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The Blackbird, Asheville, NC

The Blackbird

4.4
4.4
3359 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Blackbird Restaurant is a Chef Owned Restaurant serving local, fresh ingredients. The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating an unique and vibrant menu – New American with Southern Flares.

The menu features the seasonal best from local farmers, fresh catches from the coast of the Carolinas, incredible local micro-brews, specialty cocktails, and great wines from the around the world. Our menu changes seasonally to reflect the bounty of the area and the chef’s creativity. The Blackbird’s award-winning food, desserts and prompt service will impress you every time.

We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, on Biltmore Ave. You can find us at the corner of The Aloft Hotel.

Parking Garage is located at the back on Lexington Ave. The first hour is free.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–14:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (828) 254-2502

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Reppert

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant has an open floor plan, but we do our best to ensure you have space to yourself for a large party or event. Please email information@theblackbirdrestaurant.com for more information. The Blackbird will design just the right menu for the occasion and provide a relaxed and elegant environment.

  • Private party contact

    Jesson Gil: (828) 254-2502

  • Area

    Asheville

  • Cross Street

    Aston St

  • Parking Details

    The ground floor of the Aloft Hotel is the entrance to the public parking lot. The rate is hourly. We are not a Hotel restaurant, but we are located in the same building with the Aloft.There is also parking on the street and several parking garages within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,359 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Notable Wine List

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  1. PS

    PerryS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Had the tasting menu. It was poorly seasoned with unimpressive presentation and execution
  2. SM

    ScottM

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The restaurant was not overly crowded when we were seated which was nice. Ambience was nice. Service was good. The biggest complaint for us is that the font of the menu is too small. Especially with the dim lighting.
  3. MM

    MatthewM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Perfect for a romantic night out.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great experience. The food reminds me of my abuela’s cooking in Miami. Will definitely return upon visiting Asheville again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Cheeseboard was meh. Chicken was not fully cooked. Steak was ordered medium and served well done. Fine dining prices with decidedly mediocre food.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress
  7. PP

    PaulP

    Southwest Florida

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great , creative food in an industrial setting. Casual chic dining. Creative menu with a tilt toward vegan offerings.
  8. DW

    DillonW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It’s OK— Nothing special. Appetizers were good, but you can find better places in Asheville to spend the same amount of money.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent everything! 10/10 would recommend.
  10. A

    Alicat

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time and a great meal at the Blackbird. Our server (I think her name was Jill) was pleasant and efficient and saw to our having a wonderful meal.
  11. s

    stevew

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    We ordered the jalapeno cheese cornbread and it was heavy, tastless and bland. They did not charge us for it but brought us french bread which was very good. We then ordered the chefs special beer battered fish with grits. The grits were awesome but the fish was raw in the middle. They brought us another one that was good. We split a “filet” which was (sorry) not a filet, but some other cut that was not tender. We ordered it medium rare, even though we like it medium because that way we felt they would not overcook it. It came medium to medium well. By this time we just ate it without complaining. The waiter and the chef was very accommodating but the food just did nit hit the mark. I was Ok at best and the least flavor and quality of all the other restaurants we ate in at Ashville, which inluded: Zambra, Chestnut, and Curate. All of which were (sorry) but far better food and better menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! I didn’t love what I ordered, but that was probably more on me.
  13. SC

    SueC

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was superb. It was a very noisy restaurant though.
  14. GE

    GregE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I celebrated our 2-year anniversary yesterday at The Black Bird and it was the best dining experience I have had in years. The food was excellent. Mussels and marinated olives for the appetizer were amazing. Our entrees were the goat cheese corn pie with greens and the truffle risotto, both excellent and healthy portions. I had graybeard ipa (delicious), she had white wine. For desert she got the coconut cake to go and destroyed it. The service was perfect, ambiance was romantic and pleasing. 5 stars. Highly recommend! We will be back soon.
  15. V

    Virginia

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was quite good and fairly priced. Service was good, but friendliness and knowledge of menu could be improved upon. Overall a positive experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Bartender seemed flustered with about 6 bar guests when he got to everyone service was amazing but was standing over each guest for way to much time. then we gave him a card to go out and smoke and he ran out tab so we just decided to go elsewhere to have the rest of our date night. Food and cocktails were 10/10.
  17. F

    Fletcher

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is terrific, and it is a great setting in the heart of downtown. The vegetarian menu has been expanded. The signature cocktails are excellent
  18. a

    aditoth

    Las Vegas

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Blackbird was fine. My first, and overall impression was that it’s in need of a refresh. The look and decor are just tired and not in any way impressive. The menu is on the small side. All four in our party ordered the same trout dish with scallops and risotto. This dish was properly executed with tasty fish, tender and delicious scallops (which could have used a better sear, for appearance if nothing else) and a rich risotto. Nothing wrong with any of it. But with all the great dining venues in Asheville an update is def needed here.
  19. LP

    LPOBX

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Cool spot! Laid back atmosphere. Great food. FYI the breakfast potatoes are Spicy!
  20. C

    Chipper

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service, Shaun, was attentive, friendly and very helpful. The pork chop was outstanding. The corn pie was quite flavorful & very filling. Oh, and the calamari appetizer- perfection. We will definitely go back.
  21. PK

    PeterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the cost….food is absolutely delicious…..enjoy
  22. CN

    CindyN

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was very well versed on the wine and food offerings. He was excellent at checking back and settling our tab.
  23. TP

    TimP

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My wife and I had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings and everything was good, but nothing was spectacular. The service was fine, but again, nothing spectacular. During the meal, we'd receive our wine 5 minutes before the paired plate - those two items should be served at the same time.
  24. KK

    KyKyV

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, exceptional service and ambience is great! I had the vegetarian mushroom gnocchi and it was amazing! Highly recommend
  25. DS

    DianaS

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great find in Asheville. The food was excellent. Our trout and scallops were cooked to perfection. Chefs appetizer potatoes were amazing and addictive! Our server, Miriam (with the beautiful name) was the best, attentive and made us feel at home. Would definitely recommend.
  26. AG

    AnneG

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Saw many excellent reviews and booked with high hopes for our dinner. The restaurant was not busy, yet service and food were quite slow to arrive. The appetizers we ordered were both drizzled with honey, which was unexpected. We ordered a non alcoholic version of a cocktail served at the table and ingredients changed to make the beverage less than appealing. When we pointed it out, our server explained the difference but did not offer another option. Our food was satisfactory but was not overly impressive.
  27. S

    Steven

    Salt Lake City

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent restaurant. Service was wonderful. Food was very tasty and the drinks were potent!
  28. S

    Stephan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious. We had the pork chop and also a vegetarian pasta dish (mushroom & gnocchi). Both very tasty and flavorful. Service was good and friendly, but could have been a bit more attentive. Again, what counts is the food and that was outstanding!
  29. K

    Karen52

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here for brunch with my daughters. Food was delicious and service was attentive:) Would definitely recommend. (Pet friendly too with outdoor seating).
  30. MM

    MeghanM

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    We had breakfast and everything was over cooked.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  32. K

    Kmgr

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always put Black Bird on our list of favs when we come to town! Triple A+ for service! All were engaging; knowledgeable of menu; super attentive! Food came out quickly! We had the steak & chop - both were perfectly cooked/seasoned. Notably, the veggies were cooked to perfection, which truly is a rarity even the best rated restaurants. Black Bird Never disappoints! It Stays on our ‘list’!
  33. CD

    CatherineD

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised by the creative dishes prepared by the very talented chef. We had read other nice reviews, but when we actually tasted the food combinations, we were blown away! The salads were delicious! One dish, a beef tenderloin with charred watermelon, was outstanding. Our waitress was also a treat. Attentive and fun with order taking, but quiet and respectful when our table was deep in conversation. We are thrilled that The Blackbird was one of our choices for our two night stay in Asheville!
  34. DD

    DavidD

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We ordered cornbread as an appetizer. It was too bitter to eat. Our entrees were very good.
  35. FH

    FH2345

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food quality was fantastic. Service was friendly and expert. One of the best meals we've had - but the ambience was relaxed even though upscale.
  36. M

    Mindy

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the six course tasting and wine pairing dinner. Have been back many times.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great stop in Asheville. Service was excellent. The food is sort of a reconstructed Southern take. Good wine selection We started with mussels. Absolutely fabulous. We worked off the Vegan menu and were not disappointed. Flavorful dishes very much appreciated on a beautiful summer day
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from the moment we walked in the door, with gracious hostess and excellent server. Two very comfortable dining areas are separated by a very attractive bar. We were given a very nice window table and enjoyed terrific service all evening as our server was always available but still let us enjoy the meal at our pace . Excellent cocktails. We ordered entirely vegan, though neither of us are, and were amazed by the flavors. Vegetable Wellington was so perfect, not sure how the beef version will ever compete again. I’m still tasting the warm Brie salad. And the fruit compote was among best ever. Our first meal in Asheville set an exceptionally high bar. The only little surprise was the addition of a kitchen appreciation fee, which I had never seen before but only a few bucks so I didn’t even mention it. Totally enjoyable evening
  39. AK

    AshleyK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Awful food—not a single item on the Chef’s tasting menu was good. Some plates were bland with ingredients that seemed low quality, others weren’t edible. One of the worst meals I’ve had in years and terrible value for the price point.
  40. BH

    BrianaH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere and the service was great!! My drinks were a lil mediocre but they fixed that with no problem!!! The scallop and trout risotto was really good, though I ate as is/no salt and pepper. Would definitely go back for the risotto :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Blackbird using the Order Online button. The Blackbird also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 254-2502.

The Blackbird is rated 4.4 stars by 3359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Blackbird

47 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Aston St

  • Area

    Asheville

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–14:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    The ground floor of the Aloft Hotel is the entrance to the public parking lot. The rate is hourly. We are not a Hotel restaurant, but we are located in the same building with the Aloft.There is also parking on the street and several parking garages within walking distance.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Reppert

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 254-2502

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant has an open floor plan, but we do our best to ensure you have space to yourself for a large party or event. Please email information@theblackbirdrestaurant.com for more information. The Blackbird will design just the right menu for the occasion and provide a relaxed and elegant environment.

  • Private party contact

    Jesson Gil: (828) 254-2502

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