Elegant dining in a country estate
Set on the 8,000-acre property that was originally the country home of the Vanderbilt family in the late 1800s, Dining Room at Inn on Biltmore Estate is a traditional restaurant that focuses on high-quality, über-seasonal and local cuisine. In addition to the farm on the property, the eatery (which sits inside of Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Inn on Biltmore Estate) uses farmers and producers from the Asheville area to round out its menu, guaranteeing that everything is newly picked and delicious.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy house-cured meats, hand-cut pastas or fresh seafood, there are plenty of options from the kitchen as well as two tasting menus for vegetarians and adventurous eaters. Chef Sean Eckman's cuisine reflects a healthy lifestyle, incorporating as many local ingredients (including estate-raised beef and lamb, and veggies from the kitchen garden) as possible.
One other thing to feast on during your dining experience at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant is the gorgeous views of the estate that can be seen through the oversized windows — make sure to request a table by the window when making a reservation, so you can enjoy the idyllic mountain ranges and green pastures.