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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.6
4.6
3359 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 71 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 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

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Menu

    $79.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    We will be serving our special 3 course Christmas Eve menu! It is $79 for adults and $39 for youth. We will not be serving our regular menu.
  • Christmas Day Menu

    $79.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    We will be serving our special 3 course Christmas Day menu! It is $79 for adults and $39 for youth. We will not be serving our regular menu.
  • New Year's Eve Menu

    $115.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    We will be serving our New Year's Eve four course prix fixe menu. We will not be serving our regular a la carte menu.

Popular dishes

What 3,359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Great for fine wines

  • Asheville

    Romantic

  • Asheville

    Good for special occasions

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. RM

    RhoMo

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal. The trout was perfection!
  2. R

    Rosey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fabulous and the food was on point! Highly recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of our best meals in a very long time. We had the filet and the venison. Both were cooked perfectly and the sides paired well.
  4. AC

    AngelaC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! Cooked to perfection!
  5. DC

    DianeC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined early (4pm). Everything was perfect. Salad, trout, sweet potato cheesecake— all delicious. Excellent service.
  6. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our visit. Food was very good and atmosphere was awesome. Really impressed with the staff and her product knowledge.
  7. MB

    MarkB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and served at a relaxed pace. Ambiance was very pleasant. Good food selection with a separate Dairy Free menu! Big help.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Trout was delicious … wine wonderful Service … perfect Great evening before our candlelight tour at the Biltmore
  9. RP

    RickyP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great desert was even better service was perfect
  10. LK

    LyndaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at the Bistro for approximately 12 years qhen we visit the Biltmore. The food is always outstanding and the service and staff are as well.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good but was over priced. The service was excellent!
  12. w

    woodiec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable. Appropriate portions. Excellent food! Great service!
  13. AA

    AndrewA

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, service and top quality food! Great place to eat following a visit to the wine shop.
  14. LT

    LisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. We had the filets, and they were cooked perfectly. Dessert was decadent, creamy and delicious! We will be back.
  15. BJ

    BrettJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    This is not a place to go have a romantic dinner while at Biltmore. The kitchen/grill is in the center of the dining room. The servers call out the order to the chefs "Waffle House" style. The floors are concrete so the sound is unbearably loud. The dining room is filled with odors of grill smoke and cooking (good and bad). Ladies, don't bother washing your hair before you go, because you will have to wash it again to get all the food smells out. We asked to sit on the closed in patio. It was somewhat better because we were out of the "fray" of the kitchen, but the enclosed space was also loud and crowded. The outside dining would be a nicer experience in warmer months because it is open air. The enclosed space on the patio was necessary as it was cold outside. If you can get past the extremely loud, smelly atmosphere, you will probably like the food.
  16. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet is amazing, incredible wine, service top of the line.
  17. BB

    BillyB

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Arrived 10 minutes early for 630 reservation. Seated on time. Table next to open kitchen and bathroom. Disappointing. Ended up being okay in large part due to waited John who was excellent. Halibut was really good. Chicken chorizo was okay. Had the Vanderbilt Pinot Noir which was quite good.
  18. HC

    HollyC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I came to this restaurant on Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate a big birthday. Our waiter was superb and took very good care of us while we were there. It's a beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. My husband had the filet Mignon and it was cooked to perfection. I had the Trout and it was wonderful. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars would be related to the price but with food prices at an all time high, I imagine it's in line with other high quality restaurants. I definitely recommend!
  19. LE

    LeahE

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    Our reservation was 8:30 pm. When I booked this reservation, I put a note to contact us if any earlier reservations opened. When we arrived, the two hosts gave one another a look as if they weren’t planning to seat anymore tables. Our meal was rushed and when we exited at 9:12 pm, most of the staff was out on the floor starting the cleaning process. It was not a relaxing dining experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food was just ok expensive just because of where it is. Convenience was a plus rather drive to the city for better quality food for the price
  21. J

    Judie

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was excellent, the filet was perfect as was the ribeye. Would like to see rolls/bread included with dinner.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and dining experience
  23. WG

    WilliamG

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Thanksgiving Food was cold turkey was dry, don’t know about other selections. They are not setup for holiday meal crowds, gone there on regular days and food is better. When the Deerpark was open they handled the holiday crowds better because they were setup for that situation.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    This was our thanksgiving meal. The food was over done and cold. The server or the manger did not care. We paid full price for food that was not eaten.
  25. JS

    JoannS

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Thanksgiving dinner was highly anticipated as we were dining with family. We always made our Thanksgiving Dinner at home and had high expectations. We graded the food as marginal; however I must admit the appetizer salad was amazing. Other than that, the Turkey, corn bread stuffing, mashed potatoes were just okay. Didn’t like the pumpkin cheesecake as it was more like a mousse and didn’t impress. Best part was our service which was exceptional. We were still grateful to be with family and share the blessings of the Holiday.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I went to The Bistro with my mom for Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful 3-course meal. The only negative about The Bistro is difficulty finding the place. I recommend looking for the Bistro restaurant on Google maps when you get to Biltmore Estate to get the exact location instead of following the address listed on the Biltmore website.
  27. M

    Mike

    E. Tennessee

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner…3 course meal…perfectly paced. Antler Hill Village Chardonnay was excellent. The meal was excellent. Did not disappoint.
  28. G

    Gail

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro is an excellent dining experience! We absolutely love everything this eating establishment at The Biltmore offers. Will continue to dine there for both casual meals and for celebrating the special occasions.
  29. RG

    ReggieG

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to Thew Bistro several times over the last 2 decades. These days this is better than ever. The Thanksgiving dinner they presented was exceptional. The Service was professional and impeccable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! The deviled eggs were absolutely amazing
  31. d

    dontgohere

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    It is not often that I feel buyer’s remorse from a meal out but The Bistro at Biltmore is an overpriced, underwhelming experience. I suppose that any restaurant at a major tourist destination suffers the same fate but I was particularly disappointed in the quality of the food for the exorbitant price. Asheville has so many wonderful restaurants, it is my recommendation that the convenience of eating on the property is simply not worth it.
  32. KO

    KatherineO

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Server. Great food.
  33. NB

    NeilB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing server! We told him that we were staying at the Inn at the Biltmore. He must have called the Inn to learn that we were celebrating our anniversary. He brought out a dessert with "Happy Anniversary!" written in chocolate. That is going above and beyond!
  34. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful time at Rio the bread was mouth-watering the food was so delicious our server was very attentive we were extremely happy across the board
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal! One of the best filets I have ever had!!
  36. PE

    PhillyEd

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet mignon and the trout were some of the best we have ever had. Hoe's service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. We cannot wait to get back there for dinner in the near future.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought friends to Biltmore. The service was excellent.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is a bit difficult to find on the Biltmore Estate and GPS does not always work! Though we arrived a bit later than we wanted, our experience was outstanding. The service was friendly and fast to accommodate our Biltmore ticket reservations. The filet and ribeye were top notch and was would dine there again!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks were fantastic and we are steak snobs. Definitely recommend the Ribeye.
  40. MC

    MelindaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    We were guests at the Village hotel. We were so utterly disappointed and shocked at the quality of the food at the Bistro. We were there to celebrate our son's birthday and the food was horrible! My daughter and I both ordered the house made rigatoni for 34.00 it should've been delicious. The dish was so unappealing and had no flavor at all! We sent it back and decided we would not choose anything else. My son said his chicken was mediocre. He ordered the Creme Brulee for dessert that had to be sent back it was not prepared correctly and was aweful! The manager did come to our table and say other folks had sent back the pasta dish. They should really examine the level of experience in their kitchen. We would not return to this restaurant or ever recommend it. Truly a sad representation of the Biltmore brand.

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 3359 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 71 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 Daily 4:00 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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