Bistro By The Tracks

4.7
1094 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat outside and it was beautiful. The manager was excellent. The waitress was very sweet and knowledgeable about the menu. The menu was limited, but the food was very good.

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McKin
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time dining there...excellent food & service. Portions on small side & filet was overdone but we would definitely go back for interesting cocktails & awesome ravioli in golden beet sauce.

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Tastingdocs
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night to be on patio. Great food and service!

Road traffic can be a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around experience

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Gary
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening for our 56th Anniversary. Excellent start to finish. We wanted a relaxing evening, and our waiter (Ivan) made it happen. We all had Halibut. It was outstanding. It was served hot and fresh, and very flavorful. The duck fat fries reminded me of the meals we had in the Dordogne region.
Thank you, Ivan, for a great evening.

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cooknclean
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere were excellent as always. I would like to note the the number of modestly priced wines on the menu seems to have shrunk during the pandemic. On another topic I see TV “chefs” seasoning (i.e. throwing salt at) their food at every opportunity. I suggest that the BBTT kitchen staff take note of that practice.

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VickD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro By The Track is always a great place to dine.

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Melbliz
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Husband’s filet arrived at table slightly cool. Wait staff handled the situation very quickly and efficiently. My husband was treated to a magnificent replacement filet. Occasional mishaps occur and it’s how those mishaps are handled that either make the establishment memorable or forgetful. Trust me, Bistro By The Tracks is memorable!!!

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Out2Eat
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always! One of the best anywhere!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Wide selection Of alcoholic and nonalcoholic cocktails and wines. Best meal I’ve had in a while!

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SantaFeFoodSnob
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service. Nice selection of wine and drinks. Patio was nice although it just overlooked a road and parking lot, so the ambience could have been better, but overall well worth it.

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vipLifeIsGood
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, great ambiance and great service! Bistro by the Tracks always is a hit!

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TravelinZane
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Bistro By The Tracks and it was for brunch on Easter. We couldn't have been happier with our experience as it exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We'll be sure to visit again!

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vipitaliangrlintn
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The drinks from the bar were terrible. So heavy liquor tasting. I could not finish mine. Food took forever to arrive. Service was slow and it did not seem like their normal staff was working. Might have just been an off day, but they should have been better prepared for Easter brunch.

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MarianneC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Having looked at the online menu for brunch, we were disappointed to find that the items in which we were most interested we’re not on the menu in the restaurant.

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TomS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My beef tenderloin was excellent. As were the fries.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Didn’t give five stars on service only because it was a little slow. Took too long to receive our drinks and refills. Overall an excellent experience.

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vipJessicaS
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For the price point a little underwhelming.

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MrMtStout
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’m glad to see local restaurants opening back up and glad to be able to catch last minute reservation through Open Table! Walking into Bistro by the tracks we were greeted quickly with a smile and seated. Our very friendly service continued from our waiter. He was available to provide welcoming conversation and suggestions for our experience. The charcuterie board was a great paired experience as a starter and we were excited for our main courses.
Then everything turned over cooked, New York Strip steak that was requested mid-rare, was well over medium. We leaned on what appeared to be a great suggestion from our waiter with the Chef’s pasta, add salmon, sounds delish!
Well that spring dish was yesterday’s mute reheated pasta topped with over cooked salmon.
Salmon can be difficult to deliver, when you want to provide a crispy exterior and this was a miss.
I hope you have better luck …

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as isual

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JayW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to be seated on a Saturday night without a reservation. Everything we ordered, from cocktails to dessert, was wonderful! Especially enjoyed the charcuterie plate and Delmonico steak with marsala mushrooms. Server was attentive without being intrusive. Great atmosphere for a romantic dinner or an evening out with friends.

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Dutchess
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not as good as we had hoped -- to be sure, it's not bad, but not outstanding, hence our 3-star review. My husband's steak was dry, my hamburger uninspired. The cauliflower soup was the highlight of the meal, as was the duck confit appetizer. The kitchen needs some fresh ideas perhaps. Nice ambience in the restaurant, though, although the banquette we were seated on was mighty uncomfortable. Next time we'll ask to sit at a table with chairs!

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MartinG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is great! Also, the bartender is fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great team! Always stellar cuisine & service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and fabulous ambiance. Highly recommend!

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AlwaysReliable
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of our favorite go-to restaurants! Food was amazing as always, and the service was spot-on.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a nice evening. The service and wine selection was excellent. Unfortunately the food was subpar, burnt chicken and a dry, flavorless beef tenderloin. We should have said something but honestly we were just happy to be out on a date.

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vipBetsyM
Naples
48 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely gorgeous dinner in relaxing atmosphere. Ivan was exceptional taking care of us. Beautiful setting, social distancing being utilized, as well as masks. So glad we dined there!

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Out2Eat
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was great. Enjoyed our valentines date!

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StephenD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the waitstaff are the best. Great selection of wines and spirits. My favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will def. Be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Knoxville! Great dining experience!

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kmy1
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Early Valentines dinner. Food was amazing! Server was busy and not very attentive. But overall, great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant that I was able to share with friends from South Carolina. Excellent as always. My thanks to Jerry, the best!

KS
KentS
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Halibut was a little bland but overall a nice dinner. Would definitely dine here again.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with outstanding service! Always a pleasure.

JA
JimA
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were there for birthday. Our waiter Michael made everything very enjoyable.

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vipFunfoodie7
Nashville
151 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Bistro remains one of our favorite restaurants, however there was quite a long wait past our reservation time for our table and table service was slower than usual.

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Bistro By The Tracks is rated 4.7 stars by 1094 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.