Set in a newly restored historic building, The Grill at Highlands Row describes itself as a steak and seafood house with Southern flair. It offers popular shrimp and grits, all-natural products, and a selection of prime and grass-fed beef. They also serve up a Sunday brunch with Eggs Benedict with a Southern twist by adding in some fried green tomatoes, and other traditional Southern comfort breakfast food.

From the Yummm! Restaurant Guide:

A warm welcome to The Grill at Highlands Row, a distinguished local steak and seafood restaurant that opened in May to build on the storied tradition of Knoxville’s original Highlands Grill in Bearden. Its understated elegance and charm and authentic Old World materials certainly warrant a second look, but it’s the sophisticated Southern cuisine that deserves undivided attention. “We are offering a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere with exceptional service and food that dances on the plate to a unique Knoxville beat!” says owner Tom Weiss. “We obsessed over every menu item, and each had to meet three criteria: excellent, distinctive, and compatible with our Southern theme.”

Two popular entrees: crab cakes, and the Highland Special—an eight-ounce petite tender that combines the qualities of filet mignon and sirloin prepared with one of two signature methods. And the Shrimp and Grits compare very favorably with the shrimp and grits in the best restaurants on the South Carolina coast.

Assuming the executive chef mantle for The Grill is Shane Moore, who was formerly the executive chef for the U.S. House of Representatives, and subsequently the U.S. State Department. In mere months, he’s earned hefty accolades, including first place in entrees and second place in desserts in the CityView-sponsored 2010 Top Chefs competition, and a 4 1/2 star rating from the News Sentinel’s Grub Scout.

And Weiss and his staff refuse to stand still. They’ve finished a private dining room just in time for the football and holidays seasons, perfect for events for up to 35 people, and installed an awning for outdoor dining on the patio—along with a new specialty drink and bar menu to enjoy indoors or out. “The most noteworthy may be our moonshine cocktails,” says Weiss. “You can now obtain moonshine legally from the Smoky Mountain Distillery. The Highlands Grill was known in its early days for its bootleg whiskey and for its speakeasy, and we’re acknowledging that past with these cocktails. People will really enjoy sharing this legacy.”

Restaurant Details

Locally Owned Wifi Patio Live Music Accepts Reservations Party Room (20+)
Kids Menu Delivers Buffet Waterfront Vegetarian Dishes Vegan Dishes


Day Opens Closes
Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
Monday 5 p.m. 10 p.m.
Tuesday 5 p.m. 10 p.m.
Wednesday 5 p.m. 10 p.m.
Thursday 5 p.m. 10 p.m.
Friday 5 p.m. 10 p.m.
Saturday 5 p.m. 10 p.m.
Day Business Hours
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
2 p.m.
Monday 5 p.m.
10 p.m.
Tuesday 5 p.m.
10 p.m.
Wednesday 5 p.m.
10 p.m.
Thursday 5 p.m.
10 p.m.
Friday 5 p.m.
10 p.m.
Saturday 5 p.m.
10 p.m.

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