Edison - Omni Grove Park Inn

4.6
1261 reviews
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Contemporary Southern
EDISON, craft ales + kitchen is an inventive restaurant and bar that brings together the food culture and local flavors of the region. With a focus on local craft beer and hand-crafted cocktails, EDISON serves casual Southern comfort food with an Asheville flair and features expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and downtown Asheville.
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M
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surprise at the Grove Park on our 40th wedding anniversary weekend. We expected casual dining with beautiful open air views, but food and service blew us away. Our waiter educated us about their wonderful beer selection and picked out two delicious local interesting ones for us. We then split the Caesar salad with big hunks of Reggiano shavings. My husband had the NY strip special, a 14 Oz sous vide steak perfectly cooked with a sauce of bourbon, vanilla and sorghum. My short ribs were an amazing slow cooked comfort food, and we were also treated to a gratis dessert of macarons and whipped cream over a celebratory chocolate square. Our waiter was attentive and well versed in all aspects of the meal. Very impressed with The Edison considering the restaurant was packed and there are 5 weddings at The Grove Park this weekend! Make reservations and request an outdoor table for spectacular views!

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was efficient and very pleasant.... as all staff at GPI

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R
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my very favorite place to eat... top notch food and a truly incredible view. If you eat here, you are sure to make many special memories

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WS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Gorgeous views ! Delicious food! We sat outside, and enjoyed every minute!

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

Wonderful meal and service for a special occasion. Highly recommend!

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GW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Seattle and I have been in Hickory working touring a new furniture company our company is bringing on. My partner joined me and we had a few vacation days in Asheville. The Grove House in is an architectural wonder and a joy for us to see. Our server was Lisa in the Edison restaurant and she is definitely s keeper for you Food was amazing and the ambiance was outstanding.

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Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated in the most perfect location...out of the sun with an amazing view of the mountains! We enjoyed some craft beer and some wine, and enjoyed the chicken lollipops, ceasar salad, grilled cheese and tomato soup. Cody was awesome....very attentive, such an enjoyable person to talk with! He made our afternoon so pleasurable...he anticipated our every need and checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed! One of the nicest afternoons ever! Thank you, Edison and especially Cody!

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D
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Love the view and the beauty of the grand old hotel. Service was very friendly and quick. Took my wife for date night for a sunset view. The vegetable plate came out seemingly within seconds after ordering, even before the wine was poured. The Crunchy Yard Bird sandwich is a complete misnomer. Absolutely no crunch to that bird, and the roll was stale. My wife had a $25+ lobster roll that smelled fishy. In addition, right below us, there was a cocktail hour for a conference where a speaker droned for what seemed like an hour. I absolutely recommend for cocktails overlooking the mountains, but would avoid the food.

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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Breathtaking views, delicious food and wonderful service-- a no brainer to do a sunset dinner when you are in town to visit the mountains of Asheville NC.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cody was our server- great down to earth guy. Great sense of humor and let us have our alone time but was also very attentive. The sunset was gorgeous and the vibe was classy but relaxed. I got a steak and potatoes special and it was AMAZING.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was new but you’d never know it. She was very professional and very accommodating. Loved the atmosphere and experience overall.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing. That combined with watching a gorgeous sunset on the sunset terrace made for an excellent date night!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

First experience at Edison was excellent. Great beer selection and pub food with a few selections for dinner entrees priced between $18-28. I was excited to return and keep sampling their beer and menu.

Second experience left a very bad taste. They offered two specials, a NY Strip Steak and a Lamb Shank. No premeal bread or salad, just the entree. Steak arrived with four small red potatoes cut in half. No vegetables or anything else, meat and potatoes, period. The lamb shank was served on cheese grits mixed with vegetables. Both meals were fine, nothing special or memorable.

My error was not asking the price point of the specials. Strip and potatoes were $52. Lamb shank and grits $46. This is in a brew pub, not the main restaurant in the Omni Grove Park Inn.

I have frequent some of the finest steakhouses in many cities and paid prices like this without blinking.

My advice is stick to the menu or ask about the price point of the specials. Value of the specials was one star.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

We were very disappointed with our experience at the Edison… We have dined there several times in the past, however it’s probably been a year since the last time. The prices have gone up substantially and the quality and quantity of food has changed substantially. One of the items we had were shrimp and grits, which in the past have been excellent, However they have changed the recipe and it is nowhere as good as it used to be! The prices on all items on the menu have increased & the portions & quality have decreased. The Edison used to be our “go to” for special occasions & when guests came into town ... unfortunately it will no longer be our “go to”:(
We will definitely go back to Grove Park Inn… But it will be for a beer on the patio, for the view, & then somewhere else to eat!!! Asheville has so many other great options thankfully!!
Very disappointed in the Edison!!!

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VE
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Executive summary: Go for the view, be SURE to reserve an outdoor table and be there for the atmosphere as the food is disappointing.

1. Our server (David) was EXCELLENT. Thoughtful, well educated on cuisine, timely and personable.
2. The setting was the BOMB. We often go to Grove park for the atmosphere at times when it isn't mobbed with tourists.
3. The Butternut Squash soup was simply outstanding as was the Beet/Grit salad.
4. The Mushroom Tart my girlfriend ordered was bland, flat tasting and had a crust that was in the realm of cardboard which, since it was a machine made crust was to be expected. The "poached egg" was crusted in some sort of bread crumb (not sure how it stayed on in the poaching water ;-P) and overcooked.
5. The veggie burger, at $15 was a complete ripoff. It was sized like a large "slider" and while the flavor was good was completely underwhelming and I went home and ate more food.
6. The French fries, at a level of dining such as this should be hand cut or, at the very elast not the processed, coated with "spicy, crusty, woozzle" kind of fries you get at the ball park...

In the end, I have dined at GPI numerous times and, of late, three times at Edison's. All three have been, at best, merely, ok. At $90 for a table of four to eat burgers and chicken sandwiches (no alcohol was purchased), the food severely underperformed.

While I will always return for the view, and great service like David provided. I will not make eating there a primary goal.

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k
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dinner with friends on the porch. The weather and mountain views are wonderful. The food and our server were outstanding!

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d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect view, great menu and reasonable! Could not ask for more!

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DR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

For an Easter meal, the chefs and servers managed very well.

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TB
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic dinner! Edison’s at Grove Park Inn.
We had delicious grilled cheese with tomato soup and my friends had the special-trout in an iron skillet. All was delicious!!!
Our server was excellent, she personalized our dinner, very fun and friendly! (Wish I could recall her name. ) Try the hot chocolate for an after dinner dessert drink.
Love, love, love Grove Park Inn!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at a great value while enjoying a picturesque view!

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A
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely night celebrating our anniversary on the porch of the Edison. The view is amazing, the food is creative and delicious, and the service is friendly and prompt. We always eat at the Edison when we come to Asheville. It's a gem!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service at the best table in Asheville overlooking long range Mountain View at sunset. Sigh! So nice!

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k
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service. Great menu. And absolutely great view! We were able to catch the sunset from a rocking chair in the hall just outside of the restaurant. We enjoyed our walk around the Inn before dinner, especially the photo gallery of all of the famous guests, from Presidents to Harry Houdini! What a history!

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CM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the lounge area and the view!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible views and service!!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, average to good entrees

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b
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it. Our server Erin was outstanding. The view alone was worth it!

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RB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat dinner at sunset! As if sunset at the Grove Park isn’t great already. Food is good but a bit pricy - but I suppose you should expect that given where it is and the outdoor ambiance. Have eaten there several times and always leave happy I did. Give it a try if you’re at the GP.

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LP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

The table and bench were uncomfortable, seats were too low and the seat back was too far away. The table was too heavy to move. There were no sun screens to cut the afternoon sun glaring into our eyes.

The food was good and the service was very good.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful date night...the setting was perfect, the sunset was magnificent, the service and food was excellent. I have already recommended it to friends who are looking for a place to get away for a romantic evening, and we’ll be back! Love the free parking for dining and shopping!

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely great. We had hamburgers and one salad. Hamburgers were delicious !!!!
Luke was an awesome server. He was so friendly and checked on us so much. He was so polite. Great guy. Great experience.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! Awesome view of the sunset over the mountains. They had heaters which was very nice for when it started getting chilly.

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k
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the highlight of our trip to Asheville! The views are breathtaking!

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DM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Amazing views of sunset. Not rushed at all. Great place to unwind and celebrate

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d
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our time at Grove Park Inn. Such a relaxing time - beautiful view - superior service.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the server was wonderful.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, lovely view. A little expensive, but you expect that at a destination resort. Worth it.

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ST
Key West
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bartender! Excellent martini. Wines were very expensive for the types of wine available. Service excellent. Atmosphere beautiful. Great choices and help with gluten issue and non-red meat eater. Our dinners were exceptionally delicious and we are food snobs. Was a great experience

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated to an incredible sunset at the end of a few wonderful days in the area and our server Stephanie made the whole experience that much more wonderful. What a delightful addition to the staff as I know she is new to the area as well. Unbelievable food and drinks and we cannot WAIT to get back again soon!

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Edison. Excellent food and service. Sat at a table by the window. Outstanding views!

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