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: (828) 225-6230
  • 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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Bistro - Biltmore Estate reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)fit for foodies (55)romantic (47)notable wine list (44)great for lunch (27)good for groups (26)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (12)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND EXCELLENT FOOD
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had wine, salad and filet mignon and crème brulee.. Everything was perfect, food amazing. Got seated immediately for our 6:45 reservation. We were out of there by 8pm for our candlelight tour of the Biltmore. EXCELLENT food! Our server Bobby was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant estate dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Bistro was a comfortable and well-established balance of very good food, attentive service and a cozy, warm ambience. Its location right across from Biltmore Estate's winery bar and main facility was ideal; after a long day of exploring the grounds, we had pre-dinner wine and apps then simply walked a few steps to our reservation at the Bistro for a fabulous 4 course meal. While it was what I would consider "upscale fine-dining," it was very comfortable--plenty comfortable for our very well mannered 9 year old to experience his finest dinner experience to date. While the menu isn't terribly adventurous, the ingredients, choices, preparation and presentation really couldn't have been better. I would definitely return to the restaurant the next time my family visits Biltmore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Very nice atmosphere, seated immediately when we arrived with reservation. Staff was polite and attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predictably great every time
    SGriffin2013VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We make a point of eating at the Bistro either for lunch or dinner every time my wife and I or our children visit the Biltmore Estate. The service, food, and atmosphere are also ways excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biltmore Visit
    BRGCH
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We enjoyed dining at The Bistro. Menu similar to that of the Biltmore Inn Dinner menu. Service was very good, and served in a timely manner. Food was excellent. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Nyda
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We selected the Bistro for our 12th wedding anniversary celebration because of our previous visit. Unfortuantely this visit was not so memorable. The waiter had no personality, no interest in us, never mentioned our anniversary until the end, after asking us if we wanted dessert and we said no, showed up with an anniversary treat of several of white and dark chocolate. The presentation while very pretty on the plate was not enjoyable due to the lack of excitement and interest by the waiter. Now while I might recommend Bistro I will tell of my story which will probably defer them from coming. We will not return as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Bistro Before Candlelight
    cavwildcat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was good, but I expected more being at a restaurant at The Biltmore. I had the pork chop with fried Brussels sprouts and potatoes. The pork chop was a good amount of food, and the flavor was above average. The fried, Brussels sprouts were tastier than I had anticipated (salty too). The chicken dish was small in comparison. Good flavor, but it left the diner hungry after the meal. I have a milk allergy and was provided a separate menu in which to order. I really liked the option to order dairy free and have many selections in which to choose. Overall, the experience was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner review
    Frequenter
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The evening was nice with the exception of three women seated in the table next to us and it was obvious they had several drinks more than they could handle. We did not need to hear about their family issues at a decibel level that would be used in a busy bar. Desserts were the highlight of the dinner....well done there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never a complaint!!
    CANYAKVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We have been celebrating birthdays and anniversaries here for about 8 years! It is always wonderful!!! Julie, Bobby and Holly always make it a special event!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exquisite!
    CANYAKVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We have dined here every night of our week long visit! That speaks volumes about quality, variety and excellent service. Bobby and Holly make this a great experience!!!!! It is well worth weaving your way through construction projects to get there!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable!
    BeeBee
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Bobby, our excellent server, renders a service beyond compare. He sees to it that what could be called a nice dinner becomes a memorable dining experience. The chefs also deserve applause for the delectable filet mignon entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CANYAKVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    For the 5 of 6 days we are in Asheville, we have reservations at the Bistro. It is a wonderful place to unwind with a glass of wine, delicious appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. The vast selections on the menu keeps the customer from being bored....the only thing better than the food is the service. We are partial to Bobby and Holly. Butternut salad should not be missed!!!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful dining!
    BeeBee
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Bobby, our excellent server, renders a service beyond compare. He sees to it that what could be called a nice dinner becomes a memorable dining experience. The chefs also deserve applause for the delectable filet mignon entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always!!!!
    CANYAKVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My wife and I celebrate birthdays and anniversaries at the Bistro. The service is ALWAYS consistent. We are always met with friendly smiles by an incredibly knowledgable staff! We always request Bobby or Holly.....suggestions are spot on for quality, wine pairing! The butternut squash salad is awesome! We are always, always, always impressed!!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Being at Biltmore is an amazing experience in itself! The Bistro at Biltmore has excellent service and this is my favorite restuant when I am there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BiltmoreImpressions
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Very nice dining experience! The food and service were both excellent, and the restaurant is beautiful and just what I would have expected to be as a part of The Biltmore Experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    FoodLover
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent Food at a great price with a great atmosphere and exceptional staff. Top notch all the way around. Will definitely dine here again in the future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant but not great.
    LoveTheBiltmore
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We returned to the Bistro after 5 years and although the overall meal and service were good, we were a little disappointed with our dishes. The cheese plate was delicious, the salads were great and the wines were wonderful. The prosciutto-wrapped monk fish was salty and chewy, and the scallops were cooked to the right tenderness but had a very strange taste, like they had been cooked in a flavorless oil...almost had a chemical taste to it. I ate them anyway, but definitely not impressed with the flavor. Overall we were not as thrilled this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just What We Were Looking for
    Monsignor
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We wanted a place to dine where we could relax and have a quiet evening, a cocktail and enjoy good food, after a long day touring Biltmore. We loved the fact that we could make reservations before we left home. We found The Bistro was the perfect place!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Asheville!
    Barbblom
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    While in Asheville, we ate at The Bistro 3 times for lunch while taking advantage of all that the outdoors of The Biltmore Estate has to offer. It was always a pleasant experience---service and food very good. We also enjoyed the North end of Asheville---particularly The Grovewood Cafe located on the grounds of the beautiful Grovewood Gallery which is next to the Omni Grove Park Inn. There is also an Antique Car Museum there! What an incredible city Asheville is!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New spot to dine!
    Honeymoon
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Fantastic dinner after the day at BH Joe is an excel. waiter! Mentioned honeymoon even got a "congrats" tray with 3 choco. candy! I had chop & better than my grill! Bride had salmon also enjoyed! Split app. & dessert ..both great! Change nothing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    Sassy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great meal, great service. It is a very beautiful place. Our waiter was very friendly and informative about the menu. My husband had the Pork Chop and I had a Filet. We loved the vegetables that came with our meal. Everything seemed homemade instead of being prepared in a microwave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I enjoyed our visit to the Bistro however, I would like to try some different restaurants before going back. Our waiter was polite but not very friendly. Smiling goes a long way. Also a few more menu choices would be nice. Maybe this is just not a place for two 14 year old's. the least impressive element of the Bistro was the deserts. My almond pound cake as so dry I almost sent it back. The most impressive element of the Bistro was the attractive African American floor manager. I believe he is the one who call me to confirm my reservation and was very professional. I can tell he runs a tight ship.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent menu!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Loved the food. Service. Menu offered a variety of choices. difficult decision, ordered 3 appetizers which were all outstanding delicious and presentation was excellent. The restaurant was busy but we were never rushed. Recommended to anyone who loves food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Love It!!!
    LaLa60
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Every time we get to come to Asheville -- our favorite place. All wonderful but, GNOCCHI was Awesome!!!!! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro is always a hit!
    injeanius
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Dinner at the Bistro is always a hit. 2014 fall menu has a nice variety of options and there's always a special. My crispy beef short rib with cauliflower gratin was excellent--I wouldn't normally order short ribs (past experience = fatty/not worth effort), but this was remarkable! Fork-tender beef with a bit of crispness outside gave way to a melting texture inside--delicious! Pleasant ambience that feels casual and comfortable, but nice enough for a special occasion (celebrating my sister's 25th wedding anniversary).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    JBDineVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Strong food, very good service, always exciting to eat at the Biltmore Estate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great menu and service
    eyelikeitall
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Best meal we had. Delicious baked brie and filet. Bar drinks were good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything but the tablecloths
    Outwithfriends
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was wonderful. Poured us glasses of wine while we waited for our table. The only negative was the blue and white checkered tablecloths. They do not fit the overall style and gave an otherwise elegant evening a picnic feeling.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BeeBee
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Epicurean delight! Bobby, our server, excelled in tending to our dining pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SchulzSays
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Not a memory keeper. Great location but menu is not notable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    unfortunately, out of the four of us, two had meals that just were not good! but a free dessert was given to one person as a compensation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    LBI2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What a outstanding evening. The STAFF were perfect in every detail of a surprise to my fiancé, wine,flowers,location of table. Never could imagine such a perfect place to make memories. Our waitress Krystal was just exceptional from start to finish and she made the nite special. Last but not least our Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.
    trebor
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful food. This was part of our package which for two of us included two apps, two main meals and two deserts. Let your server know if you are on a package and they will assist you to get the most out of it. I chose Scallops which were cooked to perfection, my wife chose the duck which she raved about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Worth the stop. Menus could improve but excellent overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The meal was quite enjoyable. Service very good. Not exactly cheap but all in all a decent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    janmac111
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We are annual pass holders and have dined here for lunch and dinner before. Our dinner tonight was varied and delicious. The decor is probably in need of updating sometime, but it is clean and comfortable. But, what made the evening so special was our server, Bobbie, who was punctual, informative and entertaining. I know we'll be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate