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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (40)
Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (36)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Local Ingredients (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Romantic (22)
Authentic (18)
Casual (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Cozy (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (14)
Seasonal (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tapas (5)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Waterfront (4)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vegan (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined a day ago

The filet was top notch and the sticky toffee pudding was divine. Outstanding service.

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·Dined 2 days ago

All good but , for the money, I would expect larger portions. I left unfilled. However, the food I had was very good.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good, but nothing that blew us away.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, great food, all around great time. A little pricey but totally worth it.

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·Dined 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I came for Valentine's Day and absolutely loved this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great Beer, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Good table upstairs.Good drinks. Good food. Good service. One of our favorite places.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice place. Menu is limited with just a few options. My cassoulet was very salty though the duck breast was very good.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

My boyfriend and I came to Bull and Beggar while we were visiting Asheville. We had a great experience and the food was delicious!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding food, service and surroundings. Our server Robin was wonderful. Food is the best fresh ingredients, innovative menu
When in Asheville get out of downtown and head here to the best restaurant in Asheville!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have eaten at The Bull and Beggar on several occasions and the food has always been excellent..the service exceptional..the staff are very knowledgeable and provide a excellent dining experience..this restaurant is by far one of Asheville's best!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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...

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great all around. Atmosphere, food, service. Highly recommend.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Expensive and very small portions drafty and cold not a lot
Of variety

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was delicious. Severs very polite and worked hard but too few of hem. Resulted in spotty delayed service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We enjoyed our first visit and experience was excellent . We would absolutely return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Waitress was fantastic. Was our friends first time dining and they loved it. Thanks!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding filet mignon. Service was solid and the place had a great atmosphere. A somewhat limited food and wine menu, but we found what we wanted. High quality dining!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome. Everything was great! The filet was outstanding.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was amazing. This was our first time visiting the restaurant and we will be back!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Host was rude said if I did not like my table I could leave I left

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great service. Great food

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Really enjoyed this place and will return when in Asheville. Shared some small plates and a really good cheeseburger. Good wine selection. Very different offerings. Enjoyed some of vegatable options and the onion soup was VERY GOOD.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

To secret Monday night special double cheeseburger and fry to fine French cuisine, this place doesn’t disappoint. Everyone who hasn’t yet, should check out the Bull and Beggar today.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great and vibrant spot. Food and service could not have been better. This was first time there and cannot wait to go back. The Poutine was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Outstanding chef-driven cuisine in a very cozy environment. Fantastic wine list. Great service. One of the best dining experiences in one of America's best dining cities.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great Brunch at The Bull and Beggar. The food was amazing! Love the Dutch Baby!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with great ambiance. The food was wonderful and always is.

Tags: Tapas, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Everything was fabulous. The steak was perfectly cooked and tender. Dessert was outstanding and starters were delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

3 1/2 hours passed as we dined on fabulous culinary delights. Our server was knowledgeable, professional and hospitable. Couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

OMG the French onion soup was the best thing I’ve had in a while. I feel silly geeking out so hard over soup, but this was truly magnificent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Best burger...Monday special

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Expensive ! But well worth it for special occasion .
You can mix and match , do sides and hors d’ oeuvres and fill up , all wonderful!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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