Bistro At the Bijou
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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807 S Gay St Knoxville, TN 37902
807 South Gay StreetUSTennesseeKnoxville37902
$$Bistro, Live Music Venue
Live Music Venue
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 12:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
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Cozy bistro with a seasonal menu of comfort fare to accompany shows in the attached theater.- Google
"Best spot in downtown Knoxville for it and their bloody marys are great."
"We arrived at the Bistro, were seated and greeted by our server promptly."
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Clovis Coffey
4 months ago
I have been going to this place for quite a few years and I keep hoping that it will get better. Unfortunately, it's only getting worse. I've witnessed a steady decline in the food quality & the level of service provided to the customers. I was a server for a number of years, so I understand many of the nuances of the restaurant business. My last visit, I ordered a medium rare filet, which came out an hour later as a 3 ounce medium well hard to chew sirloin cut. The service was inattentive & the server behaved as if we were spoiled children when we requested more tea after we had been left without any beverages for over 45 minutes. This is the last time that I will be disappointed again. There are many MUCH better restaurants in Knoxville, even in walking distance, who actually care about quality of food, service, & professionalism. Location can only get you so far. I suggest going some where else to avoid repeated disappointments.
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Brian Chia
9 months ago
A diverse menu full of comfort foods with weekly/seasonal specials. This is definitely one of Downtown Knoxville's gems and the best spot for Sunday brunch. They make a mean bloody mary!
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Clark Bailey
4 months ago
Brunch here is superb. Get the Monte Cristo for sure.
Michael Geelhoed
a year ago
Food is great. Lots of locals there. Unfortunately service was slow, many people there at lunch time. I would recommend only if you aren't in a rush.
Harry Balsagna
6 months ago
Let me preface this review by stating this was an isolated incident, which probably doesn't reflect on the overall integrity of the restaurant itself. I have eaten here many times, and received excellent service and excellent food. Today, however, was not one of those days. I had an hour and a half between classes and wanted to grab a relatively quick lunch. I assumed lunch would not take longer than an hour. We arrived at the Bistro, were seated and greeted by our server promptly. I should also preface this by stating that myself and the person I was eating with are both servers. She brought our drinks and took our orders promptly.We ordered a salad and a panini off of the specials board. At this point the restaurant is not packed at all. 20 minutes goes by and the tables that have come in after us receive their food. We haven't seen our server and our drinks are empty. She avoids coming to our table and leaves us drinkless for a good bit of time. After 50 minutes without food, we try to grab our check, and she quickly runs to the back saying that our food is probably up. I was expecting the best looking salad and sandwich of my life (why else would it take almost an hour to make?) This was the first time she has even addressed us since she took our orders. She brings out the food, which looked mediocre at best (which is COMPLETELY uncharacteristic of this establishment), and claims that it was the kitchens fault. I am a server, and it probably would have been best if she had fessed up to not ringing in our food. She didn't apologize once for the mishap. Probably the worst service I have ever received.
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Heather Perkins
5 months ago
Decent options for vegetarians, average drinks...neat little hole in the wall. Have enjoyed it each time we've visited.
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Ahmed Habib
3 months ago
Sunday Brunch is Amazing! Service and food are great!!
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Eric Willingham
2 years ago
I get the Protein +2. Everything is great. I especially love the various summer/winter veggies. Bistro at the Bijou is a great place to eat!