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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice Best of the Best

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Jargon is a small, intimate setting that offers upscale new American cuisine, along with specialty craft cocktails. Creativity and art are central to the restaurant, where tables are made from sections of vintage bowling alley lanes and Scrabble tiles outfit the restroom walls. We are a locally-owned business with a knowledgeable and passionate staff who is dedicated to making your experience at Jargon a delightful one.
$11 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
American, Contemporary
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for a romantic dinner in Asheville. When we called for a reservation, they asked if the patio was okay. It’s 40 degrees out today so I was worried BUT! It is enclosed with heaters and is actually super comfortable and beautiful! If the...environment was a 10/10, the food was an 11/10!!! Overall very impressed and will make a point to return if I travel back to Asheville!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rate it a five based on my dinner, but my gal rated it a 4. For starters we were near the bar and the bar tender is the star of the show. Very animated. The food starters were: Salt & vinegar fingerling potatoes tzitki...sauce with pickles and carrots. Unusual, but good.I ordered pheasant breast with Bok chow, greens, and beet Mole. Excellent and tasty all. The other dish we split was trout with couscous tabouleh. The dessert was superb with Cherry Explosion Ice cream. The main chef was out, but the sub chefs did a great dinner. The manager came by to check that every thing was OK. Music was old 33 rpms records. Harry Belafonte featured that night.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow...just wow. We travel often and in those travels, we try to find a unique dining experience. Not the ordinary "hey, I can cook this at home" kind of dining. I can honestly say, for all the food and cocktails taste tested over the years,...this was phenomenal! Never have I walked out of a dining experience and still be able to have a firework of flavors still popping on my palate. The Escargot and Curryworst Pappardelle was absolutely priceless. Salt and Vinegar Fingerlings? Not what you think it is...but BETTER! Then, to top it off, the owner Sean presented his cocktail creation at our table; The Ice Breaker. Smoked ice and bourbon with orange bitters and a Port...mmmm! Vinyl playing a bit of jazz and Sinatra in the background completed the entire dining experience. A must visit while in Asheville!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our 5th anniversary here and had a fabulous time. They brought us two complimentary glasses of champagne to start which was just lovely. The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was so fun. There was a real personal touch to everything. The owner...came by to check on everyone during the evening. Very well crafted drinks. Nicely balanced dishes. Even the decaf coffee was delicious. Great experience. If we lived nearby we would be regulars. Thank you so much for an unforgettable evening!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading all of the great reviews of Jargon I was expecting to be blown away by the cuisine. While the food was good, my wife and I were still slightly disappointed. My entree had an overpowering vinaigrette and my wife's entree was mediocre. On...the plus side, the service and atmosphere was very good.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. we had a very special meal here out on the back patio . Our server Trey was fun, attentive and handled dietary restrictions with good humor and perfection. The food was tasty and very creative. A salad included dried turkey gizzard was exceptional. At...Trey's recommendation, I had the pheasant which was also excellent. In the background, jazz was played off of old fashioned LPs. A very special place.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at the bar last night. We had an incredible time hosted by Russ, the bartender. Wine and cocktails were spot on. The food was culinarily creative and extraordinarily savory— credit to the chef— perfection. The owner Sean came by to...welcome us— everyone was kind, engaging, and interested in making our evening special.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Every once in awhile you come across a true dining gem - one that is unique - from staff to decor to food and drink - that makes dining out truly special. Jargon is just such a place. Warmly greeted - small distinctive dining room...and bar. Sparkling wine for our anniversary as we sat down. Delicious food - helps the chef was once a butcher. Best pork chop ever. Same for local whole roasted trout. Unique craft cocktails. Well worth a trip to Asheville to experience this gem in the lively West Asheville neighborhood.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 14, 2021 via mobile

Very good and creative. Not sure it is worth leaving downtown for though as there are great (and I think better) restaurants downtown. My wife and I had the salad, short ribs and gnocchi. Everything was delicious, but the gnochi was the clear stand out...(and truly outstanding).More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 14, 2021 via mobile

Warm intimate atmosphere with great service and a fun vibe. Our server, Trey, was informative, attentive and a genuine pleasure. The salads were delicious and beautifully presented. The ribeye was tender, cooked perfectly with great flavor but a bit too much salt. Awesome wine list...for a small restaurant. Great little ice cream shop next door for dessert.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Yes the outdoor seating is a beautiful setting with lights and heaters for cool nights.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jargon

Yes, Jargon is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Jargon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5