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Peerless Restaurant
Peerless Restaurant

Peerless Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.peerlesseatout.com
  • Phone: (865) 691-4699
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ronald Scott
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Peerless offers off premise catering for an intimate dinner at your home, or for a corporate event requiring breakfast lunch and dinner for 500 people. Let us plan your event today. Call and let us know what your needs are and we will do the rest. We look forward to planning your next event.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Peerless offers a wide range of rooms and availabilities; from a small private business dinner of 6 to a wedding of 200. Our facility has 11 private dining rooms. Please visit our website at www.peerlesseatout.com, and call us to inquire about availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Amelia Arturi (865) 691-4699

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cedar Bluff and Peters Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Peerless Restaurant
The Peerless Restaurant is proudly Tennessee"s oldest independently owned restaurant. Serving the best butcher cut steaks, and fresh seafood since 1938.
The Kalogeros Family welcomes you to the Peerless as part of our family when you dine with us! With a tremendous tradition of fine food and friendly service, the Peerless is a food service leader in East Tennessee and has established a reputation for excellence known throughout the entire east coast.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Experience was great. Seated immediately. Waiter responded quickly, took order but brought appetizer, soup and salad all at the same time. Had to remind waiter about several things throughout the dinner but overall he did well. Dinner (prime rib and new York steak) was well prepared and tasteful."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The quality of the steak was good however the crab and potato were overdone."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Four of us went to Peerless on a Monday in July for the hamburger special. We were seated immediately, and our server was fantastic even though we ordered the least expensive item available. Having a reservation was a better experience than a previous effort to dine at Peerless a few months ago, when we weren't willing to wait for 45 minutes to be served. We just went to the restaurant next door."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants I have eaten at in Knoxville. Best crab cakes - and I lived in MARYLAND for 15 years."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Peerless has multiple rooms so it is now my "go-to" for small business meetings/group trainings in Knoxville. It was very easy to reserve a room. The food was very good and the service was just right. Our waiter left us alone enough to have the privacy that we needed to conduct business, but was available when we needed him."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The steaks were of average quality at best. The service mediocre."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The menu is more than adequate and the preparation and presentation are way more than adequate. We like this restaurant for both intimate dining and joining larger groups of 6 to 8 people."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Medium-well Prime rib - a little tough but the fried lobster was outstanding. Fillets were very good. Sides were very tasty and desserts were great. Service was second to none and made me want to return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • " Prime Rib was hard to chew. Very surprised since restaurant is know for steaks."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The building and decor was very, very nice, but the food did not rise to that standard. My husband had the beef fajitas, the steak was cooked properly, but the vegetables were so over-cooked he didn't eat them. (Both the pepper/onion mix that came with the fajitas and the side dish of vegetables.) On my order, the chicken breast was very dry and over cooked, and the side dish vegetables were so over-cooked I didn't eat but one bite. The people behind us returned their plates to the kitchen. Overall, we couldn't wait to leave."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Went to dinner at Peerless based on reviews; however, steak was ordered Medium and had to be returned. My guess ordered the seafood platter and the scallops needed to be returned to cook further. The waiter was fabulous! Prices were good. But, the food was average. The building was beautiful and desert was good. I would not necessarily recommend this restaurant.. LSB"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My husband and I ate dinner here after a UT BB game. While we didn't order anything extraordinary, we did enjoy the shrimp cocktail, Ceasar salad, and shrimp po'boy. I'd like to go back and try something else."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Absolutely, some of the BEST steaks in Knoxville. Wonderful service, great atmosphere, delicious food. Both the T-Bone and RibEye came on a sizzling platter and remained hot thoughout the meal. One was medium, one was medium-well. Both were cooked to perfection. Baked potatoes were perfect, beer was cold! This was not a one-time lucky steak. Each time we go, the steaks are wonderful. If you like a great steak, you HAVE to come here. Thanks Peerless!!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I have been dining at Peerless for over twenty years. We were glad that Peerless finally built a rest. In our city. Great bar area. Great food and excellent service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great ambience for a couples evening all the way up to larger parties. Service is usually very good and attentive. This is not a "Prime" steakhouse but the selections have their own different flavor. The seafood in particular is always good and we don't think you can go wrong with any of it."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Our food was very good. It was Valentine's Day and they had several specials on the menu. The prices were good and food was delivered promptly and was very tasty."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For some reason, just had. It been to this great find. Food was excellent, reasonable, and service was great. One of the better steaks I've had. Have already told several friends about it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waiter was new, didn't know what salad dressings they served, unsure of menu items in regards to how they were prepared and what they actually were. My wifes filet was medium-medium well, ordered medium. I had one of the seafood platters ask for a substitution and didn't receive it and one of our our side items was late to the table(forgotten)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When we arrived we were told they could not find our reservation. They seated us in an area where for the overflow:bright lighting, white table cloths on party size tables, (there were only 2 of us) no candle lighting. this was a banquet room that they were using for the non reservations that day. When asked if that was all they said yes, there was no other place they could seat us. After a bit of enduring another couple was brought to the area, they asked the same question is there not another location, they were immediately taken to another location. As a result we went to the hostess stand and questioned again, rather insisted that we be seated somewhere with a bit more atmosphere. This initial occurrence spoils my ability to rate."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was delicious! Ambiance & food were great!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time at Peerless. We decided to try it for Valentine's Day. The atmosphere is nice. Very Fancy. Prices are high portions are medium size. This is a special occasion type of place. I had the crab cakes my husband has the Louisiana dish. I would like to try their steak next time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Peerless is a great place with high quality food. It is well worth what I pay for the food as I know I will never leave disappointed. I enjoy reserving this place for my special rememberances, such as birthdays and anniversaries."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had reservations and showed up ten minutes early. It was a least fifteen minutes after our reservation before being seated. While we were being seated we noticed several empty tables around us."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I have eaten here once before, which everything went great and food great. This time the two orders were mixed up on each plate, as well how the steak was cooked. The server brought another plate and swapping around the orders. This isn't what I expect from this restaurant.... I will give it one more shot. This happens again and it will be off my steak restaurant list."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The BEST dining experience we have had in a very long time. Food was mouth watering and the service was amazing"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Best on the menu are steaks. Don't try onion rings as they are fried grease bombs with no taste. Must use day old pancake batter for breaking."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "While the atmosphere is too dark for my taste, the food at Peerless was above average, even for a premium steakhouse. The prime rib was as good as I've had in a long time, and the quick fried oysters were excellent. The layout of the restaurant consisted of mostly booths, and these were arranged to maximize diner privacy. Our server was not as attentive or knowledgeable as we would have liked, but other servers helped him later in our dinner -- they appeared very proficient."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. We dined early before catching a movie. The server was very attentive with acceptable skills. I tried a NY Strip steak (12 Oz) as the restaurant positions itself as "Famous for Steaks". The quality of the meat was very good, the seasonings absolutely absent. The sautéd mushrooms seemed to have been heated in the microwave. My wife's fish and chips used haddock, but was prepared in a non-traditional manner. I don't think we will re-try."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We made a reservation that was not needed at all. There were only 2 other parties at the restaurant which on a Friday night is not a good sign in my opinion. The ribeye I ordered was thin and didn't have any flavor. The same for the other steaks ordered at our table. Dessert was mediocre but not the best. The food was extremely overpriced for the taste, I wouldn't mind to pay what we did for good food but it just was not good at all. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We received a call confirming our reservations which was a good first impression. Upon arrival we were quickly seated. This was our first visit and it was very pleasant and enjoyable. It reminded me of a gathering place for good times. Waiter Keith was professional, courteous & attentive. Food with the exception of my husband's Signature Salad (very salty) was delicious, nice selection of wines. . We will return."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We took my brother out to eat for his birthday. The filet was a little rare but was delicious! I think all of us had a great meal."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The food was not consistent, two of our companions had the exact same. The steak of one was wonderful, the other rather grizzled. We complained, with no renumeration. The bernaise sauce was lumpy and greasy. All in all for the price I believe one can find better prepared and more enjoyable meals. And to add to it we were seated by the back door, it and the windows were drafty and we had cold air creeping in on us all night."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Great service! This was my first time there. The good and wine were great but the steak was underwhelming. It lacked the flavor I expected from a restaurant known for steaks."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I want to love this restaurant but they keep failing to meet their own standards for service. The menu is good, the ambience is great, you can have a great conversation, but the service is just not good. Wish I could give it a great review."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "One of my favorite restaurants. This particular visit was subpar though. Service extremely slow, bordering on neglect. 10 minutes after seating when waitress initially showed up. Had to ask for bread the next time I saw her, which was when food showed up. I had eaten my steak by the time potato service showed up. She only checked on us 1 time during entire meal. Food was not as good as usual either. Breading on oysters not completely cooked.I had brought 3 friends with me because I told them how wonderful Peerless had been. They were completely disappointed in their 1st impression. I'll be back but hope service improves on next visit."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Was there for the Auburn-Tennessee football game. Food and service was great. Maybe the best prime rib I ever had. We will eat here again."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Fantastic service and excellent food. My girlfriend and I were very impressed with how well the food tasted and how quickly it got to our table. We will return"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Wanted a good steak without the high price. Filet was excellent and a very attentive server. Good go to in Knoxville."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Expected to have difficulty getting a reservation for 6 at 7:00 on a Friday night before a UT ballgame but were greeted and seated right on time. Slightly apprehensive when there wasn't a crowd but it turned out just fine. The food was very good. The service was a little slow and I was afraid meals would be served "not hot" but they were acceptable as well. Our bar items were also a little slow coming out but all in all, a good dining experience. Feel like maybe the kitchen and bar were the problem rather than our server. Atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. I would definitely recommend Peerless."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "The meal was fantastic. Food was excellent. The service...AMAZING!! Chris greeted us enthusiastically & was very helpful in answering our ?s regarding gluten free choices. Drinks arrived quickly as did the rest of our meal...timely but not rushed. The thing that made Chris amazing was his personality...he made you feel that there was no where else he wanted to be and our satisfaction was his only interest. He overheard my daughter, who didn't order a full meal say she was worried she might be hungry later & as we paid the bill,brought an order of mashed potatoes,bagged to go. He was concerned he hadn't answered her ? abt salad size & didn't want to send her away hungry. Who does that these days? So considerate of his customers!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013