Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

4.3
256 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Fork Lore is a locally-owned independent Asheville restaurant featuring made-from-scratch cuisine. We source from local purveyors whenever we can and are proud to support our area farmers.

In 2016, we and Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, in which we are located, received the top annual food and beverage award for overall food experience out of 218 Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the Americas region. Fork Lore is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, please call the restaurant for parties over 6 people.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 256 people are saying
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3.8
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vipStephenL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant for great basic food. Tables are spread far apart and environment conducive for Covid fearing folks like me.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Don't let the fact that this restaurant is in a hotel stop you from coming in and eating here. The food is incredible, one of the best burgers I've ever had!!

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and the food was amazing

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AndyR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet atmosphere. Food was delicious. Service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were the only people in the restaurant. Is wasn’t a terrible burger after I sliced off the bottom of the patty. The chef must have stumbled when he was pouring salt on it. Rule one, taste the food you are sending out. Not really worth the price. It may be locally owned, but it looks like it is the hotel restaurant.

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vipDallas
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unexpected treat....diverse menu and great service.
Will definitely return for dinner..and probably lunch as the sandwich and salad choices are very good.

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vipSteveS
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. I was surprised that they make their own potato chips. Mine were still warm when I got them

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BarbW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at Folk Lore. I'm sure we'll be back. Excellent food and service. My friend had salmon; I had trout. Both very good. We were able to choose sides from the sandwich menu if we didn't want the ones listed under Sides. Vegetables were slightly undercooked, but that's healthy.

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BrittanyW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So lovely, and everything was delicious! Couldn't believe this was a hotel restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food, drinks and service were excellent. A bit pricey for the Valentine's day special but again, the portion wasn't small and the food was perfectly cooked and very tasty, so not complaining. The lighting was quite bright so having them a little dimmer could've improved the V-day ambience. I'd eat there again.

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DawnN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Valentine’s Day dinner and everything was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This restaurant is in the lobby of a hotel. It lacks decor & atmosphere. It is also understaffed. There were 2 ladies tending to all the patrons. The hostess could have helped, but instead sat at podium all night while her colleagues were overwhelmed. The first lady who tried taking care of us got so busy at the bar making drinks for other people that we didn’t even get water for over 10 minutes. The other server, Mariah, was fantastic. After she took over taking care of us, it was smooth sailing. The food was ok. I had the chicken pot pie, was better than expected. Cauliflower steak was good too. Overall, average place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Good food, just odd to sit in hotel lobby to eat, not what we expected.

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Elysedeguy
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Only about 4 tables but we sat and sat and no one ever came to take our order so we left.

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GingerC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I.too, missed that the restaurant was in a hotel lobby. The buffalo cauliflower was not even breaded. It tasted almost raw and was drenched in buffalo sauce. The burger seemed to grow in your mouth- the meat was very chewy. The majority of our food (with the exception of a salad) was left on the table. The drinks were fair. Service was fine.

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vipChristine77084
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I should have read more carefully and understood this replaced a good restaurant. This is more of a place to eat in the lobby of a hotel - it is the hotel bar (complete with drunk girl karaoke and loud talking bar patrons) and is open to the reservation desk and the comings and going’s of guests. The menu was a little underwhelming, the waitress did not know how food was prepared to help me make a decision nor did the other waiter she asked. I really liked the buffalo cauliflower app with vegan blue cheese-it was the best thing we ordered! I was underwhelmed by the rest of the food- the bacon burger, the asparagus side, and the banana pudding were all kind of bland. Sweet potato fries were solid. Of all the great places to go in Asheville, this one needs some time to find what sets it apart and lifts it above ‘average hotel bar food.’

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foodmood
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I somehow missed that this location was in the lobby of a hotel. The food was average.

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Larry
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great Place, food solid - Tracy the waitress/bartender was outstanding. We were lucky to sit outside, but inside is more of a hotel bar area. Get the Sazerac - excellent drink. Definitely worth going if in area.

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Yummyandhealthy
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Appetizers were oily/greasy (ordered the buffalo cauliflower and green beans). Then we sat a long time waiting for two salads. Our server never checked on us, and didn’t clear our dirty food plates. He never informed us that the kitchen was backed up. After a long wait, my wife got up to find our server. She asked if our salad orders had been filled in the kitchen and our server then told her the chef was “swamped”. It was the first time we were told the kitchen was running behind. We canceled the salads and left with greasy film in our mouths from the cauliflower and our stomachs churning from the excess cheap cooking oil. Walked to a restaurant nearby for a quick and delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and was a great value for what we got compared to the other restaurants around. Would go again!

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BruceJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Mark (our server) for a fine evening celebration or Wedding Anniversary!

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vipSteve
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from out of town for Thanksgiving in Asheville. We are staying on the other side of town but wanted to attend the movies near Roux. We chose Roux for dinner prior to the movie. It was a superb choice. The hostess gave us the best table for an extended family with a baby. The waitress knew the menu and guided us through it perfectly and then the food arrived. Exactly what we wanted and fit the description perfectly. This is a gem. I’m sorry we will be leaving town and not able to visit again. I highly recommend Roux.

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JudyS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Roux is almost a secret and that's a shame. Lots of other places to eat in Biltmore Park, but Roux is as good as any and better than most. The butternut squash soup was out of sight.

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JUDITHB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The menu is limited, but very interesting, sophisticated southern", Everyone in our party enjoyed their entrees, especially the Salmon.

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Brunching
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely lobby restaurant. It’s as noisy as a lobby gets so its a hit or miss on that. Friendly staff and food was delicious

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Pleased
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great meal. Service was very good. Not loud so we could talk. I would definitely go back!!!

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CaroleT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were one of three tables in the whole dining room and could not get anyone to wait on us for st least 15 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Maître d’ was new, and was yelling across the room for help. We told our waiter of my allergies, but when our appetizer came back it was all contaminated.

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Mickeyfarms2
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Roux because it is very quiet and very easy to have conversations with our dining partners.
Mashed Potatoes need some adjustments!

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JoyceJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the wings. Salmon was excellent. Very competent waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anne was fantastic and super nice. Brunch buffet was good.

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vipenjoythejourney
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roux is a perfect dinner location before or after a movie at the Biltmore Regal Theater. Parking in adjacent garages is plentiful, well lit and convenient. We had drinks at the bar thatis shared by the Hilton Hotel lobby and the hotel restaurant Roux. At Roux, the homemade chips and pimento cheese app was crazy good. We then had very solid dinners of trout with almonds, cheese grits and collard greens and a salmon salad. The cheese grits were a bit thin and bland. The collards were sweet which I normally do not care for, but these were interestingly good and a perfect foil for the very well prepared trout. There could have been fewer stems in the greens which would have resulted in a more tender dish. There was a pretty good wine by the glass selection for both red and white wines. The staff was very personable but professional.

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Peppa
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was excellent! We were greeted by a friendly, professional hostess and immediately felt welcome. Our server was personable and efficient as were all the staff and we had a very enjoyable evening with great food and great people. I would highly recommend!

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vipperfect
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Personalized service and excellent food. Loved the variety of entrees, appetizers, sandwiches and soups. The daily mashed potato and soup choices were garlic and broccoli cheddar, both were delicious. My water glass was filled throughout dinner and the portions were large. Our server had excellent suggestions, and checked on our food and drinks at perfect intervals. Can't wait to come back. The pork dish with apples that I had was amazing. My daughter's sweet potato fries were the best we've ever experienced.

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vipstephenw
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic dinner and location. Very friendly staff and service. We will definitely return!

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Zingara
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After attending a show at Regal Cinema, we decided to dine at Roux for the first time. Very pleased with our decision. The bar busy and the dining room was not. I commented to the host & hostess that our reservation was not necessary and we were brought to a booth against the wall. The decor is simply, beautiful and relaxing. Fresh flowers at each table. The hostess conversed with us on recent movies, exchanging future movie "must-sees". Our server, Ruskin, warmly greeted us. We asked for water and time to sit while we read the menu and chose our wine for dinner. He made us feel relaxed, commenting we would not be rushed through our evening. My husband asked that I order for both of us. Knowing my husbands entree, I asked Ruskin about the "potato of the day". Good choice, so I recited to Ruskin our entrees and hubby asked, "Aren't you going to order wine and appetizer 1st?" I apologized to Ruskin and he said, "No worries, you can give me the entire order", and I did. And he memorized the entire order. I was very impressed! Everything was timed perfectly and prepared deliciously. We started with Calamari app and dinner was Fried Oysters and Trout. Our bottle of Malbec was re-corked and bagged, along with leftovers from our dinner plate. Our overall experience was above and beyond what we expected when we approached a sparse dining room at 7PM on a Thursday night. Ruskin presented us with a Frequent Dinner Club punch card & 15% off Friends and Family card. Are choice for dining in Biltmore Park will be Roux every time. I can only assume people do not want to dine in a Hotel restaurant, but please, for an excellent dining experience, choose Roux.

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MeshealaS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleased! Wasn't sure about a restaurant inside the hotel. The 1/2 chicken was super tender and nicely flavored. I tried the maple Tabasco collards and sweet potato salad, and enjoyed them both! For once, I didn't have to tweak any flavors. Didn't have to add salt or ask for any other additions. Great flavor!

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vipMaestro
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great cocktails, excellent entrees and desserts! We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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vipEugeneG
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were a bit surprised the restaurant was practically empty, given it was a Saturday night. It didn’t, however, take long to discover why; the food was, at best average. We were both hungry but managed to eat only half our meal. Regarding the service: Our server must have been bored; he literally took over the conversation at our table. Given the above facts, unfortunately, Roux did not earn a “2nd trip” status for us.

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RustyS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a reservation for 1:30 on Sunday for their brunch. Upon arrival we found out the brunch ended at 1:30. The manager and staff kept the buffet open for us. Great level of customer service. Had a great meal.

FAQs

Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 209-2715.

Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits is rated 4.3 stars by 256 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.