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About Golden Fleece

Golden Fleece is a fairytale, born of a community rich in history and filled with a love of food & culture. Tucked away in the rolling mountains of Grovewood in Asheville North Carolina, Golden Fleece is a whimsical ode to the earth and the bounty of quality ingredients it provides. It is a celebration of slow cooked wild game, crackling fires, rustic recipes, and the beauty of naked produce.

111 Grovewood Rd
Ste 8
Asheville, NC 28804
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Greek, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Club View Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 424-7655

Website:
http://www.goldenfleeceasheville.com/

Executive Chef:
George Delidimos

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We proudly host rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, and even wedding ceremonies and receptions!

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Golden Fleece Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Special Occasion (34)
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Neighborhood Gem (33)
Authentic (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Cozy (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (27)
Good for a Date (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Great for Brunch (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Healthy (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (13)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Tapas (9)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Absolute disaster. This was our favorite place in Asheville . Drove here several times just to eat here. Upon arrival Sunday night there was clearly a different vibe. Familiar staff were gone. We were queried whether we had a reservation in a mostly empty restaurant. The hostess had to scurry to set the table. The menu had been changed so our favorites were not available. What we wanted to order was not available. The food took forever to come out and was partly cold. The wait staff were flip. Very sad this has happened to what had such great potential

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

amazing food, great service
the braised octopus was the best!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

It was a hip place with great food. Will go back. The new menu provided a little for everyone.
Next to historic Grove Park Inn, the surroundings are fabulous.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a Thanksgiving vacation in Asheville & totally enjoyed dining @ The Golden Fleece.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food practically perfect, excellent service, perfect ambiance.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

AWESOME! Always is. Golden Fleece is my favorite restaurant in Asheville. Thank you.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great meal. Impeccable service!! Great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Two evenings in a row and it’s permanently on our favorites list for Asheville. Ambiance is perfect, too

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The trout is melt-in-you-mouth delicious. My husband really liked the octopus appetizer and the calamari entree. The staff are welcoming and good with people. The front room is so cozy and warm and relaxing it makes you just want to spend the evening! We are going back tomorrow evening.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Delicious greek food. Wow! Had slow-cooked pork, glazed carrots and tabouleh: all excellently seasoned and cooked to perfection. The ambience is warm and inviting. So many items on the menu I would like to try. I hope to return soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The lamb burger is delicious - perfectly prepared. Omeletta of the day is always a treat - yummy combination with feta. Service is superlative - attentive but not obtrusive. Wonderful selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Ambiance is delightful. You feel relaxed the minute you go through the front door and are greeted by the well-trained personable staff. We keep returning to this favorite spot!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Unique but friendly menu. Enjoyed our experience. Attentive staff. Would definitely recommend for a great Mediterranean meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A hidden jem! Absolutely the perfect end to a long day of classes at a GPI conference or a relaxing day at the spa...no need to fight the traffic and parking of down town. Chef and servers were wonderful. Historic building used by the Vanderbilts to teach/train local youth in area trades - Grovewood Industries, I believe the organization was named. A must see.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place to eat but the noise level has been exceptionally loud both times I have been there for dinner. Very hard to carry on a conversation. There is nothing on the walls or windows to deaden sound. Such a wonderful place to eat for special occasions. Hope they will address the sound issue.

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vip
 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food and service!!
James the Somm and our waiter was exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Golden Fleece was wonderful. The enjoyment began as we walked up to the building through the stone walkway, the landscaping, and the old wooden door. The smiling welcome and the kind service only continued the positive experience. Then, the food happened. Simply exquisite. The quaint, creative ambiance and the delectable cuisine were equal to the gentle, accommodating service. It was a lovely experience and a memorable visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic, Organic, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had brunch and the eggs were delicious. The lamb sausage was so delightful not to spicy.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was over the top wonderful!!!!!!

MaryO

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The servers were very good, the food just took a long time to come out. There was only another table or two when we were there. The food was above average, but all I had was a salad.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We keep returning to Golden Fleece - delicious food - always new items on menu - great wines - superlative service - lovely atmosphere. Perfection!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful experience! I was expecting more of a corporate feel for something on an Omni property but this venue was pleasantly warm and inviting. The hostess (sidney) was lovely and accommodating to our changed party size. Our server took excellent care of us and everyone in our party was pleased with the authenticity of our meals as well as the service. I would reccomend this for special occasion or a date night, look out for their Greek wines supplied by Metro. Definitely will return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My crusted trout entree was "ok" - it could have used some wilted greens with the potatoes to add extra flavor and dimension. It is not remarkable as is.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was truly an unforgettable dining experience. Authentic Mediterranean cuisine prepared with loving care! The ambiance is eccentrically comfortable and our server was passionate and full of good advice. You must try this!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food was good but service was pretentious and intrusive. While the “share with the table” idea is good, 2 scallops for $17 is a bit ridiculous. We won’t be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We really enjoyed our experience at Golden Fleece. We were their to celebrate my sisters wedding anniversary who lives outside of asheville. My sister & husband had a wonderful evening as well & would like to join us for dinner there again when they come back in town.
The service was great & the wine list was awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Exceptional food and service. Loud and boisterous table seated after we arrived. We had to request a table change...which was immediately accommodated. We will be more selective on seating the next time we dine here.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The chicken was raw, it took forever to get drinks and food, so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. What a shame, it used to be good.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I love the Golden Fleece for brunch, lunch & dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Three of us had dinner last week. One of us ordered the trout special, which he thought was delicious. It looked as if it had just come off the stove or out of the oven. Hot, fresh.
The other two of us ordered the "wood roasted chicken." It was completely overcooked and served at room temperature--even the dark meat was dry. The waitress offered me another entree--but it was late already. I just asked for more sauce. There really is no excuse for this to have been served. I won't be back.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

They had very creative dish selections and wonderful wines. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of my lamb chops with medium rare is ordered and the other was raw. The brussels sprouts were wonderful. Don't know about the risotto because it wasn't gluten-free. Nothing drinkable in the lower price category red wines. Overall a very disappointing experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The best kept secret in town; creative, cuality, and delicious dishes. My wife and I go there often, location, and ambiance the best in Asheville.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing trout, Brussels sprouts, and butternut squash soup
Great waitstaff
Welcoming and unpretentious ambiance

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always, GF impresses my wife and me with the service as well as the food. All staff are well trained and knowledgeable about every dish on the menu and we have come to rely on them for recommendations. We are never rushed, but allowed time to enjoy each course, and the food has always been cooked to our specifications. The trout is always delicious and the salmon specials have consistently been memorable. We will be back often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had an excellent meal at Golden Fleece. We liked the varied selection of Mediterranean dishes (the wood fired octopus was great, as was the meatball w/yogurt special), and not the tired current Americanized foodie offerings at many restaurants in Asheville. Our server was outstanding and allowed us to enjoy our meal at the right pace, and his port recommendation topped off a great meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Although the food was terrific, the barely passable service was so disappointing. Had taken out of town guests after bragging about the wonderful food and great service and we spent the evening waiting both for drinks and food. Needless to say they were less than impressed.

We were some of the first to go to Golden Fleece when it opened and have taken lots of local friends and out of town guests and had two business meetings there. Can't see this continuing if the service doesn't improve dramatically. Don't know if the entire staff has flipped but someone should pay attention when a Saturday night was only half full....something is wrong.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always have superlative service, food and ambiance at this delightful jewel in Asheville.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We enjoyed a great great salad and wonderful meatballs in red sauce with yogurt dipping sauce. SO very good. Met the owner and he was most gracious. We cannot wait to try his 2 restaurants in Charlotte where we live.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Best food we have had in Asheville!!!!! Great quality and interesting ways of presentation. Food was excellent. Service even better. A most stop when I am in Asheville!!!!!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really terrific food. We particularly love making a meal of lots of starters, salads, and side dishes. We get lots of tastes and flavors that way. And it's fun!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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