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Avenue M

791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2448
+1 828-350-8181
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2448
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Back again, we had two great meals. I had a Mahi special with brocolli and mashed potatoes. The Mahi was outstanding, good sized, moist, and tasty with a mild chipolte sauce. The special had walnuts, but I asked that they be held, and they did....More

Thank Pat Wayne F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our meal at Avenue M. Friendly service, deep pour of wine and very nicely prepared food. I had scallops which were cooked perfectly. I’ll go back.

Thank travelbug155
Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected this restaurant because they take reservations and we needed to be sure we made it to a later function on time. We arrive a bit early and were still able to be seated. The menu had lots of good selections. The food and...More

Thank JOHN G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to categorize Avenue M. There are tacos, some Asian-inspired items, veggie entrees, salads, burgers, fish, etc. Our party tried a number of different things and they were all very good. Ingredients were fresh and, in large part, local. Comfortable seating. Service could have...More

Thank KaneCountyCritic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a new restaurant to try during our Asheville visit. Apparently, I had read about this restaurant in a magazine or newspaper article as I had noted the name of this restaurant (as a place to try) on my...More

Thank Grandpammy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's about time I got around to reviewing Avenue M because we've been going there for years. It's just a really great place - lovely owner, friendly staff, interesting specials most of the time as well as a long list of standard offerings to choose...More

Thank MikeBAshevilleNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 2 friends. We each had a drink, salad, entree and desert. For me, a craft beer, a mixed green salad with a lovely vinaigrette, salmon pesto with mashed potatoes and collard greens, and a fudge brownie sundae. All were fantastic! Friends had a...More

Thank Marblehead750
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The food and service here are excellent. I only wish it was open for lunch. I love their salads and their specials and the people who work there are top notch. Food is good and hot with great specials.

Thank BlueRidge714
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is another of our go-to restaurants in Asheville. We live here and eat out often. We probably frequent Avenue M more than any other. Kind of reminds us of Cheers where everybody knows your name. The servers and staff are fun. Don't mistake though...More

Thank randywcarson
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I cannot stress enough how much of a “must eat” Avenue M is for any Asheville experience. Whether you are a weekend visitor or a longtime resident- you need to stop by Avenue M at least once. They have as good a steak as you...More

Thank Danny A
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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