The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

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2208 reviews
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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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K
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my brother in laws birthday although they did not recognize his birthday at dinner which was disappointing

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CJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Helpful wait staff assisted party with the menu and made great suggestions.

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MB
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. A perfect afternoon lunch. Wish it would open before 12:00 for lunch

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MK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food here was fine, but we weren't overly pleased with the restaurant. Perhaps it was because we weren't quite ready to order when the waitress arrived, we weren't neglected for sure, but not as comfortable as at another restaurant in Antler Village the evening before. When I made the reservation I indicated we were celebrating a birthday, which the hostess recognized. She apparently did not convey that to our waitress. We saw the table celebrating an anniversary & another table celebrating a birthday get a special dessert....we did not. That was disappointing. Our main courses were fine: I had the short ribs, my husband a steak. Worth trying, yes, but I wouldn't run right back.

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DW
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner

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KS
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good, but seems a bit overpriced for what you get. My husband and I each had a Caesar salad and we split an entrée (steak frites). They were kind enough to split the entrée onto two separate dishes, which we really appreciated. The french fries and truffle aoli were delicious, but the meat was a bit fatty.

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OT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and a nice menu variety. The special, seafood paella was delicious.

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BB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the the Bistro to celebrate 25th anniversary. We had a lovely experience and were even surprised by the chef/server with a lovely plate of truffles and caramel corn with the words happy anniversary written in chocolate on the plate. It was indeed a great experience. I have been to every restaurant on the Biltmore estate and some more than once. The Bistro is by far my favorite!

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SS
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was amazing but the dessert (carrot cake?) was a disappointment.

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b
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. It is a little bit of a walk, but close to the winery. Make sure you ask about the specials! We got the Steak (medium rare) with compound butter, green beans and Yukon golden potatoes. Everything had an incredible flavor. The waitress said it would be a 6oz but we got two pieces of steak and it was well worth the money. :)

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K
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We eat at the Bistro on a regular basis. For the money, it is the best value of any resturant on the estate. We love the food, especially the bread served prior to the meal. Everyone is so nice and very professional. We are made to feel welcome every time we walk thru the door.

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CB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The server was great. However, the short ribs were very dry.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make it a point to eat at the bistro whenever we visit the biltmore and it’s always outstanding and food is always amazing! Can’t wait for the next visit

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TD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good, but not fantastic. Prices a bit high for the overall experience (~$45 for steak). We were next to the open kitchen, and it was distracting. We were also at the table next the the host station, and they kept coming to our table to look at what was available on the patio - it was really annoying. We felt like we were “in their way;” not the greatest impression to leave on someone spending close to $150.

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was incredible. Wonderful cocktails - and they shared their recipe as well!

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B
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never expected the complexity of flavors that we got in our smoked turkey and chicken salad sandwiches. Exceeded all expectations we had for bistro cuisine, particularly because of the “tourist” locale. Superb service from Krystal added to our enjoyment of lunch.

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and wine were delicious. Would highly recommend this Bistro restaurant to anyone!!

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KU
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at the Bistro. The restaurant is very clean. Atmosphere is quite inviting! Food was excellent!

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A
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good not great, the service was passable but sub par, the place was loud but not in a positive and fun way . None of the wines from the tasting were offered on the menu.. the overall value was poor.

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S
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was definitely a WOW! Meal. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert- including a couple of homemade chocolate truffles with a side dish of Carmel corn with a "Happy Anniversary" message in chocolate to mark our special occasion- was wonderful. I talked my husband into trying the seafood bouillabaisse- delicious, while I ate the scallops- perfectly seared with a lovely crust on the outside and melt in your mouth on the inside.

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JA
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good but very expensive. Service was nice and the waitress are friendly.

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AD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible restaurant where we ate lunch after a busy morning at the Biltmore Estate. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Not only was everyone sincerely friendly but the food was amazing. We were both impressed and ate there again today. The portions are large, the price is low and the people are very welcoming. We would recommend The Bistro to everyone and we already have.

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JW
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and excellent food. We loved the fresh bread, salmon salad and the pizzas!

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LL
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bobby was a fantastic server: experienced, informed, efficient, and very personable. Our meal was well prepared & presented.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server Vanessa was excellent. Food choices lacked flavor.

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W
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro never fails to provide great service and excellent food! It was my wife's birthday and it was perfect - I had made reservations and ordered flowers from the local florist to be placed on the table prior to our arrival. Our table was perfect nice quiet corner where we could talk freely. The flowers were there just as I had requested and out server Joe was great! Food was excellent she and we had a great evening - Thank you Bistro -

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a weekend date

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M
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Poor food and overpriced.

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T
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

While the food was good, the service was not. It was very slow. We had to ask for bread, we had to ask to put our order in. While the waiter may have been giving us time to enjoy our wine he would disappear. The table next to us had the same problem and was given a 20% discount on their meal. The table we were seated at was way too close to the other tables and kept getting bumped into and a hostess almost broke a glass trying to remove it from a table while working around ours.

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ML
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always of high wuality and presentation. I enjoyed a veggie padta, and am very happy to see several veggie entrees now. We ate outside, and tho warm, was fine eith ceiling fan above.

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D
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, daughter and myself had an excellent dinner at The Bistro. The staff was extremely nice. Parker, our waiter was outstanding, as we peppered him with questions related to Biltmore, and he did his best to respond or get us a response, he was a great sport. My wife had the scallops, which were perfectly seasoned and prepared. Our daughter had the bouillabaisse, the chef was nice enough to leave out the spicy roux. I had baked chicken, with the best mashed potatoes I have had in a long time. We each had dessert, all of which were delicious. Overall, a very nice dinner, would definitely recommend.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. We had reservations and we were seated right away even on a busy weekend. The price was a little more than I would typically pay for lunch but with the atmosphere and lovely Biltmore wine it was definitely worth every penny. We normally dine at Cedric's Tavern but I think my husband and I have found a new favorite!

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Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner again two nights later at the Bistro, also marvelous food. I had Salad, Baby Spring Greens: spinach, arugula, dandelion, toasted almonds, macerated strawberries, blueberry, elderflower and the Plancha Seared Filet with roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes, grilled asparagus, brandied mushrooms, and sauce Bordelaise. My husband had the Char-Grilled 1855 Rib Eye with roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes, grilled asparagus, brandied mushrooms, and sauce Bordelaise which he thought was overcooked. My filet was rare as I requested and was absolutely delicious as was my salad.

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little pricey for the menu, but food was great, and service well done.

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Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and delicious dinner of Short Ribs, and a dinner of the chicken course. Good salads, but did thought the meat and cheese board was below expectation

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our hostess was friendly, attentive, and offered suggestions which were greatly appreciated. It was a great lunch.

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Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at the Bistro was delicious. I had Baked French Onion Soup with melted Gruyere and provolone and Plancha Grilled Scallops: cauliflower aligot, wild mushroom duxelle, preserved lemon haricot vert, and crispy pancetta while my husband also had the Baked French Onion Soup and Bouillabaisse: mussels, clams, shrimp, fish, tomato saffron broth, grilled baguette, rouille. The soup was exceptional as were my scallops.

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KK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Small menu overpriced for average food quality. The bar help were very friendly

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch. Good menu choices. Highly recommend. Highly enjoyed

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Q
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We started with the mussels, and they were absolutely delicious. The fire roasted chicken was under seasoned, but the whipped potatoes and fava beans were perfect with the Benton’s bacon.

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