at a Glance COST:  $$$ SERVICE:  *** FOOD:  **** ATMOSPHERE: *** STYLE:  Business Casual BASE:   Local Restaurant HOURS:  Monday: 11am to 10pm | Tuesday - Thursday: 11am to 11pm  Friday: 11am to 12am | Saturday: 10am to 12am | Sunday: 10am to 9pm RATING:  ***                             ****                             HEALTH INSPECTION RATING:  81  (05/25/2012) OFFICIAL WEBSITE:   807 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-544-0537   COMMENTS ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT CAN BE POSTED HERE. Menu and prices are subject to change. Full Bar:  Spirits, Beer and Wine Available RETURN TO KNOXVILLE DINING Starters Duck Rilletes Potted duck confit served with toasted ciabatta bread. 8.00 Pimento Cheese Fritters Served with bread and butter pickles + jalapeno tomato jam. 6.00 Edamame Hummus Fresh herbs + garlic + lemon with crudités. 6.00 Fried Brussel Sprouts Benton’s country ham + shaved pecorino. 6.00 Grilled Ciabatta Bruschetta Served with goat cheese + green olives. 5.00 Grilled Sausage Bites Served with grain mustard + french fried onions. 6.00 Homemade Soups Served by the cup or the bowl.  Ask your server for todays selection or check the specials board. 3.00 / 5.00 Sandwich & Burger Selections Served with gourmet kettle chips and a kosher pickle.  Substitute fries or Onion Rings.  Tofu Substitution:  Substitute tofu on any sandwich for a great vegetarian meal! add $2.00 Black & Blue Burger Grill blackened + gorgonzola. 8.00 Lipitor Burger Two 8 oz patties + 4 strips bacon + 6 slices cheese. 15.00 Ol’ Smokey Burger Bbq sauce + bacon + smoked cheddar. 9.00 Turkey Burger Feta + tzatiki. 8.00 Bistro Burger 8 oz patty lightly seasoned and cooked to order and served on a kaiser roll.  Add cheese, bacon, mushrooms or pimento cheese at 0.75 each. 7.00 Smokey Chicken Sandwich Bourbon barbecue sauce + bacon + smoked cheddar. 9.00 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Lightly blackened + dipped in hot sauce + homemade blue cheese dressing. 9.00 Cuban Sandwich Roast pork + ham + provolone + pickles + mustard + onions. 10.00 Turkey Bacon Avocado Served on ciabatta + pesto cheddar + smoky tomato aioli. 8.00 Grilled Chevre Served with chow chow on ciabatta. 8.00 Vegan Pimento Cheese Black and green olives + roasted red peppers + cucumbers + red onions + rye. 6.00 Pimento Cheese Club Wheat toast + turkey + bacon + lettuce + tomatoes. 7.00 DINNER Entrees Available after 4pm Spring Vegetable Farro Paella Fennel + artichokes + peas + asparagus + vidalia onions.  Add chicken, shrimp or sausage $4 each. 8.00 Mojito Chicken Pineapple pico de gallo + black beans + rice. 12.00 Vegan Black Beans + Basmati Rice Topped with pineapple pico de gallo. 6.00 Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops Served with black beans + rice. 12.00 Capellini Peas + pesto + parmesan. 10.00 Wild Mushroom Ravioli Cream + mushrooms. 12.00 Wild Mushroom Ravioli With tenderloin beef tips + red wine butter sauce. 18.00 Brunch Served 10am until 3pm Saturdays and all day Sundays. Chicken fried Steak + Cream Gravy Three eggs any style + biscuits or toast + brunch potatoes or cheese grits. 10.00 Country Ham + Red Eye Gravy Three eggs any style + biscuits or toast + brunch potatoes or cheese grits. 10.00 Fried Egg Panini on Ciabatta + Cheese Add ham, bacon or tempeh bacon $2.50 each. 6.00 Brunch Burger Topped with Fried Egg Open-faced on english muffin + cheddar cheese + bacon + grits or potatoes. 8.00 Scrambled Eggs + Goat Cheese Served with tomatoes + scallions over biscuits or toast + cheese grits or brunch potatoes. 6.00 Bacon + Avocado + Pesto Cheddar Omelet Three egg omelet served with grits or potatoes. 8.00 Spinach + Feta Omelet Three egg omelet served with grits or potatoes. 8.00 Cool Hand Luke Omelet 10 egg omelet, just tell us what you want in it! 14.00 Bennie & The Eggs Poached eggs + bearnaise sauce + english muffin + cheese grits or brunch potatoes. With sauteed spinach.  (Beef tenderloin or crab cake add $4 or Benton’s Country Ham add $1.00). 8.00 Red Flannel Hash Topped with poached eggs, potatoes sautéed with beets + onions + sour cream + cheese. 8.00 Three Eggs any Style $5/ 2 Eggs $4 Served with toast or biscuits + grits or potatoes. (Served with two eggs deduct $1) 5.00 French Toast Served with scrambled eggs + maple syrup. 7.00 This page last updated 05/31/2012
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ONLINE ORDERING NOT AVAILABLE Bistro at the Bijou Fresh Salads Dressings:  Blue Cheese, Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Feta Vinaigrette, Russian, Honey Dijon, Caesar Turkey Avocado Cobb Chopped egg + bacon + tomatoes. 8.00 Grilled Tuna Potatoes + garbanzo bean salad + kalamatas + boiled eggs + tomatoes. 12.00 Strawberry Salad Gorgonzola + red onions + candied walnuts + spinach.  (Add grilled chicken $4) 6.00 House Salad Romaine + carrots + tomatoes + cucumbers + croutons 3.00 Caesar Salad Romaine + shaved parmesan + kalamata olives + croutons.  (Add grilled chicken $4 or add blackened fish $6) 6.00 Light Lunches Each entree served with two side dishes.  Served until 4pm. Fish of the Day: 8 oz fresh fish with two sides. 14.00 Grilled Chicken Served with two sides. 9.00 Jamaican Jerk Pork Chop Pork chop served in a spicy habanero marinade. 8.00 Black Angus Chop Steak 8 oz grilled to order served with two sides. 8.00 Veggie Plate Three side dishes. 7.00 Soup and Sandwich 7.00 Sandwich Only $4 Tempeh bacon, turkey, pimento cheese, tuna salad, chicken salad or BLT served on whole wheat, rye or kaiser roll. 4.00 Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad Served with fruit + cottage cheese. 7.00 Black Beans + Basmati Rice (Add jerk pork or chicken add $4.00) 6.00 Side Dishes Fried Brussel Sprouts Sautéed Mixed Vegetables Garbanzo Bean Salad Pan Roasted Broccoli + Garlic Beets + Gorgonzola Collard Greens, Potato + Fennel Gratin Black Beans + Rice Onion Rings French Fries Fresh Fruit Cottage Cheese House Salad Cup of Soup Dinner Side Items All side items are vegetarian friendly and served family style. 3.00 each Fried Brussel Sprouts Sautéed Mixed Vegetables Garbanzo Bean Salad Collard Greens Pan Roasted Broccoli + Garlic Roasted Beets + Gorgonzola Black Beans + Rice Potato + Fennel Gratin Brunch Side Items 2.50 each Turkey Sausage Tempeh Bacon Applewood Smoked Bacon Brunch Potatoes Cheese Grits Biscuits & Gravy Brunch Cocktails Ask your server for our full wine and cocktail list. Bloody Mary 3.50 Screwdriver 3.50 Mimosa 3.50   The Bistro is located directly to the left of the Bijou Theatre and caters to theatre attendees prior to the evening shows.  The Bistro offers full bar service with a Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 3pm til 6pm.  Otherwise offering slightly upscale foods in a loud and nostalgic atmosphere.  Typical open dining on the first floor with limited balcony dining.  The Bistro recognizes regular customers and somewhat caters to the regulars and sometimes makes it hard on the newbies.  Off the sandwich menu The Black & Bleu Burger is the best yet in Knoxville.  Be sure to order it with fries, the addition of the Heinz Ketchup to the fries levels out the richness that the gorgonzola adds to the burger.  Special notable items are the Cranberry Chicken Wrap that is on the special menu and accolades have been given to the hummus.  There are daily specials available Monday thru Friday and are not served on a consistent basis.  The atmosphere when near capacity is deafening and polite conversation is just not possible.  However, when people are loud, they are generally happy.  The Bistro has been serving patrons since 1982, thats quite a record.  Most notable, management here has expelled unpopular political figures for good cause and that is just cause for good business.  http://www.thebistroatthebijou.com/