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Fig Bistro

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American, French, Bistro
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18 Brook St, Ste 101, Asheville, NC 28803-2684
828-277-0889
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 306
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great Lunch

We popped in for a quick lunch on a cold February afternoon. This was our first time eating here. We had the pimento gratin and the lemon lime risotto with shrimp. Food was piping hot when delivered and very tasty. Service was very friendly and prompt. We would love to return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Keith L
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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425 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We popped in for a quick lunch on a cold February afternoon. This was our first time eating here. We had the pimento gratin and the lemon lime risotto with shrimp. Food was piping hot when delivered and very tasty. Service was very friendly and prompt. We would love to return.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fig Bistro was walking distance from our hotel so we went for a late dinner Friday evening. The service was great as was the cozy atmosphere. As it was late, I ordered a light meal, ceasar salad and mussels. The mussel sauce lacked flavor and the ceasar salad was average at best.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a small intimate place with superb dishes. One night we had shrimp and risotto. The next evening pasta bolognese. Excellent service and taste in a quiet setting.

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Fussa, Tokyo, Japan
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I guessed correctly: the chef is a smoker. Almost everything (including the salad!) was overly salty. Salmon undercooked, but pureed parsnips and pan-roasted potatoes: divine! Bread pudding lacked cohesion and balance (needed more egg, less butter, bigger bread pieces vs. tiny cubes). Cappuccino was fine. The menu looked promising, but Fig simply didn't deliver on its potential.

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Tucson, AZ
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We've eaten at Fig several times but never had Amy as a server....good thing, too, because if we had we never would have gone there again - and we will ask when making a reservation to have someone else or we just won't go. Asheville restaurants have some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable and accommodating wait folks on the planet... More 

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tampa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We had such a great lunch. The food was fresh, creative and affordable. The restaurant lacks parking and the space inside the restaurant is very limited. You must always do reservations for this bistro and for all restaurants and attractions in this city, at least that was our experience during this month of december. My husband ordered the burger and... More 

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North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This small bistro serves excellent sandwiches and soups in an intimate and comfortable setting. Service is friendly and efficient and prices are reasonable. When we return to Asheville we will dine here again.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Everything on my plate was superb - fork tender pork, sweet and tangy carmelized onions and the most velvety parsnip purée I've ever eaten. The staff members were extremely friendly and efficient and worked well together as a team! Nice and cozy place to dine!

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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Love going here for lunch. There is always something on the menu that I just can't wait to try and it is always delicious. Like that they offer outdoor seating as well.

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Glos
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Not an expansive menu and a small restaurant but we thought meal and service were both excellent and value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Brook St, Ste 101, Asheville, NC 28803-2684
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-277-0889

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?