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Bistro at the Bijou

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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DINNER ENTREES‎
8.00
Spring Vegetable Farro Paella
Fennel, artichokes, peas, asparagus, vidalia, onions
12.00
Mojito Chicken
Pineapple pico de gallo, black beans, rice
6.00
Vegan Black Beans, Basmati Rice
Topped‎ w/ pineapple pico de gallo
12.00
Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops
Black beans, rice
10.00
Capellini
Peas, pesto, parmesan
12.00
Wild Mushroom Ravioli
Cream, mushrooms tenderloin beef tips, red wine butter sauce
SIDE‎
All are vegetarian friendly served family style
3.00
Fried Brussels Sprouts
3.00
Sautéed Mixed Vegetables
3.00
Garbanzo Bean Salad
3.00
Collard Greens
3.00
Pan Roasted Broccoli, Garlic
3.00
Roasted Beets, Gorgonzola
3.00
Black Beans, Rice
3.00
Potato, Fennel Gratin
BRUNCH‎
Served 10am until 3pm Saturdays & all day Sundays
10.00
Chicken Fried Steak, Cream Gravy
Three eggs any style, biscuits or toast, brunch potatoes or cheese grits
10.00
Country Ham, Red Eye Gravy
Three eggs any style, biscuits or toast, brunch potatoes or cheese grits
6.00
Fried Egg Panini on Ciabatta, Cheese
8.00
Brunch Burger Topped w/ Fried Egg
Open-faced‎ on English muffin, cheddar cheese, bacon, grits or potatoes
6.00
Scrambled Eggs, Goat Cheese
Tomatoes, scallions over biscuits or toast, cheese grits or brunch potatoes
Omelets
3 Eggs, grits or potatoes
8.00
Spinach, Feta
14.00
Cool Hand Luke
10‎ Egg omelet, just tell us what you want in it
Bennie & the Eggs
Poached‎ eggs, bearnaise sauce, English muffin, cheese grits or brunch potatoes
BRUNCH SIDE‎
2.50
Turkey Sausage, Tempeh Bacon, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Brunch Potatoes, Cheese Grits, Biscuits & Gravy
BRUNCH COCKTAILS‎
3.50
Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, or Mimosa
Ask your server for our full wine & cocktail list.
STARTERS‎
8.00
Duck Rilletes
Served w/ toasted ciabatta bread
6.00
Pimento Cheese Fritters
Bread & butter pickles, jalapeno tomato jam
6.00
Edamame Hummus
Fresh herbs, garlic, lemon w/ crudités
6.00
Fried Brussel Sprouts
Benton’s country ham, shaved pecorino
5.00
Grilled Ciabatta Bruschetta
Goat cheese, green olives
6.00
Grilled Sausage Bites
Grain mustard, French fried onions
Cup 3.00
Bowl 5.00
Homemade Soups
FRESH SALADS‎
8.00
Turkey Avocado Cobb
Chopped egg, bacon, tomatoes
12.00
Grilled Tuna
Potatoes, garbanzo bean salad, kalamatas, boiled eggs, tomatoes
6.00
Grilled chicken +4.00
Strawberry Salad
Gorgonzola, red onions, candied walnuts, spinach
3.00
House
Romaine, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, croutons
6.00
Grilled chicken +4.00
Blackened fish +6.00
Caesar
Romaine, shaved parmesan, kalamata olives, croutons
SANDWICH AND BURGER SELECTION‎
Served w/ gourmet kettle chips & kosher pickle
8.00
Black & Blue Burger
Grill blackened, gorgonzola
15.00
Lipitor Burger
Two 8 oz patties, 4 strips bacon, 6 slices cheese
9.00
Ol’ Smokey Burger
BBQ sauce, bacon, smoked cheddar
8.00
Turkey Burger
Feta, tzatiki
7.00
Bistro Burger
8 Oz patty lightly seasoned & cooked to order served on a kaiser roll add cheese, bacon, mushrooms or pimento cheese
9.00
Smokey Chicken Sandwich
Bourbon barbecue sauce, bacon, smoked cheddar
9.00
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Lightly blackened, dipped in hot sauce, homemade blue cheese dressing
SANDWICH‎
10.00
Fries +2.00
Onion rings +2.00
Cuban Sandwich
Roast‎ pork, ham, provolone, pickles, mustard, onions
8.00
Fries +2.00
Onion rings +2.00
Turkey Bacon Avocado
Served on ciabatta, pesto cheddar, smoky tomato aioli
8.00
Fries +2.00
Onion rings +2.00
Grilled Chevre, Chow Chow
Served on ciabatta
6.00
Fries +2.00
Onion rings +2.00
Vegan Pimento Cheese
Black‎ & green olives, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, red onions, rye
7.00
Fries +2.00
Onion rings +2.00
Pimento Cheese Club
Wheat toast, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes
Fries +2.00
Onion rings +2.00
Tofu Substitution
Substitute tofu on any sandwich for a great vegetarian meal!
LIGHT LUNCHES‎
Served till 4pm
Protein Plus Two
For our guests w/ special dietary needs, two side dishes
14.00
Fish of the Day
8 Oz fresh fish
6.00
Grilled Chicken
9.00
Jamaican Jerk Pork Chop
In a spicy habanero marinade
8.00
Black Angus Chop Steak
8 Oz grilled to order
7.00
Veggie Plate
Three side dishes
Side Dishes Include
Fried brussel sprouts, sautéed mixed vegetables, garbanzo bean salad, pan roasted broccoli, garlic, beets, gorgonzola, collard greens, potato, fennel gratin, black beans, rice, onion rings, French fries, fresh fruit, cottage cheese, house salad, cup of soup
7.00
Soup & Sandwich Sandwich Only
Tempeh bacon, turkey, pimento cheese, tuna salad, chicken salad or BLT on whole wheat, rye or kaiser roll
7.00
Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad
With fruit, cottage cheese
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Never have been disappointed eating here...always top notch. Great food, excellent servers and convenient to all of downtown Knoxville.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Bistro with friends before a show at the theatre next door. We had no wait and the owner herself waited on us. Charming atmosphere, fantastic food. The onion dip appetizer is delicious. I had the chicken thighs with chimichurri sauce and they...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TravelingMailLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for a midmorning snack before hitting the road. We ordered a French press coffee and biscuits. The coffee was excellent and their homemade biscuits were delicious and very fresh. The biscuits came with homemade strawberry rhubarb jam that we could not get...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KatieGosselin
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

A long time favorite and Martha is an institution herself. Met friends from out of town for brunch. The whole menu is available. We beat the crowd bu a few minutes but it got busy when church let out. Most of us had brunch food....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank billmD1223BK
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Love this place! Great service, good food, live music, inviting atmosphere! Came here after a not so great experience at another local eatery. Glad we did! Met great people to socialize with, and the prices were just right.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

They have the best fried green tomatoes I have had anywhere!! Everything was absolutely delicious and fresh made...and super affordable! I wish I could go back!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank dweber390
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We stopped for a Friday evening dinner with our family and were pleased at the choices we had and the quality of the food and service. I had a delicious roast pork over red beans and rice, a tasty combo. and my wife had the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pitch9mdk
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure how this restaurant has the rating it has. Service was not good - seemed she was doing us a favor. I ordered a well done burger - it came out rare. The rest of my party’s dishes were okay but no one...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sq0
Reviewed August 15, 2018

A most awesome restaurant and a prized bar, no doubt. Being next to the historical Bijou theater means numerous famous people have bellied up here. Martha's cuisine is the perfect blending of local healthy produce, meats, etc and southern conscious cooking! Beets, grits, corned beef...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LindsayJ501
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I'm not sure why this restaurant is so highly rated. I'm sure they had a better experience. Of six of us, two meals were "good" with no complaints; two were "good" but came out "Lukewarm;" one was barely eaten at all due to dissatisfaction. Mine...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sundancersmom
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SandieKayeH
September 17, 2016|
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Response from LaNora L | Reviewed this property |
Not certain,but can't imagine that they don't
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gcole69
June 5, 2016|
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Response from LaNora L | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain,but I don't think so. We went on a Sunday morning for Brunch and had a very short wait.
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