Advance daytime tickets are no longer available for Biltmore House visits Dec. 16 and 17. If your travel plans are flexible, please select another date. Tickets for Candlelight Christmas Evenings are still available for Dec. 17.

Experience expertly prepared cuisine that emphasizes estate-raised and local ingredients, with world-class service inspired by the Vanderbilts. White linen tablecloths, fine china, and crystal add to the elegance, along with sweeping views of the estate. In addition to breakfast and dinner, we offer traditional full service afternoon tea with an assortment of finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Reservations for Afternoon Tea in The Dining Room are accepted and strongly recommended. Please call 828-225-1699 to reserve.

Dinner showcases the season’s finest meats, seafood, and hand-crafted pastas served in a beautifully appointed location perfect for celebrations. The Dining Room received Open Table Diner's Choice Awards in 2016 (Best Food, Service, Ambiance, Best Overall) and 2017 (Best Ambiance, Most Romantic, Special Occasion), and was named One of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America in 2016. View all restaurant awards.

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 leverages partnerships with farmers in Western North Carolina for locally-sourced trout, cheese, beef, and pork for our restaurants.

Collared shirts and slacks suggested for men; dresses, skirts, or dress pants for women.

Executive Chef Sean Eckman

Executive Chef Sean Eckman

Having grown up in a farming family, Chef Eckman is delighted to see Biltmore’s farm-to-table program in action every day. Before joining Biltmore in 2016, Chef Eckman spent eight years with the 5-Star/5-Diamond Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Prior to his work with Nemacolin Woodland Resort, he served as Banquet Chef at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

Reservations Accepted

  • Dinner

The Dining Room

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  • Location: The Inn on Biltmore Estate
  • Refined Elegant Dining
  • Phone: 828-225-1699
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Breakfast: Daily 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Breakfast Buffet: Daily 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Afternoon Tea: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner: Daily 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Meals Offered

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Special Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free


  • Beer&Wine
  • Full Bar

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