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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.79mi
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  3. Distance: 2.56mi
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About The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

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 Noriko Oda creates French 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.

1 Lodge Street
Biltmore Estate
Asheville, NC 28803
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days a Week.

Monday-Friday
Lunch 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
Lunch 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 225-6230

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

Catering:
The Bistro caters private events in the Champagne Cellar at the Biltmore Winery next door. This unique venue seats up to 30 guests for dinner, and is also available for intimate wedding ceremonies.

Parking Details:
Extensive guest parking is available in the Antler Hill Village area of Biltmore Estate.

Executive Chef:
Noriko Oda

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Biltmore Estate is host to many special events throughout the year. We celebrate spring at Biltmore with Festival of Flowers; concerts are held on the grounds and a huge flower "carpet" is on display in summer; and Christmas at Biltmore is not be missed.

Private Dining

The Bistro has options for private dining that can seat up to 30 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events. Champagne Cellar at the Winery This intimate settings features distinctive European ambiance.

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (64)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Casual (42)
Romantic (40)
Good for a Date (40)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Notable Wine List (35)
Great for Lunch (33)
Worth the Drive (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Cozy (24)
Seasonal (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Authentic (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Business Meals (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Healthy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fun (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
People Watching (9)
Scenic View (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Organic (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined a day ago

Good ambience, very good service, serving size was lacking.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great red wine flight and service was good. Have no more to say.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great place to eat! The food is outstanding! Service impeccable and atmosphere is very relaxing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was definitely under par for expectations. Service was good but the restaurant had few people at the time.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and great service as always! Just popped in for appetizers, and they were awesome!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a steak that was inedible but the server comped the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and wonderful server

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious. ..atmosphere very inviting...service was impeccable

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good. The server was great! However when we arrived we asked for a booth but was told booths were for larger parties , then we saw nothing but parties of 2-3 seated in booth! Frustrating since booth was available when we arrived.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I enjoy visiting Biltmore yearly and haven’t eaten at the Bistro in a while. Their food is wonderfully fresh and filling! Their wine selection is superb. Highly recommend The Bistro if you are planning a visit!

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was a wonderful dinner. Top 5 for the filet. The place was awesome.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was nothing special. And the service was decent. If you like the theme park dining feel then this is your place, but if you want a good meal go into the town of Asheville. The bistro doesn’t touch the quality of food or the price at some of the locally owned restaurants.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent breakfast. Best eggs Benedict ever.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We choose the three course lunch. We started with fired flat bread with goat cheese and fig. The main course was pork tenderloin with lentils and finished with creme burlee . It was all delicious!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. Did the 3 course pre-fix.
Great value and wonderful selections.
Dined outside. Good service.
Would recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was great, Russell was very attentive and helpful in suggestions. The food was great and plentiful! We had a four month old with us and the staff could not have been more accomodating with him.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have eaten at Bistro several times over the years, but had not been there for 2 years. We chose to come back with friends in town for a birthday weekend. Bistro's attitude and service were cold and rude and accommodation requests due to food allergies was not the "can/will do" attitude as before. After the waitress literally threw a menu back on the table to find a substitute for something that the kitchen said had an allergen, she took off without waiting to hear a question because -- as she later replied to our criticism of her abruptness-- she "had other tables." Earlier, when asked what the specials were that night, she turned back and snapped, "they sold out." Needless to say, we will not be back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My daughter and I shared the grilled trout. They brought it already split on two plates with two small filets each. It was served with a shrimp scampi butter sauce and a greens side dish with cubed butternut squash and bacon. It was delectable. My husband had a snapper fish special, and he said his was wonderful too. It was a pleasant surprise for a tourist area — the food isn’t usually that great in such places.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a thoroughly delightful anniversary experience at the Bistro. Loved every aspect of it; from the hostess, exceptional waitress service, ambiance, and the food. I had the duck cooked medium, my spouse the red snapper. Both meals and deserts were excellent.
Would not hesitate to eat at The Bistro again, when visiting The Biltmore Estate.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. Food was amazing. Exceptional service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was pretty good, service was OK. I was expecting more of a "wow" experience from a Biltmore restaurant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Friendly staff and Excellent service would recommend for any occasion.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food decor service: Bravo Manager Tony!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server was very nice and quick! Always kept an eye on our drink level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food at the Bistro was delectable and amazing. The meals were presented beautifully, and there was plenty of rich and delicious food. The cocktails were fun and unique, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the atmosphere too, it was quiet, but upscale and we had a wonderful time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service were great. Everything we ordered was fresh, creative, and delicious. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We had not been to The Bistro before and didn't really have any expectations. But we will definitely be back.

The only issue is that it is not easy to find, especially at night when you need to drive three miles through the Biltmore Estate grounds which is pitch black (no lighting at all). We also did not realize that, unless you're a hotel guest, you have to be an annual pass holder at Biltmore to even get onto the grounds. Fortunately, we are pass holders and happened to have our passes with us. Otherwise, we would not have been able to get to the restaurant. The restaurant should do a lot more to: a) tell those who make reservations that they need to be pass holders (and have passes with them); b) explain exactly where they are located; and c) provide better signage once the guest is in the parking lot. We walked around in a heavy rain being unable to find the restaurant, which is not well-identified on the signage.

That said, now that we know the protocol, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

So impressed by the selections, aromas, AND staff! Delicious - everything we ate! Our Server was spectacular!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been to the Bistro a couple of times and had called ahead for reservations giving them the information about a Birthday of one of my party. Nothing was ever mentioned about it nor any special treatment. All five of us were crammed into a booth with no arm space or even "wiggle " room. I was very disappointed in that part of the meal, and considering our total bills was close over 250.00 before tip, I expected a better seating arrangement for my guests and for me. That was not a good thing. Not sure if I will try that again. Not what I expected from the Biltmore Experience I had been told to expect.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine, atmosphere, and service. It was a five star dining experience that we didn't have to be dressed to the nines to enjoy. The casual semi-formal atmosphere was cozy and inviting. Top notch in our book. Can't wait to visit again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very nice lunch. The rigatoni with lamb ragu was delicious and the waiter was perfectly attentive. I would definitely have lunch there again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was not my first time at the Bistro. Love visiting when I am in town.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Overall, we really enjoyed our meals. We made reservations and were seated promptly. Service was just right! I had no room for dessert or a cocktail. The bread/cracker basket and dipping oil was delicious. I’m a carb lover! Meal was fresh and as described. Ambiance was reminiscent of an upscale eatery but with a casual vibe. Would recommend for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food and Service were very good. Seasonal menu is helpful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

My husband and I purchases Prix Fixe tickets ahead of time, so our choices were limited but everything was creative and DELICIOUS. The wine tasting before and village stroll after made this visit extra special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Definitely an off night. I have had a better experience on other occasions. Risotto was not cooked completely and very salty. Not much flavor. Onion soup was just ok. Other entrees at table were just ok. Expected more from Bistro. Cedric's is a better option.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We expected a great meal, since this restaurant is part of the Biltmore Estate, and we were not disappointed. Both our meals were excellent, and so was the service. Had no complaints at all,
and would eat there again next time we are in the area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have made several trips to the Biltmore & always eat at the Bistro. This trip the menu choices were disappointing. While I like to try new things & eat most anything, I had trouble finding a dish that appealed to me. My husband is meat & potatoes but usually a little tweaking provides a tasty choice for him. He ordered the pork chop minus the "parsley yogurt". Roasted potatoes (offered with another dish) were substituted for lentils & kale (upcharged of course). While he enjoyed his pork chop, it was very small. I reached over & laid the fork he was using over the widest part of the chop & the fork tines covered it side to side. According to the Mgr., "Chef" said it weighed 7oz. & while small, it was thicker. Folks, it looked like a regular thickness to us. Guessing 4-5 oz. must have come from the long bone attached. Not a $35 plus meal.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We really enjoy visiting the Biltmore Estate and as annual passholder's we go regularly. We enjoy all the fine places to eat on the property and The Bistro is our favorite. We gad a great meal and everything was cooked perfectly. I had a small filet and my wife had a chicken dish. The service was excellent and our waitress Vanessa did a great job.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

To start, the food was very good and the ambiance was quite nice.

I only have one qualm. I booked our reservation more than a month in advance to secure a spot for the night of our one year anniversary dinner (which I was sure to note in the comment section of my reservation on OpenTable). We even let them know when we got there that it was our anniversary, but they sat us in the very back, just next to the kitchen and server's station. I understand that it was the peak of the season and crawling with tourists, but the reason I booked so early was to avoid getting stuck with the table that is obviously their hard-to-seat table. They tried to sell it by calling it the "romantic, lover's table" because the booth only had one seat and whomever sat there had to sit next to each other, which is fine, but it's kind of weird, staring at the back of the booth in front of you.

I understand now that we should have just spoke up right then that it was unacceptable (any other time it would have been fine, but this was a special night). I don't like to ruffle feathers, so we figured we'd make the best of it. It was still a good dinner, and we loved our server, but the location of the table did end up taking away from it a little, as the kitchen and serving station were a distraction. I've worked in the industry and I know what a pain it is to seat people at the table next to the kitchen, as there is such a table in practically every restaurant; but please, in the future, make sure you're saving your good tables for the people who booked their reservation way in advance, have a special occasion, and are annual pass holders (like we are.)

In conclusion, it was a minor thing--a tiny flaw in our otherwise wonderful evening, and a product of me wanting everything to go perfectly for our special day. We still had a good time, tipped the server well for great service, and will recommend to friends and family. I just thought I'd pass that along.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love dining at the Bistro. It is a local favorite and never disappoints.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic
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