Explore Downtown Asheville Restaurants


Visitor and locals agree… Bouchon is the smart downtown destination for a cool cocktail or a great glass of wine. Staying for dinner? Experience an authentic French bistro in the “Paris of the South.” Bon appetit y’all!

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Cafe Kathmandu

VUsing the high altitude herbs and spices you will find some of the best curries in the world. Tofu Tarkari to Bheda Karahi, ther eis something for everyone.

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Chai Pani

If you have never had Indian street food then you are in for a treat.  Located in the heart of Downtown Asheville, Chai Pani  has something for everyone who wants to experience something a little more than the local southern flair.

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Early Girl Eatery

Early girl Eatery is one of the mainstay restaurants in downtown Asheville. They serve breakfast all day and have a wonderful lunch and dinner menu. “Made From Scratch” is their motto and once you eat at Early Girl, you will know why.

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Lobster Trap

The Lobster Trap is locally-owned and serves fresh seafood sent by Captain Tom, a fisherman in Portland, Maine. Live local music, a full bar with a 80 bottle wine list and a friendly staff, make every meal memorable.

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Laughing Seed

Organic, Seasonal, farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine with an international flair. Locally sourced ingredients from area farms including their own Laughing Seed Farm. Enjoy the outdoor patio during the summer months. Specialty cocktails, wine or locally brewed beer available. Amazing!

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Nine Mile

Nine Mile is a cozy casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant and bar nestled in the heart of the Historic Montford District. Our cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta and rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, salads, soups, appetizers, and an array of locally made deserts. We carry a variety of local and micro brews as well as a specially picked selection of organic wine. Our non-alcoholic beverages include Juices, Roots Tonics, San Pellegrino, and Fountain Sodas (Yes, we have Cheerwine!).

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Posana Cafe

Enjoy a made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch, dinner or weekend brunch on the spacious patio, or looking out onto Historic Pack Square from the dining room, lounge or bar. Posana Cafe utilizes local farmers and purveyors for items such as organic milk, goat cheese, fruits, vegetables, trout, lamb, pork and chooses to serve only hormone & antibiotic free meats and eggs. Posana’s pastry chef & culinary team are constantly evolving the menu to reflect seasonal and local specialties in addition to offering the region’s largest selection of gluten-free cuisine. The bar’s expansive menu features house-made flavored syrups, mixers, infused liquors and freshly squeezed juices providing an exemplary drink experience when ordering a custom soda, espresso drink or cocktail.

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Unfettered, moderately priced new-American cuisine for everyone. Offering a hip, urban comfortable, friendly environment with exceptional and welcoming service.

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Tupelo Honey Cafe

Tupelo Honey Cafe offers a unique menu combining old southern favorites with a creative “uptown” twist, presenting healthier options, fresh, local ingredients and large portions at a fair price.

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Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian

Here they come, with their Chicken Parm and their “Sunday Gravy”. The Sausage, Peppers and Onions, the Mussels, the Lasagna, Pizzas, Linguini and Clams and the Tiramisu. Here comes the wine, good times, the laughs. And the cost of a meal? Straight down. To the cellar. Boom! The Italians are coming. And the old neighborhood will never be the same. Vinnie’s features “Old School” neighborhood Italian food reminiscent of Brooklyn, the Bronx and the North End of Boston. Vinnie’s is casual and family friendly with homemade cuisine and a warm, friendly atmosphere. So come join them at Vinnie’s for the best neighborhood Italian food this side of Arthur Avenue or Bay Parkway.

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Zambra Wine & Tapas

Tapas with a modern twist. Zambra has Asheville’s most beautiful dining room, most daring menu and one of the area’s most extensive wine list. We subscribe to the ‘Farm to Table’ philosophy and use all-natural local products when available. Upscale dining in an unpretentious, fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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