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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

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Mon, 2/18
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Menu subject to change based on seasonality and availability.
LITTLE BITS‎
$12
Crispy Barbeque Oysters
Fennel, Celery, Thyme, Blue Cheese Relish
$18
Appalachian Lunchable
Deviled Eggs, House Pickled Shrimp, Benne Seed Bacon, Spring Onion Cheese Spread, Crackers, Chive Biscuits, Country Ham, Mixed Berry Compote, Pickled Vegetables
$10
Celery Root Soup
Lump Crab, Pear, Watercress, Lemon Zest
$12
Duck Meatballs
Creamy Grits, Tomato Gravy, Arugula
$16
Surf & Swine
Smoked Pork Belly & Seared Scallop, Bok Choy, Cherry Glaze, Sweet Potato Hash
FROM THE GARDEN‎
$10
Pickled Beet & Turnip Salad
Mixed‎ Greens, Creamed Goat Cheese, Apple Bacon Dressing, Pea Shoots•
$10
Garden Salad Crudité
Every Vegetable in the Garden, Green GoddessDressing
$10
New Ambrosia Salad
Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Grapes, Toasted Coconut, Goat Cheese, Warm Maple Pecan Vinaigrette
$12
Wild Mushroom “Toast” Salad
King Trumpet, Shiitake, Morel, & Oyster Mushrooms, Buttered Brioche, Grana Padano, Truffle Cream, Hazelnuts, Miners Lettuce, Sunny Side Up Duck Egg
FROM THE FARM & SEA‎
$26
Vegetable Platter
Stuffed Poblano, Spring Succotash, Caramelized Spring Onion & Buttermilk Casserole Beets & Goat Cheese
$39
*Cast Iron Beef Tenderloin
Yukon Potato, Caramelized Onion & Spinach Gratin, Seasonal Vegetables, Our House Steak Sauce
$32
*King Salmon
Preserved Lemo Garden Slaw, Crushed Sweet Peas, Potatoes
$18
*Emu & Foie Gras Burger
Teahive Cheddar Cheese, Seasonal Berry Jam, Frisee, House Pickles, Fat Fries
$34
Stuffed Whole Trout
Preserved Lemo & Fennel, Braised Artichoke, Parsnip Puree, Caramelized Scallop
$32
Double Cut Heritage Pork Chop
Grit Cake, Broccolini, Miso Demi, Sweet & Spice Pineapple Chow Chow
$24
Pan Roasted Air Line Chicken Breast
Wild Mushroom Risotto, Purple Mizuna, Snow Peas
$24
Va. Jumbo Soft Shell Crab & Crawfish
Lemon Basil Grits, Ramps, Peas Marinated Heirloom Tomato Broth
Consumer Advisory: Consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
DRINKS‎
$12
Prancing Bear
Wheatly‎ Vodka, Seasonal Shrub, Bitters, Ginger Beer
$10
Vesper
1876 Vodka, Knox Whiskey Works, Lemon, Chamomile, Prosecco
$14
The Peaky Blinder
Cold‎ Brew Infused Rye, Antica Sweet Vermouth, Aperol, Aztec Bitters, Citrus Zest, Herbsaint Wash
$13
Friendly Fire
Bullet, Lemon, Jack Rudy Small Batch Grenadine, Amaro
$10
Madrid
Knox Whiskey Works Gin, Jack Ruby Tonic, Aromatic Bitters
$12
Whites
Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2016
$12
Whites
Maso Canali Pinot Grigio, Trentino DOC Italy
$11
Whites
Albert Bichot Macon Village Chardonnay
$12
Sweet Justice Moscato
Sweet Justice Moscato, Australia, 2016
$7
Brachetto d'Aqui
Brachetto d'Aqui 2016
SWEET DREAMS (DESSERTS)‎
$12
Warm Chocolate Skillet Brownie (to share)
Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Peanut Brittle
$8
Strawberry Basil Creme Brulee
Spiced local strawberries & rhubarb, micro mint leaves
$10
Deep Fried Pear & Pistachio Bread Pudding
Salted Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream
$10
Lemon Meringue Pie Parfait
Lemon whipped cream, candied lemon, graham crumbles
$8
Cookies & Vanilla Milkshake
Gluten‎ Free Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
$10
Chocolate Cheese Cake
Pecan Graham Crust, Ganache
$13
Local Artisan Cheese Board
Sea Hive, Nickajack, Cumberland, Waypoint, Bellamy Blue, 3 Mile Honey, Fig & Goat Cheese Tart
About
Our Farm-to-Table Townsend TN restaurant brings you regionally inspired dishes served among elegant surroundings and calming wooded vistas. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for two or bringing the extended family together for a celebratory meal, your journey into artful, authentic cuisine has just begun. The menu offers seafood, steaks and a variety of appetizers. Relaxed yet upscale, offering familiar Southern dishes prepared with unique flavor twists. Menus change frequently due to a focus only using the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced locally. Outdoor seating and a full bar available.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous, Delightful ,Delicious, Romantic. Tonight's Valentine's dinner was all that and more. I first want to say what a delight it is to have a first class dining experience that is far from ordinary. You will be in the warmth and comfort of an establishment...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RHW545
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dancing Bear is a delightful place with delicious offerings. It is an upscale place with a warm atmosphere. Perfect for anniversary or special occasion.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ralphc236
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Held a small offsite corporate meeting with visiting customers. Meeting room was very convenient for both group discussions and had outside separate areas. Staff was very attentive and provided everything needed quickly. Adjacent restaurant was excellent with great regional flare dishes and a large fireplace....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mtnman_TN
jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for making Dancing Bear part of your corporate event. We're glad that our spaces and the staff made it worthwhile.

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

New Years Eve dinner was absolutely fantastic. Beautiful venue and incredible dinner. Service was also great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank odiedawg
jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you for joining us on such a special night.

Reviewed December 21, 2018

Four of us enjoyed everything from the cheese flight to the Hot Chocolate! Everyone had something different and we were all blown away. I mentioned the cheese plate and all types were great which I think is unusual. We ordered 1.WILD COHO SALMON-Wild Mushroom, Corn...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jimmy T
jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2018

Thank you for your review, Jimmy! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 10, 2018

While we did not dine here during our stay, my husband and I walked down from our villa for drinks. My Prancing Bear cocktail was wonderful, the atmosphere was gorgeous and intimate, and Skylar was very helpful and a lot of fun to chat with....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lindsaygeebee
jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thanks for letting us know that Skylar took good care of you. We look forward to serving you dinner during your next stay!

Reviewed December 5, 2018

We stayed in the Dancing Bear resort in cabin. We ordered take out one night with beef tenderloin and mashed-potatoes and salads. FOOD WAS EXCEPTIONAL!! To put into perspective...we travel and we have eaten at some world-class restaurants like Gino & Georgetti's in Chicago and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank texastoast4
jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thank you so much for the feedback and for recommending us. We are so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Good quality wines and beverages Very innovative food offerings -among the best in Knoxville area Wait staff needs to be more attentive Pricing on high side but doable Parking lot needs signage for exiting

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rick5CincinnatiOh
jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thank you for the feedback. We will take your comments to heart.

Reviewed November 25, 2018

What a Dinner. Much to give Thanks for!! Gorgeous restaurant. Nice, friendly and good service. The pic of the menu says it all.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SteveC525
jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 21, 2018

Ive traveled a lot and enjoyed good food, but the experience here is like nothing anywhere I have eaten.... The chef is amazing! The food combinations are so unique, but go so well together! This was my third time there and the food is always...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

TheRealMartin, we are so glad you enjoyed dining with us enough to repeat the experience. Thanks for letting us know that we're achieving consistency.

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Response from larrydickie | Reviewed this property |
Menu and prices on line. I had a special that was not on the menu and was not on the special of the day list. Because of the conversation about great food with my waitress, she asked "If the Chef is willing and actually... More
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Try calling or maybe their website.
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Response from B2801ATscotth | Reviewed this property |
I’ve requested gluten free options from them in the past and they have always been helpful to customize or recommend gf dishes. See Juliet there. She is very helpful.
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