The Orangery
The Orangery

The Orangery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.orangeryknoxville.com/
  • Phone: 8655882964
  • 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Orangery reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)romantic (32)notable wine list (18)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (5)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • 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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Savvy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Brunch
    SuzieQ
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    kbsbw
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 383 reviews are from the The Orangery reviews archive.
  • Wuddly
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Thick Eggplant!
    USCHokieVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a dining experience
    chuckbowers
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    the review process is awkward and prevents me from writing the favorable review earned by the restaurant
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Romantic Evening
    Randy
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch!
    SuzieQ
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch is wonderful!
    SuzieQ
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding, Romantic
    June
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.