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Isa's French Bistro

1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
+1 828-575-9636
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a party 3. Seated promptly. Restaurant mostly empty. Waiter kept apologizing for the delay saying the kitchen was backed up (??) Ordered the Cafe Board - not at all what was on the menu, just 3 slices of salami and some rubber cheese...More

1  Thank GLPW
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations and were seated promptly. We ordered a bottle and the new waitress couldn't find it. After 25 minutes she finally brought it to our table. It was a Pinot Noir which should have been 64-65 degrees but it was 75 degrees and...More

Thank jisaacn2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had lunch there with a friend on a recommendation from the visitor center and was pleasantly surprised. It actually did remind me of a visit to France. Our server was prompt and helpful. I had the Trout Almandine with sautéed brussel sprouts which was...More

Thank cherie51
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Asheville for romantic get away on Sunday July 7th and stoped for a lunch there. The server took out order and never showed again for next 40 min. So,we felt absolutely ignored and left that place...Our hostess even did not...More

Thank Svetlana E
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We just returned from France and noticed that Isa's menu changed to French cuisine. I don't believe that Isa is French, but the menu (for dinner) was well done. They offered good quality wine (France, +). Our server (Craig) was extra-ordinary, truly cared about our...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We ate here for dinner to celebrate mother-in-law's birthday. Service by Craig was impeccable. Appetizer of Charcuterie with meats and cheeses was perfect for the 4 of us to share. 2 people had venison which was perfectly cooked, as was the duck confit. Mother-in-law had...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here. My husband enjoyed the trout and I loved the ratatouille. We ate in the bar and our server was wonderful. Even though there was a big party going on downstairs, our service was prompt and food well prepared.

Thank Roberta5261
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We stopped in here on our way elsewhere , thought just to have a couple of drinks and move on , but after perusing the menu , we decided to stay , especially after a good chat with our waiter. We sat inside as the...More

1  Thank fred s
Reviewed June 18, 2018

After a long hot day on the streets of Asheville, we realized we did not have any firm dinner plans! We scheduled dinner last minute at Isa's and were a little unsure as the menu is not large and diverse but the selections looked interesting....More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here on our drink and appetizer search. We sat at the bar inside. Cocktails were Moscow Mule and Battery 75. Appetizer was a recently added choice. Stuffed dates. They were excellent and I can not begin how to describe...More

Thank cindy c
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Questions & Answers
April 7, 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.
June 14, 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.
October 4, 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, Late Night
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, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, 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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