Meals in the Library Lounge feature fresh artisan salads and gourmet sandwiches. Enjoy our traditional full-service afternoon tea with an assortment of finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries.

Enjoy a delicious offering from our menu, while relaxing with a book or just taking in the breathtaking view of the estate. We serve an all-day menu, afternoon tea, and a late–night dinner menu. Reservations for afternoon tea are strongly recommended. Please call us at 828–225–1699 to reserve.

A working farm has been part of Biltmore Estate since our beginning in 1895. That legacy continues today. Biltmore operates its farm and field-to-table program with estate-grown greens, berries, eggs, beef, and lamb, and partnerships with farmers in Western North Carolina for locally-sourced trout, cheese, beef, and pork for our restaurants.

David Ryba

Executive Chef - David Ryba

David's culinary philosophy reflects the growing dining trend toward a healthier, down-to-earth lifestyle. With full access to the biodiversity of the Biltmore estate and neighboring farms, David's vision has been fully realized in the establishment of the Seasonal Farm to Table Menu at the Inn.

Reservations Accepted

    Reservations for afternoon tea in the Library Lounge are accepted and strongly recommended. Please call 828-225-1699 to reserve.

    You must have estate admission, be an Annual Passholder, or an Inn on Biltmore Estate guest to dine at the Library Lounge.

    • Location: Inn on Biltmore Estate
    • Relaxed Elegance
    • Phone: 828-225-1699
    • Hours of Operation:
    • Lunch/Snacks: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Dinner: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
      Afternoon Tea: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Meals Offered

    • Snacks
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Special Considerations

    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten Free


    • Patio Seating
    • Live Music
    • Beer&Wine
    • Full Bar