St. John's Restaurant
St. John's Restaurant

St. John's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.stjohnsrestaurant.com/restaurant.php
  • Phone: 4232664400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    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,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Lindley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: St. John's Restaurant offers two private dining room options. The Thomas Johnson Room accommodates up to 16 guests and the R.H. Hunt Room accommodates up to 50 guests. Food and beverage minimums apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Josh Carter 423-266-4400x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th St
  • Parking: Private 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 Restaurant
Chattanooga's most acclaimed restaurant, St. John's Restaurant serves inventive Regional American cuisine from Chef Rebecca Barron in a elegant, historic setting. St. John's superb staff will provide you with a warm and remarkable dining experience and delight you with an extensive and eclectic selection of wines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
St. John's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (113)romantic (91)fit for foodies (79)notable wine list (71)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (14)hot spot (9)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Excellent food in Chattanooga
    Jessbice
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was excellent; waiter was knowledgeable and knew the menu; ambiance was perfect. We had a group of 12 and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend the beef tartar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best restaurant in this city!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Me and my wife had dinner and enjoyed our first wedding anniversary here and absolutely was blown away by the food and service. By far the finest restaurant in this city!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food, too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food is one of the best I have eaten in Chattanooga, Service is outstanding, my only complain is the level of noise in the place... maybe just too crowded on a Friday night... but I did not really like that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    RussVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is one of the top rated restaurants in Chattanooga, and it did not disappoint. Unique protein choices, and a seasonal menu made this a great find for our visit. Definitely book this one early, it will be worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • St. Johns
    Gteeth
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife and I had dinner there and the entire event was relaxing and the the service was very good.We like to be taken care of and the staff had this down to perfection. The food is always great. A very good date night for my wife and I. We will visit often.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 1st anniversary with a dinner at St. John's. It was truly one of the best meals we have ever had at any restaurant. The food and the service are excellent!! I have been raving about it for the last 3 days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I think St. John is a great regional restaurant, better than anything in atlanta, birmingham or nashville. We much prefer it to Bacchanalia in Atlanta or Highlands in Birmingham.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    0oo0
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    No complaints. Service, food, cocktails and experience was all wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visitors
    laurienaplesflVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were in Chattanooga for one night and wanted to have dinner with an acquaintance we hadn't seen for a long time. This was a perfect place! Our server, Brian, gave us just the right amount of attentiveness to allow us the chance to talk. He was also most helpful in explaining the dishes and having a necessary dietary change made to one of them. The food was unique and delicious. Our friend, a long time resident of Chattanooga, had never been there. She, like us, will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Evening
    Lov2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    They(all) made our 9100 day anniversary memorable! Our waitress was knowledgable , as well as attentive. The rabbit was boneless and done in a very tasty and unusual way. Expensive, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great find!
    Chefchristopherturner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife and I ate serious foodies and travel just to go out to eat at great restaurants. We were traveling through chattanooga with not much expectation of finding anything great but we were pleasantly surprised by St Johns and we would highly recommend. The only complaint is the coffee needs some work, very bitter. Overall 4.5 stars for service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    HDWNPW
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We moved from NYC to TN and were SO happy to find this gem of a restaurant. Everything was spectacular by NYC standards! Farm to table, local ingredients are always a win for us and the dishes were creative and full of amazing tastes. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Smeat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for our anniversary and had an excellent meal with matching service. The pork rind appetizer was very good as were all the entrees. I would highly recommend St Johns for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special time
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner celebration here...this is a special place for Chattanoogans and visitors. The food was wonderful, ambience perfect and staff was attentive. I would absolutely recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner for vegans
    Wholefoodplantbased
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A delicious salad, terrific vegetable spaghetti, and the warm chocolate pudding outstanding. Plus very attentive service, and an excellent glass of cabernet. Love getting a taste of prosecco too. Quite enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Foodquest
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best dinner I've had in a long time. The wait staff was perfect. I never wanted for anything and didn't really notice they were there. Highly reccomend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Occasion
    finn
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    From the greeting at the door until the end of the night, our meal was perfect. Everyone we spoke to from the woman that showed us to our table to the bartender and the people that brought the food out not to mention the waiter were friendly and professional. It was our anniversary and they helped make it a special evening. The food was fantastic all around and a few times a person would bring out a little something from the chef for us to try. We tried things we might not have otherwise and it was all wonderful. This restaurant is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good evening but
    Boomer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The resurant was very busy on our 7 pm seating time and it slowed. It strained the kitchen and the wait staff. Our food was VERY slow 2 1/2 hours total time and, disappointed as it was delivered cold. The food was excellent however, and it's what we've come to expect here. Watch the seating times for best service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We understood that this restaurant was sold by the chef owner, but was assured things were the same. Not true! The food was good but expectations we're let down. If we had not been there before it would have been ok, but we have been there before and there was a difference in the favors of the food. Not quite as exciting as Daniels interpretation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ridiculously good.
    PastorB
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very seldom have I enjoyed a meal in which each and every bite was extraordinary. This was such a meal. Service was impeccable. This was for an anniversary dinner, the St Johns staff accommodated a special request of allowing me to have a bouquet of roses delivered and waiting on our table. The daily printed menu wished us a happy anniversary. The food quality and presentation make the price range worth every penny. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Shelf
    chattdiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    St. John's is an exceptional restaurant which makes full use of one's sensory system. The food is beautiful and does not just satiate one's appetite but memorably opens up ones comprehension to the vast potential of food's splendid flavors. The service is phenomenal and the level of expertise by the entire staff was remarkable and immensely helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wolfeater
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've lived in Chattanooga all my life and I've seen restaurants come and go. I hope St. John's is here forever! Best I've had in Chattanooga! Great service too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, nice atmosphere.
    MCACUB
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We ordered the smoked mushrooms as an appetizer instead of a side dish...they were delicious. The duck is great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnificent meal
    laserVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was outstanding! Wine list impeccable! Food the best in Chattanooga! Amazing evening with friends! Thank you St. John's
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Experience
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A favorite place to dine...great flavors and presentation...always welcoming and comfortable service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gourmet Food in a Small City
    JillVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our meal was wonderful. The restaurant is quiet and appointed well. The service was above average and the food was truly excellent. The portions were generous and the plate was lovely to look at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just perfect!
    Cazabbagirl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Wanted to top off a great business week with an associate from the San Francisco Bay Area. Server knowledgeable and professional. Food presentation and taste outstanding. I had the pork and grits with peach chutney. Others had chicken and beef wagyu. Husband was so delighted he was offering to share! Gordon lettuces salad and heirloom tomato salad were fresh and crisp. Only disappointment was no room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals of my life
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If you are a true foodie, you have to try this place. My husband and I went there for our one year anniversary and it made our day so special. We live in Atlanta, so as you can imagine we've had our share of fine dining, this restaurant beats them all. Our proudest moment (as young foodies) was being able to dine at Maze in New York City and I have to say St. John's gives it a run for their money. We love this place! Such a gold mine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe we just hit the wrong day
    Hink
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Not quite sure how they ranked so high unless we were just on a not so high day. I had the $40 Sea Bass and it was very fishy tasting, my wife had the wagyu beef and did not like the sauce it was prepared with and she is a real sauce person. I am guessing we just hit a wrong day. I doubt I will go back if in Chattanooga again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I took my husband to St. John's this weekend for a special birthday dinner. However, with what we ordered, the flavor combinations did not work and overall the food was rather bland. It seemed like a lot a lot of fuss by the chef creating a lot of expectation with beautiful presentation, but the taste was not there. My bacon-wrapped monkfish was over-cooked and the bacon flavor really didn't work. Same with my husband's organic free-range chicken as well as both of our appetizers. I rated the restaurant two stars because the food is the primary purpose for dining out; the food was mediocre at best given the price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • True Reputation
    MemphisMeme
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was told that St. John's was a top choice for a special occasion dinner. It was exactly as promised. The meal was exquisite and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Tgczahor
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This restaurant fit the bill for our anniversary. The food was excellent as well as the service. I would highly recommend even though it's a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Barron One of Best Anywhere
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Superb from food to service...Chattanooga is very fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG
    ChattMario
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Amazing! Don't fill up on the tasty bread, other stuff is too good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food-Just not enough
    Chatline
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was great as expected. Food also excellent, only issue is the portion size, considering the price the portions are on the small side. If you do not get an appetizer and dessert you will leave hungry! So, to get all three a minimum of $60/person without any drinks. Great place, just needs larger portions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food is excellent. Our server (Lea, if I'm spelling the name correctly) was knowledgeable and friendly, and was highly attentive without being overbearing. The chef was extremely creative, and our steaks were cooked perfectly to order. Save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buddy & Angie
    BandAfromSC
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Celebrated 40th Anniversary at St. John's. Food, drink, service: all excellent!!! Will definitely revisit again in the future. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. You cannot miss with this choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true surprise!
    FfpedVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Beautiful space, amazing menu, incredible presentation, wonderful flavors and attention to detail!! Compliments to the chef and the kitchen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We started our one-month driving vacation in June with this wonderful restaurant. We had the 5 course Chef's Tasting menu and each course was fantastic. Heirloom tomatoes, perfectly aged beef, creative and tasty fresh local market vegetables. Our waiter was fabulous, knowledgeable and attentive but not hovering. It was such a perfect evening that one month later, just before returning home, we ate here again! And not a bite was bad! This is a terrific place, and if you have a chance you should definitely go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Chas
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our second time at St. John's. Everything was perfect for this special occasion. Thanks to Drew and all the great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet