About Bistro 109
Sevierville, TN 37862
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.
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
Ordered the dinner portion of salmon, go ...
Ordered the dinner portion of salmon, got two smaller pieces instead of one thick juicy piece. Wife ordered scallops, 6 dime-sized scallops for $20. Was seated in the bar area, bless his heart but the piano playing was LOUD and we could not have a quiet conversation during our anniversary dinner.
We've been to this restaurant a few time ...
We've been to this restaurant a few times now. Usually, everything is great. This evening, we were seated next to a group with children. One child, who was obviously sick, vommited in a bag that they had with them. They obviously knew the child was sick but did not mind everyone else in the restaurant.
Came in with a larger group. We could no ...
Came in with a larger group. We could not get a reservation for 17 but made two separate reservations for 8 and 9. When I called earlier in the day to ask if we could be close together I was told over the phone, "Negative." Then, however, the tone changed and he told me they would call me back to let me know, but never did. Everything was set to accommodate the restaurant - NOT the customer! We were told we could not change the awkwardly placed tables because the server needed to be able to serve us from the front (even though she spent most of the time reaching behind us) so we spent the next two hours only being able to talk to the person to our right or left. It was awkward and uncomfortable. No one in a large group would enjoy that type of seating! We were told that we ONLY had the options of mashed potatoes and green beans (from a can) for our sides. The food came out in such staggered order that by the time the last person got their plate the first person had long finished. All the chairs were very worn down and uncomfortable. And the faux leather was rubbing off on our hands and clothes. This place has the potential to be a hidden gem but greatly disappointed everyone in our party. You lost 17 customers that night. Will not go back.
Our experience was awful, in every way. ...
Our experience was awful, in every way. We had a group of 17 and booked online reservations as a party of 8 and a party of 9, as we were willing to split up. The day of our reservation, however, a member of our party called to see if the restaurant could accommodate a party of 17, allowing us to all sit together. The response from the restaurant employee was, "That's a negative." He began back-peddling after that and said they actually could/would set us up together.
When we arrived at the restaurant, we all stood in the doorway, and no one came to seat us. The place was nearly deserted. A couple of us wandered back into the restaurant to see if maybe we'd entered through the wrong door. We walked to the back and back to the front before someone asked if we were the big party and walked us to our table. The table was arranged in a large U-shape which made it difficult for us to talk, so we tried to scoot the tables together - just pushing them forward - and the male waiter said, "We put them that way so she could serve from the middle and not reach over," implying we could not scoot together. So we sat, only able to talk to those directly beside us.
The waitress (who was also the hostess) comes out to tell us that because of the size of our party, we needed to limit our side choices to only mashed potatoes and green beans to make things easier on the kitchen. (There were probably a dozen sides on the menu.)
Service was incredibly slow, and when our food came out, it was cold, over-cooked, and not AT ALL tasty. The shrimp and grits were gross, and my husband said he's had better steak in a school cafeteria. Most plates were picked up with more than half of the food untouched, and not a word was asked regarding the quality. My husband and I paid about $60 for our meal, and I just hope no one else wastes that kind of money on this place. There are plenty of other restaurants in Sevierville/Pigeon Forge that are more deserving of a patron's money.
Though the food was excellent, the serve ...
Though the food was excellent, the server tried to get us to order what he wanted us to order - saying the "kitchen staff are stressed". Another worker came to our table and was very condescending about our use of a groupon purchase. Our reservation was made in advance and the staff taking the reservation was told we would be using a groupon. I would not recommend this restaurant due to poor customer service.
We were in town for a Valentines weekend ...
We were in town for a Valentines weekend couples getaway. We decided on Bistro 109 for date night. We initially made the reservation for 6pm but needed to reschedule at the last minute. Even though it was a busy weekend, they were able to accommodate our party of 8.
The food did not disappoint. Each of us ordered an appetizer and entrée and each was amazing. Notable mentions include the caramel pecan chicken, the calamari and the shrimp and grits.
Our waitress was very attentive and gave exceptional service. The bartender provided much of the same. We will definitely be back the next time we are in town.
We have been to Bistro several times but ...
We have been to Bistro several times but this time we brought people that hadn't heard of Bistro 109. They absolutely loved everything just we always have and our server Thomas was so informative abt the food and wine. It really helped everyone make a decision!! We will all be back soon
Used groupon to try this place out. We w ...
Used groupon to try this place out. We were super excited to try something new. Our mood however was quickly changed when the waiter was vocally upset we were using a groupon. His attitude completely made the experience awful for me. Seriously, if I hadn't paid already, I would have left. Will not recommend and will never return to this place! Truly sad that his attitude totally affected such a beautiful night out with my love!
Service was outstanding, our server orig ...
Service was outstanding, our server originally from Wisconsin, was very friendly and helpful.. the menu offered a great variety of food, chicken fried chicken and stuffed trout made for a great dining experience.. thanks for a memorable evening...
It's not fair to review a restaurant fro ...
It's not fair to review a restaurant from a New Year's Eve experience, but the restaurant wasn't overwhelmed by a crowd. Took 15 minutes to get our drinks, only one salad was brought to the table when we ordered two and the waiter forgot to put in our dessert order. Steaks were so so, and very overpriced for the quality. Wine list was limited, mediocre and also overpriced.
We absolutely loved the bistro 109. We e ...
We absolutely loved the bistro 109. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner on new year's eve night and there was live music on the piano. It was very romantic and upscale. Menu was impressive and affordable. Service was A+. We will definitely be returning.
We celebrated our honeymoon New Years Ev ...
We celebrated our honeymoon New Years Eve. It was perfect!!!! Have told all of our friends and we will DEFINATELY return asap. Thanks so much for an elegant evening. I believe our waiter's name was Travis, I hope I remember that correctly, bc he was great!!!!
Food was ok. Mashed potatoes were very ...
Food was ok. Mashed potatoes were very thin and heavy on the garlic. Chopped steak looked like a hamburger patty and was not eatable, fish and steak filet were ok. Salads were the best part of the meal. Staff was very pleasant. Would not recommend.
Friendly service and quiet ambiance. A ...
Friendly service and quiet ambiance. A few minutes late opening the door so had to wait outside until they were ready for customers. A lovely gem in the middle of town. Great when you want conversation and good food.
Do not waste your money! There is not on ...
Do not waste your money! There is not one good thing to say about this place. Literally, not even one. The food was the worst. It was even worse than the knowlede of the server, the ripped up carpet, and the attitude of the manager. I ordered a 12 oz. filet, rare. I received two 6 oz. stacked on top of each other, medium well. The "mixed vegetables" were warmed up canned green beans. My husband had the ribeye, and it looked just like a waffle house steak, but cost 35.00. I understand why the place was empty. Nothing romantic about the place like the pics. on the website look. This was my 25th wedding anniversary dinner. Don't make my mistake and go here.
My date and I had a wonderful dining exp ...
My date and I had a wonderful dining experience; great menu and wine selection, scrumptious meal selections with a touch of the unexpected, a romantic setting and super service made for a n evening to remember. It was a special date to reconnect after a long year. We literally opened and closed the place. The staff was so gracious in not giving us the heave ho as we had so much to talk about. The Bistro was the perfect place for the magic to happen. Thank you and please be sure to give the staff and chef a special thanks from us for making it an evening to remember. We can't wait to come back to try some of the other wonderful menu selections and we will be sure to tell our friends about the wonderful dining experience at Bistro 109. Thanks again!
Food was ok. We booked last minute throu ...
Food was ok. We booked last minute through OpenTable maybe 45 minutes before they closed and were the only ones there. They were still very accommodating though. Everything tasted good but was not cooked evenly. Would give it another chance though as it has very good reviews.
Quiet with a warm and inviting atmospher ...
Quiet with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant even has table cloths! Unfortunately the food was mediocre. The sun-dried pasta was tasty enough but very heavy. Canned vegetables accompanied a bland citrus chicken dish and chopped steak that was smothered in a thick and
gooey gravy. The salads were the best part of the meal with very fresh greens. We ordered the cheese plate which came with bland Gouda and cheddar cheeses, a few slices of apple and pear and 2 bananas. We would return because of the atmosphere and order main course salads.
Prices had been increased to a point of ...
Prices had been increased to a point of ridiculous. I mean we love a good filet but to go from $35 to $49 is absurd!! There's no meat that good and you're not eating in Manhattan, you're in TN. The fried green tomatoes were undercooked and "doughy" next to the tomato. The wait staff were loud and my husband heard bad language from the kitchen. We have loved this place for years but this experience was ridiculous to the point where we had our drinks (oh and bar was out of Madori) and undercooked tomatoes and left without having dinner. The black chairs around the tables in the bar area also need to be re-stuffed. You feel like you're going to fall through. Not sure we'll ever return. Owners need to take note. Your loosing business!! Such a shame!
Well, I don't know if this will be a fai ...
Well, I don't know if this will be a fair review because we used a Groupon for this and were limited to two choices which were Top Sirloin or Chicken Breast which came with mashed potatoes and green beans. Green beans were average as was the mashed potatoes. I had the steak and it was average, not open flame grilled just broiled or cooked on stainless steel. Lots of pepper and seasoning, fairly tender and that is about all that I can say about our meal. Looking at the regular menu it looked like there are a lot of good items that we could not get on our Groupon. Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff.
Very good place for avoiding the tourist ...
Very good place for avoiding the tourist traps. Steak prices have gone up from our last visit and did not taste as good. Our server was sadly very distant and did not offer the type of experience we expected from our last visit and also the amount of clients dining at the time. Even though our last stay was not as good, I would recommend this place to those visiting who want to stay away from the franchise food.
If you're a foodie, this is not the plac ...
If you're a foodie, this is not the place for you. The best part of dinner was the wine. The Chef either ran out of salt/pepper or simply chose not to use it on our food. The quality of the ingredients is well below what's expected in a restaurant. I honestly think they source from the Food City down the road. The cheese, olive and fruit plate came with grocery store quality cheese, sliced in half banana and not an olive in sight.
The environmental was exceptional and the service was nice but unfortunately not informed on what she was serving. She explained to the table next to use that cous cous was rice... The piano player was a nice touch. Place could be awesome if they find a Chef.
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