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

St. John's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.stjohnsrestaurant.com/restaurant.php
  • Phone: (423) 266-4400
  • 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) 266-4400

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We ordered the smoked mushrooms as an appetizer instead of a side dish...they were delicious. The duck is great too."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Service was outstanding! Wine list impeccable! Food the best in Chattanooga! Amazing evening with friends! Thank you St. John's"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "A favorite place to dine...great flavors and presentation...always welcoming and comfortable service"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Superb from food to service...Chattanooga is very fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Amazing! Don't fill up on the tasty bread, other stuff is too good."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Beautiful space, amazing menu, incredible presentation, wonderful flavors and attention to detail!! Compliments to the chef and the kitchen!"
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Duck and Beef tenderloin were the best our table had ever eaten...Can't wait to get back!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great food, great service, best restaurant in Chattanooga"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Always the best. Never disappoints. When we come for a special meal we wonder why we don't come more often. It's expensive but we always feel like it was worth every dollar. Leave there happy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I love this place and always dine there for taste experience and the unhurried atmosphere. I never feel rushed, always feel pampered by friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant needs valet parking as there is no convenient parking in the area. Paid parking is available but they did not tell me in advance that I would have to pay for parking and I had no cash for parking. Also, the tables are too close together. I felt like I was dining with the people next to me."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food quality was top notch and the staff was professional and polite. We had a great experience! Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our First visit to this restaurant but it will not be our last. We have found a new special occasion place to celebrate. Our server (Ryan H.) was simply outstanding. Every staff member that we came in contact with was pleasant and helpful. The food was first class and was elegantly served. The chef acknowledged our first visit by preparing a special appetizer as a welcome gift."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Without question the best fine dining in Chattanooga."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "St. John's remains one of my favorite restaurants in the world, and I live in a far larger city, and travel internationally at least once a month. Really, Chattanoogans don't know what they're getting (or missing!), and for far less than comparable meals elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed a pleasant evening with friends at St. John's on a Saturday evening. The service was well orchestrated and nit obtrusive. The food was very good, locally procured and nicely prepared and presented. The Wagyu beef steak was underwhelming but the remainder of the dishes were very good. Nice ambience and we were not rushed even though we were the last party in the place! Overall, a very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is the best food I've ever put in my mouth! The chef is so creative & has a real knack for using herbs & spices with fresh ingredients to create wonderfully tasty combinations. Loved every bite!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary due to the raving reviews and were not disappointed."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My family came to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. St. John's was the perfect place for our dinner. The food was exciting and perfectly prepared. The atmosphere was quiet and beautiful. Couldn't have had a better experience. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "St Johns is very dedicated to keeping ingredients fresh and from sustainable sources. The result is a very unique menu with options you won't see elsewhere. Great environment, amazing food, and awesome wine selection!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our anniversary because we had heard good things about the restaurant. The service was impeccable. Our waiter was solicitous without being overbearing. You will not find better service anywhere. In our view, the good was very good but not exceptional and overpriced. The wine list is exceptional."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary dinner. The staff took excellent care of us and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting family in Atlanta and decided to spend an overnight checking out Chattanooga. I researched places to eat and found outstanding reviews for St. John's. Now I too can say that the menu, the atmosphere and the service were all top shelf."
    Dined on 6/27/2014