Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn
Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn

Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.groveparkinn.com/edison
  • Phone: (828) 252-3799
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily
    Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Friday: 4:00pm-12:00am
    Satuday: 11:00am-12:00am
    Sunday: 11:00am-11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Philip Bollhoefer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Charlotte Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: As a Dining Guest, you receive three hours of Self-Parking with our compliments. If you prefer to utilize Valet Services, you may for a charge of $15.

    Parking Rates*: Self-Parking: 0-3hrs, Complimentary, 3-6hrs $10, 6-24hrs $15, Valet: $15

    * Holiday Parking will be in effect from Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 to Thursday, January 1st, 2015. It is a flat $10 per vehicle charge; half of each fee collected will be given to one of six local direct care non-profits.
A word from Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn
EDISON, craft ales + kitchen is the newest dining outlet at the Omni Grove Park Inn! With a focus on local craft beer and hand-crafted cocktails, EDISON is an innovative bar and restaurant, serving casual Southern comfort food with an Asheville flair.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (57)great for outdoor dining (46)special occasion (25)fit for foodies (18)good for groups (18)romantic (18)vibrant bar scene (17)great for lunch (17)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (9)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (6)neighborhood gem (5)Show More
  • Edison at The Grove Park Inn
    ltjamison
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The location is perfect with great views of the mountains around Asheville. The list of bourbons was impressive. However, the menu seemed limited. It had small plate offerings with the usual chicken wings and nachos, but the list of entrees was limited to mostly sandwiches and a pasta dish. I would have liked to have seen more selection, maybe some German dishes to go with the beer or some more substantial chicken dishes. Otherwise, our experience was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a view.
    Thomas
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great place to have lunch on a beautiful day, great views! The food was okay but could be better. Will go back again and try something different, had the chicken BLT.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    needtoeat
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The Edison's Sunday lunch menu featured options such as the Edison burger, BLT, grilled cheese, and a vegan dish, among others. I selected the salad with salmon and was very pleased. The view was phenomenal! Afterwards, my party toured the grounds of the Grove Park Inn and took photographs on picture-perfect Sunday afternoon. Well worth the trip from GA!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TennisGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We thought the menu was a little limited, but the food was good. Edison is a great addition to the Grove Park Inn for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service, Great otherwise!
    SECppl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    You know how it goes...arrived for my bday reservation early, seated immediately, drinks were brought by busboy, then didn't have a waiter for 15 mins. He finally came, apologized and took the order. Appetizer took 15 mins, then it was another 45 mins before we got our main dishes..it was just sandwiches, quesadilla and soup! The menu is easy. Still, took forever. Waiter made no eye contact nor did he refill any drinks. When he finally brought the food, he left without asking if we needed anything (prob embarrassed about the wait). I had no spoon for soup for 10 mins. Had to ask another server. Our server continued to dodge our table to the point that I had to, again, ask another server for our bill.."Dessert?!" He said. No, thanks...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tntt
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Good if you have kids. or dont want a huge expensive meal. ..Less expensive option at the GPI Great outdoor ambience
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice place
    MarcosGolfista
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good place for a casual meal post-golf, or if you don't want to get too fancy. Beautiful setting. Food quality is good and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average food, great view
    Sebrab
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was good, food just ok. Limited menu. Fish sandwich was hot and crispy, but french fries were served cold and obviously had been sitting for some time. We sent them back and were brought a fresh order. Go to Edison's for the view not the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get a table by the window!
    MichiganMary
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great opportunity to experience the historic Grove Park Inn at a very reasonable price! Food was great, and the table I reserved through OpenTable had a great view. The sunset was lovely! My only complaint was paying for parking.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marye
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    A less expensive alternative to the fine dining at the Grove Park Inn. It still had some tables outside which give you a spectacular view! Pretty limited menu but well worth going.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect View
    Kate
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Very welcoming staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Casual- nice. Having traveled here from Phoenix to see the trees after a long hot summer, the view and setting sun did not disappoint. We took advantage of the Twilight Spa program before dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise!
    BillyHuntVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The nicest "sports bar" I've ever been in. Comfortable, great scenic view,wonderful service and good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just right!
    AshevilleBarbie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Chose Edison's for the outdoor dining and mountain sunset views. It did not disappoint! Hosting staff friendly and on point. Food was good, as described,and affordable. Drinks pricey, but good. Atmosphere relaxed. Wait staff (Mike) was exceptional! Very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating, yet not intrusive. Very nice place for visitors and locals alike.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A swing and a miss for the GPI
    Apriltheeighth
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Edison is the Grove Park's attempt to create a sports bar to satisfy all the men dragged along on vacation during football season. While the views from the restaurant are fantastic and the interior is well designed with plenty of TV screens, the food was pretty awful. The adult pizza bites we got for an appetizer were decent, but the beef pasta dish I ordered was not good. My friend ordered the grilled cheese and didn't even finish it. How do you mess up grilled cheese?! If you're staying at the GPI and want to catch a game, head to the Edison for the TV, the beer and the view. Just take a pass on the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sunset dinner
    uspeak2me
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ate here at sunset out on the covered porch overlooking the mountains and the beautiful sunset! We had a good meal, the sweet potato tots were yummy! My husband and daughter enjoyed salads and I had the special for the evening, a fish dish that was very good. Cocktails were made perfectly and the VIEW is a must to see! There are heaters all along the porch so I think it would be fine to eat outside on a crisp evening. We had a warm and clear night in September so the heaters were not needed. This was a perfect place to relax, have a cocktail and eat a good dinner while enjoying the mountain views and sunset!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dim view of Edison
    rhumrunnerron
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Pretty disappointing for a first visit. We live in the area and so know the GPI's usual quality. Disappointed it was mainly just pub fare. Low fall sunset made finding a table out of direct sunlight difficult. We moved twice. Took 1.5 hours for a simple meal and made us late for another event. Really, just a sports bar with a view of the mountains. Edison would have been unhappy to see his name on it. Our waiter, Lorne, was very attentive but apparently the kitchen couldn't cope with the crowd (which wasn't all that large).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely view and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food at Edison. Of course the view is wonderful and service was commensurate with what you expect from the Grove Park. Highly recommend the nachos. Seems a simple dish, but extremely good! Looking forward to a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite view!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Beautiful view overlooking the mountains. Surprisingly good food for a sports type bar. Good service too!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice!
    swdnc
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good food and good service. Awesome view, similar to Sunset Terrace at the Grove Park, but significatly cheaper. Good grilled cheese, great banana cheesecake. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, atmosphere great
    MFoyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed our meals at this restaurant. Views fantastic. Only complaint...drinks expensive and weak. We found this everywhere in the hotel.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • relaxing
    spaday
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    the setting was great - wonderful service - great menu choices and perfect presentations
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Out2dinner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We ate outside. Service was good as well as the food. View great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Views
    Chris
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent service, good food, and fantastic view of the blue ridge mountains. Less expensive than some of the other options at the Grove Park Inn. I would highly recommend and will dine here again if I'm back at the Grove Park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 188 reviews are from the Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn reviews archive.
  • Delightful
    scrumptous
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The food and service were great. We will return at every opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot to watch a game w view
    Eeee
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had brunch and watched British Open. Great spot for outside dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere, fantastic view
    rices
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We tried Edison while staying at the Grove Park Inn. It is an open air restaurant with an upscale sports bar feel. It has amazing views and good food! We tried the soup special, Beer Cheese and Banana Pepper, which was rich and flavorful and split the nachos. The portion size was perfect and they were delicious! They have a great selection of local beers but also have plenty of wine and cocktail offerings. The service was spot on, friendly and helpful. Make reservations if you want one of the prime view tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    JessicaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great service and fantastic views. If you're a sports fan, what a great place to watch the game. Great choice of menu items. I'll be back and very soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice view but doesn't match the Inn
    BevL
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very casual..... Doesn't really match the quality and charm of the rest of the Inn. Nice view on the patio and service is was ok. Very limited menu and is probably better for drinks and tapas rather than dinner. Certainly you have much better choices in the other restraunts available at the Inn.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't beat the view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our anniversary weekend is always spent at the Grove Park Inn, so this year we decided to try eaing at the Edison instead of just having drinks like last year. I guess I misunderstood that this is strictly a place to have drinks and appetizers vs ordering a complete meal as in the other restaurants. I would return, as the view is hard to beat, but only for drinks and light snacks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Absolutely picture perfect spot to watch the fireworks on July 5th. Spectacular view, feel, and service. Loved our appetizer and dessert but main courses/entrees didn't seem like anything special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    weavervegas
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We brought four out-of-town guests, for a total party of six. All went well, beginning with the reservation , the hostesses got us exactly the seating we desired, and Mike was a professional and personable server. Food was prepared as requested and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautifful view not much else
    100Mustard
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Outstanding Grove Park View Some decent overpriced food options , Chicken wings. Fish sandwich but Hamburger , at $14 was a joke Smaller than a basic Mac. with equal taste Good Service and great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time not so good ...
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went in April and had a very good experience - good service, and the best burgers we'd found in Asheville. This time the burgers were smaller and overcooked plus the drinks were not as good as the previous time - for the prices they charge they need to be exceptional. Probably won't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    DefinitelyGoAgain
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Edison's was a great choice for dinner and catching up with family that we haven't seen in a long time. Our waiter was fantastic! He remembered our orders throughout the night without writing anything down. He was friendly and understanding with our children and my daughter's dietary needs. The atmosphere combined with the beautiful view & out door dining allowed us to share great food and visit. We really appreciated the fact that we weren't rushed so we could enjoy a relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Addition to the GPI
    weinsteindines
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My wife, daughter and I enjoyed Edison very much. I've been visiting the Grove Park Inn for years, and found Edison to be a nice, hip addition since Omni Hotels took over. I was nice to see them leveraging the Inn's history with the name choice. The atmosphere is very modern and minimal, but eclectic with their choice of materials, lighting and fire places. The food, I had the Mediterranean stew, was very good. Our only negative experience was with the slow and inattentive service. Our server rarely visited our table, and my wife had to ask three times for a drink from the bar. The third time was from a different server who responded promptly. All in all, I liked the place a lot, and would visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Burger!
    pammac
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My daughter convinced me that I had to order the burger because it's the BEST burger she's ever tasted. I'll agree - very tasty! Love the bacon bits added too! Despite the spring shower that blew through this night, we did not get wet and enjoyed the dining experience on the terrace.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This was a lunch for my birthday with a group of close friends and we had a truly wonderful time. The food was great and affordable and the staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful-- we stayed forever and there was never the slightest hint of discontent. They even took our picture, so we could all be in our photo to remember the event. We are already talking about doing it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty Place
    joan427
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    A great addition to this fabulous resort! If you're a beer drinker, this is the place for you. The food choices are a bit limiting because the emphasis is on the beer & wine list, but the entire place is worth a drop in & a spot to meet your crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance with Great Food & Beer
    PeachtreeMidwest
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The view is absolutely amazing, that should come as no surprise given the hotel's location. I was very happy that the food and the beer selection were great too. My girlfriend and I made a reservation well in advance. The entire hotel was crowded (holiday weekend, and a few weddings onsite) but we still were seated within a half hour. That half hour was enough time for a drink in their lounge area (still outside overlooking the mountains). I normally wouldn't like to wait with a reservation, but they handled really well and the ambiance is amazing. I sort of chuckled to myself because it's the same view as the more expensive restaurant across the courtyard. Definite must if you're in Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible sunset view
    Henry
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    What hasn't been said about the Grove Park. Great mountain view for sunset, none better
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall