A favorite Sevierville restaurant looks to be expanding to other Smoky Mountain towns. Bistro 109, located just off courthouse square in downtown Sevierville, is opening up at another location, this time in Maryville, Tn. According to the current owner, Dustin Trent Manning, the new locale with be part restaurant, part floral/design shop.
The former Tomato Head restaurant in downtown Maryville is marked for the new Bistro 109. Plans are for an early April opening if their state liquor license goes through. If not, then later in the summer.
The decision to open up a new place came about because of the number of Maryville customers Manning sees at both of his places, not just the restaurant.
“We have been delivering floral arrangements there (Maryville) for the last 5 years,” he said.
He also operates a design office in downtown Sevierville on Court Avenue. The restaurant and floral design shop first opened in that locations right across the street from the courthouse.
The old Tomato Head building in Maryville has 4,800 square feet to operate in and will have seating for about 150 people, both inside and outside on the patio. He said plans are for the new restaurant to employ around 40 people.
As far as the menu goes, it will be primarily the same one that people have ordered from at Bistro 109 in Sevierville, but there will be an espresso bar to order from.
New plans also call for a wine bar at the Maryville, TN locale. There will be a number of local as well as international wines to choose from. Currently, Bistro 109 in Sevierville offers 40-50 types of wine from vintage to recently bottles from locations around the world.
The interior of the Maryville store will have the same upscale ambiance as the Sevierville restaurant.
There will be a live pianist every night. “We’re looking at a baby grand at this time,” Manning said.