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Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

4.4
4.4
5667 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Stable Café is open from 11am to 3pm daily for guests of Biltmore Estate. Limited reservations are accepted before noon and after 2pm, based on availability. All others will be served on a first come-first served basis.

Biltmore tickets or an annual pass are required to visit all restaurants on the estate. For seasonal evening events, dinner reservations for all the guests in the party must have an evening-specific ticket or be an estate lodging guest. Dinner menu is a three-course, prefix menu.

The convenient location next to Biltmore House, friendly hospitality, and delectable food make the Stable Café a popular stop after visits to the house and gardens. The ambiance of the historic surroundings in the renovated stable complex is unmatched. Enjoy lunch specials like the Stable Café BBQ with 16-hour smoked Appalachian style pulled pork and local roasted chicken! Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and irresistible with desserts round out the daily lunch menu.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 61 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Regional American (Southern), Barbecue
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 225-6370
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jeffrey Stanford
  • Neighbourhood
    Asheville
  • Cross Street
    McDowell Street
  • Parking Details
    Biltmore House guest parking lots, with shuttle service available.
  • Entertainment
    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. For dinners during November and December, Candlelight Evening tickets are required. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,667 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Child-Friendly

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

5,667 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience when we come here. Our waitress, Paula was outstanding and went above and beyond for our food restrictions due to allergies and comfort during our visit. She had a wonderful energy and you could tell she enjoys what she does and making others smile. Highly recommend her and the Stable Café!!

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  2. KaeT

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved being in a historic stable. The hostess and waiter were very nice and responsive. The beef bourguignon had less than a tablespoon of beef in it. It didn't feel as special as I would have expected for the price and the setting.

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  3. BrittanyW

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere and friendly servers.

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  4. Jeff

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the rustic atmosphere and convenience of this place for a late lunch following the impressive house tour. Food was very good and plentiful, especially for lunch, and the service was attentive and helpful. My concerns are two: my wife's special drink was THIRTY DOLLARS. While it was good, it's hard to justify that price and our server should have mentioned that to us when we ordered. I know we could have asked, and I didn't expect it to be a bargain, but that is an outrageous price for a drink at lunch. It's no different than the server indicating the price of a food special, and it should have been noted given the price. Unrelated but also coming at a cost, I thought I clearly ordered a salad with trout as an addition to the salad (it was one of the listed additions). Instead, I got a side salad and a huge portion of trout (which was very good) and sides for a full lunch. Again, the server could easily have asked me to clarify what I was ordering if he was at all unsure. Instead, I ended up paying $38 for what should have been a salad with trout costing less than $20. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but it could and should have been avoided. I still recommend the restaurant, which is quite nice, but let the buyer beware when it comes to ordering and cost.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty lunch. We had chicken salad and a smash burger. Both were very good! Our server was excellent. She was very attentive and friendly!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the Stable Cafe- food is excellent as is the staff

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was wonderful. The service was great. The value was wonderful! We were very impressed with everything.

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  8. MichalB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not a large menu, but a precise, delicious menu that covers the bases. Our server was friendly and attentive. Made a reservation to be guaranteed a table. The meals and my lemon spritzer drink were fabulous.

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  9. JoyC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a great place to eat on the property! The staff were so friendly.

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  10. ASmith

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was not the best, which is unusual. We have had mostly great service here.

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  11. ElaineR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It would have been helpful to have allergy ingredient list, especially for the kids menu. Chicken tenders are very popular for kids and my granddaughter has an egg and nut allergy. Unfortunately she wanted the breaded chicken but was told it contained eggs. Most restaurants now offer the egg free breaded chicken especially on the kids menu. Also we were there to celebrate her birthday and was told she would get a free dessert. All desserts contained eggs. Very disappointing to her on her special day. I should have checked ahead.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My companion wanted a burger but the only burger that was on the menu this time was lackluster. I was disappointed with their current menu. I ordered the hot pimento cheese and baguette, as I have many times before, but the dish has totally changed. 1/3 the amount of pimento cheese and pre-spread onto the baguette slices and then a pickled onion glaze is added across the top. I got four small slices of baguette. This was previously one of my favorite things to eat out anywhere, but today was just a different experience.

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  13. ReneeH

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    They did not have the full menu available but did not inform us until our order was placed. Service was terrible, it took 10min from seating to get water and after placing order another 30min to get food without any refills on water or checking in on our table. Would not recommend.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We asked for rolls as soon as we ordered cause we were hungry. The roast chicken was tender but lacked seasoning. A little salt & pepper was needed. Roasted carrots were yummy. Pimento toast was blah. Iced tea good (asked for half&half so just enuf sweetness) & server set us up with ice-teas to go for both of us even tho we only ordered one with our meal. Server was EXCELLENT! Hostess too.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy the Stable Cafe and we will go back again. The pimento cheese toast point appetizer was delicious! The service was excellent. The server was quick to remedy the dissatisfaction with the chicken that was overcooked. We will be back!

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  16. LoriL

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always. Restaurant was not loud so you were able to have an enjoyable conversation.

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  17. JoleneA

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly the server did a great job. Our problem was that we were one of the first groups seated for the day and yet half the menu was unavailable because they were out of everything! (which isn't a large menu to begin with) They were out of the beef, they were out of mushrooms, they were out of soup, they were out of sweet tea, and on and on. It was quite disappointing from the menu standpoint.

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  18. Kari

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burgers were fantastic, great atmosphere. A little pricy, but the food is quality.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a cozy restaurant, well lit, excellent service and amazing food with large portions. I will definitely be back!!

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  20. DwayneS

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Bbq was dry and the cheese grits where cold. The chicken was great.

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  21. Capman1983

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere , waitress was great, attention of detail from staff was above and beyond

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and service was great! Will return again another day!

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  23. KirstenS

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, service was GREAT!! Cannot wait to come back and see the new menu

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  24. JeffA

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Food was wonderful! Service was great! We are locals and pass holders and this is one of our favorites!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is not our favorite at Biltmore.. we feel it has a limited menu and the quality of food does not seem to be up to “Biltmore Standards.” It is still a good place for an occasional meal when visiting Biltmore.

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  26. CarolM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stable Cafe at the Biltmore is such a unique place to dine. The food, the service, actually everything about it is fantastic! We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day luncheon.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donna is the best server and representative of Biltmore !!

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  28. JudyBlue76

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits and the Appalachian Sampler. The atmosphere was cool and they had an interesting variety of beverages.

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  29. ShelbyH

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were very kind… food was truly truly awful. The bbq and bun was so very dry.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Delicious food and great service.

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  31. MichaelM

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a fun place to eat after the house and gardens food is good the vibe is great eating in the horse stalls

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  32. WilliamK

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott our server was fantastic temperature to cold

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  33. Adam

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Return visit to the Stable cafe. Charming, very cool decor using the original stalls. The lunch salad with seared trout was a bit weak on the salad. It was really a side salad with the fish. The burger was terrific, a double patty smashburger on a brioche bun. The chicken noodle soup was outstanding loaded with fresh pulled chicken, veggies, and elbow noodles. Be sure to make reservations during busy seasons.

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  34. Suzin

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly and our server was wonderful and attentive.

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  35. CynthiaK

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cori was our Server and he made the entire experience Fabulous!!! The Food was SOOO Great. The ladies at the front to lead us in were just so friendly and sweet!!! Thank you for such a great time!!! Can’t wait for our next visit!!! Cindy Kaigler 678-910-4969

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  36. DianeB

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The main course was very good and portions were generous. The only disappointment was the pimento cheese on toast. Would’ve preferred a bowl of the pimento cheese and toast, points or baguette chips.

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  37. Malibujim

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had one hour between house tours and it was great to share a sit down lunch. We had a wonderful burger and squash risotto…along with tomato basil soup…all the food was great and our server Ke, did an excellent job of pacing the meal so we were not hurried but got out on time for our next tour.

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  38. ElizabethC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not great. I had the veggie soup and veggies were crunchy. Smash burger was a little over done on a cold bun.would have been much better if toasted. These two and water and boil was close to 40$ expected much better food. Service was excellent and atmosphere is really good

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  39. YvonneJ

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to the Stable Cafe, and we hope to return again soon! All our food (pimento cheese, soup basil soup, cast iron mac & cheese, and chocolate truffle cake) was delicious. And our server, Sydney, was a delight! She was efficient, attentive, and personable without being intrusive.

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  40. FrequentEstateVisitor

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't imagine a visit to Biltmore without Cedric's shepherds pie for lunch! However, all menu items, especially the specials, are always good.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate is rated 4.4 stars by 5667 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for Stable Cafe -Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    McDowell Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Regional American (Southern), Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Biltmore House guest parking lots, with shuttle service available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jeffrey Stanford
  • Entertainment
    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. For dinners during November and December, Candlelight Evening tickets are required. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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