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For a long time, Asheville has been a romantic destination for couples looking to escape to the mountains for a cozy getaway. What’s more cozy than sharing a romantic dinner with the one you love?  Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or planning the perfect first date, there are a variety of romantic restaurants in Asheville that set the mood. (Feature photo: Zambra)

One thing about Asheville is the surrounding, ever present view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many Asheville restaurants offer intimate rooftop settings with stunning views. See our Asheville Rooftop Bars guide for a pre-dinner cocktail!  Other romantic settings include terraces with sunset views, warm fireplaces and cozy candlelit corners. 

Below you’ll find romantic restaurants in Asheville that offer that little something extra to warm things up for a romantic date night. Looking for a weekend of romance? See our Packages & Specials that feature romantic getaways with extras like champagne and rose petals, couple’s massages, and more.

Romantic Restaurants in Asheville for Date Night

Bouchon

A longtime French bistro with comfort food using local ingredients. A romantic, intimate and charming setting. Enjoy fresh mussels prepared multiple ways, Escargot, Burgundy’s signature stew Boeuf… read more

A longtime French bistro with comfort food using local ingredients. A romantic, intimate and charming setting. Enjoy fresh mussels prepared multiple ways, Escargot, Burgundy’s signature stew Boeuf Bourguignon and their famous fries. Dine al fresco along bricked walkways. Pair hand-selected French wines. 62 Lexington Avenue.

Red Stag Grill

Located inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village with contemporary food, an extensive wine-by-the-glass menu and a lively bar within a casual setting. The beautiful dining room features… read more

Located inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village with contemporary food, an extensive wine-by-the-glass menu and a lively bar within a casual setting. The beautiful dining room features hand-hewn beams, distressed oak floors, handmade wooden tables, an intimate bar and cozy booths. Traditionally-prepared European comfort food is updated with local ingredients. 11 Boston Way.

Sunset Terrace at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn’s Sunset Terrace restaurant scores big on romance! The outdoor veranda sets the mood with a perfect view of the sunset and mountains over downtown Asheville. Indulge in the… read more

The Omni Grove Park Inn’s Sunset Terrace restaurant scores big on romance! The outdoor veranda sets the mood with a perfect view of the sunset and mountains over downtown Asheville. Indulge in the finest American cuisine with hand-cut steaks, premiere chops, and fresh seafood. Enjoy cocktails, craft brews, and wine. The Sunset Terrace is a five-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of…

Isa's Bistro

Isa’s Bistro features a seasonally inspired menu, Executive Chef Peter Crockett brings culinary finesse to the table with an innovative Asheville twist to international favorites. Located downtown… read more

Isa’s Bistro features a seasonally inspired menu, Executive Chef Peter Crockett brings culinary finesse to the table with an innovative Asheville twist to international favorites. Located downtown, the pet-friendly, covered patio is perfect for outdoor dining and people-watching. The café at Isa’s features incredible pastries made daily in-house and pair perfectly with a latte or cappuccino.…

Smoky Park Supper Club

This unique restaurant along the French Broad River in the River Arts District is a great date night spot with rustic ambiance and charm. Enjoy seasonal wood-fired dishes in the dimly lit indoor… read more

This unique restaurant along the French Broad River in the River Arts District is a great date night spot with rustic ambiance and charm. Enjoy seasonal wood-fired dishes in the dimly lit indoor space with large windows facing the river. Or enjoy cocktails on the patio or riverside with plenty of cozy seating for two. They have a great selection of craft beer, cocktails, and music. 350…

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Indulge in dessert at this romantic chocolate lounge in the heart of downtown Asheville. Their decadent menu includes things like chocolate mousse, mocha stout cake and sipping chocolates. Buy… read more

Indulge in dessert at this romantic chocolate lounge in the heart of downtown Asheville. Their decadent menu includes things like chocolate mousse, mocha stout cake and sipping chocolates. Buy some truffles to enjoy later! 10 South Pack Square.

Zambra

Voted #1 Romantic Restaurant by Travel & Leisure, this Western Mediterranean tapas restaurant in downtown Asheville sets the mood for love. Enjoy the warm ambiance while indulging in farm-to-… read more

Voted #1 Romantic Restaurant by Travel & Leisure, this Western Mediterranean tapas restaurant in downtown Asheville sets the mood for love. Enjoy the warm ambiance while indulging in farm-to-table tapas and exotic fine wine. Be sure to make reservations, they book up on weekends. 85 W Walnut St

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