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The Admiral

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400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234 (Michigan Avenue)
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to the Admiral 3 times now and it is as steady as a rock. I think I have had everything on the menu at this point and most things twice. It is one of my favorite restaurants, and that's what I do, travel and eat. The sweetbreads are the best I've had anywhere, perfectly cooked. Froglegs, dito.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my wife here for our very first date and we continue to go back for special occasions. The food is always amazing, and on weekends they have a dance party after 10pm. Make reservations weeks in advance if you want to get a table. If you're lucky you can pop in and get a seat at the bar... More 

Thank Philip L
Ventura, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Admiral was recommended by our VRBO landlord. What appeared to be a 'hole in the wall' restaurant surprised us by how excellent the food was. A must for anyone living or visiting the Asheville area.

Thank Lawrence K
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a birthday celebration that was absolutely wonderful. The appetizers, entrees and desert all surpassed expectations. We will defiantly go back.

Thank Jim F
Wilmington, North Carolina
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The exterior of the restaurant looks seedy. You should expect to park along the road in this struggling area of Asheville, or down the residential side street if the 3-car parking lot is full (and it will be). The interior of the restaurant looks like, and probably was, an old bar. THEN, look around you at the plated food being... More 

Thank TravlinFool336
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here during a recent trip to Asheville and tried about 5 small plates. The flavors and creativity cannot be beat. We will talk about the meal for a long time. Get the warm buns if they are on the menu!

Thank pinkladibug1
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62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of my favorite meals ever. This place is small and the outwardly appearance is dumpy - at best. But, wow, the taste and smell of the food are spectacular. My suggestion is to try it all! We had numerous small plates and appetizers - all were amazing. My only regret was that I couldn't continue eating through... More 

Thank Spinsterrick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I made a reservation here a week before our first trip to Asheville. It turns out our AirB&B was just down the street, so it was very convenient! A friend had recommended The Admiral for more "foodie food." It definitely didn't disappoint. The beef tartare was probably our favorite. The only frustrating thing was that even though... More 

Thank Liana M
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a quick place to stop, it's an experience so don't be in a hurry. Any expectation for expediency is not doing yourself (or your pocketbook) any justice. A few points to keep in mind: Get a reservation - it's small. Go mid-week and head there early - it's a bit hidden and parking is not the easiest.... More 

Thank Alexadian
Deerfield, Illinois
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Admiral is in a small cinder block building with a small sign and is in an out of the way location. The food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Presentation and descriptions by the staff add to the experience. The beef tenderloin tartare was fantastic and delicious with a creative set of ingredients. The Chocolate and Peanut dessert is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-252-2541

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