Bistro By The Tracks

1123 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA

About Bistro By The Tracks

4.4 / 5

from reviews

    Moniqueca Hicks-Navarre, PhD
    July 24, 2022

    One word, AMAZING! The service is impeccable and the food is Michelin worthy. My husband and I are so glad Bistro opened up in our neighborhood. We will be here frequently! Job well done!

    September 18, 2022

    Very good; could be amazing with very little effort. I love the idea behind the restaurant and I think it could become a fine dining place very easily. The service was excellent, they serve delicious and generous drinks, and they’re very reasonably priced. But the waiter could have either warned me about the level of spice in the bouillabaisse or it should have been marked in the menu as spicy. Also, we noticed the kitchen doesn’t time the dishes well, so they sit in the window and arrive lukewarm at the table, which I dislike especially with red meat. Basically, nothing arrived warm enough tonight; and it’s too bad because I can tell they try very hard. In addition, all food could use more seasoning, especially salt. And tone down on pepper; it doesn’t have to be on everything, including the crouton bread pieces in the appetizers. Lastly, they don’t serve espresso, which to me is disappointing because I like a small shot after a heavier meal. They can’t aspire to be a fine dining place without serving European style coffees. But it is by far the best restaurant in Knoxville I’ve eaten so far, with excellent service (they didn’t make me pay for the mean dish because the bouillabaisse arrived spicy), and I do want to go back for more sometime.

    Aaron Blake
    July 10, 2022

    The new location is great. The atmosphere with the old brick walls is nice and cozy. The staff were fantastic and very accommodating. Food and drink were tasty. The glass walled kitchen was impressive. Can’t wait to dine there again.

    James Wood
    January 05, 2023

    This place is fantastic. The ambiance is comfortable with a trio playing music nicely in the bar area providing a nice accompaniment to the already wonderful environment. The food was top-notch! Beef tenderloin that my sister and I each had as our entree was cooked to perfection and I could cut it with my fork. And for dessert I had cranachan, a traditional Scottish dessert. I highly recommend this.

    Kale N.
    December 11, 2022

    They must have been having an off night, because the reviews did not match the experience I had. The service was very weird. And it wasn’t isolated to our table. The waiters were forgetful and spacey. Our server took our drink order and then basically forgot about our table for at least 20m give or take. And it wasn’t busy at all, the restaurant was basically empty. There was this loud, droning, vibration going through the restaurant but no music? It was strange. We were told there was no dinner special but “everything on the menu is special” Then the food, god it was terrible. I usually am not picky but everything that we ordered came out lukewarm or undercooked. Everything was bland and under seasoned. My wife got drunken noodles (which were NOT drunken noodles, it was vermicelli noodles in watery broth) and it had absolutely no spice or flavor at all (after the waiter had made a big deal about it being their spiciest dish). However, the shrimp in the dish were cooked nicely. I got the BBT burger and asked for it well, it came back medium rare at best and my bun was disintegrating as I was eating. It was a complete mess. Thank goodness for the truffle fries because they honestly saved the night. We also got stuffed peppers and they forgot to put goat cheese in them so basically it was a pepper filled with undercooked black rice, corn, and beets. It was dry and crunchy. Char is not spice. The food here is a concept with no soul. Technique does not equal flavor.

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    1123 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA

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