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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

4.6
4.6
4701 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 31 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 4,701 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Stable Café is my favorite restaurant on the Biltmore Estate. The service is always outstanding. You must order the Warm Pimento Cheese dip as an appetizer. As far as entrées, everything is delicious. Be sure to have a glass of Biltmore wine!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent! All the staff at the Biltmore are exceptional. We had a great day and a lovely lunch at the Stable. Thank you!
  3. JW

    JulietteW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Glad we made a reservation, though we didn’t really need it. It was the perfect option for after our tour. Staff was friendly & helpful.
  4. JH

    JoyceH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and wonderful waiter. Enjoyable experience. However, we sat in a booth along the outside wall and there was a VERY cold draft coming through the floor vent. We covered up with our napkins.
  5. L

    Lambchop

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal! Great service and loved eating in a stall booth.
  6. KJ

    KathleenJ

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious experience!! Great service, atmosphere and the food is an amazing experience.
  7. M

    Mermaid

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always...service, food and value
  8. E

    Eaglebeauties55

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love eating at The Stable Cafe. I had a delicious chicken salad croissant with slaw and crunchy chips. For dessert I had their Bailey’s Red Velvet cake. Oh so good. The chicken salad is the best EVER. My server was fantastic. Another happy lunch there!
  9. PM

    PeggyM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Chicken salad was awesome! Best Sangria I’ve ever had!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Said soup of the day was broccoli cheddar but it also had potato in it. Pretty sure they had leftover potato soup they mixed in with it. It was not good.
  11. MT

    MTR4

    Greensboro

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was amazing! So customer service oriented. She made our lunch experience very enjoyable before the DaVinci exhibit, which was also very good.
  12. BS

    BarbaraS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Karl was very attentive once we arrived. Highly recommend The Stable Cafe Sampler and dessert is a must!!
  13. Y

    Yankeetransplant

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely historic stable. Nice menu and some great specialty cocktails. Lunch only.
  14. SC

    ScottC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and the place was beautiful. Make a reservation!
  15. SW

    SusanW

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to the Stables for lunch after a tour of the house. It’s January, so thankfully it was not busy at all, we did make reservations just in case. Our server was very friendly and upbeat, as we have found all the employees to be at Biltmore. We both ordered smash burgers which came out quickly. LOVE the atmosphere of stables from times past….just imagining the hustle and bustle that must have been going on inside those walls. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!
  16. SJ

    ShellyJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The woman at the front didn't thank us or even look up when we were on the way out - she was shopping for shoes on the computer.
  17. VF

    VickiF

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Had lunch here. Great service. Very attentive. Meatloaf was dry and flavorless. I couldn't finish it due to dryness even with the mashed potatoes added to it. Brussels and mashed potatoes were good. Food came out fast for as busy as they were.
  18. SS

    SheriS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we visit Biltmore, eating at this restaurant is a must. Make a reservation if you plan to visit. Delicious food, excellent service and if they find out you are celebrating, you just may get a dessert on the house!
  19. M

    Morgan

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic. It does get a little loud, but food is always great and service is friendly.
  20. M

    Mermaid

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is always spot on! Wonderful selection!
  21. KW

    KathyW

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My portabella burger was excellent. Our server, Cara, was lovely and attentive. Fun atmosphere when visiting Biltmore House.
  22. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st class service by the wait staff. Prompt honoring of reservation. Food was delicious and, along with the atmosphere and experience, was worth every penny.
  23. GB

    GBird

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good. The fillet was prepared perfectly, but it was a bit tough. The trout almandine was delicious. Salad, veggies and potatoes were quite good. Dessert was clearly from an outside source. The restaurant was an old stable. Very unique!
  24. AR

    ArleneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Communication was well done, our table was ready and waiting for us. The service was excellent, our server friendly and attentive. The food was good and the serving sizes generous. An all around enjoyable experience.
  25. DB

    DayatBiltmore

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and nice atmosphere. Service was timed well and there was no pressure to hurry.
  26. SD

    SusanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great meal, excellent service and quaint atmosphere! A little noisy, but not too bad. Enjoyed our anniversary there.
  27. J

    Jaxroberts

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The service was excellent but the meal overall was very average.
  28. RD

    RobertD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Honestly, we were very disappointed. The Stable Cafe was recommended by the Biltmore so we made reservations and came. Unfortunately the prices were much higher than we were expecting, but once we got there we decided to stay. 1. We ordered the the North Carolina Apple Salad. The first thing on the list of ingredients was North Carolina Apples. Half way through eating the salad my wife and I both realized there was no apples in the salad. We asked our server about this (Susant1) We had a bit of a language barrier with her, and she had a hard time understanding there was no apple in our Apple Salad. When we finally got her to understand, she offered to bring me an apple. I had one bite left to the salad. I said no, but to bring up my concerns to the chef. She did and came back and said he just forgot. Seriously? We were shocked at the casual response to a considerable oversight. I got the trout and the potatoes were dry, hard, and cold. My wife got the chicken and her vegetables were cold. In addition two, two not one of the servers bumped into my wife's chair, quite noticeably, and never apologized. To say we were disappointed is an understatement.
  29. RS

    RobScott

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The entire staff was professional and courteous, and our server Holly was among the very best! Main course selections were interesting and we appreciated the many gluten free options. While the preparation and overall flavors were very good, we both became immediately aware of how over salty our main courses tasted. The bisque and salad were very tasty. The fixed price dinner menu is a bit surprising if you didn’t expect it, and doesn’t allow for an inexpensive meal if that’s what you had in mind. But it’s a fun environment and very close to the House. As season pass holders we’ve dined at most of the Estate restaurants, but this was our first time at the Stable Cafe. We’re glad we experienced it, but definitely the Antler Village restaurants are for us, equal or better in taste and convenience of parking.
  30. DZ

    DonnaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was very convenient to eat here after the house tour as it is located in the building adjacent to the main house. The food was fantastic, the ambience was filled with history of the house and everyone was very pleasant.
  31. D

    Donald

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. We have eaten at The Stable many times and my wife usually orders the chicken salad. Several years ago, she ordered it and was not pleased so has always been hesitant to order it again. This time our server offered to bring her a sample to try, and my wife said it was excellent and had the full serving.
  32. EK

    EllenK

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last visit to Biltmore, we didn't make a reservation on the estate. Big mistake. This visit, we made a reservation at the Stable Cafe as it is right next to the house. Our lunch FAR exceeded our expectations! Our waitress was a rock star. Our drinks were ways full and she kept us up to date on the status of our food. Our food was delicious! Portions were great. Absolutely recommend the Stable Cafe! Best dining experience all around!
  33. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff are friendly and attentive. Large portions and fresh ingredients.
  34. BM

    BobM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Apple salad had little apples, a few nuts and scant goat cheese. Chicken croissants had no cranberries.
  35. K

    Kate

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience at the Stable. Have been dining here for many years and have never been disappointed.
  36. l

    live2eat

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Meatloaf was good. Trout was ok. Shrimp and grit not good, because shrimp had bbq sauce on them.
  37. L

    Locals

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fits nice with house tour, allow an hour and then tour. We are annual pass holders and are never disappointed when we visit . Our meals were both sourced from the estate which I think helped the quality .
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The ambiance was lovely. The drive from the village hotel to parking and then the walk from the parking lot took much longer than we expected. I looked at the menu prior to our arrival and was surprised that it was not same. We we’re presented with a three course meal choice only. I wasn’t extremely hungry, but ordered the appetizer, entree, snd desert since we we’re paying for it. I had the chicken and it was extremely dry and the vegetables were over cooked and mushy. The salad was good. I ordered the chocolate mousse but was told mid dinner they were out of it. I ended up getting the Apple tarte, it was average. Loved the place but the food was less than average.
  39. SB

    SusanB

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were a party of 4. Both Trout entrees were wonderful, chicken was extremely dry and no taste, quail was fairly good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at the Stable Cafe for lunch during our visit to the Biltmore Estate. We look forward to going back on our next visit. The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive and helpful.

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 4701 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 31 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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