Eldr Restaurant

Grovewood Village
111 Grovewood Rd
North Asheville
(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. This Arts and Crafts enterprise grew from a craft education program that was formed in 1901 to provide local youths with valuable training and marketable skills in woodworking (and eventually weaving). Originally located in Biltmore Village and financially backed by George and Edith Vanderbilt, 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 Biltmore Industries to E. W. Grove’s son-in-law, Fred Loring Seely, then-manger of The Grove Park Inn. Once Seely relocated the business here, some furniture was still made, but the woodworkers’ primary focus became their smaller, hand-carved items from native woods. In addition to mail order, the gift shop at The Grove Park Inn sold many of their bowls, serving trays, picture frames, hearth brushes, and bellows.

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