The Restaurant at RT Lodge

4.9
327 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.9
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4.9
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michelle
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal at the RT Lodge. I had no idea what to expect, but it was a cold night, and we sat by the fire. Our waitress was charming, but the thing we cared about was the food. Amazingly enough I loved the squash the most! It was delicious! Who can make squash memorable???? Hats off to a chef who could do that.

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AnnaM
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the RT Lodge. Always fabulous food, excellent service, and ambience. It’s our top favorite in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us thoughtful feedback and a 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner experience at RT Lodge and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing compares to the atmosphere at RT lodge!!
Food, drinks and service are superior! Favorite place!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to give us a 5-star review!

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MattW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night at RT Lodge. The fried chicken was fantastic and was made even better with the honey. Highly recommend the Pimento Cheese appetizer as it was awesome.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 15, 2021

Matt, thank you for taking the time to give us an amazing review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon!

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RobertD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was ready for us when we arrived. Food outstanding and Service was excellent.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 15, 2021

Robert, thank you for choosing to dine with us at RT Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and for taking the time to submit a 5-star review!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I actually thought I made the best fried chicken in the world. The chef put me to shame. It was spectacular. I think I remember our server's name as Charlotte. She was just superb. We were able to eat outside on a February night which was such a treat.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 15, 2021

Chris, thank you for choosing to dine with us! We have passed along your kudos to Chef Trevor Stockton and to the service team! We are delighted to hear that you found your dinner experience exemplary and appreciate the time you have taken to give us an excellent review.

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charcuterieplease
E. Tennessee
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top shelf experience at RT Lodge

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at RT Lodge! We appreciate the time you've taken to give us an excellent, 5-star review!

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TrevorT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service there is always great! They never disappoint.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 11, 2021

Trevor, thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to submit a 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed another dinner experience with us at RT Lodge, and hope to see you again soon.

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vipFlatravelers
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I made a dinner date at this special place. The food was outstanding- his winter squash cannelloni and my braised short rib were fabulous. We split a beet salad to start - very creative with the beets prepared in different ways (pickled, smoked) and with candied pistachios on the side. Two delicious glasses of wine went with. The only let-down was the dessert, which was another attempt at a creative melange, but it didn’t deliver. But I can’t let that detract from what was a lovely meal in a comfortable setting.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at RT Lodge! We appreciate you taking the time to give us such a thoughtful review and are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope you will join us again soon!

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HaroldF
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

phenomenal restaurant with great service. always a relaxing time

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 2, 2021

Harold, thank you for your patronage and for taking the time to give us an excellent review. We are so glad you enjoyed another great meal with us, and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful time as always and amazing food. Service was great. Thanks again

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for a 5-star review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The service, the food, everything!!! My new fav restaurant!!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you for a 5-star review!

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KendaB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, Our wait person was very attentive without being overbearing, The setting is beautiful, Plan to go back soon.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on February 2, 2021

Kenda, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner experience with us at RT Lodge! Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to submit a great review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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BobS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit, excellent in every aspect, atmosphere, service, food all top notch

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on January 25, 2021

Bob, we are elated to hear you enjoyed your first experience at RT Lodge and found our restaurant to be exceptional. We appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5-star review and hope to see you again soon!

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JudiN
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Love the food and the atmosphere.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a traveler who is accustomed to fine dining and a resident of Knoxville for four years I can say the RT Lodge is perhaps the finest restaurant in the area. Frequently recommend it to friend s and family. Always select this as the place to entertain friends, family and business associates.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on January 15, 2021

Tim, we are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your dining experience at RT Lodge. It is an honor to be recommended to the friends and families of our patrons. We appreciate you taking the time to give us such a thoughtful 5-star review! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite restaurant in the area. The only thing I didn’t rate 5-star was the noise level. There was a table of 5 near us that made a fair amount of noise (the restaurant couldn’t do much about that) but we were still able to converse without raising our voices.
We’ll be going back there for another meal soon.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thomas, thank you for taking the time to give us an excellent review in spite of the volume issue caused by other guests. We appreciate your understanding and are glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience otherwise. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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SherriP
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining with a very intimate setting! From the greeting at the front door to exiting everything was wonderful and the staff are very friendly! Our server was phenomenal and made us feel at home! The food was delicious and would melt in your mouth! We will be back!!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on January 19, 2021

Sherri, thank you for giving us a 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LaurenF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet getaway that wasn’t too far away. The food was outstanding as always but it proved even better for our guests with very particular palates. I wish I can give more stars for the ambiance because it fits cozy and relaxing to a T.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on January 15, 2021

Lauren, thank you for dining with us at RT Lodge and for taking the time to give us an excellent review! We are happy to hear that you and each of your guests enjoyed their meal and hope to see you again soon!

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Josh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and our waitress was very attentive. We will definitely be back soon.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on January 5, 2021

Josh, thank you for choosing to dine with us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner experience and appreciate you taking the time to submit a 5-star review.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night, every bit of our experience was great. Highly recommend.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 30, 2020

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner experience with us, and hope to see you again soon! Thank you for taking the time to submit a 5-star review!

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DarleneM
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There was a great variety of salads and appetizers. I loved that they had plenty of GF options! Great service & comfortable distancing while dining.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 30, 2020

Darlene, thank you for taking the time to submit a great review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. It is always important to us to offer options for a variety of dietary needs. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope to serve you again soon!

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Sharon
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The arugula and pear salad with goat cheese was very good. I had the pork schnitzel, best I've ever tasted. My friend loved the short ribs. We shared a perfect bread pudding for dessert and had plenty left for later. The place is beautiful and the ambiance couldn't be better. Prices are on the high side, but the experience is worth the cost.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 22, 2020

Sharon, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and dinner experience with us. Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to give us a great review! We hope you'll join us again soon.

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Robbie
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary and his team always do a fantastic job! The food is always incredible. I will definitely be coming back.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 22, 2020

Robbie, thank you for joining us for dinner and for taking the time to submit an excellent, 5-star review! We hope to serve you again soon!

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HeidiG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter had great attention to detail, wonderful atmosphere and food was excellent

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 22, 2020

Heidi, thank you for joining us for dinner and for taking the time to submit a great review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and found your waiter satisfactory. We hope to see you again soon!

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Linda
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner as always. We love RT lodge.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 11, 2020

Linda, thank you for taking the time to give us an excellent review. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon! Happy holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much like an elegant lodge! Atmosphere is the best!!
Service is outstanding and food delicious!
Best cocktails

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you for a 5-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your cocktails and meal!

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DianDavBarnes
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with fabulous food!! We love this restaurant because of the ambiance, the service and of course the food!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to submit a 5-star review! We are elated to hear you've enjoyed your experience dining with us at RT Lodge and hope to see you again soon!

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DaveTN
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for our anniversary. I'd recommend it for any special evening out!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 1, 2020

Dave, thank you for taking the time to submit a great review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us celebrating your anniversary. Thank you for choosing to spend your special day with us, and hope to see you both again soon!

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TanyaC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at my favorite restaurant. We felt very safe and well attended. The “cat head” biscuits were to die for.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 1, 2020

Tanya, thank you for choosing to dine with us time and again at RT Lodge! We appreciate you taking the time to submit a thoughtful review. We hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner . Food was delicious and service was great.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 1, 2020

Thank you for a 5-star review, and happy anniversary!

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juanb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mark was very attentive and excelled at getting our cocktails “ right “.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on December 1, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to submit a great review! We will pass along your kind words to Mark, and hope to see you again soon!

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DianDavBarnes
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought “newbies” to the RT Lodge and they loved it as did we. We absolutely love dining there and, introducing our friends to this wonderful restaurant and lodge!! Our dinner this past Friday (Schnitzel) was really tasty and prepared well! Can’t wait for our next dinner at the RT Lodge!!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on November 23, 2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to submit such a favorable review. We are delighted to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your meal at RT Lodge! It is always a wonderful compliment to hear when our friends have chosen to bring along loved ones to enjoy a dinner experience with us for the first time. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!!! Excellent food & service

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on November 20, 2020

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5-star review!

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Linda
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RT Lodge was the best restaurant we have been to in Knoxville. Fabulous food, wonderful service, and the atmosphere was soft and inviting. We love this place.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on November 23, 2020

Linda, thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to submit a wonderful review. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu here is small, but has enough options to satisfy the normal appetite. We started with the squash soup, which was just ok, if not a bit bland. Entrees included their signature skillet fried chicken, which was very good: especially when using the honey and hot sauce for dipping. The hanger steak over asparagus had potential, but was overcooked, thus being a bit dry and and chewy. The side of squash and greens was excellent. The fried potatoes were just ok. For dessert, we opted for bread pudding with ice cream, that was good, but nothing special. The service was spot on, for a restaurant of this caliber. We would eat here again, but probably try the ribeye. Of note: The mixed drinks from the bar, though packed with alcohol, left a bit to be desired. The flavors weren’t there. Not sure how they messed up these simple drinks.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on November 23, 2020

Mike, thank you for choosing to dine with us at RT Lodge! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a nice review! We hope you'll join us again soon to allow us the chance to truly impress you with our menu and bar offerings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Lodge Burger. Great Service. Gorgeous location!!
Thank you!!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at RT Lodge! We are delighted that you enjoyed our Lodge Burger and appreciate you taking the time to give us a great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, ambiance - everything was perfect!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon.

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KathyB
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to eat here! It was amazing!! We will definitely be back on our next vacation to the mountains! Food, service and everything was outstanding!!

The Restaurant at RT Lodge
Responded on November 4, 2020

Kathy, thank you for taking the time to submit such a kind, 5-star review. We are happy you enjoyed your first-time experience with us and will be looking forward to serving you again next time!

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The Restaurant at RT Lodge is rated 4.9 stars by 327 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.