St. John's Meeting Place
St. John's Meeting Place

St. John's Meeting Place

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://stjohnsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4232664400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Please note reservations for parties of 11 or more cannot be made online.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Chef Daniel Lindley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th St.
  • Public Transit: Chattanooga's complimentary electric shuttle has a stop at the St. John's building.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available behind the St. John's building and on the King Street side of the building. Limited street parking is also available.
A word from St. John's Meeting Place
Open since 2004, Meeting Place has become Chef Rebecca Barron's platform to explore international flavors and ingredients that continue to shape America's melting pot cuisine. An evolving variety of small plates and entrees encourage conversation and stimulate the senses. An open kitchen and warm glow create an energetic ambiance. St John's kitchens have received four nominations for Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
St. John's Meeting Place reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)special occasion (29)romantic (23)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (19)notable wine list (19)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Happy hour delight!
    Cazabbagirl
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My husband and I met early after work with a 5:15 reservation. We had several appetizers to share: the Lee & Gordon lettuces salad, mac & cheese, burger, fries with basil aoli, shrimp rolls and the Sequatchie cove bleu cheese. Everything was flavorful, fresh and interesting. Couldn't have been happier. Found my favorite cocktail ever. Will be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very special night
    BhamRunner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our First Year Anniversary at Meeting Place. St. John's next door was unfortunately not in our budget. Meeting Place was an excellent second choice. They seated us upstairs, which is quieter and more intimate, and the service staff was excellent. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The food quality was excellent at a more affordable price, and the wait staff went out of its way to help us enjoy the evening. I had the quail, which was fantastic. My wife ordered the scallops, but did not want the bell pepper side that came with it. The kitchen allowed her to substitute a side from a different dish, so she essentially created her own dish. Great restaurants let you do that. Thank you St. John's Meeting Place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • quick night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the food here is always well prepared and the menu is ever changing. Service and ambiance are something that they pay particularly close attention to so that it can be enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chatgator
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I ate there frequently, 2 people and groups of 10, always good with great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Prftex
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Meeting Place has been a stalwart on Chattanooga's South side for years now, and has always been good, but my most recent meal there was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Gem
    kmd001
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    What a great meal. The Brussels sprout slaw with the pork belly starter alone would be worth going back to Chattanooga for. But, my bacon-wrapped quail on jalapeno grits was really fantastic as well, and the dessert of the day, a fried apple pie with Jack Daniel's ice cream, was one of the best we've had. A really extensive wine list to go along with the food choices completely seals the deal. This is the more laid back sister restaurant to the more formal (ie white tablecloths) St John's Restaurant next door. We were really glad we chose this one as it was exactly, exactly what we wanted. Top marks :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    ladolcevitaatlantaVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We walked from the downtown Hampton to this restaurant and arrived in time to enjoy 1/2 off prices on appetizers. We had a fresh gulf shrimp roll in a mini bun with chopped celery, onion, aioli and dill. (Think lobster roll style.) Delicious!! Our second appetizer was a small bowl of mac and cheese w/prosciutto ham and truffle. Also good. One entree was sauteed sea scallops served with peperonata, shallots, corn, and okra over cous cous, with a side of homemade parsnip french fries. Second entree was the roasted chicken au jus with autumn veggies and potato gnocchi. Both entrees outstanding. The kitchen and chef are shared with St John's (the expensive side), so food prep is about the same, but better prices and less formal. Good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LadyL
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    As always, had a wonderful dinner at Meeting Place. They have added a combo for live music on Thursday night which was a very nice touch for the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meeting Place Chattanooga
    wagnernet
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have been to Meeting Place many times since moving to Chattanooga. The servers are friendly and the service is excellent. Great entrees and deserts. We also enjoy the happy hour wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hokie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great dining spot. Love St. John's Meeting Place! Service and food are consistently excellent. Extensive wine list and refreshing cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best In "Nooga for Small Plates
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Varied and interesting selection of small plates...added bonus of the extensive St John Restaurant wine list available to patrons of the Meeting Place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best in Chattanooga
    Monteirohouse
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Yes it is affordable. The food has great quality, full of flavour and freshness. The waiter was very helpfull. We tried the fried goat cheese, the shrimp rolls, the burger (everybody was ording this, cost 10$ and it is deliciously juicy). If you do not want to spend to much money that is a good choice...) Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual yet distinctive
    Randolph
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great combination of excellent food, attentive service, yet casual and laid back vibe. Was in town for the Ironman from NYC and this was just a wonderful find. Would eat here reguraly if I lived in the area. I was there with my familiy - two 9 year olds and a 12 year old - and they thought it was great as well - wonderul peach lemonade and the girls shared a spaghetti and meatballs which was perfect for them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as I hoped
    danna
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The restaurant was luxurious but casual and the food was very good. I loved my tomato salad, shrimp roll (like a lobster roll), St. John's sundae. Best bite was the truffle honey that came on the cheese plate. Prices were high, but not terrible and no more than is common now, except the quality was better than many places with the same pricing structure. Our server was pretty poor, friendly and knowledgeable, but just slow as hell. She caused the cheese plate to come out at the same time as our first courses and we waited an age on the dessert. Other tables that came in behind us seemed to be getting better service, so I think this was just one server, not a problem of the entire restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MonaLisa
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was excellent, and our waiter, Joe, provided outstanding service. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    pgsalt
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I had my first dinner at St. John's Meeting Place; it will NOT be my last. I was undecided on entrée so I ask the waiter and he recommend the lamb. It was perfect. Service was always there but never intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Try!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Meeting Place is one of my favorite local gems. I've been a handful of times for different occasions and each time was perfect. Their service is stand up and their food is delightful. I recommend it to friends when they ask for suggestions of great places in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A personable & stellar experience!
    Foodiefanatic
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The attention to detail was above expectations ("Happy birthday" printed on our menus for my husband). The staff were incredibly friendly & all wished him a happy birthay as well! The service was excellent, my glass was never empty & the food was so delicious!! Great atmosphere & perfect for a date night! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall
    Dinerguy72
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The overall mood was very nice, not too over the top but not too low key either. Could have used one or two less tables to be a bit more intimate. The food and service was top notch, the lamb was excellent and the fillet was the most tender I have had anywhere. Great date night place!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kemp
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    thursday nite was jazz and quite loud. food and service was excellent, our waiter Amy saw to everything we could possibly want. Friday was jammed but Amys service and the food was grand. we will return
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience in Chattanooga
    BarrettVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very well made and presented for an informal dinner there this week. First time diner there, and all four of us agreed with my own assessments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun environment, funky menu
    RoadWarriorAZVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I dined relatively late at the Meeting Place and there were a lot of large groups. Being a solo diner, I was concerned that I would get lost in all the hub bub, but instead, I received attentive service and a fun mix of small dishes. The shrimp rolls were perfectly sized bites, and the johnnycakes with duck confit were fantastic. (Everyone serves waffles with savory--I think pancakes are the next big thing.) The cocktail I enjoyed was very well executed and the wine suggestion for later in my meal was just right. I definitely enjoyed my evening here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful, as always.
    GrubLuv
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Meeting Place is our go-to for a great meal in Chattanooga without a huge price tag. And what's more, we discovered their happy hour menu this past time - excellent! The food and service is always spot on and I wouldn't change a thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent experience
    ChrisAnderson
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I needed a romantic night out. This absolutely fit the bill. We were seated in the back, away from other guests, and had tremendous service from the staff and management. We had drinks upstairs in the bar beforehand and were impressed with the service there as well. We will definitely be back and recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere!
    MaryM
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I really liked the atmosphere of St. John's Meeting Place. The food is pretty unique, so if you are a picky eater, it might not be for you. My husband is quite a foodie, and he really enjoyed everything we ate. I feel like the main misstep of this restaurant is that the menu does not adequately show the food, and the servers are not fully familiar with the tastes of each individual dish. I feel as if I was surprised by many of the foods we ordered (which included 2 apps and 2 entrees). I will most likely go back and give St. John's another try, but I will be more aware and ask specific questions about what each meal entails. Service was great though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was the most consistent meal we've ever had here....not a miss...every dish was what it should have been...so much fun to order multiple small plates...a bit more coursing of the dishes would have helped from having too much on the table at once...meeting place is in a good place right now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chattanoogafoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, unique menu, and excellent service! Always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot that shouldn't be missed
    Whitster
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The farm-to-table dishes were fresh, flavorful, creative, and satisfying. As a bonus, they have live Jazz on Thursday evenings, making for a perfect date night or small gathering with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place was great!
    Sammy2279
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went on a Saturday night before the rush, it wasn't very busy. Everything we had was delicious, including all the drinks. I would highly recommend this restaurant. This is the more laid back of the pair, with St. John's connected to it having the same food but with a little more upscale atmosphere (wear a nice outfit.) I would recommend that for a romantic evening. Personally I enjoy the more casual aesthetic. If you're in Chattannooga, visit this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I hosted a large party (12) and everyone was very happy with their selections. All our food was delicious. Our server was very responsive and friendly. The wine list has several overpriced options but if you move up the price list the choices get much better and are less overpriced. All in, a great place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious King Salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The King Salmon was delicious and beautifully prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over the top service
    SPMc
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    When I booked this dinner through OpenTable, I mentioned in the comments it was our 21st anniversary. When we arrived at the restaurant everyone on the service team knew and mentioned about our anniversary. They even printed special menus with "happy anniversary" on the menu and the date. The server, the food runner, the manager - they all wished us a happy anniversary. They even gave us a complimentary glass of champagne when we sat at our cozy, table upstairs. And the food - well - it was amazing. And I loved the custom cocktails. I'll definitely be back and we'll be taking friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 274 reviews are from the St. John's Meeting Place reviews archive.
  • Meh...
    PittsburgherVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I hate to be a naysayer about what has been one of our favorite spots over the past year, but changes in the kitchen, reflected by the new menu, are disappointing. Our dinner Friday night --except for the happy-hour half-price champagne-- was underwhelming. Service, as always, was charming and animated. We will be back, hoping for a resurrection of the former standards.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing
    yummy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We made a reservation but arrived eatly. The were pleased to seat us early. The mac and cheese was amazing! Best burger I have ever had. Hub had lamb tenderloin and he thought it was good too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night.
    oneof10
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Group of ten gathered. All different dishes not a single complaint. Some first timers; all enjoyed. Would recommend to all who enjoy good food reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I would certainly recommend this based on service, quality of the food and overall friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    guycibo48
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Awesome selection of food including a variety of small plates and large plates. Nice wine list with specials during certain nights of the week, such as 1/2 price bottles of wine and champagne. Excellent service. Servers were very knowledgeable of food perpetration and wine offerings. We had a group of four and tried several varieties of small plates, food quality was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise in Chattanooga
    travelrn
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    What a find! I searched open table for a night out with friends when we came to Chattanooga for the Four Bridges art show. We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. We all remarked that it was one of our best meals ever! The lamb was the tastiest I've ever had. The service was wonderful, never intrusive, always at hand and with great recommendations. I loved the decor, the paintings really added to the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ever Changing Menu is Great
    debbls
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I go regularly, and have never once had an speck of dissatisfaction. The changing menu is wonderful, and slows the ordering a bit, but who cares. The specialty drinks are always interesting concoctions, and the Spring Sangria offers a refreshing break. Not too sweet, hint of bitterness not usually found in sangria. The pitcher is the better deal over individual glasses. Even if others don't want or like it, others will drink it up. Whether ordering the Veggie plates or others, the menu will be enough, and everything cooked perfectly. Sorghum butter comes out with the delicious bread, though getting plain butter was extremely slow. Cracked pepper offered, but salt and pepper shakers came without a hitch. Great, semi-casual dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fantastic service!
    Sarah
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My husband and I were visiting from out of town and went here for our anniversary dinner. The ambiance and service were perfect for a nice meal together. We got several of the small plates to share - our favorites being the shrimp rolls and the duck confeit with Johnny cakes and syrup. Two totally different tastes, but spectacular! Would highly recommend to anyone in the Chattanooga area looking for a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.