Old Gilman Grill

4.7
157 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 New American cuisine with a chef-inspired, seasonally driven menu, with the freshest seafood, succulent steaks, and house specialties like the Cabernet Braised Short RIb and the Wild Mushroom Risotto. 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 157 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DennisV
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Was disappointed was out of steak special and glass of wine we requested but was good meal and ambiance. Also service was good.

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vipSandraF
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sawyer was our server she was awesome. From the moment we sat down at the table she greeted us so kind and offered us a selection of drinks and appetizers. She really deserves to be requested whenever visiting the restaurant. Also, menu options were fabulous and she described them as such.

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ChristyJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service ! Our go to spot while in Chattanooga!

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Weekendvisit
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Food is very good and the staff well trained and accommodating. Good wine selection.

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Diana
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Not a place to order the sandwiches on dinner menu. Just another bar food sandwich. Not the quality for having a chef. Greasy bar fries too!
Had dinner two weeks before this and the steak was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Bathrooms were totally gross! Looked like they had not been cleaned in a while

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was EXCELLENT!!! The restaurant is beautiful. It is very very loud, only negative.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service friendly and attentive. Just right. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good and quick service.

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mleeg
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, view of kitchen was impressive and reassuring, and meal of apps and salads, and drinks from bar couldn't have been better!

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MorganW
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice place, lovely ambiance but... The food wasn't excellent exactly great and especially for the price which are a little on the higher end. Drinks were "ok" and our server Riley was fantastic but sadly can't say I'll be frequenting this place very much honestly. She said that they do offer a weekend brunch, which isn't currently listed anywhere so I shall go back to try that out but if it's not much better then I probably won't be returning under my own circumstances.

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vipAshleyB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service were very good. The prices were fair. The deserts at $8 each were very small and I would classify the cheese cake as three bits - not shareable. Only complaint was the noise level was on the high side and made dinner conversation very difficult.

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vipJimH
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting Chattanooga, we had a wonderful brunch at Old Gilman and our every expectation was exceeded. Decor was very pleasing. Staff provided southern hospitality and superior service. The menu was impeccable and the food absolutely delicious.

This establishment has a large range of appealing features that could make it perfect for a date, lunch/dinner with friends, a business meeting, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service, cool atmosphere

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HofLP
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had Sunday brunch. Only four specific brunch items were offered.
The chicken and biscuit wre so so as the biscuit was burned and the chicken dry.
Service was good but very deliberate.
Overall adequate. If I return for brunch, we’ll order from the lunch menu.

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dacork
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service but large table in main dining area should have been put in back of restaurant. It as so loud that I could barely hear our server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. As usual.

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Tnmom3
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall great experience. Enjoyed being able to see the kitchen while we waited. Overall service was impressive. Food was good some of the sides were a little bland but would definitely go back again. Great date night location.

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Tina
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious from the appetizers to the steak and ending with a wonderful dessert. Lexus was our server and she was amazing and kind! Atmosphere was upbeat and great. Will be back and definitely recommend!

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LoisD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and we love that value on the Caymus! Our waitress, Grace, was super helpful-she moved us away from a pretty loud hen-party, and she was extremely personable. We will be back soon!

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Artsygirl6270
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dined here multiple times, each time was just as good as the last one. I've tried several different dishes and I have never had a bad meal or a cold dish. The food always comes out hot and perfectly cooked. The atmosphere is like a Frank Sinatra era supper club, very elegant but casual. If you go, you MUST have the crispy brussel sprouts!! They are so amazing! And the wait staff always have good stories to tell about the menu and the city of Chattanooga. Very well trained staff. Highly recommend Old Gilman Grill!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed that they had eliminated the eggs Benedict and the old brunch menu. We understand and enjoyed the meals we chose. Just hope when all is back to normal we can have the fabulous eggs Benedict again😊

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RobertD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The cook undercooked my wife’s steak, but, the manager and waitress were very accommodating. We were overall very pleased.

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DavidD
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bacon wrapped dates were a real treat! We had the Delmonico ribeye and the prime rib. Both were excellent quality steaks with great taste and they were cooked to perfection. Our server was very attentive and helpful and the manager stop by to welcome us and offer his assistance. It was a very enjoyable dining experience.

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VeryHungryGirl
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place to meet up with friends. Good atmosphere. However, I paid for the Risotto/Scallop meal only to see three scallops on my plate. I was a hungry girl and rather disappointed...but they were delicious!

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Christene
London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Gilman Grill has a great wine library and daily specials. We split a bottle of Le Crema Pinor Noir. I had the side Cesar Salad & Blackened Shrimp pasta. I finished the meal with the ice cream selection. It is a beautiful restaurant and the wait staff is very attentive.

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JoyG
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, very impressed with the atmosphere and food!! We will all be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent and the food was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Service is definitely worth the return.

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MichaelM
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Gilman Grill is delicious! I had the Delmonico Ribeye, and my wife had the burger. Both were fantastic! Our sever was also amazing. She recommended the Farro winter salad, (I think?), and it was scrumptious! The ambiance is great, it was a Tuesday evening so it wasn’t crowded. They also have great outdoor seating! This is now my go to restaurant in Chattanooga!

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ElizabethR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Convenient location --- looking forward to going back next month!

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vipBarbS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the atmosphere great

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Jessicas
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambience was great! Our server was very nice and knowledgeable as well. The service from the kitchen was slow however and the food was over priced.

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vipSometrip
West Virginia
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I finally got a chance to dine in rather than take out due to Covid and other obligations. We had anticipated this dinner and our expectations were greatly exceeded. Our server, Rowan, was prompt and helpful with a couple of selections. In the past we stayed with sandwiches which were great. Being able to dine inside the restaurant allowed us to sample bacon-wrapped dates and honey balsamic Brussels Sprouts and both were fabulous. The barrel cut filet mignon was cooked perfectly and one of the best steaks we have had. All paired with a great bottle of wine and all at a good price. We enjoyed having Rowan as our server and we hope to return soon.

MJ
MarvJ
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No words can describe the brilliance of this food.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was outstanding! It was a little loud and hard to hear at a table for 6 but really no complaints. Will
Go agin and agin!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We absolutely loved our visit. Old Gilman Grill is def one of our new favorites.

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RichardK
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been there several times over the last year. If something isn't right, they work hard to fix it! Their food and service are impeccable! It is one of my favorite restaurants in the downtown/West Village area, and I gladly recommend it to anyone!

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vipPooted15
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and experience!!!! Nice size portions, but not too big. Make it a stop when in Chattanooga!

FAQs

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

Old Gilman Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.