I recently made a trip to Hendersonville to visit my daughter at a camp near by. I was invited by other parents to go to dinner with them. They took me to Frankie Bones in South Asheville. We set at a large circular leather booth affectionally called the "Godfather" booth. This place was very cool. The environment was very sharp with granite countertops and leather booths with a casual feel. The restaurant was hopping with a nice mix of families and couples.
The calamari appetizer which was cooked perfectly and had lemon slices battered and fried as well. Nice touch. They were very lightly breaded and flash fried. we didn't care for the dipping sauce which was promptly replaced with a remoulade that worked great. But the real winner was the twice baked potato spring rolls…just try it and you'll be happy…
The salads were fresh and unique with all home made dressings and the bread were plentiful and all home made as well. Recommend the strawberry salad and pouched pear salad.
My surf and turf was fillet medallions in a demi glaze with a wood grilled lobster tail. Everything was cooked well and delicous. Others had baked lobster mac and cheese, strip steak, and a chioppino with fresh mussels, clams, mahi mahi…it looked great. Our host couple have made the restaurant a tradition whenever they come for parent weekend.
Im not a dessert guy but the 6 layer chocolate cake and home made carrot cake were enormous and both disappeared quickly.
My only complaint is the wine list wasn't bad but could have had a lager higher end collection of cabs.
This restaurant would feel comfortable in any big city around the country. But the prices weren't.
I would definitely recommend a visit for dinner next time your in the mountains.
Dr Jeffrey Stein
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