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Golden Fleece

4.5
515 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
What 515 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Do not miss this place.
Eating outdoors under the stars is very romantic.
Food is phenomenal

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We loved everything about it. Beautiful ambiance. Rustic but elegant, but not in a stuffy way. Lamb shanks were to die for. I had the whole seabass. Delicious, but a bit of a chore to eat. I would have liked more veggies. The best chocolate mousse I've ever had. Great and different cocktails made from scratch. What's not to like?

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Ambience, location, great food( awesome presentation) knowledgeable staff and a genuine caring for your dining experience

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Found the food OK but not special. Service was mediocre. Pricey.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome as always!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great spot! Went with a Bachelorette group and everyone was extremely impressed with every dish and drink. The waitress was lovely and had great recommendations. Will definitely be going back with the boyfriend next time we're in town.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Staff are attentive and helpful explaining and translating Greek menu items. Best lamb shank ever, tender and resting on deeply spiced mashed potatoes. Incredible olive oil chocolate mousse and strawberry cheesecake closed out our special occasion: 43rd Wedding Anniversary.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We ate outside under the stars. Beautiful. Geek salad was delicious as was the octopus. Scallops were large on a bed of couscous couscous. Chad was our waiter and very attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We dine at Golden Fleece often. Why? Lovely ambiance - beautiful setting - caring staff - excellent chef - delicious food and wine. Located next to the Grove Park Inn, it is a wonderful get away from all of the hustle and bustle! We highly recommend this restaurant. George, the chef, is amazing. Our waiter, Matthew, could not have been more helpful.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It was a really fabulous Friends’ Get Together dinner of delicious culinary exquisites, fun tasties and authentic rustic chic ambiance.
Very friendly efficient service by experienced highly knowledgeable personnel who love what they’re doing and doing it with passion!
Great place to visit again on multiple occasions😊

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had an anniversary dinner here. There is a nice ambiance, the food was exxellenr, and service was good. Appetizer couscous salad and tomato bisque soup. Mainwhole sea bass and lamb shank, dessert chocalte mousse and Filo custard were all very tasty and original.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The ambiance is beautiful. The saganaki outstanding! My husbands steak was the toughest steak I’ve ever eaten! My trout was very good .

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Sat at the bar. A Much quieter side. The Service was extremely slow. They were busy, but there was no line waiting. What decent place in Asheville isn’t busy? We eat out a lot in AVL, the bar here is set very high, but the feet were definitely dragging this night!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The lamb shank was delicious

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Brussel sprouts and appetizers were amazing! Great wine selection too

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I have dined at Golden Fleece many times, I love the food and the outdoor patio is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

All around fantastic food, service and experience!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We had a great time with our out of town guests. We were seated in the back at a round table and could speak and hear wonderfully. Thank you to staff for accommodating a member of party who was hearing/speaking impaired. The service was excellent, the advice spot on. The food was outstanding. The only reason for the 4 versus 5-star rating is one of our party steak was a tad on the tough side. I think if he had sent it back to be cooked medium it might have helped. However, everything else was superb. We ordered the Greek wines Chrissou and Garavalas Mavrotragano both of which were outstanding. We're delighted these Greek wines are on your wine menu. The wine menu, together with the food and the setting create the feeling of authentic Mediterranean.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I originally stumbled on this hidden gem during a business trip and had dinner there. The food, service and wine was amazing that I purchased a gift certificate for my husband's birthday knowing he would LOVE this place. We have to plan a trip to eat here as we are almost 3 hours away - but it is worth the drive. The ambiance is quaint and cozy with great art on the walls, old world cottage feeling furnishings and rustic old wood floors.
The service is ifantastic, the wait staff is knowledgable and makes terrific recommendations. The food is amazing - you can't go wrong with anything you order. Make sure to try something from the wood fired grill - the flavor is spectacular.
This is high on my list of favorite places to eat!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Ambience was fabulous and food was beautifully presented and tastefully delicious. We would have liked more vegetables as they were delicious but not enough. Foolish to skimp on that.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We generally love the atmosphere, but there was a very large party making too much noise in the large dinning room. I wish we would have been offered a table up in the front. The food was very good but not a lot of sides for what you pay. They were not serving the lamb shank, which is my favorite.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Showed up early for our reservation and they were not slammed. Seated right away however had to ask to be moved to another table as we were seated near the kitchen and there were some issues. They were very accommodating and moved us to a great table with a wonderful waiter. Food was very good and we had a lovely lunch. Look forward to going again soon.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

What a great find!! With 4 of us, we had a chance to sample the lamb, steak, trout, and salmon for entrees. We also had the octopus, fried cheese, and Greek salad for apps. Everything was done wonderfully! My favorites were the trout and Greek salad. The location is absolutely darling. Sit outside if you can.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Our favorite restaurant at the Grove Park Inn -excellent food and service. Love the cozy atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Had a wonderful meal here. We went to celebrate a birthday and were treated to great food in a nice, casual atmosphere. Can't wait to go back! Thank you all!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was excellent. The Grilled Octopus and the Tomato/Feta Soup were amazing. It was a nice atmosphere and the service was excellent. We would definitely go back. The only thing that kept me from rating a 5 in every category, was the dining room was very hot. Overall, my wife and I enjoyed a nice, quiet dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The setting is lovely and feels like a cozy—rather storybook-like. Much of the food is cooked over an open fire which gives a wonderful smokey characteristic to the dishes. Although I'm not a fan of beets, the beet salad was exquisite and the brussels quite refreshing. Solid lamb chops and sirloin, as well as the wine list that featured many Greek wines in addition to the French and Californian ones. I expected a good meal and got it. Did it blow my socks off? No, but it was still very tasty. The service was excellent. I would return again in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Only issue was the various cheeses were a blend of cow and sheep. Had trouble finding cow dairy-free options which is not usually a problem in Greek restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Only thing was I was hoping they would do a little something for birthday daughter.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food, service, and setting made for a great visit with family from out of town. They tried food they’d never had before and enjoyed it. We enjoyed returning to a restaurant that continues to meet our expectations.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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 on April 14, 2018

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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