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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
  • Email: info@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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Fabulous as always. One of my very favorite restaurants in Greensboro!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My wife and neighbors go out here all the time... but now we have found lunch there too...different menu but perfect... I have a hard time going anywhere else..."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit to MJ's. The food was great but the New York Strip was tough. We were sat downstairs where there were just other couples it was quiet and the ambiance was great until they sat a large party of 7 in the middle of the room that was quite loud. The service was good and so was the food. We will go back and recommend it to others. Can't wait to visit in the summer and eat out on the patio."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "excellent food and service. great place to eat with friends."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I travel to this area for work about once a month, and I specifically stay near this restaurant, so I can dine here. Everything is delicious from start to finish. Mindy, Chris and Dave have been gracious and welcoming on each visit. I'm from Chicago, but I have brought along people from Canada to California who were impressed with their food, ambiance and wine list. SUCH A GEM!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "First off, I could not believe how easy it was to make reservations using open table for mjs. I had heard many great reviews from family and friends about the food and atmosphere. We were seated near the fireplace, and it was quite cosy. Good service and great food."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "In Greensboro it does not get any better. Great soups and food. The burger at lunch is the best in Greensboro... apple wood bacon on short rib/ground chuck combo....simple the best I have ever had.... and the desserts are very tasty! I eat here often trying nearly everything. Scallops,daily fish, salmon, flat iron steak, soups, salads (and a pasta Angolatti dish no longer on the menu... hint hint to MJ's) are as good as it gets... this is a hidden gem... but will not be for long. Great wine list and corkage available. And as good as the food is...the family, Chef Tad, and wait staff are as personable as I have ever seen... you just want to give them business! No interest just a big fan,"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Excellent food and knowlegable professional server. It was suce a wonderful dining experience that I returned the next evening."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This place is wonderful, good, service, atmosphere...it's got it all"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The atmosphere was nice rustic/formal. the food was good and presented nicely. The staff were very nice and helpful, seemed to be very knowledgeable about the menu and its ingredients. they had a guitar player/singer on New Years Eve that did and excellent job. He seemed very talented and played great music, it was a nice backdrop to our dining experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was really great! Our group had oyster tacos as appetizer...amazing! The salmon, scallops, shrimp and grits, all delicious! Everyone was extremely happy with their meal!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My wife and I have enjoyed MJs Steak and Seafood Restaurant on several occasions and New Years Eve 2013 was no exception. Our meals were done to perfection, exactly what you'd expect at MJs. My wife's filet with crab cake was served mashed potatoes along with carrots and asparagus - very appealing. My catfish was served with mashed potatoes and collard greens. The breading on the fish was extremely light, while the collard greens were simply outstanding! We elected to go with the house dressing on our salads and we were not disappointed. The house dressing that was served was extremely light and creamy - outstanding! Our server was attentive, but not uncomfortable. She really added to the evening."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Lived in Greensboro all my life, and travel all of VA, WV DC and NC..Am very much a foodie and collect wine. This has been my favorite place in the Triad... and believe me I have tried everywhere!:) It is a cross between gourmet and comfort food... maybe the best combination anywhere at reasonable prices. The soups are amazing as well as the beef and seafood entrees. I have lately been impressed even with the house salads and a burger at lunch to die for! I especially like the scallops and risotto, but have tried nearly everything with wonderful results. The chef Tad has done an incredible job, as well as the wait staff. And no...I am not involved with the restaurant in any way except as a very loyal patron."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Every single element of our dining experience was fantastic. The menu is wonderful and every item prepared with care and expertise. The service is excellent and friendly. The decor and ambience are wonderful. We will return frequently!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "My husband and I have lived in Greensboro for a year and thought we had tried all of the "it" restaurants. Well, we were wrong. On a whim we tried MJ's. The tuna tartar was amazing! The waiter and kitchen were very accommodating on modifying some of the menu items to fit my dietary needs without compromising taste. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Overall a very good experience. Catfish and The Pork chop were very well prepared and the vegetables were excellent. The wine list was limited and quite pricey."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "We used our two for one pre-symphony coupons and were surprised at the wonderful special three course meal served. We will definitly go back to enjoy the regular menu."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "The outdoor patio was very nice and private. We ordered the calamari and it was awesome! I ordered the mahi mahi w lobster mashed potatoes w aspargus. Very tasty!! Will defintely go back."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Great food selection and all selections at our table were amazing. So glad that we stumbled upon this place while searching for a place to take my mother inlaw while visiting for the weekend. We can not wait to make another visit and enjoy more of the wonderful chef creations!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "service was poor, food was good, noise level was too loud due to guitar player in the hall. could not talk in a normal voice.The waitress was unpersonalble - almost rude and rarely checked on the table. We will not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I cannot recommend MJ's enough. Everything about the experience is phenomenal! From the minute you walk in the door you know you are someplace unique and special. The restaurant itself is beautful and cozy and very tastefully decorated. I was very impressed with the bar area; it was very warm and inviting. The inside dining area is small, but there is ample space between tables, so you don't feel crowded at all. The outside patio was very large and spacious; truly a beautiful atmosphere. The food was absolutely delicious, served perfectly cooked and piping hot. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave us lots of good recommendations. She was very friendly and we enjoyed talking to her throughout the evening."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Food was very good although not inspiring. Beautiful patio and a cool end of summer evening made it a wonderful evening. Singer/guitarist did all original music and was too good for the small audience."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "We had another wonderful experience dining at MJs. It is consistently excellent and a great place for lunch as well as dinner."
    Dined on 8/15/2013