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Asheville Dining Guide

Downtown Asheville is much more than a popular dining destination. It is a community of collaborators working tirelessly to provide our visitors with an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind dining experience. When you sit down to dinner in Asheville, you will not be eating an ordinary meal; you will be taken on an extraordinary culinary journey. Farmers, artisans, and chefs all come to Asheville to share their work with each other and refine their craft.

The vast collection of Asheville restaurants is at your fingertips when you reserve your stay at the Renaissance Asheville hotel. Our team of Navigators has explored the best Asheville has to offer and has collected everything you need to know in a helpful dining guide for your next stay. Whether you are tasting farm-to-table favorites at the on-site Writer's Bistro or savoring the experience of a new Asheville restaurant, you will discover vibrant flavors during your next trip to downtown.

We've collected the best Asheville restaurants into a handy guide for your convenience, no matter what the occasion you will find the perfect setting for your dinner in Asheville.

Date NightFamily DinnerBest BrunchCasual LunchHappy Hour

Navigator's Dining Guide

The Navigators at the Renaissance Asheville are intimately familiar with the city's hidden gems, allowing you to connect with experiences no guidebook will tell you about. They dedicate their time to discovering the best things Asheville has to offer and helping you find the perfect things to do during your stay. Below, we have collected their top recommendations that are sure to please your palate.

  • Bomba. Enjoy Greco Latin fare at this local cafe. From spirits to sandwiches, Bomba has a variety of delicious dishes. 9 minute walk from our hotel.

  • Green Sage Cafe. Green Sage Cafe is on a mission to bring nourishing food to the community in a sustainable way. Stop by for a hot cup of coffee or grab a smoothie to go! 9 minute walk from our hotel.

  • Limones. Serving up Mexican and California cuisine, Limones is the perfect place for drinks, brunch, or dinner! 10 minute walk from our hotel

  • World Coffee Cafe. Looking for an espresso and sweet treat? World Coffee Cafe has everything you may be craving from morning muffins to mid-day meals. A 12 minute walk from our hotel.

  • Bruisin' Ales. Known as the Beer Capital of Asheville, Bruisin' Ales offers 10,000 beers from around the world.Only a 5 minute walk from our hotel!

Date Night

When traveling to Asheville with that special someone, the perfect dinner option is paramount. Explore the finest downtown dinner spots for a romantic evening filled with exquisite cuisine and superb ambiance. When you explore downtown Asheville you will be surrounded by fabulous venues for a romantic dinner.


posana, asheville nc

Savor contemporary American cuisine in Asheville's Historic Pack Square. Every dish at Posana is comprised of unprocessed, premium ingredients from 65 different local sources. With a menu that is always changing no two visits are entirely alike, meaning that your meal will always be one of a kind.

Address: 1 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC
Phone: (828) 505-3969



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Sit down to an unforgettable dining experience featuring authentic Mediterranean Tapas paired with fine wines in a soothing atmosphere. Each dish is made with carefully selected local ingredients that burst with flavor when tasted with an exotic Spanish wine.

Address: 85 W. Walnut St. Asheville, NC
Phone: (828) 232-1060


Cucina 24

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Discover refined Italian fare when you step into the stylish dining room in Cucina 24. Each dish melds the traditions of Italian cooking with ingredients from the American South. This combination creates a totally unique blend of flavors and textures in an upscale setting.

Address: 24 Wall St. Asheville, NC
Phone: (828) 254-6170

Cucina 24

The Blackbird

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Taste a modern twist on classic Southern recipes with your next meal at The Blackbird. Each dish is a magnificent blend of locally sourced ingredients, perfected with a fine wine or a local craft beer. Wrap up your meal with a decadent dessert and enjoy the rest of your evening in downtown Asheville!

Address: 47 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC
Phone: (828) 254-2502

The Blackbird

Family Dining

Nothing quite compares to a wholesome and heartwarming meal with the whole family. Gather around large tables and peruse a long menu with something for everyone at one of Asheville's most popular family restaurants.


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Enjoy a savory meal featuring new spins on your favorite classic dishes when you reserve your table at Rhubarb. With a cozy, rustic space and top-quality ingredients, there's a little something for everyone on the menu at Rhubarb.

Address: 7 SW Pack Sq. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 785-1503



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Hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, fall off the bone ribs and so much more is available to delight your taste buds when you dine at Cornerstone. Styled in the fashion of a classic diner, Cornerstone has a varied menu of delectable comfort food.

Address: 102 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 236-0201


Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian

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Taste the flavor of old-school Italian cuisine that will delight your senses and make you feel right at home. Whether you are sinking your teeth into a chicken parm or cutting into a heaping serving of lasagna, you'll feel like part of the family when you taste Vinnie's home-cooked Italian dishes.

Address: 641 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 253-1077

Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

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Each carefully prepared dish at Cheddar's is made from scratch, with fresh, high-quality ingredients that don't come together until you place your order. With a wide variety of classic menu items that are sure to please as well as delectable craft cocktails, Cheddar's provides the ideal family dining experience.

Address: 106 Bleachery Blvd. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 299-1168

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Best Brunch

Experience an unforgettable morning when you nosh on fluffy omelets and sip on mimosas and bloody marys after a long week. Warm pastries and crispy bacon will delight your senses as you join in on the perfect brunch in Alpharetta.

Sunny Point Café

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Family owned and independent, Sunny Point Café provides guests with upscale comfort food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Many of the ingredients are fresh as can be, with a garden right next to the restaurant providing the bulk of their supply! Sit down and take a bite of a decadent breakfast treat during your next visit to Asheville.

Address: 626 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 252-0055

Sunny Point Café

Over Easy Cafe

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Over Easy Cafe provides original and delectable breakfast cuisine, while also supporting Asheville's local farms. They source as many of their products as possible to local farmers, ensuring that every bite is a fresh taste of Asheville. Their menu can accommodate all types of dietary restrictions, with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and organic dishes to choose from!

Address: 32 Broadway St. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 236-3533

Over Easy Cafe

Biscuit Head

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Fresh baked biscuits are just the base of your next breakfast at Biscuit Head. Whether you are pairing them with a side of thick, creamy gravy or a side of fried eggs, bacon or even fried chicken.

Address: 417 Biltmore Ave. Ste. 4F, Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 505-3449

Biscuit Head

Tupelo Honey

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Classic Southern comfort food comes together in a magical combination with a seasonal menu of spectacular cuisine that fits with the traditions of the Carolina mountains. Savory breakfast delights will wake up your taste buds as you dine in this charming bistro.

Address: 12 College St. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 255-4863

Tupelo Honey

Casual Lunch

In the afternoon, sit down to the best sandwiches, salads, and soups that Asheville has to offer. Relax and enjoy the perfect casual lunch that will be the highlight of your afternoon.

White Duck Taco Shop

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Dig into a wide variety of delectable tacos with unique changes that make White Duck Taco Shop a one of a kind stop! Different cultures come together to influence the menu in ways you've never imagined, with fresh hand-made meals that will knock your socks off!

Address: 12 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 232-9191

White Duck Taco Shop

Roman's Deli & Catering

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As an award-winning local gem, and one of the top 12 Delis in North Carolina, Roman's is a can't miss addition to your visit to downtown. Local craft beers and ciders pair perfectly with their sandwich-driven menu to create a savory and unforgettable lunch.

Address: 75A Haywood St. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 505-1552

Roman's Deli and Catering


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Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, Chestnut creates classic dishes with a touch of cutting-edge techniques. From house-cured meats to fresh, locally sourced vegetables, and expertly prepared steaks there is always something new to take away from your next meal.

Address: 48 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 575-2667



table restaurant in asheville

Founded by a husband and wife team of local entrepreneurs, Table has seen multiple award-winning chefs, crafting and updating their menu to develop a totally original dining experience. Table sets the trend for dining in Asheville while supporting the local food community.

Address: 48 College St. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 254-8980

Table Asheville

Happy Hour

Raise your glass and toast to the start of a fantastic evening. Asheville's bar scene allows for a range of choices for happy hour specials. Whether you are exploring the vibrant Asheville brewery scene or sipping on a craft cocktail, you are in for an unforgettable evening!

The Imperial Life

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Located immediately above Table, one of Asheville's hottest lunch spots, The Imperial Life features an extensive selection of local beers, spirits, wines, and hand-crafted cocktails. The weekly menu of changing craft beers and lesser-known wine varietals create a completely unique experience for every visitor.

Address: 48 College St. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 254-8980

The Imperial Life

Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar

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For a casual evening of drinks and live music, there's no better space than Off the Wagon. Two pianists face off with no set list, so every show is different from the last! Whether you are sampling a local brew or sipping on one of their craft cocktails you are in for a rousing night of dancing and drinks.

Address: 22 N. Market St. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 785-1390

Off the Wagon

5 Walnut Wine Bar

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A homey and beautifully crafted interior sets the stage for your evening at 5 Walnut. Fine wines and perfect cheese pairings come together in a spectacular artistic space. Stop in for a relaxing evening of unforgettable wines and cheeses.

Address: 5 W. Walnut St. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 523-2593

5 Walnut Wine Bar

Social Lounge

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Drink deep from a menu of craft cocktails when you arrive at The Social Lounge. Your taste buds will be delighted by the flavors that the mixologists of the Social Lounge can cook up. Sit at the cozy bar or head up to the rooftop and breathe in the mountain air while you enjoy a fabulous view of Asheville.

Address: 29 Broadway St. Asheville, NC
Phone:(828) 575-9005

Social Lounge


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