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“promising new offering in a lovely setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Avery Creek Bistro - CLOSED

Avery Creek Bistro
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Arden, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“promising new offering in a lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

A brand new offering in a gorgeous bucolic setting. When I lived in Europe there were tons of little taverns and restaurants in lovely country settings with excellent food, but they are very hard to find in the US. It's worth the couple of extra miles to enjoy good food in an elegant, authentic country setting. For appetizers, the crab cake appetizers will please, with plenty of meat and flavor. The scallops are tender, moist and flavorful. I particularly enjoyed the wild King Salmon as a main course. The wine list is small but you'll find something you like at very reasonable prices.

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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Asheville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Phenomenal food and great ambiance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

I went here with a friend for dinner last Wednesday and I must say, I'm glad we braved the cold! Avery Creek Bistro is located in what appears to be an old church that has been redone and is very inviting. My friend and I started off with the scallops appetizer which had a nice symphony of flavors with orange wedges, chives, and bacon. Next, I had the French Onion soup which was the best I've ever had! Definitely NOT over salted, and I have had many Fr. onion soups. It seemed as though an entire onion had been caramelized to a nice, tangy flavor, and was surrounded by a sweet, well seasoned broth. For my entree, I ordered the salmon with brussels sprouts and it was simply divine! The server explained that the dish would be cooked "medium" and the salmon skin left on. The skin was a crispy, tasty surprise and the salmon itself was a beautiful coral color it the center, not the usual pale pink you see. The texture, color, skin and flavor all combined to make the salmon a true jewel of the sea. The brussels sprouts and the dijon sauce that came with the fish were also top-notch! The service was wonderful and we even had a chance to talk to one of the owners and she was very enthusiastic about the bistro, as she should be. The food was truly excellent and I'll definitely be back since she informed me that the menu would be seasonal. We had a great time and a lovely dinner!

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