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Bistro at the Bijou

) #47 of 925 Restaurants in Knoxville €€ - €€€ American, , International
807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711
+1 865-544-0537
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fig jam” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there with my friends. Nice quiet place. The best dish was risotto! Tortellini was good too. You must order lemon cream cake!!! Super delicious! Since it was 4 of us we tried all desserts

Thank Natalia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had brunch here with my family recently, we were exploring Knoxville for the day and stumbled across the gem purely by chance. 3 of the 4 in my family are vegetarians, when we looked over the menu we realized this was a great choice...More

Thank Counterweight
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my spouse here for date night one night and it was so romatic! The menu was fantastic and wines were recommended to us which is always helpful. I cannot wait to go back here!

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere $ exceptional food. Went for lunch and enjoyed the soup & sandwich: veg pesto soup with small BLT on marble rye with chips. Highly recommended.

Thank Pamelia B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great place adjacent to the Bijou Theater. We had brunch which was very good. The brunch potatoes were awesome! They also had some kind of pulled pork Eggs Benedict on special, but didn't see any other kind of Eggs Benedict on the menu. Bummer as...More

Thank Hulafied
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I had the curry with tofu. It was really good but a tad spicy for me. The chocolate tort was amazing. Our waiter was also excellent .

Thank Hilary W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Our family visited Bistro at the Bijou as part of the Knoxville Food tour and we were all pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food is. The location looks like you stepped back in time, but the food couldn't be more farm-to-table at the moment...More

1  Thank GlogowskiGirl
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Absolutely the best eggs Benedict I have ever had. Everything was delicious. Can't wait to go back. Great service.

Thank tracy1208
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by Kayla of the Hampton Inn Downtown. It was a short walk away and swarming with people about to go to the theater. We got a table in the bar and got happy hour-priced drinks ($2 beer and $4 wine). We...More

Thank Iris_Hilo
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Bistro, while quiet in reputation, is an indisputable must, for lunch or dinner in downtown Knoxville. The effort and creativeness of Martha's menu set her and The Bistro apart from the mass market, trend of the day, "we should all serve hamburgers on pretzel bread"...More

Thank Chris C
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Response from LaNora L | Reviewed this property |
Not certain,but can't imagine that they don't
5 June 2016|
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Response from LaNora L | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain,but I don't think so. We went on a Sunday morning for Brunch and had a very short wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-544-0537
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Located at the historic Bijou theatre, The Bistro has served the downtown area since 1980 with an eclectic mix of locally sourced food with an emphasis on healthy options along with gourmet hamburgers and fresh fish.
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