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  1. Distance: 1.80mi
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  3. Distance: 2.46mi
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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:
WINTER HOURS
Saturday Lunch 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday Brunch 10:00AM - 2:00PM

*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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (111)
Good for Anniversaries (89)
Great for Lunch (87)
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Great for Brunch (87)
Sunday Lunch (82)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Worth the Drive (74)
Quiet Conversation (68)
Good for a Date (62)
Seasonal (62)
Good for Groups (61)
Romantic (58)
Local Ingredients (57)
Casual (50)
Comfort Food (49)
Cozy (46)
Scenic View (45)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Kid-friendly (33)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Authentic (27)
Healthy (27)
Fun (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Live Music (21)
Tasting Menu (17)
Disabled Access (17)
Business Meals (15)
People Watching (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Organic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Vegan (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best restaurants on the Biltmore Estate property and perhaps even in the Asheville area. It is a buffet with an excellent selection of entrees and especially deserts. They make all their own including breads and jams. You will remember this restaurant as much as you will your visit to the Biltmore Estate. This restaurant is finally being "discovered" by local passholders. Be sure to make a reservation. The hosts will take reservations before taking walk ins. Also remember that there is a shuttle service available.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Nothing exceptional. Buffet had limited selections with mediocre food. The breads were inviting but hard & cold from setting out uncovered, the meats were not choice cuts and the accompaniments not fresh. The wedge salad and sweets were excellent

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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful place with delicious food. Creative cuisine presented as part of a buffet.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Another great lunch at the Deerpark. Wait staff was exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Warm on a very cold day! Attentive waiter even though the brunch is buffet. Loved the make your own Bloody Mary bar. Talented acoustic guitar player at perfect volume. Desserts were varied and creative! Thank you for a fun start to our 30th anniversary. We'll be BACK!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Phenomenal food & so much selection. Make sure you take small portions so you can sample everything!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were seated quickly and found ourselves treated to the wait staff. They were all very attentive and helpful and made the experience very worth while. I was a little disappointed in the options for meat options but the pork was very good. The roasters had allowed the food to cool a bit more than I would have liked but it was ok. Breads were good, a lot of options and the desserts were spot on. Cheesecake was especially well prepared. Broad selection of wines, we had been to the winery before so I knew what we we seeing on the menu. Overall a very good experience.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and venue. I plan to visit again. Family oriented, yet suitable for a business luncheon as well.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great presentation of food and the space. Was cold the day we went which made our table a little drafty but not unbearable. Great value! Will definitely eat there again when we go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sunday brunch is a treat local food prepared after old Biltmore recipes just pure pleasure ! 💝💝

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was delicious! Even the added touch of live music was very nice!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have told all my friends how amazing the buffet was. Yummy!! Can't wait until our next visit. Perfect end to complete our Christmas Family get together and what a great start for the year to come. Shared this experience with daughter and fiancé and my wonderful husband.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I had enjoyed Christmas dinner there with 15 family members. When we arrived that night , the guard at the gate gave us a hard time about having a pass to get into the property, and we had no idea that pass was required. I took my dear friend there for lunch on New Year's Day, I called days before and asked if i needed to purchase a special pass to gain access. No one ever returned my call. So when we arrived for lunch, the guard acted as if she were doing us a favor by letting us in. My friend had a pass to Biltmore, but she told us we needed to possess at least two passes. Had the concierge returned my inquiry call, we would have had the appropriate documentation. So I showed her my email reservation confirmation, which I thought would be adequate. But she chose to lecture us instead. So I walked away with the impression that my time and money are better off spent at Grove Park Inn. Much easier, kinder and welcoming to approach.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent especially for a buffet.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were at the Deerpark on New Year's Eve. The buffet was extensive, but light on vegetables and heavy on dessert and breads. I would like to have seen a few more vegetable dishes like squash casserole, sweet potato casserole, perhaps roasted winter vegetables, etc. Pumpkin pie was also missing. For the price, one glass of wine with dinner should have been offered. What was offered was delicious, however, and service was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good but we were stunned how sloppy people were dressed. We thought the Biltmore house would be a little bit more elegant but it was really just a bunch of people with ridiculously horrible clothing on like they were going to a high school football game

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Need Years eve lunch

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Deerpark Restaurant at the Biltmore was a special treat. We drove to the Biltmore for the day and had a lovely lunch at Deerpark. We took our time and had many courses and lots of good food from each course. It's a nice restaurant for a special occasion and while it's only open certain times of the year you should definitely try to get there. This was a great way to end 2017! Happy New Year!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful food, courteous and attentive staff, beautiful inside and out. I would go again if I'm back in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed Sunday brunch during Christmas at Biltmore. The food was great; best shrimp and grits I've had; dessert was our least favorite of the options (except for the ice cream). Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love the restaurants at the Biltmore and this was the first time at this one in a long time. We had great food and service served in buffet style. The choices on Sunday are quite wide - breakfast to prime rib. Well worth the visit if you are in Asheville or live here as we do.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New years it was great food

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to deer park for a Sunday brunch and it was amazing!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was our Anniversary and it was such a wonderful experience. Ambiance and service was above and beyond.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Perhaps one of best four events I have ever attended at Deer park (and I've been going there for 19 years). Thanks for a really great evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great menu and food was delicious. I love the value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lunch was a special treat for my grandaughter and daughter-in-law after visiting the Biltmore Estate. It was a lovely way to spend time together and enjoy a good meal in a relaxing atmosphere. Would definately do it again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

It is a solid meal while on the Biltmore Estate. I've eaten at this buffet a few times now - so return visits count for something. Roast beef was good, but the horseradish sauce was almost all mayonnaise; the collard greens were done well; but the turkey stuffing was too spiced up for me to eat; the salad dressings were great; but I had to search for any apple or arugula in the the apple arugula salad. Bottom line - I am never amazed by the food. It is good, but not great. It doesn't surprise or make me go "wow". And, I expect an amazing experience when I am on the Biltmore Estate.
I think the Stable Cafe restaurant at the exit of the Estate is a better choice if you are eating after a visit to the estate. And a visit to the wine tasting area is a better choice if you want a fun experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The past several years we've attended Deerpark as a holiday dinner for me and my husband. This year the lights inside the restaurant were really bright and less dim/holiday lights feel, it took us 10 minutes to be served with water and then into our first course before our bottle of wine was delivered. Our server did not work much at making us feel comfortable. Also, the employee cutting the meat scowled at us when we were served. It was as if he was angry that we were there. Overall, we were disappointed and don't plan to continue our yearly tradition any longer. We will select another Asheville restaurant.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love this place. Dined at Deer Park for the Christmas Candlelight Dinner on our anniversary. The atmosphere was romantic. Food was great. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We’ve eaten here in the past while visiting Biltmore. The food is good always but the service was excellent. The occasion was an anniversary and our waitress brought a chocolate inscribed plate with well wishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was! I had expected the usual bland buffet food, but it was prepared with care and seasoned with spices and sauces to make it very special! The staff did an excellent job placing fresh food out often. The crepe flambe table was an extra special touch!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice! Food was,great!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was wonderful. It was a beautiful setting and the food was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Brought family for a Christmas Gathering once before, but not between Christmas and New Year. It wasn't quite as nice maybe due to candle light dinners getting more emphasis, and being looser for the daytime folks. It was kind of "dead" actually.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, People Watching, Seasonal
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were turned away at the gate. My husband and I are annual passholders and have brought guests to dine at Deerpark on several occasions. We made reservations for 3. However when we arrived with my 87 year old mother on Tuesday we were told that she needed a ticket to the estate to eat at the restaurant. Gate attendants were rude and could not tell us why. Response: " turn around and talk to guest services."If this is the protocol, this should be stipulated on Open Table. Headed over to grove park inn where we were graciously accommodated and had an excellent meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have eaten at Deerpark several times and have always been pleased. This meal and the sevice did not meet my expectations. On this visit.
The food was overcooked and I felt like it had been sitting out for sometime. The gravy was in far too deep of a container to get to comfortably, the dressing was cold and lumpy and the crepes were cold.
Although our server was very friendly and ahe did keep our drinks refilled...she never cleared our table of old dishes which drives me crazy. Overall, I was just very disappointed in the meal which was $115 for five people.
Also, they are doing construction and have been since my last visit in august and this severely limits the ambiance because of the lack of a view except for ugly green tarps.
I will try it again on a future visit and certainly hope for a better experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Large buffet only at lunch. We went at 1:00 during holidays after a morning tour of Biltmore. Two kids (free 9 & under) enjoyed it too, since they could pick & choose. Not inexpensive, but lovely meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The buffet was good, but there is no way the price reflects what a 12 year old are and his mom. I felt guilty.

I will say thank you for having authentic. Food. It is hard to find non preservative. My stomach was happy...for once.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointing. We had Christmas dinner at the Deerpark restaurant, thinking it would be a special night. The food was good, but not great and the service was disappointing.

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