Places to Eat
Asheville restaurants offer great places to eat. You will find they run the gamut from Mediterranean to vegetarian, four-star cuisine to down-home cooking. The city’s vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern cooking and roots.
Expect the extraordinary in Asheville, whether it’s organic, hormone-free beef, mountain trout caviar or sweet potato salad. Asheville’s chefs use flair and creativity to produce delicious dishes.
There are several local farm to table restaurants, and Asheville is a great spot to relax at one of the many sidewalk cafes. Many restaurants also feature live music from jazz to bluegrass.
12 BONES SMOKEHOUSE
Serving baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and more. Everything is smoked in house and all sides and desserts are made from scratch.
5 WALNUT WINE BAR
Keep It Fun, Keep It Friendly at downtown Asheville’s neighborhood wine bar. Enjoy oureclecticselection of quality wines many in the $5-to-$15-a-glass range, favorite local beers on tap and local bites.
ASHEVILLE BREWERY TOURS
Phone: 828 233 5006
Let the locals drive you! We’ll get you behind-the-scenes access to many local breweries, including meeting with the brew-masters and understanding the brewing process.
ASHEVILLE PIZZA AND BREWING COMPANY – DOWNTOWN
Phone: 828 255 4077
Downtown’s largest patio and best pizza combined with our award-winning craft brews. Tour the brewery or sit on our covered patio and have a drink.
BARLEY’S TAPROOM & PIZZERIA
Housed in a renovated 1920s appliance store located in the heart of downtown Asheville, Barley’s serves fresh sourdough pizza, lasagna and sandwiches. Live bluegrass, jazz, and American music nights per week. No cover.
BISTRO AT BILTMORE ESTATE
Offering an open kitchen and the showcase for our “field to table” concept featuring cuisine inspired by the estate’s fields, vineyards, and farm.
Bonefish Grill specializes in grilled fish (11 varieties), steaks and pastas served in a polished casual atmosphere. Enjoy a diverse eclectic menu with rotating daily featured dinner specials and wine, choice cut meats, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Private banquet room available. Outdoor dining in season.
There’s a little slice of France… in downtown Asheville. Your visit to Bouchon will acquaint you with “French Comfort Food”- honest ingredients, in season, simply prepared and unpretentiously presented in a convivial atmosphere.
DOC CHEY’S NOODLE SOUP
Phone: 828 252 8220
Doc Chey’s Noodle House serves freshly prepared, tasty Pan Asian dishes in a fast casual neighborhood restaurant.
CARMEL’S RESTAURANT AND BAR
Exceptional contemporary cuisine including nightly imaginative specials using the freshest ingredients. Come sit outside the Historic Grove Arcade and dine on exceptional food while watching Asheville go by!
CHAI PANI – INDIAN STREET FOOD
Recommended by The New York Times & GQ Magazine,ChaiPani brings innovative, fun, delicious, affordable, mind-blasting Indian cuisine to downtown Asheville.ChaiPanifeaturesChaat (Indian Street Food),Thalis (homestyle cooked meals),Uttapams.
Latin cuisine is the basis of the menu at Chorizo, with dishes from Central and South America and the Mediterranean.
Tucked into a quiet corner of historic Biltmore Village is one of Asheville’s most surprising restaurants. Serving the finest casual cuisine in a unique setting. Dine on a sunny porch or in one of the cozy fireplace rooms.
Curate (coo rah tay)
CURATE BAR DE TAPAS
If you have ever visited Spain, Curate’s menu will transport you back to the country of flamenco, olives, almonds, and sherry. If you’ve never been to Spain, Cúrate will introduce you to the country’s lively tapas bar tradition of small plate dining on foods flavored with a touch of sherry, or perhaps a smoky paprika, and always the choicest olive oil.
EARLY GIRL EATERY
Early Girl serves made-from-scratch regional fare. Breakfast entrees are available all day and the dinner menu is served from lunch time on. Early Girl has received praise from national publications ranging from Southern Living to the New York Times.
GREEN MAN BREWERY
Brewing great beer since 1997, Green Man Brewery was founded in downtown Asheville. The brewery provides a unique location and is a popular local hang out. The brewery and tasting room is open seven days a week at 4 o’clock.
GREEN SAGE COFFEEHOUSE & CAFE
Downtown Asheville’s greenest restaurant, featuring fair trade organic coffee and tea. Our breakfast menu includes pastries, biscuits, sausage, eggs and omelets, plus vegan and gluten-free options. Lunch and dinner items include local/grass-fed beef.
Serving Cuban and Latin cuisine in a festive atmosphere reminiscent of the tropics, features items such as Cuban sandwiches and empanadas.
Phone: (828) 575-9636
Isa’s Bistro is located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue. Our 90 seat dining room is complimented by a wine cellar event space that can accommodate from 12 to 80 guests. Isa’s also boasts a lively sidewalk patio.
INDIA GARDEN AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE
Authentic Indian cuisine. Friendly, smoke-free atmosphere. Lunch buffet seven days a week.
JERUSALEM GARDEN CAFE
A lovely downtown Mediterranean restaurant with excellent food and entertainment.
LAUGHING SEED CAFE
A totally vegetarian restaurant specializing in international cuisine that features fresh local produce with mostly organic ingredients. Wine or locally brewed beer available. Amazing!
Mexican-California cuisine. Very good!
MARKET PLACE Restaurant & Lounge
Specializing in American farm-to-table cuisine,Chef William Dissen presents a menu that is equally healthy, locally sourced, unique, and delicious.
The Moose Cafe is an award-winning country restaurant located next to the WNC Farmers Market which has been featured in Southern Living.
A funky blend of Mexican and Caribbean flavors, Salsa offers innovative cuisine in a unique downtown Asheville setting. All food is made fresh, and organic and vegetarian fare are available.
Savoy offers the perfect balance between rich elegance and friendly comfort. With influences from Italy and the Mediterranean, Spain, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. A gastronomic destination for people who enjoy dining.
TUPELO HNEY CAFE
Southern home cooking with an uptown twist, specializing in food prepared with local and organic ingredients. Enjoy our sidewalk dining. Located across from Pritchard Park in the heart of downtown Asheville.
WEAVERVILLE MILLING COMPANY
Friendly hospitality and good food await you at “Historic” Weaverville Milling Company. This Buncombe County landmark was a grain mill from 1919-1965. Today the “MILL” has a reputation for fine food in a unique atmosphere.
Spanish tapas with a Middle Eastern twist. Zambra has Asheville’s most beautiful dining room, most daring menu and the area’s most extensive Iberian wine list!