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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
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The Blackbird Ratings and Reviews
Our original dinner plans for nye’s were cancelled by the restaurant due to bad weather.Staying 45 mins away with two hungry kids. We quickly booked a table and arrived earlier than reserved we were seated right away and we all agreed a blessing. Every bite we took was better than the first. Definitely coming back for more!
This was Christmas Eve and a special time for our family so the excessive noise was understandable but dissapointing. The food was wonderful but the wait was too long.. again this was Christmas Eve and they were so busy. Prices were high but in line with comparable restaurants. It was the perfect location allowing us to walk to and from our evening destination.
My fiancé and I went to The Blackbird for Christmas Eve brunch. We ordered an omelet and the farm breakfast (pictured). The portions were just right and our meals were cooked perfectly. Everything tasted fresh (the fresh squeezed OJ was delicious!) and our server was very pleasant. Our only complaint was the coffee - it was weaker and more bland than we expected coming from a french press. This certainly won't keep us from coming back again though. Overall we had a great experience.
This restaurant is located in the aloft hotel. At street level, it offers large windows so you can enjoy watching people stroll past. A nice “downtown” ambience! We had reservations and were seated immediately. The menu is rather limited but had some unique offerings such as Corn & Goat Cheese Pie (vegetarian entree). This item sounded better than it was, as when it arrived, it was burnt and somewhat flavorless. I did not send it back as this was a family celebration and just didn’t want to create any disruption at the table. Our server was very nice but seemed inexperienced. I might give this restaurant a 2nd chance the next time I’m in town, but there are so many great optoms to choose from - maybe not.
The reviews were significantly better than the experience. The food was awful, over priced and all around disappointing.
The service was a joke. We had a reservation for 7 and were ask no less than 4 times ‘how many were in our party’ but the same hostess. She even tried to take away a chair, when we were all about to sit down. It was like she had a head cold.
With so many good food options in Asheville, Blackbird should not be one of them.
Great spot in the middle of downtown Asheville. Everything was delicious. The beef tenderloin was the most flavorful and most perfectly cooked steak I’ve had in years!!
I will definitely visit again and have already raved about it to friends and family.
Great service and view. The chief also came out to check on us which was a nice touch but the food just didn't do it for me. I love to try unique food, which is risky. This time I ended up hungry. I think my entree would have worked better as a side dish than a main dish (I had the corn pie).
We had not been in several years, but wanted to go to a performance nearby that night and decided to go to Blackbird. Excellent! Loved sitting at the little corner table and watch all the happy people walk by. Service excellent. Delicious meal. And, very important to us, the noise level was relatively low - no pumping loud music. Moderate level of conversation is much better than overpowering music. Will definitely be back. Plus! The head chef (and owner?) came by to speak to us about our experience. Lovely.
My husband and I are here while celebrating our anniversary in Asheville. I thought the drinks were a bit overpriced. Good but overpriced. We both got the pork tenderloin and it was absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend! We had a seat by the window and had great people watching. The atmosphere was nice. I did feel like the restaurant was a bit cramped so I wouldn't go here with more than 4 people. Overall we really enjoyed our experience!
The Blackbird restaurant is located in the heart if downtown Asheville. We had reservations, and was seated by the window, street side, as requested very promptly. The wait staff was polite and checked on us often after being seated. The menu was quite limited and pricy for the selections listed. The food was served warm, and vegetables were overcooked and tough. The pork chop selection was had a wonderfully smoky flavor and was served with a sweet potato mash and brussel sprouts. If the two dishes we ordered, this was by far the best selection. The chicken Dish was tender but lacked flavor. Side vegetables were dry and tasteless. The chef did offer to bring out additional vegetables. Overall, there are much better restaurants in Asheville to choose from but better menu selections, flavor, and ambience.
Had a great night out with girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. Melissa, our server, was a nice addition to our night! We all wanted to be friends with her by the end of the night. We had a great table near the corner windows to see the world walk by. Tried the beet salad, and goat cheese corn pie. The pecan crust was super tasty!
I usually don’t write reviews but had to on this one. I am not sure how all of the other reviews were so positive. The only positive thing I can say is that it was a cute place in a good location and the service was good. BUT if you want edible food do not go here. From the start of the soup that was so salty I have been thirsty for two days to the dinners that were inedible. Oh and not to mention the French press coffee that had so many grinds that it was undrinkable. When we asked about why there was no screen in the coffee press they said it had gone through the dishwasher too many times. We paid $150 and walked out hungry because we couldn’t bring ourselves to finish the bad food. Went somewhere else to get food after because still hungry.
The Blackbird is a good restaurant. We had excellent food. However, there were 7 in our group and although we had reservations at 7:15 we had to wait 35 minutes for our table. That seems excessive and we had to stand in front of the bar at the door so we were in the way. But we did have drinks.
Food: ordered a range of menu items from salads to beef to fish to vegetarian. After describing the seafood special, waitress came back to tell us they were out. Then they were out of the next fish item, and then they were out of the anchovies they fry and place on top of one salad. Chef came out to say the fish order had not arrived - but do you continue to list a special with fish you do not have?
Cocktails and drinks: Since we had so much time, we all had drinks. Best by far was the Blackbird cocktail made with blackberry flavor and accented with a marigold.
Desserts: the coconut cake was recommended to us by the locals in a couple Asheville retail spots. It was fabulous. But even better was the apple dish. Had to fight the men for that taste. Also a good chocolate item.
Service: was just average. Sweet girl but over her head with our crew of foodies with sophisticated tastes. Also arranged our table so that there was only one entrance and exit for the back side when it could have been staged for both ends to have exits.
Ambiance: Loud at the height of the evening and we were sitting under the air conduit, but OK. But best thing was the passing of an SUV with a naked mannequin sitting in back with "her" hand out the window. She waved to us all after a while at the red light. We enjoyed Asheville.
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