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.
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: 423-266-4400x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
St. John's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
St. Johns continues to set the bar high ...
St. Johns continues to set the bar high and put our city on the map. It's always a fantastic experience, from the food, to the wine and the ambiance. The waitstaff is prompt and knowledgeable. I've never been disappointed!
My wife and I have dined many times at S ...
My wife and I have dined many times at St. John's. The service is excellent and the menu, though not extensive, is usually imaginative and the food well prepared. We felt that this time the menu was a bit prosaic. Perhaps they are between seasons (we dined in mid August) but the usual surprises that one finds were not there. Still, the meal was excellent and the service as impeccable as always so there was really little to complain about. Our friends thought the meal quite impressive.
St. John's is one of the best restaurant ...
St. John's is one of the best restaurants in TN. Food is excellent; fresh and very well prepared. Flawless presentation and excellent wait staff. Creative cocktail menu and a very nice wine selection. I would highly recommend St. John's for drinks, for dinner, and for special occasions.
My wife and I ate here 5 years ago while ...
My wife and I ate here 5 years ago while visiting the Choo-Choo and thought it was the best restaurant ever. We planned a trip to come back last year but didn't make it. So this year I planned a trip to Chattanooga months out primary to go to St. John's. In short, it was disappointing. My wife had the most expensive dish (the ribeye) and it just wasn't that great. The meat was a little chewy and the chizo on top seemed better suited to top a chili dog rather than a high-end steak. I had the Wagyu Beef Zabuton Steak and Smoked Brisket and my steak was much better than her ribeye. Both were pretty short on veggies. I know it's a joke at the high end restaurants is to "get a lot of plate" but I was surprised on just how small the sides were with the steak. For our appetizer we had the Benton's Country Ham & Dancing Fern Cheese. It was good but here's a tip, have at least 2 of everything. There was one green olive with a pit...try cutting that with a knife to share. :) The night before my wife had ribeye at the much cheaper Big River Grille and said it was much better. For the money, that just shouldn't be.
This is our second visit in two years to ...
This is our second visit in two years to St. Johns. We had a great time on our first visit and likewise this visit. Servers were prompt, but not rushing us, helpful, very good-natured.
We had a table for two on the upstairs overlooking the first floor dining. We were able
to converse at normal volume.
The food was, as always, excellent. Portions are satisfying. Dynamite presentation and as always flavorful. My wife said the dessert -- peach upside down cake with ice cream-- could win the "Chopped" challenge on a run-away.
Thank you for a great evening.
Fantastic!! It was my wife's birthday an ...
Fantastic!! It was my wife's birthday and they printed 'happy birthday ' on our menus..
There were tasty treats from the chef.. Very tasty indeed!
The server was very polite and couldn't do enough for you.
Food was fantastic!!
First class service!
First class meals!
St. John's is always wonderful! In all ...
St. John's is always wonderful! In all the years we've been eating here, we've never had a meal that was less than stellar. The staff is friendly, courteous, knowledgeable about the wine and food, and make us feel truly special. What can I say about the food--other than "it's the best in Chattanooga!"
Gourmet food and prices to match. Porti ...
Gourmet food and prices to match. Portions are small and if you order steak order at least one level more done than normal as undercooked. I ordered a steak and instead of it coming as a one piece steak it was carved into slices with a sauce put on it. Was undercooked to my taste and expectation and did not expect it to be sliced up. How can I even tell if it was a steak I was being served?
Joe S. was a wonderful server. My husban ...
Joe S. was a wonderful server. My husband and I were having date night since having a baby. I asked him how much wine was in the taste portion since I was breastfeeding, and he knew immediately. He then made sure the cheese in the dish was pasteurized without me asking. He was prompt, but didn't make us feel rushed. My filet was the best steak I've ever had, and I have worked at Ruth's Chris and J. Alexander's. It was a wonderful experience.
The food was superb. Any selection off o ...
The food was superb. Any selection off of the menu is the correct selection. The waitstaff also made an excellent recommendation on a drink pairing. The hostess made an effort to sit tables apart from each other as long as possible so you were not directly beside other customers.
The food at St. John's is just outstandi ...
The food at St. John's is just outstanding! Our visit last Saturday evening was the best fine dining experience we have ever had. The food is as visually stunning as the taste. Chef Barron truly has a gift for creating the most wonderful flavor combinations. We were there for a special occasion and our experience truly was special, can't wait to go again soon!
St. John's Restaurant hits the mark
I always look forward to having dinner at St. John's Restaurant. While expensive, I feel that it is worth every penny given the quality and inventiveness of the food and the professionalism of the servers. I also like the fact that the restaurant is not noisy and you can easily carry on a conversation. Both my companion and I had an amazing meal and we finished it off with a carrot cake soufflé with crème anglaise that was to die for. Coupled with a 10 year old tawny port and a cup of their most excellent coffee, it was the perfect way to end our evening. I will be going there every opportunity that I get. Special props to Server 100 upstairs. He made excellent suggestions for wine pairings and was the epitomine of professionalism.
Our server really knew the menu and was ...
Our server really knew the menu and was able to answer our questions thoroughly. As a result, we ordered and received a practically perfect meal. The food, from the local goat cheese toasts to the antelope steaks was exquisitely prepared and presented. Well worth many visits.
We went here for our anniversary dinner. ...
We went here for our anniversary dinner. Great atmosphere, great custom service (our menus were customized for our anniversary since I noted on the reservation) and food was fabulous. Unique menu provides fresh twists on traditional favorites with an opportunity to explore. Love it!
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