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The Blackbird, Asheville, NC

The Blackbird

4.5
4.5
4026 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
**PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR THANKSGIVING MENU FOUND AT WWW.THEBLACKBIRDRESTAURANT.COM WILL BE THE ONLY MENU OFFERED ON THANKSGIVING DAY**

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 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,026 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville

    Great for brunch

4,026 Reviews
  1. AndreaG

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! Service was a little challenged but overall the food was great and the ambiance was cute!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but the service was very slow and it is so LOUD that you cannot carry on a conversation with anyone across the table…price is fairly expensive…I would give it one more try just because the pappardelle was very good but not the experience we were expecting. The rest of our table had the filet and said it was fine, not a favorite.

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  3. ThomasC

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointing experience: for a restaurant that’s is higher end I could have had a better experience at Waffle House!

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  4. DavidF

    Fort Lauderdale

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Enjoyed the specialty drinks as well.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot if you’re ever in Asheville! We booked last minute reservations for 14 people right at their opening time. Coming from the service industry, I understand how chaotic last minute large party accommodations can be. Everyone was fabulous! Food was great! Brunch cocktails were perfect! Thank you to everyone working yesterday who helped make our experience memorable!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good… was a little salty. Love the atmosphere

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  7. LuLu

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is okay and the portions are small for what you are paying for.

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  8. CherylS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Easter Brunch with friends. 100% wonderful! They do add a minimal kitchen appreciation fee and add a couple of dollars for using a card not cash. I would have liked to have know that when the bill came, instead of finding it out after it went through...BUT, The food, service, ambiance and everything was top notch! I will definitely return with friends anytime!

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  9. JennyR

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and our waitress was MOST accommodating! We will be back!

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  10. Ruby

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner exploring unique drinks and great food! Service was genuine and engaging.

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  11. JudithH

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The risotto was bland and overcooked. No special ambiance and so so service. Would not go back

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  12. Astev

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    their food is really delicious and II believe reasonably priced. Wasn't as crowded as the last time but would come back again

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  13. KimF

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch. We really enjoyed the Blackbird! Thank you!

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  14. Ember

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended a wonderful wine dinner. Food and wine were both superb.
    The BlackbirdResponded on March 29, 2024
    Thank you!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience. Food, drinks, and service were all fantastic!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Bloody Mary and BLT! Great bar with many seats. Definitely will return next trip!

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  17. Sperbalicious

    Western NC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Jill was awesome. The Blackbird Cocktail was great. The filet and seafood dish were delicious. A great ambiance in downtown Asheville NC.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambiance were on point!! We wish there was one in Orlando!

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  19. MaryB

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant was a great find. The menu is creative and every dish was excellent. The waiter, Sarah, was really efficient and welcoming. It’s a neighborhood gem. It would be a great “local” for us if we lived here.

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  20. JAS1958

    Chicago

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I thought the food was inventive. We started with the brussel sprouts, which could have been a bit more cooked and the flavor I bit more pronounced. The trout was fantastic. The meat cassoulet had very tender chicken, but was way too sauced. The bread pudding was delicious, but could have used a bit more crème anglaise and the crème anglaise could have been a bit thicker.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. We will be back again soon!the scallops and coconut cake alone are worth it!!

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  22. TimothyR

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had trout and scallops with risotto and the pork chop. The pork came with beans, collard greens and a small sweet potato. We really enjoyed the pork and beans. It might be my taste but I wish the sweet potato had been a little sweeter. Both the fish and scallops were good. It would have been nice to have a side of vegetables with the with the fish and risotto Overall both dishes were really good and we definitely would order them again. The place is really nice inside and our server was very friendly and helpful.

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  23. Bill

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This should be a must-do for anyone visiting Asheville. Our brunch was fantastic, and every member of the staff was friendly, professional, and made us feel right at home. Highly recommended!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the Market Fresh Salmon and it was absolutely amazing! For appetizers we got Brussel sprout, jalapeño corn bread, French bread, and pork rinds. The Brussel sprouts and jalapeño bread were 10/10. Our waiter was so kind and patient with us.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Blackbird was delicious. I really enjoyed my time.

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  26. NicoleR

    Alabama

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second trip to The Blackbird. We had brunch this trip. THE BEST GRITS IVE EVER HAD!!!! Try the cinnamon pork rinds too! They are fabulous! Great service and delicious food! Anytime I visit Asheville, I will go back to The Blackbird!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic breakfast in a great location. Would definitely come back again!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch. Great options and fresh food.

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  29. Honeybee

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for brunch, and The Blackbird did not disappoint. All the food was delicious. The Sunday Potatoes were perfectly prepared, and the biscuits were light and fluffy. I also had a Bloody Mary, which was the best I'd had in a long time. The sound level was good. We were able to easily converse from one end of the table to the other, although the restaurant wasn't at capacity. The service was on point.

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  30. socprof

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great innovative Southern cuisine. A bit pricey but worth it. Wait staff was excellent and a nice room too.

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  31. Scout

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious and priced appropriately. The restaurant was a little cold

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  32. DJM1

    Western NC

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blackbird is one of our most favorite dining spots in downtown Asheville. They are very accommodating to my dietary restrictions. The food is always excellent, the choices always plentiful and the customer service is wonderful. Great place to people watch on the Broadway Street.

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  33. Rachel

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    DO NOT GET THE TASTING MENU We wanted to like this place - the staff, and in particular the bartenders taking care of us, were great. The main and tasting menus both had our mouths watering. However, the food itself was lackluster with two dishes being inedible due to being way overly salted. Quite a shame because the proteins were cooked perfectly, but easily had a tablespoon of salt added. The staff compensated and asked to bring out something else, and even discounted our meal. However with a discount, it was $250 for two people and I’d rather have had a frozen pizza. For reviews to be so strong, I have to wonder if this place degraded significantly over time or has had a change in chef. Cut the portions in half, up the price by $20, and limit the number you sell in a night OR remove the tasting menu overall.
    The BlackbirdResponded on March 9, 2024
    As the chef (9years) and the owner (5 years) I can let you know I'm very upset that your Experience was not correct. I have talked to the cook that mistakenly over-salted 2 of your dishes, he said he was over-welded for a short time last night and he apologizes for his mistakes. We all know in this business mistakes can & will happen. It is unfortunate when they all seem to happen at the same table, it is nice not to be solely judged on our mistakes but our overall work, the chef course is loved by many and changes often so I hope you will give us another try. I also talked to my manager and since you said you like the other dishes he felt the 30% off the food was efficient as we can't in NC give discounts for alcohol it might have not look like a lot. Again thank you for the feedback

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  34. TENMILEMOM

    Minneapolis

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our son’s business start up contest at Blackbird. The cheese plate was fantastic! My son enjoyed his steak! The wine was a little overpriced at $14 per glass and small pours ( King Estate Pinot Gris .) I would recommend to a friend for sure !
    The BlackbirdResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thank you so much As the Chef owner I appreciate when people notice all the hard work we do and love the food. Again thank you!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious, great ambience and atmosphere. The only criticism is the portion sizes for the cost of a main course could be much much better.

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  36. StevenH

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the  portions are large

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  37. kristindiva

    West Virginia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating at The Blackbird and it was phenomenal. Excellent food, impeccable service. We’ll be back!

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  38. JeffE

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food food and service was exceptional. Chef Michael greeted us at our table and explained the composition of the dishes.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Did on the spot cocktail and they also did a great job with that. Service was a bit slow but worth the wait. Will definitely come back next time we’re in Asheville.

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  40. Julia

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very creative and delicious menu for carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, those who drink alcohol and those who don’t. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. A new fave when we visit Asheville.

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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 4.5 stars by 4026 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 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, 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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