While I realize that a lot of chowhounds in the AVL area are huge fans of fig, Rezaz, Table, all of Hector's joints, Zambra, 12 Bones and the Admiral, give me your list of Restaurants That Offer The Best Value In Asheville. Not the cheapest place in town. We're talking OVERALL EXPERIENCE, not the fact that the Fried Oyster Salad at Corner Kitchen is a great value (it is, but I'm looking for the whole show here). Where are you really gonna get your money's worth and enjoy it???
Top three that come to mind instantly:
Lobster Trap: Lively atmosphere, big portions, good local beer selection, well-priced wine selection, upbeat and friendly service, fresh food, local ingredients.
Bouchon: Good-size portions, very nice atmosphere, great food, affordable wines by the glass and bottle and good service.
Papa's & Beer (Brevard Rd): Large portions, priced well, full bar(finally), quick and friendly service, nice atmosphere.
Sugar Beet Cafe (Fairview): Great food, upbeat & energetic feel, quick and friendly service, and moderately priced.
I've got more to add but I want to see what y'all have to say.