The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.6
2716 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2716 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were quickly seated at our reservation time and our server was very prompt. Food came out quickly and was excellent. The homemade bread with olive oil was a great way to start the meal.

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GerardM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant which we have been frequenting for over 20 years. We have a favorite table and often are served by our long tenured server, Julie.

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Dooner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; wonderful service & ambiance. We will definitely return when at the Biltmore again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Caesar Salad was poorly made. Just romaine, a few croutons and salad dressing.

Should have included white anchovies and should have had shaved Parmesan cheese.

Very disappointing.

On a positive note my steak was perfect.

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Kaytkate
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I would not return to the Bistro restaurant. The 50.00 beef filet was inedible. The fingerlings were undercooked, hardened. Filet so tough couldn’t swallow the only two cuts I tried to eat. The waitress did not ask why the plate was full or if I wanted the dinner boxed. I’m sure she knew the quality of meal was not to my liking.. just took the plate and brought the $100.00 check.
Very disappointed.. Edith and George Vanderbilt would not tolerate a meal as this from one of their restaurants!
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PaulK
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal after a day of exploring Biltmore Estate. We had the Sea Bass and Scallop entrees. Both were fresh and delicious with creative flavor combinations and presentations. Server was professional and helpful with suggestions. Our favorite of the Biltmore restaurants.

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KKLPH
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to dine in a restaurant that was elegant and not loud. Bobby, our waiter, was attentive and provided excellent recommendations. Cocktails were superb, soups hot and delicious, salad crisp and refreshing, entrees beautifully prepared and plated, wine pairing perfect, and dessert delectable. 20 year port to finish was divine. Happy Birthday to me!

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vipBobP
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable

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KateH
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at the Bistro is great. My husband loves their French onion soup!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent as was our meal. We had the filet and Maine lobster and crab linguine with wine pairings. Very pleased and will return!

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food4thought
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The choice of selections was excellent. Best of all, I need gluten free options and there were many. I was so surprised that when bread and olive oil was brought to my son, the staff had also prepared me an appetizer with gluten free bread. The staff was very attentive and professional. Customer service at the Biltmore Estate is always superb. We are passholders at the Biltmore and always eat while there. This was our first time at The Bistro and we will be going back.

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KathyD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a very nice dinner. There were four in our party and everyone was happy with their dinner selection.

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SusanM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Pricey but a very nice experience with friends.

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marcus
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from quality food to Bobby's service. Filets cooked as requested and sequence of service from start to finish was well timed. Very much worth it. But get your reservations early!

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ADH57
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For all you foodies out there or just those looking for great food, give the Bisto at Biltmore a try. Excellence from starters to dessert. And special recognition to a server, Elaina. Not only great service but she remembered us from pre-covid dining at another restaurant on the property. Enjoy!

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LaurieB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We started with the Prince Edward Island Mussels, which were delicious and we could have licked the bowl! I had the Sea Bass entree, which was cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the lamb and was equally pleased. We had eaten here previously and I would say the food was on par but ambience and to some extent service was not quite the usual, which I attribute to COVID restrictions.

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KristinB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

I was very surprised that my BLT had 2 small pieces of bacon only. Certainly not a good value. I've eaten at the Bistro before and have always been satisfied. Hoping this was a one-time issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Anniversary weekend. Nice meal HOWEVER someone did NOT put our gift certificate in correctly and charged us twice for the meal. This was an issue at another venue restaurant on Biltmore property. Detailed us greatly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the place. First we ordered $16 specialty Rose Gin drinks which were horrible. Basically a gin and soda. Appetizer was probably the best thing we had- fried Brie. Onion soup was all cheese. Scallops were good but the dish itself was flavorless. My husband got the crab and lobster pasta. It was horrible. Fishy. The lobster claw was so rubbery and dry it was not edible. Go somewhere else.

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Jennapoo
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we were unable to give the staff advance notice about my husband’s birthday, they were able to still give him a special dessert. Our server, Elaina was fantastic! As always, the food was superb. It was wonderful to be back at the Bistro after over a year away!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and wonderful experience! It just keeps getting better!

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vipKingCavalier
Detroit
77 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very popular restaurant and good service. Enjoyed it very much although lamb chops were just average. But everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!!!

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KAT49
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Love this restaurant but a bit disappointed in the food this visit. Cheese plate came with bread instead of crackers and was lackluster. Chicken in salad was very overdone. The blueberry cheesecake however made up for everything as it was outstanding! Hope they keep on dessert menu!

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EllenC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

A decent dining option at the Biltmore. Service was great- food arrived quickly. The food was ok in flavor, but overpriced for the quality of the food.

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PaulR
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere, pleasant staff, and awesome food!!!

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JohnD
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love going to the Bistro and Winery. It was our 50th anniversary and they had a lovely booth for us.

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RobynY
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Menu options were great. French onion soup a must. Prepared perfectly. Service awesome. The cheesecake superb.

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Leslove
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Love the atmosphere! I can’t say enough how much I love this restaurant! We always eat here when in Asheville. It’s perfect for a date night, get together with girlfriends or family time. I have small children and the kids menu is the best! Elaina was our waitress twice now and she is the best!! Love love love!

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dpbloom
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I usually love the Bistro. I look forward to dining there every time we go to the Biltmore. This time I was very disappointed. The waitress forgot our salads and our dinner was brought first. We told her to just bring one since the dinner was already there. It had no flavor at all. It was like spring greens with olive oil on it. My dinner of the steak Frites was very average in both flavor and presentation. My husband had the lamb and loved it, however. So that was a bonus. Hopefully the next time we go I will love it like I usually do!

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YuliyaT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful dinner at the bistro. We had a great waitress and we were very pleased with our service. She was very knowledgeable about the menu. This is definitely a great place for a special occasion. It is a little pricey.

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vipSiobhanS
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal for Easter Sunday and Bobby provided impeccable service. Rack of lamb on the menu made my day !

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EileenJ
Western NC
37 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went to the bistro for Easter. The service was great but our salmon was undercooked. Mine was sent back and I received a new piece of salmon. Now it was over cooked. I have never had any complaints about our food and we’ve been here many times. But the manager and our waitress were great. We were given a complimentary meal which was greatly appreciated. We will be back but I’m not sure I’d order the salmon.

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Zoie
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service with Brandi (?)
Easter lunch was exactly what we had hoped it would be

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JorgeC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and great service! I am definitely coming back for a special dinner date with my wife.

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DonnaH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Enjoyable but nothing special, nice after a long day sightseeing.

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LANative
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Service was slow but friendly. Food was bland and expensive for what it was.

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GaryB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For a $100+ per person meal I really expected more. If it had been $40 per person I might have felt better about the overall experience. I had the steak frites. It was good, but nothing to write home about. Way too many fries! And I thought it was overly salty. We started off with the French Onion Soup. Again...it was good, but there was nothing distinctive or special about it...maybe a couple chopped chives on top...just something to make it feel like it was more deserving of the price. We had the creme brulee for dessert and there was a special added tart atop that which made it for more unique. The ambience might have been affected by COVID restrictions although that should effect the wall decor and I just didn't find it very French bisto-esque.

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BuzzCzar
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall we had a very good evening. Our server Joie(or Joey not sure of spelling) was excellent and took very good care of us. I started with a savory meat and mushroom soup that was very good. I shared a bit of it with my wife who agreed with me on it and she really doesn't normally care for anything associate with mushrooms. She had the Wood-Fired Chicken and the dish was great. It's a large portion and could easily be shareable for lighter appetites. My wife took some back to the hotel for later. I had the trout and it was quite good. My wife had a Creme Brulee for dessert and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the Black Forest cake and didn't care for it at all. I found the description misleading( a layer approximately the thickness of the edge of a butter knife doesn't warrant being called Chocolate Ice Cream in my world) and the cake itself to be dry. Beware of that one. Overall we had a very good meal, with well above average service from everyone we came into contact with.

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Redbird
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We based our reservation on their website which showed the entrees for the day; however it was totally different than what was listed. The food was ordinary and bland.

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

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate is rated 4.6 stars by 2716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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