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Hennen's is an upscale yet casual restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and certified Angus steaks, using the freshest local ingredients available...
Hennen's is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, next to the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theater & within walking distance of several area hotels.
An elegant ambiance is centered around the 2,400 bottle wine cellar located in the middle of the main dining area.
Hennen's also features a full bar, patio dining and dedicated private dining room.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking validation in the Riverpier Parking Garage located directly above the restaurant.
Electric Shuttle and Bus depot is located within 100 yards of restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hennen's Ratings and Reviews
We had a great night at Hennen's . Our server, Gabriel was excellent. He offered great advice on food and drinks, making suggestions for extras without ever being pushy. Our food was hot and delicious and the fresh bread before the meal was fantastic. We were too full for dessert but plan to go back soon just for that.
Great Food! Cassidy, our server, provided excellent service! She was knowledgeable about the menu, had great recommendations and helped to make it a great experience for our Anniversay dinner.
EXCELLENT Creambrulle that we took with us and was still wonderful an hour later.
Gus was our server tonight and he was excellent! Our food came out very quickly. I had one of the daily specials, Filet with Scallops, and my wife had the Filet. I added the Boursin topping to my steak. Both of our steaks were perfectly cooked to medium rare. In our experience of eating around Chattanooga - Hennens is one of the most consistent restaurants. On top of the great food, you also get great service - the staff at this restaurant are not pretentious like they are at other nearby restaurants! We can't wait to go back again. One note, we made reservations ahead of time for Saturday dinner - I would highly recommend doing the same if you are going to eat here because it is very popular in this area.
Good news bad news at Hennen's. First the good news; Kristy was an excellent server and took GREAT care of us. She was very professional and very personable . Drinks, apps and salads came out fast and were delicious. The salmon dip with labosh was very tasty and the salads were excellent. Nice atmosphere and we were looking forward to the main course. Now the bad news. There must have been something happening in the kitchen. We waited over 30 minutes for our entrees and no one around us was served either. When the mains were served, we were somewhat disappointed. Although others had raved about the duck, the chef undercooked it and forgot to crisp the skin, so it was flabby, fatty and chewy. My husband's ahi tuna was supposed to be accompanied by "warm sushi rice" and bless their hearts, it was stone cold/ just out of the fridge cold and also it was not sushi rice. Evidently someone put the molded rice on the plate and forgot to warm it. When we ordered the profiteroles for dessert, we were informed that they were out. Evidently someone overcooked the chou pastry. Too bad, so we skipped the dessert. The lovely waitress apologized and explained that they were backed up in the kitchen. The manager did come over to apologize and comped one of our drinks. Kitchen needs fixin!
We are from out of town and knew nothing about Chattanooga restaurants. We took a chance and made a reservation for the night before the eclipse because we were afraid it would be difficult to get in a restaurant anywhere. However, the hostess was doing everything she could to accommodate walk-ins. It was a pleasant evening so we opted to sit outside where we could enjoy the fresh air and watch the world go by.
Our waitress was terrific and catered to our every request. The food was creative and delicious and for once we did not need a "doggy bag".
The restaurant has a good ambiance for business dinners where conversation is important. The restaurant uses multiple levels of seating that really cuts down the noise of other conversations. The food was very good and the wait staff very attentive. We asked for additional time between courses and the waiter timed everything out perfectly.
House filet was one of the best I've ever had, perfect crust on outside, herb mashed potatoes were excellent. Had the smoked salmon dip as a starter, nice mild flavor and the large cracker served with it was perfect match. Finished with bread pudding and a cappuccino, perfect evening. Parking is convenient, same building, cost us five dollars.
I should have asked for a nice table when I made the reservation. I didnt and as a result got stuck in a corner up against a wall with a terrible very bad cushion. Loud people in the opposite cubby / corner.
My steak ordered medium came out cold and very rare, got sent back and in the time it took to reheat that my wife had to eat her meal before it went cold. So we both ate separately.
Salad was the best part for both of us.
Ive been here before and liked it and was disappointed for my wife. she had never been there.
Peter the restaurant manager was very accommodating! I had never made special requests before, but he helped make the evening run smoothly so I could surprise my fiancé with a nice birthday dinner! would highly recommend to anyone and we will most certainly be going back.
I was in Chattanooga for business with two clients ( husband and wife )that I was very concerned with making the evening relaxing with no drama. Hennens was recommended by a co worker that had been there a few months ago. I travel and entertain frequently and understand that noise level is something that is situational but we were seated next to a large party, and when I asked if we could sit somewhere else, I was told " well you could always sit in the bar" we should have left then. Our server was pretty much Casper the Ghost most of the night and we had great difficulty getting him to bring any sort of refreshment. At more than two occasions he kept blaming the bar for not getting this done sooner.
The food, COLD. I ordered a Ribeye and my clients ordered Filets. Their Filets were ( warm ) but their veggies were cold. My Ribeye was horrible. Is was cold and full of grissel. In fact my knife wasn't sharp enough to cut through it and the cut of meat was so thin it was like chasing a squid around my plate. The entire meal was expensive and poorly prepared. At the end of our meal, the server was asked to bring one Capachino, we waited 10 minutes then he came and explained the bar was not getting the capachino for him fast enough. At this point, he should not have been the one telling us this, it should have been the MOD.
Very sad to have sat through this, Downtown Chattanooga is fantastic with lots of choices. I made the wrong one on the evening of August 9th 2017
I was a little disappointed that our waiter did ask, "Was this a special occasion"?
It was our 47th wedding anniversary and we had never been there before. He was nice and cordial (a little on the mechanical side...like he's been there for several years). He did ask had we been there before, but nothing past that. He disappeared a couple of times and we had to wait for more coffee (so we just asked whoever was passing by...and they were nice) and we waited on a dessert menu. He said he had a friend there and they were talking.
The food was excellent. The wait time for our 9:00 pm reservation was 20 minutes for them to "wipe down our table". Service was slow. I understand the restaurant being extremely busy on a Friday night, but it makes no sense to have quests wait 20 minutes after their reservation time to be when there were multiple empty tables available. However, it was a great dinner, therefore we will dine there again.
As a couple we were seated next to a family with a loud whining toddler. These patrons should always be seated in a section containing other family groups, not intermingled with couples. Our server never offered information or specials which we may have ordered had we known there were specials. He also took our order while dangling over an adjacent step/railing rather than at our table and this is the method he used each time he visited our table The short ribs were tough and fatty and not of good quality. The rest of our meal was fine. The GM was observant to offer us a bit of seltzer water as he noticed us dabbing at stains from dripped sauce on our clothing Perhaps we would return, not sure though.
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