Village Social-Biltmore Estate

4.4
1250 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Village Social is located on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, right next door to Biltmore's award-winning winery. You must have a valid paid estate admission ticket, be a guest of The Inn on Biltmore Estate, Village Hotel guest or be a Biltmore Annual Passholder to dine on property.

A full-service restaurant and bar, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant’s small plate concept focuses on sustainable seafood with local and regional farm and garden products. The relaxed atmosphere of Village Social is perfect for unwinding and catching up with friends.

**Reservations will only be held for 10 minutes past reservation time.**Please be advised patio seating can not be guaranteed.
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vipVickyZ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service was bad. We were seated right away but a waitress did not come by for at least 10 minutes after we sat down. Drink order took longer than normal to be delivered. Ordered she crab soup that was thick and coagulated. Burrata was dried out. Saffron orzo was bland. Cheesecake was terrible. No flavor.

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TimM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet Mignon was perfect!! Service was great!! I’d definitely go back.

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LauraS
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pork chops. Great service. Enjoyed it. It was a great start to our trip.

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PaulW
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Again, service was very poor and food was average at best.

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LaurieB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our service was not good and it seemed they were way understaffed. Host that seated me got me very excited about the scallops pasta dish and said I should order right away as sometimes they run out. Our server took at least 10 minutes to show up at our table and promptly told us they were out of scallops. Everything from there seemed downhill. Grilled oysters were the highlight of our food. She crab bisque was so thick it was almost like a gravy (We lived in Charleston for 18 years so we know what it should taste and look like!) My fish had more skin than fish and the "lemon buerre blanc" had no flavor at all. What was supposed to be "herb potatoes" had no herbs and I had to ask for a salt shaker. There was one medium sized whole potato with a little crust on it and a couple of "potato skins". For $38 I was truly disappointed. Only ate about 1/3 of it and all server asked was if I wanted a box, which I declined. Other entree was my husband's "Chef's Estate Cut", which was just okay. We turned down dessert based on experience to that point. The shining star of the evening was my husband's cocktail expertly made by bartender Eric - something called "George's Smoked Old Fashioned"! I have never written a review like this and I'm sad to say I will not return here or recommend to friends.

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PaulW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was the biggest issue that made the experience bad.

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Jonathan
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Outside dining was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch here as always. Everything was cooked perfectly and the service was 5 stars

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WXXD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our meals were very good, waitstaff very knowledgeable and helpful, ambiance ok inside, felt like we were in a hotel lobby but we will definitely go back as it may be a sign of the times. Overall good dining experience.

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WVRhonda
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Abby our waitress was super top shelf served super kind & very attentive!

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DonS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was very disappointed with our experience at the Village Social. The Food and service were terrible! Our appetizer came out with the sauce, it was very salty and lack flavor. Both our entrees were awful! The seafood in the frog more stew was over cooked and rubbery, lobster would not come out of the shell and it was tasteless. The scallops were under cooked and the linguine sauce had so much goat cheese that was all you could taste.
The wait staff came to our table 3 times during our meal! We kept looking around for her and she was nowhere around. They were not busy ... the dinning room was only 50% full!
Also upsetting were Hotel guest walking right through the dining room to exit out to the shops! Carrying suitcases and bags walking between the tables with their children! For a meal that was almost $150 and the only decent thing being the cocktail it not a good experience!
We have eaten at 4 other Biltmore restaurants and it was alway a good experience.... this was NOT! Never again!

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WarrenZ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Service was good. Food was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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ElizabethT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were surprised not to like the Village Social - but unfortunately the food was sub-par. We each got a steak. Both were unevenly cooked, and one was very overcooked. The cocktail and food prices are high for the quality, and unfortunately our waitress didn't check on us between dropping off the food and coming back well after we were finished - no chance to give feedback or order anything else. The highlight of the evening was the salad appetizer - I give props to the crew for the amazing combination of flavors and textures it had!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always at the Biltmore and restaurants.

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mountainprincess
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous seafood dishes
Service fine
A bit noisy
All of our party were very pleased

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LINDA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our family of 8: our grandchildren, our grown children and us for lunch there after touring the gardens.
Each one of us found our lunches to be delicious!!!
I have an allergy to all citrus, and our server was careful to make certain my selection had none!!! One person is vegetarian and she had choices and found her selection to be excellent!
Our server was attentive, but not at all intrusive! Our drinks were quickly served and she was attentive throughout lunch to make sure we had all we needed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time there at Village Social and look forward to returning!!! Thank you!!!

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DavidT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I stopped for lunch while at the Biltmore estate. It is located a significant distance from the house in Antler Hill Village. It was not very crowded when we were there on a Tuesday. The crab cake sandwiches we ordered were very good. Service was fine.

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JessicaM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on a Tuesday afternoon during our day trip to Biltmore and loved everything about it.
I started with the arugula salad, and it was so delicious. My husband got the she crab soup. Then we split a lobster roll and fries.
He also got the Honeymooner cocktail and it was so delicious! I could have stolen all of his drink even though my wine was good.
We will not hesitate to come back on future visits.

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SarahP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent!! Rebekah our server was a doll! Food and drinks where great! Really enjoyed the fried green tomatoes!

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GeorgiaL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The starters, fried green tomatoes and Brussels sprouts, were very good, but the steak was tough and overcooked, although the potatoes and asparagus were very good. Our waitress was great and offered to get another meal, but the place was closing, which probably was the reason the steak was poor. Oh well.

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MichaelH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Nothing special, which was surprising giving the notion of spectacular service Biltmore advertises and prides itself on. Our waitress disappeared for long durations. The food was good but less than I would expect for the high price. The atmosphere was superb!

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Hokie26
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Difficult to reserve, service was poor, food was bad and prices were high.

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DanielleP
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious (especially the shrimp and grits!), and the staff was very careful to take my husband's food allergies into consideration, making sure they special made his food accordingly.

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IanG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was too notch and the food was really good. We had fried green tomatoes with lobster salad and then we split the scallops and pasta.
I had a sazarac cocktail and she had a dirty chai cocktail. Both were excellent and lasted us the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Two birthdays.

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vipEatswell
Western NC
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our main complaint was that it was very cold which meant that we were uncomfortable and the food cooled off quickly. The shrimp and grits were very good!

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vipfrequentdiner
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food average, service acceptable, social distancing B

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ShellyJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun lunch place with interesting pictures of Biltmore history throughout.

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vipCarl
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Village Social is a run-of-the-mill hotel gastropub. It excels at being on Biltmore property and is a much better experience than trying to eat at the Carriage House tourist cafés. Good bar.

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ErinF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The mussels were amazing! Monkfish was the catch of the day and was excellent. Substitutions for dietary restrictions were not any issue.

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YuliyaT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for Valentine’s Day. The food was amazing. Would highly recommend. The service was also phenomenal. Would definitely recommend for a romantic/nice dinner. The room is quite a bit open and a little louder than expected.

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Kevin
E. Tennessee
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere was amazing. The food was good and tasty. We had dinner twice the weekend we stayed at the Biltmore. The more expensive items were underwhelming, the cheaper items were the best. Try the crusted chicken or shrimp & grits these dishes were perfect. The pot roast and lobster was an odd combination, the lobster prices were different. Really they would have done better setting a lobster tall on top of the pot roast. The ribeye was a large piece of meat, but way too fatty even for ribeye. Hope this helps and Bon Appétit!

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Beck
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and cocktails were excellent. As was our waitress MK. My only complaint was the noise level with one little loud boy standing on his chair and crying.

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GG1954
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding! The Valentines Day dinner for two was a little heavy on the fat/carb side. Scallops were excellent and steak well prepared. Lobster Mac/cheese pn the heavy side. We would have preferred a salad or vegetable if a substitute had been available. Also choice of appetizer was VERY limited! BUT WHAT MADE THE EXPERIENCE OUTSTANDING WAS THE SERVICE!

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Terry
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place! Food and service was excellent. I recommend it, and will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was great and the food was great, but I was a little disappointed it wasn’t decorated for Valentine’s Day. Not as romantic as we’d hoped.

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Tomcat
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all good. Server and food was all excellent.

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vipCherylR
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My daughter and I were there for Valentine’s Day. The food and the service was exceptional. The ambiance / atmosphere is ok. We wanted to go to the Bistro for some reason it has been closed and has yet to re-open.

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TerriE
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin had his first Biltmore experience. We had lunch first at the Village Social, he had shrimp and grits..LOVED IT! My classic burger was delicious 😋! Always a great experience..staff was wonderful and attentive. Everyone was wearing masks and social distancing. Very nice lunch!

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Jenell
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting outside on the rare warm day. Tables were spaced 20 feet apart. Perfect timely service. Food very tasty and nicely presented. Only disappointment was one of the two bowls of soup was hot and the other barely warm. Otherwise a lovely lunch.

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Village Social-Biltmore Estate is rated 4.4 stars by 1250 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.

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