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About Permanently Closed - The Junction
This restaurant is permanently closed. The Junction is the first full service restaurant in Asheville's River Arts District. We feature Southern-inspired farm to table fare and seasonal craft cocktails with fresh ingredients. We brine our fried chicken, smoke our pears, handcraft our soups and visit tailgate markets weekly. We make our own bacon and ketchup, squeeze cases of citrus each week for cocktails and work with other local, small businesses whenever possible. We invite you to join us after work for a casual beer and a burger at the bar, or to bring your beloved or whole family for a unique dining experience. Our menu features a combination of soups, salads and sharing plates as well as hearty entree options so that every dining experience is unique. Please visit our website to preview menus, as they change weekly.
Asheville, NC 28801
Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - close.
Weekend Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free on street parking available along Depot Street and additional free parking at the dirt/gravel lot across from the restaurant and the Pink Dog Creative building.
David Van Tassel
Private Party Facilities:
The Junction's dining room (which seats 35-40) and bar, which seats up to 15; provide an intimate and unique setting for your private event. Whether its a baby shower, corporate luncheon, rehearsal dinner or family reunion, we would be happy to work with you to create a menu that suits your needs and meets your budget. We also do cocktail parties!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We gladly host private parties, rehearsal dinners, corporate luncheons, weddings, etc. Please reach out to Charles regarding your special event!
The Junction - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
My reservation was accepted, and a reminder received by me, but then an hour before the time of my reservation, I was informed the restaurant had closed. This was a Friday evening, and one of the busiest times of year in this city. Horrible way to go out!!!! No respect for owners of this establishment.
The Junction outperformed again at our latest visit. Solid cocktails, a variety of interesting and locally sourced entree options (the pan roasted fish was the biggest hit on this visit), really good appetizers (we had the cornbread and the poached pears this time). A little quieter and easier to access for parking than downtown restaurants if you aren't already walking around downtown). Have never been disappointed here, highly recommended.
We live in Asheville and have dined at many of the restaurants that get all of the press. The Junction is most definitely an unsung hero that deserves more attention. I was told by a foodie friend that they had the best meat and cheese plate in town, and it did not disappoint. What made it all the more special was Chef David's attention to detail and personal service. We wowed out-of-town friends with a meal one called the best he ever had anywhere. We'll definitely return for cocktails and small plates on a regular date night or with friends, and a larger full-out meal for a special occasion.
The Junction never disappoints, but this meal was memorable. Our cocktails were spot on, just the way we like an old fashioned. Then we moved on to fried chicken livers on apple chutney (divine and perfectly cooked, which isn't easy) and pierogis with a delicious sour cream sauce. Then came red grouper, cooked just right, and tempeh-stuffed squash, both wonderful, as were the sides of braised cabbage and warm kale salad. The Junction truly lived up to its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Asheville -- where the competition is, to put it mildly, fierce.
We have been here several times and always have a wonderful experience. The food is creative, perfectly prepared, seasonal, fresh and you can't find a more friendly restaurant in Asheville from when you walk in until you leave. The lamb crepinette is fantastic , fish special which was grouper , was moist and expertly done. Save room for dessert! We did the sampler, all were good but the Pumpkin Roll was intensely flavored and imaginative, it was the best dessert I have had in years
In season the grilled peaches are to die for and a must order
Overall we had a nice meal here but there were some highs and lows. The fois gras corn dogs were great, the seafood bowl was fresh and tasty but the broth was not hot. The ny strip was unevenly cooked and a bit salty. The lamb crepinette was delicious and decadent. The ribs were also not served hot enough so seemed a bit lackluster but the corn pudding and corn nut garnish were really good . We were there later in the evening so maybe that is why some of the food was closer to room temp? Overall a cool spot that we would try again.
We had excellent dinner , we shared 4 appetizers and all were excellent, heirloom tomatoes melted in your mouth without empowerignd dressing, excellent casserole of sea food with unique taste and flavors, the bird with some millet was excellent. The raw tuna was same way with wonderful and unique flavors.
This is one of the best place in Asheville my husband and I recommend. Atmosphere is friendly, somewhat causal. Service was perfect and very friendly. It is nice to go in a restaurant where the flavors are the key of the meal and the chef try to innovate versus all other types of restaurants with similar dishes and flavors. I do not write to many feedback to restaurant , but this one rally derserved it!
Another wonderful meal. We enjoyed a nice Pinot Noir with grilled peaches sitting on a bed of pistachios and shaved prosciutto. Delicious smoky flavor. One guest had the seafood bowl which is a beautiful presentation of mixed shellfish in a creamy broth with plenty of grilled bread for dipping. Also delicious. I tried the Greasy Beans with mushrooms and golden tomatoes, fantastic sophisticated spin on a comfort food. My friend had the Squash filled with a Sauced Hempeh with goat butter and Waldorf Broccoli. What a wonderful blend of flavors. The Watermelon salad, we all shared and loved. A great dining experience. We'll definitely return soon.
This past Sunday was gorgeous - just that hint of the Fall that is coming - so we sat outside. Started with the RAD mimosas and a new sweet treat Donut and Hole - yummy! A perfect cooked cake donut with a coffee and cinnamon glaze served with raspberry jam, fresh raspberries and something crunchy like a cereal. Had the Veggie Hash - it's so good! The veggies are different depending on what is in season. My partner had the Chicken and Biscuit , like no other you've every had - shredded chicken on the biscuit topped with a tomato-okra sauce.
We told Charles we have never had a bad dish at The Junction and we love that everything has a slight twist.
First time. Food and service were amazing! Started with the Grilled Peaches and the Shellfish Bowl. Both were absolutely incredible. Had White Bass and Cured/Pressed Watermelon afterwards, and they were good. The smoked blueberry chili sorbet was absolutely ridiculous. I didn't know if I loved it or hated it on my first taste, but I realized it was so unique and craveable, I did love it. Finally, we had the sampler for dessert which is definitely the way to go. All 3 desserts were fantastic, though the doughnut with the seasonal jam was my personal favorite. Beer was cold and delicious and my wife had the Livin Easy cocktail which she said was delicious. We can't wait to come back and bring friends!
It was an impromptu trip to Asheville to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. I found this restaurant on Opentable and selected based on reviews. I was intrigued by its location in the River Arts District. I was really happy with my choice. I liked how they adapted an older property for a hip place. The food was excellent, a little eclectic but within an acceptable range for someone who has a more traditional taste. Tomato Season Salad was very fresh and tasty. I had California white bass that came with an interesting mix of vegetables/salad greens and my boyfriend settled for New York strip with a German potato salad. We both loved what we got. The waiter was efficient and attentive. I suspect the place can be noisy but we did not have issues that night. Overall, I would definitely come back or recommend.
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