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Isa's Bistro, Asheville, NC
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Isa's Bistro

4.4
4.4
1737 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French
FREE VALET PARKING OUTSIDE THE HAYWOOD PARK HOTEL NEXT DOOR

French Inspired. Asheville Perfected. Award-Winning Isa’s French Bistro is an approachable French Farm to Table restaurant which celebrates Western North Carolina’s seasonal harvest. Isa's is open 7 days a week and serves serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon small plates, dinner and after dinner cocktails and desserts. Our fresh, local, seasonal menu is curated by Executive Chef Peter Crockett. Isa’s combination of great food and excellent service in a comfortable, laid back environment make it a culinary destination for both locals and visitors.

Isa's is located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue steps from Harrah's Cherokee Center, the Grove Arcade and dozens of attractions, shops, galleries. Our 90 seat dining room is complimented by a wine cellar event space that can accommodate from 4-120 guests. Isa’s also boasts a lively sidewalk patio on one of Asheville’s most interesting intersections.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 575-9636

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Crockett

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, the Cellar at Isa's Bistro offers downtown Asheville’s most unique venue for private events. The wine cellar themed décor is warm and intimate and offers four flexible spaces options that can accommodate from 4 to 150 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ashli Lagaly: (828) 575-9636

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Haywood and Battery Park

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking is available for our guests. Our valet service is located at the entrance of The Haywood Park Hotel next to the restaurant. Public parking lots are located within a 1/2 block of the Bistro.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • PRIME RIB NIGHT FRIDAY & SATURDAY

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Here's calling all Prime Rib Lovers! Your favorite dish is available at Isa's French Bistro every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy 12 oz. portion of succulent Brasstown Beef prime rib served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables for $36. We also have Live Music on Saturday evenings from 5:00pm-9:00pm to make your evening more memorable.

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What 1,737 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Everything was good – the mushrooms, the French onion, soup, the bread, the wine, the fillet, and the prime rib, and the mousse cake desert! The service was also great! We highly recommend it!
  2. PE

    PEll

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I appreciated being able to dine out- the food tasted very fresh and delicious (grilled salmon dish). I thought the vegetable portions were unnecessarily small, esp for the price. Their shrimp and grits, which a friend ordered, was more robust.

    Isa's BistroResponded 3 days agoDear PeII, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed our cuisine, however, we apologize for the prices. We hope to have you back sometime soon!

  3. ND

    NanciD

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service by Scott!

    Isa's BistroResponded 4 days agoHi Nanci, Scott will love to read the kind words you left about his service! Thank you for the feedback and we hope you visit us again! Sarah L, Guest Relations

  4. P

    Poshdiva

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our service was exceptional! But unfortunately the food and ambience were not as lovely. The food is average, no WOW factor! And unfortunately it feels like a hotel restaurant. I wanted to LOVE IT! The Main Street entrance is so charming and enchanted but that sweet Paris Cafe vibe is lost once inside. I cannot say enough about our server Matt! He rocked!
  5. MV

    MichV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice date night at Isa’s French Bistro! We dined during restaurant week and my husband tried the special menu with wine pairing. Nice wine list. I ordered the lamb chops off their main menu. I thought my lamb chops were very good flavor, but a little over done. (They were recommended to order medium.) We had the cheesecake for dessert and it was good! The restaurant is very nice! The service was great! The music was the perfect volume and not overwhelming! We would visit here again and maybe try different things on the menu.

    Isa's BistroResponded 3 days agodear Mich, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a sweet review for us at Isa's! We're happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed the dining experience. We hope to have you both back sometime soon!

  6. v

    vino

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    good service and good food.the ambience was quieted cozy

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 22, 2023Dear VIno, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time dining at Isa's. We hope to have you back sometime soon!

  7. MG

    MarcyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Alex, was fantastic. The food was excellent. We had a very good experience at Isa's Bistro for a relaxing and enjoyable lunch. Best French Fries anywhere!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 22, 2023Dear Marcy, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed the French Fries. We hope to have you back sometime soon!

  8. SP

    SteveP

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our first visit to Isa's. Two couples, and two of us had the Restaurant Week Special and two ordered from the menu. My wife had the lamb, which was only okay. I had the Country Cordon Bleu, which was a very interesting twist on the traditional French dish. I enjoyed it. The other couple was the opposite of us - the wife had the Special (same as me) and the husband had the steak frites. He enjoyed his steak. The wine list is limited. We had an excellent Bourdeau, at $80. The selection below $80 is VERY limited.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 20, 2023Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed the cuisine, however, we apologize for the price of the wine. We hope to have you back for a better experience.

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    oysterbay

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was terrific but the service was slow, even though the restaurant was not busy. I ordered a bottle of white wine from the wine list. They had some difficulty finding it and then had to chill it before serving which resulted in a long wait. Next time I’ll stick with red!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 22, 2023Dear Oysterbay, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the cuisine, however, we apologize for the slow service. We hope to have you back sometime soon!

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    Dana

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Amazing Cesar salad. Great drinks!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 20, 2023Dear Dana, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed the Cesar Salad and drinks. We can't wait to have you back sometime soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal, we came and ordered 5 apps

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the appetizers. We can't wait to have you back sometime soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Asheville several times and have somehow skipped over this restaurant. Never again! I now plan to dine here every time I travel here. My boyfriend and I ordered the French onion soup, mac & cheese, truffle fries with garlic aioli, and prime rib with brussels and mashed potatoes. Everything was prepared perfectly and tasted delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to dine in Asheville.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 15, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're happy to hear you and your boyfriend enjoyed dining at our restaurant. We can't wait to have you both back next time you're in Asheville!

  13. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Different offerings from other similar restaurants. Service and staff members excellent service and extremely friendly!!!! Cannot wait to return!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 13, 2023Dear Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time dining here at our restaurant. We can't wait to have you back!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner for my birthday. I was sorry that the prime rib offering didn’t come in a size smaller than 10 ounces - I can’t eat that much! But the 4 ounce filet was prepared perfectly and I enjoyed the frittes and the French onion soup too. Service was excellent. Enough attentiveness without being intrusive. The background music added to the overall experience while allowing for table conversation at a reasonable noise level. Very quiet at 6pm and moderately noisier later as we prepared to finish up our meal. While we didn’t use the complimentary valet service next door, I appreciated the fact it CD was offered.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed dinner at our restaurant. Happy late birthday! We can't wait to have you back!

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    jeniferc

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a cocktail at the bar before dinner and that was the only blemish on the experience. The bar tender was a little rude and though the drinks were well made they were crazy expensive. I expect an up charge at times but good lord. Other than that the actual dinner and wine were delicious!! The lamb chops were perfect for my husband and the mushroom appetizer was delicious as was the quinoa salad. Magnifique!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Jenifer, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed the dining experience, However we apologize for the rude bartender. We hope we can have you both back sometime soon!

  16. AF

    AngelF

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most delicious meals ever...Chicken Cordon Bleu. Atmosphere was romantic and quiet. I will return!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Angel, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed our Chicken Cordon Bleu. We can't wait to have you back!

  17. SL

    ShelleyL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my moms 80th Birthday, everyone gave her well wishes & were so kind. Service & food were great! Decorated cute for the Holidays.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Shelley, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear that it was your mom's 80th Birthday, Happy Birthday! We hope to have you both back sometime soon!

  18. C

    Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in on a quiet Monday evening for dinner after a long day of touring. Our server for the evening was Nikki. She was phenomenal and we appreciated her candor and personality. Although it should also be noted that, from door to table, all the staff we met along the way was friendly, knowledgable, and our interactions were welcoming and warm. We were extremely pleased with the food we ordered. Our premiere orders included the escargot and bone marrow, French onion soup, and the Isa's salad. Our entrees included the duck perloo (x2) and the lamb chops. Each plate contained fresh, bold flavors and was refreshingly modern and worth driving out of your way for. We highly recommend the duck and we plan to visit Isa's again on our next trip to Asheville, NC to try the other dishes. We also hope to see Nikki again!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Christine, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We will definitely tell our staff and our server Nikki about your kind words! We're elated to hear you enjoyed your time here and hope to have you back sometime soon.

  19. J

    Jasmine

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I was excited to dine here for weeks! I made my reservation and on the day of, they were kind enough to move it up an hour. We showed up and asked for outside seating. There was hesitation considering I may have not asked for outside seating in my reservation. I don’t remember seeing a place to choose, but I may have missed it. Either way, they accommodated my request. We were seated outside and I will say, it was a busy little corner. I think I would have stayed inside had I really payed attention to that. It was a beautiful day and were waited on rather quickly. We ordered some cocktails, including a new drink made by the waiter. The strawberry mojito was tart and delicious, and the new drink was good (it had some rums and ginger syrup in it). I was disappointed that they were not offering lunch at 1:30pm, but I missed that on the website (my error), The choices for brunch were not appealing to me for a French restaurant. Anyhow, we placed our order and it literally took a little over 30 minutes to get a sandwich and a burger. My fries were luke warm and my French dip sandwich was just ok. It was not as I had hoped. My boyfriend’s burger was good and had some sweetness in it, which was a delightful surprise. His truffle Mac and cheese was delicious. I was hatin just a bit over his food! Overall, I may try again for dinner only. I was expecting a memorable experience for a French bistro, but it was not as expected. FYI- they allow dogs to dine outside, so if that makes your uncomfortable, you may want to dine in.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Jasmine, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance, and we’ll do better in the future. Sarah L, Guest Relations

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    froggy1

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The service was a little overbearing, e.g. I said I didn’t want another glass of wine but it was brought anyway and when I mentioned it, I was met with a blank stare. Very vocal about leaving reviews on several platforms and what to say. I tend to feel like if the food is great, people leave great reviews unaided. However, the salmon was very tasty and well prepared, the French onion soup was good, as well.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 4, 2023Dear froggy1, We are grateful that you took the time to leave us a review. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone. Sarah L, Guest Relations

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were there for NYE, so understandably it took another 40 mins before we were seated. I did have to ask again, even while standing there. It seems we were forgotten about despite standing right at the stand. It was also very loud, large groups of people there for NYE. It wasn't the same experience I've had from there before. Service was ok, we had to wait a while several times. Food was delicious, but same meal, $10 more due to NYE pricing.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed dining at our restaurant on New Years Eve. We hope to have you back sometime soon!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement and New Years party

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 8, 2023Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're happy to hear that you celebrated New Years at our restaurant. We hope to have you back sometime soon!

  23. L

    Lynnmom2

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So convenient when seeing a show at the Thomas Wolfe auditorium. We’ll be back!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Lynnmom2, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Isa's! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant. We can't wait to have you back!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Would suggest to not have a table near the door. It was super cold & breezy every time the door opened. We had a bottle of champagne & first glass warm, bottle placed in ice so the rest of bottle was cold. I love the food, my favorite chicken citron was delicious but amount of chicken was small for the price. Wait staff awesome!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 1, 2023Thank you for taking the time to write out a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed your time dining however, we apologize for the seating area right next to the doors. We hope to have you back sometime soon!

  25. SB

    SeanB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I realize it was a holiday week and made a reservation. The hostess working the station told us to wait on a bench until our reservation time (we arrived 10 min early). After our reservation time and they seated someone who came in after us we had to remind her of our reservation which she forgot. This was after looking in our direction where she told us to wait. They are extremely understaffed and our poor server had way too many tables. He was great, I believe his name was Joe and this review is no reflection on him. This was my second and last visit as my experience has been the same on both visits.
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    AlbertoNYC

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was very pleased with the food and the service at Isa’s Bistró. The ambiance was very welcoming to all. And if I had more time in NC I definitely would go back for another great meal.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 1, 2023Dear Alberto, Thank you for taking the time to write out a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed the dining experience. We hope you stop by Asheville sometime soon!

  27. B

    Beth

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Eli was a great and accommodating server. Salad was good. Brussels sprouts were very good. Salmon was excellent. Preparation of escargot did not seem to work. Cordon blue was not very good at all. Tasted leftover or overcooked. Shared with table and we still could not eat it all; however, the collards served with the chicken was very good. Thank you.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 1, 2023Dear Beth, Thank you for taking the time to write out a review for us at Isa's! We're elated to hear you enjoyed your meal however, We apologize for the escargot and cordon blue not being the best it could've been. We hope to have you back sometime soon for a better dining experience!

  28. SW

    SkepticalWV

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Stopped in for lunch while parked at the Grove for 2 hrs. Told they were busy and we might not be out in time unless we ordered something quick like salads which we did and it still took 50 minutes before we got anything! Not that crowded no excuse for such slow service especially with just soup and salads ordered. We complained and were about to walk out when they Finally brought our food, apologized and took something off the bill. Food was actually very good once we got it but enjoyment was ruined.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 4, 2023I’m so sorry. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. Sarah L, Guest Relations

  29. TL

    TheLambTravelers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe was our server and he was amazing! We had a little cozy corner booth and the vibe was a total hit for a fun but sophisticated date night. Would recommend and suggest making reservations ahead of time!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 1, 2023Dear TheLambTravelers, Thank you for taking the time to write out a review for us! We're elated to hear you had a fun but sophisticated date night here at Isa's! We hope to have you both back sometime soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are exceptional! Our server, Jill, had the best recommendations! Highly recommend starting with the muscles!
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    ElyseL

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  32. MA

    MaryA

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Croissant Madame was excellent. Crispy potatoes are a must! Chicken and waffle were great.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 1, 2023Dear Mary, Thank you for taking the time to write out a review for us at Isa's! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the dining experience. We hope to have you back sometime soon!

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    JWM1

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

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    Nice waitstaff but hard to judge the restaurant since it was Christmas night and towards the end of the night.
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    Chief

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Christmas night. Price fix wine pairing dinner, it was $112 pp and it just wasn’t special enough. There was no music to add to ambiance, they said they were having difficulty with sound system’. Service was slow and not knowledgeable on the wine we were being served. The food did come out hot and was good but not great. They ran out of popular chocolate dessert and only choice was a panna cotta , they did allow my husband to just have another glass of the wine that he had had with entree and I had a dessert martini instead of the dessert and it’s paired wine. There seemed nothing French about this experience, we’ll go for Indian food next Christmas, the $225 + gratuity just wasn’t worth it.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Chief, We’re so sorry that your experience did not match your expectations. This is on us. Sarah L, Guest Relations

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    JamesF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

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    Food was average, service less than par . Didn't have prefixe items which can happen but didn't discount price in any meaningful way. Never going again. I'll eat lucky charms at home next Christmas.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 4, 2023Hi James, We set a high standard for ourselves, and we’re so sorry to hear this was not met in your interaction with our business. Sarah L, Guest Relations

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    MakoJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Big disappointment. It was supposed to be a special Christmas dinner and nothing was worth $82. We only had a choice between beef and salmon, and since I don’t eat beef, I had to have salmon. It was too greasy and mushy. Usually a French course meal has soup and salad, but we had to choose one of them. The staff were friendly and nice, but other than that I don’t think I’d ever return to the place. The food was not impressive at all. And although we had a reservation and formally dressed, we are guided to the table that was instantly set up on the isle by the back door outside of the regular eating area. It was the only temporary table like that, and oddly, we were the only Asian customers in the restaurant. The couple in jeans that walked in right after us were guided to the regular seat. We had a reservation. I would like to think it was a coincident but still didn’t feel good. Overall it didn’t meet the expectations we had for a special Christmas night and we were very disappointed.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 4, 2023Dear MakoJ, We always aim to deliver a great experience, and we are gutted when we don’t meet expectations. Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use the feedback to make necessary improvements. Sarah L, Guest Relations

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    Sand

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

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    Be Prepared in the kitchen, when is Christmas day and it’s 98% booked online by people and no Walking: you have to be prepared in the kitchen and have enough choice of dessert when you have at the beginning 2 choice od desserts!!!!!

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Sand, We’re so sorry that your experience did not match your expectations. This is on us. Sarah L, Guest Relations

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    NatalieG

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Isa's bistro was charming, and the food was delicious. Our waitress was charming and attentive, and we enjoyed our time very much.
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    Terrible

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We made reservations here over a month in advance for Christmas dinner. The food and service were both terrible. On a holiday night with a prefixed meal, you would think you'd get quality, but that was not the case for us. The starter was a simple salad, which was nothing special, but it was okay. For the main, we chose the beef; it was overcooked and had A-1 sauce on it. I couldn't believe a fine dining establishment put A-1 on their steak. Really? They ran out of the dessert we ordered. How do they do that? It's reservations only and a prefixed meal; how do you run out of stuff? Overall this was a bad experience, and I'd never eat here again. We were on vacation for a holiday and thought we could enjoy a nice meal for our mother-daughter trip. It was an awful experience and huge waste of money.

    Isa's BistroResponded on January 10, 2023Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m sincerely sorry to hear you were let down by your experience. I completely understand how frustrated you must’ve felt since you chose to celebrate and have Christmas dinner at our restaurant. We strive to provide a 5-star experience to all of our guests, and we are disappointed that we missed the mark. I’ll be sure to pass this information along to our chef and management team. Again, thank you for your feedback. Sarah L, Guest Relations

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    Trevorl

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Went for a Christmas Day price fixed 3 course meal. Food and service was excellent, however the price was out of line for what you got. Love the restaurant, but wouldn’t go again when they are doing a price fixed dinner.

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Isa's Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 1737 OpenTable diners.

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7:00 PM


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One Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Haywood and Battery Park

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking is available for our guests. Our valet service is located at the entrance of The Haywood Park Hotel next to the restaurant. Public parking lots are located within a 1/2 block of the Bistro.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Crockett

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 575-9636

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, the Cellar at Isa's Bistro offers downtown Asheville’s most unique venue for private events. The wine cellar themed décor is warm and intimate and offers four flexible spaces options that can accommodate from 4 to 150 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ashli Lagaly: (828) 575-9636

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