The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.6
2677 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 2677 people are saying
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Jennapoo
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
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
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!!!

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KAT49
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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JohnD
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
8 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
3 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
5 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
35 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
9 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
1 review
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
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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charlesw
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate lunch and dinner at the Bistro and both times everything was amazing

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Anna
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My filet mignon was cooked perfectly, exactly to the temperature I requested.

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Holla
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu needs some updating. Choices were not that impressive for the price. Food was good, however menu needs additional choices and more variety.

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vipLisaM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service and nice menu - good value. Nice selection of wine and full bar

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RichardS
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a great time at The Bistro and this time was no exception. From start to finish, the service, food and atmosphere at The Bistro is superb. Our evening was epic for many reasons, including our server, Bobby, who once again was exceptional in his advice, information and service. The food was phenomenal and we dined for well over two hours. There is a reason the The Bistro is our favorite spot to dine on the Biltmore Estate ~ they simply elevate their experience to a higher level!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jill was wonderful! We had an fantastic time dining at the Bistro. The food was amazing. They made every effort to accommodate me being gluten free and even had toasted gf bread at the beginning of the meal!! Everything perfectly cooked and dressed. Thank you!!

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Zachary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet mignon and skirt steak were perfectly seasoned, perfect temperature and the best filet mignon ever. Whoever the meat chef was the night of our visit he was excellent! Jill our server was also excellent, cordial, attentive, and professional! Great night could not have been better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good food and great service with gorgeous surroundings inside and out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Brie appetizer was delicious. Muscles were excellent! A little pricey but not out of line for what they were offering.

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vipJosephL
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Just seemed like the service was a little rusty, got her appetizer salad and Milo all at the same time. Will definitely go back they just need to get the kinks worked out

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JOHNNYD
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great; the waiter was well informed and helpful.

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RodneyM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Service was outstanding and food is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The staff, cooks seemed unprepared for diners. Rack of lamb was ordered medium and it came out super rare.

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their first night reopening! Great job; Brie appetizer and filet mug in were delicious, as were my scallops. Really enjoyed it

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YuliyaT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. We had a wonderful waitress. The food is so delicious. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Especially great for a romantic dinner. We will definitely be coming here again.

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TeriW
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome! Food was perfect, enjoyed a lovely wine flight and great conversation and service!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was knowledgeable about the food and was quick to get what we asked for. The food was prepared well and tasty. We will be back and hopefully, some of the dishes will still be on the menu to enjoy again.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quiet atmosphere, great service and food was good... nothing exceptional but a nice evening out. Pricing is high, but everything within the Biltmore grounds appears to be over priced!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We came to see the Biltmore lights and let our waitress know we had a time constraint. We asked about the cheese selection then she disappeared for a while. It took a bit to pay as well so we almost missed our house reservation.

The flatbread was extremely bland, the jams on the cheese plate were very overpowering. French onion soup was great as were the cheese and honey.

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vipJWCvisitsNYC
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable dinner at the Bistro.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary meal. Safe, distanced and delicious. Our waitress was so kind and helpful. Overall, it was a perfect way to celebrate 15 years of marriage.

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 2677 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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