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400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 828-252-2541
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You should make reservations to get a seat at this wonderful place. Granted the outside is not alluring and the area is sketchy, but the food is so good that I would swing across shark infested water to get into this place! All four of us ordered different entrees and appetizers and all the dishes were perfectly cooked. The waitress... More 

Thank Michelle E
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique, deliciously satisfying. Octopus, scallops, bolognese- fantastic! Save the dates for dessert. Yummy.

Thank BarbieOrlando
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My second visit ... my companion loves this place and has been here numerous times, but tonight she said she was disappointed. We split the arugula salad, which was really good. For the main meal I had the fried vegetable dumplings (it was OK) and the duck leg adobo. The duck was very salty and at the end of the... More 

Thank hbarnes14
Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended to this place by a friend a few years ago. I was skeptical, by the looks of the outside of the place but I am so happy I decided to go. After eating their it only adds to the mystery of the place. The Admiral has some of the best food I have ever eaten and every... More 

Thank Julierenay
Blountville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been here several times and the food have been consistently excellent. A bit of a dive-look and feel which does not detract but rather adds to its character. The staff is very friendly. Great food and service without costing one an arm and a leg.

Thank apoarenas
Palm Beach, Florida
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a week outside Asheville and I made it twice to The Admiral. I loved everything about it, the decor, the staff ,the food, the ambiance. The restaurant is not very big and the dark tones give it an intimate feel. I sat at the bar where I had a good view of the dinning room and the semi... More 

1 Thank Sam S
Arden, North Carolina
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bamboo rice and duck was the best!!! Cocktails were fun and inventive. Atmosphere was romantic and outside seating great. Nice Birthday dinner, a special place for West Asheville.

Thank andreabrysn
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142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I say my filet was one of the best I have ever had, I'm saying something. I've eaten thousands in my life and this was as good as any in my memory. In fact we had dinner in Halls Chophouse in Greenville last week and this was better at half the price and the potatoes and broccoli were included.... More 

Thank Al H
Gardendale, AL
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first glance, we passed it by. But after looking more closely, confirming the name and address, we made our way inside. If not for our reservation, the Admiral may have been history. Boy, what a change!!! The staff was very courteous and the restaurant filled up fast. We sampled multiple small plates and everything was exceptional. We tried the... More 

Thank Fraizmo
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought this place was going to be great, and the appetizer was. But, that's where it all ended. I had high hopes for the filet, and it was by far the worst I've ever had. It was seared extremely too much, and was way overcooked. I should have sent it back, but I try not to be "that" customer. The... More 

1 Thank ARoweAthens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
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: +1 828-252-2541

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alabaster, al
Naples, Florida, United States
4 months ago

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