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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.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
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
We began with the meat and cheese platter. We ordered the small platter which was PLENTY for two people. I had the dinner salad entree with an added crab cake. The salad greens were local fresh, and delicious, but the crab cake was almost "hushpuppy-like." If I had a chance to order again, I would choose the chicken or salmon. My dinner date ordered the duck and fried rice and was very pleased.
My somewhat low rating reflects how cramped and crowded the tables are. It was difficult to maneuver around the restaurant and the close proximity of tables made dinner conversation less than discreet.
Ashten's is okay for a casual dinner, but is priced more expensively than one would expect to pay for such. For the prices, I would prefer more creative menu offerings and more comfortable seating/table arrangements.
Excellent Service; the Chef supports local farmers and the choices were amazing! The cocktail menu was superb! The desserts were local peaches with homemade biscuits with a divine caramel sauce
The entire 3 hour dinner was truly an experience
My husband and I went out for our Anniversary and it was wonderful! The ambiance here is fantastic and very versatile. I was here the night before with a girlfriend and had the Stilton burger and it was amazing, then had the Iron skillet steak for our Anniversary meal and it was incredible! Make reservations, they don't usually have a table for walk-ins until later in the evening.
This was our second visit to Ashten's when we are in the area. It was quite disappointing considering how much we enjoyed the first time which was a year prior. The salads and desserts were good but the entrees (tuna and soft shell crabs) were done very poorly. My Husband had the tuna and only ate a bite or two as it tasted off. The soft shell crabs were too heavily breaded and the mashed potatoes on the side were cold. Service was SLOW and not super efficient.
We eat at Ashten's every time we visit Pinehurst/Southern Pines from Chicago. We have brought many friends here and very much enjoy the ingredients used from local farms. Our server Valerie is a gem and further enhances the experience with her friendliness and humor!
Have been here several times while in town for horse shows and it never disappoints! Love this restaurant! Great dining rooms with various seating/atmospheres and good service. Food is outstanding with wonderful variety of seasonal choices and super wine list. It is a favorite, for sure, and will return many times!
Very good food and service is the norm. One can get attached to an item, but they update the menu often, so that favorite item might disappear. It can be loud in one section, if one is seated next to a large or boisterous table, just like most restaurants. The ambiance if varied (depends on the room) and every room is good in its own right.
The owner is back in the kitchen, the menu has changed, so it's time to go back if you haven't been in a while! The baba ganoush on the toasted naan bread - a new item - was excellent (my 1st). Perfect for 2 if you're also having entrees. Husband had the duck - a not-new item - and while it was sweet for me, he loved it. I had the tuna - a new item - and it was terrific (maybe a little too much panko so I scraped it off toward the end). Our server (a guy; I'm not good with names) was excellent too. I know they have brought back the portobello fries among other things so ask your server what's new.
We will go again!
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