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  1. Distance: 1.80mi
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About Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate

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.

1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Thursday - Saturday Lunch 11:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday Dinner 4p.m. - 8p.m.
additional dates available beginning 11/23- call Deerpark for details

*Estate admission required*

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 225-6260

Website:
http://biltmore.com/visit/dining/deerpark.asp

Executive Chef:
Kirk Fiore

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (66)
Great for Lunch (65)
Sunday Lunch (56)
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Good for Anniversaries (55)
Special Occasion (55)
Local Ingredients (54)
Good for a Date (50)
Worth the Drive (50)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Casual (46)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Scenic View (35)
Good for Groups (34)
Seasonal (33)
Romantic (32)
Comfort Food (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Cozy (25)
Live Music (24)
Kid-friendly (23)
Authentic (20)
Healthy (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Disabled Access (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Business Meals (9)
Organic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Vegan (5)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful ambience and great food. A must everytime we visit Asheville!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is always wonderful but the desserts are sometimes disappointing. They seem similar on each visit. I have never had a truly spectacular dessert there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Never got there! They wouldn’t let us in just to eat without paying the $65.00 each person to get onto the grounds. A terrible system!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

We where at Biltmore for the candlelight tour. We have seen the Deerpark on many occasions and decided to try it. It a very nice atmosphere and the food is well prepared. We will come back to try the lunch as well as a brunch very soon.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This is a great, cozy, Southern comfort place in a beautiful setting. Many delicious food and dessert options for a reasonable price!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Been dining at the Deerpark for over 25 years and food is always great and very well prepared. We visited in April after the renovations & although the food was as expected, they were always out of many items & seemed to be I’ll prepared. First time ever in over 25 years experiencing this. We decided to go back on Nov 17th & food great but items out again - not as bad as April but I prefer not to make 3 trips for 3 different items. In addition, not enough wait staff. Waited for 15 minutes for a check but waiter was visibly overloaded and not her fault. Seems that management may have changed in 2017. Service & preparedness not on par for a Biltmore property.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a delightful afternoon. Food was wonderful, wait staff made you feel valued and important. Soft music and atmosphere was relaxing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The buffet was not as good as in previous years. The turkey was not as flavorful as the brined turkey served in previous years. Not enough variety of choices of salads, soups, and veggies. I was particularly disappointed in the vegetable choices. Whoever heard of a Southern holiday table without sweet potatoes (the sweet potato dessert was not a good enough substitute)?! We have driven to Biltmore from North GA just to be able to eat at the holiday buffet at Deerpark, but I regret to tell you that I was disappointed this year. The good news is that I will continue to be a Passholder and come there two or three times a year, but I hope the holiday menu will not disappoint me next year!

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love to eat here with wife and friends any time. Great place for food and conversation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

ENJOYED OURSELVES AS ALWAYS STAFF IS FRIENDLY HELPFUL AND PATIENT FOOD WAS EXCELLENT NICE BRUNCH TO CELEBRATE OUR FIFTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY PLUS GOT TO VISIT BILTMORE WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR ??

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have been coming to the Deerpark Restaurant since the 1990s and have never been disappointed. The Sunday brunch buffet and carving bar always have excellent choices. The breakfast bar has made-to-order breakfasts. I especially like the Deerpark because it is a farm to table dining experience. Most of the dishes are created with items raised on the Biltmore Estate. Passholders get a discount, another added bonus to dining on the Estate.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food choices were disappointing and it was not that very good but I must say their desserts were delicious. For the price $35 per person, it's not worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The shrimp and grits and the salmon was quite good, but the desserts and salads were just ok. Our main objection was how cold our table was when there were quite a few tables not being used when we came for our reservation. We both had to wear our coats for the entire meal. We told our waitress, and all she said was she was sorry and never attempted to correct the seating. ( by the way, she needs a good bit of dental work done .) We have been pass holders for years and this was not what we usually experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

There are Sunday buffets and then there is the Deer Park Sunday Buffet. It is like walking into the Southern Living magazine, all good, all fresh and very representative of southern cuisine.
Our server was a bit inattentive and forgetful, but other servers seemed to be right on top of their customers. All in all, very good food at a reasonable price.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of my favorite places to dine in Asheville. I always go for the brunch which is really a great value for the amazing food that is offered. I cannot recommend highly enough!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good, but more buffet stations are needed as lines were long and slow.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very busy. Long wait in food lines but still very enjoyable lunch.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing great atmosphere

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great and well worth the drive. Setting was beautiful and everyone was very friendly.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent! We loved the food and the overall environment!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

There was a group of 6 for our table. We could not have been happier with the service and the food for our trip.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love this restaurant. The current menu is a little weaker than normal. And the service was average this time, since it was mobbed in the restaurant. Every place is allowed the exception to the normal good service. We are still loyal customers and will be back for more great food and service in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The fall Saturday lunch menu is fabulous. A great selection of salads, breads, and soup to start things off. The prime rib and turkey were perfectly cooked and a great selection of sides. You must save room for dessert. I recommend the apple bread pudding, turtle cake, and red velvet cupcakes to finish the meal. The staff is on-point with never a wait to clear the table or refill beverages

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great location with just the right atmosphere for someone looking for anything from a casual to a semi formal meal setting. The seating is comfortable, not cramped, and with a flowing layout for accessing the buffet. The food is delicious and with a wide variety that suits everyone from a picky eater to a food connoisseur. I just wish the restaurant was open through the week when I'm often visiting instead of just on weekends or for special events.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice restaurant however the food wasn't adequate for the price paid.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

All the members of our dining party agreed, the food was about the best ever tasted! We went several days ago and are still talking about it. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and the staff was very nice. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best meal ever! The food was phenomenal. And the ambience was perfect for what we needed.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I've dined at the Deer Park several times and it is always wonderful. The restaurant is large and pleasant. It's never very crowded, noise level is always reasonably low with music playing. It's an excellent place for a family meal after touring the house. The buffet is always a delicious seasonal menu. There is large selection for everyone and it is a really excellent value for the money.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was a great experience.Our server could have been a little friendlier.
She seems a little distracted, but was efficient. My only complaint about the food is that the crepes were left in the warmer too long and they were hard on the bottom. Also the stuffing was one big glump, all stuck together. Hard to spoon out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always, we don't miss a Deerpark meal while on the estate. It's our family's favorite!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely delicious!!!!! The food and service was fantastic! We were visiting Biltmore & decided to go to the lunch buffet. Best decision ever! I wish there was a location off the estate as well to go to!

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

They change menu every season. The menu is very authentic and original for the most part so definitely not for those who only love chicken tenders or pizza! We are tired of same ole stuff at any chain restaurants so we love it.
The place is very nice but casual enough that you can go in with jeans. The servers sometimes not trained on the job very well yet, but always very friendly and we haven't had any bad experience.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time to eat here. Great buffet and the service was great

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time to tour biltmote

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We always enjoy meals at Deer Park. Best meal at Biltmore.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food and service was excellent as always. I highly recommend the Deerpark restaurant. We have never been disappointed with our experience there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Friendly staff and everything was delicious-I particularly enjoyed the parsnip pear soup. My husband-the chocolate espresso praline cake. It was a lovely way to celebrate his birthday.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Sunday brunch is well worth the price. I eat here several times a year. The staff are excellent. They do change up the menu to go along with the seasons. And if you ever get the chance absolutely try the buffet during the Christmas season, it's very pricey but worth every penny.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The buffet was good. This time the meats were not overcooked or dry. The soup was a new taste to us and we enjoyed it very much. There were many varied side dishes that tasted good too. Of course the desserts very elegantly displayed and tasted delicious.
Our waiter was attentive. Only negative fact was that he did not ask or remind us to display our passholder cards for the discount on our bills. This was a minor issue that he corrected promptly.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have eaten at Deerpark several times. This is the first time we experienced various food items not being replenished in a timely manner. We brought this to the attention of an employee and he replenished some of the dishes but not all of them. This included both the salad and main entre items.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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