Asheville Restaurants

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    Vue 1913 at the Omni Grove Park Inn: Vue 1913 - Glorious and Scenic

    by charlenemixa Written Nov 24, 2014

    For an evening dinner while staying at the Omni Grove Park Inn, we select the Vue 1913, an American Brasserie. A comfortable setting with stylish art déco decor, our table is a few steps above the main floor with expansive views of the mountains and a glorious sunset. The Vue 1913 is excellent! Blending American and French cooking, the Vue 1913 chef showcases the best local rustic ingredients each season. An abundant French cellar offers a marvelous selection of wines. Our entrees of the Lobster Pasta and Roasted Duck Breast are succulent and luscious.

    Favorite Dish: the lobster pasta!

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    Woolworth Soda Fountain: Step Back in Time

    by charlenemixa Written Nov 10, 2014

    Step back in time and mosey in for an old fashioned lunch at the Woolworth lunch counter. Ordering a sandwich for lunch and sitting at the soda fountain was fun. We both recalled earlier times growing up when we would go to the Soda Fountain. Good food and good price, too. After lunch stroll through the magnificent art and craft displays by vendors in the former Woolworth Five-and-Dime.

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    The Grovewood Cafe: Unique & Delightful Cafe

    by charlenemixa Written Nov 10, 2014

    A unique eatery away from downtown Asheville is the Grovewood Café adjacent to the Grove Park Inn. Nestled within an enclave of shops & museums it offers the finest in regional and continental cuisine. Offering unique Southern cuisine. Give it a try and then tour the unique shops and museum at Grovewood. We each had a daily special which was delicious. They also have outdoor seating with some good views.

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    The Market Place: The Market Place -Fantastic Farm-to-table Dining

    by charlenemixa Updated Oct 31, 2014

    Conveniently located on historic Wall Street in downtown Asheville, we are delighted to dine at this bustling upscale restaurant on a Saturday evening. Chef and Owner William Dissen presents a menu specializing in American farm-to-table cuisine with a menu that reflects what is fresh from the local farmers. With an inviting modern contemporary décor the Market Place creates a special dining experience. Our mistake today is going to The Market Place after a beer tour. Needless to say, we opted for the Small Plate Menu that is perfect for sharing. The professionalism of the staff from the host to waitress is superb. Selecting three small plates to share, our first course is the scrumptious Smoked Potato Gnocchi with Romesco sauce, arugula and orange, buttermilk dressing, and country ham cracklings. The Mac & Cheese with peas a crunchy prosciutto in a cheddar mornay with an herb crust satisfies our desire for a Southern comfort food with a twist. Our trio of small plates is a finale of succulent Seared Sea Scallops with a ginger nage with a fava bean and boiled peanut succotash with a touch of spice. A sweet finale is the decadent dulce de leche brownie topped with a slightly toasted homemade marshmallow accompanied by creamy gingersnap ice cream. Absolutely tantalizing! It is easy to highly recommend this wonderful restaurant for visitors to the Asheville area. Chef William even came by to chat with us. As Executive Chef & Owner, William has been named as one of America’s “Most Sustainable Chefs” where he strives to create “innovative farm-to-table cuisine” utilizing ingredients and artisan products from within 100 miles of the restaurant.The restaurant is most impressive and Chef is active in the local community as well as nationally.

    The Smoked Gnocchi small plate Succulent Seared Scallop - small plate split dulce de leche brownie Local Farmers of the farm-to-table daily menu
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    Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria: Fantastic Pizza

    by charlenemixa Updated Sep 22, 2014

    We actually happened on to Barley's after attending a show at the Diana Wortham Theatre. A noisy busy tavern with terrific pizza. We each had a slice with our choice of toppings. The slices are HUGE and only $2.00 plus 70 cents per topping. They have a wide selection of draft beers. I had wine and they had a good choice of wines. We enjoyed the energy of this tavern and glad to find a place to get a drink late in the evening.

    We returned to Asheville for the Month of September 2014 and stopped in at Barley's again. They are still boasting great pizza and fantastic drafts of local microbrews and more. A great place to stop for a pint and a bite.

    Favorite Dish: The Pizza

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    Lexington Avenue Brewery,: Another Asheville Great Brewery

    by charlenemixa Written Sep 7, 2014

    On an afternoon walk through Asheville, we decided to visit the Lexington Avenue Brewery, also known as LAB for a pint. The brewery is at the corner of Walnut Street and Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. It has a large bar and also has a porch like open area as well as inside seating. My husband and I both opted for the “Cell Out” a cherry porter on nitro. Wow, it was so smooth! We sat in the porch area and started chatting with a couple at the next table so it was a nice afternoon for meeting new people and enjoying a fantastic brew. LAB is close to some of the community theaters so would be a great place for drinks after a show. They also have a good bar menu, that we may try next visit.

    Favorite Dish: We only tried the beer -delicious!

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    The Corner Kitchen: Good Food, Comfy-Cozy Setting

    by charlenemixa Written Sep 3, 2014

    we dined at the Country Kitchen on a Sunday afternoon and even at 2:30 there was a short wait. Definitely a house that has been converted to a restaurant with each room having its own charm. I had their hamburger which was delicious. Actually done medium well. Their red cabbage slaw was tangy. My husband with their brisket sandwich. He LOVED it! In fact he commented it was one of the best sandwiches with lots of different flavors. He sounded like he was on a food show describing the flavors of the sandwich and the cream feta potato salad. A great place to stop in while shopping in Biltmore Village.

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    Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB): Great Beer & Pub!

    by charlenemixa Written Sep 3, 2014

    On an afternoon walk through Asheville, we decided to visit the Lexington Avenue Brewery, also known as LAB for a pint. The brewery is at the corner of Walnut Street and Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. It has a large bar and also has a porch like open area as well as inside seating. My husband and I both opted for the “Cell Out” a cherry porter on nitro. Wow, it was so smooth! We sat in the porch area and started chatting with a couple at the next table so it was a nice afternoon for meeting new people and enjoying a fantastic brew. LAB is close to some of the community theaters so would be a great place for drinks after a show. They also have a good bar menu, that we may try next visit.

    Favorite Dish: We loved the "Cell out" Porter!

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    Stone Ridge Tavern: Great Food & Great Service!

    by charlenemixa Written May 18, 2014

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    We happened onto to the restaurant after accidentally shopping at the Biltmore Square Mall across the street- one of 12 clearance stores in the US. Fantastic deals on this holiday weekend. The Tavern was perfect for our after shopping dinner. A very varied menu and good selection of wine and beer. The trout is excellent as are the fried oysters. Good size portions. Plus the service is quick. A very comfy and enjoyable tavern

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    The Sunset Terrace at The Grove Park Inn: A Scrumptious & Romantic Dining Experience

    by charlenemixa Written May 18, 2014

    Under slightly rainy skies we settled into our table for our dinner at the Sunset Terrace. Despite the rainy evening, the scenes were still magnificent (and yes we were dry). The service was excellent as Anna our waitress and Vincent, the manager, assured our service was perfect. Starting with the luscious oysters on the half shell, we then shared the roasted beet salad which was delicious. Our entrees of the Sorrel Creek Trout with fingerling potatoes and Butter Roasted Sea Scallops were large servings, beautifully prepared and delicious. Finishing our fantastic dinner we shared the WARM APPLE COBBLER with oatmeal streusel and vanilla bean ice cream. It was a fabulous dining experience at this historical resort.

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    The Wicked Weed: A "Must Do" for great beer and great food!

    by charlenemixa Written May 17, 2014

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    We popped in for an afternoon beer at this fresh and welcoming bar, restaurant and brewery. Sitting outside under big umbrellas was perfect on this sunny afternoon. The beers were delicious, especially the cool cucumber. Oops not sure of exact name but it is the cucumber beer. Refreshing setting and the menu looks tasty. We will be back for lunch or dinner and to check out the brewery.

    We returned to the Wicked Weed on our Asheville Brewery Tours for a fun and tasty tour of the Brewery, which is amazing. Later we had a late lunch and dinner inside at the community table. Food was excellent. Note, you have choices for dining - outside, in the bar/tavern area or the restaurant area. We liked the outside seating for crowd watching and the inside pub/bar area community tables encourage getting to know others. Great Beer! Great Food!

    Favorite Dish: Only ate there once, so no favorite dish currently.

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    Cucina 24: Fantastic Hidden Gem!

    by charlenemixa Written May 17, 2014

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    This enchanting "Farm to Table" restaurant in Asheville is excellent. It was one of the restaurants on our "Eating Asheville Tour" and we were so impressed, we went for dinner during our visit. It was a fantastic find! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and is not a real large restaurant, so be sure to make reservations. We were there on a Tuesday evening and it got very busy. Our waiter was terrific and definitely knew the menu, wines, and beers. The menu changes daily based on what is in season. The chef and his team do a terrific job of adjusting and incorporating the locally grown veggies, etc. into their dishes. The restaurant is on Wall Street which is down the stairs and behind a parking lot at the corner Battery and Otis Streets (by the Grove Arcade), making parking simple. A true "Hidden Gem" in Asheville.

    Favorite Dish: Scallops! But it is all delicious!

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    Outback Steakhouse: Really Good Sunday Lunch

    by charlenemixa Written May 11, 2014

    On a rainy Sunday, we stopped at Outback in Asheville. What a good choice for us. My husband's burger was delicious! Every bite he took he commented on how good it was. I had the appetizer sampler of ahi tuna, coconut shrimp, and crab/avocado stack. Perfect for me filling but not heavy. The service was great

    Favorite Dish: Burger and appetizer sampler!

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    Sunset Terrace at the Grove Park Inn: Scrumptious Dining! Fabulous Views!

    by charlenemixa Written May 11, 2014

    Under slightly rainy skies we settled into our table for our dinner at the Sunset Terrace. Despite the rainy evening, the scenes were still magnificent (and yes we were dry). The service was excellent as Anna our waitress and Vincent, the manager, assured our service was perfect. Starting with the luscious oysters on the half shell, we then shared the roasted beet salad which was delicious. Our entrees of the Sorrel Creek Trout with fingerling potatoes and Butter Roasted Sea Scallops were large servings, beautifully prepared and delicious. Finishing our fantastic dinner we shared the WARM APPLE COBBLER with oatmeal streusel and vanilla bean ice cream. It was a fabulous dining experience at this historical resort.

    Favorite Dish: It was our first dining experience but we loved the Sorrel Creek Trout and the Butter Roasted Sea Scallops. The chef does an wonderful job and the ambience of dining on the terrace is enchanting.

    Scenic mountain views from Sunset Terrace
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    Limones: Delightful Dining

    by charlenemixa Written May 11, 2014

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    This small restaurant has a warm setting for a special dinner. We took a friend for a special get together. Our meals of the potato crusted Sea Bass was the best. Definitely a melt in your mouth dish. My husband loved the slow braised short ribs. We especially liked the small restaurant and upscale setting. Be sure to mark reservations. Don't expect to walk in and get a table during season. Grat food and great service!

    Favorite Dish: The Sea Bass and Short Ribs

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