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The Blackbird

1223 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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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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Please visit our website under special events to see our full listing.
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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
What 1223 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sadie (Western NC)
3.0  Dined 7 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!

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

emcginnis (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

iLoveFood05 (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We opted for a special that allowed the chef chose 6 plates and three paired wine selections. For the most part it was wonderful. The salad selections (the first three plates were a bit heavy in brussel sprouts which were quite good but on Valentines it made for a windy night. Granted we should have taken charge of the meal selection process. It seemed surprising and fun and it was.

vipMrhappy (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Foodiebound (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

BenjBarAVL1 (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

TimO (Western NC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

gldepriest1958 (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

AdamR (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Same as always

Fabulous as always !

LeeS (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a great meal and enjoyed the experience.

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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!

EllenJ (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
4.0  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.