The Bistro - Biltmore Estate
The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.biltmore.com/visit/dining/bistro.asp
  • Phone: 8282256230
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Seven Days a Week.
    Lunch11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Klaassen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Bistro caters private events in the Champagne Cellar at the Biltmore Winery next door. This unique venue seats up to 30 guests for dinner, and is also available for intimate wedding ceremonies.
  • Special Events: Biltmore Estate is host to many special events throughout the year. We celebrate spring at Biltmore with Festival of Flowers; concerts are held on the grounds and a huge flower "carpet" is on display in summer; and Christmas at Biltmore is not be missed.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Biltmore Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Extensive guest parking is available in the Antler Hill Village area of Biltmore Estate.
A word from The Bistro - Biltmore Estate
The Bistro is located on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, right next door to Biltmore's award-winning winery. Please be aware that you must have a valid paid estate admission ticket, be a guest of Inn on Biltmore Estate, or be a Biltmore Annual Passholder to dine on property.

The Bistro features contemporary American fare, served with gracious hospitality. Fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients are the focus on the dinner menu, which features premium steaks, impeccable mountain trout and seafood, poultry and lamb. Chef Paul Klaassen creates French bistro-inspired recipes featuring estate–raised products and locally grown produce. Gardens on the estate produce a wide array of vegetables and fruits throughout the seasons, and our extensive pasture lands provide all-natural, hormone-free Black Angus beef and lamb. Our Field–to–Table Program extends to include many local farmers as well as artisan producers of everything from farmstead cheeses to trout caviar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Bistro - Biltmore Estate reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)fit for foodies (44)romantic (43)notable wine list (38)great for lunch (29)scenic view (18)good for groups (18)kid-friendly (12)neighborhood gem (8)great for brunch (7)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • wonderful food
    HappyVisitors4
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    All three of my dining partners and I were delighted with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro
    daveP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great experience. The food was great and the waiter was very attentive and took care of us. We enjoyed our trip to Biltmore and the Bistro was a great start. Very tasty food. I had the short ribs and the meal was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what we expected for $126.00
    Expectbetter
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were disappointed with the quality of food and service. We expected top quality and were serves cold food that was over cooked. The server ignored our table several times. Finally we caught the manager and told him our disappointment. The filet mignon was cold, and tough and they forgot the sauce. The salmon was very small and dry. The best part of the meal was the vegetables and the wine. This meal was what I would have expected for Applebee's not for Biltmore.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mixed review
    lorispot
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Some of our food was very good, and some was mediocre. In a party of 5, we ordered 5 different things. The steak and scallops were delicious, the risotto and fish were bland. The appetizers and dessert were excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Experience
    Kristen
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We made reservations after touring the Biltmore Estate for my mom's birthday. Our server Julie was so amazing we thought we were long lost friends. Great meal, great wine pairings, awesome dessert. Pork special (if it's still offered) and the banana dessert are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro
    Billmurray
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have eaten here several times. Each time the food and service has been excellent. Wish they would offer other wines than the Biltmore products
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovetodine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was delicious. Service from Ali was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dad's 84th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We tend to celebrate all family birthdays with a "special" dinner at The Bistro. It was my Father's 84th. All the food was delicious. My father chose the special..my mother LOVES the filet, my husband tried a newer menu item that he would order again in a second, I had the scallops....delicious and butter-tender. The host that sat ys was very nice and even exchanged my white napkin for a black one as I was wearing a black dress. The waitress was attentive and informative but not pushing....making great wine recommendations. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at the Biltmore
    Chris
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was expecting a little more ambience. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food wasn't worthy of the price
    Jenn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The bistro was one of the more expensive dining options at Biltmore, and as such we expected excellent food. The appetizer was the best part of our meal. I ordered the filet, and had to send it back because it was both tough and dry. The second one was much better than the first, but still not excellent. I have had better filets at both Outback and Texas Road House for half the money, and even better at Ruth's Chris. We have been happy with other restaurants at Biltmore, and we will continue to eat lunch at those places in the future, but we will not visit the Bistro again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Bistro @Biltmore Estates
    Blessed35
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We found the Bistro to be warm and inviting. From the time of arrival and throughout our dining experience, we felt welcome. The waitstaff and food were wonderful! Whenever we are at the Biltmore, we certainly plan to dine there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Lou502
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent food, service, and ambience! Allie (our waitress) was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was great and the over all experience was very good. It was a great way to end a day at the Biltmore estate
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    madrigal
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our food was wonderful. The filet was especially good. It was also nice to see that they could offer my husband gluten free bread, something that we don't find very often.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT!
    EnglishladyVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This must be the 29th time we've eaten here! As always, everything was just perfect. Steak was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were visiting in Asheville and the Biltmore...I chose the Bistro from the internet for lunch and it did not disappoint!! The ambience was wonderful, the food delicious and the service perfect! I would recommend the Bistro to anyone who truly loves great service and wonderful food!! Thank you so much for making our visit memorable!!!...Jim & Carolyn (the Villages, Fla)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing anniversary
    chi2985
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I surprised my wife with this anniversary dinner. Bobby our waiter had a bottle of champagne ready and waiting. The chef was amazing. We had potatoes gnocchi to start and it was very fresh. I love the whole farm to table concept. My wife had a pork dish that was seasoned beautifully. I had the duck that had so many flavors going for it. Not only was the meal delicious but the presentation was artistic and refined. We finished with creme Brule and the chocolate banana crunch desserts. They also brought a plate with truffles and happy anniversary written in chocolate. It was a perfect anniversary dinner, thank you to all the staff at the Bistro.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i was not disappointed
    bistrodining
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    3 of us ate for dinner. I ordered Ribeye steak. I was delicious! The serving size was huge, so i could not eat the whole thing. Our server was very attentive and offered suggestions (wine, dessert). I felt it was a good value for the quanity and quality.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenn OH
    Jenn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is the second time we have eaten at this fine restaurant. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere inviting. The small children found goodies on the children's menu and we explored the fabulous adult fare and eclectic desserts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Bistro had good food and the service was excellent. It was priced a bit too high but they capture Biltmore Estate visitors so I suppose I would do the same thing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed all of it!
    smoorenc
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I went to the Bistro for dinner the other night and enjoyed ourselves very much. Food was delicious and the waitress was fantastic. Impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Class - casual w/ great food
    PjMcCown
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Ate at the Bistro before heading to a concert on the Estate. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our server was knowledgable and helpful. I had the Blackberry Lemonaide cocktail - delicious! Our group of 4 each had a different entree - I chose the Ribeye and it was outstanding. All gave high praise for their dinners. As you might expect - the Bistro is not an inexpensive dining experience (my ribeye was $38). However, I don't mind paying that much for a really good meal and we all felt like it was worth it for our special evening. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not memorable
    BiltomeFan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went for dinner, a birthday. Guest was not impressed. Neither was I. Food was good, but menu options too limited. Service was slow and mostly not available. I had to ask for more water. We have been to the restaurant four times over the years. Last visit was for lunch, which was quite nice. But, the restaurant missed the mark this visit. Not impressed. The restaurant's dinner prices are high. Or should I say, expensive. This was the most I have paid for a dinner in over 10 years. Simply put, the dinner experience did not meet my expectations or match the cost of the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as we remembered
    Birthday18
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Several years ago we visited the Biltmore and had dinner at the Bistro. It was very memorable and had always desired to return since.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Georgiapeach
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We celebrated my birthday here while staying at the Biltmore Inn. The food was fresh and sourced locally. The presentations were lovely and flavors were interesting but not weird.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening, service good.
    entertainer
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Very much enjoyed my salmon dish, however my husband although he enjoyed his steak, felt the quality could have been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another winner at Biltmore Estate
    suumessage
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The Bistro has a creative menu, well-prepared. It adjoins the winery. We were very pleased with our trout and duck breast entrées. The gazpacho contained fresh tomatoes and had flavor without being too spicy. We will definitely eat there again on our visit to Biltmore.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed experience
    Hibiscus1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Adorable atmosphere. House made bread & watermelon feta salad were great. The trout entree was boring & uninspired. No seasonings, sauces or flavor. The scallop entree was good when you figured out how to incorporate the strategically placed accompaniments.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    jc22
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The weekend we spent at the Biltmore was my fiancee's birthday and we capped it off with dinner here. Great wine (Biltmore's Reisling), great appetizer (Lobster Risotto), great entrees (Filet Mignon and Roasted Duck), and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Louisa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lobster risotto was great. And everyone in our party of 4 loved their dinner
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skip it and go to the the Inn
    loggerhead1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Well. The chef made good the problems caused by his assistant cooks and serving staff. But. Very surprising and disappointing evening. I would suggest dinner at the Inn as a much better option. Sorry, but true.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food
    marceats
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was excellent, the service outstanding. I have a gluten allergy and both the server and the Chef were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish we lived closer......
    CANYAKVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My wife and I feel as if we have entered the home of dear friends when we enter the Bistro! Bobby is wonderful, professional and makes terrific pairing suggestions. Holley extends the same wonderful knowledge of food and preparation. My wife was reluctant to ask for sauces on the side as a result of recent surgery, no butter in her diet. NO PROBLEM!!!!!! And Holley and Bobby both remembered when we ate in their every day for the past week except one...went to Deerpark.....will not do that again!!!!! The Bistro management and training shows in the care and concern of the staff....many of whom have been there for many years.....we knew Holley from Chelsea's. Hope to get back soon!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALL DELICIOUS
    AMC75201VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I was at The Bistro for dinner as part of a girls weekend getaway the food was AMAZING. We had the toasted brie, onion soup, and filet. We had a bottle of the Shiraz reserve and a sparkling wine with dessert. ALL DELICIOUS!! The staff was attentive, informative and gracious. We were there very late (last table out) but never felt rushed. There was even a shuttle waiting to take us to our car. I will visit again on my next trip to Ashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful 28th Anniversary
    CANYAKVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    What a perfect dinner to celebrate a very special event. The attentive service, exquisite food, and wonderful atmosphere brings us back to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Kudos to management for retaining a superior waitstaff and chefs!!!! The watermelon salad was a big hit!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual Dining
    M1Review
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant. Tasty steaks and a diversified eclectic menu. Nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biltmore Estates Dining Room
    Laina
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had originally booked at the Bistro, but cancelled and booked instead at the grand dining room at the Biltmore Inn. It was wonderful! A beautiful place, wonderful food, and terrific service. Laina Holzman
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RWandPW
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Very expensive, but food and service were exquisite. We were celebrating a special occasion, so we were ok with the extra expense.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • bistro experience
    bells
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The brie appetizer and the dessert (peach melba) were wonderful. Was not impressed with the duck or swordfish. Did not seem to have much flavor. We dined at several restaurants from july 3rd-6th (sunset terrace, the dining room at the inn at biltmore, etc.) and this was my least favorite.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Nsmartist
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Good bread, fresh ingredients, great setting...but with all the great dining in Asheville now, just seems to be a little tired and dated to be a special place to come dine, as it once was when we first moved to Asheville in 2000. Perhaps larger windows opening to take advantage of the view. Anyway, sadly this may have been my last visit to the Bistro until something new invites me back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate