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Sapphire: A Modern Restaurant & Bar
Sapphire: A Modern Restaurant & Bar

Sapphire: A Modern Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sapphire-knoxville.com
  • Email: manager@sapphire-knoxville.com
  • Phone: (865) 329-9947
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Johnathan Wolfe
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer affordable catering options for parties of all sizes.
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz - Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday 7pm - 9pm
    Live Acoustic Rock - Thursday
    Live DJ"s - Friday / Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Avenue
  • Public Transit: Trolley stops throughout Gay Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: FREE parking is available in three city parking lots. One is located directly behind our building, the other is on State Street and the third is adjacent to Market Square. Parking is also available on Gay Street.
A word from Sapphire: A Modern Restaurant & Bar
A modern bar and restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, TN. Opened April 2005.
Sophisticated Southern Comfort. Full-service restaurant featuring upscale comfort food from the region. Over 40 unique wines to choose from everyday, with one of Knoxville’s largest liquor selections. All name brand domestic and import beer are available. Unbeatable happy hour specials. Unparalleled ambience and decor are created by the building itself, which is over 100 years old, and from the fact that Sapphire is built into the shell of an old jewelry store.
Enjoy an exciting nightlife in Knoxville and mingle with who's who. Find it all at Sapphire. Located at 428 S. Gay St. next to Downtown Grill and Brewery. A block away from Regal Riveria Cinemas and Tennessee Theatre.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I chose Sapphire because it was close to the Tennessee theater and based on the extensive menu and grass fed beef selection. We get there and we were seated promptly and given menus. I looked at it and asked the server to the "other" menu. She said they didn't have a head chef right now and had to downsize. It was very disappointing. However, the choices we made were very good and the kitchen crew did a good job preparing the menu that they did have. Service was a little slow but the overall experience was good. I just had a higher expectation regarding the menu items."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My friends and I met for drinks on Saturday night, stayed for hours and listened to music. We managed to get up the next morning for Sunday brunch and it was SO worth it!! Sapphire sat us on their back patio and it was quiet and very comfortable. The food was fantastic, great portion sizes, and the drinks hit the spot. And our server, Courtney, did a great job taking care of us. Thank you Courtney, we will be back to see you next week!!!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014