Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn

4.7
2002 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
EDISON, craft ales + kitchen is an inventive bar and restaurant that brings together the food culture and local flavors of downtown, with expansive indoor and outdoor seating and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Named for frequent historical visits from Thomas Edison and his "Vagabonds" (Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford), EDISON serves NC craft beers, small batch bourbons, handcrafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food in a contemporary, fun, and artistic setting.

Several renowned artists who celebrate the creativity of the area and call this community home are showcased in the indoor dining room, offering our patrons a true Asheville experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2002 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but worth it

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Alicia
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food and staff. The views from the restaurant was stunning!

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SusanG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner at Edison last night. We got seated on the patio right at our reservation time and had a beautiful view of the mountains and changing colors of the sky as the sun set. They have a solid beer selection and food for any palate. Burgers were good but probably could have used a bit more sauce. Self parking is free for the first 3 hours!

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PaulN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was amazing and comfortable, outstanding sunset views! Waiter was great, no rushing us through our meal! Food was amazing as well!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cody, our waiter, made our Anniversary dinner so special. He is an excellent waiter!!

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localfernandinafan
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The scenery is spectacular and alone worth the visit. The menu is high southern, with vegetarian options and local touches (one cocktail is garnished with a paper airplane). Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and easy-going. There is not much shade, so a 5:15 reservation made for an intensely sunny experience. Make sure to get a table in the shade or you will be very hot!

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vipweinsteinrecs
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Hot! I placed a June reservation back in April, then inquired prior to our reservation if outside seating would be available. They responded that they’d see what they could do.

Upon arriving we were told that outside seating was indeed available, but that shaded seating was reserved for parties of four or more. We had three people. It was also 90 degrees outside. We agreed to the sunny seating, but the heat turned out to be so uncomfortable that we ate our meals as fast as possible in order to go cool off.

Having driven six hours from Ohio, and reserved seating well in advance, it would have been nice to have been accommodated and had a better experience.

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vipRutgerPeter
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We decided to eat at The Edison to be able to see the historic Grove Park Inn and eat while watching the afterglow of the sunset over the Blueridge mountains. The wine selection was overpriced and sub-par..so we both ordered a flight of local craft beers. They came out and were obviously mislabeled, so we made a game of guessing what we were actually drinking. For dinner we ordered the Joyce Farms Chicken and Bison Meatloaf thinking these would be difficult for the kitchen to screw up. The plates of food were beautiful when presented to us...but tasted terrible and were both so dry the food stuck to the roof of our mouths. We managed to take a few bites and that was it. Our server was super nice so we did not complain... she knew by the barely touched plates that the food was inedible. Not sure how this restaurant has a 4.7 rating on Opentable. Should have looked at the local reviews from food critics which were not so great. The historic hotel's lobby and terrace views are spectacular so I would suggest getting a glass of wine at the bar in the lobby, grab a free seat on the terrace to experience the view, then head back into Asheville for some decent food.

Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn
Responded 18 hours ago

We appreciate your feedback from your recent visit and dining experience. We are very glad you enjoyed the views and service. We very sorry to hear about the quality of food you received. We shared your review with our Food and Beverage Management Team with the aim to improve our food quality and offerings. We look forward to serving you again soon, so we may show you the dining experience for which we are truly known.

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NICOLEM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful setting. We chose to sit outside on the terrace at sunset and it was great!

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MatthewD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolute must-do in Asheville. The food is outstanding and the grounds are beautiful.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! We will return next time we’re in the area.

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JasonT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Edison is a great place with great cocktails and the Elk was fantastic.

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BarbaraN
Naples
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

So, I was really looking forward to sitting on the terrace for dinner at Edisons in the Grove Park Inn. When my grandson and I arrived for our 5:45 reservation, the only table left on the terrace was away from any kind of view. I asked the hostess if we could wait for another table to open up, and she was very obliging. We only had to wait about twenty minutes, which was awesome. We were off to a good start. All went well through drinks and a small appetizer, and that was when it all went south! My Hanger steak dinner, the only steak on the menu, at $48.00 was extemely tough. I know that hanger steaks are not real tender, but this was ridiculous. On top of that our server was working too many tables, and after our meal was delivered by a runner, I never saw our server again as she was busy with a table of eight men who all wanted separate checks!! I did not have a steak knife, so I had to get up and get one myself from the serving station. Then, I was looking forward to having wine with my dinner, but no one ever showed up to see if we needed anything. When you go to a place like this, you are paying for the food, service and ambience. We got the ambiance, but that was it. If you decide to eat there, stick with drinks and sandwiches. I really wish now that we had been able to get reservations at the Sunset Grill. That's the place to eat when you're at the Grove Park.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally worth every penny. Beautiful view, great drinks, and even better food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!!

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AaronB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner there!! Our waitress Erica went out of her way to make our night special! We can’t thank her enough!!

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Donnanap
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the entire experience! Great ambience, view, service and very good food! For us, a definite highlight to our visit to Asheville!

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vipNCbeachgirl11
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great! Can’t beat the view. The burgers ( smash burger and lamb burger ) were outstanding. Always fun!

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LoriH
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was the best part of the evening. She was delightful, attentive and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views with excellent food and service! Highly recommend!!

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hamburgers were so good, tender and juicy with all the fixings! The beer flight is a fun way to try different brews.

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SunshineonRaleigh
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dining experience, food was good service was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the resort

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MindyandAndy
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! So many wonderful flavors. Sunset Mountain View was breathtaking! Our server was awesome! Encouraged us to take our time and enjoy every minute and bite! So nice to not be rushed. It was the perfect dinner for our 20th wedding anniversary!

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vipJohnR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mediocre (cold)food and slow service.

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vipAmandaS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a good experience, wish they had a little more on the menu

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KevinK
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sunset view in Asheville with outstanding service and food.

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JamalM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. Abby, Caroline, and Erica took great care of us.

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vipDebM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave Nowak was our waiter. He did a wonderful job!

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SHUB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the mountains, attentive service, fun menu selection. I was seated overlooking the mountains to see the sunset. Excellent cheese board, beer flight and bison meatloaf. This restaurant has the views and atmosphere at a lower price point than the Sunset Terrace also on the property. The Grove Park Inn is an interesting history part of Asheville history - it is worth stopping in the lobby to see the giant fireplaces and exploring when you come to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Our waitress was not very attentive and visits to our table were rare. Our meal was out very quickly though.

KD
KenD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Will definitely return in the near future.

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vipSteve
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We both had to send our entries back one to be reheated and the second to be “recooked”. Not many options for dinner at GPI when you’re staying there. Very disappointed.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp & grits, bison meatloaf, and apple cobbler were amazing. Great ambiance and service! The music was weird for the setting though. Felt like I was at a skating rink, then back in high school with the 80’s and 90’s pop/rock. Doesn’t match this restaurant style.

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ChristopherP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, good service. Good variety of food and local craft beer. A terrific affordable alternative to the Sunset Terrace, with just as nice a view.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting

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foodie4sure
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!! Staff was on point and the food was delicious! And you cannot beat that view!!!

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Mellie
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alex, was tremendous. She was very attentive and had a happy go lucky personality. But, the food, THE FOOD was so delicious. Compliments to the chef. Everything was just wonderful.

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Brandy1
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The best part of the dinner was the outdoor table that we had with a fabulous view of the mountains. The food was average at best and pricey. Our server was a bit slow and the worst part was having to $20 to park your car! Outrageous to say the least!

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Katie
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and food. Best charcuterie plate we’ve had anywhere. Highly recommend for a wonderful evening!

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Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2002 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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