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

MJ's Steak and Seafood Restaurant

  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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 3368524889
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
MJ's Steak and Seafood Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (36)special occasion (33)neighborhood gem (31)romantic (31)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (18)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent wine and cocktail size and a fair price. Rib-eye steak was flavorful and done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite!
    bluedevilfan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit, though our friends go often. It is just not on our regular route so we never think of it. Made the effort to get there this weekend and so glad we did. The food was terrific, and we had a great waiter (two actually) that made it even better. It will be a regular spot for us now. They have music outside on the weekends too that was not obtrusive but added a nice touch on a pretty night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice place of a lunch meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was the perfect place to talk business with colleagues. Good food and quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great here!
    MB1970
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a 7 o'clock reservation and there was no wait for our table when we arrived. The service was excellent. The menu selections were very good. The pace of our meal was perfect, and the ambience of the restaurant really allowed my wife and I to enjoy each others company. We will definitely be returning here to dine again, and I would recommend this restaurant to friends, family, co-workers, etc...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out!!!!!!
    Friends
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was at MJ's with a party of 5 celebrating my birthday. Overall the food was good. My food was hot, but the rest of my party food was lukewarm. The restaurant did give me a free dessert to make up for the warm not hot food. Another friend joined us later for drinks, and the restaurant ran out of their stainless steel Eco-Friendly straws, so they were given a drink stirrer to drink a Mojito with. A 20% Gratuity was automatically added to our bills which was a little surprising for a small group.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistenly Excellent!
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I almost hate to say consistent as it seems to say normal. Hardly. The menu changes regularly and always top notch. And this comes from a big time foodie wine collector. The kitchen has it going on...as well as the incredible service...it is hard to go anywhere else...for comfort food...gourmet food at it's best...and a great value... Kudos!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    DivinelyBlessed
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were a group of ladies having a ladies' night out. We had a great time. The food was great and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded my expectations
    exceptional
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We visited MJs for the first time when my brother and his wife came to see us from Florida. He travels and was leaning to another nation wide steak house but I had made reservations at MJs. It was perfect, the service and the food. My anniversary is coming up and I am hoping my husband will bring me to MJs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every bite was AMAZING
    Angie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is whole truth and nothing but the truth. I knew the food was incredibly flavorful, complimentary and sensual as I was eating but not until I'm writing did I realize how much joy I experienced during every single bite of my meal. I'm smiling as I remember and try to describe the delicate balance of flavors that resounded within and throughout the delicate sea scallops, coconut infused rice, spinach and carrot ensemble with truffle essence as well as some amazing sauce garnishing the perimeter of the plate. Without fear of going overboard, I'll end by saying the flavors mingled and enhanced each other perfectly and I can't wait to visit MJ's Seafood again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • MaggieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food and service are always excellent - I really enjoyed the new Tuna dish on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite places to eat
    Elly
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    From all of my experiences (I'd say about 6) at this restaurant, I never had to wait for a reserved table, the staff was accommodating and friendly, and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    we have had a number of great dining experiences at MJ's, never a bad dish, service always great. Our favorite in GSO
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice place
    Rays
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Located in an old house, it is a pleasant place for dinner. The food is very good, we had ribeye steak and shrimp & grits, and the service is excellent. Waiter knowledgeable about menu & wines and very friendly to boot. We were in the sunroom overlooking the back yard where you can eat outdoors. Oh yeah, excellent truffle fries.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another excellent mj's night
    Laura
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Eating outside listening to live music! Fish of the day with lobster mashed potatoes! Need I say more!?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Buy
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Ambience
    RandA
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Surprise
    Mark2Brutee
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gathering with out-of-towners
    mimi13
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyabe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    food and service were wonderful....a great place for a "ladies" lunch outing. Food and wine choices plentiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is a our favorite restaurant! Wonderful food great service...EVERY time!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent restaurant! Food and service are wonderful, not first time eating there. Will return many more times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest Greensboro Dining Experience
    hardtoplease
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal!
    kgwilson620
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best.
    Theseus
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This is one of the best places in Greensboro. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was Wonderful
    Marty
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence..
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is the gourmet comfort food winner in the Triad. Excellent quality, and staff always willing to make changes to accommodate. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love MJ's!
    Laura
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fav....
    bdaygirl
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal; great place!
    busyguyinGreensboroVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time
    jrhrph
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food,ambience(out door patio), along with the music that night,will having us coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant!
    winesnob
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    spfoodies
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    Ozzykiki
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the MJ's Steak and Seafood Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Loveit
    friends4lunch
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I recommend!!!
    ASJoel
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch spot!
    greatfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the game...
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food! Beautiful presentation.
    goodfoodlover
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food was outstanding, the service good, the ambiance good, the noise level a bit high.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.