Wellington's Restaurant
Wellington's Restaurant

Wellington's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wellingtonsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4239796401x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Heather Ricker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public transit is available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Wellington's offers parking in a private lot adjacent to the restaurant and also complimentary parking in their parking garage.
A word from Wellington's Restaurant
Wellington's Restaurant is "the dining experience" in Johnson City Tennessee, and will quickly become a favorite to those who desire an exquisite culinary experience in a relaxing setting. With focus on exceptional service and style, Wellington's menu features a Southern American Cuisine, created by their Executive Chef, Heather Ricker. Filled with antique structures, encompassed by warm mahogany and cherry woods, the grand dining room combines a warm, intimate atmosphere with an unforgettable array of tantalizing treats. One antique structure you won't want to miss is the antique bar salvaged from an old bar in Chicago, but Wellington's antique bar is serving up more than just history. Featuring Johnson City's most comprehensive selection of top quality bourbons and whiskeys, as well as an assortment of wines, and spirits for any occasion.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Wellington's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (6)special occasion (6)good for groups (4)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (2)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • not worth the money
    foodie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I decided on Wellington after reading reviews. I was traveling from out of town and was prepared for a decent meal...boy was I disappointed! I got three appetizers instead of an entree and all the were bland and not tasty. Chicken livers that were overcooked, fried green tomatoes had NO FLAVOR, and grit fritters were just bland and plain...I'd skip it all together.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our second visit to the hotel
    Tannec
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Robin, Stacy and Michael made our restaurant visits fun and they took great care of us. Nothing like East Tennessee hospitality. A dear older lady whom we met on our April trip came to dinner with us and enjoyed it immensely. Robin and Stacy are a great team and want to provide great service. Any time we're in East Tennessee, we'll be at the Carnegie and the Wellington!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for that Special Dinner
    tndiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We chose Wellington's to celebrate our 48th anniversary on Aug. 2 and it was wonderful. The staff was attentive but not oppressive; our table was secluded and quiet, and the meal was delicious. Wellington's has become our anniversary dinner choice and we haven't been decided. When I made the reservation and mentioned that it was our anniversary, we arrived to find rose petals scattered all over our table, a beautiful touch by the restaurant. Wellington's is truly a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doingbizinjc
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great place for business meeting luncheons. Good atmosphere, convenient location,terrific service. A great upscale experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz group nice surprise
    MMlmVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The menu for dinner has limited entree choices, unless you want sandwiches or lighter fare. Had the pork whi h was very good but would have been too small a portion for my husband. The best was the jazz ensemble playing in the bar. Very talented group, not too loud for dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wellington's: great restaurant
    mountaingirl
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    What a wonderful experience! Fabulous servers, delicious food, elegant and relaxing atmosphere. Quite a surprise for Johnson City. The steaks melted in our mouths and the cherries jubilee prepared at our table was an experience in itself. Sorry we missed "Jazz Nite" but a definite good reason for returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 98 reviews are from the Wellington's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 2nd Wedding Anniversary
    Foodluva
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Thanks for making our 2nd anniversary memorable! The table was very beautiful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pp6163
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent veggies and good steaks--the butternut squash smashed potatoes were especially tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise for out of towners...
    44056foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were happy to find the hotel via AAA and happier to find a fine restaurant after a day of travel. Atmosphere fit the hotel historic decor. The room wasn't crowded but could accommodate one. Great drinks and southern entries. Full bourbon menu including many exclusive brands. We enjoyed our cherries jubilee although it wasn't made table side as a wonderful way to end the evening. Hotel was nice too. Lobby was large and grand
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Johnson City
    Locals
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our group had a delightful meal. The food is traditional fare prepared well. Quiet enough for good conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste you money
    Lasttime
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Food took an hour to be served and when it came to the table it was luke warm. Very expensive, poor menu choices, and poor service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Vegetarian​!!
    HeyLady
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I was thrilled to bring my vegetarian​ friend for dinner. She had never been to Wellington's and was surprised there were things on the menu suitable for her. She enjoyed panko-encrusted, deep-fried Portobello mushrooms with a Dijon dipping sauce. It was a special, but is worthy of a permanent place on the menu!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our first experience at Wellingtons and it was great! The food was amazing and the service was perfect! I cannot complain or even make a suggestion, wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We met with a group of 9,
    Shirl
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We met with a group of 9, staff was very accommodating, food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Waiter, Michael, was exceptiona
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our Waiter, Michael, was exceptional. The food very good for the price, but I would not say exceptional. I would recommend the Salamon and the Bananas Foster.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very romantic decor, which
    Knoxvillian
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Very romantic decor, which was very reminiscent of the 1800's period when this hotel/restaurant was in it's original prominence. Booths were private, service was attentive, and the food was very well prepared. We would like to make this an annual "Getaway" experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wellington's, Carnegie Hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Wellington's is always a pleasant get-away. The food is good and the atmosphere relaxing and romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth another shot
    Kingsport
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Very nice atmosphere with a good assortment of bourbons and whiskey for before dinner drink. Soup,salad and sides were all excellent. Filet wasnt a good cut of meat and was undercooked 2 times. 2 large dinner parties occupied most of the short staffed evening. Worth trying again, i think they were just short staffed. On an up note, my daughter had the best cheeseburger of her 17 years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, Louder, and Even Louder
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I visited my son at school and we went to dinner at Wellington's. The bar scene was so loud we could not hear each other talk. We actually had to yell to speak to each other. Food was good, service was at best average. Robotic inattentive waiter. Should have ordered room service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Split on food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The filet was excellent, but the beef stroganoff was quite short on meat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for vouples
    Rotorhead
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The seating was cozy and the staff accommodated other diners' wishes to relocate to see the live jazz performance. Our server was polite and knowledgeable. He kept a close check on our drinks without being intrusive. The food arrived after a normal wait, which gave appropriate time for drinks and conversation. Our meals were appealing to the eye and delicious to the palette. We will be visiting again and encourage you to try it too!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality does not match price
    RomanticDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I had the beef stroganoff ($21) which was tasty, however the portion size was more of a lunch portion, barely. My best guess is there was approximately 1 ounce of meat used in my entrée. I wanted a light dinner, but not that light. My boyfriend had the 'new to the menu' beef tips with bleu cheese sandwich with chips ($15) which was very tasty. The food is considerably overpriced for the quality/quantity of the food, especially for our area. We had the Franciscan Chardonnay which was very good and exceedingly smooth... yet almost too buttery for our taste. We will not return, except for drinks. Staff was super pleasant....not enough servers on duty, however, we were in no hurry. Romantic vibe was best part.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good time.
    ddmoody
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Every time we eat there the chef has added new things to the menu,that's a feature I really like. The food is always delicious and reasonably priced. We always go to hear The Jazz Doctors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Change of Pace
    LoveGreatFood
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    We have business in Johnson City about once a month and generally just go to a franchise restaurant. Since we had a gift certificate for Wellington's, we tried it and really enjoyed the experience. The food was very good and we were not rushed to "turn the table" as so often happens. Our server was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. While we can't afford to go there every month, we will likely go back occasionally for something special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My girlfriend and I visited
    R2D2
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant. I had the Chicken and my girlfriend had a hamburger. We were pleased with the experience and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed experience
    Dave
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Visited the restaurant for a special occasion and went away very disappointed. While our server was pleasant and efficient, I had to send my filet back twice in order to attain medium well. My companion, on the other hand, was happy with her steak which she ordered medium rare. Apparently, chef has difficulty discerning between rare and medium well. Our dessert was the Coca Cola cake and it was quite good. Ambience was nice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love the deviled eggs appetizer.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Love the deviled eggs appetizer. The Tennessee Monte Cristo was not what I expected. The wild mushroom beef stroganoff was surprisingly good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miserable food. Takes a lot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Miserable food. Takes a lot for me to send food back & request it be removed from check but beef stroganoff was inedible & swimming in broth. Cava not cold at all. Two choices for kids menu which is unheard of for a hotel restaurant. Never ever ever again!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service
    Dandy
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    I made the reservation online, requesting a booth in an area of the restaurant that would be romantic and have nice ambience. Not only was the table perfect for us but they had sprinkled red rose petals on the table ahead of time. It was really a nice touch and much appreciated. They read my request and acted on it. Very nice dinner and the service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls NIght Out
    Lucy
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Appetizers and Entree's were wonderfully delicious and presentation was GREAT!!!!!!! Great waiter and first time visiting Wellington's @ Carnegie in Johnson City, Tn. We will be back. Will recommend to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took my mother there for breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Took my mother there for breakfast on mother's day- they seemed understaffed, and more interested in preparing a buffet lunch than taking care of breakfast customers. After a delay, our hostess ended up serving us, since the young man called away for a room service order did not return in a timely fashion. My glass and coffee cup had encrusted goo on the lip, though I requested and received a replacement glass. I just scraped the goo off the cup. From there, we had a good time and my mother enjoyed the breakfast, which is the most important thing. When the bill was presented, our waitress forgot to return for the credit card- again, they were preparing for the buffet. Not much competition in Johnson City, but a bit less than expected.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice celebration
    NewDoc
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    The staff of the hotel and Wellington's could not have been easier to work with. My guests were quite pleased with quality of the food and service. Our waiter brought the bill to me as I had instructed, and made the process very smooth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a fabulous meal with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Enjoyed a fabulous meal with family and friends !!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate dinner and then went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We ate dinner and then went to the bar to listen to Lenora Raphael and The Jazz Doctors ,it was my husbands birthday. He loved it, so glad you provided such amazing entertainment. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So-so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Food was great, but our waiter didn't clean the pollen off the table, the hostess came by and saw it. Our waiter also forgot the bread and drink refills.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our group got exactly what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Our group got exactly what we had hoped for. Very good service with wonderful food. The restaurant was not very busy and neither was the bar which allowed us to have a very relaxing evening. The quality of the food and service matched the prices.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. The price wasn't too bad either, considering the quality of the food. We got drinks, an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert, and the bill was $55. Fresh ingredients, skillfully prepared into creative dishes. One of the better restaurants in the Tri Cities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty place. Our booth was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Pretty place. Our booth was private. Food ok. I have had better for money.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not food snobs but it just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Not food snobs but it just wasn't very good at all. Best part was dessert, that was very good. We were seated right next to the door and bothered by all the people walking in and out. Service was slow. Very disappointed on our first and most likely only trip to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good amdience but food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Good amdience but food was so-so. Not bad for hotel though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet