Dinner in Downtown Ashville

The Exchange is the place to go for dinner in Asheville, offering a sophisticated menu that showcases the best of local and seasonal ingredients. If you’re looking for the best dinner in Asheville, the selection here spans from innovative dishes like the Carolina Gold Mushroom Risotto to classics like the Restoration Smashburger. As a prime Asheville dinner spot, The Exchange creates an atmosphere that’s both welcoming and refined. For those interested in enjoying dinner downtown Asheville, this restaurant provides a vibrant setting perfect for an evening meal. With its central location and commitment to quality, The Exchange remains a top choice among downtown Asheville restaurants for dinner.


  • Broiled French Onion Soup | 10
  • Soup of The Day | 9
  • Warm Lentil & Quinoa Salad | 13

    Spinach, Feta, Red Onion, Champagne Vinaigrette (VG/GF)

  • Warm Lentil & Quinoa Salad | 13

    Local Mixed Greens, Goat Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Pickled Strawberries, Lusty Strawberry Vinaigrette (VG/GF)

  • Kale Salad | 7/12

    Marinated Mandarins, Pickled Shallots V/GF

  • Salad Add Ons

    Grilled or Fried Chicken +8
    Seared Sunburst Trout +14
    Seared SC Grouper +14
    Grilled Flank Steak* +16



Rotating Selection of Local Cured Meats, Cheeses, and Preserved Vegetables; Served with House Lavash, Lusty Monk Mustard, Imladris Farms Strawberry Jam


  • Caramelized Onion & Roasted Mushroom Flatbread | 15

    Goat Cheese, Black Pepper Crème Fraiche, Arugula, Truffle Oil (VG)

  • Barbecue Chicken Flatbread | 16

    Roasted Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Ashe Co. Cheddar, Mozzarella, Red Onion, Bourbon- Pickled Jalapeños

  • Italian Sausage Flatbread | 16

    Sopresatta & Coppa, Red Sauce, Mozzarella, Red Onion, Fresh Oregano


  • Parker House Rolls & Country Ham | 10

    Add Pimento Cheese +4

  • Goat Cheese & Scallion Fritter | 10

    Sumac Honey (VG)

  • Fried Green Tomatoes | 9

    Yogurt Remoulade (VG)

  • Grilled Asparagus | 13

    Local Farm Egg, Crystal Aioli, Black Pepper Biscuit Crumbs, Pickled Shallots (VG)

  • Josh’s Carrots | 11

    Grilled Baby Carrots, Seared Snap Peas, Shaved Radish, Mint Pesto (V/GF)

  • Crispy Brussels | 9

    Garlic Honey, Toasted Benne Seeds (VG/GF)

  • Deviled Eggs | 8

    Local Farm Eggs, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Bacon, Paprika, Chives (GF)

  • Truffle Fries | 10

    Grana Padano, Truffle, Roasted Garlic and Caramelized Onion Aioli (VG/GF)

  • Steak Tartare* | 20

    Chopped Tenderloin, Lusty Monk & Duke’s, Crispy Capers Cured Egg Yolk, Grilled Brioche

MAIN Dishes

  • Restoration Smashburger | 17

    Seared Double Patties, Caramelized Onion Dijonnaise, Ashe Co. Cheddar, Pickles, Shredded Lettuce, Fries

  • Goodnight Cavatelli | 26

    Goodnight Bros. Bacon, House Cavatelli, Olive Oil, Grana Padano, Wilted Kale

  • Carolina Gold Mushroom Risotto | 24

    Roasted Maitake Mushroom, Local Shiitakes & Oysters, English Peas, Garlic Confit, Crispy Parm (VG/GF)

  • Braised Duck and Noodles | 28

    Roasted Duck Broth, Fresh Egg Noodles, Crispy Duck Breast, Watercress & Spring Vegetables, Charred Cabbage

  • Seared Sunburst Trout | 28

    Seared Radish, Farro, Grilled Radicchio, Scallions, Soubise, Pickled Red Onions

  • Seared SC Grouper | 34

    Creamed Peas, Caramelized Onion and Potato Latke, Crispy Leeks, Dill (GF)

  • Shrimp & Grits | 29

    Blackened Shrimp, Jalapeño Grits, Asparagus, Crumbled Country Ham, Hot Sauce Beurre Blanc (GF)

  • Roasted Chicken Breast | 28

    Springer Mountain Chicken Breast, Duck Fat ‘Taters, Bacon-Braised Greens, Seared Snap Peas, Chicken Jus (GF)

  • Grilled Cheshire Farms Pork Chop* | 29

    Goat Cheese Polenta, Beer-Braised Red Cabbage, Local Mustard Green Pesto

  • Grilled 8 oz Filet* Mignon | MP

    House Montreal Rub, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, Black Garlic Steak Sauce, Soy-Pickled Mushrooms (GF)

  • (VG) Vegetarian | (V) Vegan

    *These items may be raw or undercooked at the guest’s request. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfi sh or eggs can increase risk of foodborne illness.


  • Strawberries and Cream | 8

    Angel Food Cake, Macerated Berries, Sabayon, Pistachio (VG/GF)

  • Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake | 8

    Vanilla Frosting, Apricots, Walnut Dentelle (V)

  • Seasonal Sorbet | 6


  • Lemon Curd Tiramisu | 8

    House-Made Ladyfingers, Thyme, Honey Mascarpone (V)

  • Gooey Chocolate Layer Cake | 12

    Chocolate Mousse, Ganache, Rotating Garnishes (VG)

  • Seasonal Ice Cream | 6