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About Wellington's Restaurant

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.

1216 W. State of Franklin
Johnson City, TN 37604
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast/Lunch: Monday- Friday 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday- Friday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Breakfast/Lunch: Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Breakfast/Lunch: Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 979-6401

Website:
http://www.wellingtonsrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Wellington's offers parking in a private lot adjacent to the restaurant and also complimentary parking in their parking garage.

Public Transit:
Public transit is available.

Executive Chef:
Heather Ricker

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Wellington's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
Good for a Date (8)
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Cozy (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great overall dining experience. My wife, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The desserts were wonderful as well.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was great and the staff was friendly. the only complaint was that it was cold and we had to dine with our coats and scarves on

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was spot on and food was delicious! We will be eating here regularly!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wellington's dining always adds to the occasion. Especially our anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Appetizers were the best thing, but very pricey. 3 deviled eggs --3 halves - were $6. The best thing on the menu was the shrimp and grits. It was a great price for the size and taste. It took over 30-45 min after we were done with apps for food to be brought out- salad, cold sandwich and plain burger. Only 2 other tables that came in after us confused about why service was so slow. Fries were room temp. Desserts also very pricey. $8 for very small slice of cheesecake or torte.

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 (Costa Rica)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was excited to try this restaurant as I had enjoyed their spa the last time I traveled to this area. Company joined us and service was horrible from sitting down. The staff was all young and very inexperienced and unprofessional. There was no manager on duty! The waitresses were rude and felt as if we were bothering them. My fathers steak, after messing it up the first time causing the other diners to eat gold entrees, was awful! They had none of the basic skills down.. touching the lip of used glasses to refill water, playing with their hair then setting tables, handing hot coffee over diners rather than walk around. Portions were small, food was just ok and the service was the worst I’ve experienced ever!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great ambiance. We had a romantic anniversary dinner. Food was delicious and service was top notch. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Really pleased with this restaurant. I travel and entertain clients globally and this is a great place for business dinners or special occasions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

I made a reservation several weeks in advance for a table for 13 people for breakfast and also called the day before to confirm, but the table was not ready. The waitress said the hostess did not show up for work that day and they did not know about the reservation. They put some tables together but we were forced to sit so close it was uncomfortable. The food was only lukewarm when it was served. I would expect better from a restaurant like Wellingtons.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lovely restaurant. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent. I cant wait to go back!!!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our family came to Johnson City for my nephew’s soccer game at ETSU and needed a place to accommodate 13 of us for breakfast. I have stayed at Carnegie Hotel several times and I always enjoy eating at Wellington’s! The breakfast was delicious and it’s a great value! I highly recommend Wellington’s!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was very quality served be people with good customer service skills.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Server did not listen very well. Food was not very good.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food and service. Will become our place for special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I have drove by Wellington's for several years and have wanted to try it. My husband mentioned that his work group was wanting to get together for an evening out and asked if I had any suggestions, Welling's came to mind. So we made a reservation for 13.
Everyone was seated as arrived. We were seated in a back corner, which was fine for the group. The waitress took our drink orders but made no suggestion ordering appetizers. Once everyone arrived, the order was taken right away. The table ordered a variety of items on the menu. I had the 8oz Filet, it was very tasty, but honestly no better than what I would order from other local steak restaurants. One person ordered a burger, which looked very good, another ordered a Reuben. Nobody had any complaints about the food- I guess it just wasn't the Wow we expected from "Wellington's." I would however try the restaurant again, but with smaller expectations. It compares to any other good restaurant in the area, just a bit more pricey, but affordable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been going to wellingtons since they were in Bridgeport. Always great food and service. We recommend it frequently.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We dined at Wellington's twice during our stay at the hotel. The only slightly negative was both times we had to wait what I felt was a significant amount of time to be greeted by the hostess (same young female both times) who did not appear to be busy but rather talking with the servers toward the kitchen area. The food was outstanding and came hot and delivered quickly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our first time at Wellingtons and we very pleased. We had excellent food and service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. Quiet. In terms of interior, I would say it is the nicest in Johnson City, Tennessee. It is located in the Carnegie Hotel across the street from ETSU. Good variety of menu selections and good wine list too. Friendly service.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Fancy place. Live jazz on Thursday nights.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Everything was delicious, our waitress was excellent server. Polite, friendly, not to over bearing. The only thing that would have made it better was if we had been able to get the booth we requested, but overall still great.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Absolutely a spectacular evening. Great food, great wine, excellent!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The steak was over cooked; the bread was cold and just three small slices, the salads had been made in advance and left to sit there absorbing too much dressing and the waitress did not want to be there. It was the worst meal in Johnson City at double the price.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Hotel restaurant trying to disguise themselves as fine dining. Very quiet and empty on a Saturday night. That being said the food was delicious and it's a good value. If you're staying at the Carnegie, I'd try it out. If not, there are better spots for dining in Johnson City.

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Really good food! Great service! Nice atmosphere! Would go again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our experience was phenomenal, and the biggest contributing factor was our server, Sarge. He was attentive, yet unobtrusive, which is the BEST kind of server! Helpful, kind, and went the extra mile, for sure. This was my first meal at Wellington's, and I can't wait to go back!

Ashly Garris

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Good meal but a bit expensive for the area. Fried green tomatoes a must.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Great food and excellent service. The green tea and ginger creme brulee was worth the visit.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was amazing. Pork rinds for an app and New York strip for dinner. Great bourbon selection. Only complaint would be the service was sub par.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Steaks were very tender and cooked perfectly. Dessert was excellent. Overall I highly recommend Wellington's.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Very limited main menu for restaurant this size having a large kitchen. Does not live up to expectations.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Food was ok not worth the price service was incredibly slow (so slow we received free appetizers) .. No fault of the restaurant but the table behind us was so loud and obnoxious we heard everything about there life

Tags: Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 12, 2017

VERY accommodating. Staying at the hotel and we were running late getting ready to see a show. My husband called down to the restaurant to see if we could place our order and have a table ready when we had finished. The staff had a table ready for us and our order placed with the kitchen. We were able to enjoy our meal and get to the theatre on time. Very much appreciated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Great place for dinner!! And special occasions. Good service. Bananas Foster Flambé only place in town.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 8, 2017

The atmosphere is great & the service was wonderful. The host was very friendly & knew immediately when I gave him my name about my reservation & where our table was located. Our waitress was exceptionally efficient & attentive & pleasant. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich with fries. Fries were tasty. Chicken salad was dry & not very flavorful although the quantity of it was very generous. It was not bad--it just needed something to improve the moisture & flavor.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 4, 2017

The food was extremely good. The wait staff service was very poor with inattentive service. Great hotel but restaurant needed better servers. Sorry but the waitress ruined our great meal. It wasn't even a busy night

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was awesome! The atmosphere and crowd was a little older than what we were expecting but that didnt effect the dining.

Would go there again.

Get the honey mashed potatoes!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The meal was very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Disappointed a bit in the food- I didn't think it was up to the standard

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Very nice dinner with friends. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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