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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.6
4.6
3208 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


Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Bistro Thanksgiving Day

    $79.00 per person

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    We will be serving our special 3 course Thanksgiving Day menu! It is $79 for adults and $39 for youth. We will not be serving our regular menu. Our Thanksgiving Day menu is located on our website. If you are trying to make a large party reservation, please call 828-225-6230. Thank you!

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What 3,208 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
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience
  2. JH

    JamesH

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Efficient and friendly staff. Excellent food. Look forward to eating here again!
  3. KL

    KenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Katie our server took great care of us and Daniel the chef did an outstanding job
  4. L

    Luis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place! Great food! Great service! Great location!
  5. LA

    LAFG

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    This is our third time to the Bistro. Maybe I should not complain because it is like self inflicted torture. Service- no complaints at all. The waitstaff is always outstanding. Ambience- lovely. As expected from the Biltmore Estate. Food- here we go. Appetizers were ok but overpriced. I understand everything is mostly farm to table but $9 for three pieces of bread and butter. $26 for cheese and crackers. Flavor-wise the apps and soup were the highlight. Drinks- cocktails were good. Entrees- my husband’s $50 steak was half fat and had no flavor but at least he had a side with it. My stuffed chicken was moist, the sauce has a nice flavor but… the garnish was two pieces of lettuce on top of the chicken…literally covering it. Maybe it was meant to be a grand reveal. No clue but lettuce? Really? No teeny tiny side? For a very expensive dinner we even forgot to get our membership discount and the waitress did not ask if we were members either so our fault there. All in all as Estate members we will end up back there again at some point maybe in hopes of witnessing an improvement.
  6. T

    Terry

    Tampa

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Disappointed Ordered martinis and maybe had one ounce in our glass Decided to split a meal because we had a long day and knew we could not eat a lot and hate wasting food we felt like the server was annoyed with us!
  7. JT

    JoyceT

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Overall experience at the Biltmore was excellent
  8. R

    Robifer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a wonderful experience all the way around! We felt very special!
  9. SW

    SWilliams

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This farm to table restaurant is amazing! The pasta dish I had was homemade with fresh goat cheese & zucchini. My boyfriend had the filet mignon which was so tender with delicious mashed potatoes & fresh green beans!! We highly recommend the Bistro after a fabulous tour of the Biltmore!!
  10. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place. Food was amazing. Service was on point. Menu was fantastic. All food was grown regionally and was exceptional. Would recommend again and again. It’s a great stop if your spending the day at the Biltmore estate.
  11. BW

    BethW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was perfect. The service was excellent. We would dine here frequently.
  12. EF

    EFNW

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time away for a birthday celebration
  13. TA

    TeresaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were not disappointed with our dinner, the service was alright and the food was very good. However, we had requested a birthday celebrating and no one acknowledged. Isn't that the reason to ask?
  14. LJ

    LindaJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

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

    DruM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    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.
  16. AS

    AmyS

    Amarillo

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

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

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    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.
  18. H

    Havanagirl

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    DorothyS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    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.
  20. PC

    PamC

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  21. KN

    KathyN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  22. DP

    DeloresP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and our waitress was excellent.
  23. 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!!!
  24. 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
  25. 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!
  26. RM

    RichardM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the Bistro especially with "Bobby."
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. AC

    AnnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - outstanding service
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 3208 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


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 4:30 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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