361 Fountain View Circle
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 379-7799
Fax: (865) 379-0034
If sophistication , a gourmet meal and exquisite wine is what you look for in a restaurant, then Echo Bistro and Wine Bar is the place for you. The interiors of the restaurant are a prelude to the elegance that is displayed in their menu. Defining it as an 'upscale eatery' would be an understatement, as the restaurant strives to give you the five star culinary experience at reasonable prices. The co-owners/ resident chefs Seth Simmerman and Deron Little bring to your table classic dishes, like Beef Wellington and Steak Diane, which can be accompanied by wine chosen from an extensive list. You can start your meal with appetizers like Oysters Rockefeller or Echo's Asian Shrimp Cocktail, or perhaps with some house soup and house salad. The entrees include a variety of traditional meals and some experimental delicacies, like Oriental 'Chinatown Express' and Broiled Filet Mignon 'Fairbanks'. The restaurant now also has Happy Hours.
The Plaid Apron is the brainchild of Drew and Bonnie McDonald and you can see their labor of love across this warm and friendly cafe-restaurant. The modern artworks of farm animals and mason jar pendants adorning their walls is pleasing to the eye. But it is their farm-to-table menu that has got patrons coming back all the time. No wonder then it is a popular breakfast and brunch spot. Savor their dishes like Sausage Omelet, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Beef, Chicken Thighs, Rib Tips and Cheesy Grits. Though their fare is seasonal due to the availability of the ingredients in the market, you can be assured of delish food anytime you head there.
Combining seasonal and fine ingridients with the art of preparing delicious and handmade delicacies, Holly's Eventful Dining offers a wonderful dining experience. One of the most exciting features about this joint is that it has an inventive menu which changes every week, under the supervision of its chef Holly Hambright. Do not miss its Good Turkey Melt, an open patty of baby bella mushrooms, Manchego and herbed turkey breast laid on sprouted bread. The blend of textures and flavors used in this preparation teases your taste buds and leaves you asking for more.
Simple Southern American food, elegantly presented and delicious, is what you can expect at the Bistro By The Tracks. The ambiance says sophistication and class, which is highlighted by the friendliness and warmth of the service staff. This restaurant offers its customers a cuisine that is a beautiful blend of native Tennessee cuisine and different cuisines from around the world. You can start off with some homemade soup of the day and proceed to some mouth-watering starters, like Lump Crab Cake and Red Curry Scallops, or treat your palate to different cheeses that are served with accompaniments. The restaurant also offers a variety of salads that cater to both the vegetarian's as well as the meat-eater's taste. As the main course, you can choose from a variety of meals, like the Chicken and Asparagus Pasta, the Summer Risotto, or, perhaps, the Big Bistro Cheese Burger or the Duck Club Sandwich. The meal can be ended on a sweet note by choosing any of their desserts, like the Dark Chocolate Cheesecake or the Bistro Banana Foster. As an accompaniment to the meal, you can order from the restaurant's diverse wine list, which has received the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. The restaurant is open daily at 05:00 p.m.
Nama Sushi Bar is Japanese food at its best. An acquired taste it is, raw fish, wasabi and sashimi. But the Nama Sushi Bar makes sure its clientele is content by infusing American taste blends into the recipes. Hence, aquiring a "food for all" attitude while staying true to its origin. Being Japanese. A must visit for all since it also offers food for vegetarians too.
Popular as a 'soul food' restaurant, Big Fatty's Catering Kitchen is your favorite haunt for tasty and wholesome burgers, salads, sandwiches and a lot more. This joint offers a wide selection of delicacies for even those who prefer vegetarian and vegan meals. Their banana pudding is simply mouth-watering and so is their black bean burger. Sunday brunch at Big Fatty's Catering Kitchen features delectable items like Crab Cake Po' Boy and Seafood Omlet. Dont mistake this restaurant as a purely Southern cuisine joint since it also serves great barbecue delicacies in town.
For great sushi and traditional japanese food, head to the Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar. This restaurant will satisfy all your sushi needs . Just order from a variety of dishes and sit back and enjoy the sushi experience. If you are not in the mood for sushi, then no worries, because this restaurant offers a range of traditional japanese meals made the way you like it. Along with your entrees you can have a side order of chicken or red snapper or even steamed rice. The restaurant also offers an 'Early Bird' special from Monday to Friday until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday until 5:30 p.m.
The modest New Amsterdam Bar and Grill serves classic American fare and hosts concerts.
The Bistro at The Bijou rests in a historic building which has seen presidents come and go and famous generals take rest during the Civil War. Placed right next to the Bijou Theatre, this bistro is a convenient spot for avid theatre goers. The menu offers a variety of dishes from around the world, as well as some local favorites. You can enjoy the famous Black and Bleu Burger and have Black Eyed Pea Falafel as an appetizer. The Bistro makes sure that its vegetarian customers do not feel left out of the culinary experience, and so it offers a separate menu catering only to the green palate. It also offers 'light lunch' to those with 'special dietary needs', which includes a small meal that is served with the customer's choice of two side dishes. The happy hours of this restaurant are from Monday to Friday between 3:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m.
The Cairo Cafe strives to bring the flavor of its namesake to the city of Knoxville. If you crave spicy Egyptian cuisine, then this restaurant/cafe is where you should head. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional Cairo cuisine, like the Shish-Kebab, Vegetable Mashi, and Kafta-Kebab; at the same time it also offers some European delicacies like Chicken Penne and Pestitsio. You can also savor the taste of traditional soups, like Tabouli and Baladi, while ordering Cairo Sticks to go along with it. The Cairo experience continues with traditional desserts like Konafa or Basboosa and some great Arabic tea or coffee. Enjoy the complete Egyptian meal at a reasonable price at Cairo Cafe.
Just Ripe in Downtown Knoxville is a departure from other fast food joints in this area. Their menu consists of various delectable items which include Sunburst Sandwich, Pig & Fig Sandwich, Vegan Breakfast Burrito and other tasty items. Do not miss out on their Mole Sweet Potato Burrito. If you have never liked slaw, then Just Ripe offers you the best slaw in this region that would surely make you a fan of this preparation. This restaurant also offers cookies, quiches, coffeecake, scones, pies, tarts and other goods baked at their in-house bakery.
If authentic french food and great coffee or tea are teasing your palate and creeping into your consciousness, then head straight for 'The French Market', Knoxville's premier stop for all your crepe, baguette or croissant needs. The food at this 'crepe restaurant' is made from batter that is imported weekly from France and then baked to perfection. You can choose from a wide variety of crepes that are custom made to cater to everyone's tastes. You can savor the taste of a 'Vegetarian Deluxe' crepe or a 'Ham and Cheese' crepe and 'Smoked Salmon' crepe, or an 'Organic Maple Syrup and Butter' crepe or a 'Strawberry Jam' crepe to satisfy that sweet tooth. Besides the crepes, this cafe/restaurant also offers baguette sandwiches, croissant sandwiches and salads, so you can enjoy the taste as well as the nourishment. You can also enjoy a delicious petit dejouner or breakfast choosing from a variety of crepes and other items from their breakfast menu. Of course you can wash down your meal with beverages like iced teas, juices, tea or LavAzza coffee. So if you want to taste authentic french crepes and other goodies, then make your way to The French Market, the recipient of the Metro Plus Best of Knoxville award for 2009. The cafe/restaurant is closed on Sundays.