Service was very good. Food was good, but nothing special. Not a lot of food for the price.
Food was phenomenal and Aaron was an exceptional server.
Amazing coffee and brunch- best grits I’ve ever had .
Sat at the bar, great service. Food was delicious, but portions we not consistent. Some in our party ordered steaks and fish- portions were great. One order the sweet potato gnocchi, and the portion was terribly small. Portion size is the only reason they did not get perfect scores.
Our food was good but overpriced for what it was. Our server did not say a single word more than necessary and walked away while we were asking questions. The couple was so close next to us we felt like we were all having dinner together! There are lots of options for great food in Asheville. I would skip this one next time around.
Hello. We appreciate your feedback on the tables, we will take that into consideration. We're saddened to hear about the service portion. We strive to give each of customers a special experience, so we were not living up to our own expectations that night. The server in question is one of our best and often gets 5 star reviews, so we're unsure what was going on that night, but we will be talking to them. We appreciate you coming in and trying us.
Monk fish was not very good, snapper was great. Carrot cake was very average
Saturday brunch was delicious. Food was hot and well prepared and the Bloody Mary was almost a meal by itself. Would return for sure.
Somewhat overpriced. After sending my meal back twice, it was finally prepared to my liking. Our waitress was awesome. The apple cobbler was AMAZING!!!
Thank you for your feedback and for coming out.
Overall, food was good! Cheese board was a little small. Our server also appeared to be the bartender so not the most attentive but we got what we needed. The seafood risotto was outstanding, my boyfriend got the steak special which was a NY strip. I would definitely return but he would not. The beer choices were slim and very limited to hoppy options only.
Thank you for coming out and trying us!
The food was incredible. Chef came and introduced himself. Attentive staff. Highly recommend the lamb, ramen and the brussel sprouts. We’ll be back the next time we visit Asheville.
Thank you! We appreciate you.
Next to our hotel. Good foods
Perfect meal. Something for everyone. Even picky eaters were accommodated.
Thank you very much!
The only wine list in Asheville that I can say I recognized anything familiar. We enjoyed the meal immensely. Great that there were enough crackers for the charcuterie plate - some places give you three. Everybody said they would love to return which is unusual for our gang. Deconstructed cassoulet was great, as was the risotto. And they had the heat on ! Thank you for that. It appears some places are trying to save money and it is uncomfortable to sit for very long plus the food cools off.
Thank you so much of the lovely sentiments. We're very fortunate to have Rama and his amazing wine list that he's created.
Our waitress Justine was not friendly at all. She did not have a pleasant attitude or a welcoming presence. The tables were way too close together. We were very uncomfortable. The food was good but after the unpleasant service and the feeling of being uncomfortable, we probably will not be back.
Hello Kim, Thank you for your feedback. We wanted to let you know that the server in question has been let go. We're sorry for the poor service you received, it's not an adequate representation of what we strive for. We hope that the quality food is enough to bring you back, we'd love another chance to serve you better. Thank you for your patronage.
Yummy!! Great service and delicious food
Thank you so much!
Cool vibe, great service and really tasty food. I was especially happy with the vegan and vegetarian options.
Thank you very much!
Steak was a little over cooked but overall good was great.
I booked The Blackbird for my birthday dinner with my wife, before seeing Drew and Ellie Holcomb at the Orange Peel. The restaurant was a great location, and the menu looked good online. When we arrived, the staff was kind and professional, and our server knew the menu. To be honest, we were a little apprehensive when we saw the menu in person. We almost walked, but are glad we didn’t. The menu felt a little less approachable in person, but I went with the grilled seafood risotto and was not disappointed. Red snapper was the fish of the Day, included with scallops and a delicious risotto. It was so flavorful. We also had the warm fruit and brie salad, and for dessert they brought us an apple cobbler with ice cream. We were in a rush andcouldn’t finish it, but it’s a great dessert to share. Go. Try it, don’t be scared. We will visit again soon!
Thank you so much for all of your kind words!
It was a last minute reservation that will now be a place I will always recommend when visiting Asheville.
My husband and I came to the Blackbird for a Valentine's dinner. We arrived early for early reservations and were given a prize table by the window. The wine list (book) was extensive and was perhaps my most difficult choice to make. Our waiter did a fantastic job of assisting me with choosing wine, as well as our entrees...everything looked delicious. We highly recommend the lamb as well as the vegetarian puff pastry. The ambiance was classy and the noise level was comfortable. We were extremely pleased with the whole experience and will return soon for more crawfish!
They comped ha
Service was excellent. Food was just as good - excellent.
The staff was hospitable and accommodating and the food and service were great.
It was an okay experience. The food was decent but not great for the price. Service was very good. We've had better food at other local places.
I felt the serving size was a little small. After I finished eating my whole breakfast, two eggs, two sausages, potatoes, and biscuit to die for, I was still hungry. The food has a great taste and was full of flavor. Biscuit was so fresh and flakey, that it wouldn’t stay together. Maybe I should of just ordered 3 more of them. Service was spot on, friendly & attentive. Atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Had Vday reservation.. very limited menu... ran out of main entree 2 hours into the service
Everything was truly extraordinary!!! We had the scallops and gnocchi appetizer which was to die for. My grilled swordfish with vegetable risotto was perfection. Can’t wait to go back!
Everything was absolutely wonderful! Could not have asked for a better evening.
The ambiance was great. Beautifully decorated with a nice location. The menu was very limited and one item offered was not available when I ordered it. I then decided on the caesar salad, which was all kale with zero romain lettuce. The steak on it could not have been sous vide as listed on the menu, it was tough and burnt. After the meal it was about 20-30 minutes between telling the waitress we were ready for the bill and when we actually received the bill to pay. I wouldn't mind paying that price for a meal, if the food and experience were worth it. Maybe it was a bad day, but they were not busy at all.
Thank you coming out and trying us. We're sorry that you didn't find the selection to your liking, we find that our selection is comparable to most similar establishments. We don't serve our Steak & Shrimp Caesar on romaine, it comes on whichever greens are the freshest that day. But we can see how kale may not have been your first choice. It's unfortunate that your service was so slow, we apologize for that. It doesn't adequately portray our level of service that we strive for.
Outstanding meal and service. Top restaurant in Asheville.
Thank you very much!
Excellent food and service. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine selections.
Blackbird is one of our favorite restaurants, and our most recent dinner there (on Thursday February 6) met our expectations. The food was excellent, the staff were friendly and helpful, and because it was a Thursday, the crowd was comparatively small, and the noise level was not obtrusive.
Thank you so much!
Ted was the best server! Gave us great ideas for Asheville and pointed us toward great food choices on the Blackbird menu. We will definitely come again!
Thank you! We're very fortunate to have Ted on our team.
Our server was wonderful, food was delicious and they made us feel special that it was our anniversary. Definitely would recommend.
Thank you very much!
We loved theBlackbird. So convenient to the Aloft where we were staying. Visited three times during our weekend. First lunch with a wonderful potpie and great salad. Next brunch with excellent French Press, Avocado Toast and full egg and inhouse cured bacon breakfast. Last we stopped in for desert for coconut cake, carrot cake and apple cobbler. Next time it will be dinner! All meals nicely prepared and delicious! Oh and very nice service too.
Thank you so much! We appreciate you!
Ted made the experience great. Food was amazing. Beer was good.
Thank you. We appreciate having Ted on our team.
Fabulous meal at Blackbird last evening! This was our first time visiting Blackbird, a real gem of a restaurant downtown Asheville. We decided to go with the chef’s 6-course set menu and were delighted we did. Every course was presented beautifully with a description and some background from our server. We chose a mid-priced Rioja to accompany. To top off the evening the chef stopped by with an extra sample of one of the cheeses we had especially enjoyed. Perfect. Highly recommended and we’ll look forward to returning on our next journey through Asheville.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
In less than 24 hours I have recommended this restaurant to 6 people. My praise will continue. Jerk Chicken Salad is excellent. The BLT was beyond delicious. I could go on and on with everyone's (at my table) delicious food. I would recommend reservations as I'm certain it's in high demand during dinner.
Thank you so much! We appreciate you and your patronage!
My wife and I ate dinner here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was phenomenal. I had the seafood pirlau and she had the vegetable Wellington. Both dishes were excellent. It was very nice for my wife to have many vegetarian options. We also had chocolate mousse for dessert...excellent as well. Sasha was our server and she did an awesome job! We will be back!
Thank you so much! We also love Sasha!!
Ted was literally one of the best waiters we have ever had across this country. Incredibly welcoming and kind, his service as well as the out of this world food turned this spot into a go to for us when we are in Asheville. The value is unprecedented and the experience was superb. Look no further, eat at the blackbird.