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428 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
+1 865-637-8181
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good28%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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428 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a different atmosphere, and small but eclectic menu. I didn’t think the food was outstanding though... service was very slow, I’m not sure if they were shorthand or just need to be better organized.

Thank Renato S
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy the feel of this place. Modern yet tied to the past With beautiful woodwork and nice booths. Menu full of connections to the jewelry store history of the location. Had massaman chicken curry - it was ok but could have passed for...More

Thank TheCapitol127
Reviewed February 15, 2018

So much fun. Great atmosphere. Wonderfully eclectic crowd. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The burger was one of the best I have eaten. I also recommend the olives appetizer. Difficult to beat a delicious burger washed down with a Manhattan (or two). This...More

Thank TGibbons3
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Sapphire is an excellent place to eat. It has the misconception of a night club for some reason. It the food here is excellent. It’s a very trendy place and doesn’t look like your traditional restaurant but the food and drinks are excellent. The servers...More

Thank ChildeRoland
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I think in recent years many people mistakenly view Sapphire has being a "club" (lol) or late night spot. While I do think it is that (I'm at an age where that doesn't interest me anymore so I'm not sure what late nights are like...More

Thank Tara D
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I say Great Menu as I mean there is a limited number of selections and for foodies, this translates to cooked to order and not frozen or heated when ordered. The Blackened Mahi on Arugula was great as was my partners Curry Chicken. As fine...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was very disappointing. We walked in at 6:15 pm ordered their special for the evening on hamburgers, and 50 minutes later we walked out...... no food, no bread, almost no waitress. We asked her numerous times where our food was and she kept...More

1  Thank g5180jr
Reviewed May 5, 2017

We arrived around 6:15 on Thursday night, May 4, 2017 - a party of 6 wanting a decent dinner before a concert at 7:30. There were very few people in the restaurant, only a few sitting at the bar ( which really should have been...More

2  Thank tadanner
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Got a really bad martini and they wouldn't take it back! Go downtown regularly. Haven't gone back here because of that policy.

1  Thank dave h
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I love this place! it has a great atmosphere and great staff. They are helpful and attentive. It is just too bad that is next to Downtown Grill and Brewery; that place is full of terrible unhelpful staff and over priced sub par food.

Thank russshelton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
    (Union Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stops throughout Gay Street
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-8181
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