We had lunch at The Bistro, just across from the entrance to the Biltmore Winery during our recent trip. It’s one of the three restaurants we sampled on our brief stay. It may be our favorite. The decor is comfortable yet elegant. The menu for both lunch and dinner is very good, although we only had lunch. Service was excellent, as we let them know we had an appointment at the winery and they kept things moving crisply, on our schedule, but not too fast.
I ordered a lunch special, a very simple grilled chicken club with a mayonnaise based sauce. It was very fresh and tasty. Cheri ordered the Pecan Chicken Salad, which she claimed was also excellent. It was lightly dressed, and that is something both excellent and rare these days. You can always order dressing for a tossed salad on the side, but something like chicken salad is made with the dressing and you get what you get.
All the wines available here were Biltmore wines, and you might be worried about that. If you are read our review of the winery and wines, and that will put your mind at ease. You can see that here.
Lunch entrees run between $12 and $25. At dinner it ratchets up to $20 to $45, but the choices looked very good and judging by the lunch we had we suspect high quality. Our total bill came to $62 before tip, and that included two Bombay Sapphire and tonics.
Our wallet is definitely open if we happen to be near Antler Village on the Biltmore Estate again. Next time we’re planning on trying dinner here. If you are as well I suggest reservations. The Inn shuttle will take you right to the door.