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Blue Ridge, Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge

4.6
4.6
3904 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
The Blue Ridge is a farm-to-table artisanal buffet overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Morning Table signature buffet, served each morning, will redefine all that you imagined breakfast could be. Two massive rooms are filled with amazing breakfast options, including a yogurt bar, omelet station and great gluten free options. Don’t miss the award-winning Friday night Seafood Buffet, Saturday night Prime Rib Buffet and phenomenal Sunday Brunch. It’s the perfect way to end any week.

Reservations recommended.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Seafood Night Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Prime Rib Night Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (800) 438-5800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Private party contact

    Nikki Forstka : (828) 210-7813

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Charlotte Street

  • Parking details

    Guests can drive up to the main entrance and be assisted by valet for $35 for day parking and $25 for overnight guests. Self-parking is $25 per day parking and $18 for overnight.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,904 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for groups

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Asheville

    Best Overall

  • Asheville

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Good for groups

  • Asheville

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday brunch
  2. MA

    MARTINF

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We have been several times for the brunch, and were let down by this most recent visit. Our attentive servers were wonderful, but the buffet was just so-so. The eggs were not real eggs, but maybe egg product, sausage greasy, and fried chicken tough. The carving station and salad displays were quite good. Desserts were not replenished at all. Overall, not our best experience. While we had reservations, when we arrived we had to stand in a long to check in. I’m not sure when the group seating started, but it was surprising - and there was no indication of check-in processes at the entrance. (This would eliminate the crowding at the entrance and in the hallway.)
  4. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The buffet was nice but absolutely not worth $45 dollars ..
  5. TH

    TamiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good - a bit pricey for brunch though. We will be back, but it will most liely be breakfast or dinner.
  6. v

    victord

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and welcome Seafood great but chicken over cooked Salads and dessert fantastic
  7. PE

    PatriciaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to the Grove Park in several years. Last night's meal was wonderful. The food was excellent. Very much enjoyed our date night. Sitting by the fire enjoying each other's company priceless. The Gingerbread Displays were incredible. Thank you. Hope to see you again soon
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good, from service to the food. Best salmon I have ever tasted and the calamari was so good and not chewy. The little canoli was perfect portion after a big meal. Our server Keisha was very attentive and genuine.
  9. TS

    TambiS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we were preparing to move from Nashville to Asheville, our realtor gave us a gift certificate to the Grove Park Inn at closing. We decided to wait until December to go so that we could view the gingerbread competition displays while we were there. We made a reservation for 5:00 PM at Blue Ridge so we could watch the sunset. We chose a Thursday night because of the Italian buffet. Our experience was absolutely marvelous. Our server, Daniel, was fantastic, acclimating us to Blue Ridge and giving us tips about exploring Asheville. The food was delectable - from the cheeses to the breads to the salads to the house-made pasta to the desserts. We will definitely return!
  10. j

    jonh

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been up in a while. Everything was as good or better than before. You’re doing a great job keeping up standards… which in our case, go back to the 90s.
  11. GN

    GaryN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, but the food was average at best. The buffet offered seafood, beef, and poultry dishes as well as varied vegetables. I was surprised that the food was average at best and not nearly as good as the dishes I prepare at home. We don't plan to return to the Grove Park Inn, but if we did, we would dine off-site.
  12. GK

    GlennKathyM

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good buffet with excellent variety and choices. Should have something for everyone.
  13. SM

    SheilaM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our experience at Blue Ridge was very good. Waitress very attentive and cordial. Food choices were great All of this was a bit overshadowed by the fact that there was a $25.00 parking fee. The blue Ridge is still a great choice for dining.
  14. MP

    MichelleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blue Ridge buffet was exceptional. The variety of dishes gave us plenty of choices, and even afforded us the opportunity to try entres never had before.
  15. JP

    JessicaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food and all employees were kind and helpful. When making a reservation next time, I’ll be sure to book early enough to get an earlier slot. We were the last group of reservations and by the time we got to our entrees and dessert buffet, there were limited options.
  16. HB

    HollyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tons of choices with everything cooked perfectly
  17. SB

    ShirleyB

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Being at the Grove Park Inn is always a great pleasure. Food was great, service was out the park with Jonathan … so very attentive to our needs and very friendly. What we did NOT like … was them dimming the lights on us. Thought it was very rude, and it was not even near closing time! But anyways, next time we’ll stick with the brunch buffet, at least the lights won’t get turned down, I hope. :)
  18. R

    Richard

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought the food was very good and the buffet had a wide assortment of choices. I read elsewhere that some folks though it was overpriced. I did not feel that way at all.
  19. P

    Pilotwifey

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was extravagant and a great value. Crab legs, oysters and shrimp were fresh and salads were made with healthy greens and fruit. Prime rib was good and the accompanying hot dishes excellent. So many specialty desserts to choose from but the Bananas Foster with coffee was my favorite !
  20. I

    Iza9

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Front desk staff were not friendly, but adequate. The servers in the dining area - our wait staff Lisa was wonderful and made the experience worthwhile. Food was average but have large selection adequate for everyone. Not really my favorite place to splurge. But the panoramic view of the outside was really pretty. Our guests wanted to go to Grove Park. It was a fairly enjoyable experience.
  21. l

    lisap

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was not good quality and floor areas were dirty
  22. SW

    SharonW

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to celebrate my sweet DIL’s birthday❤️
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was really good! Really had a variety of food and delicious. At the entry to the restaurant you are not allowed to enter even a minute early, the hostess actually told someone “you can come back in 30 seconds” , then our walk to the table there was no description of the buffet, when our poor waitress Erin (who was fabulous!) came to the table she asked “has anyone explained to you how the buffet is set up” every table she had said no, the individual who walked all these people back to their tables made no effort to explain the buffet, and poor Erin had to service recover every table, Erin was absolutely fantastic she did an amazing job! The dining area was very crowded and difficult to move around the tables but understandable given the number of guest they have through. Pricey brunch for somewhat of a disappointing overall experience.
  24. SM

    SuzyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make a point of dining at Blue Ridge every time we are in Asheville! The view and atmosphere cannot be beat. The food is delicious and always makes for a fantastic dining experience. If you have not been you must put it on your to do list!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    We had a great time until we had an employee (a female) come by with a tray and dropped some glasses right beside us. So close, the glass hit her and we went home with glass shards in my purse that was open. No one really even apologized or asked if everything was ok. Just swept up around and left. I felt they could have been at least apologetic instead of just saying oops and walking away.

    Blue RidgeResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for providing us with details based on your recent dining experience. We sincerely apologize for the occurrence which took place. The feedback you provided is being passed on to our Food and Beverage Team so that they can continue to better serve our guests in the future.

  26. M

    Mi5spmv

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This was the worst experience out of the three times I’ve visited. Brunch, seafood night and tonight, Saturday prime rib. Everything was overrated. There was no flavor in anything. The food was either too salty or no salt at all. Everything was cold. The fish dishes were all over cooked. The only good thing that they had that night was the dessert. It’s a shame because our hope was so high. Will not return. Very disappointed.

    Blue RidgeResponded on November 22, 2022We greatly appreciate your honest feedback, and are sorry to hear that your dining experiences with us did not live up to your expectations. This feedback has been presented to our Food & Beverage Management team, so that we may better serve our guests in the future.

  27. w

    woodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Our server was very disappointing I had to go and get us more drinks and then asked to have our table cleaned off she acted like she did not care !! So very sad that it was my wife's and I anniversary sad that it was so disappointing we spent the money for such bad service!! We be telling friends about the bad service and we leave here it asheville. The food was good!! And the parking valet was awesome very nice!!
  28. M

    Mitch

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Please note: this is a buffet only establishment. The experience itself at Blue Ridge was pleasant, but the quality of the food for the price point and the $25 fee just to park and enjoy a buffet for just 2 hours is not a good value. I didn't realize this place was a buffet, and perhaps should've read the description under details more carefully, but it doesn't state it anywhere on the front page of the OpenTable app. The buffet was $50 pp, and honestly the food is adequate when it is first delivered out the kitchen, otherwise the food becomes extremely dry. Although the beauty and ambiance is breathtaking, especially inside the den, I don't see why it costs around $200 (including tip) for the buffet and 2 drinks, especially for average-at-best cuisine.
  29. LH

    LindseyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Crab legs were amazing. Our kids loved it. Worth every penny.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out! Everything always as expected at the Blue Ridge Dining Room! Thanks to traffic we arrived too late to enjoy a pre-dinner casual cocktail in the lounge as we planned but still enjoyed one ordered and delivered to us in the dining room by our wonderful waitress, Lisa. She was so attentive but not annoyingly hovering - balanced and very accommodating. Looking forward to our next special occasion (Brevard/Pisgah Forest resident). Oh and I witnessed a heartwarming situation- after one of the cooks filled the crab legs, as he turned around he noticed a young boy with an untied shoelace. Without skipping a beat he knelt down and tied his shoe, stood up, patted the boy on the shoulder and back to the kitchen he went. Customer service 🙂
  31. D

    Donna

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I was extremely disappointed that the seafood paella which was advertised on the Blue Ridge Restaurant Omni Grove Park Inn menu for the Thursday November 17, 2022, "Seasonal luncheon" was not available. Additionally, I was extremely (and unpleasantly) surprised to have to pay an additional $25 to park for just one hour after paying over $100 (including tip) for two just so-so very average meals. I just read the internet site and it states that they have instituted a $25/$30 per day parking fee for all guests during the holiday seasons. My family and I have eaten Sunday brunch at the Blue Ridge Restaurant at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville many times over the last 15 years and never had to pay an additional $25 for the "privilege" of eating at this hotel. Recently, my daughter made reservations for four of us to once again "enjoy" the Sunday brunch this coming Sunday, November 20th; and, I am now not sure that we should keep the reservation if we must also pay an additional $25 just to park at the hotel in order to enjoy the Sunday brunch. After all, the cost ($45 each adult) of the Sunday brunch for 4 adults will be $180 before taxes. After adding the 7% Asheville/NC state sales tax, the cost for 4 adults will be $192.60. By the time we tip our excellent waitperson (they are always excellent), the cost for just the Sunday brunch buffet for 4 adults at the Omni Grove Park Inn Blue Ridge Restaurant in Asheville NC will be over $227. It seems to me that the Omni Grove Park Inn could at least provide free parking (1-2 hours) for those not staying at the hotel who wish to partake of the Sunday breakfast buffet or the "Seasonal luncheons/dinners". In my opinion what was once a 5 Star restaurant and hotel is pricing itself out of the dining market.

    Blue RidgeResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your dining experience with us. We apologize that the seafood paella was unavailable during your visit. Please know that the parking fee you mentioned is part of our Holiday Parking Partner Program, which contributes to 15 non-profit organizations in the Western North Carolina area.

  32. N

    Nancy

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent assortment of food and very attentive and friendly staff.
  33. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views of the property and mountains when seated in the back room. Three rooms of delicious breakfast/brunch foods and desserts. Everything kept hot and delicious. Servers very attentive. Highly Recommend if you are in the area.
  34. MM

    MichelleM

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate Breakfast and Dinner at Blue Ridge. The food was delicious. So many choices!! They surprised us with dessert for our 20 year Anniversary. The staff was so friendly. Will definitely go back!!
  35. JW

    JanellW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food for a decent price. A little hard to find so ask directions.
  36. GB

    GoodButNotGreat

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent! The flow at the buffet lines was crazy. People didn't know which way to go and getting a little frustrated with each other at times. Service was great!
  37. NC

    NCApphaPPy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prime rib buffet was excellent and great value for money. Would highly recommend
  38. HG

    HeidiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grove Park inn is absolutely breathtaking and loved the Christmas decorations everywhere. The Blue Ridge Restaurant didn’t disappoint! The quality of food, service and ambiance was fantastic.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was a wonderful experience.
  40. CS

    ChristineS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ambiance is lovely, looks beautiful and layout is elevated and nicely done. Most of the food was great, some of it I was a little disappointed with, but nothing was bad. The crab legs were ‘ok’ nothing to write home about. My favorites were the Mussels, Mac and cheese and the Crab Cakes and Trout. The Desserts were a nice variety and the seating is expansive. Service was good and staff was very friendly. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our visit

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blue Ridge is rated 4.6 stars by 3904 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today
Google Map for Blue Ridge

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Charlotte Street

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Seafood Night Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Prime Rib Night Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Guests can drive up to the main entrance and be assisted by valet for $35 for day parking and $25 for overnight guests. Self-parking is $25 per day parking and $18 for overnight.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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