Golden Fleece

4.7
703 reviews
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Mediterranean
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.
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Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely outdoor space!
Had a wonderful birthday celebration!

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MO
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greek food done with panache. Nice atmosphere.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific food, congenial staff, lovely relaxing setting. We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here! Highly recommended!

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M
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch, eggs Benedict, salads, French toast and more, Mimosas and Bloody Mary's, wonderful ambiance in the front room with it's beautiful bar and decor. Outdoor seating available. Just loved it.

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Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful garden setting, perfect for our Anniversary. The food was superb, especially the burnt brussel sprouts which were to die for! I was disappointed to end the meal with the baklava which is outsourced..:if I would have listened to our Server’s recommendation of the chef’s chocolate mousse, I probably would have ended happier! Overall a wonderful meal.

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RA
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After reading mixed reviews, some really negative, my friends & I decided we would try the Golden Fleece anyway. We found the food to be excellent and the service was great too. It's on the expensive side but not outrageous. We tried the octopus which was delicious but I felt for the small amount you get it was quite overpriced. The lamb shank was wonderful as were the other dishes we tried.

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s
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent date night spot. Wood fire cooking made everything taste amazing. One in our party was disappointed with a cocktail they ordered and the staff glady made a replacement, no questions asked. It was a very impressive meal.

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ST
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat at the bar - loved the trio of spreads & had to reorder the Graviera Saganaki. It was THAT good. Charming ambiance in the shadow of the majestic Grove Park Inn. Superb service from both bartender and server. Made weary travelers feel right at home. Can't wait to go back!

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Perhaps....service was very courteous but slow as I believe they were understaffed. Food is just everage.

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DM
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful hidden gem. Wonderful, fresh and delicious and excellent service. Best Greek salad I have ever had.. Charming restaurant with a lovely outdoor patio area. Will definitely return when we are back in Asheville!

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time and first for a family celebration - 28th wedding anniversary. Food is wonderful, service impeccable, ambience perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, Sunday brunch with mimosas and bloody Mary’s, dessert and coffee. Wonderful! Our server was very attentive and available for our every request. Golden Fleece has become my new favorite restaurant.

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 26, 2019

Dorothy, thank you so much for the impeccable review of your experience at Golden Fleece. We truly look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was great. Service was excellent, and the lamb was the best I’ve had in a long time.

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BD
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This charming mediterranean cuisine restaurant has an interesting menu made of the freshest of foods, and a delightful appetizer, main entree, dessert, and mixology-type cocktail selection.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience! Food was absolutely amazing.

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Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took 2 of our adult children and really enjoyed the experience. Our daughter in law will be taking her parents there on their next visit.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant at Grove Park Inn

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New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, well selected menu and outstanding service. A jewel in Asheville

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you Pedro! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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MI
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend if you like Greek food done perfectly.

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BD
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this charming restaurant was delicate and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Their mixology menu was interesting too.

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Come visit us again soon.

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fabulous. I got the rack of lamb and orzo and haven't had such good lamb in 40 years. The orzo was also delicious!
My husband got the Horiatiki salad and Salmon...both of which he thoroughly enjoyed.
We shared the roasted beets and the Mushroom Ragout which were exquisite.
Larry got a glass of Pinot Noir, which he enjoyed. My drink was a spritzer that I don't see listed on their online menu, but it was delicious (fizzy and sweet).
Since everything on the menu is ordered individually, the prices are extravagant but well worth the expenditure for a very special occasion.
We have put this restaurant on our list of places that should be visited again.
Service was exactly what it should have been. We went at 5 pm and we were the only people in the place. by 7 pm on a Wednesday night, the place was hopping.

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 17, 2019

WOW! Larry, thank you SO much for this fabulous review! We love hearing about first time experiences from our guests. We are so thrilled that you all had such a good time and we are very happy to hear that you will be back to visit with us. Come by for brunch sometime too! We look forwarding to having you at our table again.

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j
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot go wrong with menu selections - even blindfolded! All the reasons why we dine out - including pleasant staff and fabulous food. I enjoy the outside courtyard seating when weather permits.

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 17, 2019

WOW! Thank you for this stellar review. We take a lot of pride in our menu, valuing fresh, local ingredients! We look forward to hear about your next visit with us.

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e
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, quaint little place to eat near the Grove Park Inn.

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you!

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B
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fantastic. Unfortunately even with reservations we were seated in the bar. The music was lovely but a little too loud to converse easily with my dinner partner. The service was poor. Server was inattentive and dramatic.

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t
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We found this hidden gem that is walking distance from the Grove Park Inn, where we were staying with family for a quiet weekend. This was the perfect spot for our first night. The food had good portions, and wonderful flavor, with a Mediterranean flare. Our group tried a variety of the dishes—the ribeye (which was served on a really large wooden plate/tray), grilled octopus, and the trio spread. All was wonderful. This is on the list for a place to visit again when we are in Asheville! Our desert was a wonderful mixture of tastes and textures!

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SR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here while visiting Asheville. The wait staff was professional and warm. I really don’t drink mixed drinks but a “Santorini Sling” was suggested. It was so refreshing without being sweet. We shared the fried cheese and horiatiki. Then I had a wood fired whole bronzini. So delicious!! They are so authentic and use such good ingredients. I cannot say enough complimentary things about this pleasant surprise. The Golden Fleece will make you experience Greek cuisine at its best.

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 5, 2019

Steve! Thank you so much for such an outstanding review! We take a lot of pride in our fresh local ingredients and authentic Greek menu. We look forward to hosting you at our table again soon!

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JF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with friends out on the patio. From a neighborhood restaurant price standpoint, it's definitely a special occasion restaurant. Food was good, service was great, and the patio on a summer evening was exceptional!

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 3, 2019

WOW! Thank you so much for such an outstanding review. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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C
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What more can I say... we won't be going back! The food was all substandard, there was no ambiance and we felt ignored by wait staff - it was a weekday, it wasn't that busy!

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J
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

This restaurant could be a GEM but it is not due to it's poor training of its waiters, noise level and sitting next to large very loud groups. The outside is wonderful to sit but the inside is very stressful. Dining is not only about food, it is about being able to 'enjoy' your food. We told our waitress that the wine was too warm to drink and she said OK and walked away, no solution offered. When we then ordered a second glass of the white wine as we could not drink the red wine, it arrived at our table after we had finished dinner. Again, she just taught that was OK...
Sad, we have tried this place now 3 times and it is not what it should be. It could be SO much better if the owners/mngrs/their team had their heart in it...

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JG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there. The food was excellent, the ambiance charming, and the service very sweet and personable. The live music was pretty good. Unfortunately, five friends arrived and gathered by the bar. Between them and the music we could no longer talk. My husband made a reservation for 5:30 to avoid this. He called back to confirm and asked if we could change the reservation to 6:00. He was told no because they were all full up yet there were empty tables the whole time we were there. We left at 7:15.

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GR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent, music was a little loud. The waiter needed to be more responsive to filling glasses, at this level of restaurant I should not have to ask twice to have my glass filled?
Overall , a good experience and I would visit again, with hopefully better service.

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The baked feta was delicious! This is a hidden gem right near the Grove Park Inn. We went for lunch and it was amazing!

Golden Fleece
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you, Lauren!

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat here with my vegetarian daughter. We had a blast! Food was mostly small plates so we shared almost everything. Our waitress was a gem! Food is spectacular quality and delicious. We will be back.

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor seating with delicious, forward thinking, unique menu. We came back again for more.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, food was delicious and ambiance was very cute and romantic

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e
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific place - electric decor and delightful food - so enjoy coming here for lunch and dinner.

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RR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Bloody Mary was great, food was fair, service was poor. This was our 3rd time here and will probably be our last. We really wanted to like this neighborhood restaurant but it has consistently disappointed us.

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G
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent local food, one of the best restaurants in Asheville.

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RP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, fantastic food and excellent staff.

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Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service wonderful place to sit in and soak up beautiful ambiance. The Graviera Saganaki was spectacular, no flame, but beyond delicious. The fireside slow roasted chicken was cooked perfectly, moist and smokey yummy. The lamb phyllo envelopes were great!! We only wished we could taste everything on the menu. (maybe some day)
What a really nice place this is!!

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