Asheville, North Carolina Dining

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Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast can be found at the House icon. Mount Merino Manor

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pinecrest B&B! With the guidance of the very helpful hosts, we were able to experience the delicious restaurants and beautiful sights of Asheville without having to stray too far from the inn. Our favorite restaurants were Limones, Savoy and The Laughing Seed -- all fabulous and all recommended by the B&B owners. The accommodations were comfy, cozy and clean and the breakfast were delicious and beautifully served. A great way to experience Asheville!" -T.A., GA

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Short walking distance 10-20 minutes

  • Bouchon French Bistro – Bouchon provides a truly authentic French bistro experience. You’ll savor the food and delight in the wine and leave a whole lot happier as a result. 62 N Lexington Ave.
  • Carmels – A restaurant and bar already known as a destination in downtown Asheville with its alfresco dining, romantic and intimate dining room and jazzy-chic bar. Serving continental cuisine. Located in the Grove Arcade at 1 Page Ave.
  • Chiesa – “church” in Italian, they serve home made, pasta-centered Italian specialties in a neighborhood setting.  Two blocks from Pinecrest at 152 Montford Ave.
  • Chestnut – features world class entrées, served by warm and gracious hosts, in an inviting setting that is perfect for a busy lunch on the go, or a special meal to top off your day. In the heart of downtown at 48 Biltmore Ave.
  • ChorizoColorful spot with sidewalk seating dishing up eclectic Pan-Latin fare, including paella & burritos.  1 Page Ave #139 in the Grove Arcade.
  • Cucina 24 – Classic Italian cooking specializing in handmade pasta, wood-fired pizzas and extensive seafood and local meats. 24 Wall Street
  • Laughing Seed Cafe – An eclectic international approach to vegetarian dining. This has led to their popularity with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Local products, organic ingredients and a flair for global fusion combine to give the dishes a unique and satisfying character. 40 Wall St.
  • Limones – An inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm, professional staff. Our pick for the best and freshest drinks in Asheville. 13 Eagle St.
  • Lobster Trap – Famous for flying fresh seafood in from the coast of Maine, using fresh produce from local farmers, and featuring music from local musicians. 35 Patton Ave.
  • Nine Mile – A casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant and bar nestled in the heart of Historic Montford. The cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and an array of locally made desserts. Just one block from Pinecrest at 233 Montford Ave.
  • Pack’s TavernModern tavern in a vintage building with over 35 rotating taps, live music & eclectic eats.  20 S Spruce Street near Pack Square.
  • Table – Unfettered cuisine for everyone. Table offers an “urban” comfortable, friendly environment in downtown Asheville with exceptional welcoming service. 48 College St.
  • The Marketplace – Has been a fixture in downtown Asheville since 1979. This melange of local food prepared with other worldly traditions of the table may have helped the Market Place garner national attention but the keen reverence for the heritage and roots of Appalachia has always remained at the center of what they do. 20 Wall St.
  • Southern Kitchen & Bar – Modern American with southern flare featuring many local and regional farms.  Amazing outdoor seating and patio in the heart of downtown.  41 N Lexington Ave.
  • Tupelo Honey – Southern Home Cooking with an Uptown Twist. A pleasant dining experience begins with utterly delicious food and is heightened by great ambiance. Tupelo Honey Cafe has an upscale, yet casual environment with touches of an authentic Charleston/New Orleans style. 12 College St.

Driving distance 5 -10 minutes

  • Corner KitchenUpscale New American dining in a renovated, 100-plus-year-old Victorian home in a historic locale.  3 Boston Way in historic Biltmore Village.
  • Ambrozia – New Cuisine from the American South. Chef driven menu, farm to table restaurant.  1020 Merrimon Ave.
  • Avenue MRelaxed restaurant featuring globally inspired locavore eats, craft beers on tap & house cocktails.791 Merrimon Ave.
  • Rezaz – The sophisticated menu emphasizes the fresh eclectic and traditional flavors of all Mediterranean countries. 28 Hendersonville Rd. in historic Biltmore Village.
  • Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant –  Convivial trattoria dishing pastas, pizzas & other Italian comfort food, plus martinis with a twist. 641 Merrimon Ave.
  • Asheville Independent Restaurant Association – A complete listing of Asheville’s independently owned restaurants.

Grab a beer

Asheville has long been famous for its stunning scenery, lively mountain music and famous attractions such as Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Parkway. And now, it’s become the craft-brewing center of the Southeast. Asheville’s brewing scene has garnered so much enthusiasm that it was first  named Beer City USA in 2009 and has swept the competition almost every year since.

The city is home to dozens of craft breweries in all sizes and styles.  On any given day, about 100 local beers can be enjoyed in Asheville, served on draft and in bottles. Tourists regularly travel here to sample and savor Asheville’s beer flavors, ranging from creamy, mild golden ales to robust Belgian-style brews.

  • Asheville Pizza & BreweryMicrobrewery serving beers, pizzas & pub grub.  Choose from 3 locations; downtown with covered outdoor patio at 77 Coxe Ave.
  • Bhramari Brewhouse -Chef inspired beers are unique takes on familiar styles with an emphasis on balance.  Elevated pub food designed with beer infused ingredients or the perfect pairing complement.  101 S Lexington Ave in the South Slope.
  • Jack of the Wood – A cozy, Celtic style pub located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Handcrafted English style ales are brewed at our nearby brewing facility and served fresh daily. 95 Patton Ave.
  • Lexington Ave Brewery – Craft beer in historic downtown Asheville building with open air patio and 92′ curving bar.  39 N. Lexington Ave.
  • New Belgium Brewery – Facility opened in 2016 to produce their beers for distribution east of the Mississippi.  Tasting room with patio overlooking the French Broad River.  Rotating food trucks change daily.  21 Cravens Street.
  • Wicked Weed – Hip brewery with a tasting room and restaurant serving high-end locally sourced New American fare.  91 Biltmore Ave near the South Slope district.

Wine Bar

  • Santes Wine Bar – Enjoy wonderful wine selection from around the world. Order by the glass, the flight or the bottle – just keep tasting and exploring! And that’s easy to do at Sante as the wine menu changes weekly. 1 Page Ave #146 in the Grove Arcade.