Easy Bistro

4.5
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1211 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Chattanooga meets Old World comfort food. Easy offers the best of French Bistro dining: delicious yet affordable, stylish yet friendly. No fussy meals here, just perfectly prepared steaks, fresh seafood, roast chicken, authentic Raw Bar oysters and more. All served in the dramatic urban interior of a century-old building that was the world's first Coca-Cola bottling plant. Liquors infused with unique flavors by our bar staff are used to create one of a kind cocktails. The wine list highlights reds and whites that showcase both traditional quality and new taste trends. The private dining room is perfect for business or social events. One block from the Tennessee Aquarium, Easy Bistro & Bar is Chattanooga's perfect night out downtown. Want a meal to enjoy and remember with loved ones? The choice is Easy. Open for dinner every day, brunch Saturday and Sunday.

James Beard Awards Semifinalist 2016 & 2017 - Best Chef: Southeast
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(423) 266-1121
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Erik Niel
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Catering
Easy Bistro & Bar offers custom designed off-premise catering menus for all sized events ranging from small take-away luncheons to large wedding and corporate parties. We also offer custom designed cocktail and wine parties with our creative and talented Bar staff.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Aquarium Way
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Parking details
We offer valet parking 7 nights a week and for Saturday & Sunday Brunch.
There are also several public parking lots and on street parking in the area.
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Public transit
Easy Bistro & Bar is located just outside the Chattanooga Downtown Electric Shuttle Terminal. If you ride the shuttle simply walk out of the tunnel to Broad Street and take a left.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KM
Nashville
14 reviews
Reviewed on November 23, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great drinks and oysters! A great place to go in the afternoon and evening. Beautiful restaurant and bar!

d
Washington DC
90 reviews
Reviewed on November 4, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

great food, great beer, great location, fun place.

DD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed on October 8, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

always good. service exceptional. go there all the time.

FC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic environment and service...this is a must visit in Chattanooga. Love it more every time I dine there!

E
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The squash soup was delicious as was the black grouper. Creme brûlée was so good.

h
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a family with 2 generations of food allergies. GF, DF, Beef & Nightshade. They worked hard to sort menu options & switches and cater to us. One family member show up late and they still got us all served dinner at same time. They were amazing. Food was a unique fun foodie delicious experience. Very happy with our dinner. Our waiter Mario was awesome! Highly recommend!

F
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A happy surprise! My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Easy Bistro before attending a concert at the Tivoli. It was nice to be able to walk from our hotel to the restaurant, then on to the concert. We did not expect much from a location on the tourist strip, but we were delighted by the food, service and atmosphere.
Great selection of oysters, delicious and creative salad followed by an amazing snapper selection. The chicken fried mushroom is a must try option if you’re a mushroom fan and may convert those who aren’t.
We did not have room for dessert.
The restaurant does a nice job of marrying old and new architectural accents which results in a cool, modern vibe. They were not busy while we were there so noise was not an issue, but with high ceilings and hard floors it might be loud on a busy night. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and the meal was well paced.

S
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Po Boy brisket sandwich.

FC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and upscale atmosphere - a definite return spot. EXCELLENT

LS
St. Louis
80 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink. The pork chop was excellent and the salami choices were awesome

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing meal with excellent service from Rylan. He made good wine suggestions and was prompt with the service. Would go again when next in town.

JT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Easy never fails for a wonderful dining experience!

MK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with modern ambiance. We had the warm olives and sourdough with our cocktails —perfect! The brisket with mashed potatoes and green beans was yummy, followed by a fabulous Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding!

OT
E. Tennessee
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty but tried a little too hard with weird plating. It’s a very nice restaurant and really the food was delicious. It is a bit $$.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat hear before go to the symphony in Chattanooga. It never dissapoints!!!!

NR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I met here for lunch and ended up staying for almost 3 hours. The food and service were superb!

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the easy bistro for date night ! Always a great meal with great service. Christian is always a great waiter

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had an enjoyable meal here. food and service were excellent. valet parking cost less than the public lot across the street.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly service.

BC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took my wife to Easy Bistro for her birthday and were treated to a wonderful dinner! Everything we tried was excellent. The oysters were fresh and our meals were cooked perfectly. I can see why the chef has been a James Beard Award finalist multiple times. He knows what combinations to use in the kitchen! Very cool ambiance with high ceilings and dark walls. Any special occasion would be worth it to celebrate here!

JP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watermelon gazpacho was amazing , oysters were great. A bit noisy, as I have a high frequency hearing loss

HW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They treated us so sweet on our anniversary! Complimentary toast and appetizer and amazing food and service!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great is experience but slow on the food delivery. Waiter was great! Awesome food

m
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

how many times can i give this place 5 stars? when you go - you must request christian, his service is above and beyond every time!

W
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

In town for Moon River. Food and service was outstanding. Isn’t cheap but was really good.

JJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent anniversary dinner, the service was amazing and the food was out of this world. Easy Bistro has accomplished walking the line between fine dinning and casual fare, and they do it brilliantly.

v
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute perfect steak. Melt in your mouth tender. We started with the oysters and gnocchi. Both were super tasty. We moved on to the steak frites. Perfect! We both opted for medium and they were cooked perfectly. The herb butter. The fries. All amazing.

Drinks. I highly recommend the Ward 8. Strong but refreshing.

The services was incredible. It was my wife’s birthday. They gave us a signed cars. They went out of their way to give us a few surprises from the kitchen. If the chef was showing off they did a great job. We had Chris as our server and Mike I believe was one of the owners or a manager. Both were insanely nice. Just really nice people. We enjoyed talking to them.

Overall it t was one of th best meals we’ve had in a long time. We’ll be back for sure.

M
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place except for the noise level is too load and chairs aren’t very comfortable unless you sit on the couches in the bar area, which we did.

KJ
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is excellent, the service was excellent, and the food is absolutely stunning. To start, I highly recommend the 'Charred Okra,' it's a perfect balance of salt and acidity. I also enjoyed the 'gnocchi a la Parisienne,' the play on textures and the combination of flavors was unexpected and tempted me to order a second serving. For my main course, I selected the 'Shrimp & Grits,' again the combination of flavors entertained my palate, and I found it to be savory, fresh and slightly smoky. In closing, my waiter(Manu) was attentive and made excellent recommendations, and I will plan to visit this restaurant when I travel from Atlanta to Nashville.

DD
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch isn't always the best measure of a restaurant's potential. Based upon our meals, I feel compelled to come back for dinner next time I'm in Chattanooga. James Beard nominated is enough of a reason to try a chef/restaurant once, but the food here definitely will command a repeat visit.

We had oysters (3 varieties, expertly prepared) which were very reasonably priced, classic brunch fare of Eggs Benedict and a side of potatoes and the scrambled eggs bacon and toast. Simple fare but perfectly executed with depth of flavour, texture and very pleasing, but not overdone presentation.

The venue, the first Coca-Cola bottling plant is French Bistro meets industrial and it's such a welcoming design.

Service was great! Our server was attentive but not overbearing. She was personable and welcoming and anticipated our needs and met them before we ever noticed. All in all I give Easy Bistro a big ole 5 stars and am enthusiastically looking forward to my next visit.

FM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Okra dish was excellent. The mussels and chicken were a little too subtle- needed a bit more flavor. Bread pudding was amazing!

OT
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were four visitors from 4 different major cities in the US. Found Easy Bistro through Trip Advisor and OpenTable. Service and food were great. It's a very pretty restaurant as well. We couldn't have been more pleased with our selection. The only problem is that I live in Chicago and can't go back frequently!

OT
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Cute place, good cocktail list, friendly bar staff. Could not seat us on time for our reservation despite multiple available tables. Inattentive service. Weak coffee. Bland food. Half of our orders came out cold and when we FINALLY got the servers attention to send it back it came out cold again.

EB
Jacksonville
614 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had dinner at Easy Bistro while visiting Chattanooga. The watermelon gazpacho with shrimp salad was one of the best soups we have had and we enjoyed the short ribs and mouses fries entrees as well. The bourbon bread pudding and cappacinos made a nice dessert. Lily provided expert service throughout.

NW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I could not have had a better experience. It was our anniversary and our waitress BB was extremely knowledgeable of all the food that she brought us, and gave us a great service experience. Erik Neal and his staff are to be commended for having such a beautiful restaurant and a staff to back him up. Thank you again Easy Bistro for a wonderful meal.

F
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had to wait over 30min for a table already reserved for 2, but they were kind enough to comp us an appetizer & dessert, which with both delicious. Great oysters. I highly recommend despite the mild inconvenience.

S
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal was well prepared and service was great.

OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Sunday brunch. Nothing but good things to say about the place. Excellent food, great service, quite even at Sunday brunch with lots of folks eating there.

s
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

my third time here and it has changed over the past three years. it took 23 minutes to get a bottle of beer. the restaurant was very loud, as was the music. my date and i couldnt carry on a conversation. our steaks came out cold, to the point that the butter on top would not melt. seems like the beef tartare portion is much smaller than i remember. food was, indeed, good. will i go back? maybe. i probably wouldnt recommend this place anymore though.

R
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place with great service and food. Well done.

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