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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.
Asheville, NC 28801
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our website under special events to see our full listing.
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.
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
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
The Blackbird Ratings and Reviews
The ambience was modern, unpretentious and calming. Service was personable and informative, and was acceptably prompt. I had the soup of the day, a tomato bisque that was fantastic, bursting with rich flavor and complemented beautifully by the house bread. The roasted beet salad was gorgeously presented; it was enjoyable, but could benefit from greater amounts of the additional flavors on the plate - namely the goat cheese, pecans and balsamic reduction - to prevent a few too many forkfuls of a one-note nature. I'm a vegetarian, and want to go back to try the corn pie and a couple of those famous desserts!
We dined with blackbird last night
Service was great and we were seated almost immediately of arriving there
Pieces of the evening were great
Coconut cake was great but the mashed potatoes needed a lot of seasoning
I️ partakes in the seven course meal and wasn’t impressed at all
Went here for a birthday dinner in a quick trip to Asheville. The food was really top notch (corn pie and heritage farm chicken), some unique and local ingredients and well plated. Service was rather poor that night, but I think it was our particular waiter having a bad night, so won't judge the restaurant or management on that. I would definitely recommend this place for a small group and people who might like a little more interesting food choices.
Amazing surprise! I was a little nervous about going here because it is rated #67 of restaurants in Asheville but still a 4 1/2 star. What a great choice! All three of us had different appetizers and entrees and they were all great! Do not hesitate to eat here! All of us would gladly go back.
We came back to Blackbird again this year after having an amazing dinner last year around the same time. I had bragged several times to the group we were meeting about how amazing it was.....and boy were we let down. My food was lukewarm at best, the mashed potatoes tasted as if they came from a box as well as being cold. My husband made the same comment about his potatoes. It was such a disappointment . Not sure what happened in the past year, or if it was just a fluke night but Blackbird went from being phenomenal to average at best.
For friends enjoying the wonderful dinner for my birthday. All of the food was amazing. Especially the seafood risotto the scallops the corn goat cheese pie was amazing. But, the coup de grace was definitely the desserts! We had both the peanut butter brownie caramel dessert which was fantastic As well as the some more pie. Excellent restaurant highly recommend it.
Food was fine, nothing special - but the service was awful. We ordered a cheese plate to start and no one explained to us what we were eating. We had to constantly flag down our waitress to order more wine and ask for more water. It was also incredibly noisy and crowded.
Overall, not a good experience and would not recommend.
Server was delightful. Presentation was beautiful. Entree and salad portions were small and not that unique or flavorful for a $32 entree. Restaurant was packed on a busy Saturday night. Very loud and tight walkways. We've heard coconut cake is amazing and it looked it. It's huge. But we decided to maybe come for desert when at least two people could share.
The restaurant offered reasonably tasty food, albeit at relatively high prices for relatively small portions... for instance, the $32 seafood risotto had 3 or 4 medium shrimp and 3 scallops - less than I would have expected. Similarly, the $32 tenderloin trio had an estimated 6 oz of tenderloin - again, less than I'd have expected.
The other side of the issue - the enormous piece of fabulous coconut cake filled up the empty spaces that would otherwise have necessitated a stop for a snack on the way home.
Although our food choices tasted good, there was very little of it and seemed to be overpriced. I don't plan to return until I have tried every other restaurant in Asheville. I would say if you are looking for a quiet, mature, low-key dining experience you may find The Blackbird perfect for you.
Overall, we enjoyed the Blackbird. The food was fine, as was the service and the knowledgeable wait staff. The problem however, was in the lack of general comfort. All the chairs are wooden, with totally FLAT seats and no padding. We were VERY uncomfortable after about 30 minutes. There is some padded bench seating around the back wall of the place however, and if you plan on staying an hour or two, find a seat there. It almost made us think that the owner would rather not have people staying on to enjoy coffee or a desert (which we didn't). This lack of comfort dropped our overall dining experience rating by one star.
I needed to make a reservation for a last-minute business meal. Many of the places I usually dine are closed on Mondays. I found The Blackbird on Open Table, and fortunately they had openings to seat six people. It was an important dinner I was hosting, so everything needed to be fantastic. We were not disappointed! The food was phenomenal, the atmosphere was great, and not too loud for us to be able to have conversation at the table. From cocktails, to appetizers, to dinner and dessert, everything was delicious!
Had friends visiting from out of town and I wanted to try out a new restaurant that I'd not been to before. Blackbird did not disappoint. Our server Melissa was friendly and made some great suggestions. We enjoyed a nice bottle of Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. My local roasted chicken dish was incredible, seasoned perfectly and accompanied by wonderful locally grown roasted vegetables. My girlfriend and I also shared an amazing roasted vegetables salad and a scallop appetizer in which the scallops were cooked to perfection. My friends enjoyed their meals as well and we had a great evening. I would recommend Blackbird highly.
We made a reservation at the Blackbird because we had a larger group, but found our overall dining experience to be subpar. The service was not very good. Two of our dishes had to be taken back to the kitchen, and overall the food was not consistent. Our waiter was awkward and rude, and had a difficult time splitting our bill, putting the wrong items on people's checks. The ambiance was also very mediocre. Despite it's trendy name and logo, the décor inside lacks character and charm.
We had dined here before with another couple so we wanted to go back and try some of the entrees that we hadn't ordered before. Food and service great. Two negatives were noise level and no bread served with meal. So noisy I could not hear most conversations with person directly across table, and my hearing is excellent. Definitely would go back, and would try to get in quieter area if there is one.
Food excellent. Had reservation and was seated in a corner. Asked to be moved. Hostess,seemed quite upset that,we asked even though the,restaurant,was,almost empty at the time. Was reseated but still one of our,party was facing a wall and seating was very tight. That was very disappointing
The food was amazing. The waiter was a bit cool and warmed up at the end of the night, but our initial interactions were less than welcoming. The menu allowed for many wonderful options and every person at the table enjoyed their meal. We would go back and try again, and hopefully just caught our waiter on a bad night.
We came to Asheville for a cool-weather weekend away from FL. We visited The Blackbird for dinner and enjoyed the ambiance - had a table by the window. Husband got the bolognase, which was wonderful, and I had the filet mignon medley, which was cooked perfectly. We drank a fabulous red zinfandel - Brazin Old Vines from Lodi, CA. Overall, a great dinner, and we wete able to walk next door to our hotel, Aloft.
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