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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
  • Email: thebistro@biltmore.com
  • Phone: (828) 225-6230
  • Hours of Operation: Open Thursday through Tuesday
    Lunch 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Closed Wednesdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Paul Klaasen
  • 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 Twelve Month 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 Bill Klein 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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Wish they had a patio with such beautiful scenery outside."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great meal and our waiter was great! Dessert menu needs more choices is our only suggestion. We have been three times and always come back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food at the bistro was okay nothing extraordinary but it was really overpriced."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was very attentive. The restaurant Is well suited for large parties or for intimate dinners."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The restaurant is located on the Biltmore estate so a diner must have a season pass or a ticket to the estate in order to dine there. A beautiful place to dine, but the food is expensive, the portions meager, and the dishes weren't outstanding in taste. My husband was still hungry when we left after we spent over $100 for the two of us. We did enjoy the ale and and wine; they were definitely the highlight of our dining experience at The Bistro on the Biltmore estate."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Perfect restaurant in all aspects. Food was inspiring and delicious."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is located on the Biltmore Estate. Located in Antler Hill Village that while romantic in tone on one hand, the staff will seat young children with their parents perhaps right next to you. If a couple is looking for some quite time after a romantic day in the gardens at Biltmore, there are other places to dine on the Estate. So next time you dine on the Estate, remember to take your kids by the Bistro."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed a birthday dinner at the Bistro. Appetizers were limited, but the list of entrees was good. The grilled steak and pork chop were very good and the vegetables accompanying them were excellent. The wine list is somewhat limited because most wines have a NC connection, though some grapes are shipped in. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. It was surprisingly quiet on a Sunday night."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Our first time at Bistro, will NOT be the last. All four enjoyed dinner! A bit high priced for Johnnie Black, but hey, it is at the BILTMORE? Food was quite tasty and enjoyable. Server Sharon was very good. We will be back ..."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Bistro to celebrate my birthday. The food was outstanding and the service was delightful. From the cheese board as an appetizer, to dinner, and dessert, it was truly a memorable meal. I highly recommend the Bistro for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Host was very accommodating in offering us a secluded "date night" table. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was great and fair to the pricing. I was surprised by how early they closed on a Saturday night (8 PM) but no complaints."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food is upscale and delicious. The atmosphere is wonderful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Asheville is a great place to dine so having an expensive less that excellent meal was a disappointment. An incredible estate deserves an incredible restaurant and the Bistro is not it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants at Biltmore! On my most recent visit I had the veal special and it was absolutely to die for. The meal always starts with a selection of breads baked in house and the rosemary foccacia dipped in olive oil and basalmic is one of the best breads I have ever had. The service was exceptional as always and being located directly across from the winery doesn't hurt either. The Bistro offers a great selection for visitors to the estate!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food here and have been many times. Easy ride down from the Biltmore Inn or walk on a nice night."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Fantastic! Amazing! I can't find enough wonderful adjectives to express how pleased I was."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Staff was super nice & entertaining. I received an additional dessert! Had dinner right after wine tasting-perfect evening. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We always eat at the Bistro for special occasions. The combination of excellent food, superb service, and warm ambience is unmatched. Sharon was wonderful, as she always is. Well worth the cost."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Bistro at Biltmore was the perfect way to end the day."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Bistro is a wonderful place to dine anytime. For special occasions such as Valentine's Day, when all the restaurants in Asheville are extremely crowded, having a place to go that has a limited client base is especially nice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been to The Bistro many times alone and with friends. We have had our usual outstanding dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It is a touch pricey, but it is on The Estate and most things are. It is very clean and the staff is always professional. The menu is small but they are always willing to accommodate your special request. I think lunch is a much better value and a great place to kill an afternoon with a bottle of wine visiting with other annual pass holder friends. A bonus....Shopping is great fun in the adjacent Antler Hill Village."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Such a beautiful restaurant. Came to Biltmore with my boyfriend for out 1 year anniversary, and the Bistro was the perfect spot for dinner that evening. Everything was delicious and I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The restaurant was furnished nicely with a good atmosphere. The night we dined there were very few diners maybe because it was a winter evening in January on a Sunday. The food was good but the main criticism was we thought the meals were a little overpriced. They also charged me double for a drink because I asked for some liquior in my coffee. The service was a little slow for only a handful of diners at the time."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We had a group of 5, and the menu was expansive enough to offer plenty of variety for all. Great service and food was very good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My friend and I went to the Biltmore house for Candlelight Christmas and decided on The Bistro for dinner after our walk through the house. I had the trout and she had the chicken. The flavor of the dishes were great, very bold & tasty. The portion sizes, however, were much smaller than we expected given the prices of the dishes. Then again, we were dining on the Biltmore Estate, so everything is pricey. I'd say this is a great place to eat for lunch if you don't want to leave the estate. Otherwise, for the price of the food, you could've eaten elsewhere in Asheville nearby and had larger portions & probably better food."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "beautiful slightly rustic decor, friendly staff, small menu with wide variety of proteins including one vegetarian. We had duck breast and lamb. Lamb was excellent, correctly cooked, well seasoned. Lamb was produced on Biltmore Estate and was a special not listed on menu. Duck was on the menu, also well cooked, lightly seasoned. Savoy cabbage under duck was delicious with touch of crispness. Chickpea fritters a little bland. French onion soup made in traditional method, delicious. We would have liked it hotter as it was extremely cold outside and we felt chilled upon arrival. Small selection of deserts but one we tried was unique and very good."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The food was a bit pricey, but that was somewhat expected. The wine pricing was ridiculous, sometimes being almost twice as much as the price at the wine shop. The service was adequate, but not as attentive as I would have expected at a quality restaurant."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Every time we visit the Bistro the food is excellent complete with service that is outstanding. We recommend it highly"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great food and wine selections! My husband and I were very satisfied and visited this establishment twice during our recent visit to Biltmore Estate."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Four of us (2 couples) enjoyed a nice dinner with wine. The server was absolutely excellent and the food was superb. The prices were a little high but everything was excellent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Excellent! We came here for dinner. Not a busy night at all. I had the Pumpkin Cannelloni, and my wife had the scallop dish. The server seemed a little awkward, but the food was very good. The Almond Fried Brie is good as well. A little expensive. Bread basket is good as well."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "From start to finish, 1st class service to 1st class food."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We had a dreadful time. The food was less than adequate and the service was terrible. Our daughter wasn't feeling well and we asked the server to bring us some peeled carrots. That took a good 30 minutes. We had also asked for something bland like rice or pasta with no sauce. The server said she would ask the kitchen and reported that they would prepare something special for her; this never arrived!! We couldn't wait to get out!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Pricey, limited menu; but worth it for a splurge. Friendly, attentive wait staff. Quiet, romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Great venue with a diverse menu. We loved the short ribs and risotto and the steak was well seasoned and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "First we were emailed a menu with our confirmation. My wife had selected crab cakes and the Scottish salmon. When we were given menus at the rest those items were not on it. We question the waitress and showed her the email she replied oh that was last years menu!! So we made selections from the current menu. My wife had the trout and was sadly disappointed that the fish seemed rubbery and had little flavor. I had the grouper and being from Florida I have eaten grouper many times. I am used to it being moist and flakey. This was dry and firm. For a meal that cost $100 for 2 entries, 1 desert and 2 coffees, it wasnt any where near the quality I would have expected. If we visit again we will not be dining at one of your establishments.."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding! The best prime rib I've ever tasted! My daughter is vegetarian and they had an incredible entree for her as well."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "the food was good but not enough for the cost. got steak and it was served with french fries. expected something a little more than that. salad was extra. the food was not worth the cost."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This was my first trip to Biltmore Estate. After looking up restaurant reviews and wanting to end our candle-light tour of The Biltmore with a great meal, my fiance' and I decided on this restaurant. . . . .great decision! The food, service, and setting were all outstanding! The food is a little pricey but worth it. My steak wasn't cooked properly initially, but that problem was quickly remedied (and with a smile)! The only problem is that it is a little too noisy for my taste, but I will definitely be back here on my next trip!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014