WoodFire Bar & Grille

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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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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff all around -food and service perfect!

JH
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It’s in a Holiday Inn, so our expectations were pretty low. But salads were fresh and delicious and the steaks better than we had hoped for. Grilled asparagus was overcooked and coconut cream pie was a grocery store. But when traveling and relying on short notice availability on OT, we were not disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best streaks, cooked perfectly. The service was wonderful our server was just outstanding. So glad we choose this.

BL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Asheville visit from out of state .

JG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and fantastic food. Absolutely would recommend to anyone

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With my wife. WH/SD.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travels brought us . Super meal!! Millie was very nice . Maybe dinner again

SM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is great, well worth the trip. Everything was absolutely fantastic.

KD
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was very disappointed. Woodfire Grill wasn't all that, really. I surprised my husband, hoping for a great steak dinner for our anniversary. The reviews said this was a hidden gem in Asheville. And since I live in Swannanoa I had hoped for a nice close place to eat without going downtown. The havarti cheese sticks were tasty, but I would rather have marinara sauce as opposed to the ranch type dips that they had, and the salad and baked potato (nothing fancy) were good. But the Strip Steak was $30 and really full of gristle. So disappointing! For a special occasion I would pick something with more ambience and better food. The staff were very nice and they gave us a split bottle of champagne or dessert for free because it was our anniversary and that was sweet. But I'm not sure we will go again.

TH
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Better than average for the level of hotel but not great.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak i've ever had. The hickory wood fired grill added an absolutely awesome flavor. Will go back soon to try the ribs. My sister had the pork chop. And it was awesome also.

JJ
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal in a convenient location. Surprised to find this kind of value in a Holiday Inn restaurant.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. Food and service was outstanding.

DR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best prime rib I have had since moving to North Carolina 14 yrs ago. It's pricey but well worth the money. Save this place for special occasions

TC
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WoodFire produces consistent quality meals and with their utilisation of the hickory grill it produces some of the very best beef meals in Western North Carolina.

B
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible! Don’t waste your time, or your money! Service was probably the worst we’ve ever had anywhere EVER! $4.00 cup of coffee they charged me for after dinner came straight from the complimentary coffee in the hotel lobby, we watched her go get it! $31 tip added to bill for a server that we had to literally beg for tea and water refill.

A
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really overrated, rice was over cooked, soup came from frozen pouch, meat was not tender.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to admit, I was hesitant to try it being located in a Holiday Inn. I’m so glad I went for it. The food was delicious! I was blown away. Our server was friendly and efficient. I highly recommended this restaurant!

NY
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

A pleasant surprise and a very solid meal.

JD
Western NC
59 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

As a Holiday Inn restaurant Woodfire is a cut above most budget hotel dining and a good choice if you are staying there and don't want to drive. However, it is definitely not a go to Asheville restaurant for locals. The Brussel sprout skewer appetizer was mushy, not firm and crisp and the NY strip was ok but nothing to rave about. My companion had the burger and that was just ok too. The server, Morgan however was excellent. The bar looked like fun with guests of the hotel mingling. Again, not bad food but not worth driving to.

SQ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. The only disappointment was there was a card on the table advertising certain bottles of wine at half price, but they were out of all but one of them and did not offer substitutions. If you don’t have the product, don’t advertise the deal!

KB
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

This is a very good hotel restaurant, but not really an Asheville dinning experience. We felt badly for the server. He was very nice, but we had to ask for silverware, and spilled a full glass of ice tea all over the table my husband and me. I’m hoping he just needs a little more experience. If I were staying at the hotel I would go back to the restaurant and would recommend it for people who are staying there who are too tired to go into the city for the evening.

BD
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This wasn't bad for a in hotel restaurant. Usually we experience lack luster service and food. In this case we was surprised to find the opposite. Maybe we got lucky as we were the only ones in there at first but the server was very pleasant and professional. The food was way much better than expected. The Lamb was really excellent.

JN
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks are delicious and the service is superb. Will be going often.

OT
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

whatever you do, don't let the fact that this gem is in a Holiday Inn scare you. The special was a bison bone in ribeye, and it was amazing. The other main courses at our table were excellent as well. Because it is small service was great. I suspect a lot of folks shy away from the Holiday Inn part, and it is a big mistake if you are looking for a memorable meal

G
Baltimore
118 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in
Started with dozen wings , the 4 of us loved them
Then we all had different main course
Trout ? Steak , pork chop , and Quesadilla
Great service and will go back next time in
It locates I. A very nice looking Holiday inn
Parking was easy

BS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, appetizers, salad -- especially the grilled romaine. It truly is a wood fire grill and you can taste it. We had a lovely anniversary dinner there. Don't get put off by it's being located in a Holiday Inn. It's head and shoulders above the typical mid-priced hotel kind of restaurant across the board: in quality of food, service, and atmosphere.

RB
Western NC
30 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you want fresh bison, this is the place to dine. They serve a huge piece, it isn’t cheap but you won’t eat it all so it comes out being reasonable because you can make one or two more meals out of it. It is really fresh and the left overs hold the flavor. Nice sides and plenty of food.
They know how what they are dong. They serve Wild salmon, I hope to try that next visit.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not very big, hopefully this will remain a secret gem.

c
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Stopped in for a meal with friends during a road trip. Nice place with quiet area for conversation. Food was good and service was great.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was actually inside of a holiday inn so we were disappointed as they made it sound like it was a big steakhouse. However food was great service great and good value. Would recommend

NY
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. Small place inside a holiday inn hotel but has a small bar and about ten tables. Service was also very good. The lamb lollipops were excellent. Drinks were also great. Decent prices as well.

f
Western NC
117 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was hesitant to try WoodFire because it’s located inside a Holiday Inn but after reading reviews we decided to give it a try. Pleasantly surprised by the food , service and staff. My husband had the special, a bison steak cooked properly rare. My strip steak was the tastier of the two, truly delicious. The grilled Brussels sprouts would have been even better had they been split in two to get even more char. The asparagus needed the bottoms trimmed to avoid being woody. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Erika was a pleasure and informative.

MP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A treat for us to have dinner at the Woodfire Bar & Grille. Staff is very friendly and well informed about the dishes served. A lot of the food served is local and well presented. Excellent drink selection and well made by the experienced barkeeps. If you're a NC resident you also get a 10% discount on food.

C
Memphis
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in East Asheville! We were served bison steaks that were so tender and tasty. Great decor and excellent service. We will be back (often)!

JH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to try this place because I like food cooked over a wood grill. It didn't disappoint. The grilled pork chop was delicious and my wife really enjoyed the grilled trout and grilled brussels sprouts. Service was friendly and efficient and they had a nice local beer selection. Yes, it's in a Holiday Inn but don't let that put you off..enjoy the ample parking and the great food.

JS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We read the reviews, and since it was positive and close , we decide to go. Food was excellent. My brussels sprouts with beef tenderloin was killer, and my husband loved his pork chop. Great service and atmosphere. We'd def go back.

JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took a chance based on the ratings and was pleasantly surprised. Want to go out and get a good meal? Take the chance...

FH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice décor, reasonably priced, good locally sourced dishes.