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Jul 27, 2010 05:39 PM

Should we eat at The Grove Park Inn? (Asheville)

My wife and I are going to Asheville the end of August and are booked into GPI for a couple of nights. Was wondering if any hounds out there have tried the restaurants at the inn and, if so, are any worth the expense. (Yes, I've heard they're pricey.) Of course, any recs for other spots are welcome.

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    1. The restaurant at The Grove Park Inn is outstanding. If you are there for two nights have dinner there your last night and you won't have to leave the hotel then you can pack up the next morning and get on the road.

      Admiral is nice but Fig, Table and Red Stag are the very best. Have fun.

      Fig Bistro @ 18 Brook Street, Asheville, NC 828 - 277 - 0889.
      Table @ 48 College St., Asheville, NC 828 - 254 - 8980.
      Red Stag @ 11 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 828 - 398 - 5600.

      1. I've never had dinner at GPI, only been there for drinks. We always take out of town visitors there to have cocktails and watch the sun set and then we will go to one of the many outstanding restaurants in Asheville. I like the Admiral over Fig and Table for the food. We were there last night and it was all delicious. If you wanted something with more ambiance, I would recommend Limones or Zambra or Cucina 24.

        Cucina 24
        24 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801

        13 Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801

        1. No. I wouldn't have anything there other than a cocktail on the patio, or maybe the breakfast buffet if you want to eat a lot of decent, but not great food. GPI is well know for mediocre to bad food at high prices. I love the place, I've stayed there several times even though I live 45 minutes away, and I go up there sometimes for drinks or breakfast, but I seriously wouldn't waste a lunch or dinner there. I'm not even talking about value for the money, I'm just saying what food I have had there is not good, and although I know some people who have been satisfied w/ the steaks at the Sunset Terrace, I have never heard nor read a decent review of the Horizon's restaurant.