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Bistro 109

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431 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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It is my desire that you delight in the Atmosphere, while enjoining the fresh food we prepare for you. From the time you enter off the streets of downtown, into the historical building, to the time you leave, I want you to relax, forget life’s troubles and worries; let your mind feel at ease. Truly take in and bask in the sights, sounds, scents, tastes and textures throughout. We at Bistro 109 uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients and actively supports local growers and producers that engage in organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Bistro 109 is committed to making each dining experience unique and the best for you our guests. So please enjoy and drift away even for just one moment.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday; 11:00 am till at least 9:00 pm.
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Phone number
(865) 453-8899
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Bistro 109 is proud to offer our guests a classy elegant alternative to a banquet hall or conference room. For whatever reason, business or pleasure...brunch, lunch or dinner...Bistro 109 private dining will leave a lasting impression. Whether it is for your closest friends or esteemed colleagues, rest assured your private dining experience will be something they will leave a lasting impression for years to come.
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Private party contact
Dustin Manning: (865) 453-8899
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Catering
Bistro 109 Catering has provides the very best in catering and event planning services for private and corporate clients in the Area for almost 30 years. Each and every employee at Bistro 109 is dedicated to excellence in the products served and the services provided. Bistro 109 uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients and actively supports local growers and producers that engage in organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Bistro 109 is committed to making each event unique and the best our clients and their guests have ever attended.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Forks of The River Parkway/ Dolly Parton Parkway
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Parking details
Street park and mulit parking areas around the resturant
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Live Music and Entertainment at Bistro 109 features an array of live entertainment. It is perfect for fantastic upbeat music, lively conversation and meeting people. Expect a memorable night and an atmosphere that pleases any crowd. Enjoy a laugh at one of Sevierville’s most popular Restaurant.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

What 431 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I love the ambiance, the food, the service. Everything was excellent. I enjoyed Michael. He was an excellent waiter. We may return during our stay here in sevierville.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very pleasant and great price!

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I picked this restaurant online because of the ambience, which was nice. However the food was average, many complained it was not hot, the chicken was overcooked. However the frog legs were great, the only positive from 12 people. If it wouldn't have been for Brittney the fabulous, funny waitress, the night would have been a bomb! She was great!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Brittany was great!
The steak was tender and a great cut. Did need a little more seasoning. Citrus chicken was amazing. Loved the house chips that came with the spinach Parmesan appetizer.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fantastic find... thrilled we found this wonderful gem in Sevierville. We went for a birthday celebration and can’t wait to return! Now one of our top 5 favorites!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A quaint little restaurant in the heart of historic downtown. We went for lunch and when we arrived we were afraid we were under-dressed based on the decor ... looked very fancy ... but once we got to the back dining room there was a family there as well as 2 ladies who appeared to be having a business lunch. These two tourists fit in fine. The food was delicious!!!!! Service was wonderful!!!! There is a piano in the bar area and I believe they have live music in the evenings ... I'm sure that would be an awesome time to go as well! We'll definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great experience all around. We went on a weeknight that the piano was not played live. It wasn’t crowded at all so we got great attention from our server Zach. Food was excellent. Price was fair given the quality.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good food, good music, good wine. As anticipated based on prior evening events, we enjoyed the meal.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Overall great.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This place was absolutely great! The food was wonderful, service staff were all friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was awesome with live music and perfect decor. Would recommend to anyone!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food. Good service. They had a piano player which was very nice. You could still talk over the music and it was very relaxing. We had some great appetizers and entrees. This place is very good. Good prices. Our service was good as well.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

First night was an adventure since we were in the dark. We had wine by candlelight. Second night we loved the peace and quiet. We enjoyed our meal and desert. This was a gift from me to my husband. He loved it

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I did the Groupon that was dinner for two. It consisted of your choice - 12 oz. Triple Lime Chicken, 12 oz. sirloin or a combo of 6 oz. each. The meal came with your choice of House or Caesar salad and two sides (non-negotiable) Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Green Beans. The food was very good, the staff was friendly and attentive and the piano player was awesome!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

This was such a wonderful evening. My sister was in town from Arizona an we shared an awesome evening at the Bistro. The staff, the kitchen, the server made it a special dinner. I will tell all of my friends to try the experience you offer at Bistro 109.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a reservation for 7pm and arrived near 6:55, noone met us as we walked in, the bartender finally came oiut ask our name but left is standing. Several others came it was confusion as if they were not prepared.
Finally my small party were seated at a huge table by the front door, far to big for us to sit at comfortably and talk. By the front door it wss drafty, cold because many were coming in and too being left standing, we always had people hoovering over us, it was the most uncomfortable I have ever been at a restaurant in 50 years.
Next was service....or lack of.
We sat for almost a half hour before our order was taken.
The waitress forgot my drink, forgot the appetizers we ordered to start.
I believe that because we were put into that oversized large table we were forgotten because we rarely seen our waitress.
When our order came after 50 minutes of waiting it was incorrect. I had ordered my steak medium well, it was brought extra rare, my wife ordered wine, it never came, luckily we had water to drink.
I could bot eat but 4 bites off my steak it had huge gristles in it.
No one ever came to check on us, no manager, waitress activity was almost zero. We ask for bread she never came back with it, all in all it was about the worst experience I ever had period.
We even wanted to order dessert but our waitress left us sitting after our meal with out so long I just decided to cut my losses and leave.
I will say the piano was a nice touch and the pianist was the only good thing about my Valentine's evening.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Last year we came here for our anniversary, this year we came back again for our 30th wedding anniversary. I had booked reservation well in advance and requested a cozy romantic spot. We were going to be seated in the middle of the room till I requested a booth. The waitress came took my husband drink order, I asked for a couple minutes to look at the menu, she comes back with his drink and NEVER ask what I would like, I had to ask someone else to get a drink. Rolls were called and overall the food was just not that good, especially when you get a filet and its $50, I didn't even see that price on the menu. Service was not good, waitress checked on us one time but was more than helpful with the table behind us. It wasn't like there were extremely busy there were a number of empty seats. Sad to say we will not be returning to this place, this was not a way for us to celebrate 30 years of marriage, this was supposed to have been a great dinner but it was not

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day. The food was great and the service was good!
Loved the rose petals on the sidewalk. A great experience!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I WOULD NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone. This was a special occasion for Valentine's Day. The waitress was scatterbrained and gave no details about any of the food on the menu. She didn't offer to tell us about any specials or give suggestions as to any of the best dishes on the menu. The bread was cold. We ordered hamburger steak and when it came out. It was two prepattied frozen hamburger patties. They were gross and had NO flavor. What came with it was called burgundy mushroom sauce. It looked like a can of cream of mushroom soup with mushrooms added to it. It was nasty. The mashed potatoes were instant mashed potatoes with added garlic and they were cold and tasted just as bad. When we told the manager that the food wasn't good and had no flavor. We were told very rudely that, "We were free to go." Who treats people like that. And who serves frozen prepattied hamburger patties for hamburger steak?

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Ambiance! Piano was lovely! Food was excellent. .

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We chose Bistro 190 from a Groupon offered and the value was fabulous. We bought two steak dinners and they were delicious. We then added a great martini (thanks Brittany!) and desert - my husband had the coconut cake which he loved and I had the orange peel-infused creme brulee, which was beyond delicious. We would go back in a heartbeat, and since we were there at 8pm, and on a Thursday, the place was intimate, quiet and lovely. The only thing missing was the piano playing we'd heard about, but the food more than made up for that!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We absolutely loved finding this spot! From walking in the doors, our waitress, food and leaving it was great. We found this randomly and it was a wonderful experience. Our steaks were actually cooked to our order, appetizers were great. Honestly the best experience in a while eating out. And desserts are to die for. The creme brulee...hands down the best!!!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

We had the best meal! Thank you for making my father‘s birthday dinner extra special.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

server was great! and the food was to die for. I can't believe we found this gem on our last night in Tennessee we are definitely coming back!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Bistro 109 was a great find. The food was outstanding. Service was excellent and the location was convenient to both Sevierville and Pigeon Forge.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

I was a bit annoyed we made a reservation and they gave us a horrible table by the door . It was 20 ish degrees out so every time the door opened we got blasted with cold air! That table should NOT exist! Our 1st night in town after a long trip. Not happy

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Best dinning in Gatlinburg and pigeon forge that is not a chain restaurant!

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We found the restaurant using OpenTable, and made the reservation. When we arrived, the place was empty, save a couple of folks at the bar. Service was acceptable: just as expected, but not particularly strong either. The bread and pesto provided were excellent. The goat cheese appetizer and tomato jam was AMAZING! Get it. It was fabulous, and enough to share. The entrees were good, but not outstanding. Our table had the scallops (seared well, but a bit underdone), and the veal (the better option). Sides were so-so. The bill wasn't bad for a date, though.

Go for appetizers and drinks, and it's a great place. Choose someplace stronger for a nice dinner.

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2.0Dined on November 28, 2017

We saw some good reviews about this restaurant and like to eat at locally-owned restaurants, especially when we travel. However, the reviews did not match the meal. Started with the cheese plate which consisted of 9 slices of various Cracker Barrel cheese, a scoop of goat cheese, some fruit that obviously was cut much earlier, and a small cup of plain pimento olives you'd buy at the grocery store. Not worth $10. Meal wasn't much better. We both had the trout, which came in a generous serving. However, overcooked and no seasoning. Crab meat stuffing was bland. But the real kicker was the side dishes -- canned green beans and boxed cous cous. That's right, the same stuff you'd buy at the grocery store. Literally -- THE-SAME-STUFF. Service was very good and attentive. Wine list was interesting and we liked that it made suggested dinner pairings. However, this meal could have been cooked at home for 3/4 of the price! If you do go, do what we heard other diners doing -- using a coupon from one of those group websites. However, we heard them also discussing the canned green beans.

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3.0Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was good. We used a Groupon which gave us $80 meal for 2 for $50. I don't feel the meal would have been worth the full price. Even though we were some of the earliest diners, the only appetizer we wanted, was out. Ambiance, service was above average but I do feel it wasn't worth the full price

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Bistro 109 was one of the best fine dining experiences I’ve ever had. Our server Issac was amazing and upon arrival I was Greeted by name. The service was stellar and I would Recommend this place to anyone! Definitely 5 stars! I have Not one bad thing to say nor would I recommend any change! The next time I go Back to Tennessee I will Definitely be making reservations again.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Regards;
Wanted to thank the staff for another great experience. It was my third visit and your doing a great job with keeping the standard.
Lyn Wofford introduced me to the restaurant and also has enjoyed.
See you again,
Gordon E. Hoover 2

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1.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Terrible service and food was over priced. Green beans out of a can, and minced chicken meat. Would not recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal or date. Just awful.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

We are from out of town and we’re excitrd to find a good local non-chain restaurant. The menu is large and varied with many exciting dishes. We’ll go back before we return home.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Really surprised at the quality and value of the food. I would eat here again in a heartbeat. One of the best places I’ve eaten in this area.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Our first time there, was very quiet, food quality excellent, a tad pricey but worth it! Will certainy visit them again when we're in the area.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We were in town for a couples trip, and we decided to give this off-the-beaten-path place a try. SO GLAD we did! Ambiance is romantic. Soft piano music. Impressively stocked bar. Impeccable service. And the food... oh my... We had goat cheese balls with tomato jam for an appetizer, and it was so rich, creamy, and just the right size for each of us to have a quick bite before our entrees. And the entrees... My husband had one of the best ribeyes either of us have ever tried. I had the sundried tomato pesto pasta with chicken. It was so fresh and delicious! I'm craving it now just thinking about it. The desserts were also out of this world. This is a hidden gem. We're already planning another trip to the Smokies and can't wait to eat here again!

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dining at this location. The staff was very friendly and made us feel at home.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Great place to eat. The food was really really good. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Where do I begin? First we were running tardy but when we walked in the host immediately recognized us and took us to a black linen tableclothed table. Very intimate, there was a pianist playing both classics and modern music. The wine list gave suggestions for food pairings. The servers were dressed business casual not stuff, so it was good for a casual or fine dining experience.

The server was very accommodating and carried himself as a manager.

Appetizers: frog legs with a sweet chili sauce and fried goat cheese with tomato jam (4 balls the size of tennis balls)

Entrees: roast duck breast with maple syrup glaze, garden veggies, and couscous; as well as Lamb chops with a berry sauce garden veggies and couscous. Our server stated the menu was all of their best selling items throughout 11 years of service.

I had a Malbec and we denied dessert due to being so incredibly full.

The decor was amazing and the restaurant/bathrooms were clean. Chairs could be updated but it was no deterrent.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We had an excellent experience at Bistro 109 for our 2nd anniversary. We were immediately greeted and they recognized our reservation right away and offered us seating options. We chose to sit near the pianist which was a wonderful addition to the dining experience. Our server Isaac was fantastic and took care of us at all times. The ambience was romantic, the music was great, and the food was delicious and well worth the money! The prices were very reasonable as well, a much better bargain than any other place in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg! Highly recommend!

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