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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” (22 reviews)
“fingerlings” (11 reviews)
“burger” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
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1 - 10 of 542 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and very attentive waitress. The burger is to die for and have the fingerling fried potatoes. The vidalia bisque soup was excellent.

Thank Java J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in downtown Asheville, this restaurant is within walking distance of shops and hotels. This is an upscale restaurant which serves a variety of unique dishes. Wait staff was pleasant and helpful. Entree servings were large; desserts were good. Acoustics are not very good and...More

Thank drmomaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate outside. The food was tasty. The service was okay. I liked being outside in this setting. Listened to a street performer.

Thank DrBuckwheat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of hiking in Pisgah, we drove into Asheville to find somewhere to go for dinner. Needless to say we were very hungry! It was Sunday evening of the Fourth of July weekend, and we tried a number of places with no availability...More

Thank Nature4Me
Ashli L, marketing coordinator at Isa's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! I am glad you got to try the fried green tomatoes..next time you come in I recommend trying our bang bang cauliflower! -- Ashli

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing duck with risotto Great presentation; can't wait to go back Free parking for diners at hotel next door!!!

Thank Doris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in to Isa's to have a cocktail while we waited to get a table at a nearby restaurant. We had awesome service and drinks from Jay at the bar. We loved the atmosphere and bar so much we decided to stay for dinner....More

Thank Jackie C
Ashli L, Marketing Coordinator at Isa's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jackie! Thank you for your review. We are so happy you decided to stay for dinner! We can't wait to have you back with us the next time you are in Asheville. I will be sure to pass these kind words on to Jay!...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Asheville and found ourselves walking around with my friends from LA. Such a popular corner, didn't think we'd find anything at 12:30 but got a 6 top in the patio. Great lunch, deep wine list, Jay's a great bartender!

Thank Bobby M
Ashli L, Marketing Coordinator at Isa's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bobby! Thank you for your review. We agree, Jay is an awesome bartender :) I'm glad you got to experience our patio - it's the perfect spot for people watching! Come back and see us soon! - Ashli

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Isa's is located in downtown Asheville. The atmosphere is very upscale and tasteful. The staff was very attentive. The menu reflected the up scale atmosphere with up scale (and Up-price) offerings. Our group of four chose "small plate" menu items and shared with each other....More

Thank MillerHolman
Ashli L, Marketing Coordinator at Isa's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words! We actually offer a daily lunch special for $9.50 that includes a drink and a side - perfect if you are looking to spend less but still get delicious food! Thanks again! - Ashli

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic Fathers Day brunch! Have walked by a 100x but never heard anything about it! Today we stopped!! Burger? Best I have had in town (I have had many!!!). Husband Steak and eggs so delicious and perfectly cooked. Berkeley our server was great!!!!!...More

Thank LoriKayP
Ashli L, Marketing Coordinator at Isa's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Our Duane's Double Burger is definitely a local favorite so i'm happy you got to experience it! We are glad you finally decided to stop in and hope you decide to do so again soon! -- Ashli

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Brady waited on me and my friend and we so enjoyed the conversation with him and the wonderful service! We stayed for several hours and he entertained us the whole time:-) Jane

Thank 697dorothyb
Ashli L, Marketing Coordinator at Isa's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jane! Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed talking to Brady as much as we do! Come back soon and get to know the rest of our amazing staff! - Ashli

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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.
4 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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