Bent Creek Bistro

We hand-prepare locally sourced, fresh & seasonal fare!

From hearty sandwiches and hand cut salads to homemade soups and small batch sweets, everything is made with as many local ingredients as possible. Check out our new summer menu below!

View Menu | Order Online

Now Open!

The Bistro is excited to reopen for the 2021 season, once again serving up delicious food from the patio of the Education Center. Guests can enjoy lunch al fresco when they order at the window or order ahead online. Although the indoor dining room remains closed at this time, socially-distanced seating is available in the Education Center courtyard and plaza. All food options are served in picnic-friendly packaging, ready to be taken to your favorite picnic spot on the Arboretum’s 434-acre campus!

Hours of Operation

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday

Order a Picnic for ArborEvenings

The Bistro is excited to offer ArborEvenings attendees special food and beverage options available for pre-order!  Simply place your order online up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick it up at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m..


(In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

About Us

Operated by The Colorful Palate Catering, Bent Creek Bistro brings together the best food products of Western North Carolina and a passion for gracious service and culinary creativity! Bent Creek Bistro is located in the Education Center with dining options currently offered outdoors. 

All of our bistro crew are people who love food and love people! Our aim is to exceed all of our customers’ expectations in both food and service.

Contact the Bistro Today!

Email: | Phone: 828.412.8584