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About Hennen's

Hennen's is an upscale yet casual restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and certified Angus steaks, using the freshest local ingredients available...

Hennen's is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, next to the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theater & within walking distance of several area hotels.
An elegant ambiance is centered around the 2,400 bottle wine cellar located in the middle of the main dining area.
Hennen's also features a full bar, patio dining and dedicated private dining room.

193 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 634-5160

Website:
http://www.hennens.net/

Parking Details:
Parking validation in the Riverpier Parking Garage located directly above the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Electric Shuttle and Bus depot is located within 100 yards of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Matt Marcus

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hennen's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Special Occasion (39)
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Romantic (38)
Notable Wine List (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Cozy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Authentic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great! Will definitely come back

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and food. I always enjoy the fresh seafood and good variety of fish.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

Best steak I have had to date. Great atmosphere and service. Recommend business casual attire. Very much worth the drive and price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

Really great food. Service was amazing. Very down to earth and knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful meal tonight. Filet Mignon cooked perfectly topped with two good sized diver scallops. The grits were wonderful. Pretty sure they were cooked with egg whites and were a fluffy texture. Lobster bisque was good with various spices infused in the flavors. The best part of the evening was our waiter Eugene. He provided excellent service and shared his world experiences in dining and wines. Our hats off to Hennen’s for having employees dedicated to food service like Eugene.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 3 days ago

My brother and sister in law came to town for dinner. Haven’t seen them in several years so we wanted it to be a special dinner. Hennen’s was the perfect place. Food was awesome, service was very good, and atmosphere was perfect. Was quiet enough for us to have Pleasent conversation. Couldn’t have been any better.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

For my dads 70th birthday...We had a fantastic meal and excellent service. Hennessy is highly recommended

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was worried that it would be on the tourist-y side, being so close to the Aquarium, but very pleasantly surprised. One of the best steaks I’ve had in a while. Service was outstanding, as was the wine and price. Great balance of restaurant noise and intimacy. The wine room as the dining room centerpiece is charming and adds a nice level of bustle to the otherwise quiet dining room.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our food was wonderful and our server Paul was fantastic. It was a great night out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

First time and it was spectacular! Riley was our server and she was outstanding!! Food was incredible and we feel very reasonably priced. Warm bread pudding and awesome cup of coffee capped off the night and was the best dessert EVER! We will absolutely be going back again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always great food and service. Very knowledgeable about allergens as my wife has celiac disease. Everytime we visit Chattanooga we eat here.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food and service. Lovely place and enthusiastic servers.

The booth was rather tight. An overweight person wouldn’t be able to sit comfortably. The bench seemed to have a spring sprung but I sat on my folded coat and was fine. Next time I’ll request a table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Hennen’s is a great spot for a date night or get together with a group of friends! The food is fabulous and the service is exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our first time to visit Hennen’s. Read their reviews and thought it would be a great choice for my wife and to have a great meal on New Years Eve. WOW! We were really happy with the food and the service. My wife loved the Stone Seared Salmon and my Ribeye was perfect! What a way to begin a great evening of celebration! (Our server, Shelby, was so delightful and timely). We will definitely be back again. We live just south of the border (GA) and couldn’t believe we hadn’t heard of Hennen’s from any of our friends! Found it online and WHAT A FIND!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It’s never fun to be seated near the front door on a chilly evening, especially when there are other empty tables throughout the restaurant. The server was friendly, but not polished or what I would expect at a restaurant of this caliber. The food was good, nothing special. There are other steak restaurants in town that I prefer.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been here 4 times this was by far the most unimpressive visit. The waiter was nice, but it took 20 minutes to get our order. The 2 split ribeye steaks were over cooked, both were ordered med well and they were practically cajun, my salmon was good but the risotto beneath it was chilled like it came from the refrigerator. My granddaughter loved he baked potato. Previous visits have been 5 star, steaks cooked perfectly, served at appropriate temperatures. We bragged on this place to our son who was on leave for the holidays, telling him how wonderful their food was. He was very much unimpressed, said Logan’s did a better job last week, and I sadly have to agree. Didn’t try their wines but I’m sure they were great. We won’t be back for a while after tonight’s dinner.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We come here every year for our anniversary and it has always been perfect from the meal to the atmosphere. The staff is outstanding a true 5 star experience

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was average at best, steak came out over cooked and warm but not hot. My wife ordered the special, the mahi and it was luke warm and potatoes had obviously been sitting for quite some time and were terrible, which was sent back. They came back with a much butter meal the second time, however didn’t even comp as much as a desert. Overall bad value, and didn’t meet our expectation. Won’t be going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food and service. The waiter, Gus, was attentive, knowledgeable, and engaging. The wine and liquor selections are extensive and reasonably priced. The food was caked to perfection and was hot when brought to the table. The wait staff is willing to help each other with either bringing food out or clearing your table. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love Hennen’s!! Food is great!!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This place was wonderful. The food and the service were outstanding. We will definitely be going back.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We eat here often. One of our best experiences to date

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Hennen's has been a local restaurant for many years and from what we experienced, it will remain so. A friend was in town from California and asked me to choose a place to eat, so I chose Hennen's. Our server was attentive and made us feel she had a personal interest in our well-being. The food was prepared well, and as a wine connoisseur, we found the wine list impressive. He had the rib-eye, I had the filet and both were cooked perfectly. For an alternative to Ruth's Chris, you won't be disappointed in Hennen's.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Service. We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our waiter, Steven, was very attentive, personable, and knowledgeable with all entrees! We enjoyed the superb service received.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I’m sorry to say this but the food was mediocre at best. My husband ordered a ribeye cooked medium rare. It was cooked properly but was very tough almost like it had been frozen before. I had the crab stuffed salmon which was way over cooked and had an over powering presence of pimento. That’s all I could taste. I would have complained but the waitress didn’t check back for several minutes. The homemade ranch was delicious. Overall, I was disappointed because this restaurant had such great reviews.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Old outdated menu ...steak was tough and chewy, overpaid for meal.
Carpet, fixtures and furniture need replacement. Bathrooms dirty and need updates too
Ownership must feel they have no competition in Chattanooga and it shows
Waitress was sweet and kind, very genuine and pleasant! Provided us with free dessert, which ended up being the best part of the meal and was much appreciated!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, and our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely dine here again the next time we are in Chattanooga.

Tags: Cozy
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Prices fair and excellent staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We can always count on Hennen's for great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful meal

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Retirement

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The restaurant looks "plain" from the outside but what is inside is far from plain. Service is attentive but not obtrusive. Food is well prepared, well-presented and very good. Wine list is not massive but the cellar has anything you might want from a simple glass of white wine for a cocktail to an excellent French or American wine for a very special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was my second time at Hennens. I knew I’d be back, this time with a date. The atmosphere is perfect for casual conversation. The service is beyond exceptional. Naturally the food is beyond words can describe. This has become my favorite go-to spot for special occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Organic, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service was excellent. After we ordered server recommended several wines to accompany our food (and allowed us to sample a few before making a final decision). Her recommendation enhanced the meal. I had a perfectly prepared NY strip while my wife’s duck was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We were traveling. Decided to get steak and this was an option. Easy to book and convenient to our hotel. The minute we walked in, I noticed this place smelled like a steak house. High level, not overwhelming, just good restaurant smell. Then came the two most delightful young folks to wait on us. Obviously a pro and a trainee, but really not so. Tarah, and the other young woman, were very engaging with us, personable and friendly. Because it wasn’t busy, we had time to share and they left us with a wonderful impression of Chattanooga, the restaurant and themselves. Got to mark it up as one of my finest steakhouse experiences in 64 years. It’s about the people, that make the experience. I’ll never forget this place and will be back again.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The staff was very nice and welcoming. Food was cooked perfectly and everything tasted perfect. Definitely will go back.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very relaxing atmosphere. Perfect setting for our anniversary.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wow, the food here is amazing and the service was just great. My husband ordered a NY Strip and I ordered the duck breast. It was all so delicious. Our waiter, Matt, was very attentive. We would definitely go here again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was good, can recommend the Creme Brulee!

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