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The Bistro - Biltmore Estate

4.5
1630 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
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  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International
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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
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Phone number
(828) 225-6230
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Noriko Oda
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Extensive guest parking is available in the Antler Hill Village area of Biltmore Estate.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

For Mother's Day, the Bistro will be offering a 3 course Prix Fixe Lunch Menu for $39 per person. Our regular dinner menu will be offered after 5pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1630 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful. Our waitress was very friendly and great! It was our anniversary so she brought out a beautiful tray with four delicious handmade truffles with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate that one of pastry chefs wrote -- exquisite and delicious. Our meals were divine. We went for lunch. The only complaint that we had was the noise level but it's that way in almost every restaurant we go to. The food was outstanding. Celebrating our anniversary there was a beautiful way to spend it.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

What fun! The food was exquisite, the service charming, the ambiance appropriately casual almost rustic, and the total experience was exceptional. Biltmore wines are much better than 30 years ago. The fresh local produce was a delight. We will be back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful setting. Meal and service were top notch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

An enjoyable meal. Excellent service.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I had an amazing trout dish and a fantastic squash soup! My mom's chicken dish was bland and our server took it off the bill. While the bathroom was in the basement, I was grateful that there was a handicapped bathroom on the main floor for my mom to use.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great, casual restaurant, great for lunch after visiting the Biltmore House & Gardens. It's right across from the winery which is convenient if you are looking to stop in and do some wine tasting. We had butternut squash soup, turkey sandwiches, & creme brulee - yum! We also sampled a few glasses of Biltmore Wine, also lovely!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent! The ambiance was not- no table cloths, metal chairs and tables outside, dark and brown inside. Waiter was hard to get attention from. But can not complain about the food at all- very good.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

$42 lamb should have been $12. The atmosphere was nice. The wait staff was terrific. But, my roast lamb loin meal left much to be desired. It tasted average and was really chewy. At that price point, I expected it to melt in my mouth and have more flavor. My Mother's broccoli had more flavor than anything on my plate. I basically left a full plate behind cause my jaws couldn't take the chewing anymore.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Ordered the octopus & squid which came burnt & inedible. Sent the meal back and was never approached by management concerning the issue with the meal. Service was mediocre, definitely not worth the high price tag. This is the third poor meal I have had here, and I will not be going back. I have been to many of the restaurants on the grounds and been very satisfied, but the Bistro has been consistently not worth the money. Pick another restaurant on property for a better experience.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The ribeye was outstanding... Highly recommended..

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very nice Biltmore atmosphere. Food was good but very expensive for what you get. It is impressive to take friends/family.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

What an excellent lunch! It takes a little drive to arrive from the Biltmore House but the relaxing atmosphere with truly outstanding food and service was a welcomed retreat from the Biltmore experience. Tops my list of available options.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We are local and frequently go to the Biltmore House. It’s been awhile since we ate at the Bistro and the last time we were disappointed. I’m glad to say this time was MUCH improved. The menu had just changed the day we had dinner there and the food was excellent. I had the poached halibut which was well cooked and delicious. My husband had the filet which he said was cooked to perfection. It was my birthday so we shared a bottle of Biltmore champagne and that was excellent as well. Our server was very good, there when needed and not obtrusive. He shared the menu changes with us and brought some chocolates for us to enjoy with coffee. All in all, I would say the Bistro is back to its former excellence and I would definitely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We came for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. The staff was exceptionally courteous and friendly. Our toast to each other occurred exactly at the time we were pronounced husband and wife. Not planned that way but felt wonderful for it to happen that way. The food was very good i.e., we had happy plates.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We enjoyed the great food and excellent service. Even more impressive- fresh ingredients grown and raised on the estate.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

They are very understanding, i was late for my reservation and they gave me a later time. The food and service was outstanding. I plan to go there again sometime.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Last stop at the Biltmore house. Wife had fish of the day (stripped bass) and I had the lamb. Both dishes were spectacular, both in taste and presentation. Perfect way to end a vacation.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food and fresh

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Wonderful experience. Our server, Julie, was an absolute delight and her service was some of the finest my wife and I have ever experienced. The food, steak and trout were cooked to perfection and was thoroughly enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful place for Easter dinner! The food was wonderful and great value!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! It was very pleasant. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable. All of the food was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Been going there for 18 years, probably 4 or 5 times every year. And only one substandard meal. Love the place !

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had the Prix fixe lunch on Easter Sunday. Calamari was excellent. Turkey sandwiches with cranberry were delicious. Rhubarb creme brûlée was fabulous. The Cedric’s Brown Ale is unique. Service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We both ordered the trout and it was very good. They cook it with pork bellies and it picks up the salty flavor of the pork. We also had French onion soup to start. The cheese was melted over the sides of the bowl and was crunchy. It was really more food than I could eat. All the restaurants at Biltmore are very good. This one happens to be very good and reasonably priced. I would recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Bistro is a very nice restaurant for special occasions or a nice Sunday lunch. The atmosphere is casual to little dressy. The food is very good with special chef selections and of course there is the Biltmore wine list also.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent capstone to day at Biltmore Estate.
Chicken entree was perfectly cooked and pickled butternut squash was tasty and unique. Red snapper was great too. Nice atmosphere and service was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

One of the best 6 oz filet I have ever experienced. Perfectly cooked medium, juicy, flavorful. Better than big name steak specialty restaurants.
Table companions raved about the trout.
Overall, a wonderful experience, despite lackluster wait staff.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food is good but is getting pricey for what it is and not quit as good as it was in the past.
If you are staying at the Biltmore it is a good choice. Lunch is a little better value but still a bit pricey. We used to go fairly often, but not as much anymore.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Food and service where excellent

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Enjoy all of Biltmore, never had a bad time food or drinks

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wonderful meal and great service! We enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I have lost count how many times we have eaten at the Bistro. It's the only restaurant on the Biltmore Estate we dine at for dinner. Service is always impeccable; food is typically outstanding. Ambiance is warm and inviting, with classic Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Billie Holiday, etc. tunes playing low in background. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Arrived at 6:00pm and tables about half full thus it was a low noise level. Had the Dry Creek Cab, a Cesar salad, and thick grilled pork chop which was excellent flavor and taste. Might be the best pork chop ever and I am a pork lover.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Okay experience don’t think I would go back. Charge a $2 upgrade for fries and was burnt. Waiter was good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great menu and food, enjoyed the atmosphere. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Parking was convenient and nearby.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My steak was tough and the flavor was OK but not good. The general consensus of our party was that the food was not bad but certainly not memorable. It was overpriced for the value. The service was good but not great. I would not recommend this restaurant and we will not be patronizing bistro again.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I had possibly the best pan-sauted trout fillets ever. The service is helpful and attentive and works to make the customer happy.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent! Recommend it to all my friends. It is my favorite restaurant at Biltmore Estates.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The ambiance was wonderful, the food was delicious and the service great.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Bree was a great server
We'll be back soon.

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