Our favorite restaurant in downtown Asheville for an evening meal, Limone’s offers an amazingly creative menu specializing in Mexican/Californian cuisine. Everyone we have introduced this intimate but casual dining spot to has added it to their favorites list. Absolutely the best Ceviche I’ve ever eaten, combined with one of their delicious Margaritas is an opener for a fantastic culinary evening on Eagle Street, a small side street tucked behind Pack Place. Park in their parking garage and walk around the corner.
If President Obama had asked me for a restaurant recommendation in Biltmore Village, Corner Kitchen would have been tops on my list, too. He and the First Lady brought friends here in April after touring the Biltmore Estate. You can count on Joe & Kevin, the owners, to cook up a delicious meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They serve a tasty fried oyster salad for lunch, and I almost always have the corn & crab chowder with fresh cilantro. Yum! Located in one of the historic cottages built by George Vanderbilt when he created Biltmore Village.
Fig is an acronym for “Food is Good” and it is really good at Fig. By far the best halibut I have ever eaten was in this small elegant restaurant. Featuring courtyard dining in a newer building in Biltmore Village just past the shopping plaza on Sweeten Creek Rd.. You will enjoy a wonderful atmosphere for a special evening out with friends.
A beer snob’s watering hole. This world famous pub and brewery attracts everyone in town. Sip American beers on the top floor and European brews in the basement.
Once again, President Obama found one of my favorite restaurants, 12 Bones. He came here while campaigning and it was the first stop he and his beautiful lady made when they were in Asheville recently. Their blueberry chipotle ribs are so good, I believe they may have been one of the reasons he came back to Asheville so soon!
ASHEVILLE BREWING COMPANY
If you are on a walking tour of different breweries in the downtown area, this is a must stop. Ample seating and a massive covered patio provide a very welcoming environment. Great burgers and pub food!
EARLY GIRL EATERY
One of my favorite breakfast spots in downtown, Early Girl Eatery offers fresh local food and great service. Owned by Julie & John Stehling, I am always amazed at how hard Julie works alongside the staff each time I am there. She buses tables, greets guests, and monitors the restaurant constantly to make sure their dining experience meets their expectations. You will not be disappointed by your meal in this eclectic atmosphere on trendy Wall St.
BOUCHON’S FRENCH BISTRO
I love mussels! And there has never been a better place than Bouchon’s to enjoy excellently prepared, high quality mussels. Especially on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening when they feature All-You-Can-Eat mussels with a side of mouth-watering pomme frites; truly “French” fries in a bistro known for French Comfort Food. Their slogan is “Bon-Appetit, Ya’ll and the owner, Michele Baudoin, like many Asheville area restaurant owners is “working the room” to insure a delectable dining experience is had by all guests.