Top Fine Dining Restaurants in Asheville

Top Fine Dining Restaurants in Asheville

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! 

Top Fine Dining Experience in Asheville

Table restaurant asheville
Table, Downtown Asheville
This small, seasonal, New American restaurant in downtown Asheville offers a daily changing menu inspired by Southern culinary traditions. Savor small plates like steak tartare or oxtail gnocchetti, or hearty dishes like the ribeye burger with fries. Don’t miss their weekend brunch! 48 College Street 
Jargon West Asheville
Jargon, West Asheville
Located in the heart of West Asheville in a small, nationally registered historic building. Their menu is made of seasonal ingredients, featuring dishes like scallops & pork belly, seafood gumbo, and liver pate. Enjoy craft cocktails, local beer and specialty 5-course dinner events. 715 Haywood Road
The Bull and Beggar Asheville
The Bull and Beggar, River Arts District
Classic European cuisine, cocktail bar and raw bar set in a warm warehouse revamp in the River Arts District. Menu highlights include a two tier raw seafood platter with fresh oysters, clams, shrimp or go big with their 34 oz dry-aged, bone-in ribeye. Reservations recommended. 37 Paynes Way, #007
The Admiral, West Asheville
The Admiral, West Asheville
 One of West Asheville's original and favorite full service elevated neighborhood restaurants, The Admiral offers a daily changing global menu, known for innovative dishes. Hors d’oeuvres include duck liver mousse and bone marrow, along with dishes like the smoked mackerel and pork shank. Sip an after dinner cocktail, fireside on the patio. 400 Haywood Road
Rezaz Asheville
Rezaz Pan Meditteranean, Asheville
Innovative cuisine centered on local ingredients with traditions from the Mediterranean coast by Chefs Brian and Laura Smith. Scents of rosemary, cumin and garlic permeate the air. Their Chef's table features a 5-course tasting menu. Longtime local favorite in Biltmore Village. Reservations recommended. 28 Hendersonville Road

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