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“Heavenly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Posana Cafe

Posana Cafe
1 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 (Formerly Posana) (Downtown Asheville)
828-505-3969
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Ranked #32 of 644 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Continental, Contemporary, Healthy
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Patton
Description: Educated at the Culinary Institute of America, Exec Chef/owner Peter Pollay brings years of restaurant experience to one of Asheville's most beautiful corners. All of Posana Cafe's dishes, desserts and pastries are prepared from scratch featuring premium ingredients. Enjoy lunch, dinner or weekend brunch on the spacious patio, or looking out onto Historic Pack Square from the dining room, lounge or bar. Posana Cafe utilizes local farmers and purveyors and chooses to serve only hormone/antibiotic-free meats and eggs. Posana's pastry chef & culinary team are constantly evolving the menu to reflect seasonal and local specialties in addition to offering the region's largest selection of gluten-free cuisine. The bars expansive menu features house-made flavored syrups, mixers, infused liquors & freshly squeezed juices providing an exemplary drink experience when ordering a custom soda, espresso drink or cocktail. Celiac Friendly: Gluten free menu available.
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“Heavenly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

As you probably already know, there are thousands of restaraunt options in Asheville and we chose Posana's solely for its location, which by itself is awesome. We were blown away by what else we got though. The ambiance, servers, and most importantly the food was far better than what we expected. The salmon and chicken were to die for and because we heard a nearby table saying it was the best dessert they'd had their entire life, we had to find out what the big deal was. And let me tell you, it lived up to our expectations. The blackberry lime cheesecake was not only beautiful but a culinary perfection! Can't say enough great things about this place. Ill definitely be back for more!

  • Visited August 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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IRELAND
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Lucky find, recommended by Front Desk at Rennaisance Hotel. Excellent fresh food, well prepared and attentive service with a smile. Atmosphere is relaxed but smart - upscale food but not stuffy.

  • Visited August 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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Greer, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Brunch in Asheville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were passing through Asheville, NC, at Sunday noon. We went to Posana and had a fine brunch. The smoked salmon benedict was exceptional and braised brisket sandwich flavorful and satisfying. The setting is casually elegant and the service was notably attentive. One may sit in or out. Sitting out, one may watch the central foot traffic of central Asheville pass by and in one finds comfortable and comfortable surroundings.

  • Visited August 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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Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located in downtown Asheville on Biltmore Ave. It is a small restaurant featuring locally grown items. We were there around 1PM and had a choice of breakfast or lunch. Everyone loved what they got and this is one I would like to go back to.

Visited July 2013
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Newberry, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gluten Free, Grain Free, Fantasticness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Located in the heart of downtown Asheville this restaurant meets the needs of special diets without compromising on flavor. The food was delicious, fresh and local. The servers were quick to inquire about allergies or food concerns when you made substitutions. The Kale salad....oh my!! You don't have to have dietary issues to enjoy this place. There is something for everyone, it is not vegetarian but options abound. Delish.

Visited July 2013
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