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Mar 31, 2011 01:33 PM

Asheville Downtown Dinner options

Help! we're coming in this weekend and having a tough time picking a spot for dinner Saturday night. Market Place is closed (was 1st choice) and Admiral is booked (2nd choice). Hoping to stay downtown but will drive if worth it. Any recommendations/suggestions? We are thinking of Limones for dinner Sunday


13 Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801

Market Place
20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

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    1. If the weather is nice The Southern looks promising, or Boca. Rezaz is good in Biltmore Village, chef owned.

      1. The Southern is my favorite but know it turns more bar scene the later it gets. I like Boca but others have had some hit and miss experiences. I've never had a bad experience at Zambra and love it. Again others have had some misses there as well. My vote would be The Southern. Just can't get enough of that place mmmmm.

        1. Zambra or Bouchon downtown, or Corner Kitchen or Fig in Biltmore Village would be my top picks.

          62 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

          Corner Kitchen
          3 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803

          1. Would love to hear a report back on Limones too if you go. Haven't heard much about it in a while.

            13 Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801

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            1. re: miss piggy

              we ended up at Cucina 24 for dinner Saturday night. Pretty disappointing to be honest. 8pm reservation and they couldn't seat us until 8:30. Finally sat, when we were informed that they were out of many items and that they were short staffed- not a good sign. Not a good start! Our server was very nice, but overall, service was slow (guessing due to the missing kitchen staff?) and the food was lackluster. Salad advertised fennel, which I finally found a sliver of on my last bite, and the trout entree was a little overcooked and way overseasoned. We had high hopes, but would not return- too many other good options!
              Dinner at Bistro 1896 on Sunday was great- we love this place and will definitely go back. The Chicken Penne Marsala was fantastic and the price point was very reasonable. Spent some quality time at The Southern enjoying their fun Bloody Mary bar and some beers on the back patio- great hang!

              Cucina 24
              24 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801

              Bistro 1896
              7 SW Pack Sq, Asheville, NC 28801