Table Asheville

4.7
2423 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Table is excited to be open in our new location at 18 N. Lexington Ave.

Table is a small, seasonal, New American restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville. A ever changing menu, created by Chef Jacob Sessoms and his seasoned team, is inspired by a wealth of American culinary traditions, paying particular homage to the cuisine of the South. The establishment has received many accolades as a farm-to-table, creative, service driven, urban minded restaurant with an interesting wine list and cocktails. Upon opening the doors in 2005, Table committed to supporting, celebrating, and showcasing regional and sustainable agriculture. Table fosters long-standing relationships with farmers and purveyors in Western NC and throughout the Southeast.
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4.7
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4.3
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoeM
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Stuart was an excellent server, food was great, atmosphere is a little tight, overall very nice evening in Asheville

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ChristaC
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time at your new location. The decor/ambiance felt less sophisticated than previous location. Consider a neutral color palate? Also, as the room filled up it was so hot we were sweating in our seats. That being said service and food were great and of the same quality as at your previous location.

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EarlB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First, the food and the drinks were freaking *amazing*

Fabulous

And…. It was also *really* noisy, *really* crowded and the service was an odd combination of perfectly attentive and…spotty

My overall impression is that the staff are a bit overwhelmed and had some difficulties balancing their load.

Would I recommend this place? Absolutely I would - but I’d add the caveat that if you’re looking for a quiet, romantic date-night dinner, this ain’t the place. It just isn’t. Too much noise and too many people

It’s more a come-to-unwind-and-let-your-hair-down space with truly great food and drinks

When my GF and I arrived, the first place they tried to seat us was smooshed in a tiny table between to larger and somewhat noisy groups - we both laughed right out loud and asked for a different spot. To their credit, the immediately found a better spot over near the bar

I would *live* to give the place five stars across the board based on the food alone - I’ve rarely had better. The “ambiance” and spotty service, though, forced me to drop to four stars overall

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BettyW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Farm to Table food! Every dish is made with such care!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new space is both bright and cozy. Food is as great as ever.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing food. The rabbit was soooo delicious!! Despite the restaurant being a bit on the loud side, the great food paired wi try the phenomenal service made for a wonderful experience.

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tomm
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food. Well presented. Knowledgeable prompt service. The noise level is way too high to have a conversation. No wall, ceiling or floor coverings in an older renovated bldg. Could definitely profit from ceiling baffles to help absorb the noise.

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Debdub08
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Was excited to try this place. We were seated promptly, in an extremely hot and crowded dining area. Music was extremely loud, too loud for casual conversation. Menu was very limited-server did a good job answering our questions/describing dishes. Food was sub par. Spring spaghetti was way too salty. My friends mushroom dish gave her an upset stomach. Neither of us finished entree. 2 drinks each, bread basket, 1 salad, 2 entrees and a bill of $150… yikes! Not the fun night out I was hoping for…

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honeybee
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Ordered rainbow trout for two. Whole grilled fish arrived and server kindly instructed how to peel skin, break apart, avoid bones and enjoy. Beat trout I’ve ever had.
Only downside is tables are so close together you can touch people sitting at next table. Music was blaringly loud. Not a place to go if you want to enjoy any kind of conversation with your dinner companion.

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vipJAdines
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this gem on open table ! Exactly as described! Fresh wholesome choices! We had the trout for two ! The blended flavors from fennel, cucumbers, chili spices with the fish were as delicious as we’ve eaten! And Stewart added his fantastic service as we began our anniversary celebration! Thank you Table Asheville.

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vipMaAnnM
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Tables too close for comfort while Covid still here. Food seemed overpriced. Pasta with seasonal veggies not that outstanding. Squash appetizer the best-really fresh. Too much sauce on shrimp dish. Waiter perfunctory. Way, way too loud - people and music - had to shout to be heard. Won't go back.

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ChristopherD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table is my favorite restaurant in Asheville - the new location makes it even better!

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Harleyrdr
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent. Our party had the fresh bread, mushroom toast and shrimp appetizers. All were excellent but the mushroom toast really stood out. Entrees included the flounder with fresh tomato salad, cavitelli pasta with rabbit, ribeye steak. All were prepared simply, presented nicely and very good. Clearly the chef’s vision is a reality. We also enjoyed cocktails and wines both a bottle of red and the house chardonnay. As expected the cocktails were pricey but the house chardonnay was simply over priced at $18/glass - more costly than a Manhattan with premium Rye. Overall, a very nice experience with great food and friends in a fairly casual atmosphere. Total bill rand $100+ per person.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. I’ll be dreaming of the rabbit cavetelli for years to come. The mushroom toast was decadent. The ribeye was dreamy. Dessert was heavenly. Service was on point. This is a must visit!

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vipStephenA
Western NC
55 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The atmosphere at the new Table is nothing like the old one. For starters, the noise level is incredibly high: if we hadn't been seated at the open window, at least a little way from the music source, we would simply have walked out. As it was, it was impossible to have anything like a normal conversation.
As for the food, focus on vegetables, everything was very good: outstandingly fresh and flavorful produce gently handled. My shrimp appetizer was a bit misleading, since there were about four quite small shrimp (not the fancy big red ones promised, but OK), with a lot of vegetables and sauce. Quite good, in the end, and better for me than what I thought I had ordered... The flounder was well cooked, crispy skin, though a rather boring piece of fish otherwise. Again, the accompanying vegetables were very nice. And my wife liked the cavatelli, with a sauce that had quite a lot of the promised rabbit. Fruits and berries on on kind of shortcake for dessert (we skipped the whipped cream).
Quirky but interesting wine list.
Prices really quite high for Asheville ($16 cocktails to start). Service a bit sporadic. I gather they're having trouble finding staff, like many places. Given the prices, I hope they pay their staff a living wage.

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vipFoodGal
Western NC
40 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to see 'Table' return to the Asheville food scene. As always the food was outstanding, Jacob has once again created a menu with outstanding combination of flavors. We love the new setting and with the ability for the large windows to open up, it's a great people watching setting. We are looking forward to many more meals there.

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vipLuv2eatwell
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!! It’s our new favorite place

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Mimi
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food is excellent as well as the service. The wines are priced on the high side. The ambience is stark and the noise level high, mostly due to the music selection. A good place for people who like "vibe," but not for those who would like to savor the well-prepared food.

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vipPaulS
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whole trout with side of spaghetti and a bowl of veg. Outstanding,

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vipbjsh
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious, and our table near the open air window was perfect. The service was top notch. A most wonderful evening. We would highly recommend!

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vipGourmet
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Very crowded and noisy. Could not even have a conversation. Sun was right in dinners eyes due to lack of necessary shades.

Waiter must have been new. We asked what olives they had for martinis and he said green. Did not know the menu.

Bread costs an additional $7.00.

Will not return nor will I recomend.

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Sonnetlover
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the trout dish that the two of us could share. It came with delicious vegetables. Also had the squash appetizer with Parmesan (not grated) and it was outstanding as well. But the toffee dessert was one of the best we've ever had.

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NeeshaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Manager Jake was extremely accommodating-he was able to fit in all of our family after a miscommunication a with my Open table reservation. Definitely would come back and recommend for our families/date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, good service too!

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phillybased
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, stellar service & lovely atmosphere.

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vipSandiW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

The noise level was extreme. I would not return to this restaurant at this location.

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scottb
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful very tasty meal and great wine and service. On the down side we were seated right behind the servers and hostess computer so whenever I looked up there they were. Also the bathrooms could use sprucing up. Overall.. we will be back. Scott

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vipSperbalicious
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

"Table" and its new location was a hub bub of excitement. It reminded me of dining in a large city with that special Asheville congenial flair. The flounder dish was exquisite as were the amazing cocktails. I generally don't favor bourbon but may have suddenly become a fan. The dessert which was a combination of raspberry, bread pudding and ice cream. My only issue with this new location is that it was a little warm, with the air conditioning not being able to compensate for the hot sun. The thermostat, which was in plain view was set on 68 but escalated from 70 degrees upon our arrival to 76 upon departure. Overall, a marvelous culinary experience with great service!

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vipSteveG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Anticipated our needs. Provided insight and stories about the wine selection.

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vipLaurieB
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This chef is excellent. The farm to table concept really works here. The salad beyond good; a nice mid of greens. Love it when greens are crunchy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stewart, our waiter, was exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and paired us with a wine that was perfect. Cannot wait to return!

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ericm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

amazing food! very accommodating to food sensitivities.

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JeniferC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! From start to finish, the food was off the charts! The special bread was well worth the money we paid. Delicious salad with lentils, and the pasta with anchovies and cauliflower was beyond fantastic. Great vibe, great staff, great food - I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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PaulaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful food. We had a reservation and we were seated immediately. The wait staff was friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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vipPeterP
London
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect 10 from the moment we arrived until we got up to leave. Warm and welcoming atmosphere, terrific bar (we arrived early for our 7pm reservation so we enjoyed a cocktail while awaiting our table), attentive and thoughtful staff, and a truly outstanding meal. It was a beautiful evening so we were lucky they had outside seating space still available. We ordered the house bread to start (highly recommended), followed by the Parmesan Zucchini and our entrees were the Butcher’s steak and the day’s special - a rolled croquette with ground pork and rabbit so tender it practically melts in the mouth. Wish we’d found this place sooner but grateful we know about it now - because we’re buying a house here - WOW!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best prepared trout that I have had in years. This restaurant is a Home Run….

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in Asheville. Love the new spot and interior. Great environment and the food is outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’ve eaten at Table for eight years and this was the first experience at the new location downtown. The ambiance of the old location did not carry to the new one. The food was OK but nothing memorable. Service was fine but nothing exceptional. The room was hot especially for people seated by the window. Cocktails are now $16. It’s a decent tourist restaurant for downtown due to convenience but locals should walk on past.

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AshleyG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fresh and creative dishes that work beautifully. No detail was overlooked, flavors were all complimentary and unique. The servers are personable, patient, and attentive. Can’t wait to come back.

FAQs

Table Asheville is rated 4.7 stars by 2423 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.