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Bald Headed Bistro
Bald Headed Bistro

Bald Headed Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.BaldHeadedBistro.com
  • Phone: (423) 472-6000
  • Hours of Operation: Open Monday thru Saturday
    Bar opens at 4:30 PM
    Dining Room opens at 5:00 PM
    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Eric Fulkerson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact special events coordinator at 423-473-4323 for details
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact our Sales and Marketing Manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Adam Lewis (423) 473-4323
  • Entertainment: Weekend live music
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact our Sales and Marketing Manager at 423-473-4323 for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Inman
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bald Headed Bistro
The Bald Headed Bistro, where the West meets the South, specializes in USDA Prime Aged Beef, fresh fish, lobster, and assorted exotic dishes such as elk. The Bald Headed Bistro also offers wood grilled pizzas and an award winning wine list that complements the varied food selections. For your convenience, the restaurant also offers wireless internet access. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our second visit to Bald Headed Bistro - and it was just as spectacular as our first visit. The food is incredible. The Cowboy Ribeye with Lobster Oscar sauce is beyond description."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I have been to the Bistro many times, but this is my first review. The service is spectacular the food is always cooked to perfection, and the cleanliness of the staff is well noted."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was our first experience with BHB. The quail appetizer was very good, the salad was outstanding, the ribeye was very good, filet mignon was very tender and excellent, and the desserts - bread pudding and Creme brûlée were good, but not the best we've ever had. The bistro is very nice inside, but I would expect lower lighting for such a high priced restaurant. I would dine there again, but would choose one of the upscale restaurants in Chattanooga before making the drive to Cleveland again."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "There are not enough wonderful things I can say about this restaurant. The service is impeccable, the food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is welcoming. My husband and I are big on restaurants being consistent with their food preparation and BHB never disappoints. The menu items are pricey but everything we've ever ordered is well worth every penny. We both ordered the caprese salad to start which we both enjoyed. For my entree, I tend to always get the salmon and it's prepared perfectly each and every time. For my sides, the roasted brussel sprouts (minus the bacon) are delectable and the fried sweet potatoes are to die for! My husband tends to order some sort of red meat when we visit and he's never had a bad cut."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My group of six was very impressed with the steaks and the wild game. Bother were high quality and cooked perfectly. The Service was good, but a bit "stodgy" for our age group. We had located the restaurant on line prior to our visit where the pictures look like it would be a stand alone location in a pleasant viewing area for the outdoor dining. We were quite surprised to find it was located in a rundown strip mall. The wine selection was overpriced for the quality brands listed. The wine would be fine, but please bring the pricing onit to suite what you offer."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The BHB is more than what I expected from a small town. It's as "big city" dining as I've experienced in Miami, Atlanta or New York City. The service was impeccable with multiple wait staff taking care of every need. The ambience is superb, just like dining in Colorado! You will never know you're in a small Tennessee town when your inside. The food was absolutely perfect. We could not have asked for anything better…other than a bit less expensive!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had elk with mushrooms and carrots and filet with crab Oscar, Brussels sprouts and Mac & cheese. The elk was great,the mushrooms were bland, the carrots were excellent; the filet with crab Oscar was fantastic, the Brussels sprouts were bland, but the Mac & cheese was to die for. Service was impeded due to overloading our server with too many tables all over the restaurant. The bill was incorrect. The atmosphere was nice. Bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. Everything is a LA carte and very expensive. But it was my husband's birthday and we didn't mind. Although a little desert gift for the occasion would have been nice."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Road trip stop in Cleveland for the night. Looking for nice dinner and found BHB on OpenTable. Great experience......service, food and wine. Popular spot for locals, which is always a good sign."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our group of six was seated promptly at a table in the middle of the restaurant. There was a never ending parade of rowdy middle aged women in daisy dukes who were going from the patio to the restroom, which was just beyond our table. They need a restroom for the bar/patio. Wine selection is great. Food was meh. Duck fries, perfect. Brussels sprouts, which came highly recommended, dry, tough, boring. My husband salted his $50 steak with a dish meant for the bread service. Cream based pasta tasted heavily of cream cheese. Our other dishes were fine. If you go, sit at the patio or bar. They have a delicious selection of pizzas, salads, and burgers. BHB has an identity crisis, rowdy bar or fine dining. They only do one of these well."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is our special place. We go here to celebrate, or just because. The service is always the best. The cuisine is excellent. We would highly recommend it and have done so many times. We will continue to enjoy it for as long as we can. Sincerely, Terri and Ed Yeatman"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Best meal the entire week we were there. Service was exceptional. A must do for Cleveland, TN"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I discovered this restaurant on Open Table while passing through the area. Appetizers and side dishes were outstanding. Unfortunately, the 2 entrees we ordered were a huge disappointment -- absolutely bland. BHB should consider elevating the sous chef to executive chef. The server was appropriately attentive and made several suggestions on menu items -- all of them good. I'll go back again and try the other appetizers I passed on last time."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 38th anniversary and when making reservations ask for a quiet table if possible. When we were seated, it was at a very large booth which was uncomfortable and if we sat close we could not look at each other we had to turn sideways to carry on conversation. Then about thirty minutes later a large party of about 12 from an all male company came to dine. I though your restaurant had a more intimate atmosphere than it did. So these are just my thoughts."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My 3 best friends and I meet at the BHB several times a year for laughs and fun. We are always impressed with the food and service. Since we, at times can get loud in our fun...we always get a booth in the back...and are allowed to totally enjoy ourselves. Can't wait till the next time!!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Pricey but worth the money. The wild game entree was outstanding. We ate inside but the outdoor area looked very inviting. Large wine list with fairly decent pricing. Our server was there when we needed him but seemed a little hesitant. Overall a nice special dinner."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "When we feel like going out for a great meal, BHB is usually the first place that comes to mind. It is very unusual for a town the size of Cleveland TN to have a place of this QUALITY both in terms of the food, service, and atmosphere. Compared to fine restaurants in many cities across the country, I would give this establishment a 5 STAR Rating. In all the years we have dined at BHB I have never had a meal that was not memorable and tasty. What makes the experience even more rewarding is the fact that most restaurants of this caliber are found in much larger cities and have much higher prices. If you want to make a special occasion more memorable I would offer BHB as your dining choice."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with a terrific dinner. We've been going to the Bistro for our anniversary every year since we've been married. We typically start with the chopped salad-- our favorite because it's so good. I recently tired the mac and cheese, very good. If you have any left, it's seems to be better the next day. We also had steak; simply the best. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We enjoy it every time we go to BHB. We made our reservation online and th restaurant called us back the next day to confirm. They also honored our request for booth seating. The service is outstanding. Our server, Ryan, was very hospitable and willing to answer questions and go the extra mile. Will definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This is one of the best (if not the best) places to eat in Cleveland, TN."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Bald Headed Bistro has got to be one of the most excellent, tucked away, fine dining restaurant in Cleveland, TN. With a wonderful, twist of a menu, and perfect taste, this restaurant pulls out all the stops. Perfect for a romantic date night. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have always loved BHB for their great food and awesome atmosphere. We had been trying newer restaurants over the last few months but decided to go back to our old faithful in May 2014 to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were sad to learn the menu has changed and our favorites (bacon wrapped bison, cheesecake, side items) were missing or had changed drastically. We were disappointed in the food we had - it tasted fine but for the cost we'll go elsewhere next time. It just wasn't as good as it used to be. Still not bad, just not great. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Have been looking for an upscale place to take customers and there wives. This is it. I have brought my wife over twice in the last 40 days and it has been great both time. Will say the steaks are better than the seafood."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "One of the most enjoyable dining experiences that we have ever had."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "It was the 1st date for me and a beautiful woman I have known for many years. The food was great, but the scenery was the best from across the table."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Customer service by every person we dealt with was extremely good, not to mention the waitress had so much knowledge of the menu that helped us decide what to order. The Scottish Salmon was outstanding. Elk tracks ice cream pie just doesn't come any better."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Delicious meal! Our table had lamb, steaks and fish- all cooked perfectly, tender, and good flavor. The side dished are 5.00 each which can become pricey- but they were wonderful as well. The only side dish our table did not care for was the sautéed mushrooms. My only real complaint would be our waiter. He put our order in incorrectly twice- once for our appetizers (we ordered calamari-not tuna) and then again for dessert (he entered bread pudding instead of crème brulee). He had been pushing both items that he entered incorrectly, so I think he was pre-occupied when we placed our order. Highly recommended. $$$$"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Excellent food, top-notch attentive and high service wait staff. Ordered cornmeal dusted oysters for an appetizer, wedge salad and Kansas City strip steak with loaded baked potato. My meal was excellent, and prepared with fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The selections for Brunch were average given the prices. Only one type of egg dish offered. No accommodations made for my husband with handicaps."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food and service was phenomenal! The Elk was superb as was the Cowboy Ribeye, there was more food than we were able to eat. The staff take time to explain the menu and have recommendations for those not familiar with finer dining. Made our first wedding anniversary unforgettable! Thank you for making our night special!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Same great service and ambiance, my steak was just OK."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Attentive wait staff, the synchronized plate delivery was unique. Everything tasted great, but taste could not overcome the gristle and toughness of the usually reliable ribeye. Disappointing for a +$30 steak."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit to BHB after hearing raves about the place from people whose taste we trust. The food was good, not great except for dessert. The service was stellar. The atmosphere wasn't quite what we expected. Overall, it was a little below our expectations for a pricey fine dining experience. We'll give it another shot however, because you can't judge a restaurant by one meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined here oh so many times. With the different menu, nothing changed--wonderful food -- chopped salad, filet, and lobster carbanera, and terrific service. This will continue to be one of our favorites."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our group's first time at the Bald Headed bistro was nothing short of wonderful. We had reservations for a party of three on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was not crowded, but the patio bar was alive with people. I ordered the cowboy ribeye with blue cheese crumbles. It was cooked to perfection with great marbeling, and it melted in my mouth. One, if not the best, steaks I've ever had. The grilled asparagus side I added was nothing noteworthy, but a good compliment. The dessert selection was also outstanding. The service was impeccable. I will definitely be returning, albeit with an expectation of spending more than a typical restaurant outing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food and wonderful service. One of new favorite places."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The BHB is a bit unusual in two ways. First it has a western ambiance coupled with southern charm and secondly the location is surprising. I was at first put off by the thought of going to a high end steakhouse in a strip mall but that thought quickly faded when we were greeted at the door by a smiling member of the service team. That set the stage for a very enjoyable dining experience. After an excellent cajun oyster appetizer we all enjoyed our dinners of very good steaks, fresh salads and excellent wines by the glass. We had a wonderful evening and we are looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I just spent 21/2 weeks in Jackson Wy. which is known for great food and BHB is as good as anything I had there."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Service is soo extra! The two who served our table met every expressed request and these were rare as anticipatory service was their specialty. The wine list was discussed and that chardonnay which was served was something magnificent. The presentations of the food, beautiful! The synchronization of the servers was an artistic act and deserves accolades. I must not fail to mention that the food served was such a joy to the palate and was reviewed by our party as "everything was soo good.""
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Trey was very attentive to our needs and paid great attention to detail. He really tried to please us and meet all of needs making our dining experience very pleasant . Excellent food, especially the quail and dusted oysters. The bread pudding was and excellent desert as well. Great experience."
    Dined on 3/13/2014