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Gatlinburg Dining: LeConte Tapas & Grill in the Smokies

Area Info : Eat : Family Restaurants : LeConte Tapas & Grill in Gatlinburg

A universal truth of being on vacation in Gatlinburg with your favorite people is the desire for excellent food. Whether it's a date night or a family outing, trying new food that elevates the experience to a new level is essential. One contender to add to your eating plans is LeConte Tapas & Grill in Gatlinburg.

About LeConte Tapas & Grill

LeConte Tapas & Grill delivers a powerful combination centered on the region's flavors with a growing phenomenon known as Spanish tapas, creating a unique and delicious eating experience for everyone.

The menu includes shareable plates with Mediterranean flair in addition to entrees all for you, letting you eat as you see fit. Whether you like steak, seafood, or other yummy options, there's something for everyone in your group when stopping in at what's rapidly becoming known as one of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg.

Top Favorites on the Menu

The menu is robust and diverse, making it impossible to choose an absolute favorite. However, we've compiled a list of favorites to get you started across many categories.


Nothing beats starting with appetizers, especially when they're so delicious you might be tempted to make them a meal.

    • Tapas Sampler: Short Rib Arancini, Piquillo Pepper, Lamb Lollipop, and Caprese Tomato Bread.
    • Caprese Tomato Bread: Grilled Baguette, Romesco Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella. Basil Pesto, Balsamic Drizzle.
    • Blue Bacon Dates: Bacon Wrapped Dates, Gorgonzola, Agave Syrup
    • Short Rib Arancini: White Wine Risotto, Braised Short Rib, Red Wine Demi

Are you not in the mood for traditional appetizers but still want something before the main course? Check out the chips and dips options the restaurant provides, such as:

    • Smoked Guacamole: Applewood smoked fresh chunky guacamole
    • Spinach Artichoke Dip: Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Gratin
    • The Trio: Fresh Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, and Spinach Artichoke Dip


An all-time favorite, LeConte Tapas takes the burger to new dimensions of flavor, sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Some of our personal favorites are:

    • Smokehouse Burger: Half-pound Black Angus burger with Cheddar cheese, applewood bacon, onion straws, grilled jalapeno, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a toasted bun, served with sea salt French fries.
    • Hawaiian Burger: Half-pound Black Angus burger with Swiss cheese, caramelized onion jam, grilled pineapple, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a toasted bun, served with sea salt French fries.
    • Wild Salmon Burger: Wild Atlantic Salmon, Boursin cheese, mixed greens, English cucumber salad on a toasted bun, served with sea salt French fries.
    • Surf and Turf Burger: Half-pound Black Angus burger topped with butter-poached lobster, garlic aioli, mixed greens, tomato bruschetta, and hollandaise sauce, served with sea salt French fries.

Steak and More

It's impossible to enjoy a grill experience without a wide selection of steak options to satisfy the hungriest tummy. Consider trying one of these on your next visit:

    • Rosemary Sirloin: 8oz Certified Angus Top Sirloin served with Yukon Gold potatoes, buttered asparagus, Parisian carrots, and demi glaze.
    • Filet Mignon: Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin cooked to order and served with Yukon potatoes, buttered asparagus, Parisian carrots, and demi glaze.
    • Rack of Lamb: New Zealand rack of lamb marinated in red wine, garlic and herbs, grilled to order, and served with white wine risotto, buttered asparagus, Parisian carrots, and demi glaze.

Chicken, Fish, and More

For those who like lighter meats, these options are the perfect solution:

    • Chicken Caprese: Grilled rosemary garlic chicken breasts topped with tomato bruschetta, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, and balsamic, served with white wine risotto, buttered asparagus, and Parisian carrots.
    • Sticky Honey Ribs: Smoked baby back ribs in orange honey pecan glaze served with purple sticky rice, buttered asparagus, and Parisian carrots.
    • Panko Coconut Shrimp: Flash-fried coconut shrimp in sweet chili sauce served with purple sticky rice, butter asparagus, and Parisian carrots.
    • Seafood Paella: Garlic butter medley of shrimp, calamari, lobster, and chorizo cooked with saffron rice, fresh peppers, and onions, with sweet peas and fresh herbs and grilled baguette.


The best way to end an incredible meal is with an equally unbelievable dessert. Pick your favorite out of the following options to end the meal on a high note:

  • House Creme Brule
  • Chocolate Lava Cake w/Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Bread Pudding w/Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Cheesecake and Caramel

Hours of Operation

LeConte Tapas is open during the following hours:

  • Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

In addition to incredible food, this restaurant offers a wide selection of cocktails, beer, and wine, making it a viable option to get drinks in Gatlinburg if you want to keep the occasion small. Pair with an appetizer or two and have a fun date night.

Final Thoughts on LeConte Tapas & Grill

With excellent vibes, delicious food, and lots of drink options, LeConte Tapas & Grill in Gatlinburg is the perfect restaurant to try on your next vacation in Gatlinburg. The only way to improve the experience is to stay in our Gatlinburg cabins so you can return for seconds while enjoying your escape from everyday life.


LeConte Tapas & Grill
805 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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