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“Disappointing for the price” 2 of 5 stars
Review of 3rd Ave. Bistro

3rd Ave. Bistro
201 3rd Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739
+1 828-696-2001
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Ranked #12 of 158 Restaurants in Hendersonville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Church St.
Description: Our mission is to provide you, our valued guests, with exceptional cuisine and service. We hope that you will make Inn on Church a part of your lifestyle. Experience regional cuisine using locally-grown and natural products. Only the best meats, poultry, cheeses, dairy, spices and seafood are used. Enjoy a cocktail, wine or local beer at the copper bar in our Sapphire Room Lounge or dine al fresco on our covered wraparound porch. Relax as our knowledgeable staff shows you their Southern hospitality and enjoy fabulous gourmet food, great wines and spirits, all in a comfortable, historic setting.
Washington, DC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Disappointing for the price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our group of eight were surprised by the mediocrity of the food preparation. On the menu, the dishes all seemed interesting, but the execution was sloppy and heavy-handed. The fried green tomatoes were excessively smothered in pimento cheese, accompanied by limp onion rings. The salads were nothing special. The grilled trout was flavorless, lukewarm and accompanied by a mystery sauce that also had no flavor. The stuffed trout was enormous, but seemed to have too much going on on the plate. The pork tenderloin was over-breaded with a very sweet sauce. Everything seemed like it had been cooked in advance and reheated, including the side vegetables (asparagus, beans, squash.)

On the positive side, the pumpkin soup was interesting. The setting was nice and the service was friendly, but at $23-28 per entree, not worth the price. We walked away disappointed and will not return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Church Hill, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice surprise for my b-day :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Mum decided to take me here for my b-day since they have duck on the menu... it was very good. The ambiance was quaint and service very good as well.. Salads Chef made were creative and tasty!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Coast, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lunch on the Porch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Had a delicious lunch at this quaint inn on Church Street in Hendersonville. Our waitress, Stephanie was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu which is always a big plus. At Stephanie's recommendation, we each had a cup (good size cup) of seafood soup which was served piping hot with large chunks of seafood. Creamy and very tasty! We both selected the Waldorf Chicken Salad but I had mine with the House Green Salad while my husband had his on a croissant with side of excellent onion rings. The house salad had fried goat cheese (wonderful), asparagus, eggs, tomatoes, crisp lettuce, croutons and so on. One of the best salads, I have had lately. Since, I could not decide on which house made dressing to have, Stephanie brought two for me to try. Both the Balsamic and Peppercorn were excellent. We both felt very satisfied after the entree but were tempted to try the coffee brûlée which we shared as so full already. Glad we did as it was wonderful. Lovely eating on the front porch as the weather was perfect. Had a tour of the inside dining areas which would be a nice setting on a colder day. Will be back on our next visit to Hendersonville.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hartwell, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Charming atmosphere and delicious lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A little different than the ordinary menu. Waitress very attentive and friendly. A very good lunch. Parking limited but you can walk there from downtown.

Visited September 2013
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Lexington, South Carolina
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“thank goodness for Ron”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was just OK and it could have been an off night for them but since it was right during a time when 1000's of people were two blocks away at the Apple Festival you would think they were at the top of their game. We stood for several minutes waiting for a host to seat us and when the bartender came up to show us to our table; we did not get warm and fuzzy feelings from him; he seemed annoyed. We sat on the wraparound porch and again, waited a long time for service while a few waitresses walked by ignoring us. Granted we were not at their table but a simple acknowledgment like "someone will be right with you" would be nice. Our server, Ron came out and he was wonderful. We told him we were vegan and he had the cook make the most fabulous black bean cakes and roasted veggies. Halfway through the meal I noticed that they apparently allow dogs (not service dogs) in the restaurant and we got to watch the dog owner take it out to poop on the grass just down from our table and proceed back into the dining room. Nice! As it got dark, the light above us did not work, no candle on the table and no one bussing the tables around us. We got the feeling they cater to local established people whom they've known for a long time and were in a hurry to close up for the night. I would stop for a drink on the porch on a pretty night, but as for dinner, skip it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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