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Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits, Asheville, NC

Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

4.2
4.2
267 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Fork Lore is a locally-owned independent Asheville restaurant featuring made-from-scratch cuisine. We source from local purveyors whenever we can and are proud to support our area farmers.

In 2016, we and Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, in which we are located, received the top annual food and beverage award for overall food experience out of 218 Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the Americas region. Fork Lore is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, please call the restaurant for parties over 6 people.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 209-2715

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Heath

  • Catering

    Let us come to you! Offer the Fork Lore experience at your next corporate or social event.<br /><br />Our catering division also offers full service on premise catering (within the Hilton Asheville) delivering the outstanding experience that is Fork Lore. Fork Lore Catering offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options to meet your individual needs. We’ll be happy to outline options for small and large groups, special occasions and celebrations!

  • Private party facilities

    From casual lunches to wedding brunches, Fork Lore offers an intimate for your private celebration for up to 60 attendees. Let us create a unique menu or choose signature items from current Fork Lore menus for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Gunny Green: (828) 209-2709

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Thetford Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Roux features live music every Sunday by top local musicians in Asheville. Enjoy the show during our famous Sunday Brunch Buffet with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 267 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. S

    Sherm

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met some girlfriends for lunch. Our waitress was most attentive and knowledgeable. I ordered the Caprese Sandwich with Chicken and it was delicious! I chose Sweet Potato fries as my side and they were not so great.

  2. H

    Hoagie

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As noted in other reviews, the menu is limited, BUT the food is very good. Service is excellent and seating is uncrowded and comfortable. We liked it so much we had all three meals there. No complaints!

  3. j

    jimmy

    Jacksonville

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Small but varied menu. It was disappointing not to offer trout, which their website routinely lists. However, we enjoyed an excellent trout spread as an appetizer and my partner loved her tenderloin. Vegetables were a perfect accompaniment. Well prepared mixed drinks and service from server to valet was just great. Definitely worth another visit.

  4. AR

    AndyR

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food! Waiter wonderful with terrific service and great sense of humor.

  5. P

    Pamela

    Western NC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Always good. Stress free. Convenient.

  6. VS

    VeronicaS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Creative menu. Staff excellent. Good experience, good food.

  7. KT

    KathleenT

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The ham, rolls, Mac and cheese and dessert were good. The rest of the meal was mediocre at best,.

  8. CB

    CherylB

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome flavors with the appetizer and main course. Will definitely dine there again!

  9. ER

    EmilyR

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Pimento burger has absolutely no flavor, but my friend said the deconstructed chicken pot pie was good. We didn’t realize this was a hotel restaurant when we booked and it was pretty inside but the food and drinks were meh

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Traci was great!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Very good food odd however the location of it being open to the lobby of the hotel just sucks all ambiance out.

  12. MG

    MarthaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The trout, roasted carrots, and pimento cheese grits were outstanding! The creme brûlée cheesecake was amazing. Our waitress was attentive and skillful. I would definitely go back again!

  13. MV

    MarcV

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    A very pleasant surprise. We went to Fork Lore for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was wonderful and served in family style (serving dishes on the table). Excellent quantity and quality.

  14. DH

    DeannaH

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    I always enjoy my meals at Fore Lore, the service is always top-notch and friendly. It's worth the time to check it out.

  15. a

    ashevillegirl

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made reservations at 1:00 on a Thursday. 1. There was no one at the bar area that could even make a mimosa. The bar was all locked up so finally after 10 minutes of waiting on any drink, we made an order for an appetizer. The wait staff seemed very frazzled so we cancelled our order and left. This is such a shame since we are local and would love to have found a great local spot.

  16. SL

    StephenL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Restaurant for great basic food. Tables are spread far apart and environment conducive for Covid fearing folks like me.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Don't let the fact that this restaurant is in a hotel stop you from coming in and eating here. The food is incredible, one of the best burgers I've ever had!!

  18. DC

    DanielleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was excellent and the food was amazing

  19. AR

    AndyR

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quiet atmosphere. Food was delicious. Service excellent.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    We were the only people in the restaurant. Is wasn’t a terrible burger after I sliced off the bottom of the patty. The chef must have stumbled when he was pouring salt on it. Rule one, taste the food you are sending out. Not really worth the price. It may be locally owned, but it looks like it is the hotel restaurant.

  21. D

    Dallas

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Unexpected treat....diverse menu and great service. Will definitely return for dinner..and probably lunch as the sandwich and salad choices are very good.

  22. SS

    SteveS

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great service. I was surprised that they make their own potato chips. Mine were still warm when I got them

  23. BW

    BarbW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was our first time at Folk Lore. I'm sure we'll be back. Excellent food and service. My friend had salmon; I had trout. Both very good. We were able to choose sides from the sandwich menu if we didn't want the ones listed under Sides. Vegetables were slightly undercooked, but that's healthy.

  24. BW

    BrittanyW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So lovely, and everything was delicious! Couldn't believe this was a hotel restaurant!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food, drinks and service were excellent. A bit pricey for the Valentine's day special but again, the portion wasn't small and the food was perfectly cooked and very tasty, so not complaining. The lighting was quite bright so having them a little dimmer could've improved the V-day ambience. I'd eat there again.

  26. DN

    DawnN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had Valentine’s Day dinner and everything was amazing

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    This restaurant is in the lobby of a hotel. It lacks decor & atmosphere. It is also understaffed. There were 2 ladies tending to all the patrons. The hostess could have helped, but instead sat at podium all night while her colleagues were overwhelmed. The first lady who tried taking care of us got so busy at the bar making drinks for other people that we didn’t even get water for over 10 minutes. The other server, Mariah, was fantastic. After she took over taking care of us, it was smooth sailing. The food was ok. I had the chicken pot pie, was better than expected. Cauliflower steak was good too. Overall, average place.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience1

    Good food, just odd to sit in hotel lobby to eat, not what we expected.

  29. E

    Elysedeguy

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Only about 4 tables but we sat and sat and no one ever came to take our order so we left.

  30. GC

    GingerC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    I.too, missed that the restaurant was in a hotel lobby. The buffalo cauliflower was not even breaded. It tasted almost raw and was drenched in buffalo sauce. The burger seemed to grow in your mouth- the meat was very chewy. The majority of our food (with the exception of a salad) was left on the table. The drinks were fair. Service was fine.

  31. C

    Christine77084

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    I should have read more carefully and understood this replaced a good restaurant. This is more of a place to eat in the lobby of a hotel - it is the hotel bar (complete with drunk girl karaoke and loud talking bar patrons) and is open to the reservation desk and the comings and going’s of guests. The menu was a little underwhelming, the waitress did not know how food was prepared to help me make a decision nor did the other waiter she asked. I really liked the buffalo cauliflower app with vegan blue cheese-it was the best thing we ordered! I was underwhelmed by the rest of the food- the bacon burger, the asparagus side, and the banana pudding were all kind of bland. Sweet potato fries were solid. Of all the great places to go in Asheville, this one needs some time to find what sets it apart and lifts it above ‘average hotel bar food.’

  32. f

    foodmood

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    I somehow missed that this location was in the lobby of a hotel. The food was average.

  33. L

    Larry

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great Place, food solid - Tracy the waitress/bartender was outstanding. We were lucky to sit outside, but inside is more of a hotel bar area. Get the Sazerac - excellent drink. Definitely worth going if in area.

  34. Y

    Yummyandhealthy

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Appetizers were oily/greasy (ordered the buffalo cauliflower and green beans). Then we sat a long time waiting for two salads. Our server never checked on us, and didn’t clear our dirty food plates. He never informed us that the kitchen was backed up. After a long wait, my wife got up to find our server. She asked if our salad orders had been filled in the kitchen and our server then told her the chef was “swamped”. It was the first time we were told the kitchen was running behind. We canceled the salads and left with greasy film in our mouths from the cauliflower and our stomachs churning from the excess cheap cooking oil. Walked to a restaurant nearby for a quick and delicious meal.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was delicious and was a great value for what we got compared to the other restaurants around. Would go again!

  36. BJ

    BruceJ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanks to Mark (our server) for a fine evening celebration or Wedding Anniversary!

  37. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came from out of town for Thanksgiving in Asheville. We are staying on the other side of town but wanted to attend the movies near Roux. We chose Roux for dinner prior to the movie. It was a superb choice. The hostess gave us the best table for an extended family with a baby. The waitress knew the menu and guided us through it perfectly and then the food arrived. Exactly what we wanted and fit the description perfectly. This is a gem. I’m sorry we will be leaving town and not able to visit again. I highly recommend Roux.

  38. JS

    JudyS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Roux is almost a secret and that's a shame. Lots of other places to eat in Biltmore Park, but Roux is as good as any and better than most. The butternut squash soup was out of sight.

  39. JU

    JUDITHB

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The menu is limited, but very interesting, sophisticated southern", Everyone in our party enjoyed their entrees, especially the Salmon.

  40. B

    Brunching

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely lobby restaurant. It’s as noisy as a lobby gets so its a hit or miss on that. Friendly staff and food was delicious

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 209-2715.

Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits is rated 4.2 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

43 Town Square Boulevard Asheville, NC 28803

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thetford Street

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Heath

  • Entertainment

    Roux features live music every Sunday by top local musicians in Asheville. Enjoy the show during our famous Sunday Brunch Buffet with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 209-2715

  • Catering

    Let us come to you! Offer the Fork Lore experience at your next corporate or social event.<br /><br />Our catering division also offers full service on premise catering (within the Hilton Asheville) delivering the outstanding experience that is Fork Lore. Fork Lore Catering offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options to meet your individual needs. We’ll be happy to outline options for small and large groups, special occasions and celebrations!

  • Private party facilities

    From casual lunches to wedding brunches, Fork Lore offers an intimate for your private celebration for up to 60 attendees. Let us create a unique menu or choose signature items from current Fork Lore menus for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Gunny Green: (828) 209-2709

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