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

St. John's Meeting Place Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://stjohnsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (423) 266-4400
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, unique menu, and excellent service! Always outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The King Salmon was delicious and beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I would certainly recommend this based on service, quality of the food and overall friendly staff."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Chattanooga on vacation celebrating our anniversary, and chose to come to the meeting place for our anniversary dinner. They sat us in an extremely comfortable, very romantic booth upstairs. Our server was attentive, helpful and very knowledgable about the menu, but did not hover. He made some great recommendations and we decided to share several small plates. Our absolute favorite were the smoked duck wings! The cocktails were amazing, balanced and creative. The burro en fuego was a revelation to each of us. We were blown away with the service we recieved and will definitely return next time we are in Chattanooga."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Lamb tenderloin is amazing. I was glad to see duck wings back and loved the new way they were prepared (loved old way too)."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We came here for our anniversary; what an experience! The food was amazing! I had the pan sear scallops and they were the best I have ever eaten. My husband was more than impressed with the fillet; tender juicy and perfectly cooked. The desserts; what a finish! The service was simply the best; not too little not too much. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Myself and my wife celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary here. The staff was very welcoming and the food was fabulous. Our server had a very detailed knowledge of the food, which was very impressive. The size of the restaurant was fairly small, which made the sound louder than expected. This, however, did not take away from our experience in any way. We will be making this a yearly stop for our anniversary, as well as finding any other time to visit this restaurant. The price was on the high end, but much lower than I expected. Awesome Experience!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went for a romantic dinner at 7 on a Thursday, and it was louder than a bar at midnight on Saturday. So that threw off the atmosphere we were looking for. The decor and tangibles (menu, linens, plates, etc.) were cheap for a restaurant sporting their prices. Portions were small but that's to be expected."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I went on Saturday after Valentine's day thinking the rush would be over, wrong. It was a little cramped and they had a set menu option along with their main menu. We enjoyed the food but the atmosphere was lacking due to being packed in like sardines. Typically we love this place but will avoid in the future for Valentines."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant several times. Food is always good, service was excellent this visit. We had a reservation and were seated upstairs near the bar and it got rather loud towards the end of dinner. They had a birthday party come in, so if you want to ensure a quieter, romantic evening make sure to request seating on the lower level."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have dined at St. John's Meeting Place several times and it is our 'go to' place when we want to have a wonderful meal and mark a special occasion. As early diners, we are there before the crowd and have our choice of seats in the bar where we relax before having our meal. We are definitely there for the food and service! The later it gets the more people there are and they are sitting quite close to you-but hey--it is the meeting place. Every experience has been great in light of what the restaurant can control. We have had situations where tables next to us don't keep their conversation at their table and you begin to feel your space is invaded. You're better off getting there early if you enjoy having your table to yourself."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I had the chance to dine here in January with a business group. Our waitress was fantastic with excellent descriptions and recommendations on the food. She was attentive without hovering and everyone was delighted with their dinners. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you want a great meal or are entertaining clients."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I decided to get away to Chattanooga for a romantic weekend. I did some research before we left, and came across St. John's Restaurant. Upon looking over the menu online, I noticed that they had a more casual sister restaurant. All the reviews were great, so we decided to give it a try….and so glad we did! We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Can't wait to try it again on our next visit to Chattanooga."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Meeting Place is next door to, and associated with, the best restaurant in Chattanooga, the St. John's. The drinks are perfect and new mixes are clever and worth trying. The food is impeccable, interesting, and delicious. The service is extraordinary. This has become one of our favorite places to go when eating out. The bill is often comparable to going to a chain steak house."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "good food/excellent service/great rye drinks! will return!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Its been a while since we visited the Meeting Place, it won't be so long until we go there again. The lobster chowder was wonderful, and the bacon wrapped monkfish, although a little too smokey was well prepared. Service was a little on the "deliberate" side, but the house was completely full so that's understandable. All in all, a nice experience as always."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "food was great...lot of root veggies that we normally don't cook...monkfish and scallops were cooked perfect"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Everything is awesome in this place. One of my top three restaurants in the world and believe I have been in many different parts of the world."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We left the place we originally went to eat because they had an hour and a half wait. St. Johns through open table said they had a reservation for 6 for 7:45. We didn't get sat for at least half an hour."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were visiting Chattanooga and found the restaurant on Trip Advisor. I took my 10 yr old daughter there on a Daddy-daughter date. It's definitely NOT a kid friendly restaurant. That being said the food was excellent. She has a very sophisticated palate and enjoyed everything we ordered. I will definitely go back-with my wife- next time we're in town."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The Meeting Place is one of my fav spots in Chattanooga - I have never been disappointed! It is a great place to go with friends and I love starting and ending the night in the upstairs bar!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We met friends here and all had raves for our food. Haven't been here for over a year and found the food to be as good as I remembered. Highly recommend the lamb dish."
    Dined on 12/23/2013