendly, and server very accommodating. We will return and recommend.
Food was excellent, which over shadowed the slow service.
Wonderful experience. The food was out of this world and the grits are the best you will ever try.
Our dining experience was taken up many levels due to the service. Our waiter Michael was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and simply a pleasure. We were his last table and made to feel welcome and not rushed. Bravo, in a challenging time for our restaurants in hiring quality employees.
Thank you for your feedback. We are so thankful to have Michael on our team!
So good!! I could eat the bone marrow or scallop tapa any day!! Everything was great.
Impressed with service right from the start. Our server provided excellent wine recommendations. Menu offered something for everyone in our party. I had the fresh catch with scallops and it delicious. Also enjoyed our appetizers (cheese board and crawfish sliders). Wonderful dining experience.
Thank you so much for your feedback! Cheers!
Food was amazing and our server was so helpful with the wine pairings! Next time we are in Asheville, we will definitely be back!
Thank you so much!
Be sure to leave room for dessert at The Blackbird. Their coconut cake rivals any I've had anywhere. The proportions of cake to frosting to custard filling is just right. The cake itself is light and flavorful. Delish. Interesting dinner menu, good vegan options. Extensive wine list. Knowledgeable servers.
Thank you very much!