About The Bull and Beggar
RAW BAR HAPPY HOUR 5-6 DAILY - HALF OFF OYSTERS SHRIMP AND CLAMS. Classic French cuisine, cocktail bar and raw bar set in a warm warehouse revamp in the River Arts District.
French, Southern, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm Sunday Brunch 10:30-2:30
$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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Bull and Beggar Ratings and Reviews
I've given Bull and Beggar two chances, ...
I've given Bull and Beggar two chances, and I must say unfortunately I've been disappointed both times. My first visit was on 1/2 price burger night, and if I had paid full price I would have been really unhappy with my choice. The burger was sopping wet with grease and for me actually sub-par to any casual burger joint. I decided to give them another chance for oyster happy hour. I will say the oysters were delicious, albeit a bit slow in arriving. The rest of the food was really quite bland and unremarkable, given the impressive sounding names and innovative ingredients (not to mention the hefty price tag). Everything really sounded promising. We ordered a bacon and rabbit terrine, which let's be honest is a big ugly piece of cold congealed meat. It really needs the flavor to back up the fancy name, or it's just a big ugly piece of cold congealed meat. The side that it came with saved it fortunately. The charred octopus was average. The halibut with creamed spinach was honestly pretty tasteless on both counts. The hush puppies were actually quite tasty served with a maple butter. The tart dessert was about hard as a rock. The Turkish coffee and beignets was served as cold coffee flavored pots de crème (which actually was the best thing I ate besides the oysters, but unexpected given the menu description - I actually really wanted Turkish coffee), with beignets that were undercooked. The wait staff was quite friendly and attentive. The homemade ginger ale was excellent (and I assume made to order given the time it took to arrive). The ambiance is quite nice. Nothing was really bad, but for the price I really expected them to deliver something well above average. There are lots of really excellent restaurants in Asheville that give you better value for your money in my humble opinion.
My partner and I took his family for Fri ...
My partner and I took his family for Friday evening. We started with the cheese plate and salt and vinegar pork rinds. Most of us ordered the cheese burger that is off the menu and only available after 9pm. They were great! As was the halibut and filet. The mixed drinks were fantastic.
Really enjoyed the filet mignon which wa ...
Really enjoyed the filet mignon which was done perfectly for me. It was a safe choice for me and I do feel somewhat guilty for not trying something I have never eaten before. The menu was more eclectic than I am used to so I would recommend the less adventurous diner check it out before making a reservation.
food was not what was expected... just s ...
food was not what was expected... just so-so. The service was just terrible! I waited 10 minutes for a glass of wine and when she brought it, I immediately ordered another because it took 10+ more minutes to get the next one. The food was slow too. the restaurant wasn't that busy, so we were quite disappointed with the service
Loved our experience from start to finis ...
Loved our experience from start to finish and will definitely be back! Everyone from the host to our server was super sweet and accommodating (we were running late + brought our newborn), as well as knowledgeable about the menu. Drinks were excellent, as well as the beer and wine selections. Food was delicious! Fun atmosphere.
Interesting mix of tasty French and Brit ...
Interesting mix of tasty French and British food. Beautiful industrial/rustic decor. The best service from Zoe. Note: No alcohol served til noon on Sunday, although the brunch starts at 10:30. We had a perfect time and will return another time.
This was our first time to go for brunch ...
This was our first time to go for brunch and, I am happy to say, the experience was just as good as what we have had several times at dinner. A BIG plus here is that they have raw oysters on the half shell. Yummy! You can tell the staff likes to work there, which says a lot for how it is managed. We definitely feel we can recommend them to anyone.
I had a friend in town for the weekend a ...
I had a friend in town for the weekend and she really wanted to see the best of Asheville's foodie culture, so I decided to bring her to Bull and Beggar. I hadn't been myself, but I had always heard great things and we weren't disappointed. Our waitress was attentive, and all of our food was incredible. We decided to do small bites and split the charcuterie and fromage platter (the name escapes me) as well as some hush puppies and broccoli. It was all so good. I'll definitely be returning.
The food was excellent and service was g ...
The food was excellent and service was great. The only negative is the menu is hard to decipher, even though we have traveled and eaten in France! Some items are very pricey. Our waitress was very helpful and suggested their most popular items which were all very good! Our favorites were the filet, the short rib, the snails, the salads and the beets. It was definitely a unique and delicious eating experience!
My friend and I took advantage of the Mo ...
My friend and I took advantage of the Monday Double Cheeseburger special. We were surprised at the lack of flexibility in cooking prep--either medium rare or well-done. We ordered well-done and received burgers that were part- medium rare, part well-done. We had the sense that the kitchen didn't really care--raising our concern that the much higher-priced dishes on the menu would also receive slap-dash treatment. Overall, there seemed to be little effort to respond to special dietary needs--gluten-free, etc. So, we won't return. In our view, this restaurant just doesn't hold a candle to the many great, customer-friendly restaurants in Asheville.
No highchairs available but the staff wa ...
No highchairs available but the staff was very accommodating - going so far as to offer a cook book and pillow as a make-shift booster seat!
Brunch menu was limited but look forward to coming back to try the full dinner menu!
Went with my daughters. One daughter lik ...
Went with my daughters. One daughter liked & 1 didn't. I really didn't like it. I knew when I saw the menu, not going to be good. Very few choices if you are mostly a vegetarian & what I did get, left a lot to be desired. Couldn't recommend.
Great french dining in a more casual atm ...
Great french dining in a more casual atmosphere. The appetizers are outstanding, good selection of cocktails and wines, entrees are top shelf. Offerings include a number of unique items. Ingredients were fresh and well prepared. Excellent service. Being down in the Wedge there are none of the downtown parking issues. Really is a local gem
for the adventurous foodie! this place ...
for the adventurous foodie! this place was crazy! I didn't know what half of the items on the menu were but my waitress was awesome! very patient and helped me select the best dish. I tried sting ray! awesome atmosphere. prices were a little steep but worth it for the atmosphere and great staff. would definitely recommend!
This was our first visit, and it was a h ...
This was our first visit, and it was a hit from the beginning. The host was kind , and the server was patient, helpful, and seemed genuinely pleased that we were there. The food was succulent, and the ambiance was everything we hoped for. It is difficult for us to afford evenings like this, but I am exceedingly pleased with both the experience as well as the memory of the experience, and I highly recommend it. and welcoming
Shared the 34 oz. cote de boef with my h ...
Shared the 34 oz. cote de boef with my husband and it was outstanding! Perfectly medium rare with almost a Pittsburgh-style char to the outside. The pommes parissiene it comes with are phenomenal and we also ordered a side of the beets with walnuts and those were great as well. I definitely recommend the place for this dish alone.
We have been here before and always fel ...
We have been here before and always felt it was good. Husband loves the seafood tower but you need at least 4 for the big one. Slightly pricey . Went there the other night after a function for a quick bite and it was perfect. We had the bibb lettecue salads and lobster rolls. The salad was hugh, big enough for two and the lobster roll had a lot of lobster in a light sauce and warm roll. Had a great server. In Nov. now that the tourist are gone, place was not full so noise level was fine. Good place to take a date. Funky in a good way. Thanks for putting cushions on the chairs.
Went for brunch with a group of 5. Exce ...
Went for brunch with a group of 5. Excellent Bloody Marys! Food was delicious. Service was slightly inconsistent as they forgot to place the order for one of our items. Service was a bit slow overall, particularly since they were not very busy during the time we were there.
A very special spot in the River Arts Di ...
A very special spot in the River Arts District. Beautiful atmosphere, amazing service, and a romantic intimate yet casual spot. The food blew us away and the special classy touches in a rustic romantic setting had us melting.
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