My husband and I were going to be in Asheville for Christmas so we made our 5:00 dinner reservations through OpenTable the week before. When we got there at 5:00, we were told they didn't have any reservations available until 7:00. I told them I had reservations and they were made through OT. The host said "Oh, well we can't get into our OpenTable reservation site." But, they did go ahead and seat us, even though we felt a little like they didn't believe us. I had called several days before to find out what would be on the menu and was told they would be serving from the regular menu. After looking at it online, we decided we would go ahead make our reservations. When we were seated, the waitress said "Go ahead to the buffet when you are ready." Buffet? We weren't told of a buffet but we thought "a Christmas buffet might be nice so we proceeded up there. Much to our great shock and disappointment, there was a bowl of mixed greens and salad toppings, a pan of mixed vegetables, a pan of mashed potatoes and our choice of salmon and roast beef that looked like it was leftover from the day before and was sliced about 1 mm thick. It was dry and tough. There was a selection of 3 different pies for dessert. Then, to top it off, it was $28 apiece! We were both extremely disappointed in our Christmas "dinner" We would have made reservations elsewhere if we had known this was what we were going to be served. We could have even gone to Bob Evans for a turkey and dressing dinner which would have been a lot tastier and a lot cheaper. Needless to say, we will not be going back to The Writer's Bistro nor will we be recommending it to anyone else.