Friday, May 8, 2015

Bistro By The Tracks--Knoxville

A new visit with even more flavors....

The once little town of Knoxville  has come into its own with the evolution of Bistro By The Tracks in their new location!  Let's be honest...the old location was twenty years of shop worn interior!   This place is gorgeous from The  Main Entrance to the Private Dining Room.  It just is comfortable, well decorated and inviting to their guests.  

We stopped in for Dinner and was soon to find out they are now open for Lunch, Monday-Friday, 11:30 to 2:30.  The Lunch selection includes soups, featuring their Baked Onion Soup, Calamari with sweet/sour tomato sauce, grilled shrimp salad and the over served Strawberry Salad.  That salad seems to be in every restaurant and I am getting a little tired of seeing it.   Time to come up with a few new choices. 

A very comfortable Lounge
The extensive wine list is all inclusive.  Too many choices and our server was spot on with recommendations.   We began with the Curried Sea Scallops for our split appetizer.   Very well balanced coconut red curry sauce with a spinach accompaniment.     Cocktails were as expected and we enjoyed them while anticipating the great dinner to arrive.    Some of the features on the menu included Alaskan Halibut with truffle potato cake, shitakes, corn, grapes and mushroom jus at 30.00,  Grilled Pork Chop with rice salad and grilled pineapple at 24.00.  I immediately targeted the Pan Seared Duck with vegetable arancini, with pear cherry chutney at 24.00.  

The entire evening was one of class and memorable of an Atlanta upscale event.   I would highly recommend a return experience.    Dress is smart casual...leave your jeans at will look out of place at this restaurant. 

The Private Dining Room

March 4, 2011 Update:   Got to enjoy lunch today with a great friend.   We both were very hungry and ready for a relaxing time to eat and enjoy catching up on conversation.  

Miss B ordered the Bistro Burger with Sweetwater Valley Cheddar Cheese and I ordered the  Slaw Reuben.  Both were wonderful!!  

Crunchy Fresh Bread

Bistro Burger with Cheddar Cheese

Slaw Reuben with Fries

May 8, 2015 Update 

Once again....Bistro by the Tracks hit it out of the park!    Celebrating a birthday and our server, Jason was great to help.   I asked him to surprise me and enjoyed wonderful food and drink.   My first surprise selection was the Warm Mushroom Salad.  It was so good....something I might have overlooked if I were ordering myself. Our entreés included the Halibut and my surprise was the Roast Duck.  Oh, was so good.  Moist and tender...and the gouda polenta, ( we call them grits down here) was a perfect compliment to the dish.    Rounded out the evening with the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tart and the Strawberries & Cream.   Great evening and we must return soon.      

Caesar Salad

Warm Mushroom Salad

Rhubarb Glazed Duck

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tart

Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake

Roast Halibut with Caramelized Fennell

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