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St. John's Restaurant

1278 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 266-4400
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Ranked #2 of 697 restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 13th St
Transit: Chattanooga's complimentary electric shuttle has a stop at the St. John's building.
Description: Chattanooga's most acclaimed restaurant, St. John's Restaurant serves inventive Regional American cuisine from Chef Daniel Lindley 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.
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92% Recommend
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English first
Cleveland, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is amazing. Every meal I've had here has been extraordinary. The building is very charming with a more formal upstairs area while the main dining downstairs is centered around an impressive bar. I almost always get the duck, which is fantastic, and my husband loves the Kobe beef. When available, the lobster soup is fantastic, and I've never... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wow. I never thought I would be writing anything but a positive review for St. John's Restaurant. As you can see from our Trip Advisor history, we've always been a big fan and supporter of St. John's. That said, our most recent experience(s) changed everything. Our party of 4 invested a "significant" amount of money in our appetizers, salads, main... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not to be a New York snob but his place was great. The service was excellent - perfect blend of formal and friendly. Food was creative and really played upon the local and seasonal. I believe I had peaches in some form in every dish. Wine selection was excellent and very affordable. Really one of the best price vs. quality... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am always a little skeptical when a restaurant gets so many good ratings, but I'm usually willing to try it out. This is one restaurant that deserves every bit of the praise! From the friendly and helpful wait staff, to the delicious food, to the personal visit from the chef at our table - we had a Big City... More

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Laramie, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We dined at St. John's two evenings ago and were delighted. Our service was thoughtful, communicative, knowledgeable, and always their when needed. We first ordered Sorghum Pickles & Marinated Olives-small ramekin sized bowls of each. They were good crunchy starters, but neither of us could detect the sorghum. The chef's amuse was a small cracker with duck pate. Nice. We... More

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Rome, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurant was absolutely fantastic! We went for our anniversary dinner and I was impressed with everything I tasted. I had the heirloom tomato salad as my first course & then the filet for my main. The Chef's ability to take traditional fresh foods and use the right herbs & spices to jazz it up is remarkable. It was very... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a really wonderful meal at St. John's! The atmosphere was a bit on the quiet side for my liking - we were in a side room that housed just a few tables. But the building / interior itself were beautiful. Our server was excellent - very friendly and helpful, and he provided us with great recommendations. I always... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We read so many good things about this restaurant that we had to try it! We weren't starving so my boyfriend and I slit 4 appetizers. The food was fresh, delicious and unique. The pork ravioli is a must try! Each dish was a unique combination of ingredients and we wished we would have had more room to try other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We arrived in Chattanooga about 8ish in the evening and wanted somewhere nice for dinner. What a beautiful simply decorated restaurant. We dined upstairs overlooking the entrance and bar area at a table for two. Tables are nicely placed without everyone hearing your conversation. Service, perfect!!! Menu had a little of everything prepared with things I've never heard of. (And... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to St. John's several times. Service is always top. The wine selection is great. This time and always i have never been disappointed.

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