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“What happened to the Posana's I used to know?”
Review of Posana

Posana
Ranked #19 of 823 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Patton
Description: With a focus on serving local, seasonal, and sustainable cuisine, Posana sources unprocessed, premium ingredients from nearly 65 different local purveyors and farmers each week and regularly changes the menu. The restaurant's warm welcoming main dining room is ideal for a weeknight dinner, weekend brunch, or a special occasion celebration. We can't wait to serve you.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We have visited Posana's in the past and loved it and were anxious to dine in their renovated dining room. The space is beautifully done. Our reservation was for 5:45 p.m. and we ordered an appetizer which arrived 45 minutes later. Our meal arrived 20 minutes after that and just wasn't up to par, I was told that the Chili Marinated Tofu might be a bit spicy. I appreciated the warning because I don't enjoy overly spicy food, but there was no heat in the dish at all. It was rather bland and very oily. The tomato-garlic soup was very oily as well. The Spring Artichoke Risotto had a very unique and nice flavor. The Quinoa Salad with Kale and tomato was just okay. Very little kale and too much of the Theros olive oil on top. Wait staff seemed inexperienced and not so knowledgeable.

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Thank betsypinkhouse
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PPollay, Owner at Posana, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience. We’re sorry you had a disappointing visit back. We’ve shared your feedback with our staff and they have been reminded of the importance of timely and knowledgeable service.

We apologize if any of your dishes were exceptionally oily. We have extended your comments to our kitchen staff in the event this item was used excessively the evening you dined with us.

While it’s always disappointing to hear we failed in living up to a guest’s expectations, we do value your feedback as it is our greatest tool for improving service. We are dedicated to providing each guest with an exceptional dining experience and hope on a future occasion you will allow us the opportunity exceed your expectations.

With kind regards,

Martha and Peter Pollay

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Can't believe how wonderful the experience can be in this restaurant. Everything as fresh and done with style, and recipes are original and soo tasty. Even the burger on a soft delicious gluten free bun. Kale salad,mmm. Brunch to dinner with the best cappuccino outside Italy. You will probably need a reservation.

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Thank Sufoto
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is a beautiful restaurant, very tastefully decorated and serving some excellent fare. Service is impeccable, the staff seem to fade away until you need something. The soup de jour was creamy potato with rosemary and lemon. North Atlantic Cod was my entree and Buchi berry sorbet finished my meal. All were superb.

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Thank 4bird1
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I dream of Posana's kale salad. The food is fresh and the atmosphere is beautiful. All the desserts are gluten free and they are delicious.

Thank Shannon L
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Fantastic place - great food AND it's all gluten free! Great even if you aren't on gluten free diet. Had the trout - was terrific and the cheesecake was awesome. Get there early for brunch to get a gluten free sticky bun - folks stop in just to take a half dozen home - so don't hesitate or you'll miss out on a real treat.

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Thank MurfandMurf
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