About The Bull and Beggar
RAW BAR HAPPY HOUR 5-6 DAILY - HALF OFF OYSTERS SHRIMP AND CLAMS. Classic European cuisine, cocktail bar and raw bar set in a warm warehouse revamp in the River Arts District.
Asheville, NC 28806
French, Southern, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm Sunday Brunch 10:30-2:30
$30 and under
Our restaurant is located on the back side of The Wedge Studios building next to The Wedge Brewery. Parking anywhere on Paynes Way is acceptable.
ART W1 and W2 to Roberts street.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Bull and Beggar Ratings and Reviews
We are from the SF Bay Area and often dine out at the best restaurants in Northern CA. This place could compete with any of them. We rarely order beef out because our own grass fed can’t be topped, but we took a chance and shared the Cotes de Boeuf and it was truly stellar; cooked to perfection and as flavorful as the best.
The creamed spinach was delightful and tasty. The braised radicchio was loved by one of us. The dessert Madeleines were just right and the coffee also as good as any we get. The service was helpful, friendly, attentive, and the ambience interesting and warm.
The Cocktails were creative and wine was well priced.
We highly recommend this place!
Lovely Birthday Dinner! Had the seafood platter and grilled octopus. The crab leg was not super tasty, but everything else was. I learned to love octopus in Greece. This did not disappoint! It was tender, perfectly grilled and the combination of sauces and fava beans with it just made that a perfect (and reasonably priced) dish! Drinks were fabulous and the waitress (wish we could remember her name) was SO knowledgeable and friendly. She had the gift of knowing how much and how little to interact... all-in-all a great night out for us!
Not many choices. Everything was extra. When the server asked if we would like bread, we said yes. We were charged $6 for that. The wife’s steak was good but it only came with fries! Any other choice probably would have been extra. My cod was small and it came with mostly mashed potatoes and something that looked like turnips - the sauce was a bit salty.
The food presentation and service were nice. Overall, too pricey for what we had. I think we should have gone to the food truck at the brewery next door.
Awesome Brunch ! Great coffee and drinks. We had a Scotch Egg for an appetizer. My wife had the Fish Camp Breakfast with the trout. It was fresh and wonderful. I had the Croque Madame. The flavors were so good, the egg was perfect and the house ham and sauce were wonderful . They gave us a sample slice of some lemon pound cake that I could have eaten forever. It reminded me of my grandmothers pound cake. This place is amazing and was recommended by our waitress at Rhubarb. We will be back next time for dinner and brunch again!
Went there and got the big rib eye with the wife. Quite the presentation when it came out on fire---seemed the rosemary we lighted up. Anyway, I said how am I goint to cut up and asked server if they could get chef to cut since they are more skilled and have sharper knives and better knives for this. She said without hesitation yes and it came back cut beautifully. I wanted to really love this steak but I was maybe a B+, not as good as it cost. Very good, nearly great, but not great. Everything else was spectacular--the potatoes that went with them would be something I would want with my last meal. So good. Desert was great too----all in all, a very good meal.
Drew seated us after just 4 minutes; they had Ricard at the bar, so he brought us each a drink to "tide us over"... all was good.
Started with a few Daisy Bay PEI and Rocky Nook MA oysters. The waitress knew her stuff... the Daisy Bay were slightly salty then sweet. The Rocky Nook were larger, but sweet too. Fresh and Excellent!
Crozes Hermitage wasn't to our taste, so Drew suggested a Cotes du Rhone. It perfectly suited our mains.
The rabbit & leek pie was excellent. (None left or I would have taken a photo!) The fois gras-stuffed quail was excellent as well, and perfectly prepared to a medium-rare. The sides (pomme frites and green salad with parmesan) perfectly complemented the meal.
The ambiance is eclectic, industrial, and fun. Next to the railroad tracks, on the water. Very cool.
Robin was excellent as a waitress and suggested the fig ice cream. It was FABULOUS!!
Superior atmosphere and cuisine. Had the filet and skate. Great to have skate. Last time I had it was at la Bernadin many years ago. The prep of it sauteed in butter was delicious. The filet with a cherry sauce and bone marrow also excellent. Recommend endive au gratin , the chocolate tart and a gin and tonic made with Uncle Val's. What a great meal.
We had a great table upstairs. We had 545pm reservations and took advantage of 1/2 price happy hour oysters and clams! We had daily special of white truffle risotto which was amazingly great! Also had duck pate and great fries and some unique excellent wine pours- we would go back again when we are in town!
The offerings are not like most restaurants. The ever changing menus offer octopus, venison, wild mushrooms, rare fish species, vegetable dishes, tasty deserts etc., all with highly unusual recipes and creative visual presentations. One of the few places which serve real Absinthe. A good dinner for 4 cost us $330 so it's a little pricey, but worth it. The service was superb.
Bull & Beggar is an experience. With a variety of plates ranging from small to large. We had the lobster roll, shrimp, raclette, and the filet (with marrow). The filet was definitely the highlight (strongly recommend), while the raclette was the weakest, we felt that the dish was plated on top of too much mustard, which overpowered the other flavors. Great ambience, cool location with plenty of parking, which is important in Asheville. The other dishes were excellent, the shrimp are well seasoned, large 16/18, and cooked perfectly. The lobster roll is great also. Wonderful service. To finish the night we had the chocolate caramel desert, which was on the level of the filet.
We had a reservation for 9 but were not seated until 10 - that was a huge bummer, but we made the best of it with drinks from the bar sitting outside. The food was excellent - so sad they were out of the liver mousse which we had been excited to try. Burger nights on Monday are an excellent value and delicious to boot - our boys said they were some of the best burgers around - we ate off the regular menu (oysters and charcuterie etc.) and loved everything we had.
Bull is amazing. It is in the Arts district of Asheville in a very cool warehouse AND they have PARKING FOR FREE! This is a rarity in Asheville and it makes it sooo much easier etc. The food and cocktails are spot on here! Items we had we Pork Rinds (incredible) Skate wing (I’m still thinking about it 2 weeks later - it was amazing!) Venison - perfect! The desserts are very inventive as are the finely crafted cocktails (Bramble with gin was delish) don’t miss either when you go!
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