Hennen's
Hennen's

Hennen's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hennens.net/
  • Phone: 4236345160
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Matt Marcus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Electric Shuttle and Bus depot is located within 100 yards of restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking validation in the Riverpier Parking Garage located directly above the restaurant.
A word from Hennen's
Hennen's is an upscale yet casual restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and certified Angus steaks, using the freshest local ingredients available...

Hennen's is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, next to the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theater & within walking distance of several area hotels.
An elegant ambiance is centered around the 2,400 bottle wine cellar located in the middle of the main dining area.
Hennen's also features a full bar, patio dining and dedicated private dining room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Hennen's reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (89)romantic (65)notable wine list (63)fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (24)great for outdoor dining (21)hot spot (19)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Good experience
    Yaz26
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My experience was great at hennen's! I loved the atmosphere. The only complaint I had was my steak wasn't cooked all they way and I couldn't eat half of it and my waiter didn't do anything about it. Other than that I loved it!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Place
    BeachOne
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Although I live 3 hours from this Restaurant, It has become my favorite. The wine list is great. The waiter was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu, and the food is fantastic, every time I come. Five stars all the way. I tell everyone about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Love2dineo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been 3 times now and it's always outstanding. The service is outstanding as well as the food. The crab cakes and filet are the best in town. Shrimp and grits are just amazing. Would highly recommend and will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    Luvsteaks
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had made reservations online the day before our visit, when we arrived we were greeted by the wonderful staff and they immediately walked us to our table at which the service was impeccable. The food drinks were incredible. I would rate this 10/10 on everything.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    mocsfans
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service here is always very good with a knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. The Rack of Lamb was excellent and complemented with the thin sliced fingerling potatoes and spinach. Our other dish was Salmon on spinach risotto which was very good. Convenient free downtown parking is a plus! This is our favorite restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries and out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Filet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Outstanding filet and great service. Worth the price and a great place for a date.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Steaks and prime rib were "OK" but not great for the very high price. Probably won't come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great romantic Restaurant
    sheeva
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is awesome! They do not crowd tables in and you do not feel rushed. The food is fantastic and the waiters know their stuff. There is food ranging in price and it is very good. It was our annivesary and everyone from the hostess to the waiter made us feel special. We will definitely be back. Their peach mango martinis are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Love2dineo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our second visit, service and food excellent both times. Gabriel was our waiter, he was very attentive very knowledgeable about the menus. Outstanding service from Gabriel. The filet is amazing, as well as the shrimp and grits. Perfect evening out, will return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing steak in Chatanooga
    Utilityconsultant
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The Hostess, Grace was efficient and friendly- which is paramount to starting a great dining experience. Antonio was our waiter - he was prompt with the beverages, menu explanations, friendly and upbeat. The quality/done-ness/presentation of the filet I had was on par with any of the steakhouses with more well known names- this was my first visit; however, I was directed by a local who claimed it was great- & it was. The value for the dollar makes Hennen's a place to dine- especially if you only have one night. The location is in the newly renovated downtown area, near the aquarium= clean and safe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The location is very convenient to the Chattanooga attractions. The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was good, however the backround noise was moderately loud so intimate conversation was difficult at times.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great expereince
    Hennens2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My family and I enjoyed the dinning experience at Hennen's. The services was excellent and could answer any questions I had about the food menu and the wine list. both my daughters enjoyed their stone seared salmon and cheese tortellini. My husband's NY strip was cooked to perfection, as well as my tagliatelle pasta was very tasty. This was our second visit and will be dining there again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, great service, no better upscale place to eat in chattanooga.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hennen's was recommended to me by my sister as a nice romantic place to take a very special lady friend of mine for her birthday. Great choice! We had a very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A happy anniversary experience
    GeorgiaCajuns
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our first time in Chattanooga - celebrating anniversary #33. Based on Trip Advisor reviews, (and the fact that we were staying in the Riverfront area), we decided to make reservations at Hennen's. Lucky us! Everything about Hennen's was perfect from start to finish: although bustling on a Friday night, we were seated punctually at our reservation time of 8pm. The restaurant was very busy but never too loud. We shared delicious crab cakes for an appetizer, we had the salad course which was so fresh and appetizing, and our entrees were divine…filet cooked to perfection for him, melt-in-your-mouth scallops for her. And a lovely rose' wine. Best of all, our waiter Brad was beyond awesome! An excellent evening! We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like good food
    Food4fun
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This restaurant was a very nice place to dine. The service was great plus didn't have to wait for table reservation was right on time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    utk1995
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I found Hennen's on Trip Advisor and the reviews were all positive, and I concur. Ironically, I travel to Chattanooga a lot, but I had never even heard of it! It was GREAT - from the drinks to the entrees (filets) to the dessert! The owner even stopped by and introduced himself and thanked us for coming in. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner experience
    AdamInCleveland
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Overall experience was great. Wife ordered Sirloin, I had a Delmonico. Very pleased with cut and seasoning. I enjoyed their tasty white bean chili. Wife said house dressing was very good. Server was Adam... Pleasant gentleman that made us happy to dine there. More that one member of the staff acknowledged our anniversary, making us happy that they cared about our special occasion. Warm Chocolate cake (at waiter's suggestion) and amoreto cheesecake for dessert. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for Three
    possibleemployment
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our dinner was based around a potential job applicant for a university faculty position. The dinner was for the candidate to ask questions and for me to go over the interview itinerary for the next day. Hennen's has excellent food and atmosphere where the dining experience was quiet enough to converse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Anniversary Dinner!
    luv2explore
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I chose Hennen's to celebrate our anniversary this year and we are so glad we did. We made a reservation on Open Table and let them know in the comment section that it was for an anniversary dinner. When we arrived, they greeted us with anniversary congratulations and led us to a nice and private reserved table. We actually sat near another couple celebrating their wedding anniversary which confirmed for us that we picked a great place :) The staff was wonderful and accommodating and the food was great. We had wine, calamari, bread (so good), Tagliaterra Pasta, and Braised Short Rib. It was a late Sunday evening so the restaurant was not crowded at all which made it a really special place to celebrate our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat & Drink
    Nomnom
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great service, food is top notch. I will make sure to stop here when I come back. Shrimp and grits here was the best I have ever tasted. The steak needs no review...it's what they are known for and for good reasons.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big bucks, small value
    Hadbetter
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    To say I was underwhelmed by the food at Hennen's would be an understatement. High priced, the entrees are not equitable with the pices. For example, three (3) scallops were served for $29.00. And they were not worth nearly $10 a piece. The Prime Rib was chewy and fat. The experience was just not that memorable. For dessert, the creme brûlée was cold, even the sugar coat. Probably prepped hours before service and then chilled. Not good. All in all a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual but special
    17yearstogether
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Hennen's was perfect for our wedding anniversary. We were seated ahead of our reservation. The atmosphere was casual but special - there were families of tourists in shorts, but also business people celebrating a deal made and couples enjoying a night out. The food was perfection. Our server was familiar with every dish we asked about and helped us make new selections for us. We chose steaks, and they were amazing. We were treated to a specialty chocolate amaretto cheesecake complete with candle to celebrate, and it was one of the best desserts we've ever tasted! It was noisier than we expected, near the kitchen, but that actually helped us feel comfortable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    sunshinetams
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a great time! Food was delicious, service was fantastic and the restaurant was very quite, romantic and clean. We certainly enjoyed our meal and spending our anniversary there. Will return if we are ever in the area again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • military and service dog friendly
    MrUSMC
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was a great restaurant. They took great care of my family to include my service dog. We had a great time. We definitely be going back to this restaurant very soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    Arlo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best dining experience in a long time. We were seated promptly and were greeted immediately by the wait staff. Our lead waiter, Eugene, was very attentive and was great with his food suggestions. The food was excellent and was served timely. We never felt rushed or ignored. When in Chattanooga this restaurant is a must....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining without the attitude
    MrDingle
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Service is outstanding and they have a good wine list. The wait staff is well versed in helping with wine selections if you need it. We were seated at our reservation time. The only negative is that we were put between 2 large and loud groups but both had cleared by the time we got our entree's. Our waitress Sam was phenomenal and attentive without being overbearing. The food was good and delivered to the table in a timely manner. I had a rib-eye that was great and my daughter had an outstanding filet. My wife had the snapper special of the evening and it was also very good. Given the food quality and level of service, we see Hennen's as an excellent value at the moderate prices charged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location, service
    Triman
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had a great dinner meeting with colleagues from out of town. Good food and service; portion size on the scallop entree seemed a bit skimpy. Maybe quality over quantity... Or scallops are in high demand/short supply. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upscale restaurant that delivers
    BrichCRA
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was difficult to initially judge this book by its cover. The restaurant is handsomely decorated and you would think it was going to be very expensive. The prices were quite reasonable and the food was excellent. Gabriel, our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant. The service was great, even when accommodating a special order. Not very many places cook a steak Pittsburgh style but Hennens did it well. Not your every day place but when you want a special evening check out Hennens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Steak
    Toby
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had the 10oz sirloin with hollandaise. It was one of the best steaks I've had anywhere. We had the chocolate cake for desert. It was excellent also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Beef
    Ronbo
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Very friendly People. Open Table Restaurant Reservation is right on Que. Great Service. Food at Hennen's was awesome. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Would highly recommend to try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best prime rib
    albhallmark
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I like to eat at nice steak restaurants, this is the best one yet. The prime rib was the best I've ever had. I loved the spinach salad. Husband had ribeye. The food is better than Bones in Atlanta or Stockyard in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    JFTrimble
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Another wonderful dinner at Hennen's. Hostess greeted us at the door and escorted us to a private table with a great view of the restaurant. The server was vey nice and helpful with the menu and questions about food selections. We both ordered the 8 oz Filet and both were cooked perfectly. Probably the best steak in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steaks were amazing!
    BandTMartin
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife had the filet and I had the prime rib and both were amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoy my self
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I am from Mississippi and it was my husband birthday, I wanted a special places for ma and him so I review Hennen's it was great and I recommend to everyone the food was hot the service was great. She was so nice (Kay) she told his what was most know for so we both had the fried shrimp for appetizers and we had the rib eye well done it was tender and juicy it was to much for me but they packed up for me to go and it was much better the next day lol. The herb mashpotates was so good. I will return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Such a cool area but a less than mediocre restaurant experience. The service was a "team approach" which is a great idea in theory but only works if they all talk to one another and at least someone knows what is going on. I ordered a filet medium and it was delivered charred on the outside and cold on the inside. After I sent it back, it returned like charcoal. Then had to go inside the restaurant (from my outside table) to find my own salt and pepper since no one from the team bothered to check on the outside diners. Looked like a cool joint on Open Table and the menu seemed great... The execution was terrible. Big miss Hennen's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our first time to the restaurant and we had no way of knowing what to expect. The waiter was prompt and very pleasant, explaining the menu items and wine selections very clearly. I ordered a ribeye and it was prepared to a perfect medium rare. I have to say after all the description of the well-aged steaks served at Hennen's that the ribeye was good, but not as good as I expected. Again, not that it was bad, but after all the hype from the waiter I expected great. So if you're looking for a decent steak, you can get one here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Place
    HuntFishGrill
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    You judge accordingly when the tab eclipses $100 per couple. The food is usually good, portions are good and the setting is nice. It's not unheard of to get a less than perfect plate of food, but overall execution is pretty high there. Steaks are salty but good, possibly due to some sort of secret prep method. We love it for special occasions. Go for lunch when possible and get the same feeling for a few less bucks. Hard not to get a steak at a steak joint, but the shrimp and grits is top shelf and as good as you'll find anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food & service were excellent
    Delicious
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was the best I've had. We really enjoyed our first experience at your restaurant and would recommend it to others. My wife said it was the best steak she has ever had and the chocolate martini for dessert was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only fault was noise level
    Luv2travel
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The noise level got a little loud, but that wasn't their fault! A table a few over was really loud. Other than that it was perfect!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.