Table Asheville

4.6
1990 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(828) 254-8980
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jacob Sessoms
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rankin St
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Parking details
On-street parking and adjacent lot on Rankin St. open to public; $1.00 parking nights and weekends.
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Special events & promotions
Email info@tableasheville.com if you are interested in being on our mailing list for quarterly wine dinners, anniversary events, etc.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1990 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service both very good. White wine was served lukewarm, and we couldn't enjoy it with the first course because we had to wait for it to chill. Also, upstairs dining area was uncomfortably warm. A little more attention to detail and this could be an excellent restaurant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Table was a wonderful surprise. The food, particularly the vermillion snapper served whole, was beautifully presented and flavorful. Although the snapper was not listed under the entrées for 2 to share, it was ample for two even without the side of smashed Yukon gold potatoes we ordered. Drinks were inventive and well-crafted and the wine list had great scope and variety. The only disappointment was the cheese in the cheese and charcuterie board. The server who brought it to the table was not knowledgeable about the offerings. While two of the cheeses were very good, two were plastic-like and unappealing. Also, beware that if you order the cheese only, the price does not change, nor seemingly (based on the cheese and meat Board at another table) does the type/amount of cheese.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great meal, exceptional service and attention but very expensive overall.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Outstanding dining experience! Devin was amazing and one dish after another were off the chart fabulous: oysters, simple salad, heirloom tomato salad, wreckfish and pork tenderloin. Can’t recommend this place enough....

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great Brunch. The food was tasty and the presentation was beautiful. Loved our waiter ; very attentive and fast service. Loved the French toast. Be sure and try some of the appetizers, pretty awesome. I would Definitely eat there again. Thank you Table Asheville !

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Our waitress was very personable and made great recommendations. Food was fabulous. Our last three times here recently have all been great. Only drawback is it is often so loud. Otherwise staff and food are fabulous.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food, with the exception of the vegetable entree was good but with very small portions for the price. The $27 vegetable platter was an insult. It consisted of some grilled vegetables on top of salad greens and way too much dressing. It barely made a meal.

The rest of my party enjoyed their food but it was so loud in there that we could not hold a conversation. On top of the deafening volume of the restaurant, club music was thumping from the speakers and from the club upstairs. This was a business dinner making it extra uncomfortable.

I haven’t been to Table in several years and decided to give it a second chance. Never again.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

High quality food, cocktails, and service. The food and drink menus were creative. Overall, great dining experience.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

When we walked in on the first floor it wasn’t obvious where the hostess station was as it was near the back of the restaurant, because of this we waited a few minutes until the staff directed us to the hostess station.
To be honest, we were full from eating throughout the day when we got there, but we read great reviews so we insisted on having dinner as we are foodies! We began with a charcuterie plate and drinks. We shared the pork entree which wasn’t anything to write home about. To be honest, we thought it was pretty salty and over seasoned with fresh parsley. Our waitress was a sweetheart and super knowledgeable and attentive. We had mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary when we booked on Open Table, and we were pleasantly surprised with champagne on the house—super sweet touch that meant a lot to us. Overall, I think there are better places in AVL to experience.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary here and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Food and drink was awesome and the service was even more awesome. Even treated us to complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Took my best friend from Boston. We had an amazing dinner; the food, drinks, service, all was wonderful. Super tasty beef tartar, pork, and desserts!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Absolutely delicious. I lived in Asheville for several years and ate there often. I was visiting in Asheville last week and I took my friend for lunch. It was perfect all around. And Devon, our waiter was knowledgeable and so professional!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Every dish was a delight and lovingly presented. The bread and deserts were incredible. Locally sourced ingredients. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend to friends and return there to dine.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

most of the food was good - nothing to write home about but adequate- except the single serving steak that was exceptionally fatty and gristly to the point of needing to use your hands pull out of mouth. Embarrassing at the table

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We’ve been to Table any number of times and have always enjoyed the food. However for the first time we were seated upstairs. And to say the noise level was “energetic” would beban understatement. Needless to say, the next time we plan to go we’ll insist on dining downstairs. It we’ll find somewhere else to eat that evening.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We enjoyed every part of our evening at The Table! From delicious food to devon’s Impeccable service, we were so impressed and cannot wait to return someday!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Brought 10 people around 830 for a full dinner. Quick service. Amazing food. Everyone was amazed with my choice of restaurant. Second time bring a group of that size there. They always exceed expectations!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

our waiter was wonderful, love this restaurant. different menu daily, with really interesting options. consistently excellent food and a relaxing environment.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Table is arguably my favorite restaurant in the entire country! Every summer my husband and I visit Asheville to bike on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The day of our most difficult bike ride we book a reservation at Table to treat ourselves. We usually sit at the bar so that we can get a glimpse of the food prep and talk to the lovely staff about the origin and creativity behind the dishes. The staff at Table are unfailingly wonderful, the wine selection is fantastic and the menu reads like a foodie's dream.

If you are in Asheville, don't fail to treat yourself to a night at Table. You will be SO glad that you did!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, creative and great food options.

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1.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Painfully loud. Limited gluten free options. My fish was incredibly small and $30.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Spent an entire week in Asheville - dined out at a different restaurant each night. Each one was better than the other. The food, service, ambiance at each was top shelf. However - Table was incomparable. It was the absolute best of the great dining experiences we had. #1 in Asheville. If a space ship was coming to take me away tomorrow, Table is where I'd dine tonight.

Christy

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We arrived at our reservation time but no table was available. Waited in the bar for about 40 minutes. Finally we ended up with a table next to a very large noisy group. There was no other available table so we just decided to leave. We never ordered so we have no idea what the food was like. The overall experience just was not good.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Our dining experience was OK, the waitstaff was lovely, but I can’t say much more than this. I got a cheeseburger ordered medium rare that arrived well done, which was quite tasty but not quite worth $19. Another friend ordered a squash side that was not so much roasted as completely burnt to a crisp and was sent back. My husband enjoyed his meal which was the steak tartar appetizer and a kale salad, so that’s a plus. But we ordered their charcuterie board with much excitement but it had no nice prosciuttos or other tasty meats, just these rather uninteresting mortadella types meats and really bland cheese, super big disappointment there. And the reason I ordered a burger was that most of the main dishes just seemed overwrought with unusual ingredients, which absolutely, I love being surprised when something unusual ends up tasting delicious. But when sampling my other friends dishes I can’t say this was the case and I was glad I had had a burger, I just wish it had actually been cooked to order. So, I was kind of bummed with this experience since I was really excited, at least going into it! Won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We never miss an opportunity to dine at Table when visiting Asheville. Most amazing tasting menu on last visit. Chef/owner Jacob surprised us with the first bite we ever had here a couple years ago— “It’s all about the egg” —still the best bite I’ve ever had. Thank you Table for always being amazing. #Asheville #eatlocal

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was outstanding. It worrh evrey penny you spend. Amazing food

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. The ribeye was great (definitely meant for twp).

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

A bit loud for conversation. But food is always good

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We picked Table for brunch on a Sunday, and arrived early, to allow for a full day's visit to Biltmore. There was a large party, and we were originally seated at a tiny table right next to them, up against a wall- it was very claustrophobic, and LOUD! We asked to move to a table in the front window, and the staff was very accommodating. The menu was limited, and pretty pricey for what was offered, but it was brunch, so whatever. My food was good, the coffee was hot and unlimited, and my husband found his meal (some kind of grain bowl) good as well, but he felt like it was a tiny portion for the price. On the way out, we noticed food on others' tables, and he realized they had left off the large portion of avocado that should have been in his bowl. Maybe they were out? No one mentioned it to us, and obviously the kitchen staff and wait staff (both the waiter who delivered it, and our waiter, who came by to fill up coffee) had seen it. Anyway - it was fine, but I wouldn't make a special trip to go back, and I don't really recommend it when there are so many great options in Asheville.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My husband and I love Asheville, NC. We try to find a new restaurant to visit on each trip. We hit the jackpot with Table. We made a reservation (I would recommend doing so or your wait could be long). When we arrived we were greeted by a gentleman who appeared to be the manager or owner. Although our table wasn't quite ready, he invited us to go upstairs to their bar (Imperial Bar) and he would come and get us as soon as they were ready.

The bar upstairs was nice, there were handcrafted cocktails and knowledgeable bartenders. We had one drink there and just as promised the gentleman came and got us and we headed to our table.

Our waiter, Charles, was great. He was very personable and we shared some laughs with him. He knew exactly how to float in and out of the conversation when appropriate. He asked if we had food allergies, made wine suggestions, described cooking methods and tastes for menu items and really just gave us great, memorable service.

The food- we had the roasted bone marrow appetizer, this is HEAVEN. It was served with toasted bread, slightly sauteed red onion and dill- DELICIOUS.

For dinner we ordered the Ribeye to share, this comes with all three of their sides- sauteed kale, roasted squash and fried Yukon golds. It also came with housemade steak sauce and chimichurri. This was one of the most memorable plates of food I have had in quite a while. It is A LOT of food- two people won't be able to finish but it is so worth it!

I would recommend Table to anyone visiting Asheville that is looking for a memorable dining experience!

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We were seated in the upstairs room and it was roasting! All of us at the tables were fanning ourselves and pouring sweat. The food was quite expensive for what it was. It was fine, but nothing that was overly impressive.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food at Table was pretty good (oddly, I had the best pickle of my life, so that's exciting). However, the service was pretty awful. Our server acted like we were a nuisance and was generally unpleasant. But the kicker was this (and apologies in advance because it's kind of complex): OK, so I ordered a class of Cab Franc and was brought a glass of wine. I drank it, but didn't particularly enjoy it. So for my second glass, I asked for the Cab Merlot instead (which was also a little more expensive). He then informed me that I had already been drinking the Cab Merlot. So I reminded him that I asked for the Cab Franc and thus was brought the wrong glass. He did realize his mistake and so, this time, brought me the Cab Franc that I had originally asked for. So, at this point, I was brought the wrong wine (which was more expensive) and then the right one. Any other restaurant would have apologized and comp'd the original glass. But this server charged me for both -- at the higher rate! I didn't even order the higher-priced glass. Completely ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Very nice experience. Quickly seated. The trout was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Food was unique, fresh, and deliciously prepared! Wait staff was friendly and attentive. All in all ...an unforgettable dining experience! Would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

My party of four enjoyed great food and service, but the place was too loud for us to enjoy each others' company.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

We were in town for a visit and always enjoy trying new restaurants in Asheville. It was a pricey place to bring our 3 kids to, but it was a family place and we wanted good food! My meal was absolutely perfectly cooked (the baked chicken with beans and mushrooms). The staff was very attentive from start to finish. I also love open kitchens in restaurants, so I can know how clean it is. The two chefs greeted us from the open kitchen as we entered, which immediately set the tone for an intimate dining experience. Would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This is Asheville's best restaurant! Yes, it is a bit pricey, but it is totally worth it. Great wine-by-the-glass selection, attentive service. Extraordinary dishes! Check out their menu online. You'll be surprised.

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