If you’re looking for a fancy night on the town, Asheville’s award-winning food scene offers a wide variety of fine dining and upscale restaurants. Find award-winning restaurants with James Beard Award-nominated chefs, high quality, creative dishes, relaxed ambiance, fine wine, craft cocktails and more. See our Wine Bars & Cocktails guide for post-dinner, night cap ideas.
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, romantic date night or treating yourself, these upscale restaurants offer palate pleasing dishes to indulge in and savor. Often seasonal, these menus are created with the best farm fresh, local ingredients and inspired by the region’s Southern culinary traditions. Many restaurants offer special events like 5-course special dinners, chef’s table events and more. We highly recommend you plan ahead and make reservations in advance at any of these foodie favorites!