Bistro By The Tracks

4.7
1048 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipGillesG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable meal. The service and ambience were superb. Can't wait to go back

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Vanjoghdee
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Ambiance was good once they switched from pop music that didn’t jive with the atmosphere to jazz. I learned when market price is listed asK what the market price is , or better yet the server should mention it! No steak is worth 85$.. They adjusted the price since I wasn’t told which was very nice. But I’m turned off by the pretentious up scale dining that just adds a huge price tag to everything they serve. By paying 3 times more it usually isn’t 3 times better!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I wasn’t impressed with the salmon.

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ChristopherW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the chocolate beer is the best! Staff is always friendly and professional.

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Bzeemom
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Christmas Eve dinner!! The food and service was fabulous!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The scallop appetizer was very mediocre. Our ceasar salads came all but undressed. Our server brought us dressing & the dressing was excellent, but when you eat at a fine dining expensive restuarant - a mediocre appetizer followed by undressed salads really brings you down. I had a cosmopolitan to drink - it had too much of the orange liquer and not enough vodka - I find it insulting when restuarants cheapen my Cosmo & think i won’t realize they did it. I did not complain b/c I did not want to be a complainer in my party& was trying to keep up beat about this fancy expensive dinner experience. I had the salmon which was very good and it was a special dining experience. My husband had the porkchop which he described as only okay. My mother-in-law & daughter had the fettucine which they both enjoyed. The bread was very good. The lighting and ambiance is lovely. They did very good with social distancing.

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vipKanO
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice space. Food was very good modern American comfort food and the service was excellent.

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TerryT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course came out at the appropriate time, each course superb in taste and appearance, the waiter was very knowledgeable and prompt. Great ambience

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AnthonyP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. It is a dining experience, not just a meal that is worth the price. An elegant and refined restaurant without being stuffy.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about BISTRO BY THE TRACKS!!!

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vipVolFan1
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 35th Anniversary there. It was a lovely evening, COVID-19 style!

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MichaelZ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good experience with good food and good service

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vipWarren
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly was our server and did an excellent job on her first night as a server!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
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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TomF
E. Tennessee
8 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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
28 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
3 reviews
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
8 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
19 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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Bistro By The Tracks is rated 4.7 stars by 1048 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.