Old Gilman Grill

4.6
356 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!

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 356 people are saying
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TLW13
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and professionalism was wonderful! The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, excellent service and can’t wait to go back soon.

LG
LisaG
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Out of a couple of things they are famous for. Love experiencing the history.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Dinn

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KondaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, and we loved it!! Food was great; and our server, Lexus, was wonderful. We were leaving from the restaurant to catch an Uber to go to a concert, and I had forgotten to bring a face mask for the ride. Although we asked and were told that the restaurant didn’t have any available, an employee actually found some and chased us down to give them to us as we were leaving! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and seer ice. Would definitely recommend.

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vipKathyP
West Palm Beach
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re had such a nice dinner at Old Gilman Grill! Amazing wine selection. The filet mignon was so tender and flavorful. It was cooked perfectly. The pork tenderloin chops were the best I’ve ever tasted and I have no idea how they make the Brussel sprouts, but they were crisp on the outside, tender inside and had a buttery savory smoky deliciousness that I couldn’t stop eating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👍🏻🤗

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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Jvmay1703
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Brussels were sooo good! Nice environment and friendly staff.

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DeniseB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chic restaurant, amazing food & drink, and great servers! We will be back.

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Andy
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The place is a bit noisy, but the food is fantastic. Their prime rib is one of the best steaks I have ever had.

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JanW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty scallops for starters were beautifully plated with a nice balance of flavors. My Scottish Salmon was cooked perfectly; moist & tender, with a salted, buttery sear. Our server was respectful and patient with our need to visit before we ordered. Very discreet and thoughtful service.

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Old Gilman Grill. It was by far one of the best dining experiences we have ever had in Chattanooga. The steak was divine! And we usually do not enjoy steaks in restaurants. I would highly recommend Old Gilman Grill and we will definitely go back. It was a perfect place for dinner and a show at the Tivoli.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 6 Year Anniversary. Our waitress and chef were very attentive to my wife Kadee’s dairy allergy. They helped us pick the best options for her. We will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Gilman Grill was fantastic. The service was exceptional and the food- even better. The butternut squash is simply to die for. Also, try the dry aged New York strip. It will melt in your mouth. I’ve eaten a lot of places across the globe and this one was special.

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Tryingtoavoidcovid
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brunch! Perfect balance between breakfast and lunch items!

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rbSarasota
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food was very good but high chairs weren’t very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Wonderful and knowledgeable staff. Food was prepared excellently. Can’t wait to return!

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vipNeilP
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I added eggs to Shrimp and grits perfect brunch.

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Virg
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good - improved over last visit

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luv2run
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was great! Food was well flavored, but a bit over cooked. Great ambiance and decor.

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BARBARA
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Scottish Salmon here is the best I've ever had. The staff is very pleasant and I love the overall atmosphere.

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LynnM
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Gilman grill. Service and food are always great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband’s butternut squash was excellent. I had the steak salad. The steak was dry and not tender.

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vipDrMarcM1
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Old Gillman Grill. The history of the place makes it an interesting spot and the seating was more intimate than expected in an open setting. Our server was helpful and knew the menu inside and out. Everything he suggested was spot on. We got the scallop appetizer, the trout and the porkchop dinner. I don't know what they did to the seasonal vegetables with the porkchop but I wish I could make those at home. Looking forward to going back.

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vipDoreenM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak in Chattanooga! The Bacon Covered Dates were amazing - Little sweet, little salty YUM! The service was excellent and so was the overall experience. We will definitely be back.

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GaryB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Maya was great. Steaks were not cooked as requested. Green beans nothing special. Nice birthday dessert

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Connie
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always..my go to for out of town company, birthdays and anniversaries

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary and our server took wonderful care of us, offered great suggestions and even took our picture. The bacon wrapped dates were amazing and dinner was delicious! :)

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DiligentDiner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We decided to give this restaurant a try, after hearing about it from a friend. My husband had the Delmonico and I had the Filet. For the price, we were expecting the very best cuts of meat, however, that was not the case. My husband's Delmonico was "just OK", and my Filet was tasteless, tougher than a Filet should be, and way too rare. (suspect it was cooked in a frying pan). I doubt cooking it more would have made it any better. I also ordered the Brussel Sprouts, and they were burnt to a crisp and hardly recognizable. The atmosphere was nice, and the service was fine, however, we will not be returning.

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch, and it was our first time there. The food was great, and server, Reed, was awesome. Well definitely go back.

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DavidS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a very reasonable price. The service was excellent.

PS
PatrickS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was plentiful and delicious. Started with the mussels and a tequila/cucumber cocktail then had the steak frites with a glass of cabernet sauvignon. The steak was cooked to specifications and the fries were shoestring; my favorite! Next time I will get the gouda topping for the steak.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Not great, food was cold. Brussel sprouts were burnt to a crisp. Steaks were rubbery, etc. Service wasn’t much better but understand it gets tough when it’s busy. Go to Stir instead, much better food & service and much better priced for what it is.

Drinks were good though, if you’re just going for cocktails no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Beer was not cold
Martini served was poured extremely short. Basically half of a drink
Food was marginal at best
Vegetables undercooked

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Excellent service. My girlfriend and I were very impressed. Food, drinks, service. Fantastic experience here in Chattanooga. Brussel sprouts, steaks, ribeye, filet cinnamon ice cream, torte. Great experience.

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DollyL
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My husband and I shared the scallop appetizer which was excellent. We split the New York strip, with what I thought would be blue cheese on it, but it turned out to be a blue-Gouda which did nothing to enhance the steak. The steak was perfectly done but had some gristle and fat. The biggest disappointment was the dessert which was dark chocolate mousse. It was light tan in color, tasted like whipped cream, covered with a syrupy sweet strawberry sauce. Loved the ambience.

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EdgardP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It is a good restaurant, there is no such high amount of options on the menu, however there is enough specially if your choice is a steak. The location is nice in a recently remodeled area of Chattanooga. Very nice to enjoy a good dinner with a good weather.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and our waiter was so helpful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff was great

FAQs

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

Old Gilman Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 356 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.