James Beard-nominated chef Daniel Lindley’s Italian restaurant is our top pick for date night for its handmade pastas, extensive wine list, sultry décor, and dimly-lit patio. 

25 E Main Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 305-6990

On one side you have formal white-tablecloth restaurant serving up farm-fresh dishes like a pork chop white bean cassoulet. On the other, a laid-back spirited joint with shrimp rolls, burgers, and craft cocktails. 

St. John’s Restaurant/ Meeting Place
1278 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 266-4400

The simple, yet elegant restaurant has a strong Appalachian influence and rustic feel. Try the signature Appalachian Lunchable dish with deviled eggs, pickled shrimp, pimento spread, Tennessee country ham, and rosemary biscuits.  

122 E 10th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 710-2925