Bistro By The Tracks
  • Address:
    215 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 109
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    Neighborhood:
    Knoxville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Bistro By The Tracks

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrobythetracks.com/
  • Phone: 865-558-9500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chester Miller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bistro By The Tracks
At Bistro by the Tracks Executive Chef Chester Miller masterfully blends culinary traditions from across the globe with the familiar tastes of East Tennessee. Reviewers say “consistently spectacular” with friendly “non-stuffy” service. Bistro by the Tracks simply is Knoxville’s answer to great metropolitan dining.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bistro By The Tracks reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)fit for foodies (33)notable wine list (33)romantic (27)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (9)hot spot (6)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • 1st visit to new location
    blondij
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We took a business client here for dinner and weave the new location. It was a Tuesday night and they were very busy. Waiter could have been much more attentive as we were asking for water and ntly. Food was great. Heirloom tomato app was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday at the Bistro
    RP912
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food from the appetizer to the dessert. You are never disappointed when you hit the Bistro by the Tracks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dining environment
    Nan44
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Bistro by the Tracks has tasteful decor, incredible wine selection, nice menu to please all tastes and great service! Best lettuce wedge in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When we arrived we were seated in a great booth on the back wall. The restaurant was pretty full for a Saturday night. Our server was amazing. He was prompt with service. We never had an empty glass. Made some good suggestions and recommendations on food. Each course was excellent and brought out without significant gaps or in a rushed manner. Overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must try
    gingersnap1549
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Can't say enough about this place. Wonderful menu that did not disappoint from presentation to taste! Our server was knowledgeable but did not rush us and we felt well taken care of. Wine list extensive as well as designer drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around good
    idratherbecyclin
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were celebrating being best friends after 41 short years. I had thought of going out of town, but schedules were not allowing that. So, I chose the Bistro. Turned out to be a great choice. Food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had an excellent meal at the Bistro by the Tracks and we had excellent service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We go there even though it is rather loud at times and we would prefer a little quieter setting. The food is good enough to get us in there in spite of the noise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Hosted a small business dinner here in the back room. Great atmosphere in the wine room. Our waiter was fantastic. His recommendations were spot on. My only wish was they had scallops. They ran out earlier. It happens. I will bring customers here again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • allanw485
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our server was great - professional, personable and attentive without being invasive. He made our visit better. The food was awesome, the server went out of his way to advise ands provided additional help in our choices. We will be visiting The Bistro again. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great girls night out
    Alex
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We came for a dinner out while my daughter was in town and couldn't have had a better experience. We enjoy doing several small plates and trying several things. Everything was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations for what to pair together as well as the timing of our meal. Loved the scallops. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jen's Birthday
    StevieB52
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    What fantastic and pleasant surprise.! The property had a clean, neat urban look to it. We were greeted warmly at the door and promptly seated. Our server, TJ, was very personable and knowledgeable. She was very efficient with our orders. Her suggestions were spot on. The wedge salad and the scallop appetizer were wonderful. We had four different fish entrees(salmon, halibut, tuna and catfish). All four dishes were absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared and presented. They had a private dining room in their wine area, and the bar area looked like a pleasant place to meet friends. Dessert was an ice cream dish that was beautiful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday Dinner Celebration
    birthdaydiva
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    A dear friend asked that our little celebration group try Bistro By the Tracks for her birthday celebration. She certainly had a good idea. We agreed afterwards that we can't go there regularly because you do pay for quality; but we had a superlative time there for our dinner. The wine was delightful; the food was delicious and presented exquisitely; our server was superb. We can't wait until someone else has an occasion worth celebrating. Bistro By the Tracks is the best choice we could have made!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner
    sjones
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great place for couples looking for an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bistrofansfrommemphis
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A very nice experience. The size of the restaurant is appealing-not too large. An urbane feel. A good wine selection-we shared a bottle of Bella Glos. A good choice of food. I had the wedge salad and tenderloin. We shared a dessert. Dan did a great job waiting our table. He gave us time to enjoy our visit. We live in Memphis and will be back when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Best dining experience in a very long time. The drinks at the bar before dinner were stellar. The service was amazing and the food was exceptional. Can't recommend this place enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful...as always
    Anne
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fantastic service and food! The halibut was a wonderful entree. We also enjoyed the scallops and shrimp small plates to start. Their wedge salad is always delicious. We shared two desserts (the soft chocolate and the caramel corn)...both were great! Also, they have the best burger in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Dinner
    TNTCVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    On a special niight of just spending time and talking about memories, we had a great meal. The food and wine were exceptional but we have come to expect that. We were not rushed or hurried; we were able to enjoy our evening at our own pace even though the Bistro was busy. Our waitstaff seemed to time their service and were never intrusive. Bistro has become our go to for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular food
    Taster
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food was spectacular and presented like a painting. The service was disappointing. The place was hopping and there were not enough servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service, but Average Food
    BirthdayDining
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The server and host were wonderful. The food was good, but the average taste for the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Superb service and outstanding food and wine list Nice atmosphere Quiet neighborhood Charming tables and warm looking bar Friendly staff Very clean restrooms Every detail attended to Cue rated my husbands Birthday and the had a candle in our excellent desert and even brew wad fresh pot of decaf We had reservations and were seated immediately
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 405 reviews are from the Bistro By The Tracks reviews archive.
  • Best Restaurant in Knoxville
    Funfoodie7VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary and had a wonderful time, from the moment we arrived until we left. Thank you for helping make this time with family so special!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • me and my gal had a great night
    myersfans
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We both thought it looked beautiful. The staff was wonderful and the food was outstanding. Should gave 5 stars all around but I doubt I will do that for any place of business.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Wine and Great Food
    TNTCVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    As local diners, we save Bistro by the Tracks for the special events because of the broad list of wines and the perfectly portioned plates. The food is seasonal, regional and well executed - on our most recent trip the catfish was outstanding. Service is always strong and the waitstaff very familiar with the food and drink to explain the menu and wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful dinner find
    JaneG
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We dined here on Mother's Day while travelling through Tennessee. What a wonderful experience. Fabulous service and wine. Menu was relatively limited but there was an excellent variety of choices. My husband had swordfish and I had duck. Salads were delicious, although the Caesar salad could have been more generous. We noted that there were two sizable groups celebrating college graduation and one large group doing a wine-tasting dinner, which was held in a separate wine cellar room. Wait service was still excellent throughout the restaurant. And the noise level was still modest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Xcal1887
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were a little late arriving for what was already a late reservation. The Maitre'D was very personable and accommodating. Excellent wine list and very nice upscale atmosphere. A little far away from our downtown hotel, but the food was very good - elegant and very well prepared and presented. I am very fussy about two things - Manhattan's and the way my steak is prepared; it must be slightly charred outside and medium rare in the middle -not Pittsburgh which is often cool in the center. Both the drink and the steak were perfect. We were the last one's to leave, but the wait staff were very friendly and never made us feel like they were ready for us to leave. Excellent and highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Lindyhoplawyer
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I had heard of BBT as a "fancy" restaurant in town, but that doesn't do it justice. The food was exquisite- best I've had in Knoxville, and it could stand up to some Asheville places as well. There was nothing I would have changed about my meal, which is a rare thing. My friend and I split the shrimp bisque, the chilled asparagus, the charcuterie plate, and the beet salad. Even with no main course, we were full and content. Our server was incredibly nice and didn't bat an eyelash at the fact that we probably weren't spending as much as other tables (refreshing for an upscale place, in my experience). He even split our soup into two bowls without us having to ask. I wish my budget were bigger so I could eat here often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Engagement dinner Flawless
    Rainshow
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I chose Bistro by the Tracks to pop the question to my now fiance' as it was the site of our first date one year previous on the exact date. I had brought flowers that i wanted placed on the table and pre-seleted a bottle of champagne to be on ice when we arrived. The table was perfect, the host cordial and accommodating, the server we exceptional. I had the Red fish and my soon to be wife had the salmon. both were prepared to perfection as we cleaned our plates. I could not have asked for a more perfect evening helped by the flawless service and food prepared by a masterful staff in the kitchen. Kudos to everyone!! PS: I had the "Caramel Corn Dessert" IT WAS RIDICULOUS!!!!!! great textures and flavors!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Staff is always very friendly and the manager is very attentive and friendly as well. Food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience!
    plasmatini
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We found Bistro by the Tracks passing through on our way back to NYC from New Orleans, and we found it outstanding. The place is beautiful inside, understated, and modern, but classy. At first we thought it looked closed, and the Marriott Courtyard told us that it was closed, but we checked OpenTable and made reservations, so it had to be open. It only looked empty because the shades were drawn to shade out the bright evening sun. The best part was that we literally walked to dinner in less than five minutes. The food overall was excellent. We had the duck and maui-mahi, both very good, and the wines by the glass on offer were great. The popcorn parfait desert might be one of the best deserts I've ever eaten, I swear!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good experience
    BillVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Our first time here. Seated immediately, fast service, great food. We shared scallops for an appetizer...the best we have had. My wife loved the duck. I had the catfish. Very good although I would have liked the batter coating to be a little thinner. Desert was a deconstructed lemon meringue pie...very interesting presentation and good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining Experience!
    MUHeather
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Service was top-notch, martini's amazing, food decadent, desserts to devour. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu Poorly Executed
    NSNSNRNS
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The proprietors have decided to offer a very limited menu and that set our expectations for bistro classics that would be well prepared. In fact the pork dish over grits and beef version of osso buco were both bland. Perhaps we hit an off night but the good does not come close to supporting the menu prices.
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  • Excellent all around!
    FamilyGal
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Meal was very tasty form the lettuce wedge, the delicious entrees, to the yummy desserts. Service was excellent. Our waiter was amazing! We enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    BHTR
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Best atmosphere in Knoxville! Has the feel of a big city restaurant. Super wine selection. We had the mahi-mahi, salmon, and swordfish. All were superb! Attentive wait staff without being overbearing. Never had to fill our wine glasses ourselves. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dining experience
    pickyeater
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Interior is warm, inviting, classic. Our server was perfect - attentive but not intrusive, warm and friendly but not over-familiar - delightful. Menu is amazing - wonderful creativity - combinations of components and ingredients I've never seen together, yet when I saw them, I thought, of course! We each had pork tenderloin with apples, currants, served over a bed of grits. Presentation was beautiful, and the tenderloin was perfect, incredibly flavorable without being over-seasoned. Gasped with pleasure at first taste. Wine room with a sommelier, impressive wine selection. We had "PB&J" and carrot cake for dessert, and both were, again, beautifully presented, very fresh & unique. Prices surprisingly moderate. Going back next week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    When you wake up the next morning remembering that you had a very nice meal the night before, both delicious and well presented and didn't leave you feeling like you've overeaten even with dessert, then I think you've got a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was excellent. My spouse had fillet mignon that you could almost cut with a fork, and cooked perfectly. I had sword fish that was not fishy, firm and delicious. The wine was good and overall an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Concert Dinner
    JimR
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Great dinner before the George Thorogood concert. Food was fantastic, especially the lamb. Service was excellent. Beer list is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prepare to spend but it's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Prepare to spend but it's worth it. Great drinks too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tennessee's Best!
    CateVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    When in Knoxville, stop in Bistro By The Tracks. Fabulous food, professional, friendly service, an amazing wine list along with a calm and relaxed ambience all work together to make this lovely little not so hidden treasure Tennessee's best! Whether you crave fish, fowl or beef, this Bistro will never disappoint. Kudo's to the chef! Applause to the staff! Five stars given every time we visit. Only downside? The Bistro Tracks haven't stopped in Nashville! We need a version of Tennessee's best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.