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Sep 9, 2006 08:52 PM


Going to the Biltmore House in a couple weeks.Understand the restaurant is not worth the big bucks.Appreciate any recommendations for any other local places.Upscale or BBQ - I'm open for suggestions.

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  1. THere are always a lot of posts about Asheville. It may be best if you start out with a search on "asheville" and look back at the more recent posts. Alternatively give us some ideas of what you are looking for "upscale or BBQ" covers a lot of ground. Price? Downtown? Casual or fine dining? Italian? Organic?

    1. salsa and early girl are both awesome.

      1. I wouldn't say the restaurant at the Inn Hotel is bad, it's just not that exciting. Having said that, there's a roaring fireplace and a sunken dining room that's great for winter, and the food is good. Better, is the menu at the Bistro (still on the Estate, but in the grounds. Less expensive than the hotel, but great food. You can get either menu online, or from the hotel.


        1. OK after doing an Asheville search the places for dinner that look interesting to me are: Bistro at the Estate,28806,Fig,Salsa,Limones,Savoy and Zambra.Now I need help narrowing my choices to two dinners !

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          1. re: crwrdh

            Salsa and Limones have similar cuisine, and both are wonderful, so I would say pick one of those and then do either 28806 or Sunny Pointe (in West Asheville) for the other dinner.

            That's my two cents.

            1. re: crwrdh

              We had the most amazing lunch at the Bistro at Biltmore. It was a year ago and we still talk about it. We also love Salsa which is very casual and Limones which is more upscale. I don't really think they are all that similar. Fig is good, but IMHO not as good as those others, but it is closer to the Biltmore Estate. If I had two dinners I would definitely do Limones and whichever other one had a menu to your liking. They're all good. But, hey, you also have two lunches/brunches and/or breakfasts. Enjoy!

            2. We recently dined at La Caterina in Asheville, and loved it. The decor is outdated, but the overall ambience is very inviting, and sweet. We definitely chuckled a bit when we stepped inside because we felt like we were in an Italian restaurant on Long Island thirty years ago. But, they have an in-house salumeria, they make all of their pasta fresh. and they have a very reasonable wine list. We've also heard good things about Table, but have never tried it.

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              1. re: magneticwheels

                I agree about La caterina. They also make their own fresh cheeses and breads. I really enjoyed my meal there.

                Tupelo Honey is great for breakfast but get there early.