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For 2
Date
Sun, 1/21
Time
10:30 PM
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Bistro By The Tracks

4.6
756 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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"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."
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday through Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner Nightly Monday through Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
Brunch Sunday: 10 - 2pm
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Phone number
(865) 558-9500
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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vipWhinetodine (E. Tennessee)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

My spouse and I returned to Bistro By The Tracks for another fine dining experience. BBTT is conveniently located between I-40 and Kingston Pike (or Hwy 70 and 11) and has plenty of parking close to the restaurant. We were greeted at the door and seated immediately in one of the cozy c-shaped booths along the wall. The menu changes seasonally, I think. We started by ordering the corn breads which was served in a small iron skillet with 2 nice house-made accompaniments -- butter and jam. I was disappointed when there was none left to take home. I enjoyed the cauliflower soup and my spouse the wedge salad. Note that the salad was large and can be shared. The soup serving, however, was not so generous but was very tasty. I had the salmon and my spouse the filet. Both were perfectly prepared. The accompanying sides were equally excellent. Yes, I sometimes select an entree because of the sides but BBTT is accommodating if you wish to substitute which I did to get roasted cauliflower. We enjoyed a bottle of Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir 2014 (but the menu listed 2013). The BBTT wine list is not as extensive as some but offers good quality and variety. As we have come to expect at BBTT, the service is excellent and professional. Our server executed the fine points of quality service including placement of the entrees. My spouse ordered a dessert of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. The cake was rich and the ice cream so good I expected that it was house made or from a local dairy. But instead it was the same brand that I can buy at the local supermarket. No problem except that I may need to consider this brand more often. BBTT offers a predictably fine and relaxing dining experience with comfortable seating in a quiet setting.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Great meal, above average service. A little expensive for everyday dining out, but totally worth the cost for a great experience. Extensive wine list with many well known labels. The lamb shank was so tender it fell off the bone and the sweet potatoes were the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely be returning to the Bistro.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

The menu options are creative and beautifully prepared. The ambiance is very nice - dim lighting, carpeted floors, and linen tablecloths. I ordered a cornbread appetizer for the table. It came with homemade spreads which were delicious, but the cornbread was not done in the middle (still wet). I had the duck ramen for my meal, and while it was very tasty, there were only 4 or 5 paper-thin, very small slices of duck on the plate. I don't eat much, and it was a small portion even for me. It would be better placed in their "small plate" section and priced lower. My companions' meals were all fantastic, per their reports. They had the chicken, hamburger, and scallops. I would love to try this restaurant again and order something different next time.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

I don't usually review, but this was exceptional. Food was outstanding, the wine and cocktails were superb, service was attentive, and the ambiance was a pleasure. Bistro earned its place at the top of the Knoxville food scene, and keeps earning it in 2017. You don't have to put up with downtown to get a first-rate meal.

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vipAZkim (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome food and atmosphere! Creative and nice environment, looks like you were in a wine cellar.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Absolutely incredible experience! Will recommend to everyone for their next special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Second time around for this place for me. This experience was really good. Great server and excellent food this time. When I first chose this place, I was hoping for more of a small-scale, "homey" type of atmosphere but thats not what they offer. However, they do an excellent job. Ask for a booth on the wall facing the bar area.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 11, 2017

A fun atmosphere for a staff party

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

I was never at this restaurant
I fear my identify may have been breached. Please, beware of using online reservation companies or website restaurant rservation services. Think twice before putting any information out there.

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David (E. Tennessee)
5.0
Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this place! Any meal at Bistro by the Tracks is a special occasion. Beautiful setting, friendly and informed service, inventive menu. This is the real deal and always a pleasure.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday through Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner Nightly Monday through Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
Brunch Sunday: 10 - 2pm
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Cross street
S. Northshore Drive
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(865) 558-9500
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Executive chef
Danny Wilhoit
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine