Bouchon will have you asking if you just wandered into a Parisian alley. But no, you’re just nestled away on an Asheville side street, but it might as well be France! With a wide-variety of locally sourced food prepared in a ‘French comfort’ style, you’ll want to save room for all courses.

Start with the mussels and frites, which made our best of list. Move on to the duck confit with pumpkin ravioli sauce, or keep it traditional with chicken cordon bleu. Don’t forget dessert. The fresh baked goodies like bananas foster crepes and creme brûlée are out of this world!

While you can’t beat the food, you also can’t beat the atmosphere. The interior is warm, cozy, and elegant. The outside patio is graced with delicate hanging lights and perfect for splitting a bottle of wine or two over a delicious meal.