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Aug 31, 2011 08:31 AM

Best Restaurant in Asheville!

Everything was wonderful! Can't recommend it enough! I am a foodie originally from NYC and have dined in all types of restaurants in the US and Europe. CURATE is a gem for Asheville! Food was fresh, well-prepared with a good balance of flavors. I truly appreciate simple food cooked well. Our waitress was wonderful, and all of her menu recommendations were fantastic! My family ordered about 85% of the menu, including the red sangria. The bill was very reasonable for the amount of food for four people. We left full but not overly sated. The food was light and did not feel heavy in our stomachs.

Service was great too. Every tapas was served immediately from the grill!
Great choice for vegans and those who require a gluten-free diet!

The vegetarian choices were so delicious, that I considered going vegan!

My only critique would be one of the desserts -- the rosemary ice cream with almond sponge cake. It was good, but didn't appeal to my palate. This is purely a personal choice. I preferred the ice cream but not paired with the almond sponge cake.

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  1. Curate is great, but The Admiral is the best restaurant in Asheville. It's more innovative AND a better value.

    1. The Admiral is overrated and the atmosphere is marginal. Rezaz or the Market Place have much nicer service and atmosphere with food that is comparable or better.

      Market Place
      20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

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      1. re: forestd

        To each his (or her) own, I suppose. I'll just add that The Admiral was also voted Asheville's best restaurant by the readers of The Mountain Xpress.

        1. re: Jeff C.

          I don't have a dog in this fight, but the Mountain Xpress's annual polls are really nothing more than the establishment getting their die hard patrons to vote, vote, vote. I can't tell you how many "vote for us!" solicitations I've gotten on Facebook over the last few weeks.

          1. re: Leepa

            I hear you. But if they're all doing it, the winner is still the winner. Esp. if I happen to agree! <smiley>