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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.
Asheville, NC 28803
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days a Week.
Lunch 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Lunch 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Extensive guest parking is available in the Antler Hill Village area of Biltmore Estate.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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