Christmas in Asheville 2021: Where Should You Eat?

We’ve been waiting a long time for this holiday — Christmas is here! When people think of the holidays, they’re bound to be stressed by all of the hustle and bustle it brings. If you are looking for the perfect dining option to take a little stress off your plate, we’ve found the places for you.

Here are the top places open for Christmas in Asheville 2021:


It sure is a Biltmore Christmas every year at the Biltmore Estate! Not only will all of the restaurants located at this establishment be open, but they sure do have a wide array of activities you can enjoy as well this Christmas. Take a daytime visit and tour the estate, taste wine at the Antler Hill Village & Winery, and catch their new Van Gogh Exhibit this year! More of a night owl? You can do all of those activities by evening candlelight as well! When should you go? Well it’s Christmas at Biltmore November 5th-January 9th, 2021 — so even if you miss it on the actual day of Christmas — it is definitely still worth trying to see.

Lakeside Dining Room at Greystone Inn

Because who wouldn’t love some Lakeside Dining? Greystone Inn sets Christmas Dinner at $70 per person this year along with several other add-ons to your stay! December 1st through the 25th you can add on an Elf Tuck-In ($50), Candy Cane Hot Chocolate ($8), and a Christmas tree in your room (starting at $100). If you’re interested in other activities there is a Twilight Christmas Tour in Brevard and a Cashier’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade!

The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn also has several restaurants that will be open for Christmas! You will definitely need to make reservations to these spots because, even on a normal day, they fill up fast. Try the Blue Ridge Dining Room, Vue 1913, and Edison Craft Ales and Kitchen.

Red Stag Grill

Red Stag Grill offers an incredible Christmas experience at $95 per person. Menu items this year can be found on their website and include options such as: confit of duck, vegetable bisque, cold-smoked wild boar chop, and dark chocolate panna cotta to top your night off! Definitely an incredible dining experience if you are looking for the ultimate Christmas dinner.

These places all include incredible Christmas meals and experiences like no other. Not interested in any of these? Try out Hemingway’s Cuba — this restaurant has a Christmas holiday special menu on top of their regular menu. You can also make reservations at Woodfire Bar & Grille, Isa’s French Bistro.

Any way you choose to celebrate this holiday, you are bound to have memories you won’t forget when you spend your Christmas in Asheville this 2021.