Southern Pines, NC 28387
Come see us at Ashten's Restaurant where the food is exceptional, the service will spoil you and the atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. From evening casual to that little black dress event, from a special celebration to a "get together" with friends..we think you'll find Ashten's "comfortably elegant". We want to give you global tastes with a "Southern Spin", we think that's what makes us unique.
Global, International, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Ashley Van Camp
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar
Ashten's Ratings and Reviews
The Open Table menu was not the same as when we got to the restaurant (as it is farm to table) however it did NOT disappoint! All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the salads are superb! Our waitress did not hover, yet was always there at the right time to refill our beers/cocktails. Desserts were fabulous and although the small tables were a bit close to others (and difficult to hear at times) it was a lovely place and we'd recommend other to try it.
Have been here numerous times and always like it. Prefer downstairs- not as formal but exact same menus. They've changed the menu so some dishes are gone (e.g. Duck) while others have been added (different salmon, steaks, soups, etc).
I got the new salmon and it was great but appeared to be in a beefy-type broth. As it cooled, whatever the broth was, it got stronger so I pushed the fish out of it. Next time I'll ask for less broth b/c when it was hot it was good. Partner got the new steak and loved it (tho I thought it was tough).
They are a farm-to-table restaurant so fresh and properly raised counts really high, and I applaud them for it.
Always a wonderful atmosphere and ambiance. Appetizer we got was burned and extremely greasy though. (Rueben egg rolls) I have had it before and it is typically not like that. The other appetizer recommended to us was not to our taste, beef potstickers, they were overly sauced to cover to charred flavor. No one ever really checked in on us except to take the plates away and bring the egg rolls we got to go.
Had a holiday family dinner for 8 in the small private dining room. Ashten's is my go-to restaurant in town and they never disappoint. Don't need to get specific.... our experience the other night was excellent from service, to cocktails and wine to dinner.AND Will's chocolate chip cookie dumplings made a return appearance making everyone at the table very happy.
We had a family dinner at Ashten's and it was amazing. The food is really unbelievable. I usually try the salmon dish wherever I go and this salmon had to be the best so far. We went early so the restaurant was quiet and perfect. A really excellent job Ashten's.......keep up the good work!!!
We had a pre-Christmas dinner with 2 other couples and the evening was delightful! We requested to sit downstairs and the waitress and service were very friendly.
Food was excellent. I had the chicken (local) and it was great!
We don't get there often but when we do, it's always special!
Very enjoyable experience! Atmosphere was romantic and intimate- we had a candle lit dinner in a small room with dim lighting. Our service was great but I wish the server would've asked us if it was our first time there (which it was) and gave us some info...(history/background of the restaurant, menu suggestions, etc.). We went because the food was all local, but no one ever mentioned that to us- if you pride yourself on local food by all means tell your customers about it!! It's a great thing ... I wish the menu would've been a bit more descriptive. It lists the ingredients but doesn't tell you how they are served. I expected to have 3 side items but they were served mixed together... it was good but something I would've like to have known. This is NOT a negative review and I will definitely be back- just some suggestions for improvement that maybe they can use!
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Ashten's. I requested the window table, which I believe is the best for cozy conversation. Our dinner was outstanding and honestly in the category of the best dinners I have had. The food quality and preparation were superior. We shared a dessert, which was exquisite.
Amazing as always! We loved the updated fall menu! Whipped ricotta and cheese plate to start was fantastic. For entrees, we ordered the duck and the steak and shared. Duck preparation was perfectly executed. New steak preparation has a very nice bordelaise. Cocktails and desserts where great! The Pines cocktail was really refreshing with thyme and elderflower.
Upon arrival we were informed that approximately 25-30% of the entrees were already sold out and it wasn't even 8:00 pm. The food was good but nothing special for the price. Noticing the bread dishes on the table, we inquired and were told by the waitress that bread was not automatically delivered to the table due to so many gluten free customers. We requested bread - the regular offering was not available - and we were given a mundane substitute.
The server was perky and pleasant but our overall experience was disappointing.
We have been coming here regularly for the past 3 years. Ashten's offers consistently very good food from a menu that changes seasonally. Most of their ingredients are sourced locally and from sustainable producers and there are usally two or three specials so we never get bored. The wine list has something for everyone and the staff are uniformly friendly and knowledgeable. We prefer sitting in "The Pub" downstairs but the menu is the same as upstairs.
Very disappointed. Service was slow and food was marginal...ordered the salad with grilled chicken. The salad was bland with dried out chicken that still had the skin on it...the burgers were fine but not much flavor...the fries were the best part of the meal. Will not return.
The menu at Ashton's s rather limited, and includes some unusual ingredients. As I enjoy relatively simple foods, many entrees did not appeal to me. Why are chefs so enamored with goat cheese and bacon, for example? I finally settled on a bison burger, no goat cheese, please, which was well prepared and tasty. I applaud their support of local farmers. Prices are on the high side for the servings. Salads are ala carte. Entrees include one side, so if you choose a potato dish, your green vegetable or salad must added to the cost. Great horseradish mashed potatoes!
Specializes in local farm-to-table ingredients that, naturally, change from season to season. Ate solo while in town for an event. Restaurant accepted my reservation for one, and wait staff was extremely cordial and attentive. Kitchen staff was a bit slow in preparing order, but no complaints about food when it arrived. Wait may have been due to a larger-than-expected Sunday evening crowd. A well-selected wine list, although a bit thin on wine-by-the-glass selections. I would have no hesitation in returning next time I'm in town.
Excellent food cooks to perfection. I had NY stip which as superb and my husband had rack of lamb, great sauce. Caitlin our server was attentive but not overbearing. The veggie special of carrots was wonderful and order the biscuits thy are very special. Can b romantic or there is a bar/ couch ara to sit and visit.
The menu change this past spring was not successful. We had a fig appetizer that served fairly tasteless figs on top of large, thick slices of bread. The flavor blend was not successful. The fried livers and bread and butter pickles was OK. Heavy, overdone breading. The taste of the fried pickles was delightful. Hamburger was good. French fries seemed thicker than they have been in the past and not as good. All in all , a fairly mediocre experience. This used to be our "go-to" place, but I think we'll be changing that.
Ate at Ashten's several years ago and the food was amazing. Went back last week for our anniversary and it was not good. Options didn't sound great, so my husband had a burger. It came with fries. The burger meat was good but the bun was dry. The fries seemed to have been sitting a while, maybe under a heat lamp, and weren't worth the calories. I ordered fish and chips. It was ok, hot, but not much flavor. The chips (fries) were same as my husband's. We were looking forward to having another wonderful meal at Ashten's, but were so disappointed. Unfortunately, we can't recommend.
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