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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.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
mp jazz thursday 6-9 p.m.
$5 french 75 and sazeracs
Parking available behind the St. John's building and on the King Street side of the building. Limited street parking is also available.
Chattanooga's complimentary electric shuttle has a stop at the St. John's building.
Chef Rebecca Barron
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
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
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).
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!!
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.
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.
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!!!
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