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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.


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

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


Omni Resorts The Grove Park Inn Sunset Terrace Chophouse

Sunset Terrace Chophouse is the resort’s classic steakhouse, serving prime beef and fresh seafood for dinner and a variety of salads, sandwiches and entrées for lunch — all with breathtaking western views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.For the ultimate Sunset Terrace Chophouse experience, try the Trout Frangelico, our delicate walnut and almond encrusted trout filets for lunch; and our Cedar River Farms 8 oz. Filet topped Oscar-style for dinner.

Macon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804 Map It

Toll Free (800) 438-5800, 290

Vue 1913

Vue 1913, an American Brasserie, offers a leisurely and stylish setting for a comfortable meal for those who love food. With distinctive art deco décor and a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Vue 1913 offers a perfect venue for laid back nights out and special occasions alike.

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804 Map It

(828) 252-2711

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 Map It

(828) 253-1077

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

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 Map It


The Red Rocker Inn

One of Black Mountain’s favorites, this award-winning restaurant promises an evening  you’ll be talking about for a long time.  Family owned and operated, we take pride in using the finest quality ingredients in all of our dishes. All selections from our applebutter, imaginative entrees, soups, salad, small plates and sides to the ten decadent desserts are freshly home made from scratch. Choose from hand cut Ribeye steaks, mountain trout, crab cakes, roasted chicken, old fashion beef pot roast and more. Wine and local beers are offered. Conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood just three blocks from down town. The Red Rocker Inn is also a seventeen room B&B. Open daily for breakfast by reservation. Dinner Monday through Saturday.

Toll free 888 669 5991


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.


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



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.


Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian Hotel

The Red Stag Grill emanates Old-World ambience with hand-hewn tables, oak flooring, and intimate lighting. The menu features a masterful blend of chops, game and traditional favorites – all with an emphasis on the freshest local ingredients complimented by an extensive wine list. The restaurant also includes a dramatic lounge for socializing while enjoying brilliantly prepared libations. Located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel.

(828) 398-5600


Southern Appalachian Supper Club and Moonshine Bar serves delicious local, seasonal and organic fare over candle light. This prohibition era supperclub was once Thomas Wolfe’s famous speakeasy: Eureka Saloon (1907-1922). Lex18 is considered one of Asheville’s most romantic restaurants with prohibition-era costumed waiters and nightly music. Moonshine Bar features hand crafted Asheville beers, Southern spirits and moonshine cocktails.

18 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 Map It

(828) 575-9494


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

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 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Map It

(828) 350-3741


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.

Isa’s Bistro

Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as Sunday brunch, Isa’s menu is specialized to celebrate the freshness of Western North Carolina’s seasonal harvest and fresh local produce. Executive Chef Duane Fernandes brings his seasoned culinary finesse to the table preparing cuisine that is ingredient-driven new American with a Mediterranean influence. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue in the Haywood Park Hotel and featuring valet parking.

1 Battery Park Ave Asheville, NC 28801 Map It


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 Map It