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“Food and service both excellent”

Bistro at the Bijou
Ranked #41 of 1,200 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 20 May 2014

A group of 12 friends gathered here for dinner before a performance at the nearby Tennessee Theater. We were provided a table in a private dining room upstairs. The server was fabulous and the food and beverages were equally good. Overall a wonderful experience!

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I've always loved the Bistro for atmosphere, generally really good food at reasonable prices, and for the owner's support of diversity and sanity in our city. The staff is friendly and competent without hovering. The menu changes often, and only once have I had a miss--wildly over-fried catfish and nearly raw potatoes. Both were quickly and cheerfully changed. I guess it was an off night for fish and fries since my dinner partner had raved about them on other evenings. Now that Market Square restaurants often have long wait times, it's worth it to stroll down Gaye to the Bistro or across the street to the Cairo.

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Thank IrmaV
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I love going to the Bistro. The food is never boring and the service is always good. I seem very savvy too when I refer friends to go and they can't believe this little place is actually in Knoxville.

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Thank Justin B
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

One of the oldest restaurants in Knoxville. Great character to the place and good food and service. The hamburger salad is fantastic!

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Thank SwankPad
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

I found this place by the Bijou Theatre and decided to eat there even as I was disappointed the nightly show was sold out. It was a very, very wise decision. The pre-dinner salad was delicious and chose the daily special of chicken and dumplings. Incredible friendly staff and patrons abounded as well. Happy hour specials appear to be more than above expected as well. Atmosphere is an eclectic mix of historic fixtures, paintings, and a youthful upbeat aura. What a great combination. Many items to choose from. Great location to almost anywhere downtown.

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Thank Patty L
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