Village Social-Biltmore Estate

4.3
479 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
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 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.**
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: 11:30am- 4:00pm;
Dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm;
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Phone number
(828) 257-5968
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Spencer Hilgeman
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 479 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Luxurious elegant dining. Don’t pass it up to stay here and dine here.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We really enjoyed the food at Village Social. We were late for a Biltmore viewing and the manager did everything possible to get our food quickly and help with The reservation.
The reason we were late is twofold. First, the address given in the Open Table site is not correct. Second, the difficulty in entering the Biltmore complex. Although we had purchased tickets we were required to go to will call to get them before we could get to the restaurant. Plus, the gate was closed from 6.30 to 7pm. All this took a great deal of time, so diners should be aware.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was cold. The black bean burger was not good at all. The broccoli and bean burger were cold. The place was like a cafeteria, loud and no ambiance. The food of the other people with me was just ok. Not a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Awesome Birthday dinner celebration 🎉 great salmon, risotto, Manhattan & surprise bday dessert💗

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food and drink was fantastic our waiter was very a tentative

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This was my first dining experience at the Village Social. My mom and I enjoyed a wonderful late afternoon/early dinner...prior to the Lyle Lovett concert (also amazing!!). We ate outside...it was perfect. Our waitress did a great job of ensuring we had everything we needed balanced with letting us sit, enjoy a bottle of wine and not be rushed. I think inside would be too loud...outside dining...was fabulous...helped that it was the one evening in all of July/August with no rain!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I took my nephew for dinner (we were there for the Chihuly event) and we both had hamburgers. Great. Great fries. He had a brownie for dessert that he loved. My only complaint is that the place is way too loud. Very hard to converse. Otherwise, one of the best waiters I have ever had and a fabulous hamburger. Thanks.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Didn’t care for food served in big bowls. Oysters on half shell were very good. Noise level was worse ever and really impacted our dining experience. Wish I had made reservations elsewhere I Estate grounds..

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

First time eating here. The food was absolutely outstanding. Crab Bisque some of the best I’ve had. Salmon was delicious - so uniquely prepared! My husband had the grilled pork chops. They were delicious. We will come back.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

If we could give ten stars for service, we would do so. The lovely server who attended our table went above and beyond to make our experience pleasant in every way. The food was wonderful, and atmosphere perfect for a leisurely lunch. Would highly recommend, and will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Pleasantly surprised, much nicer than pictured in advertisements

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The food was quite good, but the service abysmal. We waited no less than 10 minutes for someone to come and take a drink order. I had to flag our hostess down for assistance and she was apologetic. However, with 15 servers milling around, there seemed to be no reasonable explanation for what was happening- or not happening. In addition, one of the entrees was delayed also roughly 10 minutes, causing the entire table to wait and suffer cold food. They did comp the late entree, but in general, the service was not present and disappointing. I am not sure I’d come back for the price, despite the quality of the food. I expect more from Biltmore and this experience. Glad I didn’t buy day passes for our guests to be treated his way.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We were a group of four women, and we very much enjoyed the food including the small plate options and seafood. The cocktails were very good. The dishes were creative with fresh ingredients. There was a gentleman playing some slower bluegrass type music next to the dining room but it was not too loud and made pleasant background music.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Busy, busy place!
"Casual dining" is the theme here. The restaurant is very busy with lots of people coming and going through the restaurant to obtain entrance into the hotel. The food was fine, but I am not recommending it because there is another restaurant nearby which has just as good food and it is calmer and not a walkway.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Very loud. I would recommend eating outside. We did have challenges getting all the food to come out from the kitchen, when it did come out it was all great. I would say do for lunch on the patio and maybe with family, defintely not for a special occasion or couples date night.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food and great service. Will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Village Social is my favorite restaurant. With an upscale flare of farm-to-table, you can't go wrong with anything chosen from their menu. Everything is supurb from their french fries to their shrimp and grits right down to the homemade sauces. Definitely a place to NOT miss when visiting Asheville.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Service was great. Food was great. Outside dining was a plus.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Loved the menu selections and the outdoor seating was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

All of the dinners were excellent except for the Shrimp and Grits. All 4 individuals felt the serving looked more like an appetizer than a meal and that person was still hungry when he finished his meal. Other than that the food was very good. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The atmosphere was fun. The service was very good and friendly. It’s just the food was average, if not slightly below average.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Both indoor and outdoor seating. We chose outdoor to people watch. Food was very good and came quickly. Location great to go on Fridays have a bite and then sit on lawn to hear local musicians.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. Our waitress was so outgoing and gave us fantastic service. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. I definitely would go back

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1.0Dined on July 26, 2018

My experience was surprisingly bad. I just ordered a crab cake and 2 vegetable side dishes and waited for a half hour for my food to arrive. Nearby waitresses were attending very well to their tables, but mine could not be found. When I asked someone to bring her over she remembered me and then went to get my food and it was all cold. The asparagus was tough and stringy the broccoli was cold the crab cake seem to have been half cooked. Surprisingly poor experience. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The best crab salad ever. It had at least 12 ounces of lump crab with no shell.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

While the food wad quite good, the noise level is beyond reasonable. My wife and I at a table for two could not carry on a conversation. If I were to go again, I would try and get a table outside. The shrimp cocktails were excellent and our service was very good. Just too, too much noise.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Biltmore is a gorgeous place, however every restaurant we were in on the Estate was LOUD EXTREMELY LOUD, to the point where breakfast conversation was not possible, or dinner conversation for that matter. I will not and can not recommend any restaurants at the Estate for this reason, the NOISE, NOISE, NOISE. The staff was friendly, but seemed to be untrained. The food was not bad but not great. The only truly hot meal we had was at the Pub on the first night. The coffee and tea were at best luke warm and the fries that I asked to be hot were stone cold. There are also not many kosher options on your menu. Over all if I was not a guest of the Estate I would have found meals elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Tonya was our server and she really went above and beyond to make sure that our meal was perfect and enjoyable for our whole party. She gave us another one of her tables to make extra room for our feast of a meal and also helped us with recommendations on how to eat items that we were unfamiliar with. Very personable service!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Everything was lovely.. food and drinks were so delicious! It was super loud!! And the service was just ok but we def will be going back Bc the food was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

My daughter and I ate here while visiting Asheville and touring the Biltmore. It was a great place to wind up our day with open and airy architecture. It is part of the Biltmore Hotel and easily accessible through the hotel or Antler Hill Village. You definitely want to make reservations ahead of time as it is very popular during peak travel times. I ordered the Frogmore Stew, but was unimpressed. My daughter's crab salad, however, was most excellent and very fresh. Overall, a nice eatery, though a bit overpriced for the amount of food you are offered.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great place and great food. Just a little noisy.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Food was very good, friendly waitress, I could see gathering here with friends

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We had a lovely dinner prior to our Chihuly nights stroll. We particularly enjoyed the scallops wrapped in bacon. We sat on the patio and enjoyed looking at the beautifully arranged flower pots and people watching.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The food here is always wonderfully fresh and flavourful!
Their menu includes American comfort food with a twist as well as elegant entrees.
My 13 year old grandaughter enjoyed their estate raised beef burger while I had the Verlasso Salmon and lump crab over rissoto.
The grilled asparagus is the best I have tasted!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I arrived earlier than the reservation and was able to get seated. Medium size place with great natural light. Good food, flavors were not over powering and good portion size. I had the grilled oysters, asparagus and crab cake.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

I stayed at the Village Inn with my daughter for my birthday, attended Chihuly at Night, and had dinner at the Village Social. The total experience was near perfect, and dinner was excellent. We split a blue crab cake and both had the grilled salmon with crab risotto and greens. Every bite was delicious. We also had a complimentary slice of strawberry lemonade cake, a perfect ending to the meal. There was live music, and we loved the atmosphere (casual but not too casual but also formal) and the chatter (pleasant and not loud) around us as well as where we were seated. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Enjoy its proximity to the winery. The burrata, crab cakes, and scallops are very good.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Food was good but overpriced for the serving size. No "starters" like at other Biltmore restaurants that served pickles or bread to the table after ordering. Entertainment was good but much too loud. We couldn't have a conversation among ourselves.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

I had several meals here as I was staying in the hotel. I arrived late at night without having eaten and they were able to provide me with a late small meal.

I had dinner here before going to the Chihuly at Night exhibit. The salmon with crab risotto was outstanding.

I had 2 breakfasts because they came with my package but both of them were outstanding and I would eat here again for breakfast if I didn't have a package.

I was traveling alone and they never made me feel awkward. Solid recommendation.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We sat on the pleasant patio of the restaurant and had wine, an appetizer, biscuits with blueberry preserves and butter, and an entree on this visit. The server switched our wine when serving it, but we easily exchanged glasses ourselves after the first sip. The oysters appetizer consisted of six medium grilled oysters topped with bacon. It was tasty. The entree was the Frogmore Stew, which was more like a soup than a stew. The half lobster tail in the dish was slightly overcooked but edible. The shrimp and clams were cooked properly, but the half corn on the cob was tough and the grilled bread was barely toasted. The menu description said that the dish included potatoes, but there were none in the bowl and there was no explanation for their omission. The meal overall was tasty, but attention to details needs to be improved. The restaurant is a little pricey for the amount of food served and the quality of service. Other customers brought a dog to the patio, and the staff petted the dog generously. I hope they washed their hands after that!

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