About Blue Ridge
The Blue Ridge artisanal buffet offers us what we love – plenty of great food, Southern hospitality and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Open for breakfast, weekend dinner, and Sunday Champagne brunch, its culinary concept is best described as an elegant and local “Farm to Table American Buffet” featuring fresh and creative regional American Cuisine with Southern hospitality and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Try the Blue Ridge Dining Room's award-winning Friday Night Seafood Buffet; Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet and Sunday Champagne Brunch.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am
Champagne Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Friday Night Seafood Buffet: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self-Parking: 0-3 hours: Complimentary│3-6 hours: $10│6-24 hours: $15
Valet: $15 for Day Guests│$22 for Overnight Guests
Grey Line Historic Trolley Tours
Private Party Facilities:
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Private Party Contact:
Colleen Sullivan: 8282522711x7046
Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blue Ridge Ratings and Reviews
We went for Sunday brunch. The service w ...
We went for Sunday brunch. The service was warm, friendly and attentive. The variety of food was amazing and there was something for everyone. Everything we ate was delicious. The view was outstanding! Can't wait to go back again.
This was our second time going to Blue R ...
This was our second time going to Blue Ridge and it was just as great as the first time! I wish I had a bigger appetite so I could have ate more of the delicious food! We were here announcing our first child and it was such a nice environment to do so in.
The seafood buffet was sensational! Ever ...
The seafood buffet was sensational! Everything was very fresh and delicious. Outstanding service and friendly staff. And nothing can match the views you get while have a fantastic dinner at sunset either!
I would highly recommend it and we would definitely come back!
The seafood buffet on Friday nights is a ...
The seafood buffet on Friday nights is always a pleasure, with a wonderful selection of cold and hot dishes. Being so far from the coast, I especially love the fresh shrimp and crab legs.
The view is a large part of the experience, and most tables offer a not-to-be-missed scene of downtown Asheville and the mountains.
The seafood buffet at the Blue Ridge Din ...
The seafood buffet at the Blue Ridge Dining Room at the Grove Park Inn is incredible. I drove 3 hours just to enjoy it while I was in the area. I always try to play a Friday night stay in the Asheville area so I can go to this great meal. The views from the dining room are some of the best of the skyline of Asheville as well as the Blue Ridge mountains. The service is wonderful and the food is excellent. It's a truly wonderful experience. I cannot recommend it high enough.
The food was outstanding and the variety ...
The food was outstanding and the variety unbelievable, no matter what you liked in terms of seafood. The signature dish was the seared scallops and bacon salad. The fried shrimp were lightly breaded and quite tasty, with a unique seasoning. The catfish filets were ok, but a little too much breaking and like most places overcooked. Although we are not dessert eaters we savored the bananas foster. They were good, but not on a par with Brennan's. It was a wonderful dining experience. The only really negative part of our dining was the exhorbitant price of cocktails, compared to anywhere we have ever been, including New York. However, having observed the crowd in the lobby and bar, it is easy to see management takes advantage of the opportunity.
Only negatives: Our server knew she was ...
Only negatives: Our server knew she was getting her 20% so she wasn't so quick to care if we needed anything. I also know we were overcharged for how many drinks we ordered. She added items and thought we wouldn't notice. Other than those two points- everything was great! The food was amazing and the view fabulous.
The prime rib buffet was very good with ...
The prime rib buffet was very good with many additional choices including seafood, chicken and even trout. The salad selection was very nice. My only complaint is that there were no crackers available at the cheese tray (which was wonderful ). No biggie but I thought it odd.
We took my dad here for the Friday night ...
We took my dad here for the Friday night Seafood Buffet for his 70th birthday. He had been years ago, and even for someone who's quite the foodie and has dined in amazing places all over the US, he selected this as his birthday meal. We made a trip of it, heading up from Charlotte. Grove Park is such a beautiful place, so atmosphere and ambiance are wonderful.
It was 3 generations dining, and ages ranged from 9-70. Everyone has an amazing experience. Crab legs were delish, scallops were the feature (although serving one at a time on a plate is a bit odd), but everything from the homemade ricotta to the Mac and cheese also is amazing.
Only part that I wouldn't say is 5 stars wee the desserts. The spread is incredible, an entire room of desserts. I don't know, most just tasted very dry and lacking flavor--like the cannoli and cupcakes....that's probably a good thing since I had plenty of food. The mini cheesecakes wee a crowd pleaser.
Seafood buffet disappointing. Had looked ...
Seafood buffet disappointing. Had looked forward to scallops, oysters and crab cakes.
However, the oyster was so griitty I could not swallow it, was served ONE sea scalloped
on a small plate that was decorated and had to ask for another one but they were dry
and tasteless so didn't go back for another and the crab cake was dry, tasteless and
all bread no sesasoning and did not see or taste crab meat. But, there were lots of
crab legs and shrimp. Neither of which I was interested in as I eat shrimp often at
home and the crabs are too much work for what little meat you get. So tried the
steak and it was overwhelmed with pepper. However, the salad bar, hot vegetables,
and desserts were good and the clam chowder was very good. But, I went for the
seafood and was very disappointed. Will not return for this buffet.
Sunday brunch. You can't possibly eat a ...
Sunday brunch. You can't possibly eat as much food as is put before you, but for a special occasion, go ahead and try. There are good seafood options, but for a brunch that starts at noon, there were too few other protein options. Everything is tasty. Lots of amazing carbs. Make sure you have a nap scheduled mid-afternoon. You'll need it.
What can I say about the view? Spectacul ...
What can I say about the view? Spectacular! It was our Anniversary and the Sunday Brunch did not dissapoint. The food was delicious and hot, and desserts were plentiful. Anything you could want....seafood, carving station, eggs benedict station, etc. The best cheese grits I ever ate! Would definitely return when visiting Asheville.
My late husband and I went to the Blue R ...
My late husband and I went to the Blue Ridge Dining Room at least twice a year - whenever we visited the Biltmore but I hadn't been since his death so I was a little concerned about whether it would be as incredible as I remembered. I needn't have worried - it was fantastic! My friends and I went for the Saturday night Prime Rib buffet and everything from the setting to the waitstaff to the food was amazing . Or waitress, Rita, was so understanding about my 1-year-old granddaughter and made sure that Maeve had lots of "finger food" to eat. She kept our glasses full and even directed us to some particularly tasty tidbits . She took the time when she first arrived at the table to orient us to the three rooms of food - that right THREE ROOMS of food (hot, cold and dessert). And what delicious food it was - made to order risotto, two kinds of prime rib (definitely try the smoked - my mouth may never be the same); there was something for everyone - salads, cheeses, artesian breads, chicken, beef, raw oysters, three kinds of cold shrimp and even fresh crab legs. Then there was the dessert room - O.M.G. - a feast for the eyes and the palette - there was even candy for the kids. I cannot recommend this place highly enough - especially for the price. Any time you are in Asheville, this is a must visit.
I have eaten here several times. I feel ...
I have eaten here several times. I feel the seafood on Fridsy nights is much better then the prime rib on Saturdays. The various sides and deserts are great and anyone can find something they will enjoy. I would advise not going too late in the evenings since at a point they are not brings out a lot of fresh foods, such as shrimp. The views are amazing making it a wonderful place for a special occasion.
We came there for dinner, I took my husb ...
We came there for dinner, I took my husband there for his 60th birthday, I really thought that it would be a very romantic dinner,no it wasn't at all that,we were put at a very small table in between 2 other tables which was very close together, my husband was so far from me I couldn't even hear him talk, and I also was disappointed in the warmth of the food,everything we got was cold,for the money I wasn't very pleased....service was very good by our waitress
Really enjoyed the experience and food. ...
Really enjoyed the experience and food. Wasn't impressed with how close the tables were though. Thankfully it was very busy at the time we were there or we would have been practically sitting on someone else. There were a lot of selections of food, almost to the point of being overwhelming but once you started really looking at it all you could focus on what type of food was in each room. I think we would go again but only for a special occasion.
The food is varied & delicious. The vie ...
The food is varied & delicious. The view is breathtaking. It is very pricey & for the price the mimosas should be refilled throughout the meal, as at other hotel brunches. But only one small one per customer is allowed. This was startling & disappointing. Another shock was having to pay $15 for hotel parking. We were not told this when our car was parked. This was our first experience under the new Omni management. While delicious, we won't be back. The Grove Park Inn has just got too greedy.
Fantastic property and incredible views! ...
Fantastic property and incredible views! The buffet was one of the nicest we've had outside of Vegas and a pretty good value. We still don't love buffets, but this one was better than most with high quality items and really good service. We'd love to come back and stay at the Grove Park Inn and visit the spa! I'd definitely put it on your list for Sunday brunch.
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