Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate

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This charming restaurant located on Biltmore Estate was originally an historic barn designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Now transformed into a courtyard restaurant with walls of windows, Deerpark Restaurant serves a generous array of Southern style dishes and Appalachian specialties. Our Taste of the South Weekend brunches offers bountiful choices. It's an excellent setting for family dining, with children nine and younger dining for free. Paid Estate admission is required.
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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely our favorite restaurant! excellent food, good music, peaceful and relaxing.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great lunch, we love how the menu changes every few months. We really appreciated that lunch is now on Friday and Saturday with brunch being Sunday. The fresh carved meat is always amazing. Almost all the food is farm to table right from Biltmore or surrounding areas. The live musician is a very nice touch. We’ve never had to wait too long after our reservation time and sometimes walk right in. The dessert is always yummy and has something for everyone.

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GG
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG!!! The new summer menu is fantastic!! I always love the food at Deerpark but this new menu is now my very favorite! Everything was seasoned perfectly and a huge variety of everything.

I LOVED the veggie soup and went back for seconds! You can tell it was made with all fresh home grown ingredients. The best veggie soup I have even had, it was better than my homemade veggie soup!!

I tell everyone at my office to be sure to make reservations at Deerpark if they go to Biltmore. That a trip isn't complete unless they eat at Deerpark!

I LOVE the mini desserts! It makes you feel so good about indulging with the small bites! The Pistachio macaroons were AWESOME!!! All the desserts are wonderful and you will find your favorite I promise!!

I just made reservations to go back this weekend!! I can't wait!!!

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M
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My sister, nephews, and I had lunch together at the Deerpark. We all enjoyed the seasonal summer menu. Even my nephews found dishes that appealed to their picky tastebuds, like the turkey breast, fresh vegetables, pretzel roles, and cherry cupcakes. My sister and I not only enjoyed the wide selection of fresh dishes, but we also enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere.

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SD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to our meals there. The entire staff is so friendly, everyone is so helpful!!! The food is FUN!!! It is always delicious!!!

I tell people all the time to go!

Thanks,
Susan Davis

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FP
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointing. Having had very special holiday dining before....for Fathers Day,?they missed the mark. Place is great, but quality of food disappointed as dry, over cooked, empty service dishes, and more....despite not being as full as for other holidays. Biltmore is great, but this special day was sub par for them. Thus overpriced fir results.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is the second time to experience Deerpark Restaurant for the brunch buffet and it's always fabulous! The atmosphere and music make it extra special. This time was more expensive because it was Father's Day which is expected. My only disappoinyment this time was lack of fresh fruit and cheese. These are usually staples in a brunch which I look forward too. There was a very large selection of other food choices which were great.
I would still highly recommend!

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seated on time, staff very friendly, food excellent, background music was nice and just the right volume. Glad we gave it a try and will definitely return in the future. I with they sold the bread on property, it was super tasty!

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TR
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent new menu. Consistently a great dining experience.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fathers Day

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PG
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really good menu, nice atmosphere and music. Service was a little off today, staff seemed a little thin today.

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PT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food has really dropped since ten years ago when I ate here. Everything looked really pretty, but tasted bland. The deserts were beautiful, but tasted like a grocery store bakery. The sliced pork and flank steak were very good. Such a pretty place. Such a shame.

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D
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic!!! Soups, salads, veggies! All my favorites. Great place to sit and relax, enjoy the food and service was excellent. Going back again in July!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

We have eaten here several times and it was fantastic, but this time everything was great except the service. Our plates piled up and we had to find a place for them so we could eat. That is the only complaint. The food was GREAT!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It is a very pleasant experience with an excellent lone musician playing softly near the buffet. The seating surrounds three sides of a courtyard with large windows for viewing. The staff are friendly and accommodating.
I only wish they offered fresh domestic wild caught seafood, as opposed to imported shrimp, etc, and vegetarian entrees. There are plenty of vegetarian side dishes and salads.
There is a large array of desserts. If you are celebrating something, they will bring you some unique homemade truffles made on the premise.

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JA
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dining at Biltmore's Deerpark is always a delight! Lovely setting, exquisite menu with classic favorites and a few new dishes that tempt us to try foods prepared in creative ways. Perfect for our family gathering ( a birthday and an anniversary). Had a very nice server named Becky who even brought us decadent Mango confections atop a serving board with special wishes elegantly written in dark chocolate.

Love the live music. So soothing and relaxing. Far superior to any "canned" music. Please continue to support talented musicians and singers. So in keeping with the Vanderbilt story.

Excellent staff, very courteous and gracious, and our server from previous dining visits, Icylin, remembered us and wished us well with our special occasions. How nice to be recognized as frequent diners and passholders.

Also, the gracious assistance of Mr. Maurice Skanes, Banquet Supervisor, made our guests feel especially welcome on the Estate. Thank you.

The persistent rain may have darkened the skies, but Deerpark's ambience and the scrumptious offerings from the chef and staff at Deerpark truly made for a radiant and memorable family gathering . We are already planning our next celebration.

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

While there was an abundance of food offered, the quality of the food was only just decent. Some items were better than others. The view out the window and the amount of food was the only reason this would be worth doing. I'm glad for the experience, but I wouldn't pay that much again.

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JF
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server did a cool chocolate written happy 34th Anniversary plate for us complete with strawberries and truffles! Such a sweet personal touch to celebrate our special day!

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CD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Since I have brunched at Deer Park on at least 5 other occasions I was excited to celebrate my birthday with four other family members on June 2. This experience was not as positive as I was expecting.
The venue is beautiful and the music was relaxing and pleasant. The food was displayed in a pleasing manner but myself and 2 of our party who have eaten there previously did not feel the food was as tasty as previous visits. We sampled most everything between the five of us but only found a few truely delicious items. The croque Madame sandwich, pimento cheese grits and skillet shrimp were very good, the fingerling potato salad amazing and the carrots and succotash colorful and healthy. The deserts, which we always enjoy , we're pretty to look at but the taste was not memorable.
The waffles and French toast were both soggy due to sitting in the steamy warmers. I believe the attendance on Sunday was low volume and possibly that was the cause of food sitting in warmers too long and becoming soggy.
Since the restaurant was not very busy/ crowded the service should have been excellent as it always has been in the past. Unfortunately Our server was slow and not attentive to our needs for drink refills or in removing used plates. I had to finally ask for drink refills because three of the five of our party had been waiting for swhile. When the server did refill she ignored the pile of dirty plates and walked away. She never asked if we needed anything. I had to physically hand her dishes from our table as she passed by our table to accommodate other patrons. She frequently walked past us without any notice of our needs.
I was disappointed that the two new guests I brought with me to celebrate did not get to experience the wonderful brunch I had described.
This is not the usual customer service I receive as a guest at Biltmore estate and that is my reason for my three star rating .

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D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for special occasions

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S
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant service with great food options for everyone!

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The soups, salads, entrees, and vegetables were all delicious. The she-crab soup was my favorite bite. The pineapple-glazed chicken was a great surprise. I was a bit disappointed in the desserts on the buffet. Our server was very pleasant and not intrusive, but was a bit slow to respond to plates that collected on our table. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and will definitely return.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Not our first time at this buffet. Usually a delicious and beautifully spread. Service and ambiance were on point today but we were disappointed with the proteins. The meats seemed dry and over cooked at the carving station. we had a 12:30 seating.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great,the service was great and the deserts were unbelivable

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ME
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal. We sampled a lot of the dishes and thought they were all delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and we enjoyed talking with him. We have already recommended
Deerpark Restaurant to friends and family. We would like to see the buffet tables spread out a little bit more. With all the people in that one area it was hard to get around to the different tables. We already know that we will return to Deerpark Restaurant. Thanks for a great meal.

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m
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for Sunday Brunch. Was not as good as we were hoping. The food was okay. We liked the stuffed French toast the best of all the food they served. I said I would recommend it but only because I didn’t have a “maybe” option. My chair had serious food stains on it which was obviously not very appetizing. The restaurant itself was nice.

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As usual our experience was amazing just disappointed in the desert this trip

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CF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet good friends from out of town.

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late Mother’s Day outing to Biltmore. We love Deerpark. Always wonderful!

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was excellent! Loved that it was a buffet so we could try a little of everything.
Duet guitar and cello played while we dined. Beautiful setting.

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c
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful addition to our day at the Biltmore Estate.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was breathtaking. The service from the moment we walked into the building was courteous, and accommodating. The food choices and quality of food was superb. There was a good balance of brunch options and lunch options. The grandson particularly enjoyed the chicken and waffles.
We will absolutely return and recommend the Deerpark Restaurant on the Biltmore Estate to friends and family.

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love eating here! Food is always great and interesting. Atmosphere is always relaxing. Wish I could eat there every Sunday.

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r
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary here for Sunday brunch after touring the Biltmore. The food was beyond delicious. The only thing that made it less then a perfect experience is that our plates had not been cleared off the table when we went back for seconds and we had to remind our waitress twice to refill our beverages. However it did not take away from the experience and ambiance! Thank you for a memorable morning!

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KC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We felt the hostess was abrupt and not friendly or helpful at all
Waitress was slow on drink refills and clearing table. Food presentation and variety was great.

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HH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Will definitely be back. I loved that the food was so fresh!

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TR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I was very disappointed in the food. I have been there before during Christmas it was great I took my best friend to impress was very disappointed in the food and the pastries were gross .I tried all of them . The only thing that was good was the brisk.

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L
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is outstanding! Loved the live music it wasn’t too loud and created a nice atmosphere. Save room for desserts!

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AW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

There was a guitarist playing a little too loud during my visit.

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Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at the Deerpark at least 6 times a year and had eaten there just two weeks earlier. They change their menu quarterly, and we'd enjoyed the menu so much that we returned with a friend as soon as we could.
The rainbow carrots and the smashed Yukon Gold and redskin potatoes were superb, as well as all of the meats (smoked brisket, pork loin, and grilled chicken w/pineapple. My husband and friend both really enjoyed the She crab soup and the Cajun shrimp. An unusual combination but pretty and very tasty, the passionfruit basil cake was delicious, and we loved so many of the other desserts (too many to name, all that we tasted were so good--we could have stuffed ourselves on them alone!).
Our waitress Lisa was as pleasant, efficient and attentive as could be. The wait staff in general has always been very good.
And the live music was pleasant, not too loud, but helped with the ambiance.
This was definitely one of their best menus. Great job!!

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