Northshore Brasserie

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$30 and under
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French
Northshore Brasserie is a family owned, full-service restaurant and bar serving French Belgian cuisine in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. Over the last 10 years, we have become a Knoxville favorite known for hearty delicious food, and outstanding service. For dinner, we specialize in Brasserie classics, such as: steak frites, mussels, roast chicken, fresh seafood, and handmade pastas. Chef Joe Cunningham also takes advantage of local produce and meats to create in season specials. Our bar has a vibrant, unpretentious atmosphere where locals and out-of-towners gather to enjoy craft cocktails, Belgian beers, and a selection of wines from around the world.

We offer a healthy, fast, and affordable lunch where our buffet (Mon-Fri) provides daily chef-inspired creations. You can also order soups, salads, and sandwiches from the menu.
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JJ
Western NC
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Northshore Brasserie is our favorite restaurant in Knoxville. The drive from Maryville is totally worth the amazing dining experience. The atmosphere is comfortable, the staff is very friendly and the food is outstanding.

OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bet when it is Football time in Tennessee!

JM
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstandingfood and service. Never can go wrong with iron skillet escargot, moules, pomme frites and créme brûlée. Tonight the short ribs on the menu were amazing per my wife.
A must visit when I’m in town.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our visit to restaurant. The food was expertly prepared and presented. Excellent

GC
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Escargot were prepared in a way we have not had before but are now a new favorite. We then share several appetizers and a bottle white Bordeaux, all perfect.

We hadn’t been there since the expansion which has made it very open. The noise from the bar was a little loud when we arrived but quieted down shortly thereafter.

Tim was our server. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable and helpful and the best we’ve had in quite a while. He was attentive when required but not a nuisance as some servers can be when trying too hard. Very enjoyable evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful.

c
Charleston
80 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Amazing value for delicious meal served expertly
by great staff !

RB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time and able to visit even though the noice was loud in the less than full restaurant. We were eating early to get to football game. The service was slower than I would have expected with a small crowd and time of day.

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious, as always. Our server, Katie, was fabulous and super sweet.

A
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a reservation that I had to move back about three times, which was surprisingly easy on a Saturday night. The food was delicious- we had lamb and duck. The duck could have been more orange flavored. The service was fantastic!! It was a bit noisy. Overall, we had an excellent experience and I highly recommend.

RS
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious dinner, sharing the seafood tower for two and a Butcher's steak. The demi glace-based sauce served on the flat iron was particularly-incredible. Our server was perfectly attentive, pleasant, and fun.

The only criticism I might have would be of the noise level, but I think it is just inherent in the design of the restaurant.

This was our third or fourth visit, and it will certainly not be our last. A true gem in West Knoxville.

c
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great, this place is a bit noisy so if you are looking for an intimate evening this might not be for you.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was INCREDIBLE! The food, the service, the ambiance, literally everything. I’d have to say it’s probably my favorite restaurant ever. Our server was so kind and fun to talk to, and the food was to die for. The charcuterie board is a must-have when eating here! I love this restaurant SO much! Always so much fun to dine here and I can’t wait to go back :)

HC
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From out of town and read about it. We will be back. Great experience!!

KB
Greensboro
149 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good meal. Mussels were delicious. Can’t beat profiteroles for dessert!

J
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great folks offering a great place to relax and enjoy a nice meal. A little gem.

CG
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. Belle présentation en assiette. Portion copieuse. Brasserie huppée mais quand même le caractère Brasserie et bien préservé.

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R
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, every time. Our favorite neighborhood spot.

DG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu, service, and value. Would go again and send others

OT
E. Tennessee
105 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The demand for impeccable cuisine in Knoxville keeps rising and growing, and Northshore Brasserie keeps evolving and improving so to fulfill the tastebuds of Tennessee, to all that venture here!

2
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bartender and waiter customer focused. Pork Osso Bucco was excellent.

MS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubs and wife out on a Monday night

TE
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Northshore Brasserie was a great experience. We dine here regularly, for special occasions and regular dinners out, and have always had a great experience. This anniversary dinner visit was no exception. My wife and I both had the ribeye steak special of the day and the steak and its preparation were exceptional. Also, the fig cake dessert was different and delicious. We definitely recommend Northshore Brasserie to anyone looking for a fine meal.

BB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I would not recommend currently, however, the restaurant has been under a strain with the loss of their chef. I will want a few months and try again. Our trout dish was terrible...not the customary quality of Northshore Brasserie. I am sure better times are ahead.

c
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening with wonderful service and amazing food. This is a staple in the KNOXVILLE Food scene.

BP
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food. Our group had a great time.

m
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I like to there once or twice a year for a special treat.We love the ambiance,the food is great and the customer service is great.If we continue to go like we do now,we will check the website for daily speacials,and try some new meals.It's best place and would highly recommend it

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was our anniversary and I was hoping with our dinner reservation they would seat us at a more quiet table. Instead we were crammed in a very small table for two by the kitchen next to a family of six with children.

The waiter was very nice and he made up for it by treating us with dessert. The food was delicious but the bread that came in a bagged was a bit too hard to eat unlike a banquette.

This was our first time and we will definitely come back. We loved the crab cakes!

TB
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Generous but not overwhelming portions at reasonable prices. The menu isn't huge, but has a nice variety, nonetheless. Interesting cocktail and wine lists. The service was very friendly, knowledgeable about the food and drink offerings, and helpful, but I think they were perhaps a bit understaffed that night and so didn't check in on us, refill water glasses, etc. as often as they might have. Lively atmosphere but noisier than we like so conversation was a bit difficult (a problem all over these days). If you like bistro food and atmosphere, definitely worth a trip.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Onion soup was fantastic and the spinach salad is always wonderful, however, I ordered grilled salmon on the salad and it was a $15 up-charge. Even at a fine-dining establishment it’s important to tell the customer when the up charge will be that much! The salmon was also the worst I have ever had, over cooked and flavorless— definitely added salt to the wound. Ordered an Aperol Spritz and the first one that came out appeared to have no Aperol in it, maybe just the tiniest splash, ordered a second one with more direction and it was much better.

j
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful as always. Food delicious and served promptly, and bar puts out wonderful cocktails...

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and ambiance of this restaurant!

KT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brasserie is a favorite spot for us. You have to order the charcuterie board (all-the-way) and the truffle fries (ask for all of the sauces, and you won't be sorry). Great girls night, date night, or business dinner spot!

TB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hiddden in an generic strip-mall, this restaurant is a gem from the moment you walk in. Charming brasserie decor and delightful French and Belgian cuisine. Great Belgian beer selections. We saw many favorites on the menue, but alas, could only choses two entrees for the evening: Coq au Resiling and Duck a l'Orange. Both were superb. Celebrating a birthday, we concluded with a memorable chocolate mouse. Highly recommended.

DB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s a good meal in a cozy strip center. Our service was good, they gave us desert on the house for our anniversary. Not sure you can’t find a better meal for the price in town.

P
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

rabbit was delicious
not gamey at all
excellent service
charcuterie board was wonderful
mussels were delicious

OT
E. Tennessee
105 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

All courses were really very good but the service could have been better!

DF
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent and friendly. Waiter knowledge or willingness to get answers is always a priority. All occasions.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They treated me and my family extremely well for an early Father’s Day dinner!!

SF
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my overall favorite place in town to eat. The food is consistently excellent, both in quality and presentation. I've never left dissatisfied. The vibe is great and the staff is always welcoming. Definitely a go-to place!