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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.

Please contact the restaurant with any questions, or better yet, stop in to say hello!

48 College St
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Rankin St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 254-8980

Website:
http://tableasheville.com/

Parking Details:
On-street parking and adjacent lot on Rankin St. open to public; $1.00 parking nights and weekends.

Executive Chef:
Jacob Sessoms

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Email info@tableasheville.com if you are interested in being on our mailing list for quarterly wine dinners, anniversary events, etc.

Table Asheville Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (13)
Seasonal (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (12)
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Hot Spot (8)
Good for Groups (7)
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Worth the Drive (7)
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People Watching (5)
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Comfort Food (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We come to Table often and always enjoy it. It’s a place we feel confident recommending to anyone visiting our area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and drinks were excellent. The duck with spaetzel was delicious, and though the tile fish was not as well executed, we would definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service outstanding job!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Just ok ... have been several times previously when I would say amazing

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, People Watching
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a great experience and will be happy to return. The food quality is excellentAnd the restaurant is a great setting

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The menu was pretentious but the listed dishes didn’t really appeal and we ended up ordering the burger (which was good). Prices too high for Asheville- ribeye for 2 at $99 -really?

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very noisy but the food made up for it. Hard to carry a n a conversation.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

we enjoyed Table as part of Restaurant week in Asheville. Nice fixed menu for the week.
Good steak, amazing pumpkin soup and very good desserts.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very nice restaurant and great tasty food. Music too loud and it was difficult to hear my friends that were dining with us.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent dinner. Amazing chicken!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was good. Very loud though. We had a hard time hearing each other.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was amazing two dollars signs is not quite accurate. A bit more expensive.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We ordered hamburgers for my kids, they came out raw, mine also came out raw. The server was nice and took it back. I thought for the money it wasn’t worth what we got.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Another great meal meal with some foodie friends. From appetizers to the main courses and even desserts it was all great and the menu changes daily. They do a great brunch too!

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there on NYE in the middle of an ice storm! The bone in ribeye for 2 with sides was perfect! Great cocktails! Great wine list!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyable and delious

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Menu was unique and delicious, especially the apps. Main courses more traditional (got a great ribeye), but equally delicious. The wine list was well curated as well!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very enjoyable, menu was interesting and wine list was extensive for the size of the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch during a visit to Asheville. Great wine recommendation. Wonderful appetizers and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Costa Rica)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband and I went on Christmas Eve while visiting Asheville. We enjoyed the lively, cozy atmosphere and our waiter gave us good service. We were however unwhelmed with both of our dishes and the menu in general.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We really wanted to like this restaurant but the food was awful. I had the flounder and it came in chili (which isn’t stated on the menu) and I can’t stand chili. Very disappointing.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dining was crowded but staff kept focus on guests via attentive service. Several check-ins after wine then food was served. Food was creative, very flavorful and well presented.
Nice evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love their brunch menu - it's familiar foods but with a twist. Service was excellent - attentive but not hovering. We enjoyed conversation, people watching, and great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Cozy
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