Driving north from FL and
Driving north from FL and decided to stay in Chattanooga. I read the reviews and decided this was the place for us. We're kind of food snobs, and the meal was perfect ! It was a comfortable place and we loved everything we ordered. Will stop again if we stay in Chattanooga again. A great blend of small plates, and unique food combinations. Was a perfect evening
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Beef Tartar is fabulous!
The Beef Tartar is fabulous! My favorite! We had the chicken and beef short rib! The chicken skin was perfectly crispy and the short rib was so tender! We were greeted at the door by name. The server was very attentive, so we didn't want for anything! I will definitely be back!!! Thank you!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service excellent.
Food and service excellent. Very busy, reservations highly recommended.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding.
The food was outstanding. Server was very knowledgable and attentive. She was helpful with gluten free needs.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cream of the Crop!
Growing up in South Florida (the Sixth Burrow)I am accustom to the Best of every restaurant category. St. John's is literally one of only a handful of Chattanooga restaurants that meets the standards. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly & helpful. The food is consistantly amazing and the atmosphere in the Mtg.Place is comfortable & Fun! Having an open kitchen negates the A/C, but never to discomfort. We love the local support and St. John's!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
From from the small plates
From from the small plates to drinks and dessert all were so tasty. We will definetly go back for more. Service was excellent.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined at St. John's Mtg
We dined at St. John's Mtg Place twice within a few days of one another. Both experiences were excellent. The food was creative and delicious and the service was attentive and friendly. If I lived in Chattanooga I would definitely be a regular.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Close by Chattenooga CHoo Choo
Fantastic, rich macaroni & cheese with chorizo, tempura vegetable included wild/spring onion like vegetable that's local to Tennessee. Very good selection of wines and good ones too by the glass (very nice Malbec from Argentina).
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable mean and great food.
Enjoyable mean and great food. Our table wasn't ready at the appointed time and service was a little slow but understandable as it was "local prom" night and many young couples were there. It was nice to see all the young folks dressed up for an evening out.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The beer and wine selections
The beer and wine selections were outstanding. The service was right on time and our server was able to tell when we needed service and when we wanted time to ourselves. She was also very knowledgeable when it came to the menu. The food, with the exception of the huckleberry creme brûlée was all excellent. The atmosphere was indecisive. I would not consider it a family friendly environment, nor particularly romantic. It seemed more fit for business men/women than a romantic outing. Maybe St. John's restaurant would be more of the romantic setting I would expect to go with this level of food and service. It may have seemed more romantic if every customer that came in was not walking past our table.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was looking for a good restaurant to take my girlfriend for our anniversery. The meeting place went above and beyond what i expected. Our server, Miranda, was an absolute delight. The food was a little pricy for the amount, but it make up for it in atmosphere. I would definately recommend the meeting place.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second trip to St John's MP, but this time there were 11 of us. The staff did an excellent job managing the chaos on a graduation night with several large parties in the restaurant, and the food was excellent.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Many unusual choices ---all
Many unusual choices ---all excellent. Good portion control!!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love The Meeting Place.
We love The Meeting Place. The food is fabulous and the service can't be beat.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best food we have had in Chattanooga in a long time, possibly ever! It made our 29th anniversary special!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service.
Get the amount of food you want from the small plate and large plate menus
We were told that cooking the quail delays our varying four mains (large plates), when we got served the sides were too cool, tho the meat/fish was hot. The plates weren't warm either
I was the only one that asked that a small plate be prepared with new warm sides, i was reassured that would happen. I continued eating my trout, which was beautifully cooked, yet it was finished by the time the warm veggies arrived
Tabletop conversation then centered on what priority the new sides would take for the cook; whether s/he would/should set aside others.
The manager brought by three scoops of peach ice cream (for the 4 of us) as a token.
No real thing here, will go back
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my husband's birthday with an overnight trip to Chattanooga, and booked St John's Meeting Room based on Trip advisor recommendations. The room is quite charming, with unobstrusive background music. The young waitstaff was very pleasant and energetic. Miranda added a lot to our enjoyment. The menue is very interesting indeed. Loved the hummous and the vegan large plate was so memorable.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sometimes great and creative dishes...staff is always nice
6/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Creative homegrown gem
We loved the fresh local ingredients and the creative way in which everything was prepared. Our server was knowledgable and professional, but also approachable and fun. It is a great place to enjoy good conversation and great food.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First timers at The Meeting Place
I chose The Meeting Place this week for my birthday dinner with my husband. I had heard many positive things about the food and was anxious to try it myself. The atmosphere is nothing special, but the food certainly is. We both had the lamb tenderloin, and it was unbelievably good. I also had an unusual strawberry creme brulee for dessert, and it was so rich and good.
My one complaint is that, even though the restaurant was not very full at all, they placed us right next to another couple's table. I had a partition on my side that blocked noise, but my husband was right next to the other guy and got an earful the entire meal. It would have been nice to separate us a bit when would have been easy to do so. Still, we'll be back!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time to have Fois Grais in more than ten years, it was done perfectly and each mouthful was better than the previous one. Very creative presentation over spiced French fries drizzled with sharp local cheddar and a small piece of braised short rib of beef. Wife had steak frites which was also superb!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting Chattanooga and coming off the Tennessee River Gorge trip, we were not dressed for St. Johns full scale restaurant. This was next door and perfect alternative. Contemporary decor well done. Service was excellent. Food unique. I had salmon & shrimp on tostada with avocado sauce. Excellent. Wife had baked lamb slices over potatoes & gravy. She enjoys lamb and this was perfect small portion. Wine selection was well spread selections, moderate prices by the glass & bottle. If again in Chatt..., we'd go again.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just as good as we remembered
We had a memorable meal at St. John's Meeting Place a couple of years ago, and hoped this visit would live up to our very high expectations. it did! The imagination and skill of the kitchen here is second to none; the scallops with grilled peaches in particular were a wonderful surprise. Our server was friendly and efficient. The place was oddly empty because of a washed-out holiday weekend, but otherwise a fabulous experience.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Meeting Place
Another great experience. The food is always top-notch, and the wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Seasonal menu, with a wide variety of small and large plates.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worthy of a Celebration
This was our first visit to St. John MP but it won't be our last. While the location requires a little diligence to ferret out, it sits in the middle of the old St. John hotel on Market St. with non-descript signage out front, once in the door, you're treated like royalty. We had noted on our reservation that it was a wedding anniversary celebration, and they had printed a special menu for us highlighting that fact. Service was prompt but not overbearing. We took our time studying the menu and made our choices. Pacing of the meal was ideal. We chose different "small plates" (appetizers) and the salmon for the main course. Perfection everywhere! Presentations were works of art both visually and gastronomically.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Place with Great Food!
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Meeting Place, and I would highly recommend it based on the quality of the food and dining experience.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love St. John's Meeting Place!
This is a great place to have a wedding anniversary! The scallops were wonderful. I have never had anything there that I did not like.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just give it a try and you'll be hooked! We are regulars and we are never disappointed! The menu is always changing (sometimes daily), the food and service are always spot on. We love it!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in Seattle a pretty
I live in Seattle a pretty good food town and have dined in several large cities in the states Canada and europe. This was a wonderful meal that I did not expect to find in Chattanooga. Very good ambience, and service ,exquisite presentation and food prep/quality. Skewered chicken tenders that were not dry ! Not one small or large plate missed the mark at all !
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around great!
Great food, great service. We liked every thing about our experience. The food was unique and delicious! Definitely will be going back.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, but Noisy
I enjoyed the entire meal from start to finish. Even the bread was exceptional. I might have like the option of a small side salad, just to make my meal more balanced, but everything was delicious. I had the tar tar, and the chicken with the gnocchi. My wife has the tomato and mozzarella salad, and the quail. We tasted each other's food and both loved everything (though she's not a tar tar fan). The waiter was very polite and attentive, and knowledgeable of the menu. He recommended the carrot cake suffle for desert, and it was excellent.
Really my only complaint was the noise level. It was our anniversary, and I would have preferred something more intimate. Maybe the Restaurant side is quieter.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Kind of Plates
We love restaurantst with great small plates to share. And St Johns Meeting Place delivered just that. The wine list was great. The food was farm to table, delicious, and beautifully plated. Our server was knowledgeable, gracious and efficient. Highly recommend.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely return
Very much enjoyed our late dinner at Meeting Place last week. Interesting menu & wine list, efficient service, and i love that the menu changers daily so it's never the same place twice. Will add it to our 'go again' list in our new home town!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first dining experience at The Meeting Place. The food was excellent with superb presentation. Our waiter took care of us each step of the way.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
TMP never disappoints
Despite many excellent choices for restaurants in Chattanooga, my husband and I almost always choose TMP. Food, service, friendliness, and variety of choice are all outstanding . Also like how you often vary the menu.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
loved the food exquisite. Music was really good! every time i come here the music is great!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The combination of prompt,
The combination of prompt, courteous and knowledgeable wait staff with expertly prepared food and exceptional ambience made for a delightful experience. I have dined in many fine restaurants in many parts of the country and would rate my experience at the Meeting Place close to the top of that list. Superb.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eclectic yet refined
We live in Nashville, but I grew up in Chattanooga. We came down for a weekend visit. I wanted a place to go for our 5th Anniversary that was original, had local fresh food, won't break the bank and wasn't overly romantic or snooty. This place fit all those requirements and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Our server was very friendly and informative. The atmosphere was relaxing. There were young families there, but the children were well-behaved. I gave 4 stars because I felt that the ambiance of the place would have been more fitting with Etta James or Ray Charles kind of music rather than Today's Top 10. Also, if one doesn't understand the menu, ask! It's a very extended varying menu with little description.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
The Meeting place is always a go-to when you expect excellent food and service. The ambiance is nice but lately the crowds seem much thinner than in years past which is a shame because the food is as good as anything in the region. We had a cheese plate and charcuterie to begin with, everything was rich and decadent, including foie gras, nice washed rind cheese, among other goodies.
We split the local pork belly which was fantastic...slow cooked and tender, crispy outside which paired fantastically with the sushi rice and fried egg also on the plate. We also had the beef tartare which was flavorful and had an appealing texture (with capers)
If you want a great meal with seriously good service you cant go wrong.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Restaurant in State
St. John's Meeting Place is my favorite restaurant in the entire State of Tennessee. The food is imaginative, it's always amazing and the service is fantastic! Every night that we have had the pleasure of having dinner at St. John's ends up being on "occasion". It is a must if you are in Chattanooga.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Happy Hour at Meeting Place is one of the city's best-kept secrets! $5 wine and cocktail specials, bottles of bubbly for half-price with several choices, and a great range of excellent small plates--a perfect light dinner or prelude to a downtown event..and since they share a kitchen with St John, you get virtually the same remarkable talent at significantly more affordable prices. But don't tell anyone!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meeting Place Review
We always enjoy coming to the Meeting Place for dinner. The menu has great variety and the service is excellent. We really like the desert selections.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of Towners
incredible menu and food! very diverse, everything was prepared and plated with attention to detail. REALLY, really good! Waitress was very knowledgeable.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has become our preferred dining when we visit Chattanooga. The chef has impeccable pairings which do not fail to disappoint. The homemade bread and butter are reason enough to visit. Seriously the best lightly sweetened butter I've ever experienced! Our favorites small plates are fried goat cheese with honey drizzle as well as the seared tuna with relish. The entrees or large plates are too many to name, everything we have tried has been exceptional from the braised short ribs to the scallops, also the bacon wrapped quail is our newest favorite item. Try this place, you will not be disappointed!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very interesting. A tad noisy for our tastes, but not overly so. The art was diverse as was the decor. Food was outstanding.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM