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The Blackbird

4.5
1299 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(828) 254-2502
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Reppert
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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.
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Private party contact
Jesson Gil: (828) 254-2502
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Catering
Please visit our website under special events to see our full listing.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Aston St
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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.
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Happy Mother's Day! Mom shouldn't cook. We will be following our regular menu this day. Enjoy a great brunch or dinner and celebrate Mom this special day.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1299 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed the blackbird. The service was great and recommendations from our server were excellent. We had the best coconut cake. My husband had the pork chop and it was delicious.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great spot for brunch! Enjoyed the food and great cocktails as well.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We were staying at the Marriott Renaissance and had a leisurely walk with our four year old daughter to the restaurant. Our waitress (Melissa) was super - very professional and cordial. The menu had something for most palates. My wife had the chicken dish and I had the snapper. My wife was very satisfied with hers, but my snapper was under cooked. The chef immediately took care of the problem, but there's that lag where my wife is enjoying her meal while I'm waiting for mine. I would go back especially given they were super nice and immediately acknowledged and resolved the issue.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We LOVED the tasting menu! It was our first time doing such a thing, and we really enjoyed the experience. The service and the food were both fantastic!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Chefs Tasting Menu with Wine Flights is not only the best deal in town but it’s also the best food!!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall, Blackbird was underwhelming. The young man who seated our table was the highlight of the visit. Beyond that, the wine list was uninspired, the menu offered a lot of pretty bites that were not memorable, and the server, though pleasant, forgot our appetizer order. There was nothing showstoppingly wrong, but nothing was exceptional. I would not eat there again and would not recommend it to others.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My trout dish was divine! I enjoyed people watching from the front table. Very nice and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Menu is very limited and somewhat pricey. Our charcuterie plate's meats were dry and notvisually very appealing in their presentation.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Chef friendly and made an effort to meet the customers. Excellent wait staff. Great dining experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Quaint atmosphere. City vibe. Great waitstaff. Food was truly delicious. Enjoyed signature drink

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food was good. Really delicious grit cakes. Chicken was flavorful, although a tad dry. Sides well prepared and portions are adequate. Will return.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We visited for brunch. The food was tasty although my favorite items that I ordered were the French press coffee and house mimosa.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Highly recommend the Blackbird in Asheville! Good idea to make reservations. Tasty and would come back and eat there again!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Both meals were excellent! Brussels sprouts starter was a little under cooked and bland. Drink menu was terrible. I couldn't find anything on the menu I liked. I tried for a simple mojito but no mint leaves. Bartender attempted something that was not good. Then, I asked for champagne - also terrible. I know it sounds like I have a terribly picky palate, but I really don't. Anything with rum, or light vodka drink, etc and I'm fine. These were all brandy, and whiskey, etc.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was generally good. However, my drink order got messed up twice. I'm not sure if it was the server's or bartender's fault; but drinks are expensive and help put a diner in a pleasant mood. Last not I was not in a pleasant mood.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was amazing. Very happy with everything. Perfect for a date night.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Good value. Dessert was amazing. Service was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was prepared well balanced, tasty, and presented beautifully. We were not rushed and enjoyed our dinner in a very nice relaxed way. Our waitress was friendly, helpful and very personable. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Such a delicious meal! Amazing staff! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Matt was Awesome! What an incredible experience! Great job!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We are locals and have eaten at Black Bird a number of times. Something has happened in the kitchen. The menu has changed, the presentation and quality of the food is now simply fabulous. The Chef came out and asked us about our food and satisfaction. What has happened. We read about the couple who owns it and has now purchased another restaurant. Obviously, they are transforming Black Bird. Go.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We really really really really really really really liked it

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Menu needs to be updated...overpriced and underwhelming

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Service and food were great!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Exceptionally inventive dishes coupled with attentive and competent service. The Goat Cheese Corn Pie and Local Trout with fried Quinoa were delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Blackbird is a nice restaurant. The food is pretty good although I thought it could be a little better. We had the steak and shrimp salad and the BLT. The BLT was too thick and the tomatoes were overripe. The salad needed more salad and a little less steak. The steak could have been cooked a little more. There weren't but four shrimp in the salad. Overall it wasn't bad. We did have unexpected entertainment. There are not too many places were you can have Easter brunch and see the Easter bunny, a Mardis Gras party bus, the flying nun and Jesus all in one lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went on a Sunday for brunch. Hubby and I had huevos rancheros. They were delicious. Side of sausage was delicious. My son had a burger and said it was great. My younger son had French toast and he liked it. Had to have the coconut cake. Yum!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch; food was delicious and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our meal was delicious and the service was great! It was a bit warm in the restaurant, but we would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

One of the best breakfast places! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Loved the restaurant and the food! The chef came out to our table to ask us about our food. The chicken was a little dry and when we mentioned that to the chef we got a free dessert. Otherwise excellent experience overall.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great meal!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

What a great night for our family! The cheese board was fantastic with several meats, a smoked trout and delicious cheeses...some even locally made. The lamb was cooked perfectly and fabulous! We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food and service was the best!!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a vegetarian, a low-card eater, an elderly woman and me for my mother's birthday dinner, and everyone found things to like on the menu and we were all happy with our meals. The vegetarian recommends the Veggie Wellington, I had the pork chop (which was perfectly cooked and came with delicious sides), Mr. Lo-Carb had the beef filet trio with two kinds of vegetables, all good, and Mom had the catch-of-the-day risotto, which she enjoyed. We started with a cheese board, which is listed as "for two" but easily satisfied all four of us. The prices are what you would expect from a high-end but not stratospheric restaurant, but the entree sizes are generous and the proteins come plated with equally generous sides. This is clearly an underrated and underappreciated culinary spot right in the middle of downtown Asheville. We can't afford to eat there regularly, but we'd be happy to go back with out-of-town guests or for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had my sister's bachelorette party in Asheville and this was such a fun spot to eat for our last night in town. They had great food, great drinks and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was the best Sunday Brunch we have had since our move to Asheville last summer. We have also had several others equally as good.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Brunch with a large group and they were very accommodating. The food was great, the drinks were quickly refilled, and the service was very speedy. This is always difficult to do with a large group and we really appreciated it.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Somewhat limited menu. The pork chop was excellent! The waitress was really great...funny, helpful and responsive!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was amazing and service was top notch!!!

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