About The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate
Located at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, indulge in elegant dining specializing in regional cuisine. Our culinary team invites you to enjoy our seasonal menus featuring a three, five or seven course prix-fixe selection in a setting of white tablecloths, beautiful views, and gracious service. We strive to support the local community through the use of sustainable agriculture.
A valid Biltmore Estate admission ticket, Biltmore Annual Pass, or current lodging at the Inn on Biltmore Estate are required to visit any Biltmore restaurant. For evening access to the Estate inquire at the Biltmore Welcome Center.
Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly (Sunday-Thursday): 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner Nightly (Friday and Saturday): 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
1 Antler Hill Road, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC 28803
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please remember estate access required. Must have a valid Biltmore Estate admissions ticket, be a Biltmore Annual Passholder, or registered Inn on Biltmore Estate guest.
Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We feature a Private Dining Room with an attached patio that may be reserved for dinner parties. For convenience and comfort, we may accommodate up to 24 guests.
The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate Ratings and Reviews
We were pleasantly greeted and seated at ...
We were pleasantly greeted and seated at a table with a view of the mountains. Danielle, our server, was prompt, thoughful, helpful and attentive. Our meals were exquisite and prompt. Dessert was to die for. All-in-all an exceptional dining experience and the end of a terrific day.
Had the 3 course dinner and thought we w ...
Had the 3 course dinner and thought we were in for a foofoo/exotic dinner. Extremely - pleasantly surprised. The carbonara w/lamb bacon outstanding (probably the best meal on the menu). The veal, excellent, but the carbonara was still a step above. We had corn soup that was delicious and homemade ice cream for dessert.
Although the portions seemed small - everyone walked away satisfied. Realize that dinner is expensive.
We did not feel that the lovely venue wa ...
We did not feel that the lovely venue was a matched to the food. Service was discreet and very much in the Biltmore tradition. Fortunately we ordered the 5 course dinner because portions were miniscule, which, in the case of the extraordinarily salty carbonara, was good. We would return for the ambiance rather than the food.
My daughter and I had a wonderful dinner ...
My daughter and I had a wonderful dinner at the Biltmore Inn Dining Room. We noticed a mix of business type diners, vacationers, special occasion guests and singles. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious and the cost of the prix fix meal was very reasonable for this beautiful dining room.
We had dinner in the dining room on two ...
We had dinner in the dining room on two evenings whilst on holiday, the first time everything was perfect. On the second occasion we were given a table at the narrow end of the seating area
where we felt rather isolated and being dark outside there was no view to make up for it.
We were visiting the Biltmore House for ...
We were visiting the Biltmore House for the day and made a reservation 2 days before at the Dining Room in the Inn to wind down our day. We already had a nice day to enjoy the estate and sample NC wines at the Antelope Hill winery tasting room, but our dinner experience was a treat. Our waiter/sommelier was Hank, and he was very knowledgeable in pairing my 5-course meal - foie gras, carbonara, grouper, filet mignon, and pear dessert - with the most appropriate wines. The food was perfectly portioned and absolutely delicious. We had a quiet table by the window, and though the dining room was lively with conversation, we could still hear each other in our normal voices. The service was excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 🍷
The food is not impressive. As a top ten ...
The food is not impressive. As a top ten foodie destination, Asheville has plenty of restaurants with better and less pricey food. I guess we were paying for the privilege of dining on the Biltmore Estate. The service was great, though. And the views from the dining room spectacular.
My wife and I dine out frequently. We ha ...
My wife and I dine out frequently. We have wanted to try the Dining Room for two years and never got there. Well, it was OUTSTANDING in every respect and we will be back with guests. The food is original, local and perfectly prepared. The service could not have been better. Our waitress, Molly, was exceptional. One example : I prefer big buttery/oaky Chardonnay with my fish. They didn't have that by the glass. Molly suggested a French Pouilly Fuise (white burgundy) which could not have been better with my grouper dish. The deserts are outstanding as well. This place is a home run. It is pricey so be prepared, but do not pass it up. You won't be disappointed.
This restaurant was advertised as a fine ...
This restaurant was advertised as a fine dining location. My wife and decided to book a reservation for our weekend anniversary stay. I wore a jacket and tie. My wife had an evening dress. When we arrived, about half of the guests were dressed similarly. However, there were others dressed in jeans and very casual attire.
The restaurant needs to decide what its target audience is.
The service was outstanding,the menu was ...
The service was outstanding,the menu was very interesting, perfect for early fall. Our table had a beautiful view of the mountains.my only complaint could be my dessert the chocolate cake was still frozen and very dry.
I loved the excellent food and waiter se ...
I loved the excellent food and waiter service. Waiters were great on recommendations and the atmosphere was upscale. I recommend doing the 3 course price fix ( Appetizer - Hot or cold choice , Entrée , and Dessert). Waiter treated us with surprise extra due to our wedding anniversary. Overall, excellent choice.
Biltmore Inn is my favorite in the U.S. ...
Biltmore Inn is my favorite in the U.S. We love the Dining Room for an elegant dinner. They also have a fantastic buffet breakfast. You can't beat the view. We even watched two couples getting married under the mountain view.
All staff members were very pleasant and ...
All staff members were very pleasant and attentive to ensuring a memorable dining experience--from the very beginning to the end. We were very impressed with the menu and culinary skills needed for implementation. Thank you.
great service, great ambiance, great pre ...
great service, great ambiance, great presentation. small portions, salty.
Food didn't suit me. The salad was just about two bites, the dressing was okay
if you like caeser dressing. You would think lettuce was expensive as small a portion as they
provided. Ordered the grouper, also a small portion, but extremely salty. To
me the presentation was just great, but means nothing since I don't like salty
fish. The sorbet dessert was very good. The bill was almost $200. I wouldn't
say it was great value. Not a restaurant that I would go back to.
We were VERY disappointed. It was our an ...
We were VERY disappointed. It was our anniversary and wanted to have a very nice dinner with my brother and sister in law.
All of the staff seemed snobby.
The Chef tried to be so gourmet, that the food was not good.
The prices were very high for the quality and amount of food.
The desert was very good.
The food was remarkably good. Every cou ...
The food was remarkably good. Every course was good. Each person's choice was just very good. Even though very expensive, we considered this a very reasonable cost for the food experience we got. We have spent the same or more for a less quality food experience.
A dining experience to be sure! Went wi ...
A dining experience to be sure! Went with the 5 course option, no regrets. Yes, it's pricey, but the food is beautifully presented, wonderfully prepared and served with the highest levels of detail. We celebrated our anniversary there...a very memorable night. Gorgeous dining room, impeccable attention to just about everything. We'll be back!
The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore E ...
The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate is our top destination for special occasions, and has by far the best food and service in the region, and perhaps in the entire state. Many ingredients are locally sourced or even site-grown, so dishes are not just tasty but wonderfully fresh-tasting.
Ambience: The restaurant occupies the lower floor of the Inn, and most tables have views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The decor is refined but not overdone.
Service: Our server was cordial, experienced and well trained, and very attentive without being intrusive.
Appetizers: My Hudson Valley foie gras with rhubarb, sorrel, walnuts, rye and bitter chocolate was delicious. My wife's sesame crusted tuna with peas, mignonette, caramelized lime and sweet chili vinaigrette was excellent.
Entrees: Her North Carolina grouper with Carolina gold rice, smoked tomato broth, crispy leeks and cilantro lime cream was outstanding, as were my diver scallops in cioppino stew with P.E.I. mussels, shrimp, saffron and persillade toast with lobster tail add-on.
Dessert: The flourless chocolate cake was excellent and the cheese plate was very good.
There were a few minor imperfections but they did not affect the number of stars awarded. Our server was not familiar with the wine list and no sommelier was around, so it took us a bit of browsing through the list to find a familiar wine that we knew would go nicely with our meal. Some of the toast with my foie gras appetizer was a bit charred instead of a warm brown.
To dine here one must be staying in a hotel on the Biltmore Estate, be a season ticket-holder, or have a day ticket to the Estate; since we are season ticket-holders this requirement was not a hardship. However, Biltmore Estate is the top cultural/historical/architectural attraction in the region, so consider spending a day or two touring the home and grounds and capping off an enjoyable visit with an equally wonderful dinner at The Dining Room.
This was our first visit to the Dining R ...
This was our first visit to the Dining Room so we weren't sure how t would be. The food was terrific, the service attentive but not obtrusive and the views of the Smokies were fantastic. It managed to be cozy and personal altho it was a fairly large space. Great for that special dinner in Asheville.
The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore E ...
The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate is the best overall dining experience in WNC.
The food is outstanding; the presentation is artful; the service is impeccable. The staff is attentive & authentic; plentiful but not obtrusive. We have dined at most restaurants in the Western North Carolina region & are well traveled so we have a good frame of reference.
The Dining Room is a good value when compared to other high-end offerings in the area.
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