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Bistro at the Bijou

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807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711
+1 865-544-0537
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service were very good. The hummus and fried goat cheese apps were tasty. They also had live music on the weekend.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great service, and entertainment kept us there for 3 hours. Our server made us very comfortable.She recommended wine, appetizers, & entrees that we very very satisfied with. No room for desert due to the generous portions. Jazz entertainment topped off the evening. We will absolutely return when we visit Tennessee again. Thank You all!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- Server (Nathaniel) was great. Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable. - Fried Goat Cheese with fig jam: perfectly cooked, great texture, nice fruity mildly-sweet jam was a good pairing - Shrimp Skewer: served over rice with an earthy chimichurri sauce, brilliantly conceptualized and would have been perfectly executed but for the lack of the aforestated skewer. - White Bean Perogies w Braised... More 

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Basel
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Tasty place with tasty food. Fun decor. Terrific wait staff. The brussel sprouts appetizer is worth a drop by and ask about the specials.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Really enjoyed lunch at this special place. The service was terrific and the food was delicious. Will definitely be going back when next in Knoxville.

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Thank IntoMySunsetYears
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Blount Mansion and the James White Fort we asked where was good to eat.To,d about his place and went for lunch.Surprisingly given the name it's more like a British Pub apart from the classical female nude above the bar.The beer and burgers were really good. There is live music some days which we may go back for

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Thank David P
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went there for lunch yesterday after discovering Kaizen Izakaya (a real up and comer on the downtown scene!) was closed for lunch on Mondays. Packed with a crowd of downtown workers. Menu offerings unexciting but settled on a dish I'd never tried before, beef cheek grilled cheese. Tasty enough but won't order again. Also noticed an 18-egg omelet on the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

...it's a gem! And definitely vegetarian-friendly. My husband and I visited the Bijou during our time at the Tennessee Fall Homecoming at the Museum of Appalachia. Our server was attentive and personable, the atmosphere really cozy and relaxing, and the food was great. I had the best mushroom bisque I've ever tasted and a veggie burger that puts to shame... More 

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Thank Diane A
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this unique place with my husband. The food was phenomenal and the service was just as good. I had the blackened chicken sandwich with the jalapeño pimento cheeses. WOW!!! Huge juicy perfectly seasoned and obviously delicious. We live over the mountain in North Carolina and I would drive the 2 1/2 hours again just to eat here again!!... More 

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Thank Pamela S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have never noticed this little bistro before but discovered it for the first time during a Knoxville Food Tour. The food was phenomenal and I love that that they source as much as they can locally. The food is made fresh & offers a seasonal menu to take advantage of the great taste of fresh produce. The staff was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?