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The Blackbird, Asheville, NC

The Blackbird

4.4
4.4
3421 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 25 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 3,421 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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Notable Wine List

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  1. LA

    LindaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    wannabejulia

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  4. JK

    JeffK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic - Great Food - Great Service - Great Time - definitely will make this a regular treat whenever we’re in Asheville!
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. CM

    CarloM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was very tasty bigger portions on smaller size
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. B

    Bijou

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp and grits. And the cheesecake was superb!
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. JW

    JohnW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Innovative flavors, attentive service and great atmosphere.
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had wonderful meal.
  26. 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 .
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was awful. Food was overpriced and not so tasty.

    The BlackbirdResponded on September 10, 2022Thank you for the feedback. It helped us fix any issues we might have had.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef tasting was exceptional value, when we went it was a really delicious southern inspired menu.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our waiter was awesome! The food was average and extremely overpriced.
  32. JN

    JoeNola

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Black Bird was excellent! The trout and scallops were superb, the drinks were delicious, and the staff were super knowledgeable and friendly.
  33. f

    fred

    West Palm Beach

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Seated immediately, our request for a quiet table was attempted as best as they could (small venue, noisy at times). The steak was average, a little chewy... Seafood Pirlau very tasty broth, lots of mussels, excellent sausage (NOT enough), VERY thin on shrimp, crawfish... Majority of dish was boudin cake, not our favorite. Having said that, our server was terrific
  34. RB

    RossB

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The mushroom risotto was tasteless and the replaced dish of mushroom gnocchi was also tasteless and very overpriced. I recommend the chef taste his food before it leaves the kitchen The Caesar salad and trout risotto were very good however the arugula salad had very little flavor to it. for all the write up some reviews that seem so positive we did not find the ambience all that’s spectacular for the prices that were charged. The drinks are not good pours and are very much overpriced….. we are not complainers we dining out very often but we pay close attention to quality of food ambience and service
  35. A

    Aniello

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal. The service and food were outstanding! A little noisy. Our waitress was excellent. Would definitely return.
  36. MG

    MicheleG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Very inventive and perfect wines for each course. Plenty of food/wine.!
  37. S

    Shaunna

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    After reading many great reviews we were really dissapointed. We understand food shortages - but not knowing what items a restaurant is out of until after you have been sitting there for 20 minutes and there are only 3 other tables in the entire place is quite frustrating. Even with a nearly empty restaurant the staff, who kept walking around to other areas, barely checked on our group of 7 while we were there. The food was greasy, not fresh as their website and marketing boasts, and they don't cary typical condiments. They had only 2 varities of soda available, no diet or sugar free options. I really wanted to enjoy this place, but I was very dissapointed and frustrated to have chosen such a place to bring colleagues. It is especially frustrating to have an experience like this when 20%+ gratutity must be included irrespective of the service and quality. I never mind when gratuity is included at quality restaurants, and I generally end up tipping more than 30% for average seervice. The website also noted this was for groups of 8 plus and ours was 7.
  38. H

    Hack

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful dinner last night. Service, food, and atmosphere was excellent. Thanks to all!
  39. CS

    ColleenS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blackbird never disappoints. Service, atmosphere and food are top-notch. The mussels were outstanding and there is an impressive selection of vegetarian options. Definitely recommend the mushroom gnocchi!
  40. R

    Rheve

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Service and food were average to good. Overall, we were underwhelmed by the food and the restaurant.

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 3421 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 25 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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