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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate
The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate Details

  • 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: Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, and ambience! Allie (our waitress) was great!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This must be the 29th time we've eaten here! As always, everything was just perfect. Steak was cooked to perfection!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Several years ago we visited the Biltmore and had dinner at the Bistro. It was very memorable and had always desired to return since."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed my salmon dish, however my husband although he enjoyed his steak, felt the quality could have been better."
    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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Lobster risotto was great. And everyone in our party of 4 loved their dinner"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the service outstanding. I have a gluten allergy and both the server and the Chef were very accommodating."
    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!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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!!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is a very nice restaurant. Tasty steaks and a diversified eclectic menu. Nice evening."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was good. The lobster roll was fantastic!! Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food is always good at the Bistro. I had scallops served over creamed corn, roasted peppers and bacon. Very flavorful. Other members of the party had trout which they said was very good. An appetizer of baked Brie was delicious but more toast points would have been appreciated."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food and service were both great. Our group had 5 people and everyone's meal was served together, perfectly done and tasted delicious. We ordered trout, lamb chops, scallops and rib eye. We eat here about every other month and have never had a bad meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner but an appetizer was overlooked during dinner service. Didn't need it anyway since the dessert menu was excellent. The other reason I would recommend The Bistro is the fact you can have a conversation with your guests. This is a rarity in the Asheville restaurant scene. Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about the Biltmore! They FOH and BOH staff work hand in hand in providing guests with the best quality and service you could ask for. Our server was able to answer our questions about the menu as if we were talking directly to the executive chef himself! We were celebrating a good friend's birthday and our experience was fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We did not know what to expect having been our first visit to the Bistro. We were celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary and The fillet mignon was tops. Great decor!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a little noisy. I thought there was a good variety on menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We came to Bistro on 6/13/14. I mentioned it was our birthdays on my reservation special request.We ordered some wine and an app then I got the ribeye my husband got the pork special. He said it was good but not over the top. She came to check on us and I hadn't even tasted mine yet and told her that as well. 2 minutes later as I was cutting it a gentleman came by but i had just taken a bite.We also told her it was our birthdays when she brought our steak knives out. She came back to clear plates and i still had basically the whole steak left. Now sure I could have said it wasn't very good and a little fatty then most ribeyes but she really couldn't ask? Both tables by us were wished happy anniversary and brought truffles for them!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We ate at the Bistro during an anniversary trip to the Inn on Biltmore. We really enjoyed eating there. We had ribeye steaks that were excellent, although the portions were a little big for a travel meal where you can't keep leftovers."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The flowers were at the table when we arrived and the special desert was outstanding. The service and the food was impressive."
    Dined on 6/13/2014