Asheville Celebrates the Culinary Scene With Asheville Restaurant Week

Entree from Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro.

In its sixth year, Asheville Restaurant Week will take place over the course of 10 days during Jan. 15-26, and kick-off with a reception at New Belgium Brewing on Jan. 11.

The concept of Restaurant Week offers locals and tourists alike the opportunity to experience dining in a new or favorite restaurant. It offers the restaurants a promotion to offer patrons during an often shoulder-season timeframe, post-holiday.

Asheville Restaurant Week gives patrons a chance to try a signature dish at a new-to-them restaurant or indulge in a winter special at a long-time favorite,” Erin Leonard, Director of Communications with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce noted in an email. “Participating restaurants offer special menus and prices.”

This year, participating restaurants have individually tailored their menus and prices for Asheville Restaurant Week to best fit their unique offerings and offer patrons a great Asheville Restaurant Week experience. With a variety of restaurants represented, Asheville Restaurant Week offers something for everyone.

This year’s flexible and more inclusive structure allows restaurants to create specials that fit their unique offerings,” noted Leonard. “Patrons will see more variety of menus as well as new restaurants.”

The idea came about six years ago when restauranteurs wanted to host an event to liven up the winter season.

“Several restaurants approached the Asheville Chamber with the idea of holding Asheville Restaurant Week during a typically slower time of the year,” Leonard noted. “It allows locals to experience great dining at great prices, and it gives restaurants and their suppliers a boost.”

The kick-off reception will feature great-tasting menu samples provided by featured Asheville Restaurant Week restaurants along with beer from New Belgium Brewing. Information will be provided on all participating Asheville Restaurant Week restaurants. Tickets are available online.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Ambrozia Bar & Bistro
  • The Bull and Beggar
  • Cantina at Biltmore
  • Chestnut
  • Copper Crown
  • Corner Kitchen
  • Curate
  • Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen
  • Hemingway’s Cuba
  • Isa’s Bistro
  • Karen Donatelli Bakery & Café
  • Laughing Seed Café
  • The Marketplace Restaurant
  • Nightbell
  • Pillar Kitchen
  • Posana
  • Red Stag Grill
  • Rezaz Pan Mediterranean
  • Roux
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House Biltmore
  • Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro
  • Strada Italiano
  • Table
  • Twisted Laurel
  • Virgola Biltmore
  • Labs Kitchen & tap
  • Wicked Weed Brewing
  • Woodfire Bar & Grille

For updated information on participating restaurants, menu features and to make reservations, please visit

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.