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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:
NOW OPEN FRIDAYS 11:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open for Dinner Concert evenings July and August
*Estate admission required*
$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 food was very good for a buffet. The presentation was nice and the service was very good. I thought the price ($44 for two) was a little high but that comes with the territory (Biltmore House). The options were varied and should please anyone's taste preferences.
The Sunday brunch was a delicious way to celebrate my sister’s visit to Asheville. There was a great variety of foods and each dish we tried was excellent. Our waitress recommended a superb Biltmore wine. The accompanying music from a local guitarist set a wonderful mood. I’ll take other out of town guests to the Deer Park buffet.
Deerpark Restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat at Biltmore. The restaurant has received the Diner’s Choice Award for Best Brunches several times and once you dine here you will understand why! The choices on the Sunday Brunch menu are expansive from seafood to grill brisket to cajun fried chicken with all the breakfast entrées also. If they have the Parsnip and Pear soup you must try some. It was delicious. My husband and I had such a relaxing time trying different dishes and listening to a guitar player. I can’t wait to go again!!
This was a lovely spot for a rainy day brunch with great friends. Amazing amount of food from a carving station to omelet bar; from salads to sweets galore. I have to be gluten free (celiac disease) so the choices were a little more limiting but there was plenty I could eat. Despite a little confusion - foods were not always marked the same way they were on the menu which had gluten-free designations - the staff steered me in the right direction and I found plenty of safe choices. The only thing missing was fruit, unless you count cream cheese coated grapes or apple slices dipped in caramel sauce and coated in candy. Yummy looking but not so healthy. Nevertheless, I would return in a heartbeat.
My gripe (if I have one) is that you must pay a hefty ($65/person) entrance fee to come into the Estate and that is before you pay for brunch. Worth it if you plan to spend the day, which we did.
Had an appointment to tour the Biltmore estate and wanted to eat brunch there also. It was an expensive $35 failure ... The breakfast items were decent, but the dinner items were awful. Pork loin is one of my favorites, but it was overcooked, dry and tough; the potatoes and the Brussels sprouts were burnt. A couple arrived, passed by my table and commented "yuck, that didn't look appetizing, did it?" I replied "stay with the breakfast items." The atmosphere wasn't anything special either ... This buffet should visit a world class Sunday buffet at the Broadmoor in Colorado (live piano player playing classics, ice scriptures, attentive servers surrounding beautifully presented items that were delicious!
The estate was lovely, but spend your meal dollars elsewhere!
Lots of great selections but the veggies were burned, not enough protein variety. Meat cutter gives very little. Like to see more baked or grilled chicken or turkey rather than pork or overly fried chicken. Since it's a southern thing, lots of heavy fatty foods, but flavors were good. Service was just enough. Becky comes around but not so often she pesters her patrons. I'd return but hopefully the overlooked items will change to more tender, not burned selections.
Food and service were excellent. We had reservations for 1:00 PM on a Sunday. Seated almost as soon as we got there. Our table was around the corner from the food prep stations so it was fairly quiet. We did not like the folk music for this venue, especially the vocals. Some time back Deer Park had nice quiet upscale live harp music. For an upscale ($$$) venue we did not feel the music was appropriate.
The food was beyond good and the price reasonable. It’s unfortunate you have to have either an annual pass to the estate or pay the steep estate admission prices to go to the restaurant.. Both the food and service were so excellent I would recommend it to everyone, if that weren’t the case.
Nice experience, but you have to have tickets (day pass) to the Biltmore to get to this restaurant and your own car of you want to do any of the other attractions on the property. NOTE: They will not let you through the gate to the Deerpark Restaurant without a ticket.
Sunday weather was beautiful. The DeerPark is ideal when super weather occurs. Service was better than usual--never had to request anything as it was always provided without asking. Food for the Sunday buffet was good overall. However, no ice cream. There were children there, too. Biltmore without ice cream is like San Francisco without a Golden Gate Bridge! Table decorations were colorful and seasonal. Cost is somewhat expensive. It's really not possible to have lunch for less than $40 per person not including the gratuity. That said, the environment, when the weather cooperates, is certainly worth part of the extra expense. Reservations are not always needed; however, you are rewarded with better seating choices if you have them.
From the moment you enter the Deerpark, you feel relaxed and comfortable. The buffet is truly spectacular and each dish is carefully crafted by the talented chef. I bring groups here all the time and everyone is always delighted with the service, the beautiful restaurant and the delicious food.
Deerpark for lunch was a special treat! We purchased our lunch buffet voucher online when we got our Biltmore tickets. It was the first day of their new Fall menu. The variety and quality of food was excellent! Best buffet I have had in many years. The chef should be proud.
Everything we tried was delectable. And we tried almost everything! A good mix of comfort food with a twist, stuff I make except fancier. Beef was superb, deserts varied and lovely small portions so we could try several. Made to order omelets perfect, sides all fresh and service was friendly. All the Servers were gracious and accommodating. Felt like four star in a casual environment. Will definitely go back!!
I have been enjoying the delicious offerings of the Deerpark Restaurant for about 15 years now. I've been for birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Easter, Father's Day and more. I'm never disappointed and always amazed at the new offerings each time. Thank you for wonderful memories and great food!
Food was excellent. However, we were seated at a 2 top in direct sunlight. Very uncomfortable. Requested a different table before sitting and were told we could not have one because no other 2 tops were available. There were. But also, there were many 4 tops available for the entire time we were there. It was disappointing to spend $75 for breakfast, and be anxious to finish and leave ASAP to get out of the sun. Had to wear our sunglasses entire time. So unacceptable treatment by staff.
As always, the Deerpark and its staff excelled with every aspect of our experience. We eat at the Deerpark several times every year and always, always, the food was delicious, the service terrific and the live music pleasant and performed well. Because our experience has always been wonderful, we look for friends we can bring with us, those who can also appreciate the quality. The summer menu was exceptional, so we made another trip to enjoy it one last time before the menu was changed. We LOVE the Deerpark!
We brought 4 guests with us on September 3rd and we all were a little disappointed in the service at our table. Our waitress needs to take lessons from Icelan. Icelan is very attentive, knows when to remove your plate, fill your water glass and when to give the bill. She is kind and gracious. We will be requesting to be in her section from now on. We all were disappointed in the carved beef brisket. It was overcooked. The meat carver behaves very unusual with his remarks and behavior and isn't the most friendly employee. The salmon was nicely cooked. The salad bar could use a few more items, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers. I loved the Shrimp, feta and kalamatas! The bacon was tough and we usually love your bacon.
As usual the Sunday Brunch was great. Only downside was the corn beef eggs benedict. Eggs were over done and the corn beef stringy and tough. The potato pancake was cold and the grilled onions were not a good match for the dish. Overall they were cold and did not taste good. Also they were difficult to get out of the serving pan which made for a mess around the pan. A spatula of some kind would have been most helpful. All other items were excellent and the service was excellent as well.
Wonderful ambiance, great service, melt in your mouth food. This restaurant is one of our favorites in Asheville. It does have limited days of the week it operates, but worth working around their schedule. Receiving a passholder discount is just the icing on the cake.
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