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“Excellent, always!”

131 Main Restaurant
Ranked #69 of 789 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Candler, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent, always!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We first found this restaurant when we were thinking of moving to Asheville. Just dropped in one evening and had a wonderful meal, great service and fantastic ambience. Now that we live in Asheville, we visit often. Food quality is consistent and we've never had anything there we wouldn't order again and again. Staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable and helpful. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Joe D
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Guilderland, New York
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent crab cakes”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed at the nearby Bent Creek Lodge B&B and the inn keepers suggest 131 Main for dinner. Its located in Biltmore Park.

Service was excellent as was the food.

The crab cakes were more crab and less fill/coating than your typical crab cakes. Very good.

The key lime pie was fantastic.

  • Visited March 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Generally good restaurant, poor experience”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

I live in Biltmore Park and frequently go to 131 Main which is arguably the best of the Biltmore Park restaurants. On Friday night I was having dinner at the bar and was annoyed by a nearby customer who was smoking an "E-cigarette". I asked the bartender (a good one) to ask the manager the restaurant policy on smoking. The manager made a phone call, but never bothered to communicate with me at all. This is the last time I will be a customer at this establishment.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Joshire
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner with a friendly staff!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

On a recent trip to Asheville, my girlfriend and I stopped at this restaurant from a recommendation from the front desk of the hotel we stayed at. The interior of the restaurant was very clean and a bit dark; it was great for an intimate date night. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Our food was delicious and the dining experience was amazing. I hope to venture to this place again when I'm in Asheville.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Van N
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Blairsville, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food and the Best Wait Staff Ever”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

All food is fresh every day and there is nothing fried at this restaurant. The service can't be beat. They bend over backwards to serve you not only the best and freshest food but if it's not to your liking in the least bit, there's no hesitation at all to bring you another meal of your choice. The kitchen is open and you can watch your food prepared. Seating outside is always pleasant and there's a fire pit and heaters so you don't get cold unless the weather's unusually nasty. 131 has the best veggie burger ever and their regular meat burgers are top notch, too. I've never had even a fair dinner and can't wait to try brunch. This is a great place for date night, too. I have been spoiled by the attentive staff and compare every other restaurant to this one and the competition just never lives up to 131's service.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Susan B
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