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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

4.7
4.7
4264 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Stable Café is open from 11am to 4pm 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 90 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

  • 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 4,264 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    American

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. V

    Vicki

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  2. V

    Victoria

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very attractive dining venue with a nice range of entrees. Do yourself a favor and reserve in advance if you are there on a weekend or other peak time,
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good experience
  4. N

    Nana8

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, amazing fresh food with great service and attention to detail.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Terrific server. Food was good, hot and served promptly. I had pulled pork, my son had a burger. My only complaint is the French fries were not as crispy as I like.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first visit to The Biltmore was made more special by a lovely and attentive server, Jackie. We had 11am reservations today and Jackie was there quickly with drinks (Diet Coke and unsweetened tea with a little bit of blackberry syrup — her special touch). She was helpful with recommendations. Lunch was out promptly even though the restaurant filled up quickly. My husband had the BBQ sandwich (no slaw) and I hade the portobello sandwich. My husband loved his. Mine was tasty but the bun was slightly dry. Jackie paced our meal perfectly showing us just the right attention. We splurged and split the red velvet cake. It was okay. Would have been better if it was fresh. But Jackie made up for any shortcomings. What a superstar you have in Jackie!!
  7. IL

    ILivetoEat

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a unique setting! Biltmore Estate has many good restaurants; I’ve dined at all of them (as well as many Asheville restaurants). The Stable Cafe is certainly at the top of Biltmore’s dining list for me. Karl provided top-notch table service, menu insight & genuine conversation to me & my friend from out of State. We greatly enjoyed the NC apple salad & Appalachian sampler; the portions are huge. The seasonal mojito was well balanced. I’d order it all again. I like a good sized portion; however, it left no room for the several yummy desserts on the menu. My compliments to the chef & his staff. Go & enjoy.
  8. NR

    NormaR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Chicken Salad for Lunch and good beer.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a delicious meatloaf and my husband opted for the trout. Both dishes were very good with a large portion size. Would eat there again if were visiting Biltmore more Estate again
  10. JM

    JuliannaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The roast beef was super dry - Arby’s roast beef is actually better. fries came to us barely warm/mostly cold. Service was pretty good but slow. It took a full hour for soup and sandwiches so give yourself plenty of time if you have a reservation at the Biltmore House you are trying to make after you eat.
  11. DK

    DeborahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Amazing waiter! Quick service. 5 stars.
  12. MS

    MsSniggins

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at the Stable Cafe. Be sure to book in advance. You can book online. The smoked cauliflower steak was amazing. My companions said their sandwiches were delicious. The guy who got the sampler platter could not eat it all, but said it was great. Four thumbs up. Server was delightful. Oh! Try the blackberry lemonade. Yum.
  13. K

    Keggr

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was fantastic. Food was very good. Thanks for not overdressing the Caesar salad!
  14. RD

    RaymondD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I love eating at the Stable. The ambience is delightful. The chicken salad was very tasty but needed more mayonnaise. Otherwise we enjoyed our meal very much.
  15. DH

    DeborahH

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freshest salad greens ever! Grown on the estate which made our salads so delicious. Loved that our table was in an old horse stall! And our young female server was excellent. One of our best dining experiences while in Asheville!
  16. S

    Sandi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Stable Cafe is my favorite restaurant on Biltmore Estate. The food is always delicious. I highly recommend it.
  17. KS

    KirstenS

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and such a cool atmosphere! Loved our day at Biltmore!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was not offered good recommendations and service, he also provided history about the stables. A very enjoyable experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends visiting
  20. RM

    RickyM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We have enjoyed this restaurant in the past. I have a soy allergy and notified our waiter. I ordered pull pork sandwich. I was told they would have to change the bun due to soy. When my meal came I noticed Mayo on the bun which had soy and no French fries. Waiter apologized took my meal back and shortly after wood brought me a sandwich of pulled pork on tasteless white bread. Chips no fries. Disappointed. Pulled the meat off the sandwich discarded the bread. The pulled pork was good.
  21. LG

    LadyGourmet

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Delicious good and the service was excellent. It was however rather noisier than the other restaurants on the Estate., this may be because of the acoustics of the tile walls in the stable.
  22. JP

    JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. There was a variety of entree choices and the portions were generous. The setting was unique, well-appointed, and clean. The service was also very good.
  23. TS

    TinaS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Was looking forward to having lunch here based on recommendations from friends. I was a little disappointed in the food. I had the chicken salad croissant. The chicken salad was just so-so - it didn't have much flavor and the croissant was not light and flakey like you'd think, but more like a bun that looked like a croissant on top - too dense for my preference. My boyfriend had the quarter chicken meal and he highly recommends it. The cooked carrots that came with his meal were awesome. So maybe stick with a meal, rather than a sandwich.
  24. AH

    AnitaH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious and the service was great. Loved everything about the place.
  25. EW

    EarlW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was hesitant to book at any Biltmore restaurants because of some reviews. Food was great at Stable Cafe as was the service.
  26. m

    midwesttravelor

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Be sure to try the Stable Cafe at the Biltmore estate. It’s. Large casual dining restaurant in the old horse stables. Food is good and portions are very large. We shared a watermelon salad and the Cafe lunch (BBQ pork, chicken, baked beans, roasted carrots, potato salad, and cole slaw) and could eat only about half of what we ordered. Food was well seasoned and very tasty.
  27. K

    Kim1234

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything about our experience was amazing. Food is consistent and delicious. The blackberry lemonade is the best I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this cafe!
  28. Q

    Quovadis

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Requires reservation unless you want to wait a while - and there's a lot of folks because it's the only restaurant right next to the mansion.
  29. i

    irism

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I ordered the sample dish for $30. The food in general was not flavorful except for the BBQ beans. The piece of chicken was dark meat. The pulled pork texture was weird. I was very disappointed as I was expecting a lot more for the money. The corn bread was good. The sweet tea was good too. The restaurant was very crowded and could look n feel a lot cleaner. Would not recommend as it was not an exceptional experience.
  30. JJ

    JoJu

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, fast service, no wait time with reservations, friendly staff, reasonably priced, diverse menu choices.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent service
  32. CB

    CarolB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Service was awesome! Brandy did an excellent job. I highly recommend The Stable Cafe. Thank you for taking such good care of us.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Watermelon salad had a lot of limp/ browning greens. Seemed like the salad was dressed long before serving (puddled in bottom of bowl), which caused the deterioration of the lettuce. Its been a long time since I’ve had a salad that bad, which was disappointing since were were trying hard to enjoy our day on vacation. We notified management and were comped the salad and given a free dessert. The chocolate creme brûlée was great, and my husbands burger was adequate (fries were a bit soggy). Service was great.
  34. D

    Daumy

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very cool venue. Our food was delicious (chicken salad) and our waiter, Karl, was great. Only negative was the young lady who seated us. Didn't welcome us or tell us to enjoy our meal. Just set the menus down and walked away. Rude.
  35. GS

    GingerS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our food and the atmosphere of the cafe' but we really enjoyed our server, Donna. We had a 3:00 reservation and the cafe' was fairly quiet. My husband had lots of questions about the structure and she gladly answered them and then gave a paper about the stables. She also answered some other questions about other things on the estate. Donna was a wealth of knowledge and very personable. She really made our visit more enjoyable.
  36. ET

    ElizabethT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    I made a reservation a week or two in advance for 3pm. What I didn’t know is that it closes at 3pm - as you can imagine not too many workers were happy to see us. Despite some great open tables, the host slapped the silverware and menus on the table closest to the host stand - probably the worst table there. It was quite disappointing since I took the time to plan this late lunch and I felt somewhat unwelcome. Food tasted as what you’d expect for a bar about to close.
  37. S

    Sueb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome; would go again - carrots out of this world & staff very accommodating
  38. RW

    RodW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place historical setting with great southern farm to table food and terrific service. Highly recommend!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food!!
  40. DP

    DeeP

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall, we had the feeling we were at Disney. Super loud. Very bright. Sort of like a cafeteria. The food was good. In fact, the day's special was a flank steak sandwich that was excellent. Our server was on top of everything. Very attentive. My $30 cocktail was good...but way overpriced. As was the entire meal. Our biggest disappointment was the ambience. Just felt like we were eating with a bunch of other people, very loud, all on top of each other. Not what we expected at the Biltmore.

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 4.7 stars by 4264 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 90 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: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

  • 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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