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“thank goodness for Ron”
Review of 3rd Ave. Bistro

3rd Ave. Bistro
Ranked #63 of 203 Restaurants in Hendersonville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Church St.
Description: Our mission is to provide you, our valued guests, with exceptional cuisine and service. We hope that you will make Inn on Church a part of your lifestyle. Experience regional cuisine using locally-grown and natural products. Only the best meats, poultry, cheeses, dairy, spices and seafood are used. Enjoy a cocktail, wine or local beer at the copper bar in our Sapphire Room Lounge or dine al fresco on our covered wraparound porch. Relax as our knowledgeable staff shows you their Southern hospitality and enjoy fabulous gourmet food, great wines and spirits, all in a comfortable, historic setting.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was just OK and it could have been an off night for them but since it was right during a time when 1000's of people were two blocks away at the Apple Festival you would think they were at the top of their game. We stood for several minutes waiting for a host to seat us and when the bartender came up to show us to our table; we did not get warm and fuzzy feelings from him; he seemed annoyed. We sat on the wraparound porch and again, waited a long time for service while a few waitresses walked by ignoring us. Granted we were not at their table but a simple acknowledgment like "someone will be right with you" would be nice. Our server, Ron came out and he was wonderful. We told him we were vegan and he had the cook make the most fabulous black bean cakes and roasted veggies. Halfway through the meal I noticed that they apparently allow dogs (not service dogs) in the restaurant and we got to watch the dog owner take it out to poop on the grass just down from our table and proceed back into the dining room. Nice! As it got dark, the light above us did not work, no candle on the table and no one bussing the tables around us. We got the feeling they cater to local established people whom they've known for a long time and were in a hurry to close up for the night. I would stop for a drink on the porch on a pretty night, but as for dinner, skip it.

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1  Thank FiveBigBlueLakes
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Food was some of the best I've ever eaten and staff was so friendly and helpful. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion as its very pretty inside and just as pleasant to eat outside on their huge covered porch. However, its so awesome its great for everyday meals and lunches as well.

1  Thank Tom and Kim B
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food is good, but one of the sides is fresh fruit and I specifically asked if the fruit was fresh and in season. I was told it was but it was actually from a jar with a frozen strawberry and a couple of grapes added. No excuse for that with all the wonderful fresh fruit at the road stands and markets. We will try again, we heard the fish and chips (on Friday) are very good.

1  Thank PoliteandCourteous
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a charming place near downtown Hendersonville. We had dinner here a couple of weeks ago on Oyster night. The place ran out of Oysters by 7PM. The only thing special about the Oyster night was the expensive price for oysters. The food was really not very good. The duck was served cold...it was a hot entree on the menu..and surrounded by fruit not a sauce. The salad before dinner looked like it was taken out of a package and the dressing seemed to be pre-made as well. The sauce for the Oysters was prepared by SYSCO right out of the bottle. For a menu that has so many expensive items the chef needs to get some passion with food. Oh..did I mention service? The owner was grim faced the entire evening and did not even go by any tables to inquire about the food. The sever was not experienced and pretty indifferent. In conclusion there are other choices for dinning in Hendersonville and I would recommend you select onther venue.

Thank Mitch R
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had dinner as guests of friends. The food was good and the service was ok. It was an enjoyable dinner. We were not rushed but the dinner was slightly overpriced. The owner was turning away business because he could not provide the service for the demand.

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Thank Ron B
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