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

The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://biltmore.com/visit/dining/dining-room.asp
  • Email: bsullivan@biltmore.com
  • Phone: (866) 242-8984
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, French
  • Executive Chef: Richard Boyer
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: One private Dining Room may be reserved and may accommodate up to 24 guest. Please call 828-225-1403
  • Private Party Contact: Lyn Gleasure (828) 225-1403

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lodge Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Please remember Estate access required. Must be Estate Ticket guest, Twelve month pass holder, or Inn registered guest
A word from The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate
Located on Biltmore Estate, Indulge in elegant dining specializing in regional cuisine. Our Culinary Team, winners of Western North Carolina Chef"s Challenge 2010, invite you to enjoy estate-raised beef and lamb, fresh-picked ingredients from our kitchen gardens, in a setting of white tablecloths, beautiful views, and gracious service.

A valid Biltmore Estate admission ticket, Biltmore Twelve Month 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Our first experience at the Dining Room was exceptional! We had the braised short rib and the surf and turf (this was off the menu but served that day). The short rib was so juicy and moist. It just melted in your mouth. The filet on the surf and turf was cooked perfectly and was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was great for a romantic evening out. If you're lucky to sit next to a window, the views are amazing. We were so impressed with the service. Even though we live 6 1/2 hours away, we are planning another trip back in the fall!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "In planning for our anniversary dinner my husband and I wanted a restaurant that would make our evening as special as the occasion was for us and the dining room at Inn on Biltmore surpassed that requirement. From the moment we arrived until we left, every staff member there was exemplary. The ambiance of the dining room was delightful as was our food and the plating of the food was spectacular. This dinner is a stand out in our many years of anniversary celebrations."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "When I made the reservation I put "It's our 25th anniversary" in the notes. Everyone from the hostess to young man who refilled our water wished us a happy anniversary. It was even written on my dessert plate! The customer service was outstanding - our server Laura, knew the food and and wine and was sweet as could be. Every detail was covered, from offering dark napkins rather than white since I was wearing a black dress (the white leaves behind lint), to complimentary glasses of Biltmore sparkling wine with our dessert. I would love to return for another special occasion."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was incredible, the atmosphere was enchanting, and the staff was as kind and gracious as anything we've ever experienced. Karen was our server, she was amazing, the absolute best! This is 5 star dining to the max!!! Every dish was beyond delicious. My husband and I said at the end of the night that it was by far the best dining experience we have EVER had! Thank you for a spectacular evening!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Whether you want to celebrate a special occasion, or just have a wonderful dinner for two this is an excellent choice for doing so. Perfect location to relax and enjoy your evening, and the food was excellent. The views are breathtaking and makes it easy to leave the stress of the day behind!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "One of the country's best elegant restaurants with impeccable service by all staff members."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "No better place to enjoy fine cuisine & professional service than at "America's castle", Biltmore Manor. We were staying @ the Inn but our guests didn't want to leave the bucolic setting so we retreated to the patio balcony for after dinner drinks & a beautiful cheese platter. 4 glasses of complimentary Biltmore sparkling wine was sent out in honor of our anniversary along with a plate of cookies which we always love. Perfect dinner in a perfect setting!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The dining rooom at the Inn was fantastic! We enjoyed every dinner and breakfast, the service was superb, the views incredible. We have never enjoyed a stay and meals as we did at the Inn and have vowed to return. We're only sorry that it took us so long to get there.For two foodies from Williamsburg, VA, the dining room at the Inn was the quintessential experience in gastronomic adventure! We particularly enjoyed Chef's nightly sampling of soup--the cauliflower/white chocolate was our favorite! Special thanks to Laura, Karen, Brian, Thomas, Martin, Madison, Luke and Cheryl for their part in ensuring that every meal was a memorable one. Thank you also for noting our Anniiversary; it was so kind of you all."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Nice ambience. Servers were attentive, friendly and helpful. Food was delicious as were the drinks. We were seated in front of the large fireplace which made the dining experience extra special my wife and I would highly recommend the Biltmore Inn' restaurant."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our dinner on 3/19/14 was truly a wonderful experience, starting with lovely greeting from the hostess, the elegant yet welcoming dining room right through to a top notch dinner. My husband began his dinner with an outstanding apple parsnip soup with chunks of smoked apples and cider vinegar. My meal began with a delicious salad of goat cheese, beets, radishes and mixed lettuces. One of the specials were crab cakes (crab was local), which delighted my husband. I chose short ribs which were both flavorful and tender. We each had a glass of Biltmore Estate Syrah which complimented of food selections.We shared estate made ice cream for dessert. A truly special evening and one we will want to repeat on our next visit."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Service was exceptional. Very attentive but not pushy. Very knowledgeable about the menu. Very relaxing atmosphere. I would have liked broader menu choices."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We stayed at the Inn at the Biltmore for two nights and had both breakfast and dinner twice during our stay. The food was tasty and well presented. The service was impeccable and would have made Edith Vanderbilt proud!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • ""We just loved this place - so comfortable and surrounded by gorgeous mountain views! My wife and I will definetly be returning to make more culinary memories. The short ribs were amazing and the estate salad with the honey vinegrete dressing was a delight. My wife thought her duck confit was perfect and the creme brulee was excellent. The service was outstanding as we were made to feel as though we were special guests of the Vanderbelts!""
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was awesome the only complaint was that the tables were close together not allowing for a whole lot of privacy"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Beautiful and spacious with outstanding views of the rolling countryside outside. Everyone on staff is exceptionally well trained, professional and polite."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The surf & turf special was incredible, & our waitress (Karen) was very attentive & knowledgeable. Our overall experience was truly great, if only the lighting was a touch brighter so my wife & I could see each other! This is definitely the spot for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Although it is expensive, the dining room at Biltmore served as a reminder that you get what you pay for. The food and service was top notch throughout the meal. Our table was located near a window with a beautiful view of the mountains and sunset in the distance."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We booked a stay at the Biltmore Inn to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our first date, so the dinner was a short elevator ride away. The food was very good--my wife had venison and I had steak and lobster. Both meats were cooked to perfection, and were nice and tender. The lobster was merely good, a little mushy and smothered with a little too much bearnaise. The chef sent our small cups of cold-pea soup that were most excellent, and the cheesecake dessert was as well. The views of the surrounding mountains are outstanding; plenty of windows and good lines of sight from all tables. The restaurant is perfect for romance; a couple got engaged during our four hours (with some after-dinner drinks, since I didn't have to drive)."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent, from the trio of breads to the perfectly cooked filet (ordered medium rare and it was exactly that). We also ordered the salmon filet which was very good. Our waiter recommended a great red (The Biltmore "Passport"), which paired excellently with the filet and the Biltmore reserve Chardonnay was excellent with the fish. We appreciated his fine recommendations. We were seated in the middle of the dining room with a wonderful view of the mountains and it was a chilly evening, so we also had the added ambience of their beautifully lit fireplace!! We would highly recommend this restaurant to others. It was very romantic as well...so nice for a special occasion too!!! -Pam & Wiiliam "Larry" from Arlington, Tx."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food, service and setting was absolutely fantastic, could not ask for a better time, would go back in a second"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We stayed at the inn and enjoyed a great dinner. The service was outstanding and the food was also. My wife had steak and prawns and I had a filet. They were both perfectly prepared. We both had a glass of Biltmore wine and it was surprisingly palatable. The dining room was not crowded and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Would like to see more variety in the wines by the glass--not just Biltmore"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Was there on a Biltmore for Two package which included a 3 course meal. Lobster gnocchi, frosemary filet, and salted caramel brûlée were delicious, ambiance was wonderful, and service impeccable"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is not your typical dining establishment, first of all you have to be staying at the Inn to enjoy it. The room is breathtaking along with the view, The service is elegant and can be as personal you non personal as you make it, The menu is spectacular and seasonal. Its a once in a life time experience for beginner foodies who do not travel a lot, or it can be the best meal you have had in years for a well travelled customer."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, outstanding variety of food All 6 of us in our party had different opinions of the blue grass duet playing their music. I didn't mind it, but I would prefer something more upbeat and a little more quiet for brunch. Otherwise, a fantastic place to enjoy!!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We first ate here for my wife's birthday a couple of years ago, and this was for our anniversary. All the staff were aware of the special occasion and spoke to us by name (i.e. "Mr. & Mrs. R_ __). Having purchased the best Cabernet at the wine shop nearby, we were told there would be no corkage fee since it was an Estate Wine. No time for detail, but from the first taste to the surprise anniversary dessert and champagne, it was a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at The Dining Room on a Sunday evening. The service was spectacular and the food was extremely good. My husband had the Tasmanian Salmon and loved it. I had the Short Ribs and they were the best I have ever eaten. As an appetizer, we shared the caramelized brussel sprouts and they were definitely scrumptious. We shared the trio of sorbet to end our evening with. I would say the experience here rivals any of the great meals we have experienced in NYC or Chicago. We will be back. Give it a try... you won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "One thing I was impressed the most about was the strive to DETAIL. that makes an experience move to the finer level. Thanks to the leadership and family for striving to improve the smallest of detail and not becoming complacent. The food was fabulous!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The dining room at the Biltmore Inn was exquisite. No detail was missed from the fine linens, to the simple yet elegant decor, the selection of Wine and the friendly and knowledgeable servers. I dined on the succulent short ribs which were amazing while my boyfriend had the filet which was flavorful and cooked and seasoned perfectly. Our meals were paired perfectly with a bottle of Biltmore Estate wine. We concluded the meal with ice cream and creme brûlée. We were also offered an assortment of breads at the start of the meal all of which were delicious topped with fresh soft butter."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Dining Room at the Biltmore Inn is an overall excellent dining experience, with nice views, professional staff/service, and a stately feel. Management is obviously striving to elevate the dining room to 5-star caliber, but they have a little ways to go. The menu offered diverse options, and for the most part, the kitchen delivered with memorable dishes. At times, we could tell that delicacy and attention to nuance in the pallet was unbalanced, dominated by butter, cream, or salt, etc. Portions were on target, and the wine selection supplemented the meals well. For the price, I would suggest seeking other options in Asheville unless you are already on the Estate, or want to get out in the country."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time dining at The Dining Room at The Biltmore. What a great experience, expecially on Valentine's Day!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Absolutely first class in all respects! Highly recommend a visit to the Inn and dining room"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our second time and again had an extraordinary and delectable experience. Service is outstanding and the food is of the highest standard. We always enjoy the seasonal pork entree. It was the perfect place to spend our wedding anniversary. We will dine here again."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The service was exceptional! Thank you Brian for helping to make this a wonderful dining experience. The food was perfectly seasoned. I am looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Very nice experience. Service was wonderful, food was excellent. She had ribs, I had the salmon. It was a Sunday night, very quiet."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Thank you very much, Roger P.S. I met a lady there for the first time. If we get married we will be back for our honeymoon. Any chance we can stay at the house? ):-"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This is the third time we have eaten here and we have been impressed every time! The service is great, the food is excellent, and the ambiance is wonderful. Prepare to be spoiled."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "If you have the pleasure of visiting Biltmore Estate, you should dine at the Inn's dining room. If you love good food (it's mostly locally obtained foods), and if you love beautiful presentation, try the Inn's dining room. Great service, too. This is a great "special occasion" locale. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "After drinks in the Library, we went downstairs to the Dining Room (walk down stairs or take elevator). The Dining Room is very attractive, done with understated elegance. It has a large fireplace on the wall in the center of the room, and the room is lit by a number of chandeliers. It's all very tasteful and romantic, with good service. My wife had a frisee & endive salad ($13), very good, & I started with split pea soup ($12), which was nicely presented. I had a 6 oz. beef filet, with whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, caramelized brussels sprouts and a brown sauce ($39). The filet was excellent, very tender with good flavor, but the serving of vegetables was small. My wife had the short rib ($30). Drinks & dinner came to $155 with tip."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We were celebrating my birthday and my husband took me to dinner at the Biltmore Inn. I was so excited and I heard the food was excellent. We were told to get a pass at the gate so we could eat at the biltmore, when we arrived they said we were to late and we should have been there before 5pm. The gate attendant then called the bilmore manager and we were allowed in. We were sat at a small table for 2 so we asked to be moved to a larger table. The food was very good but when my husband told me it was well over 200 dollars I was in shock. Plus we had to pay 8 dollars to pick up our car and tip the driver. We will never eat there again, the food was good but no worth the high price plus all the hidden fees."
    Dined on 1/25/2014