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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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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Anne W
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, service was wonderful also. That night they had Tango Dancers. Great place to visit, could not ask for a better experience.

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

Dear KellyE Hudson- I am so glad you enjoyed coming to one of our Isa's Goes Global Dinners! This weekend we will be venturing to Spain on our Culinary tour! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined as a team from work. I fully enjoyed the atmosphere of the wine cellar as a dining experience. We could not have asked for a better experience. Our wait staff was pleasant and took great care of us. Even with my peanut allergy, they made sure all was well with my food and everyone else. Dinner itself was... More 

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

Dear Nonyamycele R- Thank you for reviewing your visit to Isa's Wine Cellar, our downstairs event space. We produce many great parties and events through out the year in the Cellar and were so happy your group chose our venue for your Business retreat! More 

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I travel all over the world for work and I love to dine out, last week I was in Asheville NC and decided to have Dinner at Isas Bistro, that night was Cuban night, at first I was a little skeptical because I am Cuban and I thought how authentic can it be?, I was totally blown away, the restaurant... More 

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

Michael P- Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Isa's Cuban dinner! We are happy to have" blown you away"! Our weekly promotion- Isa's Goes Global continues through March with the next stop- Argentina! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We are locals but wanted a quiet place for lunch so popped in Isa's Bistro. Service was very good and food was good....not outstanding. Also pretty pricy. $15 for a sandwich with basic side option. That said it is a pretty room and would be great for serious conversation. Nice change from bustling brew pubs!

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

Linda P- Thank you for your feedback- always great to hear from Locals... Come back in 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?