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About Blue Ridge

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 and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Try the Blue Ridge Dining Room's award-winning Friday Night Seafood Buffet; Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet and Sunday Champagne Brunch.

Reservations recommended.

290 Macon Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am
Champagne Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Friday Night Seafood Buffet: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Champagne Brunch: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cross Street:
Charlotte Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(800) 438-5800

Website:
http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/asheville-grove-park/dining/blue-ridge

Parking Details:
2017 Parking Rates:
Self-Parking: 0-3 hours: Complimentary│3-6 hours: $10│6-24 hours: $15
Day Valet: $15│Overnight Valet: $22

Public Transit:
Grey Line Historic Trolley Tours
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Private Party Facilities:
The Omni Grove Park Inn

Private Party Contact:
Colleen Sullivan: (828) 252-2711 ext. 7046

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Blue Ridge Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (74)
Special Occasion (68)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
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Good for a Date (50)
Worth the Drive (49)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Romantic (42)
Great for Brunch (33)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Fun (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Casual (22)
Comfort Food (20)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
People Watching (15)
Seasonal (15)
Healthy (13)
Authentic (11)
Business Meals (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

My family absolutely loved our fine meal at the Blue Ridge

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

A very special venue for special occasion, especially at the holiday season ~ beautiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Great view at sunset of the blue ridge mountains
Our server Jackson was very attentive efficient and discrete

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We met for a weekend Girls Trip in Asheville to celebrate the 80th birthday of our mom and our aunt, her twin sister. We wanted to see Biltmore House for Christmas and see the local sights. Grove Park Inn is a wonderful old historic hotel, so we decided to have dinner there to experience the inn and to see the gorgeous mountain views. We were not disappointed! We were there for the Prime Rib Buffet, but it was so much more. The food was fabulous— every single bite. And, the hotel is just as spectacular and unique as we expected.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We felt immediately welcomed and the hostess and maitre'd were very personable. This continued with the walk to our table with another hostess who answered questions about the Inn as she brought us to our table. Beautiful view from our window table. Mr. Robert our waiter was attentive but not over-present.
And oh my! From the gorgeous aromas from the risotto station to the lovely desserts were over the top. Dinner here was the height of our trip to Asheville. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent . Have experienced the Buffet 3 times. Good food, loved our waiter, and beautiful sunset. What more could you ask for!!!!!❤️

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The desserts were the best part of the buffet. They were great. The salads were also very good. I was disappointed with the main courses. Many of the fish dishes and the vegetables were overseasoned. The vegetable medley had so much pepper in it, it was practically inedible. There was also a coffee crusted steak that just tasted like pepper. I was also surprised that after paying $44 for a buffet, a fountain drink wasn't even included but was another $3.50!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent buffet. The food selection was wonderful

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I visited the Blue Ridge dining room on our 24th wedding anniversary. We had specified we wanted a table by the window to be able to watch the sunset and our table was provided and perfect. The atmosphere was absolutely wonderful. The selection of food was unbelievable! The staff was very accommodating and seemed to work well together. All in all we loved getting to dine and visit . We will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything we had was very tasty; however, there were few options that fit my dietary needs. Presentation was very nice and everything was kept looking neat and clean (it was a buffet). Deserts were delicious!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding food enhanced by superb service. Our waiter, Jason, was attentive, efficient, engaging and added greatly to the evenings experience. The Grove Park Inn is not to be missed if you are in Asheville and the Blue Ridge dining room is a gem. Come hungry.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service we're EXCELLENT!!!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed another great dinner at the Blue Ridge Dining room. Our reservations made through Open Table were done perfectly, down to the request for the window seating and a welcome that included "Happy Birthday" to my wife to mark the occasion. Highly recommend both restaurant and Open Table!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very below average food for the atmosphere and price point. As an industry professional I understood going to a "fine dining" buffet was risky... but catering and event-style food can absolutely be executed on a higher level than Blue Ridge. The whole thing is a facade. Grade A sham.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was impeccable! Our waiter, Jonathan was able to predict what we needed before we even asked! The food was plentiful and of excellent quality. Will definitely go again and recommend to others.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Artesian Buffet was one of the best we have had. Grove Park Inn is a must visit place in Asheville if you have never been. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We visit atleast once a year. Laura, our service was excellent. We were celebrating my 51st Birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food and service ! The hotel has beautiful views from every angle and such a great place to visit .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server Jasmine was very attentive as friendly. We were celebrating our 28 anniversary. Nice view, wonderful food. Will definitely return.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were staying at Grovepark for our anniversary. The other restaurants were a bit limited on the menu choices for my picky eating husband! The Saturday night prime rib buffet was PERFECT! There was a HUGE selection and everything was fresh. Our waitress was delightful and our view was spectacular. We would HIGHLY recommend Blue Ridge!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

If you love great food..... go!! There is something for everyone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Organic, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was excellent! Made for a very special evening celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

would definetely come back. really enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service. Great food. Great ambience. Phenomenal view. We did the Friday night seafood buffet and had a great time although with an average bottle of wine or dinner for two was about $200

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The ambience is FANTASTIC and since we were celebrating our anniversary it couldn't be better. The service is always outstanding and the view of the mountains at sunset was spectacular!! Roaming around the hotel is always a joy and you always end up seeing something you hadn't the first time. We will be back when family comes to visit! Thanks Blue Ridge!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Took my best friend to celebrate her 65th birthday (she’d never been before) and it was as spectacular and memorable as we had hoped! Thank you!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Was surprised to see my parking bill of $10 on exit, after a $100 night out for two. Diners should receive free parking at a restaurant which offers parking.

Also, the restaurant is way too loud - can't have a conversation without yelling - needs some engineering - noise baffling - in an otherwise good looking room.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Have been here many times, but not in the last few years. They have really stepped up with variety of food. Everything was great. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, great staff, great view of sunset. These are all the reasons why we keep c oming back for over 20 years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was our 10 year anniversary so it was a special event for us.
The food was phenomenal and service was exceptional !!
Stan brought out a specially chocolate decorated "Happy Anniversary" Plate with macaroons !!!
This was in our opinion, a very kind and thoughtful act. Thank you Stan!!
The entire staff were kind,helpful and considerate.
11 out of 10 rating!!! would recommend to all !!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We absolutely loved it. The food varieties were great and everything was so good.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food left me frustrated. The hot side dishes were undercooked (Brussel sprouts, collards)
The Chicken was simply bad. The presentation of the salad and the soups was poor. Quite
frankly, I expected more for the price and the location...disappointing. My husband did enjoy
the crab legs and the prime rib.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This meal at Blue Ridge was fabulous. It is a buffet with everything you could anticipate wanting. Crab legs, oysters on the 1/2 shell, salads, boiled shrimp, roasted vegetables, breads, prime rib, and. Desserts that almost made you wish you had eaten less earlier. Everything was fresh and appealing to the eye as well as the palate. Our waiter was perfect. He was attentive without being overly so. It was one of the best meals I have ever eaten!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place for my wife's 50th birthday. We will go back again next time we are in Asheville.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent location nestled in the mountain side with great views. Food was wonderful with a large selection. Definitely worth the drive/cost. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

There was too much fried food. Some of the food was undercooked. It was a poor meal for $50 per person.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our 4th time to drive 5 hours from Raleigh to have a special meal here. We tried out the seafood buffet this time and it was grand. Had a wonderful waiter, Jonathan, and recommend him to everyone. When he found out we had come for my birthday he brought the special plate with mascarpone & birthday wishes on it. We had a great view, as my husband had requested. We had our 50th wedding anniversary there in August and the catering folks worked well with us, as well as the service being amazing. Our party of 16 was truly awed by the dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had an amazing 11th anniversary dinner and we were treated like royalty by the staff. The food was amazing.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Brought a friend who had never been to Grove Park Inn. He certainly was wowed by the place and we all enjoyed the buffet. It is huge and the food was all delicious. We will definitely bring folks here again. The views, of course, are lovely. Service was great. Very nice evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went to the Saturday "Prime Rib Buffet". All of the food was great until we got to the prime rib. The prime rib was very lean, not marbled at all and thus very dry even for a medium cooked piece. And not tender for the same reason. Big disappointment. Lots of variety for the rest of the buffet.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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