I am new to Asheville (2 months) and have had three dinners at Bouchon. All three were excellent. Other places visited rated from GOOD to EXCELLENT, but so far only Bouchon has rated a second, let alone a third, trip. Normally having to wait for a table is a negative. The ability to order a drink in the courtyard while waiting for a table at Bouchon is a plus.
Really good food, especially the outside courtyard. The very best quiche I have ever had. Fun eating outside--although this year it has been a little difficult to catch it not raining.
Can't think of a negative comment about this place. The food and service have always been excellent. Love their brunch menu as well. The all you can eat mussels nights are such a treat, and the courtyard is so quaint and pleasant.