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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.

37 Paynes Way #007
Asheville, NC 28806
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Lyman

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 575-9443

Website:
http://www.thebullandbeggar.com/

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.

Public Transit:
ART W1 and W2 to Roberts street.

Executive Chef:
Matt Dawes

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (47)
Special Occasion (40)
Good for a Date (39)
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Creative Cuisine (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Bar Seating (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Romantic (21)
Casual (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Fun (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Seasonal (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Business Meals (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tapas (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Waterfront (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always a pleasure. Owner Drew and his staff are always on point and super professional. Food is delicious and expertly executed. I’ve been in the restaurant biz for over 15 years and they never fail to provide an excellent experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Cozy, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Offerings are heavy on the meat and 1 diner had a great filet. I eat mostly vegetables and the pumpkin with ricotta was wonderful!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely loved the food!! A ways off the beaten path.. would recommend driving there. We were at the Biltmore and had a pretty interesting walk from where the shuttle left us off,

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food and cocktails!! Will be back for sure

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

World's best filet!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Incredible cocktails. Delicious lamb dish and octopus appitzer. Friendly bar staff, great atmosphere

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Consistant service and amazing food! Love this restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Organic, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

One of the main reasons I booked was for Lamb on the menu only to find out after the drive they were out of lamb...

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was not my fist visit. Try the filet and fries! It is unforgettable. I order mine medium rare.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The raw bar platter was excellent. The drinks are good, I will come back again

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Love the burger and the butter lettuce salad. Drinks are amazing! The were out of my traditional Irish Whiskey so I had a Slammer. Crushed ice, ginger, mint and lime with a choice of liquor. It was delicious!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Extraordinary food and service as always-absolutely our favorite among the many great restaurants of Asheville!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The filet was exceptional. The turnip small plate was incredibly hard to eat and not flavorful. The steak tartare was okay, the capers overpowered the taste.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The ribeye steak was phenomenal! Definitely big enough for 2. I have had my fair share of excellent steaks at many good restaurants all over the country, and this dish is definitely up there with the best

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wonderful all around

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Bull and Bigger is the most underrated restaurant in Asheville... in a town that has great restaurants

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Second time in. Food was much better on first visit. Maybe we just picked the wrong items. The salad was good, but other sides were just so so.
Service was good. Waitress was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was delicious and fresh. Easy said but tough to execute. Really enjoyed our time there

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We have been here many times and usually get the big steak which is consistently excellent. Last time did not disappoint. The liver app was also great. The butter gem slash was a little dry and it lacked enough cheese. Service was very good.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went to Bull and Beggar for Monday night Burger night. Great space and fantastic burgers, beers and dessert.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great Ambiance, FANTASTIC Traditinal English Breakfest!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding restaurant. Amazing service all around. Great food and drinks. We tried many different menu items and all were uniquely splendid.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Off the charts. Special, special restaurant with incredible, creative, delicious food!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

As always, a truly rememerable experience for the senses!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our anniversary dinner at Bull and Beggar was scrumptious. I abandoned my comfort zone and tried the charred octopus, which was incredibly tender and flavorful. Ambiance was perfect for a romantic evening!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

On Point. Fresh ingredients great staff. Eat here!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Waited 40 minutes after our reservation time, which was hard with a baby. But once we were seated our waitress took great care of us and expedited our orders.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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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 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Robin our waitress was outstanding , and Benton cooked up a fantastic meal

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