Bald Headed Bistro
World-class events, gourmet food and great people
At the Bald Headed Bistro in Cleveland, Tennessee, we pride ourselves on our 100% Angus Beef Steaks, Springer Mountain Chicken and amazing monthly events. Our social Supper Club is a great place to meet new people, try our South Eastern Chef Series if you want to try cuisines from Chef’s across the South East or go behind the scenes with our Chef’s Kitchen Dining Table.
Nestled in the heart of Cleveland, Tennessee, The Bald Headed Bistro is a fine dining establishment famous for unique decor, excellent outdoor patio and monthly events.
The Bald Headed Bistro is located in Cleveland, Tennessee, and is considered the premier fine dining destination in southeast Tennessee. Serving hard to find beef, wild game, and seafood selection, the restaurant carries specialties like elk, bison, quail, fresh prawns, prime steaks, and rare international steak selections. The Bistro is proud of its heritage. Earning nine Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, carrying the city’s largest scotch and bourbon list, and hosting top chefs from across the region, the restaurant values every person that makes such fantastic experiences possible.
The Bistro’s lighting and signage were designed by Jackson Hole artist John Mortensen. Warm amber and wrought iron was chosen for both the fixtures and the Bistro logo and brand. John began his career as a sculptor in 1973. He has received numerous awards and created works of art for several lodges and hotels in the Wyoming area. Visitors often remark that they feel like they are in a lodge in Colorado or Wyoming when entering the restaurant.
AUTHENTIC WESTERN DECOR
The Bald Headed Bistro’s logs are from the Crescent H Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The tree trunk segments were salvaged from downed trees damaged during the Green Knolls Forest Fire in 2000. It was during the clearing process that the timber was salvaged to utilize in the construction of the restaurant. The Bald Headed Bistro is comprised of 283 logs, located both inside and outside the restaurant.
The fossils used at the Bistro are of a species believed to be from the Eocene Period. They are thought to be over 55 million years old. These rare and beautiful stones, which show the skeletal remains of fish and other ocean life, are inlaid in the floors and walls of the Bistro. They can also be found at the warm, rustic bar. Reclaimed wood is used throughout the Bald Headed Bistro.
Artisans from the Rocky Mountains crafted the Bistro’s furniture. The rustic, western design is reflected in these unique pieces. Natural woods, hides, and leather were used in keeping with that theme.
The mounts scattered throughout the restaurant represent the plentiful western wildlife native to the region. Yellowstone National Park, 60 miles from Jackson Hole, is home to the largest buffalo herd in North America. Jackson Hole has a National Elk Reserve just outside of town. Over 6,000 elk migrate during winter and find some refuge from the harsh winter conditions in the mountains.
THE SNOW ELK
Snow Elk adorn the large glass panels in the main dining room and private dining room. The massive panes of glass were created using electro-chemical etching, a process designed by Energy Consultants. The lightest single pane of etched glass weighs 75 pounds and the heaviest over 200 pounds. Each pane is mounted inside of reclaimed timber from the Green Knolls Forest Fire.