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Isa's Bistro

1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
+1 828-575-9636
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“fingerlings” (13 reviews)
“double burger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We found ourselves downtown on a busy holiday weekend, but since the weather was mild, decided to sit outside at Isa's! It was great people watching and the food and service excellent. Our cocktails were so good!! And the food was delicious...not cheap, but skillfully...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jennilferre
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Still amazing!!! We had breakfast every morning of our stay. I had the best eggs benedict's. My mother and wife ventured to other breakfast plates and love them all. We highly recommend this restaurant to everyone on your visit to Asheville.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gustavoaA4015XY
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place seems busy all the time but we felt it was very mediocre. They take reservations but we walked in. They sat us at the bar but there were many empty tables. We were surprised. The food is plentiful but mediocre.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jfran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here with relatives. Ate the risotto. It was delicious, the waiter was outstanding and a delight. Food came within a very reasonable time. And the prices were reasonable, even with a glass of wine. I would definitely eat her again!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 91mb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a delightful restaurant in the center of downtown Asheville. We were greeted by a friendly young woman and showed to our table. Our server was gracious and friendly. I started the meal sharing the Escargot which was the highlight of the meal. It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gypsyred
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Loved the food, the seating, low noise level, great service and great food. Good wine list and some nice selections.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marina R
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Went with some friends for a weekday lunch ($14 entrees) and like the other times I’ve been here it has been a disappointment. On a cold December day the soup was lukewarm and bland. The brisket was not very good nor was the chicken sandwich....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank riceland
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Our tour group had a limited amount of time for lunch and we all went in different directions to find a place to eat. My husband and I chose Isa's since it wasn't crowded and all we had time for was a bowl of soup....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Theresa L
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We had an early brunch there on 11/23/18 and I was very pleased with my choice. Service was wonderful and attentive and our brunch choices were great. I would go back for any meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sean H
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Great little bistro on the corner attached to an elegant boutique hotel. We were drawn in by the large cozy bar. We decided to stay for dinner. The menu is simple but well thought out. The beef tips and chicken were excellent. The staff was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2018|
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Response from BradyS153 | Property representative |
It's a take on a martini. We use raspberry vodka as the base, and then add passionfruit and sugar. It's a sweet and sour drink that's delicious.
14 June 2016|
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Response from Oleguy | Reviewed this property |
They were friendly to our Border Collie. Of course, she is a member of the family and not a pet.
5 October 2015|
Response from 600Swifts | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the restaurant directly 828/575-9636, they did serve last Thanksgiving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-575-9636
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