The Restaurant at RT Lodge

4.9
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$31 to $50
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Southern
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.
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RichardS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parking was a challenge. Staff was pleasant the place was clean and are out of town guests enjoyed the experience.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to submit a favorable review. We are glad you and your guests enjoyed your experience with us and hope you will join us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular restaurant with amazing service

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Thank you for taking the time to give us this review. Hope to see you again soon!

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NancyS
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

There are several dinner rooms. It’s like dining in an English home. We had window view of koi pond and fire pit. Food good but waiter knowledge a little sketchy. Didn’t know what Tanqueray was. Seemed a little unsure of herself. What really irritated me is they automatically put a 20 percent tip on the bill. She wasn’t worth it and that’s a very poor habit co to using the diner gets to evaluate the service. I don’t think we will be back.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize for the oversight in service during your meal. We would like to clarify that the 20% charge on your bill is a service charge and is not a gratuity, which allows us to pay our team higher hourly wages versus working for tips. Our mission is to provide attentive and knowledgeable service to every guest. If you would like to give us an opportunity to make the experience up to you, please contact us for a complimentary gift certificate.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the outdoor seating and fire after to make s'mores! Would definitely recommend the fried chicken!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded 6 days ago

John, thank you for taking the time to submit such a kind review! We are elated that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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skellyf
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had not gone here for years but finally did a few months back and we have returned three times now. The menu changes, but there’s always a good variety of dishes, although this last visit we thought that they didn’t have enough small plates, most of what they listed as small plates was salads and soup. However, we all had the soup and it was amazingly good. It was pear with some other vegetable, and excellent.
Everybody loved their entrées, I had the hanger steak and I was very happy with it. No, it’s not the best, softest, tenderest steak in the world – – you really shouldn’t expect that for hanger steak, but it was still very tender and tasty and a good price for steak.
One of my favorite parts of eating here is going out to the fire pit after the meal and roasting some marshmallows for s’mores. They provide the ingredients as a complementary gesture and it’s always so nice and relaxing to sit out by the fire or walk around the grounds after eating.
Every time we have gone, we have met people at the fire pit that are staying there. We only live a few blocks away, but I would still consider staying there overnight to enjoy the experience even more

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to submit such a descriptive, positive review! We are so glad to hear you have continued to return to dine with us time and time again and are delighted that your party enjoyed their meal. Our Pear and Fall Squash soup is certainly a favorite - we enjoy embracing each season's harvest! We look forward to seeing you again soon, and hope you'll join us for a little staycation.

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Redd
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Ate outdoors and it was relaxing way to spend a Wednesday night.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on October 13, 2020

Redd, thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope you will join us again soon!

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DianeC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends from out of state that I had not seen for 4 years. We enjoyed a delicious meal.
Specifically the Halibut was very tasty and I would highly recommend it!! My second time eating there and looking forward to the next!!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on October 8, 2020

Diane, thank you for joining us again! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and appreciate you taking the time to submit a positive review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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RachelZ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary upon recommendation from some friends. It exceeded expectations. The service was wonderful, the food was to die for and the overall environment and experience was peaceful and romantic and I cannot wait to return!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on October 8, 2020

Rachel, thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary with us! We are delighted you had a great meal and enjoyed your full experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around and we plan to be back and make a reservation to stay in the lodge as well

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner experience and look forward to having you join us for an overnight stay!

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Steve
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a wonderful evening. Food, service and atmosphere are top quality.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on October 8, 2020

Steve, thank you for joining us again. We are glad you enjoyed your evening! It is always our goal to provide a top-notch experience to our guests! We appreciate you taking the time to submit such a positive review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was awesome! We will be back!

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AnnaM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots. Delicious food!! The burger, the fried chicken, and the cheese board are our favorites. We’ve never been able to enjoy the fire pit and s’mores since we usually dine on rainy nights, but it’s something I really want to do. Our server on the last visit was Charlie, and what an extremely attentive, polite gentleman he is. I cannot say enough good things about this place.

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KimberlyP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, absolutely fantastic! Atmosphere you never want to leave, delectable food you want to savor leisurely with a delicious cocktail or wine pairing, over-the-top service, and best staff we've ever experienced anywhere. Michelin Star worthy!

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vipJoeE
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At wonderful place with excellent food and staff!
Best in Maryville!

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our first dinner out at RT Lodge. The back porch is a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere and all 3 courses of our dinner we're amazing. The heirloom tomato salad and bread pudding we're delicious. The service was great as well, even for this strange pandemic time.

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MichelW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered the sea bass and it was a little over cooked to my liking, however it was good. Love this place and will always return.

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Steve
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. It was everything we had heard, plus more. Great food, great atmosphere, and fantastic staff. The next day we scheduled our next visit.

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JesseH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Date Night Restaurant in Maryville! Definitely a hidden gem.

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BarbA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at the Lodge and we will definitely go back. The various inside and outside venues were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The RT Lodge is one of our go to spots for special dinners and it has NEVER disappointed us. Chef Trevor Stockton does an amazing job combining fresh, local produce and meats with his Appalachian cooking style and a French twist. The ambiance is that of a comfortable, upscale, lodge. Easy and rich, but not at all pretentious. Service is always impeccable. This gem in the middle of Maryville makes you feel like you're in a secluded, luxury resort rather than in the middle of a small, bustling town.

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IrishCouple
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences of a lifetime. The staff, facility, and food were wonderful. This restaurant and the lodge are a Tennessee Treasure.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on September 10, 2020

Hello! We are so honored to have been one of your best dining experiences! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and hope to have you as our guests again! Best, The Team at RT Lodge

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ElizabethC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience. Perfectly cooked meal, outstanding service. Can’t wait to go back.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on September 7, 2020

Hi Elizabeth, We are so glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us! We look forward to your next visit! Best, The Team at RT Lodge

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Quercus
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, but this time it was really excellent

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on September 7, 2020

Hello! We are so glad that you enjoyed the evening! It is always a pleasure having repeat guests and we look forward to your next visit! Best, The Team at RT Lodge

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! Randi’s great & mary makes good desserts. i got the burger this time around (so tasty) and the crumble for to was the way to go!

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DianDavBarnes
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at the RT Lodge about month ago and it was so wonderful that we asked three other couples to join us this past Saturday. Everyone LOVED the restaurant (ambiance, food, service, etc.)!! We had Katherine as our waitress and she was delightful and attentive. We will definitely be going back as soon as possible!!

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vipBill
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RT Lodge is the best kept secret in Maryville. Service is friendly and efficient and extremely personal. Grounds are great for a date night...Fire pit and ourdoor fire place with tables spaced apart from each other was very nice for a before or after dinner drink (or both). Great value/great food and great service...can't wait to return

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ChristaT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The grounds are absolutely beautiful. The service was wonderful. However I ordered the halibut and it was completely flavorless. We also had the panhandler steak which was pretty much the same.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hi Christa, We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the ground and we apologize that your meal was less than perfect. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to have you back another time as we would love the opportunity to do better. If you have any additional comments or notes for us, please don't hesitate to reach out. Best, The Team at RT Lodge

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CharlesB
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent dinner and wine! quiet time for the two us and very attentive service. Highly recommend this for dinner.

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MikeF
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, delicious food and good service. Wonderful setting. Will be back!

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AliceL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We are regulars! Highly recommend staying the night as well.

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nashpw
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot & Sweet Fried Chicken! Great wine list and smores by the outdoor firepit.

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SandyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I appreciated their adherence to Covid safety precautions. Nice wine list at reasonable prices great. It has become our go to place for celebration or special evening since relocating to East Tennessee.

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JohnMlovesfood
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service, food and presentation was great. Our server didn't have her timing quite right for fine dining but she was courteous and attentive. Best okra I have ever had! We will be going back and have already recommended it to friends.

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CarolO
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at RT! Chef Trevor is talented and personable! Service was impeccable!

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vipSniff
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining at RT Lodge and they did not disappoint! We really enjoy the service and the creativity of the chef. It may sound pedestrian, but the cheeseburger...oh my, yes! We had the watermelon salad, cheese plate and a great bottle of Malbec. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely time. The service was professional and friendly. The food was delicious and perfectly portioned. Complimentary smores and coffee were a great ending! Will 100% go back.

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juanb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charlie was superb.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Service, Very Nice Atmosphere inside and outside. We went for our anniversary and even received a delicious desert for Free

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ScottE
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy lodge atmosphere with quiet superior service. Superb food!

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OliviaD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for our 3 year anniversary. We are FRUGAL but decided it was worth the splurge- we were right! Food was great, service was awesome, but overall ambiance was what really hit it out of the park for us. Lights strung up, beautiful plants, and a koi pond made it very romantic. The fire pit was a perfect place to enjoy our post-dinner drinks while we enjoyed the transition into night-time. Very comfortable feel- not too trendy or try-hard while also being very luxurious. Go early and enjoy a pre-dinner drink in their quaint bar area. Definitely pricy, but it was a whole experience so we were fine paying more. Already plotting ways to save up and return in a few months.

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The Restaurant at RT Lodge is rated 4.9 stars by 284 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.