The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate
The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate

The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://biltmore.com/visit/dining/dining-room.asp
  • Phone: 8668004623x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly (Sunday-Thursday): 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Dinner Nightly (Friday and Saturday): 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Ryba
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1 Antler Hill Road, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Please remember estate access required. Must have a valid Biltmore Estate admissions ticket, be a Biltmore Annual Passholder, or registered Inn on Biltmore Estate guest.

A word from The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate
Located at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, indulge in elegant dining specializing in regional cuisine. Our culinary team invites you to enjoy our seasonal menus featuring a three, five or seven course prix-fixe selection in a setting of white tablecloths, beautiful views, and gracious service. We strive to support the local community through the use of sustainable agriculture.


A valid Biltmore Estate admission ticket, Biltmore Annual Pass, or current lodging at the Inn on Biltmore Estate are required to visit any Biltmore restaurant. For evening access to the Estate inquire at the Biltmore Welcome Center.
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The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (106)special occasion (105)romantic (94)notable wine list (61)fit for foodies (56)great for brunch (20)good for groups (16)great for outdoor dining (11)neighborhood gem (8)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We enjoyed the 7-course Chef's Degustation Menu along with wine pairings. Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Inflexible
    Rick628VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Dinner in the Dining Room is either a 3-, 5-, or 7-course prix fixe dinner. The least expensive option is $58pp. The wine list has only very expensive bottles (few under $100) or wine by the glass only from the Biltmore winery, which are not terribly good. Service very gracious. Room lighting dim.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alwayagentleman
    alwaysagentleman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A perfect finish for a perfect destination. It could not have finished our day any better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    patandalec
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. The wait staff is exceptional: friendly, courtious, attentive, yet unobtrusive. The food is incomperable, just the best. The atmosphere is peaceful, the lighting subdued for dinner, and the views are extrodinary. Enjoyable in every way. We could not have picked a better place to celebrate our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificence Dining Experience
    Kath
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed a spectacular 50th Anniversary celebration in The Dining Room. Everything was delicious and presented with a flourish. The staff was outstanding while serving us during the evening. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to have a complete five star dining experience. I am just sorry that we live so far away from Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. I am hoping we will be able to travel to The Dining Room for our 51st.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The restaurant is lovely and the waiter polite. We had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They oversold themselves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If you are lucky enough get a table by the window, the view is beautiful. It's a big IF. The food is touted as extraordinary, but it is not. It's just another hotel dining experience. You could be anywhere.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upon Leaving the Inn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a very upscale restaurant on the Biltmore Estate. The three course dinner for $58 was superb without the usual limitation of choices seen in some restaurants with a similar offering. Be careful driving out of the Inn entrance as there are blind curves from both directions. We were almost hit from both directions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    EricV
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The dinning room was excellent! I had proposed that morning and had inform The Dinning room staff that I had order roses to be delivered to the restaurant. The manager called me directly and eventhough I had ordered the flowers from a third party she asked me for the contact information and order number of the flower company and she contacted them to coordinate a flawless delivery. On arrival to the restaurant the roses were on our table. The service and ambiance was perfect. Once my Fiancée received her dessert the chef had written "Congratulations" with chocolate syrup on her plate. The experience couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy anniversary
    Thekays
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The Biltmore Estate continues to be a spectacular place to visit and the dining room at the Inn certainly keeps pace. We were treated to the summer menu from which we selected a melon appetizer and heirloom tomatoes. A salmon entree and a terrific filet entree came next. We had glasses of wine that we had tasted earlier at the Winery. Service was first rate with a head waiter who knew the menu very well. We try to have our anniversary dinner at special places and this ranked well up there for 47th. Oh yes, and the view of the forest/mountains was spectacular. Since we were not staying at the Inn, a ticket to the Biltmore estate is needed which amounts to a $50 cover charge.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat
    QuinceVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food is innovatively prepared and excellent. The Prix Fixe options are amazingly reasonable for the choices you have. The service is first-class without being "stuffy." This is an ideal special occasion restaurant. The views of the Blue Ridge are spectacular. We ate there three times during a week-log stay at the Inn. Each visit was unique and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting
    LittleVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at the Biltmore Dining Room. Service was exceptional, but friendly. Food was delicious. A wonderful dining room for a special occasion. We chose the 3 course meal and could not have eaten any more than that. Portions were just the right size - not over powering.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Conceited and Unimaginative
    holdthecheese
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    By far the most annoying part of this meal was how long it took. We were there for over three hours and most of our part of 6 had no more than 5 courses (some had less). The dining room was dark but the view was very nice. Very limited options on the menu. There were two vegans in our party and the waiter and chef were completely lost preparing suitable meal for them. The portions were incredibly small. The vegan food had no taste (I guess they were lost without relying on butter, cream or cheese). This restaurant seemed to think a lot of itself. We didn't think much of it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around.
    BAMRNVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We stayed at the Inn at Biltmore for 2 nights, so decided to try the dining room to complete our "Biltmore" experience. We weren't disappointed. We have eaten at many highly rated restaurants and the food, ambience, view, and service here was nothing short of excellent. The cost for a 3-course prix fix was about $60 which for a resort destination like the Biltmore was not bad. They were accommodating with special requests and it was elegant without being stuffy or pretentious. The wine selection by the glass included only Biltmore wines, but there was a large selection of bottles of all types of wine; however, with all the by the glass options, it was possible to find a decent choice. Overall an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly polite Ambiance
    Anniversary817
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a great time. Made us feel welcome by using our last name and spending time with us reviewing the wine list and menu items in detail. They answered questions as they arose. The staff was extremely professional and clearly wanted our visit to be special. Thanks to them all!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    ThauserVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was fantastic! The courses came out perfect, food was cooked to perfection, service staff was right on the ball all night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Unforgettable Experience!
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything about this place exudes perfect ambience. We loved it and hope to be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 8dere
    8dereVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Beautiful room with classic decor, seasoned wait staff and well prepared dishes. The mountain views are excellent and large fireplace adds a romantic touch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jules60
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Romantic place for special occasion. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice meal in a pretty setting.
    MeatAndPotatoesGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very good food and fabulous service. Lovely views of the surrounding estate property and western NC mountains.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Dining Room at the Biltmore
    palmettopirate
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Wonderful view and fine dining the kind of personal service you would expect from a top notch restaurant. Its expensive and WELL worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40th Anniversary Dinner
    40th
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Everything was perfect especially our server Karen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    dawnaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had the halibut dish and found it to be somewhat dry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foscreek
    Foscreek
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This dining experience was memorable-- the setting, the view, the service and the food were all outstanding. It was a perfect way to celebrate our 40th anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonder Dinner at Biltmore Inn
    Candace1Texas
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    You can't get much classier than this restaurant with top-notch service from beginning to end. The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful. If you're lucky, you can get a table with a view of the Biltmore grounds. I had the best onion soup I've ever tasted. I do wish there were a few more choices for the entree, though. You need to dress appropriately for this restaurant and remember that you have to have a pass to get on the Biltmore Estate grounds, so you may want to plan it the same day as your tour. Of course, guests at the Inn don't have to pay for a pass.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    LilyNorton
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We enjoyed a romantic dinner for two in The Dining Room. We ordered the 5 course meal and it was Perfection! The ambience, service, and wine were Top Notch, not to mention the Gorgeous view! We will definitely be back. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biltmore
    Vandy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A very classic setting, keeping with the surroundings of the Biltmore Estate, my wife and I are treated to exceptional service and fabulous enters.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Dottie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My friend and I had High Tea at the Biltmore Estate and it was wonderful. The food along with the fabulous customer service. Scarlett was our waitress and she provided a level of customer service that matches none anywhere else. I will eat here again when in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic anniversary dinner
    ChiefandScout
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The combination of beautiful furnishings, lovely view, attentive and friendly service, and delicious food made for a memorable wedding anniversary dinner. The experience far exceeded our expectations. The chocolate "Happy Anniversary" on the dessert plate along with the complimentary glasses of champagne made it even more special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT MEAL WITH A VIEW!
    GREATVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I visited the Inn at the Biltmore Estate and were delighted with the service and hospitality. Dinner was delicious and the view to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Kate
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have had the good fortune to eat at many fine restaurants around the country. The food here was second to none and the service excellent and especially friendly. The view was spectacular, but just dessert. We were there for our 39th Anniversary and it was more memorable than all, but the first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Biltmore magic
    NPROVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    was staying at the Inn on Biltmore for the week for a 15 year anniversary. We had the chance to have dinner there on 2 occasions. Our server, Hank, was outstanding and made us feel like we were the only couple in the place. We are already planning a return trip and am telling colleagues about the venue, and the staff! Fantastic food, wine, and view. From Bison to scallops, we had wonderful meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    PWGLM
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The Dining Room at the Biltmore Estate is an elegant locations for a wonderful dinner or special occasion. This was our first visit and we ended our visit to Asheville with tour with this dinner. The ambiance and service are extraordinary. We had the three course meal that included an appetizer, entree and dessert, along with a lovely wine selection that perfectly with our meal. I chose the sea scallops and my fiancee had the bison. Both of us were extremely pleased with our selections, the preparation, flavor and presentation were all amazing. One of the pleasant surprises was the chocolate pate for dessert. While is may sound a bit strange it was a delightful dense mousse with a cream cheese ice cream....just astounding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great 25th Wedding Anniversary!
    Ptown2
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 hr, 5 course dining experience to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The service and menu choices were supreme. The staff was extremely pleasant, attentive and mindful of our special occasion throughout the entire evening. The unexpected additions to our dining visit made for a truly memorable experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes, do go!
    loggerhead1
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Lovely views with excellent service and cuisine for a very reasonable price IMHO. You deserve it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Starrynight
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Outstanding menu and service. 3 and 5 course prices, and 7 course, with several choices in each category ( appetizers, entrees, desserts) all fresh pastas, good selection of seafood and farm raised meats, extra touches and a leisurely pace, mountain views. Planning my next visit
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    ChefJeff223
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took my wife here for a romantic night out. We ordered the 5 five course meal. The courses were timed well and everything was quite good. The only draw back between this restaurant and others in the fine dining category was the service staff. The staff seem to be very stuck in a script. Not much of a personal touch that I was hoping for. But the food was worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining Room/Biltmore Inn/Asheville
    Cookie1901
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Loved the ambience! Wait staff was excellent. Thomas our waiter was special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great culinary experience!
    RichAndGail45
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I are celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and we wanted to go somewhere special for dinner. We chose the Dining Room at the Biltmore Inn and it did not disappoint. The food was prepared and served to perfection. The appetizers offered on the menu were most unusual, but the ones we selected were quite delicious. The bison tenderloin was tender and tasty and one of those choices you just don't find everywhere. Our waiter was knowledgable, congenial and very attentive. The portions were just right and left us with plenty of room for the fabulous dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food in a nice setting
    FoodieBVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was excellent. Our only complaint was the amount of food on the appitizer plate. For the amount they charge, I would have expected more than three bites. The service was to notch & the staff worked well together. We were glad that we dined in the Inn for at least one of the nights during our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.