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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

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romantic (57)
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Good for a Date (55)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Local Ingredients (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Business Meals (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Seasonal (17)
Cozy (14)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Tasting Menu (7)
Organic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Casual (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Went with another couple and had a fantastic time. The entire staff was highly competent and professional. Our waiter, Martin, was engaged and very personable. The food was excellent and nicely portioned.

The atmosphere is very nice. The place isn't really that big but the tables aren't crammed together so much that you feel cramped. We were upstairs and I was surprised that the noise level was louder then it was. We didn't have to shout (or feel like we were in a Library).

We'll be returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious , the service was exceptional and the ambience was elegant yet
Relaxing. The only thing I might mention is that it did seem like it took quite a while to get our
Entrees after ordering but we didn't mind because we were enjoying the friends at our table.
This was our second visit and we will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food little pricey

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·Dined 3 days ago

The night was most excellent, My wife and I loved it, the food was very delicious and very reasonable on price. The service was great, our server was very professional and helpful. The St John's restaurant I would definitely recommend to the anyone. Evening valet parking was great.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Best fine dining in Chattanooga. Everything on the menu is good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

The axis venison was delicious. One of the top ten meals ever.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing what a difference having a great chef makes!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always first class & perfectly prepared. This is a place where I recommend trying something new even if you dont typically care for a particular food style, keep a open mind and try it. The food is prepared in a way that you probably haven't even come close to tasting before. So what you think you probably won't like could possibly be your favorite thing ever.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My table was ready when I arrived. Always get a reservation. Don't have to order off the menu. Just say "Bring me something." Never disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing restaurant! Great food and amazing service. Every dish was superb. The filet was one of the best I've ever had.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent menu, excellent food, and excellent service. Our waiter was We had scallops and Brussels sprouts for starters and steak/brisket for entrees and all were wonderful. As were the wines. St. John's is pricey, but we thoroughly eating there for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food! And fantastic service! We had a great time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic. The team was firing on all cylinders.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I took my wife here after a movie for our anniversary. You can read other reviews to learn about how good the food is. I will just say that nothing we had was lacking in flavor or presentation. Their venison was extremely delicious.

I was especially delighted in the attentiveness and helpfulness of the wait staff. They were absolutely the best.

The valet parking was only $5. Hard to find valet at that price for such a nice place as this.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

My wife and I ate at St John's on our 45th anniversary. We found the restaurant's atmosphere to be pleasant and quiet enough to converse easily and it felt warm and inviting. The service was ok, but we had to wait a while to place our order, and I received a slightly different first course than I thought I had ordered. The problem could have been primarily because I didn't see the other similar dish on the menu.
The food , squash soup with bits of lobster and the 2nd course of medium rare veal was exquisite.
St John's is a good choice for a special occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was amazing but it was the worst service I have ever had ! It took 30 minutes for drinks on a Monday . The food came out promptly .

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! Always go here when I am in town. And I ALWAYS sit at the counter. Killer wine list. Smart staff.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding service and food quality/prep

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for our anniversary and everything was wonderful! We will definitely be back!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Me and my girlfriend went here for our 1 year anniversary and we loved it! The food was amazing and had no idea what the menu meant, but the chef was outstanding with his food pairings! It is a great place to try new things and we had zero complaints about St Johns. They even printed Happy Anniversary on the menu's for us and gave us a on the house appetizer! Probably one of the best restaurants we have ever been to! Be prepared to spend some money however because this is quite the fine dining, but it was worth every cent!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was extremely salty and heavy. Lack of vegetables on the menu. Slow/ poor service. Tables extremely close together. Very over priced. Food was ok, certainly not worth the price or wait.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful food and great service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Overall a very lovely meal. One server misstep with a graceful recovery, but the flavours of the meal compensated well. Grilled foie gras, sweet breads in mustard sauce, steak tartare, followed by wagyu beef and filet, finished with a carrot cake soufflé. The sides of mash, cheese grits and mushrooms were seasonal and sensational. Upstair seating provided a nice atmosphere, but the ambient wind and chill were arctic.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful date night. Waiter was on point. Food and ambiance was spectacular. A little pricey but well worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

St. John's is without question the best restaurant in Chattanooga and it is as good as many in much larger cities. This has been our favorite dining spot since moving to the area 2 years ago. The staff is very professional, the wine list is excellent and they do their best to make your experience exceptional. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My wife and I have dined at St. John's several times over the years. She has been treated there on business several times and I have been there socially several times with a group. This was the first time we have taken just ourselves there. We enjoy the "dress casual" atmosphere and we especially enjoy the food. Jenny, our server, was delightful. She struck that delicate balance of being engaged and involved without being intrusive or invasive. Her knowledge of the menu was very helpful. We are already planning our return visit. Hopefully Jenny will be available as our server.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My experience at St. John's was amazing from the beginning to the end. Service was excellent as was the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The meal I had here was the best of my life thus far. The staff were kind and polite. It was an expensive meal, but for what you get it is well worth the price. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you are a fan of gourmet foods and fancy venues.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner date with my husband.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (E. Tennessee)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 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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 (Atlanta)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 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 3, 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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 (E. Tennessee)·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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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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