EAT & DRINK

The Review

The Review
Asheville's newest Greek restaurant brings refreshing authenticity

Chef Joyce Boston serves up a sizable menu of classic comfort foods with unique flourishes

Highlands 163 Main St. (828) 526-3636 www.rukastable.com L, D $$$

Aiming to be a place for regulars on the north side as well as a dining destination, Ambrozia boasts a long, wide bar constructed from pastel-stained wine boxes, warm blond wood, and touches of neon. The dinner and brunch selections are concise, but parts of the menu change weekly.

Joy Bistro in Boone easily sets itself apart from its merchant neighbors with the twinkle of taverna lights strung from the pergola sheltering its cozy terrace.

The appeal lies in the comfortable surroundings and a menu you can always count on for variety and classic Southern dishes.

In the countryside, Giardini Trattoria beckons with authentic family recipes

The World Over: Morning Glory Café brings exotic influences to a quiet village

With many loyal fans, Fig holds tight to its recipe for success