WoodFire Bar & Grille

4.3
104 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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vip12345
Houston
59 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 20, 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.

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RonaldU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food

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Sara
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 11, 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!

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NicoleF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 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.

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PatrickF
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in Asheville and had heard about this place just east of Asheville, but never tried it. It is inside a rustic, very nice, Holiday Inn (don't be turned off by that), and well known by locals, but not to the throngs of Asheville tourists. Food was very good, our server Pablo was outstanding, and price was half of downtown Asheville restaurants. Safety protocols were all followed as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, coming from Florida and to find an upscale reasonably priced placed with excellent food was a blessing.

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vipDanielleT
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place continues to impress! Food is always outstanding , service amazing, and always plenty of room between tables and people so you never feel crowded. The ambiance is pleasant, and different rooms so you can be secluded if you want.

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ShannonG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Asheville and I wanted to take my son and his girlfriend to a nice dinner and get a feel for the city at the same time. Unfortunately, in Asheville the restaurants book up so quickly that there were very few options left. I was a bit disappointed to find that this restaurant is actually in the Holiday Inn. However, the ambiance in this restaurant feels warm and inviting and the food was absolutely delicious. My son and his girlfriend had steaks. I had the locally caught trout. I can be quite fussy about fish, because I don't like anything "fishy" tasting, but the trout was cooked to perfection. The service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Asheville.

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DelisaS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is in the Holiday Inn. I didn’t know that. Food was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Small and in a hotel .... not much atmosphere but food was unexpectedly good for a hotel restaurant

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SarahsMum
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's in a Holiday Inn!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Online menu did not match up with current menu. The atmosphere was just what I expected for a mid-grade hotel. I think it would have been a better experience had this place been a stand alone restaurant. Food was good. We were just disappointed with the menu

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vipBard
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A tale of 2 meals. I ordered Trout & wild rice and was very pleased with the dish - trout was cooked just right and was very tasty. My wife ordered NY Strip medium rare and it came out medium well and was dry & tough. We heard another table was told they had Ribeye steak as a special but it was never offered to us (which most certainly would've been the preference over strip). She should've sent it back but didn't want to make a fuss. Nothing was offered to make up for the poor quality and being overcooked other than an apology. One other plus was the coconut cream pie, which was excellent. Note the restaurant is in a Holiday Inn hotel.

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marciasc
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many Asheville restaurants are closed, have limited seating, or only do takeout. Woodfire took reservations and even had a full menu - unlike many other restaurants. We all enjoyed our entrees and the waitress was very good.

Being a tourist in Asheville is a challenge when it comes to finding a place to enjoy dining out.

ML
MariaLR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well prepared, flavorful and served without delay. Friendly and attentive service.

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thomasg
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic steak, and also in a Holiday Inn restaurant to boot!

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ToddV
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After a long day of driving, we got to Asheville and decided to try the WoodFire Grill. Wife got shrimp and garlic pasta and it was good. I tried the local mountain trout and it was amazing! So delicious! Would definitely go again for the trout!

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KYGirl40391
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a group of 6 to dinner. It’s located inside the Holiday Inn but don’t let that fool you. The food was fantastic and our server, Millie, was a gem! I had the grilled chicken with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. It was super good. The chicken was very tender and juicy. Definitely a do-over type of place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful Meal with perfect service!

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LocalTimA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
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
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
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
36 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
3 reviews
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
11 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.

JR
vipJenniferR
Pittsburgh
31 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
30 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
42 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
3 reviews
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 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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WoodFire Bar & Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.