Northshore Brasserie

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$31 to $50
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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 decade, 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. We also take 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.

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ShawnM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! We travel from the opposite side of town for our date nights to eat here. Love the food, service is always great, and love the atmosphere!

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DelmasF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good wine list, and Belgium beer. What more could you want.

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pennyn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the special Amber Jack...it was amazing great apps waiter was very informational
we look forward to dinning there again !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Amos was very nice!

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SusanS
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes were delicious this time. The fried green tomatoes were crisp and topped with a delicious chutney of sorts and goat cheese.
Steak tartare was excellent
My filet roquefort was perfect and the truffle fries are always so good!
The fish special which was Wahoo was beautifully presented.

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TonyC338
E. Tennessee
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. The appetizers, soup, and dinner were all amazing. We couldn't have asked for better food, or service. This is a fantastic restaurant. Five stars all the way!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great dining experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never experienced anything but excellent food and service

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DoloresM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, brilliant service, a bit expensive but you are paying value for money so I am not complaining :)

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

WHAT HAPPENED! This has been my go to place for years...until last night. They have obviously, fired their chef/ and or head cook. I didn't recognize the roast chicken as it was just buried under some overcooked broccoli, no sauce, no presentation. I substituted fries for potato puree and they came as a huge mess dumped on the side of my plate. Escargot was overcooked and oily. My friend had a fried oyster salad and it was awful! literally, 3 whole pieces of romain lettuce w the oysters placed on top! It was a huge mess. Oh and BTW not exactly following Covid Protocols so there was also that!

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vipgti37923
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Northshore Brasserie continues to be the best value fine dining restaurant disguising itself as a neighborhood joint in Knoxville.

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vipKOE1
E. Tennessee
40 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipJoyfull
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the menu is a little limited, everything we have ever tried (including the specials of the day) are great! The service is also always very good and the iced tea is some of the best in Knoxville!
Keep up the good work!

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vipGrillman
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this was our second visit to Northshore Brasserie, and we found it as wonderful as our first. We indulged in the iron skillet escargot (not a common offering on today's dining scene), and followed with the Duck Mafalda and Steak Tartare - both exquisite ! We paired it all with some Belvedere vodka martini's and a tasty bottle of Bodegas La Cartuja red wine. Fabulous! We'll be back again

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slst
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Northshore Brasserie is always an excellent experience. Both food and service are on point. The chef will make special dinners for vegetarian, and they have always been delicious. Good social distancing and masking (both front and back of house). Highly recommend whether it's just a dinner out or a special celebration.

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vipRantan
E. Tennessee
34 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite!

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vipOpenTableVIP
E. Tennessee
129 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Miscues from waitstaff to chef, but compensated in the end.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service was great! We will definitely be back.

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GregC
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times before and were not disappointed this time. It was a (big) birthday for my wife, so we met other friends there.

The service is professional, polite, prompt and friendly without hovering.

The food is always good - although the portions are just a bit too large for our aging tastes. They brought out a birthday dessert for my wife, which was appreciated.

A good, relaxing time during this pandemic mess. (All servers wore masks, and customers were also asked to be masked until eating or drinking.) Tables were spaced appropriately. The restaurant was full.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time to Northshore Brasserie. Celebrating our 4th Anniversary. Best part was Will, our waiter...he was fun and knowledgeable about all the wines and food offerings...and we did not want to feel rushed. Food was good. Ambiance is acceptable, typical suburban strip mall location. Probably would have felt better about the experience had we come for a regular date-night, without Covid!

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vipKnoxfoodie
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great dining experience at what has become our favorite Knoxville restaurant. Food and service are consistently excellent

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CLM123
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here at least once a month and it is always amazing. The Friday fish special is interesting and delicious. We have fallen in love with the Burriata and tomatoes. The waiters are attentive and knowledgeable.

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TracyE
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, celebrating a special occasion at Northshore Brasserie was a great experience. The food was exceptional and it seems that they have installed new sound absorbent ceiling tiles to help cut back on the background noise, which was an improvement to the ambiance. This is one of our favorite, go-to upscale dining choices in Knoxville and likely the fourth or fifth year in a row that we have celebrated our anniversary there. It is a great place to make a part of any tradition.

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TerryT
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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vipJimM
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner. Escargot and mussels and French fries my go to dishes. Wife had the fillet. Cooked to perfection with Brussels sprouts side.
Restaurant was quite full but practicing social distancing. Felt safe. All waitstaff wore face coverings.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. My favorite restaurant in Knoxville.

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vipshepj999
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant has a great bistro menu, an approachable wine list, great service, and of course.- great food. Try the fried scallop appetizer - crispy and tender with a tasty salad on the side.

Our server, Marty, was very friendly and not on top of us. Yet, he made great recommendations even including samples of wines he thought would pair with our dinners. This is service that sadly is not more common in the US, but here it is the norm.

It is well worth the effort to stop in the strip mall where it sits. Don’t be put off by the location. Brasserie is a true gem!

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vipKnoxfoodie
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the Knoxville area. We have always had consistently excellent service, and the food is excellent. A gem.

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vipDianaS
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipGrillman
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we're always leery of restaurants found in strip malls, but Northshore Brasserie has us re-thinking that - what a fabulous place! We were looking for something a little different in food fare, and this quaint French Bistro came up, with rave reviews, so we ventured out. Started the night with a bottle of Brut Rose (1/2 off !) to go with our Iron Skillet Escargot, and then moved in with some delicious entrees - namely the Mussels Mariniere, and Beef Short Ribs. Fantastic ! We are already planning another trip back...

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LloydC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food! Love the beef short ribs- best in town. Chicken and dumplings were good different, but overpriced. Steaks are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have always loved this place, but they really disappointed me tonight. Booked a reservation a week ago to celebrate my daughter being accepted into a prestigious scholarship program. We arrived tonight to find a note on the door saying that “out of an abundance of caution” they would be closed until June 30th.
I do understand that things are difficult for everyone right now, but I find it very rude that a restaurant this size couldn’t at least let customers with existing reservations know that they were closed.
The food and service has always been excellent here, but this was pretty unacceptable behavior.

Northshore Brasserie
Responded on June 29, 2020

My sincere apologies. We made every effort to contact all reservations. We left messages for those who did not answer. Some voice mail boxes were "full" so we obviously couldn't leave a message. It's an extremely difficult situation for all. Hopefully we can make it up to you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining at the Brasserie!! Great, food, service and vibe!!

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Bigeds
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HAD RESEVATIONS, ARRIVED 15MIN EARLY AND WAS SEATED AS WE ARRIVED.
SERVER WAS THERE AS WE SAT AND ASKED FOR OUR DRINK ORDER. HE WAS VERY EFFICIENT AND LET US TAKE OUR TIME TO LOOK OVER THE MENU. CAME BACK AFTER 5MINS TO EXPLAIN SPECIALS AND TAKE OUR ORDER. FOOD WAS SERVED IN A VERY REASONABLE ABOUT OF TIME. WE WERE NOT RUSHED AND SPENT AT LEAST AN HOUR AND A HALF ENJOYING OUR MEAL. THERE IS NOT A RESTAURANT WHERE I LIVE THAT COMES NEAR THE QUALITY OF FOOD AND SERVICE..WHEN IN KNOXVILLE I WILL CERTAINLY VISIT THE RESTAURANT.

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JohnA
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lance, our server, was exceptional. The oyster appetizer was excellent, and at one dollar apiece, were quite a value. And then we had the fried oyster salad-soooo good. I had the steak au poivre, which I’ve had there before and I loved. However, that night, it was served warm and not hot, and it had a streak of tendon running through it which made it a struggle to enjoy. Too bad because I loved it the first time I had it there. My wife’s trout was excellent and we passed on desert. In all, it was a fun meal and we enjoyed it and will return. And I’ll try the steak-one more time.

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vipRantan
E. Tennessee
35 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just about our favorite overall restaurant. Never had a bad experience there.

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Trevisb
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! Our waiter was outstanding and very helpful! Never ran out of anything! One of the best meals I have ever had! Will definitely be back for round two.

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vipKnoxuro
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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vipWilliamG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around, as usual!!!

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angelah
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the finest restaurants in Knoxville! We were very impressed and comfortable with the spacing of the tables. All of the wait staff wore masks and handled everything properly. The ambiance was the Northshore Brasserie's usual lively self! The food was the freshest we have had dining out the new normal. The crab cakes and the french onion soup were simply delicious! My husband had the trout, I had the salmon and I must say, both dishes were outstanding! If you are looking for fine and fabulous food, Northshore Brasserie is the place!!

FAQs

Northshore Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 539-5188.

Northshore Brasserie is rated 4.8 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.