About St. John's Meeting Place
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Open since 2004, Meeting Place has become Chef Rebecca Barron's platform to explore international flavors and ingredients that continue to shape America's melting pot cuisine. An evolving variety of small plates and entrees encourage conversation and stimulate the senses. An open kitchen and warm glow create an energetic ambiance. St John's kitchens have received four nominations for Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00pm
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
mp jazz thursday 6-9 p.m.
$5 french 75 and sazeracs
Parking available behind the St. John's building and on the King Street side of the building. Limited street parking is also available.
Chattanooga's complimentary electric shuttle has a stop at the St. John's building.
Chef Rebecca Barron
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
mp "a very happy hour"
mon - fri 5-7 p.m.
$5 craft cocktails
$6 small plates
half price champagne (bottles)
$5 feature red & white wine by the glass
industry night mondays 5-8 p.m.
mp jazz thursday 6-9 p.m.
$5 french 75 and sazeracs
St. John's Meeting Place Ratings and Reviews
We love St. John's Meeting Place! Been going here for over a year and a half! Always an excellent meal no matter what we choose! Service is always good and friendly! They have a very good wine list as well! Probably go once every two months on average and love it. Awesome steak tartare! In our opinion, possibly the best steak in Chattanooga, TN. as well! You will never regret eating at this restaurant!
We have been here on multiple occasions before and never had an experience like tonight. The waitress kept ignoring us before, during, and after courses so we weren't able to send back the monkfish that was over cooked. She never checked on us to see if we needed more drinks or more food. They sat us upstairs at a table in the middle of the bar area which was basically a happy hour for everyone else. We were really disappointed with what has typically been a very enjoyable restaurant in Chatt.
In town to celebrate my daugher's birthday. This is a place that offers great food without the stuffiness. Our party of six enjoyed all the plates we ordered. The fried rice and duck leg was excellent as were the scallops. The steaks and fish dishes were also very good. It seemed that they were understaffed the night we were there but our waitress and others did their best to accommodate us. We will definitely go back again.
Lovely restaurant but off night. The server was very busy and we had some miscommunications on what I ordered. Long story short I got the beet salad which was incredible and timely but my entrée never came. He finally went back to check and when they brought my entrée they brought the wrong one so at that point I told them to just bring me my check and not to worry but that we had obviously miscommunicated. I ordered the blue snapper small plate which I never received but I'm sure it was fabulous as everything the passed by me looked great. All in all I sat there for an hour and a half for a beet salad. I will definitely go back again as I just think it was an off night it will give them a second chance. Also St. John's next-door was a much quieter venue if you don't want noise.
My partner and I haven't been here in a while due to bad experiences with the roasted chicken, not once but twice. We thought since it had been months we were here, we'd try again. My partner warned me about getting the chicken; to try something else. I really like the gnocchi with the chicken. I had high hopes the chicken would be fully cooked, unlike the past two times. The chicken was cut apart and the top part was fully cooked. The gnocchi and the vegetables were very good. As I got closer to the bone of the chicken, I saw pink. This may be OK for some folks, not for me. The waitress added nothing enjoyable to the dinner. Drink glasses were near empty most of the time with my partner's water glass empty. I still wonder why the tables are so close together. We heard a conversation going on at the table next to ours that we shouldn't have heard. There are so many other terrific food places downtown and the surrounding areas to continue to go to a place where the food and service are so lacking.
LOVE this place. Great experience. Went to St. John's Meeting Place for the first time on this visit. We dined early before a show and were there during the "happy hour" 5-7 pm, which meant many of the most popular entrees / small plates were discounted (smaller portions although), plus $5 cocktail specials and $5 wine options (not full list). Great service. Love the menu, the variety, the quality. We'll definitely be back.
I choose Meeting Place to celebrate my 40th birthday with a friend. We were surprised to have live Jazz music on a Thursday night which added to the elegant ambiance. Chef Rebecca Barron came to our table when she was told it was my 40th birthday. She asked if she could create a special two course meal for me even with all my food allergies, Gluten and lactose Intolerance. Chef Rebecca went above and beyond to make off the menu dishes including a dessert of 3 sorbets with candles to celebrate my big day. She even bought out each course herself. Thank you Chef Rebecca Barron for the incredible food and attention to detail. Amazing!
We have enjoyed dining at the Meeting Place for years which makes this visit all the more disappointing. Although there seemed to be plenty of staffers on duty it took so long to get our drinks that we actually offered to go to the bar and pick them up ourselves. The menu appeared to be "dumbed down" with more sandwiches and fewer of the good things we've enjoyed in the past, so the five us us had one hamburger, two patty melts, and two beef sandwiches. Nothing was finished except the hamburger; the beef was dry and tasteless, the patty melts just tasteless. The french fries were good. A second round of drinks arrived about the time we determined that the food was a bust, so we gratefully finished those and departed the scene vowing to never return.
We are regulars at least once every three weeks if not more often. Jordan our server was excellent as before! Food was "Off The Charts" as always! We like that ST. John's Meeting Place changes up the menu on a regular basis but keeps some of the staples or favorites. Food is always exceptional! Probably the best steak in Chattanooga if you want a great steak! Nice comfortable, casual atmosphere. Love it! Love it! Love it!
Came here for a date before a night out when visiting Chattanooga. We picked this spot because they have corkage and we brought a nice bottle of wine with us on our trip we wanted to enjoy. Really nice bar area upstairs where we had a drink first. Lots of casual seating and a great dirty martini. For dinner, we were seated in one of the banquettes in the window, which was perfect because we could sit next to each other looking out into the restaurant. Everyone was extremely friendly. One waitress even gave us a tip for our trip. Cheese plate, beet salad, and scallops were all delicious. Really enjoyed the experience!
As always, the Meeting Place offered a lovely dining experience, with just the right level of noise, and always great service. The seasonal (fall) sangria, which we always have to taste, was marvelous, and array of small plates, should have been sufficient; however, we continued on with some larger plates. One ordered scallops, the other a pork dish. Both great, though the scallops were grilled with a bit too much salt.
Ice creams were good, but the cream cheese one that came with the red velvet cake was a bit too much. Loved the chocolate in the red cake, but the cake itself was a bit dry.
Will always return as often as possible.
excellent cocktails. shrimp rolls and charcuterie boards were standout! i got the friday night spaghetti- noodles were not good. the meatballs and sauce were spicy and really good. our server seemed really busy- but very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. we'll go back.
This was our second time here and it was even better than the first! We started with spiced fries with basil aioli, which were a favorite last time and didn't disappoint this time either. I got the pork entree, which came with two kinds of pork (grilled chop and smoked shoulder), an amazing squash puree that even my squash-averse fiance enjoyed, cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, and a smoky but not spicy chili sauce. All of it was really good and the elements went together really well. My fiance got the fried rice, which was also delicious. It was one of the best dinners I've had in Chattanooga!
Extremely slow service and poor attitude from the server for our table. At 45 min we only had water, bread, and a single visit at the beginning to ask if we were ready to order a drink. The restaurant was not exceptionally busy. I will say the food was excellent though. Just need to work on improving the service.
We were looking for a place we have never tried during a trip to Chattanooga with girlfriends. We wanted something laid back, but with excellent food and a great atmosphere. St. John's Meeting Place was better than we had hoped for. We ended up sharing several small plates. Everything we ordered was superb. The wine and cocktails were perfect. We will return anytime we are in Chattanooga.
My adult son and I had a good time wt your restaurant. Your Sommelier was very helpful in pairing our wine with our meal. the food and wine was excellent and staff was professional and friendly. The music in the back ground was excellent. Over all we had a great time
Had my husbands 50th birthday there. The waiter was fantastic! Engaging, knowledgeable and very funny. The ruse was to have him think it was just the two of us for dinner and as more people showed, they moved us to larger tables. Was great fun and they were very very accommodating!
This time David was our server and did an excellent job! As always, the food was wonderful! We find ourselves eating there a couple of times a month because we enjoy it so much! Great food, very good wine list, and very good service in a not so stuffy atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant in Chattanooga!
This was probably our sixth or seventh meal at St. John's Meeting Place and as always, the experience was exceptional. Both me and my wife felt our dinners were top five in our life experiences and we have been around the world so that is saying a lot. Our server was very good and they had a big group in from Knoxville (37 people) and still the service was great! Cannot recommend this restaurant enough! It has become our favorite place to eat out in Chattanooga!
St John's Meeting place has a wonderful atmosphere. It is nice and upscale, but not so fancy that it is hard to relax. There was wonderful jazz music on Thursday night that made it more festive. The food was outstanding. We are vegan. It was the most amazing vegan dish I have ever tasted. So unique.
I just absolutely love the meeting place. It's so wonderful, I always tell my girlfriends to go on dates. Best burger and ice cream in Chattanooga for sure. It's always a pleasure. My husband and I completely love it and we always have full, happy tummies. Everything I've ever had has been delicious. The roasted chicken is perfect, and with the changing seasons the flavoring a change depending on what fruit is in season. Everything is very well prepared. Love it!
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