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Plant Vegan Restaurant

165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
+1 828-258-7500
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“vegan cuisine” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plant is probably one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at, vegan notwithstanding. Everything is fresh, unique, and innovative. The chef/owner's passion comes through in every dish. I've eaten there several times and the staff is equally committed, accommodating and friendly. One of the...More

Thank Lesa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plant's food is so sophisticated in taste and presentation that even confirmed carnivores will not miss the meat. It's small so reservations are recommended. The service is great and the food is an international fusion of flavor. Save room for the coconut milk ice cream...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. The menu choices were interesting and each of us chose something different. Our vegan friends really like this place. I thought it was ok but not as great as I had expected. My chile con queso was good. Plantains - I’ve had better. Place...More

Thank WadeandLori
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience at this restaurant is quite unique - the dimly lit dining area and bar area reminds one of a fine dinner at an expensive restaurant. The only difference at this restaurant is its being vegan, and that doesn't compromise the taste one would...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was skeptical of a pure plant based dinner. How wrong I was. As locals, this is on our frequent rotation. This is food that tastes and is fine dining.....plus you feel good after you eat it. The desserts are fantastic. No dairy? How do...More

Thank Michael330
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a previous Life Time, I was a Tyrannosaurus Rex loving to eat meat. I still do. But I also understand that vegan is probably more healthy. So when my girlfriend mentioned this restaurant, I was excited to go. Our waiter whose name I can't...More

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our daughter and her boyfriend for dinner. My first thought was that we were going to have to eat something else later in the evening. This place has changed how I will think about vegan in the future. The flavors were...More

Thank Rennie5864
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Vegan food as it should always be served. Presentation alone it was wonderful, but the our tastebuds were presented with a gourmet experience. Grilled beets followed by applewood portabello on seared south carolina white polenta cake, a fennel salad with grape tomato, while my wife...More

1  Thank ltcrmike
Reviewed 7 December 2017

One of the best vegan meals in the country, and one of the best meals of any type of restaurant period. The hummus is light, the plantains are tasty, the chocolate cake is decadent, the portobello is like steak - every dish was flawless. I...More

1  Thank JamesBeswick
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I had just about sworn off Plant after our last experience here. The food was great last time, but the service was horrible and ruined my meal. But DH loved it and so, in the name of marital harmony, we went back. This time, the...More

1  Thank Scarletleaf
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Jessica H
23 December 2017|
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Response from Erin F | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest it to be safe
Rita W
25 July 2015|
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Response from mas4444 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of gluten-free options on the menu. The items that are or can be made gluten-free are marked on the menu with an asterisk.
31 January 2015|
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Response from Vittoria M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Risotto is usually a safe bet. I'm a vegetarian who absolutely hates tempeh but the walnut crusted dish is delicious. Your wife is lucky to be married to a vegetolerant guy like you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-258-7500
Plant serves innovative, organic plant-based cuisine, local brews, craft cocktails, and biodynamic wines in a modern inviting setting.
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