Blue Ridge

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Southern
The Blue Ridge Artisanal buffet offers us what we love – plenty of great food Southern hospitality and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open for breakfast, weekend dinner, and Sunday champagne brunch, its culinary concept is best described as an elegant and local “Farm to Table American Buffet” featuring fresh and creative regional American Cuisine with Southern hospitality. Try the Blue Ridge Dining Room's award-winning Friday Night Seafood Buffet, Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet and Sunday Champagne Brunch.

Reservations recommended.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch buffet I've ever had!

CP
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening at the Blue Ridge and have placed it on our list of "Special Places to Dine". It was a wonderful experience. We shall definitely be returning in the future.

Blue Ridge
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing. We are so honored to have made it on your list of "Special Places to Dine," and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent spread with great variety. Gorgeous view. The prime rib could have been warmer. Wish I had saved more room for dessert because they all looked delicious!

G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiancé here for his birthday and he loved it! One of my new favorite spots. The dessert selection was incredible! The view was lovely, I wish we would have requested window seating. Wonderful, polite staff. I’m already excited for our next visit.

Blue Ridge
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining at Blue Ridge, and may we wish your fiancé a very happy birthday! Although seating is made available on a first-come, first-served basis, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the dessert room, view, and service. We cannot wait to welcome you back, perhaps in celebration of your upcoming nuptials.

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DN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

So, if you're at the Grove Park Inn your dining options are already limited. We decided to try the Seafood buffet ($45 per adult). There was lots of variety--maybe too much, but the taste quality was so-so: too many fried things, too many sauces on stuff. Our server was kind, but overstretched. The wine selection is reasonable, but overpriced. And the noise makes it difficult to hear someone across a 2-person table. I can't imagine what a party of 6 would do.

Blue Ridge
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, and we apologize that your dining experience fell short of expectations. We have shared your concerns with the Food & Beverage management team in an effort to improve.

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great seafood buffet! Worth it!

HV
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Blue Ridge several times and each time it has been memorable. The food choices are amazing, the restaurant scene is warm and inviting, and the wait staff and service folks are very friendly and helpful but not hovering or intrusive. It is our favorite place to take special people for special occasions.

ML
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been to the Sunday brunch in years but it was even more wonderful than we remembered. If you want to do something special with family or friends brunch here is a great choice. They have everything from seafood including shrimp and crab legs to an omelette station to an overwhelming choice of desserts. We had excellent service as well and will definitely return again!

Blue Ridge
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for your continued patronage. Whether it has been several days or several years, we always look forward to welcoming back past guests, and we sincerely appreciate that you enjoyed your meal at Blue Ridge even more so than during the previous visits. We cannot wait to see you again soon!

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M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! The views are amazing and the service was unreal! I highly recommend the champagne Sunday brunch 👏🏻

r
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the prime rib buffet and could not believe how many food options there were. Too many to list and they were all delicious including the banana fosters station. I left stuffed.

Blue Ridge
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for joining us. We are thrilled that the Saturday night Prime Rib Buffet was to your liking, especially the Banana Foster station. With two massive rooms filled with amazing dinner options, Blue Ridge will redefine all that you imagined a meal could be, and we look forward to any future visits you may have with us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable evening. Food was exceptional. Wait staff courteous. Abveance very appealing. My date gorgeous and beautiful.

Blue Ridge
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for dining at Blue Ridge. From the exceptional food to the courteous wait staff, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening, and we hope to welcome you both back for many special dates still to come.

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OT
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is a great selection of breakfast lunch and dinner items plus huge array of desserts...all on one buffet spanning several rooms...and a complimentary mimosa!

CP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is absolutely incredible! A must do activity when in Asheville! Will definitely be back!

LL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was very good and most of the food was good; however, the crab legs were still frozen. Over all I would come again.

EP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly elegant with delicious options in the buffet

DI
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent Food, Service, and most the Views. Would love to see more rooms to stay in for a weekend at a lesser value but overall, OUTSTANDING.

Blue Ridge
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for reaching out. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal at Blue Ridge, and we certainly would love to have you back for an overnight weekend stay. We look forward to serving you again at that time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

We were so excited to try this restaurant. The actual quality and selection of food was great BUT nothing we ate was above lukewarm or even room temperature....not even the soup! The clam chowder has such an excellent taste as did the fish, shrimp and other items.....it was just not hot. We were so incredibly disappointed! It is definitely not worth the $50 per person. I think the restaurant needs to rethink how they try to keep their food warm for a buffet.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are thrilled to hear that the quality and selection of food was great, however we apologize that the temperature was lacking. We have shared your comments with the Executive Chef as well as the Food & Beverage management team in an effort to improve our operation, and we hope you will choose to dine with us again when we may better serve you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We ended up going to the seafood buffet on a recommendation from a friend, they told us that there was every kind of seafood that was in the ocean there. However we were very disappointed to find out that that was not true. The foods were located in three rooms salads and starters in one hot food in a second and desserts in the third. Starting with the salads the choices were outstanding and delicious, the Oysters Rockefeller were dry and the oysters were still attached to the Shell, I've had Oysters Rockefeller many times and the oysters are always loose so that you could just pick them up I got three of them and ended up only eating 2 . The kale salad I think was the best, the blue cheese Caesar salad was my wife's favorite , the Sea Foods selections were very limited, almost to the point of what you can typically get at Ruby Tuesday's, the salmon and risotto was tasty but the salmon was dry, the crab legs were cold, unless you dug way down in the bottom of the steaming tray, the choices were cornmeal and crusted catfish, frog legs which were very good, shrimp and grits with tasty, clam chowder was salty, the flank steak was okay but spicy, we did not get the fish tacos there was a very large roasted grouper that they were kicking me off to make the tacos I can get fish tacos at any call but I wasn't going to pay $50 for fish tacos, desserts, the Bananas Foster , and the bread pudding, we're by far the best choices they had a short cake Buffet will you could make your own and an incredible selection of little desserts and little dessert cups the creme brulee was also fantastic. I thought the drink prices were pretty high my wife got a peach Palmer which was sweet tea vodka lemonade and Peach puree for $14 and I got a bourbon Manhattan for $16, we spent the $145 for for two people, and we walked away a little disappointed and probably won't go back to the seafood buffet, Robert was our server he was fantastic very attentive.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your detailed observations. We appreciate that Robert did a fantastic job and that many of the desserts appealed to your palates, however we sincerely apologize that the same sentiments did not extend throughout your dinner. With our goal of providing a true farm-to-table dining experience, our menu items at Blue Ridge vary daily based on what is available in the local markets. We hope you will choose to return and sample what may be a very different selection next time.

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LA
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

My husband I appreciated the acknowledgement of our anniversary. We were disappointed that there were no cold crab legs. Also, the crab cakes, which years ago, were delicious, are now pretty bad. Also, there was not a meat option (such as the prime rib station). Staff is wonderful and attentive. The price is pretty high to us, so given our disappointments with the food as of late, we will probably dine here less and less often. Still, kudos to Michael, the host, also the person who cleared our plates, brought us our drinks, etc. last night. Would only now recommend to tourists.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your continued patronage, and may we once again wish you a happy anniversary. We greatly appreciate local business as well as any praise towards our staff, like Michael, and we genuinely apologize that the food was not to your liking upon this visit. Although crab legs may be offered both evenings, the Prime Rib carving station has been featured one-night-only since 2015. We recommend visiting on Saturday, if you prefer a more varied selection from the Friday night Seafood Buffet.

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TI
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have asked for a better night, our server Kari, was spot on and went about what was expected, made the night a memorable one, we were given a tour, then seated, we were celebrating a anniversary and she congratulated us then brought the ladies a rose and a plate with chocolate and pastries, food was excellent, service was impeccable, Thank you for the wonderful night

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your kind words towards our staff, especially Kari; she truly embodies what it means to be a hospitality professional and is a valued member of the Omni family. May we once again wish you a happy anniversary, and we hope you will choose to visit us again soon.

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c
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place and food is great!! Fun place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary with family!!

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing. We are always delighted to celebrate a birthday or anniversary with our guests and cannot wait to do so again with you and your family.

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JD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An amazing place to visit. When we visit again, we'll make this a "must visit" to enjoy more of the dining options. The View from our table was one of the most amazing we've ever had.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for sharing. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and certainly recommend dining at any of our four signature restaurants, with equally stunning culinary delights and panoramic mountain views. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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AB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been a few time and it's always the same. Great food , great service. We love coming to Blue Ridge for our special occasion dinners.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine at Blue Ridge. We sincerely appreciate that your experience has been consistent and exceptional, and we hope you will continue to join us for many special occasions still to come.

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LA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunches I have experienced & incredible views

MH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner, food very good.

LT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the experience! We are local and make a point to dine there at least twice a year.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you for your continued patronage. We are so grateful whenever we can serve our locals and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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L
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate on Friday when they had the seafood buffet. Really great selection of seafood, salads, and desserts. The view is incredible!!! Service was good.

HM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Beautiful view! Excellent service! Glad that Blue Ridge was recommended to us!

DA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was over the top. I bragged so after coming before I was hoping my husband would have as good of an experience and HE DID!!! It was run like a well oiled machine and the Maitre d' deserves a pat on the back and a raise!! It was so obvious nothing could be this perfect without someone at the top attending to all the details. I honestly can't think of a thing I would change and I am picky!! We will be back and soon.

DC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I drive for Uber and Lyft and I constantly suggest eating at the Blue Ridge .

JV
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We came on a Friday night and the only foods available on the buffet were seafood and desserts. The bread was cold. The New England clam chowder was spicy. The crab legs were so overcooked they were disgusting and mushy. Most of the desserts were quite nice. For $45 per person, we were extremely disappointed. It was loud and crowded and we didn't get to enjoy the view because the shades were down most of the time. The servers were very pleasant and took good care of us. Otherwise, we would not recommend it. We wish we had gone to one of the restaurants in town.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. Blue Ridge does offer a Seafood Buffet every Friday evening, and we apologize that it was not to your liking. May we recommend visiting on a Saturday for the Prime Rib Buffet, or you may prefer any one of The Inn's four signature restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you back for the same exemplary service found throughout the resort, with a menu more pleasing to your palates.

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T
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The seafood buffet was average. The crabs cakes were delicious, boiled shrimp good, but the fried shrimp not that great. Too many cold fish options. When I think of a seafood buffet, I think of oysters, scallops, shrimp, flounder -- either fried, broiled, or grilled. The dessert buffet did make up for the lack of real seafood.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you for reaching out. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the crab cakes and boiled shrimp however apologize that the same sentiments did not extend to the cold fish options. To maintain a true farm-to-table dining experience, our chefs carefully select the menu based on what is available at market. We hope you will choose to return; you may find oysters, scallops and/or flounder next time.

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet brunch with a couple of close friends. The view of the Blue Ridge Mountains was amazing and so restful. My only wish was that we could have sat right at a window but those were all two seat tables.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you enjoyed the view and Sunday Brunch as whole however apologize if the seating was not to your liking. In order to accommodate the large amount of requests for window seating , we place tables of two at the Winona to maximize our accommodations. In special circumstances, if we have space available, we can build tables for 4-5 at the window upon request.

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MJ
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food was exceptional as was the service...and the manager took great care of our needs.
the BLUE RIDGE is lucky to have a helpful, energetic employee such as this gentleman....hare
working and paying attention to everyone's needs and wants.l And the view is always perfect.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine at Blue Ridge and for your kind words towards our staff, especially Manager Michael; he is a joy to work with and is a valued member of the Omni family. We hope you will visit us again soon.

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch!!! Would recommend to anyone in Asheville.

JC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been coming to this restaurant for the last 4 years for the brunch because it was our and our friends anniversary. Last year we noticed a change, the food was not near as good and the choices weren’t as many. We decided to give it another chance and we were not satisfied again this year. The crab legs/fish were good, the salad bar is good, there is not any choice of vegetables (besides salad bar) except for green beans (which were not cooked well) and 2 types of potatoes. Everyone of us got desserts, which were beautiful, but did not eat them because they were not flavorful. We did not try the beef because the line was so long, it was the only other meat option besides small, fried chicken nuggets. The staff here are always so wonderful, so I am hesitant to type this, but the food was sub-par for what we pay. I am sorry to say, we are on the lookout for our yearly celebration for next year, as we will not be coming here. 😢

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, and we apologize if the current offerings were not to your liking. To maintain a true farm-to-table dining experience at Blue Ridge, our chefs carefully select the buffet items based on what is available at market. It is for this reason that we encourage you to return to Sunday Brunch. You may be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of options unique to each meal.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious and the views were stunning!

TC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great that’s our third time eating there and it was our 30 anniversary enjoyed it very great place to eat

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for your continued patronage, and may we wish you both a very happy anniversary. We look forward to celebrating with you the next 30 years!

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CE
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our experience was great but not as perfect as our previous experiences. We definitely still recommend it; however, and will return.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for returning. We sincerely apologize that this visit fell short of expectations, and we look forward to welcoming you back for a dining experience true to the standard for which we are known.

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PL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The Grove Park Inn is beautiful, parts are aging but worth the trip. We could not get a table for 6 at the Terrace Restaurant so tried the buffet. Food was mediocre at best. Carving station was delicious. Mashed potatoes were like paste, shrimp was way overcooked, pork was too dry to eat. Vegetable of the day, snap peas were fresh. Buffet lacked vegetables. Desserts were ok...many contained nuts, which 3 of us had allergies to. Would not recommend to people who like good food over quantity. Ok place for children. Bill was over 400 plus the tip. Aside from the spectacular views, don't waste your money.

Blue Ridge
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing, and we apologize that the meal fell short of expectations. Should you choose to stay at The Omni Grove Park Inn upon your next visit to Asheville, we do recommend any dietary restrictions be made aware to the servers and chefs; we can certainly accommodate allergies and will help navigate the menu for any outstanding offerings available. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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