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The Blackbird, Asheville, NC

The Blackbird

4.3
4.3
3501 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 33 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 3,501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Lively

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Great for fine wines

  • Asheville

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was tasty, especially the flounder special; however, the other meal should have been served at a hotter temperature. The service was good.
  2. P

    Pumpkinruse

    Western NC

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were a bit disappointed when our out of town guest wanted plain cooked chicken only to find it was already seasoned with pepper. The salad she chose instead was enjoyed. Also, there should be a note on the menu about the pull apart bread to say it comes with cheese on it. The corn bread lists that it has jalepenos... in this day and age of people not wanting to eat dairy, this would be helpful. We appreciate that we were able to get it without after we asked. Overall experience was good. Our server Jill was very accomodating and had a pleasant manner. She obviously enjoys her job. The Moscato is the best served around town.
  3. H

    Hirschy

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waitress was outstanding. Menu variety excellent-especially good for vegetarians. Lively ambience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was wonderful! Loved the variety of options and how well thy were executed. Will definitely be back!
  5. GI

    GIGI

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the visit to Blackbird! However, I booked it through OpenTable and there was no mention of a price-fix only menu. We found out at the hostess station.. while she was on the phone with a customer trying to book a table for the same evening. We were looking forward to tasting several menu options which were not available on the menu. Disappointed that the limited menu was not communicated to us while booking our table! OpenTable should have had the information available.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Thanksgiving meal was delicious and bountiful. Kind service. Nice choices on entrees for holiday meal.
  7. S

    Stephq797

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was lack luster. Drinks were good. Service was ok. Go to Chestnut across the street for way better food.

    The BlackbirdResponded on November 26, 2022Thank you for coming out to our Family owned restaurant on Thanksgiving and Thanks for the feedback as well. Aslo Chestnut is not actually opened on thanksgiving just to let you know.

  8. DE

    DEBRAH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We ate lunch on Thanksgiving here, one of the few who offered a traditional Thanksgiving meal gluten-free. I have to say I think it’s way overrated. We spent $215 for our meal for 2; it was three courses. Our first course was the best, it was hot and delicious, a squash bisque. My second course was turkey, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, it was all cold. (Turkey needs to be served with gray or relish because of the dryness IMO.) My daughter had a corn “pie” and it was warm and she enjoyed it. Our GF dessert was lemon sorbet, it was the only option, you literally had to bang your spoon into it multiple times for each bite b/c it was a frozen chunk. We didn’t eat it. On the up side, the atmosphere is nice and we had a great table by the window. Service was fine too. Glad to have tried it, but won’t be back.
  9. GW

    GraceW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Worst, most expensive meal EVER. $600 for 3, inc. $120 for wine. Prime rib, over done and tough, 2 ppl ordered, neither finished. Turkey dry and tasteless, with sides piled together on unappetizing plate, canned gravy(?), cranberry soup. Nothing to be thankful for here.

    The BlackbirdResponded on November 24, 2022Hello Grace, As a family Owned Restaurant we take pride in our food and it's strange we had so many compliments on the food, that is all made in house btw. Its Strange that you thought the price was to much, our prices are listed clearly on the menu and Thanksgiving is more money to dine out do to the fact that it is in fact Thanksgiving. I wish when my manager stop by the table to check on you, you would have said something. I'm also sorry could not find something to be thankful for.

  10. PL

    PhillipL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My main course, stuffed flounder, looked reasonably appealing but lacked flavor. The kale salad needed more dressing and extra ingredients to enhance its taste and appearance. Below average. The dessert, coconut cake, was superb. The staff was very attentive to my issues. Expensive, even for a holiday (Thanksgiving). Kitchen needs guidance! An 'iffy' meal.
  11. s

    sunnic

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time guest-Ben was a wonderful server and the food is delicious!
  12. T

    Tdale

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I got the fresh catch and it was amazing. Our vegan friends had meals that were just ok. Nice and locally sourced but flavor was really missing. Our waitress Sarah was phenomenal and the whisky collection was amazing
  13. S

    Shep

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While visiting Asheville, we chose The Blackbird for two reasons, first the menu and second, it was walking distance from our hotel, The Foundry. Paige, our waitstaff, was wonderful, she was attentive and knew the menu very well. I would recommend this restaurant for local, creative and delicious fare.
  14. w

    willford

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the seafood options were delectable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. Great vegetarian and vegan options. Great service.
  16. B

    Brian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Ate her Saturday night. We are local and thought we’d give it a try. Server never told us specials and all of our food was cold. He never checked back on us, he had a “cool” attitude. Probably won’t eat here again.
  17. TO

    TomO

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food recommended by wonderful server, named Mark.
  18. KH

    KellyH

    Charlotte

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great casual dining. Excellent menu options. Our server Benjamin was exceptional! An Asheville staple!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Even the kids pasta was extraordinary. Amazing service and we had a great time there.
  20. T

    Toni

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very fresh, and vegan risotto out of this world! Complements to the chef!!
  21. DW

    DanielW

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time dining in Blackbird. As a local to Asheville, I enjoyed my meal and the quality of its ingredients and preparation. It was a bit busy, the host was observant and kind, however it took about 20 minutes before I had been greeted by the waiter of our table or received any water/drink requests. Overall, an enjoyable evening, I would come again hopefully at a less busy time.
  22. L

    Lcon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This place is not what we were expecting. At this price point we were expecting something better than a tavern trying to be fancy. From the dingy looking space to dirty bathrooms, employees screaming at each other in the kitchen, a lackluster waitress, unbalanced 14 dollar cocktail and disgusting watery risotto and other tasteless dishes…I could go on but really, just don’t go. Disappointment after disappointment.
  23. GD

    GabD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious brunch and drinks for our group of 5 on a Saturday morning.
  24. MF

    MikeF

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good, all around experience. I would recommend.
  25. l

    lizzyt

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    food was outstanding and inventive. the cold smoked pork chop was wonderful.
  26. LI

    LINDA

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 5 at our table. I have allergy to all citrus and the waiter pleasantly and expertly accommodated that! We had a very nice time chatting and enjoying lunch. Our waiter was very attentive.......never intrusive. Thank you!
  27. AN

    AnneN

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very happy with the Black Bird. The food was excellent. Our waitress Angela was excellent. Would highly recommend.
  28. b

    benjamin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ate at an outside table on a mild autumn day and it was delightful. Our lunch was great!
  29. m

    mikc

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was incredible. We had the bone marrow to start. It was delicious. Served with parsley, pickled onions and capers..so good! I had the seafood pirnau and my husband had the duck. We both raved about the depth of flavor. Would go there every week if we weren't visiting from out of state!
  30. E

    Eaglecrz

    Greensboro

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Needed a quick lunch to make it to an appointment after our reservation was canceled in the Historic Biltmore Village due to water problems. Shaun at Black Bird got us in and out quickly and both lunches were fantastic! Best smoked turkey sandwich anywhere and ShriMp and Beef Caesar Salad was delicious as well!
  31. JH

    JulieH

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The ambiance was a little stark for the price point. While our meals were good, they weren't that memorable--except for the Seafood Pilau which was gigantic (more than big enough for two) and very delicious. When we got our bill there was a 3% charge for kitchen staff. I am all about making sure that hospitality workers are paid fairly, but I think that responsibility belongs to the restaurant owner/manager. Price your food in a way that allows you to pay fair wages, don't add it to the bill as a line item. Also, the prices weren't cheap, so I feel there was plenty of margin to pay the staff. While the bill stated you could ask for the charge to be removed, that would have been awkward and the whole experience left us with a bad taste in our mouth.
  32. f

    firsttimevisitortoashnc

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We loved the appetizers and the salads were delicious. Dinners were unique and delicious.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and delicious food!
  34. OJ

    OJGardner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our new favorite places in Asheville. Absolutely, positively give it a try.
  35. DD

    DiningDiva

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Black port bar was very fun and friendly with good craft cocktails. The food was amazing. Some unique offerings that we might not have tried anywhere else. They were delicious
  36. L

    Likenewfood

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal very much and will definitely return. great wine selection. The goat cheese cream corn pie was delicious with the pecan crust. My spouse had a red drum special. Strongly recommend this dining option to visitors in Asheville.
  37. JS

    JosephS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The inability of the restaurant to split our bills individually really put a damper on our experience. Our server was great but the food was not up to it’s usual standard. We will not be back as there are better choices in Asheville without the billing hassle.
  38. j

    jpalways

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had the tasting menu which was delicious. You don't go away hungry Server friendly
  39. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, with an extensive menu.
  40. y

    yogijen

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and relaxing. Awesome and unique Bloody Mary’s !

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 4.3 stars by 3501 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 33 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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