St. John's Restaurant

4.8
1833 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food with nice portions.

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MW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the atmosphere of St John's. Service was impeccable and the food couldn't have been better--I was happy to have vegetarian options. Great for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I proposed to my girlfriend during dinner and the staff went out of their way to make us feel extra special by coming to our table individually and congratulating us. They brought us complimentary champagne and the chef even made us complimentary scallops to celebrate. The food, drinks, and staff are of the highest quality. I highly recommend!

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C
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner and service. We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday here and they had a special birthday menu printed and treated us with dessert as well. Our waiter was wonderful and had great recommendations. Food was outstanding!

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was incredible. Most of the food was outstanding. Salmon was a little under-done to our liking and our order.

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YK
London
81 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner that was awesome

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MOST AMAZING MEAL EVER! I’m super serious ... our meal was just OUTSTANDING! We love to eat out and consider ourselves “foodies” but we don’t just like to just taste we like a great fulfilling meal. I had a chicken dish with gnocchi and veggies. My husband had lobster and frisée salad. The neighboring table was talking with us and encouraging us to get different foods. We were all trying to figure out how they make chicken SO delicious and the next thing I knew the Executive Chef Rebecca Barron was talking with us . She was so friendly and warm. She explained the chicken cooking process like we could actually cook. The whole experience was surreal and memorable. If you haven’t tried this place just go! You won’t regret it.

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SP
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! The food is exceptional, they don't have cooks, they have chefs

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time visiting St. John's restaurant. My wife and I had a gift card and wanted to use it but didn't know what to expect. The service was WONDERFUL and our food was excellent. We enjoyed everything - soup, main entree, and the apple pie was a treat.

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CC
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, the Best!!!!! We have never been disappointed. Never. Great staff and amazing food!!! Thank you!

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f
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here many times and each time everything about the experience was amazing. This time I took my son for his birthday and I had let the personnel at the restaurant know beforehand about this special day. From the moment we walked into the restaurant, it truly was special. The host wished my son a Happy Birthday, as did our amazing server. The menus were personalized with Happy Birthday written on the top. At the end of our meal, my son was given a slice of their fabulous dark chocolate cake with a candle on it. He had a celebratory time and a very good meal. I know I will return to this special restaurant again and again.

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BK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food but seated in drafty foyer lacking ambiance.

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T
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good trip once again. I did want to sit upstairs and made this request. The restaurant tried very hard to accommodate, which I appreciated. However we ended up downstairs. This would probably be okay if they kept the draft from the door from coming into the restaurant. Otherwise everything was great.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Drinks were as well. Service was great. Highly recommend

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ID
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food !! Very friendly staff !
I had a very nice glass of red wine also

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and beautifully prepared meals. It was my first visit to this location. I will certainly return.

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KL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was outstanding with his knowledge of every dish. Food was good, not great. I had the aged NY strip and fellow employee had the Grouper and both felt it was good not great. The beet salad was the best we’ve ever had

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EL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was ok, but nothing great. The server was nice, but only came to the table to take the order, to bring the food nd to bring the bill. It took too long to take the dirty plates away. Service was not at the level expected.

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ET
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

decent restaurant. Nice atmosphere. Foodie place, lots of unusual ingredients. Apple hand pies were quite good.

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SP
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, the amtelope was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Noise level very low. Great to be able to have a conversation at dinner. Try the roasted beets appetizer. Awesome!

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MB
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely menu choices overall, but definitely enjoyed the seasonal and daily options. This was the best NY Strip I have ever had, so well trimmed and presented. Tons of autumn flavors on the plate. The handcrafted cocktails were so good I had at least 4. As an out-of-town visitors, we were definitely impressed and will be back whenever are in town. The service was personal and never left us wanting for anything.

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O
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit! Was fantastic. Our waiter was so attentive and yet calm and was not intrusive. We loved the food! Will be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food presentation, and wine menu. 5 start excellence!

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MT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St. John's is a foodie's delight - from the seasonal hand crafted cocktails to the dessert and everything in between. It's all carefully curated. The food to share is delicious - don't miss the pimiento cheese and shrimp crackers. The appetizers were amazing - pumpkin soup with lobster; smokey scallops, beef tartare; warm beet salad with local blue cheese. I could have eaten one of everything. The mains were also a hit with the table - we had the salmon with squash curry, the filet with roasted/mashed cauliflower, the red snapper from the autumn seasonal menu and the New York Strip. Each dish tasted as good as it looked.

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WJ
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the meal was wonderful. Always outstanding!

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! Good was great!

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U
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just about the top restaurant in Chattanooga! Our original table for two was a bit exposed to a draft from the door, but they gladly moved us to another table! Romantic! Great menu! Duck breast & leg confit superb! A really fine “Date Night” venue. They seem to do it all well.

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OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one of great best meals ever here. Your service is phenomenal, every bite delectable, and the space just lovely! We can't wait to come back!

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j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, tremendous service, apple sorbet was incredible!

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EM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had a romantic feel ,candlelight dinner our waiter was very helpful the food was scrumptious.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!! We will definitely be back!

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OT
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food - stellar. Service - good, but our server was not at all warm and friendly. He was nice but robotic. I guess he just wanted to do his job and go home. Hope he’s not representative of the entire restaurant.

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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Chattanooga! Get the venison!! The pimento and shrimp app was to die for and the wine delicious!

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K
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my wife for our anniversary this weekend. The service was outstanding from the time we arrived to the time we left. They printed our own menus for us wishing us a happy anniversary and even included a free dessert. The food was top notch as always. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to celebrate.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from our server Chase. Beautifully prepared dishes of pumpkin soup w/lobster, warm beet salad and venison. Excellent wine list selections. Will return for more.

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SD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'll go back again! It's as good as...or better in some ways, than the Stephen Starr restaurants I have visited in Philadelphia. I can't find much to complain about....so I'll offer an observation that was no issue to me, but it may be for some. If you prefer a darker, more 'candle lit' atmosphere, make your reservations for later in the evening as there are many windows in the front.

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exceptional meal. I've eaten at several three Michelin star restaurants, and I'd rate this as on par with those meals. Service wasn't nearly as sophisticated, but friendly and appropriate for Chattanooga. Highly recommended. Highlights were the ravioli with pork dish, the seared snapper, the buratta, and all paired wonderfully with the semi-dry Finger Lakes riesling. Pumpkin roll for dessert was also a nice finish, but just really good while everything else was superb.

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MM
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations!! Great evening!!

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D
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE restaurant in Chattanooga for fine dining; absolutely delicious dishes, polished ambience, and well trained staff make this a real treat for a romantic evening out. It was our first time dining at St. John's, but we are already planning our next visit. It's not often that one finds such exquisite pairings at such a great price! Do not miss out on the Pork Belly Croque Madame! Worth every dime!

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