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The Admiral

400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
+1 828-252-2541
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sweetbreads” (34 reviews)
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“duck leg” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
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Reviewed yesterday

While the food is excellent, there's a lot of great food in Asheville. My two comments: 1. Seating is limited, so reservations are difficult to get. We went on a Monday evening, and when we booked one week in advance, we only had a choice...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ribeye was one of best I’ve had, cooked to perfection. My wife had a massive pork chop with black eyed peas and rice that were a delicious side as well. If it were only based on the food, we’d have no problems going back....More

Thank pking1186
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a highly sought after place and as we didn't have reservations we sat at the bar (full menu), which actually is a plus as it gave us an opportunity to observe the chef and the crew. The place is small and lively, and...More

Thank Ella_RM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have nothing but great things to say. Started with two orders of mussels. They were tiny but made up for size with flavor. Next, scallops on a very creamy polenta and sweet breads, the best I’ve ever tasted. I did an...More

Thank Wilson436
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We highly enjoyed the Admiral. We didn’t have reservations so had to wait on the porch a bit. We were disappointed they only serve drinks on the porch and not appetizers. It was raining and cold but atleast they had a fireplace we could sit...More

Thank cale a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant, well deserving of its reputation. The food is certainly top-notch, but don't miss out on the cocktails! I was also surprised at how reasonable the prices were relative to the quality of food and service. Would definitely recommend this place...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reservation, which you need because this place fills up quickly. The Admiral looks a bit tired from the outside, and hardly looks like a place that produces high quality food. This unassuming restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, and friendly service that will knocks...More

Thank highjpeak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not fancy, but some of the best food we have had in a while. Not in the usual tourist area , but worth the visit. Must make reservations.

Thank Vann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Admiral is hard to find as it's an old style building with a very small sign. But you have to make reservations well ahead, since delight-of-mouth as made this a very desirable destination. Friendly and obsequious servers were very knowledgeable in both fare and...More

Thank Gil K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting from out of town. Was able to make a reservation for a table for 2 about 4 days before arriving (highly recommended; but can eat at bar seating first come, first serve). Outside is not impressive and parking is a little bit of a...More

Thank RSG-foodie
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Questions & Answers
November 19, 2017|
Response from Wilson436 | Reviewed this property |
No valet. We found street parking.
August 26, 2017|
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Response from Al A | Reviewed this property |
I agree...nice casual is sufficient.
March 20, 2017|
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Response from The A | Property representative |
The corking fee is $20 per bottle.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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 - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 828-252-2541
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