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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%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling back from Cherokee casino we decided to stop in Asheville for lunch. Stopped into a couple of places that were crowded and had no immediate seating. It happened to be a very busy Saturday so we continued on and stopped into Isa’s. Glad we...More

Thank cardscharlotte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isa's offers a great menu with options for carnivores and herbivores as well as amazing cocktails. Try their fingerling house potatoes, they are delicious!

Thank KellyAnneBlount
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall atmosphere was appealing although sitting down after appetizers were ordered we knew something was a little off. Our server was sweet but not well versed in the order of the bistro. The $38 flatiron steak ordered rare was definitely medium well. Couldn’t finish the...More

Thank oliviabM7482LZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was surprisingly quiet for a Friday night. More people at the bar than in the dining room. Four people with four different appetizers and entrees. All were pronounced "good". If there was a serious shortcoming it was the "frites" served with the steak...More

Thank GWR757
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I came here as part of Restaurant Week. The weather was not good, so there were only a few other customers here as well. At first, we were a little disappointed that the only "Restaurant Week" special was a couple of dollars...More

Thank KaneCountyCritic
Reviewed 4 January 2018

even though its menu isn't all that to brag about, nor its service for casual drinks and appetizers anything special. Nice upscale ambiance, save the football game on TV. And what self-respecting bartender doesn't know the four ingredients of Irish Coffee?

Thank reddyfeet
Reviewed 4 January 2018

You cannot go wrong here. Food and staff are excellent. The location is great too. Walking distance to lots of attractions. Two thumbs up!

Thank Brian D
Brady S, Public Relations Manager at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

@Brian D, We're very glad that you enjoyed the dining experience when you came to visit. We hope to see you in the restaurant so you can try all the new additions. Thanks, Brady

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

It was a nice gathering spot. The dwelling had more to offer than the service and cuisine had. If these 3 elements were in alignment, well, it would have been a 5 star experience, but not on this visit.

Thank J S
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The service was excellent. Food was very good. Portions were adequate. Selections were unique. I tried duck for the first time.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We went for Christmas dinner and we booked it one month out. Did not see any warning it was going to be prix dice on the website, but it was. We wound up with a waitress who: messed up our wine order initially by bringing...More

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15 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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