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Bistro at the Bijou

807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711
+1 865-544-0537
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“fig jam” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Ate here for the brunch with my mom. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was creative and tasty. Space is small, so not ideal for large parties. You may want to arrive early for the brunch. Probably not the best place for kids unless your...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Let's face it; this place is sort of a dump. No, let me amend that: Bistro at the Bijou is a real dump. It's dark, dank, and sort of smelly. The floor is straight out of a public school cafeteria, circa 1960. We ate here...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Love Martha and her amazing food! Have dined here many times...one of the best brunches in Knoxville if not THE BEST. Their country fried steak brunch item is outstanding. Also have had whole trout for dinner, their salads are great, and each day there is...More

Thank TastyWanderer
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We went here for breakfast after a long night of drinking. We were in town from Missouri to see the Mizzou game. The food was so good, really reminded me of New Orleans. Bloody Mary's were amazing. A must stop if you are in the...More

Thank OliviaS157
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My friends have advised me to check that restaurant out for many years. Finally last month one of them had the good taste to have a party at the place. What an amazing discovery that's was. I have been driving by that's restaurant for the...More

Thank johnenvacances10
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Finally seated ourselves after 5 minutes of no acknowledgement. Had to wait another 5 minutes for menu. Food was good, though. Romantic atmosphere.

Thank MonsterTraveler53
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The Bistro is a longtime favorite of downtown workers and visitors to the Bijou next door. They have a varied and seasonal menu, the daily lunch specials are always a treat and the service is excellent. High quality burgers, meats / fish, sandwiches, salads and...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Right across from the First Tn building and at the Bijou Theatre we stopped in here for lunch. It is a favorite with many of the business people close by. We had great sandwiches and the service was great.

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I had the daily special of chicken and dumplings. A variety of daily specialties were an option, but I am so happy with my choice. It was scrumptious and was offered the mushroom soup in place of a side salad which was also delicious. The...More

Thank Patty L
Reviewed 2 January 2016

It was very loud. The service was slow. The menu was ok. The food was only ok. Could not hear your self talk across the table.

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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
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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