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Deerpark Restaurant
Deerpark Restaurant

Deerpark Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://biltmore.com/visit/dining/deerpark.asp
  • Phone: (828) 225-6260
  • Hours of Operation: Thursday (Lunch only) 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Friday & Saturday:
    Lunch:11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
    Sunday (Brunch only) 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Monday through Wednesday - Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Kirk Fiore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Deerpark Restaurant
This charming restaurant located on Biltmore Estate was originally an historic barn designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Now transformed into a courtyard restaurant with walls of windows, Deerpark Restaurant serves a generous array of Southern style dishes and Appalachian specialties. Our Taste of the South Weekend brunches offers bountiful choices. It's an excellent setting for family dining, with children nine and younger dining for free. Paid Estate admission is required. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I went for the Saturday lunch buffet and, overall, the food was really good. Mountain trout was on the buffet, which I love, and it was very good (not dry or overcooked). I went with a group of 5 family members and opted for the buffet so that everyone would be able to find something they liked. The waitress was great and the hostess and kitchen staff were very friendly. I visit a range of eateries from sketchy food trucks to high-end a la cart spots. Therefore, I believe that I have good sense of what's good and what's not. I'm not sure what others experienced on other trips, but for me and my family, it was a lovely day and meal. Until we have a reason not to go, we'll continue eating there."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "If you are planning on visiting the Biltmore on Sunday, consider an outstanding brunch/lunch here. Everything on the buffet was high quality and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "If in Asheville you must see the Biltmore estate. If it's the weekend, Deer Park for the Sunday brunch is the place to eat. Early 1900's recipes are delightful for the pallet. Superior service with great presentation. The old world atmosphere gives you a a chance to experience a more laid back time and enjoy the feeling that you are truly posh."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great place for dining. Wonderful food. Excellent service. We have been here before and would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was wonderful. There was a very wide variety of food options and live music being played by a banjo player. Our waitress was very attentive and lovely. The restaurant was very pretty. I highly recommend going here if you are in the Asheville area."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We have tried both the Saturday Lunch and the Sunday Brunch at different times. The food has always been outstanding, the wait staff has performed at a very high level. When they open the doors/walls and you are basically sitting in the court yard, it can be extremely relaxing. Just a great dining experience. The buffet does not have an extensive selection; however, every dish is excellent. The deserts too. We have had several anniversary lunches here and would love to do it again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had a lovely brunch here and the setting was beautiful. There is LOTS of food choices available so come hungry! FYI drinks are NOT included in the price of the brunch. We were surprised by this when we got our bill."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Saturday lunch buffet -- WONDERFUL! The food was outstanding, but the atmosphere was even better! Enjoyed the musician. We didn't want to leave."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We haven't been to Deerpark for some time, which was one of our favorite after church places to eat. We went on Saturday, our anniversary and was somewhat surprised by the sparceness of the buffet. Serving a trout, fried chicken basket and a brisket slathered in gravy was different, but somewhat meager and since neither of us eat trout and I don't eat fried chicken, only left me with brisket. We used to come on a regular basis to Deerpark and akways came to the Valentines Day dinner and dance, but I don't think we'll be coming back for lunch again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Deerpark is a beautiful restaurant for lunch or brunch. The soft live guitar music along with the beautiful lighting made the atmosphere so calm, comfortable and relaxing as we enjoyed our meal. The lunch buffet offered a variety of foods from various cheeses, breads, meats, vegetables and desserts - all presented so picture-perfectly! Wherever you sit, you have an excellent view of the lush courtyard. The windows were so large and open so a gentle breeze was felt. What a perfect dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. It was quiet and the food was exceptional. It felt like a garden luncheon."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food & service was excellent. Went to celebrate a birthday and definitely recommend it to all for any reason though. Oh, we were expecting to drink mimosa's but forgot that alcohol can not be served before 12p - so keep that in mind. We just stayed around unitl we could have our mimosa."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Try to go at least once every two weeks and it is always worth the drive. Beautiful restaurant and the food is very good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been coming here for years. And this was the first time that I was not blown away. The brisket was too overdone...a bit tough. The selection was not as amazing as it has been in the past. And this was the first time that our tea/coffee were NOT included in our buffet price. Really, 33 dollars and you can't include coffee or tea???? Maybe we will try them for something other than the brunch next time. I wish the brunch could be like years past...dessert bar used to be AMAZING. Please try to recreate that again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food! If you like Bloody Marys or Mimosas, make your reservation after 12 because of their liquor laws. Remember if this is during the summer the space is not air-conditioned."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The variety of food has improved since going to the new layout several years ago."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is just one of our favorite places to eat in Asheville. Food is always prepared fresh and is very tasty. Service is as good as it can get at Biltmore."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have an annual pass, which you need to get into this restaurant. It was our first time there. We think it should be open to anyone who comes to Asheville and wants to experience a special meal in a beautiful environment. It was practically empty when we went this past Sunday to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The food was original and delicious. We went for the Sunday brunch which mentioned breakfast foods, along with brunch foods. There was a very limited selections of breads, nothing special. Could have done better with that. Also at about 1:30 they ran out of trout which I had only taken a tiny piece of to try & I wanted to have a bit moref. The smoked brisket was outstanding and luckily I was able to get another piece."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We brought out of state guests for lunch on Saturday and enjoyed a delightful, relaxing lunch. It was a place we could have easy conversation. Although not actually outside, it is very close to that with glass that opens to views of a courtyard and gardens. We enjoyed live music while we ate. Servers were polite and did not hurry us, yet they were attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding! The trout perfectly cooked. Salads were unusual. We all loved the nut encrusted watermelon salad as it was so different. One can never go wrong with the desserts. The smaller size of the desserts allows tasting several choices without wasting food. More people should find this dining gem at Biltmore. It is our favorite restaurant on the estate."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Disappointed that it is not open on a regular basis for dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Lovely setting. Overpriced. The room with the food stations was difficult for us to access as we were seated far away from it. Food was good. Service medium though there wasn't much for server to do. Enjoyed being there."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Go for the brunch at Biltmore's Deerpark Inn if you are visiting the estate for the day or staying at the Inn. Annual passholders should not miss this dining experience as admission to the estate is required to get to the restaurant. We had time for brunch and to tour the house and visit Antler Hill Village afterward for the wine tasting. The ambience was delightful and serene, food was expertly prepared and presented. Numerous serving stations meant no long queues. The food was excellent and service was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Large variety on the buffet, from Mahi Mahi to Prime Rib, very kid-friendly, breakfast foods, salads, fruits, desserts, but $45 per person is overpriced and only includes water! Non-alcoholic beverages are charged separately."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Have been to the brunch before, quality seems to have deteriorated , food not as we'll prepared. Currently over-priced for what you get."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Have had larger better brunch buffets but for much more money. This is simply a great deal....lots of good choices at very reasonable price. Location within Biltmore estate is of course a major plus."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Overall it was a very lovely experience. The food was first class and everyone was very nice. The bluegrass music was great had was the breeze from the windows. The only complaint I have is that the buffet was covered in flies, especially the salad bar."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our first time visiting Deer Park. The food that stood out for our group was the meats (Mahi-Mahi Ham, Prime Rib, Pork) all were tender and flavorful The Omlette Bar and Pancake Bar were delecious There were a large variety of side dishes as well The Large selection of Desserts were definitely worth saving a some room The thing that most impressed me though was the ambience. They had a Blue Grass Band playing live in the center court and the large windows that opened to the center allowed both the music and the warm southren air to filter in with out either being over powering."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent atmosphere for special occasions. Delicious food. Beautifully presented"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My partner and I chose to dine here for brunch during our visit to the Biltmore, it added to the elegance and ambiance of such a beautiful place."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Deerpark is located on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, a sufficient distance from the main house to leave the "matting crowd" behind. It's a tad bit rustic, but food, furnishings and tableware are all topnotch. We attended Saturday Brunch, which is a buffet affair ... the food was well-presented and equally delicious. Wow - it was an OpenTable member - what good luck."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We loved the variety of the food but, for the price, expected a better quality and that the stations would be resupplied before the last shrimp was selected. I also thought it would have been nice to have juice or tea included with the meal. We took friends for their 16th anniversary and they enjoyed the unique experience of dining on the estate."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The Sunday Brunch was delicious! Friendly service!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Lovely setting overlooking courtyard with guitar player. Lovely food display, good selection, good service"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "As always, Biltmore made a special day even more special. Lovely place to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend. Delicious food, attentive service, beautiful but relaxing. We will return again and again. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I would enjoy returning for brunch, but I will not pay the entry fee of $63.50 that is required to dine at Deerpark. Any recommendations I do make to friends and family, I will inform them of the entry fee charge plus the cost of brunch. Base cost of $98 per person, not including tax and tip. This is an outrageous amount of money for Brunch for one person!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We love going to the Deerpark. The food is divine and the setting on the Biltmore Estate is gorgeous . A perfect weekend treat!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have been to Deerpark several times while visiting Biltmore. It is almost always our chose of a place to eat while at Biltmore. The Saturday buffet and Sunday brunch are top notch! The staff and ambience are great and we will definitely be returning! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "An outstanding experience for Sunday brunch. Excellent and great service in a beautiful setting. What more could you ask for. We will be back frequently. Just moved to Asheville and it was our first time at the Deerpark. We had a Sunday brunch for my wife's birthday and it was wonderful in everyway, including strolling through the Biltmore gardens following brunch. A magical day. If you live in Asheville or vicinity get a Biltmore annual pass (we did) and enjoy its natural beauty, great restaurants, and many other amenities."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I have eaten at Deerpark many times over 13 years and have experienced ups and downs in food and decor. This latest visit for Sunday Brunch was a real change for the better. The menu has changed to a more innovative fresher approach, keeping up with a more "foodie", less Southern traditional. Items such as raw kale salad, smoked scallops, many bread choices ( the strudel/rugala was outstanding) were a welcome change. They have cut down on the dessert choices but now that the savory choices are more interesting I didn't mind. Overall Deerpark is a great place to enjoy a huge choice of food in a really pretty setting. Take a walk after to work off all the extra calories!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Very elegant and special experience. Staff was very welcoming and attentive. Food was superb. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014