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The Admiral

400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
828-252-2541
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Ranked #32 of 633 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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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English first
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I looked at each other halfway through our dinner at The Admiral and we both agreed that we were in the middle of the best meal we had ever eaten. From the salad to the dessert, The Admiral met all our expectations based on the stellar reviews we had read on tripadvisor and other sites. I would... More

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Alva, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

If you are in Ashville then The Admiral should be on your must list for dinner. Don't be put off by the outside appearance of the building. The inside is quite nice. The food is terrific. It is gourmet from taste to presentation. I had the tomatoe tartar, which is a Capresse salad deconstructed, Wow. For my entree I had... More

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Springfield Illinois, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Don't be put off by the parking situation (pretty nightmarish) or the appearance of the building (pretty run-down) -- arrive a bit early to find your parking spot (I parked on Michigan, south of the restaurant), and simply go in. You will not be disappointed in your meal. In fact, our meal was fantastic! We had appetizers, salads, entrees, and... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food was tasty, light and innovative. The setting was relaxed, and although by the time were arrived, the place had a night-life look, we felt completely at easy with a 8 month-old baby. Service was competent and attentive.

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Marathon, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

A local known gem in West Asheville. A reservation in advance a must. We each had an appetizer and small plate which was plenty for all of us, plus it allowed us room to divulge in their dessert - the Peanut Butter Semifreddo was delicious!

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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
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 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
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150 reviews 150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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