Table Asheville

4.5
2022 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!
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 2022 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family birthday celebration dinner. Upstairs bar was a nice start. Six different patrons all enjoyed their meals

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Overall, very good. My (our) only criticism is that the food was served on cold plates and the food itself was not hot.

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TF
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

So the 3 stars is totally due to noise level, the food was amazing. Everything all of us in the group had was very good. The biggest problem we had is it was crazy LOUD in there, and we were a group of mid 30s guys. Not sure if this is specific to the night we where in or if its always this way. We saw two tables get up and leave due to the noise level and we thought about it. I would be willing to give the place another shot because the food was so good but I hope they invest in some noise cancelation or something.

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F
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table always exceeds expectations. Even on a very busy night it is amazing!

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was not prepared well . Waitresses were short .

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F
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Most creative menu in town. Changes daily and always fantastic! Excellent food and wine list.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Table! Always great food and service!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I'm not one to typically leave a bad review, but had a really poor experience. Not sure if we came on a bad night (Wednesday for dinner), but it was probably the most disappointing meal I've ever paid for. It took about 45 minutes for us to get our food and our waiter only stopped by once during that time. When we did get the food, it was very poorly seasoned. All I could taste in my pasta was capers, which I like, but there were so many that I couldn't taste the rest of the shrimp and pasta. It all tasted like capers. My wife's chicken is what took so long. It was fine, but was seasoned with something that tasted like fennel, which again overpowered the rest of the dish. Service was poor and seemed like they're trying to do way too much. Sometimes less is more...

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in town visiting and saw this restaurant online. Great choice! The food was excellent. Definitely the best meal and highlight of the trip.

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SF
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an awesome experience! Sunday Brunch a must try!

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AH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! It has a fun atmosphere too!

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we were treated to both a complimentary glass of champagne and a desert. Kelly (who i believe is the manager ) was so sweet. Our server was great. We will not hesitate to go back to Table

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L
Western NC
32 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Find a table at Table

Outstanding dinning experience in spite of the loud noice level. Every bite was delicious and the service was incredible, We are looking forward to dinning there again soon.

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HH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was our restaurant of choice for our Wedding night. We had visited the upstairs bar, The Imperial Life, several times on previous trips, but have always wanted to dine at Table.
So weeks before our elopement in Asheville, I made a reservation for us.
This was the BEST decision I made, besides marrying my husband! haha

From the moment that we arrived, we were greeted immediately and congratulated!
Our table was perfect and very intimate and romantic. Our waitress was OUTSTANDING and made the entire experience so enjoyable.
The food was AMAZING!! I still talk about our dinner that we had that night all the time!
We will definitely be frequent diners from now on when we are in Asheville!

CHEERS TO EVERYONE AT TABLE!

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Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table never disappoints,! I have dined here many times over the years for lunch, brunch and dinner. It is by far one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Always fresh, imaginative and delicious. Something not to be missed!

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r
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I wanted to like Table but the food was just so-so. Maybe it was a second-tier kitchen staff since it was the last night of a holiday long weekend. My cocktail was fabulous. My appetizer - the roasted bone marrow - was good, but seemed to be only a little roasted. They had warned me it would take 15 min to prepare but it was out in 5 and seemed a bit on the soupy side, though the tomato jam accompaniment was spectacular. I had a very dull knife for the appetizer though, and it made it difficult to cut through the toasted bread sitting under the bone in which the marrow was served. My main course was possibly a bit undercooked. It was pork shoulder wrapped in a thin layer of fat that was supposed to be cooked to a crisp. Instead the outside was a bit soft and slimy - i cut through and ate the shoulder, which had a delicious flavor but about 2 bites were curiously cold. I'm pretty sure it was fully cooked, because the meat was shredded and delicious. But, those cold bites put me off a bit. I ended with a deconstructed peach pie dessert that was really good. Though the food had some misses, the service was wonderful.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of friends and I had dinner for our friend’s bachelorette weekend. The service was great, really yummy food and it was just a special time to be together. Thank you, Table, for a great evening and experience!

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The server and the manager were wonderful. Most of the food was fabulous and very interesting—love that it is adventurous.

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JC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server, very knowledgeable with accurate recommdations. Creative and flavorful food at every course. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Waitress was very good
A little loud, but after noisy couple left and music turned down -great
Nice selection of unique wines
Construction makes it a challenge if you want to drop off at door on busy Sunday AM, but parking just a right hand turn to the deck
A great choice for us!

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BJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it in every way! One of the highlights of this Asheville trip!

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JV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very pricey and also very loud acoustics in the dining area.

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EC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful! Great food and service. Good atmosphere!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

My husband and I were on a date. So the expectations were high. The duck raviolis were too salty, the filling was lacking some texture and the dough was thick. The tartare was again too salty but very creative. Great plate presentation. Then a big loud group arrived. The maître D offered to move our table and offered us a nice Porto. The staff is very nice. I would give them a chance. The place has great potential.

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WB
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu and a unique and adventurous wine program.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No place better for this local’s palate! Consistently knocking local sourced flavours out of the park! When you want to be excited and pampered and just happy with your choice of how to spend an evening...start upstairs with signature spirits and end up sitting watching Asheville’s most talented cooks perform!

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DH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We were sat upstairs in the Imperial Lounge space and this ruined what would have been an excellent dining experience. It was noisy and filled with obnoxious tourists. Imperial Life used to be great for locals but is now insufferable. Go but do not accept a table upstairs.

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LF
Western NC
34 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Delicious, creative food and very professional service are reasons I will return to Table. The menu descriptions didn't sound nearly as exciting and delicious as the food tasted. I wish the restaurant would add some sound-dampening measures so guests could have quiet conversations.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really delicious food. The upstairs turns into a dance scene which was really fun, I just wish it had been cooler!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a fresh menu every day, and every dish was outstanding. Friendly, fun staff.

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative cuisine. Sat at the bar and enjoyed every bite!

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AF
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. One of us had the hamburger, which was phenomenal. Another had the fried chicken, also delish!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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CB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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MB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

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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