WoodFire Bar & Grille

4.2
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$31 to $50
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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!
What 82 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.5
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3.7
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LocalTimA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere. It is located inside Holiday Inn. Food and service was very good. We will dine in again.

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vipDanielleT
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience from start to finish was great. Our server Pablo was exceptional, and helped us with any concerns and questions we posed considering my husband has a gluten allergy. We enjoyed every course, which we had 3, and the woodfire flavor on our steak and salmon were only trumped by the perfection of the temps! Since it was a weekday night we were sat in the front window and had the entire room to ourselves. It was nice, romantic, and the lodge decor was beautiful and unique. The value was amazing compared to Asheville restaurants by far! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Long wait with no hostess to be seated. No silverware was ready when we sat down. The waitress was good. She did the best she could.

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vipLuvWineandFood
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This is inside a Holiday Inn. For a restaurant inside a less expensive hotel it is better than most but really should have the location included in Opentable description so users are better informed.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Asheville and wanted a nice restaurant to gather with friends. We scanned google quickly and chose this restaurant based on location. Upon arrival we realized it was located in the Holiday Inn...going to be honest, we were a *little* skeptical BUT we had the best time! The service, food and atmosphere were all EXCELLENT! Really, really good!

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vippgg1313
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket sandwich was to die for

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loric
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved it! I would like to see signage directing one to the restaurant as we had difficulty finding this place, it is inside the Holiday INN. very good food and service.definitely recommend

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PrudyG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very good experience. It was a Monday evening, so quiet anyway and especially so with Covid. Very good steak and service.

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steve
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was eh. Nothing special about this place, the food, the ambiance, or the service. We went for our anniversary and was disappointed in the experience. I ordered the chicken with garlic potatoes and salad. My entrée was decent, nothing special. The salad was fresh and the highlight of the meal. My husband ordered the filet and it was dry. (Cooked medium). Our server was very nice but not attentive at all. I will not go here again.

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vipJenniferR
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We had wonderful service, and the sweet potato fries were delicious. But the ambiance is lacking a bit.

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vipawal
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Got a seat right away. Great server and service was not crowded at all A little hard to find until you figure out its located in a hotel. I glad we took the chance! Great food and not too busy

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vipEileenD
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Best sweet potato fries. Service was very friendly and short wait for food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Don’t freak out when you pull up to the back lot of the Holiday Inn and question your decision like we did. Stay the course and the course will exceed your expectations! Go for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This place sat us next to the door. It is really a glorified hotel bar. Food was fair to middling and they dinner have exactly half the items from the online menu.

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lntaylor
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! It is always a pleasant dining experience here. The best spinach salad and grilled chicken sandwich!

WB
vipWBPSR
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional meal and the service was also exceptional. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it is housed in Holiday Inn. We could not have been more pleased!

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vipAlanL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.Salmon was terrific.Well worth the drive from Asheville.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Freaking great. Never would’ve thought that a 4 star restaurant would be located in Holiday Inn. But those who want to try, go right ahead and won’t be disappointed.

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NLCNYC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Not my first time there. I’ll be back

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TimC
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their menu options and unique cooking methods makes this a favorite for a night out.

WD
WilliamD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, surprisingly good food. Great roasted veggies and brussle sprouts. Burgers were cooked perfectly and had a great char flavor. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Slow evening, so not many people. But I'd go there again, and recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Our waitress was the only good thing about dinner. Although she spent most of the time apologizing for the long gaps of not coming to our table because they were very busy.

The portions of food were very good, but the food itself was barely mediocre at best. My ribs were over cooked and very dry, as were the wings my wife ordered. The sweet potato fries were almost burnt.

As for getting our food, it took over a half hour to come out. Again, it was very busy.

Overall, I would not visit here again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Ate here two days in a row. Compliments to the chef as everything was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff all around -food and service perfect!

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vipJohnH
New York Area
157 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipBarbaraL
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Asheville visit from out of state .

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

Fantastic service and fantastic food. Absolutely would recommend to anyone

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

With my wife. WH/SD.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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StudioM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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KayD
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.

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TomH
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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SHARONL
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.

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JohnP
Western NC
16 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.

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MonaB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. Food and service was outstanding.

DR
DeborahR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Lisalu
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

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TimC
Western NC
14 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.

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