Eldr Restaurant

111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC
(828) 407-1400

Serving dinner, lunch + brunch

Open Wednesday – Sunday

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Dinner, Lunch + Brunch

Opened in 2022, Eldr features new American cuisine focusing on an ingredients-driven menu, natural wine, craft coffee and cocktails.

Chef Eric Burleson, 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.

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A Restaurant with a Side of History

Eldr is located in the former woodworking shop of Biltmore Industries. Originally located in Biltmore Village and financially backed by George and Edith Vanderbilt, this Arts and Crafts enterprise was formed in 1901 to provide local young men and women with valuable training and marketable skills in woodworking, needlepoint, and weaving. Led by Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale, the small cottage industry quickly grew in popularity. It established a reputation for quality craftsmanship, achieving national recognition at exhibitions in Jamestown, Knoxville, and San Francisco.

In 1917, Mrs. Vanderbilt sold the Industries to E. W. Grove’s son-in-law, Fred Loring Seely, then-manger of The Grove Park Inn. Although Biltmore Industries still produced some furniture, the woodworkers predominantly made smaller, hand-carved items once the business moved to this location. In addition to mail order, many of their bowls, serving trays, picture frames, bookends, hearth brushes, and bellows were sold in the gift shop at The Grove Park Inn.

Sadly, Biltmore Industries’ woodworking shop did not survive beyond the 1940s. Occasionally, examples of their woodwork and carvings surface at auctions and still attract interest from collectors across the country.