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Bald Headed Bistro
Bald Headed Bistro

Bald Headed Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.BaldHeadedBistro.com
  • Email: bhb@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The location is very interesting, but the food and service are excellent."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I travel up and down the 75 corridor on business frequently. This time I was with my wife and decided to stop somewhere for dinner. OpenTable helped me to identify a place to stop. We were delighted by the outcome. I am convinced that I would never have stopped at BHB if it weren't for OpenTable. BHB was not visible from the street, it was in a strip mall that did not speak to finding quality dining, and was not near a major city. Like Alice in the Looking Glass, we entered a different world when we arrived there. The service was excellent, but surpassed by the food that we were served. We recommend going out of your way to dine here, you will not regret it."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Duncan was a lot of help since neither of us had ever eaten here before. He gave us great tips and was on top of his game."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "All three of us in the party felt like it was the best meal we've had in a long time. Food was prepared to perfection, and the service was excellent. While on the pricey side, you do get what you pay for."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This place is in a shopping center, so you initially don't know what to expect. But this place is so great. The atmosphere is elegant western with a few wild game options for the enthusiasts. The menu changes for the season, which is the only sad thing if you're not one for change."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I feel sorry for the wait staff having to dish out this very food that is average at best, but with the prices it's not a good choice at this time. I don't feel the prime grade beef was what it was expected to be. Ahi Tuna- horrible. Won't return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was disappointing. I had the filet. Expensive for what i got, it was not cooked correctly. The potatoes were avg. The service was spectular."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The dine experience was very good . The phasing of out doors favorites an.d classical favorites is brilliant. Great job"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed one of the most memorable dinners in quite some time! Who would have known Cleveland, TN could have a first class dining experience. A little difficult to find since this is not a free standing restaurant but tucked in a shopping mall. The signage could have been better since your GPS will get you close but will not get you to the entrance. The Bald Headed Bistro's signature log exterior helped us to find the place. The covered mall walkway hosts the "bar scene" and it was very lively while the interior remains sedate, comfortable and enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We have been many times. It has always been a special place to go. It was Valentine's day. I had gotten reservations several weeks in advance. We were put in back room, which was ok, but not great. They put tables even in the doorway in order to get more people in there. The servers just seemed rushed. Our waitress was sweet, but very busy. Our water glasses stayed empty more than full. The maître d looked right past us several times when she was filling others glasses. My husband's New York Strip had more fat than meat. Lots of gristle. Worst steak he had ever had. The dessert was the best thing we had. This place is very pricey, usually worth it. This time it was not. We will try it one more time. If it is bad again, we will not return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our night celebrating Valentine's day. My husband enjoyed the Wild Game platter. I appreciated my server asking the chef to accommodate a special request I had for my dinner. It was all fabulous and so much food. We ended up with leftovers. First time we had dessert here and it was out of this world. Everyone made our night very special!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been to BHB a dozen times and it always pleases. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the food. I had a meat trio, and all were cooked perfectly. My wife said the same about her seafood trio."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I haven't been to BHB since the previous chef retired, but the Bistro doesn't skip a beat. Still wonderful food and service! Everyone there is so friendly!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We saw Bald Headed Bistro on Tennessee Crossroads a while back and last week it came up on my Open Table as restaurants around Chattanooga. I remembered it and we decided to try it. We ordered the tuna appetizer and it was fair. Everything else we got from the Crab Bisque to the filet and ribeye were wonderful! We had a great waiter, Justin. He was very nice and attentive. We will definitely visit them again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have not been in over a year for dinner, this is because the last time we went the food was comparable to a Chili's. That being said the food was great, quail, beef shank and elk were prepared perfectly. I will go for dinner at least once a month since the management has changed."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "With 9 close friends and family, we converged on the Bald-Headed Bistro with my own bald-headed son! We came from Farragut, Maryville, Knoxville, Dandridge, Rockwood and Cleveland. We wined and dined and thoroughly enjoyed the food and fresh adult beverages. Ryan was our waiter and he was superb. The ladies wore dressy apparel and tiaras and the gentlemen were appropriately attired in suits. Many pictures were made of the food as it was camera-perfect. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Our first vist was impressive. As newcomers to Cleveland we are delighted that our community has such a fine-dining location. We will be back. Thanks."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Previously we have had excellent service and food so much so that we brought our good friends to dine with us last Fri. That experience was not the same. We were seated promptly and then sat for 5-10min before my husband finally got up to find a server. Our server spent a lot of time talking about her cat to the 2 top next to us.....We were definitely not a priority. Why is there a tv between the 2 lovely booths? Very distracting and our request to have it turned off was ignored. We will come back but will request Ryan to be our server! Our meals were great but 2 of us were hoping to have the elk which was not offered."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "In short......absolutely outstanding! The service is over the top, perhaps the finest service in any restaurant I've ever been in across the country and in several European countries. The presentation and quality of the meal and appetizers is superb! The BHB is our favorite special occasion restaurant for over seven years running. The city of Cleveland has a true gem in this wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Crab bisque soup was excellent New York strip steak was not to the standard I would expect at BHB Meat was not tender and was a bit gristly Service was very good Will still go back but not order steak though"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Along with friends who were also celebrating their anniversary, we had a delightful time. This was our 3rd time at the restaurant and the 2nd for our friends. We were delighted with our waitress, Bonnie. She was so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She assisted in our wine selection which was a great choice of Reisling. We will be back for sure in the future."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We went for a date night on a Thursday. It was very quiet. Not a lot of diners in the restaurant. I was between 3 different bottles of chardonnay. Our server gladly got the tasting notes on the wines I requested in order to help me decide and let us know that it was half price wine night for any bottles. We got a salad and split the porterhouse and we were full before we were halfway through. It was cooked almost perfectly. Ended with Crème Brulee that was pretty good, but not the best I've ever had. The atmosphere is always nice there and it's a beautiful restaurant."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Occasionally it's just worth a little extra money to know that you are going to experience exceptional service and that anything you choose on the menu will be perfect. This trip was exactly what I expected and our waitress was very attentive and enjoyable without being bothersome. Every dish was exceptional. I won't wait so long next time to return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was very tasty, but the price of the steaks was a bit ridiculous. I get that the steaks were supposed to be a "prime" cut and was prepared to pay more for them, but $58 per steak for a 12oz portion was too much. We won't be going back for a while."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Very much enjoyed the experience and service but was thoroughly disappointed in the Elk which my companion ordered. It was tough and we were not informed of the exorbitant price of $60. We expected maybe $45 but not $60! And then to have it touch....took some home and actually gave it to the dog."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "generally good food...the seafood dishes were not extraordinary. the pork shank was excellent. the appetizers were very good...service was excellent."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Even though friends spoke highly of the Bald Headed Bistro, this was my first time there. All of the personnel were attentive from the doorman to the waiters. The waiter expertly spoke about the menu items and the food items chosen were expertly prepared and very delicious. The variety of menu items was good. The ambience was conducive to creating a relaxing mood. The only distraction was the loud voices coming from a table of 8 patrons next to us."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Great Service and notable food choices. Everything was wonderful though my Ribeye could have had an extra kick of flavor. Had appetizer, salad and dessert. Would definitely go back. You can tell thought went into the detail of the food to the decore. Fun, romantic place. Would definitely go back,l. Prices of apps, salads and desserts were very reasonable. Your steak came with a choice of one side. Price of steak higher than typical, but that is based in their quality of meat and origin. Great experience."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The atmosphere was very good for our group (si parties) and the service was very good. Our food for the most part was very good; however, one of the gentlemen in our party ordered a ribeye steak and the steak was very fatty and not the quality of beef we would expect for this restaaurant. While the chef and the manager did stop by and apologize, not until the suggestion was made that an adjustment should be made on that individuals check did they agree to do so. I would think that suggestion should have been made by the wait person, the chef or the manager right away without the customer having to suggest it."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We love the Bald Headed Bistro because the atmosphere is just different and it is just a little classier than most other restaurants in the general area. The waiters are so well train and attentive. They seem to always be there to take care of things , but are not intrusive . The free dessert for special occasions is just an added bonus. We usually either go to Bald Headed Bistro or the restaurant at the top of Mount Eagle."
    Dined on 12/2/2013