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Bistro By The Tracks

4.7
4.7
1204 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 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 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 1,204 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Tennessee

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East Tennessee

    Notable Wine List

  • East Tennessee

    Special Occasion

  • East Tennessee

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Service

  • Knoxville

    Best Ambiance

  • Knoxville

    Best Value

  • Knoxville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Knoxville

    Healthy

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Knoxville

    Notable Wine List

  • Knoxville

    Romantic

  • Knoxville

    Special Occasion

  • Knoxville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. O

    Odonned

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This was our 2nd visit. The first time was outstanding! This time was not so good. The skewered shrimp with noodles were way over cooked, dry and tasteless. We should have sent them back, but others in our group already had their meals.
  2. R

    Randy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful space and great service. Excited to go back!!!!
  3. C

    Chippy

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The wait from being seated to drink order was 15 min, the food and appetizers were great, the desserts were not good over thought and under prepared. Went to the bar for an after dinner drink, you need serious help in the hospitality department with the bartender not the face of a restaurant I would want, being condescending to patrons is not a good trait she was otherwise listless.
  4. SP

    SharonP

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent chicken, and fun ambience. And we ordered the beans and greens for the table and they were wonderful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    New location is quite different than what we were used to at the old location. Was expecting the same type of atmosphere, but overall, experience was good. Noise level was loud, but would go back. Looking forward to the move to the Orangery location. It will be much closer.
  6. CM

    CynthiaM

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always.
  7. PD

    PhyllisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing first time experience at Bistro by the Tracks. Very unique decor and all of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Will definitely be coming back on our next trip to Tennessee.
  8. n

    ngmknox

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After dining regularly at the former location friends decided to try this one. We had great food and a terrific experience. We plan to return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Really good
  10. TD

    TennesseeDouglas

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food! Great setting! We had a grand time!
  11. KW

    KenW

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in. Wonderful new space
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding. Can’t wait to come back.
  14. t

    tiinas

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing gem hidden away in Knoxville. Loved the food which was creative and fresh. The service was personable and professional. Open kitchen, exposed red brick… it all made for a lovely evening!
  15. CB

    CharlieB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Loved the building. Service is always great.
  16. DB

    DonB

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding, and we love their new location in North Knoxville! Wish they would stay there forever, but we will follow them back to the Bearden area next year. First-rate service, inventive and delicious cuisine, and amazing cocktails. We will be back soon!
  17. LW

    LarryW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the staff and the food is awesome. Not a big fan of the new location. But I heard it might just be temporary so that is great.
  18. CM

    CynthiaM

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around!
  19. AN

    AlexandraN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    TLDR: it was good, nothing made it great. My partner and I had a lovely anniversary dinner here a few nights ago. Overall, it was good food, good wine, and good ambiance. Honestly, there wasn’t much to write home about and I’m not sure that we will be back! With such a small menu, there wasn’t anything where we HAD to come back to try or get again. Lovely meal, but nothing really pushed the experience over the edge to make it great.
  20. S

    Sbatey4828

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were outstanding. Team members have been there for years and are fabulous! The best spot in Knoxville for dining and drinks.
  21. CM

    CynthiaM

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Food fantastic. Great service. Warm, cozy ambience.
  22. WB

    WillB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine List is top notch. Always a great dininf experience.
  23. LT

    LaurensT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Actually prefer this temporary location to any previous location of this extremely good restaurant. The window wall for the kitchen is beautiful brick walls and archways create a wonderful environment. Food is outstanding as always.
  24. ST

    SarahT

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! Great food, atmosphere and service! Will definitely be back to this gem!
  25. B

    Bistrofan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a favorite and and the fall menu was very good. While I may not be the most adventurous eater, having the seasonal dishes offers variety and new tastes. The creamed corn dip was good. The filet was very tender and done perfectly. And another in our party has the chicken ratatouille which she enjoyed. Great night.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Food was overcooked and served Luke warm. Horrible compared to what they use to be able to serve
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Best experience that I have had in Knoxville
  28. JT

    JTZW

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Husband had lamb chops. They were very tender and fairly juicy. I had the shrimp and drunken noodles. The grilled shrimp was tasty while the noodles, broth and mushrooms had absolutely no flavor. Server was nice, but very slow. It seemed that they were short-staffed. Cute building. BTW, do not follow google map directions; use Apple or Open Table.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tour of UT trip.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and loved it!
  31. c

    carw

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent!
  32. B

    Bonna

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such fabulous food, service and cocktails! With some new items on the menu, I had to try the amazing Lettuce Wraps...a nice kick with interesting flavors, and did I mention tenderloin bites?! So good! The Puree' of Cauliflower Soup is always velvety and delicious. We shared some Parmesan/Truffle Fries, and the Beef Tenderloin entree', cooked to perfection! It was also so nice to see, right on the menu, a round of icy cold beverages for the cooks...of course, we added that! I love this little pop-up location and truly hope it stays as is, even with the new larger one on its way!
  33. EC

    ECOverstreet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from Richmond, Virginia and the restaurant had been a suggestion from our local acquaintances. We were a bit worried when I called to confirm the reservation and was told they had moved to a pop -up location. We had to drive a bit father as the old location was very close to our hotel. The area might be called transitional, but some of our best restaurants in Richmond are in the old warehouse districts or odd locations, so that did not seem abnormal to us. The pop-up location was charming; we felt it had great ambience. We felt the maitre d'/host and our server both acted with a reserved, professional, friendly and unobtrusive dignity that you don't often find these days. The food was very good and there was a nice by the glass wine selection. We had the salmon and duck for main course, the parmesan truffles fries, the scallop special and smoked fish spread for appetizers and ordered cheesecake--which we do not normally do--since we enjoyed our food so much. Oh and it was fairly quiet in the restaurant despite a lot of hard surfaces. All around an excellent dining experience.
  34. FS

    FredS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice new place for this restaurant; Extremely comfortable, warm, quiet, easy parking. I Excellent service. Easy reservations system. We were seated immediately upon arrival. I started with a martini with cucumber flavoring. Incredibly delicious. For dinner I was served lamb chop and Cauliflower soup. I also tasted some Sichuan scallops and Asparagus. All were amazingly tasty. I had Malbec wine with my lamb. We will return.
  35. EK

    ElaineK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro By The Tracks should be on everyone’s list if they are looking for a restaurant with great food, relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. Beginning with a warm greeting at the front door, everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their dinner. Whether you are in the mood for a classic hamburger or a sophisticated entree, the Bistro is a perfect choice.
  36. S

    Smitty

    E. Tennessee

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They have done a great job fixing up their new temporary location
  37. KM

    KyleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new Central Ave spot has the perfect balance of classy local feel with exposed brick walls and a window wall opening up the kitchen (without the noise). Our food was perfectly cooked and presented. the tomato salad was fresh summer eating at its best. the salmon was oh so right! Finally, our waiter, Anthony was professional in every respect! All in all, a wonderful evening.
  38. D

    Dgiberish

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    After writing I in OPEN TABLE that this was a celebration of an engagement for our daughter, telling the manager as we arrived of said celebration, and then telling the waiter before ordering dessert that this was a celebratory dinner, we received nothing. Perhaps this is their policy, and if so, why ask up front? If it isn’t their policy it was just lousy treatment.
  39. JS

    JimSandy

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Salmon was very plain, flounder was over cooked. Dessert portions were skimpy. Overall very disappointed since we’ve eaten at Bistro’s before and were very pleased. New Location is too noisy. Could have gotten what we had for much less at other Knoxville locations for half the price.
  40. LB

    LarryB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were fantastic. It is located in North Knoxville in a remodeled space which looks really nice. A little pricey.

FAQs

Bistro By The Tracks is rated 4.7 stars by 1204 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 13 times today
Google Map for Bistro By The Tracks

1123 N Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW corner of Anderson &amp; Central

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • 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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