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“Good, unusual sandwiches at lunch. Nice location.”

Carmel's Restaurant & Bar at The Grove Arcade
Ranked #74 of 809 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Reviewed March 29, 2013

we had a portabello melt and a catfish reuben. both were very good. Each comes with choice of sides - order wsweet potato fries rather than waffle fries which were soggy. The building, Grove Arcade, dates from 1920's and has interesting shops to look in.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The menu has enough variety and interest to satisfy a variety of tastes and dishes range from pizza to more upscale offerings. The atmosphere was nice and pleasantly cozy. Service was a bit slow, but we were on vacation so it didn't bother us. Our food was very, very good and portions were generous. We would like to return when outside dining is available, as the location in the heart of downtown would make for excellent people watching. (We visited in early March and it was still cold weather.) Another plus is the location in the Grove Arcade, a beautiful 1920's shopping court. We enjoyed browsing in the shops after we ate. Parking is not easy to find on the street surrounding the Arcade, but there is a parking garage nearby.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stumbled across Carmel's while visiting and are glad we did! We really enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather and people-watching. Our dinner was unique and delicious, service was top-notch.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wonderful place. The service was great and the thin crust pizza was great! They have daily drink specials and we were there for $25 bottles of wine night... Really enjoyed the wine also.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our first stop on the Asheville Plate Crawl, and our only reservation made for the week~
Carmel's Restaurant at the corner of the Grove Arcade, serves a nicely valued and decadent portion of chicken and waffle that I would return for any time! The chicken was prepared so well~crunchy and sweet exterior with moist/tender white meat within. The honey glaze was a perfect pair and portioned extremely well. My friend's ejoyed two other fantastic dishes, the calamari and blackberry pot roast dishes. The calamari was served with a tangy sauce over artichoke heart & palm heart marinade...so good. The pot roast was served with some of the best garlic carrots I've ever had, and the roast itself was extremely tender and scrumptious. Overall the dining setting couldn't have been better for our first dining experience in Asheville.

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