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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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (74)fit for foodies (56)romantic (44)notable wine list (41)great for lunch (29)good for groups (20)scenic view (15)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (7)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Just What We Were Looking for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • New spot to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro is always a hit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SchulzSays
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Not a memory keeper. Great location but menu is not notable.
    • Food
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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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great!
    EnglishladyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We are never disappointed with the food and service at the Bistro! As usual, our meal was first class with no complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet