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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (26)
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Notable Wine List (18)
Business Meals (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
People Watching (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing (we loved the grilled oysters and grouper entree especially!), the service very consistent and helpful. A great overall dining experience for sure!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 2 days ago

Oysters were a fabulous selection! Service was great, thanks Chris L! Interior is formal but feels casual, hard surfaces make it a bit loud. Cocktail menu offers unusual flavor pairings, a nice treat hard to find. Menu is complex and plated exquisitely, but there is more focus on innovation & styling than satisfaction from a plate. The seasonal green salad (bibb, asparagus, celery, etc) was the star of the meal, as the other dishes were just slightly unbalanced. I could have used a salt shaker on the table. Filet wasn't a medallion, but was crusted beautifully; the steak sauce plated under was too aromatic. Tuna steak served extra rare--a beautiful consistent 1/8" light gray ring, but left a want for a golden sear. Plated with blood orange, black garlic, cashew & fennel...none of these substantial enough to act as a side. Interesting plate, but not particularly satisfying. We chose cocktails over wine, but the wine list is extensive and award winning. Opted out of dessert when the other dishes were less than extraordinary; we rounded out with a $160 tab before tip (2 cocktails, 1 beer, salad, steak tartare, 2 entrees). A nice meal for a special occasion, but left us foodies wanting for more.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good but my steak initially came out medium rare when I ordered medium well. The food took so long I was too hungry to care. I was going to eat my sides and take the steak home to cook for lunch the next day. However, the waiter noticed the discrepancy and got me a new really great tasting steak. The doneness was uneven though. If cooked properly, this would have been a great dish.

Before we got our meal a waitress came by and put food on our table. My meal was wrong so my fiancé didn’t touch his meal until we figured out what was going on. Another random waiter came by and asked if he could take our plates. What? He took the plates from us and took them to another table. He didn’t bother to ask if we had ate any of it, sneezed on it, yikes! We didn’t but I would have not accepted food from someone else’s table.

Also while we’re waiting for my steak our waiter commented that he wouldn’t take our appetizer since we were still waiting on the entree. Thanks? We were still eating it.

Bad experience compared to the first time I went here. The food is good if prepared right but the service is subpar compared to the food.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 4 days ago

We wanted to go somewhere special for Valentines Day so we drove to Chattanooga. We have eaten at Easy Bistro before and we’re really impressed. The meals were great but it was the service that made the night for us. Our waiter was so professional and seemed to really care about our food and our comfort.
Our only compliant was that the table was very tiny and the music loud and intrusive to a nice romantic dinner.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 4 days ago

As has typically been the case, our recent experience at Easy Bistro was delightful. Excellent, friendly service combined with creative and most tasty cuisine, enhanced by a good selection of adult beverages made for an outstanding Valentine's evening for me and my wife.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice place, brisk service, good food, dimly lit with what seems to be an active bar crowd.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was terrific and the food was very good. We ate brunch with friends. We ordered just about everything in the brunch menu, and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This place was awesome on all aspects. Food quality, creative menu, service were all excellent. The duck pastrami appetizer was fantastic. Duck confit, PEI and James River oysters all perfect. Ask for B.B. to be your server. She is great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were seated promptly at the tables along the back wall. We were so close to other diners however that it was hard to have your own conversation for hearing all of their conversations. The servers also had to stand in between the tables putting their backsides awkwardly inches from your food and drink. Otherwise, we enjoyed the meal tremendously. My husband had the steak frites with fries and I had the brisket with crushed potatoes. Both were beautifully presented and delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. Took my daughter for dinner. Hard to beat anywhere

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service were OK, certainly not bad, but the noise level was ridiculous. Also, the lighting is dreadful, one cannot read the menu without a flashlight. Perhaps this is the "mood" they are going for but its not very practical.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First class service and food. Creative menu and execution. Favors with a "wow."

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went here on a recommendation from a local. We found the food to be delicious ~ not exactly what I was expecting. It was more comfort food, a little heavy, but the portions were smaller and the salads were a nice accompaniment. It's a lovely room. Enjoyable evening all around.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Best brunch in Chattanooga, always have a great experience, eggs norwegian is so incredable tha my eyes roll back into my head every time a take a bite. Excellent chef ,kitchen and service, It reminds me of Brennen's in the french quarter, maybe better!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent as always! Erik and his team kill it everytime!

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the southeast.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Incredible dinner. Service was the best ever. And they even had all the servers sign a birthday card to have at the table for my gf. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I’m 63 years old and traveled on business extensively. This was one of the best meals I have ever had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It was great service!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Easy. Chief Eric is one of the best anywhere. Do yourself a favor if you love food eat here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have dined here on several occasions. Always happy with the experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there for NYE. Everything was fantastic. They have a kids menu and our little ones loved the experience.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Easy Bistro starting with 2 delicious starters: artichoke and crab dip and duck and sweet potato spread. My squash soup was absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended. Shrimp and grits were good, but I have had better, the reason for only 4 stars for the food, but daughter's mussels were a marvel.
Our server was extremely helpful, describing the food choices and answering questions.
Only criticism was the noise level - definitely LOUD!! So, not a romantic getaway or even an appropriate selection for conversation but a fun place with an interesting and delightful menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was divine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We always love our experience at Easy Bistro. We travel to get here & are always welcome as soon as we cross thru the door. Chef Erik’s menu is on point. Cocktails & wine list to match. We always have our kids with us & they love it as much as we do. We’re thankful to have found this gem in Chattanooga!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Shrimp and grits are awesome!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great experience

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The fried chicken sandwich was excellent. And the breaded pudding was the best in town.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I'm local and regrettably don't think about dinnerEasy Bistro enough!!
My husband, myself and another couple had a fabulous dinner! Everything from the cocktails, the appetizers and our main course....OUTSTANDING!
We decided that it would be our "go to" from now on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always enjoys our visits to Easy Bistro. Very creative menu. Love it. I have pix but have given up trying to upload. They are within suggested range.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is one of our favorite local restaurants. The brisket is awesome and there are always wonderful surprises too. Excellent choice wines and great bar! Service is always first class!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Love this place!!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

One of my favourite restaurants in downtown Chattanooga. Tonight the service was a little slow - but we had raw oysters - fresh, and tartare - tasty, but under portioned compared to previous experiences. The steaks and block sirloin were cooked perfectly. The sides were excellent with the exception of frites that were slightly overlooked. Enjoyable time and a great downtown location.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Hostess made us feel very welcome and we were seated in a good location within the restaurant. Server very knowledgeable about menu and described each dish to us in detail making us want all of items on menu. Presentation most appealing and food was delicious. Staff knew were were going to the show at the Tivoli and mad sure we had adequate time. Lovely evening!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our service. Excellent in all aspects!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Third time visiting over the last couple years... it was fantastic as usual :)

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Benedict Norwegian was awesome

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We LOVE Easy Bistro and dine there whenever we are in Chattanooga. Their food is first rate; we especially like their oysters with Mignonette sauce. We lucked out as our last visit was on a Thursday and Blue points were just 50 cents!!! I won't tell you how many we ate, but we did save room for the duck confit, which was luscious! They have a great selection of wine, well-curated, and not the "same old" stuff you find most places.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great mussels!!! Steak was very very good. Loved the scallops. The fall squash soup was spectacular. BRING BACK THE PORK CHOPS!!!!!! They were out of this world....

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have had a chance to dine here on my previous business trips to the area. The food (I love their shrimp and grits), cocktails and service never disappoint!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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