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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.6
4.6
3196 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 57 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 3,196 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville

    Romantic

  • Asheville

    Special Occasion

  • Asheville

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  1. BW

    BethW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was perfect. The service was excellent. We would dine here frequently.
  2. LJ

    LindaJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was so salty I couldn't eat most of it. That will keep me from returning to the bistro.
  3. DM

    DruM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and customer service at the Bistro. I do eat fish and seafood, but really appreciate that they have added a delicious and creative vegan friendly entree to the menu. I've always appreciated that you can get gluten free bread there.
  4. AS

    AmyS

    Amarillo

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening! Everyone enjoyed the delicious dinner. Our service was great and we look forward to returning.
  5. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience at Bistro - from the second we walked in until we left ! Everyone was so gracious, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect for our anniversary dinner.
  6. H

    Havanagirl

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The halibut entree and caramel crème brûlée were delicious. Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The whole dinner experience was delightful.
  7. DS

    DorothyS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the soup of the day, red pepper, which had just a touch of spicy but very good. My main dish was excellent braised lamb shank which melted in your mouth with garlic potatoes and green beans. Dessert was a vegan tart with wonderful lemon curd and blueberry compote.
  8. PC

    PamC

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  9. KN

    KathyN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  10. DP

    DeloresP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and our waitress was excellent.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolutely BEST fillet mignon I've ever had. It literally melted. AMAZING!!!
  12. CC

    CarlC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Thought was little over priced some
  13. ML

    MikeL

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner there, trout and ribeye, both were outstanding! The Caesar’s salad we both had was also excellent. The servers were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend!
  14. RM

    RichardM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the Bistro especially with "Bobby."
  15. CH

    CHM73

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as always. The Cesar salad has great flavor and bright balance of salt and acid. The steaks were cooked perfectly. We look forward to our next meal at the Bistro!
  16. CG

    CristinaG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was super salty and not very good.
  17. JV

    JoeV

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we get over to Asheville, and especially when we visit Biltmore Estate, we always try go get a reservation for the Bistro. We've been eating there for many years and have never been disappointed. One of the finest restaurants in the area.
  18. DM

    DeniseM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was beautifully presented and delicious!
  19. SA

    SandraA

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was good but over priced. Filet served on a bed of mashed potatoes and three green beans. Rigatoni looked real good.
  20. AH

    AnitaH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    I sent my first meal back because I expected a light lemon taste but it was so sour, I couldn't eat it. I ordered something else but it wasn't very good either. We paid $150.00 for bad food but good service at least.
  21. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server was very attentive. We loved the cookies and cream cheesecake! The filet mignon melted in my mouth!
  22. N

    Natnat3984

    Greensboro

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food as always was delicious. The Ribeyes were cooked perfect and were very tender. Jill was our server and she was phenomenal. Can't wait to come back and enjoy another great meal!
  23. SA

    SusanA

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've eaten at the BIstro several times, but last night was truly Outstanding. From our appetizer (Tomato panzenella) to my Soup du Jour (Potato leek - incredible) and my husband's Artisan Lettuces salad, the flavors and presentation were fantastic. Then the main courses came and that's where the meal became SUPERIOR. The filet mignon was a generous cut, perfectly medium rare, with garlic mashed potatoes and red scallion bordelaise, so tender!! Then the Halibut Caponata, delicious & so moist and flavorful. We had no room for dessert... which was fine, because they brought us a beautiful "Happy Anniversary" plate with two complimentary bonbons!! (We mentioned it was our anniversary in the OpenTable reservation). Bobby our server was friendly & attentive without being intrusive, we never felt rushed or forgotten. I can't thank you enough for a truly outstanding dining experience.
  24. n

    ncfoodie

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Bistro never disappoints. We started with a fresh corn soup (made with cashew cream instead of dairy, which gave it a rich, nutty flavor) and went on to trout with black barley and boy choy, and halibut caponata, both delicious, especially the estate-grown vegetables. The chocolate orange tart was a delightful dessert and the Biltmore sauvignon blanc delicious, as always.
  25. AC

    AnnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Trout dinner was delicious. Service was excellent.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - outstanding service
  27. DJ

    DanJ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the charred tofu with butternut squash sauce and pickled onions and it was amazing! It was a unique entree, with a slight smoky flavor to the tofu and the onions weren’t overpowering and worked perfectly with the light sauce.
  28. CB

    CarolB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This was the least enjoyable, but substantially more expensive, meal on the estate. The matre’d said the schedule was on time for our reservations, yet we waited to be seated. Food was mediocre, service was poor. The special dry aged steak, $69.00, was tough and difficult to chew. My husband had the chicken stuffed chorizo dish and it did not sit well. He experienced intestinal discomfort throughout the evening. I would not recommend this restaurant. By the way, this is the first time we have felt compelled to submit a bad review to any restaurant.
  29. K

    Karen

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Although the menu advertised fir that day online was not the menu they had available. I was looking forward to the Wood-fired chicken...but the only chicken was stuffed with sausage (of which I'm not a fan).
  30. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the trout and the filet and they were both delicious and nice sized portions. We arrived at 4:30 so the restaurant wasn't crowded.
  31. HD

    HDG1

    Western NC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Starting with the cheese plate, the meal was excellent. The charcoal grilled filet mignon was the best I've ever had, juicy and tender. My companions enjoyed trout and halibut and both reported the preparation was excellent. Our server provide time for our conversation between courses and never rushed nor neglected us. Overall, I'm glad we are Asheville residents so that we can return often.
  32. CB

    CajunBoy

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  33. DS

    DeniseS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A dinner was the best we’ve had While at the property. The muscles were the best I’ve ever had and the rigatoni that they make onsite was delicious!
  34. T

    Traveler

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was quite good and the drinks excellent. The cost was quite high which was overlooked because of the times. Considering the cost, we were surprised that bread was not offered but rather was on the menu at a separate cost. That seemed a bit small on the part of the establishment. Overall the experience was lovely.
  35. WB

    WillB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, ambiance was all spot on. My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon and The Bistro made it very special.
  36. MP

    MendyP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I stopped by on our anniversary trip. The staff was accommodating and friendly. The menu was a bit limited, but the selections are great! The filet was cooked to perfection, and the rigatoni was very flavorful.
  37. E

    Elias

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We had the halibut and trout and both came out excellent. Great ambience and decor.
  38. RH

    RyshellH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit. The food and service was outstanding!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience. Did not know a day pass ($100) is required to enter the property. Would be great to make this clear before booking reservations
  40. DS

    DebbieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 23 wedding anniversary touring Biltmore Estate and dinner at Bistro was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend! Service was excellent and the food was amazing!

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 4.6 stars by 3196 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 57 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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