Bright lights reflecting off cobblestone street
Bar seating area at The Drawing Room in Knoxville Tennessee


Enter into a world of thoughtful creation and intentional design. The Drawing Room at THE TENNESSEAN Hotel exudes elegance and elevates service standards. Menus rotate with the seasons, giving guests and Knoxvillians alike the ability to experience the freshest ingredients that East Tennessee has to offer, 365 days a year. Join us at our luxury Knoxville hotel throughout the day as our highly trained servers deliver carefully crafted beverages and delicately prepared bites.

The Drawing Room is open for breakfast service 7:00am-10:00am Monday through Friday and 7:00am through 11:00am Saturday & Sunday.

The Drawing Room is open for evening service 3:00pm - 11:00pm Monday through Thursday, 3:00pm through 1:00am Friday & Saturday, and 3:00pm through 10:00pm on Sundays.

Board of cured meats, nuts and olives
Croissant with side bowl of butter and jam


The sun rises over the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. East Tennessean's have always been passionate about sustainability and supporting the locavore movement. It is our desire to serve locally grown products, connect with food producers and consumers delivering fresh products (artisan bread, cheeses, and produce). The Drawing Room exudes passion for serving Farm-to-Table ingredients such as house-made jam and muesli.  Start the day with a hearty cup of coffee or an intricately refined tea.


  • Monday-Friday 7:00am- 10:00am
  • Saturday, Sunday and Special Holidays/Weekends 7:00 am - 11:00am
Interior of the Drawing Room Restaurant

Evening Concept

The Drawing Room is inspired by memories of a bygone era when visitors were greeted with grace and cordiality. Soothing classic music plays in the background while our honored guests recount the events of the day. Patrons sip elegantly prepared cocktails (Shaken not Stirred!), as well as, a taste of good old fashioned Tennessee sippin' whiskey featuring Knoxville's largest selection of Tennessee Small Batch Whiskey. An intimate, sophisticated, and comfortable environment where shared plates of artisan cheeses, Charcuterie and assorted breads are displayed. The apres dinner experience is authentic, genuine and traditional. Friends can enjoy a coffee, brandy or apéritif, and dessert.  The Drawing Room is a place to relax, enjoy, converse and reminisce.

Before and After

  • Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Friday - Saturday 3:00pm - 1:00am
  • Sunday 3:00pm - 10:00pm