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“Tuesday Night Made Special”
Review of Never Blue

Never Blue
Ranked #12 of 212 Restaurants in Hendersonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$28
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Never Blue is a non-traditional tapas restaurant. The word Tapas translates to small or little bites. We offer small plates of a variety of cuisines from around the world and also offer entree portions of some items. We have an extensive list of vegetarian and gluten free items, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, chicken dishes, beef & wild game, seafood and much more. We have a wonderful dessert selection that we make in-house along with all of our ice creams and sorbets. We have full ABC Permits and offer an amazing martini and margarita list. We have 12 local beers on draft, and a very inexpensive yet diverse wine list. We have an inviting dining room along with garden dining in our enclosed garage and outdoor patio dining as well. We are open Tuesday-Saturday- 11:30 am to 9:00 pm for lunch and dinner Sunday & Monday - Closed.
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Family wanted to meet for dinner in Hendersonville and Never Blue was one of the choices. I checked out the menu so knew there was enough diversity to make everyone happy. None of us had ever been to a tapas bar, so we had a bit of a learning curve.
We started with the biscuits which arrived piping hot in a cast iron skillet with three small jams. Everyone had the same critique: wow! Never Blue is not an ordinary dinner spot to feed a hunger. It is an experience!
After the biscuits, each couple shared a spinach salad. It was fresh and perfectly dressed. Over the course of two hours we had: mussels, beans & rice, short rib (amazing!!), shrimp & grits, ribeye quesadilla, and the Love Muffins. We had plenty to eat and could have left perfectly happy, but the dessert menu beckoned. We decided to have The Brownie. This is no ordinary brownie with ice cream on top. The brownie is topped with chocolate ganache. When wrapped and baked in phyllo dough, it is reminiscent of a lava cake with the first spoonful. Combined with candied pecan ice cream, chocolate sauce, and more pecans on the side, it was the perfect ending for four sated adults.
We were all impressed with the menu and the little "extras" like thinly shaved fried okra atop the shrimp and grits. We are veterans of many cruises and have eaten plenty of fine meals, but Never Blue provided food like we have never experienced.
Lots of reviews have been written and helped me make a decision to try Never Blue. We initially had slow service because many of the servers were taking a test on recently added menu items. Kudos to the owners for acknowledging the value of informed staff. As more servers came in the service improved.
There are three areas that have tables. The restaurant seems to be doggy friendly if you eat outside. I would highly recommend looking at the menu before you go. Then you will have an idea of the dishes and the prices. Never Blue is more expensive than many options in Hendersonville for dinner. However, I felt that the quality and presentation of the food was in line with the prices. We have been sharing our experience with other couples and look forward to returning to Never Blue.

Thank cindep
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

we have eaten here now several times and ALWAYS enjoy all the different variety they have. it's like tapas, but all kinds, all excellent. the food comes out at different times depends on what you ordered..i mean from 3 minutes to 6 minutes apart.we tried the lamb, beef rib, chili shrimp, i could go on but you need to go and see for your self.they have a desert that we always try to order when there is more than two of us because it is huge and wonderful...save room. the place is usually packed and a little noisy but always worth the wait.

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Thank stevemexico
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Lovely atmosphere. Can eat indoors or out, varied menu. Lovely spot all year round. This spot has been around for quite a while - proves that they offer what our community and guests enjoy.

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Thank fromhvl
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Some good: Great setting. Good selection of craft beers and ciders.
The shrimp and grits were flavorful, and nicely garnished.

Some bad:A Greek salad typically does not have much, if any lettuce... the Greek salad my husband had was basically lettuce with a crumble of Feta and a singe olive.

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Thank Anne V
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We came to Hendersonville for a weekend and after walking by and seeing people’s desserts, I needed one! We ordered two and shared them, and they were fantastic! They had many choices, so we will need to come back and try the others!

Thank cbehnke
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