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Village Social-Biltmore Estate

4.4
360 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • 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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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 360 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner! My husband and I brought Two friends from out of town after a day of hiking and evening walking around the estate. We were all starving and appetizers did not disappoint. We had the oysters, crab cake and beer battered Brussel sprouts. All were excellent. The beer battered brussels sprouts were so so good. My husband loved his cocktail and we really enjoyed having some of the estate wine. I had the market special seafood which was a Seabass which was so hearty and delicious. My husband had the pork chop, one friend had the burger, and another had the shrimp and grits. Everyone was very satisfied with their meal. My market Seabass was in a Normas portion and I brought home a hearty left over. This made it well worth the higher price. We had the lime cheesecake and brownie à la mode for dessert. Everyone was so happy. Our server, Barb, was awesome. She was friendly and helpful and attentive. The live music was a nice touch. We just really had a great evening. I would definitely recommend it and anticipate bringing guests back here in the future.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was excellent and the seating comfortable. It was very noisy so that it was hard to hold a conversation and also hard to hear the music. Possibly that is what young people like these days. It was an enjoyable evening nevertheless and convenient since we stayed at the hotel.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great experience meeting friends. Was able to share appetizers, entrees & wine. Service was great. Food was awesome. Had live music also.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Breakfast was included in Escape Package at Village Hotel. It was delicious and service was great. Plan on coming again in the near future.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This restaurant is becoming a favorite at the Biltmore. It is close to the winery where we belong to the Wine Club. I like the small plates and appetizers, especially the crab cake, scallops, and Brussels sprouts.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food selection was refreshing and offered something for everyone. The quality of the food was excellent and the taste was excellent. The Macaroon Cake was the best. Please take time to enjoy.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great place to dine. Casual and friendly , staff very accommodating to us. Clean service was quick , definitely a place we will visit ofyen

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Waitress didn't know what seafood special it was. Very, very slow on the wine/ beer delivery. $36.00 meal was about what one would get at a chain restaurant. I love going to Biltmore for walking and seeing the incredible flowers but they could do a lot better at hiring/paying a good chef and knowledgeable wait staff. It's as if they are totally relying on the tourist trade and not interested in keeping local trade.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The service was amazing and the shrimp and grits were the best I have had. This was my favorite meal that I had at Biltmore.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Unfortunately, a very subpar experience, which is admittedly not at all common when we are enjoying restaurants on Biltmore estate. The food was cold and it seemed to take much longer for my wife to receive her choice (shrimp and grits) after sending it back to be warmed due to the cold temperature. Perhaps it was an off night, but we won’t be back for dinner. Breakfast only from now on, which has always been great.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Visiting the Biltmore house. We stayed in the hotel. The restaurant is part of the hotel. Dinner was OK. Overpriced for what you get. Martini at $14 was expensive and not good. Breakfast was better, with good coffee. Service is very good. I would have given a higher star if not for the food being mediocre. It’s convenient, this why it’s busy. Food needs improvement.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Our family of 5 and an extra friend enjoyed the atmosphere and food quality of this Biltmore eatery. The view was beautiful. The menu choices were great for vegan, vegetarian and foodie palates. Our table was a square high-top and it made the experience intimate and perfect for storytelling and sharing bites and laughs during our Spring Break vacation.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food choices. Kid friendly. Great family restaurant with excellent menu for all.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We ate at the bar and had several appetizers for our dinner. Food was good. Nice selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Service was friendly and good. Nice place. Live music from a solo musician - nice and not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delicious food, great service! Very reasonably priced!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our server was delightful. The food was very disappointing overall. The biscuits were stone cold, the crab cakes we cold and not cooked in the middle and fondue was like warm.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Good place for dinner when on the Biltmore property. Casual but spirited. We had a great server who really paid attention without being invasive.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Visiting the Biltmore Estate for the day and we decided to go for a nice dinner out while on the property. Village Social was just right! Delicious dinner in an unrushed setting giving us the perfect ending to our Biltmore experience! The steak and porkchop were both wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great experience for late Sunday lunch after touring the Biltmore House. Server Victoria was wonderful in every way and even shared a local ghost story. The food was exceptional, including cheese & pickle plate, fried brussels sprouts, and especially the prosciutto wrapped scallops! The shaved prime rib sandwich was a bit overcooked that day but onion rings melt in your mouth. Definitely recommend and will go back!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was just average, the other restaurants on property are by far excellent compared to this place have to say I was disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Cedric's Brown Ale is delicious! A pint and the Shepherd's Pie were perfect for a chilly, rainy evening. My friends enjoyed their food as well and our waiter was great!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We were in Asheville for a conference my wife was attending. We had been to the Biltmore Estate and made reservations for the restaurant. Everything was outstanding. I would highly recommend it for most any occasion. All of us had the catch of the day - salmon. It was amazing. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

After spending a dAy at the Estate and village we wanted to enjoy a casual dinner at Social. Absolutely enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was fabulous, delicious and so enjoyable. We had a lovely day and the dinner was a great was to end the evening.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great environment. We were looking for a more laid back, casual place on the grounds and found it here. Service was very attentive and the good was really, really good. The battered brussel sprouts were a great app to share.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great appetizers! Very attentive servers. Cozy atmosphere- too. We had a timed entry to the Biltmore house and wanted to have a few appetizers and a glass of wine. At 4:30 in the afternoon it was the perfect place to go- casual and relaxing.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

There are many better restaurants in Asheville, but if you are at the Biltmore Estate this is a good choice.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent cuisine in a casual environment. Hard to beat value and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Nice presentation and attentive service. It is a great choice for South Asheville diners.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were interested in a more casual dining experience after the elegant Library Lounge lunch. Although staff was wonderfully friendly, the room was noisy, and the crowd was more interested in each other than the food. But the food was the success here. Our overall impression was that the food was a step ahead of the very relaxed clientele at the Social. The Open Table feature was very helpful and our reservations were ready and on time.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We invited 5 friend friends to experience Village Social. All loved the food and the place. We did too. Been there several times.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Went with friends after a day at the Biltmore. The food was not very good for the price. The Shrimp and Grits were over salted, the risotto was watery, the seafood stew was more like a soup and the burger was just average. The cocktails were excellent but overall we did not find the food to be very tasty.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

During our recent stay at the Village Hotel at Biltmore, we actually ate three meals at the Village Social. We ate breakfast there twice, which I highly recommend. The meal that we had a reservation for was dinner. My wife and I shared the seafood fondue and each had shrimp and grits. We both enjoyed the entire meal, and will likely return.

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1.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Arrived 5 minutes early for my 1115pm COMFIRMED reservation...no one there, found out from front desk they closed at 10pm.
Drove 20 minutes to eat there. Also showed an 1130pm & 1145pm available on open table.
Man at front desk said not their fault they have nothing to do with open table....
extremely aggravated and extremely disappointed in the lack of caring & concern from Biltmore front desk. I e made all my biltmore dining reservations for years via opentable so the mentality that they don’t have anything to do with it or any concern is downright disrespectful

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I made reservations with Open Table online for a Monday night dinner. The food and wine were both delicious. Our waitress was wonderful. The main thing that I noticed was that with our reservations, we were seated in the left side portion of restaurant away from the noise and everyone else, whom I am assuming were walk -ins. They were seated in the right side section of the restaurant near the bar where it was very noisy over there. This was very much appreciated, since it allowed for my group to have a pleasant, quiet and elegant dinner. We also had breakfast at their hotel based part of the Village Social Restaurant and it was also delicious and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Our group of 13 was very pleased to see our tables ‘ready and waiting’ when we arrived for lunch. The service was excellent, as well as the food. Appreciate Biltmore’s high standards of excellence.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great place! Good food! Good music! Nice bar! Good service. Nice N.C. selections!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food is wonderful. The atmosphere is very loud the restaurant is an extension of the bar. The decor is nice. It is very hard to have a conversation. Many of the tables are on the walkway from the hotel to the exterior.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Waitress was unfriendly & once food came, she never came back to check on us.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Excellent casual dining in beautiful surroundings.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food and service were excellent

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