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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Asheville / Western North Carolina

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Ascot Club Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (41)
$30 and under
American
Waynesville
About the restaurant
Located inside the clubhouse, The Ascot Club Restaurant is a boutique restaurant and bar featuring seasonal menus from Chef Paul Young, weekly specials, and of course delicious food! Guests can enjoy their meal inside the clubhouse or sitting outside on the terrace during beautiful mountain view sunset.
Top review
Davidvip
Dined 5 days ago
Lovely restaurant, gorgeous patio view of the mountains! Waynesville’s hidden gem! Excellent! We were a large party who were graciously and cheerfully accommodated. We were all (ages 11-78) delighted with the range of options on the menu. We were even more delighted by the delicious and interesting preparation of our dishes, especially as we had many different selections. Also best rolls in Waynesville hands down! Desserts also great! We will be back very soon and promise to give heads up on our party’s size. Thank you for a lovely meal and evening.
A photo of Rocky Face Tavern - Springdale Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (300)
$30 and under
American
Canton
About the restaurant
The Rocky Face Tavern at Springdale Resort has become one of Western North Carolina's favorite destinations. In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, under the shadow of Cold Mountain with sweeping views of the Rocky Face Mountain, our upscale casual dining experience will soon become your favorite choice for a night out! Under the direction of Page and Sid Truesdale, Haywood County natives, they have created a menu of Southern favorites and serve them in an ambiance that is both inviting and captivating. When you visit the Smoky Mountains, be sure to make your reservation!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Heidi was a fantastic server. Attentive and knowledgeable. Grilled oysters were our favorite dish of the evening.
A photo of Blue Ridge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5031)
$31 to $50
Regional American (Southern)
Asheville
About the restaurant
The Blue Ridge restaurant is a farm-to-table artisanal buffet overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Morning Table signature buffet, served each morning, will redefine all that you imagined breakfast could be. Two massive rooms are filled with amazing breakfast options, including a yogurt bar, omelet station and great gluten free options. Don’t miss the award-winning Friday night Seafood Buffet, Saturday night Prime Rib Buffet and phenomenal Sunday Brunch. It’s the perfect way to end any week.

Reservations recommended.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Our servers were outstanding. I believe we had Keisha and Carlos. They were friendly, kind and very attentive. We would definitely return for a meal. Good service is everything.
A photo of Selu Garden Cafe - Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort restaurant
4.7
4.7 (824)
$30 and under
American
Cherokee
About the restaurant
Located in the main tower of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Selu (pronounced “shay-loo”) Garden Cafe offers all the southern-style cafe favorites you love — and then some! Selu serves breakfast buffet favorites and à la carte crowd pleasers. For lunch, enjoy classic fare - like sandwiches, Shrimp & Grits and Fried Green Tomatoes - with the Selu Cafe touch. On weekends, enjoy hearty dinner selections like Chile-Lime Salmon and Grilled Ribeye Steak.
Top review
Stavdogvip
Dined 2 days ago
First time there. Excellent Restaurant in the Harrah Casino in Cherokee. Great Lunch, with good Service.
A photo of Tupelo Honey - South Asheville restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3157)
$30 and under
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
Asheville
About the restaurant
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-sourced, and always Southern.
Although our patio is available for dining year round, please note we do not have heaters.

**THIS IS OUR SOUTH ASHEVILLE LOCATION. TO MAKE A RESERVATION DOWNTOWN, PLEASE VISIT THAT LOCATION. THANK YOU.**

Top review
BiancaDVMvip
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
We sat outside on the patio. It was a beautiful and quiet spot for a later lunch. We started with the pimento cheese appetizer. Chips were fresh out of the fryer. So good! We also had the fried chicken with a side of potatoes. Potatoes were a hit, smashed and then fried. My so. Had the hot chicken sandwich and fries. He loved the sandwich!
A photo of ELDR Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (303)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Chef Eric, a Spruce Pine, NC, native and a fixture on Asheville’s local food scene for over 15 years, brings his signature culinary talents as well as his love of seasonal, Appalachian, and heritage-raised ingredients to every dish on the menu.

Our light-filled & airy North Asheville restaurant features new American cuisine that focuses on an ingredients-driven menu, natural wine, craft coffee & cocktails.

Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11am-4pm
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday 5pm-9pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday ONLY 9am-2:30pm
Pizza Night: Monday 3pm-the dough runs out!

We can’t wait to serve you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food. Creative, fresh & flavorful. Nice quiet ambiance away from downtown business.
A photo of Bargello restaurant
4.4
4.4 (447)
$30 and under
Italian
Asheville
About the restaurant
Bargello®, located in the Hotel Arras, is named after the 17th century Florentine needlepoint style. The intricacy of this stitch embodies the restaurant weaving together their love for community, cuisine, and hospitality to create the ultimate casual fine dining experience.

Bargello's culinary team draws their inspiration from the flavors you experience when traveling along the Mediterranean coastline. Seasonal and locally sourced dishes include fresh hand-rolled pastas, house-made breads, and innovative cuisine from Executive Chef Tyler Slade. Bargello’s menu changes often to reflect the local produce available in Western North Carolina.

Planning a larger gathering? Bargello offers a variety of elegant private and semi-private event spaces to accommodate your next reception or business meeting. We invite you to learn more about our many event spaces and menu offerings by exploring our website.

Top review
SpecialNightsOut
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
The melon salad with shrimp and crab ravioli was delicious. A great pairing.
A photo of Bold Rock – Downtown Asheville restaurant
4.4
4.4 (80)
$30 and under
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Explore what Bold Rock has to offer at our Downtown Asheville taproom. Join us for world-class cider, cocktails, beer, and a from-scratch food menu perfect for lunch, dinner, or happy hour! Plus, we offer a southern-style brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
It was great all around!! Wish they had more as far as spirits but food was on point. Definitely will be back
A photo of Benne on Eagle restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2001)
$31 to $50
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Located on Eagle Street, hub of the historic area of downtown Asheville known as The Block. Meant to honor the African-American influence on Appalachian cuisine, Benne on Eagle serves up modern soul food that embraces the roots of the North Carolina using local ingredients. We also offer complimentary valet parking for all dining guests. Parking is located at 51 S Market Street via the entrance to The Foundry Hotel.
Top review
ChristaSvip
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
Great location and food. We really enjoyed our breakfast.
A photo of Gauchinho Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.3
4.3 (29)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Asheville
About the restaurant
We welcome you to come experience the essence of Brazil! Gauchinho is an authentic, classy, Brazilian Churrascaria style steakhouse. We offer an all you can eat buffet, featuring a full salad bar, Brazilian hot dishes, and a rodizio of 15 different types of high quality, flavor bursting, mouth-watering meats; sliced directly at your table by our highly skilled Gauchos. Along with a full bar, including the world famous Caipirinha; we also offer a beautiful wine wall to browse, with a fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, and California. Come experience the Brazilian way of steakhouses at Gauchinho! We promise, you won't leave hungry.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Overall the food was great, the service impeccable. Wine was outrageously overpriced so opted for a good domestic beer. The deserts were good and awesome presentation. Salad bar was okay good but not great.
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