Bistro By The Tracks

4.6
903 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
"At Bistro by the Tracks Executive Chef Danny Wilhoit masterfully blends culinary traditions from
across the globe with the familiar tastes of East Tennesee. Reviewers say " consistently spectacular"
with friendly "non-stuffy" service. Bistro by the Tracks is Knoxville's answer to great metropolitan dining."
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E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Sea bass, pork chop, ratatouille, brussel sprouts, and carrot cake were all good, but the best thing we had was the scallops appetizer--perfectly cooked. Novel-sized wine list and a small group of good beer selections. The noise level was a little higher than I'd like, but maybe we were just there with people who don't have inside-voices.

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We was celebrating a 60th Birthday and the Staff made it a perfect night. Everything was done top notch.

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SN
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and we had a family reunion too. Folks coming from severe different states and arriving at different times. They were more than accommodating. The food was excellent. Helpful with a wine selection. I would go there again.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We gave them the assignment of creating an innovative experience and they did an amazing job. Fresh vegetables, gluten free, vegetarian, all requirements were met with eclat. Thank you for the memorial experience.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations were flawless. Service was mostly very attentive and friendly. Everyone in our party ordered something different and all seemed satisfied. Portions are small for the price in some case. Very pleasant atmosphere and quite a weekend crowd, so noise level was higher than preferred for our gathering, but ok. Nice place for special occasions.

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

4 of us went to celebrate husband's birthday. Atmostphere was very nice, kind of business man's nice. Food was good, service excellent. Easy location to get to. Would definitely return.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good and we-presented. Great ambiance and professional staff. Peaceful atmosphere for brunch.

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L
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special dinner or even cocktails with friends and family. Everyone makes you feel welcome and special!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the restaurant and it definitely won’t be my last. All of the dishes were fenominal and the drinks were great too! Our server TJ was probably the best service I’ve had in a long time. Will be returning!!

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S
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerry is a wonderful waiter and we love Bistro by the Tracks! Since moving to Knoxville a couple years ago, we’ve been trying to find our local hang out...this is it. Food, drinks, ambiance and service is top notch.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dining experience for a birthday dinner.

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BR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro by the Tracks has been excellent every time I have eaten there. The menu is diverse and comprehensive. The food is always well prepared and delicious and the service courteous and responsive to every need.

Bob Rider

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the chop salad was unlike other chop salads I had previously experienced, this was more small leaf? Spinach with a relatively acidic vinaigrette. Otherwise the food was excellent and the service impeccable. Overall we love the restaurant

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W
E. Tennessee
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Ivan is the best server in Knoxville! Food is spectacular!

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D
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight my Fad and I really enjoyed the pan seared halibut. Just outstanding!

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TO
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our “go-to” spot for birthdays and other special occasions.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my wife here for a Valentine’s Day celebration. Food, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding. We got to enjoy an evening talking and spending time together.

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MK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BBT always delivers food with creativity and excellent flavor. The atmosphere has made BBT a favorite place for us to celebrate.

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place with helpful waiter. Chateaubriand for two was good but not great. Other dishes looked interesting and might have been better choices. Large wine and beer selection.

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have looked forward to dining here for awhile and was disappointed by the food. I ordered the scallop appetizer as a meal and it was the best dish at the table. The duck was dry. The filet mignon was tender but lacked flavor. The mushroom side was far too vinigary. The Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes were not bad.

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CK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Excellent Service, drinks and cuisine!

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g
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb dinner! Chef Wilhoit and crew were on point. An incredible Valentine Day outing.

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JF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came in on Valentines Day. The service was perfect. On point, but not intrusive. We both ordered filets. My said it was the best steak she’d ever had. They were excellent. The atmosphere was intimate and classy, but not stuffy. We had a wonderful time.

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DV
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best experiences we've had. The Sea bass was perfect and the truffle fries were incredible.

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j
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As always, the food, service, and ambiance were exceptional. Cheers and hats off to the bartender for preparing a perfect "hot" martini. Only disappointment for me was that the confit of duck portion, while delicious, seemed small

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M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but food and drinks were disappointing

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines lunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable, consistent, excellent dining experience!

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KZ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and time well spent. We enjoyed the simple menu, and the variety of drink options.

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k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We arrived at 6:45 and they were already out of the fish special. Also, they were out of the wine we ordered.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party of six really enjoy our dining experience with Bistro by the Tracks. Our waiter Gerry was there when we needed him and was especially helpful.
Will visit again.

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CR
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, love the ambiance. Always a wonderful, special dining experience.

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W
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my fav places in Knoxville. Great food and atmosphere. The folks there are always nice and accommodating.

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TF
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and wonderful service! I was surprised though that some of our food was served to us barely warm....almost cold. They were busy for a Saturday, but sent my fish back for a better temperature. The Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes were also barely warm...but we ate and enjoyed. It was a birthday celebration and they did comp a desert, but was a little surprised they did not say anything about it when we arrived or were seated considering I put special notes on the reservation....most places would have notified the waiter and said something at the beginning.....but all went well and enjoyed our experience.

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VC
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Bistro and seeing Ivan! Great place-one of my favorites!!!

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JM
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

First, the positive. Service is great. Our waitress was welcoming, attentive and enthusiastic. This was our first visit and we had high expectations. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday so I wanted it to be a special evening. Our starter was quite good as were the salads. However, the entree was a major disappointment. Ordered the coq au vin. It was completely uninspired, bland and underwhelming. Dessert was as well. Dinner for two was $170 plus. For that amount, I expect to be wowed. We weren’t.

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LC
E. Tennessee
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere.😀

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JM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was hubby’s birthday and we had amazing food and service. Highly recommended and will def be back

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Everyone in our group loved it. Great variety. Awesome quality

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A
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the crispy skin salmon which was excellent. Service was slow at first but the pace picked up after our initial order was taken.

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