Meals in the Library Lounge feature fresh artisan salads and gourmet sandwiches. Enjoy our traditional full-service afternoon tea with an assortment of finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries.

Enjoy a delicious offering from our menu, while relaxing with a book or just taking in the breathtaking view of the estate. We serve an all-day menu, afternoon tea, and a late–night dinner menu. Reservations for afternoon tea are strongly recommended. Please call us at 828–225–1699 to reserve.

A working farm has been part of Biltmore Estate since our beginning in 1895. That legacy continues today. Biltmore operates its farm and field-to-table program with estate-grown greens, berries, eggs, beef, and lamb, and partnerships with farmers in Western North Carolina for locally-sourced trout, cheese, beef, and pork for our restaurants.

Executive Chef Sean Eckman

Executive Chef Sean Eckman

Having grown up in a farming family, Chef Eckman is delighted to see Biltmore’s farm-to-table program in action every day. Before joining Biltmore in 2016, Chef Eckman spent eight years with the 5-Star/5-Diamond Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Prior to his work with Nemacolin Woodland Resort, he served as Banquet Chef at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

Reservations Accepted

    Reservations for afternoon tea in the Library Lounge are accepted and strongly recommended. Please call 828-225-1699 to reserve.

    You must have estate admission, be an Annual Passholder, or an Inn on Biltmore Estate guest to dine at the Library Lounge.

    • Location: The Inn on Biltmore Estate
    • Relaxed Elegance
    • Phone: 828-225-1699
    • Hours of Operation:
    • Lunch/Snacks/Cocktails: Daily 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      Dinner: Daily 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
      Afternoon Tea: Daily 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Meals Offered

    • Snacks
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Special Considerations

    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten Free


    • Patio Seating
    • Live Music
    • Beer&Wine
    • Full Bar

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