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Restaurant Name: CORNER KITCHEN
How Many Hearts?:
Address: 3 Boston Way (In historic Biltmore Village)
Ashville, North Carolina 28803
Phone Number: (828) 274-2439
Type of Food: American
Hours: Breakfast 7:30 to 11:00 A.M.
Lunch 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Dinner Starting @ 5:00 P.M.
Brunch (Sunday) 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Dress: Adult
Reservations: Good idea for peak times
Description of Restaurant:

I would like to tell the story of this historic place . . .

When the doors opened at the Corner Kitchen, this house was one hundred and eight years old. George Washington Vanderbilt came to Asheville in the late 1880's and stayed at the old Battery Park Hotel. He decided to buy land for his home and subsequently bought the railway, the brickyard, the gristmill and the station hotel. This included the 78 acres that ultimately became Biltmore Village.

Vanderbilt conceived of this area as a support for his self-sufficient estate. Richard Morris Hunt was the architect for the Biltmore House as well as the four original village buildings. All Souls Church, the Railway Station, The Biltmore Company Office and the Post Office. After Hunt's death the job of completing the village houses and shops was left to Richard Sharpe Smith who was the on-site architect for Mr. Hunt. The street layout and landscape design of the Village was executed by Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of New York's Central Park). The homes were rental units housing many of the Estate workers. The first inhabitants of this house were Mr. and Mrs. Waddell, the parents of one of Vanderbilt's engineers.

Since early times the house has been associated with food. In the 1930's, Charles Jackson rented this house from the Vanderbilt's and during his time here started a restaurant known as "The Biltmore Cake" which evolved into the now famous "Hot Shot". For the last twenty five years or so 3 Boston Way has been operated mostly as a restaurant. And so, the kitchen goes on to produce food that represents where we are today.

The Food

Sample Menu, Today's menu may be different!

Sample Dinner (changes weekly)


Village Green Salad: Fresh field greens with spiced nuts, pickled onions, asparagus and apple vinaigrette @ $5.00

Our Favorite Calamari: with jerk seasoning, peppers, mango mayo @ $8.00

Banderilla-soy marinated tuna chunks on Asian salad greens @ $7.00

Smoked Salmon: with crispy fried sweet and red bliss potatoes, horseradish sauce and fresh chives @ $8.00

Fried Oysters: lightly corn dusted and served on wilted greens with sweet potato chips @ $7.00

Spin Salad: small spinach salad tossed in house vinaigrette and topped with bacon, boiled egg and diced tomato @ $6.00

Almond Fried Brie: pear and apple conserve, winter greens, and red wine reduction @ $8.00


Blackberry Ketchup Port Chop with sweet potatoes and fried green tomatoes @ $18.00

8 ounce Grilled Filet of Beef with Cheddar smashed and two vegetables @ $21.00

Jerk Grilled Mahi Mahi with black beans, rice and pineapple salsa @ $20.00

Sweet Potato Salad, homemade chow-chow and a Napoleon of fried green tomatoes layered with herb cheese @ $14.00

BBQ Glazed Salmon, grilled and served on feta potato salad and spinach greens tossed in apple vinaigrette @ $15.00

Three Meat Meatloaf with sweet mustard glaze, collard greens and Cheddar grits @ $16.00

Jumbo Shrimp simmered in Thai-style green curry with sticky rice @ $18.00

Palmetto Farms Young Chicken with tarragon pan gravy, rice pilaf and grilled asparagus @ $18.00

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