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  1. Distance: 1.79mi
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  3. Distance: 2.56mi
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About Village Social-Biltmore Estate

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.**

1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: 11:30am- 4:00pm;
Dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm;
Late Night: 10:00pm-12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 257-5968

Website:
http://www.biltmore.com/visit/things-to-do/dining/a-village-social

Executive Chef:
Spencer Hilgeman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine

Village Social-Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Local Ingredients (26)
Good for a Date (25)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Live Music (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Seasonal (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (7)
Scenic View (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Business Meals (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first time at Village Social and we had a great experience. We made a reservation but arrived early and they seated us right away. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious! The prices are on the higher side, but the total bill wasn’t as bad as we expected! I would highly recommend Village Social!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was fantastic, my husband said his prime rib was the tenderest he can remember having since we used to buy 4-H beef. My shrimp and grits, wonderful.
Was not over impressed with breakfast choices, just o.k.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed our dinner. However, the wait staff needs polish. Not as friendly as at other Estate restaurants.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Highly recommend the pork chop. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food in beautiful surroundings! Such a festive Christmas spot. The food and service were outstanding. Seafood entrees as good as if you were on the coast. Highly recommend!
PS,
Reservations are easy via Open Table, No wait time whatsoever

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I visited the Village Social for our anniversary dinner. It was excellent! The food, service and atmosphere were great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Live Music, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Had a very enjoyable evening............................................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ewe came for a Christmas tour of Biltmore and found this great place to eat. The restaurant was very nice great food, drinks and service.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food selection in a casual dining atmosphere. Service was great also.
Would recommend it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was excellent they brought out a happy birthday dish of fruit and chocolates excellent service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Tentative and knowledgeable staff. Great food and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My daughter and I gave each other a Biltmore trip for Christmas this year. We stayed overnight at the Village Inn and ate at the Village Social twice, once for lunch when we arrived and for breakfast the next morning. Both experiences were wonderful! The food was delicious each time we ate, and our servers were friendly and attentive. We had the blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and I believe they were the best pancakes I've ever eaten. HIGHLY recommend them, the Social Burger and the Black Bean Burger. Amazing!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Waitress and servers very prompt and interacted well. Food choices were plentiful and all well above average. Quite a find for "inside hotel" food. Yelp suggested this spot and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant was intolerably loud--as if the builder intended that to be evidence of sociability. Use an architect to tone it down. The food was average. The wine we got was vinegar (as admitted by barkeep), but what replaced it wasn't much better. The mac/cheese is bland.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My husband and I took a long weekend to visit Asheville. Little did we know we were about to experience one of the best meals of our lives. Village Social was AMAZING. Food was beyond delicious, service was quick and friendly and he atmosphere was great for a date night. Will definitely go back the next time we are in the area!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Stayed at the Village Inn and the meals were delicious, lots of ambience and the wait staff was very accommodating. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

My wife (of 41 years) and I visited the Biltmore house and grounds for our "date day/night". Had heard of the Village Social and decided to try. Worth every penny. For those who have never tried Frogmore Stew.....TRY IT!!! I would recommend this to anyone visiting the grounds for any reason.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Nice menu, although little pricey for entrees. Would be nice to have wines offered other than just Biltmore...bread should be complimentary not a charge. Great breakfast menu

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service. Great atmosphere. Server was especially great

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great appetizers to share. Burger is a must have! Brad is amazing waiter!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was a great spot for dinner after a great day at the Biltmore!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Steak was perfectly prepared and absolutely luscious . And the salad with poached pears was even better than I anticipated

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Overall, the place was great, and convenient since we were in the hotel. The shrimp-and-grits was not at all done well with not fully cooked shrimp and the sauce was unbearable. We had to get pastries to kill the taste of it when we got back from the house. The servers were absolutely great...very personable and fun, which made it a more cozy atmosphere. The breakfast was okay and the bacon was great. You might consider the low carb/diabetic folks...maybe some sugar free jellied or something...might help.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was welcoming. Loved it all the way around.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was extremely slow. We went for the Thanksgiving "Special." The mashed potatoes were so dry nobody in our party of 5 even ate them. No gravy was provided to make them more palatable. The turkey meat was cold and the stuffing was so dry it looked as if it had been sitting out for days before they served it to us. This entree plate of old, cold food was $28.00 a serving. I went to the Village Social as the Deerpark Restaurant was full. I expected better. Sorely disappointed and will not return!

Tags: Live Music
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great place for entire family.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was awesome and the service was great we will be back soon.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have never been disappointed dining at Village Social. They have an excellent staff if waiters and weaitresses. The fish specials are nicely done. They also offer local trout and N. Carolina shrimp, I love that!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was fantastic. The service was impeccable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Amazing food!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent casual dining scene with open space and lots of room, including a bar for cocktails. The menu features a variety of delicious entrees as well as some tasty drinks. I will certainly make this a stop every time I visit the Biltmore Estate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding meal and service!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and service was very good. Waitress was very attentive and we will go back on our next visit

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect place to rest and have a good meal after touring the Biltmore Estate. They have the best breakfast too. We also love to have a cocktails with cheese/charcuterie board and fried Brussel sprouts! It’s very casual and next to Winery. Oh yea, the burger is wonderful too!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Felt the server could have been a bit more enthusiastic, not very informative when asked for recommendations...pleasant but lacking

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We celebrated 44th annivesary w/ dinner, and chose outdoor seating, as weather mild. The area was almost without people throughout. Our server was professional, but not hovering. The evening special fish entree was delightful, as was the "snack" and Biltmore wine selection.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The crab cake was just horrible!!!! When we told the waitress she just said "Sorry to hear that". The hamburger and the Mac and cheese were good. It was very expensive for food that left of saying "meh, it was okay I guess".....we'll never go back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice outdoor table with great food & Service! Casual feel & warm staff. Our first time dining here & we loved it! Our friends were impressed also.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dined outside since the weather was nice. Celebrating sisters birthday. Menu seemed limited and prices were high. Services were good though and had an overall good experience

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed the village social, but it does lack a certain bustling atmosphere. Our server constantly checked on us nonstop which I found well intentioned but a little overbearing. The chicken was excellent. But the room is a bit odd as it is part of an open area of the hotel leading to rooms. It was also very loud.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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