The Bull and Beggar

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RAW BAR HAPPY HOUR 5-6 DAILY - HALF OFF OYSTERS SHRIMP AND CLAMS. Classic European cuisine, cocktail bar and raw bar set in a warm warehouse revamp in the River Arts District.

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vipFasteddie1
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience ! Restaurant was packed but service was perfect. Our server opened a special bottle that I had brought for our anniversary. I had the lamb loin medallions. My wife did the grilled trout. Both were outstanding !!! We will go back again. Cheers !

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DinoA
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding, as usual. While this is our go-to place for special occasions we've come to be fans of Monday burger night as it is a word class burger but with other great options for those who want something else. 2 in the party had wonderful seafood dishes. Drinks and apps were also great, but they always are. Think I have a new favorite with the barrel-aged Old Fashion. We do miss the hush puppies and wish they would return to the app menu (please!)

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service. One of our favorite places doesn’t disappoint.

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victoriam
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bull & Beggar’s monday night burger is the standard i hold all other burgers to and i have yet to eat anything remotely comparable... i used to come every week, i have moved in and out of town several times over the years, but i eat this soecial every chance i get. everyone who works at B & B is fabulous, and the atmosphere is cozy.

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Aaron
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome dinner!

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Jane
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great selection of appetizers and small plates.

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SherryF
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Exotic menu descriptions. Food was under flavored and over cooked. Not a great culinary adventure.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed every meal that I've had there. Our server for the last two visits was Sarah and she was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable about the both the dishes and wine.

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catherinel
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Everything was prepared wonderfully. We will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I were in Asheville for a long weekend away. Were able to get a late reservation for dinner and ended up getting sat early which was great. Food was amazing. The lamb (not a regular menu item) was outstanding. Drinks and everything else were superb and priced fairly.

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JennyM
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us shared plates so we could try lots of different things. We got there at 5:30 so we could enjoy the happy hour - oysters. Delicious and b beautifully presented. The halibut, the filet, the beet salad, the butter lettuce salad and creamed spinach were all delicious. Yes, we ate a lot! We did not leave room for dessert, but will be back. As always, the service was perfect. This is a special place.

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BradM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best steak I've ever had in a restaurant. Excellent service. The price of the steaks was acceptable. The price on the raclette was entirely too much. I felt like it should be in a cardboard boat and purchased at a county fair for $6. Part of eating raclette is the presentation of scraping the cheese off the wheel. It tasted great but the portion was too small too. The portion of the tartiflette is too small also. Otherwise, an excellent meal and excellent service. Will return.

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vipFoureys
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We hadn't been in several years and hoped the parking lot had improved. Why not have one lane in and out that is paved? Oysters were fine. Halibut in poached lobster broth was the saltiest dish I have had in recent memory and the whole dish was off because of it. Lamb shoulder was fine. Menu has been pared down and there weren't many choices. Disappointing.

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RickyN
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at The Bull and Beggar! Serving sizes were fairly generous, flavors blended exquisitely and prices were very fair. The Charred Octopus was a bit bland and house chips a tad over cooked but tasty. The Halibut with Rutabaga was superb! Service and ambiance were excellent. We will definitely return :)

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AndreAlan
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

After we navigated the minefield that serves as the restaurant parking lot, the dining experience started off fine. The happy hour featured a good selection of oysters on special. We then had the octopus in Romesco sauce.The sauce was tasty but the piece of octopus served with it looked like it had been on a starvation diet. The “charcuterie” that followed was also a let down. A pate like rabbit concoction was it’s only saving grace. But the nail in the coffin came as the waiter declared the entree I had come to enjoy, leg of lamb roasted for hours, was taken off their Tuesday evening menu and not available. Why? “The beans to accompany the dish are not cooked to the chefs liking.” WHAT???
So serve me the lamb, forget the friggen beans! “O, no, he won’t allow that.”
I left, and this snooty chef can stuff the beans up............

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vipMacki
Western NC
116 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We had a nice dinner until we received our bill. At first we didn't notice, but when we went to sign the credit card receipt, we noticed that they had added a 2% "kitchen appreciation" fee to our bill. We feel that this is completely inappropriate for a restaurant to do this, and almost amounts to extortion. We imagine that most diners do not even notice this additional charge. We're not even sure this is legal. We do not think we will return because of this. Of course, it says that you can ask that this fee be removed. So the diner must be inconvenienced having to wait for the staff person to remove the charge and bring the amended bill. We accept that we must tip our server; however, the restaurant should be paying the kitchen staff a living wage and customers should not be expected to supplement their wages. SHAMEFUL.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, food and service all were phenomenal making it a spectacular experience. Waiter new the menu well and every course was better than the next. Would go again in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and service were absolutely to die for! As usual!

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AshD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing and steak was incredible and paired well with great wines

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vipJoeV
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very limited menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great food! We normally eat at the bar here. We had table service this time because we were entertaining friends from out of town. Our table server wasn’t good at masking her disinterest in our experience.

Not sure if our table service experience was a one-off or a theme, either way we have more fun sitting at the bar here so we’ll continue that and just move larger groups to another venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable!!! One word for this place. We have been 6 times and we live an hour and half away. But, every time we are going to Asheville we make sure to book our reservation a week or more in advance. A must. They stay booked. The food is unmistakable! One of a kind! It’s almost like art and very much appreciated by a ‘foodie’ like me. The ambiance is quaint and cozy and the service is superior every time. Don’t expect a fancy place which is part of the experience. You can dress up or you can be very comfortable. They love you either way! Expect to be overwhelmed by great service and food bliss. Don’t hesitate to visit because you won’t be disappointed. But, again make sure you reserve well in advance. Worth the trip every time!

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vipZackT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went here for my wife’s birthday- was never acknowledged we were celebrating anything. The menu was very seafood-centric so we ordered several seafood items- and our waitress made us feel like we were ordering “too much.” For $240+ we had some oysters, a lackluster seafood tower, a watery bisque, and a salad. The seating arrangement was very crowded, and the sanitation grade almost a B. Not what we were hoping for at all for that price point!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always restaurant and service was excellent.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Great bartender and great service. Our only complaint was the cheezy 80's music. We were thinking maybe it was supposed to be ironic but it was lost on us. We will definitely be back but hope for better tunes.

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jorand
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A nice low light high ceiling retro-industrial setting. The server was polite and efficient. We had a small appetizer of fresh raw oysters that were tasty. There are quite a variety of oysters choices and $1 off before 6pm. We also shared a small plate of charred octopus (in a romesco sauce and chimmichuri, Lima beans) that was excellent - tender and flavorful. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the trout amandine. I chose a duck confit and lamb sausage cassoulet. My dish was little dry and a little too salty. Overall a good dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love burger night! Never disappointed!

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BillieG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Monday night burger special! The atmosphere is always great and the staff is wonderful. Look forward to going back.

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viptimj
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Completely unimpressed! We ordered onion soup, lobster rolls and a filet. The soup came out with a completely burnt bread on top. How the kitchen staff let it be served amazed me. The filet wasn’t even cooked enough to consider it rare. The flavor was lackluster and it was extremely tough. Definitely won’t give this place a second try. The only positives were the atmosphere and service

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vipKatherineB
Greensboro
164 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Creative menu. Always something interesting.

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JohannaL
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. The food and the service was wonderful. As always, the oysters were very tasty.

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bruce
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive but not intrusive staff. Comfortable.

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vipmiitekRob
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and nice location a short walk away from down town Asheville. Great boutique cocktails, great food and great services. Will be returning!

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AVL2006
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like to go here for the Monday burger night but they also have so many other great small plate options - such as the octopus!

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maggiemay
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved having Daniel wait on us again. Love his personality and professionalism!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was HORRIBLE from the appetizer to the desert and I’m not a picky person. Food was warm then cold in spots. I felt like my fish had a stick of butter in the cold sauce on top. The menu looks impressive but we tried it all and was so disappointed since you plan to wine and dine and know it’s not going to be cheap. Will never go back 🤢

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DebM
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always yummy food and fabulous service! Monday is burger night and those $10 burgers are fabulous.

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AshevilleDiner
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Definitely a foodie restaurant. One of my absolute favorite places to eat great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great experience, as always at Bull & Beggar

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