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“4.5 steakhouse” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mesquite Chop House

Mesquite Chop House
88 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
901-527-5337
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Ranked #401 of 1,271 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $25 - $60
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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194 reviews 194 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“4.5 steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Two of us went on a Tuesday night so it was not overly crowded. Service was good but not outstanding. We had a drink each, two cocktails, mains and one dessert plus coffee. Total came to $130 before gratuity.

For appetizers, we had the duck and sausage / cheese platter. Duck was excellent. It was stuffed with a goat cheese and jalapeño filling and wrapped in bacon and grilled. There were three substantial pieces along with a sauce on the side. Don't get the cheese and sausages. While the sausages were peppery and quite good, the Irish porter cheese and smoked Gouda were nothing exceptional and detracted from the platter. For mains, we had filet topped with crack and hollandaise and a small ribeye. The filets were okay, but I have had better. They came as two ounce filets. The ribeye was good, but not memorable.

Sides are $6 each and each main comes with mashed potatoes. I subbed asparagus for potatoes for $3. Asparagus was good.

Dessert was three choices. NY cheesecake, carrot cake and a chocolate tart/cake. The carrot cake was okay but rather heavy and the frosting was not memorable. Not the best. No cappuccino or espresso available. The wine list was decent as was the wines by the glass.

Overall, I think it is a fave place of locals and tourists. I would recommend it, but I have had better steak elsewhere!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Augusta,GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Food was one of the best meals we had in Memphis. It is pricey, but worth it!

Visited October 2011
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Fab food Fab restaurant. Not cheap but well worth it.

Visited September 2011
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Worse dining experience in Memphis!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011 via mobile

We have tried this place several times and it just wasn't any better each time.... I like the location Downtown Memphis!
The service was ok, the food was not good for the price!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
“Worst Steak House in Memphis”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Do not go to this restaurant. The service is very poor and the steaks are very bad. The quality of the meat is poor and they did not cook the steaks to order. I do not often rate restaurnts, but this one was so bad that I wanted to warn everyone not to go there. There are a lot of good to great resturants in Memphis, but this is not one of them.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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