Table Asheville

4.5
2214 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Table is a small, seasonal, New American restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville. Always inventive and at times whimsical, chef Jacob Sessoms’ daily changing menu is inspired by a wealth of American culinary traditions, paying particular homage to the South. Upon opening the doors in 2005, Table committed to supporting, celebrating, and showcasing regional and sustainable agriculture. Jacob and his team foster long-standing relationships with farmers and purveyors in Western NC and throughout the Southeast.

Complimenting the critically acclaimed cuisine is an equally intelligent and imaginative wine and craft cocktail list, represented both in the dining room and upstairs at The Imperial Life cocktail and charcuterie lounge.

Please contact the restaurant with any questions, or better yet, stop in to say hello!
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our fav spots in Asheville! Fantastic, fresh food. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Able to accommodate my dietary restrictions with wonderful results. Will definitely go back next time I am in Asheville!

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Was surprised at the flavors experienced, would definitely go back on another visit to town to try other options. Cozy but was a little loud that night, mostly due to one large group enjoying their wine. Definitely recommend Table for foodies.

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Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Thought the menu did not offer enough choices. Also felt the listed ingredients were a bit esoteric and could have used a translation in parentheses (never a good thing when a menu makes you feel inadequate). The sauces were excellent and the ingredients were very fresh. The portions were on the small side, especially for the prices. The pork belly dish was exceedingly fatty (even for pork belly) and very ungenerous in size for $28.

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Western NC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food every time, too bad the service is often rude and not personal. Waitress yesterday acted like she was either unhappy or upset about something. We will be back for the food and hope that service will get better.

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TL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend if you are gonna eat here to call first. There were several parties the night we went and the noise level was impossible. Service was great and the food was good.

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Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and overall very nice ambiance

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner while visiting Asheville for the first time! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and made good recommendations for wine pairings with our meal. We enjoyed the tuna and the burger along with the bread basket! 10/10 would eat again

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Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the service and food was delicious and very well done. Great date spot

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Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is something about the decor and atmosphere of this restaurant that is very calming. I wanted to stay and enjoy this spot long after we had finished our meal. The open kitchen is visible right as you walk in and the smell of something delicious cooking greets you. Our waitress was pleasant and knowledgable. The food was excellent! Seasonal ingredients from local farms were part of the creative dishes we tried and our meals were so flavorful and delicious. We were visiting Asheville and didn't really know much about this restaurant and couldn't have been more pleased. Met the owner as well when he came to our table and surprised us with a special taste of an Italian wine he favored. Of course, it was delicious. We will travel back to Asheville for this restaurant!

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J
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at Table. Service was exceptional, food was very good, and ambiance is fun and funky bistro. Highly recommend it if you’re in the Asheville area!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food service evening
Highly recommend this lovely restaurant

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MJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We have never had a bad meal in Asheville, until tonight.

On the bright side the cocktails were outstanding. My fiancé ranked his Old Fashion as the second best - behind the Library Bar in Dallas, Texas.

We ordered the Darling Bread and it was good - not life changing. For the entree I had the ahi tuna and it looked beautiful but it was utterly bland. Lack luster. My partner had the short rib burger and as he described it - “it was kinda burned”. Horrible.

The ingredients were all of high quality but Table could not put it all together.

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PK
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious!

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Miami
55 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server was excellent, food was terrific, ambience only fair. Would go back in a minute.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, Service was great, and the ambiance was perfect. Great intimate dining experience...

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GA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding creative dishes, served elegantly from an attentive but not overbearing wait staff. This is a world class restaurant with the added benefit of going up one flight of stairs to a great bar/music venue for desert or an after dinner drink.

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WC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Just ok. There are so many wonderful places to eat in Asheville. This was not one of them. Overpriced and mediocre food.

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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt welcome here from our first step inside. The service and quality of food was outstanding.

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant, food is delicious. Would recommend being sure to be seated downstairs in the later evening as there is a DJ upstairs and it’s difficult to hear

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails, food and service. Definitely will go back.

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l
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

We had a terrible experience here. The manager was extremely rude and we will never be back. Very disappointing.

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M
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Greeted by the waitress who did not offer up her name. Seemed rushed & often impersonal at times. As far the food, the gluten free bread was amazing as well as the pork belly. Also the carrots were great. The only veg entry option was a butternut squash crostini which was underwhelming. Gordon Ramsay would have chewed & spit it out. It looked like a 7 year old made it.
No one asked how we liked it & took it away with only a few bites being eaten. Not good.
Overall, would not go back or recommend.

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CH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Dinner with out of town guests

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Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food which changes daily so don’t mind the online menu! The restaurant was pretty empty on a rainy Sunday night so I can’t really judge the ambience but it is a cute place.

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Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The “Tastes” and Appetizers were outstanding. The tile fish was very good. The $110 bone in Ribeye was very tough and chewy. Crispy potatoes were undercooked.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grandma visiting from out of town. She’s a foodie and she can’t stop raving about it! We love their creative menu, always something new and fun to try.

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Western NC
35 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Asheville. Menu is ever changing and the chef never ceases to amaze us with the taste combinations he puts together.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for our anniversary, party of 2, and it was sweet, flavorful, and fun. This is a unique place to go. Limited options, but you can taste the freshness and realness of their local ingredients

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Miami
30 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food overall was good. The chicken was the hit of the night. Skin was very crispy and the meat was perfectly cooked. Juicy and moist, highly recommended. The tile fish was good but nothing special. Under seasoned and slightly over cooked. Overall a good meal that will bring us back.

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MT
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great inventive dining with great service! Nice experience.

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Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice server.

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RS
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!! Food was just amazing. I had the English peas appetizer and the rolled chicken as my entree. The menu changes every day according to our server so don’t rely on the one on OpenTable. We will definitely return.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious!! The pimento was amazing and Martin was a great server.

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Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the BEST. Friday nights dinner was outstanding. NO disappointments here

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New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

They're trying too hard to be cutting edge. Menu items have one-word descriptions of the tasty but obscure ingredients, which you're expected to know or be subjected to condescension from the wait staff. Example: "Wreckfish, Dashi, [some vegetable], Delicates." You'll need to come with culinary school training, thick skin, or willingness to suspend your rules about using a phone at the table.

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k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Will definitely visit again for brunch.

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A definite come back to! Service fantastic. Food excellent!

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dined upstairs. HVAC was on the warm side. No good Chardonnay on menu by the glass. Salad was salty. Wreck fish was actually pretty good. Small portion but good.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch. Reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

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