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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.7
4.7
3490 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 44 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 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

Experiences

  • Bistro Thanksgiving Day 3-course Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Nov 23, 2023 only
    Bistro will be serving a special Thanksgiving Day 3-course menu. We will not be serving our regular menu on this day. We will be serving our regular kid's menu for children 9 and under.
  • Bistro Christmas Eve 3-Course Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2023 only
    Bistro will be serving a special Christmas Eve 3-course menu. We will not be serving our regular menu on this day. We will be serving our regular kid's menu for children 9 and under.
  • Bistro Christmas Day 3-Course Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2023 only
    Bistro will be serving a special Christmas Day 3-course menu. We will not be serving our regular menu on this day. We will be serving our regular kid's menu for children 9 and under.

Popular dishes

What 3,490 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Great for fine wines

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  1. C

    Carol

    Minneapolis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These people know how to do everything right! The meal was outstanding, along with the service and setting.
  2. C

    Chucker

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    The resturant was cold. We asked to be moved and was moved to another location which was still cold just not cold air blowing on us. My filet was cooked well but wasn't hot, the potatoes and green beans were not hot either. The meal wasn't cold, but had probably set in the cold room waiting to be served. Totally not up to Biltmore standards that we are used to.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had heard about the French Onion Soup and it didn’t disappoint! Great service too.
  4. FF

    FunFoodie

    Atlantic City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice dinner! Would go back again!
  5. L

    Leadership007

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Returned to this restaurant for the first time in 2023. A few upgrades in structure, but not significant. Menu items have been reduced in number; prices about 10% higher. Service was excellent. Main meal was prepared exactly as requested. Dessert offering of creme brullee (which traditionally comes with a vanilla custard, topped with fresh berries), came without berries and the crust was extremely hard. Worst ever creme brullee. Recommendaton: Avoid ordering this dessert unless the restaurant reports it has wisely changed its recipe.
  6. AS

    AngelaS

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was over the top. Great experience
  7. B

    Bill

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Filet Mignon and great service. Recommend this restaurant- I have been there many times!
  8. WG

    WilliamG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good time had by all
  9. BE

    BETHB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Biltmore is a very special place and we've been coming here for 25 years. The Bistro used to be the "go to place" for dinner. We were underwhelmed with the menu and price based on the food received.
  10. DD

    DebbieD

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service & food was very good, as always. The ambiance is very nice.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Our favorite dinner we had out of the whole weekend at Biltmore.
  12. P

    Petra

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Asheville to celebrate our anniversary and decided to try this place. So glad we did. The food was great. Steak was good not dry. It was so sweet they took time to write happy anniversary on our dessert plate too
  13. DM

    DinahM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. The French onion soup is a favorite. The ribeye was perfect and, due to dietary restrictions, they were able to make a substitution. My husband had the drum fish which was very good, but considered a lighter selection. If you are extremely hungry, there are better choices.
  14. SW

    SusanW

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We walked from The Inn to this great little restaurant. We were Taken promptly to our table. Service was terrific, Sweet girl who gave an excellent recommendation for a pear and elderberry cocktail….Delicious!!! My husband had a standard Mule which I tried and it was also delicious. Husband got the pork belly appetizer, which he loved. I had the ribeye over creamed spinach with a side of roasted potatoes, husband had filet over mashed potatoes and green beans. Coffee and crème brûlée for dessert. We loved all of it. Very nice upscale rustic feel, matching the beauty of the environment all around you. Would definitely go back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grilled olive appetizer was delicious! Wonderful French onion soup
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for me. We are local but like to celebrate at Biltmore. We ordered steaks as we always do, mine was great , the filet. My husband’s wasn’t chewable, as I took a bite myself. That never happens. First time. He ordered the ribeye. I know this is unusual, but we still had a good time.
  17. DT

    DeniseT

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was disappointing and bland. We started with the mussels and the broth was sub par. No need to dip the bread in it after finishing the mussels. Not exciting. I got the lamb ragu and it was boring. My cousin got the vegan rigatoni and the dish came out with elbow pasta and plain Brussels sprouts. The elbows were far harder than Al dente and the menu said the Brussel sprouts would be crispy, they were not. I do not recommend this place to anyone. Not worth the premium price.
  18. CM

    ChrisM

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was exceptional. So exceptional, that we cancelled our reservations at a four-star restaurant we have eaten at before to return the next day!
  19. JH

    JanetH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were surprised by the ambiance and the quality of the food. We had a wonderful waitress and a fabulous experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bobby (our waiter) & David (the manager) are the best!! We try and ask for him every time we go to the Bistro. Thank you for such a wonderful evening!
  21. T

    Taffy

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager was great - assisted with changing time of our reservation, an excellent table location( booth - mentioned to manager that we had invited friends- local dental surgeon - and asked for low noise area) Very helpful with food choices. The waitress was very attentive,polite and overall delight. As guests at the Inn, the Bistro was the very best food experience on the estate. Mussels " yummy".
  22. MS

    MichelleS

    St. Louis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always outstanding.
  23. A

    Ashley

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had an amazing time at the Bistro. This is my favorite restaurant at the Biltmore as a Passholder and it was his first time ever being on the Estate. We had a fabulous time, and exceptional service and the atmosphere was beautiful. Thank you for making our time together that much more special!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You could cut the steak with a fork. Very tender and flavorful. Wait staff and managers were great. A+
  25. TH

    TraceyH

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner! One of the BEST steaks that we have eaten, as we have eaten at many of the best steakhouses across the United States. The waitstaff was kind, attended to our every need, and even helped celebrate a birthday with delicious chocolates. Beautiful restaurant - very cozy and quiet! We will definitely be returning.
  26. D

    David

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant we have eaten in at Biltmore Estates.
  27. KM

    KayciM

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Make dinner reservations before you arrive at the Biltmore. Bistro was great
  28. R

    Renee

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. I was really surprised because it all seemed a bit Disney like. Honestly green beans were perfectly cooked. The onion soup wasn’t salty. It was legit perfect. Didn’t care for the bread tray but otherwise the steak was amazing and overall just impressive. The wait staff also sooo nice!
  29. C

    Chad

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent option for dinner while on the Biltmore estate.
  30. AG

    AndrewG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great, fresh and locally created dinners and wonderful drinks!
  31. ML

    MarkL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service! Meal was excellent. Ensure you discuss your choices with your server, they’re a great asset.
  32. J

    Joanne

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rib eye steak was fabulous! Food was great. Excellent service.
  33. ST

    StevenT

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent and so was the service. My complaint: Did the farm to table tour the day before and was given a coupon to receive a complimentary appetizer. However, my husband and I were told we could only get one even though we had two coupons and they also told us what appetizer we were getting, we had no choice.
  34. CS

    CS123

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Onion soup lacked any depth of flavor. Goat cheese salad was lacking goat cheese and the roasted beets were undercooked. The chorizo in the stuffed chicken added nothing flavorful except salt and again, entire dish lacked depth. The dining room has a pleasant layout around the open kitchen but the decor is really showing it’s age. The service was very good and they were very accommodating when we arrived early for our reservation. Overall, disappointing, ESPECIALLY considering the price.
  35. TA

    TiffanyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro had delicious food. My food came out perfect. The service was very exceptional! Our waitress made sure our drinks were always refilled and that our dinner was to our liking! I would absolutely recommend The Bistro to friends and family and will definitely be back to try something new!
  36. CC

    CCJAB

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The best onion soup I have had in ages! Pasta with lamb ragout was delicious.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The staff were very nice and attentive and the ambiance was very inviting. Unfortunately, the quality of the food was not great and extremely expensive for what you received. Of course, it’s at Biltmore so it’s not totally surprising. That being said, if the rib-eye I ordered had been cooked to my specification and of a good quality, not the inexpensive piece of meat I received, I would have been fine with the price.
  38. T

    Tarheel

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Asheville. An elegant and tasty way to cap off a visit to the Biltmore Estate. Make sure you get some of the delicious Biltmore wine.
  39. CT

    CherieT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for lunch or dinner while on the Biltmore Estate!!
  40. A

    Andrew

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a great time when I get to eat at The Bistro. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is great. THe do their best at making it somewhat intimate and I like that. The only thing I wish they brought back, was the complimentary bread with the oil/vinegar they used to serve each table.

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 4.7 stars by 3490 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 44 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC 28803

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 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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