About Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn
The Sunset Terrace is an outdoor restaurant, please check the weather when joining us and dress accordingly.
Open for lunch and Dinner, Sunset Terrace is our iconic upscale, classic restaurant featuring traditional American cuisine, with an emphasis on hand cut steaks, seafood and regional favorites and an award winning wine list. Located on the outdoor terrace of the 100 year old Main Inn, enjoy breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a setting and experience that you will always remember.
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Reservations are recommended.
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch daily from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner nightly from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free local entertainment is available daily in The Great Hall Bar, just outside of The Sunset Terrace.
Self-Parking: 0-3 hours: Complimentary│3-6 hours: $10│6-24 hours: $15
Valet: $15 for Day Guests│$22 for Overnight Guests
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn Ratings and Reviews
I've stayed at the hotel several times b ...
I've stayed at the hotel several times but never dined on the terrace before. Was really looking forward to my experience! I've never been so let down! To long to get a drink,too long to get a glass of water, Too look to get Our dinner and when We did it was terrible! I ordered the trout and it was a terrible mess! Never have I had trout prepared this way but the rest of the meal was not even what was on the menu. I got kale...it tasted nasty but it should of been spinach! I got Resotto but it was suppose to be rice and I never got the butternut squash! There were six members to Our party( that was not a large group),but all six agreed with Me....We'll go out to eat next time We stay at the Inn!
We reserved a table for dinner to celebr ...
We reserved a table for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Even though it was pouring down rain, the view was beautiful, the staff outstanding and the food delicious. We could not have enjoyed the experience any more.
After dinner, we headed inside and enjoyed an after-dinner drink in front of one of the fireplaces.
This is the 2nd time I have dined at The ...
This is the 2nd time I have dined at The Sunset Terrace restaurant. This was a very special celebration for myFather's 79TH birthday. We had drinks beforehand at cocktail lounge and his Manhattan was $15 and WAS NOTHING BUT A HUGE ICECUBE! (3sips!)
Our waiter at Sunset Terrace had to be asked SEVERAL for everything! My Mom's crab cake was mushy and my trout was luke warm.
For the price of everything, I would rate it 'average' at best! (Actually, BAD!)
I live within a mile of the Grove Park I ...
I live within a mile of the Grove Park Inn and have lived in Asheville since June 2010. I had family in town and wanted them to have a special treat. However, I found that the Sunset Terrace was too crowded, too noisy and the food was mediocre and way overpriced. We will most likely not be back. I feel that the GPI has turned into a tourist trap.
We made reservations via the OpenTable a ...
We made reservations via the OpenTable app (very convenient!), and arrived a bit early to wander the grounds. The staff was very friendly, and sat us upon checking in. We didn't think to inquire about seating choices, nor were we offered any at the time. The hostess escorted us to a 2-top along the outer edge of the terrace. Gorgeous view, but also in the burning, scorching, intense direct rays of the sun. Our (first) waiter came over and introduced himself, saw that we seemed uncomfortable, and then immediately asked if we would like to move. My wife and I glanced at each other, and quickly assented. The gentleman inquired with the hosts, and relocated us to well-shaded 2-top in the rear of the terrace, a table not in his section! It was a very thoughtful gesture, and one we both very much appreciated.
Our new waiter introduced himself, went over the specials, took drink orders, and chatted with us. After I expressed an interest in the steak special (an aged KC strip), he paused for a second and indicated that they "might" have a single remaining steak from the previous night. This turned out to be a 12oz 60 day aged NY Strip! My choice made, my wife selected the Faroe salmon, and we ordered bison meatballs as a starter.
The meatballs were delicious. Well seasoned, fork tender, and accompanied by a hearty tomato/parmesean sauce. Following this, a runner showed up with a small basket of warm biscuits along with a plate of honey, softened butter, and fresh cracked pepper. Delectable.
Shortly thereafter, the entrées arrived. The steak was an interesting cut - 3-4" tall, but only 1-2" wide. Lovely crust on both top and bottom, and very flavorful... but not what I expected from a 60 day aged steak. The middle portion seemed less intense than anticipated. My wife's salmon was excellent, as were the side dishes (mushrooms, sweet potato hash).
We ended the meal with a solid cherry cobbler/bake ala mode. Great experience overall. Highly recommended!
My sister's food was not good. She sent ...
My sister's food was not good. She sent it back and did not want any substitute. My niece could not eat her's either. She did not send hers back. My sister was not charged for her food. Very disappointed and embarrassed because I suggested going there to eat because it was worth seeing the inn
I've eaten on the Terrace several times ...
I've eaten on the Terrace several times before and will come again. I made a reservation and asked for a table near edge of restaurant if possible...what I got was a table against the back wall as far away from the edge as possible. This time I had the turkey sandwich..it was good but a bit dry. The waiter said my salad had dressing already on it, but if it did I couldn't detect it. All in all this was the worst experience I've had at the Terrace but I will come again when I have the opportunity because in general the restaurant has been very good and the view is to die for.
Spectacular views and wonderful food! I ...
Spectacular views and wonderful food! I had the trout which was perfectly prepared and served over rice and vegetables. My husband had the lobster salad.....soooooooo much sweet lobster! Our friends had the shrimp and grits dish. All dishes were beautifully presented ...and delicious too! The service was fantastic! Our server even helped us edit our photos to be sure we had the perfect photo momento! Make sure you leave enough time to explore the hotel, read it's stories, and check out the gift shops filled with local artisan products.
Great experience with great food and epi ...
Great experience with great food and epic sunset view of the mountains and city. Excellent service and fully enjoyable experience for our special occasion. Special requests were handled very well and overall a very enjoyable experience.
Nice setting and view. The food and serv ...
Nice setting and view. The food and service was good, not exceptional. Went for our 30th wedding anniversary. We preferred the other restaurants we ate dinner at in Asheville more, especially Admirals for the food and service. Sunset Terrace seemed to take for granted its location in place of exceptional service and the food. The spa at the Omni GPI was wonderful!
The waiter was just friendly enough and ...
The waiter was just friendly enough and attentive enough, the food was great. I had shrimp and grits and would have it again. The creme brule was good but burnt sugar crust was thicker than needed. (too much sugar in one sitting).
We love the fact that we can wander around at will and still feel like an honored guest. We live locally and will be back. It is a substantial outlay so perhaps once a month might work for us.
Food and service were good if a bit slow ...
Food and service were good if a bit slow. We did have an issue with the hostess. We arrived about 15 mins prior to our reservation and I made the hostess aware of our arrival. I was told that they had "guaranteed" seating at my reservation time and that I should come back in 15 minutes. So I came back in 15 minutes and was told that I would have to wait while they cleaned off some tables. 15 minutes later she came to tell me my table was ready. My only complaint is that I should not have to come stand in line to announce myself twice while my wife sits alone, especially in a restaurant that provides a high degree of service.
This is a lovely venue with a beautiful ...
This is a lovely venue with a beautiful view of the mountains. I would not return for anything other than a drink because the food was a very poor value. We ordered oysters which cost $3 each and turned out to be the size of a penny. The soup was good, salads only ordinary, and under-seasoned. We passed on an entree at this point. Service was very good.
Am extremely special location. The serve ...
Am extremely special location. The servers are very attentive to your needs. Specialty drinks very modern. Great food. Pricey ....special treat. Lunch is more adfordable , some similar items from dinner. And less expensive.
I am from Asheville, but first time bac ...
I am from Asheville, but first time back to GBP in over 10 years,. I A kitchen employee followed-me into the men's room while we were waiting for the table, he didn't wash his hands. Strike one. Our bill for a martini and glass of lowest price wine in the lobby bar with tip was $30, strike two. I ordered the trout. Being from Western North Carolina, I've fished all the streams and enjoy trout vey much. The pink fish they brought me WAS NOT TROUT . It was my wife's birthday, so I didn't make a fuss and ate it, it was tasty but not what I had wanted. My wife's pork chop was very good, albeit overcooked. The service was good and attentive. All in all a very nice night ,they made mention of my wife's birthday when we took out table, no desert or special attention (a glass of champagne would have been nice). The view and sunset was spectacular as always, even the Omni corporation couldn't screw that up. Also was disappointed in the lack of any type of dress code on the Terrace. looking around, we could of as well been at a TGI Friday's
We ate at the Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove ...
We ate at the Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn for the first time Monday night and were disappointed in the whole experience. Can not see the sunset because of the Hotel building. My stake was tough and over cooked. The only redeeming grace was we had a good waiter and the drinks were very nice. We will eat in the hotel again but not on "The Terrace"
We had a wonderful evening of dining alf ...
We had a wonderful evening of dining alfresco, watching the sun set over the Smokey Mountains. The quality of the food was outstanding. Our steaks melted like butter in our mouths. However, don't expect a high degree of culinary creativity. This is a restaurant for those of us just looking for a dining experience with a very high quality American menu and romantic ambience.
As always, I enjoy eating at the Sunset ...
As always, I enjoy eating at the Sunset Terrace. My only complaint would be that although I had made a reservation, the hostess told me that I didn't. I had to show her my email to prove that I had most definitely made a reservation through open table. She said that sometimes doing it this way there is a glitch. I have never had this happen before. Thankfully, she made accommodations and seated us even though it wasn't a great view. Not sure why this happened and hope that it was a one time occurrence.
Very impressed with the quality of the f ...
Very impressed with the quality of the food and the variety on the menu. The tempo of the service was at a very good pace and we never felt as if we were being pushed out the closer we got to finishing our meal. The only suggestion I would make is the same I have for all restaurants and that is don't pickup one customer's plate without picking up them all. Surely there is no need for this as it puts undo pressure on the remaining diner to hurry up and finish.
Celebrated 15 years and blessed with fan ...
Celebrated 15 years and blessed with fantastic weather for September. Ordered the NY Strip and the Salmon, both were fantastic. Seasonal veggie medley with the spaghetti squash was exceptional as well. Sunset was around 7:40. The patio was a little warm prior to, but comfy after the sun hid behind the mountains. View is unequaled as far as dining options go. Read reviews about the steaks being overcooked and the service slow the week prior. Apparently both had been remedied by management and staff. Is on the pricier side, but on par with the best Asheville has to offer. Enjoyed it, many thanks.
Crab cakes were excellent. 2nd lunch or ...
Crab cakes were excellent. 2nd lunch ordered was a steak, it was sent back twice to be recooked. When it finally came out the 3rd time it was cooked properly. The restaurant was great about taking care of the meal. Would go back, service, atmosphere and food are always great.
wonderful dining experience. service & f ...
wonderful dining experience. service & food were excellent thru our Entree but was VERY slow and almost POOR thru removal of plates & dessert. Our waiter had too many tables to provide good service. Disappointing end to a wonderful evening. We will return.
The Grove Park Inn is a national treasur ...
The Grove Park Inn is a national treasure, but best to visit for lunch or cocktails at sundown.
The meal was average. The wait staff was one of the most poorly trained and disjointed this diner has ever seen. The salad arrived way before the wine. We were still enjoying our salads when the runner/server came with our entrees and stood there waiting for us to move our oversized salad plates. When our main server came to the table to check on us, and later take our dessert order; her gaze was wandering around her nearby tables taking inventory of who to see next. The creme brûlée, a "specialty" of the house was laughable. Asheville has many dining options; we're a foodie town with many gifted chefs and remarkable meals, but Omni's approach to food and dining falls way short of anything memorable.
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