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ELDR Restaurant, Asheville, NC

ELDR Restaurant

4.4
4.4
216 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chef Eric, a Spruce Pine, NC, native and a fixture on Asheville’s local food scene for over 15 years, brings his signature culinary talents as well as his love of seasonal, Appalachian, and heritage-raised ingredients to every dish on the menu.

Our light-filled & airy North Asheville restaurant features new American cuisine that focuses on an ingredients-driven menu, natural wine, craft coffee & cocktails.

Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11am-4pm
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday 5pm-9pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday ONLY 9am-2:30pm
Pizza Night: Monday 3pm-the dough runs out!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Danish, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon 3:00 pm–6:45 pm Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 407-1400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Burleson
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in renting out one of our dining rooms, patios, or the full restaurant for a special event in your life, please head over to our website and go to the “Special Events” tab.
  • Neighbourhood
    Asheville
  • Cross Street
    Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pizza Night

    Multiple dates available
    Monday Night Pizza Night! Walk-ins welcome. No reservation needed. Pizza available until the dough is done.

What 216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville

    Innovative

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Great for outdoor dining

216 Reviews
  1. VicD

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ELDR did a lovely job explaining the menu, providing options and checking on our table

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  2. RicardoS

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best pasta my wife and I had in North Carolina.

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  3. JamieW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and setting and waiter did a great job with service. We’ll be back!

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  4. JohnT

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really nice restaurant adjacent to, but not part of, the Grove Park hotel. It is a bit away from downtown. Parking is available. The food was excellent, and the service was great! I would say that the portions are more European in size. I would say it is a bit pricey which is why only 4 stars for value, but it is in a tourist location. Noise level can be a bit loud, but not obnoxiously so. A nice evening out.

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  5. YvonneG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to ELDR's several times for lunch , my only complaint is there should be at least a few more choices for lunch, very small menu..

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  6. StephenA

    Western NC

    88 reviews

    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The unusual pizza was quite good, as was the venison osso bucco, as well as our first courses. Service has improved somewhat over previous bad experiences, though still slow. Prices are quite high. Somewhat noisy, music, but that's mainly an issue in the big room with the pizza oven. Overall good, if the price doesn't matter to you.

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  7. Nicholas

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I would honestly just pass, I was super excited to try ELDR out and was extremely disappointed in the experience. From not having our table ready down to the food. I also happily paid for the food and never once was asked if the untouched food in front of me was good or if something was wrong but she happily boxed it up and pushed us out. Needless to say I ended up ordering from door dash so I could eat something. I will have to say though they do have some pretty phenomenal drinks although we got two very different menus at the bar and our table and the drink I ordered was different from what the menu described (still phenomenal) but it never described a red wine float on the toxic boombox (Tequila, Lemon, Curry, Turmeric, Ginger, toasted rice, coconut) and the other menu said it was pumpkin spice. It also was extremely hard to hear my partner as it felt like they had turned the music up to drown out all the people talking but it just made it a very uncomfortable spot and I would absolutely not recommend if your prone to over stimulation.

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  8. LacieW

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I visit Asheville often from Pittsburgh, have had dinner several times at ELDR and have always considered the food to be exceptional. However, we were a little disappointed in the Valentine’s Day experience. Brightly lit, loud (which I understand is just what you’ll usually get in a small room full of tables for dinner), and the pre fixe menu was mostly mediocre. We did enjoy our desserts, non-alcoholic beverages, and the oysters were incredible. The staff were all very pleasant and attentive. We will definitely return, but not for special occasions with pre fixe menus.

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  9. MelanieD

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was Valentine‘s night and they had a set menu. We had wanted to eat other things on menu and that was not available. The food was delicious, but it was not very much food for the price.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was nice, and although the food was excellent, we felt the portions were very small for the price.

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  11. Estamago1

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an exceptional meal! The DUCK, The FARROW, The GREENS PIZZA, The MAFALDINE PASTA all so delicious! THEN. THEN… the deserts came, Charred Pear and Devil Food cake deserts were out of this world. ELDR is running high on point! Thank you!.

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  12. PriceL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ELDR was amazing. Sierra provided excellent service and was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. The food was amazing, and just the right portions. I will be back on my next trip to AVL. Thanks!

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  13. William

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My pasta dinner was OK but uninspired, especially in comparison with the price.

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  14. AmandaB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been many times, food had been excellent in that past, this time the food uninspired. Some of the more dishes missed the mark. Fermented pepper Pasta tasted too simple and needed salt, burger was over cooked.

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  15. CraigG

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu very different but enjoyed the food. Never order a Bloody Mary -- second worst mix ever experienced.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    went for brunch, got there at 10 when they opened. fairly empty restaurant and drinks took 25 minutes to get to the table after ordering. got the smash burger (which was great), but the home fries and hot cake were both a little burnt/overcooked and we’re not that good. also found a hair in the water glass. server was great though

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  17. Boatman

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My radiarori bolognese was wonderful! Others at the table had duck (slightly dry, but duck is hard to time) and the butternut caramelle ( butternut was great but the ends of the pasta were hard). The fried Brussels spouts were outstanding! Our friend was “comped” a dessert for the hard pasta so great service recovery. Great place for dinner, great service with just a couple of very small hiccups.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we love it there! the food the people that work there 😀

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  19. MaryH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great crust & bright marinara on our margarita pizza; deliciously tart winter salad. Menu is short but full of interesting combinations. Lovely, sunlit space and excellent waitstaff.

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  20. OhanaOf4

    Western NC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a very pleasant surprise. What an underrated, stylish restaurant with excellent food and service. We went for brunch, but will definitely come back for dinner. Nice and comfortable atmosphere. Fresh ingredients. Delicious coffee drinks. Free parking. Highly recommend!

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  21. sparkesiii

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We try to make it a point to stop by every year when we are in town. A great place for a weekend brunch. The food is outstanding and the service is friendly. I would recommend trying some of their coffee drinks. Very creative and delicious. 

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Small and intimate place for Sunday brunch. Plus it's in Grovewood beside the shops and the antique car museum

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  23. KyleM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ELDR is always great with plenty of gluten free options!

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  24. MarkB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for a brunch meeting. Food was great. We would definitely go back.

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  25. WalterP

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening with good friends, food, service and ambience.

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  26. JohnS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent and always excellent. I’m a decent cook but when I eat out I want to experience creativity. We come to Asheville at least twice a year and try to eat here at least twice each time.

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  27. BrettH

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance, excellent food, and friendly service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Fun ambiance. Overpriced for the experience.

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  29. Marianne

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best breakfast I’ve had in a while. Server wasn’t overly friendly but our order was accurate and she delivered what we needed.

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  30. amyT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience here was perfect. The food was delicious, the server and other staff we encountered were delightful and seemed to truly enjoy being there. The building is also beautiful. Our meal here was a splurge, but very worth it for a special occasion.

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  31. BethanyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was amazing. They worked well with the allergies in our party.

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  32. ShariG

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was good! Nothing was exceptional. Home fries were crispy and flavorful, grits were super creamy and rich, brioche buns were great for the smash burgers. Breakfast sandwich was good and fried chicken sandwich would have been better on a bun instead of a biscuit - but that’s just personal preference. It nice to be able to go to the Grovewood gallery next door and just across the street from Grove Park Inn

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  33. PatrickM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our third or fourth visit. The food continues to be outstanding! I also believe the staff were incredible. Polite, engaging and genuine. Will continue to recommend this as one of the top 3-4 restaurants in Asheville.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and the experience was an A+. Bolognese was incredible!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch was very good as well as the lattes. The server was excellent, but she was worked very hard—it seemed like she was the only one taking orders, cleaning up the bar, making sure customers were happy. We got our food 45 minutes after we ordered (I was prepared to wait since I had read previous reviews) and it was not hot, like it had been sitting for a while. I don’t mind waiting for food, but expect it to be served when it is ready.

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  36. WesW

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and service was fantastic. Out of a few items, but enjoyed our food. Would go here again and recommend to others

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit loud for our guest who is hard of hearing. Great server, but took away our plates too fast. Food was excellent.

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  38. WendyI

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although this is not a place to go if you’re in a hurry, it’s great for a special, casual lunch or dinner. I highly recommend dining here!

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  39. boothie

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was exceptional. Who knew there was such a thing as trout belly? We could have made a meal of that alone since it was soooo delicious. It was the end of the night on Christmas Eve and not one of the staff made us feel rushed or bothersome. In fact, they were warm and friendly and made every effort to assure we were comfortable and satisfied. Go; try it; you will NOT be disappointed.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and the food was delicious - enjoyed our meal!

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FAQs

ELDR Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for ELDR Restaurant

111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Neighbourhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon 3:00 pm–6:45 pm Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Danish, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Burleson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (828) 407-1400
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in renting out one of our dining rooms, patios, or the full restaurant for a special event in your life, please head over to our website and go to the “Special Events” tab.
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