Dining and jazz have gone together ever since John Coltrane utilized the buzz of a microwave and the hiss of a grill to improvise a delicious hot, open-face sandwich with Thelonious Monk’s last piece of bread. Experience another form of food-jazz fusion with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of upscale fare while listening to top-quality jazz and blues at Baker Peters Steak Mansion and Jazz Club, located on Kingston Pike, southwest of the city. Baker Peters is a 21-and-over establishment, and reservations are required.
The Baker Peters Jazz Club combines the unforgettable experiences of live music, scrumptious upscale cuisine, and a posh, spacious atmosphere. As you listen to a smooth trumpet solo, take a gander at the menu, which is stocked with savory cuts of steak. The Ancho Pinon Pesto Filet ($29.50) is a six-ounce, hand-cut tenderloin, garnished with toasted goat cheese and side-kicked with white truffled mashed potatoes, charred asparagus, and port wine bordelaise. The 14-ounce Strip Diane ($34) is topped with red-wine roasted shallots and mushrooms, and is served with a twice-baked potato. Other entrees include seafood treasures like oven-roasted salmon ($19) and diver scallop pesto pasta ($25). To drink, imbibe one of the club's myriad wines, or have the efficient, 12-armed bartender pour one of the bar's 100+ martinis, like the buttershot-infused Caramel Apple, the Chambord-and-Stoli-Orange Love Potion, or the whiskey-and-sweet-vermouth Tennessee Manhattan.
Named 2010's Best Jazz/Blues Club by Metro Pulse, Baker Peters hosts local musicians every night. Don a flaming white top hat and check the lineup for your favorite jazz collective. Take in Baker Peters scenic views while guitarists explore the Mixolydian mode, and trombones try to play the note that only Bob Newhart can hear.
Dine in only. Food purchase required.
Baker Peters Steak Mansion & Jazz Club has been named a Diners' Choice Winner by OpenTable reviewers, who give it an overall four-star average. It was also named Best Jazz/Blues Club by Metro Pulse in 2010 and has been featured on Knoxville.com, which says:
- An evening at Baker Peters is a classy affair. The venue is an historic old house turned into a restaurant and bar. The decor is upper class and the atmosphere swanky. – Greg Wood
- Everything we have ever had at Baker Peter's has been wonderful! Lobster bisque is the best I have ever had. Ceasar salad was tasty. Steaks are always perfectly cooked and excellent cuts of meat. – an OpenTable.com user who dined on 8/13/2010
Baker Peters Jazz Club
The 19th-century mansion that Baker Peters Jazz Club calls home has stood firmly through waves of violence and joy. During the Civil War, it saw wounded soldiers, betrayal, and a murderous retribution for revenge, but today, blues notes and pulsing beats fill the walls instead as the club hosts musical acts that range from funk to jazz. Stationed amid the history and music du jour, diners lose themselves in lobster claws wrapped in prosciutto, gourmet popcorn in flavors such as dill pickle and Cajun, or the kitchen's signature filet burger with smoked-cheddar cream cheese. Specialty jalapeño margaritas complement meals alongside wines such as the 14 Hands malbec, named for the number of Lilliputians required to lift each glass. Baker Peters also lights up luxury cigars in a private humidor, where notes of cedar, coffee, and toast drift from Romeo y Julieta, Rocky Patel, and Cohiba cigars.
9000 Kingston Pk.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923Get Directions