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The Admiral

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400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 828-252-2541
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saluda, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2015

I love to come here anytime I am in Asheville. I highly recommend sharing their several small plates. The favorite for sure is the beef carpaccio. Also, make sure to make a reservation in advance!

Thank Frank W
Halifax, UK
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We asked our hotel concierge to recommend a good restaurant and he took us here in the courtesy bus. We thought he had dropped us off in some dive of a shack. However we were surprised at the friendly service and high quality of the fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. The wines were good and the staff attentive. Don't... More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

My husband and I recently dined at The Admiral for his birthday. We are new to Asheville and had heard many wonderful things about this restaurant. Our dining experience lived up to The Admiral's fantastic reputation. Both the exterior and interior are unassuming and we loved the relaxed atmosphere -which I think makes everyone feel welcome. The space is intimate... More 

Thank RER2773
Charlotte, NC
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

It's sure not much to look at, but the booths are comfy, the lighting dim, the vibe campy and funky. And the food is to die for! Unfortunately, they are following the trend to menus that require a lot of interpretation. I had to ask our server the definition of quite a few words. Or what role an ingredient played... More 

Thank Patti B
Brisbane, Australia
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is how every restaurant experience should be. Great bartender and wait staff, amazing food, great drinks. We couldn't have been happier, and we really enjoyed the ambience. We didn't have a reservation so gladly took seats at the bar. The staff made great recommendations and the food was absolutely superb. I wish I could have gone back during my... More 

Thank Everlong12
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We had the figs, steak tartar, tuna and the shrimp, which were all very good but nothing truly memorable. I guess this is one of the hazards of having such a high rating on TA -- high expectations are often hard to meet. Our server was very nice, friendly and great at explaining the menu items, so no problems there.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

For us, everything about our evening was exceptional. The food outstanding, all 7 courses! The service was spot on! Everyone works as a team and the results are obviously reflective of that. Thanks so much, we had a wonderful evening and look forward to another time we are in town.

Thank myluckfarm
Franklin, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This restaurant is a gem and has great small plates. They have staples but vary the menu and preps a lot. They have consistent quality. I have eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. I prefer the small plates. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is dive-bar-esque but extremely comfortable and the food is gourmet quality. Need to... More 

Thank Michael K
Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband and I had dinner here on a Friday night after it was recommended to us by a few different friends. Do not be deterred by the restaurant's exterior, or the street it's on—its area is still up and coming and isn't as cute as downtown Asheville. Once inside, you will be blown away. The dining room is warm... More 

Thank MsDayTripper
Asheville, North Carolina
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is our "go to" place for specials dinners. The food is amazing. Very creative. We've never been disappointed. Their location is very small so call ahead for reservations.

Thank Queenwondergirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4234
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-2541

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?