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    13
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    June 20, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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Welcome to The New Public House and Hotel located in historic Blowing Rock.<br><br />Our food is Southern inspired full entrees and small plates, complimented by an impressive selection of local ales, fine wines and seasonal cocktails. Iron Skillet Tenderloin, Pork Chop, Roast Chicken, Mountain Trout highlight the menu. Light items include a great Burger, grilled Chicken Wings, house made Pimento Cheese.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Welcome to The New Public House and Hotel located in historic Blowing Rock.<br><br />Our food is Southern inspired full entrees and small plates, complimented by an impressive selection of local ales, fine wines and seasonal cocktails. Iron Skillet Tenderloin, Pork Chop, Roast Chicken, Mountain Trout highlight the menu. Light items include a great Burger, grilled Chicken Wings, house made Pimento Cheese.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Chef Michael Forman is obviously a well- trained chef. The lobster flatbread appetizer special was nothing short of amazing with soft crust, feta cheese, tomatoes, other vegetables. The shrimp and grits was a gourmet version of a traditional NC favorite as was the mountain trout. Prices were extremely reasonable especially given the quality. The wine list was limited, but glasses were substantial and prices also low. Only downside was a somewhat limited menu but still something for everyone. A real find in an area with overpriced and mediocre restaurants. Will definitely return."
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves inventive American Bistro cuisine from Chef Seth Parker in a rustic yet elegant setting. Bistro Roca's superb staff combines efficient service with gracious hospitality and will delight you with a great selection of wines and mixed drinks from Antlers Bar.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Based on our experience, rating bistro orca poor might be a tad generous. We went on a Sunday night; it was not crowded. They "ran out" of their only special and salmon -yes, salmon-leaving one fish- tuna- which we were told was "sushi" grade. It was ordered rare. It came out medium to medium well and was not sushi grade. ($28) All dishes including the admittedly tasty but skimpy octopus appetizer had an extraordinarily generous helping of potatoes. Though half empty, the service was astoundingly slow. Pluses? A very good beer selection and some reasonable wine choices on a small wine list. There did not seem to be a manager on duty no one seemed to care how we were doing-etc.The restaurant was quite pricey even if everything had been good"
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2006
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Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm, professional staff. Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs, Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones, Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our second visit was as good as the first- prices reasonable- choices varied"
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2006
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Chestnut is an American restaurant. We are in a 1920s era building in downtown Asheville, right across for the Aloft hotel and the double decker coffee bus (Double D's Coffee and Desserts). Parking is plentiful (and cheap) at the public deck under the Aloft Hotel.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Their other restaurant, corner kitchen, was far better. Chestnut has a limited and overpriced menu, overpriced and so-so wine lost, and inexperienced servers- and they ain't giving it away. Food good but there are better places for the money."
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2006
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Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm, professional staff. Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs, Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones, Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Terrific restaurant- one of best we have found in asheville. Don't be misled by name- this is not tex-mex but sophisticated fusion food. Food prices reasonable, huge list of tequilas- wines for all budgets- good but not distinguished- we already have as reservation to return"
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Tucked into a quiet corner of Biltmore Village is one of Richard Sharp Smith's original Tudor Style cottages, and one of Asheville's most surprising restaurants. Chef Joe Scully brings years of culinary experience to bear in his special North Carolina take on Pan-American cuisine (he calls it "Caromerican"), while host Kevin Westmoreland makes you feel as welcome as an old friend at breakfast, lunch or dinner.<br><br> Dine in the sunny “Side Porch”, where tables cluster around a generous bar, or in one of the cozy fireplace rooms - upstairs or down. When the weather's right, relax on the Patio and take in the singular beauty of Historic Biltmore Village. If you are looking for the perfect spot for your next meeting, luncheon or other group function, call or email and make arrangements for an unforgettably great special event.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A terrific find for us-reasonable prices, a small but varied wine list, good service-will definitely return."
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Hank's Seafood Restaurant is located in a turn of the century warehouse overlooking the historic district. This restaurant recreates a Classic Charleston Fish House with an old fashioned saloon style bar and an exhibition raw bar.<br />Unable to find the right reservation time? We have a full service, full menu community table that is seated on a first come-first served basis. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Place popular- food very good but one entree substandard. Wine outrageously overpriced even by rest standards. While I would return, hanks is seriously overpriced and not a value"
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2006
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Chef Marc Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to the Charleston restaurant scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always highlighting what is local and in season, Chef Collins puts a healthful, distinctive spin on classic Lowcountry dishes. This means there is less butter and cream than typically seen on Southern menus. Whole grains are incorporated to dishes and ingredients are used at the peak of flavor. The result is satisfying dishes that retain their bright, bold flavors without the large amounts of fat found in many restaurant dishes. From our Plantation Rice Bread Rolls made in house daily, to the selection of local seafood, to Pastry Chef Lovorn’s incredible desserts, each dinner at Circa 1886 celebrates the region we call home. Let our professional, attentive, experienced and knowledgeable staff guide you through the menu and help select a wine that is a perfect pairing for food and budget.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Seated 30 minutes after our reservation time- hostess neglected to tell us our table was ready. Food and wine seriously overpriced-appetizer substandard and when we said something our previously friendly waiter "disappeared" and a promised correction never appeared . Decor very good- one entree terrific, one satisfactory. The attitude seemed to be that we were tourists and they would not see us again soon so it doesn't really
matter- bartender was an exception. Seeming indifference and inconsistency in food-esp at supposedly upscale restaurant -makes it hard to recommend
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Dined on 8/01/2014
 2006
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Open for Dinner ~ Evenings at 5pm.<br /><br />We change our menu often to bring you the most innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients possible. Chef Michael Lugo believes in organic and sustainable ingredients, and uses local or meticulously sourced products throughout. The dishes are designed to offer range as well as adventure with overtones of Spanish flavor.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food good but--appetizer wildly overpriced for "precious" portion. Special entree not as described-waiter said they ran out of large thick pieces of swordfish and brought two smaller pieces tough and overdone- we sent back and they did substitute- still, prices high including wines-for what you get. If you are going to charge big city prices you need to deliver big city food and service. Still, food was good and server pleasant. Would give a second chance and a qualified" recommendation"
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2006
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