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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

4.6
4.6
4449 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Stable Café is open from 11am to 3pm daily for guests of Biltmore Estate. Limited reservations are accepted before noon and after 2pm, based on availability. All others will be served on a first come-first served basis.

Biltmore tickets or an annual pass are required to visit all restaurants on the estate. For seasonal evening events, dinner reservations for all the guests in the party must have an evening-specific ticket or be an estate lodging guest. Dinner menu is a three-course, prefix menu.

The convenient location next to Biltmore House, friendly hospitality, and delectable food make the Stable Café a popular stop after visits to the house and gardens. The ambiance of the historic surroundings in the renovated stable complex is unmatched. Enjoy lunch specials like the Stable Café BBQ with 16-hour smoked Appalachian style pulled pork and local roasted chicken! Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and irresistible with desserts round out the daily lunch menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 128 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 225-6370

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey Stanford

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    McDowell Street

  • Parking details

    Biltmore House guest parking lots, with shuttle service available.

  • Entertainment

    Thank you for choosing Stable Cafe - The Biltmore Estate. Please remember, estate tickets or a Twelve Month pass are required to visit the estate and dine at The Stable Cafe. For dinners during November and December, Candlelight Evening tickets are required. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,449 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    American

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. BD

    BrianD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Waiter was good. I’ve never eaten a filet mignon that had zero flavor. $74 for a steak with no flavor. Pretty noisy with the default screaming child, but that’s life America now. Disappointing, for sure.
  2. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. We had a great time.
  3. b

    beccaeatsgood

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but a bit overpriced which I suppose is to be expected at the Biltmore. The red velvet cake, however, was a clear winner & definitely large enough to share! We couldn’t even finish it between the 2 of us. Delicious!
  4. B

    Beemac

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our family in for Thanksgiving and went to the Biltmore and Stable cafe. Even though we had a large table ( 7 ) the service was outstanding and the food was really good. It’s pretty amazing that the stable can seat that many and yet keep the quality high that you would expect from a smaller higher end restaurant
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Very salty garlic mash and Brüssel sprouts. Overpowered entire meal. Was not impressed
  6. SF

    SarahF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was prefect for a casual dining experience in close proximity to the Biltmore mansion.
  7. D

    Dwayne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the loft area. An enjoyable atmosphere and the food was delicious.
  8. m

    moonbeam439

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance of The Stable Cafe and our server was attentive and super sweet. The food was okay. My boyfriend had the double burger and said it tasted like boxed meat. I had the portabella mushroom burger and it was good though a very small portion. The fries were pretty yummy, and the apple tart dessert was pretty good as well.
  9. HB

    HopeB

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are frequent guests at Biltmore Estate but this was the first visit to Stable Cafe, food was very flavorful, we will definitely dine here again.
  10. SM

    ShannonM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick and excellent service. We always enjoy our experience at The Stable Cafe!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great day. Great waitress. Food was tremendous.
  12. CB

    CynthiaB

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant was unique and felt very special. The staff were so kind and professional. The food was delicious! I would highly recommend!
  13. s

    spj1968

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Candlelighting Prix Fixe menu had interesting choices for all three courses. The setting was very pleasant and a nice way to pass the time before entering the house. Caleb, our server was very attentive and always at the right spot at the right time, and he, some how always had “just a little wine left in this bottle.”
  14. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We have eaten at The Stable Cafe many times over the years. Unfortunately, this Christmas Candlelight dinner was a disappointment. While the food was the best part of the meal, the service and timing was horrendous. The host sat three 10 top tables all at the same time and given to our one server. Our first course was rushed out before we received our cocktails or even bread and butter service. Half of the cocktails came out right as our entrees were being placed and the the other four arrived when we were about halfway through our entrees. They forgot one entree and then forgot one dessert. Ironically, for the same person. The second half drug out. We were never asked if we would like a second beverage. While our food was excellent, the experience was completely diminished with the frustration of service. At the end of the meal, my husband even had to go take the credit card over to the host stand and the server rushed to intercept. Take it for what it’s worth, but after spending $800 for dinner our family has made a tradition, it left a bad taste in my mouth.
  15. Y

    Yankee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Desert was a very tiny portion.
  16. HB

    HenryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a night to remember! The food and atmosphere were outstanding.
  17. JF

    JohnF

    Cleveland

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was very nice Service was promt and thorough Marissa did an outstanding job
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our party of 7 was seated promptly. We were there for the candlelight house tour and were looking forward to the PreFix dinner. We ordered promptly and drinks were quick to arrive. Then we sat. And sat. And sat. We finally got our first course and then sat. And sat some more. It was an hour and a half to receive our main course. We ended up getting into the house late, but we’re given passes due to the meal taking so long. The food was excellent. The service was good. We did get comped some drinks and a discount on the meal. But it was a two hour three course event. So take your patience.
  19. JC

    JoyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was great. Took a while for Our food. Tables were to close to each other.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Management super nice Table was crowded Food was good not great
  21. n

    nicolew

    Key West

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really neat to sit in the stable and have a fantastic meal! It was a three course meal, I had the Pork Chop and my husband had the Shrimp and Grits. Both were great but I tasted my husbands and it was possibly the best grits I have ever had. I’m a huge fan but ordered the pork chop to try something outside of my normal. Great food and definitely suggest booking a reservation after you tour the house!
  22. RM

    RMNDL

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Candlelight dinner was oversold. Not a great value for the money. No reason to ever do it again. Many better restaurants in Asheville.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited the Biltmore then went for lunch at The Stables. It was quite nice.
  24. CM

    ColleenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helpful, friendly staff. Good food. Nice atmosphere in the old stable.
  25. S

    Steve

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Overpriced poor quality food. The concept of the restaurant is good I liked the decor but overall poor experience. Desert was horrible looked like brought from grocery store.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Anniversary dinner---spent $140 plus on two meals and they just were not up to par for us...won't be spending that much again when I can go downtown Asheville and enjoy a lot better.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Even though it’s a holiday week (Monday before Thanksgiving) when you would expect slower service, our experience was the opposite. Our waitress, Paula, was so great & personable. Everyone there was great. We actually sat next to the open kitchen and it was like watching a choreographed dance. And the ambiance of the old stables was great. A+ experience
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous and came out fast!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice - I was a little surprised at menu for dinner as it was fix prix 3 course menu, but very very good
  30. LS

    LisaS

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was an enjoyable evening
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was average and very overpriced for what we had !
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Somewhat overpriced versus normal Stable Cafe. Plenty of good food, but not not the place or environment for a 200 meal before a 200 tour. Definitely ….not a $ 400 experience and would not recommend. Tough for long time supporters and season ticket holder couple who loves Biltmore.
  33. AT

    AlissaT

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming here is a must every time we visit Biltmore! Great food and service!
  34. SC

    SatisfiedCustomer

    Greensboro

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our family gathered in Asheville to tour Biltmore and the DaVinci exhibit. We had a great lunch at the Stable Cafe.
  35. GI

    GIZMO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE MEAL WE HAD WAS GREAT, THE WAITRESS WAS GREAT. WILL EAT HERE AGAIN.
  36. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent addition to our trip to Biltmore. Outstanding food and service! We are looking forward to our next visit to Biltmore to eat at the Stable Cafe!
  37. AH

    AnitaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Stable Cafe is a delightful place to eat lunch! My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal....and the dessert (S'mores Cake) was a treat! The service was excellent...our server was very attentive!
  38. AS

    AngelaS

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. There was a very limited menu which I understand the cut back but it was a little too much. Overall it was a great experience
  39. U

    Underwhelmed

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The Biltmore is lovely this time of year and great fun for a holiday treat! We made the mistake of booking a table at the Stable restaurant. Having been there prepandrmic , we knew it wasn’t cheap! But we had sticker shock! Chicken for $50 a steak for $80! If this was one of Asheville’s great restaurants sure! But it is mass produced average food! Eat at Cedric’s or one of Ashevilles restaurant! The ambience & good are just not worth it!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a amazing place to dine. Dinner was good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate is rated 4.6 stars by 4449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 128 times today
Google Map for Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McDowell Street

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Biltmore House guest parking lots, with shuttle service available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey Stanford

  • Entertainment

    Thank you for choosing Stable Cafe - The Biltmore Estate. Please remember, estate tickets or a Twelve Month pass are required to visit the estate and dine at The Stable Cafe. For dinners during November and December, Candlelight Evening tickets are required. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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