This upscale Mediterranean restaurant inside the Kimpton in downtown Asheville is the perfect dining choice for anyone seeking a fancy date destination. Brunch is the ideal time to visit due to the lack of tourist traffic, affordability, and diverse menu offerings.
Bargello is an upscale casual Mediterranean restaurant serving breakfast/brunch and dinner. Brunch is the best time to visit as the ambiance is attractively low-key in comparison to other nearby dining options.
Start with Greek yogurt and granola, doughnut holes with orange glaze, or warm oatmeal with raisins and sorghum apples. Entrée choices include selections such as a Shakshuka served with rustic bread, Brioche French Toast, and a Spanish Frittata.
One excellent healthy entrée recently on the menu was a Grain Breakfast Bowl. This delicious dish consists of organic farro, poached eggs, local greens, caramelized onions, tomato conserva, and lemon vinaigrette. The serving is very small for $16, although it is very filling.
The menu may change seasonally, however, they usually offer a few healthy choices.
Coffee and espresso, fresh squeezed juice, mimosas, and Blood Mary's are available.
Service is prompt and professional. Our server was very attentive.
As soon as you walk into the hotel, you are greeted by a gorgeous lobby. The hotel's restaurants are just as lovely. At Bargello, the decor is simple and modern with an attractive open kitchen concept.
The vibe is quiet with a casual refined touch. You will not see huge noisy groups of tourists here, thus, making Bargello the perfect choice for anyone seeking a quiet brunch destination.
During the warmer season, you may want to enjoy a lovely al fresco dining experience on the patio.
Plan for an upscale brunch date at Bargello during your time in Asheville. This hidden gem offers a refreshing upscale, low-key ambiance. Great food and an elegant ambiance definitely put this one ahead of many of the overhyped tourist hotspots. A bit pricey, but worthy of a splurge for the nice setting and delicious local offerings.