About Isa's Bistro
FREE VALET PARKING OUTSIDE THE HAYWOOD PARK HOTEL
Isa’s Bistro is located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue. Our 90 seat dining room is complimented by a wine cellar event space that can accommodate from 10-120 guests. Isa’s also boasts a lively sidewalk patio on one of Asheville’s most interesting intersections.
Fresh, local, seasonal: Chef Duane Fernandes describes his menu as innovative. seasonally inspired, new American cuisine. Isa’s menus are printed daily in order to highlight the best local produce as well as outstanding product from around the world. Fernandes’ experience in some of America’s top kitchens has left him dedicated to and passionate about the authentic, memorable dining experience.
Isa’s combination of great food, service and wine in a comfortable, laid back environment make it a culinary destination for both locals and visitors.
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 - 9:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 10:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 9 :00 (Brunch: 11:00 - 3:00)
Light fare only from 3:00 - 5:00 every day.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking is available for our guests. Our valet service is located at the entrance of The Haywood Park Hotel next to the restaurant.
Public parking lots are located within a 1/2 block of the Bistro.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For all special events please contact Ashli Lagaly at email@example.com
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Isa's Bistro can accommodate all your special event needs.
Isa's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
It's Thanksgiving. Your ready to relax a ...
It's Thanksgiving. Your ready to relax and enjoy a special meal with your wife...the very first words from the waitress as she fills your water glasses are " Do you need more time with the menu?"
No welcome my name is...
No Happy Thanksgiving...
No can i answer any questions about the menu...
No would you care for something to drink besides water
It was downhill from there. Forgot to bring the asked for wine pairing being offered. All in all an exceptionally poor meal.
We dined their prix fixe menu for Thanks ...
We dined their prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving. They had a traditional turkey option and the stuffing and mashed potatoes were AMAZING. Green beans weren't all that special but everything else was delicious. This was our second time dining at Isa's and we'll definitely be back.
The menu has changed and is quite limite ...
The menu has changed and is quite limited. The service was not especially quick even though we were one of two groups in the whole restaurant. Cocktails were excellent, perfectly mixed and cold, the wine list is aweseome. I miss the glamor of the hanging beads.
Good food, but not much of it. Relative ...
Good food, but not much of it. Relatively expensive entrees with small artistically arranged portions. While the quality of the food was very good and the service was fine the prices were well above average and virtually everyone in our party of 5 left somewhat hungary. Due to this imbalance I felt overall the value was low.
Enjoyed their celery soup for a starter ...
Enjoyed their celery soup for a starter very interesting composition. The bibb lettuce salad was fine but rather bland in flavor. The scallop and pulled pork entrée was excellent but for $25 a third scallop seemed appropriate. Take a pass on the chocolate assortment for dessert (get a truffle next door at Chocolate Fetish instead). Service was exceptional and friendly.
It was a very quiet night at Isa's which ...
It was a very quiet night at Isa's which shocked us because the food was OUTSTANDING! Service was great without be smothering. I had the pork chop served on a parsnip puree of and my husband had the catfish with poached oysters on a bed of black lentils. We shared a Bibb lettuce salad. Perfect evening.
Same outstanding experience as always... ...
Same outstanding experience as always...Just love this place in downtown Asheville...the food continues to inspire and be creative, the staff is friendly beyond compare, the ambiance is upscale NYC SoHo...It will stay on my list...
Two tries for an Americano and they both ...
Two tries for an Americano and they both looked and tasted like coffee. This was for brunch mind you.
There were no sides listed on the menu but each dish came with a different side. How about some disclosure of sides and better yet options to choose.
The server was exceptional at least and agreed with these differences. The food was decent and good portion sizes.
The setting is great too.
Food was good, however my friend ordered ...
Food was good, however my friend ordered the risotto...that's not what was served ..rather farro. It was good, but odd that wasn't pointed out....they could turn the lights down...felt a little "cafeteria like"....great wine.
This was the best meal I had in Chicago ...
This was the best meal I had in Chicago and I am still talking about it. When we arrived with a reservation made well in advance the hostess tried to push us in some ice cream table crushed next to a piano. I fought back and we got a proper seat for such extraordinary food. My advice don't seat anyone in that table for a dinner only coffee. Otherwise I am back there in a flash next time I am in town.
Very satisfying meal with only a few gli ...
Very satisfying meal with only a few glitches. First the positives: the strip steak was beautifully conceived and prepared, as was the duck breast. We ordered three desserts, all extremely good. Service was generally prompt, efficient, and friendly. On the downside, the pappardelle with bison brisket was light on brisket. The bottle of red we ordered retails at about $12 and was sold here for $38; that's a pretty steep markup IMHO. All that said, we would return.
I took a group of folks when we were in ...
I took a group of folks when we were in town. Loved that the restaurant took a reservation. And the food was amazing! A nice choice of options and everything ordered was delicious. Service was outstanding and the server very pleasant. The rest rooms were downstairs which might cause a problem for those who have trouble with stairs.
This was the worst dining experience I'v ...
This was the worst dining experience I've ever had with a restaurant on open table. The food and service were lousy. The shrimp tasted like soap, the risotto was undercooked, and everything took forever. This was a special occasion, and it really disappointed all of us.
We were a large group (15), and the staf ...
We were a large group (15), and the staff did a wonderful job of accommodating us. From the table being ready when we arrived, to the attentive service, everything was perfect. The food was delicious and a great value as well. The beer and wine selection was great, as well as the availability at the bar. We will definitely be recommending Isa's to friends and family while they visit Asheville.
My husband and I relocated from Australi ...
My husband and I relocated from Australia two months ago to live in NC. My Mum was visiting and we took her to Asheville for the weekend. The three of us absolutely enjoyed our dining experience at Isa's and rate it as the best that we have had yet in NC. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Thanks to our waiter Jonathan and the team at Isa's for such a fabulous experience.
Great meal in a great location in downto ...
Great meal in a great location in downtown Asheville. Sat in outdoor seating on a beautiful evening watching the vibrant people watching scene. Food was outstanding. I had an excellent roast duck and my wife had the trout. Both were great. Service was very good. Definitely will be back when the opportunity presents itself.
This was my second time at Isa's and I d ...
This was my second time at Isa's and I did find their food to be extremely pleasing as did everyone at the table . Dining is always a personal thing, but I believe most diners will be pleased by their dinner and service at Isa's
With the exception of one entree, the fo ...
With the exception of one entree, the food was quite good. The one seafood special entree was a joke and this spoiled the dining experience. The portion of fish was probably no more then 2 ounces and the price was $28.00. When we mentioned this to our server, she offered to bring us more fish but we were under a time constraint and that was not an option. She then said that she would speak to the manager and something would be done for us. Well, you guessed it, when the bill was presented there was no reduction. With so many outstanding restaurants in Asheville, and we are locals, we will probably never go back. Very disappointing in how this was handled.
Three of us needed good meal prior to at ...
Three of us needed good meal prior to attending event. Service was timely, food was excellent quality, with great presentation. My wife and daughter ordered a variety of appetizers in stead of an entry. I had Bibb Salad and fish entre. All were excellent, unique and tasty.
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