Wellington's Restaurant

4.5
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340 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Wellington's Restaurant is "the dining experience" in Johnson City Tennessee, and will quickly become a favorite to those who desire an exquisite culinary experience in a relaxing setting. With focus on exceptional service and style, Wellington's menu features a Southern American Cuisine, created by their Executive Chef, Heather Ricker. Filled with antique structures, encompassed by warm mahogany and cherry woods, the grand dining room combines a warm, intimate atmosphere with an unforgettable array of tantalizing treats. One antique structure you won't want to miss is the antique bar salvaged from an old bar in Chicago, but Wellington's antique bar is serving up more than just history. Featuring Johnson City's most comprehensive selection of top quality bourbons and whiskeys, as well as an assortment of wines and spirits for any occasion.
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McMinnVolManiac
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

All in all, a very pleasurable experience. The bar area with its fireplace, dark woodwork and an extensive list of whiskeys and knowledgeable bartenders was outstanding. The ambiance extends to the dining area. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. The food was very good but not exceptional. Only critical observation (and it is merely my opinion) is the menu seemed a bit limited...specifically, I would like a few more entrees from which to choose. I will absolutely visit again when in the area and recommend to others.

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AndyW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was surprised that the chef wouldn't blacken the catfish. Only served it deep fried. The meal was prepared well, just disappointed the chef was unable to make the adjustment.

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LynnW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate Valentines Day
Our waitress was perfect
We will come back soon

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scottM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. good service. It's the only upscale restaurant in town, and its a good one.

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vipHenryB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I've had in a LONG time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow, it was 10 mins before our waiter even gave us water
Pecan Brussels sprouts were burnt, dry and tasteless
Steak was ok imo, but I would have thought for the price it should have been excellent
Not worth the money overall

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vipTeach5956
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a little reluctant to visit here after poor service a few years ago on Valentine's Day, but were pleasantly surprised that the service level was much improved. Both the filet and the catfish were delicious as were the sides. Would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice evening dinner.

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vipChristopher
E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had a reservation and we were seated immediately which is great. Ordered the cheese and charcuterie board which was excellent. We also had salads. Ordered the 8 oz Filet and the NY Strip ... both ordered as medium rare. It took 1.5 hours to get our entrees — half an hour after salads. When we got the steaks they were well done ... medium well at best. The server didn’t check on the meal for at least 15 minutes. I told him about it and said I wasn’t sending it back.

Reason I didn’t send it back was because I didn’t want to wait another hour to get the meal I ordered. Service was mediocre.

We are local transplants to the area and wanted to try the restaurant. I won’t be back. There are other places for upscale food and farm to table food that are much better at service, food, and overall dining experience. To me every customer experience should be treated as a first impression. I wasn’t impressed.

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BryanH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were there to celebrate our 50 anniversary. It was very noisy. I was disappointed that the filet had several foods the same color and was not as attractive as in the past. I like to have colorful vegetables with my meal. Potatoes and cauliflower were same color and meat was brown with brown glaze.

There was no complimentary dessert for our celebration. That was a disappointment.

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NathanF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing, classy, enjoyable great drinks

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LorrieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remembered this place from 10 years ago. Wanted to try it again to see if it was as good as we remembered. It totally was!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Food was lacking

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room with excellent bar service and food. I can’t pass up the Shrimp and Grits. Loved the chocolate torte also.

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JenniferL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent our favorite restaurant in Johnson City!

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KaylaC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ive ever had! It was covered in a delicious wine sauce, cooked to perfection, and had nearly no fat to leave behind. Our server was fantastic. She was attentive but not overly interruptive. The restaurant is gorgeous, romantic, and quiet. We were married at Carnegie and returned to Wellington's to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We now plan to return every year.

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JohnG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great service! Great food! All inside a great hotel!!!

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MichaelSJ
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed both dinner and 2 breakfasts. Many good choices, creatively prepared.

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AlbertL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I AM DRAWN MOSTLY TO THE FOOD TASTE. IN ADDITION THE SERVICE IS EXCELLENT.

IT ALWAYS IS JUST A GREAT EXPERIENCE.

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate our anniversary! Food and service were exceptional.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for brunch on my birthday. Petite filet was cooked perfectly. Coffee was excellent. Little details like real half & half and good butter made a big impact. Servers all very friendly.

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PhillipG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and ambience but limited menu. Bar service was excellent but slow.

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PamM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was horrible ... very slow and it was t because they were too busy. Our waitperson spent plenty of time with her friends at the table next to us. It’s a shame because food and ambience was good.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was not good at all and it was extremely loud. The menu has been the same for many years and is limited and very fattening. I got one of the few semi-healthy options (quinoa and avocado wrap) and it was pretty rough. Very southern influenced cooking, so if that’s not your thing this isn’t a good restaurant.

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tlhpkh
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent evening at Wellington’s. The atmosphere is second none in Johnson City. Our food was cooked to our liking and we had a wonderful and memorable time. We will definitely be returning.

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louises
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently "discovered" Wellington's and it has become our favorite "go to" restaurant for special occasions. The food is delicious, the ambience delightful . . . and all is enhanced by our excellent server, Sarge . . who makes a great experience even greater! Kudos to all!

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Sister
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. We were really not in a hurry and the service person was not intrusive. However when we wanted her, she was not always visible. I think that she had too many tables to take care of at one time. Did check in to see how everything was going.

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DaleC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. Waiter was awesome. Food fantastic. Will definitely visit again on next trip to area.

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Ron19
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went to Wellington’s on Saturday evening. Service was a little slow sonsidering it wasn’t crowded at all. The food was ok but not really as good as we’d hoped. We probably wouldn’t eat here a second time because we wanted a different experience. We expected exceptional service and food and both were average. The restaurant was decorated nicely and the ambience was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here to celebrate my birthday. It was our first visit and expected an incredible experience. The restaurant itself was relaxing but the food was disappointing. I ordered the deconstructed Wellington and my husband ordered the filet. Both steaks were average, nothing special. The puff pastry that came with mine was burnt and the green beans waxy tasting. The mashed potatoes were the best part of the meal. Sadly, our desserts were even worse. I ordered a peach bunt cake, terrible. My husband had the cheesecake, disappointing. The meal itself was extremely overpriced for the quality.

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Joey
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was traveling on business and my wife and I reserved a table for our anniversary. The food was magnificent. I highly recommend the deconstructed Wellington

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ChrisR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 35th wedding anniversary. Very quiet night. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. The green tomato appitizer was excellent. Both entrees were prepared perfectly. We splurged for Bananas Foster which was prepared at the table and was a perfect finish. We will find reasons to come back!

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite place to dine in Johnson City. The ambience is perfect and the food was absolutely amazing. I had the Deconstructed Wellington for dinner and it was one of the best meals I think I’ve ever had! The tasteful dark wood decor and quiet atmosphere made for a beautiful dining experience.

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DanteA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. The fried green tomatoes topped with orange marmalade constituted one of the finest appetizers I have had in America. The Deconstructed Beef Wellington was also excellent. Our service, on the other hand, was very slow; that said, it was accompanied by multiple apologies. We weren't in any rush, but there were notable delays between courses. The ambiance (dark woods and music in the background) was quite masculine.

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THOMASH
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Prices were very reasonable. Will be back.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Fantastic food. The atmosphere was absolutely wonderful. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Table44
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful dinner , our waiter was superb. Sarg made the evening so pleasant for our 93year young guests who enjoyed herself . Most definitely would visit the next time we are in the area .

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MisterD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice upscale restaurant at modest prices. Took reservation and set a nice corner table for our 32nd Anniversary. Service was nice and pleasant. Breakfast eggs cooked perfectly without scorching. Thick bacon, and wife enjoyed the harvest grain waffle. Highly recommend.

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vipjoec
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our group was in JC for golf tournament. We were all staying at Carnegie. Food is always good here and a good value. A touch on the slow side of service but the food was good and a fair value.

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jack
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time there - as good as the first... will always be the "Johnson City" dinner of choice.

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