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About St. John's Restaurant
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.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Josh Carter: (423) 266-4400
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
St. John's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Our reception was fantastic even though we were 15 minutes early for our reservation.
Our Server, Brian, did a great job explaining some of the finer points of the menu and the process.
We enjoyed our meals and found both selections to be flavorful with generous portions.
One of the best meals I have had. The menu was creative, we had Nickajack cheese with Sorghum covered pecans - oh my, it was delicious. I had the antelope, which was like a tender steak and my husband had the Wagyu beef steak and it was perfect! The price was expensive but the meal did not disappoint. We will definitely be back.
The only negative feedback was that our table wasn't ready at our reservation time. We had a show to attend so we were rushed through dinner to be able to leave on time. Ended up being about 25 minutes past our reservation time but the food was amazing and our server was very nice as well. It was our first time here and it was excellent!
The restaurant itself was nice and the atmosphere what great. Went with my wife and 12 year old daughter. Only complaint was with the selection of food. I have mild heart disease so pretty much stick with fish. No salmon or tuna options. Had to go with the Grouper which was good, just not what I would have liked to have considering my condition. None of us really liked the deserts. For how much the dinner was, and all of the high ratings, just expected more.
Visiting from Memphis and would drive to Chattanooga just to dine here again! Beautiful ambiance, outstanding server - friendly, accommodating, very knowledgeable about the menu. The food is creative and delicious, from the starters to the deserts; great bread assortment baked in house. Loved it!
We dined at Saint John's for our Wedding Anniversary and found every detail to be exceptional. There were special touches from the chef; our waitress, Jenny, made us feel like we were her only priority; the atmosphere was subtly elegant and we enjoyed every moment!
I had not eaten at St. John's Restaurant in several years and know how good and unique this restaurant is for dinner dining from a local perspective, as recall their famous irresistible homemade breads, especially the daily potato bread (usually two-three types of bread served prior to meals); foods sourced from local/regional farms, appetizers include wonderful homemade soup (soup usually a staple for me), salads, unique entrees and special homemade desserts, as well as an extensive wine list. I took home four bread slices, with remaining butter from meal (two potato, two rosemary bread slices) to eat the next day as part of breakfast and the remainder to eat with lunch at work. All tasted great!
Service was fantastic here and the menu was creative, lively, and varied and nuanced to our tastes. Thanks to our server for a great wine recommendation (over 400 to choose from) and for the chef and her staff for putting out course after course of adventurous comfort food.
We were only in Chattanooga one night arriving at 9 and had been in the road all day. Loved everything about this restaurant and was looking for a great meal; from their in house bakery, specialty butters and food all delish. My only complaint was our martinis were not cold enough
Exceeded expectations. Everything was wonderful. Arrived early for reservation, grabbed a drink next door at Meeting Place. Service was wonderful for dinner. Joy is fabulous. We had the pumpkin/lobster soup, halibut and filet. All cooked to perfection. There is a good wine list as well. Dessert was also delicious - devils food cake and sorbet. Can't wait to return.
My husband and I were celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary whilst visiting Chattanooga for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in September 2017, and visited this restaurant on 11th September 2017. Our server was Jennie.
The venue were expecting us as I had reserved a 'romantic' table months in advance, and had put 'Happy Anniversary' at the top of our menu's which was a small but amazing touch. It started off a wonderful evening.
The ambiance was quiet but relaxed, whilst the external views aren't great, the place itself has many facets to be looked at, and we both enjoyed people watching.
All staff were attentive, the food was served at adequate intervals, freshly prepared for us, and pipping hot, our water glasses were constantly refreshed, and we were always asked if we required more drinks.
If you are planning on having all 3 courses as we did, I would suggest that you don't eat the bread at the start, otherwise you can't fit in desert. I would highly recommend the carrot cake soufflé with crème anglais.
I think our server, Jennie, was a little surprised at the size of our tip, which was almost 40% of the total bill, but she was amazing, and knew the menu well, able to advise on choices, and what she felt would suit us.
I’ve lived in Chattanooga my entire life, but this was my first visit to St. John’s. I’ve met many tourists raving about it, saying that this restaurant was greater than some of the finest big city establishments they had been to. I had to see it for myself, and it’s true. The service is excellent, the food is amazing, the wine is second to none. If you’re in the mood for quality, this is as good as is gets.
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