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Ambrozia Bar & Bistro

1020 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2317
+1 828-350-3033
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“trout” (14 reviews)
“tomato pie” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1020 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2317
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Modern Cuisine
"everywhere we went, we compared to Ambrozia as it is our gold standard"
Matt M
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2. Creative Cocktails
"You should treat yourself to a great meal at our "neighborhood""
Jacque A
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3. Elegant, relaxed atmosphere
"We had a great experience dining here."
nsmartist
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We dined here recently on a recommendation of our host at a B&B, and were not disappointed. Service, provided by Gabrielle, was excellent, attentive and helpful. She was very familiar with the menu, and offered good suggestions. The food is creative and delicious. We will...More

Thank OBwan49
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I return to Ambrozia more often than I can post reviews. As anyone who knows Asheville realizes, this couldn’t be due to a lack of restaurants from which to select. Instead, it’s due to the wonderful experiences I and my friends and family enjoy. First—the...More

Thank KenCookie
Samuel E, Manager at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed you meal, Ken. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We just went to Ashville this past weekend and we found that everywhere we went, we compared to Ambrozia as it is our gold standard when it comes to fancy restaurants. We really should have just went here again. We actually went here 4 plus...More

Thank Matt M
Samuel E, Manager at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you so much Matt, this is great to hear. Please come see us next time you are in Asheville!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

We went to Ambrozia on Friday night and it was very good. The food was very good and so was the service. We would highly recommend the Sweet Fry Bread for desert!

Thank Brian D
Samuel E, Owner at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Incredible experience from start to finish. Had been meaning to go here for a while, and finally made it in. Went for Sunday brunch and exceeded expectations. Wait staff was great and the set up of brunch really set it apart from other places I...More

Thank Alex J
Samuel E, Manager at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your dining experience!

Reviewed September 16, 2018

This place is kinda two restaurants in one. The one side of the restaurant is high quality, creative; but at times uneven. The other side is a pub/bar with great burgers and other good food. I especially like $2 pint Thursdays and the plenty of...More

Thank riceland
Samuel E, Owner at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hey there, I'd love to know what you mean by "uneven" so we can take measures to improve this quality. Feel free to email us at ambrozia1020@gmail.com. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

We sat at the bar and sampled several items. Everything was excellent from the deviled eggs to the bistro burger all the way to the cookie dessert! Also, Mike the bartender was great. We'll be back soon.

Thank Linda H
Samuel E, Owner at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We try not to miss a Sunday brunch at Ambrozia. Four course Sunday menu for $20 is delicious and there's a lot of variety from week to week. We're always greeted with a warm smile from either Woody or Hazel, and Andrew makes hands down...More

Thank Yadiya_13
Samuel E, Owner at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you for the review. Please come and try us at night, you won't be disappointed. See you again soon!

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Dined with friends last week and had, as usual, an excellent meal. We all had the Steak Frites and the fries are smoked.....you MUST try that meal, you won’t be sorry. Cooked to perfection, the steak melts in your mouth. It is worth a trip...More

Thank 513jacquea
Samuel E, Owner at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We had 2 appetizers and split an entre and dessert. All were excellent! Service was excellent! Food service was well paced and presentation was great! We'll eat here again the next time we're in Asheville.

Thank jackbur
Samuel E, Manager at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, see you next time :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2317
    (Beaver Lake Shopping Center)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-350-3033
  • E-mail
Description
The focus at Ambrozia is a farm to table menu that evolves with availability and the seasons. The menu is heavily southern influenced but will also feature some southwestern, Caribbean, Asian, and European flair from Sam's different experiences as a chef. The bar is wine focused, featuring hand-picked food friendly wines. Craft beers and creative cocktails will also be available at the hand crafted bar. Whether coming to enjoy a multiple course meal or just stopping by for a drink, we want all our customers to feel the same family atmosphere that the employees have at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro.
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