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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Special Occasion (48)
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Business Meals (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Romantic (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (17)
Casual (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Healthy (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Waterfront (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined a day ago

Food was good, can recommend the Creme Brulee!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great. Service was okay.. the host told us that we didn't have reservations although I made them on OpenTable.. someone else had to help him find our name. That was almost a disaster. I would suggest that if you are dining with friends and there will be laughter and good conversation, ask to be in the main dining room. We were evidently in the quiet, romantic area so it seemed as if we were disturbing the lovebugs around us. Waitress was nice.. because of the special occasion it ended up being a great dinner with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a neighbor favorite place to go. Steaks and scallops are excellent. Very good appetizers especially calamari and fried shrimp options. Waiter we had, an older gentleman was simply delightful !

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and outstanding service, we will be visiting Hennen’s again on our next trip to Chattanooga.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great time spending our Anniversary with the folks at Hennens. We are from out there f town but will definitely be back. Thanks to Gus for being a fantasy server!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place to enjoy a meal and drinks, my daughter and I we love to go to Hennens restaurant for a nice dinner at least twice a month, now she and friends likes to get together for special occasions.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service, food and ambience excellent ! Would highly recommend! Will be on our list when we return to Chattanooga!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Steak cooked to perfection. Prime rib price very reasonable for such a nice restaurant. Very professional wait staff.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was very good. It was very quiet. The food was great.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Hennen's for our anniversary. Service was great and the food was very enjoyable. We had a pleasing and a fairly quiet ambiance. We would definitely plan to have another visit when we are back in town.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We went here during our anniversary visit to Chattanooga. The food and service were excellent! The pricing was also reasonable for the quality of food

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Hostess was rude and the service was poor. Food was good. I really like this restaurant but the associates are not as good as before.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall good dinner experience with excellent wait staff but I was disappointed that they didn't offer or bring my wife a special dessert with us celebrating her 70th birthday and I had put that on the reservations.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Hennen’s is one of our favorite restaurants in Chattanooga. We have dinner there at least once whenever we are in the city. The food is perfectly prepared, servings are generous, wine list is extensive, and service is excellent. Paul, who is a sommelier and who has many years experience in the service industry, has been our server on several occasions. We have never been disappointed in Hennen’s and have recommended the restaurant to friends traveling in the area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The meal was delicious as always. We enjoy eating there when we go to Chattanooga on a weekend trip. It is easy to ride the trolley from the hotel and take a short walk to Hennen's. Service was only fair on this visit. I think our waitress may have been inexperienced. She had trouble remembering facts about the menu and failed to share some of the specials with us that we later over heard a waiter describing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a wonderful meal here. The service was grand. Our waitperson was helpful and continued to check in on us without disrupting our conversation. She made certain a special request I had for an item was taken care of. We all enjoyed our meals. I would go back in a heart beat.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service always. Wine menu excellent for Chattanooga. Wonderful presentation, correct proportion size, and fuss over the quality, which makes a great restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service were incredible, took no time to be waited on and the server brought food out in a timely manner. Provided good details on the specials and also off the menu specials that were running.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I took my fiancé there for a romantic engagement dinner. The food was great and our server went above and beyond expectations. So pleased from our experience on a special night!

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My server that night was his. He was amazing and attentive to what ever we needed. It was my anniversary with my girlfriend. She felt special which in turn made me feel special. Will def. We back for more special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had an awesome dining experience at Hennen's. My brother and sister-in-law from Atlanta were impressed with the wine list, menu, quality of the food, and the prices. Highly recommend Hennen's for any special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Hennen’s instantly became a favorite of ours on our first date. Maybe it was the magic that was surrounding us that day but, it has been difficult to match our first experience when we’ve returned for subsequent dinners there. The caliber of servers seems to have decreased and the hostess tried to seat us at the wrong booth when I had requested our special booth a month in advance. But they switched our booth when requested and the food was still good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The overall was a very good experience. However, we each ordered the 7 ounce filet the taste and tenderness was perfect is was very dry.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was great. Very accommodating regarding preferences and restrictions.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I always enjoy dining at Hennen’s. That staff are usually top notch and service spot on and food delicious. This time was a bit different. I was early, sat at the bar, service and food were great. Once in the dinning room, the service not so much. First let me say, our server was new and trying very hard. A few mistakes along the way, not the end of the world. It’s just not the caliber of service one is a acustom to in such a fine dining establishment. No bread was offered or provided. Maybe one must ask for it now? I don’t know. I certainly did not need it. Dessert nor coffee or after dinner drinks were offered at the end of the meal. However, I did get my check quickly. The only other thing I have to share is the salt and pepper grinders on not just our table but many tables were actually a pair of salt grinders. I had to ask for pepper as well did other quest. Also, our table looked dirty or had smudges on it. It may just be starting to have that worn look about it from time and usage. Like I said, not my normal experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good. The calamari was excellent as was the bread pudding. Both of us ordered seafood. The cost was reasonable for the generous portions. The chef accepted a request to add garlic to the spinach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Our steaks were perfectly prepared and delicious! Dawn was our server. She was attentive without being intrusive. She made great recommendations which we appreciated. Great overall experience! We look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

So good!! Wonderful dining experience and would visit again for sure! Loved Chattanooga!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another great meal at Hennen’s! Glad to be back and waiting for another opportunity. See you soon.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I love Hennen’s always have a great time and the food is great. And our waiter Chris was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent as always , outstanding steaks, great location, outdoor river view!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our sever spilled a glass of water on one of our guests. He was very slow in bringing cloths to the table for her to dry herself off. No manager came by the table to apologize.
The steaks were adequate at best. Mine was not medium rare as I requested but I didn’t feel like waiting for another one.
The worst part of the experience was at the end. The server asked for the bill while we were still sitting at the table. In all of my years as a server that was the number one no no. Then another sever came and asked for our wine glasses so that they could be washed and polished.... this was at 10:10, 10 minutes after closing which to me is inappropriate.
The decor is dated, service is not up to standard and the food is subpar at best. My last time dining here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went to Hennen's after Wine Over Water so the place was packed. We only waited a few minutes for a table but the hostess sat us for a reservation for 4 and only gave us two menus. We asked for more but never got them. We also had to ask for a wines by the bottle menu. The service was all over the place but as I said, the place was packed. The food was outstanding as usual. I had beef short ribs that were so tender and flavorful. Two others had ribeye steaks and the other person in our party had prime rib. The sides were great and they had a nice selection. We always go to Hennen's when we are in Chattanooga.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our recent visit to Hennen's included a scallop dish with corn and potatoes, and a Creole pasta dish with sausage, shrimp, and chicken. Both were quite good. We had the creme brûlée for dessert. The service was very good from the front of the house to our very knowledgeable server, Dawn; she answered questions about the menu and made suggestions. We enjoyed it and we will stop by for dinner next time we are in Chattanooga.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food! Great Service! Great Bar! Loved it!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Meal was excellent! Kristie our server was fantastic! There with my two adult children for their birthdays.
Service and meal was great. I recommend the 20oz. Delmonico steak!!!

Had made a reservation and running 15 minutes late.....Hennen's was very accommodating!
Will be back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our server was excellent but the restaurant needs some decor updating.
We went for steaks and they were mediocre at best! One of our guest had the prime rib and it was grilled so much it curled up on the edges and it was ordered medium rare!
Don’t think we will return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was excellent and prepared just as we asked. Service outstanding as well.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 3, 2017

To celebrate my birthday, my wife suggested Hennen's, which we have visited in a few months. Their lunch menu was varied, very reasonable and tasty. A minor issue with vegetables was quickly rectified and the service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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