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Carmel's Restaurant & Bar at The Grove Arcade

Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-8730
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“pizza” (108 reviews)
“blt salad” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well thought out dishes, well prepared. NIce setting. Food was very tasty and setting in the Grove Arcade was nice

Thank fcrane35
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved their side salads, especially the spinach salad which had unique ingredients and was delicious! Fire-grilled pizza was good, and one was large enough for two to share. Nice outdoor and indoor eating areas. Lovely bar. Broad menu. Topped off with clean restrooms, good service...More

Thank georgiamelissa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our ladies’ week in Asheville, we lunched at Carmel’s after a rather exhausting morning in The Grove Arcade. It was the perfect place to sit outside, rest our feet, and enjoy the street scene and the delicious cuisine. Each of us had a different...More

Thank Mitey5050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just dropped in for a few appetizers and beers in the afternoon and we weren't disappointed. We ordered several different things; fried pickles that had an amazing cucumber dip, pimiento cheese with jalapenos (YUM!!), and the amazing crab cakes. We were able to grab...More

Thank Enjoyingthetravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. I had a blueberry mohito- delicious. Not too sweet. We shared the fried green tomato appetizer. Best I've ever had. Much better than the one I had at Paula Dean's restaraunt in Savannah last summer. We also had a bacon,...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went by half an hour before opening. The Menu looked good, so we decided to come back at 12 noon. 12:25 it was open, and asked concierge if we could just go in and feel the temperature, before deciding to sit in or outside. Sometimes...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there and the appetizer wss fried pickles. The hired help dropped them off at the table, no enjoy, no do you need anymore dressing, NO be careful these are boiling hot! The rest of the meal was hard to rate with blisters on...More

Thank irishyahoo
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Chose this restaurant as it was dog friendly and had good reviews. Food and service were great! The barbecue spring rolls were delicious.

Thank AMTracy
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Outside atmosphere was very relaxing at the end of the day. Meal presentation was on point. However, the food itself was not. I had the trout which was too salty and overdone for my taste. The accompanying potato cake was bland and undercooked. Dessert, lime...More

Thank machi2017
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Good service and food...our waiter was great! Great for lunch...I had grilled cheese and hubby had the special which was the tenderloin. Would go again however the place could of been a little cleaner-it had this "sticky feel" to it...maybe a good scrubbing haha! Construction...More

Thank Debra A
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Questions & Answers
Robert T
21 September 2016|
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Response from Alanl1181 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall them going out of their way to offer them like Posana does. I've got no connection to either one but the people I know who are 'gluton free' because it's the only healthy lifestyle go there.
5 October 2015|
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Response from Carole B | Property representative |
Yes! We serve Thanksgiving dinner - we put a limited menu together for Thanksgiving day. We are actually putting the menu together right now and will be posted on our website soon. If you send me your email address I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Page Ave. & Battery Park, Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8730
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