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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
My husband and I ordered salads. His was the chicken salad which he said was very good. I ordered the Caesar salad with salmon. The salmon was over cooked and mostly skin for which they charged me an extra $12! The dressing was absolutely tasteless. I didn’t want to complain to our server because she was very kind and it wasn’t her fault. We had come to Biltmore to spend our anniversary. That meal was extremely disappointing.
The Bistro at Biltmore is our very favorite restaurant in Asheville. Menu selection is good. Food is always great. Service is also great. We use this for special occasions because it is so good. If you don’t want the large meals, you can share. Try it for lunch if the evening doesn’t have any more space. The food, and the selections, are equally good. And it’s quieter than the evening sittings. We last had our New Year’s luncheon there. I cannot say too many good things about this restaurant.
This was such a disappointing meal. Our server was a very nice Jamaican man but that's where the good part ended. We didn't realize that all restaurants on the Biltmore property only serve their wines which are, at best mediocre. We had barely ordered when our salad arrived. It was fine. Immediately after the salad plates were removed our entrees arrived. Mine was supposed to be a chestnut, mushroom, microgreens and cheese risotto. There were absolutely no mushrooms or microgreens to be found. The rice was gooey, not creamy and sat like a hard lump in the bowl.
Nice location, adjacent to the winery at Biltmore.
Food was ok, but not to my liking. Trout was smoked which impacted a strong flavor to a delicate fish. Also, the lamb was cooked so that the meat falls of the bone, but I personally prefer a tougher meat texture.
Wine was great from Biltmore estates.
I regret having to leave this experience since we have been to The Bistro several times now and always really enjoyed it! Unfortunately, our last experience on Christmas night was pretty disappointing. The menu was set, which is fine, but ended up costing us $200 for 2 ppl with tip. We had 2 glasses of wine, not a bottle. The tuna tartare was very good, and the lobster was not very fresh but still good. The desserts were just "okay", the chocolate cake was dry and the gingerbread cake dry also. My husband's steak dinner came out very rare, and he had to send it back to have it cooked more thoroughly. We are also season passholders, and were not allowed to use our discount since it was Christmas. That seemed like a strange rule. Anyway, The Bistro has typically been amazing..food, service, and overall experience. We won't give up on it, but probably won't return for a long while. When people spend $100 per person for a special occasion dinner, and the overall experience to not have been reflected in price, well like I stated already, it is disappointing.
This was an excellent Christmas holiday meal. It was well worth the price they had incredible choices incredible quality of food and wonderful service. My only complaint was it was not the best ambience. They could’ve dim the lighting a little more to create more atmosphere however overall was excellent. The bistro is well worth your dollars, well worth the drive, and well worth the time
I have eaten here for dinner 3 times. THe other 2 times the food was OK. This time the main course was close to inedible. It was an expensive Pre Fix Christmas Dinner, so one would expect decent food. I did not want to ruin the festive mood of the day so I did not let my waiter know the food was awful - undercooked, odd tasting and very very small portion (i chose the seafood). This is the first time I have left a bad review for a restaurant, so needless to say I am not a chronic complainer!
My husband and I celebrated Christmas at Biltmore this year. We finished out the day with dinner at the Bistro. Everything was perfect from food to service. I have some food allergies and our server went above and beyond to ensure my experience was not only wonderful but safe. Great end to a great day
Great special menu for Christmas Day. Both the gnudi and tuna tartare were really good. Lobster was delicious. Prime rib disappointing - flavorful but kind of tough in places. Chocolate dessert was really dense so couldn't finish. The gingerbread cake 'igloo' was different and very tasty.
The Bistro never fails and always delivers. We spend every Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Bistro . The food and environment is spectacular. From the first of the meal with the wonderful bread to the end with a great dessert, the experience is well worth the cost. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back numerous times in 2018.
This was my 2nd visit to the Bistro and the first time was wonderful. This visit was very disappointing. The waitress was very rude when she first greeted us and very non attentive throughout the evening. We had to ask for bread and received it a minute before our entrees. When we were seated for our 6:15 reservation, she snapped at us because she wanted to tell us the specials as we were just getting settled with the menu. This was a very special Christmas with our son that we missed with him last year and the waitress attitude set a bad beginning. After spending $295 for dinner, I would have expected superior customer service. disappointed
We decided to eat at the Bistro prior to our "Christmas at the Biltmore" evening. The staff were very scattered and since we were seated beside the kitchen, we got to hear the chefs yell during our whole meal. The portions were pathetically small for what you receive and definitely what you pay for. We will not go back to the Bistro as it was not worth the money for what you got. We would recommend that if you want to spend the $ for a nice meal and wonderful attending waitors, go up to the Grove Park Inn and eat at the Blue Ridge Restaurant.
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