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WoodFire Bar & Grille, Asheville, NC

WoodFire Bar & Grille

4.3
4.3
153 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 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 153 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

153 Reviews
  1. EricK

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived on time for our dinner reservation and waited about 15 minutes before we took the initiative to ask about getting seated or service in general. There was only ONE wait staff on duty who was covering the bar and the two seating areas. Not what we expected when we made reservations. We spoke to the wait staff and told her we had reservations but were not going to stay due to the situation and she was fine with us leaving. Very disappointing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation and was asked to confirm reservation.. when we show up the restaurant was closed and we were never notified.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hidden gem in Asheville! Would definitely visit again. Food was excellent and service was outstanding.

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  4. CaseyH

    Austin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is inside Holiday Inn. It is reasonable for a hotel restaurant. Slightly overpriced for the quality of the food. Service was very good. Wait staff very attentive.

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  5. dmmmd

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were skeptical because of the location within a Holiday Inn. But what a meal! The food was truly excellent. The steaks were perfect. The service was attentive, and the atmosphere was quiet. Woodfire highly exceeded our expectations and we look forward to dining there again.

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  6. ChristineC

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place for a good meal. Food was delicious. Portions were good. The only complaint would be the prices were a little high.

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  7. ThomasM

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservation for Friday evening. Table was ready on time and we had the whole place to ourselves for a few. Atmosphere was very quiet and enjoyable, sevice was very attentive, prompt and very friendly. Cocktails and food were outstanding. A true hidden gem!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great.! I saw it was inside a hotel I had 2nd thoughts but read the reviews, and I went with my gut. Glad I did the drinks were good. That staff was nice.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It’s in a hotel . Def not what we expected . Full of elderly drunks

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  10. Steven

    West Palm Beach

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Who would have thought there would be such good food at a Holiday Inn? The Mrs. and I were very pleasantly surprised. Filet and grilled Salmon were perfect! The restaurant wasn't busy, which made it really pleasant. The young lady that served us was quite lovely. Frankly, it was a very pleasant surprise and if you're coming to Asheville and just don't want to struggle to find a good, quiet place to eat and have to drive to (if you're staying at the Hotel), this is the place!!

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  11. VondaM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service.. wasn’t aware I was in a holiday inn but it was a nice place to eat dinner

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  12. VinceP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was excellent. Our server was multitasking like crazy. Waiting tables, clearing tables and trending bar. She checked back with us frequently. The food was amazing. Best Fila.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor experience, made reservations 3 hours in advance and they didn’t acknowledge my reservation once I got to the restaurant. Waitress stated she didn’t know how online reservations worked and turned us away. I would not recommend this restaurant, very unprofessional.

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  14. DwayneP

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant in a hotel lobby. Suggest making reservations as it was extremely busy on a Wednesday night. Great food and amazing service.

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  15. CWick

    New Mexico

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding, gracious service. We split a very good 8-oz filet with separate sides with no problem. Lovely atmosphere in back room.

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  16. Huddy

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  17. ABdines

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Steaks were overcooked & pricey for what we were served.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  19. JimE

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best steak I had in a very long time! I will compare it to Ruth Chris steakhouse! I definitely will be back

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I didn’t realize it was in a hotel. But rustic, great food and service. Everything was fresh and a great house salad!

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  22. AndreaB

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  23. Jass

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  24. Jaime

    Orlando

    197 reviews

    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service person was excellent, she is from Guatemala but she made the restaurant a 5 stars! The food was very good too

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  25. KeithW

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick, easy and tasty

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  26. YolandaR

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    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

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  27. ObiF

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  28. JackieR

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  30. MicheleL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wasn't sure what to expect since it was in a hotel, but the food was fantastic and service was great.

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  31. BryanG

    Pinehurst

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. We had ribs and trout. Both were very good! I would go back often if I lived here.

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  33. EmarieDann

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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

    1 person found this helpful

  34. TerryB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely quiet place with good food and very good service

    1 person found this helpful

  35. RW1022

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  36. UpscaleDiner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. PaulH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  38. Jorde

    Memphis/West TN

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

    1 person found this helpful

  40. MichaelB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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FAQs

WoodFire Bar & Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 153 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 1 time 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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