#8 of 19 Sevierville Restaurants

Bistro 109

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Bistro 109 Restaurant: Chic Ambience and Trendy Cuisine in the Heart of Sevierville
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When date night arrives, you can always count on Bistro 109 for an upscale experience. The five-star restaurant serves sophisticated Italian and Southern-inspired dishes in an intimate environment, complete with live entertainment.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

If you’re determined to enjoy a sophisticated night out on the town in Sevierville, your plans should include a visit to Bistro 109. As downtown Sevierville’s most upscale establishment, Bistro 109 delivers true elegance worthy of a special occasion.

The instant you enter the restaurant, you’ll be impressed by the chic decor. Black and white infuses the location with instant glamour, without ever feeling stuffy or presumptuous. Live piano music amplifies this unique ambience.

You’ll observe attention to detail not only in your surroundings, but also in plating. The meals you order will look almost too pretty to eat.

Vegetarians, rejoice — while it’s sometimes tricky to find accommodating restaurants outside of trendy Asheville, Bistro 109 is the exception to the rule. The restaurant’s impressive vegetarian selection includes veggie burgers, stuffed Portobello mushrooms, and much more. Vegans may struggle, as vegetarian dishes tend to prominently feature cheese or cream sauces.

Wine lovers are guaranteed to appreciate the vast selection of local offerings. Servers know their wines and are happy to suggest the perfect pairing for your preferred meal. Wine and other alcoholic beverages are shockingly affordable during the restaurant’s happy hour.

Sevierville restaurants tend to serve huge portions, causing problems for those who don’t desire leftovers or are hoping to stick to a diet. If you’re a light eater, you’ll be relieved by Bistro 109’s small plate option. Several menu items are available either as a full entree, or in a smaller (and more affordable) serving. This is also a great option if you struggle to choose between multiple dishes — or want to save room for an appetizer.

A few of our menu favorites include the following:

Meatloaf
The Bistro 109 lunch menu features reasonable prices and plenty of comfort food. The meatloaf lunch comes with satisfying garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. As with many meals, it’s available as a small plate portion.

Frog Legs
If you’re determined to branch out and order something more adventurous than meatloaf for lunch, try the frog legs instead. Deep fried and hand-breaded, these mouthwatering frog legs feature a sweet chili sauce. They’re served alongside pinto beans and Bistro 109’s beloved cottage potatoes.

Tomato Lump Blue Crab Cake
If you love crab cake and you love tomatoes, this is your dream dish. It features two lump crab cakes surrounded by fried green tomatoes. Served on a bed of fresh garden greens, the entree is topped with delectable tomato jam.

Pesto Pasta
Craving noodles? Order simple, yet satisfying pesto pasta. Tossed with olive oil and fresh basil pesto, this filling Fettuccine can be played up with jumbo shrimp, grilled chicken, or sea scallops for an extra charge.

New Zealand Lamb Chops
Prepare for tender meat as you’ve never tasted it before. Bistro 109’s grilled lamb dish features an enticing cherry gastrique sauce. The meat is served over herb couscous and a medley of grilled garden vegetables.

With a range of upscale dishes, it’s tough to choose just one. Order multiple small plates, or plan a return visit.

Insider Tips:

  • Due to Bistro 109’s popularity with locals and groups, make a reservation in advance to ensure a wait free date night.
  • If you are unable to make a reservation but hope to escape the crowds, visit during happy hour. Not only can you score great deals on wine and appetizers, you’ll enjoy a shorter wait.
  • If you visit when the weather’s nice, request outside seating. If you score a spot at one of the small tables, you’ll enjoy the classy ambience of Sevierville’s historic district.