This upscale Mediterranean restaurant in the Kimpton is the perfect downtown 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. Entree choices include selections such as a Shashuka served with rustic bread, Brioche French Toast, and a Spanish Frittata.
One excellent healthier option is the 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.
Coffee and espresso, fresh squeezed juice, mimosas, and Blood Mary's are available.
Service is prompt and professional. The server was very attentive.
As soon as you walk in 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 dining experience.
During the warmer season, you may want to enjoy a lovely al fresco dining experience on the patio.
Plan for an elegant brunch date at Bargello during your time in Asheville. This hidden gem offers a refreshing low-key vibe. 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.