Walking Distance (15-20 minutes)

The Marketplace – Has been a fixture in downtown Asheville since 1979. This mélange of local food prepared with other worldly traditions of the table may have helped the Market Place garner national attention but the keen reverence for the heritage and roots of Appalachia has always remained at the center of what they do. 20 Wall St. Asheville, NC 28801

Bouchon French Bistro – Enjoy an authentic French bistro experience at Bouchon. You’ll savor the food and delight in the wine and be very glad you did. 62 N Lexington Ave. Asheville, NC 28801-2823

Chai Pani- Chai Pani stands for innovative, fun and delicious Indian Street Food. From chaat (crunchy, spicy, sweet, tangy, brightly flavored Indian street snacks) to daily thali specials (home-style cooked meals), mango lassi and nimbu pani, Chai Pani serves mind-blasting Indian cuisine 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. 22 Battery Park Ave. Asheville, NC 2880

Chestnut-The Chestnut consistently features local and seasonal flavors. Enjoy a salad, appetizer and tasty seafood, vegetables and deserts as well as your liquid refreshment. Kevin, Chef Joe and Chef Matt invite you to try the fresh taste of The Chestnut’s uniquely American cuisine. 48 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Cucina 24 – Classic Italian cooking. We specialize in handmade pasta, wood-fired pizzas and extensive seafood and local meats. 24 Wall Street Asheville NC 28801

Laughing Seed Cafe’ – An eclectic international approach to vegetarian dining. This has led to their popularity with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Local products, organic ingredients and a flair for global fusion combine to give the dishes a unique and satisfying character. 40 Wall St. Asheville NC 28801

Lobster Trap – Famous for flying in fresh seafood and using fresh produce from local farmers, and featuring music from local musicians. 35 Patton Ave. Asheville NC 28801

Mela Indian Restaurant – Offers authentic North and South Indian dishes. 70 N. Lexington, Asheville, NC 28801

Nine Mile – A casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant and bar nestled in the heart of Historic Montford. The cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and an array of locally made desserts. 233 Montford Ave. Asheville NC 28801

Posana – Enjoy a made-from-scratch 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 and antibiotic free meats and eggs. Posana’s pastry chef and 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.

Table – Unfettered cuisine for everyone. Table offers an “urban” comfortable, friendly environment in downtown Asheville with exceptional welcoming service. 48 College St. Asheville NC 28801

Tupelo Honey – Southern Home Cooking with an Uptown Twist. A pleasant dining experience begins with utterly delicious food and is heightened by great ambiance. Tupelo Honey Cafe has an upscale, yet casual environment with touches of an authentic Charleston/New Orleans style. 12 College St. Asheville NC 28801

Vincenzo’s- Vincenzo’s prides itself on providing a genuine northern Italian dining experience. Our menu celebrates the depth and breadth of the cuisines of Veneto (Venice), Lombardy (Milan), Tuscany (Florence) and the Piedmont (Turin). We have chosen to honor the time-tested recipes of one of the great culinary regions of the world. Whether you enjoy simple grilled fish or a rich Ossobucco the glory of Italian cooking show through. 10 N. Market St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Carmels – This restaurant and bar is already known as a destination in downtown Asheville with its alfresco dining, romantic and intimate dining room and jazzy-chic bar. Serving continental cuisine. 1 Page Ave. Asheville, NC 28801

Zambra- This spot has one of Asheville’s most beautiful dining rooms, most daring menu and one of the area’s most extensive wine list. They subscribe to the ‘Farm to Table’ philosophy and use all-natural local products when available. Upscale dining in an unpretentious, fun and relaxed atmosphere 85 W. Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Short (5 -10 minutes) Drive

Fig – Set in historic Biltmore Village, Fig is a cozy bistro serving Chef William Klein’s modern interpretation of classic, pure, and market-driven French cuisine. 18 Brook St # 101 Asheville, NC 28803

Rezaz – The sophisticated menu emphasizes eclectic and traditional flavors of all Mediterranean countries. 28 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC 28803

Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant – Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian features authentic Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Peppers, Veal Marsala, Linguini and Clams in Asheville, NC 641 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804

Club and Brew Atmosphere

Asheville has always been famous for its amazing scenery, mountain music and world renowned attractions such as Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It has recently become the craft-brewing center of the Southeast. Asheville’s brewing scene has generated so much excitement that it was recently named the east coast winner of the Examiner’s “Beer City, USA”

On any given day, about 50 local beers can be enjoyed in Asheville, served on draft and in bottles. Tourists regularly travel here to sample and savor Asheville’s beer flavors, ranging from creamy, mild golden ales to robust Belgian-style brews.


Barley Tap Room – At Barley’s one can sample over 40 beers on tap. After dinner and a beer, stay and listen to the bluegrass, country, jazz, and Americana music performed most nights. 42 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC 28801-3625

Jack of the Wood – A cozy, Celtic style pub located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Handcrafted English style ales are brewed at our nearby brewing facility and served fresh daily. 95 patton Ave. Asheville NC 28801

Pack Tavern–Pack’s Tavern is a fresh, local take on classic tavern cuisine in the heart of Pack Square Park. Located in the beautifully renovated Hayes & Hopson building, Pack’s offers outstanding service and a large eclectic menu with everything from signature salads to burgers, wonderful appetizers, fresh cut steaks, and seafood all in a friendly, hospitable atmosphere. Offers full bar with over 30 beers on tap! 20 South Spruce Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Hannah Flannigan–Locals love Hannah Flanagan’s fine Irish (and otherwise) draft and bottled beers and authentic Irish pub fare. Enjoy the large outdoor dining area and catch live music nightly. 27 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Wine Bars

Sante’s’ Wine Bar – A European-style wine bar featuring wines by the glass and by the bottle with flights and light fare including cheese boards, dips, salads and sweets.. One Page Ave. Asheville NC 28801

Battery Park Book Exchange–Our store offers you the marriage of two of earth’s finest pleasures, books and wine, side by side. Peruse thousands of books in dozens of categories while sipping a fine wine, sparkling wine, or Champagne.  1 Page Avenue #101, Asheville, NC 28801



While the above list is in no way a complete list, it does represent what we feel are the favorite spots our guests have enjoyed the most.