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“Very good upscale atmosphere”
Review of Sapphire

Sapphire
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Ranked #593 of 1,207 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Union Avenue
Transit: Trolley stops throughout Gay Street
Reviewed May 6, 2014

You really do feel that you are in an upscale and special place. My opinion is due to both the atmosphere and the service. The food is good, but overpriced in spite of the uniqueness of menu selections. It is worth a stop by even if just for an appetizer and drink.

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Thank Patty L
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Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

This place considers itself an upscale & hip drinking establishment. The cocktail and wine lists are interesting and seem to be reasonably priced. The draft beer selection is poor.

The food menu is really pathetic. They have a dozen or so appetizers (small plates), two salad offerings, and a half dozen or so sandwiches. Bar food only; no real entrees per se. That being said, the food that our party of 10 ordered was pretty good.

We had two servers. One young lady was really on the ball & attentive. The other one was really terrible ("Who had the BLT?" "Keep your appetizer fork (so I don't have to bring you a clean one)" Etc.)

All in all, mediocre experience at best. I really wouldn't recommend this place.

2  Thank David A
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is good for having a drink when you are barhopping. However, one drink is pretty pricey so we never stay there for very long.

2  Thank Rani L
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We ended up here totally by mistake however what a find. We were taking out a group of our sons college friends and needed a table for 10. Unfortunately there was a lot going on this weekend and we were unable to obtain reservations or a restaurant willing to accommodate our group. We walked in to Sapphire and they said "sure" we can handle this. What a find! Amazing service, friendly, and the food! The ultimate in pub grub from a tiny kitchen. We ordered nachos, sliders and mac and cheese for appetizers that were all delicious. For the entree most ordered cheeseburgers or the BLT with melted cheese. Everything was made to perfection. The bar has over 40 different vodkas and our cocktails were excellent. The wine list wasn't extensive but had a good variety. All in all we will return here again and again!

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Thank teresa18
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went to the restaurant, got seated at 6:40 pm, the restaurant was busy some people there, the waitress ask for the drinks and by the time we brought them we order the food. Never see the waitress again, we have tickets for the Nutcracker at 8 pm, the food arrived at 7:40, almost and hour to get it....waiting, and then hurry up to eat in 5 minutes because we have to get to the theater, the food was horrible, my hamburger was under cooked and his macaronis were kind it dry probably Velveeta is better than this. Never will be back. Try to contact the restaurant never got an answer.

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3  Thank Angel G
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