About Bald Headed Bistro
Cleveland, TN 37311
The Bald Headed Bistro, where the West meets the South, specializes in USDA Prime Aged Beef, fresh fish, lobster, and assorted exotic dishes such as elk. The Bald Headed Bistro also offers wood grilled pizzas and an award winning wine list that complements the varied food selections. For your convenience, the restaurant also offers wireless internet access.
Steakhouse, Seafood, Wild Game
Hours of Operation:
Open Monday thru Saturday
Bar opens at 4:30 PM
Dining Room opens at 5:00 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Weekend live music
Contact special events coordinator at 423-473-4323 for details
Private Party Facilities:
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Private Party Contact:
Adam Lewis: (423) 473-4323
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Bald Headed Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We came ready to be impressed, but the o ...
We came ready to be impressed, but the overall verdict is ho hum....the ambiance was great, food not outsanding and overpriced .Service was good but there were weird charges added the bill in the form of drinks that we did neither order or consume...
The food is mediocre at best. The servic ...
The food is mediocre at best. The service is good along with the ambiance. What you're paying for here is overrated hype. I have had a comparable meal at Texas Roadhouse or Longhorn. I came here after being suggested as an alternative to Flemings and was told it was on par. That comparison couldn't have been less accurate. Trust me - If you're ready to drop $150+ on a meal for 2. Look elsewhere.
The steak I ordered came out just barely ...
The steak I ordered came out just barely warm. We have eaten at the Bald Headed Bistro many times in the past, but the food quality this time was very poor. I have recommended this restaurant many times, but will not do so after our latest experience.
We eat at BHB perhaps once or twice a ye ...
We eat at BHB perhaps once or twice a year for special occasions. The last two visits the food had declined badly. but we were prepared to give them another chance. I booked online having viewed the menu and chosen our meal, however on arrival we found the menu was not as on the website and many items were absent. The selection was so limited that I had two appetizers as there was no entree that I wanted as have eaten them before. My husband selected an appetizer which was an insult to anyone who likes good food. On ordering his entree he was advised that they had run out of venison so it had to be replaced with elk. The classic BHB specialty bread is now been replaced with small sweet rolls which can be bought/eaten every day ($0.99 a pkt at Aldi) My appetizer was nothing more than balls similar to mozzarella sticks which I can eat anywhere!! What happened to the specialty foods that used to be served? The server could not apologize enough; it was not his fault and he can only provide feedback to the Management and kitchen. Many of the items on their limited menu can be eaten at the majority of other restaurants at a third of the price. This is the third time and last time time that we are wasting our money. Cleveland can do far better than this!!
My husband and I were at the Bistro on a ...
My husband and I were at the Bistro on a dinner date. Been there on multiple occasions. The service, dining room, and the food are amazing. We had the Prime Filet Mignon and it was "perfect." I would highly recommend the Bistro. We love it!
The server we had was outstanding. He h ...
The server we had was outstanding. He had the perfect balance of attentiveness and privacy for our conversations. The food was at the usual standard we expect when going to BHB.
One thing I would point out was that this is the second consecutive time that I have ordered one of your prime steaks and it was well over cooked. My wife and I both ordered our steaks medium rare. Her steak was cooked perfectly, and mine was between medium and medium well. It was corrected quickly and without issue, but it was the second time in a row that this has happened. It seems that there must be some issue that should be addressed to avoid wasting such a good cut of meat.
Everything else about the meal was absolutely perfect. I was thrilled that you are offering some of the Van Winkle bourbons now.
This was a last minute save for our 7th ...
This was a last minute save for our 7th anniversary. We just moved to the area and had no idea where to go for a good steak. Everything about Bald Headed Bistro was great and far beyond our expections. Johnny was an awesome, attentive server. We will absolutely be back. Thank you for making our anniversary magical & perfect!
Bread course: Bread was bland and taste ...
Bread course: Bread was bland and tasteless.
Salad course: Was decent. The wedge salad was short of dressing.
Entrees: Of the two steak entrees, both were over cooked to well done, past the Med Rare that was ordered. The beef short ribs were extremely over cooked as well. Very dried out texture. The Salmon dish was good.
Service: The waiter did NOT come back to the table to ask if everything came out as expected.
Wine: The server poured the entire bottle into 4 glasses after the opening tasting, and immediately asked if we would like another bottle. NOT the way to serve wine at dinner.
Thank you BHB for a beautiful evening fo ...
Thank you BHB for a beautiful evening for me and my wife of 53 years. All was just great and especially the help we received from our server, so kind and patient. We will be with you again and again as occasions arise. You provided for us a very special evening and we thank you all so very much!!!!!!!!!! Bob & Sandra Malone
We have dined at the BHB in the past and ...
We have dined at the BHB in the past and always enjoyed our experience. It has been about a year since we last visited and we were quite disappointed in the experience this time around. Our service was GREAT, but the quality of the food has declined. Our warmed goat cheese appetizer was the best part of our meal. Several in our party ordered the chopped salad, petite filet, garlic mashed potatoes, and mushrooms. The salad was nothing to write home about and it has ALWAYS been my favorite in the past. My filet and mushrooms were COLD and both lacked flavor. Other guests in my party indicated there was too much pepper and/or other spices on their filet and scallops. We ordered dessert, an apple pie . . . which would have been better served warm versus cold. We were VERY disappointed this time around and are not sure we will be back.
I was amazed at so few people were dinin ...
I was amazed at so few people were dining at the BHB on a Saturday night until I was served dinner. The appetizer was laughable, the Duck Prosciutto had 3 tiny pieces of duck that a newspaper could be read through they were so thin. Every dish served was over powered by the amount of garlic in each, and this masked the taste of each food item presented. There were huge cloves of garlic in all dishes. I cautiously ordered desert for fear that it would be full of garlic too. Much better food served when Mr. Jones owned the establishment. It was date night and one that will be unforgettable because the food was so bad.
I have always enjoyed the Bald Headed Bi ...
I have always enjoyed the Bald Headed Bistro for it's gourmet food and fine dining atmosphere. I was a little disappointed the last visit. My salmon was VERY rare (the waiter didn't ask me how I wanted it cooked) and the sides were extra salty. I am usually a huge fan but not this time.
Made dinner reservations for my mother's ...
Made dinner reservations for my mother's 77th bday. Asked for a table outside. We were an hour late due to the time difference, but our table was waiting and PERFECT! There was live music which was awesome! The food was spot on! Great experience and worth our 3 hour round trip from Crossville!
My wife and I tried this for the first t ...
My wife and I tried this for the first time on a date night and loved it. The service was first class and the food was outstanding. Plan on starting with an appetizer as the portions are on the small side but of high quality. While this was our first visit we will be coming back again. This is a great find for a small town. This is Jackson Hole WY in Cleveland TN. Great place.
The server didn't do the best describing ...
The server didn't do the best describing the appetizers. I didn't care for it. I ordered the shrimp and grits which wasn't great. The shrimp were little popcorn shrimp. I ordered a beverage from the menu and was told not carried anymore. The after dinner I ordered another and was told the blender was broke.
Too many places to go eat at. I will not return to BHB
BHB has gone downhill. Selections of wil ...
BHB has gone downhill. Selections of wild game are not as good as before. Seafood menu not as extensive. Prices are ever higher. It used to be our favorite restaurant but not anymore. On the positive side, the service was excellent@
Our table of 6 was directly in front of ...
Our table of 6 was directly in front of the restaurant kitchen door. A little surprising considering I made the reservation 3 weeks in advance for a party of 6 (Special occasion - each couple were celebrating their anniversary. Each year we rent a limo fine dine then party the evening away) . Service was a little above average -which considering the price and claim of excellence was a little disappointing. Wine selection was good and seemed reasonable for the restaurant. Appetizers, salads and entrees were all above average but certainly not show stopping. Bar cocktails were okay (I ordered a Bulleit Rye Manhattan -someone must have those words while pouring vermouth into soda water). The desserts were really dull and boring. Really considering the fanfare - a little let down - we drove from Signal Mtn. If I had to choose between Ruths Chris or the Bald Headed Bistro - I would choose the chain over the local - sorry to say. Even though RC would have been a higher bill - I would still have ventured for the more expensive chain.
We went for a special occasion and uniqu ...
We went for a special occasion and unique food selections, and were not disappointed. Surprisingly the service rates even better. We have lived in many states and overseas for a few years and have dined at many establishments. All together this was an enjoyable dining experience , I am sure we will be back.
My one and only concern was the Elk,although buttery and delicious , it was marked as a Gluten Free dish. I dont know what the grain beneath the Elk was, I didn't recognize it.
We had the duck prosciutto as an appetizer, very delicious. My husband loved the beer mustard, I enjoyed the fig preserves and arugula that came with the plate. My husband had the bacon wrap dish, he enjoyed all of it, Quail, Venison and pork belly. The pork belly was a new experience for both of us.
We were greeted immediately as we walked ...
We were greeted immediately as we walked into the restaurant. The employees and servers were courteous and very friendly, the food was also top notch. I have recommended this restaurant to friends and family. I enjoyed my experience immensely.
My wife ordered the rock shrimp and grit ...
My wife ordered the rock shrimp and grits, excellent. I ordered Game n Bacon, great meats, I might consider swapping out the fries side for asparagus or wilted spinach next time. Couldn't eat but 1/4 of the fries.
It was our 18th wedding anniversary and ...
It was our 18th wedding anniversary and there were only 6 tables in the whole restaurant when we got there and the manager saw it fit to place us next to the kitchen. The loudest place in the entire restaurant. Kitchen noise and server traffic drowned out what could have been memorable. I came for the wild game platter and I got a variation of it I guess but this time it came with french fries. My wife's filet was ordered well done and it was so burnt with char she could eat only a few bites. Thinking that a good desert could save our experience, there wasn't anything on the desert menu with really any chocolate. I liked the dim lights, the cocktails and our server was courteous. I had a much better experience on my 14th anniversary though.
The Kobe was okay but the filet mignon w ...
The Kobe was okay but the filet mignon was much better tasting and priced better. Note the Kobe is $20 for every ounce and it's much better tasting in Japan. The cheese board meat selection was not good. Figs were phenomenal! Buy some to go!
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