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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!
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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Table Asheville Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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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