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Golden Fleece

4.3
484 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(828) 424-7655
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
George Delidimos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Club View Road
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Special events & promotions
We proudly host rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, and even wedding ceremonies and receptions!
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Offering our a la carte brunch menu along with our Champagne Mule & House Bloody Mary. Whether you’re looking to dine in our main dining room, or out in the Spring sunshine of our patio, we’ll provide the perfect backdrop to say thanks to Mom. Please specify indoor or outdoor seating preference.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 484 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

A lovely place and well hidden gem in the vast restaurant choices in Asheville. I went with a friend from out of town who is a foodie and he loved the ambiance and quality and creativity in the food. I love their Greek influences with food, in a upscale way. Definitely a great date night option and to celebrate a special occasion.
Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous and creative food selections. Perfect service. Golden Fleece is one of my favorite restaurants...anywhere.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Golden Fleece provides one of the very best dining experiences in Asheville, if not the entire East Coast! The food is inventive, expertly prepared, and absolutely delicious. Skip the long lines at the Grove Park Inn restaurants, walk across the street, and eat the best meal you’ve ever had. I will return as often as possible for this little gem of a restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a beautiful restaurant with terrific food. But the wait staff could do with some spiffing up. Jeans and soiled aprons just won't do. Perhaps at a downtown bistro but not next door to the Grove Park Inn.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyable lunch with friends. The menu had a good selection of soups, salads, small plates and entrees. The service was outstanding and the noise level low enough to have a nice conversation. We would recommend it and will return in the near term.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This was our second or third visit - we chose to go for my birthday, with friends. Service was lacklustre (we were without cutlery and asking for it more often than we had it on hand), my partner's meal came out cold and needed to be sent back (which he never does).

Not sure what changed in the last few months, but this was disappointing compared to the last time, and I'd find it hard to recommend based on this last experience.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

My wife and I had an enjoyable and tasty dinner at Golden Fleece. Our table was in the same room as the bar, and fortunately, the bar was not crowded and the noise level was low (most of the noise was generated in the relatively crowded adjoining dining room). The bar room itself is wonderful, though some of the light fixtures are over-the-top and clash a bit with the room's native ambiance.

We shared roasted beets and roasted Brussels sprouts for starters, and both were quite good. Elizabeth had roasted chicken, which was nicely cooked, although somewhat highly seasoned on the outside.

I had the steak, which I ordered medium. It arrived barely seared, and was quite rare. The quality of the beef, however, was excellent, and after eating some of the steak, I took the rest home with us, and pan seared it the following night for dinner. It was excellent.

The quality of the food was high, the service was friendly, and the atmosphere was most pleasant. We'll return.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The food was delicious and the ambiance was great for a date night. The staff were very courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. One of Asheville hidden secrets.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was a lovely Easter brunch with family

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Golden Fleece was wonderful. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. We went for brunch and ate on the patio. It was a beautiful setting. We had their custom champagne mule cocktail which was garnished with candied sliced orange-yum! We also has their SMOKED TROUT BENEDICT, LAMB PHYLLO POCKETS, and CINNAMON GREEK TOAST. Everything was plated beautifully. The portions were very good for the price. We would definitely go back and recommend it to others.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We started with the octopus which was absolutely scrumptious. My friend seemed very happy with the lamb and I thoroughly enjoyed your vegetable cacciatore which far exceeded my expectations. Seriously, it was one of my favorite dishes ever. We shared a delightful bottle of Kilka Malbec and skipped desert. The atmosphere and service were top notch. We had a lovely evening and will return.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We have been here for dinner and Sunday brunch, and found both so nice. The place is charming and food really special. Come for a non-rushed experience.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

In a city of great restaurant, the Golden Fleece stands above the rest. I recommend it highly. In addition to the wonderful food, their cocktails are amazing. I had their version of a G&T and it was delicious made with NC barrel aged gin and their homemade tonic. The service was excellent and the ambience terrific. Don’t miss this gem when visiting this foodie city.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Charming ambiance. Delicious cuisine. Our waiter, Dakota, could not have been more attentive - what a delight. This hidden gem next to the Grove Park Inn is a treasure.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We enjoyed most of our dinner. The lamb shank, however, was dry. All the small plates we tried (6) were great. Service was ok.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

It's like walking into a cozy garden cottage and having every sense stimulated upon entry. The soft cushiony chairs, the ambiance of home, the aroma of fresh ingredients. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Asheville now, but is still a secret to most. If you are looking for a unique dining experience for morning, noon, or night..The Golden Fleece is your place.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Second time visiting and by coincidence the same waiter (who indeed recognized us with very good details). matt is an excellent host (procure him if visiting this restaurant, knowing that the staff are all good).

Food is incredibly and superlatively cooked to order as well as the ambiance, which matches with it. Definitely, we will return before leaving the Asheville area.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The apps were great but the entree was just tasteless and sad. It’s too expensive to warrant such poor quality ingredients and execution.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Have eaten several places in Asheville over the years, and this may be the best. Quaint romantic spot with great wood fired food. Would recommend sitting in the bar room. Dining room (being nitpicky) is a bit too bright for our taste. Other than that, service was great, and food delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I"ve enjoyed dining at Golden Fleece four times and look forward to the next time. Food is excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice place.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent restaurant with great ambiance and wonderful dishes.

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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