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The Admiral

400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
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Ranked #34 of 630 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Michigan Avenue
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85% Recommend
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Little hidden gem, hard to get a reservation but well worth it. The staff is friendly and well versed in customer service and their knowledge of the food and spirits is unmatched. We savored every bite of our meals that were cooked to perfection!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We continue to be impressed by the quality and creativity demonstrated by The Admiral. I had perhaps the best steak I've ever had on this visit. Can't wait to come back!

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Northern VA
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Do not let the outside of the building deter you. Not a lot of Parking, but street parking is available nearby. Recommend having reservations Here is a sample of what we ordered and the costs Diner One - Cheese board, crispy sweetbreads with fried cheese and peach (crispy and creamy, a great combination), Mahi Mahi with coconut curry risotto (good... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were visiting Asheville for our vacation. Our local friends highly recommended The Admiral and told us that we had to make reservations well in advance. We ate there on a Wednesday and were able to get reservations at a decent time. Without question it was the best meal we had all week! We will be back!

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Athens, Georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Looks like a friendly dive, tastes like fine dining. We had an awesome Nicoise salad (oh, the heirloom tomatoes - I could have eaten a whole plate of them), I had the ceviche, and my husband the flatiron steak small plate. Everything was prepared and presented to perfection. The local berries cobbler topped it off. Waitstaff were friendly and helpful,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Plus: requested a vegan meal and they prepared a nice salad and a vegetable plate that was very good. Not so good: Ordered a small order of scallops along with the mussels and a salad. The mussels were very small in size and the salad was very good. There were 3 scallops on top of some sauce. There was no... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We eat at the Admiral on average once a month, so this is not a pissy review by a snobby New Yorker or a tourist afraid to get out of their car in West Asheville. The Admiral has been our long standing favorite dining venue, but over the last year we have noticed that the menu has become stagnant, and... More

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Holly Springs
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Admiral NEVER disappoints!...but you need to make a reservation....this cute little "dive" in an out of the way location, is off the beaten path, but oh so worth the effort. Menu changes often, but the mussels are fantastic and the charcuterie board is the best we've ever had. PLAN to visit the Admiral!

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Asheville, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Admiral is probably one of the best meals I've had in Asheville! First time here was for New Years, and they made it special, food was spectacular and service was surprising great (we heard this was not one of their focal points). We have been back a few times and have not been let down by the food. Reservations... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have heard about The Admiral for some time, and while doing a weekend get out trip as we came through Asheville we stopped for an early evening dinner. Take note, we were fortunate to get in and sit at the bar. Reservations are very much recommended. The food is very fine dining and very creative, the setting is more... More

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