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Bistro By The Tracks
215 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 109
Knoxville, TN 37919
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Bistro By The Tracks Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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To us this is the new Regas. The
service is spectacular. The menu is varied enough that there is something for everyone, not just fish or sea food. Good place for a special occasion or a group but if you are going have a reservation."
Dined on 2/24/2014
While the food is very delicious
and the main entree large enough, the sides leave you feeling like you've just eaten at an extremely fancy French restaurant. In other words, you leave feeling hungry. For example, I had a tiny dish of brussel sprouts and there were probably at best only 3 brussel sprouts cut in half. I don't need monster portions but want to feel like I have eaten."
Dined on 2/22/2014
When my girlfriend asked a bunch
of her friends where we should go for a romantic dinner, the majority of them suggested Bistro by the Tracks. As soon as we walked in I knew we were in the perfect place: dark wood, casual ambiance, mood lighting, and smiles all around. The staff was warm & friendly, the food was prepared perfectly, and the desert was HEAVENLY!!! We plan on making this place "OUR" place from now on! Glen Stafford, Vermont"
Dined on 2/15/2014
The menu choices are unlike what
are offered in most restaurants. The ambiance is classy modern at the same time warm and inviting, reminding me of upscale restaurants in Dallas or Austin. The flavor of our entrées was very good. We felt that the prices were high for what you got. For example, for $15 you got a serving of meatloaf but no sides, and none were offered to purchase either. The service, while good, was not exceptional considering we were among very few patrons. We had to ask for refills on our drinks twice, and waited a long while for the check to be picked up. Still, it was worth experiencing for something new and different."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Perfect atmosphere, service, food,
wine for romance."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Bistro has a welcoming atmosphere
which lends to a wonderful, relaxed dining experience. If you are looking for a quiet atmosphere, dine early on in the evening. The restaurant does fill up quite a bit after 6pm and can get noisy with large parties. The dishes are pretty pricey, but the combination of flavors and the high quality of food used make the tab worth in on special occasions. This is also a great venue for executive business dinners."
Dined on 2/12/2014
Impeccable service from our server
Jeremy! Food pairings were Awesome! Nice place to enjoy a special occasion or to just have a very nice dinner without kids anywhere. The wine choices were extensive and we were offered a sample tasting before ordering."
Dined on 2/8/2014
The food choices, flavor
combinations, and serving size leave much to be desired. For the expense of the meal +$50/person, we expected our birthday celebration to be memorable. All we will remember is not to bother returning. If you enjoy wine and not food, this may be your place but honestly, Knoxville has too many other choices."
Dined on 1/31/2014
BBTT is a casual place to dine
with a simply elegant yet unpretentious menu. The service is ever present but never smothering. The food presentation is above reproach. The sauces flavorful and complimentary to each dish. The value received for the price paid is exceptional. higher end food establishments in Knoxville could learn from BBTT."
Dined on 2/1/2014
A superb dining experience! Our
server Dan should give lessons on how to be perfectly attentive and informative without being intrusive. This was by far the best service we have ever had in all the years we have been dining out in Knoxville! When our entrees arrived, they were almost too beautiful to eat. After a well-deserved moment of admiration, we actually tasted them and were not at all disappointed. The chef’s creations are unique and complex, yet perfectly balanced. If all of that weren’t enough, the wine list is impressive and the signature cocktails are as divine as the meal. Our only regret is not having room for dessert."
Dined on 1/25/2014
An important 40th birthday for a
son and a great place to have dinner with his father. The food was delicious - the lamb shank is to die for - coming from someone who doesn't like lamb! The wine and waitstaff were attentive but not over the top. Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Will be back...."
Dined on 1/27/2014
The entire experience was
outstanding. The offerings were unique, well presented and delicious. Excellent service as well.the lamb chop is a must! Anxious to share the Bistro with out of town guests."
Dined on 1/20/2014
Superb ambience and service! The
menu is limited, but the food is excellent-intensely flavorful and fresh! Save room for the dessert; loved the Caramel Popcorn Cake. The Triple-Sorbet dish, with cookie, was refreshing and pleasant to the palette. Wine list is extensive, with mast variety of choices."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Can't say enough about the food
and presentation of same. Delicious and beautiful. The new menu is a delight. Would like to see the broccoli salad back on the menu, however."
Dined on 1/16/2014
Food was fantastic as always,
everything from the ribeye to the burger, but especially the sweetbreads. Had exceptional service. Upon arriving we expected to have one more person join us and they accomodated the extra seat for the reservation even though the other person did not join. Love the flexibility and accomodation! Always recommend to friends and this is our go to spot for all celebrations big and small."
Dined on 1/10/2014
From the maitre'd opening the door
to the waitstaff to the deconstructed "lemon meringue pie with blueberries," the service and food was devine. With no specials for the evening because the menu was changing the following week, I had broccoli salad, pork tenderloin with apple slivers on top of grits, followed by the dessert as above. Mmmmmm. I can't say enough. I'll be back to see what the new menu for the season is like. It has a Chicago-like atmosphere, attentive waitpersons, a wonderful wine list and fabulous food. The clientele was dressed so nicely, too. I like eating out where the men are in suits and the women are successful-looking. No jeans and ball caps for me."
Dined on 1/9/2014
My party and I all agreed that our
respective entrees (all ordered something different) were excellent. The Caesar salad that I ordered by mediocre at best. Dressing was not the best and just lettuce. We will definitely return!!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Consistently good, balanced
entrees that change periodically with the seasons. Desserts have been stepped up over the past year and are interesting culinary inspired twists on familiar tastes like "caramel corn", "lemon pie", and "bourbon and coke." Excellent, strong French press coffee."
Dined on 12/23/2013
The new chief shows promise, but
is inconsistent. His butter-nut squash soup with crème fraise, fried sage & ham crumbs was luscious and brilliant. The seared scallops were well done, accompanied by kale, but the coconut foam (the plate was supposed to evoke a sea scene) was more flotsam the flavor. The tea smoked duck was ground into a tubular pate, tasting neither of duck nor smoke and the brussel sprout kimchee added nothing. The swordfish was well prepared and set off nicely by an olive salad. Service was, as always, superior. The adequate wine list is almost exclusively American and lacks with and depth."
Dined on 12/17/2013
It was a mid-December day and The
Bistro appeared to be full. If so, after we were seated, we never felt slighted in the least. Their timing is exceptional. Three new dishes and we tried them all. Of course we tasted each of those three. It was unanamous! We had each ordered the best."
Dined on 12/13/2013
Liked the small plate starters
with complex flavors and ingredients. Food was top notch. Wine list was extensive but few moderate priced offerings at the high end plenty of wines to spend on. Seasonal menu was a hit. whether our group had lamb shank, rib eye or swordfish. Again all flavorful, seasonal veggies either shredded or pureed. Servers worked in teams and were very sensitive to when to insert for questions. Sort of out of the way place but work finding - thanks to open table."
Dined on 12/9/2013
Overall Bistro continues to
please. New winter menu is great and the wine list continues to impress. Strangely this trip though the staff was a bit odd. We had a slight issue with one of the wines ordered and were given a rather standoffish response from management. I'll not discourage dining at Bistro from one event as it remains one of our favorite places and we've always experienced friendly and energetic staff. Our server was fantastic as well. Perhaps someone was simply not having the best of days."
Dined on 12/7/2013
I've been to the Bistro many times
and had always thought that the food and service were unmatched in Knoxville. Unfortunately, I was prepared to never return after the last visit (tiny portions, higher prices). I'm glad I was talked into going one last time because the food was delicious (grilled swordfish over cauliflower puree, caesar salad, with carrot cake for dessert). Our waiter, whose name escapes me, was courteous, pleasant and very efficient. A pleasant meal was had by all."
Dined on 11/30/2013
We come here regularly to
celebrate special occasions - This time it was our anniversary. Our high expectations were not disappointed - The atmosphere was very nice, the waiter very helpful and knowledgeable, and the food simply outstanding. Definitely one of our favorite places to eat in Knoxville!"
Dined on 11/29/2013
The service was impeccable and the
food was outstanding!"
Dined on 11/25/2013
This may be the best restaurant in
Knoxville. The creativity in every aspect of its menu, the quality of service and the quality of the food is superior to anything in the area with the possible excpetion of the Foothills Milling Company in Maryville."
Dined on 11/10/2013
if this restaurant was in our
town, it would be our go to restaurant. I can't believe it is in Knoxville. The food is delicious. Everything looks good on the menu. Pleasant staff and inviting, comfortable atmosphere."
Dined on 11/22/2013
The menu online differed from
lunch menu presented. Ate there a year ago and did not like the menu at all. Was fabulous in 2012 before they changed chefs. Thought the menu had changed by what was online, but it had not. Portions were ridiculously small with a high price tag. Doubt that I will be returning any time soon."
Dined on 11/15/2013
Took group to this location for
lunch. Very enjoyable."
Dined on 11/8/2013
We can always rely on Bistro by
the Tracks to perform well. Extensive breadth and depth of the cellar is matched by well perpared and big tasting food. I woould say the menu is designed to be accompanied by the big red wines featured on the list. Portion size is perhaps the best in K-town as Chef does not try to match the all you can eat buffets prominent in the regional arena."
Dined on 11/8/2013
We were warmly greeted and seated
promptly. Food was very well presented and was very good. Portions were average in size. Prices were moderately high. Wine list was very large with nice variety, especially for a town of this size and restaurant of this size. Server was very knowledgeable. We will certainly recommend this place to our friends, esp for special occasions."
Dined on 10/28/2013
We are almost always pleased with
the food. This time I went with the burger, a rather pedestrian choice, however it was amazing, above and beyond and is common for this restaurant. The service was good, although felt somewhat impersonal compared to previous experiences. Overall, it was a great special night out!"
Dined on 10/27/2013
We chose this restaurant as a
first date meetup. The atmosphere was posh but comfortable. They have an entire wall of wine to choose from and it serves as an impressive display. I ordered a wedge salad and my date ordered a house w vinagriette on the side. The vinagriette came out on my salad instead, I didn't want to send it back because we were short on time. The lightly fried chicken entree was delicious as was the medium rare filet my date ordered. Overall, we were pleasantly satisfied."
Dined on 10/18/2013
We were celebrating with a group.
Food was great, but small portions so if you have a big eater in the group be aware."
Dined on 10/12/2013
My wife and I had our 12th
anniversary dinner at Bistro. Everything was amazing, as always."
Dined on 10/6/2013
I brought my Mother for her
birthday to the brunch. The variety of food was amazing! We all enjoyed every dish that we tried and its a great value for the money."
Dined on 9/29/2013
Grouper was excellent, could have
done without the foam. Deconstructed dessert was ok but not worth the hype"
Dined on 9/17/2013
We walked out of 3 restaurants
upon arriving in town on a Sunday night as we were told there was a anywhere from a 1-30 minute wait because they just don't staff for walk-ins! Frustrated we opened our Open Table App to find a restaurant. We made a reservation for 15 minutes in advance. We were greeted happily, and as we were being seated mentioned we had a reservation. She looked back to her computer and said, "oh yes, it just popped up there!" These folks were happy to have guests, happy to seat us, serve us, and created a wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding, and the wine selection varied enough to find some great Russian River Valley Chardonnay options!"
Dined on 9/16/2013
I made my ressie online, so we
were greeted with "Happy Anniversary" when we arrived.....so much easier to book this way! They had picked out a nice table already.....it helps that Bistro only has 4 tops; no worries about getting a table that's too small. We shared with our server that we preferred gluten free foods; they immediately brought over a separate menu that had vegetarian on one side and gluten free on the other. It was awesome.....they brought out gluten free bread (rare) with our appetizer and we finished with a gf desert. Service was personal and attentive....I'm in the hospitality business and will share that this was one of the best dining experiences we've had in a couple years, and we just moved back from Hawaii. Great job!"
Dined on 9/15/2013
We took a party of nine for a bday
celebration and it was a fantastic evening. Our server was most accommodating and knowledgeable. The food and service were excellent. The only drawback was a large group (20-25) were in a glass enclosed room behind us and it was quite noisy. Great evening and we will go back."
Dined on 9/15/2013
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