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Avenue M 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 offer local craft beers and have an extensive wine selection curated by our co owner who is a Certified Sommelier. 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 drink specials = Wednesday: Half Price
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 15, 2021

Our party of 7 had a 6pm dinner reservation and thankful as Avenue M gets booked up quick. The restaurant is beautiful and has outside seating. We ordered so many things with our WINE TASTING - a great wine list. The staff was excellent. We...had the opportuinty to meet Ralph the owner - such a wonderful experience. The Burrata salad with grapes, nuts, raisins is a must for the table. The charcuterie had very yummy meat items on it. Shrimp and grits was yum. Our guys ordered fabulous steaks. Our table was very happy ! Thanks to Chef Andrew and Sous Chef Mike. Friends from Tallahassee, Fl.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 13, 2021 via mobile

Last Sunday, the first early nightfall, downright chilly evening of the season, I entered the warmth that is Avenue M for an exceptional dinner highlighting a diverse selection of French wines alongside food created to perfectly accentuate all the flavor, texture, and nuance possible in...the combination. Big statement! Bigger accomplishment - course after course of sensory delight - my favorite thing. Thank you to everyone who contributed.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2021

The menu is odd and all over the place. I don’t get the concept. The majority of the offerings are appetizers. It seemed they were understaffed as the service was slow and our server was a bit frazzled and impatient when we asked questions. The...pastas looked interesting and we were told were made in house. Doubtful. I could make a box of $1 Mac and cheese and added frozen peas and a slice of lunch meat at home. Over priced and underwhelmed. Do not Recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 20, 2021 via mobile

One of the best restaurants we’ve been to in North Carolina. The menu is small but varied and the food is prepared in a very tasteful way without heavy sauces. We enjoyed our first meal at Avenue M so much, we made reservations for our...last night in Asheville. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable about the menu offerings and the owner stops by each table to chat with the customers. You will not be disappointed with a meal here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at Avenue M! Started with both the charcuterie board and the fried green tomatoes; both were delicious. The entrees we chose were the kielbasa for him, and the swordfish for me. The swordfish was so tender, flavorful, and quite simply...the best I’ve eaten. We had the nectarine and berry dessert, which was also perfectly delicious. The service was excellent, and the food was perfectly timed. We are definitely adding this to our favorites list for our next trip to Asheville!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021

We asked hotel service staff and locals for a list of best places where locals eat. On almost every list Avenue M was a MUST stop. We tried it and they were right. Almost everything about the place and the food represented western NC. Atmosphere...was relaxed with the owners talking to you. Food was excellent. We had the burrata with nduja spice. It had a kick to it. While the server told us the home made pastas were not large portion. Both the Farfalle and Cavatelli pasta dishes left just enough room for a Chocolate Cremeux for dessert. The wine list was good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 4, 2021

Don't be concerned about the steak dinner price - it is meant to split and is well worth the price. Comes with wonderful scalloped potatoes. Go on Wednesday when it is half price bottle wine.

Date of visit: July 2021
RL&TC, Owner at Avenue M, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2021

Thank you for your review & thanks for the shout out for our steak dinner. It is over a pound of local beef. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Ralph & Tony

Reviewed August 1, 2021

From the time we walked in with our pet, it was fabulous. Tim was our server, food is just incredible and the staff made sure we were taken care of and that our pet has water and treats

Date of visit: July 2021
RL&TC, Owner at Avenue M, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us. It was our pleasure to host you. Thank you for the five star review. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Ralph & Tony

Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

We have a great meal at Avenue M last night. Service and food was excellent, very cool vibe. The trout and pasta was to die for!

Date of visit: July 2021
RL&TC, Owner at Avenue M, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2021

David, So glad that you enjoyed your experience. We really appreciate your feedback. Cheers, Ralph & Tony

Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I went to Avenue M while we were waiting for our takeout order from Vinnie's. After we we're sitting at the bar we realized we probably should have stayed there for dinner because everyone was super nice and place was very cool....Karen, Karyn, Karin ..... I'm not sure how she spells her name because the receipt came up with bar on it and not the name of the bartender that helped. She was great. Friendly and helpful and attentive and everything you want in a server. We were hoping we could get back for dinner or lunch but they just serve dinner I believe and they are closed on Mondays so we will be going Tuesday and will miss it this time but when we come back we plan on going there because the food looked amazing and the service was spectacular. In fact the only reason this didn't get a 5-star review is because I didn't actually eat any of the food. I'm basing this completely on the wonderful drink and the service. FantasticoMore

Date of visit: July 2021
RL&TC, Owner at Avenue M, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2021

Doralee, Thank you for leaving us a review. So happy you enjoyed Erin's service. She is spectacular. We will be working hard for that 5th star on your next visit. Cheers, Ralph & Tony

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Maddie G
March 25, 2016|
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They take reservations all the time. I've been going to this great neighborhood restaurant for 5 years. The food is great, very reasonably priced and the wait staff is superb.
Pat B
December 3, 2015|
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Response from RLandTC | Property representative |
Avenue M celebrates family- We are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day- give our staff time to be with their families. WE are open on New Year's Eve- Dinner/Dancing/Champagne Toast- call 828 350-8181 to make a... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avenue M

Yes, Avenue M offers takeout services.

Avenue M is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5