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428 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103 (Union Avenue)
+1 865-637-8181
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 03:00
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Got a really bad martini and they wouldn't take it back! Go downtown regularly. Haven't gone back here because of that policy.

Thank dave h
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I love this place! it has a great atmosphere and great staff. They are helpful and attentive. It is just too bad that is next to Downtown Grill and Brewery; that place is full of terrible unhelpful staff and over priced sub par food.

Thank russshelton
Knoxville, Tennessee
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went here for drinks which were very expensive and sadly, not great. I haven't had the food, so I can't comment on that.

Thank luckyduck2016
Corydon, Indiana
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

very upscale restaurant, great atmosphere, we ordered the sea bass, it was excellent, would go back.

Thank lamoberly68
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This place has the coolest vibe and the best cocktails in the city. Its the place to see and be seen!

Thank MrBhouseoflove
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We love this place! Rang in the New Year here. The wine pairings were superb and the food was exquisite. My favorite was the pasta and scallops! You must try the Knoxville Mule or Doc Holiday.

Thank Christy B
Nashville, Tennessee
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Stopped in for drinks and really liked the decor and bar, seems a bit outdated for the Market Square feel but need, original place to stop in and visit

Thank BWGpharmd
Chicago, Illinois
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298 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I had the opportunity to dine at Sapphire on consecutive nights during a business trip to Knoxville. The first night I was solo. The second with a group. Both visits were extraordinary. Starting with the front of the house service in being seated, tot eh actual service and the execution on the meal. A big city experience in Rocky Top.... More 

Thank Allen R
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176 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Irish coffee pretty good. Tito's vodka an 7 very good. Kimball's Plate a cheese plate with artisanal cheeses fruit French loaf, roasted almonds was plentiful (we couldn't finish) and tasty. (Sixties and other)soul on the surround was a plus. Place is clean but lacks the warm and fuzzy feel. Overall a nice cocktail in early afternoon.

Thank Armina H
Walland, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Great place to stop in for drinks/appetizers before a show at the Tennessee or Bijou. Not cheap, but good drinks and food

Thank Janet K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
    (Union Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stops throughout Gay Street
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-8181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?