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About Easy Bistro

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

203 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Aquarium Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 266-1121

Website:
http://www.easybistro.com/

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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Erik Niel

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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Easy Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Romantic (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (8)
Great Beer (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
People Watching (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
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Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We have enjoyed Easy Bistro several time - for dinner and brunch. Always excellent service, quality food, and nice ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was so dark at the table it took a flashlight to see the menu. Some menu items were not available. Extremely noisy. Cocktail was in the smallest glass I have ever seen

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·Dined 7 days ago

I was in Chattanooga and wanted an authentically crafted dinner and a nice glass of wine. Easy Bistro was all of that and more. The service was perfect -- there when I needed them, but not hovering or obtrusive. I was treated to an on-the-house aperitif called and Apple Shrug, followed by and amuse buche of butternut squash purée with a delicious dust of seasoning. I ordered a few oysters to get started, then had the duck confit, which was amazing. I look forward to my next trip to Chattanooga and another memorable meal at Easy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant is one of my favorites. I take visitors, friends and family here to have an interesting and flavorful meal. The service, atmosphere and menu insure a lovely meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

An out of town getaway weekend. Easy Bistro was a good choice for this mature couple. Bravo to this well conceived and executed establishment. Bon Appetite!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I always enjoy the food here. It is always tasty and the seafood is excellent. You can tell the effort that is put into selection and preparation. My only problem is the noise level. Sound echos off the cement walls and it gets very loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

great ambience.. moules frites were excellent. kids menu options a but limited. green salad nice but dull, beet salad missed the mark. service excellent. would definitely return!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my second ever visit based on how good it was last year. Brought a new friend with me this time. Delighted to say it has only got better. Service was absolutely perfect, attentive but not intrusive. Once again their food was delicious and the drink menu is brilliant. we were both able to find exactly what we wanted.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is great!!! Mussels are incredible!!!

Steaks and scallops were fantastic.

Martinis 🍸 are tiny. Served in a cordial after dinner drink glass. Other drinks are very liberally served.

Wines are very nice by glass & good selections.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have to say this was a very good experience. We visit easy bistro often. This time by far was the best yet. Our server was so very personable and super fun in explaining our appetizer. We look forward to going again to enjoy our time together.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great date night. Cocktails, wine, oysters, scallop ceviche, scallop entree, steak frites, cookie and ice cream dessert - all fantastic!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Day of reservation, midweek. Seated on time, nice reuse of building downtown. Well presented oysters, delicious scallops, good drinks. Server regularly disappeared for 10-20 minutes increments, despite having a single other table. Server left ticket/tab at table and I put my card down before he walked away and he kept on walking, taking 20+ minutes before returning to pick it up, citing, "a mix up at the bar." Yet, in that 20+ minutes I'd seen him in the back fiddling about, in and out of the dining floor, and return to his single other table multiple times. Thankfully, a nice other server or busser did stop by to speak with me several times, since at least he noticed how poorly the server was attending his only other customer.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent! My favs, the oysters, the smoked salmon mousse, the brisket, mmmmm. The high ceilings caused a bit of an echo . I will for sure go back when in Chattanooga.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very impressed!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall, we enjoyed the experience. Great service, great bar, decent food. But our reservation table was a joke. Don't sit everyone then chap the people that planned ahead.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall it was just an okay experience. Overall I think it tries to be more than what it really needs or can be. The cornbread and biscuit starter, for the price, should have been warm but instead both were served cold. The biscuit had a pepper flavor to it and it threw the whole taste experience off. The large slice of cornbread, served almost like it had been refrigerated, was disappointing to say the least. The shrimp & grits were quite tasty bt the NY Strip, which I ordered medium, was served medium very-well with no pink to be found. The Smore's dessert is a 2 inch thick chocolate goo with melted marshmallows and a flavored cookie. I asked for a soft drink and had to wait a very long time for it. When I asked the waiter if he had forgotten about it he stated he had the glass ready but had to wait on someone else to actually pour the drink into the glass. Shortly thereafter a young lady did come over with the bottle of Sprite, poured the glass, and then left but took the bottle with her. Very confusing why a bottle of wine gets left at the table but a 12oz bottle of Sprite does not. One starter, two entrees, two desserts, one Sprite, and tap water totalled just under $90. While the architecture of the building is nice the food, not the experience, live up to the hype.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Menu was weak. They tried too hard in parts (gnocchi) and not enough in others (intentionally room temperature Swedish meatballs). Loved them last time. Very turned off this time.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The noise level is a little high. I could barely hear my husband talk. We were there for date night. Don’t recommend the bistro for romantic night out. The food is good. I hear the oysters are great.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great service, great food, great location, clean, love the oyster night special

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

had a lovely dinner and food was all outstanding. My wife has celiac so GF was important and they were very accommodating - she was able to eat whatever she wanted and they were very clear and communicative and set her up with an amazing meal!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was excellent. Very good service. The chicken entree was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food is fresh and much is local. Enjoyed the fresh mushrooms. Our server was very knowledgeable with the menu and wine list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I have eaten at Easy Bistro many times, and the food is always good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent mussels....probably the best in town. Steaks and fish were excellent

Tags: Organic, Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Easy is one of our perennial favorites and we're never disappointed. We brought a NY winery owner as our guest this time and he was extremely happy with the food, wine and service. The weather was wonderful and we had a delightful table outside to enjoy the nighttime sights and sounds of downtown Chattanooga. Our server Robin was really knowledgeable not just of the food menu but also of the wine list and pairings. It's obvious a lot of time goes into staff training. A imminently memorable evening--isn't that what a great restaurant should offer?

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Shrimp and grits were fabulous. The cocktails were very interesting and delicious. Great service and great food presentation.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I am NEVER disappointed when we eat at Easy Bistro. I think each time we go the food I eat is the BEST thing I have ever tasted. Because the menu changes I almost never get the same thing twice (which worried me at first since I am a creature of habit). We love to try the different cocktails (another changing menu)-haven't had a bad one yet. This is our favorite date restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

A perfect eating venue with knowledgeable servers who care, great cocktails, food choices and ambience. Can eat at the expansive bar and have snacks.
My favorite Chattanooga restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As usual, we had a very enjoyable experience, the foodand staff were great!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great dinner on our first night in Chattanooga. The meal choices were very unique. Service was wonderful and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great location and welcoming staff in an urban-like setting. The service is attentive and friendly. The menu is diverse and the food was fresh and tasty. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I visited East Bistro TWICE in the same week because it was just that good! The first trip was the day after my wedding and the staff made the evening very special as we started our honeymoon. We enjoyed it so much we brought friends with us to end the honeymoon a week later.

My favorite dish for my second trip was the heirloom tomato soup. It tasted like tomato soup with a grilled cheese in it! Absolutely delicious.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and service. Seated promptly (had reservation) and was greeted by wait staff almost immediately. Very busy due to a race downtown. Restaurant was able to handle throughput with ease. Food arrived and was delicious--try the mussels! Meal was excellent and value was worth the $. Big shout out to valet staff who parked/ retrieved car right on time despite heavy traffic/parking issues due to race--thanks guys! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fabulous, as usual!! Very good experience everytime we visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Mussels were excellent as was triggerfish. Martinis are very small. Service was great as waitress was knowledgeable and professional and courteous.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Awesome. You will not be disappointed.

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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Interesting architecture, Noisy inside, outstanding food, Service ok

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We made a reservation at Easy Bistro on the recommendation of the Dwell Hotel, where we were staying at the start of our honeymoon.

The cocktails and food were phenomenal! The staff all signed a card that said congratulations, which was super special.

Save room for the bread pudding, the crispy bits on the top were amazing.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food and service were excellent and worth the wait at the door, even with a reservation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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