One Battery Park · Asheville, NC · 828.575.9636 · Open Daily: 11:30am-10pm
Asheville, NC · 828.575.9636

Isa’s Bistro

Our Menu

The menus below represent a sampling of our seasonal offerings. Our menu changes daily in order to use the freshest ingredients possible. Some items below may not be included on the menu the day you visit us, but there could also be some special additions to the menu not listed below. Please feel free to call us to find out what we’re featuring today.

LUNCH MENU

SANDWICHES 

DUANE’S DOUBLE BURGER
pickled Vidalia’s, American cheese, Sriracha aioli, smashed fingerling “fries”
13
BISTRO TURKEY CLUB
Benton’s bacon, Miti blue cheese, tarragon aioli, sherry vinaigrette, red bliss potato salad
10
GRIDDLED PASTRAMI RUEBEN
house-made sauerkraut, gruyere, thousand island dressing, Annie’s Bakery organic marble rye, red bliss potato salad
11
HERB-ROASTED CHICKEN SANDWICH
collard green kimchi, lemon aioli, farm bean salad
9
SPRING GARLIC SOUP & GRILLED CHEESE
hatch pepper cheddar, organic multi grain bread 
9
PRESSED PORK BELLY CUBAN
gruyere, pickles, whole grain mustard, farm bean salad
10

LUNCH ENTREÉS

SUNBURST FARMS MOUNTAIN TROUT
Carolina Gold “dirty rice”, smoked trout fritter, lemon gastrique
14
ANSON MILLS FARRO RISOTTO
wild mushrooms, creamy garlic sauce
11
RICOTTA GNUDI
English peas, sugar snap peas, brown butter, spring herb pesto
11
CHIMICHURRI PEI MUSSELS & FRITES
parsley, cilantro, garlic, white wine
14

CHEF’S SALADS

HERB ROASTED CHICKEN CHOPPED COBB
grilled chicken breast, crispy shallots, egg, avocado, blue cheese dressing 
13
ATLANTIC SALMON & BABY LETTUCES
dried cranberries, shaved parmesan, Benton’s bacon vinaigrette 
13
CRISPY FRIED OYSTER SALAD
brussels sprouts, butternut squash, roasted walnuts
11
CHIMICHURRI PEI MUSSELS & FRITES
buttermilk red cabbage slaw, roasted baby beets, Snow Hill Farms sweet potato
14

SNACKS & SIDES

CHILLED COLD WATER OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
apple, pink peppercorn mignonette 
14
SPRING GARLIC SOUP
toasted sunflower seeds, whole grain croutons
8
MIXED LOCAL BABY LETTUCES
champagne vinaigrette
7
CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE
selection of artisanal meats & cheeses, golden raisin mostarda, local honey
17

TONIGHT’S MENU

SMALL PLATES

GRILLED PEACH AND WATERMELON SALAD
watercress, almonds, ricotta salata, spiced rum cream
9
SIX HOUR BRAISED CAROLINA BISON BRISKET
rutabaga puree, brussels sprout slaw
13
CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE
artisanal meats & cheeses,raisin mostarda truffle honey
17
CHAR-GRILLED DAY BOAT SPANISH OCTOPUS
fried artichokes, white bean puree, chorizo crumble, olive vinaigrette
14
SOUTHERN FRIED CALAMARI
fingerling potatoes, smoked guanciale, capers, romesco sauce
12
CHILLED COLD WATER OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
apple, pink peppercorn mignonette
14
STRAWBERRY & BURRATA SALAD
pineapple, frisee, Benton’s bacon, Noble vinegar
10
SUNNY CREEK FARMS BIBB LETTUCE SALAD
olive oil poached baby tomatoes, toasted cashews, crispy shallot rings, buttermilk dressing
9
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MUSSELS
chimichurri broth, grilled ciabatta
12
TOMATO AND ARTICHOKE BISQUE
smoked provolone and wild mushroom toast, baby arugula
8

ENTRÉES

WILD CAUGHT NC COASTAL CATCH
caramelized fennel, charred artichokes, tomato jam
28
SUNBURST FARMS MOUNTAIN TROUT
black pepper spaetzle, summer squash, caper brown butter
25
ROYAL RED SHRIMP AND GLAZED PORK BELLY
fava bean succotash, yellow corn emulsion
26
RICOTTA GNUDI
English peas, sugar snap peas, spring herb pesto, brown butter
18
ANSON MILLS FARRO “RISOTTO
wild mushrooms, creamy garlic sauce
16
ROASTED DUCK BREAST
truffled foie gras risotto, Jolly Farms kale, rhubarb jam
27
ORGANIC CAROLINA CHICKEN BREAST
chicken coq au vin strudel, Benton’s bacon, roasted cipollini onion
19
GRILLED 9 OZ. NEW YORK STRIP
olive oil whipped croquettes, braised endive
34
DUANE’S DOUBLE BURGER
pickled Vidalia’s, American cheese, Sriracha aioli, smashed fingerling “fries”
13
GRILLED COLORADO LAMB LOIN  
toasted quinoa, spicy lamb sausage, pea shoots, feta, tzatziki
27
LOCAL GOAT CHEESE AND ARUGULA STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN  
red wine poached figs, candied walnuts, smoky demi glace
25

SNACKS & SIDES

“BANG BANG” CAULIFLOWER 7
SMASHED FINGERLING FRIES 7
TRUFFLED POPCORN 5
BENTON’S BACON GOUGERES  6
HONEY & GINGER CASHEWS  5
CASTELVETRANO OLIVES  5

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Crafted by the flavors of the Carolinas

COASTAL PLAINS

CRISPY FRIED N.C. OYSTER SALAD
red cabbage slaw, roasted baby beets, Snow Hill Farms sweet potatoes
13
COASTAL BLUE CRAB EGGS BENEDICT 
poached farm eggs, smokey bacon, cornbread, lemon hollandaise
14
NORTH CAROLINA SHRIMP & HEIRLOOM GRITS
crawfish sausage, tomato Sunday gravy, poached egg, hollandaise
14
ASHLEY FARMS FRIED CHICKEN & BISCUITS
chorizo gravy, farm egg, tomato-arugula salad
13
SHAVED NORTH CAROLINA TURKEY CLUB
Benton’s bacon, Asher blue cheese tarragon aioli, red bliss potato salad
9

MOUNTAINS

BABY LETTUCES & COUNTRY HAM SALAD
deviled eggs, apple vinaigrette, cornbread crumble
11
BABY SPINACH & ROASTED MUSHROOM QUICHE
mixed baby lettuces, tomatoes, hollandaise
10
LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES
maple syrup, blueberry compote, Benton’s bacon
10
STEAK & FARM EGGS
Red flannel hash, horseradish crème fraiche, sunny side up farm eggs
16
FRIED FARM EGG & BENTON’S COUNTRY HAM SANDWICH
gruyere, truffled black garlic aioli, organic ciabatta
11
DUANE’S 8 OZ. DOUBLE BURGER
pickled Vidalias, American cheese, Sriracha aioli
13

SIDES & ADDITIONS

TWO STRIPS BENTON’S BACON 4
CRISPY SMASHED FINGERLING “FRIES” gruyere aioli
7
DEVILED EGGS
4
ROSTI CHEDDAR HASH BROWNS   5
HOUSE MADE GRANOLA Greek yogurt, local honey 6
CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE selection of artisanal meats & cheeses 17

DESSERTS

LEMON TART
pistachio tuille, brown sugar crema, bitter caramel
6
“S’MORES”
torched marshmallow fluff, bittersweet ganache
8
PASSION FRUIT PANNA COTTA
lemon olive oil cake, honey apricot puree, citrus meringue, white chocolate
7
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES & PETIT FOURS

7
TOASTED HAZELNUT SPONGE CAKE
blonde chocolate, cocoa crumble, candied lemon
7
VANILLA BEAN SOAKED PINEAPPLE & SUGAR CRISP
milk chocolate, orange curd
7
SELECTION OF ARTISANAL CHEESES
traditional accompaniments
9

DESSERT WINE & PORT

Childress “Starbound” Blueberry Wine 7
Chateau St. Vincent Sauternes 10
Michele Chiarlo “Nivole” Moscato D’asti  8
Fonseca Late Bottle Vintage Port  8
Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny Port  10
Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Tawny Port  18
Warres Kings Tawny Port 8
Eos Late Harvest Moscato  10
R.L. Buller Fine Tokay  9
Santiago Pedro Ximenez Sherry  12
Villa M Brachetto Rosso 7

COCKTAILS

THE HEMINGWAY
rum, grapefruit, Luxardo Maraschino lime
7
MOSCOW MULE
vodka, lime, ginger beer
7
SANGRIA
red wine, pomegranate, cinnamon, blackberries
7
RUE ST. GERMAIN
St. Germain, limoncello, sparking wine, splash soda, Angostura bitters
7
SOUTHERN BREEZE
sweet tea vodka, muddled mint lemonade
7
SWEET THE STING
cachaca sugarcane spirit, Moruga Scorpion chili infused honey, ginger beer
7
ORANGE FLAME
gin, lavender-orange infusion, lemon, kiss of cream, flamed orange twist
7
LONDON IN PARIS
muddled cucumber & mint, St. Germain London dry gin
7
THE ALAMO
tequila, blood orange, ginger liquor lime
7
ROSEMARY SIDECAR
brandy, lemon, rosemary infusion sugar rim
7
Grand Marnier 9
Dom B&B 8
Pallini Lemoncello 8
Luxardo Maraschino 8
Campari 8
Carpano Antico Sweet Vermouth 10
Remy Martin VSOP Cognac 10
Courvoisier VS Cognac 8
Christian Drouin Calvados 8
Lucid French Absinthe 12
Troy & Sons Asheville 9
Bulleit Rye Indiana 8
Buffulo Trace Kentucky 8
Woodford Reserve Kentucky 9
Basil Haden Kentucky 10
Macallan 12 Scotland 13
Lagavulin 16 Scotland 18
Glenlivit 12 Scotland 9
Famous Grouse Scotland 7

BEER

DRAFT

Mystery Brewing Scottish Ale, Hillsborough, NC 5
Brown Bear Brown Ale, Morgantown, NC 5
Appalachian Brewing Belgian Blonde, Hendersonville, NC 5
Altamont Brewing Nitro Stout, Asheville 6
Asheville Brewing Escape Artist Pale, Asheville 5
Lagunitas IPA, Petaluma, CA 5

STANDARDS

Budweiser, St. Louis 4
Bud Light, St. Louis 4
Coors Light, Golden, CO 4
Corona, Mexico City 5
Miller Lite, Milwaukee 4
Michelob Ultra, St. Louis 4

AMERICAN CRAFT

Highland Kashmir IPA, Asheville 5
Highland Gaelic Ale, Asheville 5
Sierra Nevada Pale, California 5
New Belgium Fat Tire, Colorado 5
Anchor Porter, San Francisco 5
Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout, Michigan 5

OLD WORLD

Tilburg’s Dutch Brown Ale, Holland 7
Heineken, Holland 5
Amstel Light, Holland 5
Magner’s Cider, England 5
Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, England 7
Guiness Stout, Ireland 5
Chimay Red Label Trappist Ale, Belgium 10
Delirium tremes Blonde Trippel, Belgium 10
Duvel Ale, Belgium 9
Lindeman’s Framboise Lambic, Belgium 10
Stella Artois Lager, Belgium 5
Corsendonk Dubbel Brown, Belgium 9
Paulaner Hefeweizen, Germany 5

WINE

SPARKLING

Cava Gran Bach Brut Spain NV 7/26
Prosecco Zardetto Italy NV 10/38
Sparkling Gloria Ferrer Sonoma 34
Sparkling Torrontes Familia Schroeder Argentina 34
Champagne Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label” France 95
Champagne Laurent Perrier Brut Rose France 95
Champagne Laurent Perrier (375ml) France 45

WHITE

Riesling Kung Fu Girl Columbia Valley 2012 9/34
Albarino Raimat Spain 2012 8/30
Gewurztraminer Gundlach-Bundshu Sonoma 2012 10/38
Pinot Grigio Ca Del Sarto Italy 2011 7/26
Viognier The Crusher Wilson Vineyard California 2011 9/34
Sauvignon Blanc Sean Minor Sonoma 2012 9/34
Chardonnay Chalone Vineyards Monterey, CA 2012 8/30
Chardonnay Louis Latour Grand Ardeche Burgundy 2012 10/38
Chardonnay Saintsbury Carneros 2012 14/52
Pinot Grigio Zenato Italy 2012 34
Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita Italy 2012 50
Riesling Domaine Zind Humbrecht Alsace 2012 64
Viognier Laurent Miquel Nord Sud France 2011 38
Sauv Blanc Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2011 48
Chardonnay Ponsote Rully 1er Cru Burgundy 2012 55
Chardonnay Louis Latour Montagny 1er Burgundy 2012 52
Chardonnay Olivier Leflaive Meursalt 2010 90
Chardonnay Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 2011 99
Riesling Fritz Windisch Kabinett Germany 2012 34
Grüner Veltliner Müller-Grossman Austria 2012 29
Sauv Blanc Seifried Nelson NZ 2011 39
Sauv Blanc Cloudy Bay Marlborough NZ 2012 58
Sauv Blanc Gratia Argentina 2012 34
Sauv Blanc Fiddlehead Cellars Santa Ynez, CA 2010 45
Chardonnay Deep Sea Santa Barbara 2012 42
Chardonnay Rombauer Napa 2011 60
Chardonnay Miramar Estate La Masia Russian River 2010 67
Chardonnay Arcadian Sleepy Hollow Santa Lucia Highlands 2007 89
Chardonnay Patz & Hall Hyde Carneros 2010 95

ROSÉ

Syrah/Grenache Bieler France 2013 8/28
Syrah/Grenache Atmosphere France 2012 30

RED

Garnacha Mas Picosa Spain 2011 9/34
Tempranillo Cune Crianza Rioja 2009 10/38
Monastrell Bodegas Juan Gil Spain 2010 12/45
Côtes-du-Rhône Guigal France 2011 10/38
Malbec The Show Mendoza 2012 9/34
Monferrato Rosso l’Armangia Italy 2010 9/34
Pinot Noir Angeline California 2012 9/34
Pinot Noir Row Eleven Vinas 3 California 2009 13/50
Merlot Hyatt Vineyards Washington 2011 8/30
Zifandel Terra D’Oro Amador, CA 2010 11/42
Cabernet Montes Chile 2012 8/30
Cabernet Sivas-Sonoma Sonoma 2011 12/45
Bordeaux Blend Chateau Pezat Bordeaux 2011 13/50
Garnacha – Syrah Mas Doix Les Crestes Priorat 2010 58
Tempranillo La Rioja Alta 904 Rioja 2000 80
Tempranillo Pesquera Ribera Del Duero 2009 65
Barolo Vietti Castiglione Italy 2009 90
Amarone Mazzi Punta di Villa Italy 2007 100
Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Terre Rossa Italy 2007 110
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Vieux Lazeret France 2009 60
Pinot Noir Ponsot Rully 1er Cru Burgundy 2012 55
Bordeaux Chateau Simard Saint Emilion 2004 65
Bordeaux Chateau Hortevie Saint-Julien 2010 85
Pinot Noir Etude Carneros 2010 68
Pinot Noir Omero Cellars Ribbon Ridge, OR 2011 70
Pinot Noir Arcadian Fiddlestix Vineyard Santa Rita Hills 2007 91
Pinot Noir Elk Cove Oregon 2011 55
Pinot Noir Sineann Yates Conwill Oregon 2012 88
Pinot Noir Domaine Serene Yamhill Oregon 2009 99
Malbec Recuerdo Mendoza 2011 45
Merlot Chateau St Michelle Washington 2011 45
Merlot Barlow Napa 2007 64
Syrah Writer’s Block Lake County 2011 34
Syrah Arcadian Westerly Santa Ynez 2006 45
Petite Sirah Shannon Ridge Lake County 2010 34
Cabernet Naughty Racy Napa NV 65
Cabernet Venge Vineyards Silencieux Napa 2011 78
Cabernet Jordan Alexander Valley 2009 80

OWNER’S LIBRARY

Cabernet Caymus Special Select Napa 2000 WS:92/190
Cabernet Stag’s Leap Cask 23 Napa 2000 WS:91/200
Cabernet Quilceda Creek Washington 1999 WS:94/200
Cabernet Dominus Napa 2001 RP:98/240
Cabernet Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa 2001 RP:99/300
Bordeaux Cos D’Estournel St. Estephe 1997 ST:90/175