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LGD Sep 20, 2009 12:02 PM

Will be in Asheville briefly in October. Help me choose the one place where I must eat. Thanks.

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    LGD Oct 13, 2009 06:11 PM

    So Admiral on Saturday night. Took my friend who is not a foodie or chowhound reader and she was put off by the outside appearance but I reassured her that all would be well. We were seated immediately as we had reservations for 7 but it took awhile to get a menu and a server. My friend soon realized this was no ordinary place. I had pork chop and she had scallops. Also had a Hendricks gin and tonic. Place was full and people without reservations were turned away. I would like to go with a larger group so we could order several small plates and have a tasting of more of their dishes.

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      miss piggy Oct 13, 2009 06:22 PM

      Hmmm...that doesn't sound like a glowing review! Hope you at least enjoyed it. I am surprised they did not steer you to try more plates. My husband and I usually get 4 total so we can try as much as possible. Ay $8-10 a plate it's still very reasonable!

      1. re: miss piggy
        Jeff C. Oct 14, 2009 05:15 AM

        Sounds pretty positive to me, Miss Piggy. (Why the desire to return and try even more dishes if he/she didn't like it?)

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          danna Oct 14, 2009 05:22 AM

          LGD was a bit more detailed in his review on the other Admiral thread.

      2. l
        LGD Oct 6, 2009 05:40 PM

        I have reservations for Saturday night at Admiral. Will report back

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          Suzanne Sep 26, 2009 01:32 PM

          Tupelo Honey Cafe. I go there often and every meal is a winner. I even love their brussel sprouts lol. You can check their menu on their website http://www.tupelohoneycafe.com/

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            jmikes Sep 23, 2009 04:56 PM

            Is Corner Kitchen still good? I had a meal there around 2 years ago and remember it going pretty well.

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              Jeff C. Sep 24, 2009 04:49 AM

              In my experience Corner Kitchen is never more or less than good. (Better for lunch than dinner, esp. if the weather's nice enough to sit on the patio.)

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                bobr821 Sep 25, 2009 08:04 PM

                The wife and I had dinner at the corner kitchen on a Sunday (?) a couple of months ago. Both meals were mediocre. Brunch is much better if you can avoid the tourist hordes.

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              LGD Sep 23, 2009 02:35 PM

              Decor is nice but food is the emphasis here so it looks like the Admiral for me. Thanks.

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                Jeff C. Sep 23, 2009 04:07 PM

                You won't be sorry. Hound's honor.

              2. danna Sep 22, 2009 11:35 AM

                Admiral, unless an upscale decor is important to you, or if you need to eat right downtown, then Zambra.

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                1. re: danna
                  Jeff C. Sep 23, 2009 08:46 AM

                  True, unless your idea of "upscale decor" is hipster retro-kitsch. If so, The Admiral is right up your alley!

                2. Jeff C. Sep 22, 2009 08:45 AM

                  Now that Nova is gone, The Admiral. Hands down.

                  1. mcap Sep 21, 2009 09:12 AM

                    I would throw Rezaz in there as well. Always a great meal...

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                      SES Sep 21, 2009 07:47 AM

                      Went to Fig in July. It was wonderful.

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                        LGD Sep 21, 2009 05:37 AM

                        Meal will be dinner and there isn't much that I don't like. Thanks

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                          bbqdawg Sep 21, 2009 05:59 AM

                          I'd suggest Table or Zambra.

                        2. bbqdawg Sep 20, 2009 06:49 PM

                          Depends on which meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and what kind of food you like.

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                            miss piggy Sep 20, 2009 01:16 PM

                            Do a search. Lots of info on Asheville. My short list - Admiral, Fig, Zambra.

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                              jbaucom Sep 20, 2009 03:38 PM

                              I would echo miss piggy. Probably in that order as well.

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