The Orangery
The Orangery

The Orangery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.orangeryknoxville.com/
  • Phone: (865) 588-2964
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, International
  • Executive Chef: John Bryant
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: With Several Private dining rooms to choose from, we can accomodate private dining parties of 2 to 500 in the best possible accomodations.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathleen Anderson 8655882964
  • Entertainment: Live Piano music every Friday and Saturday and Jazz/Blues bands every Thursday night.
  • Special Events: Five differernt private rooms to choose from that will seat parties of 2 to 300. The Phoenix ballroom is well known for wedding receptions and private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Homberg Dr
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available on site.
A word from The Orangery
Welcome to The Orangery!! Since 1971, we have been offering our guests a truly unique dining experience featuring classic French and International Cuisine presented with elegance and flair reminiscent of the Old World. Whether seated in our main dining room or one of the other 7 private dining rooms, our guests experience an ambience and dining experience like no other. We encourage you to use our online OpenTable reservation system to reserve your table at The Orangery.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Orangery reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)romantic (23)fit for foodies (15)notable wine list (15)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • great atmosphere, good food, one disappointment
    Larry
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Very nice, special occasion ambiance. Deep menu with lots of "never get at home" variety. Value prices for what you get. About $30-35 an entree. Attentive service, warm and welcome, never intrusive. My New York Steak over pureed potatoes with asparagus and crab morsels a delightful dish. Most disappointing was the poor quality of the steak. While cooked correctly, it was full of gristle, tendons, and fat. Salvaged less than half. Every thing else perfect so will try again. But will stay away from the steaks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food was not worth the two hundred dollar bill. Service was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary #32
    LLamamomandpop
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I needed a special place for our anniversary dinner for just us two. We live about 50 miles from Knoxville, so I looked up places and decided on the Orangery. It is everything they and other people said about it. Peter gave us excellent service, helpful on wine selections. No rushing--real dining-- a special evening out. My wife had the rack of lamb and I the parmesan encrusted scallops. We are "Chopped" fans and found both our dinners could have won.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • colusmc
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    A superb evening; excellent food, service, and ambience with Jimmy the piano player.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating my birthday and it was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious French Cuisine
    Partyof2
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This was the first time my husband and I ate at The Orangery, even though we have lived in Knoxville for almost eight years. But I think it was a good thing since, according to our server, there is new head chef providing an exciting update to The Orangery with a true passion for making fantastic food. We both started out with the tomato bisque, which we both absolutely loved. For the main course, I ordered the filet mignon. It was savory, rich, flavorful; all the things a filet mignon should be. For Knoxville, it is a romantic restaurant with class. A little older building, but that adds to its charm. Wonderful meal and experience all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real food, real cooks
    Gusterandmimi
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We dined early on a Tuesday night so the restaurant (not surprisingly) wasn't at all crowed. There were only 2 other parties in the main dining room, but they seated us a comfortable distance away from the other parties so we (and they)could enjoy our own conversation. Nice touch. But what we like most is the food. You can get items like veal, veal stock reductions which are wonderful, and lobster crepes that have real lobster in them. Of course everything is cooked exactly as requested (eg, medium rare). It's always a very pleasant experience to visit the Orangery
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Pinkey
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Attentive service. Live piano player during dinner. Mixed drinks were good. Wine was good and half price by the glass for happy hour. We had the chateaubriand after a Bistro salad. A very nice medium rare. Scallops with our salads. Finished off with a fruit cocktail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wife's birthday night
    DrBob
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Telling my wife we'd be celebrating her birthday at La Orangery made her giggle and go 'ooooh!' Ordering flowers thru the Opentable website made everything quite convenient and the waitor had the table and flowers waiting for us. The background music from the pianist was really special and added to the ambiance. The food of course was excellent and the novelty of preparation was excellent. Unfortunately, the appetizer crab was laden with too much oil. All else was wonderful. We highly recommend this.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • May be the best restaurant in town
    Charlie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is our first time dining at The Orangery and it has become our favorite restaurant in Knoxville. Ambiance is Belle Epoque - it may strike some as over the top but it's fitting for a fine dining French restaurant. Interesting menu, good wine list, polished but friendly service. Food preparation and presentation are outstanding. Pianist provided enjoyable mood music and was not intrusive - i'm told the pianist is there several nights per week not just weekends. My only regret is that we don't visit Knoxville often enough to be able to enjoy this restaurant as frequently as we would like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price!
    Lgm1978
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Seated by hostess but given no menus. Waited 10 minutes before waitress even acknowledged our presence. Two of the four cocktail orders were wrong and when brought to the attention of the waitress she said "we have a new bartender." Filet was delicious but potatoes were cold.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bruce
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent lunch. Service a bit slow due to large group in side room. Overall, excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Tennman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The staff are tremendous as is the food. The overall experience makes this restaurant a must do for any time you want to pamper yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We decided to enjoy the burger night with the expectation of good food and a reasonable price along with the opportunity to support a local charity. Was surprised that we were not asked how we wanted our burgers cooked. The waitress put all the orders in at one time and we got a variety of doneness for the meat. We also got fries that were a bit limp and just warm. A bit disappointing for a restaurant that looks so amazing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good brunch
    brunch4me
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I really enjoyed the quality of the food and its presentation. If I have any negative comments it would be that the variety of the food was not as extensive as I have had at other brunches in the area. Also, the omelet I had was a disappointment. It took a very long time to get it and it was not very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Google Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I am new to the Knoxville area, and when a special occasion came up, I googled fine dining in Knoxville. The Orangery was the top result, and so I checked it out. The website wasn't perfect, but it allowed me to see that this truly was a fine restaurant. I then made my reservation through the website (which was very simple). The outside of the building isn't anything fancy, but as soon as you step inside, you know you are in for an amazing dining experience. We were quickly greeted, and shown to our table. Our waitress was very friendly and informative. The food was AMAZING! If I had to complain about anything, it would be the prices, but that is only because I am a semi-broke college kid. The prices are actually quite reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what we hoped it would be
    Flash1944
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were looking for a memorable evening for our anniversary and The Orangery came through. It was nice to be in a place again where service was provided without having to request it. The food, service and ambiance were just what we were wanted.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have never been offered wild mushrooms at a restaurant before. They were good. All the food is as it should be, but the big thing is that the staff is as they should be also - polite, friendly, and never aloof.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussels were a Minus
    Traveleats
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service here was not the best. After inquiring, we were told the mussels were medium size. They were the size of raisins.it was a"joke". We would definitely not recommend going here.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful
    pass2left
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Orangery is among the best of Knoxville restaurants. Carpet, tablecloths, and fabric walls (!!) equal an elegant, quiet atmosphere. But most memorable of all is superb food, each dish so delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    BuckeyeSteve1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Orangery was our favorite restaurant in Knoxville when we lived there over 30 years ago. We were so pleased that they were still in business. Previously a 5 star restaurant, all but the food was most disappointing. There is a cocktail bar attached with very noisy music, service was more akin to a local BBQ restaurant, with a cocktail there was no swizzle stick - a straw in a paper wrapper, etc, etc. I was looking for the "old Orangery". Maybe that wasn't fair. The food was quite good, but the experience lacking.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    KTownDiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very romantic, great food, and great service. . . .what more could you ask? We dined in the Courtyard with all the twinkle lights aglow above the tables and candle-light, white linen table cloths, and fresh flowers on our table along with live piano music in the background. Pair that with great service and the best food and wine in town, and you can't beat it! The lobster crepes themselves served with that rich, creamy sauce were great, but they also came with a whole lobster tail on top! Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, Slow service
    Food4Life
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always hard to beat the experience you get at The Orangery. This visit was the exception. Service was incredibly slow. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    if you want a great dining experience in an elegant environment at a reasonable cost - go to the orangery in knoxville!! we tried the beginners wine diner. five courses of good wines and good food. it's open seating with other foodies and wines lovers so we already had something in common. as each course was presented (beautifully, i might add) an explanation of the wine choice went with it. we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luvnewyorkdining
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The Orangery has "Burger Night" every Tuesday featuring a Kobe beef burger & fries for $10. Half of the proceeds go to charity. The burger is fantastic & for a good cause.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 402 reviews are from the The Orangery reviews archive.
  • exceptional food
    AAsRestaurantGuide
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I shared a NY strip and an order of salmon. all of the food was outstanding. service was quite good. we were there late and the place was nearly empty. service would probably be a bit "stiff" during prime hours. Price was high, but in this instance I'd call it getting what you're paying for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    FredVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great dinner. We had chateaubriand which was prepared excellently. Service was also very good with the service personnel working well together. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger Nite
    Luvnewyorkdining
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Took granddaughters for Burger night. It was very special for them. The staff made them feel "grown up". The burgers were great & it was an added bonus that half the cost of the burger went to charity.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have had lunches and dinners at the Orangery for many years; but this was the first experience with Sunday brunch. The brunch was not up to Orangery standards. We were there for the final scheduled hour. It seemed that the food had been excellent but had been out too long. The error appeared to be preparing dishes that were too large and therefore remained on display for too long.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a celebration
    hokiediner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Met with friends for a special celebration. Their first time here; our second. Great food, wine, atmosphere, staff, and service. All enjoyed their meals and we split desserts, which were pretty good. Four different entrées - all excellent. Wait staff there has great timing. We were not rushed at all, yet never felt like we were waiting for the server.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to The Orangery
    Memories
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our first visit to The Orangery was a very pleasant experience. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and the food was wonderful. The pianist provided quiet music, appropriate for dining, and our request was played beautifully. The waitstaff was friendly and efficient. It was a nice way to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary. We would definitely return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Night to remember
    delighted
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We enjoyed the evening immensely - a relaxed but elegant atmosphere enhanced by the pleasant piano music. Our waiter was appropriately attentive. The size of the food portions was perfect and everything tasted delicious. We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice find
    TNDiners
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our first visit to the Orangery, the food was fabulous, the pianist was a special treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An enchanting dining experience
    Smiling
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had slipped away from the seminar that brought us to Knoxville to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary. From the friendly greeting, to the collection of unique architectural elements in the decor, to the wonderful pianist playing the Steinway, to the charming waitress, to every course (Vichyssoise, filet medallions with bearnaise sauce, amaretto brownie) being delicious we were delighted!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappoints
    HubbysBirthday
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Orangery is always top-notch in food quality, ambiance and service. They are also trying to stretch into a wider market with more casual options, discounts and community outreach. They even have a vegetarian entree now! The Asiago Eggplant was well prepared and very tasty, but was a very large portion of eggplant with a very light accompaniment of spinach and tomato. A more balanced plate with a choice of side (pasta would be traditional) would have been more pleasant. But with the addition of an appetizer and salad it was more than enough of a meal, and the service was wonderful as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business lunch
    PinnacleS
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    From the moment you walk in the door and receive a warm greeting you know your Orangery experience will be great. I requested a private room for a business lunch and it was a perfect setting. Food was fantastic and service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feedback
    akakathleen
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Very good - great history but not what it used to be! You expect over-the-top and it was very, very good but not special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • trs57
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I go to The Orangery about once a month. It is probably the best restaurant in Knoxville. But this was my first time going for Sunday Brunch. It was good. I just don't think it was up to their usual quality. However, the service was just as outstanding as it is the rest of the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Icon in Knoxville
    gottogo
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The Orangery has been in Knoxville for many years providing residents a special place to dine and celebrate occasions. They have always striven to provide quality and delicious food for their patrons. As one of those patrons I can say they have succeeded. There is no better restaurant or venue to bring business people to show them what Knoxville has to offer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful cuisine
    ColtSL
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The food is elegant; exceptionally prepared and presented with unusual and delicious notes not often found in today's American restaurant. I highly recommend the Traditional Caviar Service. The presentation and taste is simply exquisite! The atmosphere is perfectly suited for a romantic meal and is never rushed. Hearty portions in steak and meat entrees with flawlessly chosen complementary side dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.