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About The Bistro - Biltmore Estate
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. Chef Noriko Oda creates French bistro-inspired recipes featuring estate–raised products and locally grown produce. 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.
Asheville, NC 28803
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days a Week.
Lunch 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Lunch 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Extensive guest parking is available in the Antler Hill Village area of Biltmore Estate.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Biltmore Estate is host to many special events throughout the year. We celebrate spring at Biltmore with Festival of Flowers; concerts are held on the grounds and a huge flower "carpet" is on display in summer; and Christmas at Biltmore is not be missed.
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.
The Bistro - Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews
I thought everything at the Bistro was excellent. I ordered the French onion soup which was very cheesy, just the way I like it and I took the waiters recommendation to get the filet. This filet was cooked perfectly for me and came with creamy butter mashed potatoes and greens. The entire combination was superb. Would definitely recommend.
We were seated quickly and the service was suitably fast. The ribeye steak is especially good. The meal was priced on the high side but the alcohol was outrageously expensive. It always amazes me that I sit down to a meal and happily pay for one drink what an entire bottle or six pack would cost in the store; but I surely did it again. The biltmore brand wine is very good though.
This visit was my third one at the Bistro, the first two were lunches, this one was for a late dinner after the candlelight tour of the mansion. Overall I would have to say that although the food was very good, and our waitress was okay, the greeting from the hostess was indifferent at best, and a terrible way to greet a guest and make them feel welcome. It really took away from the whole experience.
As season pass holders, we’ve tried all the restaurants on the Estate and have hosted family gatherings at the Village Hotel. The Bistro is a great find in Antler Village, which is magical during the Holidays.
Menu extensive with local flavor, service was impressive and welcoming, 2 managers stopped by during our meal and everyone was so nice to our grandkids.
The French Onion soup was delicious and we shared the risotto which complemented our meal.
The food was nothing special. And the service was decent. If you like the theme park dining feel then this is your place, but if you want a good meal go into the town of Asheville. The bistro doesn’t touch the quality of food or the price at some of the locally owned restaurants.
We have eaten at Bistro several times over the years, but had not been there for 2 years. We chose to come back with friends in town for a birthday weekend. Bistro's attitude and service were cold and rude and accommodation requests due to food allergies was not the "can/will do" attitude as before. After the waitress literally threw a menu back on the table to find a substitute for something that the kitchen said had an allergen, she took off without waiting to hear a question because -- as she later replied to our criticism of her abruptness-- she "had other tables." Earlier, when asked what the specials were that night, she turned back and snapped, "they sold out." Needless to say, we will not be back.
My daughter and I shared the grilled trout. They brought it already split on two plates with two small filets each. It was served with a shrimp scampi butter sauce and a greens side dish with cubed butternut squash and bacon. It was delectable. My husband had a snapper fish special, and he said his was wonderful too. It was a pleasant surprise for a tourist area — the food isn’t usually that great in such places.
Had a thoroughly delightful anniversary experience at the Bistro. Loved every aspect of it; from the hostess, exceptional waitress service, ambiance, and the food. I had the duck cooked medium, my spouse the red snapper. Both meals and deserts were excellent.
Would not hesitate to eat at The Bistro again, when visiting The Biltmore Estate.
The food at the Bistro was delectable and amazing. The meals were presented beautifully, and there was plenty of rich and delicious food. The cocktails were fun and unique, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the atmosphere too, it was quiet, but upscale and we had a wonderful time!
The food and service were great. Everything we ordered was fresh, creative, and delicious. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We had not been to The Bistro before and didn't really have any expectations. But we will definitely be back.
The only issue is that it is not easy to find, especially at night when you need to drive three miles through the Biltmore Estate grounds which is pitch black (no lighting at all). We also did not realize that, unless you're a hotel guest, you have to be an annual pass holder at Biltmore to even get onto the grounds. Fortunately, we are pass holders and happened to have our passes with us. Otherwise, we would not have been able to get to the restaurant. The restaurant should do a lot more to: a) tell those who make reservations that they need to be pass holders (and have passes with them); b) explain exactly where they are located; and c) provide better signage once the guest is in the parking lot. We walked around in a heavy rain being unable to find the restaurant, which is not well-identified on the signage.
That said, now that we know the protocol, we will definitely be back.
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