Things to Do

Fine Dining

The Lobster Trap

Voted best seafood restaurant in Western North Carolina every year since opening in 2005, a visit to Asheville is not complete without a stop at The Lobster Trap. Located in the heart of downtown, we bring you fresh seafood flown in daily, fresh beer from our own Oyster House Brewing Company, and fresh music from local musicians every night. Come experience fun dining where the mountains meet the sea.

35 Patton Avenue

Comfort Suites Biltmore Estate

NEWLY RENOVATED ALL SUITES HOTEL, AND ALL SUITES NOW WITH 40″ HD TV! BILTMORE ONLY 4 MILES (DISCOUNT TICKETS SOLD AT HOTEL!). Located on Biltmore Square Mall premises with over 20 restaurants, pharmacy, and movie theater within a 1 minute’s walk from hotel. 5 Time Gold Award Winning Property. Group & Meeting Friendly Facility & Rates. #1 Free Hot Breakfast with Sausage, Eggs, Biscuits, Gravy, Fresh Hot Waffles, Pastries, Fresh Fruit and much more! Pet Friendly. Fitness Center & Seasonally Heated Pool. AAA & AARP APPROVED!

890 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806


Zambra, Asheville’s home for Spanish wine and tapas, has beenglowingly reviewed in Southern Living, The New York Times, The LosAngeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Charlotte Observer; andfeatured on the Food Network. We feature the finest Iberian wines, andour dining room is widely recognized as the area’s most beautiful.



Roux features an innovative menu incorporating small plates and comfort food with a creative twist. The restaurant will use as much local food as possible, supporting the Hilton Asheville’s commitment to sustainability. The menu features local farm fresh products prepared in a creative but simple fashion, blending the best of both the gourmet and southern comfort food worlds.

Red Rocker Inn

Our dining experience is unmatched by any in the region. We take pride in serving the finest quality ingredients in all of our selections, including our 10 homemade desserts. Your experience will begin with homemade soup, salad of the day, hot buttermilk biscuits and homemade applebutter. All entrees are specially prepared to order and served with our chef’s choice of potato and vegetable. We prepare for the number of guests who have reservations with us, and often have to turn away those who would like to dine with us without a reservation, so please call for reservations. 136 North Dougherty Street, Black Mountain, NC


Creperie Bouchon

Much of our fare is sourced locally from dedicated farmers, cheese mongers, and bakers. Taste the freshness and understand the dedication to quality to the products that come out of the creperie kitchen. We’ve got local musicians rolling through the Courtyard a few nights a week. Come check out some sweet sounds, righteous spirits & of course, crêpes! In addition to our selection of wines & beer, Crêperie Bouchon has spirits for all your adult beverage needs. Crêperie Bouchon is located in a wonderfully quaint space located off Lexington Avenue in the Courtyard between Broadway & Lexington, Walnut & Woodfin in Downtown Asheville, 62 1/8 North Lexington Avenue.

(828) 350-3741

Vincenzo’s Ristorante & Bistro

Downstairs, The Bistro offers a wonderful line-up of live, talented musicians providing Jazz, Blues and Standards every night, seven days a week. Vincenzo’s offers an award winning menu, the best Italian wine list in Asheville, beautifully crafted desserts and a great selection of fine coffees. visit


The Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar

The Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar, located in the heart of Historic Biltmore Village, offers an exceptional experience whether you are planning a romantic evening or fun out with the family. Unique Tex Mex and Southwestern dishes created with fresh local ingredients, make The Cantina a must visit. The large patio is a great place to grab a fresh squeezed pitcher of Margaritas and people watch in the Village. If you love goat cheese, try the ASHVEGAS Burrito, and the Craviest Queso is a must for a starter.

Open Every Day for Lunch and Dinner

10 Biltmore Plaza

Moose Cafe

The Moose Café is an award-winning country restaurant on thegrounds of the WNC Farmer’s market. They were in Southern LivingMagazine and have received numerous other awards for their commitmentto quality. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a weekfeaturing all of your southern favorites! Western North CarolinaFarmer’s Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC


Tupelo Honey Café-South Location

Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again. South location at 1829 Hendersonville Road, also located downtown at 12 College St.



Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown Asheville,Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican-Californiancuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm,professional staff. Chef-owner Hugo Ramirez frequently changes themenu, featuring what is seasonal, fresh and local. Dinner specialiesinclude such entrees as grilled au natural rib-eye steak withhazelnut-ancho chile sauce, or Tequila-lime cured salmon withwatercress and avocado salad. Limones also features an impressiveSaturday & Sunday brunch with traditional selections such asMexican sweetbreads and house-made sausage, including chorizo. LunchFriday & Saturday 11:30-3:00. Sunday Brunch 11-3:00.


Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian

Vinnie’s features “Old School” neighborhood Italian food reminiscent of Brooklyn, the Bronx and the North End of Boston. Vinnie’s is casual and family friendly. The aromas of home cooked Italian food along with the rhythmic sounds of Martinis being shaken to chilling perfection sets the tone for a night of fun and laughter. The menu runs the gamut with classics like Lobsters Fra Diavalo, Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Peppers, Veal Marsala and Linguini and Clams, Pizzas and Heros. Family style dining is also available.
641 Merrimon, Asheville, NC.

(828) 253-1077


Bonjour y’all! Bouchon is a slice of France… right here inthe Blue Ridge Mountains. “Bouchon” is the French word forcork. It is also the colloquial expression for “bistro” inthe Lyon area of France. Chef/owner Michel Baudouin says, “I have fond memories of visiting the localbouchon with my friends while growing up in the Rhone Valley ofFrance… memories so comforting and so delicious, they’reworth sharing.” 62 N. Lexington Ave.

(828) 350-1140

Zen Sushi

Authentic Japanese cuisine, great specials and lunch combinations, andfeatures full dinner menu. Open daily seven days a week. Sunday throughThursday 11:30AM-10:00PM, and Friday and Saturday 11:30AM-10:30PM. Dinein or take out. 640 Merrimon Ave., second floor, suite #205, Asheville,NC.

(828) 225-6033, Fax (828) 225-6031

Season’s At Highland Lake Inn & Resort

A variety of accommodation choices including rooms, cottages, and the Primrose Suite. A 40-acre lake with canoes, swimming, tennis, hiking, and yoga. Award-winning Season’s Restaurant features meals prepared with ingredients from our own organic garden. Breakfast is included, excluding cottages (full kitchens). Available for banquets, weddings, and special gatherings.

Toll Free (800) 635-5101, Local (828) 693-6812