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WoodFire Bar & Grille, Asheville, NC

WoodFire Bar & Grille

4.5
4.5
138 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Traditional steakhouse with a modern twist. Whether you are in the mood for one of the best steaks in Asheville, or its Wednesday Wing Night, we have the feast that you are looking for. Our grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork and local mountain trout are perfectly seasoned and seared over hickory wood. Local craft beer from 5 different breweries on tap. What are you waiting for?

We are conveniently located inside the Holiday Inn Biltmore East at 1450 Tunnel Road. I-40 Exit 55. Visit "Asheville's hidden gem" tonight!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 298-5611

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Green

  • Private party facilities

    BE THE HOST WITH THE MOST! Have the Woodfire Bar & Grille cater your next event. We offer our enclosed patio for private luncheons and dinner parties of 25 people or less. And because we are located inside the newly renovated, utterly modern, Holiday Inn Asheville - Biltmore East we also have access to an amazing event venue. Our "Blue Ridge Room" is an intimate event venue which accommodates 25 - 125 people. The peaceful room has Zen like qualities with a neutral palette so your decor can take center stage. Be the host with the most by having the Woodfire Bar and Grille, our on-site restaurant, cater your special event. We know how to throw a party! Here are just a few event choices: - Cocktail Parties (pictured below) for up to 125 people. - Receptions and Banquets with seating for up to 64 people. - Classrooms and Seminars set with chairs for up to 100 people. - Baby Showers and Gender Reveal Parties. - Class Reunions - Workshops Offering state of the art audio visual equipment.

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    I-40 Exit 55

  • Parking details

    Plenty of FREE parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. H

    Huddy

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This "restaurant" is in a hotel lobby. It seemed silly to make a reservation at a Holiday Inn, but we were pleasantly surprised! The room was very cozy and the service was great. The food was way better than I expected based on location. We were very happy.
  2. AB

    ABdines

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Steaks were overcooked & pricey for what we were served.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place….. clean, stylish! Don’t know how this hidden gem is not packed?! One had the filet which was cooked perfectly and another had the salmon—delicious! The wood grill flavor was not too strong… just right!
  4. JE

    JimE

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The location was hard to find if one is not familiar with Asheville. There should be a sign visible from Rte 70. Food was good but several menu items and wine selections were not available. Otherwise, the staff was friendly and offered good, responsive service. The food was also very good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak I had in a very long time! I will compare it to Ruth Chris steakhouse! I definitely will be back
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I didn’t realize it was in a hotel. But rustic, great food and service. Everything was fresh and a great house salad!
  7. AB

    AndreaB

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Based on previous good reviews, I was anticipating a wonderful experience! The atmosphere is great even though the restaurant is in a hotel. Very quiet and easy to carry on a conversation. The food was good but nothing spectacular! Our server was not very attentive- in fact my Husband had to chase her down in the dining room on her way back to the kitchen for a refill- even though she had clearly saw we needed refills when she brought our food and acknowledged she would bring us some. We waited at least 10 or 15 minutes- she actually left the restaurant came back and never looked our way. It was not a busy time either. The other server was the opposite and was ver attentive to her tables. If we had gotten her as our server it would have been a much nicer experience! With so many other options available- I will probably not be returning to this restaurant.
  8. J

    Jass

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The ambiance was very nice, it was quiet since not a lot of people were at the restaurant. With that being said, service was slow with the waitress only checking on us twice. The food was pretty good, though it compares to chain restaurant like TGIFriday's or Chile's. I would only recommend this place if you can't get in somewhere else.
  9. J

    Jaime

    Orlando

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service person was excellent, she is from Guatemala but she made the restaurant a 5 stars! The food was very good too
  10. KW

    KeithW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick, easy and tasty
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    We were visiting from out of town & I found this restaurant online as it was close to our hotel and they served lamb chops so I was excited to go there. We drove past it a couple times because it was actually inside of the Holiday Inn AND they did NOT have lamb chops! Ended up eating overpriced salmon. Will not return
  12. OF

    ObiF

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    They just changed ownership. This may be why our very poor review is not like all the others who gave excellent reviews. We tried it out for restaurant week. Service was pleasant. Food was so bad, we wish we could give them 1/2 or zero stars. - Chicken wings were over done. - Salad greens had freezer burn. - Steak was 1/3 fat. Plus the "medium well" was only on the outside. Looks like they precook the steak and just burn the outside to the level you want. What meat was between all the fat was red! - The fish was overcooked. - We had early reservations and they were already out of their #1 dessert. The other dessert was bland. Hope they rise to the level of the other good reviews. However, we will not give them another try to find out.
  13. JR

    JackieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The food was really good, however, we ordered filets and the waitress put my husband's order in for Medium Well, when he asked for well done, and I sat and ate my dinner practically separate from my husband by time his steak got back to the table on New Years Eve.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was the only place we could find for Christmas dinner and we were very impressed! Our server was wonderful and the food was unexpectedly good for a holiday inn restaurant. Great experience.
  15. ML

    MicheleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wasn't sure what to expect since it was in a hotel, but the food was fantastic and service was great.
  16. BG

    BryanG

    Pinehurst

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A tad hard to find (only because I didn't look super close) as it is part and parcel with a hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised with the service, food and quality - they definitely hold up against other WoodFires that we have dined at. We were able to eat Christmas dinner there (thank you!) and the special (which we both had) was great (taste, portions, components and value). We will be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had ribs and trout. Both were very good! I would go back often if I lived here.
  18. ED

    EmarieDann

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Such a hidden gem. It’s inside The Holiday Inn. Very very very good food. Don’t let it deter you from going because it’s inside of the hotel
  19. TB

    TerryB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quiet place with good food and very good service
  20. RW

    RW1022

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The hotel that the restaurant is in was very nicely decorated for Christmas. That is the best I can say. I ordered a NY strip steak and it was pretty thin and I would rate it fair at best. My wife ordered a salad and it was good in her words. All in all, I wouldn't go back. Your eating in the hotel bar and the food and ambiance is not worth it. FYI, we were not staying in the hotel. If we did stay in the hotel, I'd leave to eat somewhere else.
  21. UD

    UpscaleDiner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem. Tucked away at the Holiday Inn, this quiet yet unassuming restaurant serves food better than any 5 star restaurant I’ve visited. The service was excellent. The food was exemplary. I had the Atlantic Salmon and it was cooked to perfection. My side item was a summer mix of squash, zucchini and grilled onions. Our server was very attentive and continued to thank us for coming in and told us that the restaurant was one of Asheville’s best kept secret. I concur. We will definitely return upon our next visit!
  22. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a hard time finding the restaurant. Extremely glad I did, experience was awesome. Not normally a NY Strip person so I was a little skeptical about ordering it but as the waitress mentioned it was wonderful. Researched places in Asheville to eat and this one definitely lived up to previous reviews. Absolutely would go back!
  23. J

    Jorde

    Memphis/West TN

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious, service was great! We would return! We came to celebrate our girls weekend and 2 birthday’s. They didn’t acknowledge the birthday’s but that’s okay!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chose this place for a steak dinner when out with my friends during a stag weekend. I'll admit I was concerned when I saw that it was in a Holiday Inn--but it turns out my concern wasn't warranted. Great food and service!
  25. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    It's a Steakhouse that isn't a Steakhouse at all... The menu that is given to customers at the restaurant is vastly different than their online menu. No steaks, no ribs, no salmon, no shrimp and pasta. Just a burger, chicken sandwich and chicken tenders. If they have a "Limited menu", they need to update their website. I went here with my wife for an Anniversary dinner and was very disappointed.
  26. DR

    DonR

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Okay....This place is in a Holiday Inn! We made a reservation not knowing this and when I pulled up to it, I was almost going to pass. Then I noticed all the locals going in there and I thought...Hmmmmm, maybe this place is good. We hauled are starving and exhausted butts into this place, and low and behold, it was pretty darn good. We opted for some salads, burgers, BLT and my buddy got the ribs. All of our food was excellent, hot and fresh. The libations were good also. Lesson learned....
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    I’m only giving a 4 star because the chocolate martini was good. Ambiance and food very misleading. Come on it’s a restaurant at the Holiday Inn Express. Would go back for another chocolate martini but that’s it. Bar food is stretching it.
  28. a

    awal

    Western NC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Excellent restaurant that happens to be located in a hotel
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic! Food was phenomenal!
  30. AZ

    AmandaZ

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Do not go here. Food is terrible. Its small and loud and the service is just average.
  31. E

    Eileen

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and we were all so impressed with service and the food. We had a spectacular time and would return next time we are in Asheville. The Harvarti cheese sticks were out of this world!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food is way over priced, and the prices on the menu when you get there are higher than what y’all are advertising.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and great food!
  34. 1

    12345

    Houston

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My sister has one of these in the Columbus, Ohio area and recommended trying it while we were in the area. Food was good and the service was very good. We don’t have any in Texas yet but if they come to Texas we will be back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    What a surprise!!! This place located in holiday inn was a great find. Honestly, I didn’t expect much but I was pleasantly surprised. The trout was local and delicious.
  36. RU

    RonaldU

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have lived nearby Woodfire for several years but haven’t visited given it is a ‘hotel restaurant’. Overall the food, ambience and service was very good beyond expectation. Prices are a bit higher, but mostly in line with other quality restaurants in Asheville.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food
  38. S

    Sara

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were out of town and in Asheville, everywhere needed a reservation. We looked up this place and even thought it’s inside the Holiday Inn, the food was phenomenal! It was a little pricy, but it was quiet and just what we needed!
  39. NF

    NicoleF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok, limited menu and not as nice in person as it looked online.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food and service - don’t let the fact that it’s in a holiday inn deter you - we almost didn’t go, but certainly glad we did! Great food, good value.

FAQs

WoodFire Bar & Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for WoodFire Bar & Grille

1450 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-40 Exit 55

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of FREE parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Green

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 298-5611

  • Private party facilities

    BE THE HOST WITH THE MOST! Have the Woodfire Bar & Grille cater your next event. We offer our enclosed patio for private luncheons and dinner parties of 25 people or less. And because we are located inside the newly renovated, utterly modern, Holiday Inn Asheville - Biltmore East we also have access to an amazing event venue. Our "Blue Ridge Room" is an intimate event venue which accommodates 25 - 125 people. The peaceful room has Zen like qualities with a neutral palette so your decor can take center stage. Be the host with the most by having the Woodfire Bar and Grille, our on-site restaurant, cater your special event. We know how to throw a party! Here are just a few event choices: - Cocktail Parties (pictured below) for up to 125 people. - Receptions and Banquets with seating for up to 64 people. - Classrooms and Seminars set with chairs for up to 100 people. - Baby Showers and Gender Reveal Parties. - Class Reunions - Workshops Offering state of the art audio visual equipment.

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