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The Bull and Beggar

4.6
925 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Southern, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm Sunday Brunch 10:30-2:30
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Phone number
(828) 575-9443
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Payment options
Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Dawes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lyman
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
ART W1 and W2 to Roberts street.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 925 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I have been once before, I was searching for a place that did an authentic Full English Breakfast, and this place does it right. They only serve it for Sunday brunch, and I would suggest a reservation, though it has never been overly busy, it is for the best.
The food is amazing, and for the price of the Full English, you get a lot of food. I enjoy a little pot of Earl Grey tea with it, though admittedly the beverages are a little overpriced. But that is literally the only complaint I can make, and it is a small one. The staff is nice and attentive, and the food is amazing and filling.
I'd suggest sitting upstairs, it's quiet and gives you a nice view of the tables and bar underneath.
I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Superb quality and Drew makes it special.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food and drinks were excellent. Perfect location to take mother's for Mother's Day brunch!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Best brunch in all of Asheville. Oh wait, best food in all of Asheville.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Exceptional experience as per usual! Easily my favorite restaurant in Asheville!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Never disappointed. Please don't ever take the bib lettuce and blue cheese salad off the menu!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We invited our friends to dinner and we all had a great time. The food was great and the staff was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about the menu and wine list. We ordered small plates to share and a bottle of wine and all were very content.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Burger special was amazing. Great value and super high quality for $10. We also had an assortment of oysters and they were so fresh and delicious. Love this place so much and will be back within a few weeks.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

brunch menu was wonderful... we enjoyed every bite. The wait staff was very helpful and the overall rustic/industrial vibe made this a great experience.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had a terrible experience from the second we walked in. Our table was not ready, even though we made a reservation over a week in advance. We were directed to the bar who immediately put 3 shot glass sized glasses in front of us. I assumed because we were a bachelorette party, perhaps he was offering us shots, so i kindly asked him not too. Of course then he informed me these were water glasses...cool. I guess I’d love to pour myself water in a mouthwash sized cup all night. Eventually we were seated and greeted by a monotone waitress who was clearly uninterested in serving us and created an uncomfortable ambiance. She didn’t even bother to tell us her name. We ordered a few seafood appetizers. The peel and eat shrimp which was ice cold and not well prepared, served with heads and antennae, which i assume is why 1/4 pound only equaled 5 average size shrimp. I could have been okay with that if the quality was good, but the shrimp were muddy and I have a hard time believeing they were from Charleston as someone from that area, very familiar with good seafood. My friend had he razor clams which were unpleasantly fishy and although the dish also claimed to have shrimp, we found none. We decided not to move onto entrees, as our waitress had made us feel quite unwelcome all night and we didn’t enjoy any of the appetizers. I have worked in fine dining for years and the level of service and care here was awful. I would never recommend it. The ambiance and prices would be acceptable if the food and service backed it up, but it was all very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My BFF and I went to Bull & Beggar for my birthday. We loved the industrial ambiance. We had a reservation but did have to wait about 10 minutes for our table. They have very creative cocktails and I had the Cannery Row. My friend had a beer.

My friend enjoyed his two small plates - razor clams with white asparagus and a little lobster roll. I had the filet mignon with madeira sauce (I'm not a very adventurous diner) and while it was good and cooked perfectly, the madeira sauce overwhelmed the flavor of the steak. The pommes frites were fantastic! Not a big fan of bone marrow, although I did try it. I did look on enviously at the bone-in 34-oz rib eye steaks as they went through the dining room - there was a bundle of herbs on the top that were lit on fire as it came to the table and that smelled amazing!

Probably someone who is more into unique and creative food would really enjoy Bull & Beggar.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Wonderful service! Creative menu, absolutely delicious. We ordered the filet and halibut both were cooked perfectly. We ordered the liver parfait and charred octopus and loved both. Dessert was unique and tasty. My Pavlova was out of this world!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food was unique, well presented, and the service was excellent. The architecture of the former factory/manufacturing space was great. Will return the next time we visit dynamic Asheville.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

As always, the food was delicious, the presentation beautiful and the service wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Simply Devine!!

The entire experience from walking in the door to leaving the restaurant on our way to our car.

Sublime!!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

As always the Bull and the Beggar was great. Best selection of oysters between Atlanta and DC. The dishes prepared as if you were in the French countryside. Nice cheese board and cappuccino for desert. The staff always make you feel at home.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Monday night is burger night! Other menu options are available too. We had a great meal and a great time. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great brunch off the beaten path!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

French/English mix type of brunch menu. Blood pudding, raw oysters, dutch pancakes, taste buds were happy on my bday.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

One of the best in Asheville. The tables are a little close together for privacy, but a very good restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The food was excellent but we were basically ignored by our server. I ordered a glass of red wine to go with my filet and had to wait and wait and wait so my food was cold when it finally arrived. Granted, she had 2 other tables who were ordering bottles of wine so they got all of her attention. Guess I would recommend for a large group but not for 2 people.
I would not go back for that reason.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Anniversary! Amazing meal

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

My wife and I had the opportunity to dine at The Bull and Beggar on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 while in the Asheville area for a work event. The atmosphere was great, not overly loud, and it definitely had a romantic vibe.

We started with drinks, with my wife choosing a 2015 Barbera from Cordero di Montezemolo, while I chose the Hop Beard Mountain Man IPA from Fonta Flora Brewery. The beer, cocktail, and wine list was definitely not lacking.

For starters we chose the peel and eat shrimp and hushpuppies with maple butter. The shrimp was perfectly prepared and tender, but we were not big fans of the hushpuppies. Both my wife and I grew up dining at some of the better BBQ joints in NC (she grew up on western style and I grew up on eastern style), so needless to say, we are big fans of hushpuppies. The hushpuppies were dusted in what seemed to be powdered sugar, which did not pair well in our opinion. This is definitely an opinionated review of the hushpuppies, and may be right up someone's else alley!

For entrees, my wife chose the Filet Mignon, which is covered in a fantastic Madeira sauce, and comes with a tasty marrow bone and fries (side note: our server was more than happy to box up the remaining bone as a treat for our two pups). I chose the Halibut, which was out of this world, and cooked to perfection. As a native of the coastal area of North Carolina (Wilmington), and as someone who grew up eating fresh fish all the time, I am normally quite skeptical of ordering fish outside of coastal towns, but the halibut was worth the risk!

I do have one regret! After being quite delighted with both the shrimp and halibut, I should have indulged on the great list of oysters! I'll definitely do so next time.

I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you are foodies like we are!

Thanks for a great night out to the entire staff of The Bull and Beggar!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

From start to finish service, drink, food were exceptional. Definitely the most delightful dinner experience this year. Food combinations and presentations were original and not 'over-the-top' experiments. Better service and attitude I can not image. Great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My husband and I always try new places when visiting Asheville. This one was a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint. We had the fatty duck pate, new fish dish and burger (shared). All were fantastic, as well as the drinks. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to try French cuisine.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Had not been to Bull and Beggar for awhile. My brother is visiting and this was our choice - wow - so good and beautifully prepared and everything excellent. Next time will come earlier for the happy hour half price oysters.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

In Asheville for a conference and wanted a special brunch for Sunday morning. Reviewed options provided by Open Table and decided, based on reviews, to visit Bull and Beggar in the arts district. Our reservations were for 10:30 AM, opening time, and the experience was remarkable. I cannot say enough good things about this brick and steel, repurposed industrial building and the wonderful restaurant it contains. The menu was somewhat of an international affair, and the food was fabulous! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We are looking forward to our next visit to Asheville when we hope to try Bull and Beggar for dinner. If brunch is any indication, dinner will be phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding. Our first visit to Bull and Beggar but we will return again. Great experience

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wow! B&B is a hidden gem. It’s certainly off the beaten path but what great food and service. The large charcuterie platter was incredible! It was an assortment of delights. Octopus, halibut and filet were the various entrees we enjoyed.

We will return as soon as we can.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We have been to the Bear & Beggar many times and it is always superlative. One of the very best establishments in Asheville... we know because we live in Asheville.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Delightful dining experience. We were told about the "secret" Monday special and so came to try it with friends. Its the best burger in Asheville. Staff and atmosphere were great. Can't wait to come back and try some more on the menu...maybe lobster roll. Oh and the reservations worked just fine. Thanks for a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellant. My wife had the Halibut & I had the 8oz fillet. Both served to perfection. The server was equally as good. Decent wine & beer choices. Reservations were easy to make AND we were seated right on time on a busy Saturday night. Definitely a "go back to".
RichardW

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a great meal at the Bull and Beggar. Everything we ate we enjoyed, our server was knowledgeable about the menu and the drink selection and was available but not hovering. We are from out of town, but our friend that took us there eats there regularly and we will visit again when we return to Asheville.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great hidden gem. We enjoyed a meat smorgasbord. Duck liver parfait was super good. Husband loved the poutine. Steaks looked great at the table next to us. Will be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The ambiance at food at The Bull and Beggar are outstanding. The fresh oysters are not to be missed. Excellent staff. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Third time we have visited and it just gets better every time. The charred octopus is incredible. The service is wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Upstairs is too dark-- it is tough to read the menu. Cheese appetizer was disappointing, but the entrees were excellent. The filet was superb as was the lamb shoulder. Our server was OK. The food came out of the kitchen very quickly!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I had the lamb and it was only OK...nothing to write home about.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was delicious. Exceptional service and great atmosphere.

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