The CANarchy Collaboratory

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The Collaboratory is a restaurant and brewpub that provides Asheville, North Carolina, with innovative flavors in beer and food. Established in 2019 by the CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, The Collaboratory is a space for members of the Collective and breweries from across the nation and around the world to experiment with recipes, ingredients and processes. The spirit of collaboration extends beyond brewing into food, art and culture with an emphasis on celebrating the local Asheville community.
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DK
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Staff playing corn-hole, super loud and distracting. Gave 20% tip and clearly wrote total, CC charged $4 more. Messes up corporate expense reconcile.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We happened to go on trivia night, so noise level was a bit higher but hostesses asked our preference before we were seated in the trivia area.
Food was excellent and very filling!

BF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

New Year’s Eve and they canceled my reservation 4 hours before saying they were closing early. Couldn’t get another reservation in town after driving 4 hours. They should be removed from open table! Poor on both open table and the restaurant. Thanks for a bad NYE!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took forever to take initial drink order. Drink came in dirty glass. Several beers and food choices were unavailable. When the food did come all entrees tasted horrible - over cooked, bad seasoning. Waitress was nice and apologetic about the service taking so long, but meals did not come with what the menu said they would because they had run out.

s
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was appalling- the worst I’ve had in years. With multiple open tables we had to wait to be seated, it took 30 minutes to get a draft beer, over an hour to get our food and parts of our order didn’t come. I would never go back. We were there 2 hours trying to get an order of mediocre nachos.

JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a very cool and eclectic space. The food was very tasty!

M
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We really wanted to enjoy our experience in a town with nonstop amazing dinning experiences ! We had to beg for water 3 times! Asked for lemons twice - finally went to the bar to ask for them, the bar tender didn’t seemed to pleased...had to find another server to ask our server to come take our order after waiting for 20 minutes with no check back and this was after all the water begging-luckily for some of us the beer and cocktails came quickly, the craft cocktails were excellent, beer menu fairly boring for a five brewery collaboration-we wanted to order several appetizers for the table to start but we were with two children, decided to go start to our entree order. The food came out quickly and for the most part was very good with a few misses - the sautéd greens at first bite were excellent but then the salt set in. Unfortunately very over salted. The kale nachos while really good were minus the kale ? We asked our server about this but he must have forgotten. The loaded Mac and cheese was absolutely noneventful - it tasted like béchamel and pasta without the ‘loaded’ even our 6 year old (who’s fav food on the planet is Mac & Cheese) wouldn’t eat it after saying she didn’t like it . The salads were great - especially the beet blue cheese-the grilled cheese sandwiches were good not great - flat breads, tried two, had great ingredients but lacked some seasoning- had to add salt?

DK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have never given such a horrible review but somebody really screwed up. This website took reservations for this restaurant for Christmas Eve and even sent a confirmation email the day before which I confirmed. The restaurant was CLOSED when we got there. My husband said that we will never use open table again for reservations but I’m not sure it’s all open tables fault. The restaurant should be on top of this also. We were not the only people to show up to a closed restaurant in a strange city with no where to eat on Christmas Eve. Shame on all involved.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for 7pm on Christmas Eve. When we arrived the restaurant was closed without any notification!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding!!! We have been several times now and had great service each time. My husband has enjoyed their beers as well. For locally sourced food, the prices are reasonable.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to meet. Low key atmosphere and well designed interior. Great location in DT A’ville

DG
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing.

e
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome beer selection... food was really good, too!

MT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was friendly and the food was good. The bartender was nice and delivered our drinks timely! It was a little loud but bearable! Overall a fun cool place to eat and hang out with friends!

PN
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and service !

R
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Our table was ready for us even when we arrived a little early. The Pork Mac n Cheese was amazing!

LG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit this past weekend. I suffer from a food allergy, and it the staff were amazing at checking with the kitchen to make sure my meal would fit my needs. The reservation system was so easy, I booked it online and as soon as I arrived my table was ready. The beer list was diverse, the food was unique, everyone at my table enjoyed their meal. I can't wait to go back again.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Half our party were thirty minutes late and our server, Austin, was so patient and good spirited. The decor and food were both delightful. Great for our larger party, there is definitely room to breathe in there, something you can’t always say when dining downtown.

BS
Western NC
32 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice evening with 4 friends this past Monday evening. Love the whole concept, the simple menu and the vibe. The beer selection was very good, even considering Asheville standard. Also enjoyed EXCELLENT service from our Cleveland Heights server. We had a good time...and will be back.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good-upscale bar food. Very cute atmosphere! The staff was very friendly and courteous

OT
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food that surprised our group. Neat vibe and super friendly service staff.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s obvious the chef and owners are trying to locally source the food. The menu was full of things our group wanted to try! We will definitely return!

DL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The duck confit flatbread was barely edible. The wedge salad was good. The kale flatbread would be better w/less balsamic. The noise level needs to be addressed.

OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of beers, wine and even a hard cider. Varied and unusual menu. Everything delicious.

L
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I wish that it had similar food to the lab. I miss the sliders and bacon sandwich. However, this did have great service.

J
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ambiance is cool and it’s a great space. Drinks were good, service was very good, food is sub-mediocre. Much better meals to be had in Asheville.

CJ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was fine, adult meals that offer the same as children's were a bit overpriced and exactly the same. Loud, but overall fine.

OT
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had appetizers and drinks. Good service and nice environment.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about our beer selections.
We will definitely return.