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Avenue M

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791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2448
+1 828-350-8181
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Florence, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good , but service second rate. Got there at 7:15 waited for 40 minutes , told 20 min wait. Had to sit on patio to finally get service . Left after nine . Act like they are doing you a favor to serve you.

Thank boogmaster
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're in Asheville for the weekend and stumbled upon this place. Great restaurant with great food and friendly service. This place is smartly decorated and just has a wonderful vibe. The Fettuccine and chicken picata were outstanding as was the scallops with arugula salad. Avenue M also has a solid beer and wine selection to boot. Not sure when we're... More 

Thank Bryan H
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Th bolognese and homemade fettuccini was superb. Roasted beets were delicious and the basil vinaigrette on the salad was mouth watering.

1 Thank Prema S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Dinner last night at M was wonderful. The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and efficient. The four of us each had something different from Wahoo over collards with jasmine rice and a coconut red curry sauce layered. Seafood del mar with sundried tomatoes. beef medallions with a wonderful gravy with mashed potatoes and veggies. All are local farm... More 

1 Thank William C
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Fun neighborhood restaurant, an assortment of menu options to suit most needs, an oasis in North Asheville, nice staff. My friends were pleased with their meal. I have a few qualms: I got a salad with grilled salmon on top, and the salmon tasted just like a beef burger, ugh (clean the grill better, use an area just for grilling... More 

Thank OpinionsPlease
Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Everything at Avenue M is excellent: ambience, wait staff, menu, bar. Do not go Asheville unless you make reservations for Avenue M. Don't skip the chocolate bread pudding. It is THE BEST.

Thank Cecht01
Johnson City, Tennessee
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We have been coming to this restaurant for several years now, and we have always had wonderful meals with family and friends or just a date nite. The wait staff has always been attentive and we have never had to ask for more of whatever we were drinking. Everything I have tried on the menu has been delicious! Great place... More 

Thank Amy W
Eden, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

There are a ton of restaurants in Asheville and majority of them I'm sure are amazing. Visiting family for the weekend and they took us to Avenue M for brunch on a Sunday and the food was perfect. I tried the Salmon Omelette with a cucumber sauce.... I cleaned my plate. If you are looking for great service and food... More 

Thank El_Bravado
Florence, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The hostess is consistently rude. I waited over one and half for our food to arrive. Food overall good but not worth that kind of wait.

Thank boogmaster
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have tried to keep adding new places to the rotation and this was a place we had been wanting to try. I'm sorry to report that the menu wasn't quite as extensive as we were hoping and that the Merrimon Medallions and Fried Chicken were both a little bland. It wasn't that I didn't like the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Pub
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2448
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-350-8181
Avenue is the the place to Eat. Drink. Gather. in North Asheville. We are a neighborhood restaurant and bar specializing in fresh-made, flavorful foods using as many seasonal and local ingredients as possible. We offer fresh pasta, local meats, house made baked goods, and organic greens. We carry several local beers and have an extensive wine selection. Avenue M is your place for a big juicy burger, a fine cut of steak, a lean piece of fish or a vegan housemade special such as lasagna or a gourmet salad. We have a private room for parties and a welcoming pet-friends patio that is open year-round. Daily Specials Tuesday: Pint Night! Draft Beers Wednesday: Half Price Bottles of Wine Thursday: Half Price Martinis Friday: Bartender's Choice Saturday: House Cocktails $2 off Sunday: Featured Wines from $15/bottle

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