Nine Mile is an exotic Caribbean inspired restaurant with 3 convenient Asheville locations. It is frequently rated amongst the best restaurants in the city, and thus, draws foodies and tourists looking for a unique and delicious meal. If you are seeking something a bit out of the ordinary, definitely put Nine Mile on your Asheville dining to-do list.
Nine Mile is a great choice for adventurous diners as well as anyone with any specific dietary allergens. Almost everything on the menu can be made either gluten-free or vegetarian. There are many unique flavorful pasta and rice dishes to choose amongst, with savory, creamy, and spicy options.
One must try here is the Cool Runnings dish. Note this dish has a bit of a kick as the black beans are really spicy. This entrée includes Cajun Chicken (sub veggies if desired) sautéed with bell peppers, mushrooms, and fire roasted tomatoes, served with a smoky gouda chipotle based sauce. Caribbean black beans, rice, and roasted jalapeno and pineapple salsa are served on the side. It's filling and totally worth the caloric splurge.
Ire Ites is the perfect entree for vegetarians. This satisfying creamy dish includes cavatappi pasta, fresh veggies and tofu topped with a dairy-free basil pesto sauce. Note - this entree is also available with chicken. GF noodles can be substituted.
The entrees are a bit pricy, however, each comes with a small salad as well as garlic bread (Natty Bread) made using bread from a local bakery. Overall, Nine Mile is a great value in a pricy tourist city.
Local Kombucha and beers, organic coffee, as well as wine are available. If you are looking to end your meal on a sweet note, treat yourself to a slice of Key Lime pie.
Service at Nine Mile is great. The waitstaff is really attentive.
The dining room is casual with a laid-back vibe and eclectic decor. The setting is perfect for a relaxed date night or a fun night out on the town with friends.
Nine Mile is an unusual creative restaurant offering choices for everyone. If you are seeking delicious food in a funky setting, this is your best bet in Asheville. If you are seeking an eclectic dinner experience, you will likely appreciate the diverse menu offerings here. Note - The ambiance is a bit nicer at the historic Montford cafe, while the South Asheville location receives a bit less tourist traffic. Anyone not up for a very lengthy wait at this popular establishment may want to plan for an early dinner at this location.