Asheville NC: Fine Food for Elderly Foodie Father?
My family will meet in Asheville NC to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. He's not a picky eater, will enjoy anything good, BUT he and my stepmom will not like the kind of deliberately noisy interior that so many contemporary restaurants create. (To tell the truth, I hate it when that happens too.) What are the Asheville options for non-cacophonous cuisine?
Don't go to Early Girl then - the noise level there is about the worse in town.
Many of the downtown restaurants are noisy due to the glass and brick of the older buildings. Dining a little earlier may help. I'm not coming up with any suggestions, hopefully others will have ideas.
I would suggest Storm Rhum Bar. Book an early reservation, and ask for one of the corner tables near the windows.
I haven't been in a long time, but Posana is usually pretty quiet, has a nice atmosphere and good food. I sent some people there for a business lunch and they enjoyed it.
I don't think Chestnut is terribly loud either. We usually sit at the bar so I'm not sure about the noise level of the table service. I would choose them over Posana for quality of food.
Am thinking Corner Kitchen in Biltmore Village is not too noisy and has good food and nice atmosphere.
I think someone asked a similar question about noise several months back?? not sure what was suggested or where they went. A search may pull it up.
I have found Storm to be noisy before but we haven't been in awhile and also a corner table with an early rez as Jeff suggests might work well. They have great food too.
Thanks for these replies. I managed to reach Rezaz today, and they have a private room available for the night I wanted, and so I think I'll go with them. Dad actually said he'd like a private room one night so that he could make a little "speech that I hope will be amusing," so this sounds like a very good situation.