By Kirby Rucker
It may look a little different this year, but we’re no less excited for the return of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week! This event runs until January 25th and includes a list of 41 of Asheville’s most loved restaurants.
In previous years, Restaurant Week has consisted of a list of local restaurants who were promoting their dine-in menus with specials to celebrate Asheville’s restaurant industry. However, because of COVID-19, North Carolina executive orders and general safety precautions have prevented many restaurants from re-opening their doors to dine-in customers.
To adjust to this change while still celebrating Restaurant Week for the ninth consecutive year, the Chamber has compiled a list that caters to both dine-in and take-out needs. We’ve gathered a list of ten restaurants we think you’ll love this Restaurant Week. Don’t forget to check these restaurants’ websites to see if you need a reservation!
Bargello, a Mediterranean eatery, is offering dine-in and take-out service for lunch, brunch, and dinner. They have a special menu for Restaurant Week. The menu covers three courses, all of which have multiple options for you to choose from, including a roasted mushroom bisque, herb crusted lamb rack, and a dark chocolate cake.
7 Patton Ave.
2. Buxton Hall BBQ
Buxton Hall BBQ, downtown’s Eastern-style BBQ joint, is offering a take-out special for Restaurant Week. Get two fried chicken sandwiches dipped in Louie’s Wing Sauce with one side and one chocolate cookie each for $32.
32 Banks Ave. #103
3. Cantina Louie
Cantina Louie, a Mexican street food spot, is open for lunch and dinner and will be offering a dine-in only special for Restaurant Week. Get two courses for $15 when you choose one appetizer and one entrée or fajita, or get three courses for $20 when you choose one appetizer, one entrée or fajita, and one dessert.
2 Gerber Rd. Suite C101
4. Capella on 9
Capella on 9’s rooftop bar is open for dine-in during breakfast and dinner. They’re offering a special menu for Restaurant Week that has three courses, with two options for each, including bruselas frito, airline chicken, and orange cinnamon créme brulee. Gluten free and vegan options are available.
5. Farm Burger
Farm Burger is open for both dine-in and take-out during lunch and dinner at both of their locations in downtown and South Asheville. They’re offering a special menu for Restaurant Week. Get any two of their handcrafted blackboard burgers and a huge basket of fries for only $20.
1831 Hendersonville Rd. #100
10 Patton Ave.
6. Hemingway’s Cuba
Hemingway’s Cuba is serving up casual Cuban cuisine and daiquiris on the rooftop of the Cambria Hotel. They will be offering a dine-in only special during their dinner hours for Restaurant Week. Get a complimentary appetizer, such as the sopa de plantano, with the purchase of any entrée on their dinner menu.
15 Page Ave.
7. Mountain Madre
Mountain Madre offers dine-in and take-out for Restaurant Week. During lunch hours, they’re offering a $15 special: Start with a salsa sampler with fresh tortilla chips or chicken tortilla soup, then choose a taco or burrito bowl as your main course. Enjoy churros for dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage with your meal.
13 W. Walnut St.
PIE.ZAA is Asheville’s newest late-night pizza joint, but it’s open for lunch and dinner as well. When you buy any whole pie, get one for 50% off during Restaurant Week. This discount is applicable to no more than two pies per customer.
46 Millard Ave
9. Red Stag Grill
Red Stag Grill, an upscale steakhouse located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel, will be open for dine-in during lunch this Restaurant Week. They’re offering a special menu, but it will only be available through Friday. Choose two courses for $15, with multiple options including a winter vegetable bisque and the RSG reuben.
11 Boston Way
10. White Labs
White Labs, whose kitchen makes use of their personally developed yeasts and fermentation, is offering take-out and dine-in during Restaurant Week. You can get any wood-fired pizza, such as a margherita or bresaola, and a White Labs Brewing Co. draft beer (12oz) for $12. You can also add beer and wine to-go with a fresh growler fill or purchase a limited-release White Labs Brewing Co. four pack.
172 South Charlotte St.