What was once a classic movie house is now the most upscale restaurant in West Asheville and a late-night music club. Underneath the movie marquee, the dining room has large windows overlooking the busy West Asheville street scene. High ceilings with exposed ducts, wood tables, and polished concrete floors provide a modern update to the interior. The menu of new Southern cuisine includes appetizers like hopping John with yellow-eyed peas, shrimp, smoked bacon and red quinoa,
and mains like seared local rainbow trout with wilted chard and an artichoke beurre blanc. The main music stage is at the back where the movie screen used to be, with a lively bar connecting the two areas. On the second level there's a more intimate bar and lounge, with a piano and small stage, ideal for a jazz trio or singer. More than 20 microbrews are on tap, plus a nice selection of wines and moderately priced cocktails. Dinner is served until 10, at which point the Isis moves to bar snacks and the music—a mix of bluegrass, reggae, jazz, and rock—begins.