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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

4.4
4.4
5668 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 44 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 5,668 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

5,668 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My companion wanted a burger but the only burger that was on the menu this time was lackluster. I was disappointed with their current menu. I ordered the hot pimento cheese and baguette, as I have many times before, but the dish has totally changed. 1/3 the amount of pimento cheese and pre-spread onto the baguette slices and then a pickled onion glaze is added across the top. I got four small slices of baguette. This was previously one of my favorite things to eat out anywhere, but today was just a different experience.

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  2. ReneeH

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    They did not have the full menu available but did not inform us until our order was placed. Service was terrible, it took 10min from seating to get water and after placing order another 30min to get food without any refills on water or checking in on our table. Would not recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We asked for rolls as soon as we ordered cause we were hungry. The roast chicken was tender but lacked seasoning. A little salt & pepper was needed. Roasted carrots were yummy. Pimento toast was blah. Iced tea good (asked for half&half so just enuf sweetness) & server set us up with ice-teas to go for both of us even tho we only ordered one with our meal. Server was EXCELLENT! Hostess too.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy the Stable Cafe and we will go back again. The pimento cheese toast point appetizer was delicious! The service was excellent. The server was quick to remedy the dissatisfaction with the chicken that was overcooked. We will be back!

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  5. LoriL

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always. Restaurant was not loud so you were able to have an enjoyable conversation.

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  6. JoleneA

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly the server did a great job. Our problem was that we were one of the first groups seated for the day and yet half the menu was unavailable because they were out of everything! (which isn't a large menu to begin with) They were out of the beef, they were out of mushrooms, they were out of soup, they were out of sweet tea, and on and on. It was quite disappointing from the menu standpoint.

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  7. Kari

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burgers were fantastic, great atmosphere. A little pricy, but the food is quality.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a cozy restaurant, well lit, excellent service and amazing food with large portions. I will definitely be back!!

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  9. DwayneS

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Bbq was dry and the cheese grits where cold. The chicken was great.

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  10. Capman1983

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere , waitress was great, attention of detail from staff was above and beyond

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and service was great! Will return again another day!

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  12. KirstenS

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, service was GREAT!! Cannot wait to come back and see the new menu

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  13. JeffA

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Food was wonderful! Service was great! We are locals and pass holders and this is one of our favorites!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is not our favorite at Biltmore.. we feel it has a limited menu and the quality of food does not seem to be up to “Biltmore Standards.” It is still a good place for an occasional meal when visiting Biltmore.

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  15. CarolM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stable Cafe at the Biltmore is such a unique place to dine. The food, the service, actually everything about it is fantastic! We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day luncheon.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donna is the best server and representative of Biltmore !!

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  17. JudyBlue76

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits and the Appalachian Sampler. The atmosphere was cool and they had an interesting variety of beverages.

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  18. ShelbyH

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were very kind… food was truly truly awful. The bbq and bun was so very dry.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Delicious food and great service.

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  20. MichaelM

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a fun place to eat after the house and gardens food is good the vibe is great eating in the horse stalls

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  21. WilliamK

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott our server was fantastic temperature to cold

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  22. Adam

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Return visit to the Stable cafe. Charming, very cool decor using the original stalls. The lunch salad with seared trout was a bit weak on the salad. It was really a side salad with the fish. The burger was terrific, a double patty smashburger on a brioche bun. The chicken noodle soup was outstanding loaded with fresh pulled chicken, veggies, and elbow noodles. Be sure to make reservations during busy seasons.

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  23. Suzin

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly and our server was wonderful and attentive.

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  24. CynthiaK

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cori was our Server and he made the entire experience Fabulous!!! The Food was SOOO Great. The ladies at the front to lead us in were just so friendly and sweet!!! Thank you for such a great time!!! Can’t wait for our next visit!!! Cindy Kaigler 678-910-4969

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  25. DianeB

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The main course was very good and portions were generous. The only disappointment was the pimento cheese on toast. Would’ve preferred a bowl of the pimento cheese and toast, points or baguette chips.

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  26. Malibujim

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had one hour between house tours and it was great to share a sit down lunch. We had a wonderful burger and squash risotto…along with tomato basil soup…all the food was great and our server Ke, did an excellent job of pacing the meal so we were not hurried but got out on time for our next tour.

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  27. ElizabethC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not great. I had the veggie soup and veggies were crunchy. Smash burger was a little over done on a cold bun.would have been much better if toasted. These two and water and boil was close to 40$ expected much better food. Service was excellent and atmosphere is really good

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  28. YvonneJ

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to the Stable Cafe, and we hope to return again soon! All our food (pimento cheese, soup basil soup, cast iron mac & cheese, and chocolate truffle cake) was delicious. And our server, Sydney, was a delight! She was efficient, attentive, and personable without being intrusive.

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  29. FrequentEstateVisitor

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't imagine a visit to Biltmore without Cedric's shepherds pie for lunch! However, all menu items, especially the specials, are always good.

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  30. DavidH

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No points for this reservation! Really? Great experience though!

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  31. LenaT

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a nice time at The Biltmore. We enjoy ALL the restaurants!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love dining at the Stable Cafe when visiting the Biltmore. This past experience was just not the same as previous dining experiences. The food was overcooked. My husband and I split the Appalachian sampler and all of the meats were dry. I had 2 vegans with me and I was told the on site chef could prepare anything on the menu vegan. This is not the case. There was only one vegan item on the menu. And of course a plain salad. Needless to say I felt terrible for my friends as they didn’t get much to eat. I’ll definitely go back. The staff are amazing. The ambiance is fun. Let’s just hope the food improves.

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  33. MarieF

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, delicious dinner, fantastic setting. We absolutely loved.

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  34. Taypat

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As annual passholders, we made reservations prior to our visit for a party of four but we were disappointed in the location of our table. Table space in booth was so tight we had to turn the table sideways back and forth when anyone wanted to enter and exit and it was very cold even though temperature outside was not that chilly. Meanwhile, there were multiple empty tables in more desirable areas. One person ordered the risotto dish which was extremely over salted and the butternut squash was not even cooked. The other three of us had the lunch special of chicken pie which was mediocre and over salted as well. I personally became rather sick after the meal that evening which is a rarity for me even when I eat food that is lacking. However, the waiter was excellent at his job and very attentive and they did not charge for the risotto dish so that was a positive. We will probably choose differently on our next visit and would recommend others do likewise. As a western N.C. native my only hope is visitors to our state are not led to believe the food here is representative of good southern cuisine, because it certainly is not.

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  35. NikiB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pimento cheese appetizer was some of the best I've ever had. I will return just for this dish.

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  36. GlennF

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As a pass holder, I took a friend to visit. The restaurant was not crowded, as it seemed to be a low attendance day at the Estate. Our server, Isaac, was convivial but not intrusive -- as perfect as a server can get in my opinion. And the food was wonderful as always. I've been to the Stable Café repeatedly during the past five years.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with some of the best service we can remember.

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  38. Mermaid

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott our service was outstanding. The food delicious... however we were VERY disappointed that the Stable Cafe removed the meatloaf entree from the menu! It's a perfect dish for winter and one of the best meatloaf, sad. Also the new Appalachian entree aka Ploughman sample is half the size but the price certainly hasn't changed! You should be charging $25 not $30.

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  39. pleased2dine

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone, our party of four came in contact with, were pleasant and friendly. The meal was delicious and the perfect amount. It is nice to go to a restaurant and actually finish your plate. If we had time, we may have even gotten dessert! I was surprised when the bill arrived as it was about $30 LESS than I expected.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly Server Jacque. Fast & consistent checking on Us; party of 3. Though Jacque asked the chef to exclude Pesto in Risotto, it contained some, also, the Butternut Squash was hard. That was disappointing because I was really looking forward to that dish. It was not delicious. Jacque promptly took it off our tab with apologies. The Sampler platter was missing the coleslaw. Jacque said she would put some in our takeout bag, along with a Buttermilk Pie. It was Not included. Perhaps she got busy & missed it. The burger was delicious, the pot pie was good, the rolls were good & drinks good. Good but don’t know if I’d return. Jacque was great; really working hard. Thank You.

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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 4.4 stars by 5668 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 44 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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