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“Excleent food - mediocre service”

Bistro at the Bijou
Ranked #46 of 1,179 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
TN
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excleent food - mediocre service”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food here is outstanding with lot's of fresh southern selections by the chef. Service could be better and more inviting. The history of the building is awesome but with the brick walls it does get very loud in there

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Really fun and nice place”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Had a great time here. The food and drink were excellent and the atmosphere perfect for a small group of friends or colleagues. Service was prompt and friendly. A little walk from Market St. but might even be the perfect spot for summer nights when you want to hear the music in the background but not right up close...good value too!

Visited July 2012
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Columbus,OH
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Historic and Good”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Located in the historic Bijou theater. Very unique ambiance with every dish prepared to order and very tasty. You can taste the pride that they take in their food.

Visited December 2012
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southeast
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202 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Amazing brunch!!”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely brunch with my daughter. We got mimosas and they were yummy! The Eggs Benedict ...Regular Bennie was very good. It came with three small slices of fruit and some cheese hash browns. We asked that they leave the tomatoes off. Just didn't sound tasteful with the tomatoes. Parking across the street is free on Sundays.

  • Visited March 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, good food, reasonable price”
Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

I visit Knoxville frequently and look for "local flavor" when I am around for dinner. The Bistro is just a few blocks from Market Square where many of the locals gather to eat, and the walk is well worth it. I have eaten there on several occasions and enjoyed the food every time. The restaurant is in a converted building with exposed brick walls. Very quaint. On this most recent occasion, I ate a pork loin with butternut squash and brussel sprouts. Delicious. The prices are also very moderate, unlike some of the so-called higher end and trendy restaurants. Stop by and give it a try!

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