Locally Owned and Operated by David and Rebecca Kiger. The Orangery story began in 1971 when a young enterprising businessman named Kristopher Kendrick realized that the elegant ladies of Knoxville needed an equally elegant place to enjoy lunch. As a lifelong lover of all things French, Kristopher named his restaurant The Orangery (after Marie Antoinette’s greenhouses in France) and soon Knoxville was buzzing with the news of the “little French place” in Bearden which served such exotic fare as shrimp salad sandwiches and quiche! Though rather small, the restaurant had space enough for private parties and was filled with artwork and architectural details which Kristopher collected from his travels abroad as well as local gems…
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
The Thanksgiving Feast purchase from here is to die for. Everyone loved it and said its the most amazing Thanksgiving day ever!! I will do this again next year. I was hoping you did this for Christmas also. Thanks again....You Rock!!!!
Vincent J. Cariddi
On behalf of all of us at Second Harvest thank you so much for your participation and donation to Restaurant Week. We hope it was a successful week for you--as the $1,675 gift will help provide over 5,000 meals for the hungry. We are grateful for your support and look forward to next year's event!
Second Harvest Foodbank
Thank You, I must express my gratitude for The Orangery and the gracious service that is always part of my experience there. Entertaining at your restaurant feels like inviting my friends into a beautiful home where we can visit in comfort while enjoying a delicious meal. Every need is met and every interaction is pleasant. I am grateful that you are a part of this community.
Absolutley "THE" place for a bridesmaid's brunch. We reserved the Morning Room,easy access to the courtyard, hired a strolling violinist, Al Columbo, and had a splendid time. Jane and her crew are top drawer. The food and service were exceptional. Many thanks!
Vickie Webster and Hunter Helton
Thank you for participating in the Restaurant Week event. Our party of four had a very nice dinner and together with the restaurant helped Second harvest, a win win combination.
This was my first visit and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was outstanding as was the service and the atmosphere.