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McEwen's On Monroe

#20 of 1,190 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2512 (2ND & MONROE)
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a few days in Memphis we had sampled enough comfort food and stodge, to sink a ship. Even we carnivore types were craving at least a few vegetables with our next supper. Since fine-dining is extremely reasonable within the city and it’s the best way to get a balanced meal – we settled on one of Memphis’ top recommendations,... More 

Thank CKimoff
Alexandria, Virginia
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice dinner at McEwen's--compares favorably to restaurants in DC. Nice atmosphere, quality ingredients, and professional staff. Brought baby in--no problem. Started with the purple pea hummus, which was good. Sweet potato crusted catfish was delicious--served with a side of mac n' cheese. Grilled wild salmon was nicely done as well. Dessert and local beer selection was appetizing.

Thank cracklinob
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That is how I would describe the dish I had at McEwen's. First, the restaurant was packed on a Tuesday night. I was able to get a seat at the bar after a brief wait. Service was good, and I had my order in front of me in a very short while. But first, I was able to feast on... More 

Thank travelmaven_7
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant, great food but last night the service was not great. 30 minutes between appetizer and entree was a little bit of a wait. The order was not complicated so we still don't know why it took so long. No apologies for the delay which would have been nice. Don't be put off, hopefully the service this time was... More 

Thank SW17Girl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to eat here whenever in Memphis. Service is always excellent and food is superb! There is also a McEwens in Oxford, MS that is excellent also.

Thank Froggygremlin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary by eating at McEwen's and spending the night at the Peabody, and neither disappointed. The fried oysters were so good we ordered a second round, and my ribeye was very good. The wait staff was excellent. I had ordered flowers for my wife, and they were waiting on the table. The host saved the box to... More 

Thank Steven M
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp & Grits appetizer was very good. Duck confit enchiladas were good as well. Ceasar salad needed a little more dressing. Pork Osso Buco was very good as were the scallops. Triple chocolate cheesecake was perfect ending to meal.

Thank Peepye
Winter Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place to hold a wedding rehearsal lunch for a party of just over 20 people. Since I live out of state, I reviewed LOTS of restaurants and counted on the TripAdvisor community...we were looking for a private room (although not a deal breaker), reasonable prices, great food, and hopefully and bit of Memphis charm. I contacted several... More 

Thank MamaJ8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I had gotten into Memphis the day before and had run errands all day and were beat. The valet at our hotel recommended McEwen's. It was close to closing time and they were still very nice and accommodating. The food was great...we enjoyed the small plate menu. The manager (Melissa) was very very kind to us!

Thank AustinMagnolia
Boston, MA
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

But nothing special. Service was good, ambience nice, the bartender very helpful in negotiating their limited wine list. But the food was not special, although it was fine. Just not worth it for foodies.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2512
    (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: 19015277085

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?