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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.

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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

The Bistro will be offering a four course prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day Dinner.

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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (95)
Local Ingredients (85)
Good for a Date (75)
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Good for Anniversaries (70)
Creative Cuisine (70)
Casual (62)
Romantic (55)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Great for Lunch (49)
Worth the Drive (49)
Cozy (45)
Seasonal (45)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Authentic (27)
Business Meals (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Comfort Food (25)
Healthy (25)
Fun (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Kid-friendly (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Scenic View (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Organic (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Bar Seating (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The service was excellent. Loved the ambiance. Food was good as always. Enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was great - food arrived hot and was delicious - and we could speak across the table in relaxed voices. We quite enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Not the best. Both my wife and I got sick. We had different dishes and were not at all pleased.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice ambience food mediocre

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service! Lovely lunch

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner
Fantastic evening

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual, Disabled Access, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very poor quality food. The flatbread was burnt and only tasted like jam.
The chicken was so bland! Tasted like nothing, and it was $28. Very disappointing.
Service was good

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our meal, the atmosphere, and the ambience were very enjoyable. Our server was attentive but not annoying. She made the evening great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was delicious & the atmosphere was warm & inviting.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Located within Biltmore estate so limited access, unless a guest at the inns. Bar is next door so you have to come in from outside if you have a pre dinner cocktail. Inconvenient on a cold or rainy day

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love the cheese plate with spiced honey as an app for the whole table and the red wine flight for me! We all had a different entree and they were all fabulous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (London)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was delicious! We had steaks that were cooked perfectly. Also, one trout that was labeled
“Best I’ve ever had”! Even the the fries and other sides were hot delicious! Pricey but well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Awesome food!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Out of town visitor

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Biltmore is a lovely place to visit and The Nistro is a nice place for a good meal.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day dinner was great! Amazing multigrain cranberry bread was the highlight of the meal. Thank you for a festive evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Cozy, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We are season passholders to the Biltmore Estate. We went for a Christmas dinner with friends. The food was good but not outstanding. I would not go back considering all the great restaurants in Asheville for the same price or less.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas Dinner at the Bistro and had an outstanding experience! The waiter was very attentive without being intrusive....and the food was amazing! My husband and I chose completely different items for each course, and each dish was delicious!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. Excellent food, excellent service by Robert. Very memorable outing. Delightful.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were there for their price fixe Christmas dinner and it was amazing. I may never cook for Christmas again! Tuna tartare, prime rib and dessert too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Bistro restaurant was lovely. Good food, excellent service and enjoyable atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed the last evening meal of our trip to Biltmore. The food and service was just perfect and the filet was the best I've had in a long, long time. Thank you!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The Bistro was lovely! However, for the price of the meal, I expected a bit more food. The food was delicious but a slightly bigger portion would have improved the experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We ate here before attending the candlelight tour. It was a pricey dinner, but the appetizers were delicious. I did not care for the bolognese sauce but otherwise a nice meal.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food, great service. Intimate and elegant, yet friendly and comfortable for children, too.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Beware that reservation time was not honored. The open table reservation was treated like any other and seemed to be overbooked

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was just subpar. Definitely not worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Outstanding service and food, we had trout, filet, green salads and the merlot wine was excellent plus the caramel cookie and ice cream trio - all out standing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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