Best French Restaurants in Knoxville

Expert recommended Top 3 French Restaurants in Knoxville, Tennessee. All of our french cuisine face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


9430 South Northshore Drive, Suite 107, Knoxville, TN 37922 Directions

Since 2005

Northshore Brasserie offers French & Belgian standards such as steak Frites & duck confit in a bright bistro setting. The restaurant specializes in Brasserie classics, such as mussels, roasted chicken, steak frites, fresh seafood, and handmade pasta. Their bar has a vibrant, unpretentious atmosphere in which locals and out-of-towners come together to enjoy Belgian beers, craft cocktails, and a selection of wines from all over the world. They have become a favorite of Knoxville over the last decade, known for hearty, delicious food and outstanding service. They also take advantage of local produce and meats to create in-season specials.

Fried Oysters, Pork Loin, Poached Eggs Florentine, Butcher Steak Frites, Baked Brie, Croque Monsieur, Cauliflower, Salmon Mariniere and Rillette, Iron Skillet Escargots, Steak Tartare, Charcuterie Plate, Roasted Half Chicken, Brasserie Cheeseburger, Spinach Salade, Crab Cakes, Onion Soup Gratinee, Fried Oyster Salad, Calamari Steak & French Dip

Price: Starts from $6


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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

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412 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902 Directions

Since 2008

The French Market Creperie offers French creperie in cozy space of chandeliers & bleached wood, plus sandwiches, cider & import shop. It is the first and only authentic French crêpe restaurant in Knoxville. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch from Monday to Sunday, and Tuesday and Saturday nights dinner. It offers sweet and savory French crêpes, croissant sandwiches, and baguette, plus a choice of salads and soups. Their crepes, using conventional and buckwheat flour imported directly from France, are as authentic as those you will find in Paris. Their most popular crepe is the Nutella, chocolate hazelnut spread popular all over Europe. The French Market Creperie also offers other sweets include cinnamon & sugar, chocolate French salted caramel, maple syrup and butter, blueberries, crêpe Suzette or chestnut butter.

Spicy Vegetarian Croissant, Smoked Salmon and Vegetarian Deluxe Savory, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Plain Croissant Turkey Breast and Hot Brie Sandwich, Roast Beef and Swiss Cheese, Whole Baguette, Brie and Apple Baguette, Parisian Style Ham and Cheese Savory, French Onion Soup & Chicken Salad BLT on Brioche Toast

Price: Starts from $1.50

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Sun & Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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10945 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934 Directions

Since 1978

Mimi's Cafe in Knoxville serves French & American staples in a relaxed atmosphere. Children can enjoy their delicious puppy dog griddle cakes, french toast dippers, sliced grilled chicken breast, cheese quesadilla, and kids linguine with tomato sauce. Mimi's Cafe is known for breakfast & brunch, lunch combos, and dinners like Steak Frites with thin hand-cut Russet potatoes. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner specials, including French creole pasta, roasted half chicken, grilled Atlantic salmon, and sweet glazed salmon.

Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chop Salad, Soups, Cobb Salad, Brochette Trio, Seven Meatballs, Bacon Avocado Burger, Mediterranean Salad with Roasted Chicken, Calamari, Grilled Chicken Caesar, Hand-Mixed Guacamole, Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip, Frites, Meyer Lemon Mussels, Craft Sandwiches, Brioche Cheeseburger, West Coast Reuben, Salads & French Dip

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Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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