36 Asheville / Western North Carolina Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:The Blackbird, Red Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Casa Rustica Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Asheville, Boone

The Blackbird

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,405 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
35th anniversary. Excellent service and outstanding food.
84% recommended
Healthy in Asheville / Western North Carolina
121 people mentioned the Coconut Cake
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Red Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

$$$$·American·
Asheville
3,700 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Perfection!!!
86% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Asheville / Western North Carolina
52 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Casa Rustica Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Boone
1,363 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
This was our first time here and it did not disappoint. From the shareable appetizer to the starter, dinner, and fabulous dessert, everything was so delicious. We will definitely bRead more
92% recommended
Special Occasion in Asheville / Western North Carolina
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,646 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had not been to the Bistro in about 6 years. The service was great, food outstanding. The atmosphere was not as intimate/cozy as I remember. The pricing was very reasonable foRead more
90% recommended
Romantic in Asheville / Western North Carolina
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Glass Onion - Weaverville, NC

$$$$·Italian·
Asheville
1,119 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
We dined here Thanksgiving 2019 as well and enjoyed a fabulous meal here yesterday. We strayed from the usual and ordered two other specials, Seared Scallops with Parsnip - Carrot Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
16 people mentioned the Coconut Cake

Cucina 24

$$$$·Italian·
Asheville
2,763 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Overall great experience!
91% recommended
Best Food in Asheville / Western North Carolina
22 people mentioned the Bread Sticks
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Vivian

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
835 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
We had a great time! Food was excellent. Didn’t feel rushed.
93% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
7 people mentioned the Winter Salad

Modesto Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Asheville
1,133 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Great for outdoor dining. Food is always consistent and very tasty. Sauces are excellent. Server was attentive any accommodating. Menu has an excellent variety of choices. PortionsRead more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Asheville / Western North Carolina
19 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,514 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Cedric's Tavern for lunch. The Biltmore Inn Dining Room for dinner. The piano Bar/Lounge in the Biltmore Inn is a lovely place for sipping wine by the fire and enjoying the beautRead more
92% recommended
30 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Postero

$$$$·American·
Hendersonville
1,868 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Salads, halibut, and desserts were delicious. A thoughtful, non pedestrian wine list. Service was on point. Will definitely return when visiting the area again.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
25 people mentioned the Short Rib

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Asheville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Asheville
2,297 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
We loved Elijah's humor and opinions of the menu! He was exceptional.
87% recommended
Notable Wine List in Asheville / Western North Carolina
15 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Casserole
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Renzo's Ristorante

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Hendersonville
620 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
We loved Renzo's and will definitely make a reservation when we're back next spring! Everything was so delicious and homemade as you would expect. The wine selection was great foRead more
7 people mentioned the Fettuccine
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Chiesa

$$$$·Italian·
Asheville
1,932 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
A night out with friends: good wine, nice salads and great lobster ravioli special with fresh vegetables. We also appreciated the easy parking in Montfort. Don't hesitate.
93% recommended
31 people mentioned the Chicken Marsala
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Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar

$$$$·American·
Blowing Rock
3,605 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
We always enjoy dining here when we visit Blowing Rock! Food is always good and service,too.
97% recommended
55 people mentioned the Calamari
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Table Asheville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,376 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Where to start! The cocktails, the food, the restaurant, the staff? All were absolutely amazing. At our table we had: old fashions, French 76es, Hummus & bread, Ribeye burgRead more
93% recommended
13 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Cherokee
2,303 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
My husband’s birthday and Thanksgiving.
90% recommended
Romantic in Asheville / Western North Carolina
17 people mentioned the Baked Potato
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The Admiral

$$$$·American·
Asheville
3,655 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Sooo good! Came from NY and loved it.
86% recommended
73 people mentioned the Arugula Salad
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Bone & Broth

$$$$·Contemporary American·
North Carolina
466 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and service excellent. Highly recommend.
88% recommended
12 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Asheville
1,182 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Jordan was fantastic!
94% recommended
Good for Groups in Asheville / Western North Carolina
25 people mentioned the Churrasco

Frogs Leap Public House

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Waynesville
1,243 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
It was my Birthday Weekend which we spent at The Biltmore in Asheville and so we saw the reviews for The Glass Onion on Open Table and decided to give it a try. The food and atmospRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
14 people mentioned the Hush Puppies

Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Asheville
1,729 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This place was amazing! The food was outstanding, the service was phenomenal and the view was breathtaking!
90% recommended
Best Ambiance in Asheville / Western North Carolina
31 people mentioned the Gingerbread
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Village Social-Biltmore Estate

$$$$·Seafood·
Asheville
1,201 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Thanksgiving was amazing!
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina
33 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Newman's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Hendersonville
249 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
A stellar experience throughout. Due to the pandemic, we’re laying low and very rarely eating out. The COVID protocols were excellent and we felt very confident and SAFE throughouRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
3 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin

Golden Fleece

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Asheville
821 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
WOW! How have we lived in Asheville and not experienced Golden Fleece until now? Go for the pimento cheese, sweet potato bourbon mash, steak, and the chocolate mousse! We went Read more
88% recommended
16 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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The Bull and Beggar

$$$$·European·
Asheville
1,436 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Excellent experience ! Restaurant was packed but service was perfect. Our server opened a special bottle that I had brought for our anniversary. I had the lamb loin medallions. My Read more
90% recommended
31 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Twigs Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·American·
Blowing Rock
733 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
We loved Twigs. Hung around after a fantastic dinner for great live music. Strongly recommend it if your in Blowing Rock.
95% recommended
16 people mentioned the Mountain Trout
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Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate

$$$$·American·
Asheville
2,511 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Great food and service! Chris our waiter was fantastic!!
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina
114 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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The Log Cabin

$$$$·American·
Highlands / Sapphire
633 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
The ambiance was wonderful and we loved dining here for our first night in the mountains! The short rib ragout with gnocchi was incredible! We hope to be back soon!
90% recommended
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

$$$$·American·
Asheville
246 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Happy Hour
  • Cozy
Great Place, food solid - Tracy the waitress/bartender was outstanding. We were lucky to sit outside, but inside is more of a hotel bar area. Get the Sazerac - excellent drink. Read more
7 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Polanco

$$$$·Mexican·
Asheville
6 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent service and tasty food.
4 people mentioned the Fajita
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On The Verandah

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Highlands / Sapphire
1,080 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Great ambiance and wonderful food. The service was outstanding. I would recommend On The Verandah to everyone I know
94% recommended
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Isa's Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Asheville
869 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Loved everything at the Thanksgiving fixed menu. Every course was flavorful and my steak was cooked to perfection. Staff and management were also great with dealing with a little sRead more
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Asheville / Western North Carolina
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Root and Barrel Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Franklin
247 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
The food was great!
Fit for Foodies in Asheville / Western North Carolina
6 people mentioned the Chess Pie

Sorrento's Italian Bistro and Chef's Table

$$$$·Italian·
Banner Elk
211 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Amazing food and nice waiters WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Delicious!!!!!!!
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in Asheville / Western North Carolina
2 people mentioned the Chicken Francese
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The Wine & Oyster

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Asheville
19 reviews
  • Casual
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food, atmosphere and staff! Jazz music tonight was fabulous! A must visit in Asheville!
100% recommended
2 people mentioned the Oyster Bar
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The Mez at S&W - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Asheville
61 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
We had a fabulous authentic Greek Tapas dinner with three generations. The service was perfect and we really hope they continue Dinner dining. Handcrafted desserts not to be misseRead more
94% recommended
3 people mentioned the Baklava
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