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Echo Bistro & Wine Bar

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

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb!

We dined at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar to celebrate my birthday. There are many nice restaurants from which to choose in Knoxville, but I'm very happy that I decided upon Echo. We had eaten here a few times before, but last night's experience and food was the best. The atmosphere says, "fine dining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We dined at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar to celebrate my birthday. There are many nice restaurants from which to choose in Knoxville, but I'm very happy that I decided upon Echo. We had eaten here a few times before, but last night's experience and food was the best. The atmosphere says, "fine dining." White table cloths, small intimate dining... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have dined at this superb restaurant many times, as it is a favorite of my late Mom, and my Step-Dad. Lisa welcomes everyone like family, giving the restaurant Southern charm. You are then blown away by Seth's delicious creations in the kitchen! Every meal we've ever had has been over-the-top, equal to any fine-dining restaurant in NYC or any... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had a very nice experience having dinner here. The menu is pretty traditional French Bistro fare, but done quite well. I only had a Caesar salad and a yummy veal chop, but a great assortment of vegetables came with the chop. I was dining alone and they made me feel comfortable without having to sit at the bar. A... More 

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I'm not sure how this restaurant has good reviews. The environment and service were ok but the food was definitely not good. Also the wine I ordered tasted old. Best part of meal was the bread and pesto. The crab cake was flavorless and oily and redfish was too fishy. Waitress didn't even notice/care that I didn't eat my food.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I with my mom to Echo for my birthday. This is always a great place. The chief, Seth, always comes out to talk to the take, check on allergies and just chat. This makes you feel like he truly care about his business. Echo generally has a specific wine on special that you taste before you order.... More 

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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140 reviews 140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Maryville
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
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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