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The Orangery
The Orangery

The Orangery Details

  • 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 (865) 588-2964
  • Entertainment: Live Piano music every Friday and Saturday and Jazz/Blues bands every Thursday night.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the Orangery, the food was fabulous, the pianist was a special treat."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Unfortunately, we went for brunch, granted it was late, within an hour if brunch ending, however, the food looked like it had been sitting out for hours, it was cold, some if it was good, but cold. There was only one other table and yet our waitress stopped at the table only once after she brought our coffee. It was not a broad selection particularly in the desserts, they had brownies and cookies. It was odd that they had a spread for Lox and bagels, but had no bagels or breakfast pastries of any kind. The servers milled about chatting with each other, in front of our table, waiting for us to finish so they could clear the brunch. Because the food was so poorly presented and cold we left within 20 minutes of our arrival. Disappointed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I love the brunch at the Orangery. They have so many items to choose from, and everything is always delicious. I especially love the pork loin, prime rib, and the bananas foster - they are the highlights of my meal! My husband and I really enjoy visiting the Orangery for brunch. We have been there several times, and we will continue to come back. The service is excellent, and the staff are always very friendly."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My twin sister and our husbands had dinner for our birthday. Love Judy playing piano. Our families go way back. Great food, wine, music and service. There was a rather rowdy wedding reception in the next room which could have been more buffered."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Fancy tables and food was quite good. My scallop appetizer was too salty but we all shared so it could just be me. Very nice wines and liqueurs."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Ordered eggplant that was thick as a brick, although was last serving out of the chef's pan. Worst ever. Waited and waited for everything, except last glass of port! While food is generally very good, the service and wait times are highly inconsistent, even for a Knoxville restaurant. High dollar won't guarantee supreme dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "the review process is awkward and prevents me from writing the favorable review earned by the restaurant"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The atmosphere for the visit and greeting was excellent.The food, as always,was excellent too. Service was not quite as good as on previous visits.In fact we have never not enjoyed a meal at this restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I chose to share out 34th wedding anniversary at the Orangery, as a special surprise to my wife. I knew that not only would we receive great food, but an environment that would set the mood for a romantic evening. Our server was wonderful as was all the staff. Excellent very talented musician at the piano topped the evening. Great food, great facility, great environment started a great evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Orangery has the most amazing brunch I have ever had! The ribeye (and/or beef tenderloin on some Sundays) is delicious, as are all the other dishes, such as shrimp and grits, lobster mac and cheese, and spinach quiche, as well as regular breakfast items. I also love the bananas foster, the key lime pie, and the chocolate rasberry parfait for dessert. I will continue to come here often. The service is excellent, and all the employees are extremely nice. I would recommend this to everyone!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My wife and I visited for the first time and really had a enjoyable meal. The staff was profesional and vary upbeat. The cousin that we ate was Exquisid to say the least. It is a nice quite cozy atmosphere and if you havent had a chance you should make and effort to give it a change. Vary satified customer"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I love the brunch at the Orangery. They have everything to choose from, the price is great, and the service is excellent. I especially love the chef hand-cutting the beef loin for the patrons, as well as the bananas foster - they are the two highlights of the meal for me. I will keep coming back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Do share the new Cheese Tray appetizer, you won't be sorry. I had my favorite, Lobster and Mushroom Crepes; so good, and the only place I know of that serves them. My partner had the two-boned (frenched), pork chop which he always enjoys. We were very pleased!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a lovely 5 course dinner (including amuse bouche) during restaurant week. Every bite was delicious and the portions were appropriate. Of course it is a beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere, and the service was perfect. Our reservation was at 6 - who would have guessed that The Orangery would have half price wine during happy hour. Great experience - glad this place is back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Glad to see Orangery take part in this worthy cause. Select menu was good. Place was full of diners. Thursday music did not fit the ambiance of this beautiful eatery. Piano on Wednesday would be nicer."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "In the Knoxville sea of chain restaurants, this place is a delight. Unique food, attentive service and a great happy hour. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Why have we not been to The Orangery before now? Wonderful date night experience. Tried the Restaurant Week menu with different selections so we could each try something different. Best meal we've had ever for Restaurant Week. One of the best meals we've had anywhere. Great place for foodies!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We did the resturant week special and the portions were much smaller than normal dinning. This was not the first time we had been to orangery so we had excpected the normal size plate, the food was still good as always."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I have really liked the unique atmosphere and delicious food here in the past, but did not have a good experience on my most recent visit. The service was subpar and inattentive. No introduction, food specials or wine list when the waitress arrived - just a quick can I get you a drink. No water to start off, which I suspect should be standard in a nice restaurant like this. The caesar salad was not very fresh, and my order of the chicken in a pastry puff came out as a grilled chicken, and while it was very tasty and well cooked, that's not what I ordered and it didn't seem to concern our waitress. Just tell me next time when what I order is not available, and try to correct the situation. And the staff was in appropriately loud at the end."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Service is always top notch and the food is truely outstanding."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "As always, the food was superb. We had our requested waiter and he was awesome but slow. It appeared that he had way too many tables. Very unusual. Piano player is great. Love her music."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We came for my wife's birthday. The food was great and there was live piano music. The Dark Chocolate Pannacotta was probably the nicest dessert I have ever tasted. The rich chocolate was beautifully contrasted with the intensely flavored tart cherries."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great French food with with a live pianist. My wife and I go every chance we get and we have never been disappointed. Good wine list and great attention to detail. Not quiet, if that is important to you."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "For special events for 23 years, we have been sitting at the same by-the-mirror table . The experience has always been highly satisfying, and the Orangery has become a family tradition. We have feasted on uniformly-great rack of lamb no less than 60 times, without a single disappointment. The salads and desserts are no less classy. The ambience is outstanding, with backwards-facing baseball caps a distinct rarity, silently frowned on by patrons in their Sunday best.. The Orangery remains one of the last bastions of low-key gentility, thanks to expertly considerate service by Kathleen and Kelly and the rest of the great staff. May they thrive forever!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience, Ok food & service. Disappointing / limited wine list. Live band was great and made it an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had a group of 10 for a birthday celebration and it was great. Food is very good, and our server was outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant. We got there at 11:30 for lunch and felt it was an ideal time. There were few people there and we did not feel rushed. The waitress was very good and attentive. She was also very friendly. The dishes we choose were delicious. The menu for lunch is limited but we were pleased with our choices. The dessert was fabulous. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Went to the Orangery with our best friends and we all had a great time. The food was excellent and our server really knew how to pay attention to us. The only part we found awkward was the placement of our wine bottles as they were on another table and we had to wait for them to be poured. I would rather pour my own at my own pace. Other than that, great evening."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "One of the two very BEST filets my wife and I have had in since we have been married - Kudos!! It was our first visit - we will certainly return."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Was very impressed. A little hard to find, but worth looking for. We will be back again. Felt very special."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Veal and seafood dishes were extraordinarily prepared and served. Excellent wine list. Prices are consistent with the quality of the food delivered."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Been back in Knoxville for 17 years and just haven't thought about eating at the Orangery, big mistake. Our meal was outstanding. Service impeccable. Will be going back frequently. Can't wait to try the Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 12/31/2013