The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Bistro is located on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, right next door to Biltmore's award-winning winery. Please be aware that you must have a valid paid estate admission ticket, be staying at Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel, or be a Biltmore Annual Passholder to dine on property. Please note that due to limited seating availability we are unable to accept reservations for our patio. All patio seating is assigned on a first come first served basis.

The Bistro features contemporary American fare. Fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients are the focus on the dinner menu, which features premium steaks, impeccable mountain trout and seafood, poultry and lamb. Chef Daniel Polk creates contemporary bistro-inspired recipes featuring estate–raised products and locally grown produce. Gardens on the estate produce a wide array of vegetables and fruits throughout the seasons, and our extensive pasture lands provide all-natural, hormone-free Black Angus beef and lamb.
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GQ
Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

PS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Might be worth the Annual pass price to Builtmore just to get to dine more often!!

JT
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We actually had both lunch and dinner there and all I can say is that the food was fabulous

o
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both loved our respective meals. We both did a steak night; mine was a wagyu strip steak, totally delicious. Salads also great, both beet and my farm salad. Excellent service from Bobby. We are local and are members, so I suspect we’ll be returning more often, although we enjoy Dining Room and Deerpark brunch as well.

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service great. Food good. Not a lot of selections. Expensive for what you get. Would like to see a better selection with a range of prices.

PK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

ribeye was tasteless and spinach was tough and chewy.

DM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The food was mediocre and way overpriced! Seemed like just a tourist trap. Would not recommend it.

S
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyment at the Bistro always happens! The atmosphere of the Estate pervades its spaces and makes patrons feel like guests of the Vanderbilts. The food is special, crafted by chefs who watch as we eat up their creations. I highly recommend the Bistro.

AF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice decor. Not noisy at all! Server very attentive. Food wonderful! I would recommend the Bistro to anyone going to the Biltmore!

F
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

We had reservations here for months. Arrived a little early as the shuttle bus ran ever fifteen minutes, thought best to be early. The man in charge of seating us put us at table 39 in Bobby’s section. As we walked around all the tables that were empty to our seats...dumbfounded. We were seated at the last table enclosed by walls with a no view out except a very small window high up to a outside wall and the other view was about ten foot of a service bar. Nothing to make us happy, we got up and found that in the dinning room All but two tables were empty. WHY would Anyone with a brain would you seat us there? Bobby moved us three spots down to another booth so we could see something. It absolutely spoiled our dining experience. I think that the idiot who picked where we sat should go sit there look at a wall and try to enjoy his meal. It was a special occasion that was Spoiled by one person!

BH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Too much lemon , made the food taste alike. The bread was good.

JK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The Bistro has been our go-to for special occasion dinners at Biltmore. The food is excellent! The servers are knowledgeable and attentive. However, the noise was intrusive on our last visit. We were seated near the kitchen with dishes and glass clanging throughout dinner. It was disappointing because we were celebrating an anniversary, which I had indicated on my reservation. For a quiet romantic dinner, we'll return to the Inn Restaurant next time. Recommend the Bistro for lunch or casual dinner.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food cold. Poor cut of meat slow service.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were disappointed with our service ( rushed) and the food. Someone must have spilt salt on the fish. The Bistro has been our favorite restraunt at the Biltmore for years. Loved the new outdoor seating but the food was subpar, especially for the cost. Hopefully, just a bad night.

S
Milwaukee
34 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was good. My risotto could have been creamier but everyone else was pleased with their choices. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Estate. The price became a better deal with the 20% off we received as pass holders. Otherwise it would have been pricey.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great people, very nice atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

PS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy lunch or dinner at The Bistro! The food is always delicious and service excellent. We were able to eat outside this last visit which is delightful on a pleasant Sept. day!

TR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food was excellent. We had the trout and it was outstanding. Food was noticeably much improved. Our compliments to the new head chef!

JC
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service except at this restaurant and Cedric’s for some reason the service is extremely slow. Both restaurants were not busy at the times of our visits. Seems to be a pattern at eating establishments at the Biltmore property. Having said that, we will return because it was worth it.

KF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times because we always have a great experience.

HC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant,quiet evening for visiting and enjoying food and good Biltmore wine. The food was well prepared and of excellent quality. Our server seemed like an old friend. I hope to return.

OT
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Great place for an average meal in an average atmosphere. Just nothing really special about it unless you don't get out to high end restaurants very often. If you do, lower your expectations. We had a great server!!

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Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for lunch. Trout was a bit dense (I think it was over cooked) and a bit too salty. Screaming toddler spoiled the ambiance. Otherwise it was a good lunch.

R
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at The Bistro. The service was excellent and the food out of this world. My husband started with soup of the day (sweet potato - so good), then had the smoked chicken. He said it was the moistest chicken he’s ever had. I ordered the rib eye and devoured it - cooked perfectly and very flavorful. They topped it off with a desert plate for our anniversary- very classy and much appreciated.

SC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered Steak Frites which is skirt steak sliced very thin and it was very good. Enjoyed some for the Biltmore wines to go along with our meal. Service was excellent and weather aloud us to sit outside. Nice evening

BG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our experience at The Bistro, we selected a late afternoon lunch time to avoid the rush and enjoy a quiet lunch for our anniversary. The food was fantastic, both the French Onion and Roasted Red Pepper soups were spectacular. We will definitely dine here on another visit to Biltmore Estate.

HR
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Most things on the menu were gluten-free which was incredible. A little pricey for the quality though, but one of the best restaurants on Biltmore Estate

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Charleston
78 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went there for lunch while staying at the inn. I have several food allergies and after the server had to. Check with the kitchen about ingredients, they were unable to accommodate me. I did order the corn risotto but was unaware there were onions in it and became ill after only a few bites. The place itself was very nice but I think they they should be able to make or substitute some items.

SG
Western NC
44 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent everything.

J
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely spot for lunch during a daytime visit to Biltmore. Great location next to Biltmore Winery and the wine shop. Loved the pizza!

SB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience there, ambience , food, service, fabulous. Was a great birthday dinner

P
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we have only good things to say about our dinner at The Bistro
We had out of town guests with us and needless to say they were impressed. (Their first time at The Bistro)
We are grateful that the evening was up to the usual excellence of The Biltmore standard.
We usually try to bring most of our out of town guests to the Biltmore premises and especially try to have a meal at The Bistro.
Thank You again for a lovely evening.

L
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly fantastic experience. Enjoyed the whole experience.

JJ
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location for birthday

DJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely wonderful experience as always!! We have visited the Bistro several times and have always had an outstanding experience!!

LP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Host was neither nice nor accommodating. Even though my reservation was made several days in advance and specifically requested a booth, he commented that I was lucky to even get seated and should not have expected my request (a booth) to be honored on such a busy night!!! We brought a guest for her 81st birthday and were quite embarrassed at the unfriendly reception we encountered!!

Our server, Smyly, was extremely attentive and efficient - truly fantastic.

The food was exquisite, as always, and most delicious. The Day Boat Scallops and Filet were cooked to perfection, just as requested, and paired with complementary vegetables.

Overall, the experience was good. I just wish the evening had started with more consideration and kindness and less rudeness!!! A "busy" night should be an opportunity for staff to prove how good they really are . . . . . A TIME TO SHINE!!!

b
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Here for a concert with friends. Was hoping for a nice relaxing dinner but was sat by the kitchen and heard the food orders being shouted out throughout the dinner along with clattering of dishes. Not the ambience one would hope for at a nicer Biltmore restaurant. In addition the hostess was not friendly. Disappointing.

A
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

All of our food was very over seasoned. You are paying for location. Food is mediocre at best.

DB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful summer evening. The food was amazing and our server Vanessa was terrific.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have had a better experience! The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. The atmosphere was relaxing and we spent a leisurely lunch without feeling rushed. I highly recommend it.

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