The Admiral

Bar, American, Mexican
$ $
400 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-2541
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm

Located in charming Asheville, North Carolina, The Admiral is a fun, creative, and low-key bar and restaurant. It’s a gem hiding in plain sight, housed in a simple cinder block building in between a supermarket and an empty lot. But once you step inside it’s the kind of place you’ll be glad you found, and that you’ll never want to leave.

The Admiral is in West Asheville, an affordable low-key neighborhood with low-key people, and it fits right in. While it may look like a bar from the outside (and, to be honest, the inside), and the cocktails are spectacular, The Admiral is a serious restaurant. Menu sections are simply labeled i, ii, and iii, which denotes the size of the portions. “i” dishes include monkfish stew, roasted lamb tacos, and grilled romaine with confit chicken wing. “ii” options include a bagel with housemade lox, a traditional Vietnamese fried oyster crepe, fried chicken, and braised short ribs. The “iii” section features grilled bronzino, a pork chop with blue polenta and melted leek slaw, and a ribeye with twice-baked potato. It’s one of those restaurants where literally everything looks good, and it’s found where you’d least expect it. 



  • a little bit dank a little bit swank. get there early before the hipsters take over
  • Beef tenderloin tartare oh my gaaaahhh....nom nom nom.
  • Eat here, now.
  • Excellent food, excellent seevice. Make sure you have a reservation; this superb restaurant is almost always packed, and for a good reason. Entrance on the side; it looks like a dive, but is so not!
  • Some of the best food I've ever had. It's good to share hereyou'll want to try so much, but be careful, as much of the food is super rich! A salad as part of your meal is a good idea.
  • Best west Asheville bar hands down. Great eats too.
  • I love it here!
  • Ate here on vacation last week. Mussels were a "small plate" and there were at least 2 dozen of them. Terrific salad first and steak tartar finished us off. Best meal we've had out in a long time.
  • Saturdays are 70s funk dance night
  • The number one best place to eat in Asheville. Worth taking a cab. Can't walk from downtown. Not impressive on the outside but amazing food and service. Never have been disappointed.
  • Both the duck and the lamb were fantastic! Would definitely recommend!
  • I hear of an abnormal amount of roofies float around here. Might be your thing.
  • Excellent!!!! Best place in Asheville! Love this restaurant.
  • Espresso creme brule!! You will be glad you did.
  • Mussels were the best thing I ate in 2011.
  • Bring your cool and chill.. Don't be in a hurry.. amazing
  • Saturday nights are the oldies dance parties. Go. Dance ya pants off.
  • Rubber Thingy Cuppy.
  • Eclectic restaurant with delicious food, great service, sparkling cocktails! Good for those adventuresome types.
  • Best pork chop Ive ever had. Seriously great. Seriously.

Nearby places

401 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
375 Haywood Rd