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About Table Asheville

Table Asheville 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. In the intimate dining room and at the small chef’s bar, a welcoming staff of service professionals ensure that guests are comfortable and well-informed. 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Email alicia@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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (55)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Local Ingredients (44)
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Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (34)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Authentic (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (21)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Seasonal (15)
Business Meals (14)
Cozy (14)
Healthy (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fun (11)
Organic (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Tapas (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Its eclectic menu raised expectations, only to exceed them with exceptional service and food. An example - the roasted bone marrow was to die for. While clearly where you would want to go for a special occasion, it would serve well for a business or casual lunch. Close to the Civic Center, hotels and shopping, its location puts it at the center of downtown Asheville; its excellence, at the center of the downtown restaurant scene.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was thoughtful, helpful and fun. Everyone was relaxed about our double reservations.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great interesting choices. Food was delicious! We went to Table Asheville on our first night in the city. The menu had many delicious options and portions were suitable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I eat at the Table restaurant whenever we visit Asheville. We love the fresh, farm to table food and the service is always excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service and cocktails were great

Food was great but bit pricy

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful dinner at Table! The upstairs bar was fun, and the entire staff were helpful and friendly. We made a wine selection on tasting several unopened bottles, a feature that I seriously wish other restaurants would adopt, at least for lower-end priced wines (less then $60) Charred Octopus and grilled chicory salad, then a huge steak platter for two. Divine! We will be back.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful experience as always in terms of food and service. Unfortunately a noisy, buzzed, vulgar bachelor party descended on the center of the space mid way through the meal with my date. I don't know where those a$$ clowns were visiting from but Table is a fine establishment and everyone else in there does not need to hear some middle aged over the hill with a gut bro (they looked to ranger from 35 to 45) drop the F bomb or say "Nice P&$$y" to the Bachelorette party at the table behind them that was, by the way not loud or obnoxious and had little cat ear hair bands on, but dressed quite nicely. At any rate, I guess what I want to say is if you are a large group doing some sort of celebration at table, sure, do it, but try to show up somewhat sober and save all the annoying behavior for Lexington Avenue Brewing or Packs Tavern. OR just go to vegas or something.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very much enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The service was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Table is consistently great. We have been here at least five times since 2012, which is a lot when you consider how many good options there are for dining in Asheville. It is always a delightful experience.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

What a wonderful evening and a fabulous meal we enjoyed at Table! We celebrated my son’s 21st birthday and we were all completely enchanted with the menu and the staff…a once in a lifetime meal and celebration!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I had lentil fritters and steak tartare which were both out of this world!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service kind of killed it for us, although the food was nicely prepared. Server was not friendly, welcoming or helpful on the menu. She made us feel uncomfortable so we ended up just kind of rushing to get out of there. 3 trigger fish entrees and a trout. The trout is not deboned nor will they debone it for you, another service error in my opinion. The Triggerfish was really nice and had a great sauce. We couldnt justify $50+ on an average bottle of wine so we ordered by the glass. I wanted to love it but I won't be back.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Went here for our anniversary. Did not disappoint. My wife was thrilled, and she’s a chef! My palate is far less discriminating, but I loved every bite, and cleaned off my plate.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We arrived on time at 7pm, and were seated. We ordered and received drinks , and in about 10-12 minutes we were ready to order, but our waitress did not come. She was back and forth by our table numerous times but did not acknowledge us and we never really caught her eye.

After about 30 min we left - walked to another nearby Restuarant, ordered and received our food all in under the nearly 30 minutes we waited at Table.

This is the reason for the poor rating. I would say that Restaurants that have high standards for their offerings also need to have high standards for customer service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We made a reservation weeks in advance for our Asheville trip after this game highly recommended—we were placed at a small table near the bathroom in the corner with two other small tables on either side so waiters kept crawling all over and around us to get to the other tables. Very overpriced meal for the quality of food and experience that we had.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were more than a few minutes late on a busy night, but they had held our table for us and sat us promptly... so a big thank you for that. Our waiter was spot on for service and knew the menu well with helpful recommendations. I like nearly everything, but my wife who has a much more discerning palate was also satisfied with her meal.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fish in lovely broth which we sopped up with the excellent bread. The baked ricotta dessert would have been five stars had it not been for the unripe pear placed in the middle. Hard to eat and unnecessary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Thought the entry and decor do not stand out among Asheville's many gems, I would recommend this restaurant as much as many of its peers. The menu was short and the unusual mix of flavors represented made choosing a safe entree challenging, yet all the seated skeptics were pleasantly surprised no matter what they had chosen, from the mundane hamburger to the pomegranate ice cream in the autumn soup.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had an early-ish réservation so it was quiet when we arrived. It quickly became busy. I understand why. The food is excellent and original. We shared everything and did not feel like anyone had an issue with that. The butternut squash soup was savory and delicious. The use of za’atar and an almond milk ice cream garnish on top of it were perfect. The lamb ragout was fabulous and we finished with a divine flourless chocolate cake. Our server, Christine was attentive and friendly. In all, a way needful evening. We will return!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was outstanding! The only complaint was Charles didn't seem to have any sense of humor. He performed his job very professionally, but when we tried to engage with him for a bit of humor - nothing.

Tags: Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The rice dusted cauliflower and octopus were out of this world. Absolutely delicious and incredibly well prepared.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Generally, everything was good, with excellent service. Our only concern was that it appeared the chef was trying too hard to impress, where some simple basics would have been better. Avoid the lamb dish dinner.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great as it always is.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was creative and delicious. There was nothing we wouldn’t order again. The service was great as well.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was wonderful, with a variety of options. It was busy on Friday night, but the food came out fast. Very small intimate restaurant. Excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Four of us ate at Table on a Friday night. Our table was not ready when we arrived at the time of our reservation so they suggested we walk around a little and they would text us when to come back. (The restaurant is small so it might have been cramped for us to stand around waiting.) We went to the drum circle, and less than 10 minutes later, we got our text to return. Well-worth waiting for even if we had had to wait longer. Three of us got the gem salad, which was tasty. We also got an order of the tater tots with pork inside -very yummy. Three of us shared the bone-in steak. There was plenty for us even though the menu said it was for two; in fact, we could not finish it even with the fourth person helping out. It was great. The fourth got the trout, which he liked but it was not de-boned so it took a little effort for him to eat it. We shared the chocolate dessert, which was delicious. All four of us were pleased with our meal.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food and service was excellent. We had the meal for two and there was more than enough. The fried chicken was the best I've tasted.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is a neat place to get some unusual food that tastes so so and costs so..

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We reserved, but we were early. Management decided to seat us in the worst spot in the room, crammed against a column on one side and out in the walkway on the other. The room was only 1/4 full. We thought maybe the other tables had been reserved, as we were early ... no, they remained for the most part empty during our meal. We did notice others arriving without reservations did receive better seating. If you are considering this restaurant , be forewarned that expect to be disrespected. There are plenty of other better restaurants to consider.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The wine list is grossly overpriced. A $10 bottle of wine is $50 on this list and that is about as low as it goes. We had a $49 chianti 2016 that should have been $16 to $20 - barely drinkable.
The food is equally expensive but interesting and well prepared. I won't be going back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was amazing as well as the service. Unique ingredients that were perfectly described by the wait staff. Also, an impressive wine list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 25, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever eaten. The staff were extremely attentive and engaged in friendly in conversation. The food was phenomenal. Try the steak tartar, you won't regret it. Fantastic food, fantastic wine selection, and fantastic atmosphere will definitely bring be back again. This is one of Asheville's best!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Cozy, Healthy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Third time at Table was a resounding success. I've never been disappointed here. Excellent, innovative cuisine with local ingredients and well thought out dishes. Good cocktails, extensive wine list. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves food. Worth a detour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food is always awesome and jacob the chef is extremely creative. Restaurant has a great vibe to go along with great food and great wine list. An Asheville must.....

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed our food and server—though we did not realize we'd be paying for water and the upstairs dining room was really, really loud—we weren't able to compete and our conversation devolved into facial expressions.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Most professional server in town! Explained the menu choices so well, friendly, attentive. Hamburger was exceptional although expensive, pasta appetizer was very flavorful. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always very good ! Year end and year out ! Did you ask anyone job always one of my first recommendations people ask me where to eat out in asheville

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Have been to Table time and time again over the years. Never disappoints ! One of my favorite restaurants anywhere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We came for brunch. We were seated at 11:00 a.m and immediately ordered our food. However, we didn't get our food until 11:45 a.m. It was odd, the restaurant didn't appear to be serving food in a timely manner to anyone. The waiter did not appear to think this was an issue. He came by a few times to refill our coffee, but he was not apologetic about the wait.

The food was just OK. My french toast was really soggy, but my husbands ranchero's were tasty. The atmosphere was nice, but because of the long wait and less than fabulous food, the experience wasn't great. We will probably pass on this place and try one of the many other downtown Asheville restaurants for brunch.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable about menu and service was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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