Asheville Restaurants Welcome New Reservation System
By Cat Kessler
Reserve.com Offers Diners New Way to Book a Table in Foodtopia
Fourteen of the hottest independent restaurants in Asheville, N.C., have changed the way that diners can make a reservation. Reserve.com is the new destination for residents and visitors who are hungry for a taste of Foodtopia, and the change will be minimal for most restaurant guests.
Reservations can be made through Reserve on each restaurant's website or by clicking the "Book Now" link on one of the restaurant listings on ExploreAsheville.com. Guests can also find a table at Reserve.com or download Reserve's free app. Both allow guests to search for a favorite restaurant or filter the list by cuisine, neighborhood and "vibe" (think: romantic, trendy or casual), and regular users will see suggested restaurants based on previous reservations. Participating restaurants will continue to take reservations by phone, too.
Using the new system will allow restaurants to save diner preferences and recommend a sister location if one restaurant is full. Reserve even connects to public social media profiles, so don't be surprised if your host greets you by name.
The first 14 restaurants to switch to Reserve are among Asheville's top restaurants and include a couple of James Beard-recognized chefs, some romantic date-night hot-spots and one or two newer eateries. For visitors to the Blue Ridge Mountains who have limited time to explore the food scene, advance restaurant reservations are highly recommended.
Check out the Asheville restaurants currently accepting reservations through Reserve.com (updated January 2019):
- Blue Dream Curry
- Corner Kitchen
- Pack's Tavern
- Smoky Park Supper Club
- Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro
- Twisted Laurel
Asheville is the eighth city to be served by Reserve, which is used by more than 500 restaurants in large food destinations such as New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
Photo courtesy of Reserve.com.