190 E Main St, Abingdon
(276) 206-8490

Recent Reviews


My husband and I went for a late night drink around 9pm. The cocktail I had was phenomenal. Loved the atmosphere, all the sparkling lights, and cozy vibe. Very happy we stopped in!

Terri Martin

I visited Foresta for Emory and Henry Homecoming in September. We went to the bar and had cocktails and appetizers and everything was DIVINE! Zane, the owner/bartender/mixologist is a cocktail ARTIST! I fell in love with the Lost City Margarita and another cocktail called Deliverance which had just enough "spicy kick" to completely envelop your tastebuds. I will visit this place every time I go to Abingdon. The food was to die for...a can't miss for sure!

Bob Boester

We were first time diners at Foresta on a Wednesday night, and then later in the evening bar patrons on Saturday. Both experiences were terrific! Foresta’s interior, after dark, is magical due to well thought out lighting. The menu is for adventurous eaters: this is not the Golden Corral. We had the charcuterie board (excellent, and enough to easily feed four as an appetizer), bone marrow (wow, very very nicely done) and beef carpaccio. Split between two people this was more than enough food and we left with two boxes full of charcuterie that we happily consumed the next day. The owner, Zane, calls himself a “spirit wizard” and the cocktail menu is full of tasty, artful and creative choices. I had two wonderful tequila drinks, and my wife had a briny martini which she loved. Our server, Hunter, was full of good suggestions, and joy. She added a lot to the experience, and we tipped her accordingly. We highly, highly recommend Foresta.


Lovely place with exceptional service...Eliza being our server was a delight! The food is excellent but way overpriced! The cocktails were good, but served in small glasses that were much too expensive for the size of the drink. I'm glad I experienced this restaurant but would not return due to the price.


Not good at all! Service was not good, drinks were not good and food was even worse. Very disappointed! Go to The Tavern or Rain and spend your money for an expensive dinner, not here.

Susan S

We've visited Foresta many times over the past year, and it is always worth the drive from Johnson City. The food, service, and welcoming vibe keep us coming back. If you enjoy creatively prepared delicious food, you will love Foresta as much as we do.

Jackie-lyn Kenany

Greetings and welcoming atmosphere!. Waiter was not only cute, but very attentive without interrupting conversation. Prime rib was excellent as well as the garlic mashed potatoes. No room for dessert, but next time I'll order dessert first. A huge ☆☆☆☆☆

Greg Sherrill

Always a magical experience! Zane is a true cocktail wizard, and the food — wow! The special melon and prosciutto salad was a beautiful combination of flavors. I can’t wait for my next adventure here - this is a true Abingdon gem!

Ariane Ireland

Kind service, funky fun vibes lots of specialty cocktails and great wine selection ?

Creighton Miller

This was not worth the cost at all!We went expecting a world class meal, and things tasted good. Things just seemed to be missing something. 48 dollars for 4 small scallops, a small salad and some potatoes is very steep. Then the filet mingon tasted good but was cooked entirely wrong. My wife requested medium, but it was RARE. Everything seemed to be packed full of garlic as well. Which is not a bad thing usually, but it was way over used in this case.The best part of the meal though was the bread appetizer. Which is strange that it was an appetizer instead of included in your meal which other nice places usually do.Finally my wife and I both got back to the hotel and felt sick. We laid down for awhile, and after we fell asleep we both woke up sick to our stomach.


I enjoyed yet another fabulous dinner at Foresta with a friend. We shared the burrata salad and the duck confit bruschetta while sipping on the Lost City Cocktails. Our entrees were both the scallop dish of the day. Everything was delicious. The sauce with the scallops required an order of bread in an effort to not leave a drop on the plate. Foresta is without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants in our area. I really don't think any other chef is as good.

Steve F

Everything was great. Not inexpensive, but the things we had were creative and delicious. Wait staff was friendly.


Exceptional food and great service. Restaurant not crowded, which we appreciated. Shared the Bruschetta app - plenty for both of us, and wonderful, with LOTS of tomato and tangy balsamic on toasted French bread, plus mozzarella. I had scallop entree - served with asparagus and a salad, and the most wonderful cream sauce. Husband had fettuccine with scallops and mushrooms - he barely ate half and felt stuffed. He also enjoyed a beer with his meal. However, we both saved room for dessert. He had house-made tiramisu and really enjoyed it. I had a single scoop of chocolate-hazelnut gelato, which was the perfect end to the meal. HIGHLY recommend - we shall be returning. Service was also wonderful - present but not intrusive, willing to get answers if she didn’t know.

Brendon Thomas

Foresta was an interesting find for us as I wanted to experience one of the more special dinner options in Abingdon but originally did not find it on my maps app. We were walking through town and the craft cocktails some folks were sipping on caught my eye. Not the busiest place but the interior was kind of fun and ecliptic.The drink options are good between some red wines with good character and their cocktail list which my SO enjoyed. I ordered the romaine salad which was good, but later realized it was missing the anchovies per the menu. However it was good along with the garlic bread which had both seasoned butter and soft bits of cooked garlic to spread on top.Entrees were good but kind of lacking in some ways. My filet was cooked perfectly and had an amazing char but the artistic greens on top did seemed to hep the lack of a real vegetable (criticize me all you want but for the price just let me have both the potatoes and asparagus). I kind of felt like the dish was a little dry with only salt and pepper to add to the filet which is obviously not a fatty cut of meat. My SO's scallop and pasta dish was a little more well rounded but honestly felt like it could have used another scallop or two.I think it would be a 5/5 experience for me if it were a little more "complete". A few touch ups like ensuring the dishes follow the menu and perhaps putting a little more on the plate in lieu of focusing on pure artistic value would be nice. The experience wouldn't be that unique in the D.C. area so perhaps my expectations are just a little relative.Bottom line, you won't find a similar place in Abingdon!

Debbie Z

We ate on a Friday night. We had reservations and the restaurant gave timely text reminders of our reservation. The service was exceptional. The server ( Carrie ) was very helpful in describing the dishes, and once we made our choices, the timing of the courses was perfect. We both chose appetizer and entrees from the daily special menu. The appetizer was a polenta/mushroom creation. It was plenty for 2 people and was amazing. I highly recommend. I had the seared cod and husband had the seafood saffron risotto. The cod was perfectly prepared and the sauce and vegetables were perfect complements. Husband really enjoyed the seafood risotto. We finished our delightful meal by sharing Grandmother's Lemon Torte. It was wonderful and was clearly made by a talented pastry chef.

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