We attended a jazz concert at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in West Asheville recently and it was impressive. The musicians were first rate, the food was good, and the newly renovated space is "big city" modern and sophisticated yet laid back - like the rest of our town.
And it was packed - even on a Sunday night. Isis opened in October of 2012 and we only wish we had tried it sooner. The atmosphere reminded us of venues in New Orleans and New York City.
Isis offers appetizers, dinner, dessert, late night treats and a full bar. It has an outdoor dining patio, an indoor dining room and music hall with bar, and an upstairs cocktail lounge. If you don't like jazz, no problem - an eclectic mix of musical groups is offered throughout the week.
Follow this link for more information about Isis and for a current schedule of performances. Plus, the good news is that it's only about 2 miles from our bed and breakfast.