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McEwen's On Monroe

#19 of 1,226 Restaurants in Memphis
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120 Monroe, Memphis, TN 38103 (2ND & MONROE)
Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.
901-527-7085
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A place for casual fine dining

McEwen's is a great place to eat, but a little pricey. The steaks are wonderful and worth the expense

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Stephen L
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

McEwen's is a great place to eat, but a little pricey. The steaks are wonderful and worth the expense

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place to grab a quick but quality lunch. Good variety of sandwiches on the menu and excellent daily specials.

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Simi Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent meal. The sweet potato crusted catfish was superb. The macaroni and cheese used long spirals with a light sauce. The spicy greens were a perfect match. The whole blended into one delightful experience. The banana cream pie was a good finish.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Sea bass with Risotto was delectable and cocktails well prepared, but the ambiance leaves a bit to be desired. We were seated in the downstairs level, due to size of our party, and it is dark and somewhat dreary and took our server extra long to do everything! I was seated for more than 15 minutes before I received... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Because of many recomendations and the favourable comments in Tripadvisor, we went hopefully to McEwen's but our experience was close to a disaster. We booked a table for 7 p.m. and showed up maybe 1 or 2 minutes "late". Our waitress brought us the wine and at 7.30 p.m. she took the order according to her notes. In the meantime... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Take the foods your Southern Grandma cooked and put it through a hip, 21st Century filter. Shrimp and Grits like none you've ever had before. Buttermilk Fried Oysters. Osso Buco with Cajun seasonings and collards. It's all outstanding. And our server was delightful.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great selection off southern and modern food, well prepared, great quality. The "trust me vegetable plate" was all veggies (no carbs) all uniquely and beautifully prepared! Good size portions.

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Hernando, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely, albeit a bit expensive, dinner at this restaurant, very close to our downtown hotel. We both enjoyed fish entrees, one salmon and one catfish, as well as an enjoyable cheese, hummus, nuts, etc. Appetizer. We ordered a nice bottle of wine, which was at the right temperature and not overly priced. We shouldn't have, but enjoyed... More 

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Clinton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ate at McEwen's last Thursday evening. It is a charming restaurant with wonderful food and service. We both had fish dishes which were perfectly prepared. I would definitely recommend McEwen's to anyone wanting to have a memorable dining experience in Memphis.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food here is really good. We opted to get small plates for our group and share as it was late and we were not all that hungry. We started with salads and the wedge and the watermelon salads were so good and refreshing. The oysters came next and were tasty. The short rib sandwiches were to freaking die for!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Monroe, Memphis, TN 38103
    (2ND & MONROE)
  • Public Transportation: Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-527-7085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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