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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.
Seasonal Lunch Buffet: M-F from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Seasonal Dinner Buffet: M-F from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 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 Holiday Parking Rates:
Day Self-Parking: $20
Day Valet: $25

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (117)
Special Occasion (109)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
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Worth the Drive (77)
Good for Birthdays (76)
Good for a Date (71)
Romantic (63)
Great for Brunch (62)
Seasonal (60)
Sunday Lunch (53)
Good for Groups (48)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Fun (40)
Casual (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Kid-friendly (31)
Cozy (30)
Comfort Food (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Local Ingredients (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Authentic (23)
Tasting Menu (20)
Business Meals (19)
Disabled Access (17)
People Watching (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Healthy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Organic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed brunch very much. Service was attentive. Food was delicious! It was a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

My girlfriend and I are staying at the GPI for a girls weekend to celebrate our birthdays. This has become an annual tradition for our birthdays. Stan greeted us with a smile and was an outstanding server. He even made us feel extra special by giving us a special birthday treat at the end of our meal. Great service! Detectible cuisine ! Breathtaking views. We will be back.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing brunch. Food was fresh and staff was great. Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had reservations but had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated. Restaurant was very busy and loud. Our waiter, Stan, was very attentive. Food was good but I would have liked more liked more chicken or pork options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Awful, food was cold, very congested, no room to walk between tables, too loud, too crowded

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food parking is horrible!!!! Suggest a Uber else.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

WOW!! Everything was exceptional! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great wish I️t was easier to spilt the bill. Very good view and food. Definitely be back

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed New Year’s Day brunch here after a visit to Biltmore. Incredible selection of food; waiter was a bit too busy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Blue Ridge for New Years brunch. Food choices were abundant and well placed. Taste and quality of food were great. Ambiance was also very nice. However, beware a 20% service charge is tagged on to your bill. If you get a server like mine, Samantha, she was terrible. I had to ask for silverware, when I asked for butter she told me I could get it in the back with the breads, I had to ask her to refill my glass with water. I was never offered if I wanted a mimosa. Every time I looked she was talking to one of her co-workers. Bad, bad! The manager was very complacent and acknowledged my complaint He did remove the 20% charge. However, I would have been happier with better service. BTW, The girls at the front reception were very nice.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

First time doing the New Year's Brunch. Great food and views of Asheville. Service was good. A little chaotic at the buffet. We will go back, but unfortunately at $120 per couple plus $25 for valet parking, it will only be once a year.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Year's Eve celebration it was pretty good. There was a large selection of food on the buffet. The prime rib was great and some of the other sides we're really good. Some of the breads and cupcakes we're very hard from sitting out on the buffet. Our service wasn't great but they were busy. We did have to wait after seating to get our drinks, weren't asked about refills and had to wait to get our next drinks when our waiter did come around. I would go back to explore the hotel and I would be willing to eat there again, I feel like there might be better service and food on a less busy day.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I were a bit underwhelmed on this visit. After our only other visit two years ago, it was so good that we couldn't wait to come back. However, this time it was just OK. Nothing was particularly bad, but nothing was especially great, considering you pay $40 per person for brunch and $20 just to park. Two years ago? Wow. Two days ago? Meh. We won't be back. Far too many better food choices in Asheville to waste $120 for brunch.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was food—not great, but service was—-particularly the wait staff.
I was really upset to be told by two different employees that the first 3 hours of parking was at no charge. However when I left I discovered it was not covered since it was “before January 2nd.”
Having spent in excess of $100 for a brunch for 2 people, and then discovering that parking was an additional $20 parking fee after NOT being advised when I made the reservation online of the charge. Additionally, I was more disappointed especially when I specifically asked the hostess about validating my parking and was told that it was not necessary it was “taken care of.”
I have visited the Grove Park Inn & eaten in several restaurants on the property over the years, but after this experience, I will not return especially since the concierge nor the customer relations were not helpful nor appeared to be sympathetic to my situation.
Robert V

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been a few times. we did a saturday night prime rib night. I don't eat prime rib but my husband and dad were both unimpressed for various reasons. The food that ate was pretty good and the desserts area always the show stopper. I do think it wasn't as good as it has been during previous visits. It was very busy as it was Saturday, December 30th.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed our family dinner at this restaurant. Many food options to choose from, and the buffet is presented very well. They were very busy on this night, but we were seated promptly at our reservation time. The service was excellent - plates cleared and drinks refilled as needed.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I knew It was gonna be good but I had no idea how good the food would actually be. Can’t wait to come back again.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

A holiday dinner for 5 good friends. The food was amazing with many selections for all tastes. The flow of the buffet was remarkable, no wait times, and everything was freshly prepared and presented. We will definitely return for this great food and experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The ultimate buffet! Something for everyone. Save room for dessert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The buffet that offers the restaurant has a lot of options of good quality

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ending a special trip to Asheville and early celebration of a birthday

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We drove over for the gingerbread house viewing. We did not realize tha t a reservation was needed. We did enjoy the meal, and the sunset over the mountains was an extra bonus!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, beautiful surroundings, and atmosphere was exceptional.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

What a great spot for my bff and I to have an afternoon lunch alone!! It was a beautiful view, our server Lisa was great, the service of all the staff was great. Most importantly the food was fantastic. Lots of variety and so fresh!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We try to go to the Blue Ridge Artisinal Buffet at least once a year. The food does not disappoint. There are lots of selections to choose from. We had a nice table in the corner which was nice because we were away from a couple of large parties. Our waiter, Robert, was very attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyed the Friday night seafood buffet. Lots of options available and the food was plentiful. Busy due to the holidays but items were refilled quickly and service was great.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

No doubt the most extensive buffet we've ever encountered, and we've enjoyed many special occasion buffets. Not only was the selection extensive, it also was uniformly of good quality and expertly prepared.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything about our experience at the Grove Park Inn was amazing. The Blue Ridge seafood buffet was eye popping.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Shrimp was the Best for Thanksgiving day and Dec 29th special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful experience with our two pre teen kids. Great food. Excellent service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Blue Ridge Resturant seafood buffet was suggested to us by friends who had visited the area. Wow! So glad they did. A spectacular seafood buffet with delicious food!
Great attention to detail from the Chef on down to the serving staff and hostess station.
The Resturant is beautiful and the food is not at all bland- which is what is often the case at a seafood buffet in this price point.
The only suggestion I would give is to bite the bullet and valet park. Self parking is not free and you are going to get lost (like we did ) finding the Resturant in the huge Omni hotel. :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It felt like a food factory. Everything was rushed, especially the service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The buffet gives you a great way to sample cheeses and meats that are off-the-beaten-path for most restaurants. Exceptional assortment of varied foods and great service!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We try to go every year around Christmas and this year we went after Christmas and was not very impressed. The selection was weak and normally we go on a weekend but during the week the selection was not as much and ours kids were looking forward to the dessert bar and they were disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My family comes here every year during the holidays and always looks forward to dining here. The buffet has a large variety of items with a carving station. This year is was ham, which was disappointing. I think everyone expects beef during the holidays and ham was a letdown. There was turkey in a chafing dish, and several seafood options, but nothing beef. Desserts are numerous and attractive, but tend to taste a little bland, with nothing really standing out as special. The view and service are outstanding however.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The buffet was not as plentiful as in years' past...there were much fewer options from which to choose. The restaurant staff was excellent and very professional. The parking was horrendous; we were sent away from valet (even though we had reservations) and sent to the full parking garage, so we had to leave the property to park and walk. Luckily, we arrived early and adapted, but an app that let's one see just how crazy the parking situation is would alleviate some of the stress.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our buffet lunch! While it was a bit crowded due to the holiday, the service was superb and the view spectacular! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always a favorite and never disappoints! Great food, service and location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good food, excellent service. Staff was knowledgeable about the local area... would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Took my in-laws for their 50th. The food was excellent and the staff was top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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