12 of the Best Restaurants in Asheville, NC

It’s no secret that the Asheville culinary scene features critically acclaimed dining establishments and world-renowned chefs. The next time you find yourself in the charming Western North Carolina mountain city, plan your visit around some of the best restaurants in Asheville, NC. From mouth-watering Italian dishes to creative American concoctions, you’re in for quite the treat! Read on to learn more. Then, be sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide for more great suggestions to include in your itinerary! 

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12 of the Best Restaurants in Asheville That You Need to Try

American Bites With a Twist 

1. Chestnut

Chestnut features creative takes on classic dishes that feature locally procured ingredients. 

2. Foothills Butcher Bar: West

Enjoy fresh, local meat at Foothills Butcher Bar: West. All of their meats are raised with no added hormones or antibiotics and come from small farms in North Carolina. 

3. The Corner Kitchen 

The Corner Kitchen is a culinary staple in Biltmore Village that boasts an innovative, farm-to-table menu! 

Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Eats 

4. Laughing Seed Cafe 

Indulge in organic, local fare prepared for vegetarians and vegans alike at the Laughing Seed Cafe

5. Rosetta’s Kitchen & The Buchi Bar

Vegetarians and vegans can find comfort in plant-based soul food at Rosetta’s Kitchen and The Buchi Bar! 

6. Plant

Plant is a chef-driven establishment in which they craft dishes using thoughtful, plant-based ingredients and innovative recipes. 

Delicious International Cuisine 

7. Chiesa 


For a warm, neighborhood Italian experience, dine at Chiesa. Treat your tastebuds to generations of family recipes carefully plated for the ultimate restaurant experience. 

8. Nine Mile 


If you’re craving Caribbean food, Nine Mile is the place to go. Jerk seafood, vibrant rice dishes, and flavorful vegetarian specials comprise a menu that everyone will enjoy. 

9. Cúrate


The menu at Cúrate pays homage to classic tapa culture with menu items such as jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and more!

10. Limones

California Mexican

A combination of traditional Mexico City dishes and San Francisco training inspire the dishes at Limones Restaurant. 

11. Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian 


Rich and flavorful Italian food fills your plate and your stomach at Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian! 

12. Gan Shan Station

Asian Fusion 

Gan Shan Station’s menu boasts Asian food prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Whether you’re craving Chinese or Vietnamese, chances are you’ll find a dish that will satiate your appetite! 

Stay in the Historic Montford District 

Steven VanWinkle RoomYou’ll find a few of the best restaurants in Asheville, NC, within walking distance of our inn such as Chiesa and Nine Mile. The Montford Historic District is a beautiful neighborhood that boasts stunning Victorian architecture and charming gardens. Our property boasts stunning Queen Anne architecture, stylish decor, and eclectic antiques. You can choose between 11 rooms, suites, or even a spacious, private carriage house! Wake up to a gourmet breakfast each morning. Enjoy quality service from our dedicated innkeepers and staff. What are you waiting for? 

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