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Echo Bistro & Wine Bar

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Contemporary, Wine Bar
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5803 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6340
865-602-2090
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent as always

This is one of only a half dozen restaurants in the metro area that we ever recommend to anyone. And when we get tired of trying the newer, trendy restaurants (where the noise is deafening and you get waited on by a teenager), the echo bistro is our fall back, go to place. The menu is quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of only a half dozen restaurants in the metro area that we ever recommend to anyone. And when we get tired of trying the newer, trendy restaurants (where the noise is deafening and you get waited on by a teenager), the echo bistro is our fall back, go to place. The menu is quite large, to where... More 

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Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I loved the Caesar salad. The presentation was different and the dressing tasty. The tuna and spring roll appetizer was good and the portion large enough to be shared. My husband loved his wine selection and the waitress was great. The entrees were totally disappointing. I had the twin lobster tails which were described as lightly pankoed... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went with friend for the second time - Chef Seth's outstanding menu selections are top shelf. He always comes out to greet his guests; asking if anyone has any type of food issues and explains the menu items for the evening. I could not resist the Scallops (which is the everybody's favorite) the crab cakes also outstanding. Try to... More 

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a go-to place for us for special dinners. We love the menu, ambiance, and the food. The chef always comes out to speak to guests and he is wonderful to make his guests comfortable. We saw him work with a table with some teenagers and he listened, suggested items, and offered to fix it differently to suit their... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Can't understand the great reviews for this place. I think people give great reviews to justify what they have paid for the meal. I ordered the fillet and it was covered with so much sauce I could hardly taste the meat. The meat shredded apart when I tried to cut it and tasted more like a pot roast. My wifes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My previous review of Echo was less than laudatory, and I stand by that review. Chef Seth was unexpectedly out of town, and I guess they were struggling without him that night. Well, last night they definitely had their "A game" going. Start to finish, it was unbelievably good. It didn't hurt that our friends brought a wonderful bottle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Returned to Echo for a main meal. Very competent but some plate pairings, while fascinating didn't work. Items on a plate must be of comparable quality and not use each other as a crutch; sauces should not be overworked to harmonize (camouflage?) the "complementary" flavors. I good attempt but not ready for prime time or such high prices ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Seth & Lisa Simmerman make you feel like you are special! From the excellent prepared food be Seth to being greeted by Lisa you are taken care of. The food is soooo good. The freshly made pesto is to die for and that is just the starter! Put this in the list a have to do in Knoxville!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited while on a trip to Knoxville and was very pleased with the food and the service. Enjoyed a few glasses of whine while enjoying a cheese plate and some blue cheese chips. Cheeses represented a good cross section of flavors and the chips were smothered with blue cheese and jalapeño peppers. High quality ingredients served well by a great... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were a group of about twelve having dinner at Echo Bistro. The service and attentiveness of the staff were excellent, not uncomfortable over-the-top but professional and knowledgeable. Entrees, especially the Dover Sole, were delicious and brilliantly presented. I had a wedge salad that was excellent and an appetizer of mussels for my entrée, delicious and reasonably priced. Most entrée... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5803 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6340
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-602-2090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 11:00 pm

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