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Bistro By The Tracks - Bistro By The Tracks, Knoxville, TN
Bistro By The Tracks, Knoxville, TN
Bistro By The Tracks, Knoxville, TN
Bistro By The Tracks, Knoxville, TN
Bistro By The Tracks, Knoxville, TN

Bistro By The Tracks

4.8
4.8
1393 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (865) 558-9500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Robert McDonald III
  • Catering
    Contact Nancy Kendricks with Bistro by the Tracks Catering <br />nancy@bythetrackscatering.com
  • Private party contact
    Doug Anderson: (865) 558-9500
  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Cross street
    SW corner of Anderson &amp; Central
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Food

  • East Tennessee

    Best Ambiance

  • East Tennessee

    Neighborhood gem

  • East Tennessee

    Great for fine wines

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Food

  • Knoxville

    Best Service

  • Knoxville

    Best Ambiance

  • Knoxville

    Best Value

  • Knoxville

    Innovative

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Knoxville

    Great for fine wines

1,393 Reviews
  1. TerryM

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great and the staff is wonderful!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to take your spouse or significant other for a date knight.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal once again. The food, drinks and service are fantastic.

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  4. LindaSt

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal! Had my favorite cocktail; the Fall Fashion. Enjoyed the Greek Salad and the Pasta with Seafood Medley. The shrimp and scallops were tender and tasty in the butter wine sauce. Looking forward to a return visit very soon.

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  5. goofybird

    E. Tennessee

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite local restaurants. The food and service were excellent

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Creative cocktail menu. Great wine selection. Katie is an awesome bartender.

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  7. EdR44

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful & unique ambiance, delicious food and superior service! Definitely will be back!

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  8. AnaR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Central Ave location has a beautiful, inviting interior, comfortable seating, and we loved that the tables came from local Smoky Mountain Vintage Lumber! Michelle made us feel welcome right away, provided top service, and guided us through our first visit with solid suggestions. We started with Oysters Rockefeller and an incredibly rich Irish potato soup, then moved on to the duck and scallops for our entres. All were flavorful and beautifully presented. We shared an espresso cheesecake for dessert and enjoyed every bite.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. The restaurant is pretty and good for a laid back date night. Quieter than being downtown. I’m not crazy about this type of seating, where you are right next to people, so next time I’d choose the high top option. Server was decent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The N. Central location can be a very noisy room. Portions (especially sides) are minuscule for the price of entrees. Service was outstanding!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at The Central Bistro! We had great service (Megan) & the food was delicious. Bouillabaisse for him- he loved it! Salmon for me- cooked perfect! Our group of 10 all had a wonderful time. Lana was great to accommodate our change in party size! Thanks all!!

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  12. WallaceL

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food in a very cool atmosphere. Excellent service as well. Nice special occasion place to dine.

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  13. LeslieB

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience and the service was excellent. My dinner wasn't great (especially for the price and came out not hot) Made the mistake of not asking the market price for the steak and had sticker shock when the bill came.

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  14. ConnieF

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a pasta salad and beef tenderloin. Both were delicious and the service was fast and friendly. Comfortable seating in the bar area. We arrived early at 5PM so it was quiet, but got noisier as more people arrived.

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  15. Oopa

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken was coked great but dry and needed more sauce.

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  16. StanS

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Knoxville is not know for its fine dining. Bistro by the Tracks is one of a few good restaurants in the city. Much better than the other US chain options.

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  17. Jennapoo

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at this location. We were very pleased by our experience. Our service was top notch and the food delicious. I love the vibe of the location. The noise level primarily came from the person sitting next to me who was very loud. We will be back. Excellent experience!

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  18. StevenS

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Mike, was great and provided excellent recommendations. The food was good. Not outstanding, but good. Definitely worth visiting

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  19. BrunoB

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was in town visiting our son and had an exceptional experience! Food is sublime and service gracious - the buratta, burger and tomahawk pork chop were wonderful dishes . Atmosphere is classy but not pretentious. We will be back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails, appetizer (Burrata), and Chef’s ice cream were the highlights. The entrees were fine but fell short of the others. 10/10 will eat there again.

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  21. TammieN

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal and the service was the best. HIGHLY recommend this hidden gem

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  22. Scarlett

    Nashville

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little restaurant. Food was spectacular. We had the Salmon and Scallops.. my husband said the Salmon was excellent , very moist. My Scallops were absolutely delicious and the seasoning and sauce were to die for. Service was excellent. We liked that the noise level was low.. hard to find that . Only complaints: our soup entrees were tepid temp.. would have liked them to be much warmer and i would have liked more than 3 Scallops in my entree. Otherwise, great ! We will be back !

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  23. HungryGal

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Everything was superb. Loved the new location in the former Orangery.

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  24. ChrisB

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was absolutely amazing and the food was wonderful. We enjoyed the whole experience from the time we walked in till we finished our desert!!

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  25. FranF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The highlight of our evening was our server Anthony! He was charming, so helpful with suggestions and just the right amount of attentive. The food was delicious; we had the scallops and boulliebase. Cocktails were yummy. I had the Van Gogh and would like to try others next time. It would have been nicer to have been seated at a table for two that was not along the wall in bench type seating. It feels like you’re dining with the couples on either side of you and private conversation is challenging. I now know all about the family trip the couple to our left is taking in the Spring😂 It was our first visit to Bistro By The Tracks and plan to come back next time we come to the Central Cinema.

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  26. ChristinaM

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. I had the halibut special with a sweet potato curry sauce that was a-ma-zzziiiing! My husband had the scallops, and loved them! Waitress was more knowledgeable than most about wine pairings, too, which was refreshing.

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  27. Bzeemom

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always! The filet was amazing!!

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  28. LoriP

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went out to dinner last night February 13, 2024 and our server was Mikee and he did a wonderful job. The hostess was very pleasant and made us feel comfortable and the setting was serene and I loved the real candles that they used. we ordered the pasta and the burger both were delicious and the desserts. The torte in the crème brûlée was amazing, we will definitely be back

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food, great waiters. Unbelievable drinks

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  30. BobC

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our first time dining at the new location. We were semi regulars at the old location, and we enjoyed it very much. The menu has changed dramatically, and we were delighted to learn that one of the old drinks was still available. We were impressed with the quality and presentation of the food, and the servers even recognized and remembered us from our visit a year or so ago. All in all, it was a great experience, and we will certainly be back.

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  31. RMT413

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience, service and food. Will definitely be back l!!

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  32. BillC

    E. Tennessee

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were excellent and Anthony did a fabulous job Look forward to returning soon.

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  33. Pickyeater50

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and service! We will definitely return!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We travel from Michigan to South Carolina and time the trip to purposely experience this charming Bistro. The food is a unique and sensitive blend beautifully presented. The interior is charming with the chefs visible while preparing meals. Lighting is soft yet just right to read menus. The bar is beautifully lit with all the bottles backlit- and to top it off, a soft jass combo performed live in the bar area. If we lived locally we would frequent this delightful bistro regularly!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time going, first at the new location, loved it! Everything we ate was delicious. No big complaints

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  36. StacyK

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You gotta go!!! Lovely place and lovely meal! We had a reservation for two and saw friends at the bar and asked the restaurant if they could change our reservation to 4 and they had no problem with it! Very accommodating

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  37. MatthewM

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at new location and was very impressed! Food, service and drinks were all excellent. Only complaint was the ribeye market price was WAY high to include no sides ($75).

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  38. chaz

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our evening at Bistro by the Tracks. The cocktails were excellent and I really enjoyed the gnocchi appetizer. My entre was the duck with broccollini and the confit pasta. It was perfect.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in the neighborhood. It’s a place everyone wishes someone would open up in their neighborhood. It’s a special date night place. It’s a week night dinner place. Thank you for brightening up our neighborhood.

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  40. Randy

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Halibut was perfect!!!! Server was soooo nice!!!! Beautiful spot!!!!

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FAQs

Bistro By The Tracks is rated 4.8 stars by 1393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Bistro By The Tracks

1123 N Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    SW corner of Anderson &amp; Central
  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Catering
    Contact Nancy Kendricks with Bistro by the Tracks Catering <br />nancy@bythetrackscatering.com
  • Private party contact
    Doug Anderson: (865) 558-9500
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