St. John's Restaurant

4.8
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2007 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Chattanooga's most acclaimed restaurant, St. John's Restaurant serves inventive Regional American cuisine from Chef Rebecca Barron in a elegant, historic setting. St. John's superb staff will provide you with a warm and remarkable dining experience and delight you with an extensive and eclectic selection of wines.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
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.
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Phone number
(423) 266-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rebecca Barron
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Private party facilities
St. John's Restaurant offers two private dining room options. The Thomas Johnson Room accommodates up to 16 guests and the R.H. Hunt Room accommodates up to 50 guests. Food and beverage minimums apply.
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Private party contact
Josh Carter: (423) 266-4400
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th St
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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.
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Public transit
Chattanooga's complimentary electric shuttle has a stop at the St. John's building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.8based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb as was the food. Everything we had, salad , entree, dessert and wine were excellent. Best restaurant in Chattanooga, hands down.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual

JL
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 55 wedding anniversary and we enjoyed the meal, the service was exceptional, and the restaurant is one of the best in Chattanooga.

MM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. John's came to us by strong recommendation, and it did not disappoint. We will certainly make a return visit during our next trip to Chattanooga

OT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together / everyone enjoyed meal

GP
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Started it off with sea scallops which were amazing. We were sharing and they were nice enough to split into two bowls when they brought the food. For our main course we had the lamb and the antelope. We shared a few bites and both were amazing. For cocktails we both drank a heart banger which was very good. Great place to eat. You can also valet for $5 right out front. The meal is pricey but well worth it!

CE
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, excellent service and delicious food. This was my first time at St John’s Restaurant and I would definitely come back next time I’m in Chattanooga.

C
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary. Great meal, well plated, great flavors and unique pairings. We enjoyed it. Service was awesome. Knowledgeable, but only if you wanted to know more.

HH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent as always. The selection of menu items was very good as well.

JB
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was fabulous. Server was very knowledgeable. Appetizers and dessert outstanding. We had the sea bass for main coarse and it was good but not amazing.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, amazing service, amazing food! St Johns showed my partner and I an amazing night that was very thoughtful and delicious!

CB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place lived up to the hype! All dishes were perfectly prepared and presented, the service was stellar

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are never disappointed with our meals at St. John's. I had their cassoulet and Ann had the rack of lamb. As with everything served at St. John's, they were done with imagination and style. You can't go wrong.

TS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Johns is a wonderful restaurant. We've been going there for years and always expect a high level of food and service and we always receive it. Definitely recommended.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always! One of our favorite restaurants in the world.

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guy this is perfect place for a romantic date. Food is taste, service 10/10, interior design second to none. This definately a 5 star experience.

J
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the server and the food was excellent! Was recommended by family. Arrived early and the bar was full. Checked in with hostess and was sent next door to P/M to upstairs bar. When returned for 8:45 reservation. Showed my open table email conf# to the host and seated. Surprised when we were listed as a no show by them. Felt rushed and not a priority both times we checked in and perhaps that is why they did not officially mark us as checked in. Other than this mix up, I would have scored them a 5.

DB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The antelope was amazing. We will be back

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have again had the most amazing experience. I will forever drive from Nashville to eat here

AJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I enjoyed our first time to St.John’s. The food was outstanding and the service was great!

RS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

too heavy on spices overwhelming the taste of the food. my boiled potatoes tasted microwaved. sorry but not again

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, the experience was divine. Can’t say enough great things about the food, ambiance, and staff at this location. MUST VISIT!

LL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on Valentine’s Day, service was prompt, cheerful, and attentive. Every dish we tried was delicious. Perfect place for a special night out.

r
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Haven’t been I years and glad we went back. It was Valentines Day and worried it would be rushed service. However, our service was outstanding.
We did the Chef’s choices and wine pairing. Was AWESOME!!! There were two choices for each course so we just asked to bring one of everything. Wasn’t a single dish we disliked. My only negative comment is the center cut ribeye was a little tough (to me). My wife loved it so that’s all that matters!!!!
We will definitely be going back soon.

b
E. Tennessee
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Disappointing. Things were fine until a large party sat near us. At that point, the server almost ignored us. My steak and potatoes were cold. I complained to the manager and she made a slight adjustment to the check. Also, it was our 15th anniversary and we got an acknowledgement but did not feel special. St. John's, you have some work to do!

JW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always St John’s provides a delightful dining experience. The staff are delightful and provide a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. The menu is the most creative and interesting in town and the food is delicious. I recommend asking for a wine pairing with each course.

ND
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I consider the culinary staff at St. John's Restaurant to be second to none in regards to the taste experience. Subtle and elegant are words that come to mind. Wait staff provides appropriate service without hovering.

DG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The beet and turnip dish on the valentine's special was very bland. No distinctive taste at all. Was surprised that it was served. The crab meat on it was delicious but the beets were nondescript. I was waiting to taste a zing or a strong flavor to help bring out the other flavors and it was disappointing.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Chattanooga and I was intrigued by the menu offering farm raised antelope. The wait staff was excellent and the service and food were impeccable. I have dined at several fine establishments in Charleston, Greenville, and Atlanta and this was the best meal I've ever had. I highly recommend St. John's and will be patronizing them every opportunity I get.

S
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Solid night out -- service was good -- food was good

CC
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Reed Trimble is just amazing.... every dinner. every time. Shannon and Misty complete the dinner with excellent service, knowledge about the menu, and smiles! You never disappoint!

RA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian our Waiter was awesone, It was our fisrt time we will recommend to all our friends

LF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was perfect! Food was delicious and cooked to perfection! One of my favorite places to dine in Chattanooga.

F
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall!

BH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous- best steak ever and the bread pudding was amazing! Great date night restaurant!

WS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for our anniversary and checking things out for a possible move there. St. John's was a great experience for us. My wife wants to make it our annual anniversary dinner if we move to the area. Would definitely recommend it. Our meals were prepared perfectly, our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Looking forward to returning in the future.

CC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our evening at St. John's was fairly special. The food was amazing and our waiter, Bryan, was nothing short of perfect. We sampled many things including antelope meatballs, beef tartare, rack of lamb, waygu beef, and some signature cocktails. All were spectacular.

I do feel like the atmosphere and seating were lacking. The table we had was shoved in a corner and the bench I was sitting on sank down so you have to lean forward to eat. It is an interesting space to try and get adequate seating in, so I see that challenge. However, it should not be too hard to firm up and fix the booth seating. Also, you do sit very close to your neighbors, so I would not say this is the place for an intimate meal.

In all, we were really happy with the food and service, but the seating is an area of improvement for St. John's.

EM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing!! Best part of the entire evening.

PL
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been back to St. John's since it changed ownership some time ago. I guess we were afraid the quality may have diminished after the change of chefs. We needn't have worried! The entire experience was every bit as wonderful as it was under the previous ownership, even better if that is possible. I'm just sorry we waited so long to venture back. St. John's remains in the very top tier of fine dining spots in Chattanooga. The food and drinks are inventive and delectable, and the service is perfection. This restaurant is back on our short list of favorite places to spend an evening on special occasions.