About The Bull and Beggar
RAW BAR HAPPY HOUR 5-6 DAILY - HALF OFF OYSTERS SHRIMP AND CLAMS. Classic European cuisine, cocktail bar and raw bar set in a warm warehouse revamp in the River Arts District.
Asheville, NC 28806
French, Southern, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm Sunday Brunch 11:30-3:00
$30 and under
Our restaurant is located on the back side of The Wedge Studios building next to The Wedge Brewery. Parking anywhere on Paynes Way is acceptable.
ART W1 and W2 to Roberts street.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Bull and Beggar Ratings and Reviews
This was our first visit to B&B, but won't be our last. Even though the service was a little slow AND my husband's filet was lukewarm (and he didn't feel like sending it back because of the pace of the meal), we will still return - - because everything else was just that great! Fun area of Asheville, too. Nice drink menu. Raw bar. Def worth a visit.
Not a lot of drink options. All of the foods we tried were bland and tasteless. The waitress didn't write down our order (I'm assuming to look professional) and then forgot half of it which we never received. Very over priced and over hyped for what we got.
Fantastic food and service. Attentive but not rushed in any way. Dont come here if you want to "just eat" and take off to something else. Definitely for people who enjoy slowing down and savoring...food, drink, company, ambiance, being in the moment. We shared the colossal ribeye which was heavenly, as always.
Waitress not very attentive made us feel rushed, never offered us the specials of the night, Monday night burger special, also never offered us dessert. Besides the poor service from the waitress, understandable everyone has an off night here and there, the food and ambience was above and beyond all expectations.
I've grown up in Asheville and lived here for most of my life. I am familiar with the fine dining in Asheville (and around the world), and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to out to the Bull and Beggar with my family for my birthday.
And what a disappointment it was. Our server was probably the most condescending, dismissive, and uncaring server I've ever had for a reputable restaurant. I don't know if it was because I was with my family, and that they didn't look hip enough for her tastes, or what exactly her problem was. But she had no problem doting on the couple beside us. It took her a good 20 minutes to arrive at our table, where after taking our drink orders, she rushed us to make an order and then pressured us to have everything come out at once.
The oysters were good. Fresh, spiced with onions. The tartar beef was decent, a little bland, but fine. The octopus was interesting. The sea bass I had was overbuttered. The mezcal drink was good. I ordered a glass of white wine, after asking what the waitress recommended (she begrudgingly recommended a SB), it didn't show up until after the meal was done.
For a $200 meal, we ensured that our server got 10%. This was a dinner that, while not as good as Curate or Limones, I would have been content with the meal had the service been decent. But because of our server, she turned it into a terrible meal.
I would like an explanation from the management.
We went to the B & B for the Monday night special. The place was fun and we had a very good meal. The two things I didn't like are the wet, muddy parking lot and the high price of wine. So pave the parking lot and drop the wine prices and this is one great restaurant. ptf
Always exploring all the local options that asheville's food escene hast to offer and being a BIG fan from its partner restaurant THE ADMIRAL, just got a recommendation to try this new one. The experience couldn't go better. So far one of the best Restaurants in town. Now one of my favorites.
When I made the reservation I was told I was lucky to get one at 5:30. We left at 7:00, the place was never more than half full.
Oysters were warm, full of shells and the entire single lemon wedge for 2 dozen was hilarious!
Our drinks sat empty for 15 minutes and our waitress was Luke warm at best, acted like we were bothering them.
Over all not a great experience, not good either!
Would not recommend!
With only a 9 p.m., reservation slot available, we grabbed it. We arrived a few minutes early and were directed toward the bar to wait. There's nowhere to wait as it was pouring rain outside. We were at the bar for more than 30 minutes. The bartender never asked us if we wanted a drink or an app. We really wanted both while we waited as it was late and we were famished. The cheese board was lame. The menu was lame. The raw oysters were decent. The filet was okay. The prices were ridiculous. We're sticking with the Admiral from here on out.
Bull and Beggar had a great atmosphere and the food was especially good. The wait staff could have been friendlier and more attentive. I had to introduce myself to the waiter and find the hostess myself. Overall, I would recommend it for the food, but I would warn future patrons to come semi full because even though food was good the portions left much to be desired.
I wanted to try out a few things. got myself some oyster and they had quite a few on the menu (about 5 or 6 kinds), i tried 3 (can't remember which) but all 3 were awesome. Then I tried octopus, which was pretty amazing. came with ayoli and some white beans, all very tasty. then finally we moved forward to the entree, and I shared a dried aged rib eye. OH MY GOT!!! the thing had over 30 ounces, and was PLENTY to share. The meat, well it was awesome! We spent around 100 buck per couple, with 1 bottle of wine, and it was well worth it!
I went to Bull and Beggar with my brother, my son and his girlfriend. We had the oysters to start, and they were wonderful! the mignonette was great, but the oysters were fresh and had so much flavor. We also really loved the foie gras. We ate in the upstairs room, which is probably not my first choice, as the service can be a little more sketchy than in the main dining area. It's hard for servers to go up and down those stairs, and to serve all the tables they have up there. Overall, though, it was a great experience and I plan to go again soon!
This was our second trip to Bull and Beggar, and my willingness to recommend it to a friend is with the caveat of, 'sit at the bar.' The food is excellent, it is a great space and location. However, the meal moved at a glacial pace, either by design or because the waitstaff and/or kitchen mismanaged our experience. There were warnings that items ordered could take 25 minutes to prepare, but it took almost 30 minutes to get salads, and a meal for 4 that consisted of two platters (expected to take 25 minutes), two salads, two entrees and two deserts took almost 3 hours to complete.
Phenomenal brunch on Sunday! The fishing camp breakfast is divine. Seared trout with fried potatoes, hollandaise, and bacon - yes please. The steak and eggs were also cooked perfectly. Super charming space and delicious grapefruit mimosas. We will be back very soon!
This place is phenomenal in every way, and the service is always on point. In such a restaurant mecca, odds alone say one of every five to seven meals will have bad service. I've frequented this place dozens of times over the past few years and the service is always above standard.
Of course, the food is amazing. Very eclectic and locally inspired.
The setting is open and comfortable.
And the drinks are to die for.
It's very clear that The Bull & Beggar puts their heart into it and lets the experience do the talking. No glamour and glitz. Straight up unabated dining pleasure.
The dinner was amazing true to the NC and European cuisine it was very good! We had really great server, her name escapes me- taller with blonde hair. She was informative, attentive without hovering and great with descriptions and suggestions- including the wine paired with dinner. The aged ribeye was the best steak I have had in a long time but huge-be prepared to take half home! We didn't have room for the dessert but they looked good walking by. I appreciated the manager coming by to help fill waters and not just to ask "how was dinner?" Gentleman with dark hair and slim build. We did drop a penny or two but all was well worth it for our wedding anniversary.
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