We had a table of 6 and the noise level was so loud that couldn't carry on a conversation. Very disappointing. Food was good but the noise level ruined our mothers day lunch.
We eat here for a quality breakfast in a nice setting at a fair price, especially considering the remarkable price inflation currently across Asheville.
Amazing service and absolutely delicious meal!
The chef was heavy-handed with salt. Though I love salmon, I couldn't finish it. The only chicken option was with a creamy sauce. When my husband received his, he struggled to cut into the chicken and wound up returning it and just having his salad for his dinner. At one time I had a wonderful salad as my main course, but it is no longer on the menu. Overall, as you can see, we were quite disappointed.
Every course of our meal was Devine and there was a wonderful wine selection (the pessimist) bottle of Syrah was fantastic. The Brussels sprouts on the appetizer menu were by far the best I’ve ever had! Excellent service as well.
Every time we go there the service, food and drinks are excellent. It’s quiet and a great location.
The selection of food for brunch is amazing. And the interior at Isa’s is welcoming and comfortable.
Four of us had a delightful meal, very professionally served, and fairly priced. I had the “hash skillet” which was a wonderful medley of crispy potato hash, bacon, sausage, sliced cherry peppers, scrambled eggs, and sausage gravy; not understanding that all the ingredients would be tossed together, I asked for my sausage gravy on the side; actually, this was a good move because there would have been (in my opinion) too much gravy. My husband had the French onion soup and said it was delicious; he also had a big salad. A friend really enjoyed the double bistro burger, and another friend proclaimed the eggs Benedict delicious.
We had two problems, neither of which was really bad. The valet wasn’t at his appointed spot (meaning outside); this has happened before at Isa’s; yes, supposedly one can go inside and fetch the valet, but this isn’t really how it should work. Also, there was a duet playing and singing; even though they were excellent, we sat as far away from them as possible to be able to hold a conversation.
Excellent meal, outstanding service! Dinner and cocktails were divine. Will be back!
Craig, our server, made sure that everything was perfect during our visit (raining cats and dogs outside)! The food was amazing! The soups were greats. My husband had the French onion and I had the daily special, a potato soup. Both were great. We also ordered the mushrooms and escargot from the starters menu - AWESOME!!!
We enjoyed our dinner at Isa's very much.The French Onion soup , Sal.on and chocolate pot brulee were delicious.Service and smbiance excellent!
Loved the food and the atmosphere!
Dinner on my own while my wife was doing an ultramarathon. The brussel sprouts appetizer is outstanding with good amount blue cheese - a nice way to start the evening. The scallops in the entree were perfectly cooked and the pasta accompaniment was very flavorful as well. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and the pacing about perfect.
service was just a little slow, my group was on a schedule, other than that , nice lunch
We had a great experience, the wait staff was wonderful, really knew the menu and offered good recommendations.
Great food and service. Would definitely go back again.
Nice enjoyed our meals and service.
Had lunch here based on reviews. It was empty on a Thursday noon. We split a brisket sandwich and had French onion soup. Both were OK but nothing special.
We were late arriving due to parking and traffic but still greeted warmly.
Delicious salmon and roast beef entrees. Pear and arugula salad was very good. Desserts: apple pie and flan, very good and we were surprised with the size of the servings. They were larger than expected. The last dessert I had here was the cheesecake which was only a sliver. It would have been nice to have a larger portion of the mashed potatoes that were a side for the roast beef.
Our server was excellent. She checked in frequently enough without being overbearing about it. She also swiftly replaced the pear salad when it was brought with dressing on it rather than on the side. Our first cup of coffee was not hot but when we told her about this she brought two piping hot small carafes of coffee.
The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing: a good place for delicious food and easy conversation.
Waiter recommended the French Onions soup, was low on flavor, they used a blow torch to melt the cheese which left small burnt black spots that ruined the cheese on top, the bread was super hard even after soaking in the broth. Got the pork for the main course was a little dry but other than that ok, my friend got the hanger steak, very small portion and didn’t finish. The waiter called me bro twice (unacceptable for a fine dinning establishment), he was asked a few questions and would answer while walking away, very underwhelming for the price point.
We had not been back to Isa's for about 8 or more months. We were pleasantly surprised by the new interior - nice and warm!
The menu was also redone and we loved it! It is a bit smaller than the old one but the choices are perfect. A little bit of everything for everyone. The appetizer of porcini stuffed mushrooms with truffles was excellent! I only wish it were baked instead of deep fried, but chef knows best! We loved the ability to split each course between the two of us and didn't encounter any hesitation from our adorable waitperson, Deja. She is a true gem, just the right combo of professional and friendly.
We can't wait to go back!
There were 6 of us for dinner. With wine and food, we spent over $300. Three of us had pasta dishes with sauce. They did not provide us with any bread with our meal. The pasta dishes had strips of beef in it. The beef was chewy. My wife ordered the scallops dish that cost $32. She only got 3 scallops. They were sea scallops bu not real big scallops. I thought that price for what she got was very high. It was our fault for not asking how many scallops came with the meal.
The Isa's salad was delicious and I shared it with my wife. It was $13 for the salad which was high.
None of us received bread with our meal. Five of us had French onion soup which was also delicious.
The service was great.
Delicious wild caught Patagonian salmon cooked to perfection on cedar plank. The salmon size was perfect however the one side of roasted asparagus was a bit sparse. The pumpkin cheesecake was delicious but the size was quite small.
Nice atmosphere and great service. Would have given 5 stars except that my husband ordered the salmon which said it came with veggies but arrived with mushrooms (not a vegetable) and he is allergic to them. They had to make his meal again so I was done with my meal before his second meal arrived. Don’t think salmon and mushrooms are a great pairing anyway. We would definitely try it again. Also, very convenient fir preshow meal if going to NC stage company performance.
Disappointed in our latest evening at Isa's. They tried to push the expensive Valentines' dinner on us even though it wasn't Valentine's Day. Some of the regular items on the menu weren't available so our guests were disappointed with their choices. My salad with Salmon was good, but overall the food was so-so. The service was horrible - waited an hour to get our first dish.
Not the menu posted and it was limited and hard to fine enough variety. Good food but portions were below average size but well prepared. Service was very good!
Excellent food! Chef is very skilled at making flavor bursts and unique experiences based on classic ingredients. Truffle Brussel sprouts with blue cheese were incredible. Salmon was perfect and hearty, and husband’s filet was amazing. It was surprisingly empty for a Friday night but likely due to rainy night in February. Worked out well for us though because we had our 2 month old in tow and it was nice to have a decent date night at a more upscale place without disturbing others :)
I like the normal menu and didn't realize it was a special Valentine's menu when I booked. The food was "OK" but not worth the $69 for a 3 course meal. The service was exceptional however.
Lunch with family and friends. Good food but portions were huge. Should have ordered less or split it with others.
Dinner reunion with a dear friend
Even though it was a limited menu for Restaurant Week, I was still graciously accommodated for my limited diet. The food was enjoyed by all, the service was lovely and we could hear each other talk! Wonderful location for downtown events. A repeater for sure.
Quality of food, service, and value were outstanding!
Went here for Restaurant Week dinner. Everything was spectacular--food was delicious. Service was gracious. Our group of foodies couldn't have been more delighted.
Excellent dinner,service and atmosphere. So pleased that we came.
Isa's Bistro knows how to do Restaurant Week right! Delicious food. Great service. Outstanding value.
This was my first time here, but it will not be my last. Great evening!
Food was a little to salty!
We ate here during Asheville's Restaurant Week. The food and service were excellent. Our waitress was a great help with our menu selections and was also very interesting and a pleasure to talk with.
Good service. Great location. Interesting food selections. Limited wine list n pricey.
I don't know if we caught this on an off night, but it just wasn't any good. To start it was a Friday night and DEAD. There was my husband and I plus 1 other couple. So just super .....boring. They had us order from a prix fix menu and said it was for restaurant week (but that started 2 days later). So now we are already there, seated and faced with a not so great menu. Our server was wonderful, super attentive and nice. My husband salmon came out undercooked, my pork was dry and over cooked. My French onion started was average but the bread they included in it (you know, the yummy part you love covered in cheese) was the heel of the baguette. Why? My husband has to send back his dish and opted to just not get another plate. I ate 1/2 of mine. We took dessert to go. Just totally lack luster. Servers and hosts nice, but food was very disappointing.
They did accommodate us even though we got in there a little late for our reservation. However the server was distracted and on the irritable side.
The food was excellent though I had not been expecting a fixed menu for New Year’s Eve. I had made the reservation through open table and nothing was mentioned about that.
We will come back for the food And hope that the service is better the next time.