About St. John's Restaurant

1278 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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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.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

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.

Cross Street:
13th St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 266-4400

Website:
http://www.stjohnsrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking available behind the St. John's building and on the King Street side of the building. Limited street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Chattanooga's complimentary electric shuttle has a stop at the St. John's building.

Executive Chef:
Rebecca Barron

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

Additional:
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

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

St John's is the epitome of fine dining ...

Dined 2 days ago

St John's is the epitome of fine dining in Chattanooga! From the food to the restaurant staff, everything is beyond superb.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent!

Dined 6 days ago

We have been twice, completely mind blowing both times.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Fantastic

Dined on April 23, 2016

Fantastic food and service overall. Would definitely go back!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Good, but not what it used to be.

Dined on April 22, 2016

Good, but not what it used to be.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

The best

Dined on April 16, 2016

This is not only the best restaurant in Chattanooga but one of the best in the country.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

Good but.....

Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was good but by no means the best I have had, and certainly not worth the price. Very, very expensive.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The best filet I've ever had

Dined on April 9, 2016

This restaurant is incredible. Food, service, ambience... everything was just perfect.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Sweetbread appetizer

Dined on March 29, 2016

Sweetbread appetizer

food5
ambience5
service5

I have celiac disease and the staff is v ...

Dined on March 24, 2016

I have celiac disease and the staff is very knowledgeable about what dishes I can have. You don't know how much that means!!

food5
ambience5
service5

My companion and I thoroughly enjoyed th ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

My companion and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining experience. I had the venison and she enjoyed the vegetable ravioli. I eat a goodly amount of venison and this was cooked with exceptional care. I cannot give greater compliments to the chef. Exceptional cuisine and service. Brava tutti!

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

My cousin and I had the pleasure of dini ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

My cousin and I had the pleasure of dining at St. John's on Saturday, March 12th before a concert. While the food was excellent & the service exemplary, our wine ( a split of Bollinger - they were out of the Veuve Clicquot split we ordered) was served too warm even though we waited quite a while for it to be chilled. I think it would be worth the investment for a rapid wine chiller. We started with the warm beet salad and the foie gras which we both enjoyed, though I was confused by the foie's pastry accompaniment with it's creme patissiere style filling. I had the Maple Leaf Farms duck which was truly spectacular with stinging nettle risotto and lingonberries... the duck perfectly medium rare & the risotto's taste best described as verdant. My companion had the Grouper which she loved. We were most impressed with the Sequatchie Cove Farms cheese platter for dessert. Overall, a fun meal with smooth, professional service.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A True Gem

Dined on March 10, 2016

Was visiting Chattanooga and looked for fine dining on Open Table and found St John's. What a fantastic meal, from the service to the food and then the wine list. I wish we had a St Johns in my area. I will definitely recommend it to any friend visiting Chattanooga. To be specific, great cauliflower soup, wonderful rendition of trout and a chocolate brownie dessert to die for. Hats off to Chef Rebecca Brown.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Elegant yet comfortable

Dined on March 5, 2016

We find the food to be creative and tasty. The service is excellent, yet the feel is very homey (not stuffy).

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4

Excellent food and drinks. Great service ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Excellent food and drinks. Great service. The cappicola crostini appetizer was delicious, as was the warm beet salad and cauliflower, cheese, and lobster soup. Entrees were great. Dessert was good, but not astounding. Overall, a most wonderful experience, and we would come back.

food4
ambience5
service5

Carrot cake was sublime

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

Carrot cake was sublime

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fabulous ambience and food

Dined on February 26, 2016

Waiter recommended venison steak. It was amazing, melted in my mouth with absolutely no gamey taste. The cheese and lobster soup to begin was wonderful. We were surprised at the large portion of lobster. We would definitely recommend this restaurant as a five star restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

I'd drive 2 hours from Atlanta to eat there again!

Dined on February 21, 2016

Excellent excellent excellent. We were in Chattanooga just for 1 night for our 5th anniversary and decided on St John's last minute after being booked somewhere else - best decision ever! I am a personal chef and a huge foodie so my standards are pretty high and St John's met all of them. The prices were Atlanta but the portions were enormous making it very good value for money. The lobster frisee salad is one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten and I treated myself to Venison which one rarely sees on menus these days. Our server was very attentive and it was overall a wonderful and delicious night. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best restaurant in Chattanooga

Dined on February 21, 2016

This restaurant is so wonderful!! My husband and I went for our anniversary and loved every minute of it. It's simply but beautifully decorated, the atmosphere is elegant and the ambience is quiet but not stuffy. The food is delicious. It has never failed to be everytime we've gone. The chef always comes up with lovely combinations based on whatever is fresh for the day. I had the red snapper and it was great! It was served with a seafood stew that was light and complemented the entree perfectly. This restaurant is just right for a special occasion but please don't wait. Go ASAP!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great entree, great drinks, service was amazing.

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great entree, great drinks, service was amazing. My only complaint was the dessert. Pretty plain dessert but other than that it was outstanding.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

40th Anniversary

Dined on February 14, 2016

The Antelope I ordered was so tough I could not cut it with a steak knife. The chief was gracious about letting me order something else. From there on the meal was on a par with any place we have eaten anywhere. The service was excellent and the atmosphere appropriate for the occasion. I asked them to have a single yellow rose on the table and it was there when we were seated. The only problem we encountered was with the on line reservation process. It took three tries and a phone call to get that corrected and by then the only availability was late.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

romantic spot

Dined on February 13, 2016

My husband and I celebrated Valentines Eve at St. Johns. The overall experience was wonderful. The food was top notch and service was wonderful.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Our group of 6 celebrated Valentines Day ...

Dined on February 12, 2016

Our group of 6 celebrated Valentines Day at St. John's. The service & food were excellent. Due to high volume on holiday, I believe we were placed in back banquet room - perhaps not the best ambiance. It was rather quiet until later when the room became full. The four of us enjoyed sharing different food items and all were excellent. Our server did a great job answering our questions regarding ingredients used, etc. My beef filet was cooked perfectly and the horseradish in the potato purée was a wonderful surprise. Loved the honey citrus vinaigrette on the organic lettuces. My spouse & I enjoyed the dessert tastings for two .. I believe there were 4 different items for each of us .. The coffee ice cream & brownies were my favorites. We will definitely return and highly recommend to others!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Meghan O'Dea

Dined on February 12, 2016

My partner works in fine dining and has managed comparable restaurants in Dallas, Texas. We regularly eat at fine dining restaurants in big cities, and St. Johns was right up there with our experiences in larger cities with more established/extensive food scenes. We received unparalleled service, excellent recommendations from the sommelier, an upgrade when our chosen wine had been sold, and the food was something different, intriguing, and well-prepared. The kumquat and veal pairing was inspired, the mushroom perogies were outstanding and off the beaten path, and the portions were generous. My before dinner cocktail was refreshing and intriguing. We can also tell the staff are well-trained and well taken care of, which speaks well of St. John's management. Not every restaurant ensures their staff is so well prepared, and it absolutely took our experience to the next level, and made St. Johns stand out within the Chattanooga culinary landscape. We feel good about spending our money here, and can't wait to come back.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience2
service5
value3

Great taste ..not steaks

Dined on February 10, 2016

My experience at St. John's restaurant was overall very nice the flavors in the creativity of the food were excellent wine list was extensive my only complaint was that my steak that I ordered seem to be a little tough for fillet mignon and was seasoned a little much for my liking. Management offered us free dessert to compensate for the unsatisfactory steak however we declined the complimentary dessert and would have expected some compensation on the bill. Again our overall experience at St. John's was wonderful I would highly recommend it

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful dining experience. Food , ser ...

Dined on February 6, 2016

Wonderful dining experience. Food , service, setting all excellent...as always!

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Good food

Dined on February 6, 2016

The food was very good and very well prepared. The food selection has a different and unice veriety. The tables are a little close together for party's of two but the great food made up for it. The wait staff did a good job also.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Everything was perfect!

Dined on January 31, 2016

This was my birthday treat for my girlfriend and we were so impressed with everything. The food is a foodies dream and the service was so amazing! Starting from the hostess that greeted us with a nice smile and told my girlfriend Happy Birthday and immediately took us to our very romantic little table upstairs by the window. We were greeted by our server shortly after sitting and he was very helpful in our wine selection. I don't have enough beautiful words in my vernacular to describe food. Trust me from texture to flavor pairings everything was delicious. This is our new favorite place in the entire world , so we will travel to Chattanooga much more frequently.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A true find downtown Chattanooga

vip
Dined on January 16, 2016

Read about on Trip advisor and was not disappointed. Listed as number 2 restaurant and was up to billing. Entrees, starters and wines by the glass all very good. Would certainly go back.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful birthday dinner!

Dined on January 2, 2016

The atmosphere, food, and service were incredible. This is an upscale restaurant that is perfect for special occasions. We will definitely be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Great spot and a tradition for new year' ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

Great spot and a tradition for new year's, but that downstairs room is noisy

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

We have not lived in Chattanooga for ove ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

We have not lived in Chattanooga for over ten years and this was our first visit to St Johns in the time. Nothing gas changed the food and service are still excellent. Noise level too high, but otherwise very enjoyable meal with old dear friends.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Anniversary, New Years Eve!

Dined on January 1, 2016

We have had our anniversary dinner at Saint John for five years. The food is innovative and wonderful. Very imaginative menu. Love the ambience

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Super Amazing Food

Dined on January 1, 2016

The food was wonderful! This was a perfect spot for New Years Eve!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing food and service.

Dined on December 31, 2015

The food was great, I got the Antelope and my wife got the Filet. Both were cooked to perfection and the sides were delicious. The server was very friendly and the atmosphere was good for an anniversary dinner. When we came in they wished us a happy anniversary and even the menus were made for our anniversary.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4

Great food and service.

Dined on December 23, 2015

Great food and service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful

Dined on December 20, 2015

I took my wife here for our 1st anniversary. It was the perfect spot and we would happily go there again. It has this really "special" element.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

A special occasion restaurant

Dined on December 19, 2015

After gently denying a terribly small table up against a wall, in the corner, our food and service was exceptionable. My husband's beef was fork tender and my steelhead trout was perfectly cooked. The most memorable for me was the soup before dinner. One would have to experience the smoothness poured around the seafood mound ... Deliciousness!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Service is great, food is delicious and ...

Dined on December 19, 2015

Service is great, food is delicious and beautifully presented. Price is a bit high for Chattanooga.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

I had antelope on a bed of grits. Absolu ...

vip
Dined on December 16, 2015

I had antelope on a bed of grits. Absolutely amazing!

food5
ambience5
service5

Birthday Dinner

Dined on December 13, 2015

I adored this beautiful place! We were seated on the balcony. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas, our server was lovely and informed, and we felt very attended to. The food was amazing- the chicken was divine and the ahi tuna starter is a new favorite. We will definitely return.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list

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