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Isa's French Bistro

1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
+1 828-575-9636
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“double burger” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2717
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had both a lunch and dinner at Isa's and on both occasions found food and service quite good. Staff was helpful and professional and food well prepared and served. They even got us out quickly so we could make it to the theater on...More

Thank Merryl F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Isa's has been a favorite over the past three years. I have reviewed it a number of times and think Duane Fernandez, the chef, has been quite extraordinary. Things have changed now. Isa's Bistro is now Isa's French Bistro. We stopped by tonight for a...More

Thank nmwhitebird
Anna H, Corporate at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

@nmwhitebird, We're sorry our new menu did not please you. I will pass these comments/suggestions along to Duane and I hope your next experience at Thanksgiving will be much better! Please feel free to let your server know if you are not enjoying your food...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened across Isa's while looking for a place for lunch in Asheville. Enjoyed the mussels and fingerling fries. Nice wine list and great service.

Thank gmarlene
Anna H, Corporate at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

@gmarlene, We're so glad you came upon Isa's in your lunch search! Yes, the mussels and fingerling fries are amazing. Please come visit again soon! Best, Anna H.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menu, and convenient hours make this a good choice for lunch. Vegetarian entrees are excellent.

Thank lee997
Anna H, Corporate at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lee! Thanks so much for choosing Isa's Bistro for your lunch. I'm glad that you enjoyed the vegetarian options! Please come back again soon! Best regards, Anna H.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third/fourth visit to Isa’s Bistro. We came Friday night after our drive in from Atlanta. Julian took great care of us at the bar. We ended up too tired to eat but told him we’d be back Saturday night. We did come...More

Thank Sarahlee40
Anna H, Corporate at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

@Sarahlee40, We are so delighted that you came TWICE in one weekend! Great to hear you enjoyed everything, as well. We look forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Anna H.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first visit to Asheville. I chose Isa’s because their board advertised risotto, which I love and which is hard to find. It was the right choice. The food was delicious, the service was pleasant and efficient, and I loved the quiet atmosphere...More

Thank chocbar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Isa's always provides an excellent meal and service. While their menu is small, it is diverse, well prepared and generally innovative. The decor is pleasant and the tables and booth separated enough that you don't have to listen to the conversations around you. When the...More

Thank Art H
Anna H, Corporate at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

@ Art H, So glad you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere at Isa's. We do have the best people-watching location in all of Asheville! It doesn't hurt that the food is great, as well :) We look forward to your return soon! Best regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a fast/good food and not fast food. The service was great. Everyone that got a burger loved them. Two of us had the lyonaisse salad and loved it. Nice bar and super downstairs - not sure if it's part of the...More

Thank AlexJackSquirt
Anna H, Corporate at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey AlexJackSquirt! We're so glad that Isa's was able to get you in and out while also providing great service. The burgers are truly amazing! We hope you come back to visit soon! Best, Anna H.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful lunch here with a party of six. Great food and service. I had the mushroom risotto and it was lovely.

Thank wethiker
Anna H, Corporate at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi wethiker! That's great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at Isa's! Yes, the mushroom risotto is very popular - you chose a great dish! Please come back to visit us soon! Best regards, Anna H

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had driven 300 miles and didn't want to venture too far for dinner. We were not disappointed in the food, ambience or location, close to our hotel. In fact, we went back another night just to have a dessert and after dinner drink. The...More

Thank reeves37205
Anna H, Corporate at Isa's French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear reeves37205, Thank you so much for coming to our mountains of Western North Carolina and we are so grateful that you chose Isa's Bistro for your dinner! We are incredibly thankful for folks like you that appreciate our services. We look forward to having...More

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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.
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I suggest you call the restaurant directly 828/575-9636, they did serve last Thanksgiving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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