#73 of 83 Asheville Restaurants

Roux

Roux Asheville: Must Stop Brunch Destination
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Roux isn't your typical hotel restaurant. A welcoming, quiet environment, thoughtfully-prepared dishes that exceed expectations every time, and friendly, prompt service make it a favorite among locals as well as Hilton hotel guests. Visit for Sunday brunch, and you might decide Roux offers the best breakfast in Asheville. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Located in the Biltmore Park Hilton, Roux offers sophisticated southern fare that leaves other hotel restaurants in the dust. Expect impeccably-prepared plates, a classy, welcoming atmosphere, and flavors that will keep you coming back for more. Roux’s menu includes all the southern staples you’d expect, each with a flavorful twist. Plus, each menu item is crafted with locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, from the meats to the sauces to the signature sides.

Most of Roux’s dishes were inspired by Grandma’s recipes–head chef Randy Dunn’s grandma, that is. You’ll find both Southern classics and interesting new dishes on the menu. Even the most selective of restaurant-goers tend to leave Roux praising its well-plated dishes.

Some of our dinner menu favorites: 

Fried Oyster Platter
Many (most) Southern classics are delectably deep-fried, and this one’s a Gulf Coast favorite. Guests rave about Roux’s fried oyster platter, which features lightly-breaded, fried Gulf oysters, spicy Louisiana tartar sauce, and your choice of signature side to complement the feast.

Braised Beeler Farms Pork Shank
This dish features pork from a local farm, braised with a Tennessee sorghum-dijon glaze and topped with savory roasted pecans and benne seeds. The sorghum-dijon glaze is a thing of beauty, walking the sweet/savor line with effortless grace. Visitors rave about the tenderness of the meat and consistently excellent presentation.

Brunch/Lunch
Lunch at Roux will present you with a wealth of options: soups, salads, and sandwiches that’ll bring you back for more. Try the grilled shrimp po’ boy or the roasted chicken Philly, and prepare to be impressed. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, plan your stop at Roux for Sunday Brunch, which features an expansive buffet menu that’ll make you wish you had more room in your stomach.

Breakfast
Roux offers a breakfast spread that’s just short of lavish; while most breakfast diners are guests at the Hilton, Roux is a great breakfast or lunch stop for visitors planning to spend a day at Biltmore Park. You’ll find fluffy, piping hot buttermilk pancakes, local eggs and omelets, excellent biscuits and gravy, and a huge variety of breakfast sandwiches and bennies.

Roux is located within the Hilton Biltmore Park on Town Square Blvd. It’s a perfect stop when you’re exploring Asheville, whether you’re out for a day of shopping or heading to explore Biltmore itself.

Insider Tips:
– Roux is one of Biltmore Park’s best off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Although they accept reservations, the dining room is rarely packed; you’ll enjoy a quiet, non-bustling atmosphere and attentive service even when other restaurants are swamped with dinner traffic.
– Despite the South’s reputation for greasy, fried foods, Roux offers many lighter options. They also offer many dishes tailored (or able to be tailored) to those with allergies. Their gluten-free dinner rolls are sure to impress.