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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.79mi
  2. Distance: 2.51mi
  3. Distance: 2.56mi
  4. Distance: 2.64mi

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;

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

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (39)
Special Occasion (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
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Good for a Date (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Cozy (21)
Seasonal (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Live Music (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Scenic View (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Business Meals (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Excellent experience! We will be back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

This was my third time eating here. The waitress was great but that’s the best thing I can say. The food is way over-priced compared to the other restaurants on the estate. The ambiance is lacking. Don’t bother even making a reservation because you will still have to wait at least thirty minutes to be seated at the bar or community table instead of what you reserved. Wrong place for a birthday dinner. It was so loud I couldn’t even hear my daughter speak.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Our experience here started off very disjunctive because of the server, SUMMER - others had to fill in for her because she is too intrusive and talkative. However because of Macenzie, a young server/asst to SUMMER things went well. The food was wonderful. My husband had the grilled oysters and I, the on the raw half shell oysters - loved both. We both had the Frogmere Stew - a delicious broth with lobster tail, clams and shrimp . Avoid being served by SUMMER

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

We visit Biltmore Estate often. We are Passholders as well as Wine Club members. The server was a little overly friendly in the beginning but rushed through taking our order. When my meal came out it was not cooked how I had requested and she immediately said maybe next time I should order it differently.

Not used to receiving this kind of service there.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

We dined at the Village Social for Valentine’s Day. It was good, but not memorable. I had the chicken and there were only 4 little pieces of potato on my plate with a crispy piece of ham on top. For $24, the portion was very small. My husband had the $18 cheeseburger. Yes, it was $18. The fries were really good, and the burger was tasty. But for $18? We were expecting a lot more. The service was beyond slow. We were never offered water or checked on after our food was brought to us. The dining room is in what seems to be a hotel lobby which is a very unusual set up. For these prices, Biltmore needs to offer more options on the menu.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. Wonderful ambiance. Perfect for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding. Server was knowledgeable of the menu, ingredients and taste.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a truly horrible experience at the restaurant. My brother-in-law ordered a pork chop but they did not have a sharp knife to cut it with. Finally, the manager brought out a kitchen knife. My wife and I ordered a sea food dish that had a portion of a small lobster tail, but it was almost impossible to dig the meat out of the shell. We ended up scraping it out with our fingers. Finally, service was poor dhri g a not very busy time. They brought the main course before we were done with our salads and the waitress was so slow in bringing a second glass of wine that I gave up on it. I complained to the manager and he did not charge us for the meal. None the less, the evening was ruined. Stay away from this place!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I spent the day at Biltmore and then had dinner here before leaving the grounds. The meal was outstanding! The salmon and lump crab risotto was the best meal I've tasted lately. The burger and grilled oysters were also excellent. We will definitely make a point to came back when in Asheville the nest time.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was great atmosphere ,food ,service the only thing I would like next time is for them to ask if we have Biltmore Pass because we forgot our discount,and in most places they do you ask for it. Thank you

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Burger falls off bun-maybe a bigger bun needed.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was outstanding!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had the absolute best service. We had an appointment at the Biltmore and our waiter, while not rushing us, kept us on schedule so we were not late. What a gem of a place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice restaurant. A bit noisy at times but overall a great place for dinner

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Music, Fun, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server was wonderful and easily took care of our group of 8 adults. I had the she crab bisque with grilled bread and was SO impressed - the flavor was perfect and the grilled bread was such a great accompaniment, I'm not sure I'll be able to have crab bisque without it anymore! I also had the chicken salad sandwich with roasted red peppers on the croissant bun and absolutely loved it. I thought about it later in the day, it was that good! The Village Social had a delightful menu with a casual flair and it was perfect for the chilly day we were experiencing. Thanks for a delicious meal!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Perfect, food & service was amazing and our waiter, Brad was one of the best servers that we’ve had on the estate.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I went for a special occasion while visiting the Biltmore at Christmas. We had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We enjoyed the live music and the overall feel of the venue. Our waitress was very attentive and her service was excellent. The food came out promptly and was delicious. The prosciutto wrapped scallops are a must have along with the triple chocolate mousse. The restaurant is a bit pricey but you leave satisfyingly full and there are still options for even those on a budget.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent quality, good service . Food was delicious and excellent drinks

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Tonya was our server, and she made this an especially enjoyable meal. She was engaging and on top of things, even seeing to it that an entree was properly split for us. Our table for 2, unfortunately, was in a corner which is blocked in by dinners at adjacent tables for 2. This made it awkward to serve and pick up. Again, ask for Tonya and she'll see to it it's good evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service were great. My wife, kids and I went for lunch after a full day at the Biltmore. We were very impressed with the quality of the food, the great service, and how kid-friendly the restaurant was. We would highly recommend it!

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and service were excellent. We actually arrived earlier than our reservation and they were able to seat us.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. We all did sandwiches as it was a lunch reservation, but we all enjoyed our food very much.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The only negative is that it’s not easy to find, especially at night. There aren’t any well lit signs. We finally just parked and found it back in the complex. Fun place, good service, good regional craft beer list.

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Delicious food and great service. We had dinner before the candlelight tour. Perfect.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Weekend away.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food & great price! Beer battered Brussels Sprouts were very tasty!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was good hotel restaurant to visit and that had live music which was nice.
The service was good and the food was hearty. Liked the pork chop and drinks. Good food for the value. Gingerbread cake was great as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our food was good and the service was great. They could really use more vegetarian options and options for people with different diets (gluten-free etc). The menu was extremely heavy on meat and seafood. Other than that, the food seemed fresh.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were happy and satisfied after a wonderful meal at the Social.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I felt that our food was overpriced for what we got. To be a restaurant on the grounds of the Biltmore I was expecting a lot. We are from Charleston, SC where the restaurant scene is killer. This place just didn't live up to our standards. The food was okay, but I wish we had gone somewhere else for what we paid here. The fried brussels and biscuits were awesome though!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very disappointed. Pricey for quality and quantity of food. The room just looked like a restaurant off of a hotel lobby. The Biltmore website advertises this place as if it is a stand alone restaurant in Antler Village, but that is not the case. The server acted as if she could care less that we were there. She recited the beer list so quickly that we had no clue what the beers were. She didn’t really seem to know anything about the food.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a great meal at Village Social. We shared a few appetizers and plates, and everything was delicious! Our waitress was great about coming by often to check on us, and all the staff were very polite and friendly the entire time. Dessert was amazing and very different! We'd definitely like to come back more often and eat whenever we visit Biltmore.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything we had heard about was spot on..Thank you for a great experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My family thoroughly enjoyed both our dinner and our breakfast at the Village Social. The Frogmore Stew and she-crab soup were amazing as were the mule cocktail and desserts. The next morning we were spoiled once again with pesto scrambled eggs with generous amounts of crabmeat while my daughter loved the blueberry pancakes. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Seasonal, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner. The chicken picatta was not the usual style we were used to. The hamburger was very good. Service was excellent, very pleasant and efficient server, as well as overall service.

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Western KY)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The service for both our breakfasts was excellent. Victoria was just exceptional. We enjoyed both of our breakfasts. Dinner was just ok. Quite pricey for hamburgers with a little jam on them and french fries!

Tags: Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Nice little spot to eat on the estate. Good food, moderately priced for something in Biltmore. The wine bar next door is a nice little spot for an after dinner drink as well. Solid overall experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great lunch, great experience! Yummy bloody mary’s!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is our 2nd visit this year to the Biltmore Estate. Village Social was just as delicious as the first visit. Breakfast and dinner were tasty and filling each time. The salmon was cooked to perfectly medium and my $18 burger was just as tasty. Be prepared to spend just a lil more but its the perfect wrap up for afull day at the Estate.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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