Agents Answer: Where in WNC is the Best Dining with Great Views

The Montford Rooftop Bar in Downtown Asheville

Western North Carolina is known for a wide variety of things: Craft brewing, a heritage of handcrafted art, a growing foodie scene, and access to one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse mountain habitats in the world. Living in a culture with just one of those elements would be a special experience. But living in a community where they all come together on a daily basis is truly amazing.

Next time you dine out, we encourage you to find a spot that allows you to enjoy all of WNC’s beauty along with your delicious dinner. If you know where to look, it’s easy to find. But if you’re new to the area, some of the best spots may slip by you. Luckily, our agents know the prime locations for buying a home and going out on the town.

We asked them: Where is the best WNC restaurant for good food and great views?


The Montford Rooftop Bar is where you’ll catch an amazing view all year round with great food and drinks! It’s an impressive place to take out-of-town guests, but equally as great when you want to treat yourself. They use locally sourced food, beverages, and dinnerware, so you can’t beat that!

Anne Louise Bouchard

The Pisgah Inn, a seasonal restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway, offers amazing views, especially in the fall, and awesome food. There’s also hiking trails, a country store, and an observation deck. It’s a must for locals and visitors!

Karen Bosse

Don’t miss Sunset Terrace at the Omni Grove Park Inn! The chefs partner with local farmers and are committed to providing you with a truly memorable Asheville dining experience with an incomparable view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway has windows that surround the main dining room and overlook panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Wes Hight

You really can’t beat the view from the Pisgah Inn Restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway!  Tables are first come first serve, so go early for dinner to get a seat by the windows. Some of my favorites dishes are the french onion soup, fried chicken, and the walnut crusted fresh mountain trout. Here’s an interesting fact about Mount Pisgah: The Cherokee Indians originally called it Elseetoss and the ridge was Warwasseeta.

Jodie Tolbert

Mountain Chef Bistro in downtown Burnsville has some of the most delicious food I have ever tried anywhere and outdoor dining in warm months. It’s just a great, classy dining experience. Italian night is my very favorite—oooowww la la!

Donna Banks

MY HOUSE!! Not open to the public, but I got to say, my husband is a great cook!

Libby Mijanovich

My favorite spot to dine with a view is Capella on 9 in the AC Hotel. It is considered one of the best rooftop bars in the US, and the food is great also.

Cheryl MacPhail


Capella on 9 in Downtown Asheville | Photo by Cheryl MacPhail

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