Asheville help with walkable options
Early Girl Eatery
Tupelo Honey (had a wait at 2p for lunch, worth the wait)
Even if you had no information, you would find great restaurants. The best thing about Asheville, it seems the restaurants keep the prices reasonable and the quality of food high. Focusing on fresh and local produce.
Someone above mentioned Salsas- make sure you eat there!!!
You will find all this if you do a search ....My personal fav's
Salsa's - casual caribbean/Mexican/fusion
Limones - high end Pacific Mexican, local and organic, great drinks
Barley's or Mellow Mushroom - Pizza
Wasabi - Sushi
Jack of the Wood - beer and Irish/Scottish pub fare
So-so or uneven reviews:
Lobster Trap - seafood
Vincenzo's - Italian
Market Place - organic and local continental cuisine
Left Bank - some local and organic - French?
Zambra's - tapas
Modesto - expensive Northern Italian
Marriott in downtown??? You mean the Renaissance? I guess it is a Marriott property, just don't think of calling it that...anyway...lots of options downtown, depends what you like. Start with a search and then narrow it down for us on your likes and price range and I'm sure folks will chime in.