Table Asheville

4.6
2095 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We are requesting a credit card number for all Valentine's Day reservations. No charge or hold will be placed on the card; please provide us with 24 hours cancellation notice to avoid any cancellation fees.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 2095 People Are Saying
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New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service (Hannah was great) and food prepared with care. Staff works together as a well oiled machine. Friendly and conversational with no rush to get you out the door.
Outstanding wine list of organic and non-additive wines and an extensive cocktail list.
Extremely handy to parking and all downtown has to offer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, food was mostly good. Noise levels were very high.

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MS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s nothing I can say that will do our meal justice. From beginning to end, it was wonderful. Incredible roasted bone marrow, the most well-thought out charcuterie board, sumptuous pork croquettes. I could go on and on. Table is a MUST if you’re in the area. We will be back again soon!

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R
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table for 4 in a nice part of the restaurant, it was a Sunday evening, fairly busy, fairly noisy but not excessively. The service was excellent. The food was excellent, all four people concurred. This is unusual, even in "foodie" Asheville. Highly recommend this place.

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ME
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal. Creative, delicious, wide range of dishes. A new "top 4 restaurants in Asheville" for me.

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Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible experience. I recommend sitting at the bar to get the full experience!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service.

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1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Table staff are one of the best in the city. There food is always fresh and their preparations a delight to experience. Recommended highly for those wanting to get the true foodie experience!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE dinner was amazing for our group of 6. Very solid eats, especially the charcuterie, squid ink pasta, and braised oxtail, and an overall great vibe. Our server Caroline made our night and was the right amount of attentive and made excellent wine and menu recommendations for sharing with the table.

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TW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was fantatstic, the only gripe is we sat upstairs at 5pm. We obviously came early for a quiet dinner with Grandparents and kids. Sat us next to the bar and it was loud. Fodd was fantatstic and fast and the service was incredible. We will definitely be back but will ask for something downstairs next time.

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Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Disgusted, worst meal in a LONG time

My husband and I visited Table between Christmas and New Years and we are hoping that the poor food quality and complete lack of customer service can only be related to a stressful holiday season.

I ordered the Wreckfish with bok choy only to receive a gritty mouthful of sand. Fortunately, the server was able to give us 50% of the fish dish (was not wanting a discount, ownership of issue would have been appropriate), and we never received a visit from the manager. In my opinion, ensuring the customer is pleased AND making sure no further patrons receive gritty bok choy would be of utmost importance.

My husband ordered a $19 burger which was served with a stale bun and over cooked french fries. Needless to say, we will not be visiting this establishment again and have no idea why it has received such high ratings in the past.

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SB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The butter served with bread appetizer was the best. The pork shoulder with vegetables was great. Cocktails were on point.

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Was there on the Sunday night before New Years and our server was fantastic - wish I could remember her name. We were seated at a 2 top on the way to the restroom with other tables on each side. Every time someone went to the restroom or in/out of the other tables (including service staff), I had to shift to let them by. They should not use that table!

Menu was blase’- nothing excited us at all, either before we ordered or after the food was delivered. The steak of the evening had a gristle down the middle - guess we should have ponied up and paid $100+ for the steak to share. The menu changes daily and I guess Sunday was just a bad night. The menu posted outside looked much better. When we left we went to Curate and got a seat at the bar, and ate again...

Nothing was really bad, but nothing was really good either (except our server). I would go somewhere else at the same price point next time.

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LB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Family meal on a holiday weekend. The restaurant was very accommodating. We had a person with a severe gluten allergy. The waiter was knowledgeable about what offerings were GF. The only comment I would make is that a GF appetizer, Crisp Cauliflower, was brought to our table. But although it was labeled GF it had been fried in the same fryer used for items that ha w Gluten.

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LM
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch menu well beyond the usual! Loved rediscovering the complex flavors and textures of Devils on Horseback as a starter, and greatly appreciate the perfectly poached eggs!!

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G
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific!

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S
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

This used to be our favorite restaurant for special occasions but our latest birthday dinner fell short of past experiences. Service was excellent as usual but the food was disappointing and poorly executed. My roast chicken was bland and had no taste of any seasoning. It was coupled with purple potatoes that were also unseasoned. A few raw cashews and raisins were intended to spice the taste but fell short. My wife’s wreck fish was a bit better but still underwhelming. It makes me sad to take this off our list of special restaurants.

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AD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

I've only tried here once but have no interest to return again. Guess I should have taken it as a warning when I saw unlimited reservation times for my date. I thought perhaps it was a hidden treasure as the reviews looked pretty promising. I ended up apologizing to my company for choosing this location for our dinner. Small portions of oily, sticky and not very palatable food for moderate pricing at tiny tables for your party's size in a loud environment. I've had so many phenomenal meals in this area. . . this was not one of them.

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TL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a local for fine dining, this was our second visit. We brought our two older daughters. Certainly not a budget restuarant, but the place to go if you are willing try something different. Both visits exceeded our expectations!

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y
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined here before and had excellent meals. This experience did not live up to past experiences. My cut of flank steak was tough and cooked more well with crispy charcoal edges then my requested rare.

Certainly will go back, but just was slightly disappointed this time, since our expectations were set so high.

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GJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was awesome, food was great, and I would highly recommend this trendy spot for anyone looking for something a little (wonderfully) different.

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Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, and drinks were wonderful! I always appreciate a well-thought-out and delicious vegan option. I also appreciate $30 entrees that leave me full and satisfied instead of hungry and sad.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional, excellent experience. Pricey but the food and service made it of. Food was very good and the menu was great.

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F
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best waitresses I have ever had. Very accommodating - would recommend to anyone.

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LW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience all around at Table. Our waiter was extremely helpful with recommendations and very attentive. Finished the dinner off with their mulled wine with tequila and bourbon for the holiday. Will definitely return to this gem!

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RD
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good experience here. We eat there every month or so. Great place to meet friends.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding and creative vegetarian options. Thoroughly enjoyed! A bit pricey keep in mind!

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The chairs are to hard, not enough vegan options, my sons steak was under cooked and chewy.

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L
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great eating experience excellent service a wonderful time

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ED
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating. Great food. Good wine list.

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CP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great date night at Table. We've been here once before, but never for dinner. Our server was fabulous, and the food was amazing!

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Christmas Dinner

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing GF options!

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GS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Shared fried GA chicken was crispy on the outside but dry on the inside. At $68 we considered it overpriced too.

Waitress was very nice as were the folks in the kitchen on the way in.

Interesting small plates and apps.

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We’ve been dining at Table occasionally since it opened in 2005. I was disappointed to be seated upstairs in the bar since I made the reservation weeks ago. Jacob, the owner, explained that if you make your reservation through Open Table that can happen. Good to know. The food was superb but the portions were quite small. I was hungry later that night.

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CC
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CH is a wonderful server. Great food, great service.

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n
Western NC
46 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good time at Tables. We have lived in Asheville four years, and have never gone before. We surely have it on the top five of our favorites now. Creative food and presentations, excellent service, casually elegant. Great cocktails from the bar upstairs.

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B
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with terrific service and very interesting food. Our server, Martin, was great and the ambiance is super - looking out big glass windows at Asheville going by!

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ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and solid service make this place a gem.

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l
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Solid food, but nothing was exceptional. The wine list was deliberately esoteric and somewhat overpriced.

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