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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Asheville

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Asheville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Appalachia at The Lodge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (345)
$31 to $50
American
Lake Lure
About the restaurant
Appalachia Restaurant brings an upscale-casual experience to an intimate setting. With stunning views and a cuisine that offers an Appalachian flair, you will be immersed with the true spirit of Lake Lure.
Dinner at the restaurant begins at 4:30pm.
We bring the Appalachian heritage from the outdoors in while dining in front of the stunning 525 million year old mountains. Inside, outside, or bar room dining, you will have a gorgeous view of Lake Lure and the Appalachian mountains. Boats Slips are first come, first serve. Due to the small volume of tables, we cannot accept preferred table/view requests.
Dress Code: No swimwear or coverups, must have shoes.

Top review
LCMCon
Dined 5 days ago
Great food and excellent service. We will highly recommend it to others!
A photo of Posana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2163)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Posana is a contemporary American restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville on Historic Pack Square. With a focus on serving local, seasonal, and sustainable cuisine, Posana sources unprocessed, premium ingredients from nearly 65 different local purveyors and farmers each week and regularly changes the menu. The restaurant’s warm welcoming main dining room is ideal for a weeknight dinner, weekend get together, or a special occasion celebration. We can’t wait to serve you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food with a noteworthy team supporting our fantastic experience! The drinks we spectacular and would recommend the wine pairing!
A photo of The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3113)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Asheville
About the restaurant
A valid Biltmore admission ticket, Biltmore Annual Pass, or current overnight stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate is required to dine on the estate. Please inquire at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center for evening access to the estate. All reservations for November 1 through January 7 can only be made by calling (828) 225-1699.

Located at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, indulge in elegant dining specializing in regional cuisine. Our culinary team invites you to enjoy our seasonal menus with beautiful views, and gracious service. We strive to support the local community through the use of sustainable agriculture.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
An incredible experience in every way. Book it now.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Asheville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3683)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, each seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. We invite you to join us in Asheville, NC!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Never a bad experience at any Ruth's Chris location. Elijah took great care of us. Would definitely return to this location, everything was perfect!
A photo of Red Stag Grill at Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5918)
$31 to $50
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
The undeniable aroma of comfort food is impossible to ignore, as is the warm rustic-modern lodge atmosphere at one of the most unique restaurants in Asheville. Red Stag Grill makes everything larger than life, especially the menu. A delicious culture clash of flavors blends into the remarkable-European comfort food with a Carolina twist. Later, unwind and abandon your after-dinner plans as you sip a signature cocktail in one of the more rustic bars in Biltmore Village. This is Bohemia. Stay awhile and discover an appetite for something you've never tasted before.

Complimentary valet parking is available.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Absolutely amazing can’t wait to come back! Loved the atmosphere!
A photo of Blue Ridge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5024)
$31 to $50
Southern
Asheville
About the restaurant
The Blue Ridge restaurant is a farm-to-table artisanal buffet overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Morning Table signature buffet, served each morning, will redefine all that you imagined breakfast could be. Two massive rooms are filled with amazing breakfast options, including a yogurt bar, omelet station and great gluten free options. Don’t miss the award-winning Friday night Seafood Buffet, Saturday night Prime Rib Buffet and phenomenal Sunday Brunch. It’s the perfect way to end any week.

Reservations recommended.

Top review
JosieJ
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Beautiful dining space with gorgeous sunset views! The buffet selections were delicious, especially the Tuna Poke, Asian noodles, Tomato Bisque and Bread Pudding! Servers were very attentive, warm & friendly.
A photo of Vue 1913 - Omni Grove Park Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2842)
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Vue 1913 offers guests a comfortable and stylish setting for a leisurely meal designed only with the love of food in mind. The brasserie style format allows our chef the flexibility to truly showcase the best local rustic ingredients of each season which can be paired with a broad selection of wine from an abundant wine cellar cultivated over the years. Vue 1913 offers signature dishes including deviled eggs and caviar and elk tenderloin, carefully crafted. All dressed up with an art deco decor and panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Vue 1913 is the perfect fit for your everyday dinner plans and your special occasions.

Vue 1913 is honored to have consistently received The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and to be one of only two AAA Four Diamond Restaurants in Western North Carolina.

Reservations recommended.

Top review
DebMvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Outstanding view, service and food! Would highly recommend this restaurant if you travel to Asheville. You don't have to stay at the hotel in order to dine there but if you are staying at the Omni Grove Park Inn then it is a must!
A photo of Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1898)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Asheville
About the restaurant
Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse is a unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria” Featuring a full Salad Bar with over 25 items, 5 Brazilian Hot Dishes and a “parade” of 12 different types of Grilled Meats sliced at your table by our Gauchos.

Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California and of course, our famous Caipirinha Cart

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall this was a great meal. There was one meat served that was a little salty for me but all the others were delicious. My wife like the meat medium well and they would actually go cook the meat a bit longer for her. There was a party there with some children that were loud. I would have thought the parents would ask them to quiet down. Again great food and service.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel restaurant
4.5
4.5 (5663)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Cherokee
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.


Ruth's Chris Steak House in the Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, NC serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side… dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth's Chris' genuine hospitality. So whether you're a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Outstanding server(professional,friendly and service oriented).
A photo of Gauchinho Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.3
4.3 (29)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Asheville
About the restaurant
We welcome you to come experience the essence of Brazil! Gauchinho is an authentic, classy, Brazilian Churrascaria style steakhouse. We offer an all you can eat buffet, featuring a full salad bar, Brazilian hot dishes, and a rodizio of 15 different types of high quality, flavor bursting, mouth-watering meats; sliced directly at your table by our highly skilled Gauchos. Along with a full bar, including the world famous Caipirinha; we also offer a beautiful wine wall to browse, with a fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, and California. Come experience the Brazilian way of steakhouses at Gauchinho! We promise, you won't leave hungry.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Overall the food was great, the service impeccable. Wine was outrageously overpriced so opted for a good domestic beer. The deserts were good and awesome presentation. Salad bar was okay good but not great.
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