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About Bistro 109
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.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday; 11:00 am till at least 9:00 pm.
Forks of The River Parkway/ Dolly Parton Parkway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Street park and mulit parking areas around the resturant
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.
Private Party Contact:
Dustin Manning: (865) 453-8899
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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Bistro 109 Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
We are local and this place has great atmosphere and wonderful food. However they need serious work on the service. I have actually privately contacted the manager in the past about the poor service here and seemingly inexperienced staff. We went back a few nights ago hoping things have changed and sadly not. It was fairly busy and we were seated for some time without anyone coming over to our table. The manager was chatting with personal friends who were eating there and the girl working there seemed to have no clue what she was doing and totally flustered. As far as I saw she was the only server there being assisted occasionally by the manager. Finally the girl came over to us and asked to take drink orders. We saw the writing on the wall so we placed our entire order. Salads, followed by steaks.
First she came back because she forgot how I wanted my steak cooked. No big deal. Never brought any bread so finally the manager asked if we would like bread. Few minutes later she came out with our steaks. I asked what about our salads? She said "oh you didn't get them?" (Our table was empty sans water and she is the only server) so she gave us the steaks and went to the kitchen and grabbed salads. Nice girl just seemed very unsure of what was going on. I'm disappointed because this place is very close to our house and we love running there for dinner because we love the atmosphere and they really do have very good food. But the service issues really ruin it. I won't even go into last time we were there it was horrible (again the server not the food) for me to contact a manager which I have never done before I felt it was in their best interest to be aware. They need to hire more experienced help and perhaps Have more than one person serving.
Wonderful experience, great food and quite ambiance to be able to talk with your partner. Another nice touch was the gentleman playing the piano. Again at a volume you could talk and still enjoy the music. This was a welcome find for a fine dining experience away from the madness of most of the eateries in the area. If you like a well prepared dinner in a upscale setting this is for you!
We really enjoyed our evening at Bistro 109. The food was great and the service friendly and attentive. After our meal we spent some time at the bar enjoying the live piano playing and interaction with fellow diners. A fun, enjoyable evening was had by all.
We sat at a table next to people eating fish and it was a pretty strong fish smell and I hate fish. We have eaten there before and this is the first time this happened. This was also the first time we heard the live piano music. The pianist was very good, but was quite loud for the small room and made it hard to communicate. The food was very good and we went with a Groupon and we will definitely go back.
This was our first time to have a party at the Bistro 109 . The whole thing from start to finish
was the best experience I have ever had. I was so stressed about trying to pull off this surprise
party then at the last minute I found out that I couldn't bake the cake. I called the Bistro and
asked if they made cakes, the nice gentlemen on the phone said yes no problem. I told him
the cake had to be the most chocolate cake they could make. When they brought out the cake
and Harrell blew out the candles the owner asked me if the cake was to my satisfaction because
they put in 62 regular size hershey candy bars plus other chocolate. I was overwhelmed with how it was their top priority that all our needs were met. The best place to go when you're in town and if you live here in town you can still have a great experience
Really bad service.. waiter checked on us maybe every 15 minutes. Never once came to ask us how our dinner was after he brought it. Got our appetizers wrong (after I mentioned to my wife I bet he screws something up since he didn't write anything down). Food wasn't great at all. They claim to be upscale dining..not close. I would compare the food experience to a coney island or big boy restaurant.
There were several other tables complaining about their service and food when we were there as well. I would stay far away from this place.
Interesting, cozy spot. Loved the exposed brick. Service was slow and uneven (and she over-apologized for it), cocktails were unimpressive. Good rolls and kale olive oil, duck was a bit tough but tasty; pesto and sun dried tomato pesto pastas were yummy. Large portions!
We used a Groupon. The food was just okay. Would not have liked to pay the full price. Ambiance was good. Quiet, but there were only two other tables occupied. Based on the recommendation we received, I would have expected the food to be better. Wasn't bad, just average. Salad and appetizer were above average though. We would probably go back and give them another chance.
I almost canceled our reservation after reading some of the reviews. I am glad I did not. Everyone in our party really enjoyed it. Yes, the seats and carpet were worn, but we did not agree with any of the other negative comments. The food was good and my sister (whose birthday we were celebrating) and I were especially impressed that our server, Isaac, could answer in detail my question whether the black bean burger contained cheese as a binder. So, so many servers can't and must confer with the kitchen. Regarding the prices, we felt that it was quite reasonably priced and the portions were generous. Our server was especially good with the kids in the group. He didn't pander to them and he addressed their questions and comments with respect. We did heed the advice in comments to not order steak (I am vegan, but the rest of our party of 12 are not) so I cannot comment on this. Overall, my advice is to give it a try! It would be a shame to stay away based on some of the reviews here. BTW, someone at another table came in with a Groupon and (because of the reviews) I was hyper alert to how they interacted with the table. All seemed fine.
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