About St. John's Restaurant
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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.
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
Was disappointed in the service, not up to the standards I expect here. Frequently had empty glasses sitting on the table, waiter was inattentive and seemed to disappear near the end of the meal, leaving us without drinks, including empty water glasses. We had to pour our own wine. I was also handed a glass and my bottle of beer to pour myself. Not sure if this is the new standard, but it was not a welcome change.
I loved the formal atmosphere. The one thing we were looking forward to was the main duck course which was not present on Valentine's Day, but we could have also looked at the menu before we went. Regardless, we had Veal and the steak and both were cooked perfectly. St Johns is a tradition for our household and will stay that way.
We have had excellent service and top-notch food in the past at St. John's. Our recent dinner on 2/13/17 was to celebrate a birthday. We were fortunate that they were offering a special Valentine's tasting in addition to the many regular menu items. I chose the sole served over lobster risotto, one of two special entree offerings. The fish was excellent, but the risotto was gummy and bland. Pretty sure it would have meant a trip home on Top Chef! Service was so-so. The server tried to give sophisticated descriptions of menu items, but lacked the confidence (or knowledge) of an experienced fine dining worker.
Our server Martin had an exceptional talent for service. Together with the signature cocktails, choice wines & creative cuisine, his knowledge of the menu, superb recommendations & professional demeanor made for the perfect dining experience! And, believe me, I don't use that description lightly. We had a wonderful dining experience. I wish every new dining adventure was this pleasing. Bravo!
As always, the food at St. John's was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our first courses and entrees, as well as our shared dessert. The menu changes frequently, but the quality of the food never falters. The cooking style ranges from classic dishes that are perfectly executed to unexpected and exciting flavor combinations for the more adventurous, so it is a good place to go if your party likes both traditional and more contemporary dishes. Our server answered all our questions in detail and provided great recommendations. The dining area was full and lively, but not crowded or loud. The decor is warm, relaxing, and modern. We have been here a number of times and always find it to be an great spot for a date or special occasion, but would also happily dine there absent a special event. Additionally, they boast a great selection of cocktails, wines, beers, and after dinner drinks (ports, coffees with liquer, etc.).
2nd time dinning at St Johns. Service is phenomenal. Food as good as it gets. For my money they are better than a Ruths Chris and not only are you supporting local business, but they also buy local meats, fruit and vegetables. Some of the meals are off the beaten track such as the antelope that was out of this world.
St. John's is the finest restaurant in Chattanooga, hands down. The food is extraordinary, the service well above average, the location and ambience good. I've eaten at St. John's a number of times and I have never been disappointed. I look forward to my next visit.
We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. The menus had happy birthday with the date written across the top of it. I had ordered my steak medium but it came more of a well done with very little pink inside of it so it was a little dry but other than that we did enjoy the food. My husband is more adventurous than I am when eating so he was more pleased with the menu options.
We were seated immediately upon entering the restaurant; we had reservations. The table had a great second floor street view, but was crowded next to two larger tables. Wishin 7-8 minutes they offered us a different table in a quiet location. The first course was excellent (broccoli and sunchoke soup). I had the Hawaiian sea bass and my wife had the Wiygu filet and roasted brisket. Both dishes were excellent. The chocolate mousse cake was the finishing touch. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Tiny appetizer portions, over priced drinks and service was just ok. They sat us right by the front door and bar so not really the nice quite romantic dinner atmosphere I thought it would be. I was extremely disappointed after spending $120 dollars for two people. I really thought it would be been a lot better. I most likely won't be back.
First off this is the one of the best vegan food experiences I've ever had. Chef Baron's food is a multi dimensional experience beaming with texture and flavor. Ask for the veggie lo mein and the vegan risotto.
I took my wife there and they did a great job. Michelle and Joy took good care of us. Just look at their Sparkling/champagne list and you'll understand how much of an experience the staff has in store for you.
I think the best part of this meal was desert because it was so playful and purposeful at the same time. Food should have a purpose (to nourish) as well as delight your senses.
I travel roughly 200 days of the year, as well as eat out in many restaurants in cities large and small. I've been in many restaurants that were relatively expensive and had marginal food and/or service. Likewise, I have been in many restaurants that were very modestly priced and had phenomenal food and service. I was very taken back that a city the size of Chattanooga has such a wonderful restaurant, with fabulous service and food that I would call a very rare find.
This is not a restaurant that I want to eat at every night as it is a bit more highbrow then I traditionally like, but if you are looking for a true dining experience that is equivalent to any fine dining you will find in San Francisco, Washington DC, New York City, etc, this is it.
Food was great and service was exceptional. The chef, Rebecca came out and spoke with us and even gave us a tip on where to eat the next night and she was spot on! The roasted filet was probably the best steak I have ever eaten. Misty (our server) was knowledgeable and did a great job. It was our 35th anniversary and they made it very special and we could not have been happier with our choice.
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