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About Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

Biltmore tickets or an annual pass are required to visit all restaurants on the estate. For dinner reservations during November and December all the guests in the party must have a Candlelight Evening Ticket or be an estate lodging guest.
The convenient location next to Biltmore House, friendly hospitality, and delectable food make the Stable Cafe a popular stop after visits to the house and gardens. And the ambiance of the historic surroundings in the renovated stable complex is unmatched.
Enjoy lunch specials like the Stable Cafe Sampler of spice-rubbed smoked ribs, pulled pork barbeque, and herb-roasted rotisserie chicken - truly a barbecue lover"s delight! Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and irresistible desserts round out the daily lunch menu.
Biltmore tickets or an annual pass are required to visit all restaurants on the estate.

1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Cross Street:
McDowell Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 225-6370

Website:
http://www.biltmore.com/visit/dining/stable.asp

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.

Parking Details:
Biltmore House guest parking lots, with shuttle service available.

Executive Chef:
Shannon Sutherland

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (91)
Casual (78)
Comfort Food (54)
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Special Occasion (40)
Fun (39)
Authentic (36)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Local Ingredients (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Cozy (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Kid-friendly (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Seasonal (19)
Scenic View (17)
Quick Bite (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Healthy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Romantic (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
People Watching (11)
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Business Meals (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vegan (3)
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·Dined 5 days ago

This is the third time eating at the stable cafe We made reservations for 8 people at 8:00 because that was the max amount of people you could reserve a table for. By the way they were busy. I had a party of 16 and we were done early on our Biltmore tour at 7:15. The staff at cafe said give us a few minutes and by 7:25 they had pulled tables together so all 16 of us could sit together and sat us early. Food was excellent!!! Service was excellent!! A lady at a table next to us asked their server " can you do me a favor? " and before she told the server what the favor was the server replied "absolutely". That is customer service. There are a lot of great restaurants around the Asheville area But, if you want an excellent dining experience, great food, and a staff that is in the " yes " business please dine at The Stable Cafe.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service were excellent. Also had the Biltmore wine which is always a winner. Love that the restaurant was once a stable which adds to the charm. We were seated at a table but it was very intimate.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were on vacation and really enjoyed this restaurant. The ribs were delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

We ordered the rotisserie chicken. What they brought us was more the size of a cornish hen. I ordered the leg quarter and my FIL ordered the breast, for the money they should be embarassed what they served us. My MIL ordered the chicken salad, portion was ok, but would've liked a choice of dressing for the salad and my husband had the burger. The bread could have been a little fresher. All in all, it was high prices and the food was of average quality and below average portions. It's a place you go for the experience, but not the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Time and time again we have thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Stable Cafe. Great food and good service. We celebrated two birthdays! Grandpa 66 yrs. and granddaughter sweet 16! Thank you to the entire staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great services, in love with the environment, if it says "the Stable" is a stable prepared as a restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Staff are wonderful. We arrived 1.5 hours ahead of our reservation and were seated promptly.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food although a little pricey. Par for a tourist attraction. Imaginative menu. Good portions. Great ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

We had excellent food, service, and a great view of the Biltmore Stables.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

I've eaten at The Stable Cafe for many different occasions and my latest visit was on a girl's weekend outing. The food is delicious and we were lucky enough to reserve one of the two window tables in the upstairs dining room. The view of The Biltmore Estate was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Highlights included the Holiday Sangria and Warm Pimento Cheese Dip.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing, good service and a fun atmosphere. Will be back and will recommend to others.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was not good and it was very expensive for what you received. Felt like eating in a cafeteria. Service was great considering it was very busy. The remainder of the restaurants on the Estate were excellent.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our visit was very pleasant. They had no record of our reservation but there was no problem to be seated and served immediately. Our food was delicious and generous portions. Our server was courteous and did a good job. She was not as friendly as some other servers but she took care of us without any problems. We left the restaurant for the Candlelight Tour and it was the perfect place to dine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was ok, but over priced. Too busy for 2:15 in the afternoon. Hamburger dry. Fries warm, not hot. Won't come back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fun to dine in the actual stables that were formerly used by the Vanderbilt family back in the late 1800's, early 1900's. Located adjacent to the mansion, it's easy access during or after your tour. Food is delicious!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great service/prompt seating. Food was good but nothing outstanding. Biggest plus is that it is part of the BILTMORE HOUSE complex so it was very convenient to have dinner there before touring the house for a Christmas Candlelight tour. A bit overpriced but how do you measure convenience and the setting?

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The Stable Cafe at Biltmore Estate is conveniently located adjacent to the estate. We visited after our Candlelight Christmas tour. The website indicated that we could select lighter fare rather than the three course prix fixe menu offered at other Biltmore restaurants. That is why we selected The Stable Cafe in the first place. However, we were unhappy to find that The Stable Cafe offered the same menu as the other restaurants--the website was incorrect. We decided to stay, even though three courses were more than we wanted to eat. My ravioli was very good, but my husband's roast chicken was tough without much flavor. The price was fairly high, but not surprising considering where we were.

The best part of the evening was our server. She was outstanding in every way--she knew the menu well and was attentive without being obtrusive.

The decor of the converted stable was well done. Many parts of the original stable were left as is, which gave the restaurant great character. The atmosphere and location are quite a draw.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

What a wonderful, unique experience! The food, service and setting were all awesome. A must- do when visiting the Biltmore!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was a really great treat after touring The Biltmore. The atmosphere is so awesome, knowing that you're eating in the old stables. Food is good, service was outstanding (Coy), and the experience was great overall.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service and great atmosphere

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

All of restaurants on the estate are very good to excellent. The Stable provides good food at reasonable prices with very quick service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful evening, great food and great staff. Awesome section from the menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Enjoyed good bbq and delicious apple cider before heading to the Antler Hill area! Nice choice for more affordable sit down meal!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a thoroughly enjoyable visit. I must say the food was excellent. The service was prompt and friendly. The overall experience was very delightful. I would recommend the Stable Cafe to all. The dining experience was a perfect addition to the Biltmore experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Only open for dinner during the Candlelight Christmas Evenings events, this was a great dining experience. Our server was really wonderful & attentive. The food delicious & the ambiance warm. Perfect for a Holiday dinner!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The atmosphere is great and convenient to see Biltmore house.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My favorite restaurant on the Biltmore Estate. Used Open Table for reservation, had 5 min wait before being seated. Excellent, prompt service. Menu offers plenty of choice, and meals are heavier, comfort food, which I prefer during the fall/winter season. 3 people in our party, all satisfied with experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were visiting Asheville for a seminar and I need to eat gluten free for medical reasons. There were several options, including dessert. The food was expensive but the quality made it well worth it. Service was exceptional and I will eat there again next time I'm in town. Veterans receive a 10% discount if you ask and have ID.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The Stables is a great Site See restaurant. Food was good but not great. Burger wasn’t was very good. On the pricey side but you are at the Biltmore.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had Donna as our waitress, she was amazing. Donna made our lunch a wonderful experience. My friend & I came for passholder shopping day and came to the Stable Cafe for lunch and was greeted by Donna who was the greatest waitress. I hope I will get Donna as my waitress again. Thanks so much!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I have dined here twice this past week because it is such a sure bet for excellent food and a wonderful overall experience when entertaining guests! .......... and we get a lot of company in the fall. I have never been disappointed at the Stable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great time at Stable Cafe Biltmore. Service was prompt and the attendant had an excellent and affable attitude, and very well prepared to answer questions, as well as giving pertinent recommendations.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Booth was too cramped. Food overpriced for what was received . menu items not available were not advised prior to ordering. Staff not very attentive or informative.

The pimento cheese dip was very good. Would suggest having some soft bread slices as well as the crisps.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Restaurant is a part of the Biltmore House, in the old stable, and is absolutely the best place to eat lunch on the grounds if you are in the middle of touring the Biltmore House. Food is good, ambience is good, although if crowded the noise level can get a bit high. Service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Stable Cafe at the Biltmore is truly a cozy and tasty find. The fact that it was previously a stable just adds to the charm! The food is amazing and the decorations during the holiday season are beautiful! The menu has a great range from easy and quick sandwiches to hearty and robust meals. Everything was delicious and the staff were friendly and engaging.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I reserved a party of six and needed a high chair. The staff was wonderful and had a table available when we arrived 30 minutes early. Our waiter was pleasant and checked on us several times during our meal to make sure we did not need drink refills, other needs. Our family had a memorable lunch, food was served warm and delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very pleased with the Stable. Décor was unique and the food was good. A touch overpriced, but all the restaurants at the Biltmore are equal in price. It's what you pay for being in such a beautiful area. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a joy visiting Biltmore and dining at the Stables!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Had a reservation but given a beeper when we arrived. Waited a half hour and saw people show up with reservations seated right away. When I questioned what was happening were seated right away. We were offered an free appetizer and then the waitress took 10% more off our bill. The service was great and this was definitely a great Service recovery by the staff at the Stable. We would recommend and go back.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a lovely lunch. The food was excellent, better than I remembered, and despite a busy lunch crowd, our server did not rush us at all. Can't wait to go back!

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