The Restaurant at RT Lodge

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$31 to $50
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Expect something you won’t see many other places—even at the most sophisticated hospitality destinations in the world. Your meals at The Restaurant at RT Lodge are uniquely your own. Every aspect of your meal is important to us. We shape our menus on the changing bounty of each season, with the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms and the best providers. Experience favorites such as our Buttermilk Fried Chicken, 45 day Wet Aged Prime Rib-Eye for Two, and Housemade Charcuterie. After dinner, enjoy coffee and complimentary s'mores around the fire pit while being surrounded by gorgeous landscape and all the quiet sounds of Maryville College Woods.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in 2020 at RT Lodge. Our menu for the evening will feature a special 5 course dinner for $95++ Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Make it a full evening with rooms available at $199 per night which includes a special New Year’s Day Breakfast.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 160 People Are Saying
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MP
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RT lodge is one of our favorite places. The food is expertly prepared and presented, no matter what you order. Attentive staff with lovely, calm dinning arrangements and ambiance. Our only regret is the rainy weather kept us from having a S'more afterwards.

AW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 10 had an outstanding evening! Loved the ambiance and the food was excellent!

DF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent, as always, but the service was lacking. The waitress was polite and professional, but she was inattentive to our needs. I spent the vast majority of my meal without a beverage, and it took her a long time to clear dishes, etc. This was my first negative experience from the RT Lodge; in fact, the service is usually top notch. While it won’t necessarily prevent me from returning, it was certainly disappointing.

KR
E. Tennessee
44 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table and bar services. Menu offering was outstanding. Top shelf food quality and value

Parking was a serious issue and a frustrating way to start the evening. The establishment needs to address this limitation as it could impact return visits.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was cold and had to be sent back. It took forever for them to bring back out to the table. The room was cold and we were seated in the back.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and facility, flavors were amazing and the service was perfect.

MN
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place to eat in Maryville. The evening atmosphere is perfect! It’s not just a restaurant, it’s an experience. The chef is very creative and does not disappoint. Complementary s’mores at the huge fire pit after dinner is a great touch.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trevor Stockton has outdone himself. The fried chicken with his famous pickles and hot sauce were SO crazy good that I just ate every bite. I probably should have not stuffed myself, but it was hot, juicy and so flavorful. The servers and staff of the entire establishment were kind and courteous. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was Great.

BL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I have had in years. The steak was in the top 3 I have ever had. The funny thing is as extraordinary as the food was the service was even better. Liberty was our waitress and she was the example to which all in the hospitality industry should strive to be. We will definitely be back. We consider them to be a great value, not cheap mind you, but the best value we have found.

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular! We started off with pimento cheese and rye chips for an appetizer, My husband and daughter shared the Ribeye for 2 and it was delicious. I had the beet salad and chicken and dumplings which were amazing as well. Ambience was excellent as well as the staff.

LR
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Maryville. Wonderful god and excellent service!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to the RT Lodge. One of our favorite places in the area for a special occasion. The food and the setting are wonderful.

NW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. All members of our party joined the clean plate club. The large group that came in at the end of the meal were just a little bit loud for our quiet family meal.

MB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved dining on the veranda. Such a beautiful space, wonderful food, perfect service, and ending the experience with smores by the fire was so much fun!

B
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful appetizers and salads. Really enjoyed the fried chicken. Excellent service.

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our 17th Anniversary at the restaurant at RT Lodge. A personalized card was waiting for us, and we were offered complimentary champagne! The food and service were exceptionally good. A lovely evening all around.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. Unique setting. Best hospitality. Incredible food. Top notch destination.

DB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried Chicken was to die for. Katherine was an efficient and personable server, she made our experience even better!! Oh, and the grounds were stunning.

c
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed from the moment we walked from our car. Wooded softly lit walkways, then the lodge. Friendly professional people greeted us and showed us to our reserved table. A well rounded wine selection, a knowledgeable server, delicious food, then, with wine in hand, a walk through the woods to the fire pit. Perfect!

SP
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere and our server were excellent! We ordered the ribeye for two, and unfortunately the meat was so tough you could hardly chew it. The sides were good, but we couldn’t eat a large portion of the steak. Our server advised his supervisor that our steak was tough. She graciously offered complimentary drinks and dessert. If we return, we will try a different entree!

LC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Board Room was perfect and Charlie was an outstanding server. The dessert s'mores and fire were a perfect ending to a great night.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at RT Lodge! Love the woodsy yet elegant atmosphere, the attentive staff, and the excellent food. We had drinks by the outdoor fireplace, then came inside to a lovely dinner by an inside fireplace. Kudos to Gary and staff for running such a gem of a place! We’ll be back!

DL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary! Excellent meal, exceptional setting, and really good friendly service. First visit but there will be others. A little pricey but worth it at the same time.

BC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first dining experience at your restaurant and we were delighted. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is unmatched with any place in our area. We had the cheese board to start and it was a perfect presentation and tasted as good as it looked. We then followed with the steak for two and our tastebuds will be thanking us for a long time! We then strolled through the beautiful garden and ended our experience with a back yard smore. We thank you for a great dining experience and can't wait to visit again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Very professional. Elegant and fun at the same time. Loved the s’mores!

KC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at RT Lodge and we had an outstanding experience. Staff was friendly and very professional. We enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere was pleasant.

K
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never saw my wife enjoy a meal more. Her ribeye was cooked a perfect medium rare and was tender and tasty. But I think she enjoyed the veggies even more. From the meager taste she allowed me I agreed with her evaluation. My chicken was flavorful and not too crusty which is always a fear when ordering it at an untried restaurant. Pieces were small and hence difficult to cut. Was reluctant to use my hands in your classy dining area but my taste buds over ruled my manners a few times.
Thanks for a very nice dinner.

Karl and Faye

MS
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday dinner. Loved the heirloom tomato salad & fried chicken.

JR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Its been over 2 years since we dined at the RT Lodge and the new chef and service changes are obvious and greatly appreciated. The biscuits and fried chicken are the best we’ve ever eaten. The cocktail list if very interesting and there are plenty of good value wines that pair well with their food offerings Pro-tip: save a piece of the fried chicken, ask for a box and some of the amazing green hot sauce and fix yourself a chicken biscuit in a toaster oven for a leftover, you’ll be making another reservation within minutes. Bravo to the RT Lodge!

I
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. We went for my husband's birthday, and there was even a birthday card on the table for him, signed by all the staff! What a great opening!
Our waitress was so sweet and kind!
The drinks were delicious. The heirloom tomato salad was wonderful. My husband had duck and I had rib eye steak. Both were fabulous. And then, the peaches and sweet tea ice cream dessert was a delightful surprise as was the fruit and nuts drink. We walked around the grounds which are gorgeous, and finished off with a S'more at the fire pit.
I can't wait for our next special occasion there!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 15, 2019

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit and we feel honored that you chose to celebrate a birthday at the Lodge. Sounds like you all had a great evening and took full advantage of our property. After dinner s'mores are our favorite! We sure hope to see you back again soon. -The Team at RT Lodge

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PB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and couldn't have been more pleased. We got the steak for two and it was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the rustic ambience of the lodge with drinks before being seated for dinner. We were seated by the picture window overlooking the garden and koi pond which was beautiful as we ate. Service was outstanding and our server very attentive. Highly recommend and plan to return to try other dishes off their menu.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 15, 2019

Paul - we are thrilled that you chose to celebrate your anniversary at the Lodge! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and experience. Hope that you come back again soon!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my son's birthday and everyone that got the burger said it was the best hamburger they had ever had!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 12, 2019

We are glad that you enjoyed the Lodge burger during your son's birthday celebration! We feel special that you celebrated with us. Please come back soon!

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OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Maryville. A hidden jewel for sure. Seasonal food excellently prepared.
Love the music they play! Servers are always friendly and make sure you feel special. Highly recommend RT Lodge only I want to keep it to myself.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your evening with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience from food to service. We truly appreciate you spreading the word. Hope to see you back again soon!

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OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were trying RT Lodge restaurant for the first time with my husband’s brother and his wife. The service was wonderful, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect. I would definitely come here again and would recommend it to others.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your evening at the Lodge. We are glad that you enjoyed your first dinner and we hope to see you back again soon!

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JE
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at The Twins Birthday Bash.
Thanks to Everyone who made the evening Very Special!!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 3, 2019

Happy birthday twins!! We are so glad you celebrated with us. It was a lot of fun to host your group!

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RM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole dining experience was superb! We both had the trout which was done to perfection. All the courses were delivered promptly by the friendly serving staff. Our waitress answered our questions and took very good care of us; job well done, Christina!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your evening at the Lodge! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the trout. It has become a favorite of many. We will be sure to share your kind remarks with Christina. Hope to see you back again soon!

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BC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing. The food and service were spectacular.

CM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in an upscale but relaxed setting. One of the nicer restaurants in the Knoxville area. Creative menu. Only one vegetarian entree, but it was excellent.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 12, 2019

Chuck, Thank you for taking the time to review your evening at the Lodge. We are so glad that you enjoyed your dinner and appreciate all your generous words! Nothing makes us happier than hearing when guests feel relaxed. We would love to see you back again soon!

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TM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, RT Lodge is our preferred dining out “go to.” From the greeting at the door when we arrive, then a nice glass of Hogwash wine by the koi pond or fireplace, then a wonderfully appointed dinner—we always bring our our of town houseguests to this wonderful venue..

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on August 12, 2019

Teresa - thank you for your kind words! We agree, it's the perfect time of year for Hogwash by the koi pond. Nothing makes us happier than hearing when guests utilize our whole property for the evening. Thank you for sharing the Lodge with your visitors. We hope to see you back soon!

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