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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 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a late dinner while visiting Asheville for the weekend, after strolling and enjoying the buskers and the improv drummer performances, we ended up stopping in Isa's Bistro for dinner. The place seemed busy, but they seated us fairly quickly. Our waitress was pleasant...More

Thank afyrfytr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

John, a waiter, helped us earlier with directions and we decided to return for dinner. Very glad we did. John was great plus my Salmon and my wife’s trout were excellent. I also tried the lentil and chicken soup, outstanding. A must for dinner and...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Asheville I ate at Isa's French Bistro twice and loved the food and the ambiance. The staff were so helpful and didn't hover but always knew when to appear to see if perhaps we needed anything. The next time I go I would...More

Thank JMV2424
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch, and had a satisfying experience. Even though the place is advertised as a French restaurant, the chef is not French. That might not make a difference to most people, but it did to us because we recently visited France and...More

Thank Joel M
Brady S, Public Relations Manager at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Joel, We're glad that you had a satisfying experience at our restaurant. Our executive chef may not be French, but he did study and work in France for several years and just added his twists to some popular French "comfort" food. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at Isa's. Went for lunch. Ambience was very nice. Not to noisy. John our waiter was really nice. Attentive and accommodating. I had the French onion soup. Very good. My GF had the Barley soup... nice and had a kick. For the main...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday of Easter weekend, all the other restaurants had long waits. Wandered into Isa's and were pleasantly surprised. Quiet atmosphere with pleasant background music that we could easily talk over. (My son has difficulty hearing in noisy atmospheres. The kitchen did a great job accommodating...More

Thank 27rennie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome time, we were John's 1st table and he did a great job, very attentive, and the food was amazing.. Try the duck burger, you won't regret it.

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in this restaurant as it was attached to our hotel. We were not expecting it to be as fantastic as it was. The food, service, ambiance, and overall experience was wonderful! Highly recommend it if you are a foodie! We tried another restaurant...More

Thank athena22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is relatively plain. The pricing is expensive relative to what you get. Overall I found it a relatively sterile experience.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a pleasant dinner at Isa’s last night. The place was surprisingly empty at 7 PM on a Tuesday evening with only 3 or 4 tables occupied. We were promptly seated and brought our drinks. We started with the $10 Deviled Duck Eggs, which were...More

Thank Lee B
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Questions & Answers
8 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.
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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