Dining Room at Inn on Biltmore Estate

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.

One other thing to feast on during your dining experience at the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star 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.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The interior design of Dining Room at Inn on Biltmore Estate is traditional with a country air that has you feeling at home the minute you enter the restaurant.
  • The regal take on a coffered ceiling, classically patterned carpet and soft music playing in the background help further ensure an ideal setting for a quiet, comfortable meal.
  • 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.
Things to Know
  • If you think the wooden chairs and stone working around the fireplace give the space a sense of warmth, just wait until you meet the sweet, attentive staff.
  • The dessert lineup comes alive with the kitchen’s playfulness. Give the chocolate cheesecake with blueberry beet sorbet and the property’s fun take on s’mores a try.
  • With the three-course farmers tasting, you don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy these choice pickings at the Asheville restaurant; you simply need an appreciation for local greens and roots.
The Food
  • Since the evening’s specials are treats that tend to focus around the freshest (and most limited) ingredients, we highly recommend taking advantage of these dishes.
  • The sweet corn tortellini, made with roasted corn, basil and a roasted pepper emulsion, can be savored as an appetizer or entrée portion.
  • The hen egg carbonara is another fantastic pasta dish that’s made with eggs from the property’s own brood. It’s served with hand-cut pasta and house-cured lamb bacon.
Business casual
Gluten-free options
Reservations recommended
Vegetarian options
Getting There
1 Antler Hill Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
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