About Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate
Asheville, NC 28801
Located on Biltmore Estate, this warm, relaxing tavern overlooks the village green at Antler Hill Village. The décor, ambience, and menu pay tribute to the neighborhood pubs of Britain and Ireland. Enjoy satisfying pub fare alongside robustly flavored American and global cuisine presented with Biltmore flair. On tap are Biltmore's own Cedric's Pale Ale and Cedric's Brown Ale in addition to award-winning Biltmore wines and a full bar.
*Please be aware that you must have a valid paid estate admission ticket, be a guest of Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel, or be a Biltmore Annual Passholder to dine on property*. Outdoor dining is available in season. 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.
American, Irish, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Cedric’s offers entertainment every night of the week starting at 6 p.m. Please visit our website for a calendar of events.
Cedric's Loft features a private banquet room, board room, pre-function space and patio terrace over-looking Antler Hill Village.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cedric's Tavern offers different rooms for private dining that can seat up to 120 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting business luncheons, meetings, wedding rehearsals, and many other events. We offer a wide array of menus and dedicated sales team to help create the perfect event.
Cedric's Tavern - Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews
Great place to go after Biltmore's wine and cheese tasting. They willing split the shepherd's pie entree into two small separate pies (delicious) and they also split one of their dinner salads. Perfect. An Estate ticket or Annual Pass is required. Nice ending to a good day at the Biltmore.
The ambience was good and the service was great as well. A little bit pricey but understandable because it's the Biltmore. I am an annual pass holder and did not realize that we got a 20% discount until after we left and went to the creamery for dessert and they asked me about it and told me that we get a discount at all restaurants. I could've saved $30 at Cedric's but the server did not mention it to us. The sun was setting which was nice but it did make me realize that you could see how the water spots on the glasses on the empty tables really showed which made me question the rest of the cleanliness. I ordered the steak which was good but the amount of sauce that they put on the steak took away from the natural flavor of the steak and it also ran onto the vegetables so I couldn't get the flavor of the vegetables either.
Not first time at restaurant had no problems in the past. This time not so.
Bar service was great, music enjoyable. Table server not so great. Restaurant closed at 9:00 PM but took reservation for 8:45 PM still no reason for poor service. Sat at a small table for two...soup cup left on table. never came back to check on how the food was.
Would recommend just not at closing time.
We ate here because we had spent the day touring the estate. It was Valentine's Day and so we didn't want to drive anywhere far and decided to go local to Biltmore. The atmosphere was nice, there was live music, maybe because it was Valentine's Day. There was a lively crowd, so not dead. Service was pretty good. Drinks were fine. Dinner was ok. Not as good as I would have thought being it was The Biltmore. One had salmon, which was good but not great. One had steak and tots, and was not happy at all. 2 had fish and chips which were good they said. So overall, as I consider fish and chips not so much of a fine dining item, I would say more or less comfort food, and ok.
We celebrating our anniversary there. Our waiter was great and gave us a free desert. He answered all of my questions about the menu and was very nice. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our special time together. They had live music that made it romantic. I would definitely recommend for a fun and enjoyable time while at the Biltmore.
My husband and I always make a stop here when we visit Biltmore, we love the food and the atmosphere. While the menu doesn't offer a ton of options, I get that it's because it's in a resort location. The sweet and sour pickles we received were a nice surprise, and I love that I can add a protein to my risotto (even if it is $7 more). I've never been disappointed with a meal at Cedric's.
The setting and service were very good. The food was a problem. A chicken dish was ordered and was served cold as were the vegetables that accompanied the chicken. The meal was sent back to be heated. However a new order was apparently prepared. It arrive hot, which was good. But when the chicken was cut it was still bloody. Definitely not good for chicken. Again the waitress was called and shown the chicken. She offered to have another meal prepared but that was declined as her dining partner had nearly finished his meal. The vegetables and a small price of done chicken were eaten. The meal was comped. Not sure we would want to eat there again.
Tables for two are too narrow. I am 5'9" 177 lbs and found the these tables less than accommodating for the class of this restaurant; very confined feeling. In addition the table was against the window and half wall which contributed to the confined feeling. The window on this particular day (outside temp in the low mid 20s) also made this a cool, drafty place to sit; had to eat with jackets on. I ignored my instinct to ask for a more interior table and / or booth, So I blame myself for that.
For the price of the food, my wife and I were expecting a much better value; it was certainly not an "outstanding value" as outlined as a choice in the "What would you recommend this restaurant for?" section of this survey. My wife had the Shepherd's pie which was good. I had the chicken breast with a sauce base veggie medley. The chicken breast was tough, dry and disappointing for the price paid.
Service was generally good but I would have a hard time recommending Cedric's Tavern to a friend without mentioning the aforementioned. During a visit to the Biltmore Estate last summer, my wife and I had a meal at the Stable Cafe', the food, service and value was very / very good. We expected the same from Cedric's, we left a little disappointed.
A really substandard and expensive meal. I had the $32 (farmed) salmon entree, it was completely over cooked, totally dry. Just barely edible. The accompanying cabbage was awful. It was tough, purple, cut into 1/4" ribbons - it tasted old and looked like a pile of shoelaces. My companion had the shepherd's pie which literally had 2 bite-size pieces of lamb in it. The rest consisted of a gluey gravy topped with mashed potatoes.
Our waiter was completely distracted and inattentive.
I really don't like sending a meal back, I feel like it makes a bad experience worse and I hate looking like we're angling for a free meal, but we certainly won't be returning.
They kindly offered a complimentary appetizer when there was a small delay in seating. Food was good, service was friendly, helpful. There was a chilly draft at the table but everything else was good. I typically enjoy eating here & they also have good live music. Biltmore is always good!
Great atmosphere and beer. The Bison Burger was "alright" and the fries were not hot, not really warm either but still crispy. Reminded us of Red Robin fries with the seasoning. It was the least expensive item on the menu at just under $20 but could of been better.
While it would not be considered Fine Dining; you can certainly get a fine meal at Cedric's. Have had multiple trips; none disappointed. It generally starts with some great pretzel rolls and a light mustard butter accoutrement. Good and (no doubt) good for you!
We enjoyed a cup of the Stilton Onion Soup. Creamy and filled with many flavors for a good starter.
Lunch entrees consisted of the Turkey Pastrami Swiss Cheese Sandwich prepared exactly as requested, sans bread add lettuce. There were ample amount of flavorful ingredients. The starch was Pub Fries, prepared on site. Small Potato Chips, lightly seasoned. Our batch could have been more crisp.
Also had the Bison Cobbler. Served piping hot, on the smallish side but good amounts of bison chunks with a fairly light and smooth sauce with appropriate veggies all under a flaky crust. The pretzel rolls made for GREAT sopping!
Dessert was the Fig Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream. A good strong flavor, as one would expect, and just the right quantities to complete the meal.
Christopher did a good job even in a quite busy environment as it was the height of the lunch hour. Prompt, efficient service with plenty of attention..
Considering the location (Biltmore) and the distinction of the fare, Cedric's is a good value returning great returns on investment.
Cedrics Tavern is a great place to dine. We toured the Biltmore Estate and finished earlier than expected and arrived at Cedrics sooner than we had anticipated. They accommodated us nicely since our reservation was for 7 pm yet we arrived at 6. The diner we had was excellent!
Since the name includes "Tavern" you may think of it as a sports bar. While there is a TV in the bar area the restaurant is upscale. The food was great and the service fantastic. It is named after the Vanderbilt's St. Bernard, Cedric. I had the fish and chips, and my husband had surf and turf. All wonderfully prepared. Since Cedric's Tavern is on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate you can only get there is you are either staying at one of the hotels on the grounds or have visited the Biltmore on that day. That part is a bit disappointing since I could definitely see us going there for dinner on other occasions. But definitely worth the trip.
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