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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
I wish the menu online was what was actually on the menu at the establishment. There were too many weird choices. It’s been a while since I have been and I probably won’t go back. Unlike our visit to Table, there are so many restaurants in town that are amazing and leave me wanting to try everything on the menu. We settled on a small plate of tilefish collars and a burger. Not what we were hoping to have for Valentine’s Day.
Came to The Table after it was highly recommended by friends. It did not disappoint! I dined solo at the Chef’s Bar and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Started with a perfectly poured martini and followed that up with ordering several appetizers (broccoli rabe bruschetta, pork cheek peirogi, mushroom and whitefish crepes) instead of ordering a full meal. The bartender expertly recommended pairings for each course. Finished it off with a dessert with the most tender olive oil cake I’ve ever tasted! The evening was delish, entertaining and memorable and the staff were friendly, informative and engaging. I’ll be back!
The mushroom and fish crepes appetizer was spectacular! Tender, delicious bites that made you want to say "Mmmmmm" with your mouth full! I had the Tilefish - order this whenever you see it on the menu! Delicious! Tender yet gently spiced. My husband had the lamb - tender and succulent. Dessert was amazing - flavored ice cream with a bread pudding? We ate it so fast I don't remember what it was! Even the French-pressed decaf coffee was delicious. This is a must-go-to for anyone who enjoys good food that you couldn't possibly fix at home.
This place has some inventive twists on the usual modern American bistro fare. Leans toward Italian influences. Interesting wine list with some rarities, but not expensive necessarily. Service was adept if a bit precious. Most of the food was bland and some dishes just did not work (bone marrow). Duck bruschetta was outstanding though.
We came out for restaurant week on the recommendation of a friend. The experience was excellent start to finish. The curried soup was fantastic, the trout was perfectly cooked (I even ate the skin),and the pudding dessert was the ideal ending. Hope to come back again
Table is a great spot for creative dining and local ingredients. Previous comments about noise level and music quality appear to be addressed with several sound baffles but it still doesn't qualify for me as a quiet romantic experience. Of our party of 4, everyone enjoyed their appetizer, entree and dessert immensely. Service was attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. Table would have gotten 5 stars (I would rate it 4 1/2 but couldn't split stars!) but for the rather high prices. The portion sizes were perfect and using local seasonal ingredients should not cost extra. Yet the prices were about $3-10 more than other downtown Asheville restaurants with similar menus and some with more ambiance. We still agreed we would recommend it to others and potentially return.
Had lunch there during Restaurant Week. Arrived early and by the time we finished it was crowded. Food is consistently good, service was good. Shrimp &Grits was very good, but different. Parking is easy with a city garage just across the street. Although they don’t validate parking the first hour is free! so parking is cheap!
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.
We were disappointed. Have been to Table several times, but not for awhile. We had really talked up the HNG pork chop to our friends and were looking forward to having it. Best pork chop we have ever had at a restaurant! And it is no longer on the menu! Crab toast was excellent, burger was just average (though cooked perfectly) - but came with a gargantuan pile of fries. So many that they overwhelmed the plate Chicken entree was fair - a little dry. Calamari was nothing to write home about. Again, we were very disappointed - especially since we had bragged about how good it was to our friends. Will give Table one more try, but can't recommend it to friends anymore. Also, the lighting was so dim that the menu was difficult to read. However, that seems to happen more and more with many restaurants, so we can't really hold that against Table.
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.
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