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Sazerac - Asheville

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29 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801
828-376-0031
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best cocktails in Asheville!

Went here b/c of stellar reviews and concur this is the place for cocktails in Asheville. I had the popular Thalia and my husband had the old fashioned. Cocktails executed to perfection, spotless bar and excellent staff. The drinks are not cheap but cheap = poor quality and this place is anything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2013
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have friends that like this place but I don't know why. At one point there was a cute bartender, aside from that I can't think of a positive thing to say about the place.

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Charlotte, NC
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This establishment has gone from a twist on classic hand-crafted cocktails in an easy setting to a raucous college bright light, almost trashy vibe. The bartenders are kind, but uninformed. Even a simple request for water (with my bourbon) was to go to the end of the bar and get it from a container with a plastic cup. Off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Went here b/c of stellar reviews and concur this is the place for cocktails in Asheville. I had the popular Thalia and my husband had the old fashioned. Cocktails executed to perfection, spotless bar and excellent staff. The drinks are not cheap but cheap = poor quality and this place is anything but that. This is our go-to cocktail place... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Visiting friends in Asheville for a long weekend. We had been to several bars and restaurants and I had yet to find a drink that wasn't "too done". Seemed like everywhere we went the drinks were over muddled and way too trendy but then we went to Sazerac and I ordered their Manhattan. FINALLY...one of the best cocktails I've ever... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a small bar but the decor is very tastefully done and recently updated for more comfort. If you go upstairs there is rooftop seating with great views of the street, city and mountains. But it usually fills up first so you sometimes have to happen upon an open seat. One of my favs in town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We enjoyed an excellent cocktail hour at Sazerac last fall. Until then, I'd not found in Asheville precision and sophistication at a level similar to home. The decor isn't my style and I cannot speak for the menu, as we had only drinks, but we will definitely be back on our next visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The menu was "underwhelming" and the service was very lacking. We had planned to eat dinner and was so disappointed that we had only a drink and left. The restaurant was almost empty. That says a lot about the place! I have no plans to every return.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Amazing Chocolate Bacon & The Best Deviled Eggs I've ever had! Two fantastic drinks here ~The Grassy Knoll ~Thalia I suggest both highly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had a private party here on the rooftop bar and everything about it was excellent. The staff was incredible and the service was amazing. They made specialty drinks particularly for the party and my guests were delighted. I can't recommend this restaurant and bar enough.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had nearly every special they had and not a single bad tapa. The scallops were gigantic (I wouldn't expect that every time; I think they just had a great catch), the bacon-wrapped pork belly was crisp on the outside, and delicious all over. Korean-style ribs not entirely authentic (would have been spicier), but perfect for the American palate. Lamb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-376-0031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

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