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The Blackbird, Asheville, NC

The Blackbird

4.4
4.4
3432 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 44 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 3,432 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. TK

    TheresaK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy food!
  2. EV

    ElisaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    I ordered the mussles. They were very large and filled with sand or grit. It was a major turn off. I heard them discussing it in the kitchen after we'd told them and it sounded like this had happened previously. Nothing worse than bad seafood to ruin your mood.
  3. SR

    StephanieR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Cute restaurant, but the food was just not enjoyable- it was pretty flavorless and bland.
  4. HJ

    HollyJ

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our server was very helpful and nice. Food was just average. We didn’t think that there was anything special about it that made it different.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Visited while on our honeymoon. We looked at the site in advance and was looking forward to a good meal but we were underwhelmed by both the food and service.
  6. JA

    JaimeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and calm atmosphere. Loved the cocktails.
  7. AF

    AtlFoodie

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 5:30 reservation, which is quite early for the dinner crowd in Asheville, so we practically had the restaurant to ourselves. Both the service and the food were excellent. Lots of great things on the menu to choose from.
  8. MS

    MaryS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet afternoon
  9. F

    Foodie1

    Western NC

    432 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    432 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant early afternoon lunch. The downtown setting with front windows opening onto the sidewalk provides for some casual entertainment. Servers were attentive and helpful. The menu is interesting and is suitable for all tastes. We had Bloody Mary’s followed by meals satisfying all from vegan to carnivores. Plan to return.
  10. DR

    DRFoodie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Presentation was good but food was mediocre. Went for brunch. Worst Eggs Benedict I have ever had. Hollandaise sauce had a weird taste. Omelets did not feel fresh. Will not be returning.
  11. s

    silverflower

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not as good as it once was… no longer worth the price.
  12. LA

    LindaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loved the food and service a wedding part came in of young women who were really noisy something you cant help
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Disappointing lunch menu and food quality. We have seen much better there for dinner service
  14. w

    wannabejulia

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. The charcuterie boards are delightful and well made, good martini and both entrees were delicious. We had the gnocchi with shrimp and the trout with scallops and risotto. Server was Paige and she was perfect.
  15. JK

    JeffK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic - Great Food - Great Service - Great Time - definitely will make this a regular treat whenever we’re in Asheville!
  16. MD

    MarkD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We had a nice seat on the outside deck and had a couple of drinks and appetizers. The beer selection was good and the appetizers were delicious. Then our waitress disappeared, never coming back for drink reorders or to let us order our entrees. Finally after about 20 minutes I went inside to find her and asked for our check. Of course she apologized but we left without ordering dinner. A frustrating ending to what could have been an enjoyable experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got a nice window seat, always good for people watching. Our waitress was very helpful and accommodating and the food was delish. We were there for brunch and I had their version of avocado toast— very good! This was our second time at the Blackbird and we’ll be back!
  18. A

    Andersen

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! A trip to Asheville should always include The Blackbird
  19. MR

    MalisaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Cocktail and food menu needs updated your website Service was below average Food was ok not great just ok
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    A nice getaway to Asheville. We picked this location for outdoor dining. The server Sean was very nice and attentive. The wines we picked where good. Our entrees were quite good. The noise level was high but expected for the last weekend I. September.
  21. s

    stanphoto

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blackbird never fails to make dining, or even a drink at the bar a great experience. The staff is great. We had Sean this last time and the service and conversation was perfect.
  22. KH

    KellyH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The downtown spot is great with big screen windows in front which is great for people watching. Lots of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options on the menu. Drinks were delicious and vegan chocolate cake was at 10 out of 10!
  23. CM

    CarloM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was very tasty bigger portions on smaller size
  24. PT

    P2T2

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. We were seated quickly. The food was interesting and good. A definite return.
  25. DW

    DanaW

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had duck and the cornmeal flounder. Both were excellent. Loved the succotash! Service was friendly and professional. Interesting wine lustA very nice experience overall!
  26. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lunch-everything was excellent. I had the Blackbird burger. It’s one of the best I’ve ever had.
  27. B

    Bijou

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp and grits. And the cheesecake was superb!
  28. TN

    TerriN

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was not very good. The warm Brie and fruit salad was good but the other salad was almost inedible. Service was not great also. Apparently they have changed management or staff
  29. KG

    KathleenG

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Blackbird … average food and service but with a very good beet salad.
  30. JW

    JohnW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Innovative flavors, attentive service and great atmosphere.
  31. M

    Murphy

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blackbird is fantastic every time we go! Everyone in the family finds something they love to eat-the service is wonderful and the ambience beautiful. Best part? There is parking close by-which is rare in downtown Asheville! Highly recommend!
  32. TO

    TimO

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Located on 'restaurant road' and easy walk for visitors and close to ample parking for locals. There are a reasonable number of items with specials that change regularly. Some of the tables are a little cramped, but with their limited space they do a good job and the staff was very attentive and course came out quickly.
  33. DC

    DonaldC

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been many times and always enjoy the food. Good service and good location for attending the theater
  34. JB

    JanetB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely restaurant. Food is really good and service is great. Two open area dining rooms so noise is magnified, and a table near us was so loud that it did affect our enjoyment of the meal. I think management should have tactfully told them to lower the volume.
  35. FG

    FredG

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place great food very tasty my wife and I Wendy went there for brunch and some cocktails Mamosa and Irish coffee. I got the farm plate and the beignets with jelly always delicious
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The meal was bland. Chicken in chicken and biscuits was tough as leather. Pork in omelette not seasoned at all. Overall disappointing.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had wonderful meal.
  38. RG

    RicardoG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    great service and food. this place is a go to for us when we are in Ashville .
  39. S

    Sharon

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It is a limited menu but, still, excellent. We went because friends were visiting who are vegetarian. They thought the vegetarian selections were superb.
  40. RK

    RK12

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I were visiting Asheville . Had dinner here and sat at the bar. Bartender was very nice, and offered up suggestions from the menu. We had the halibut special and the gnocchi …. delicious.

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 4.4 stars by 3432 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 44 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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