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MJ's Steak and Seafood Restaurant
MJ's Steak and Seafood Restaurant

MJ's Steak and Seafood Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mjssteakandseafood.com
  • Phone: (336) 852-4889
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Tad Engstrom
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: MJ's Specializes in Boutique and Uniquely Designed Wedding Events:



    Bridal Parties
    Rehearsal and Wedding Receptions
    Intimate on-site events
    Customized off-site settings
    Experienced and professional wait staff
    Experienced and licensed bartenders
  • Private Party Facilities: Our upstairs level has two areas for private dining. MJ's also offers areas of our patio for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Mindy Calvin or Tad Engstrom (336) 852-4889
  • Entertainment: Live Music Friday and Saturday nights.
    We offer a mix of music styles provided by the local musicians featured at MJ's throughout the year.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Friendly Ave
  • Public Transit: Corner of Guilford College Road and West Friendly Avenue.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at MJ's in our private lot. Also, we have public parking directly across the street that is always available.
A word from MJ's Steak and Seafood Restaurant
MJ's is a local family owned restaurant. Our chef/owner Tad Engstrom uses Classical French cooking techniques with a southern influence.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Eating outside listening to live music! Fish of the day with lobster mashed potatoes! Need I say more!?"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Just when you think this place cannot get any better...it does... had a couple of chicken dishes this week that blew me away, and an old stand by scallops and mushroom risotto that was wonderful with an incredible buttery sweet Riesling kind of Beurre blanc that was extremely tasty... great chefs can constantly bring wonderful new things to the table... Tad and Zeke make a great team with Mindy and the whole crew treating you like family on every visit...no I take that back...better than family!! :)"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My wife and I love dining at MJ's. The menu selection is just the right amount, and the dishes we have had were fantastic. The chef (team) have been great at blending ingredients & flavors (on the starters/entrees we've tried). The wait staff is always top-notch as well. Inside or outside, the ambience adds to the dining experience. Excellent spot for great food and dining atmosphere (couples up to small group)."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Entries good. Striped fish very tasty. Salad good but lettuce for wedge had no green all yellow. Lobster mashed potatoes good touch. We had a table up front near music that I would assume they like to put first time open table guests. I would rather set back from music. Also this table did not have an umbrella which would be an issue on hotter nights. I rate expeierence a 7. Would recommend."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was Friday evening and there was live music on the patio, which we really enjoyed. Food was impeccable. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but was adequate at the very least. The most disappointing thing was there was no dessert without chocolate or nuts and my wife is allergic to both..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening with family members visiting from Hilton Head and Atlanta. We appreciated MJ's willingness to let 2 of us share an entree and to accommodate my husband's need for soft foods. He was even offered a sample of the soup so he could determine if he could eat it - he could. Service was a bit slow but we appreciated that our server was very attentive. We would have liked to eat outside but it was too hot on the evening we were there. Maybe next time."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "food and service were wonderful....a great place for a "ladies" lunch outing. Food and wine choices plentiful."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This is a our favorite restaurant! Wonderful food great service...EVERY time!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant! Food and service are wonderful, not first time eating there. Will return many more times."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We brought another couple with us for Saturday evening dining and could not have been more pleased and satisfied. Each of us ordered something different ~ scallops, salmon, catfish, shrimp and grits ~ and all of us described it as the best we have ever eaten. The serving of E.V.O.O. with an herbal mix in which one can dip the most delicious warm crusty bread was a wonderful prelude to the rest of the meal .Where other restaurants may have fine steaks or seafood, M.J.'s is truly fine cuisine. The home atmosphere is cozy and private although it could have been just a bit cooler. Service was superb and comparable to that of any fine dining establishment. Congratulations to the chef! This was a culinary experience; see you soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was my second trip to MJ's and it was just as fantastic as the first! This visit was a business dinner with eight in our party. We ordered the calimari and fried green tomatoes for appetizers and they were perfectly prepared. Everyone really enjoyed their entrees. I had the pan seared mahi mahi with a jalapeno polenta cake, arugula crab salad and asparagus. It was one of the best meals I have ever had! The dessert menu sounded divine, but we were all too full from dinner. MJ's also has an extensive wine list and a full bar. Their specialty cocktails are wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is one of the best places in Greensboro. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were just in town overnight and saw it was on Opentable web site. We were so glad we went. It is in an old house made into a restaurant. Was so charming."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This is the gourmet comfort food winner in the Triad. Excellent quality, and staff always willing to make changes to accommodate. Kudos!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We are regulars and love Tim to wait on us and Ben behind the bar! The food is delicious (especially the lobster mashed potatoes), the bar is fun, and music outside in nice weather is wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We frequent MJ's on average twice a week... It is a family owned company and they make you feel like family! We have made many new friends there and can always count on a delicious meal!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "As always, MJs served up a great evening for my wife and I along with 4 guests new to MJs. MJs did not disappoint. We had a great meal on the patio, and were treated to some great music too. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food,ambience(out door patio), along with the music that night,will having us coming back for more."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent and attentive staff, and great ambience... outdoor on the patio in the summer, indoor by the fireplace in the winter. Excellent bartenders with interesting drink menu and a good wine list (by the glass and bottle). A typical night at MJ's will include plenty of couples on a date, groups of friends, and regulars stopping in a for a drink and meal."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I recently chose MJ's at the advice of a friend. The dinner was fantastic with every element of the meal exceeding our wildest expectations. Our drinks, appetizers and entrée were well paced by our server. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and provided great service. Rarely have I had a dinner experience where every aspect from appetizer to dessert exceeded every expectation. The only knock on the evening was that we were seated in a "crowded" area when there was ample room to allow my wife and I more privacy for our dinner. Otherwise, this place is spectacular and I highly recommend it to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is one of my top five for Greensboro dining.... Try it out. You will love the outdoor dining and inside as well. Wonderful menu. Great service! What more do you need? "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is a lovely spot for a bridal luncheon, special birthday with girl friends or just a couple of friends to catch up with each other. It's like being at home in your dinning room and then on a lovely day, dining outside is a must. Great selection of food and excellent service."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Every item we had was delicious. We had no issues with the service; which was prompt and the staff was knowledgeable. The restaurant had some live music when my wife and I were there but if not for that, the place would be quiet. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We came here for lunch and WOW! It was excellent. I would highly recommend MJ's to anyone who wants a great and relaxing lunch."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This place is at the top of their game... fit for foodies as well as those who enjoy comfort food. The test of a great restaurant is wonderfully tasting and plated food... but also a kitchen who can adapt to special requests. There is no better than here. I must admit I can often be a challenge as I ask to modify my requests pften... and without a beat they happily fulfill my request. This is why I can go there 2-5 a week and always have a great experience. I almost hate writing this review as I know it is getting busier there... but I hope they are around a very very long time!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Like being on your own deck. Solo guitarist playing classic rock. Eclectic and relaxed atmosphere. Food was excellent, nice value wine. What more do ya need?"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, the service good, the ambiance good, the noise level a bit high."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We haven;t been to MJ's in a while. We had a great dinner in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We will be going back soon!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Outstanding! Loved everything about this Restuarant so much we went back 2 nights in a row!! Would definitely recommend to a friend. Looking forward to going again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very good food and dining experience, but the back room where we were was very loud and hard to hear what was said across the table."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "They gave us a private area for a large group to meet for business discussion over lunch. A great quiet place, service was excellent as was the meal. Thank you. This will be our go-to place for business lunch meetings, and I now have MJs at the top of my personal list for atmosphere, meal quality, and price."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Been here many times.. you would think they would be off their game with all the menu changes...actually no...the biggest problem I find is there are so many good things it is hard to pick.. and what is even better they are so good that you can get the dishes the way you wish . The family owned business is evident every time you enter... you just feel at home!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The room we were in was very loud and noisy, I had specifically requested a quiet table when I made reservations. The wait staff screwed up our wine selection and brought us a replacement bottle that was not nearly as good as requested. The wait staff argued with my date about the replacement bottle of wine."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were delighted to find this local hidden find; set in an historic house. The service was energetic and well informed, and the menu items were eclectic, fresh and innovative. Do try the tacos on the appetizer menu (out-of-this-world flavor) and trust the chef to daily specials. Overall, we were also delighted by the value - high-quality dining at a fair price. It's no wonder it's a local favorite, and we're glad we found it. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was very good, with nice size portions. We had brisket tacos, salad and swordfish specials. Our mains were well seasoned and tender, but only luke warm by the time we started to eat them. Service was attentive, without being excessively solicitous. We could pour our own wine if we chose to. We sat in the corner of an upstairs room. With reflective surfaces and no carpet or sound baffling, noise was moderate."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our first experience at MJs was a week ago where we celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was perfect, food was delicious, and service was excellent. You have to experience it!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Have Dinned at MJ's many times and it is always fabulous, I have not yet eaten each item offered on the menu but those items I have eaten have been prepared to perfection. The chief is to be praised."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "From the quaint interior beaming with a burning fireplace, I already had high hopes for this place. Luckily I was not disappointed. The food was fantastic from the shrimp and grits to the steak and frites. Even the french pressed coffee was a delightful surprise. The home made desserts were delicately sweet and superb. A wonderful place to bring my 19 yo Guilford student here for her birthday. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Fabulous as always. One of my very favorite restaurants in Greensboro!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My son and I ate at MJ while in Greensboro on business and chose MJ based on Open Table recommendation. We stayed at Marriott downtown and no one there knew of MJ and could not give us directions. We found MJ to be wonderful dining experience. Service was great, friendly and we felt welcome. Food was very good. Would highly recommend MJ and appreciate the fine service."
    Dined on 2/17/2014