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Isa's Bistro

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1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
+1 828-575-9636
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Flintstone, Georgia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Asheville for the SoCon basketball tournament. Before the women's championship on Sunday we went to Isa's Bistro for brunch. This is the 2nd year in a row we have had brunch before the championship at Isa's. It is a wonderful place for brunch. The food is wonderful. The menu is not overwhelming but has a great variety.... More 

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Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you kenhE6179KG - We appreciate your business and are glad you come in when you're in town. Isa's is very convenient for events at the US Cellular Center just down the road! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean small reunion...just 6 of us! But it was perfect...nice and quiet with great ambiance. Food was excellent and outstanding presentation. Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable of everything on the menu.We were not disappointed!

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Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Frits- Thank you for taking the time to review your event with us. We pride ourselves in treating each group with the same professional ethic whether 66 people or 6! More 

Columbus, Georgia
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just took a chance without checking trip advisor and was rewarded with a great martini and pleasant early dinner

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Thank Ken C
Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Ken C- So glad you enjoyed your visit! Come back soon! More 

Smyrna, Georgia
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first night of a mini-vacation for my wife and I. Isa's Bistro was in the same building as the Haywood Park Hotel where we were staying. We were seated promptly and our server took drink orders. (A nice glass of Spanish red for myself and a local craft beer for the wife.) Our small plate choices were... More 

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Thank Robert J
Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Robert J -Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us at Isa's! I will pass on the kind words to all our staff.... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I chose Isa's Bistro for a recent business lunch and was thrilled with the choice. The fresh catch (Amberjack) over baby greens was clean and crisp while my colleague had the black bean burger without the bun and said it was amazing. Great atmosphere with plenty of space between the tables to have some privacy for discussing business.

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Thank Zack K
Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Zack K- Thanks so much for taking the time to send a review to Trip Advisor! It is always appreciated and shared with our staff.... Business Lunches are a mainstay of our daytime business and we strive to create a casual yet professional atmosphere for the downtown clientele... More 

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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Relaxing and openly pleasant atmosphere with super service and good food in a central location in town.

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Thank Marilynska
Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Marilynska- Thank you so much for taking the time to review your meal at Isa's, it is always appreciated! More 

Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great for locals as it has free valet parking while you enjoy a great meal. Variety of wines and beer to choose from to pair with some wonderful dishes. Have visited a few times and have not been disappointed. Service very good and prices very reasonable. Love going to Isa's as a local, will return.

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Thank Skip K
Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Skip K- Yes it is true we do offer FREE VALET PARKING to our dining guests through our affiliation with the Haywood Park Hotel next door! More 

Reno, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wonderful restaurant in the heart of Asheville. Loved the ambiance, the service was amazing and the food was incredible. Four of us had lunch and everyone loved what they had, the presentation of each plate was beautiful and the prices were reasonable.We will definitely return and tell our friends to visit Isa's.

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Thank miriam065
Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Miriam065- Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Isa's! Come back and try one of our themed dinners such as the Hiwire Brewery Pairing on April 19th! More 

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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We went there for brunch. I had a Benedict with lump crab cake that was incredible. We also had the fingerlings, which were to die for, especially with the aioli. Surprised this restaurant is not rated higher. Our experience was outstanding.

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Thank Amfts
Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Amfts- Thank you taking the time to send a review of your Brunch at Isa's! The Crabcake Benedict is one of the favorite items on Sundays! Come back soon and try us for Dinner1 More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was our first time dining at Isa's, where we'd had drinks at the bar once or twice. The decor is sleek but comfortable, the service good, the wine and beer lists very good, and the food from great to good. We were there on an unusual night, when unseasonable cold in Asheville had thinned the downtown crowds, and when... More 

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Rick E, Manager at Isa's Bistro, responded to this review

Deaar Anne W- Thank you for the extensive review! So glad you enjoyed the Isa's Goes Global- New Zealand Dinner! This weekend we are taking a journey to Spain.....Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?