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The Blackbird, Asheville, NC

The Blackbird

4.4
4.4
3298 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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Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 254-2502

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Reppert

  • Private party facilities

    There is a private dinning area for larger parties. Please email information@theblackbirdrestaurant.com for room rental rates. 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

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

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What 3,298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Healthy

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  1. N

    Nance

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    We had a friendly hostess and a lovely server and had high hopes for the food. Unfortunately we were greatly disappointed compared to other local restaurants that we tried in downtown Asheville. It was fine, but for our group it wasn’t to our liking. With that said, the service and ambiance were very nice.

  2. WR

    WillieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Elegant food with large portions. Attentive service and great cocktail and wine selection. It’s a little warm inside but I find that true of most Asheville restaurants. Expensive but you should know that walking in.

  3. JD

    JulieD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The information shared about the food and service were great! The food was amazing! Black bird burger and BLT.

  4. MB

    MaryBethE

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    It was very warm in the restaurant, not sure the AC was working properly. Otherwise the food and service were very good.

  5. NB

    NancyB

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was Delicious! Everything was presented beautifully and the portions were large. House coctail - The Blackbird was very refreshing. Cheese board with accompanying snacks was a good mix of sweet, sour and crunch. Entrees, Pork Chop and Seafood Palau were cooked perfectly. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant was full but not noisy.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience2

    My server, Paige was GREAT... the pork chop was huge and very good...my chicken was not fully cooked and had to be returned... you know the danger of not eat fully cooked chicken... thankfully they didn't charge me for my meal without having to ask for it...

  7. CA

    CindyA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great brunch menu. Attentive service. Nice Father's Day experience.

  8. EB

    ElizabethB

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We go to Black Bird as often as we are able! The brunch is excellent! I also like the French Press coffee that is available.

  9. M

    Mettajoe

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice little breakfast / brunch spot. Reasonably priced compared to much of Asheville and server was attentive. Coffee pour was generous. Food was very good and presentation was excellent though big breakfast eaters might be looking for a little bit larger portions.

  10. KC

    KelleyC

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a very delicious breakfast for Father’s Day!

  11. S

    Sara

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I was really excited to try this restaurant and my expectations were high. We all ordered different things, some were good, others just ok. We ordered the arugula salad, garlic bread, risotto, gnocchi, pork chop, and vegetarian Wellington. The dishes we loved were the salads, the trout and scallop risotto, bread, and the pork chop. These were all delicious. The gnocchi was our least favorite, as it was so overpowered by garlic (and I love garlic) that I couldn’t even finish half. The gnocchi was made in house and the texture was wonderful, but I couldn’t taste the flavor of the mushrooms or the gnocchi through the garlic. The dish could have used a fraction of the garlic and that would have been so much better. The Wellington just left something to be desired. We also ordered the coconut cake, which was delicious and I would come back just for that. As for the service and ambiance, the server was great, although very busy and it while I liked the overall atmosphere in general, it was incredible warm in there this night, which was a little uncomfortable. Overall, I will come back again and maybe try the chef tasting menu, which sounded amazing!

  12. JP

    JohnP

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent shrimp & grits and great beignets! Great place for brunch as it wasn’t too crowded or noisy. I recommend asking for a window seat for the perfect experience.

  13. MA

    MAMC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were passing thru town and booked here based on the menu and previous reviews. The food was AMAZING for everyone in our party and service was quick. Would definitely come her again!

  14. HO

    HOLL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So yum! The steak and watermelon salad was delicious and the beet salad was the BOMB. YUM. Service was great as well.

  15. e

    edwardm

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Went with a buddy. Thought this would be the hidden gem that lacked only the hype of its neighbors but the vibe was dormant and the kitchen or the menu didn’t really deliver on its promises, for me anyway. Probably would be fine for quiet couples dining.

  16. p

    purdyshuz

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We did enjoy the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings, but felt it a bit lacking. Many of the courses were under-seasoned. Two of the courses used the same Mojo Rojo sauce. The Crispy Pork Belly with Mojo Rojo was disappointing. I appreciate the pork was to be crispy and perhaps even charred but it was past that point and the sauce tasted acrid as well, maybe the spices were burned in the preparation? Two of the 6 courses were SUPERB: the Espinaca con Garbanzo, Pan de Empapado and the Shrimp with White Wine sauce & Mojo Verde. Overall, it was an ok experience for a fairly large price tag.

  17. SK

    StevenK

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Maybe it was a bad night, but food was mediocre, soup cold, service spotty, charged for drink that never came, and several items on menu unavailable. Would not visit again or recommend.

  18. A

    Anonymous

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was uneven - some of the dishes were good, but others were bland. Everything should be on point and very good at this price point. Service was ok, but our waiter took our empty water bottle and never returned with more water until we paid the check. Possibly they had new help in the kitchen or were understaffed? Don't think we will return. Too many other good options in Asheville.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Our server and the service were very good, but unfortunately the food was just fair. I order the risotto trout and the fish was good, but the risotto was so salty and swimming in a pool of butter I couldn’t eat it. The restaurant was unbelievably hot also, so this just made for not the best dinner experience. Again, our server was great, but the food and ambiance were fair at best.

  20. AW

    AmyW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New favorite! Great wine with amazing dinner. Food was fresh, service was perfect.

  21. R

    Rick

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Very very limited menu. Hardly as good as a few years ago.

  22. a

    anita

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was wonderful! I had trout and scallops with risotto and my husband had pork chop. The food was perfect.

  23. L

    Luv2eatwell

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and delicious farm to table offerings!! Great cocktails too!

  24. A

    Ashevillian

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Belated birthday dinner with my husband. I chose the restaurant as we’d never tried it and the menu looked good. We went for an early dinner at 5pm when they open dinner service. Our waitress was good, checked on us but didn’t hover. We each had a starter and an entree. They were all delicious. The warm fruit and Brie that I had was lovely, fresh, and the right amount. My husband had the charred steak & watermelon salad which he also enjoyed. Four our entrees, I have the vegetable Wellington, which was really good. Filled with a variety of veggies over mashed potatoes and wilted spinach, all of which had lots of flavor. He had the mushroom risotto, which we both thought was outstanding. I’ll have to try it or something similar next time. We got coconut cake to take home, large pieces and really good. Overall, a great meal.

    The BlackbirdResponded on June 8, 2022

    Thank you for your review, we hope to see you back soon!

  25. U

    Unhappy

    San Antonio

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Fried chicken sandwich was thigh not breast with strong taste - sent it back.

    The BlackbirdResponded on June 8, 2022

    Hello, Our server indicated to you that this was thigh meat and not breast meat. I stopped by the table and you mentioned "it has nothing to do with the kitchen, it just was not for me, no worries!" and we took this off your bill, and offered to replace it with another sandwich of your choice. I wish this did not prompt you to leave a two star review as your friend said her sandwich was perfect. Please reconsider given the fact that we did what we could to accommodate you. Thank you.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Bad service, overpriced and not communicated pricing on the tasting menu

  27. SW

    SueW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Birthday celebration. Birthday girl ordered a medium well steak and got a charred, overcooked, chewy steak. I ordered the trout and scallops with risotto and they brought me the veggie risotto. When they finally brought the correct meal it was undercooked. Service was spotty. It was confusing who to ask about it as we were waited on by 5 different waitstaff. Awful value for the money. Very disappointed!! Won’t return.

    The BlackbirdResponded on June 7, 2022

    Hello, This is disappointing to hear that you had a poor experience, and that if far from our standards. Please send a message to brenden@theblackbirdrestaurant and I'd like to see what we can do to correct this, or at least gather a bit more feedback on your experience. Thank you

  28. AJ

    AngelaJ

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Definitely worth the price. We had specials-appetizer and entrees. Wish we had been hungry enough to do the tasting menu. Desserts were the standard offerings, instead of the creativity of the rest of the menu. Good service and interesting flavors.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Came here a year ago and loved it! This time something was off. Extremely limited menu and the food seemed to be under-seasoned. The mussels were extremely fishy tasting - would not recommend them! Cool place and the service was very good. I would give this place another chance - everyone can have an off night

    The BlackbirdResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback. Please send an email to brenden@theblackbirdrestaurant if you have the chance, I'd love to gather some additional feedback and make sure your next visit is up to our standards. Thank you!

  30. MM

    MicheleM

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We went to Blackbird on a Tuesday . The local trout was amazing (risotto was ok) - husband had seafood pirlau which had a good flavor. Kids had burgers and they enjoyed them. This is a solid choice for dining. Also, go for a coffee at the double decker bus across the street.

    The BlackbirdResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for the feedback and positive review!

  31. MD

    MDCrab

    New England

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Service was good. Food underwhelming. We won’t be back.

    The BlackbirdResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback, I'd love to hear more about your experience to get a better understanding where we fell short. Please email brenden@theblackbirdrestaurant if you have the time. Thank you

  32. ME

    MerryE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    It took a long time for lunch but ended up being worth the wait. Delicious

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Steak was great but everything else was lacking. Cheese board with no meat, only one spread (jelly), only one type of cracker. For the price I would expect much more. One waiter servicing one whole side of the restaurant. Not a great beer selection. Over priced for what was served.

    The BlackbirdResponded on May 31, 2022

    Hello, our cheese boards do not have meat, similar to how our meat boards do not have cheese. To enjoy both, I suggest ordering a meat & cheese board. On Saturday night we had 5 servers, 2 or 3 on each side of the restaurant. We feature 6 local beers on tap, and we are priced in line or below our competition. I apologize if this sounds argumentative but you're sharing false information in a public forum to demoralize a family-owned business. Good day to you sir.

  34. M

    Maddiera

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing flavors & seasonings. Unusual flavorful combos Lots of vegan & vegetarian options We were able to customize our entrees to our needs A lovely dinner!

    The BlackbirdResponded on May 31, 2022

    Thank you for your awesome review, we hope to have you back soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good stuff

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service by Miriam. Every dish was Perfect and delicious! Went there a second evening again for the Pecan Blondie dessert!

  37. M

    Mike

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was great! Great service by Mariam.

  38. TE

    TylerE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was very good, and we were seated next to a big window open to the street. A stand out for me was the charcuterie board featuring a spreadable meat that was absolutely delicious. The cornichons, pickled onions and lightly pickled cucumbers were a lovely counter balance. The server was attentive, but not too much so.

  39. C

    Cathy

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was excellent. The food was very flavorful.

  40. BM

    BethM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a favorite spot in Asheville. The food and presentation are fabulous and service is attentive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

The Blackbird is rated 4.4 stars by 3298 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 60 times today
Google Map for The Blackbird

47 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Aston St

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary 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

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

  • Phone number

    (828) 254-2502

  • Private party facilities

    There is a private dinning area for larger parties. Please email information@theblackbirdrestaurant.com for room rental rates. 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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