Dining & Drinking

Downtown Asheville boasts nearly 100 restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, many locally owned. Restaurants offer more than a meal. They craft experiences. And it’s no secret. Several downtown chefs have been nominated for the prestigious James Beard Awards including Katie Button of Curate, John Fleer of Rhubarb, Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani, Jacob Sessoms of Cultura and Table, and Ashleigh Shanti of Benne on Eagle. 

And once you’ve enjoyed your meal, you’ll find exquisite desserts, sinful sweets and hand-crafted chocolates to cap off a perfect evening. 

Asheville may be known as Beer City (and with good reason), but did you know downtown also features lots of spots for craft cocktails, locally roasted coffees, hand-selected teas, and other unique beverage experiences.