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About Knox Mason
Knox Mason is a full service restaurant and bar located on the historic 100 Block of Gay St. in downtown Knoxville. Chef Matt Gallaher’s seasonally focused menu changes regularly and features the finest Southern products available. Hyper-local Southern staples such as Benton’s Bacon, Riverplains Farm Eggs and Cruze Farm Buttermilk take their place alongside Arbequena Olive Oil from Texas, Bourbon Barrel Smoked Paprika from Kentucky and Olive and Sinclair Chocolate from Nashville to round out the modern Southern Pantry. Familiar fare is recast to reflect the 21st Century in spirited Southern dishes such as Fresh Pork Rinds with Bourbon Barrel Smoked Paprika and Tennessee Sunshine Hot Sauce and Tennessee Derby Pie with Olive and Sinclair Chocolate, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Muddy Pond Sorghum Mousse and Whipped Cream.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
Knox Mason Ratings and Reviews
My boyfriend and I ate here for New Years Eve dinner. I’ve been to Knox Mason before and enjoyed the food, but the five course NYE menu was absolutely stellar. I was impressed by the consistency of the dishes between tables and even more impressed that a three person kitchen was cranking out all the food so quickly and consistently. This is a fantastic little place to eat in Knoxville!
New Year's Eve dinner consisted of a 5-course meal. Everything was delicious! The wait staff and bartender were on the ball. However, we expected this special evening to be a bit more special. The evening started with a menu describing what we were about to enjoy. The courses were paired with different wines. The waitress took the menus, but we didn't care because we were sure they would deliver the course with a description of what it was and why the wine paired so well with the flavors. Nope, that didn't happen. One course served. Before everyone finished that, the next course served. At one point my daughter had three drinks in front of her. We tried to slow down the rushed service, but it didn't work. We finished that meal in 45 minutes. It was rushed, it was uncomfortable, it was very expensive. I left a private message on their Facebook page because I didn't want to leave a bad review. I never heard back from them. We love this restaurant, but we are extremely disappointed. Probably won't go back for a while.
Tasty cocktails, wonderful appetizer, unique salads and great entree.Our group of 4 tried the ham/potato puffs and the pimento cheese appetizers, the trout special, pork steak and springer chicken for entrees. We each had a different salad from the menu and all were very good. We didn’t have room for dessert. Service was excellent. I wish there was a little more room in the building- seating was a little too close with the adjoining tables. But we had a lovely meal and all around experience.
It is a small, quirky place, with outstanding food and service, and darn good cocktails. The Smoked Springer Mountain Chicken Breast is one of the best dishes we have ever had anywhere, at any price. I wish we lived closer, but if you live nearby, run don't walk. Just make a res first.
Knox Mason never fails to delight. Everything is perfectly prepared, the nightly fish special is usually my choice and I am never disappointed. Service is beyond reproach; the servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Manager always stops to check on our meal. Great bartender also.
Knox mason’s menu had a great selection, and everything we tried was very good. I’d go back just for the pimento cheese appetizer with beer bread the awesome house-made pickles!
Both the vegetable panzanella and smoked chicken entrees were delicious, with generous but not overwhelming portions.
As this was my first visit, I wasn’t sure what to expect for the ambience - it wasn’t quite as intimate as I’d expected for a date night, but seems like a fun place to go with a bit larger group. But I’d definitely go back for the food, especially for a dinner with friends or family.
Food was just OK. You can do better elsewhere in the area for the same prices. Eating area was VERY cramped - didn’t much care for the ambiance. I had the Filet, and she had the Chicken breast. Chicken was very moist, and steak was well prepared. Cocktail menu was nice, salad was great, as was the appetizer.
I just didn’t think the flavor pairings on the main dishes were that exciting. I guess my expectations were too high.
Food at best was mediocre. Had special for Wednesday Served a biscuit with nothing to put on it. When I asked for butter or something to go on the biscuit. I was given something, not sure what it was and the charged me .50 for the butter concoction. Table next to us got the catfish which was twice the size of the catfish my wife had. Would not go back
Second visit to this restaurant. We made reservations, but they were not able to fulfill them. Disappointing, but the staff more than made up for it in other accommodations. The host and wait staff were excellent. Food was very good. It's a noisy place when it's full, so our second choice (sitting at the bar) was a good move, as my wife and I could stay close and hear each other. Highly recommend this place for food quality and staff attentiveness, value.
We came early in the evening and it was just starting to get busy. Our server, Nina was very attentive and professional. We had the sriracha deviled eggs, (a must have) the beet salad, and the steak. The beet salad was a good size for sharing, but still light, and the steak is one of the best in town! We washed it all down with a bottle of Pinot Gris from their small, but well-curated wine list. We will definitely be returning.
Second time at Knox Mason and both meals have been a treat. The menu offers a fabulous selection, the food is top notch, and the service is excellent. They were especially accommodating and patient in seating us, even when we were extremely late due to very heavy traffic, and that we then asked if it was possible to add a couple of people to our reservation. Knox Mason should be at the top of every diner's list.
Not your average date place. Interesting menu selections although not much variety. The sweet potato chips with romesco sauce, housemade pimento cheese spread, and fresh pork rinds were a great way to start the meal. Desserts were tasty but very, very rich.
Great restaurant at times but quality varies wildly and brunch was simply not up to par at all. If they stay on top on quality and keep changing menu then would be great. Seating and ambience not up to snuff in downtown area but hard to see how they can help that and honestly food is all that really matters. Good service every time and better than most in Knoxville and dinner is a different tale
We needed dinner in Knoxville after a business meeting and had not tried Knox Mason. OpenTable works so well, we tried it again. Our schedule was 5PM and there was no one there. Because of that it was quiet and had we the entire restaurant to ourselves. The food was great, the menu constantly changes, but the space was small and worked for us. Thanks for the great experience as we sample LOTS of restaurants in Knoxville. We were already parked in one of the garages, so a bit of a nice walk down Gay Street worked GREAT!
Another outstanding meal at Knox Mason! We have dined frequently for dinner, but this was our first brunch occasion at Knox Mason. It did not disappoint. The food was absolutely fantastic. We ordered the pork rinds (a favorite!) as an appetizer and the catfish and hash as entrees. The red-eye gravy on the catfish and perfectly prepared grits was delicious. The corned beef in the hash was tender and tasty. We enjoyed brunch so much that it will definitely compete in our hearts with the outstanding dinners we have relished in the past. Highly recommended!
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