From Bon Appetit to National Geographic to USA Today, Asheville’s dining scene has won over the hearts (and taste buds) of many of America’s top culinary critics in the past year. Zagat even named Asheville one of the nation's hottest food cities.
For ten days this month, a "who's who" of Asheville's chefs and restaurants offer you a special opportunity to taste mouth-watering meals at special prices as part of Asheville Restaurant Week presented by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. The celebration kicks off Jan. 17, 2017 and continues through Jan. 26.
We're putting our insider knowledge on the table to help you savor each bite.
How it works
Make your choice(s)
Participating restaurants will be offering specifically-tailored prix fixe menus (multiple courses at a special fixed price). Options include:
- $15 two-course lunch
- $35 three-course meal
- $30 dinner for two
Make a reservation
Not every restaurant accepts reservations, but for those that do, it's strongly recommended to have one. Visit the Asheville Restaurant Week homepage and click the "make a reservation" link next to the icon for the restaurant of your choice.
Make it a getaway
Enjoy more incredible meals by staying overnight in Asheville during Restaurant Week or making an extended trip of it. From historic bed & breakfasts to cozy cabins to world-class hotels, Asheville offers many flavors of accommodations.
To help you in choosing your dining adventure, we've created these handy categories. Please note that many of the participating restaurants could fit into multiple categories.
International/Global Cuisine - Taste the world's finest flavors at these ethnic restaurants.
Asheville, NC's long awaited Ethiopian Restaurant offers traditional dishes served family style on gluten-friendly injera, with a large selection of meat, vegetarian, and vegan foods.
Blue Dream Curry House is an international journey of flavor serving curries from around the world and local beers at an affordable price.
Bomba is located on a very important corner on Pack Square where Chef Hector first decided to open his own restaurant. Four successful restaurants later, Bomba is the perfect, central spot in downtown Asheville to meet a friend for breakfast, lunch or for one of their handcrafted espresso drinks. Serving a refreshing combination of creative lunches and tasty entrees, one cannot beat the value or the view. Positioned right on the corner of Pack Square, this is the best place in Asheville for people watching.
The Cantina offers handmade Southwestern favorites with a twist of Asheville. Located in the heart of Historic Biltmore Village, it is one of the jewels of the Village and Asheville. The Cantina uses only the freshest ingredients sourced locally when available. In addition to the traditional fare with a flair, The Cantina offers many vegetarian and gluten-free options. Housed in a 1940s bowling, dining and dancing complex, this casual yet attractive restaurant boasts an atmosphere from family-friendly to romantic.
Golden Fleece is a fairytale, born of a community rich in history and filled with a love of food & culture. Tucked away in the rolling mountains of Grovewood in Asheville North Carolina, Golden Fleece is a whimsical ode to the earth and the bounty of quality ingredients it provides. It is a celebration of slow cooked wild game, crackling fires, rustic recipes, and the beauty of naked produce.
A trattoria specializing in brick wood-fired oven pizza, salads, soups, desserts, espresso coffee, wine and beer.
This hot spot features a bright, modern interior and is known for its great food, excellent service, eclectic wine list and reasonable prices.
Authentic affordable Italian street food cuisine in Downtown Asheville.
James Beard-worthy - These restaurants and their chefs have been recognized by the prestigious James Beard Foundation awards.
he best of Spain, conveniently located in downtown Asheville! Cúrate is pleased to bring the best Spain has to offer through our traditional cuisine, unrivaled hospitality and festive, energetic atmosphere.
Here you’ll enjoy Chef Katie Button’s masterful American food creations, served small-plate style, with a focus on local Appalachian ingredients. Enhance the meal with our playful and original craft cocktails, distinctive wines and spirits from all over the world, and local draft beers. Finish with a decadent dessert for a truly unique dining experience.
Rhubarb, at the heart of Asheville on Pack Square, is a comfortable place for friends, families and strangers to simply lean in and enjoy the company-a place where food and drink is at its uncomplicated best. Chef John Fleer, a three time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southeast has created a menu inspired by seasonal, local ingredients and pays homage to the bounty of regional and American cooking.
Table: unfettered, moderately priced new-American cuisine for everyone. Offering a hip, urban comfortable, friendly environment with exceptional and welcoming service.
Pair with a pint (or a cocktail) - Drink up at these places known not only for their food but for their refreshing adult-beverages.
A warm and inviting experience to top off your relaxing day in Downtown Asheville. Chestnut is located across the street from the new Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue and just up the street from The Orange Peel.
Chestnut features local and seasonal flavors. Enjoy a signature Kale Salad, or a delectable Lobster Bisque.
STORM Rhum Bar & Bistro is a unique dining and bar experience offering an exceptional new-world approach to classic food and drink. At STORM, we believe that the most interesting places – whether in some exotic corner of the world or right in your own backyard – can inspire creativity, imagination and ideas.
Located inside of The Wedge Studios building in the River Arts District of Asheville, The Bull and Beggar provides a modern take on rustic European inspired cuisine, filtered through the products and people that surround us.
Located in downtown Asheville, the brewpub is the original home of Wicked Weed Brewing housing a full restaurant, tasting room, bottle shop, and original 15 barrel brewery.
The upstairs portion of the historic building hosts a full restaurant featuring elevated pub gastronomy, 16 of our beer offerings, and classic as well as creative cocktails. Complete with a dog friendly patio and cocktail area at street level guests are sure to find the brewery experience suited to them.
Family Favorites - With a laid-back dining atmosphere, these eateries are perfect for a night out with a group featuring people of all ages.
Marco's Pizzeria continues the family business started in 1933 of cooking unparalleled New York-style pizza in two locations in Asheville, North Carolina. In addition to pizza, Marco's offers a full menu of Italian favorites including salads, pastas, sandwiches, calzones, and strombolis.
Comfort food, quickly and a trendy downtown location. Whether it's family dinner or a quick business lunch Twisted Laurel has the fresh Mediterranean menu you've been looking for. Within walking distance of Pack's Square, you don't have to go off the beaten path to discover consistently great food in an unbelievable atmosphere.
Their food is good and affordable, always, with no exceptions. Offering an outdoor patio overlooking the French Broad River and the train tracks. With an on-site parking lot right next to the restaurant.
Farm-to-Table Flavors - While many participating restaurants offer farm-to-table fare, these stand out for their dedication to using ingredients from local farms.
Ambrozia Bar and Bistro is a neighborhood café located in North Asheville next to scenic Beaver Lake. It features modern American cuisine with a twist. The ever changing menu specializes in farm fresh local ingredients. The quaint atmosphere is modern and comfortable.
At Buffalo Nickel, we strive to provide you with a warm and inviting atmosphere, free of pretense. A place where you can feel comfortable and relaxed as you join us for dinner or drinks. We are a chef-driven restaurant providing familiar flavors from many different regions of this great country. We agree that great food begins with great ingredients. That is why we feel very passionate about forming not just professional, but also personal, bonds with each of our farmers and purveyors. We feel this ensures we will receive the very best product possible for all of you to enjoy. A dash of this belief, mixed with a pinch of advanced culinary technique, and a generous portion of exemplary service in a comfortable setting is Buffalo Nickel’s recipe for a truly enjoyable dining experience. Join us in embracing modern American cuisine and culture!
We aim to provide a little something for everyone, and offer lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with menus focused on value as well as quality. All of our menus reflect both the diversity of our influences (American South, Italy, & New Orleans to name a few) as well as our support of many local farms.
Chef Joe Scully brings years of culinary experience to bear in his special North Carolina take on Pan-American cuisine, while host Kevin Westmoreland makes you feel as welcome as an old friend at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Fresh, local, seasonal: Chef Duane Fernandes describes his menu as “ingredient driven new American with a Mediterranean influence”. Isa’s menus are printed daily in order to highlight the best local produce as well as outstanding product from around the world. Fernandes’ experience in some of America’s top kitchens has left him dedicated to and passionate about the authentic, memorable dining experience.
Posana is a contemporary American restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville on Historic Pack Square. Enjoy imaginative seasonal menus, showcasing the best of the region’s produce and products in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Posana sources premium ingredients from over 65 local purveyors and farmers and our own urban garden in West Asheville.
Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, The Market Place Restaurant specializes in handcrafted cuisine from seasonal and local ingredients, many of which come from within a 100 mile radius of Asheville. Bringing you the local harvest since 1979. An Asheville favorite on charming Wall Street in the heart of the city's cultural scene. Dining available in 3 settings: a more classic, butcher block table dining room for both casual and special meals, a relaxed bar and lounge for cocktails and live music, and a relaxed garden patio during fine weather.
Delicious Date Nights - Intimate dining and great wine lists make these places perfect for an evening with your sweetheart.
Conveniently located in Biltmore Park, 131 Main redefines fresh with cuisine that bursts with flavor and an interior that seamlessly combines the modern with the elegant. 131 Main offers its patrons the freshest ingredients possible. In fact, all meat and fish are purchased daily by our expert staff. An open French-style cooking suite allows patrons to look on as our chefs prepare their culinary masterpieces.
The Red Stag Grill offers Asheville's finest gastronomic choices in a casual atmosphere where everyone feels warm, welcome and at ease. Emanating Old-World ambience with hand-hewn beams and tables, walnut wood flooring, and intimate lighting, the restaurant also includes a dramatic lounge for socializing while enjoying brilliantly prepared libations. The Red Stag Grill's menu includes a masterful blend of chops, game and traditional favorites - all with an emphasis on the freshest local ingredients complimented by an extensive wine list.
Discover Roux and you just may become addicted. Our patrons tell us they're mad about Roux. We knew when we opened we were creating something special, but our patron's love of Roux is our best affirmation. Our Executive Chef Randy Dunn has created an innovative menu incorporating small plates and comfort food finished with a creative twist. Roux fuses southern comfort with modern sophistication, dishes inspired by our Chef's grandmother's kitchen then spiced with locally farmed ingredients that are all Asheville.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a part of Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. Founded in New Orleans by Ruth Fertel in 1965, Ruth’s Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris signature fashion … “sizzling.” To experience fine dining at its prime …just follow the sizzle to Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
The Blackbird's goal is to delight it's guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating an affordable and vibrant menu – Modern Southern with a “nod” to tradition. The Menu features the seasonal best from local farmers, fresh catches from the coast of the Carolinas, as well as the many incredible local micro-brews and great wines from the Americas.