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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Hennen's reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)notable wine list (63)romantic (61)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (24)good for groups (22)hot spot (16)great for lunch (11)late-night find (10)great for brunch (9)scenic view (8)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Excellent Steak Dinner!
    Jess
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our food was cooked perfectly. Our server, Eugene, was exceptional. And prices were very fair..Will def go back next time I'm in Chatt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    firsttime
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Recommended by a friend. Took my wife there for a quiet, romantic dinner. We were not disappointed. Food was great. Service was good. No complaints. I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    Outoftowners
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Very friendly and great service. The steaks were tender and cooked just as we like them - rare but with a slightly charred outer. It's only the slightly undercooked baked potato and red onions that stop a full five stars. But I'd eat it all again for the steak alone. Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who needs great steaks cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended.We're paying it forward
    SeaUrchin
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We were visiting Chattanooga for a week and had friends visiting from out of town. The harbor master listed Hennen's among his suggested "eateries" so, being a short walk from Ross Landing, the 4 of us had lunch there. It was magnificent. Gabriel, our server, was attentive w/o being over-bearing. Each of us ordered a different entree and --- each of us raved. PS-their coffee is stout and excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate an anniversary
    lovebirds
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This place is exquisite, food and service are great the delamoninco steak you must try and desert the warm chocolate cake with ice and orange sauce outstanding. It was our anniversary and the waitress asked were we celebrating anything special we said yes so when we received our cake it had a candle on it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First night in Chattanooga
    07supra
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We came up from Atlanta to spend the weekend here in Chattanooga and we decided to try hennen's. It was a little nicer scale then we thought from the pictures. The service was perfect. The food was great and the prices were fair. I was very impressed with this restaurant and it turned out to be my favorite food of the whole trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sat. Oct. 4
    Woody
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was excellent. The food was delicious! Just a bit noisy for "senior citizens" but that would not prevent our returning. It was a very chilly, windy evening, so outdoor dining was not even considered. The street was closed off for a concert, but normally we do not care to dine near the street. But on a nice evening, it might be fine. Lobster bisque was the best I've had, husband's steak was perfectly cooked. The salmon was also perfectly cooked, very fresh and the spinach couscous a tasty accompaniment. Husband also liked the wedge salad with blue cheese. He said it was one of best he's had. All in all, a wonderful meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating our 10 yr anniversary
    Kt10dell
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We came to chattanooga for a little getaway for our 10 yr wedding anniversary. After reading the reviews we decided to give Hennen's a try. Best decision we made! We had reservations at 7 but got there early and they seated us immediately. The hostess and waitress made sure to tell us happy anniversary. I ordered prime rib and my husband had the filet, both were absolutely amazing!! Our waitress was wonderful and the night could not have went any better! We definitely recommend Hennen's to anyone and will most definitely go back next time we are in chattanooga!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night at the Symphony
    hmsband
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Hennen's prior to seeing Yo-Yo Ma perform with the Chattanooga Symphony. It was a wonderful night of food, music, and romance, sparked by a fabulous meal and superb service. The price is moderate for the quality of food and ambiance of the restaurant. I have never had a bad experience at Hennen's and give it my highest recommendation. It is a great "couple's night out" kind of place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    diningout
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The service was okay, the food was uninspired and the prices are high. Not my idea of a good dining experience
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    2Holcombes
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went for our anniversary. Food was great, our steaks were cooked perfectly! We had a server who was admittedly new so she was a little unsure of some things. But she was very sweet and accommodating. Noise level was way too loud to be romantic but still a nice overall experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special night with grandson
    Pollywally1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ate at Hennens prior to wwtching a show at the Tivoli. Ordered steak whuch is always so very wonderful. Paired with good wine and after had the chocolate cake. So yummy!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch!
    wandw
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    What a wonderful steak house. The steaks were amazing. We both had the small filet - it was cooked perfectly and so tasty. We opted for veggies on the side - the spinach was freshly and lightly steamed and perfect as were the green beans. There's a good selection of wines by the glass too. The restaurants have big deep booths that are comfortable. Hennen's really exemplifies the perfect steak house!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back
    IloveMYlife
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Trevor was a great server. The chopped salad with chicken was awesome for lunch with the house vingarette.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    TenniscowgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Hennen's was another great find through Trip Advisor. The menu had choices for all tastes. The wine list was great as well. A must try in Chattanooga!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
    Love2dineoVIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    Love2dineoVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing steak in Chatanooga
    UtilityconsultantVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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.