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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 have been coming to the Bistro when visiting Biltmore for about 20 years - definitely the best food option on the property. Can be a little pricey with wine, but any meal worth having with wine always is a bit more. The service is always super, I have never had a less than stellar server and the food is thoughtfully prepared, somewhat innovative and always very fresh. Perfect portions leave you full but tempted by dessert. Definitely recommend visiting the Bistro any time you are on the Biltmore grounds. Their wines are nothing to chuckle at, either - I really enjoy the Sangiovese being served, try it, you won't be disappointed.
We had reservations in advance and were promptly seated upon arrival. Our waiter, Joe, was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. My husband and I would both HIGHLY recommend the French Onion Soup, one of the best we've ever tried. Our meal was also great, nice portions and served quickly. We would definitely go back.
A really high class restaurant. Food is excellent and the staff works very hard to assure a satisfactory experience. It is pricey, but well worth the cost. You will not be disappointed. They provide several little things to make the overall experience more enjoyable.
We really liked our server, Bobby. He always attended to our needs but wasn’t overbearing. Overall, not pleased with what we paid with the amount of food we got (we ordered the shrimp/octopus and bolognese). We were expecting a little better experience overall and probably wouldn’t recommend our friends to come here when they do a date night with the house like we did. We would have probably gotten better and more food at a different place.
I was really expecting a nicer restaurant with better atmosphere including maybe a fireplace. Our table was right in front of a lot of activity from waitresses and waiters coming to pick up the food. The prices were high and the food came in very small amounts. My mom's fries were cold and didn't has much seasoning. The bread was good though. My poor daughter literally had not even the amount of a can of soup in her bowl. The bowl part was very tiny and the lip around it was very big which I'm sure was their way of making you think you got a lot. It was mostly broth and only a few little pieces of chicken and vegetables. She had to rely on the bread to fill her up. The waiter was in training and was very nice but he seldom came to the table to see if we needed anything including something to drink. The waitress who was training him wasn't very personable or even smiled. She acted like I was bothering her by asking her a lot of questions about the food because I'm gluten intolerant. I wanted to try something new, but that made me feel uncomfortable and I finally just ordered something quick.
However, the older gentleman at the door who seated us was fantastic and had a great personality and smiled a lot. That was the nicest part of our visit, but I would never go back there again. If the small portions that we got were fantastic in taste then I would not have minded as much paying what we did. The taste was ordinary. However, they had a restaurant called "Stable Cafe" nearby that was fantastic and they gave us a lot of food. The kids meals were not that great in size or taste but everything else was. Even though it was also expensive you felt like you were getting what you paid for and were definitely full when you left. They're gluten-free bread was excellent! We ate there twice!! No kids meal the second time and all were happy!
I, along with a few of my friends, enjoyed a great meal at The Bistro during the holiday season. The food was wonderful and so was the wine. We visited during the Christmas season so I made reservations early. I'm not sure if that is always necessary but definitely needed on peak days. The server was very attentive even though he was busy.
Could not have had a better experience from the ease of making my reservation via the simple no-call app to the last bite of dinner and sip of wine.
The atmosphere was rustic and quaint with the hustle of a fine dining experience behind award winning service and superbly prepared food.
We were very well attended to and our Jamaican waiter created a special dining experience with his personal flare and attention to detail.
I highly recommend this Bistro if you are visiting Asheville and want a terrific and memorable dining experience!
R. J. Prucha
We had a reservation for a late lunch at 2:00 PM. We were seated promptly and served quickly.
The carrot soup was outstanding. Then we shared a steak sandwich which was grilled to perfection. Hubbie had a creme brûlée and I had chocolate cake which was modified for me because I didn't want Bailey's alcohol included. Very cooperative and accommodating. Will definitely return when we are in the area.
This was our first visit to the Bistro Cafe. We did,t see the sign directing us to the Cafe, we had to enter by way of the Inn. This caused some difficulty because we had 2 people in wheelchairs. One of your staff accompanied us to the elevator and the Cafe. We appreciated all of the staff. They were friendly, professional, and helpful. And what a varied menu, something for everyone. Last but not least the food was amazing. We will come back and encourage everyone else to try it out.
We had late evening reservations for (5) with (4) adults and our grandson. We had come from a VERY UNPLEASANT experience at the Biltmore WINE BAR where we had received VERY POOR service and we shared this with our hostess and our server. They bent over backwards to make our dinner experience a pleasant one.
They served our wine at no cost to us and when our food arrived (4) of the (5) meals were PERFECT. One steak was overcooked and when we told our server they comped the full cost of the steak.
It was very refreshing to be accommodated so graciously after a very unpleasant experience and we could not have been happier with our dinner and our entire dining experience.
Everything was great. Only issue was I forgot to present my annual pass for a discount. When I looked at the receipt, I paid full price. Since I had to input my pass # for the reservation, I thought the discount would be automatic. Everything else was good.
Excellent service! We were able to get in about 15 minutes before our reservation time (we showed up about 30 minutes before), and our server was phenomenal. The food was good, as well - we had soup and split a cheese platter as we weren't too terribly hungry. I would return!
I was very disappointed in the food. My parents recommended to us as our first trip up to Biltmore. They had a very positive experience. Our food was lack luster and ok. Very little taste and equivalent to what I could have made at home. Our breakfast in an Asheville cafe was better than this $100 meal. I would not go back to this restaurant. For the price, I expected way more that what we got. I had the risotto and chicken, it was good, not great. My husband had a $43 rib-eye which we were pretty excited about and it was horrible. No taste at all. He cooks a better steak at home.
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