Asheville is an absolute foodie’s paradise! Whatever type of food you are craving, we’re sure to deliver. Here’s your guide to Asheville, NC top restaurants. The list of possibilities is almost endless. However, we’ve gathered the top romantic, casual, and trendy restaurants to help you get started working your way through a culinary tour of Asheville.
Before we get into our guide, we want to share a little about an excellent non-profit organization we support — AIR.
Asheville’s Independent Restaurant Association (AIR)
AIR began with the collaboration of three local restaurant owners. They believed that by working together they could create a partnership and work with local farmers to produce high-quality and healthy foods for the Asheville community. With over 100 members, it’s the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. of its kind.
On your next stay at the Wildberry Lodge, be sure to ask about the AIR Passport. On a first-come, first-served basis, we’re providing the “tastiest ticket in town” — a buy one, get one deal from one of our independently owned and operated restaurants. It’s a sure thing for tasting some of the best food and experiencing the best service in town.
5 Top Romantic Restaurants in Asheville
Sunset Terrace at The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
The Sunset Terrace provides the finest cuts of steaks and chops as well as an amazing selection of seafood options. Their chefs use locally grown foods to create delicious meals. With a backdrop of gorgeous mountain sunsets, this is definitely a place for a memorable romantic evening.
85 W. Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801
If you’re headed to Zambra, ask for a private table toward the back. This is the place to enjoy tapas and wine. Their contemporary twist on delicious western Mediterranean appetizers is also made with locally-grown foods.
24 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801
For classic Italian cuisine, Cucina24 is the place to go. Another farm-to-table restaurant, Chef Brian Campelli creates dishes that make your mouth water. Reservations are recommended.
62 North Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
L’eau fait pleurer, le vin fait chanter (water makes one cry, wine makes one sing). Asheville is often called the “Paris of the South.” At the Bouchon, you’ll appreciate the orthotic foods of a French bistro.
One Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803
One of the most romantic places in Asheville is the Biltmore Estate. To experience the Dining Room in the Biltmore is to experience elegance at its best — crisp white linens, fine bone china, and sparkling crystal while looking out over the expanse of the estate. Romance is overflowing!
5 Top Casual Restaurants in Asheville
The Lobster Trap
35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
If it’s seafood you’re craving, the Lobster Trap is a perfect choice. From Maine lobster to clams and seafood bisques, the selection is enormous — and delicious.
Holeman & Finch Public House
77 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
The Holeman Finch Public House is a great neighborhood gathering place. You’ll have great food, excellent service, and a casual atmosphere to enjoy it all. They also have a Date Night Special every Sunday!
12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
Tupelo Honey serves great traditional southern cuisine. It’s food from the heart of the Carolina mountains. This neighborhood gem serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
5 Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801
Chef Hugo Ramirez puts a French-influenced Californian twist on his savory Mexican heritage cuisine. Knowing that he still calls his mother for family secrets to create his enticing meals, you know you’re not going to be disappointed.
371 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
HomeGrown is a restaurant dedicated to the community. Truly a farm-to-table eatery, their menu changes according to what is currently available from local farmers. Open Thursday – Monday, this is a great choice for excellent down-home cooking.
5 Top Trendy Restaurants in Asheville
All Sevens Brewery
777 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Served straight from the tanks, at All Sevens Brewery, you’ll drink the freshest beer in town. Their late-night menu is served from 11 pm to 1 am and provides just the right combos with their great selection of drinks.
147 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Home to the first sour beer dedicated taproom on the East Coast, Funkatorium serves over a dozen varieties on draught. It’s also the home of the Cultura Community Dinner Series.
48 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Right in the heart of downtown and close to favorite venues, the Chestnut serves traditionally prepared cuisine with just a touch of the extraordinary. Foods from local farmers are used to create amazing flavors.
Melting Pot Social
74 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
For casual dining with friends, the Melting Pot Social offers delicious fondues, soups, salads, whimsical cocktails, and more.
1 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801
Located on Historic Pack Square, the Posana serves contemporary American fare. Executive Chef Peter Pollary and his wife and co-owner Martha love to travel. They especially love to experience the food on their travels. From a startup cafe to a full-service restaurant, this would make an excellent choice.
We would love to host your stay here at Wildberry Lodge so you can take full advantage of your guide to Asheville, NC top restaurants. You may need to book a longer stay to take it all in. In between meals, you can stretch your legs and work off some of the calories on one of our hiking trails located right on our property. Then, as the evenings draw to a close, relax in the privacy and comfort of our guestrooms. Check availability now.