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Old Gilman Grill, Chattanooga, TN

Old Gilman Grill

4.5
4.5
678 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Nestled in the heart of the West Village of Downtown Chattanooga, Old Gilman Grill provides a fresh, unique take on French cuisine with a chef-inspired, seasonally driven menu, with the freshest seafood, succulent steaks, and house specialties. The restaurant also serves as a haven for wine and whiskey lovers with our boutique wine shop and an extensive list of spirts along with our innovative hand crafted cocktails.

No matter what flavors you choose to indulge in you can enjoy them al fresco on our patio or by grabbing a seat at our sprawling bar and take in all of the sights and sounds that West Village has to offer, or choose a table in our dining room; the perfect backdrop for an intimate dinner. We also offer elegant private dining and event options should you decide to share the evening with a few dozen of your closest friends!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 269-7449

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 678 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Notable Wine List

  • East Tennessee

    Outdoor Dining

  • East Tennessee

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for Groups

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for Lunch

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Romantic

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Special Occasion

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Most Booked

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  1. ED

    EveningDiner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My dining experience was positive in every way. The wait person was especially attentive. Both my appetizer and entree were very well prepared.
  2. BG

    BillG

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here. We were impressed by the amibience of this place. The food was excellent as was the service. The prices were reasonable for a first class restaurant like this.
  3. R

    Remo

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Surprised to be out in a booth looking at a wall when the restaurant was less thank half full. We were told our usual table was taken, so we were left with a less than desirable booth. Continue to be taken back by the excessive liquor/glass of wine tax in downtown Chattanooga. Seems to me that 25% is a bit much. Causes us to cut back on dining out by at least 50%.
  4. NH

    NoahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, and great service! Will be coming back soon.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Very nice space with good service but the food was generic and bland and way over priced. My 55$ steak was pretty much tasteless. All of the descriptions on menu sounded great but the liberal use of the French language was all affectation. The baguette in the french dip was basic grocery store sub roll. The shrimp cocktail sauce was bland, the pome frites were cold and saggy. Really disappointed as I had been looking forward to trying for some time. A real waste of a great space. Kind of funny to have huge expensive wine list for food worse then Ruby Tuesday.
  6. JD

    JeanD

    Baltimore

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The lobster bisque was a disappointment. Wrong color. Everything. Caesar salad good but croutons weren't looking homemade🙁. No anchovy anywhere. Service was amazing. Not rushed. Richard maybe?very cheerful and perfect!! Very loud and hard to hear each other. But still love the ambience even w a tv at the bar?
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was only adequate. Fourth meal at Gilman’s and never impressed. Overpriced as the food is sub-par. Liked it better when it was a paint store.
  8. MH

    MalH

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was a little off yesterday. Wrong order, asked for hot sauce, got it when I was nearly done with my meal. Avocado on my salmon toast was so hard and not ripe at all. Hoping it was just an off day because I really enjoy this place.
  9. LR

    LyleR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Eventful evening. Food was average and the ambiance wasn't the restaurants fault.
  10. d

    dadztoy

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience1
    Overall, a pleasant experience, however, we were seated in a semi round table in the aisle by the kitchen. Not much ambience with wait staff running by your table all evening. We ordered the special filet and shrimp, only to be told by our server some time later, they had run out. Run out at 6:30 pm? Not very well planned in the kitchen. The empanadas were to die for, the Charcuterie, not so much. It needs a lot of help. Still, we plan to return and try it one more time before we say yea or nay.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was very good with one small exception. We ordered a side of Brussel sprouts which came in a large bowl and was more than enough for two people to split. We also ordered a side of asparagus and it only came with 6 very small pieces. I’m not sure if they were rationing it or what, but it was laughable seeing the difference between this serving size and the large portion of sprouts.
  12. HW

    HeidiW

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service! We really enjoyed bringing friends who had never been there before. A good time was had by all.
  13. CD

    CatherineD

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Trying a new restaurant is always a risky choice for a celebration but we though why not! I don't know what I was expecting from a grill type of restaurant but I thought in this day and age they would at least make some effort to have some vegetarian friendly options, I even notified them in advance that 2 were vegetarians. Really nothing that was the least bit interesting, I had the Ahi tuna macro bowl (less the tuna) and picked through the toppings, cold and NOTHING. My omni husband had the steak fries and steak which were tepid if not cold including the au jus. Definitely a no for us.
  14. SE

    SteveE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    5 call offs that day and very shorthanded... 1 hr for entree and it arrived cold had to wait for coffee...no clean mugs...Just a bad brunch experience and unlike the usual very good to excellent...
  15. LR

    LindaR

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love our server. DeAnthon has been our server for 3 out of the 4 times we've been there. He's pleasant, prompt, and overall one of the best!
  16. NE

    NishaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment and awesome customer service!!!!!!
  17. TC

    TonyC

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting our son for UTC family weekend…and took advantage of opportunity to celebrate my wife’s birthday together. Couldn’t have asked for a better dinner. Food was excellent, service was fantastic, and ambience was terrific! We will definitely be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic with great service!
  19. BL

    BLOHome

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant hands down. Service, drinks, food, ambiance is on point and consistently amazing. We come to town every year for an event and pretty much don't eat anywhere else. We were there 4 times in 2 days this year! Highly recommend.
  20. E

    Ethel

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very good meal and we had a wonderful waitress!
  21. CM

    ChristopherM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A quality establishment to enjoy an evening. I would go again.
  22. A

    Apeman

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The consistently good food and terrific service keeps us coming back. Today we were lucky enough to have Bre for a server, and she took great care of us. Her recommendations were spot on, and shared with a smile. We’ll be back!
  23. CK

    ChrisandKim

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location and very courteous staff. The menu was abbreviated due to the Motorcar Show, but none the less, the food was excellent.
  24. AM

    AndyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, lots of excitement with motor car week. Olivia was great!
  25. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. A little noiser than usual with the car race/show going on but still an enjoyable meal.
  26. c

    caroline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place for lunch meetings and preconcert dinners
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from out of town and has dinner here for our anniversary. Couldn't have picked a better spot! My husband has NY Strip done perfectly to his liking and I had the Blackened Salmon which was delicious. We loved the open concept of the restaurant and all the staff were great! We felt treated as VIPs!
  28. s

    shellys

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my daughter's birthday I was just a little frustrating because we got to the restaurant at 12:05 ordered right away and it took over an hour for our entrees.
  29. LS

    LarryS

    St. Louis

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service.
  30. MG

    MountainGirlTravels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I HAVE EATEN THERE TWICE. SO GOOD! I AM HAPPY TO RECOMMEND IT TO OTHER FRIENDS THAT VISIT CHATTANOOGA.
  31. a

    atlq

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Old Gilman Grill is the street level restaurant in the Gilman Lofts building in Chattanooga. The food was fine overall and the ambience of the grill was nice as we were seated outside on the sidewalk dining area. Our only complaint is regarding the service. When you are spending $100 or more for dinner for two, you expect better follow up than we received. Caesar salads were dropped by a kitchen runner who ran off before we could ask for pepper; my husband’s lobster rolls were dry and only because a manager was clearing a table next to us could he ask for extra lemon and bernaise. He got the requested items and asked if he could do anything else, which was thoughtful My steak frites was fine, cooked to order. We don’t fully blame the waiter as she was running between a lot of tables (maybe an extra server on the floor would have helped?), but again for the price we expected a little more attention. The prices were fine and overall it was a good meal.
  32. RB

    RosaleeB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had wonderful waiter. Deanthony…excellent Burgers…very friendly hostess and Lucas .
  33. TJ

    TerryJ

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    They had the sliding doors open, and flies were inside. One landed on my wife’s forehead!
  34. E

    Eat4fun

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Reservation was Sat. night at 8:15 because we took a cruise that ended at 7:30. Easy to get to from the free tram. Get off at Read House or Tivoli stop and go down 8th 2 blocks. We were seated immediately and ate facing the kitchen which has a huge window so you can see the plates being put up and the waiters and managers waiting on the plates. You can see some food preparation that may or may not be cool to you. :) Don't know if this was normal, but they kept running out of things. I ordered the homemade focaccia, as an appetizer server said they were out. We ordered appetizers and sodas. They came out quickly. By the time we ordered entrees, they were out of pomme frites. After our order had been in for at least 25-30 mins, they came and told me that they had just sold out of their pomme puree. It took a good bit of time for our entree's to come out. What we had was good. . Shrimp Cocktail comes with 6 shrimp, Charcuterie comes with 3 cheeses, 3 meets, fruit, stone ground mustard and a jelly. It would have been nice, since it was chef's choice that they tell you what you have when they deliver it. Side salad is large. Burger was good, prime rib was pretty good and steak frites without the frites was fine. I would go back, but if you eat later, you may have to be flexible.
  35. K

    Kmg95

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food is over priced- got the prime rib and it was small for a 12 oz - mashed potatoes Were cold . My martini had a fly 🪰 in it . Would bot recommend to others .
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was great. But needed a little spice in the sweet potato gnocchi
  37. WG

    WhitneyG

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and watched people walk around. Great wine! They surprisingly had Caymus by the glass. This was just a mom and kid trip and they accommodated myself and a 7 and 9 year old. We split apps and we all loved the lobster roll and the trout almandine dish! Our server, Reed, was very friendly and attentive. We were visiting and stay at the Westin. We were literally about 10 steps from our hotel! Very convenient!! Definitely will be back!
  38. D

    Della

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our visit to Old Gilman Grill! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was superb, and the service was awesome. I'll definitely be back!
  39. AP

    ArtP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent! My wife had the trout almandine and I had the Cajun pasta. We started with an order of crispy Brussels sprouts which were excellent. I really enjoyed the Cajun pasta burst was dissatisfied with having the tails on the shrimp not a big deal except you have put your fingers in the sauce to take the tails off. The dish was expensive enough without me having to work the dish to eat it. We had the chocolate tort for desert. Again, it was very good, but would have been better if the tort was slightly warm. The restaurant is expensive in my mind. I’m not sure I will return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gracy is the best!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Old Gilman Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 269-7449.

Old Gilman Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 678 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Old Gilman Grill

216 W 8th St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1706

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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