Nightbell

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.
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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

grilled oyster**, tallow, corn relish, fried garlic (lf, 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

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 whey vinaigrette, crispy chicken skins, ricotta salata (gf, tnf)

clam & sausage grilled focaccia, fennel, olives, saffron (tnf, lf)

stuffed quail, muscadine jus, popcorn grits, daikon salad (tnf)

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

sweetbreads, scuppernog, cauliflower (tnf, gf)

rosso di lucca beans, duck, pork belly, short rib sausage, crackling (tnf, lg, gf)

cavatelle pasta, short rib bolognaise, zesty bread crumbs (tnf)

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

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

FOUR. desserts

molten cola cake, black pepper ice cream, muscadine (tnf)

apple stack cake, walnut crumble, rosemary 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.

Cocktails

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

A No-No with Umpires
barrel-aged hollands gin, cocchi americano, yellow chartreuse, chamomile

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

Bring Me the Gas
bonded rye, creme de cacao, walnut, orange

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

Highland Peach of a Hand
peach, lemon verbena, gose

Pisgah Brewing Brown Ale
malt forward, medium caramel body

Sparkling Wine

NV Bele Casel, Italy
Glera

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
Bonal

White & Rosé Wine

2014 Raimbault, France
Chenin Blanc

2016 Boundary Breaks OVL, New York
Reisling

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
Chardonnay

2016 Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret, FRA
Grenache Blanc

2014 Menade ‘la misión,’ Spain
Verdejo

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

2010 Edi Simic, Slovenia
Chardonnay, Kozana

Red Wine

NV Venturini Baldini Lambrusco, Italy
Salamino

2008 Copertino Riserva, Italy
Negra Amaro

2013 Terre Rouge, California
Syrah

2014 Tikal “Patriota,” Argentina
Malbec, Bonarda

2014 Höpler, Austria
Bläufrankisch

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
Baga

2013 La Jota, California
Cabernet Franc

2014 Robert Craig, California 
Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Casanova di Neri, Italy
Brunello

2012 Lealtanza Reserva Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo

2016 Castello Banfi Montalcino, Italy
Sangiovese

2015 Brady Vineyard Paso Robles, California
Petit Sirah

2017 Dufaitre Cote de Brouilly Beaujolais, France
Gamay

 

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