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About Bistro 109
It is my desire that you delight in the Atmosphere, while enjoining the fresh food we prepare for you. From the time you enter off the streets of downtown, into the historical building, to the time you leave, I want you to relax, forget life’s troubles and worries; let your mind feel at ease. Truly take in and bask in the sights, sounds, scents, tastes and textures throughout. We at Bistro 109 uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients and actively supports local growers and producers that engage in organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Bistro 109 is committed to making each dining experience unique and the best for you our guests. So please enjoy and drift away even for just one moment.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday; 11:00 am till at least 9:00 pm.
Forks of The River Parkway/ Dolly Parton Parkway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music and Entertainment at Bistro 109 features an array of live entertainment. It is perfect for fantastic upbeat music, lively conversation and meeting people. Expect a memorable night and an atmosphere that pleases any crowd. Enjoy a laugh at one of Sevierville’s most popular Restaurant.
Bistro 109 Catering has provides the very best in catering and event planning services for private and corporate clients in the Area for almost 30 years. Each and every employee at Bistro 109 is dedicated to excellence in the products served and the services provided. Bistro 109 uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients and actively supports local growers and producers that engage in organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Bistro 109 is committed to making each event unique and the best our clients and their guests have ever attended.
Street park and mulit parking areas around the resturant
Private Party Facilities:
Bistro 109 is proud to offer our guests a classy elegant alternative to a banquet hall or conference room. For whatever reason, business or pleasure...brunch, lunch or dinner...Bistro 109 private dining will leave a lasting impression. Whether it is for your closest friends or esteemed colleagues, rest assured your private dining experience will be something they will leave a lasting impression for years to come.
Private Party Contact:
Dustin Manning: (865) 453-8899
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bistro 109 Ratings and Reviews
We were in town for a couples trip, and we decided to give this off-the-beaten-path place a try. SO GLAD we did! Ambiance is romantic. Soft piano music. Impressively stocked bar. Impeccable service. And the food... oh my... We had goat cheese balls with tomato jam for an appetizer, and it was so rich, creamy, and just the right size for each of us to have a quick bite before our entrees. And the entrees... My husband had one of the best ribeyes either of us have ever tried. I had the sundried tomato pesto pasta with chicken. It was so fresh and delicious! I'm craving it now just thinking about it. The desserts were also out of this world. This is a hidden gem. We're already planning another trip to the Smokies and can't wait to eat here again!
Where do I begin? First we were running tardy but when we walked in the host immediately recognized us and took us to a black linen tableclothed table. Very intimate, there was a pianist playing both classics and modern music. The wine list gave suggestions for food pairings. The servers were dressed business casual not stuff, so it was good for a casual or fine dining experience.
The server was very accommodating and carried himself as a manager.
Appetizers: frog legs with a sweet chili sauce and fried goat cheese with tomato jam (4 balls the size of tennis balls)
Entrees: roast duck breast with maple syrup glaze, garden veggies, and couscous; as well as Lamb chops with a berry sauce garden veggies and couscous. Our server stated the menu was all of their best selling items throughout 11 years of service.
I had a Malbec and we denied dessert due to being so incredibly full.
The decor was amazing and the restaurant/bathrooms were clean. Chairs could be updated but it was no deterrent.
We had an excellent experience at Bistro 109 for our 2nd anniversary. We were immediately greeted and they recognized our reservation right away and offered us seating options. We chose to sit near the pianist which was a wonderful addition to the dining experience. Our server Isaac was fantastic and took care of us at all times. The ambience was romantic, the music was great, and the food was delicious and well worth the money! The prices were very reasonable as well, a much better bargain than any other place in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg! Highly recommend!
We are local and this place has great atmosphere and wonderful food. However they need serious work on the service. I have actually privately contacted the manager in the past about the poor service here and seemingly inexperienced staff. We went back a few nights ago hoping things have changed and sadly not. It was fairly busy and we were seated for some time without anyone coming over to our table. The manager was chatting with personal friends who were eating there and the girl working there seemed to have no clue what she was doing and totally flustered. As far as I saw she was the only server there being assisted occasionally by the manager. Finally the girl came over to us and asked to take drink orders. We saw the writing on the wall so we placed our entire order. Salads, followed by steaks.
First she came back because she forgot how I wanted my steak cooked. No big deal. Never brought any bread so finally the manager asked if we would like bread. Few minutes later she came out with our steaks. I asked what about our salads? She said "oh you didn't get them?" (Our table was empty sans water and she is the only server) so she gave us the steaks and went to the kitchen and grabbed salads. Nice girl just seemed very unsure of what was going on. I'm disappointed because this place is very close to our house and we love running there for dinner because we love the atmosphere and they really do have very good food. But the service issues really ruin it. I won't even go into last time we were there it was horrible (again the server not the food) for me to contact a manager which I have never done before I felt it was in their best interest to be aware. They need to hire more experienced help and perhaps Have more than one person serving.
Wonderful experience, great food and quite ambiance to be able to talk with your partner. Another nice touch was the gentleman playing the piano. Again at a volume you could talk and still enjoy the music. This was a welcome find for a fine dining experience away from the madness of most of the eateries in the area. If you like a well prepared dinner in a upscale setting this is for you!
We really enjoyed our evening at Bistro 109. The food was great and the service friendly and attentive. After our meal we spent some time at the bar enjoying the live piano playing and interaction with fellow diners. A fun, enjoyable evening was had by all.
We sat at a table next to people eating fish and it was a pretty strong fish smell and I hate fish. We have eaten there before and this is the first time this happened. This was also the first time we heard the live piano music. The pianist was very good, but was quite loud for the small room and made it hard to communicate. The food was very good and we went with a Groupon and we will definitely go back.
This was our first time to have a party at the Bistro 109 . The whole thing from start to finish
was the best experience I have ever had. I was so stressed about trying to pull off this surprise
party then at the last minute I found out that I couldn't bake the cake. I called the Bistro and
asked if they made cakes, the nice gentlemen on the phone said yes no problem. I told him
the cake had to be the most chocolate cake they could make. When they brought out the cake
and Harrell blew out the candles the owner asked me if the cake was to my satisfaction because
they put in 62 regular size hershey candy bars plus other chocolate. I was overwhelmed with how it was their top priority that all our needs were met. The best place to go when you're in town and if you live here in town you can still have a great experience
Really bad service.. waiter checked on us maybe every 15 minutes. Never once came to ask us how our dinner was after he brought it. Got our appetizers wrong (after I mentioned to my wife I bet he screws something up since he didn't write anything down). Food wasn't great at all. They claim to be upscale dining..not close. I would compare the food experience to a coney island or big boy restaurant.
There were several other tables complaining about their service and food when we were there as well. I would stay far away from this place.
Interesting, cozy spot. Loved the exposed brick. Service was slow and uneven (and she over-apologized for it), cocktails were unimpressive. Good rolls and kale olive oil, duck was a bit tough but tasty; pesto and sun dried tomato pesto pastas were yummy. Large portions!
We used a Groupon. The food was just okay. Would not have liked to pay the full price. Ambiance was good. Quiet, but there were only two other tables occupied. Based on the recommendation we received, I would have expected the food to be better. Wasn't bad, just average. Salad and appetizer were above average though. We would probably go back and give them another chance.
I almost canceled our reservation after reading some of the reviews. I am glad I did not. Everyone in our party really enjoyed it. Yes, the seats and carpet were worn, but we did not agree with any of the other negative comments. The food was good and my sister (whose birthday we were celebrating) and I were especially impressed that our server, Isaac, could answer in detail my question whether the black bean burger contained cheese as a binder. So, so many servers can't and must confer with the kitchen. Regarding the prices, we felt that it was quite reasonably priced and the portions were generous. Our server was especially good with the kids in the group. He didn't pander to them and he addressed their questions and comments with respect. We did heed the advice in comments to not order steak (I am vegan, but the rest of our party of 12 are not) so I cannot comment on this. Overall, my advice is to give it a try! It would be a shame to stay away based on some of the reviews here. BTW, someone at another table came in with a Groupon and (because of the reviews) I was hyper alert to how they interacted with the table. All seemed fine.
First time at Bistro 109 and was carrying a GoupOn....meaning you were limited to Sirloin, Chicken, Green Beans Garlic Mashed Potato and a salad.. The meal was OK but nothing to get excited about. The steak was cooked correctly (medium) but was a little tough and was just an OK taste. I have seen comments about the green beans being canned....and they looked like Allens Italian style green beans...but they were tasty. The garlic mashed potato's were Ok and the salad was better than average but overall the meal was just OK. Loved the piano player and the décor was nice with a nice long bar. The menu had a large selection and there were a couple of items I would like to try....the shrimp and grits being one of them, but I expected it to be a much better. The service as good but we were 2 of about 15 people there. That surprised me for a Saturday night at 7:50 PM. We had the Death by Chocolate cake for desert and it is vastly over priced considering the quality. It was OK but not per the price it cost. All in all the food and experience was "OK" but I doubt I would make the 30 minute drive to return.
The staff was very friendly, though they seemed to lack communication (we were asked our entree order by three different people). The food wasn't bad. We got the fried goat cheese, sun dried pesto pasta, and chicken Parmesan. The location was strange. It was in "Downtown Sevierville," but it looked more like a ghost town, as it was surrounded by run-down and abandoned stores. The restaurant itself was virtually dead, but they had a lovely pianist. Kind of overpriced for what they offered.
The menu is extensive and each item was delicious. The salad dressing was homemade and delicious--I had blue cheese. My lamb with cherry gastrique was delicious and was well accompanied by flavorful cous cous and sautéed vegetables. It was well balanced and the flavors worked well with the lamb. My wife had crab crusted fresh local trout and she loved it. She chose plain broccoli and it was well executed.
My husband and I went to Bistro 109 to celebrate out 10th wedding anniversary. It was our second time here (the first time we went everything was fantastic). First, we loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. It's quiet, with lovely piano music, perfect for a date night. We ordered the southwestern eggrolls for an appetizer, and they were wonderful. I had the crab cakes for my dinner and they were also fantastic. My husband did not have such luck. First, he wanted to order the filet but was told they ran out. We found this strange since it was 6:30 on a Friday. That's pretty early in the weekend to run out of filet. Anyway, he chose the ribeye instead. The steak came out looking thin and pitiful. My husband said that he'd had better steak at Waffle House. So you can imagine our surprise when we were charged $32 for the steak (the price wasn't listed on the menu). I do like this place, but I hate that my husband had a bad experience. I recommend trying it, but staying away from the beef options.
We visited for luncheon and were about the only people there, but it was after 2pm on a Wednesday.... My husband's crab-stuffed trout was made to his specifications and very good. I had the luncheon size lamb chops and the flavor was delicious but I found the meat a bit tough. Strange for lamb chops, but the server said they were from New Zealand and maybe that's just the way of it. We both also enjoyed the fresh asparagus with lemon butter sauce though felt for the price they should have included the couscous (rice pilaf?) that was on the menu and I was anticipating but was told only 1 side dish with the luncheon platter (though there were only 2 lamb chops instead of the 4 as at dinner. It seems to e a chintzy frugality as I'm sure the cost to add the starch was minimal
One table mate had a hamburger and exceptional sweet potato fries and a side of banana (never saw that before) but she said it enhanced the sweet potatoes so there you go.
The other had a vegetable plate and enjoyed it.
We had a difficult time reading the menu as it is a very dark interior.
But we do applaud the effort to bring the 'good life' to Sevierville along with local produce missed with fine cuisine. They need to advertise more and I only found out about them through Groupon and the offer wasn't appealing to us - but the idea was so we sought them out. We're glad we did.
We were staying at the Wyndham and a good idea for you might be to include a special meal deal to people as they arrive for their stay. They have an information packet that's handed out to every check in.
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