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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

4.5
4.5
5729 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 52 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 5,729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

5,730 Reviews
  1. DianeF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork barbeque was delicious. Love the venue. It was close to the Biltmore house so we finished the tour and went straight to the restaurant. Great location!

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  2. JohnG

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch choices were varied and balanced. We had the chicken salad sandwich served on a croissant and the pulled pork sandwich on the brioche bun. Both were served with French fries. The portions were large and the flavors were balanced. We had a medium and spicy bloody Mary and I would recommend the spicy one if you like a little spice. We had the lemon blackberry shortcake and the red velvet cake for desert. Both were unique and delicious. The piece of red velvet cake was huge. The stables Cafe was a great venue and won't disappoint. Donna was our waitree and was very attentive and her timing was impeccable. I would recommend reservations, but I do think they sometimes do have room for walk ins. Highly recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful waitress, she's a real pro. Great food and inside temperature of the restaurant.

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  4. MattK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service great. Unfortunately risotto was extremely bland

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  5. joym

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good choice. Glad we had reservations. Will go there again. Good service and food.

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  6. BeachButterfly72

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was overpriced and small portions for the sampler $38 platter. The dessert was the best part. Food was fairly bland and not the quality you would expect for $80 lunch. Our waitress was sweet and cared for my food allergy needs so that was very nice.

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  7. MarshaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mara, our server, was friendly and well-informed on the merits of the dishes available. She made us feel very special once she learned it was our 50th wedding anniversary and surprised us with a lovely dessert to commemorate the occasion. We definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to the Biltmore. The repurposing of the barn and the decorative touches were great!!

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  8. PatriciaH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Our waitress was outstanding!! We loved how tables were set up in what we're real stables.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation is as ready when we arrived … food was delivered quickly … was delicious … and our server was very attentive! She even charged my phone for me while we ate- she went above and beyond!

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  10. Kath

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have a new menu with sides that can’t be adjusted. The pulled pork sandwich was very dry with little flavor and not much in the way of coleslaw. My friend had the chicken which was also very dry. We’ve eaten here over a dozen times, first time disappointed.

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  11. TimK

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting and food is good value. Great way to end your visit to the Biltmore house. Servers are attentive, food selection is good and food is plentiful. Good selection of Biltmore wines as well.

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  12. KellyC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best meal and service on property! Renee was a perfect server!

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  13. DanaH

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The stables are neat. There are not a lot of options for dinning so you are paying resort prices. Last time I was there the food was better. I had the mixed plate with bbq, chicken, and sides. The succotash was VERY DRY and non flavored.

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  14. PeterB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As with most things at Biltmore, this restaurant has been thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed. Food is heavily weighted towards Southern sensibilities and the service is prompt and friendly. Highly recommended.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donna was a sweetheart…5 stars for her friendliness and knowledge of the Biltmore stables.

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  16. JennM

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is really special, and the service is always wonderful, but the food is average and expensive.

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  17. CodyM

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great meal and value, and we come here every visit. For the first time, felt a bit disappointed with the menu as some things had been changed for the worse. For example, the macaroni and cheese starter was missing. Still worth a visit for a lunch and the service is always phenomenal.

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  18. PickyPalate

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! Love the ambiance! Fresh, absolutely delicious, and beautifully presented food! Service was attentive without being intrusive. Do not miss the opportunity to eat here!!

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  19. sparky

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, high quality fresh food! Of two restaurants at Biltmore this was our favorite. Had lunch here before our house tour. Everyone in our party loved their dish.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We shared the Appalachian platter. It was delicious and just the right amount for the two of us as we weren’t terribly hungry. We were very happy with our choice of food and loved the history of the cafe. The staff was great. We were glad to have made a reservation the day before as it was busy.

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  21. Francine

    Greensboro

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I ate lunch here after our visit to the Biltmore House. We had made reservations for a later time and asked if we could be put at an earlier time. The lady made the switch quickly and we got a text about 30 minutes later saying a table was ready for us. Food was delicious. We both had the chicken salad croissants. Very tasty. Then we split a creme brûlée which was one of the best I’ve tasted. This cafe is an easy place to go for a great lunch before or after your visit to Biltmore House. Highly recommended!

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  22. Southendfinn

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent yet again - brought our kids this time and they loved the kids menu. Who knew the best meal in Asheville is at the Biltmore?

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  23. BrookeM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was fantastic! The food got to us quickly and it was delicious. Making a reservation in the app was the way to go!

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  24. sewellmg

    Western NC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As Passholders, we always the Stable Cafe. Shared the Taste of Appalachia for lunch. Perfect for two. Delicious meal.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was tasty and we loved the kids menu options. You go here for the experience and it was great for that! For a horse-obsessed kid, it’s fun for them to eat in an old stable and see original pieces there. Love that this is on OpenTable and you can skip the long walk-up line with your reservation.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere and great service! A must for lunch at the Biltmore Estate!

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  27. CarolynS

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and food. We would recommend . Cheese toast was late.

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  28. DarcyE

    Cleveland

    67 reviews

    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great option if you are spending day At Biltmore house and gardens. Food was good and enjoyed local focus. Service friendly and accommodating as well. On a hot day after waking the gardens , it was nice to have a cool place to sit and relax and refuel. Luv that they take reservations

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  29. Chas

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were very disappointed withour dining experience at the Stable Cafe. We were there close to an hour before we got our food. I had the Appalachian Sampler and my spouse had the BBQ sandwich. Our meal was cold when it finally arrived. The BBQ was very dry and not good at all. Our server said that the kitchen was"having some problems". Overall, the meal and dining experience was uninspiring and definitely not up to Biltmore standards.

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  30. CristinW

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here 20 times, food was ok. The rotisserie chicken which is usually amazing was totally average this time.

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  31. Papa

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the greatest repurposed areas of the entire mansion. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly, attentive, and just wonderful

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  32. MaryM

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s such a charming experience and the food is incredible. Good variety and fresh.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of my favorite restaurants and this has not changed that, but this visit was not the norm for them. Even with a reservation it took at least 15 minutes for us to be seated and they definitely seated walk ins before us. The food was good but not their usual standard. We had to ask for silverware after our food came because none had been provided. The people at the table beside us flagged down a manager to ask why they’d been waiting 45 minutes for their food and being seated in the middle of the dining room meant we got to hear all of people’s complaints about their experience of the day. Just not the usual level of service or the expected experience.

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  34. CarolD

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I visited your Stable Cafe many years ago; (before the Biltmore food services was changed into a profit center) and have fond memories of that luncheon. My recent visit was pure disappointment. Tables are packed in like sardines. I was seated earlier than my 1:30 appointment and was directed to a booth beside the noisy kitchen, despite a sea of open tables & booths. The booth was so small and uncomfortable it was hard to get in and out. My Biltmore experience was positive. If I am able to visit again, my food choices will be away from your main dining experiences.

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  35. KarenS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful lunch at the Stable Cafe prior to our Biltmore tour. Melinda, our server, provided excellent service! The meal was delicious, we especially loved the tomato soup, cheese grits and Mac/cheese.

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  36. arthurc

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, drinks and food. Convenient to Estate.

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  37. foodisgood

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience overall. Service was great and perfect for lunch after touring the house. Menu was limited and PRICEY. Felt like a Disney restaurant - paid for convenience and ambience but given any other options, I would have chosen somewhere else.

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  38. LauraB

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early for our reservation and were seated right away. Not crazy about our seat location in a back corner nearest the kitchen. Waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Food was good, but not great. Chili was warm at best and pimento toast wasn’t toast just soft bread. Enjoyed our meal though. Would highly recommend making a reservation as the line gets long quickly.

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  39. BethE

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch with my Granddaughter thank you for making it so special!

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  40. Carol

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Ke was great! Pimento cheese was good and wine flight was fun!

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FAQs

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate is rated 4.5 stars by 5729 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 52 times today
Google Map for Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    McDowell Street
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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