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“Great lunch options and service ”
Review of The Blackbird

The Blackbird
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Mon, 10/14
8:00 PM
Ranked #121 of 912 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Ashton St
Description: The Blackbird located downtown Asheville, NC has a beautiful modern handcrafted interior while featuring modern cuisine. Locally sourced farm to table and changing with the seasons. Local family owned and operated. Great bar, beautiful lighting, cozy seating - the perfect spot!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were vacationing in Asheville and our last day a large group of us walked into Blackbird for lunch. They were very accommodating and the food was very fresh....there were options for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores. The salads were great, the black bean burger delicious and the shroomie sandwich was fabulous. Perfect way to end our trip to Asheville before heading to the airport.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank susief18
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BlackbirdAsheville, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are really trying to make lunch a great experience for everyone.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My best friends and I went to Blackbird for dinner while vacationing in Asheville. It came very highly recommended by many people but we were HIGHLY disappointed by so many things. The first infraction was lipstick on MULTIPLE glasses. Then, someone received their drink in a cracked glass and when she told the waitress, the waitress just said, “ok”. And then LEFT THE GLASS ON THE TABLE AND DIDNT APOLOGIZE OR OFFER HER A NEW DRINK! Then, one of my friends ordered tomato soup for her main course. When everyone got their meal, she did not get any soup and when she asked the waitress where the soup was and she said, “the soup was in the kitchen waiting for you and then someone else took it”. She wasn’t even told that they ran out of soup! They were going to let her go without eating! Next, my other girlfriend was finishing her trout, and there was a large strand of black fabric in it (see picture). During the meal, the fire alarm went off twice and no one came over to us to alert us what was happening. After we finished our entrees, one person never got a drink she ordered. We spoke with the manager and the owner and they did NOTHING. Barely an apology. When he came over to the table, he made a comment about the lipstick and said verbatim, “I hate when that happens”. He nicely offered a $100 discount on our food which was helpful. The waitress did not apologize ONCE. She was not accommodating and although she was nice, she had inappropriate etiquette for a server. We’ll never be back. And won’t ever recommend it to anyone.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank melissakoniver
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BlackbirdAsheville, Owner at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Melissa
We are so sorry, that your experience did not meet our standards. I was the owner, that visited your table. When I said "I hate when that happens", I meant that, I have dined out in the past, and had the same experience, and it is unacceptable. I was simply taking your side, in the matter. Apologies if it came off in any other way.
Again, we are very sorry that you had a bad experience. We all make mistakes, but we strive for 100% satisfaction. We would love for you to give us another shot, when you are back in town. Please e-mail is directly, from the website, and we will try to make up for your experience. I hope the rest of your visit was wonderful! Thanks for giving us a try.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for dinner as a party of 6. Service was friendly and prompt. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Great selection of vegetarian and vegan items.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank trooper912
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp and grits were great! As was Po Boy. Very good service. Cool atmosphere. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank awmamabear
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BlackbirdAsheville, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed September 8, 2019

If you want to dine in a casual atmosphere with a foodie-worthy food and beverage experience, you're going to enjoy The Blackbird. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2019
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BlackbirdAsheville, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Cheers!

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