Bistro By The Tracks

4.6
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1035 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.2
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Steve
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The menu was varied. The beverages were unique. Most of all the food was extraordinary! Thank you.

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vipTomF
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow for some reason possibly not enough wait staff usually very timely!!

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MichaelC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in North Carolina and travel to the Knoxville area a couple of times a year. This is one of my favorite restaurants . . . ever . . . and I always dine there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Food, service, ambiance. Everything was fantastic. Very reasonable prices for the quality of food.

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Mark
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall a very nice experience. However, the bar area was crowded with unmasked patrons and the booth in which the host planned to seat us would have put one of us within two or three feet of the person in the adjacent booth. That appeared to be the only open table inside, but we were able to have a table outside instead (which was very pleasant). Had we had only the choice of that booth, we would have been unable to stay.

Bistro is one of Knoxville's finest establishments. There is little excuse for their somewhat careless approach to distancing.

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TimO
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBTT is my go-to place for special occasions, such as my birthday. The food is always delicious, the wait staff is friendly, cheerful and knowledgeable, and I appreciate the calm, relaxed atmosphere, especially compared with so many restaurants that are noisy and almost feel compelled to bombard you with intrusive music, regardless of genre.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best venues for a quiet gathering in Knoxville. Food and staff are amazing and the cuisine is always top notch. The wine menu is incredible as well. Can’t go wrong with this establishment!!

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MPC57
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding and just the taste we were looking for on our anniversary.

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JameyP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is lovely, quiet and casual restaurant. Food was excellent, wait staff were attentive and kind. Nothing bad to say about this place. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro is a perinneal favorite for my us. Atmosphere is chic and mellow. Food is always delicious and service was wonderful.

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Jlaw
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most attractive restaurant in the city. Food, cocktails, and service are exceptional. We ate outside on theIr patio where the tables are spaced far apart so we felt safely socially distant from others.
My only complaint, which is often stated by others when I mention going there, is that they don’t change the menu .

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vipCathyR
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Our server did a great job making our Friday night delightful 😊

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vipSusie
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Menu was explained well. Chose a good dining venue in Knoxville. Definitely a place for an excellent meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to have great service and well-executed food. The halibut was particularly good this time. Staff are always professional and accommodating.

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Sbatey4828
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is flavorful and beautifully presented. Cocktails and wine selection is spectacular. Service is the best in town. A great experience from start to finish.

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jb27
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Wife and I went for date night (8/7/20). Wonderful meal...highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and fun

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vipLeeV
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Exercising all safeguards!!!

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vipAlisonH
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was just average. Waiter had to be told to fill water glasses a couple of times. For what you pay for the food it is over rated

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LindaS
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and impeccable, friendly service. Definitely a must if dining in Knoxville.

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vipDrSyence
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to take my MIL someplace special for her birthday and decided on Bistro by the Tracks. Our meal did not disappoint. The food was absolutely delectable, and I was so happy that much of it came from local farms! Everything we got was cooked perfectly, including the seafood in the bouillabaisse (which was incredibly flavorful). The bread was also unusually good, and my kids commented that the garlic fries were the best they ever had. Our server was kind and attentive, and my drinks were made perfectly! So I would go back to Bistro by the Tracks in a heartbeat.

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vipNancyN
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great food, great service. Nice atmosphere.

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vipVolFan1
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bistro By the Tracks and dine there as often as possible! Service is always outstanding and friendly! Food is wonderful!

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MichaelC
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live 250 miles from Knoxville and Bistro by the Tracks is one of my favorite restaurants. I'll go out of my way on a trip to dine there. The staff members are professional and they're suggestions are always spot on. The food preparation and presentation are second to none. I look forward to returning as soon as possible.

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JanetB
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of Knoxville’s best restaurants and never disappoints. My friends and I have frequented Bistro many times over the years and would always recommend it to others. It’s classy and upscale.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Gizmo
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, good place for date night, nice atmosphere and good wine selection.

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Grimling
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their patio is lovely for evening dining if the weather permits.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New job celebration

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vipMitch
Savannah
42 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Bistro never disappoints. Quiet atmosphere. Excellent food. Great service. Definitely recommended.

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brianb
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This used to be one of our favorite places in Knoxville. Prices have risen dramatically since our last visit about one year ago. The food quality has suffered. My caesar salad was bland. The BLT wedge was very good. The chef's pasta was dry, dry, dry, to the point where I doubted that there was any sauce at all, just some veggies on dry pasta. The beef tenderloin filet was delicious, but a small serving, ok for my wife, but too small for me. We had a Ridge Merlot, which was delicious, but pricey. Sadly, we won't be back.

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vipDtrione
Central Coast
64 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Very good ! Service was excellent and food was great ! Would definitely visit again !

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vipJaime
Orlando
91 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipFunfoodie7
Nashville
138 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So good to be back! Thanks for a great brunch!

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vipCaryR
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service, food, and wine perfectly matched.

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hikerchick
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Both of our meals were subpar and we didn’t even take a second bite of our appetizer. The service was pretty good but I doubt we will be back.

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vipSaraS
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The filet was over cooked and dry. Dessert was burned.

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OutOfTowner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently went there for our anniversary and we couldn't have made a better choice. The wait staff was very attentive (Summer was her name). The food is probably some of the best in Knoxville. If you are looking for great food and service that is not a chain, then this is it.

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Bistro By The Tracks is rated 4.6 stars by 1035 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.