32 S. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 575-0375

Monday – Closed
Tuesday 5PM – 10:30PM
Wednesday 5PM – 10:30PM
Thursday 5PM – 10:30PM
Friday 5PM – 11PM
Saturday 5PM – 11PM
Sunday 5PM – 10PM


About Nightbell
Nightbell is a small-plates restaurant with a focus on local Appalachian ingredients and craft cocktails. True to the spirit of Appalachia, both the menu and beverage program focus on preserving seasonal food and eliminating waste, while creating exciting and nostalgic, housemade ingredients ranging from bitters to sausage, jams, and more. At Nightbell, ingredients are sourced from small, local farms whenever possible, and through a nose-to-tail butchery program in partnership with Cúrate, lesser-known, more sustainable cuts of beef are used throughout the menus at both locations. Perfect for a date night, special occasion, or just a weeknight treat, visit Nightbell for an unforgettable culinary experience.
Our Menu

(menu changes seasonally)

ONE. snacks to share

oysters** on the half shell, house hot sauce, grilled lemon, “old bay” saltines, ginger mignonette, smoked horseradish cream (gf no saltines, lf no cream, tnf)

apple fritters, rosemary, crème fraiche, whey (tnf)

regional cheese plate, house preserves and pickles, rye-herb crackers, sorghum pecan brittle (tnf no brittle, gf sub gf crackers)

house assortment of cured meats, house-made accompaniments (varies)

brown butter skillet corn bread, chicken butter, seasonal jams (tnf)

TWO. individual bites

grilled oyster**, lardo, tomato jam, celery (lf)

“deviled egg” corn sabayon, sunburst smoked trout gravlax**, pimenton, egg cup (gf, tnf)

“caesar salad” jicama shell, parmesan crisps, premium spanish anchovy, classic dressing** (gf no croutons, lf no cheese/brioche, tnf)

steak tartare**, dry aged apple brandy beef, feuille de brick cone, smoked horseradish cream (lf no horseradish cream)

THREE. small plates

parsnip and compressed pear soup, green cardamom oil (lf, gf)

sumac roasted carrots, sunflower burnt honey tahini, za’atar (tnf, gf, lf)

roasted winter squash, miso apple butter, bonito, shiso (tnf, lf)

smoked golden beets, duck fat whey vinaigrette, crispy chicken skins, ricotta salata (gf, tnf)

lobster, purslane, ricotta, dill, grilled fennel  vinaigrette (tnf, gf)

shishito peppers, lardon, preserved lemon, shrimp salt, torched lime (tnf, gf, lf)

sautéed olivette farm greens**, lardons, pickled vidalia onion, poached egg, cornbread crumble (tnf, lf & gf no cornbread, v no egg no lardons no cornbread)

grilled ‘hen of the wood’ mushrooms, sesame oil, fish sauce, orange zest, garlic cream (gf, lf no garlic cream, tnf, v option available)

smoked duck breast, fennel, chantarelles, pickled blackberries (tnf, gf)

seared scallops, roasted sweet potato, sour corn, dashi (tnf, lf, gf)

steamed clams from clammer dave, pasta, peperone, thai chili, fumet, fennel (tnf)

seasonal fish, sunchokes, cowpeas, sauce americaine (gf, tnf)

smoked duck breast, fennel, chantarelles, pickled blackberries (tnf, gf)

apple brandy beef and benton’s bacon burger**, appalachian cheese**, house pickles, lusty monk mustard, maitake mayonnaise** on a house-made grit brioche bun with house-made french fries, rocket sauce** ~add fried egg (tnf)

grilled steak**, daily cut of dry aged apple brandy beef, pecan and roasted red pepper sauce (gf)

house-made french fries, rocket sauce** (tnf, lf, v no rocket sauce)

FOUR. desserts

fresh fried doughnuts, lemon mascarpone, espresso chocolate (tnf)

peach pecan tart, earl grey ice cream, brown butter streusel (gf no streusel)

s’mores chocolate cheesecake, smoked ice cream, graham cracker, maple marshmallow (tnf)

baked berry custard, berry butter, sweet corn ice cream (tnf)

* please alert your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions before placing your order. gf: gluten free, lf: lactose free, tnf: tree nut free, v: vegan

** this menu item contains raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs. consuming raw or undercooked food may increase your risk of foodborne illness.


Saucy and Audacious Eloquence
vodka, amaro ramazotti, strawberry, rhubarb, balsamic, lemon, mole bitters, prosecco

His Eyes Were Green as Leeks
vodka, orange curacao, cucumber, green tea, lemon, salt, soda

Flower of This Purple Dye
london dry gin, becherovka, plum, lime basil, lime

Short as Any Dream
hollands gin, pineau de charentes, genepy des alpes, chamomile

Wicked and Dissembling Glass
martinique rhum, mezcal, currants, lemon, elderflower, lemon verbena

Cupid’s Strongest Bow
brazilian rum, banana, warming spice, lime

Playing on Pipes of Corn
bonded corn whiskey, blueberry, lime, gingerbeer

The Pert and Nimble Spirit of Mirth
reposado tequila, liquor strega, corn, tarragon, lemon, salt

The Iron Tongue of Midnight
blanco tequila, fino sherry, grapefruit, sage, hopped grapefruit bitters

Wood Within This Wood
apple brandy, honey locust, dry curacao, amaro flora

Messengers of Strong Prevailment
bonded rye whiskey, swedish punsch, raspberry, angostura bitters

We Are to Utter Sweet Breath
10yr bonded bourbon, strawberry, mint, lemon

The Mercy of Wild Beasts
pineapple rum, coconut, lime

The Dove Pursues the Griffin
antique formula vermouth, bonded bourbon, orange, bbq & orange sunshine bitters, soda

Beer On Draft

Westbrook White Thai
coriander, lemongrass, ginger root

Fullsteam Humidity Pale Ale
floral, citrus nose, lightly hazy, tropical

Lazy Hiker Pomegranate Gorge
light fruit, softly sour, tart finish

Highland Oatmeal Porter
dark, malty, chocolate roasted flavor

Sparkling Wine

NV Bele Casel, Italy

NV Avinyo “Reserva” rosé, Spain
Pinot Noir

2014 Schramsberg Rosé, California
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

NV J. Lassalle, Premier Cru, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Petit Meunier

Fortified Wine

La Cigarrera Manzanilla
La Garrocha Amontillado
Maestro Sierra Oloroso
Dolin Dry
Dolin Blanc
Punt e Mes
Sutton Cellars Vin De Noix
Sutton Cellars Brown Label
Carpano Antica
Cocchi di Torino
Cocchi Americano
Cocchi Barolo Chinato

White & Rosé Wine

2014 Raimbault, France
Chenin Blanc

2016 Boundary Breaks OVL, New York

2016 Reference Point Rosé, Oregon
Pinot Noir

2017 Huia, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Venica & Venica ‘Jesera’ Fruili, Italy
Pinot Grigio

2014 Bouchaine Estate, California

2016 Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret, FRA
Grenache Blanc

2014 Menade ‘la misión,’ Spain

2015 Hiyu Ramato, Oregon
Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir

2010 Edi Simic, Slovenia
Chardonnay, Kozana

Red Wine

NV Venturini Baldini Lambrusco, Italy

2008 Copertino Riserva, Italy
Negra Amaro

2012 Southern Belle, Spain
Syrah, Monastrell

2014 Olivardots Vermell, Spain
Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache

2013 Terre Rouge, California

2014 Tikal “Patriota,” Argentina
Malbec, Bonarda

2014 Höpler, Austria

2013 Marchesi Biscardo, Italy
Valpolicella Ripasso

2015 Hartford Court, California
Pinot Noir

2010 Cain ConceptCalifornia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

2015 Chateau Montelena, California
Cabernet Sauvignon

1985 Frei Joao, Portugal

2013 La Jota, California
Cabernet Franc

2014 Robert Craig, California 
Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Casanova di Neri, Italy



Nightbell is closed until 10/16.