Blue Ridge

4.7
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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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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and view were amazing.

RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Stan, was superb! He really made the whole experience special. The food was delicious and all the specialty station chefs were great! We especially enjoyed Sophia at the dessert station. She was lovely! We had a lovely meal and were made to feel catered to. Quite a treat!! Thank you!

DL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I just celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary. We chose this restaurant to celebrate. We have been here before and always enjoy everything about it! It just doesn’t get much better than this! The food is amazing and the views are incredible! We could not have been more satisfied.

l
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We could only get reservations at the Blue Ridge; the Sunset Terrace was unavailable, even when scheduling a week ahead of time. Blue Ridge is buffet only and offers a tremendous variety of food. Wait staff were extremely attentive. Because it is buffet style, the meal goes quickly from start to finish. I believe $45 per person is over priced, and the wine list is marked up over 100% for average wines. Eat here only if this is an alternative to the Sunset Terrace.

TV
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time to the Blue Ridge for the Prime Rib Buffet. It is outstanding with a large variety of choices. You only has to learn to pace yourself as you cannot possible eat everything you see. We feel that it is a great value and have enjoyed it both times.

n
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are local and go at least a couple of times a year, and it's always the best!!

SC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blue Ridge restaurant at the Grove Park Inn is one of the few restaurants left that still feels "special". We often celebrate important occasions with our friends and family at the Grove Park Inn. We never feel rushed or hurried, something we greatly appreciate. The buffet offers something for everyone regardless of dietary preferences or restrictions making it the perfect solution for larger gatherings. The wait staff is always professional and courteous, balancing their level of involvement with our needs. The view is extraordinary, making the most of the mountain setting and the city of Asheville.

ST
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Full seafood buffet! If it comes from the sea, it’s probably on the buffet. Very good!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food can't imagine it being any better.

MJ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 4th trip back to this restaurant. We live locally, so it’s easy. We love the elegance of the hotel and the incredible views. There is always good food even for the pickiest eaters, and even for people like me, with food restrictions.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were visiting from San Diego for the weekend. We chose to eat here because it was highly recommended.

Our server, Robert did a great job considering the limited wines that were available. Each time we placed a wine selection, the bar was out. We felt bad for Robert having to constantly apologize for not having any of the wines we had selected. Finally, we settled to what remained of the Moscato.

Food was okay, nothing to write home about.

We would have been happier had we just made reservations at Sunset Terrace.

Thankfully we were given a table with a beautiful view.

KD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great anniversary brunch. The resterant from the front door is beautiful and elegant. There was three rooms of amazing food and a view that melts my heart. The service was timely and adequate. It was a perfect day.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined 8n the Blue Ridge room about a half dozen times. The food is very good and served at the proper temperature. Great variety. We have always had attentive and pleasant service and we love the view. This is our treat to ourselves when visiting Asheville. It is especially fun during the holiday season when we can view the gingerbread houses!

AR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff. Have nut allergy. Head chef Lumley brought me dessert to our table! Much appreciated. Not as crowded as during holiday season. Quieter. Food selection met our expectations.

o
St. Louis
136 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So Delightful The Best Brunch in the Land

z
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent dinner experience and it is a must visit in Asheville!

SM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress , Sita, was wonderful, she was attentive to our needs/drink orders and made sure our plates were cleared in a timely manor. She contributed largely to making our experience very enjoyable. We lucky to be seated at the window with the gorgeous view . A birthday surprise dessert was presented to me which was not announced by my party to the wait staff. Sita picked up on this through the reservation data base of Open Table.

TM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both outstanding. I would highly recommend the Blue Ridge to a friend.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views were amazing. The waitstaff were extremely attentive. We enjoyed the all the different varies of food available. The Prime Rib was perfect. The desserts were to die for.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent and the view was amazing.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Priced way too high

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Very good food. Service was fair.

GH
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Very little fresh fish. Mostly shrimp cocktail won’t go back

Blue Ridge
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, and we apologize that 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 seafood based on what is available at market. It is for this reason that we encourage you to return to the Friday night Seafood Buffet. You may be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of options unique to each meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Friday night seafood buffett, awesome variety and great deserts!

D
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took my daughter and her family for the Sunday brunch two weeks ago and had a less than satisfactory dining experience. When I returned home I wrote a negative review for Trip Adviser and sent the same comments to the Manager of the Omni Hotel where the Blue Ridge Artisanal Restaurant is housed.
Very shortly thereafter, I received a message from the Omni asking for a time for a personal phone call to discuss our experience. The person apologized for our negative experience and said they appreciated our comments as it helped them to identify and correct any problems their customers experience. He said he hoped that we would consider dining with them again.
Today, we took my grandson, his fiancé, and a friend to the Sunday Brunch and our experience was worthy of the 5 star plus rating we’ve come to expect at the Omni and the Blue Ridge Artisanal Restaurant.
All of the food was prepared and served to perfection on the buffet tables. There were huge selections to choose from including Eggs Benedict, individually prepared eggs, and omelettes, 3 or 4 choices of breakfast meats, home fries, shrimp and grits, oatmeal, waffles, cheese blintzes, stuffed French toast, pancakes, assortment of breads, Mac and cheese, roast beef, cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, crab legs, a huge table of salad mixes and so much more. A room with three dessert tables. Desserts ranging from pies, cakes, individual servings of brownies, creme brûlée, cup cakes, key lime tarts, bread pudding, ice cream and much more.
Additionally, the service was exceptional. It was easy to find someone to help on the various buffet tables. The wait staff was truly first class—anticipating our needs before we could express them. Used plates whisked away immediately, utensils quickly replaced, beverages refreshed. No detail left undone.
I would greatly recommend the Blue Ridge Artisanal Sunday Buffet for special occasions and for anytime you just want an extraordinary Sunday Brunch.

CK
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful top notch brunch-all the best and Farm to Table foods! The service was outstanding, with a friendly server. The table at the window provided that wonderful view. Was not disappointed, although
I had originally planned to eat a brunch on the terrace.

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

So much selection. Make sure you are hungry! Great view and fun for kids too!

A
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very polite, courteous and informative. Only thing that was missing was fried shrimp.

PR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary dining at Blue Ridge! Glad we made a later reservation, around 7 pm, so the crowds were waning & the rooms grew quieter. Our waitress was cheerful & attentive. We fully enjoyed walking around the Grove Park Inn & grounds after dinner. We'll definitely be back!

SB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with my daughter and granddaughter. So very good! I had been to the seafood buffet several times before but my daughter and granddaughter had not. They were amazed and enjoyed the wonderful variety and quality of the food. Now they want to go for the breakfast buffet!! It’s pretty noisy, but the food more than makes up for that minor criticism.

RG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food Great Service,,, !
Seating was wonderful, the selection of Seafood and Desserts was outstanding, and parking was free for 3 hours,, plenty of time to eat a tour the facility .

GR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived a little early ,so we enjoyed sitting by the fireplace, as well as walking through all your beautiful gardens . We were all treated like royalty, the food choice was overwhelming enjoyed every bite. Thank you all !

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Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday buffet is the best I’ve ever had!!! The food was phenomenal!!!! Highly highly highly recommend it!!

AR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extravagant brunch! 3 rooms full of food, all of the normal breakfast food, lunch, roast beef carving station, eggs Benedict station, crab legs, oysters, everything you could possibly want in a brunch buffet plus so much more.

WB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were seated but waited a long time for our server to come. Victoria was two tables down, having a LONG conversation. We finally went on to the buffet before we were able to order our drinks. We came hungry, our reservation was at noon. We did not get our food until 12:35p.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I believe the restaurant should offer a special discount for military personnel. Also, I didn’t see a handicap accessible ramp; which is required by law. I have eaten at this restaurant twice and believe he desserts could be more flavorful. Some are dry with dull tastes.

W
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time here, and it never disappoints !

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The prime rib buffet was excellent. Plenty of seafood options as well as prime rib and other entrees. Simply can't beat the view from the Blue Ridge restaurant at sunset. Great place for all occasions. Three rooms of cold items, entrees and deserts. Did not have anything that was not leave me wanting more.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was gorgeous. There was a lot of variety so everyone had options to find something they could enjoy...even a picky 7 year old birthday boy! The food was extraordinary! We loved it and plan to return!

J
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!!

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