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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Admiral

The Admiral
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Ranked #5 of 781 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Michigan Avenue
Atlanta
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

We have loved this place for years. Recently they have increased their small plate menu. Two couples at through 10 small plates tapas style with wine and drinks. The beef carpacio was spectacular. The other winner was an Indian style lamb roti sandwich. Best meal we ate in 10 days in Asheville.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Eclectic location and creative food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Not too off the wall creative food....like even the traditionalist can find something - but the adventerous eater will be happy too. Don't be put off by the location, although parking and walking from parking is in a bit unusual......unfamiliar/uncomfortable surronding might be in store.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Linda S
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Asheville, North Carolina
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214 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Perfect!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Admiral has always been one of our top choices in Asheville. It must have been an off evening the last time we were there because things weren’t up to their incredibly high standards, and we left disappointed. We had very special friends visiting us in Asheville, and we felt we had to give The Admiral another chance, and we are delighted we did.

Nathan did an outstanding job, even mixing a special drink for the four of us that wasn’t on the menu.

The food was fantastic—arugula salad, smoky PEI mussels, lobster carbonara, and mahi mahi with coconut curry risotto. We were so full we had to share a Vietnamese coffee panna cotta.

Reservations—as far in advance—are strongly suggested. Even with roughly 600 restaurants in Asheville, The Admiral is almost always booked. That’s because there is a big difference between very good and absolutely delicious.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank KenCookie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Disappointing meal...too salty for all four of our meals. We love many restaurants in Asheville and were sharing many of them with our foodie parents. Unfortunately we saved this for our last night and it was kind of a downer.

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2 Thank Robert R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ironic but good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We had a good experience here especially since we had a reservation. Server was wonderful. Food is good but definitely on the pricey side. The restaurant definitely has the dive vibe they were going for, but the good is anything but "divey".

  • Visited May 2014
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