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, apple mignonette, smoked horseradish cream (gf no saltines, lf no cream, 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

fresh oyster**, creme fraiche, vodka, chive, caviar (gf, tnf)

“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

winter greens, hazelnuts, country ham, rosemary goat cheese (gf)

parsnip custard, pickled sultanas, cocoa nibs, herb salad (tnf)

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

smoked black cod, sourdough, black garlic tapenade, dill, onion grass (tnf, lf)

stuffed quail, onion-fennel soubise, pickled tomato & fennel salad (gf)

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

flageolet beans, duck, pork belly, short rib sausage, crackling (tnf, lg, gf)

cavatelli pasta, short rib bolognese, zesty bread crumbs (tnf)

seasonal fish, octopus, clams, focaccia, sunchokes (tnf)

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

FOUR. desserts

swiss roll, chocolate, cranberry, hazelnut

brown sugar pound cake, preserved fruit agrodolce, pecan, orange and rum sorbet

butternut cheesecake, ginger mousse, elderflower, italian meringue (tnf)

citrus panna cotta, fennel sorbet, orange (gf, 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.


Hit ’em Where They Ain’t
vodka, pimm’s #1 pimento pepper, corn, lemon, salt

The Player to be Named Later
vodka or hollands gin, muscadine grape soda

We All Deserve to Wear White
american dry gin, benedictine, anise hyssop, lemon

He Called it the Bermuda Triangle
pineapple rum, ancho chili, paw-paw, warming spice, lime

Show Us Your Million Dollar Arm
jamaican pot still rum, pecan, sweet potato, warming spice, lemon

Respect the Streak
blanco tequila, serrano chili, coriander, basil, lime, salt

Fear and Arrogance
mezcal, cream sherry, orange, chestnut, orange bitters, bubbles

What’s All This Molecule Stuff
bonded bourbon, peanuts, cola spices, salt, angostura bitters

Limitless Limpid Jets of Love
10yr bonded bourbon, amaretto, fig, orange, lemon, angostura bitters

Come On, Meat
bonded rye, raisin, sultanas, currant, ginger, almond, apple cider

The Ballparks Are Like Cathedrals
japanese whiskey, yuzu, pear, warming spice, figgy pudding bitters

You Get a Dying Quail
blended scotch, antique formula vermouth, currants, orange bitters

We Want You to Mature the Kid
bonded apple brandy, pineau de charentes, barolo chinato

Beer On Draft

Westbrook White Thai
coriander, lemongrass, ginger root

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

Moody Tongue Apertif Pilsner
crisp, clean, golden, light malt aroma

Highland Oatmeal Porter
chocolate, sweet roasted malt


Cúrate/Shacksbury Cider

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


NV Bel Casel, Italy

NV Louis Grenelle, France
Cabernet Franc

2017 Anne Amie ‘Cuvee A Amrita, Oregon
Chardonnay, Reisling, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, Meuller Thurgau

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

NV Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, France
Pinot Noir, Petit Meunier, Chardonnay

White & Rosé Wine

2014 Raimbault, France
Chenin Blanc

2017 Blanc et Fils, France
Rosé of Pinot Noir

2017 Pascal Jolivet ‘Attitude’, France
Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Jones Von Drehle, North Carolina

2017 Domaine Pral Beaujolais, France

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

2016 Volker Wines, Austria
Gruner Vetliner

2014 Bouchaine Estate, California

2015 Louis Jadot, France

2016 Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret, France
Grenache Blanc

2015 Cattleya,’ California

2014 Menade ‘la misión,’ Spain

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

2010 Edi Simic, Slovenia
Chardonnay, Kozana

Red Wine

2008 Copertino Riserva, Italy
Negra Amaro

2016 Herencia, Argentina
Garnaxta Negra

2016 Chateaumar ‘Cuvee Vincent’, France

2016 Chateau Lamoth Castera, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

2014 Tikal ‘Patriota’, Argentina
Malbec, Bonarda

2015 Brady Vineyard, California
Petit Sirah

2016 Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino, Italy

2015 Hartford Court, California
Pinot Noir

2014 Höpler, Austria

2012 Zlatan Plenkovich, Croatia
Plavak Mali

2012 Lealtanza Reserva, Spain

2014 Petit Sicard, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc

2013 Tenuta Monteti, Italy
Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

2017 Dufaitre Cote de Brouilly Beaujolais, France

2015 Division ‘Trois’, Oregon
Pinot Noir

2017 Gravel Bar ‘Red Mountain’, Washington
Cabernet Sauvignon

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

2015 Chateau Montelena, California
Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Dom. Loberger ‘Nuances’ Alsace, France
Pinot Noir

2013 La Jota, California
Cabernet Franc

2012 Casanova di Neri, Italy