Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine

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1813 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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About

Rezaz Restaurant and Wine Bar located in a historic turn of the century building where modern minimalist decor meets simple casual eloquence. The sophisticated menu emphasizes the fresh eclectic and traditional flavors of all Mediterranean countries. Chef Reza's eastern Mediterranean background and his travels within this region enables him to showcase the wealth of flavors by using spices, herbs and freshest seasonal local ingredients in all his menu offerings. Located in the heart of Biltmore Village, this warm and sleek establishment has mastered the rhythm of great food, superior wines, and excellent friendly service.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday : 5:30pm to close, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm to close

Deli: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm
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Phone number
(828) 277-1510
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Reza Setayesh
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Private party facilities
The Benedetto room, a private dinning option to accommodate up to 26 guests. The Benedetto room is a perfect place to celebrate the special occasion or a business function.
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Private party contact
Tucker McElroy: (828) 277-1510
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Catering
An eclectic Mediterranean offering, using freshest local and regional ingredients with new Mediterranean cooking methods.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lodge Street
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Parking details
Our small private lot fills quickly, but there is plenty of free, safe street parking available in Biltmore Village
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were delicious and filling. Everything was perfect. Got there early so parking was not a problem.

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our visit. Crab soup, fattoush, and crispy shrimp were all very good.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for Valentine's Day and it was overpriced compared to their normal menu. If you go make sure it isn't a holiday, other than that everything was excellent

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I went with two colleagues and we had the bento boxes for lunch and the food was super delicious! Will definitely come back again and try the other flavors.

p
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Place. Food was well prepared, flavorful with lots of texture. Service was excellent. Andrea was great! Suggested a wine special that was very good. I had pink snapper that was well prepared with green beans and sweet potato wedges with an avocado hummus. My wife had scallops that were also well prepared with excellent sides. Desserts looked great but did not have room. Next time! We will be back!

LL
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rezaz is one of our favorite restaurants! We love the food choices, the service is excellent and our meals are consistently delicious.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the people that work there and the owners!! The food is amazing and I am always made to feel good especially by myself.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I were in Asheville for a vacation, and we made a point to visit this restaurant, and were wonderfully pleased with the results.

KY
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeting upon arrival, table service & food. Everything was excellent.

T
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food, eclectic menu and excellent service!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Mediterranean food. Many choices, great wait staff, friendly host. A bit salty for my taste but wouldn't deduct points for that. Parking can be a bit difficult.

b
Western NC
33 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had not been to Rezaz since change in ownership. We think it is as good, if not better. One of us had the special Restaurant Week menu and one of us ordered off the regular dinner menu. The Moroccan Chopped Salad and the Poached Pear Salad were both outstanding - perfect. Entrees were Chicken Bisteeyah and Seared Scallops. The chicken dish was fair - a bland mushy mixture which was supposed to contain chicken & vegetables. It really didn't have much taste, but was wrapped in a beautiful, light, crisp wonderful phyllo dough. The scallops were perfect - large and tender. Not certain what was underneath - tasted like some kind of sweet potato mixture. Again, not much discernable taste. For dessert, we split the Keneffa & Almond Pastry Cream. It was delicious - light and sweet (but not too sweet). Perfect, as we just wanted something light & sweet to finish up on. Our server, Steven was great. He knew the menu and made several good suggestions. He also had very good timing - didn't rush us, but we knew he was aware of how far along we were n the meal. He's a gem! The lightened up decor and Constance Williams art on the walls and appropriately understated music enhanced the atmosphere. All in all, we had a wonderful time and will be back again in the near future.

f
Western NC
117 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Rezaz never disappoints. Try one of the filling and creative Bento Boxes for lunch with wide choice of wines by the glass. The waitstaff is professional and friendly. Dinner is wonderful too! Best reasonably priced food in Biltmore Village!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Convienent, fast service, great place to spend with a loved one and have a conversation in a quiet setting.

F
Western NC
70 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We decided to go for restaurant week. Friend had the osso bucco over risotto. It was a bit on the heavy side but the meat was cooked well. I started with the pear and arugula salad. It is always a great bet. For dinner I had the curried mussels. It was rather disappointing there was no bread suitable to enjoying the broth which was very good. Nice wine list and we shared a good bottle of rioja. All in all, a good evening. Rezaz is dependable.

f
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots for lunch or dinner or drinks with friends after work. Great for larger groups and business meals. The food is always outstanding as is the service.

k
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect small restaurant atmosphere, knowledgeable service and incredible food quality.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Waitress insisted on "coursing our meal". It failed . We waited almost an hour for our meal after ordering. The paella was poorly executed with tiny bay shrimp, punched scallops, and five little pieces of andouille sausage sliced thinner than my credit card. The dish was served on a frying pan and the five small mussels were dried out. My wife's marinated skirt steak was good. No harissa humus, the smoked eggplant humus was inedible loaded with liquid smoke. The red pepper humus was good. Upon leaving the hostess was engrossed with her cell phone, no thank you nor goodnight. And they never mentioned our anniversary which was included on our Zooey Table reservation. Save your time and money and go elsewhere.

WB
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Having eaten at Rezazs many times in the last 10 years, I was extremely disappointed in the recent changes in the food quality and overall experience.
Not only was the lobster bisque Thin and salty it was made much worse by being remarkably fishy. The osso bucco while tender was virtually flavorless and the desserts were remarkably poorly executed.
Throw in a few glasses of marginal quality wine and a couple of hundred dollar meal became quite disappointing.
After speaking with one of the waiters it appears as if there is new ownership in place and somehow some bad decisions must of been made with food quality, staff, wine list, etc. I hope they find their way as this was once one of the best restaurants in Asheville .

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner on New Years Eve with great service!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Rezaz on New Year's Eve and loved it! The service was excellent, very professional and fun at the same time. The food was excellent. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back!

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Will definitely go back!!

TG
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us were dining. Menus were presented as well as specials. Two of us wanted Lamb Chops and then waiter came back to tell us they were out of them. Probably need to make waiters more aware of what is available before they describe something that the kitchen knows is not available. Lamb shank as substitute was pretty good. Wine list is good and reasonably priced. Two others both got the fish special and they like it very much. The appetizer rezza mezza was very enjoyable and is enough for 4 so long as they bring you extra pita. Overall a very enjoyable dinner and one of the better restaurants in Asheville.

s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time there and it was excellent.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Rezaz! We love Mediterranean food, and Rezaz did not disappoint. We had the olive starter, lamb platter, and Green Fettoush salad. We also had the brussels which were some of the best I've ever had! SO good!!

S
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family loved Rezaz. The food was fresh and authentic and spiced well.

b
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rezaz is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent and well presented. The service Is also good. It is a pleasant dining experience.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic food at great prices! Went for
Birthday lunch and would do so again.
Thanks for a tasty meal.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch experience! Server was wonderful but was overworked. She had too many tables. Food and atmosphere was great!

j
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

always a favorite. I never go there that i don't order the calamari and shrimp appetizer. A little spicy, a little sweet, a little crunchy with the napa cabbage - just a great combo. All dishes are great, have never had a bad meal. I would say that the bone marrow needs a touch of seasoning and perhaps a slower roast to develop the flavors a bit more. Nonetheless, still always a great bet!

PH
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Rezaz's since the owner sold it to his employees. We were very very happy that the quality and overall experience were just as amazing as when we had visited in the past.Our server (Jonathan K) was great, and very helpful. I had the sea scallops which were cooked to perfection, and my husband had lamb shank, which he devoured. Since it was my birthday, we each were served an amuse buche of a succulent shrimp on a horseradish based sauce...to die for! Then, afterwards, we each got a handmade truffle. A truly delightful Birthday celebration!

GF
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a last minute guest that the hostess gladly accommodated. Andrea our server was outstanding and went out of her way to make my son's birthday special, attentive but didn't hover. Food and wine were all excellent. Among all the great restaurants in Asheville, Rezaz continues to excel, bringing a broad array of Mediterranean dishes that are both creative and cooked to perfection. The lamb shank was especially tasty.

KC
Western NC
99 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious--As Always: Rezaz never, ever fails to please. Consistently excellent food. and service.

AF
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rezazz is consistently one of the best restaurants in asheville. Our friend had the mussels which were excellent. I had the brisket which was excellent except that is could have been hotter. I had it a week earlier and it was just right. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. We always have excellent service. We recommend Rezazz to our friends often.

N
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great environment, quiet yet social scene, impeccable service and quality!

JM
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, great food and outstanding service!!

OT
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Rezaz and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Perfect portions, amazing menu & service top notch. Found a new gem!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Brussels sprouts were to die for.

JM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service, food and wine were exceptional. We had an amazing time- we'll definitely come again.

f
Western NC
117 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband had the special - Snapper on a bed of risotto with large shrimp. It was both beautifully played and delicious. I chose the smoked duck breast with broccoli I and a potato latkes. I love duck but never had tried it smoked. Interesting twist. The sauce was delicious, wish there had been a tad more. The latkes was too thick and too dense.

Texas has been a favorite of ours for years. The updated decor is welcome and comfortable and the staff is always tip top.

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