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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.5
4.5
3114 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 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

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What 3,114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville

    Romantic

  • Asheville

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  1. b

    barry

    West Palm Beach

    137 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    137 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    My fish was inedible. Thank god for salt and additional sauce they gave me. My wife couldn’t eat her dish either I would never never go back and you should not either
  2. CE

    CarolineE

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Our small plates and appetizers were excellent but the entrees did not impress. I was disappointed with the halibut- it was not seasoned and was a small portion for the price. The lamb was expected to be a piece of meat, but instead my partner was served pulled lamb in a bowl. It was not appealing or tasty and definitely not worth the price. The mussels and blistered peppers for apps were fantastic! Our server was definitely new and was very nervous. He forgot a couple of things and had a lot of trouble opening the wine bottle. Overall, the experience was not worth the money.
  3. WF

    WendyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant and delicious dinner. Staff was pleasant and attentive. They took extra steps to help us celebrate the birthdays of two friends who were turning 50. It wasn't the loud and embarrassing kind of birthday celebration that you see in other establishments. This was more refined, and our friends liked it that way.
  4. KW

    KeithW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Biltmore does it first class and The Bistro was a very nice restaurant. We had a great evening, great food, great service and the anniversary surprise was a tasty desert treat... thank you for a special evening.
  5. R

    Randy

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to have dinner here because of the restaurants farm to table offerings. We were not disappointed with our local mountain trout dinners. Service was good and the open kitchen setting added to the experience. This kind of restaurant is what we are looking for when we travel.
  6. BM

    BartonM

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Bread was a day old. Food average at best. Service was very good. Different than years before in quality and experience.
  7. SR

    SusanR

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Our waiter was not friendly. Condescending. Perpetuating the myth two women diners don’t tip well. He received the perfunctory tip he deserved. Made for an unpleasant dining experience.
  8. h

    holidayfun

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, unique appetizers and entrees. Our waiter was excellent.
  9. JG

    JeffGoot

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always nice to have dinner here after a hike around the estate. I had the Vegan "Elotes", and it was delicious and a very good vegetarian option.
  10. TM

    TaylorM

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for business! Delicious food and great service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The food was unremarkable and disappointing.
  12. AS

    AandS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Split rib-eye medium week with husband. Superb! Husband loved the dressing on his Ceasar Salad. Natalya was spectacular!
  13. NS

    NancyS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience. We both had the Filet Mignon- perfection! Delicious wine. Staff was very professional and courteous. Will go back!!
  14. JM

    JohnM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Caesar salad was awesome! We enjoyed the trout dish
  15. M

    Mamaoflittles

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    To begin, as with all of the Biltmore restaurants, the food at the Bistro was delicious. I loved the variety of options, and our whole family enjoyed the food. We were greeted kindly by the hosts and seated quickly, despite being 15 minutes early for our reservation. Our waitress started off being very helpful, as we were there with our two young children. She even had the kids' food come out first (within 10 minutes of sitting down) and ensured they had coloring books. Unfortunately, my husband's and my entrees took over an hour to be brought to us (our small appetizer came about 30 minutes in). Our children had already completely finished their meals, and fortunately they entertained themselves quite well. I understand food sometimes takes a while to cook (though, we ordered fish). What made me sad was the attitude my husband received when he asked about our food when we'd been waiting 45 minutes, the kids were done, and others who arrived after us were eating. I would've thought a normal response would be "I apologize, let me check on that for you." But instead, our waitress simply noted she'd put in the order and walked away. It made the whole rest of the night awkward. We don't get to eat at nicer restaurants often with our children. We were truly treating our family when we decided to make this trip in the first place. I just would've appreciated more courtesy to our simple inquiry, which I think was reasonable in the context of our children's ages and the length of our wait. All of our other experiences at Biltmore restaurants were exceedingly delightful- and those included instances where our 3 year old had a mini-meltdown and another where she spilled water all over. The staff at those restaurants went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. So this experience with the waitress was an isolated incident.
  16. NN

    NorieN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner entrees were incredible. Our favorites, though, were the Artisan cheeses and the Artisanal breads!
  17. P

    Pauld

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We rated one star because of the non-existent and arrogant service. The TRIO OF ARTISANAL BREAD was received stone cold and hard just like out of the refrigerator. Before the server came back, a manager type came around and asked "how is everything". I asked him if the bread was supposed to be served cold and he said "definitely not". I told him ours was received cold. He then said he would "tell the pastry chef to make sure it was heated in the future". There was no offer to heat ours or replace it. When you pay $9 for 3 small pieces of bread, you expect it to be edible. Needless to say, We never return to the Bistro and I would definitely not recommend it to anyone!
  18. m

    markk

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had dinner twice at the Bistro. Staff and service were outstanding and accommodating. We very much enjoyed our dining experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The service, the appetizer (Local Tomato Panzanella) and the Caesar salad was very good. My wife’s Grilled Ribeye, even though the portion was large, the steak wasn’t worth the $54. We’ve had better steaks for half the cost. My grilled Halibut was on the dry side as well, but had a good flavor. Being a special occasion, we just dealt with it.
  20. JC

    JackC

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Only complaint, my wife cannot drink the wine made on the estate, causes a reflux reaction that other sauvignon blanc wines do not. No other wines were offered. We understand that you want to sell a product you produce but some people cannot tolerate the product. We enjoy a bottle of sauvingon blanc with dinner. We were trying to eat at all the restaurants on the estate, the Inn offered other wines so we ate there for the rest of our trip
  21. p

    perfect

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent cheese board and I loved that it was delivered with a list and description of the cheeses, in the order on the board. My daughter had the filet and it was perfect. One of the best steaks I’ve ever tasted and perfectly seasoned. I had the fresh pasta and added chicken. The pasta was pillows of heaven. Amazing ricotta cheese and the light tomato based sauce- perfect. I could’ve easily split it with another person due to me previously enjoying the French onion soup. Service was excellent although it would be nice to add more fans to keep the flies away. Such an enjoyable evening and I can’t wait to return in 2 weeks.
  22. MK

    MichelleK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julie was awesome and very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was excellent and very relaxing atmosphere.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Impromptu dinner turned out to be a great experience. We had no intention of having such a fine meal. It was just a lucky coincidence. The food was great. The ribeye was first class and the service was exceptional.
  24. s

    swpnc

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't miss the cheese board, the selections are wonderful.
  25. CB

    CBed

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night atmosphere! Food was phenomenal!!
  26. JD

    JohnD

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was the best and a lovely restaurant
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So yummy! We went here right when we got to the estate and loved it
  28. L

    Lcg1

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Great service, Lamb dish much too dry.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food. Loved the traditional French Onion Soup. We split the trout entree with grits and local peppers which was excellent!
  30. TH

    TimH

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stayed at the Village Inn and had dinner at The Bistro. Everything was great. Started off with a couple cocktails and mussels and my wife and I both had steaks that were absolutely delicious. A bottle of Biltmore merlot completed the meal. Highly recommend.
  31. AF

    AllenF

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was very friendly, and the food was top shelf. Very delicious. Would recommend to anyone.
  32. JT

    JosephT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal and the service made our choice to eat at the Bistro the highlight of stay.
  33. DB

    DavidB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very attentive to our needs. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here.
  34. G

    Gpricau

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    What we ordered was to come with roasted potatoes but she did give a discount. And she did offer dessert but didn’t get the dessert.
  35. y

    yummy

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful the service was impeccable it was just a lovely evening wish we didn’t live so far away we would go back there on a regular basis. The ambience is great with the open kitchen overall a 10 out of 1 to 10
  36. GB

    GregB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was not as expected, steak was small, thin, no flavor, and not tender. Value was definitely not there.
  37. JJ

    JesseJ

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast service and great food. Went for an anniversary and it was perfect.
  38. JM

    JamesM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menus and preparation. Service was good and friendly. Love the open kitchen concept. Have eaten ther many times over the years and always take out of town guest.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visited the Biltmore and stayed overnight in the village. It was a great dinner and wonderful service. Not inexpensive, but the atmosphere was casual so you could come as you are. The staff was excellent and the chef was fantastic
  40. JW

    JenniferW

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We are celebrating our daughters high school graduation and are visiting Asheville. We spent the day at the Biltmore and finished our day at the Bistro. The food and atmosphere were very good.

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 4.5 stars by 3114 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
Google Map for The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC 28803

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 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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