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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.
Thursday-Sunday Dinner 4p.m. - 8p.m.
additional dates available beginning 12/14- 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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (75)
Special Occasion (75)
Great for Lunch (73)
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Good for Anniversaries (65)
Worth the Drive (63)
Sunday Lunch (58)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Local Ingredients (56)
Quiet Conversation (50)
Good for a Date (49)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Casual (47)
Seasonal (45)
Good for Groups (43)
Romantic (41)
Comfort Food (34)
Cozy (34)
Scenic View (33)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Authentic (22)
Kid-friendly (22)
Live Music (22)
Healthy (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Fun (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Disabled Access (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Business Meals (9)
Paleo Friendly (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Organic (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to the Deerpark Inn several times and and have never had a bad meal. The food id good but nothing to write home about. On this recent visit the buffet was all that was available. There was an adequate selection as one of us is vegetarian, one is a picky eater and the other is lactose intolerant. Our server, Neal was great but the two people we encountered upon entering the restaurant were less than hospitable. I will likely try another place off of the property the next time I visit .

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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely overpriced. $39 Per person at dinner for the buffet, and I wouldn’t consider it a buffet. Options for meat and sides were very limited. Food was decent at best. Wasn’t impressed at all with dessert. Service and ambience were great. You are basically paying for your convenience at Biltmore.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We were lucky enough to be enjoying the Luncheon Buffet at Deer Park in the midst of a snow storm on December the 8th, 2017. We were there well ahead of our reservation time but we were welcomed and seated right away. Our window table looked out onto the Center Courtyard which featured a beautiful evergreen tree all decked out in it Christmas Finery.. The lovely setting was only to be outdone by the Buffet. Every selection from soup and salad to the desserts was outstanding.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

We absolutely loved the Deer Park Restaurant. We were at the restaurant 12/08/17, celebrating my Birthday on the Estate. The buffet was wonderful and we were very happy that we chose it. The snow that fell that day was beautiful and just added to the overall excitement of our day. Your staff was wonderful, from helping to clear the sidewalks to your waitstaff. Thanks making our experience such a pleasant one.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent personal service even though we were there for the buffet!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed a great lunch with family and treated to a wonderful view of the snow falling outside. The buffett choices will leave you happy you came.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful meal. Everyone that works at the Deerpark were so kind and courteous. The food was delicious and atmosphere is calm and quiet.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely wonderful!

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·Dined 5 days ago

We were very disappointed with the service and the food for the price. We loved the look and the decorations but the service was so poor for the price we will not return.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love to come up and eat at the Deerpark. Everyone is so nice and the food is always wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. The location is very convenient if you're visiting or staying at the Biltmore. The reservation process could use some improvement, though. If you book through Open Table on the same day they will not have your name on the reservations list. We booked the morning we wanted to come in for lunch and waited for 1/2 hour to be seated. Also, there is no way to contact a person at the restaurant besides leaving a voicemail and waiting for a call back. Overall we had a good meal here.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The best restaurant on the Estate and perhaps in Asheville if cost is a consideration. The food is always great as is the service. You cannot beat the quantity and quality of dishes available for the price. It is being discovered by more and more people and can be quite busy on Saturday. During this month, they will open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Saturday and Sunday being the busiest times. There is an excellent team that keeps the dishes coming to the buffet and the used dishes off the table. You will not be disappointed with this restaurant and know you will be telling your friends.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a fantastic time. The place was decorated for Christmas and was just beautiful. Very nice array of food offerings on the buffet. Everything was tasty and you could eat as much as you liked. You could carry on a conversation because the noise level was kept to a minimum. It is a very special place for out of town guests or friends. I would go back again and again. The staff did a very nice job as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It is a buffet... but a very good buffet

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always enjoy the buffet at Deer Park. Excellent options served in an even more excellent location.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love it! The only issue was a very festive lunch at a table close to us. . .very loud and distracting. Would have been a good idea to have put the loud group in a corner perhaps.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I frequent Deerpark but this time they were way off. The food was aweful. Hopefully just a bad day for the cook or maybe the menu. I was terribly embarrassed to have taken my best friend there for her birthday.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

While staying at the Biltmore Inn, we decided to try the Deerpark Restaurant. When we arrived the place was nearly empty. This should have been our warning to leave and eat somewhere else. However, we took a chance and were so sorry that we did. The foods had been sitting on the buffet for hours and vegetables were mushy and tasteless. The turkey and dressing were both so dry, I nearly choked. The salmon was also dry and fishy tasting. The prime rib was so tough, I could barely saw through it with my knife. The desserts were plentiful, but so sweet and all seemed to taste alike-not good at all. Overall, we were extremely disappointed, especially for the price. The worst part was that we both had upset stomachs the rest of the weekend. Do NOT eat at the Deer Park!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a wonderful experience in every way when we visited the Biltmore with the exception of the Deer Park restaurant. The prime rib was tough and chewy. The dressing was rock hard on the top and gummy on the bottom. The waitstaff was no better than one would expect at Cracker Barrel. I noticed that many of the staff members were wearing unpressed shirts, chatting in the dining room and being very loud in the kitchen.

About the only part of our dinner that was good were the dessert offerings. We have high expectations for Deer Park, but did not find it to be nearly the quality of the rest of the property.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The Deerpark Restaurant is a lovely and historic space for lunch on the Biltmore Estate. As passholders, we especially enjoy lunch during the holiday festivities because of the decorations and ambience.

The quality of the food is excellent; it’s particularly good value for weekday lunch. It’s quite nice. (We’ve not been to an evening buffet during the Candlelight Christmas season).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely amazing food! Service was also excellent! Beautiful setting and decor. Will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great Food and wonderful place t eat.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

DeerPark was a great experience. I had previously dined there but some of my family had not so they were very complimentary of the food, the service, and the atmosphere. I would reccommend it to other people.
I do have one suggestion. I am a pass holder and it would be nice if I had the option of bringing a guest to Deerpark for lunch on Friday and Saturday as I do on Sunday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is the third time have eaten at Deerpark and we recommended it to a friend of my sister's who will be visiting the area in December. The food was delicious and we love the atmosphere. We brought our mom to the Biltmore over Thanksgiving, this year, and wanted her to experience the Deerpark Restaurant. She loved it as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful Southern Holiday meal! Friendly, welcoming, and sincere staff. Looking forward to our next visit.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

DeerPark was beautifully decorated and set the tone for a belated holiday lunch. Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was outstanding. Overall, a wonder experience. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Buffet was incredible , food delicious. Very friendly and pleasant staff.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was very good for the most part. Turkey and brussel sprouts were salty which was surprising. Prime rib was great! Breads were fabulous. Kind of surprised that turkey and dressing were served the weekend after Thanksgiving. Loved the music.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately and without issue. The hostess was quite welcoming and friendly. The food presentation was excellent, the food itself delicious and if not for a few minor issues with the service, I would have rated Deerpark overall as outstanding. The server was table side within a few minutes of being seated, took our beverage order (buffet dining). We chatted for a few minutes and then meandered to the buffet, upon returning from the buffet the drinks still had not arrived, after perhaps another 3 or 4 minutes the waiter did return, but with 3 of the 4 beverages incorrect. On a positive note it only took a minute or two for him to return with the correct beverages. Our brunch was part of a package with the Biltmore inclusive of buffet, non alcoholic beverages and tip. The waiter had collected our buffet ticket upon taking the drink order and "forgot" about the ticket when delivering the check. Therefore, the check had to be adjusted to reflect only alcoholic beverages, unfortunately upon returning with the corrected check, it was noted to still be incorrect, as the sodas were still included on the check. Thus another trip to to the computer and manager approval to remove the erroneous charges was necessitated and apparently the waiter had a difficult time with locating the manager, as it took a considerable amount of time again.
I must say the meal package was an outstanding value!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Deepark is always nice, but our server Catherine was really awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our second trip o Deerpark Restaurant, and we have not been disappointed either time. Such a wide variety of dishes to try, and all are excellent. The wait staff, greeters and chef all do an excellent job. And, I can't say enough good things about reserving through Open Table. We will definitely be repeating this experience.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A big fuss over very mediocre food. Dry meats, messy vegetables and bland tastes. What was I thinking, food prepared repeatedly for hundreds? Should have known better. If you’re looking for quantity go here if your looking for quality go elsewhere.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just lovely. Thank you for accommodating my request to be in a quiet spot away from the buffet. The cider was delicious!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great as always wonderful location just a great place to be

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I was there for the candlelight dinner. I would have expected better food at that price point. Very disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Was a great evening. Beautiful place the service and food were great!!! I love going to Biltmore

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Overall I thought the deer park was very good. Food was amazing and who doesn’t like a great buffet. I really enjoyed the prime rib, mashed potatoes, and stuffing I got. The combo was delicious. Our waitress was very kind and attentive as well. One thing that I noticed while being there is that the room seemed a bit cold like I needed a better sweater in order to be completely comfortable. And the last thing was that they seemed to of run out of 3 different beers my husband had asked to get. Maybe they need to do some more stocking up since we were there earlier in the evening so it’s not like they ran out because it was late at night. Overall was still very happy with the food and service.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This time we were seated right next to the buffet line; we prefer quieter and more private settings. Personally my wife and I do not like intrusive music while we eat. I fact we'd prefer none at all, even though I am a musician. This was early afternoon on a Sunday. We can tolerate very soft, almost subliminal music. The US today has gone overboard with constant sound and action. It is not conducive to intelligent conversation, nor thinking, not to mention romantic dialogue.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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