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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (38)
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Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (27)
Notable Wine List (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Romantic (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Authentic (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cozy (14)
Casual (14)
Business Meals (13)
Seasonal (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Organic (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
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Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

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 7, 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 31, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2017

Enjoyable and delious

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 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 28, 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 25, 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 25, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was crowded, extremely noisy and the food was only so-so.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wife’s Birthday getaway weekend from Ft Myers, Florida

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My trout fish was fresh but nothing special. Just cooked nothing you couldn’t have done. A few leaves of Yale. Pricy. Bread was good!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Location was great, food was phenomenal, server was on point with all recommendations and descriptions. Made for a wonderful date night.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Warm ambience and fun menu, with artfully conceived and presented food, but it was the cassoulet that won our hearts -- succulent and bursting with flavor! It is fun to preview the dishes as you walk by the busy cooks on your way to the dining room.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service was amazing. Staff was knowledgeable and professional.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a perfect experience at Table. A taste, starter and entree were ideal for sharing. Price point is great for high quality food.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic experience at Table Asheville. The quality of food and service were both excellent. The waiter was spot on with recommendations for wine as well.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. My food was very tasty, but a bit overseasoned. Oddly enough, I felt my pork crepinette was more oily than the roasted bone marrow.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Mixed experience! We were a family group of 7. Service was quite good, but food was uneven. Several of us had a lamb ragu that was quite good, but others found their pork to be overwhelmed by beets. The hanger steak came out quite red for medium-well & was overly salted, but the local trout was excellent. So not an unequivocal recommendation.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Pre-thanksgiving

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great spot in Downtown Ashville. The bone marrow appetizer was very good and shrimp & grits the best outside of Charleston. We'd dine there again.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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