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Avenue M

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$$ - $$$
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791 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2448
+1 828-350-8181
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 09:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't help myself, I go there by myself, with family and friends and I am never disappointed! They have consistently served great food, good size portions, and fabulous cocktails! Terry, her chief husband and her daughter make this place a pleasure to dine at every time I go there.

Thank Jacque A
New Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has become our go-to neighborhood place! Menu changes frequently using local ingredients and the pastas and desserts are house made. Spicy ginger tofu appetizer is the best! Blackened fish tacos are spicy and the fish juicy and tender. Excellent wine selection and beer on tap. The only downside is the parking...can be a challenge

Thank CTraveler2010
Asheville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice, but comfortable atmosphere and interesting drink options make this a great place to meet with friends. The Lavender Blueberry Bees Knees was a delightful drink and quite out of the ordinary. The food, from the appetizers to the entrees, was wonderful! I had one of the daily specials, beef medallions in Gorgonzola with mashed potatoes, and it was one... More 

Thank julu74
Blooming Grove, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Arrived at an odd, in between meal time of 3:30 pm. Sandwiches, salads and quesadillas. Ordered the Vegeterian and grilled chicken quesadillas and a burger. All items were delivered quickly. Quesadillas and burger were delicious and well prepared. There is an active bar scene and the wait staff was very knowledgable about the many varieties of house beers, both local... More 

Thank Frank F
Cape Town
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant to meet up with friends. Food was excellent from a versatile menu and wine options a plenty. Ambiance & service was great.

Thank cbabeCapeTown
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went with friends who live in Ashville. Loved it, great menu, reasonable and the table were far enough apart that it was easy to talk amongst each other

Thank Susan S
Florence, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Food is good , but service second rate. Got there at 7:15 waited for 40 minutes , told 20 min wait. Had to sit on patio to finally get service . Left after nine . Act like they are doing you a favor to serve you.

Thank boogmaster
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We're in Asheville for the weekend and stumbled upon this place. Great restaurant with great food and friendly service. This place is smartly decorated and just has a wonderful vibe. The Fettuccine and chicken picata were outstanding as was the scallops with arugula salad. Avenue M also has a solid beer and wine selection to boot. Not sure when we're... More 

Thank Bryan H
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Th bolognese and homemade fettuccini was superb. Roasted beets were delicious and the basil vinaigrette on the salad was mouth watering.

1 Thank Prema S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Dinner last night at M was wonderful. The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and efficient. The four of us each had something different from Wahoo over collards with jasmine rice and a coconut red curry sauce layered. Seafood del mar with sundried tomatoes. beef medallions with a wonderful gravy with mashed potatoes and veggies. All are local farm... More 

1 Thank William C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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: Half Price Martinis Friday: Bartender's Choice Saturday: House Cocktails $2 off

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?