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Avenue M

791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2448
+1 828-350-8181
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2448
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok this is our favorite local restaurant. I grew up in Asheville, we now live in North Asheville and we are so happy to have ‘Avenue M’ close by! There are so many excellent, high quality choices in downtown Asheville but this spot is right...More

Thank Timmy A
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Avenue M has a great menu with varied options, traditional but also things to challenge unusual tastes. Appetizers were pricey but excellent taste. The Chicken Piccata was excellent as was the Korena BBQ. My chef son said the Ruben was the best he had ever...More

Thank cjds
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal after church today with family. Not crowded so no wait. The service was excellent and our orders were delivered promptly.

Thank WCUcody
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

What could be better than $5 martini night and some good creative food to end our Asheville stay. Sat at the bar and started with some great drinks followed with very good dinners. I had one of the night specials, green chicken curry soup with...More

Thank drmakh
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We absolutely loved this place! Apparently a local favorite. It is away from downtown and has a relaxed and friendly vibe. The theme seems to be high-quality food, well prepared, generous proportions. Not over-the-top fancy, but not plain either. Let's call it just right. Exceptionally...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 22 August 2017

After reading all the great reviews of this place, I was underwhelmed by this place. It was noisy, the food only mediocre, and the service was the same. Suggest you try some other place.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal. First round of drinks was a little slow but we were seated immediately as a walk in on a Saturday night when they were packed. It is a rarity when I finish my entree . . . it is a rarity when I...More

Thank GoGoGinger
Reviewed 3 August 2017

WOW! The food here was fabulous! There was a short wait to be seated so we sat in a back room that is set up with tables instead of having to wait outside or cramped beside others. Once seated our waitress was very attentive and...More

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Stopping for dinner after golf we were so glad we did. The unique restaurant has a great rustic/deco decor. Their menu is vey eclectic with a variety of choices from salads, soup, and delightful entrees. Many choices for vegans. I was thrilled with my Pesto...More

Thank mixaconsulting
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We love Avenue M. We live in Asheville part time and Ave M is our regular place to go for a salad, beer, or something more formal. We have been here a week this visit and had two dinners and brunch there. Fun drinks, good...More

Thank Jansmom
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Maddie G
25 March 2016|
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Response from LanSluderBelize | Reviewed this property |
My experience is that, no, Avenue M does not accept reservations, except for private parties and large groups. However, it's a fairly large restaurant, and I've never had to wait more than a few minutes.
4 December 2015|
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Response from avenuem | Property representative |
Avenue M celebrates family- We are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day- give our staff time to be with their families. WE are open on New Year's Eve- Dinner/Dancing/Champagne Toast- call 828 350-8181 to make a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2448
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-350-8181
  • E-mail
Avenue is the the place to Eat. Drink. Gather. in North Asheville. We are a neighborhood restaurant and bar specializing in fresh-made, flavorful foods using as many seasonal and local ingredients as possible. We offer fresh pasta, local meats, house made baked goods, and organic greens. We carry several local beers and have an extensive wine selection. Avenue M is your place for a big juicy burger, a fine cut of steak, a lean piece of fish or a vegan housemade special such as lasagna or a gourmet salad. We have a private room for parties and a welcoming pet-friends patio that is open year-round. Daily Specials Wednesday: Half Price Bottles of Wine Thursday: $5 Martinis Saturday: Pint Night Sunday: $3.50 Mimosas & $5.50 House Bloody Marys
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