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Bistro at the Bijou

807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711
+1 865-544-0537
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711
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11 - 20 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Met in Knoxville for a Girls Weekend and were staying at a downtown hotel. The Bistro was recommended and I'm so glad it was. There was a 20 minute wait on a Friday night while the early the theatre crowd finished up but it was...More

Thank Cortney P
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The food is good. The menu is interesting with some unique items. The atmosphere is conducive to conversations. There is not so much noise that you cannot talk. I have had different items each visit. I have enjoyed all the food.

Thank Vol1970
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We love this cozy place. On a recent visit for dinner we had the Gnocchi with shredded beef cheeks and the Salmon with orange ginger glaze, basmati rice, and braised kale. All were excellent. (FYI there was a hint of heat in the ginger glaze...More

Thank Susan_7654
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited last Wednesday. Very impressed. Loved the squash ravioli and beef gnocchi. Will be back!

Thank James Isaac B
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We had tickets to see Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Bijou Theater so we decided to try the Bistro at the Bijou. It is a friendly, cozy place. We didn't have reservations, but only waited a few minutes for a table. First we had house-made...More

Thank widemal
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great food and service. Perfect for business lunches. Price/value relationship is great as well. Quiet and easy to talk.

Thank volspatt
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. Easy access to Neyland stadium. Convenient for ballgame meal prior to kickoff.

Thank gclarl
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The food is always delicious with great daily specials. This is a great place for a quiet dinner or a business lunch. Always fantastic service and the food is great.

Thank Dana H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

One of your better options in downtown Knoxville, especially when attending the theater production of your choice. This is not a chain restaurant so the menu is surprising and changing with always options in beef, fish, pasta, salads, vegan choices, and chicken. I had the...More

Thank Ms.LoveTravel
Reviewed 13 August 2017 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
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17 September 2016|
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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