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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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
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Business Meals (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Romantic (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
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Cozy (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

One of the best restaurants in the southeast.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5, 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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·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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·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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·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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·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 17, 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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 (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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·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 4, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really cute restaurant. Upscale feel. Was recommended as a great gluten free option, but our waitress couldn't give us any information on gluten free options on the brunch menu. She confidently answered 4-5 questions regarding the menu having gluten vs not having gluten and had to come back to tell us the opposite answer later. It's fine not to know - but willingness to ask the kitchen is important, even if it takes time. Meal ended up being outstanding once we figured out what was and wasn't safe for my dad to eat, would absolutely go again. Just double check if you have any food allergies. Amazing location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great experience at Easy. We go here every week for brunch. The food is always outstanding, and the service is excellent. I highly recommend the pastry assortment. Best biscuit EVER. The other pastries are always to die for as well.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

Absolutely love this place! The food is always outstanding no matter what you order. The chef is on point every visit. There is never a wrong choice when choosing your meal. The service is always great as well as the ambiance is very calm and relaxing. One of my top five favorites in Chattanooga!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was great! It was a little loud for us.

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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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