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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

4.5
4.5
5716 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 59 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 5,716 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

5,716 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. JennM

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  3. CodyM

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  4. PickyPalate

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  5. sparky

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. CristinW

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. CarolD

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A joyous lunch while visiting the gardens. Our waitress was fantastic and the food was splendid.

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  28. DisappointedDiner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal meal EXCEPT … My husband is gluten intolerant, and the entree that he ordered, the “Carolina Barbecue Springer Mountain Chicken”, is labeled GF on the menu, but the barbecue sauce is actually not GF. We found the sauce in one of the gift shops right after lunch, and were going to pick up a bottle to take home because it was so tasty … and right there on the label: CONTAINS WHEAT AND SOY. Sigh …. This was my fourth visit to Biltmore (but Hubby’s first) and I was so glad that the Stable Cafe had enough GF options that I could take him there for lunch — but unfortunately, a lack of attention to detail diminished our enjoyment somewhat. So, for my celiac and gluten intolerant friends — enjoy the Stable Cafe, but ask questions before you order, because the menu is not reliable, in our experience. (If you don’t have any dietary restrictions though, I highly recommend this place! The service is always great, the portions are generous, and everything is super tasty.)

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  29. Tracie

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun experience eating in the old stable of the Biltmore Estate!

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  30. LelandG

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Thought it should have a little more ambience…but I understand it was for family…food really good.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and amazing atmosphere. Love this place!

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  32. SharonJ

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fun environment and a great experience, food was good!

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  33. TimS

    Atlanta Metro

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Great food, great service from Cody. Be assertive with the check in.

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  34. DavidL

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is good and the service was fair. I was not pleased with the much smaller menu than what I remember in the past, but the smashburger I had was quite good.

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  35. JulieJ

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, you can taste the freshness in the salads , staff was warming and inviting

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  36. AmyG

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love eating here, it’s always on the list for places to eat!

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  37. BandE

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Just Good all around from food to server to hostess

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience when we come here. Our waitress, Paula was outstanding and went above and beyond for our food restrictions due to allergies and comfort during our visit. She had a wonderful energy and you could tell she enjoys what she does and making others smile. Highly recommend her and the Stable Café!!

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  39. KaeT

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved being in a historic stable. The hostess and waiter were very nice and responsive. The beef bourguignon had less than a tablespoon of beef in it. It didn't feel as special as I would have expected for the price and the setting.

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  40. MichelleT

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We made our reservation 2 days in advance and had no issues. We arrived for our reservation a little early and were shown to our table. We were seated near the entrance in the middle of the two seating areas and while the restaurant was very busy, we had no issues. All the waitstaff seemed to be hustling. Nicole was our waitress and she took very good care of the 3 of us, all adults. Our table ordered 2 of the chicken salad croissant with chips and one the trout with a salad, sweet tea, a coke and 2 of the red sangria. The chicken salad croissant were very large, light, flaky and buttery and the chicken salad was delicious with apples in it. The trout was seasoned and cooked well and tasted great. The sangria was wonderful! We did not order dessert as we were all too full after our meal. Comfortable restaurant to be in, good atmosphere and the lighting was nice and bright. Overall a wonderful experience that we would recommend to our family and friends and we will return ourselves for subsequent visits.

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FAQs

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate is rated 4.5 stars by 5716 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 59 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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