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“Wonderful good and welcoming atmosphere”
Review of RouXbarb - CLOSED

RouXbarb
Price range: $15 - $50
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Chef Bruce Bogartz has won Best Chef in Knoxville's Metro Pulse reader surveys for an unparalleled 6 years in a row for a reason. Come find out why we're one of the 100 Places to Eat in the South Before You Die, according to The Southern Foodie!
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We arrived after a long day of driving (with more miles to go) so we were delighted that they were able to accomodate us. We sat at the chef's table and enjoyed visiting with Bruce. The food was excellent (the sauces and salad dressings were amazing) and the hospitality was warm and generous. We look forward to returning on our next trip south,

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Thank Peter W
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Micah S, Public Relations Manager at RouXbarb, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

We love our Canadian visitors! You won't find Tim Bits on the menu, but we think our local Benton's Bacon comes close to peameal and you'll always find friendly company and the best of Southern fare. Look us up on any of your trips down or up I-75.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Recently had a chance to try the chef's Tasting Choice dinner. It was really remarkable. He asks you what you don't like and then proceeds to deliver course after course. At the beginning he said,"I will cook until you get tired of eating," and he was true to his word. We had one salad, one fruit/vegetable plate, two appetizers, entree, and dessert plate. We expected small plates but instead received full-sized plates for all dishes. The chef, Bruce Bogartz, surprises you with each course. We received everything from clams, fresh crab, steak, herb sald to a tray of five different desserts! Everything is fresh and wonderfully prepared! Best meal I have had in many a day.

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1  Thank knoxfoodie76
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Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Food was good. Not crazy about a steak with a hard crusty exterior. The gumbo tasted good but the ingredients were tiny. Very tasty sides. A little pricey based on other upper end restaurants that we frequent.

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Thank sunnykay
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Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

I purchased a certificate for this is meal through livingsocial.com for my Wife and for our 11th anniversary. I called and made reservations for Thursday evening and when we arrived they didn't have our reservation written down. The food was not as good as we had hoped for and we had a good bit of the menu because we participated in the chefs tasting. The restaurant was too cramped for us and it was hot, so we were uncomfortable and were ready to get away from this place by the time our meal was over. The parking wil not hold the capacity of the restaurant either so needless to say we will not be eating here again.Sorry to the people who love this place but there are much better choices in Knoxville than this place.

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Thank sunk99
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Chef Bruce makes fabulous food...but very unpretentious...love everything about this restaurant!!!

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