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428 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Union Avenue)
+1 865-637-8181
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15:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 03:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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Thank russshelton
Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

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Thank luckyduck2016
Corydon, Indiana
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

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

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Thank lamoberly68
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

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Thank MrBhouseoflove
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

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Thank Christy C
Nashville, Tennessee
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115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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

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Thank BWGpharmd
Chicago, Illinois
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270 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank Allen R
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154 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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Thank Armina H
Walland, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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

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Thank Janet K
Knoxville, Tennessee
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Stop in to this former jewelry shop for an excellent craft cocktail of the highest order. There are great two-person booth spots between the jewelry cases (which now display art). It gets really loud after 9 when the music starts.

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Thank Lisa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
15:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 03:00
Thursday
15:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
    (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?