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About St. John's Meeting Place

Open since 2004, Meeting Place has become Chef Rebecca Barron's platform to explore international flavors and ingredients that continue to shape America's melting pot cuisine. An evolving variety of small plates and entrees encourage conversation and stimulate the senses. An open kitchen and warm glow create an energetic ambiance. St John's kitchens have received four nominations for Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

1278 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Please note reservations for parties of 11 or more cannot be made online.

Cross Street:
13th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 266-4400

Website:
http://stjohnsrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
mp jazz thursday 6-9 p.m.
$5 french 75 and sazeracs

Parking Details:
Parking available behind the St. John's building and on the King Street side of the building. Limited street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Chattanooga's complimentary electric shuttle has a stop at the St. John's building.

Executive Chef:
Chef Rebecca Barron

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
mp "a very happy hour"
mon - fri 5-7 p.m.
$5 craft cocktails
$6 small plates
$8 burger
half price champagne (bottles)
$5 feature red & white wine by the glass

industry night mondays 5-8 p.m.

mp jazz thursday 6-9 p.m.
$5 french 75 and sazeracs

St. John's Meeting Place Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
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Local Ingredients (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Romantic (13)
Casual (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Vegan (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Acceptable restaurant, but the food was way over salted and the wine list way over priced. This would make a great venue for French bistro type restaurant with classic bistro meals (think blanquette de veau, etc.)and value wine (think Southern Rhone and Beaujolais).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love Meeting Place as a regular for us. The food is always beautifully prepared (in our eyes) and presented. Their drinks are well-made - no retail mixing here, and they have a superb, full wine list. Finally, they have sufficient food offerings to satisfy most palates. They lean a bit more on the meat side than fish, but everything is tasteful and multi-faceted.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was OK but not nearly as good as expected. Everyone raves about the burgers so that it what we all tried. They were under-whelming to say the least. No flavor at all and the buns were still frozen. On the bright side the fries were excellent. The duck tacos were also very tasty but the warm- mozzarella was not, nor was it warm.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Fabulous food and excellent service!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

St. John's Meeting Place is our favorite! Whenever we need a date night, this is where we go! The menu changes to reflect seasonal items and the food is always amazing. They make a great cocktail too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere, and excellent service. What more could you ask for?

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 15, 2017

My daughter is gluten intolerant and the staff worked very hard to come up with a kid friendly dish for her! It was a much appreciated gesture, even if she went with the beef tartar.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service. I wish I could remember our servers name. She was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great night. Loved the spaghetti and meatballs!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Still our favorite restaurant in Chattanooga. Abbey did a great job as always. Been coming to SJMP for two years and never disappointed!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious dinner, 1 entree delayed due to them giving it to wrong table
Very accommodating as we waited for scallops to be cooked, appreciated our complimentary deserts

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was absolutely wonderful. Our server was friendly and helpful and very sweet. Will definitely recommend this place to all my friends

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Concert night

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time here. Definitely won't be the last time. Nice setting, great staff, even better food. We sat upstairs in the loft area and had just the right amount of privacy and still got all the attention we needed. Thank you for making this a great experience for my wife and I! Alvin

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It had been a while since we were at St. John's Meeting Place and thought it would be a good place to celebrate a special occasion with friends. We enjoyed the creative Happy Hour drinks and appetizers before our dinner. We had the Grouper with Green Curry sauce (the presentation was pleasing to the eye & palate) and the Friday Night Special which was Spaghetti & Meatballs. Usually meatballs everywhere else I've eaten were nothing to write home about BUT these meatballs were freshly made, flavorful and WORTH writing home about!

The service was exceptional! We had a special food allergy which they were able to accomodate easily. We also accidentally spilled a glass of water and by the time we all grabbed our napkins a passing server reached in with a clean towel to clean it up without missing a beat. The manager came by the table to see how we were enjoying the meal then stopped by again to wish us Happy Birthday (because we were celebrating 2 birthdays we had special birthday menus & dessert). Keep up the GOOD WORK ~ this will easily become a regular place for us!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We enjoyed our dinners but the restrictions of this review process is cumbersome

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We love St John's Meeting Place! Great for a special occasion or just because! Food, drinks and service are always exceptional. Already looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love it! Food and service is AMAZING!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Dinner with family on a week night. Service was spot on. We arrived a few mins before happy hour ended and server promptly got in our drink orders and appetizers which saved us a few bucks. Entrees were spot on. Must recommend the bacon wrapper quail.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic. Service was great. We live an hour and a half from Chattanooga and will make the drive again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Outstanding menu, value, and ambiance. Definitely something you wouldn't expect for Chattanooga - which is a good thing! Service is slow which is the only reason this place doesn't get 5 stars.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Business Meals, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was one of the best meals I have had in a long while. Our group of 4 each took a bite of their entrée and were transported to another level! The food was fabulous. The presentation was spectacular. The combinations of foods were very special. I had the bacon wrapped quail which was stuffed with a peach cornbread dressing served over creamy grits- just yummy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We probably hit STMP twice a month if not more often. Food is ALWAYS great! Menu is always changing so there is variety! Abby did a great job taking care of us as usual. Highly recommend the steak tartare! Still our favorite restaurant in Chattanooga.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had the BEST experience at St. John's Meeting Place. We were in town during a very busy weekend and were lucky to get a reservation (we went early). We actually showed up at their sister restaurant next door, and the hostess very kindly walked us next door and told us that they would get us in at either place.
The waitress was fantastic, and the food was creative, eclectic and delicious!
But the most amazing part was that having discovered that I left my wallet at my hotel, the waitress was so understanding and didn't make me feel like the idiot that I was! I left her my license (even though she didn't ask for it), and rushed back to the hotel to get my wallet. When I came back to pay, EVERYONE in the place was so friendly, each one offering to help seat me, connect me with my waitress, or do whatever I needed help with. This might be one of the best places we've every eaten. They did everything right!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Organic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our first time here was amazing. Came to celebrate my husband's semi-retirement, and the food, atmoshpere, service, and jazz was outstanding. We are so grateful to have the group of Lindley brother restaurants in Chattanooga that know how to do it all right, especially for those of us who truly appreciate great food, service, and atmosphere. Thank you so much!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Delicious meal handcrafted for us by the chef to accommodate our diet. Wonderful waitstaff helped us celebrate our friends' 50th wedding anniversary. It was a terrific evening out. Thank you!

Tags: Organic, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Good music, great wine list, good food, very friendly service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, People Watching, Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was FABULOUS. my husband said his burger was the best burger he ever had (how could it not be with thick cut bacon, pork belly, and delicious beef?) the roasted beet salad was amazing, as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Tasty, creative dishes with interesting ingredients. Same goes for the drinks. Not cheap, but not super expensive either. I like that they don't try to cram you up right next to adjacent tables. Great service as well. We would definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Celebrating my oldest daughter' birthday. It was just the right atmosphere and great food for a special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

As always, the food was wonderful. The service can be spotty. This particular night, the restaurant was exceptionally crowded which made it noisy. Still one of our favorites.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We visit SJMP several times a year and have never had a bad meal! Abby was our server and she did an awesome job! SJMP regularly changes their menu so it is never the same ole, same ole. Great food! Always willing to accommodate and SJMP continues to be our favorite restaurant in Chattanooga!!!!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was good but for the price, I would expect more. Service was not good. Had to flag down our server many times as she would never come and charcoal on us.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Awesome

Just go!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Based on the 5 star rating here on open table I was expecting much more. The waiter was good but food disappointing. Ordered 4 starters and an entree, each one was reaching but didn't quite make the mark- one was way too sweet, the other had little flavor, the bread on the shrimp rolls was grilled but served cold like it just came out of the fridge, the "flatbread" was thick, doughy, tasteless and dry, etc. Like an attractive date that turns out to be a terrible kisser I have no desire to go back for more.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent as always. They were alerted it was our anniversary, and the dinner was personalized for us.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food is always delicious, try to come once a month for date night. Love the food for the value,the black wall paint and baby imagery is disturbing. BUT worth.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

St. John's Meeting Place has been one of our favorites for years. We recently visited during Chattanooga Restaurant Week for another great meal. The chef here does a great job of turning local ingredients into creative flavorful dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu for restaurant week. When my heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad came out without mozzarella a second one was brought to our table very quickly. It was a busy night and mistakes can happen, and they handled it beautifully. The featured entrees were quail and pork tenderloin that were both delicious but everyone at our table was blown away by the pig tracks ice cream. (maple bacon ice cream, we had to ask too.). Thank you to Meeting Place for years of great meals.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

We enjoyed bringing our two sons out for dinner. It was my oldest son's birthday and they had a Birthday Menu printed and also gave him a desert of his choice. It was a nice gathering for our family to celebrate.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We are semi regulars to SJMP because we love the food! We had friends in from out of town and they loved their meals as well. Abby, our server did a great job taking care of us. There are some great restaurants in Chattanooga for sure but SJMP is our number one favorite!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Vegan, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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