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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

Good for a Date (65)
Special Occasion (65)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
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Creative Cuisine (54)
Romantic (49)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Local Ingredients (36)
Worth the Drive (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Business Meals (32)
Notable Wine List (30)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Authentic (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Seasonal (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Cozy (16)
Healthy (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Organic (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Fun (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Des Moines)·Dined 3 days ago

very good food and creative drinks. Would go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Unique and excellent dishes. Just bring your wallet!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding meal, the food is seasonal and has never disappointed. It can be loud (can you call the sounds of good times loud?). Disclosure, I like the food enough to have nominated/voted the chef for a James Beard award. I would stop in for just the fantastic bread and a glass of wine from the exceptionally reasonably priced extensive list. Strongly suggest listening to the staff for wine recommendations as they have an eclectic and changing selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Best tasting food I’ve ever eaten. Although the food was quite expensive, the experience was worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

This the finest restaurant I️ have been to inChatanooga. The service was superb accompanied by outstanding meal selection. Had the Antelope which was tender and not to wild tasting.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Anniversary

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fabulous as always. Truly a special treat for my wife and myself.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

OUTSTANDING!!! From out of town went their for our anniversarie, the only disappointed is we live in another state so can not go regularly. Our waiter CHASE made a special place more special. A MUST GO WHEN IN TOWN. *

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As always, food was excellent. This place is hands down one of the best if not the best fine dining in town. You will not be disappointed.

Our server was excellent as we had him before, however, he needed some help because we did have to wait awhile to get refreshed drinks and our time between dishes was long.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding!

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

This place is the best fine dining in Chatt. You really cannot go wrong here.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Staff was attentive and friendly. Food was fresh, inventive and delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Arguably Chattanooga's finest dining. Great wine list and the dishes are always creative and fresh.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food. Service was a little spotty our server was attending to his parents which were dining next to us so we were slightly neglected.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I chose St. John's because it had great reviews, and that's impressive for a place with a many year history. I was just delighted with everything, and wish I loved closer (than 900 miles) so I could visit often!

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service. Was noisy with large group of boisterous young women at nearby table.
Previous experience was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We happened to be in Chattanooga for business and this place was chosen for dinner. The restaurant was fabulous. The preparations were topped notch. My associate had antelope and I had grouper. Both were perfection. The menu was seasonal and fresh. The wine selection was impressive as well. Definitely put this in your list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great experience, super service and a unique menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went to St. John's for our wedding anniversary. Incredible Service and Dining. If I had to choose a last meal before leaving this world I would choose St. John's. My wife and I would have tried everything on the menu if our stomachs could hold it. Yes, it was that good. We will definitely be back soon! Thanks again for a wonderful evening St. John's!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was the best food experience me or my wife have ever had. Every aspect of the food was absolutely to die for. Definitely recommend this for a special occasion dinner.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Filet, pumpkin-lobster soup & beet-goat cheese salads were excellent. Flounder was a bit dry. Service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

By far the most memorable dining experience. From the customized menu wishing us a happy anniversary, to the complimentary perogies given to us by the chef, we left overjoyed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was nearly perfect. Beautiful food, outstanding flavor and composition of each course. Each element of a dish was flawlessly executed. Amazing control of temperature.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

St. John's was a delightful experience as we celebrated my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. "Happy Anniversary" at the top of the menu was an added treat. They felt like royalty and enjoyed the exquisite food. The staff paid attention to every detail and made it a memorable occasion. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Fabulous food and wonderful, thoughtful service in a beautifully appointed restaurant

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Awesome food awesome experience
Just go!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This restaurant was amazing. Everything from cocktails to starters to the main course through dessert was perfect. The service was optimal, and the combination of flavors truly unique and delicious. I will recommend this to anyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was unique and impeccable. The service was excellent and the wait staff professional. The only negative is the price, however, the old adage "you pay for what you get" is appropriate in this situation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great experience. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our reception was fantastic even though we were 15 minutes early for our reservation.
Our Server, Brian, did a great job explaining some of the finer points of the menu and the process.
We enjoyed our meals and found both selections to be flavorful with generous portions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of the best meals I have had. The menu was creative, we had Nickajack cheese with Sorghum covered pecans - oh my, it was delicious. I had the antelope, which was like a tender steak and my husband had the Wagyu beef steak and it was perfect! The price was expensive but the meal did not disappoint. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food took for ever, I ordered the fillet medium well, got two pieces, one was right and the second was well done. Servant was not too friendly. I was pretty disappointed

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great Service with an exceptional and unique menu. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The only negative feedback was that our table wasn't ready at our reservation time. We had a show to attend so we were rushed through dinner to be able to leave on time. Ended up being about 25 minutes past our reservation time but the food was amazing and our server was very nice as well. It was our first time here and it was excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The restaurant itself was nice and the atmosphere what great. Went with my wife and 12 year old daughter. Only complaint was with the selection of food. I have mild heart disease so pretty much stick with fish. No salmon or tuna options. Had to go with the Grouper which was good, just not what I would have liked to have considering my condition. None of us really liked the deserts. For how much the dinner was, and all of the high ratings, just expected more.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding meal and service! Thanks Bryan!

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Dinner was great and, Brian, our server, made dinner even better! He was fabulous and knowledgeable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Awesome place and awesome food! The bison was so tender and the venison had an awesome taste! Great service as well! When we go back to Chattanooga we will definitely eat here again !

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Visiting from Memphis and would drive to Chattanooga just to dine here again! Beautiful ambiance, outstanding server - friendly, accommodating, very knowledgeable about the menu. The food is creative and delicious, from the starters to the deserts; great bread assortment baked in house. Loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Everyone was great, from the hostess when we walked in to the server, those who brought out the main courses, to the owner who greeted us as we were about to leave. Many thanks!

Tags: Business Meals
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