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Plant Vegan Restaurant

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165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
+1 828-258-7500
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Plant serves innovative, organic plant-based cuisine, local brews, and...
Plant serves innovative, organic plant-based cuisine, local brews, and biodynamic wines in a modern inviting setting.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 276
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still "Sexy" and.......

Delicious! New Menu, as it changes seasonal it seems, and the beet horseradish appetizer was amazing, amazing. The presentation is , well just plain, "SEXY". Have eaten here since its inception and ALWAYS good. This IS my favorite place to bring people that have never been. Probably one of the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Dahvid
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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356 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Delicious! New Menu, as it changes seasonal it seems, and the beet horseradish appetizer was amazing, amazing. The presentation is , well just plain, "SEXY". Have eaten here since its inception and ALWAYS good. This IS my favorite place to bring people that have never been. Probably one of the best in the COUNTRY!

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Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Malbec was a great start followed by artichokes and plantains that had such complex flavor and the Wild Oyster Adobo. We had to top it off with the ice cream sampler (coffee, peanut butter and dark chocolate raspberry). Everything including the service was wonderful even for the non vegetarian!

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No, "great vegan food" is not an oxymoron. My husband and I are mostly vegans and Plant is our first experience in a totally vegan restaurant. C'mon, Charlottesville, what are you waiting for? The atmosphere is elegant, the food is exciting to the eyes and the palate. Moderately priced and the place was packed on a Sunday night. Very friendly,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Wife and I eat seafood, but little to no meat, so I am far from a vegan. However, if I could eat the food from Plant every night, I would have no trouble being vegan. The dishes were varied, interesting, and delicious. The server was knowledgeable, helpful, and charming. She even brought us a few tastes of things about which... More 

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philadelphia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

thanks to all my trip advisor brothers and sisters for their answers to my question about Plant. just got back from our first trip to Asheville and we had a wonderful vegan meal.. walking distance from our inn...which was great...super and knowledgeable service from lisa and a tasty and quite filling meal..plantains for starters and great Portobello mushrooms for me...and... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My best friend is Vegan and wanted to go to Plant. I said sure and prepared myself for the usual mediocre experience a la Laughing Seed. Boy was I in for a treat! We called ahead and made a reservation which is good idea as the place isn't very big but is very popular. We got a lovely table in... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is what plant-based food should be: Interesting, beyond tofu and beansprouts. We've tried a few items off the menu and the fave is the 'cheese' plate, made from perfectly seasoned nuts and herbs. I'd eat that every night if I had the money. It's basically decorated so that you can concentrate on your eating, the servers know the menu... More 

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Westbury, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Forever the romantic, I'm always searching for a venue with candlelight on the tables. From the outside of "Plant" you really can't see into the restaurant or get a feel of what it's like in there. Anyway, I was happy to see the atmosphere was what I'd hoped for. The food was very good. The fried plantains my favorite. You... More 

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Fayetteville, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I (he is not a vegetarian) LOVED Plant. We travel quite a bit and always go to the veg restaurants. Plant is hands down, our favorite. The food was incredibly delicious, presentation gorgeous, super friendly staff, and moderately priced. Loved it!

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Avon, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

As a vegan, Plant was on my wish list to visit on my first ever visit to Asheville. My boyfriend, who is not vegan, said that the meal was in his top ten list of best meals. We enjoyed the beet appetizer, the port'o house, the tempeh and we shared the ice cream trio dessert. Our waitress, Lisa, was attentive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-258-7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Plant serves innovative, organic plant-based cuisine, local brews, and biodynamic wines in a modern inviting setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?