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Isa's French Bistro

1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
+1 828-575-9636
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“fingerlings” (13 reviews)
“burger” (61 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had to ask for our server. We asked for bread and never got it. My husband got the wrong entree. The food was not memorable. Location was good...centrally located.

Thank susanmrana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lunch was wonderful. The duck burger was the best! We will certainly have dinner on our next visit to Asheville. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The wine selection was excellent as well.

Thank Willie_Ed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived I asked if there were any specials. The hostess said she didn't know but the server could tell us. So a young lady came with water, didn't introduce herself as the water person, so I asked if there were any specials....More

Thank LynnLJM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here for brunch on a Sunday, and although it wasn't crowded at all, our server essentially disappeared after taking our order. We waited almost 30 minutes for the order to arrive - soup, and eggs benedict. This was after I flagged down...More

Thank Chris_Campion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent some time with our daughter and son-in-law at the Isa’s French bistro. All of our meals were fantastic. Especially the “Bistro duck burger” see photo. The staff was awesome. We will be a frequent customer.

Thank MNC20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friday evenings in downtown Asheville are a lively affair. We made reservations earlier in the week for our Friday dinner at Isa's. We were in town to enjoy the art openings around town. We appreciated the free valet parking at Isa's because one of our...More

Thank AVLArt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This marvelous restaurant has much better food and prices than the Biltmore Estate eateries. When you go to Isa's make sure you ask for Teautie. A wonderful and very attentive waitress. Wish I could fly to Asheville, NC just to eat at Isa's and have...More

Thank annalisa1910
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to park near Isa's and a gentlemen named John from Isa's just started talking with my husband and I. He was genuinely kind and told us about some great places to go in Asheville. He was so nice, we went back and ate...More

Thank Kris B
Brady S, Public Relations Manager at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kris, We are very pleased that you all stumbled upon our restaurant and that the staff here made your dining experience even more enjoyable! We appreciate the positive feedback and hope that you all come back. Brady

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a romantic dinner and defiantly got it! Best French onion soup, amazing scallops and an incredible Duck! I would recommend this place to everyone-however, they are seriously over priced compared tot he rest of the city. $18 for two scallops -that is crazy,...More

Thank MGrummer
Brady S, Public Relations Manager at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

MGrummer, We appreciate you coming to dine with us and that your experience was enjoyable. Unfortunately the serving size for the scallops can be a little underwhelming for the price point. I'll be sure to mention your comment to the head chef and hopefully something...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at the Haywood Park Hotel for 2 nights in downtown Asheville. The first night we decided to eat at Isa’s. I had the salmon and she had the duck. The food was excellent. My salmon was BETTER than the salmon...More

Thank rebhound
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2018|
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Response from Brady S | 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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