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McEwen's On Monroe

120 Monroe, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
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Ranked #9 of 1,263 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 2ND & MONROE
Transit: Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.
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90% Recommend
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McLean, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed this restaurant. The purple hull pea hummus and shrimp and grits appetizers were terrific. I had the catfish with mac & cheese and collard greens for my entree. Although I was pretty full from the appetizers, the entree was also very good. Service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was lively and casual. I would dine here again... More

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204 reviews 204 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After days of barbeque, it was a treat to have dinner at McEwens. We were greeted warmly when we entered and taken to our table, we chose from 6 different small plates and left FULL. The 6 plates and 4 glasses of wine all for less then $80.00. A great value and really fresh food. Favorites were the butternut squash... More

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Orlando, Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed at the Residence Inn next door to McEwens, so between the Trip Adviser reviews and the convenient location, it was an easy dinner choice. This is a comfortable neighbor hood restaurant with extraordinary food. The purple pea humans and flat iron steak/tater tots are two of the best starters that we have had..ever. The Oso Bucco was amazing... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Just returned from McEwens and have to say the food was outstanding. My partner has the salmon starter with the lobster risotto to follow, and I started with the brased cabbage salad and then the grouper with pasta and green beans. We were delighted with the complexity of taste. The staff were attentive despite the restaurant clearly very busy. All... More

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Cordova, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a reservation at 6:15 on a Friday night. We were seated promptly. Service was friendly and consistent throughout our meal. We had two small plate items as appetizers (lobster saffron risotto and crab tostada). Both were quite good, but the crab tostada was exceptional. Our entrees (duck and lamb) were cooked well, seasoned well, and served hot. The... More

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Brentwood, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Pro's: great friendly service; lots of enticing items on the menu; food was outstanding! Con's: a bit pricey; rather simplistic looking venue without much style; Overall: would return again and the quality of food was definitely worth the price we paid

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Holbrook, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I enjoyed the one of the appetizer specials and the sweet potato crusted catfish. Our entire party of 4 all enjoyed their meals as well. Solid service and a nice place to entertain guests or just to have a good time in a relaxed, fine dining atmosphere without being stuffy. The location is convenient to popular areas of Memphis.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The restaurant has a great lively atmosphere. The staff was efficient and well trained. Every person at my table raved about what they ordered. The bar menu had plenty of unusual and creative cocktails too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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210 reviews 210 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Right next door to a wonderful hotel, The Residence Inn, this place is special! Reasonably priced, a place you will enjoy!

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Pasadena, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

After enduring the route 40 construction on the way to memphis this was a nice respite. We chatted with co-owner John about how the restaurant was started and grew into three. The Creme brule was the best I've had. We liked the atmosphere of a small restaurant. The Peabody hotel recommended this.

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