We have been to Rouxbarb twice and both times the meals have been excellent! We have had the Madison shrimp and grits, the grilled Filet, the Salmon, the black eyed-pea hummus, the pimento beignets, the grilled pineapple salad, the chocolate mouse, the carmel sundae and the fruit sorbet.
This is my favorite place in Knoxville for the best food in the city. The restaurant is small and reservations are required 90% of the time. It is BYOB with a $5 corkage fee for them to serve your beverages at the table.
The chef Bruce makes unique sauces and food combinations including blueberry bbq sauce with the baby back ribs. For Knoxville this is very cutting edge and unique - we dine out regularly in this city where we live and many others - and this is not the "norm" - making it a welcome change.