10 Restaurants With A View In Asheville, North Carolina - Updated 2022

restaurants with a view in asheville nc

The city of Asheville in North Carolina, USA, is no stranger to thousands of visitors every year. For the music fans, its strong tradition of street performances and vibrant music scene attracts them to the numerous festivals and entertainment events held here every year. For nature lovers, Asheville’s geographical location in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains allows them to appreciate its natural beauty. There are also historical buildings, like the iconic 250-room Biltmore House, and the century-old gardens that are enough to pique the interests of history buffs. The city offers a wide range of accommodations as well, from campgrounds to boutique hotels. These factors make Asheville a unique American city, and there is nothing better than appreciating its charms over some good food, drinks, and company. Here are some top restaurants, that come with a great view of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

1. Smoky Park Supper Club

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Built out of old freight boxes used for shipping, the Smoky Park Supper Club has both an intimate and rustic setting which makes the perfect venue for a small gathering or a large party. You can choose to dine either indoors or al-fresco, but we highly recommend the latter option as you would be treated to a serenading view of the French Broad River with the Asheville skyline in the background. Their drinks menu are extensive and their food is tasty and comes in generous portions. Do give their chilled corn soup and hamburger a try!

Smoky Park Supper Club

Address: 350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Website: Smoky Park Supper Club

Operating hours: Closed on Monday, Tuesday to Thursday 5.00pm - 9.00pm, Friday to Saturday 4.00pm - 10.00pm, Sunday 10.30am - 9.00pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

2. Sunset Terrace

View of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Sunset Terrace of the Grove Park Inn
Source: Photo by Flickr user Sandra Cohen-Rose... used under CC BY-SA 2.0

We suggest making an early reservation at the Sunset Terrace restaurant located at Grove Park Inn, simply because the views of the sunset and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance have been described as phenomenal. Some say that it is ‘out of this world’. We’ll let the picture above speak for itself! The food is generally excellent as well. For lunch, try their sandwiches and their range of steak cuts and savor their seafood dishes during dinner. Do try their macaroni and cheese as well!

Sunset Terrace

Address: 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804

Website: Sunset Terrace

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday 11.00am - 3.00pm, 5.00pm - 10.00pm

Average price for two people: 31-60 USD

3. The Montford Rooftop Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Montford Rooftop Bar is another great place to catch stunning views of the sunset and the mountains. Be sure to come early, as the good seats usually get taken up fast. Nonetheless, you should be able to enjoy the view from almost any spot in the bar. Take note that smoking outdoors is not allowed. The bar has a wide selection of signature cocktails, craft drinks, and bar snacks, so feel free to ask the knowledgeable staff for suggestions if you’re not sure what to choose.

The Montford Rooftop Bar

Address: 199 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

Website: The Montford Rooftop Bar

Operating hours: Monday to Friday 3.00pm - 10.00pm, Saturday 12.00pm - 10.00pm, Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

4. Twisted Laurel

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville on Friday, June 14, 2019

If you want unobstructed views of the urban nightlife in the city, head on down to the Twisted Laurel at Asheville in the evening. Order one of their locally made craft beers, grab an outdoor bar seat and proceed to soak in the atmosphere as you people gaze and wind down the evening. Greek and Mediterranean food are among the Twisted Laurel’s signature items, and we recommend trying their range of pizzas and pasta as well. You could also bring your pet along with you to this dog-friendly restaurant.

Twisted Laurel

Address: 130 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Website: Twisted Laurel

Operating hours: Monday to Wednesday 11.00am - 3.00pm, Thursday 11.00am - 10.00pm, Friday 11.00am - 11.00pm, Saturday 11.00am - 2.00am, Sunday 11.00am - 3.00pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

5. Biltmore Estate Dining Room

Dining Room
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ben Cappellacci used under CC BY 2.0

The Biltmore Estate is probably Asheville’s very own historic treasure. Its main residence, the Biltmore House, occupies 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of land and boasts a capacity of 250 rooms. Its gardens stretch as far as the eye can see, and connects splendidly with the French Broad River and the open meadows of Deer Park. You can enjoy exquisite views from the comforts of the elegant Dining Room, Biltmore Estate’s very own award-winning restaurant. Whether you choose to indulge in its breakfast buffet, afternoon tea or dinner, the staff’s impeccable service will make for a delightful dining experience. Do take note that the dress code is formal.

Biltmore Estate Dining Room

Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803

Website: Biltmore Estate Dining Room

Operating hours: 7.00am - 9.30pm

Average price for two people: 40-80 USD

6. SkyBar

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

By now, you should have expected another rooftop bar to make the list. Hats off to you if you had anticipated the Skybar to be featured. A favorite among the locals for its after-dinner cocktails, this unique establishment sits atop multiple fire escape terraces on top of the historic Flat Iron building. Once you ride the elevator to get here, you will be treated to panoramic sunset views of the distant mountains. There’s a wide variety of cocktails, beers, and wine to leave you spoilt for choice. Be sure to also take a photo underneath the Skybar sign to add to your Instagram account!


Address: 18 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Website: SkyBar

Operating hours: Monday to Thursday 5.00pm - 11.30pm, Friday to Saturday 4.00pm - 1.00am, Sunday 4.00pm - 12.00am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

7. Edison, Craft Ales + Kitchen

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The Omni Grove Park Inn on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Similar to the Sunset Terrace restaurant, Edison, Craft Ales + Kitchen is also located on the grounds of the Grove Park Inn, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Classic but tasty American fare and a wide range of locally crafted beer are on the menu, so you’re guaranteed a rewarding hearty meal.

Edison, Craft Ales + Kitchen

Address: 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28804

Website: Edison, Craft Ales + Kitchen

Operating hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday to Saturday 11:00am - 12.00am

Average price for two people: 31-60 USD

8. Hemingway's Cuba Restaurant & Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The best place to relax between Asheville adventures!

Posted by Hemingway's Cuba Asheville on Friday, June 24, 2022

Located on the fourth floor of the Cambria Hotel, this restaurant offers nearly unobstructed city views of downtown Asheville from its outdoor patio seating. As its name suggests, the restaurant prides itself in its Cuban cuisine and mojitos. If you’ve decided to come here, be sure to order a Hemingway daiquiri cocktail and the Yuca fries with yummy garlic aioli dipping sauce!

Hemingway's Cuba Restaurant & Bar

Address: 15 Page Ave, 4th Floor, Asheville, NC 28801

Website: Hemingway’s Cuba Restaurant & Bar

Operating hours: Closed daily for lunch. Check website for breakfast and dinner hours

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

9. Blue Ridge Artisanal Buffet

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The Omni Grove Park Inn on Friday, January 21, 2022

The Blue Ridge at the Grove Park Inn serves amazing buffet spreads to its guests with a view that overlooks the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. Its breakfast buffet, which is spread over two large rooms, will leave you wanting to try every single item. If you’re staying over the weekend, you can opt for the award-winning seafood buffet on Fridays, the prime rib buffet on Saturdays and a classic brunch spread on Sundays. Your stomach will love you for it.

Blue Ridge Artisanal Buffet

Address: 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28804

Website: Blue Ridge Artisanal Buffet

Operating hours: Daily breakfast buffet 6.30am - 10.30am, Friday to Saturday 5.00pm - 9.00pm, Sunday 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Average price for two people: 31-60 USD

10. Moose Cafe Asheville

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you enjoy the taste of Southern home-cooked comfort meals and want a view of Asheville’s natural wonders, then you should make a visit to the Moose Cafe. The establishment uses fresh farm ingredients from nearby farms. On top of that, there’s always something different to try from its breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The food is served in generous portions as well, so be prepared to come hungry! The complimentary biscuits with apple jam and chicken pot pie are favorites among customers.

Moose Cafe Asheville

Address: 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC

Website: Moose Cafe Asheville

Operating hours: 7.00am - 8.00pm

Average price for two people: 10 USD

Astounding views in the city of Asheville

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Other than the ones in this list, there are plenty of other restaurants and bars in the city that offer great views. In fact, we think it’s nearly impossible to go around Asheville without missing the breathtaking views of the mountains and lush greenery in the background. Have fun exploring this gorgeous city!

Don’t forget to check out hotels and Vrbo vacation rentals in downtown Asheville if you’re still not sure where to stay.

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