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Hennen's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hennens.net
  • Phone: (423) 634-5160
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife had the filet and I had the prime rib and both were amazing!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Hennen's has consistently delicous food and even better service!! The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. Love celebrating special occasions here."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the service was even better! It was our 1 year anniversary and all of the staff congratulated us and they even comped us a desert!! We'll definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our first experience at Hennen's was a memorable experience. The menu was wonderful we had rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection and the King salmon special was perfect as well. Service was on point and attentive and the wine list was extensive and top notch. We will be back when in the area again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We loved Hennen's. The food was extremely good (I had the ribeye, my husband had sirloin) Our waitress was little inexperienced/naïve, but a sweetheart and did a great job!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent food and impeccable wait staff that has been with the restaurant for years. Restaurant was not busy on a Tuesday night, and they had no problem with us occupying our table for several hours! A Chattanooga gem!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I took my wife for her birthday an we both loved it. The food was amazing an the people that work there was great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service, atmosphere...whether date night or family dinner."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great place for an evening out. I ordered the ribeye, my wife had the salmon.. I would have given it 5 stars but the steak was not very good due to the way it was cooked. Asked for medium well and it was rare, medium, medium well and burnt. They must have told the bus boy to cook it. It was a quality piece of meat.."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "One of the best filets I've ever had. Service was quick and staff very attentive. My wife had the prime rib & it was excellent as well. Pricey, but excellent food."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Absolutely the best steak that I have had in a while"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When I made reservations online I mentioned it was our anniversary. When we arrived our table was ready and everyone was courteous. Three different people wished us happy anniversary. Very low which my wife and I prefer. The food was outstanding; filet nearly melted in my mouth. My wife tried a side that she said was perfect; had beets and potatoes. Coffee and dessert was fabulous. When our server brought our check, they had comped the dessert. Overall, outstanding experience. I plan on returning soon and will probably bring others, too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It is not that the food is bad, it is ok. The red wine was at room temperature and for a 14 glass if wine I expect the red wine at the right temperature. This specially from a place with an extensive wine list."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Good food. Excellent service! I definitely recommend it -- enjoyable"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have become foodies our daughter owns a fine dinning restaurant in Colorado and this meal was up there with the best, we have been in all 50 states, eaten in many fine dining establishments, Hennen's is one of the best."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had an excellent dining experience at Hennen's. The food was better than anticipated and the staff was outstanding"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I was expecting a nice meal, but was not expecting the 5 star service and attentiveness provided by the friendly staff. David was my server and he was knowledgeable and on point. The kitchen served my outstanding appetizer and informed me that the tuna was brought in from Hawaii on a daily basis. My NY Syrip was coooked perfectly and my brussels sprouts were cooked just enough to remain firm and vibrant. My only issue was with the quality of my steak itself. With the 5 star atmosphere, service qualty, and skilled kitchen staff, there should be prime offerings. Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I love Hennen's. It's my go to special occasion restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was really good. Our server pampered us and we had a wonderful night at Hennen's."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner at your restaurant on Saturday May 31st. It was my wife's birthday and the hotel had recommended Hennen's to us. From the first impression of being greeted at the hostess station, a perfect dinner, to the time we left was a great experience. Our steaks were cooked perfectly with fantastic flavor. Our server Abby, was exceptional, had great knowledge of the menu and was very friendly. We had a great time and definitely will be coming back next time we are in town."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Fantastic steaks and seafood! The service is always top notch with polite and helpful staff."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal for our anniversary. We can always rely on Hennen's for a great dining experience whether just us or to host a large group. Thanks again."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I've been to Hennen's a number of times, and when some friends came in from out of town, we took them there for a nice dinner. And it was nice. The atmosphere is nice, the wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable, etc. But the food just didn't wow me. We all spent quite a while staring at the menu, looking for something to be excited about, and I don't think any of us found it. We all ultimately decided on something, and it was all fine. Maybe a little better than fine, even. Just not "wow, this is really good and I'll be talking about this meal for a while" good. And I have to say, for the price, it should be "wow" good, not just OK."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We eat at Hennen's regularly. When we want a good meal and a glass of wine in a pleasant environment this is one of our "go-tos." You can NEVER go wrong with steak. The crab cakes as well as the filet with maître d butter are my favorites. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have a great time every time we go. Brad is an amazing server."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We found the food, drinks, and atmosphere to be just what we needed for a weekend getaway. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times and always found the food was great. Service was especially good this time. I had a beef and salmon combo which was excellent. My husband had terrific scallops. Salads and dessert were equally good. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We ate here on Saturday night with reservations. We had a good table and good view of the street. The service was outstanding. I ordered a 10oz Filet which was good, but I ordered it medium well and it still had lots of pink the further I cut into it. I wasn't hungry so it was not a big deal, plus it was still very good. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "All was good until they brought my Father's prime rib. It was at least 50% fat. Upon complaining, they did take it back and replace it but the staek ordered medium well was closer to rare. Already well behind the rest of the party, my father accepted it as is. It should be noted that the gentleman that brought the second steak out, commented that the first one was a terrible cut of prime rib. There was no offer to make it right on the bill. This was a special occaision for my Dad that was very dissapointing. Next time, we'll got to Ruth's Chris."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a great dinner- the salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly. The only complaint we had was that the waitress was not very attentive. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "GREAT DELMONICO STEAK!! Best steak I have ever had! Would definitely recommend for anniversaries or any real special occasion!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "like before everything was great,experience,food,service,we will be back"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've been to Hennen's a handful of times and it had always been nothing less than perfect. However, we visited on Mother's Day and both ordered the Filet Mignon. I ordered mine to be cooked medium, and it was barely less than well done and the edges were charred. My wife ordered hers medium-well and it was very well done, inedible. So, they prepared her another one that was medium-well, but was so grisly and greasy, with no seasoning. It did not appear to be the filet cut. Of course, the steaks were removed from our ticket. We will give them another try, but if we have another experience like this one, we won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014