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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LL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The trout was dry and salty. The cauliflower soup was tasteless. Bless their hearts.

PM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. We waited 45 mins for our entrees Too long- but the food was excellent.

N
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was okay. Food needs improvement.

b
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps we were just hungry; however, our meals this time were prepared perfectly (one chose chicken, the other, filet). Especially noteworthy on this visit was the quality of service. We were seated in the far back booth where it was quiet and comfortable. The server, recognizing it was a birthday celebration, treated us to a free birthday dessert plate. One never knows what experience to expect at the Bistro--dining may be average to very enjoyable. This time, for us, it was most enjoyable. Expensive? Can be depending on what you order as evening meals range from $20s to high $40s without beverages.

C
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband and I were not happy with the taste of the chicken and trout entrees. The French onion soup however was the bomb. We joined the wine club the same day and were super disappointed that the restaurant experience was not better!

CB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. I’ve been here many times before and has maintained its consistency as a nice venue for dinner.

W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst restaurant I’ve been to in 50 years. Over an hour to served, certainly the most noisiest restaurant I’ve been to. Actually had a very noisy cart of drinking glasses be rolled by our table twice-never seen that before in any restaurant. We ordered the special at 7p-it was already sold out. On the plus side we were comped on of the meals and the appetizers because it was cold when it finally came out. Manger was apologetic, but waiter was clueless,
Will not be going back, live in Asheville and be spreading the word

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The burger was good, and the steak sandwich was okay. Nothing was spectacular about the meal or atmosphere. The most memorable part was unfortunately the pricing.

JB
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bistro is one of our favorites. Have never had anything other than excellent service and food. We usually plan it so we can stop by the wine club first and then walk across the breezeway and enjoy a wonderful dining experience at the Bistro.

D
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of several possible dining opportunities while on the Biltmore Estate grounds. The Bistro is one of 2 higher level restaurants. The menu includes several estate raised ingredients: fruits, vegetables or meats. Nice to know!
Tasty and filling. The bread basket had 3 selections, all excellent. The cranberry nut bread was especially good.
Temperature was on the cool side and even our waitress commented as such and apologized for something she had no control over.
Yes, we were tempted by and had desert !
Pricey but nice for special occasions!

WA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE PECAN TROUT WAS DELICIOUS. GREAT SERVICE. WE WILL DEFINITELY VISIT AGAIN.

EB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was OK. Salad with beets and arugula was quite good. The pizza was average. Service was not great

OT
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was horrible. Won’t be going back.

S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitress was very efficient and friendly. My entree was very tasty and everyone else at our table enjoyed theirs as well.

2
Milwaukee
104 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great for quick lunch. Glad to have the option

2
Milwaukee
104 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first night at the Biltmore. Perfect place to enjoy good food while recovering from travel.

HT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was even better than The Dining Room. AND half the cost. Great table on the patio. Husband had the salmon. I had the skirt steak. Both were superb. We had some yummy wine. This is a place that should be on your list to go if you are staying at the Biltmore. Would return here for dinner.

J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal here!

B
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wine and beer selection was delicious. Fries needed to be cooked a little more (not very crispy). Server was pleasant. Added to our day at Biltmore.

PJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit outside if you can. It's quiet and very pretty. The food was great and the service was too.

GM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at The Bistro was a very pleasant experience. Food and service were excellent. The ambiance was good. Only small glitch was when one of our party was a little late and was told by hostess that there was no reservation for her even though we had told the hostess that our 3rd person would be arriving shortly.

LS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dark wood ambiance (which I really like). Food was good. Service was fine. Part of Biltmore experience to try out the different restaurants on the property.

PY
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We look forward to ordering the Pecan Chicken Salad. Fantastic! Also, the Smoked Turkey sandwich is yummy. The mixed breads basket is a treat, too (especially when it contains the apricot flavor).

C
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience. Julie was our waitress and was very good.

LD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

2 in our party of 4 returned their dish stating they could not eat it. This put a damper on our outing which had been planed for several months.

BK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smyly was a great server! He came and went at just the right time. Our glasses were full, our food was warm and the taste was 12/10. I would recommend anyone!

E
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bone in filet was fantastic!!

c
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Spent $39 for a 6 ounce portion of tasteless fish. The time before had an inedible meal of steak frites, so over salted it had to be returned
I had eaten meals at the Bistro early summer, it was fine then, but taste and value have both gone way down.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner outside. Bobby our server was wonderful! Very knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. Our only issue was with the table next to us. There were 3 other guests who brought their 2 small dogs. They were obviously not service dogs and were in a stroller which was pushed up to the table. 3 of us are dog owners/lovers but this was a bit much.

AB
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The waitress was terrible. Not the quality that we expect from Biltmore. Did the bare minimum. Was rude and abrasive. It seemed like we were putting her out by dining there. Not what we would expect for a $200 dining experience.

LT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Long awaited weekend for women friends.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Way over priced everything; $39 scallops? Red snapper was served that was grey, sad and inedible, embarrassing for the restaurant - if they cared, that is. This place is a revenue generator that apologizes for nothing and takes every dollar they can from unwitting customers. The chef should be embarrassed.

WP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, world class and attentive service.

GQ
Charlotte
58 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

PS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JT
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
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 on September 16, 2019
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 on September 16, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

ribeye was tasteless and spinach was tough and chewy.

DM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

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

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