About Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate
This charming restaurant located on Biltmore Estate was originally an historic barn designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Now transformed into a courtyard restaurant with walls of windows, Deerpark Restaurant serves a generous array of Southern style dishes and Appalachian specialties. Our Taste of the South Weekend brunches offers bountiful choices. It's an excellent setting for family dining, with children nine and younger dining for free. Paid Estate admission is required.
Asheville, NC 28803
American, Comfort Food, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Saturday Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Expanded Holiday Season Hours: Beginning November 4th
Lunch Thurs-Sat. 11:00a.m. -2:00 p.m. (open daily December 15th - Jan 2nd)
Dinner Fri and Sat. 4:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m. (expanded dinner hours Thanksgiving week and December)
Christmas Eve 12:00p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Day 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews
The Sunday brunch at Deerpark is by far one of the best places in Asheville. It started from the moment we walked in the door with a pleasant greeting from the host staff. They were very friendly and told us a little bit about the history of the place while we waited. We then were walked back to our table and greeted ever so cheerfully by our server Becky. She explained to us everything on the buffet and accommodated all of our needs. I don't think anyone at our table ever had an empty glass or a dirty plate! Overall the place was amazing, couldn't ask for a better ambiance and the food was to die for. If you haven't tried this place then you are missing out!
The food was excellent but they ran out of several main items on the buffet.. some temporarily and some completely. Being that reservations were required and it was a holiday dinner you would expect not to run out of menu items.. our reservation was at 630 and by the time we had dessert about half of the choices were gone.. the atmosphere was pleasant but mixed drinks took way to long to be served and we had to get up and fill our own water glasses when our waitress continually was no where to be found.. the property and holiday decorations were beautiful and overall the staff accommodating..
We were visiting the Biltmore for the evening Candlelight Tour and decided to make reservations here. We were definitely not disappointed! The layout of the restaurant itself is somewhat unique and very picturesque. The buffet was very good and the server friendly and efficient. Honestly, at $39 a person it was a bit overpriced, but all things considered, it was a worthwhile expenditure.
We eat at Deerpark about 3 or 4 times a year, trying out each of the changes of menu through the seasons. We decided to take a dear friend there a couple of weeks before Christmas and absolutely loved the menu! So many tasty dishes: the pumpkin soup, prime rib, haddock/salmon cakes, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cauliflower & cashew salad, absolutely delicious desserts, interesting breads and butters. We so loved the menu that we decided to break with tradition and go back for another fabulous meal. The staff is always so pleasant, helpful and entertaining.
We're so sad that the restaurant will be closed much of this year for renovations. As passholders, I suppose we'll see in the magazine or in an email of the grand reopening--hopefully sooner than planned!
Me and my wife needed a little get away, it's been a tough year physically and mentally . I have had 3 major surgerys and it's depressing but I will survive . We haven't been to Biltmore since we got married 27 years ago , we had such a good time we went ahead and got season passes. Looking forward to coming back soon !
Deer Park was great, Open Table was WRONG, it allowed a reservation when the restaurant was not open. Good thing we checked ahead of time so we did not waste time and $$$$$$-it required an entry ticket to BIltmore House to get to Deer Park and that would have wasted an entry passes usage.
Beware that open table has inaccurate information on making reservations.
This was a disappointing return visit to a restaurant I previously would have rated highly, and recommended to anyone. The atmosphere was congenial, and despite the large area, quiet conversation is possible due to the room layout. Both diners at this time found the food good but not outstanding. However, our main complaint was that we were actually unable to enjoy or even eat some of the food because of the extreme amount of salt used. Sadly, I think I won't return to a place I really enjoyed dining. Sad, because maybe this was just a bad day? Previously dining here was something to anticpate with pleasure.
We enjoyed a date night dinner here before visiting the Biltmore. I'm not usually a big buffet person, but the food was pretty tasty and the wait staff was attentive. We also appreciated the seasonal selection of ingredients, and the dessert options was extensive as well! Not our favorite dining spot in Asheville -- and not the world's best value -- but Deerpark is definitely a nice option when visiting the estate, especially for big groups and/or special occasions.
We have wanted to dine at Deerpark for many years. The lunch buffet was the perfect choice for us. The value was outstanding based on the number of dishes that were available and it offered us an opportunity to try a wide variety of foods. The wait staff could not have been nicer or more efficient. The restaurant gives you the feeling of an intimate dining experience even with the large open areas. I would highly recommend dining here and plan to do so again myself.
We went for the buffet on Christmas Day. Everything was excellent! The place was pretty full but not overcrowded. There was adequate space between tables, and the staff did not seem harried or stretched. The restaurant is a huge glassed-in patio built around a courtyard, so it has an outdoor feel. Note that getting into this restaurant also requires that you purchase admission to the Biltmore Estate. Since we were visiting Biltmore anyway this was not a problem.
Quite disappointed in the Christmas buffet...Shrimp in shell...rather messy for a special dinner..Cheese station...looked like deli selection. Good roast beef. Dessert table rather sad.
I don't like to compare, but I will...the buffet at Grove Park outdoes by a mile....Also the service was quite poor...You'd get up for another course and come back to plates still on table...Really hate to say these things as I live here, but they need to be said and the entire buffet needs some attention.
We spent Christmas at Biltmore. Ambience was perfect, only issue was cold out and by time I got back to table through courtyard my food was cold. Passing through buffet to restrooms was an abolute no no in my book. I would have thought that out better. The hostess was delightful at right of lobby. Three girls hanging on left counter were sour faced...really?
We ate at Deerpark for the Christmas buffet. We went last year, and it was incredibly crowded, we had to wait an hour for our table. But the food was good, so we tried again this year. The crowds were gone and it was half empty. Our server told us that the restaurant cut back on the number of reservations after complaints about last year's crowds, but they cut back too far. A buffet has to be busy to be good, otherwise the food sits around. The turkey and salmon were dried out and the soup was practically cold. The turkey dressing was mushy. The best parts of the meal were the collard greens, braised carrots and green beans. The breads were good also. And the Christmas decorations were very nice. But we will go somewhere else next year.
We went there with our family this Christmas Day for what was supposed to be an outstanding buffet. There were no stone crab claws as advertised (somebody said there had been tiny ones floating around in the bowl of shrimp but we could not locate them), the turkey was very dry, and the prime rib overdone. The desserts were honestly just okay...they were serving apple cobbler only all the cobbler was gone on the top and the apples were floating around in liquid. We ate at 3pm so it wasn't as if we were at the tail end of the buffet. One good thing was the assortment of breads. $64 per person pretty expensive for some good bread.
The food was not quite up-to-par from last Christmas Day, 2015. The shrimp were only okay and you had to peel them, the turkey was rather flavorless, vegetables were good but nothing outstanding, and finally the pumpkin soup was excellent and deserts were very good. It was a nice meal, but not outstanding.
Food was good. Desserts a little dried out. People bumping into our chairs. Noise level high. Would have been nice to have some kind of music or singers for the Christmas Day holiday. Room temperature cool. We were disappointed in the holiday experience for the cost. We would recommend just going during the week.
Our Christmas Eve dinner was totally delightful. We had a table for ten and we have declared it was the best Christmas yet! Delicious food, beautiful decor , good drinks and excellent service. Making the reservation through Open Table was ever so convenient too. I would highly recommend The Deer Park for anyone looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special event.
My family made Christmas Eve reservations at the Deerpark Restaurant even though we had never been there. We could not have had a more positive experience. The food was magnificent. The service was spot on. The ambience was beautiful and festive. We were all so happy with the entire experience we plan to make it a Christmas Eve tradition. It really set the tone for a wonderful holiday.
Excellent restaurant on the Biltmore Estate. The buffet contains so many delicious foods that there is no way to leave hungry. This menu has prime rib and pumpkin soup which are memorable. Be sure to tell the carver if you want rare or well done. Also, IMPORTANT, the Deerpark will be closing for renovation at the end of December. Make reserservations soon because this is your last chance until it reopens in 2017.
We come for Christmas last week. Our son gave his girlfriend an engagement ring at Biltmore Estate. We come over for lunch afterwards. It was wonderful and such a special meal with our family. The buffet is AWESOME! If we can achieve something similar at their wedding, it will be wonderful. We will be back!
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