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March 11, 2017



Dine out like a local. Begin with our in house restaurant, the

Woodfire Bar and Grille. Then move on to these other local favorites.



1. American Cuisine


Our In-House Restaurant Has some of the Tastiest Food in Asheville!


 Woodfire Bar & Grille


The Woodfire Bar & Grille has a hickory wood fired grill. We expertly season and sear our steaks, chops, burgers, seafood and seasonal vegetables on this grill. The flavor it provides is second to none. We source all of our beef from Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Asheville NC. Our chefs take pride in every dish that comes out of the kitchen. We have all local breweries on tap, craft cocktails, oak aged wines and several choices of liquor for the discerning palate. We look forward to serving you. The locals refer to the Woodfire Bar and Grille as, "Asheville's hidden gem". No need to go anywhere when you have some of the best food Asheville has to offer right in your hotel.


Smokey Park Supper Club


"Smokey Park Supper Club is a gathering place for friends and family, locals and visitors, and everyone in between. It is a restaurant and event space alongside the French Broad river on close to two acres of land in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina".


Smokey Park Supper Club

350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 350-0315


The Marketplace


Specializing in American farm-to-table cuisine, Chef William Dissen presents a menu that is equally healthy, locally sourced, unique, and delicious. “Each day, we do our utmost to prepare and present fresh food in a creative manner with a craftsman’s hand. Working in the most sustainable way possible is important”.


The Marketplace

20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252-4162


The Admiral


"The Admiral embarked not with a set course, but steered more in a general direction. We had little doubt that we could cultivate a successful dive bar, but we aspired to create an unexpected restaurant that thrived on its talent and creativity.With the procurement of a modest cinderblock building on the wage earning side of town we succeeded in our goal - to serve delicious food without having to hold on to convention, all in an atmosphere that lacks the restraints of standard technique.We hope you find our décor timeless, our service gentle, and our cuisine inventive and delicious."


The Admiral

400 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806(

828) 252-2541




"We are a local eatery, serving local food, cooked by local people, and we love what we do! We also know that out here in the real world people are in a hurry. So, we serve up "slow food," that is to say good, clean, local food, 'right quick'!"



371 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 232-4340



2. Italian




"Home-made pasta-centered, neighborhood -style Italian restaurant. Honest food —- fresh, simple and using the best local ingredients from their farm neighbors".



Located at 152 Montford Avenue. At the corner of Montford and Chestnut Avenues.

Open Daily for dinner 5 pm – 9 pm.

(828) 552-3110


Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian


"Vinnie's features Old School Neighborhood Italian food reminiscent of Brooklyn, the Bronx, the North End of Boston, or Chicago".



641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804 

(828) 253-1077



3. Mediterranean




"This Biltmore Village eatery serves an eclectic menu of globally inspired fare, including coq au vin, Turkish ravioli and paella, plus signature cocktails, craft beer and a deep wine list".




28 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 277-1510



4. Barbecue


Buxton Hall


All Wood, Whole Hog Barbecue.


"The building has an iconic look and feel, with amazing history, It's at once welcoming and grand, faded with time and the texture and patina of almost 80 years worth of history."


Buxton Hall

32 Banks Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 232-7216


12 Bones Smokehouse


"We make everything from scratch. Our meats are smoked long & slow over select hardwoods. Our recipes are both old family favorites & new ones we've just come up with. We believe that simple ingredients & lots of care in preparation make the best food". 


12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Foundy Street, Suite 10
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone (828) 253-4499



5. Tapas




"Cúrate is a celebration of traditional spanish cuisine. If you have ever visited Spain, Cúrate’s menu will transport you back to the country of flamenco, olives, almonds, and sherry. If you’ve never been to Spain, Cúrate will introduce you to the country’s lively tapas bar tradition of small plate dining on foods flavored with a touch of sherry, or perhaps a smoky paprika, and always the choicest olive oil.


From jamón Ibérico to croquetas de pollo, patatas bravas, and crema catalana with caramel sauce, Cúrate brings the essence of Spain to downtown Asheville… one plate at a time".



11 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 239-2946




"Zambra is a gypsy dance of celebration, Arabic for ‘flute’, a wild bird, Flamenco danced at a family gathering, a Moorish festival. Zambra is a group of talented people in Asheville, NC creating a feast for the senses, presenting contemporary twists on the food of Spain and North Africa and serving hundreds of wines from the land of the sun: the Iberian peninsula. Zambra is a tapas bar & restaurant in downtown Asheville"!



85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801

828) 232-1060



6. Sushi



Zen Sushi


A hole in the wall with tasty food. “It brings us so much joy to serve our guests the highest quality sushi and sashimi, accompanied by fresh local produce”.


Zen Sushi

640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 225-6033


7. Drinks


Sky Bar


Great place to have a drink and watch the sunset. “Have you visited the Skybar, Asheville’s Rooftop best place to have a drink and watch the sunset? It is a very unique venue situated on multiple fire escape terraces atop the historic Flat Iron Building. Ride the original elevator to the top for panoramic sunset views of the distance mountains. Their menu includes cocktails, beer, wine and appetizers".


Sky Bar

18 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 258-1058



8. Indian


Chai Pani


Indian Street Food. “Some of the best food of any country is its street food, and Chai Pani features chaat - crunchy, spicy, sweet, tangy, brightly flavored Indian street snacks. And because there's nothing more comforting and delicious in any culture than a home cooked meal, Chai Pani also brings you thalis - traditional family meals highlighting India's amazing culinary diversity”.


Chai Pani

22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 254-4003




“Mela uses only hormone-free, all-natural chicken; lamb from clean, green New Zealand; and wild Atlantic salmon. Mela uses local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Mela’s yogurt, chutneys, sauces, and pickles are all made from scratch, in-house. Mela’s bread dough is hand made and prepared in a genuine tandoor oven”.



70 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 225-8880



9. French




“Bouchon is the quintessential French bistro, recalling the farming community outside of Lyon where Chef Michel Baudouin was raised. Local ingredients come straight from the farm to create your favorite traditional dishes with North Carolina flavors.  Try our Boeuf Bourguignon or Le Canard a l’Orange Chocolate with a sweet and sour orange glaze and cacao nibs. Romantic, intimate and charming, with an impressive list of hand-selected French wines, Bouchon is the perfect place to dine”.



62 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 350-1140


Creperie Bouchon


“Welcome to our Parisian sidewalk café, complete with an umbrella-shaded patio.  Enjoy people-watching on Lexington Avenue, one of Asheville’s most famous historic streets.  Our cafe menu features both savory and sweet crêpes, salads, soups, sandwiches, and fresh mussels offered five ways and available for all-you-can-eat, 7 nights a week.  Choose Croque Monsieur or Madame or perhaps our amazing Bread Pudding du Jour”!


Creperie Bouchon

68 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 350-3741



10. Vegetarian


The Laughing Seed


“Asheville's original downtown vegetarian restaurant. We've provided the finest organic, local, and farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine with an international flair for twenty years and counting".


The Laughing Seed

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252-3445


11. Vegan




“VEGAN FARE WITHOUT BORDERS, We create flavor-sophisticated scratch-made food using thoughtfully chosen ingredients from the earth. Every dish reflects a multicultural influence and features many of the vegetables, spices, and techniques that truly inspire us to eat and serve beautiful food. Vegan, or not, we promise you will enjoy your experience."



165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 258-7500


12. Gluten-Free




Living life starts with food. All day, every day, it's our energetic fuel. But food is not purely functional. Food and the experience of eating feels good. However, how we feel afterward is the real test of truly good food. Does it energize us and lift our spirits? Does it make us feel nourished and supported? Does it increase our capacity to thrive? These are the questions we've begun asking ourselves. Because at the end of the day, it's all about feeling good, doing good, and living good. At BimBeriBon, we want you to live your best life, and we believe that starts with good food. But we want it to be delicious too! So our menu is full of only "real, feelgood food." We welcome you to come in, enjoy its deliciousness, and then go out to enjoy living on the energy it brings."



697 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 505-0328






A Note from the Holiday Inn Biltmore East


We are so excited to have you as our guest at the Holiday Inn Biltmore East. When you get back to the hotel let us know how your day went. Our front desk personnel and our restaurant staff look forward to seeing you. We are available to answer your questions and make recommendations. See you Soon!



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