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The Grill at Highland Row

The Grill at Highland Row Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thegrillathighlandsrow.com/
  • Phone: (865) 851-7722
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With seating for up to 40 guests, our private dining room is the perfect place to host your next business,social get together,or special event. Work with our chef to develop a customized special event menu or allow your guests to order directly from our extensive menu. Contact Chad Barger at 865-851-7722 for private dining availability and reservations.
  • Private Party Contact: Chad Barger (865) 851-7722
  • Entertainment: Live jazz featured on patio every Wednesday evening weather permitting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forest Park Boulevard
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Grill at Highland Row
The Grill at Highlands Row is a locally owned and operated steak and seafood restaurant featuring sophisticated Southern cuisine. The unique menu reflects the restaurant"s commitment to the Knoxville and East Tennessee area. The Grill's steak options include locally raised, all natural grass-fed beef, as well as prime cuts and our Butcher Block selections. The bread is made by Knoxville-based Hogan's Bakery, cheeses are from Sweetwater Valley, and the Elk Burger is made from elk farm-raised in Morgan County. In addition, The Grill offers a wide variety of diverse seafood options including shrimp and grits, award winning crab cakes, a traditional 'High' country seafood boil, and fresh Carolina trout.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful brunch at The Grill at Highland Row. No waiting for a table, and they were able to accommodate our large party. Terrific drink specials, great food and very reasonable prices. I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent! Our waiter suggested a wine that we loved. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with this restaurant. Upon arrival there was a mix up with our table. Our waitress was good and knew the menu well. We ordered the oysters and french onion soup. The oysters were ok, (actually have had better at other places). The soup was wonderful, best part of our whole meal and worth the $6. My wife ordered the grouper and I ordered the rib-eye with pepper crusting. Neither were worth the price. The grouper was over cooked and the cheese grits, I could have made at home. My rib-eye had such huge cracks of pepper on it, that he couldn't even eat it and the potatoes that came with the meal were crunchy and not completely cooked. We paid $91 for what should have been a $45 meal. NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First time visit. Great dining experience.incredible service and great history."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my wife's birthday on a Monday evening. The restaurant wasn't crowded, and we received excellent service. An important note is that Monday is half price bottles of wine. This was a pleasant surprise. The porterhouse pork chop was excellent as well as the hot chicken (spicy). My wife received a free dessert for her birthday and chose the chocolate soufflé, and we teamed that with the Cruze Farm strawberry ice cream. We had a wonderful experience at the Grill on Highlands Row and will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Highlands Grill always is a great meal and this was no different. Our food was great, and we had a wonderful waiter."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was perfect for a quiet family brunch on Sunday. Tables adorned with white linens. The service was excellent without being intrusive to guests' conversations. Food was hot and served in good time. Would recommend."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food, drinks, and service were outstanding. Very nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Made online reservation Sat eve. Called Sun a.m. to request patio. When we arrived hostess had no note of same. Hasty patio table set up with no silver, napkins. Brought on request. After bread brought had to ask for plates to which server said plates will come with the food!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • " The food was delicious and came quickly. It was all well presented with good portions. Especially enjoyed the rolls basket with the assortment of toppings"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great food great service. Best oysters I have ever tasted. Will go again!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Always friendly, food is wonderful, great place to talk."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our group of seven ladies went to Grill at Highland Row for a birthday dinner. Lovely evening, terrific martini, service was just right. While all the dishes were tasty, the steak was a stand-out, as were the corn dodgers. The dining room is a very large open area, barn-like really, but still manages to feel intimate. The bar looks like a nice and cozy spot to meet someone for a drink."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We select this restaurant for brunch two or three times a month and have yet to be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by a friend, didn't even know it was there. Considering I've never seen it advertised, it was extremely busy. We went for brunch and it was fabulous. The French Toast is absolutely the best around! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "For our family graduation dinner we enjoyed the back room with its lovely exposed brick walls and chandelier, casual yet special. The location is convenient and ambience nice. The service and food was very good and we had a great night. The blackberry creme brulee was awesome!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It was a little chilly for the patio, but we hope to try it the next time. The ambiance inside was warm and inviting. Our table was ready immediately and the server was very attentive giving recommendations on request and knowledgeable about the entire menu. The food was enough to split and delicious as always. A little pricey for a regular option, but great for special nights and the occasional treat."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our server was exactly what we appreciate - he's there when you need him but not intrusive. I think his name is Eric. We had a rambunctious 6 year old with us and Eric was timely in getting us what we needed to keep him entertained. On both of our visits, we have completely enjoyed the food. The Chef's custom touches are very, very interesting and tasty. We have tried just about everything on the menu now and not been disappointed once. The blackberry crème brulee was absolutely wonderful. And I am not a crème brulee fan. Our first visit was a romantic dinner, just the two of us. This most recent was with another couple and their child. Both experiences were delightful!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I first came here for a business/financial seminar and really enjoyed the atmosphere and history. I thought it would be a neat place to try for brunch and for a special occasion, so I made reservations for Mother's Day. We had a wonderful time! The food was very good and the service was amazing. We had barely ordered when our food was put before us; we were stunned and commented about how quickly we had been served! We had 4 adults, a 3 year old and a 7 week old and had a wonderful experience, even with the babies. I look forward to coming again with a party of two-four for a more intimate dinner. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch, but wished there were more lunch items instead of so many breakfast items. Also, they ran out of several things we ordered--from entree to dessert :("
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Brought my mom here for brunch and she is a very particular eater. She didn't want to order anything so I suggested the fried green tomato dish. She loved it!! The food was delicious, our server was great, and speedy service! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a great brunch on Mother's Day! Very prompt with the bread/beignets adn the food was timely. The server was over tasked, but you certainly could not tell by her wonderful attitude!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Best brunch in Knoxville. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have enjoyed The Grill in the past. However, when we arrived promptly for our 7:30 reservation made through Open Table, our table was not ready. We were told to wait in the bar and the hostess would come get us. I asked the bartender after a 20 minute wait if that were so; she assured me it was. After a 30 minute wait my husband went to the hostess and she said, "Oh, your table is ready whenever you want." No one ever came to get us. The trout was cooked well but the rosemary did not work and was overpowering. The pork chop was dry and sent back but the manager made the excuse that it is cooked dry around the edges to insure proper temp in the middle. They ran out of all dessert except ice cream and pecan pie."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed one of the best steaks in K-town. Good flavor. Tender. Rates just slightly below K-town's two more pricey chain steak restaurants because it lacked the crusty exterior that I personally like. Excellent sides. I will return. Good value. Easy access. Pleasant atmosphere. Friendly staff. Short but quality wine list. I've already recommended Highlands to others."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Every time I have been to The Grill at Highlands Row, the experience has been a really good one - the food is consistently delicious and interesting, drink and wine selections are always good, and the service is attentive without being too present. I highly recommend this restaurant as a great small place to enjoy delicious food and drink. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went Grill at Highland Row for a Sunday brunch. Was pleasantly surprised. The ambience was sort of Old South. The menu had very creative items on it and the food was absolutely delicious. Another surprise was that the prices are $8-13 per meal--a steal for the quality and creativeness of the food."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had out of town guests. We hadn't been there before but had good reports . We thought to restaurant was very good for us for this particular occasion. We thought it might be a place for "dressing Up', but such is not the case. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The Grill is always a favorite of my family for brunch and this Easter Sunday it lived up to our expectations. The food and service are always great and being able to easily book my table with open table is a great benefit. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our latest visit to the Grill at Highland Row was for Easter Brunch. Although the restaurant was more crowded than usual it was still very nice with excellent service and great food. The have a very broad offering with something for almost every taste."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a convenient place to take my father-in-law to brunch. TGAHR filled the bill completely. Food and service were just fine. The splits of champaign were just the perfect touch for our family gathering. Hope we can try TGAHR for dinner sometime."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate our 43rd anniversary and were very impressed. We had heard of the Grill at Highland Row for a few years, but had never been there. It was an experience in great dining. I had the lamb shank that was the best prepared lamb that I have possibly had ... ever. The cocktails were comparable to cocktails at the steak houses in Chicago. Service and ambience were outstanding. It was meal worth repeating and we won't wait for another special occasion."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I didn't go expecting anything in particular - I'd heard the restaurant is good, but nothing more than that. I got the grass-fed filet steak, and it really was fantastic. I honestly think it was the best I've ever had, and I've been to some good restaurants. My wife's grouper was also very good. Overall a great dinner and the staff was wonderful, too."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Grill at Highland Row in Knoxville was great. Excellent food, good wine selection, great service and really comfortable dining areas. Enjoyed a Saturday evening there with friends and will absolutely go back again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was good but is overpriced compared to other restaurants we go to."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I'd say this was my favorite place to go in town, but I haven't been there enough times yet. Plus, I think they are best for adults. My young son (12) doesn't like many of their offerings, so my husband and i only get there on special nights out without the kid. Hubby loves the steaks and I am partial to the seafood and desserts. Most of their menu consists of "gourmet comfort food" so anyone who loves good Southern home cooking but wants things to be a bit fancier, this is perfect! The building is absolutely beautiful, the service excellent. Prices are a bit higher than most places in town, but you do get what you pay for. We have never left feeling dissatisfied."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My very first time dining here, and it was a very good experience. Friendly and attentive staff. Food was great! Tried the Hot Chicken. It was really good. I know it's a first in Knoxville here, and I haven't yet tried the original in Nashville, but I was surely happy!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was our first visit and won't be the last. Great for a special night out. Excellent food that is not overprices. Very open and bright but very quiet for conversation. All staff very attentive but not overdone."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent menu and vibe... I recommend the Hot Chicken. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had mixed reviews for a table of 4. The filet my husband had was great. I ordered something a little out of the ordinary and was disappointed as was my friend who ordered the lobster bites. For two of the people at the table, it was a first time visit and I think they were a little disappointed overall but would try it again. I have eaten here several times and this the first time with a less than stellar meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014