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Thu, 2/22
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My Italian Beef sandwich was not good. First, the bun was gigantic, wasn't toasted, and had no flavor. Second, the amount of meat was puny, and it was tough, unflavorful, and had no juice. Third, there was no au jus. Fourth, the giardiniera wasn't pickled,...was too crunchy, and there was an overpowering amount that dwarfed the amount of meat on the sandwich (and it shouldn't contain jalapeno peppers). Fifth, the cheese wasn't melted. All in all, a gigantic fail. The fries, however, were good. My companion's meal of fish and chips was much better, but to not offer tartar sauce is just stupid. And, yes, I realize your take on these two classics allows you to make changes, the changes you made weren't good at all.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I live close by and recommend this restaurant to everyone that comes to town. The location in north Asheville gives you a local feel that you can’t find at downtown restaurants. The owners are super passionate about their menu and wine and...it shows. Highly recommend!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 2, 2024

My husband and I love this place. We eat here at least once a month. The food is always delicious - great wine selection and the bartender creates the best cocktails. Easy parking too.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed December 29, 2023

Read some poor reviews but went anyway and was very happy. We had a reservation but didn't really need it other than a prefered table location. Service was excellent, food was good, portions were quite ample and prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 15, 2023

Pretty expensive for the quality of the food. The squash appetizer was quite good and made us hopeful for the meal. However, the trout dinner at $29 was poor. A tiny slice of trout that was overcooked and very salty. The potatoes were also overdone....The bread pudding dessert was just bad. It was so dry that the tiny amount of whipped cream was absorbed in one bite. No flavor whatsoever. So with a bill of $100 for mediocre food, this won't be a return for us. Service was fine.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 13, 2023

Always a great time at the M on the Avenue. The bartenders are so good I steal drink ideas. The extensive wine list...what more to say? Hats off to the kitchen for the food. The owners are always friendly and gracious. Thank you thank you...thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed December 10, 2023

Tony and Ralph were so very kind and responsive to make our wedding rehearsal dinner a success. From communication and working with the menu to making us feel at ease with last minute details, they were professional and prompt and so very helpful. Jesse and...Rachel were our servers for the night and provided exceptional service with a friendly demeanor. Any request we made for adjustments in timing or specific menu alterations were granted with a smile from everyone associated with the business. The food was wonderful and served family style which worked well for us. Jesse and Rachel helped with a projector and created attractive stands which matched our decor for the private party. Truly delightful to work with from our initial email to the end of the night cleanup. I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2023 via mobile

The best meal we had since our arrival in Asheville. Ralph is an amazing sommelier. The wine choices were exceptional. The chef actually came out to our table after dinner. If you’re looking for an amazing experience. This is the place!!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 26, 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant! Interesting menu - fun, industrial vibe. Had great service! We were from out of town - easy to get to this restaurant - ample parking. Would definitely return!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 15, 2023

I can't believe anyone would rate this place more than 2 stars. Sheldon do I post a negative review but sometimes it really needs to be done. With the atmosphere, this place has so much potential. The food was mediocre and boring at best. I...hope this is a wake up call to management.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Tony Creed, Owner at Avenue M, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2023

Hey Ron. My name is Tony. I'm one of the owners here. I saw your google review as well. I apologize that I wasn't here when you visited last week. I'd love to speak with you about your visit. You can reach me directly at...More

Reviewed March 19, 2023

Wonderful experience. Manager allowed us to arrive early to decorate. Service and food were excellent. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 21, 2023

We’d heard such a good things about this place. The food, the service. Especially the service. Instead, we were met by dull, disinterested waiter who seemed impatient, going through the motions of answering our questions and taking our orders. Nothing stood out as amazing or...even very good. The bread was meh, boring. The appetizers were just okay. A light and lacking dinner salad with thin slivers of radish and dry, crunchy croutons. A cucumber and radish mix that was so heavily spiced, it was difficult to get down. The sides were either smothered in sauce or just too rich. For example, $12 for a small bowl of cloyingly strong brussel sprouts, The entrees were over-priced and unremarkable. We weren’t even offered dessert. Even the music—a loud array of 60’s hits that might have been fun elsewhere—didn’t seem to work in the environment. Perhaps we ordered wrong. But overall, our collective opinion was that the experience was a miss. Certainly not, as one reviewer wrote, ‘ comfort food, elevated’!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 3, 2023 via mobile

If you’re in the mood for a spankin’ good burger and fries, deeply satisfying pasta, or other wonderful delicacies to include innovative desserts, give this place a try. Excellent service and an inviting space round out the experience at this establishment, which has been around...since 2010 and seems to just keep getting better.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 26, 2022

Disappointed does not begin to express my experience at Avenue M. On first bite of your chipotle radishes, a handful of us gagged and choked on the heat of the appetizer which also ruined the first of the wine tastings. Eager for the pasta fagioli,...the vinegar in it spoiled the usual richness of the dish. I was hesitant to attend in the first place after seeing duck on the menu, but figured I could eat the vegetables. To my disappointment, the greens and mashed potatoes were compressed under the duck and smothered in its greasy gravy. Thank God for the uncomplicated cake. You should know that I was not the only attendee confused by the thoughtless and sickening choices of your chef. If he was trying to dazzle your guests by serving the most unbelievable ensemble of recipes, he blew it. No one was dazzled by the 'cuisine.' To quote another attendee, 'it was a disaster.' Apologies should go out to all of the attendees and a free meal at Avenue M (for mistake) is out of the question for me. My entire meal that evening was left on your ladies room floor. I do not have the pleasure or opportunity of eating out often and certainly not to spend $100 on a meal. If you really want to reconcile, you would refund my hard earned money so I could by groceries and cook my own proper meal.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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RL&TC, Owner at Avenue M, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2022

Lorraine, We just wanted to reach out & offer a sincere apology for dinner last Thursday night. We spoke with Jean-Christian and he let us know that you were very disappointed with the cuisine. We want you to know how much work we put into...More

Reviewed November 10, 2022 via mobile

We were in Asheville for 3 days and this restaurant was our favorite. It is off the beaten path for tourists, but we’ll worth it! The food was excellent and they have a great wine list with 1/2 price bottles on Wed-who can beat that?...The staff and owners were also very friendly and helpful. We would recommend this to anyone visiting! Enjoy!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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RL&TC, Owner at Avenue M, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2022

Thank you so much for the kind words. It was our pleasure to host you. Cheers, Ralph & Tony

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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.
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5