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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.5
4.5
3042 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 225-6230

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Simon Townsend

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Biltmore Catering: (877) 872-4067

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,042 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville

    Notable Wine List

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  1. ME

    MegE

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was SO nice and went out of his way to be sure my daughter had gluten free options, brought her GF toast without her asking for it etc. Food was excellent!
  2. SK

    StephanieK

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and outstanding food! We will be back!
  3. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food. Couldn’t have had a better experiencene!
  4. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    While staying at the Inn at the Biltmore estate, my husband and I decided to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary at the Winery’s “Bistro” restaurant. What a disappointing experience. The table we sat at was so close to other tables, we felt like sardines. Our server was wonderful, but the food was not. My husband’s trout arrived as miniscule filets (two) floating on a gigantic sea of beans. My chicken was so emaciated, there was hardly any meat on it. The price was exorbitant. The trout main course cost $33.00; my chicken cost $38.00. Combined our delicious salads cost $26.00. Add two glasses of wine at $14.00 per glass. For this disastrous dinner, we paid $142.31. I don’t mind spending that kind of money but only if the food is good. If you want tastier food, go to the “Stables” restaurant. It’s superior
  5. PF

    PatriciaF

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliable service and good food. Bit high priced.
  6. JA

    JAMH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have eaten at many fine dining restaurants in our 15 years of marriage in Paris, NYC, Charleston, and Napa Valley. This was up there with many of those. The attention to detail was astounding from welcoming us by name, knowing what we were there to celebrate and even the host knew my dietary restriction. They did not flinch when we ordered to share our appetizer, meal, and dessert (we find anymore that we like the same food and ordering it separately is just so much you can’t enjoy it by the end). They served it to us on separate plates. Great wine selection-of course we enjoy CA reds. Our server was delightful and attentive and anyone else who ran the food/water equally so. Our whole stay at The Inn was just wonderful. We are already talking about when we can return. Thank you for making our belated anniversary celebration so special!
  7. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Wait Staff offered several recommendations that were fabulous.
  8. C

    Catherine

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Three of our party of six ordered the agnolotti. It was overcooked and too tough/ thick around the edges. It was not a remarkable dish. Two ordered mussels and the dish was nice. One ordered chicken and it was okay. For the price point it was not a great dinner. The booth sits way to tight. We are not large or obese people and the seating was not comfortable. The server was very good. The restaurant wasn’t busy on Monday but we waited 15 minutes after our reservation time to be seated and over 40 minutes for our food to arrive. I don’t recommend.
  9. GS

    GregS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, excellent cocktails, gourmet dining!
  10. JS

    JenaS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This was one of my favorite places for years in Asheville. The restaurant has really changed. I was very disappointed.
  11. G

    Gloriaavl123

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  12. BE

    BradE

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The bistro has been a favorite of mine for years. They are still struggling with staffing issues. While the service remains excellent, the food is average at best. They were my favorite for the fresh baked bread. Now you pay for the bread, and it's far from the quality of the bread of the past. I understand the issues they are facing and they are trying to cope. However higher prices, lesser quality and smaller portions is not the answer. I hope they come through this and return their previous level of quality.
  13. JD

    JenniD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was very good here. Excellent quality of ingredients. We had the two fish entrees. Service was a little slow and slightly inattentive. My drink was not refilled promptly. However, given the fact it was Father's Day, overall, it was a nice experience.
  14. RD

    RhondaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic, the atmosphere was fun but not too loud and the food came out warm and delicious! Would definitely recommend The Bistro!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Our service was very slow. The Caesar salad was horrible. The potatoes that accompanied the chicken was a mess, not even sure what it was. The strawberry short cake was very strange!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Our waitress was very accommodating but other staff were not very welcoming. Food was alright but not the greatest we appreciated the variety and diversity of the menu if that counts for anything.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 13th wedding anniversary. We normally come here for birthday’s, anniversaries and some date nights! We adore this place and all of the entrees are incredible! You can’t go wrong!
  18. JP

    JonathanP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was excellent handling a table of 9. Jonathan
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service were awesome. Food a little over priced but delicious.
  20. DM

    DenisM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rib eye steak was great. The martinis were perfect. The staff was friendly and professional
  21. N

    Natnat3984

    Greensboro

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. We ordered the Butterfly Martinis, French Onion, Ceasar Salad and Ribeyes. All the food was the perfect temperature and tasted wonderful. Danielle was our waitress and she did a superb job. Highly recommended!
  22. A

    Andrea

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal here was excellent and the service was wonderful. Our food was a little slow coming out, but it didn't bother us. We were able to enjoy our drinks and appetizers a little longer. The server made up for it without being asked.
  23. JB

    JBPB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food but we were by a very noisy family with kids. The manhattan was only so so
  24. BG

    BrandiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Nice atmosphere. Accommodating. Food was delicious!!
  25. PM

    PamelaM

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jill, our server, was outstanding. She was attentive, courteous, and just delightful.
  26. DW

    DonaldW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service- professional, yet warm and friendly!
  27. M

    Mush

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most excellent and low key. The filet was amazing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, one of the best steaks we've ever had! And Danielle, our server, did a wonderful job!
  29. NG

    NoelleG

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacationing with my Mom and Sister at Biltmore and we closed out the day with an early dinner at the Bistro. Our steaks were superb and the pasta was outstanding
  30. K

    Kimtea

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and fantastic service
  31. f

    foodforthought

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very disappointing restaurant. The filet mignon was decent, but the chef seems overly fond of salt as a primary seasoning. The wine we tried was described as being very similar to a bordeaux but it was abysmal. Final insult was the strawberry shortcake which included only six thinly sliced pieces of strawberry. If dining at Biltmore this is a dining spot to avoid.
  32. MD

    MitchD

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had a menu my wife could actually order from. Great service from Natalie
  33. ME

    MauriceE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we walked in until we walked out, we were greeted with professional and courteous wait staff. The food was excellent from the appetizer to the soup and salad to the entree and dessert. The atmosphere was pleasant but not overwhelming. Overall a very pleasant and enjoyable meal.
  34. PM

    PamelaM

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and unique food choices. Seasonal and rotating every time we visit. A must do.
  35. GS

    GingerSnaps

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Delicious food but too expensive. We enjoy fine eating across the country and beyond and although the Bistro's food was very good it wasn't gourmet. $26 for an average bourbon old fashion is just ridiculous.
  36. s

    smcchick

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and nice menu selection. Wonderful service and wine selection. Did get a little loud but was very busy.
  37. BJ

    BigJake

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Bread with dinner cost me seven dollars. Very expensive. Will probably not return.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great chicken & amazing pasta. If there is Key Line Creme Brulee GET. IT!
  39. JA

    JohnA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Average ambience, nice staff, skate wing was great, pasta no so great, small portions,
  40. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A fantastic place to eat, the shrimp roll was a great meal but ultimately it was only a 4 out of 5 for me taste wise. 5 star lunch experience though, the service was top shelf.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 225-6230.

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate is rated 4.5 stars by 3042 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 49 times today
Google Map for The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street Biltmore Estate Asheville, NC 28803

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Simon Townsend

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 225-6230

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Biltmore Catering: (877) 872-4067

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