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About Table Asheville
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.
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Asheville, NC 28801
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday; 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday, Saturday; 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
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On-street parking and adjacent lot on Rankin St. open to public; $1.00 parking nights and weekends.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Table Asheville Ratings and Reviews
Way too loud with horrendous music selections and sound quality for the type of restaurant and space. You cannot focus on the food or your conversation because of the commotion. On the bright side, the food is delicious and the service is attentive. The portions seem a little small for the price, but don’t be deceived. They are actually well-portioned and balanced.
Have you ever gotten a bad feeling right when you enter a restaurant? That was our experience at Table on Saturday night.
The first sign of a bad experience was being seated by what appeared in retrospect to be the owner. He seated us. He did not greet us. He did not smile at us. In fact he seemed rather perturbed that we were even there. Like we were an inconvenience to him.
The second sign was being sat at a table that was clearly listing to the right and, for two, was simply not intimate enough. I felt like I was sitting across the restaurant from my date, and was actually closer to the gentlemen sitting at tables on either side of us.
The third sign was the food. I read online that the restaurant has a “seasoned” team of restaurant professionals. If so, then they appear to be the only thing in the restaurant that was, in fact, seasoned. Not a single bite of anything we ordered had any flavor.
The house made bread which was cold, not warm, and had a spongy texture and no flavor was accompanied by a whipped butter that also had no flavor.
The radicchio salad with avocado had only the bitterness of the greens and nothing else going for it.
The bone marrow was hidden by a mound of shaved root vegetables that had no flavor. Which was a perfect accompaniment to the flavorless bone marrow—how can marrow not have flavor? But this appetizer at least had the one thing we ate that had flavor, the grilled bread. Unfortunately it was a large chunk of grilled bread—not even toast points. I’ve never seen that before and never hope to again.
Finally, the table fish ceviche which had, you guessed it. No flavor. No spice. No saltiness. Just nothing.
About the only thing decent was our server.
I don’t understand at all what the fuss is with this place or how it’s been around so long unless it is slipping of late. I would not recommend it nor will I try it again.
Even if the owner promised to greet me with a smile.
Great appetizers and sides, however the main course did not meet expectations. It too long to come out, some parts of my dish we're cold while others hot, and the portion for the steak was tiny. The owner/manager recognized the mistake and comped us on the sides, however still need to rate it a 3.
My friend had the pork cutlet that did not have much flavor & edges were crispy burnt.
Coulter steak....five small pieces.
None marrow...not much here. I’ve ordered this twice here and both times disappointed.....smallest amount I have ever seen comparing to other restaurants. Marrow was not very rich.
Outstanding drinks, great setting for getting together with friends - very fun!! Food was amazing as usual!! We got together with our sister and brother in-law from Washington DC and they agreed that this rivals any of the restaurants they frequent in DC. Table is truly a fantastic place to go and is a true cornerstone for Asheville.
I was there with 5 other people and We are all trying to understand why it’s so highly rated on yelp and open table. It was awful!We waited for 45 min for food(nothing fancy, just breakfast stuff) pancakes were dry and the eggs over easy were fried. We didn’t have time to order a re-do so we ended up eating what we had. The portions are tiny ). The server was sweet but clearly a bit overwhelmed. Other tables got water in bottles and we had to wait for the server to come around. She never checked if we needed anything, just disappeared. It looked like everybody else in the restaurant have to wait a very long time for food as all. The space isnt ver big, the tables are too close to each other and it’s very very noisy. It’s way overpriced.
The food was excellent as always. This is my wife’s favorite Asheville restaurant so it is a winner for any special occasion. We dined on the beef short ribs for two and they were prepared perfectly. My favorites are always the sides which are typically simple and excellent. We will eat here a few times each year and look forward to it every time.
It's hard to know where to start as it was all bad, but probably best to focus on the food. Really from soup to nuts, the chef failed at every step. Bone marrow appetizer was really not very tasty, the hummus was so-so, the whole flounder was meh, and the trout was way too busy. A lot going on in that dish, almost none of which worked together very well. The dessert was the three sorbets, and even there, only the chocolate was edible. So top to bottom, across the menu, the chef just didn't perform. The $75 bottle of Haut-Medoc was beyond mediocre (how can you screw up that selection?). Overall, I paid the same amount of money that I paid the following evening ($225) at Curate, and there just was zero comparison. We decided we would simply eat at Curate' two nights in a row next time. Takeaway: choose a different Table.
I don’t know why this restaurant gets such good reviews. We were there Christmas Eve at 5:45– that’s the LATEST we could get a reservation 2 1/2 weeks before! But I thought at least it would be less noisy than a later dinner.
The menu was the first problem: Did every dish have to have some ingredients we’ve never heard of? We are actually sophisticated diners who eat at expensive restaurants a lot, yet we were stumped.
The second problem was the waiter. Yes, it was crowded given the occasion, but that’s still no excuse for a lack of humor, no patience with us as we tried to figure out what we were ordering, and an overall condescending manner. Example: I asked if I could get a martini with pomegranate in it—no big deal. But he acted as though that was a crazy request, and sure enough, he said “no” once he conferred with the bartender.
He assured me a dish I ordered was not spicy, but it was. I gave it to my husband. So my complete meal was a green salad that was good.
Noise level was very high, tables very close together. Honestly, we won’t be going back.
We were in town for the Christmas holiday and booked Table at the request of a friend. It was a date night on a Saturday and Table was busy, but not packed to the gills. We were seated promptly into a small, but comfortable dining area. the noise level was fine and our host and server were pleasant if not a little to the point with their mannerism. The appetizer/small plates we ordered were very good. Our main dishes were both creative and different. I enjoyed my food very much while my date thought hers was a not quite put together well enough to be delicious. Hence the 4-star rating and not 5 stars. Overall, this was a good experience and we would go back should we visit Asheville again.
We were in town for a romantic holiday getaway, Table proved a perfect spot for a food geek-worthy date. The food was beautifully prepared and took advantage of local ingredients. This place could be great for an early spot of charcuterie/cheese/wine or a solid option for a well-prepared elevated dining experience. The service was perfect with well-informed staff who didn't pester needlessly and who were well-timed with their service, suggestions, etc. My only complaint was the swordfish ceviche was a little bland and boring. The rest of the meal - the charcuterie, cheese plate, katsudon, trout, and mixed drinks were superb. I'll definitely return in the future.
We were so excited to try Table for the first time, but unfortunately, we were very disappointed. Service was terrible and there were only three tables of people. They were out of multiple things even though we came when they first opened at 11:30am. The medium rare burger that we ordered was completely raw and pretty tasteless, and the brussel sprouts that we ordered were tasteless and not cooked like we expected. We did order a local saison, which was very good and the only highlight of our time at Table.
We never write reviews like this, but we wanted to ensure that other people didn’t have as horrible of an experience as us.
We went to Asheville for a girls family vacation. We were able to call the day of and get reservations. The bar upstairs was a great place to get a quick cocktail before dinner. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Great service too!
There were 11 of us with an 8:15 friday night reservation. We ended up being seated in the bar. Noise level as very high, food was good, service was excellent. Based on all this, I would give 3 1/2 stars. We would go back but would request being seated in the restaurant area and would probably go earlier in the evening.
Table’s location is convenient, the food was good, service excellent, but the prices are really too high! I probably won’t be back, strictly related to the menu prices. Ribeye steak for 2, with no sides is $99- that is outrageous! Sorry guys, I won’t be back.
Ordered 32-oz ribeye steak (for 2) medium rare, came out bloody/rare, asked for it to be warmed to medium rare as requested. Came back inedible. Very poor cut of meat with significant amounts of thick gristle—chewed and chewed and couldn’t swallow. Hunted all over for better quality slice and could find none. Disgrace to charge $99 for one of the worst steaks I have ever attempted to eat. Server removed two appetizers from the bill and apologized but meal was ruined. Too bad—nice ambience, great location and interesting menu/wine list, and server was mostly very helpful and attentive.
This was my second visit to Table and I feel more comfortable reviewing it now. It's very highly-thought of in Asheville, but, for me, it just isn't it. They are great about making stuff in house and locally sourcing nearly everything they can, but while their menu is fairly large and creative, both times I've been there I never saw anything that really excited me, and I haven't eaten anything I was super thrilled to have had. It's not that it's bad, at all. It's just.....nothing special, and the prices are too high to eat at "nothing special." Their menu changes on a regular basis - I had a ceviche which was far too acidic (and I eat a fair amount of ceviche). The bread was great, but, again, we really weren't there for the bread and the dessert menu didn't look promising, so we skipped it. Table is right downtown, so it is in a great location if you're in a downtown hotel and walking (we drive, but there's a parking building right next door, which is convenient). I don't know that we'll be in a hurry to go back.
I needed a quiet dining experience for my elderly Mother. OpenTable had this restaurant #1 on the list using their filters in the desktop UI. It's not quiet, nor a good place to take your elderly Mom with hearing challenges. Actually, I wouldn't take a date there and my girlfriend was with me. Secondly, the service is pretentious. Ok so good for you, there is a whole trout on the menu. But really? Can't a customer ask for the head to be removed before it comes to the table? How dare I? Snooty. It's not that great of a place. Come down a couple of notches and have some fun. There's way too much energy in this place to be that serious.
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