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About Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate
The convenient location next to Biltmore House, friendly hospitality, and delectable food make the Stable Cafe a popular stop after visits to the house and gardens. And the ambiance of the historic surroundings in the renovated stable complex is unmatched.
Enjoy lunch specials like the Stable Cafe Sampler of spice-rubbed smoked ribs, pulled pork barbeque, and herb-roasted rotisserie chicken - truly a barbecue lover"s delight! Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and irresistible desserts round out the daily lunch menu.
Biltmore tickets or an annual pass are required to visit all restaurants on the estate.
Asheville, NC 28803
American, Southern, Barbecue
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
$30 and under
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Thank you for choosing Stable Cafe - The Biltmore Estate. Please remember, estate tickets or a Twelve Month pass are required to visit the estate and dine at The Stable Cafe. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
Biltmore House guest parking lots, with shuttle service available.
Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews
Good stop during Biltmore visit. The hostess was unfriendly and condescending and we had a reservation. Ordered soup and had to ask for a piece of bread. Very noisy, food ok, quick delivery and convenient for visit but nothing special and front desk really off putting
Wonderful day at Biltmore with a great lunch! They even gave us a complimentary dessert since it was our anniversary. Very personal touch. Loved the White Sangrias they were delicious. Food was tasty and service was fast. Great restaurant for a lunch while touring Biltmore.
We were told to have BBQ at the Stable Cafe and it was good. The Bison burger was tender, but not much flavor. The pulled pork was juicy, tender and just the right amount of smokey flavor. I actually ate most of it without the sauce which was a little too sweet for my taste.
To eat at the stable cafe, you must first pay to get into the biltmore estate. assuming that is not an issue, then this restaurant is a possible choice, provided you have a reservation.
pricing is on the high side. the hamburger plate was $15.50 and the turkey sandwich with chips was $14.95. The burger was a good size and nicely cooked medium rare. the fries were cold, and were quickly replaced when requested.
the high point of the meal was the three cheesecake sampler. these were excellent.
service was very good.
My husband and I have been Season Passholders for several years. Using our free appreciation tickets we brought friends with us who would not have been able to be there otherwise.
From the moment we arrived at The Stable our friends couldn't stop raving about the restaurant. The ambiance, the historic building, and the food ( the best chicken salad I've ever eaten ), lmy tomato bisque and the guys burgers were also excellent .
We always love eating at the Stable when we bring friends to tour the Biltmore. It's fun to look about and envision what the stable would have been like at the turn of the twentieth century. The food is delicious and there's always something to please everyone.
This is my second visit to the stable. How fun to dine in the old stables from Biltmore! It is a beautiful facility. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. I had a kale and quinoa salad, my husband had a Carolina bar b q, which was pulled pork. The portions were very large. You could consider sharing a meal. Can't wait to return.
My wife and I spent the day at the Biltmore House and decided to have lunch at the Stable Cafe. We arrived a bit early but were seated promptly and ordered a cool glass of ice tea. (They do have wine and beer made on the estate for those so inclined.) The historical setting is certainly part of the experience and we were seated squarely in the middle of what was a huge stable in the early 20th century. I order a smoked turkey sandwich and my wife had the Italian Grilled Cheese. Both were made with fresh and delicious ingredients from the estate. Mine had a side of kettle chips and they were spicy and tasty. My wife's grilled cheese which she said was the best grilled cheese she had ever had came with the blandest pasta salad ever. Substitute the chips for the pasta salad, you won't be sorry. Throughout the service was prompt, attentive, and friendly. If you are going to spend the day at the Biltmore House I strongly suggest making a reservation at the Stable Cafe for lunch. Its seconds from the entrance to the house and you will not be disappointed with the food.
We were seated upstairs in what was the hay loft. Excellent atmosphere with the service you expect at the Biltmore. Food was top notch with the 3 of us have the Carolina BBQ. Julie and I shared the Sampler Plate for 2 while other guest had the BBQ Plate. Meat and sides were top notch. I was a bit disappointed in the Eastern Carolina BBQ sauce. Seemed like we only got vinegar with no other ingredients. And we missed the Brunswich Stew which used to be part of the Sampler. That stew is so good. Coffee and tea were excellent as well.
Third time is not a charm . . . This was our third visit to the Stable Café. We have had great food/service at previous visits and they have a nice children's menu compared to other restaurants on the property. We made a reservation but when we arrived on time for check in, we were told there was a 20-30 min wait. We wanted to sit in the loft but that would have given us an even greater wait time. The food came out in a timely manner but the fries were not cooked as well as previous visits. Our service was adequate but not as attentive as in previous times. I hope this was just a fluke as I usually recommend eating here when friends/family are visiting the estate.
The food was very good with nice presentation. Very nice atmosphere to match. The main problem was we arrived at our reservation time of 12:30 . We were told that there were other parties ahead of us. We found out that they did not have reservations , and they were seated before us . We had to wait at least 30 minutes, until I complained strongly. The hostess was very rude and uncaring , even though we explained the reasons for " reservations ". She thought everyone should be treated "equally " .
Later when explained to the manager , she was apologetic.
Service was ok, nothing made it special. My wife and I both got their cheeseburgers. The buns were cold, meat wad luke warm, as we're the fries. Our son got chili which was good, along with small portion of bread. Restaurant was converted horse stable, so ambience was great! Overall it was an ok expensive lunch.
We lunched surrounded by Biltmore stables. Many tables were found situated inside stalls. Unique. The food was tasty. The four of us enjoyed different meals - grilled cheese, bison, hamburger, and roasted turkey. All were wonderful. Service was quick and excellent. When you visit, take a look upward at the windows to see how they were opened in the late 1890's.
This restaurant is very noisy! It's a busy place with lots of families (and unfortunately crying babies) :(
It's all set up in a former horse stable. Make a reservation ahead - others who didn't have one had a wait of 25-40 minutes for lunch, and this was off-season. They are constantly turning tables and the hustle and bustle makes it noisier with a wait staff that can be a little frantic. The Pimento Cheese Dip appetizer is fantastic! I had the Quinoa and Kale Salad which had WAY TOO MUCH salad dressing on it. All the veggies were drenched and some soggy. I ate some, but it was too overdressed. They were nice enough to discount our lunch because of this. My daughter loved her chicken salad croissant.
Went early at 11:15 am. Great service from the beginning to end. Ordered the bison burger and it was absolutely delicious(thanks to our waitress I ordered it medium well since it had very little fat - usually eat burgers well done-) We also ordered the sampler for 2 for my other guests and had plenty for 3. Chicken and BBQ were delicious but the ribs were the favorites. No room for dessert.
Great restaurant with a good variety of options, making it especially ideal when dining with a group. The staff are always very accommodating, we were 10 minutes late for our reservation and they were packed but made it work, and were very helpful. I would highly recommend!
The Stable Cafe has been my favorite place for lunch in Asheville, and with my Annual Pass, we can enjoy it any day we're here. The food is always good and reasonable, the service is attentive, and the building just can't be beat for style! I love the quiche and I love the fact that they grow (raise) much of what they serve.
We made online reservations which was very easy but I bet if you arrived early and there were only 2 or even 4 people in your party you would be able to get a table with a little bit of a wait. The good thing is that you can shop while you wait. We were seated upstairs and I loved the atmosphere and the food was wonderful. It took a little while to get our food but it was well worth the wait. The rotisserie chicken was tender and the potatoes and vegetables it was paired with were wonderful as well. We have thoroughly enjoyed being a season pass holder and I highly recommend it if you love the gardens, hiking or biking, and lets not forget the house.
I'd read a review of the Southern Sampler before having a weekday lunch at the Stable Café. So, my friend and I decided to order the sampler for two. We both enjoy cooking for our families, so it was a pleasant surprise for every item on the platter to be delicious to us, as we can be hard-to-please. The BBQ ribs and pulled pork were juicy and tender; the chicken was braised to perfection. We're both so picky about a good slaw, but this one was seasoned just the way we like it. My friend said the rice (w/a few corn kernels) was dry, but she added bbq sauce to it and a dab of pulled pork. I believe the turnip greens were the best we've ever had or cooked for ourselves. When our friendly server brought the sampler to us, we both thought we'd never eat it all. However, we kept tasting, and before we knew it, we'd devoured all of it.
I'd requested an authentic stall for our table when I made our reservation, but we still had to wait on one to become available. They are that popular.
Complements to the chef!
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