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
Muddy parking lot filled with large holes. Ribeye steak very good....but fried potatoes very poor. The creamer spinach left me wondering how to eat it....better suited for a dip with bread or crackers.
Good try at serving a high level dining experience.....but the location is terrible and food items need more refinement.
First time here and we were not disappointed. The filet and halibut were wonderful. The service was excellent. The only complaint is the drive into the area is not paved, full of pot holes and on a rainy evening like it was for us, it is a messy muddy walk from the car.
Despite that, we will return in the future...
The food was very good but the service was very poor. My husband ordered the raw oysters and I ordered the raw clams. He got his oysters right away my clams didn't come for another 25 minutes. Three different staff came to the table to see how things were and we told them we were waiting for my clams. The waitress came by and her comment was "isn't he a gentleman waiting for you to be served. we still waited. No one apoligized for the delay. My husband express his dissatisfaction to the waitress when she finally brought the oysters and she said she would make it up to us with a complimentary glass of wine. We never received any wine. When my cocktail was empty the waitress took the glass but never asked me if I would another one. She took the glass so fast I didn't even get a chance to ask for another one. The food was very good but the lack of service ruined the whole experience. It was my husbands birthday. At the end of the meal after the waitress brought us our bill she tossed a plate with two cookies and a candle on it and said, "oh we can't forget your birthday." Not a good experience.
Loved it ! We were celebrating a special occasion and while the dress code was casual, the food was not casual... it was definitely special. I loved the Cassoulet. We got all of the vegetable dishes and split them amongst 4 people w/ two entrees. It was an excellent decision as we got to try many things in one visit. If I could give my server an extra star, I would. She was perfect - unobtrusive and attentive.
We came to Bull and BEGGAR after numerous recommendations to us. Unfortunately we were disappointed. The hush puppies were overly sweet and tasted more like a funnel cake than a savory side. The grilled octopus was very good, as was my cassoulet. The filet however, their "specialty dish" that they are known for and widely regarded for came out completely burnt to a crisp on the outside and had zero taste (no seasoning). For $30 this is immensely disappointing. While it was medium rare inside, there is no excusing the charred outside. For something that is your specialty, we expected more.
Extrapolating the exceptional in every aspect, our 4 hour dinner provided all 4 of us with an extraordinary culinary experience of excellence accented with the gracious unique personal touch of the owner assuring perfection in every detail. Superlative accolades defining the quality of food and service are beyond well deserved and awarded. This review originates from the personal perspective of my 42 years of global traveling.
Fun, rustic environment! Met out of town relatives for my husband's birthday. Tried the Cassoulet De Toulouse, a great French dish for a cold night. Oh yes, the salad with butter lettuce had the best croutons I've ever eaten. Can't wait to try Sunday brunch with my daughter soon.
It was awesome. Notes for where I didn't leave 5 stars:
Overall and Ambiance: the couple next to us were arguing and fighting. The tables are close together. The staff was obviously aware of the situation. It was way too obnoxious to tolerate; I told them to leave. Several staff later thanked me. If the staff had proactively addressed, I'd give 5 stars.
Value: don't come for value. It is pricey. But worth it. Easy to spend $100 per person, and that does not include enough drinks to buzz. If you're a drinker and keep it flowing, you'll be $150-$200 per person.
Fantastic food. F'real.
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