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About St. John's Restaurant

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.

1278 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

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.

Cross Street:
13th St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 266-4400

Website:
http://www.stjohnsrestaurant.com/

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:
Rebecca Barron

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.

Private Party Contact:
Josh Carter: (423) 266-4400

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

St. John's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (68)
Good for a Date (63)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
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Romantic (55)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Local Ingredients (36)
Worth the Drive (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Business Meals (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Seasonal (20)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (8)
Organic (7)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The pear mule and spiced cider donuts were both amazing; the dinner was great as well. Worth the price for a special night out. The food and experience will not disappoint.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

most unique and delicious food experience I have had in a long time. Would highly recommend to everyone that loves gastromy!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined 7 days ago

Dinner date with my husband.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food, the service and atmosphere was top notch, we will definitely be going again

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The best fine dining experience we've had in Chattanooga. Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Still the finest establishment in Chattanooga. We frequent many downtown restaurants and have many great meals, but St. Johns is by far one of the best. The attention to detail and the service is impeccable. The menu offers selections that are unique and indulgent. Weather you are celebrating a special event or hosting a business dinner, St. John's is sure to leave you feeling like you have been served the best in Chattanooga.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This has got to be the "BEST" restaurant in Chattanooga. Actually the "BEST" anywhere. It was just fantastic. We enjoyed it so much!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was excellent, but our server was not. He paled in comparison to the other servers we observed at nearby tables. He seemed knowledgeable about some menu items, but was unable to answer questions about others. He was inattentive and genuinely uninterested in our dining experience. I loved the ambiance and decor and feel certain this would have been a 5-star rating overall if we had been paired with a different server.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Whenever we have a special occasion to celebrate, St. John's is the first place we think of. We had a professional accomplishment and a milestone birthday to celebrate at the same time. It was a quiet night soon after New Year's, and the chef offered to create a four-course menu just for us--an offer we couldn't refuse! Everything was incredible, and the chef's creativity and attention to detail made our special occasion truly memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our experience was outstanding. I took my 18 year old (almost) granddaughter for dinner. The food was superb and service was outstanding. The little things are accepted by staff as important. For instance, the napkins were selected to prevent lint from accumulating on our clothed, I got white (tan slacks) and she got black (black slacks). She was amused at the attention of wait staff on keeping her glass full of fresh ice water. "I only took three sips and they filled it again!" Great experience for both. Thanks you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We loved spending New Years Eve with you. The service was the only issue. However, I definitely understood that the server was pulled in many directions. My issue mainly was that we sat down and he came to greet us and then we did not see him. Our neighboring table was seated about 5 minutes after us and before he returned to us, he had already taken their order and served their first course.
I believe he was simply scattered. His personality was charming though and I will spend next NYE there too! It was a hit!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our New Year’s eve experience was perfect. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was festive but dignified, complete with party hats, complimentary champagne and balloon drop. Classy place with first-rate kitchen and wait-staff. Kudos!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great evening with some friends. Dress was a little more business than casual which was fun considering the atmosphere, service, and especially the meal. Magnifico

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Enjoyed all aspects of the meal. We ate a quaint little table upstairs and enjoyed the privacy.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

As a Chattanooga native who has lived out of the city since the late nineties, I only get to eat in a few Chattanooga restaurants a year. My family and I made the right choice with St. John's, where we had a fantastic New Year's Eve dinner. The ambiance and service were excellent, the portions were generous, and the Manhattan I ordered was fantastic (which isn't always true of a restaurant bar). I highly recommend the antelope, which is not only delicious, but also points to the interesting personality of the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have celebrated the last 5 of 6 New Year’s Eve here and plan to do it again in 2018. Wonderful menu, staff and atmosphere.. ty

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love St. John’s. Inventive wonderful menu and execution. Every year on our anniversary this is out celebration spot. Love the duck and antelope! So special and unique.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First time here. Came with my husband for New Year’s eve. Food was excellent. The service was attentive. We enjoyed the pace of our dining experience
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

excellent food and service as usual. on par with many top
'big city" restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food. Definitely will return. Must try Sea Bass. Make sure you save room for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food at this restaurant was as good as it gets from the duck to the sea bass... outstanding in every way!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service, delicious food, wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great service. Food was delicious. Bit pricey but one of our favorite special occasion dining locations

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service and excellent flavors!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

St. John's never disappoints. Best restaurant in Chattanooga. Unique menu and highest quality ingredients.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Stuck us in a small room with a large group. Loud, crowded. We went early to avoid crowd.

Food was delicious but setting was poor.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 21, 2017

St. John's is always fabulous. The chef even made Brussel Sprouts delicious

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas Dinner. Couldn’t have been any better!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We always enjoy StJohn's but only for special occasions. For us more than we want to spend for periodic dining out. Although a less expensive alternative is next door, The Meeting Place. Same chefs. No creative cuisine, but great food. While we thought the noise was moderate, we were upstairs right over the bar and dining room below. It was awesome as usual.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Absolutely Amazing setting and food!! They put our name on the menu for our anniversary and the food and drink were incredible. Highly recommend

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our meal their was nothing short of ‘one of the best I have EVER had’!
All courses were unbelievable in presentation as well as taste.
Wait staff was second to none, very helpful in explanation as well as selection to what goes good with what. Also substitutions on the main course sides were no problem at all.
And the surprise dessert was quite welcome and delicious.
Will definitely be going back here in the very near future.
In a word, yummmmmmmmmmy!!! :-)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

St. John's has been the choice for our wedding anniversary dinner for many years. The food is always outstanding, but this year, the presentation had changed, and it enhanced everything about the experience. If you are looking for a quiet evening, however, you might want to request a table upstairs. We were seated next to an office Christmas party that kept decibel level pretty high. That was minor blemish on an otherwise wonderful evening, from drinks to dessert.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This restaurant was unbelievably great. My wife and I loved everything about our experience there. The service was outstanding and our server was very knowledgeable about their menu. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We cannot say enough for St John's restaurant. We have been here many times and every time has been great. The service Saturday night was superb, the combinations with our dishes were yummy, the dessert was the best and the Millionaire coffee made us want to have one more. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our waiter, Martin, was attentive and very helpful. The food was wonderful. The squash soup with lobster and vegetable was like a lite lobster bisque. My wife's tuna tartare also tasted great and was not too spicy. The Virginia flounder was fluffy but meaty. The mushrooms and veggies were a good accompaniment. My wife's scallops were probably the freshest and tastiest scallops we have tasted. A cordial experience with a top notch kitchen.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I thought the food was great. The time between courses was a bit slow. Other folks were offered free wine because of the long wait. We were not.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great service and food. Everything I had hoped for on my birthday. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was my first experience here, and the food was very good, but the staff struggled with service. We waited almost 20 minutes before our drink order was taken, then almost that long to get our drinks. The service staff seemed young and relatively inexperienced - the consistency just wasn't there for an upscale food destination. Food was solid, however, and somewhat made up for that.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Since its opening, St. John's has consistently been one of if not the best meal in town. They meticulously source local ingredients and always display creative, unique and even somewhat obscure offerings (especially for Chattanooga) such as antelope, bison, sweetbreads, foie gras, etc.

A couple years ago, I met a man who was from NYC and whose wife is a restaurant critic there. He said he gets to try the best places in NYC but always looks forward to his business trips to Chattanooga because of all the restaurants he's tried, St. John's is his favorite!

We had the foie gras and which was fantastic as always. For the main course I had the duck, medium rare. It was a unique, Indian-esque preparation with tandoori vegetables. Everything was outstanding, the food, the service and the overall hospitality. It was our anniversary and the menus were customized for us and we were provided a complimentary desert. I'm not sure if that is normal or just a one off indulgence. Either way, when dining in Chattanooga, you can not do any better than St. John's. While there, its easy to be fooled into thinking your in NYC, Chicago, New Orleans, LA, etc. due to the truly world-class dining experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was the second time we ate there & we have been impressed both times! Thus far we have not had a bad meal at St. Johns. Both times we ordered multiple starters & was pleasantly surprised how delicious they have been. We ordered different salads & entrees both times for yet another wonderful food experience. The food is so unique & the flavors are amazing! Great find in Chattanooga & we will definitely continue to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date
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