Village Social-Biltmore Estate

4.6
683 reviews
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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 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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Western NC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

We had this reservation for weeks for a party of 6 cause we couldn’t make it for a party of 5 . When we got there they crammed us at a four top and there was plenty of 6 toppers. When we mentioned moving they said that they were reserved. We eat here often but tonight the service was not up to par. If it had been a party of 5 children it would have been fine but not so much with 5 adults . It was my sons birthday and I wish I had known we were going to be crammed up in there cause we would have done something else.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my girlfriend here on January 5 2019, it was a GREAT experience! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and on top of things.

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located on the Biltmore Estate at the Village Hotel. Casual place with live music. Locally sourced food. Excellent quality. A little pricey but worth it.

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Village Social when we were guests at the Village Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed it then, and we enjoyed it when we visited just for lunch this past weekend. My husband and I were not disappointed with our menu choices. He had the shaved beef sandwich and I had the shrimp po-boy. Each was delicious as were the herb fries. Our server was great and very attentive.
Since it is in Antler Hill Village, the restaurant is sort of off the beaten path. It was very easy to get a reservation there on a very busy weekend even though it did fill up while we were there. We knew we made a good decision eating there when we went over to the House and saw all of the people waiting to eat at the Stable Cafe!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food hot, fresh and tasty! Drinks cold and looked and tasted great, our service knew her stuff , no needs went unattended. Would come back again!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family trip visiting the biltmore estate and wanted to stop and see the village hotel. Very nice hotel and the restaurant was very good. Food was fresh and the tasty, and the service was great. Definitely recommend!

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w
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in the restaurant. We had previously looked at the menu on line and absolutely fell in love with the seafood platter. It did not disappoint. We couldn’t eat all of it in one sitting. Our favorite part was the crab salad which had huge chunks of crab in it. The shrimp was large and excellent. Yum!

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MG
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The she crab bisque was amazing - the best I've ever had. My daughter had the popcorn shrimp and it was really good for popcorn shrimp. Lots of side items available for kids as well, including a side salad. My mom had the Social Burger and said it was also excellent. The meat was juicy and tender and there was some sort of jelly on the burger that made it extra tasty.

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CB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was good but the sides were supposed to be potato wedges and seasonal vegetables. We each had 1 or 2 of those small white potatoes, not wedges, and the vegetables were so tiny I could not tell what some of them were. We got about 1 brussels sprout split in half and what looked to be tiny, tiny carrots and only a couple of those. Kind of ridiculous for a $34 plate. We were a bit disappointed.

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CF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would be nice to open to public, we could only eat here because we had day pass to the Estate. Everything we chose was absolutely perfectly prepared and delicious. Can't stop talking about the she-crab soup.

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food prosciutto wrapped scallops are excellent shaved prime rib sandwhich very delicious

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with nice ambience. She Crab bisque was really great. Delicious chilled shrimp cocktail with fun presentation. Really fantastic place to enjoy unexpected upscale seafood in Asheville!

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WC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong anywhere on Biltmore for food from what I observed by conversation on the shuttles regarding where to eat. The Village Social-Biltmore was within the hotel where we stayed. Made it convenient and a good option for good food after a tiring day of sightseeing. Would highly recommend. Good for families with children. Service was great. Ate there at varying times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good value for the dollar. Healthy portions. Would recommend sharing portions if you are not a big eater.

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AP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and a wonderful setting. You will not regret the choice

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BP
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our New Year's Eve outing at Village Social. Everything was perfect - food, service, ambiance... the list goes on and on. We will absolutely be back when we're in town next. Wonderful evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We dined here on New Year’s Eve night. Our food and service was truly excellent (strongly recommend the cheddar biscuits), but the restaurant was not at all what we expected. We intended to have a quaint dinner to celebrate the end of an exceptional year, but the restaurant is in an open area connected to the hotel. It was way too bright, open, and noisy for an intimate dinner. I would certainly return here for the food, but I would not recommend this restaurant if you’re wanting a special dining experience.

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KC
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We highly recommend the cold seafood platter - wonderful dining experience!

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MN
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Burger was cooked to order and good. Market catch was supposed to be grouper but tasted and looked like cod. Broth not tasty either. Restaurant recognized wedding anniversary with truffles which was kind.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was superb! My fiancé just kept saying that was the best prepared salmon he’s ever had. Loved it so much that we returned the next morning for breakfast. Can you say perfect blueberry pancakes?! Victoria, our server, was the best ever. We will be back every time we return to Biltmore.

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LM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We needed an on-campus place to eat between gardens and Candlelight Christmas and this fit the bill - quick, affordable, and decent food. Tables were so close it was hard not to eavesdrop.

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OG
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but the portions were way to small for the price they charge. The Shrimp and Grits was served quickly but arrived cold; it is not real southern shrimp and grits dish-if you ever had real one you will be disappointed with this one. Couple things about the service: I was told that my order was coming with bread and asked me for my preference -the bread was never served; if you cannot remember things, just write it down.

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R
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While it was very busy due to the Holidays, Daphne handled our needs quite well. It is my opinion that a simple small green salad should be offered as a side option in all Estate Restaurants, not much cost or prep time but very healthful and satisfying, there is no need for dressing options, just a simple vinaigrette would be fine. Call it champagne vinaigrette and watch it fly out of the kitchen! Green leaf and slivered carrots and shredded red cabbage would be bright and colorful and low food cost as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Would visit again.

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JH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant was not what we were expecting. We were hoping for a quaint dining experience, and this is just a wide open space with bright lights. The food was subpar and there are minimal options on the menu. We had high hopes based on other open table reviews, but we wouldn’t opt to dine here again.

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DP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ribeye was delicious. Service was excellent. Wine was even better! Love visiting this place and the bar is open late compared to the rest of the estate.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We ate at the restaurant Saturday, 12/29. Server was slow to come to the table. Also never mentioned any special(s). We found out about specials listening to the folks at the table next to us. It took an hour to get our (2) drinks. The server acknowledged the delay, stated bar was swamped, and “comped” us a dessert without receiving a complaint. Nice gesture. The food wasn’t good. My meal was shrimp& grits. While I am from the north I have had that dish previously. The grits were very runny, cheese flavor mild at best, and the shrimp was over cooked( tough or chewy). The desert also wasn’t good and appeared to be a premade or frozen dessert. The Pecan cake was cold in the middle. Perhaps it was made and refrigerated the day prior. I don’t usually send food back in a restaurant or complain in any forum but I received this email so I have replied honestly. Part of the reason was the cost compared to results in food and service. I wouldn’t return to this particular restaurant on site nor would I recommend to anyone visiting. I had several good experiences elsewhere on Biltmore over the weekend at wine tastings, small shops , small eateries, etc and service was impeccable. Unfortunately, what should have been the best based on cost etc was the worst over the weekend. Thank you for requesting my feedback and giving me the opportunity to comment.

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OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We visited with a group of 5. We asked for two separate checks which through off our server Barbara because after that she was not friendly. When she returned to take our orders and one in our group started, Barbara announced she’d start with someone else. Rude. However, if her attempt was to start with another person in order to keep the plates correct when they arrive, it didn’t work. The guy who brought the food had no idea who had what. On to the food, 4 adult meals and 1 kids. Two people had shrimp and grits which was watery. Watery grits. And bland. One had a burger ordered med well which came med rare. One had steak and lobster again bland and the kids Mac cheese which you’d think couldn’t be messed up was also flavorless. Huge disappointment. We’ve been to several of the other Biltmore restaurants and never had such a bad experience. Do yourself a favor and pick a different one.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Seating was a little tight, to close to others. Food and service was good.

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m
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RESTAURANT AND SERVICE ARE PHENOMENAL. FOOD IS DELICIOUS. HAVE
BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES AND PLAN TO GO BACK ALOT MORE.

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RO
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our waiter was outstanding. The chicken was very juicy and the burger was cooked to perfection.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful staff, and beautiful decor. Great hospitality at the hotel and restaurant.

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SB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful Christmas Dinner and the fish was fresh and delicious! Enjoyed the live acoustic Christmas Music

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j
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but expected a slice of meat for the prime rib sandwich not chopped up meat. really didn't have that much flavor. the cole slaw was good and the macaroni and cheese was amazing!

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H
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was excellent. Great atmosphere and location on estate.

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OT
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Chef came out to visit our family, it was nice! Loud, great food. Pretty pricey.

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GF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had made a note in our reservation that we were celebrating my parent’s 20th wedding anniversary even gave their names and the date but it was never mentioned by our server or the hostess which was disappointing. However the food and other service aspects were great,

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EK
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best places to eat!! Drinks are so good. Food is delicious!! Always our favorite place to eat on the Biltmore Estate

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SO
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Service was excellent. Food was well prepared. Cocktails and wine were way overpriced. Biltmore wine was $12 and up a glass. You can walk 50 yards and buy a bottle at the winery for $17. The seating arrangement was less than desirable. We were stuck in between large tables at a two seater. There was no way to carry on a conversation with my husband due to the noise level. I would recommend to management to rethink their table arrangements to include a more cozy, intimate seating. Had this been the case on our visit, I would have been more amenable to the prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the BEST meals I've ever had in a restaurant! Started with fried Brussels sprouts, and the seafood fondue was wonderful! The salmon was very mild with a yummy crispy coating, husband had the seafood special which was NC grouper, and was also delicious. Our son had the steak. It was a good steak but I have to say the steak sauce was my favorite part...outstanding! Our waiter, Brad, was great. Knowledgeable of the menu and very efficient, but not to the point of being a nuisance. Dessert was ok, but nothing special compared to our entrees. Dinner was so good we should have skipped it but we shared pecan pie cake and half baked lemon cranberry cookie. My only complaint was the noise level. The whole place was so LOUD it felt like we had to shout to be heard.

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was great, and service was wonderful. I was aiming for a light meal so tried the arugula and pear salad topped with grilled salmon. The salmon was tender with an amazing crisped skin. The appetizer of fried Brussels sprouts was so delicious we had 2 orders! Our server went the extra mile to bring Christmas cookies to our table for the kids to decorate. That made for a memorable evening.

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