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The Blackbird, Asheville, NC

The Blackbird

4.5
4.5
3985 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 18 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 3,985 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Healthy

3,985 Reviews
  1. KDub

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have enjoyed brunch here many times in the past, but this was our first time for dinner. Will definitely be back!

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  2. Rebecca

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Portions are on the small size for some but perfect for our group. Patty melt could have a little more cheese. Grits and biscuits are amazing.

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  3. marilyng

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The goat cheese omelet was superb, sausage links, while tasty, seemed cool and slightly undercooked, coffee was thin and bitter, served in an individual French press with a small cup that was difficult for my fingers to hold. Server and hostess were both very pleasant and attentive on a busy Sunday morning. I didn't have it this time, but their coconut cake is the best I've ever had.

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  4. MelissaS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! The charcuterie was delicious and all the entrees were Awesome!!

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  5. OliverJ

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I would call the noise "too loud:, not energetic.

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  6. karinJ

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was adorable and friendly, the cocktails were delicious, but for some reason, the food, (the very same duck confit and vegan bowl we’d had in January) was not as remarkable. Is there a new chef?

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  7. ShelbyM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had one of the best meals I’ve ever had here (short rib pasta dish)

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  8. JPavl

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is fine but not inspired and certainly not worth the high price.
    The BlackbirdResponded on February 20, 2024
    Hello, we get high quality food from high quality local farmers, and our prices reflect this. We stay competitive within our market as well, and try to give our guests the best value possible. It is disappointing to hear that we fell short in your eyes, and hope you give another chance!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every aspect of the experience was top notch! From our arrival (seated immediately), by a kind Hostess. Our waitress, Makayla L was perfect!! The portion of our entrées were just enough, and I still took home leftovers! The cheesecake for dessert was the best I have ever had the portion was for two and to die for ❤️!! We will be back!

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  10. Ashevillelocal

    Western NC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful pre-concert meal with excellent food and service. Conveniently located a block from the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, the Orange Peel and the Fine Arts Theatre and right next to a parking deck. Lively setting with great views of busy downtown Asheville.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok I had the blackened Maui Maui I found it to be over cooked it seemed to me that it was deep fried,We ask for some bread it taste like day old bread our waiter agreed he said it was juts laying in the kitchen to long I just didn’t understand his answer he should have never served it I probably will never return.

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  12. JesseS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Valentine’s Day experience at the black bird! Our waitress was wonderful and paid close attention to our table and provided us exceptional service. She even noticed that we had recently gotten engaged! Would highly recommend if you enjoy delicious food, friendly staff, and speedy service. 10/10!!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dining experience. The food was excellent, and the service on point.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service was good food was good. forgot my card and didn't know i left it until 2 days later. they held onto it the entire time when i came to pick it up. would come back again

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  15. VictoriaP

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had our Valentine’s dinner at The Blackbird and it was very disappointing experience. The quality of food was nothing that we’ve expected for that price. I ordered Vegetarian risotto and it was mushy and simply did not taste good, I left most of it on my plate. My husband ordered Duck confit and it was very overcooked and very salty. After dinner we walked outside by the restaurant kitchen window and noticed how dirty and filthy the kitchen floor was. We do not recommend this place.

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  16. BentA

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Can definitely recommend.

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  17. Fulfilled

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Service and Great Food… Nice place for a Valentines Day Lunch…

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous foodie destination. Plant based foodies have another destination while meat eaters can enjoy the wonderful menu including steaks and fish. The food was prepared so well and was presented delightfully. Wonderful value and great food. Will be back again soon.

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  19. JillB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mark was a great waiter with good recommendations.

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  20. JessicaM

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch menu and very nice staff. One of the more moderately priced restaurants in Asheville!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent quality food, delicious drinks and great atmosphere

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  22. Nope

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I came last Friday. We both got the risotto. It was really undercooked; both our dishes had 'still crunchy' risotto that lacked any sort of rich / creamy quality. The brussels app was great as was the service though. I just didn't like paying $30-$40 for honestly bad risotto.

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  23. CarolDST19

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    staff was knowledgeable about menu and very friendly

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  24. BostonGirl

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything you look for in a very conveniently located restaurant— great food, good service, loved the menu.

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  25. PamH

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service . One of our favorite restaurants.
    The BlackbirdResponded on February 4, 2024
    Hello Pam thank you for the kind words, as a thank you please contact Mike the Chef or Brenden the GM for a thank you gift card. Thank you Again

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Blackbird is a great restaurant in Downtown Asheville. We have visited there at least three times. My wine selection is great and my wife loved the 3 course dinner. I had the duck which was hood. The bruschetta app was fantastic but the cornbread was quite dry. The table service was exceptional.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were initially fooled thinking the restaurant was related to Aloft. It was not. Delivered first class Asheville food and the location below the Aloft and adjacent to parking is ideal.

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  28. Torchboy

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Trout and vegetarian dish were very good. Service was excellent. Prices were probably competitive but higher than we normally pay for a non- special occasion Friday date night.
    The BlackbirdResponded on January 28, 2024
    Thank you for the positive feedback, Torchboy! We hope to see you back soon!

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  29. JSSDJS

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was well prepared and many innovative dishes. Staff were friendly and attentive. Pacing out of the kitchen was very good as well.

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  30. SteveP

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the “Winter Dinner” 3 course at $40. It was all good - I had the short ribs, which were good, but that dish came with collards and grits, and the collards were just outstanding. My wife had the Brie salad, which was very, very good (and lots of it) and the mussels. She said that the mussels were as good as any she’s had, and there was a ton of broth in the bottom, and lots of bread for us both to enjoy dipping. The Blackbird has a very nice wine list. There were many choices for us, all at reasonable prices for the quality of the wine.

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  31. DonaldC

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. Our server was very attentive. Nice relaxed evening with our friends.

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  32. AliceK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice casual atmosphere, cool decor, great food, friendly server. Well-priced.

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  33. AmyS

    Amarillo

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Restaurant Week choice! The salad, seafood pirlau and ice cream were all delicious. The service was great too. A lovely evening!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Great cocktails and everything we ordered was tasty. We went for the restaurant week / winter menu deal and it was a great value.

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  35. REW4

    Atlanta Metro

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This has spot has been on our radar for sometime and it did not disappoint. Brunch/lunch: good options, fresh, good quantity and very tasty. We will hit it for dinner soon.

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  36. WilliamK

    Western NC

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I stopped for dinner on 1/17/24 to try their special menu for restaurant week. The appetizer was squash & apple bruschetta that was very tasty but the bread used was soft and not what I would expect to see in such a dish. Our entree was short ribs served over grits with collards. The meat was tasty but the meal was not hot and I am not a fan of piling everything on top of each other. Desert was coconut cake which was very good. Decent meal for the cost but would have been much better if served hot.

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  37. LarryP

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first visit and I was impressed with our meals, and attentive and professional service. I definitely recommend Blackbird and plan on returning soon.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation for brunch and when we arrived there were two women at the host stand talking to each other who didn’t acknowledge or speak to us for several minutes. We were finally taken to our table and sat there for 15 minutes watching several servers walk by without anyone greeting us, offering us water, or taking our drink order before we left. There were around 4 other tables filled and it was not at all busy leaving no excuse for the horrible service.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was delicious! Sharing all the dishes was perfect. It gave us the full experience of their menu!

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  40. EvelynH

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, especially vegetarian offers. I had pork chops and I felt they were too salty but tasty. We definitely will be coming back.

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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 4.5 stars by 3985 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 18 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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