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Bistro By The Tracks

4.6
4.6
1143 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental

You don’t have to go far for an exceptional culinary experience. Reviewers say “consistently spectacular” with friendly “non-stuffy” service. Bistro by the Tracks simply is Knoxville’s answer to great metropolitan dining. We proudly offer an extensive and diverse wine list featuring carefully selected whites and reds from the finest wineries around the world. Bistro by the Tracks is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, 2010. Join us for an evening of dining that is at once casual and elegant. Reservations most appreciated.

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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 558-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Robert McDonald III

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dinning room comfortably seats 24. We call it the "Wine Cellar".

  • Private party contact

    Doug Anderson: (865) 558-9500

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Cross street

    S. Northshore Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Tennessee

    Notable Wine List

  • East Tennessee

    Special Occasion

  • Knoxville

    Best Ambiance

  • Knoxville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Knoxville

    Notable Wine List

  • Knoxville

    Special Occasion

  • Knoxville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MI

    MICHAELM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant we went to for our 22nd wedding anniversary. The restaurant would hold maybe 50 people and is very low key but good food. Gotta try the fall fashion drink from the bar. The chefs pasta and the cream brûlée was amazing!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were thrilled; the Cauliflower soup with chili oil was an excellent start. My wife had the dandelion soup - also very good. I went with the bouillabaisse, amazing. While my wife had the halibut. The cab franc was an excellent pairing with the bouillabaisse. No time for desert (had to catch a show downtown) but really great. Shoutout to Anthony who’s recommendations were spot on.

  3. S

    Smitty

    E. Tennessee

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Always great service and thye make a excellent martini. Filet was good but over priced at $48 without a side.

  4. l

    lisaa

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    our server was excellent and made great recommendations for drinks and our entrée selections. the red snapper special was delicious and we had a great time celebrating a birthday!

  5. BG

    BrianG

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was good as usual. Had the red snapper and it was great. Bison burger was good also. Always enjoy the Parmesan fries. Love eating on the patio here. Server was very attentive.

  6. c

    coburns

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are from out of town and stopped in for dinner. The food, service and drinks over all was wonderful.

  7. KW

    KimberlyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Halibut was excellent, Service excellent, atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommend.

  8. d

    drsmurphy

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    Satisfactory meal. But won’t be returning.

  9. V

    Vagablond

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful first dinner at Bistro by the tracks. We will be back!

  10. F

    Fran

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Our main courses were great, salmon, file & Bouillabaisse. The appetizer mushroom ravioli was only 3 pieces and the pasta was hard.

  11. L

    Ladylovesjazz

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to Bistro by the Tracks, and we will certainly be back. We enjoyed the atmosphere, our food and cocktails were fabulous, and our waitress was thorough and attentive. It was amongst the best dining experiences we’ve had since moving to Knoxville.

  12. DW

    DaleW

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a light dinner with a Beet Salad and a Farm Salad. The Farm salad in addition to other vegetables included pumpkin. The pumpkin appeared to have been crushed. Visually it was not appealing. Both salads were good but the green had long stems that proved more difficult to eat. I left like Bugs Bunny at times eating the stems. Our entrees were Duck Confit and Beef Bouillabaisse. The Duck Confit consisted of two drum sticks and thighs (connected). They had a very good flavor but were not fall off the bone tender. The duck was difficult to cut off the drum stick and thigh. The Beef Bouillabaisse was rich and flavorful but the red wine had not been fully cooked out of the dish. Our server was excellent.

  13. JF

    JudyFoodie

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hadn’t been there since pre-pandemic, and what a delight! I had the salmon and the most incredible risotto with ginger, preserved lemon and basil. And the Wente Chardonnay. Perfect dinner.

  14. JG

    JohnG

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The overall experience was wonderful. Although the food was delicious, the salmon was served Luke warm. Maybe heat the plates. Thank you

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Server was fabulous.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is one of our favorites! The food and the staff are always wonderful!

  17. TW

    TracieW

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date night with good friends.

  18. AM

    AmieM

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    The food wasnt great but service was wonderful.

  19. CC

    ConnieC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was very nice inside, quiet! The service was great and so was the food. It's more of a high priced restaurant. They have a huge selection of wine! We will be going back!

  20. r

    robertm

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great evening with my family. Great food service and very enjoyable evening. Bob Madigan

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Sat at the bar and ate. Bartender was not friendly never checked on us after we got our food, didn’t speak to us. Was annoyed when we asked for anything. Ramen was not good and came out cold

  22. F

    Funfoodie7

    E. Tennessee

    177 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We hadn’t been in a while and we were disappointed with both the more limited menu snd service. We used to love the restaurant and have held a few special family events there.

  23. WC

    WillC

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding Service and Food. The bar staff & Manager even took the time to unlock their Lavender Spring stock to concoct my Wife's favorite drink which was not yet on the "drink list". Fantastic table service with our waitress making great recommendations for an amazing meal. And, BBTT has stepped up their desserts. Best dessert we've ever had there.

  24. TN

    TerryN

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful wait staff. Marvelous food. Some inventive cocktails. Very large wine selection.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed everything about dinner. The ribeye was incredible!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and our server Megan was fantastic! The steak which was cooked perfectly with truffle fries was amazing!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great and of the highest quality from the service and food. One of the best dining experiences of my life.

  28. GS

    GaryS

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    I thought the meal was over priced. The wedge salad is a waste of money; as compared to Season's or Lake Side Tavern.

  29. LL

    LeapingL

    Atlanta

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Overall, food was good. Skip the desserts since they are just average

  30. n

    ngmknox

    E. Tennessee

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant space is probably the most relaxing of all good Knoxville restaurants. The menu has a nice variety. The food and service are exceptional. We hope to return soon.

  31. SC

    SusanC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Overpriced, mediocre service for the price, dry salad, delayed cocktails…. Fir a $200 meal, we won’t go back.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accommodating to my wife’s gluten allergy! Best food and waiter! Wonderful evening.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Dry, overcooked fish for $42

  34. LL

    LadyLannon

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was a wonderful dinner! Curtis selected the best wine for us to accompany our AMAZING bone in rib-eye. The potato gratin is insanely yummy. Highly recommend treating yourself to this deliciousness!!

  35. C

    Chrisc911

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fantastic experience

  36. TG

    TravelGirl33

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lamb shank was amazing. Ramen was just ok. Fig desert was cold and hard. Banana bread pudding was outstanding. Charcuterie plate was not worth $28

  37. GG

    GriffinG

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance of Bistro was wonderful and perfect for date night. The food was incredible from the appetizer to dessert. Drinks were delicious and unique. Mike was a fantastic waiter as well.

  38. KK

    KenK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Bistro is always solid. They were packed with Valentine's day, but things were well managed. Super service as always.

  39. TW

    TonyW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful restaurant, with a significant wine list and nice menu. To start, we had the shrimp egg roll, a deconstructed version with three whole prawns. The dressing on the cabbage was fantastic, instead of scrambling for the last prawn, we were chasing each other around the bowl for the last bite of the cabbage! (All kidding aside, the prawns were delicious.). My husband also opted for the cauliflower soup. I thought it was very bland but he enjoyed it. Next, my husband ordered the special, a Tomahawk steak, with a tomato compote, and the duck fat fries. The steak was huge. Like, didn’t fit on the plate huge. It was perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned and the Demi was rich and flavorful. Of course, the duck fat fries were absolutely delicious! I ordered the half chicken, because they had sold out of the lamb shank, and was pleased with my meal. The chicken was juicy, and I thought the Fresno chili with the stone ground mustard was a great surprise. For dessert, we opted for the crème brûlée…a perfect ending to a great meal.

  40. a

    allief

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service, amazing food, knowledgeable staff. Will be back!

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Bistro By The Tracks is rated 4.6 stars by 1143 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Bistro By The Tracks

215 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 109 Knoxville, TN 37919

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. Northshore Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert McDonald III

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (865) 558-9500

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dinning room comfortably seats 24. We call it the "Wine Cellar".

  • Private party contact

    Doug Anderson: (865) 558-9500

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