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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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4.9

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 (64)
Special Occasion (61)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
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Romantic (51)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Local Ingredients (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Worth the Drive (30)
Business Meals (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Authentic (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Seasonal (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Cozy (14)
Healthy (11)
Tasting Menu (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Organic (6)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Scenic View (2)
Casual (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

It looks like an old style saloon with s couple of dining rooms downstairs and balcony dining above. Service was superb,friendly and knowledgeable. Wine list was impressive with a variety of regions, styles and price points.

The pork belly appetizer was rich and flavorful,the duck confit perfectly cooked but the carrot cake soufflé was sublime

My wife had the smoked pork chop with applesauce and yams. A perfect combination

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I always look forward to a date night at St. John’s. The food is absolutely amazing and the service is exceptional. We highly recommend visiting them!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This is amazing restaurant. One complaint I hate to leave. It was offered to hang my brand new winter coat. I said yes. It must have been hung in the kitchen. That coat will never be the same. Next time I will say no thank you.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 4, 2017

One of my top 5 meals in the US in 2017. We were totally blown away. Very upscale menu with down home southern roots elevated to a whole other level. Chicken fried veal sweetbreads - incredible texture/flavor combination. Pork belly crispy and flavorful. Potato pirogues to die for. I lived in Pittsburgh for 4 years and never had a pirogue like this. Steak and brisket - possibly the best brisket I ever had. Just can't say enough about how great this place was. Mitzii, our server, was professional, polished and still warm and charming. Met the owner, Josh, on the way out and you can see that the commitment to quality and the graciousness we encountered began at the top. We live in Atlanta and now we are searching for reasons to go back to Chattanooga, just to eat at St. John's again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The entire meal, start to finish, was superb. Exceptional and knowledgeable service, very interesting choices on the menu, quiet and comfortable ambiance, suitable for intimate conversation. The Wagyu beef and brisket were without peer, perfectly prepared and plated. The roasted duck confit was mouthwatering. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our second visit to St John's and again they did not dissappoint. The pork belly appetizer was full of flavor and fork tender as was my steak. The service is really one of the things that set this place above some others, professional staff that all seem to enjoy serving you.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Arrived early. All seats in bar area taken. No offer of temporary seating for drinks. After substantial wait Saint Johns hostess suggested that we could go to Meeting Place bar next door. Went to MP had a pleasant bar visit. But went back to SJ for dinner, still no seats available one hour after reservation time. St Johns staff seemed indifferent. MP hostess said seating for dinner was available at MP. MP service at bar and table was excellent. Food choices and preparation were very good. MP hostess was very helpful. Note: only rated SJ in categories because it was required to submit comments. Obviously most ratings are not relevant because we were served no food or drink at SJ.i

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My husband and I took our son for a special dinner late on a recent Saturday night. Joy our server was delightful and shared her knowledge of menu items. We enjoyed the foie gras ( a generous portion, thank goodness, for the price tag) and tartare for appetizers, then Joy had the kitchen split the duck for us. My son reported his smoked pork chop as excellent. I had an excellent french rose, while my husband said his old fashioned was one of the best he's had. Overall, a great experience. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I've been to several fine dining restaurants throughout the US and this is by far one of the best. The service was perfect. The food was perfect, especially the little dish the chef brought out to try.

The shrimp/pimento cheese on the cracker with the little jalapeno slice was very creative and packed a ton of flavor! Unreal actually.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our anniversary meal was one of the best! The staff and restaurant are all 5 - star! We eat here at least a few times per year....and it is perfect everytime!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had the filet and the pork chop, along with the beet & Brussel sprouts salad and the chocolate dessert. This meal is one of the best we have ever eaten. The meat was awesome. The filet had a smoky taste you don't typically get with a piece of grilled meat. It was from the smoky butter. The pork chop was tender and came pre-cut with just enough meat left on the bone. The salad was quite unique. The chocolate dessert really topped it off. It's a bit pricy but well worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything that we ate was delicious! The service was impeccable. There was a large group, so the noise level was probably up more than normal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great experience. Would recommend to others for a date night.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Hand amazing time

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 19, 2017

very good food and creative drinks. Would go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We live in New York and visit Chattanooga twice a year. We have eaten in famous restaurants all over the country, and have also been to great places in Europe. We are foodies at heart. St. John’s may be our favorite restaurant on the planet! It’s not just the food, which is always superb (inventive without being cute or fussy, locally sourced, expertly prepared), but because the dining experience is perfect in every way. From the moment you walk in the door till the moment you leave, you encounter nothing but excellence. The hosts, busboys, wait staff, bartenders are all friendly, professional, and accommodating without hovering. I have a food allergy, and they never make me feel like I’m being a bother. The solution is always “chef will make it work for you.” Love this place! (PS, still waiting for the recipe for roasted beets and Brussels sprouts salad, which is to die for!)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Unique and excellent dishes. Just bring your wallet!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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. *

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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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vip
 (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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