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Echo Bistro & Wine Bar

5803 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6340
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Ranked #12 of 940 restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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90% Recommend
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English first
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Chef Seth Simmerman, the owner and principal chef, recently offered a free four-course dinner for veterans of the Vietnam War. My wife and I along with another couple (he served in the Army in I Corps) took advantage of this generous offer. Seth went "over the top" providing a "surf & turf" entrée that was absolutely delicious--along with soup, salad... More

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Mt. Airy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Friends in Knoxville had us to meet them at Echo for dinner. It was a memorable meal and EVERYTHING was delicious! We will return to this restaurant when we're back in Knoxville. We shared bites between our family and it would be hard to choose one best entree. We now have new friends with Chef Seth and Lisa. The fried... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have been to Echo on several occasions with the latest being this past weekend. As always the food was spectacular...starting with the pesto, then the mussels and then our main meal. Each of us enjoyed what we ordered and tried to convey to each other how good it was but were having difficulty because we were so busy gobbling... More

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Knoxville, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The pesto is fantastic! We eat dinner at Echo Bistro more often than any other restaurant, the personal service is exceptional. We love to introduce friends to the restaurant. The mussels appetizer is a favorite, the Bison is wonderful, scallops and China town are also fantastic. Soups are really tasty, we have desert on rare occasions and they are fantastic... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've been to Echo Bistro numerous times and I've never been disappointed with the food or the service. Amazing apps, soups & salads, entrees and desserts. Chef Seth comes by the table to see if you have any questions or allergy concerns. Crab cake appetizers are spot on. Great soups. The fillet or scallops are my two favorite entrees. Usually... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Three of us ate at the Echo Bistro and thought our meal was the best we've ever had at a Knoxville restaurant. Service was prompt, friendly, and efficient; and the chef came to our table to be sure that everything was in order. I had the mussels (which were excellent, not at all like those described in an earlier review;... More

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4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

When you have their dishes you'll be a customer for life but the most amazing thing is even side dishes and appetizers have amazing attention to detail. The staff and the chef make you feel valued and welcomed. Some of the flavors we experienced there have never been duplicated! I recommend the bison, the lobster, or choose anything you want... More

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Framingham, MA
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food was very good and the owners very friendly. They both came by my table several times to chat. You need to allow time - it took a while for the entree to arrive . But soup and salad came fast, and were excellent. I had the scallops entree and it was very good. The waitress even brought a... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The menu sounds scrumptious! French cuisine at its best! Creative, simply delicious! Not so fast... at Echo, the description of the food is better than its taste. The escargots were delish, but swimming in butter... the pumpkin bisque is absolutely wonderful. The crab one, not so much. A bit watery and very little crab. The trio of soups is a... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is our 5th visit back to this restaurant and it keeps getting better. The restaurant is owned by the Chef and his wife oversees the operations in the Dining Room. Has a full bar and a very good selection of wines. The menu is broad enough to offer something for everyone but focused enough to ensure high quality. The... More

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