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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.79mi
  2. Distance: 2.51mi
  3. Distance: 2.56mi
  4. Distance: 2.64mi

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.

1 Lodge Street
Biltmore Estate
Asheville, NC 28803
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days a Week.

Monday-Friday
Lunch 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
Lunch 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 225-6230

Website:
http://www.biltmore.com/visit/dining/bistro.asp

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.

Parking Details:
Extensive guest parking is available in the Antler Hill Village area of Biltmore Estate.

Executive Chef:
Noriko Oda

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (68)
Special Occasion (56)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Casual (46)
Romantic (45)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Good for a Date (41)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Notable Wine List (37)
Great for Lunch (36)
Worth the Drive (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Seasonal (26)
Cozy (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Authentic (19)
Business Meals (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Healthy (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
People Watching (9)
Scenic View (9)
Organic (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The Risotto was undercooked, the steak was average flavor, food average for price .

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our second time at the Bistro. Great atmosphere and the meal was fantastic! Looking forward to coming back again one day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was fantastic and our server was awesome! She helped us with our wine selection and she definitely knew what she was recommending.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and the best service. Special shout out to our waiter Bobby for making us feel right at home.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and an excellent server, Victoria! Fresh and delicious!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

The Bistro is a great restaurant for any occasion. The food is wonderful and the staff are very friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and the service was perfect! Made the day to remember

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

The pecan bread pudding was amazing! The chicken was very tasty and the server was on top of everything.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

OUTSTANDING ! Why try to elaborate. Additional words are just wasted. OUTSTANDING.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Biltmore Favorite!
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.
Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Good ambience, very good service, serving size was lacking.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great red wine flight and service was good. Have no more to say.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great place to eat! The food is outstanding! Service impeccable and atmosphere is very relaxing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was definitely under par for expectations. Service was good but the restaurant had few people at the time.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and great service as always! Just popped in for appetizers, and they were awesome!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a steak that was inedible but the server comped the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and wonderful server

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious. ..atmosphere very inviting...service was impeccable

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good. The server was great! However when we arrived we asked for a booth but was told booths were for larger parties , then we saw nothing but parties of 2-3 seated in booth! Frustrating since booth was available when we arrived.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I enjoy visiting Biltmore yearly and haven’t eaten at the Bistro in a while. Their food is wonderfully fresh and filling! Their wine selection is superb. Highly recommend The Bistro if you are planning a visit!

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was a wonderful dinner. Top 5 for the filet. The place was awesome.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent breakfast. Best eggs Benedict ever.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We choose the three course lunch. We started with fired flat bread with goat cheese and fig. The main course was pork tenderloin with lentils and finished with creme burlee . It was all delicious!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. Did the 3 course pre-fix.
Great value and wonderful selections.
Dined outside. Good service.
Would recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was great, Russell was very attentive and helpful in suggestions. The food was great and plentiful! We had a four month old with us and the staff could not have been more accomodating with him.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. Food was amazing. Exceptional service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was pretty good, service was OK. I was expecting more of a "wow" experience from a Biltmore restaurant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Friendly staff and Excellent service would recommend for any occasion.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food decor service: Bravo Manager Tony!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server was very nice and quick! Always kept an eye on our drink level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

So impressed by the selections, aromas, AND staff! Delicious - everything we ate! Our Server was spectacular!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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