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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Authentic (20)
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Romantic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Healthy (10)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Tapas (6)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 2 days ago

Fun spot. Excellent choice of small plates. Attentive service. Focus on locally sourced food and beverage. Good energy.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely service, ambiance, and wonderful food create a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

A burst of tasteful, eclectic, blast for the palate . Excellent cheeses...baked.. delicate and smoldering... cafe pressed coffee...perfectly steeped tea... ah yes.. great night

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant with wonderful food and attentive service. One of the few "quiet" restaurants in the Asheville area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I found out that you CAN get a terrible meal in Asheville. No wonder we were able to get a reservation at the last minute! With the name of Golden Fleece you would think that the rack of lamb would be a good choice for a meal (also the most expensive item on the menu). WRONG . It was inedible. My husband had the special of sea bass. Supposedly 1.5 lbs. There was maybe 2 oz. when it was deboned and flavorless. With so many outstanding choices in Asheville, I don't imagine this place will stay open long. When I told the Grove Park Inn about it, they were quick to disclaim them saying that they are not part of the hotel and they have heard mixed reviews on it. The only thing mixed about this revue is that the staff were knowledgeable, accomodating and friendly.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Carrie F was a great server. Food was phenomenal. Great ambiance. Will come back

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The octopus appetizer was good, but a previous trip their octopus was wood fired and even better. I recommend they bring that back. Food and service was very good overall. If you haven't been you should try it. A little pricey.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our first time eating at Golden Fleece was a birthday lunch with three. The dining room was empty, so I can't assess it's normal noise level. The decor is funky and fun; the service was outstanding; and the dishes were very good. Lunch is a better value is you are on a budget. Several of us have food limitations and the menu is a bit limited for those not eating meet and cheese or gluten, although I'm sure when they aren't busy the kitchen will be accommodating. I would certainly go again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We tried to enjoy the meal, food was good, bar service was very slow due to a very large party taking over the entire bar. One would think they would prepare for that! Nose level was very high. While the rack of lamb was good the other problems were unacceptable!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice place.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This place was packed on a Friday night. I definitely recommend a reservation.
We had white wine to start. We decided to get a bunch of things to try so here’s what we shared... tzatziki dip, grilled vegetable salad, spanakopita, caramelized butternut squash soup. They were all amazing. The seasoning on everything was perfect.
We finished with the Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse and the Phyllo Tower. Both were also amazing. The chocolate mousse was very sweet so we took it home. I loved the bit of salt on top to counteract with the richness of the mousse.
We seemed to have to flag down people for service, but again, it was packed and we weren’t in a hurry. I was a little disappointed they didn’t mention that we were there for a birthday. I was hoping for a candle or a scoop of ice cream at least. But all in all, a good experience and great food!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Six of us met at Golden Fleece on a recent Friday night for dinner. When we arrived, there was quite a loud party at the bar, so that it was a little difficult to hear and be heard. Our server, Carrie, quickly assured us that as soon as the group was shown to their table, we would have a quieter spot. She was right. Our table was in an alcove right by the front door, which became almost like a private dining area once the bar group went to their table. Carrie was a friendly and attentive server. We shared three appetizers: grilled pita bread, mixed olives and a baked cheese dish. There was ample to share, and just enough not to detract from our meal. Five of us ordered lamb; four choosing the lamb shank, the fifth opting for lamb chops. Our sixth ordered the scallop appetizer and a salad, to be served together as her entrée. All were delighted with our choices. Servings were more than generous. In fact, I brought enough home for two more meals! Beverage choices of Malbec, Chardonnay, brown ale, a "New Fashioned" and a Scotch slaked our thirst. We all proclaimed the evening a great success, delicious and satisfying in every way. We'll definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We really enjoyed The Golden Fleece! The cocktails and food were excellent and the ambiance was magnificent.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Absolutely loved Golden Fleece! Everything we had was incredible, and I love the atmosphere. Would 100 percent go back and recommend to others!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Golden Fleece was a great find for us staying at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville! It was only a few short steps away from the Inn itself and had OUTSTANDING mediterranean cuisine! The meatballs with yogurt, tsatziki (sp?) with pita and brussel sprouts were top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent restaurant with great ambiance and wonderful dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Returned due to prior positive experience but this dinner was horrible. Few patrons probably due to cold weather so no excuse for poor service and absolutely horrible food. Server did not know details about most dishes. Ordered leg of lamb and porterhouse steak, medium. Both entrees were WELL done and tough. Entrees were not served together, no excuse since there was only one other table occupied in the main room. Appears there was too much partying going on in the kitchen. Accompaniments were bland and unappealing. I could even imagine the steak was a leftover. Can’t imaging a restaurant serving a requested medium cooked porterhouse well done and not realizing the mistake. This place is now off out favorites list permanently. At least I was not charged for the steak.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Meatballs or one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever eaten in a long time they had the consistency of something I have no words to describe all I know was they were inedible And after only two bites I told the waiter and he started to give a chef with 35 years of experience a dissertation on how brasking things for a long time make it “soft”....Mushy and soft or two different things millennial idiot

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our Friends recommended it highly. They said to get the lamb shank cooked for 5 hours. To die for.

It was New Year’s Eve. They decided to not have it on the menu and have some special stuff. I just didn’t like what I got. Chicken...... It had 1/2 of a sweet potato and no green vegetable.

I love Mediterranean food. I was expecting to die for. The prices are out of sight!

I was disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lovely high end, classy, authentic, made from scratch tasty food. Nice ambience. Allergy friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We ate there before and were very happy with the service and the food. This time it was different. It was our 26th anniversary and wanted to go there again. First of all the lounge singer they had was dreadful and way too loud. Our server, David, seemed to be attentive AT FIRST, then after the meal was served he disappeared. I had to wave him down to tell him that part of my dish was stone cold. I ordered the trout, which was excellent, but my potatoes were stone cold. My wife ordered the Ox Tail, which was mostly fat and inedible.

We noticed that two other waiters were constantly on the move checking on their tables and providing outstanding service. I wish we had one of them. All-in-all it was not the dining experience we were counting on for our anniversary. I doubt if we'll go back again.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This place was really good...the grilled octopus and saganaki really stood out. The chickpea fritters were good...probably would not order them again. The avelegmeno soup was very tasty, however not much chicken to be had--for $28.00, I would have expected more. Also, traditionally, this soup has rice in it as well...and this soup was just broth and chicken and celery...that was it. ---I left hungry after spending over 100.00 for two people...it was super tasty though! We will be back for a second round and try some new things!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was my second time eating at Golden Fleece. The first time, we were in the front area and the ambiance was lovely. This time, we were seated in the back room. It was extremely noisy and the lights were too bright.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was my third or fourth time at The Golden Fleece. Never have I been disappointed. All round great dining experience from beginning to end.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

a go-back-to restaurant. very pleasant experience and food hot, well-served and good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food and great atmosphere. You will not be disappointed with the selections, preparation, or service!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had the lamb shank which was served with green beans and an oven browned potato. The potato was not cooked properly so they served us fingerling potatoes which were delicious. A much better accompaniment to the shanks. The sauce was delicious. We had the feta cheese dip which was very tasty and a very nice green salad.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were disappointed with our experience. They were out of the two most popular dishes, and another dish we chose was undercooked (scallops).

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The dinner was truly fabulous, and the service (Vanessa) was even better than that. And then dessert topped it all.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Delicious food and wine, beautiful interior decor, eclectic furniture, interesting serveware. Lovely!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Golden Fleece is a delight. The atmosphere is enjoyable and the food and service were superb.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service were awesome. However the place was too bright for a late dinner and I felt like I was seated a mile away from my date. I ended up moving my chair to the side of the table so we could have some solid conversation.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing food, try the octopus!! Also, the lead bartender is knowledgeable and skilled, great craft cocktails.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 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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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 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 25, 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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 (Western NC)·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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