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About Cafe 4
Café 4 is Knoxville's Hottest Downtown dining and entertainment experience. Come enjoy our true urban retreat, featuring Traditional Southern Comfort Foods with a Twist. Create memories in our comfortable dining room or relax on our heated and cooled outdoor patio overlooking the bustling Historic Market Square. Savor an entrée from our always-changing "seasonal menu", featuring Chef inspired Southern House made favorites. Chill out in the "Mezzanine Loft" for a great cup of coffee or latté’, a glass of Wine or one of our craft beers. The "Mezzanine" is a hip lounge with free Wi-fi, making it the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail with friends or family. Book the Square Room for your next special event or catch one of our many live concerts.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Comfort Food, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 7:00 am–9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am–10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am–10:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am–8:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Parking in the Market Square Garage all evenings and weekends.
Private Party Contact:
Kaley Smith: (865) 544-4199
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cafe 4 Ratings and Reviews
Location, location, location. We dine at Cafe 4 several times a year but usually at lunch. This visit, however, was for dinner on a busy week night because of the many holiday events downtown. I'm so pleased that we had reservations because many wanna be diners were turned away. This evening we enjoyed fried green tomatoes (a fav for us) followed by chicken and waffles and salmon. Only negative is the salad was served with the entrees. My spouse had cocktails. No wine--the C4 wine list is not noteworthy. More about C4. Great outdoor dining on Market Square. A good place to see and be "scene" as many of K-ville's public servants, business elite, and University notables dine here for lunch. C4 has daily specials including a burger day that attracts faithful regulars. C4 also houses the Square Room a location for small-group or solo entertainers. We recently attended the Jazz Lunch which is a tremendous value because of the performer(s). The buffet food, however, is fair at best but gets a 100 or so people through the line and to their tables efficiently. Bottom line-- C4 is a Market Square staple with dependable service and food.
We were celebrating both graduation and a 21st birthday for lunch with a group of 10 family and friends. We love Cafe 4! The food is eclectic, always good, with something for everyone. Personal favorites... The grilled cheese braised short rib sandwich with the roasted brussel sprouts, and (my big kids love) the lobster Mac and Cheese. Our seating was by the back wall, which was perfect for a big group. And we ended with great coffee drinks and macarons! Our waitress, Janessa, was a delight and very good.
We go to Café 4 regularly. The food and service is always good. Their Salmon and Beet salad is my favorite of any restaurant in the area. My husband ordered the meat loaf. It is sliced and then grilled which gives it added flavor. They take reservations which makes it a great choice if you have a show at the Tenn Theatre.
Service was very slow but not a deal breaker for us... the problem we had was the attitudes of pretty much every employee there. Literally put down a drink, appetizer , dinner and walked away... no smile, need anything else, dies everything look ok.... NOTHING.... across the board. Management you need to deal with this. Too many other places to go eat in Knoxville that have excellent customer service
We have come here numerous times. I like that you can make a reservation so I never worry if we will get a table. The food has never disappointed us from the Flatbreads, Fish tacos, Meatloaf , and Fried Chicken with Waffles! They have a full bar for those who like Beer , Wine, or Cocktails with dinner. The service was impeccable. We always enjoy our time st Cafe 4.
I spent 10 days in the US, going from Brooklyn to Orlando to Knoxville and I can say without hesitation that the food I had at Cafe 4 was the best I had during my entire trip! We came here for a family get-together while I was in town and it could not have been a lovelier experience - the ambiance, the service were wonderful. But the food! I had the lobster crab benedict with cheese grits and I have to say I'm still telling people how amazing the meal was! Couldn't recommend this place more highly!
Cafe 4 is always a winner. Great food at a great price. Our family of 4 ate with appetizers and 2 adults drinking 2 alcoholic beverages each and it was under $85. The bartender was great. He made my kids a special drink just for them. Food is always fresh and cooked perfectly we has cup cakes too! I almost forgot. Super fresh, moist, delicious! Love Cafe 4!!
Cafe 4 is a great restaurant with great food. Love the location in on Market Square downtown. The only complaint is the noise level in the restaurant. It is very loud and a little hard to hear from across the table. They need to install some sounds panels to help with the noise level. But, all in all, the food is great. I go here often myself. You can go for a walk around town afterwards and talk.
Excellent food, service, location. Unfortunately it was extremely difficult to carry on a conversation in our group of five. The acoustics for noise containment seemed non-existent. For that reason, if you're going here, I recommend eating outside. Unfortunately the weather was not conducive for outdoor dining the night we were there.
Very tasty food. I had shrimp and grits. We shared a flatbread and a fish taco small plate with our group.
The fish tacos I think I liked best.
My Chardonnay was a small pour and should have been nicer for the cost. That was disappointing. Waiter was good.
I would definitely return. Thank you.
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