Knox Mason - Knoxville

4.3
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$30 and under
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Southern
The newest addition to the growing Knoxville downtown restaurant landscape, Knox Mason marries elements of traditional Southern cuisine with a vibrant, contemporary aesthetic. Chef/Owner and Knoxville native Matt Gallaher's seasonal menus draw from his 20+ years of cooking experiences as Sous Chef at Blackberry Farm, cooking for rock stars around the Globe and, most recently as Tennessee's Executive Chef for Governor Haslam in Nashville.

Working closely with Southern farms and artisans, familiar dishes are recast to reflect the 21st century. And the full-service bar includes the best domestic, craft and micro-brews, wines from Tennessee and around the world alongside seasonal cocktails.

We offer dinner service Seven Days per Week from 5pm - 10pm Nightly.

We invite you to stop by and try our original cuisine inspired by the South we love.

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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening

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kimathome
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the street noise that was loud

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RoyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Bar items are pricey and wine poor is stingy.

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JacobN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was good I would definitely recommend it

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knox Mason was fantastic! My boyfriend and I both got the steak. We were skeptical about the price at first, but it was probably the best steak either of us had ever had. Well worth the money!! We got a side of fries, and a chocolate dessert, and they were both delicious too. I will recommend this place to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and new venue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience1

The manager on duty was rude, combative and disrespectful. Our server was very good but the manager ruined the entire experience for us.

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NancyK
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails upon request- great service- amazing, fresh, well prepared dishes, and a great Downtown view!

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BenW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Knox Mason’s change in location seemed to change the business as a whole. The once charming atmosphere, engaged staff, and delicious food was all just sub-par. We ordered an appetizer, two salads, and the burger and fries- all were under seasoned and underwhelming. We’re glad we gave it a try and hope that things improve.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knox Mason is one of my two favorite restaurants in Knoxville. They always create the most flawless experience with the most amazing food!

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Mekah
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great time out on the terrace. Everything went smooth

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vipMangan
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My 5th visit but my first after the lockdown. Disappointed with my catfish sandwich dish. Lousy, it flakes out, it crumbles it felt and taste like I am dining in a highway diner :( . I hope this is just a hiccup and that things wilk get better.

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StephN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Good atmosphere. Best French fries!!!

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KnoxFoodie72828
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

I should have listened to the other reviews I read! They are all right. Food and environment was subpar. Knox Mason used to be a local favorite, but now it is just another cheap hotel restaurant. No charm and in a very loud, open environment. Feels cold and sterile. View is pretty, but obstructed from most tables. Menu is very small and not diverse at all. Our food was flavorless and not as good as before. Overpriced for the quality of the experience. I’d recommend going somewhere else for sure, probably market square, if you are looking for decent food.

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Sophie
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! The food was delicious and was very fresh and season appropriate. Small menu, but everything looked delicious. We sat on the terrace which was wonderful, because we could enjoy the fresh air and nice weather while also being under a cover. Definitely recommend Knox Mason for a new and fun dining experience.

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AllDave
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu but a decent variety...old favorites with a spin. More of a small plate contemporary feel with farm to plate offerings. A good change up inside the Embassy Suites. A bit more of a casual feel but a nice vibe. Food and Service were solid.

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vipMargareteC
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was a quiet evening and lovely night out. Second time to the new location. Not the same quaint space but still great staff. Me i not a diverse but that may change with the seasons etc. not been too long since our last visit. Cocktails were very good. Lovely evening in light of the timing with current events. But wanted to support the restaurant and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed in our recent experience. We came to celebrate a friends birthday. Staff was extremely friendly, I want to make note of that. And beautiful location in Embassy Suites which is a gorgeous hotel. We ordered a couple of appetizers & a drink or 2 each. (Wine pours are small. One of the servers explained that their small pours results in getting 5 glasses out of a bottle rather than other restaurants’ 4.) Our bill was $175. We had planned to order dinner but apps & drinks took a long time. We ended up going to CJs tacos across the mezzanine. This was the second time I’ve been to Knox Mason. First time was in the old location-food was delicious & had a great experience. Sad to have had a negative one this time.

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DaveTN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, very good and attentive service. Somewhat limited menu, fewer selections than some nearby locations, but overall a very good experience. Downtown can be pricey, as was this.

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vipMangan
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good time at Knox mason but looking forward to seeing a new seasonal menu . A farm to table restaurant should always have a revolving menu. Service as usual was stellar!! From front liner down to server. Keep it up!

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Dave
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, excellent service, very interesting menu...great prelude to night at theater..

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AnnabelH
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was ok not fabulous. We were expecting better. Were also expecting a better beer list. The fries were really good.

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vipgregm
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, great food, great service. Will come back!!

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JTJT98
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Knox Mason came highly recommended, but honestly I didn't find the food that amazing. The drink portion size for the price was ridiculous. Martini ($11) and also chardonnay ($14) pour were both very small for the price. Our server was attentive and we enjoyed the ambiance. We won't be back, however.

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HarrisonS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly on a Fri night with two large local concerts in town (OpenTable was a plus). Service was exceptional, presentation and quality of food was excellent and creative. New location lacks the charm of the old spot, but that’s comparing apples to oranges. The new spot is open and fresh.

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MikeP
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful for our dinner. Great apps and all 4 entrees were awesome.

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Oolewappert
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would recommend for a couple of drinks and a small plate before a show. I had shrimp and grits, and the food was good, but my grits were overdone, I think, and had the consistency of mashed potatoes (I don't know if this is how they're supposed to be done, but they didn't really 'feel' right to me), and there was too much sauce. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating. I know it's sort of the thing to make restaurants noisy but this one was kind of over the top, noise-level-wise. It was hard to have a conversation, it was so loud.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Girls night birthday celebration

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MyMy
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, prompt service, great wait staff, excellent food.

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AmieS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Parking was difficult and required quite a walk once we found a garage with vacancy. Knox Mason wasn't well marked once you get into the Embassy Suites hotel. Food was farm/table fresh and pretty good, but not spectacular. Overall our bill was 120.00 for two people. We could get just as good fare with a lot less hassle staying out West.

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CynthiaM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre-Symphony on Friday night. Crowded. Appreciate the reservation. Crowd in good mood. Food good. Good service. Wish they had some salmon on the menu. And wish the wine pours were more generous.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chicken and gumbo were great, as were the banana pudding and chocolate desserts. The Brussels sprouts left a bit to be desired. We will be back, however.

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GradyeP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chicken in my wife’s gumbo was full of grizzle. Mine was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentines

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KathrynW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal and beautiful restaurant. Loved the fall salad and deviled eggs. Could add a few more wines by the bottle to the selection. Lovely meal.

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DLongoria
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Dinner menu was amazing-the banana pudding is unforgettable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and the ambiance was absolutely amazing. Their sister restaurant, Emilia, is absolutely AMAZING. Because they are held to the same standard I was really disappointed when my boyfriend was brought the wrong drink. Our server was not the one who brought us our drinks. We told the person who brought our drinks that it was the wrong one and what we ordered. Unfortunately after that his drink never came. I had to flag down our server in order to ask her what was going on. By the time his drink finally got to the table we had finished our appetizer and 35 minutes had passed since we sat down and ordered. Everything else was wonderful but to be honest, waiting that long on our first drink is a real deal breaker for us.

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MichaelK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible. The details made the atmosphere. The pork belly was the best, most cohesive plate of food I’ve had in years. Absolutely amazing!

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JennyE
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always.

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Knox Mason - Knoxville is rated 4.3 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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