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About The Blackbird

The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating an affordable and vibrant menu – Modern Southern with a “nod” to tradition. 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 Americas. 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.

47 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00 pm
Crow Bar hours: open daily until 30 minutes after the kitchen closes

Cross Street:
Aston St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 254-2502

Website:
http://www.theblackbirdrestauraunt.com/

Catering:
Please visit our website under special events to see our full listing.

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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Reppert

Private Party Facilities:
The blackbird is the perfect place for parties large or small. There is a private dinning area for parties of all sizes, from weddings to small parties, 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

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Blackbird Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Special Occasion (44)
Fit for Foodies (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Local Ingredients (31)
Casual (26)
Romantic (23)
People Watching (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Seasonal (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Fun (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Healthy (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
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Authentic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Vegan (6)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 2 days ago

Service very good, food sub par. Price was reasonable but considering the quality and preparedness of the food, it's not a place I have to return to. Especially considering all the excellent choices in Asheville!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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·Dined 2 days ago

All people in our party loved their food. There were,six different dishes ordered by our group. Just loved everything about if.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was absolutely amazing. The spices and sauces used for the dishes were paired exquisitely with the dishes. There were flavors that I'd never tasted before and every bite was treasured. We're absolutely in love with the chef at this place and will definitely be coming back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was incredible! Our server, Mike really was on his game and did great making us feel special. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday, and the staff was kind enough to sign a birthday card, which Mike delivered to the table. We also recently found out we are expecting, so Mike suggested a “mocktail” for me to be able to still celebrate. My husband requested a special cocktail he calls the Gold Rush as well. Both drinks were made perfectly. The food was delicious as well! He had the seafood plate and I had the Bolognese, followed by the s’mores dessert. The chef even came out to see how eveything was and to congratulate us on our news of expecting. Love the Blackbird! We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Best scallops in town! Melissa our server was amazing and the chef was great to chat with!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

This was for our 26th wedding anniversary. The waitress was very sweet and brought us a dessert on the house for the occasion.
The food was very good and very fresh and flavorful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Vegan, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Chicken was overcooked, meat and cheese plates were spot on. Overall decent date spot

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were both good. Coconut cake was great.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

We came for Valentines Day Dinner, the restaurant we wanted was booked so we weren't expecting too much from one of the only available restaurants.
We were happily surprised from asking for and receiving a more romantic table location, the service was wonderful too! I had the oyster special which was amazing !!! The coconut Cake was seriously one of the best EVER! We will be ordering a full cake for our next celebration.
The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the side of the restaurant we didn't dine in was too crowded, it just didn't feel intimate or romantic if you're looking for that.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

We just shared another excellent meal at The Blackbird in downtown Asheville -- This is one of our favorite local restaurants, and one that we often choose for special times like Valentine's Day, Birthdays or Anniversaries for the choice, quality and consistency. We had exemplary service throughout our Valentine's Day evening meal from Michael, who was very knowledgeable, accommodating and personable in presenting our meal. We enjoyed an excellent Hazlitt Finger Lakes Riesling from the wine list, with the Fresh Creamy Mushroom soup and Arugula, Pear, Blue Cheese & Glazed Pecan Salad to start, followed by our entrées of Grilled Seafood Risotto, with the fresh seafood inclusion that night of Mahi-Mahi with Three Scallops, all perfectly cooked and seasoned, including a delectable mixed risotto with tiny peas and squash. We finished our very enjoyable meal with their classic Coconut Custard Cake (large enough to share for 2/3; we had the remainder the next day) and a great White Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake w/ Strawberry sauce garnished with Pistachios (simple in description, but good enough to be a signature dessert) --Thanks once again, Blackbird!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was decent but not for the price. If it was half the price it would only be acceptable. The service was TERRIBLE, I ran out of water before we got our food and the waiter didn’t show up until I wanted a check. He was rude and rushed... oh yeah and it was Valentine’s Day, I was ashamed that I brought my girlfriend there. I will never go back ever. I could not be more clear.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

I made reservations for Valentines Day and my wife was extremely pleased with the choice. That is really all that matters. :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall this is a nice place, but atmosphere (besides for a few interesting light fixtures), the high price points, and food that isn't quite refined enough drag the score down. We ordered the cheese plate, which was pretty spectacular, but doesn't require any culinary skill. We also got the wellington, and while it was an interesting dish, calling it "wellington" is very missleading. I would say that if anything, it is more or a deconstructed/reimagined shepard's pie. Having said that it was decent, nice flavors, flacky buttery filo dough, good mash potatoes very low on beef and it is chopped and thrown in, instead of a marinated steak in filo dough as a real wellington is. The booze is especially overpriced. I am a bartender in a large american city, and the prices were 40% higher than they should be. Sambra mezcal, that I use as a well mezcal, was $12 a glass. All and all I would say it was good if unspectacular. Solid 3.5 stars, just outside what it would take for me to recomend it to someone.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Same as always




Fabulous as always !

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal and enjoyed the experience.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food came out cold. It was quickly fixed but still wasn’t that tasteful for the price. Staff was great but the food was simply lacking. Manager took my cold steak off the bill and did a good job at making up for it but I won’t be back at the current prices.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Really great food paired with a wonderful and knowledgeable wait staff and chef! Would definitely eat here again and suggest the Bolognese or the Chicken!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was a fabulous dining experience. The staff was great and the food was outstanding. The cold smoked pork chop is a must try.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Creative cocktails, extensive wine selection and beers on draft. We had attentive service incl a table-side visit from the chef. Menu is varied and interesting. Would have given five stars to food but the pasta entree was skimpy on the meat and heavy on the vegetables. The vegetarian Wellington dish had a good combination of flavors but heavy on mashed potato, light on figs, pecans and jalapeño cherry sauce. The Southern Coconut Custard Cake is outstanding and a giant slice of wonderful.
Noise level, though, is extremely high. So conversation with more than one or two people at your table will be difficult. Otherwise, a lively, entertaining atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I loved The Blackbird. Although all the salads looked amazing and tempted, I got the trout. My friend got the chicken. I think hers, with the grilled zucchini and grit cakes, was the better choice.
The portions were generous and the wine selection good.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

i loved everything about this restaurant. thank you for having us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great ambience and cocktails. Great food and variety in the meni

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, great service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My husband and I came here for our Wedding Anniversary dinner. We had a wonderful experience at The Black Bird. It was quite for us because it was Super bowl Sunday. Our waitress Melissa was a total sweetheart and a lot of fun! We highly recommend The Black Bird!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome food!! So fresh!!! Will be back!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Altho 3 of us enjoyed our meals, The highly- recommended Corn Pie (which sounded scrumptious) was dry as a boot - not delicious.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Very nice choices for lunch.
Food was delicious and especially appreciated the service. Relaxed and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous brunch and service! Excellent Bloody Mary! Everything was delicious. The service to our large party of 10 was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

AMAZING FOOD. Will DEFINITELY be back again.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Over cooked pork chop. Requested twice it be cooked medium.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a birthday celebration at Blackbird. It was festive for the occasion with an awesome meal, great wine and delicious coconut cake! Meals ranged from pasta to beef to risotto and everyone happily ate until their heart was content (and dish was clean)!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful food! Waitress excellent! Meeting the chef was a pleasure. Will go back!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Hostess seated us right away at a table per my reservation request. Server was very attentive and had good timing in not rushing our meal. Food was excellent. I would suggest that the kale salad have a little more variety in ingredients. Grilled chicken and beef bolgnaise were quite good. Nice atmosphere and decor as well as jazz background music added to ambience. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Was a great time... Service was good & food a was fine. Would would have helped is that the bacon was overdone on 2 orders & the my omelette arrived cool in the center.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good food and drinks! The cheese plate was amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food, staff, and cocktails were all great, and on par with the price. The chef was present and attentive, and everything concerning the meal was on point. My only complaint was that it was really loud the night that we went (it was a Saturday night).

We were in the back left near a rounded wall, so it’s possible that we were in a bad location acoustically, but the din made it kind of hard to focus on conversation.

Would definitely recommend for a bar chat or group, but if you’re going for a date, maybe aim for the early evening before the night crowd gets in.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall terrible experience -
Waitress ignored us most the night & food was average at best. We won’t be returning.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious meal but we were freezing! Wee had to keep our coats on- it was a cold, windy night and we were seated near a window. That is our only complaint. Great service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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