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“Outstanding Drinks - Underrated Tapas”
Review of Sazerac - Asheville - CLOSED

Sazerac - Asheville
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We had nearly every special they had and not a single bad tapa. The scallops were gigantic (I wouldn't expect that every time; I think they just had a great catch), the bacon-wrapped pork belly was crisp on the outside, and delicious all over. Korean-style ribs not entirely authentic (would have been spicier), but perfect for the American palate. Lamb sliders were the best lamb I'd tasted - and I've been to Kuwait and Iraq. It was so mild and not over-spiced, but rich.

Now the drinks ... they'll make anything; they have a good selection of scotches, but should expand. Their specialties are what's worth the unique flavors - and for 8 bucks a drink? That's a steal for the quality of the ingredients.

Visit it often ... a business dinner for 3 with about 8 high-end drinks and 6+ tapas/entrees was under $180. And worth every dollar.

Finally, there is rooftop seating available - weather was bad the night we were there, and the view is nothing out-of-this world, but you won't find it at too many places in Asheville.

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Thank nathanmedic2003
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

Not your standard bar food. Chef Alexandria is amazing - we met her this evening. Loved her recommendations: Scottish egg; chocolate covered bacon (yes, and you HAVE TO try it!); chocolate volcano dessert - all to die for, especially the deep fried items which were amazingly greaseless !

Thank Allan H
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

The cocktails here are better for $8 than what I've paid $13 for in the DC area. Lovely combinations of fresh ingredients. If the weather is sunny, stop with your drink up on the rooftop for a nice break. We went here two days in a row. We never tried the food but it looked good. They open at 3PM most days.

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Thank panthur
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Reviewed 26 October 2012 via mobile

Stop in for a few. Sat on the rooftop. Nice atmosphere and good drinks at a very reasonable price. Waiter/bartender could have been more enthusiastic. Seems to be the trend in asheville. Great product sedated wait staff.

Thank detto88
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

We visited Sazerac on a Friday night just to head up for a cocktail on the rooftop. Great cocktails and a funky vibe made for a great stop.

Thank LAM K
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