Owen Brennan's Restaurant
Owen Brennan's Restaurant
  • Address:
    6150 Poplar Avenue
    Suite 150
    Memphis, TN 38119
    Neighborhood:
    East-Bartlett / Collierville / Germantown
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: $30 and under

Owen Brennan's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brennansmemphis.com/
  • Phone: 9017610990
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary French, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Jody Moyt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer several rooms both private and semi private to suite any entertaining needs! Our smaller rooms hold 16 to 32 people for an intimate setting, or for a larger celebration our larger rooms hold 50 to 75!
  • Entertainment: Join us for our award winning Sunday Brunch featuring world renown jazz trio music
  • Special Events: Please visit our website www.Brennansmemphis.com for information on upcoming Fat Tuesday specials and events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ridgeway; Regailia Shopping Center
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Owen Brennan's Restaurant
Owen Brennan's is a family owned and operated restaurant dedicated to bringing the taste and tradition of New Orleans to Memphis. With an extensive menu and innovative nightly specials, Owen Brennan's is the perfect environment for a family get together, business lunch or just a relaxing evening on our newly renovated patio. We hope to see you soon. Laissez Les Bonnes Temps Roulez!
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Owen Brennan's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)fit for foodies (9)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (8)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (7)notable wine list (6)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Consistent
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Owen Brennan's is a perennial favorite for business lunches. Good food, prompt professional service, and a consistent experience is why I keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd strike & I'm out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is not that good and not worth what they charge.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and quiet Saturday lunch
    Memphistourist
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were expecting a delicious lunch based on New Orleans' Brennan's reputation and we had that. My meal was a vegetarian plate of my choices, perfectly cooked roasted lemon-chili Brussels sprouts, jicama slaw, and creAmy cheddar grits. Everything was flavorful, with justify right mix of flavors and levels of spices. The restaurant is located outside of Memphis proper in a building set back from a busy road. So eating here will be in a well decorated, warm and elegant dining room, but will not have the charm of an older building, the outside dining, and walkable convenience a tourist will find in dowtown Memphis. Service was friendly, but we had to ask twice for several things, each forgotten, though the restaurant was not at all busy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress Amber was great
    LSUinMemphis
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a party of 10. Amber was fantastic. She ensured that each one of us were taken care of. The food was splendid
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful service
    Kethley
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I made a reservation on open table for 9 pm walked in at 845 and they told me at 858 that the kitchen closed at 9 pm. They didn't give me the chance to wait for my coworker who had just drove in from St. Louis through storms (after united lost her kuggage) and order something for us to eat. I will never attempt to eat here again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SamOVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Definitely good food with lots of good sounding choices. Keeping up the New Orleans tradition in Memphis - great east end find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • classy new orleans
    skos
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    upscale décor matches the upscale food offering combining New Orleans basics like Muffallata and beignets with blackened fish, beignets, and creole cooking. Business lunch menu is perfect as it provides good value and quantities for reasonable prices. Casual bar area but other locations are white table cloth and suitable for business or romantic conversations as the noise level is low.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I am a native memphian who has relocated to atlanta. Whenever I come home to visit, I make it a point to go to Owen Brennan's either for dinner or brunch. The food is outstanding and always consistent. I have never been disappointed with any dish I have tried. Its a great Memphis staple.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    None
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I have been to Owen Brennan's before, and have had better experiences. We had the slowest, most inefficient and unengaging service I've had in years at any restaurant. Even Chick-fila has miles on this restaurant for service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Owen Brennan's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • CHague
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Always accommodating to mid size to large business groups. Only thing we all (6 of us) noticed and could have done without was the projector and drop down screen over our head playing the basketball game. Seemed very out of place. Television at the bar would be sufficient here. Most people, business or pesonal, don't come to Brennan's to watch sports. Fox and Hound, or Buffalo Wild Wings has that covered. The varying brightness of the projector was very interruptive to our conversation. That said, the service and food was excellent and as consistent as it has ever been.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not like other Brennan restaurants
    HurricaneGal
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I do not think a family restaurant empire should start chaining out their name. We ate at several Breenan restaurants in New Orleans and this chain was just OK
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Owen Brennan's is quickly becoming one of my go-to places for lunch in East Memphis. My guests always appreciate the food and the service. I've been lucky enough to have the same waitress the last couple of times and she remembers my bar order. A happy, well-trained staff and good, solid chefs means you can count on a great meal every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time! Chris was
    LEELEE
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Had a great time! Chris was our waiter, did a great job!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and reliable
    TCashion
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Always enjoy eating at Owen Brennan's. Red snapper Perez is always good. Scallops were excellent. Reasonable prices, good wine selection by the glass, and they make a wonderful martini. Only thing that would make it better is if they had Roaring Tiger vodka.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service
    kengy
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We had a reservation and were seated in about 30 seconds upon arrival. We had a waiter (I believe his name was Lance) that catered to our every need and was very personal. This is the type of service I love to see.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Table and seating
    VSIII
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I made a reservation for two, for Monday evening at 7:30 P.M. When I arrived with my date, the restaurant was virtually empty, but we were seated at a table in the middle of the floor. Did not know why we could not have been seated in a booth. It was early in the evening, but the restaurant seemed to be a rush. We were rushed to make our orders, so I ordered an appetizer to give us more time. When we asked for a more time, the waitress agreed, but came back when she felt that we had closed our menus and asked if we were ready to order. We got one piece of bread and the waitress never asked if we wanted more bread. Two tables were pushed together and one was shorter than the other, causing me to accidentally spill my tea.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Late-night dessert
    MeatAndPotatoes
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Came on this second night in a row to have the dessert I really wanted the night before but did not have time. The Bananas Foster is good (although not quite as excellent as served at the Mother Ship in NOLA). Great coffee and sweets with the fam. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband loved the fried
    ShirleyvsVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My husband loved the fried green tomato appetizer - it was a first for him. I found the fried eggplant somewhat under cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent steaks and service!
    MeatAndPotatoes
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We arrived in Memphis for a weekend with family to celebrate my birthday. Caught a last-minute reservation. The service was impeccable, for sure. My wife's filet was one of the best filets I have ever tried. My ribeye was excellent. I would suggest serving the relish/pico on the side. While having a great flavor itself, the heat took away from the flavor of the steak, which was perfectly cooked, by the way. Thanks for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Our food was amazing and our waitress Amanda was fantastic! Only complaint is the hostess was very rude and didn't greet use when we came in. Then when she sat us at the worst table in the corner while the restaurant was pretty open, she was very annoyed when we asked to move.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little Taste of NOLA in Memphis
    Thom
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    My wife and I have been here a few times over the years and are never disappointed. Upscale atmosphere, great food, and wonderful service. It will be a place you will add to your favorite restaurant short list.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    raweeVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had a Saturday birthday lunch with ten people, and an excellent server named Brendan (I think). The food was all very good, and my only complaint is that the bloody mary was incredibly salty. They make a "cajun" bloody mary, with a salt-rimmed glass, and some salty mixture already added to the Zing Zang mix. I'd just go for the regular bloody next time. I had to add a side car of vodka to thin out my sodium! I had the Turkey Reuben, other friends had salads, turtle soup, raw oysters, etc. Good timing, comfortable layout of our seats, we will be back. No problems!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Zutsway
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    My wife and I visited for our 28th anniversary. The service was prompt and the server was very attentive to us as customers. It was a relaxing experience that I will definitely repeat. I had the Pasta Jambalaya with an incredible appetizer that I do not remember the name of. The appetizer was thinly shaved beef with tomatoes and greens with a very tasty sauce that completed the dish. When combined, awakened the dormant tastebuds that general fare tends to put to sleep. The Jambalaya was set in a slighty spicey cream sauce with every bite containing pasta and meat. Incredible does not do it justice. My wife had the Eggplant appetizer, delightful. She had the Jumbo Scallops and was very pleased. Only negitive, a mushroom side item. Too salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu choices. Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Great menu choices. Wonderful food. Recommend the Oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer and the Snapper Perez for a main course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Year's Eve Dinner
    Kodawg1980
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great table in a beautiful back room. Food was wonderful, and the service was great(except for a mix-up on one of the checks, but that was resolved). Would do it again next year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time to Memphis and
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    First time to Memphis and this is an AWESOME restaurant. I highly recommend it. Had the express lunch for $15. Will definitely return with no hesitation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Orleans Style
    Chuck
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The "New Orleans" style cuisine was good, a tad pricy for Memphis. But, the steaks were surprisingly good. Definitely gives the steak places around Memphis a run for their money. Service was great but not too busy. Get there before 6 and your good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably great
    Karen
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Visiting Memphis, we decided to try Owen Brennan's again and it was even better this time. I started with a salad and my husband had awesome red beans and rice. Try the rack of lamb - it's excellent. My husband said his flank steak was cooked to perfection and we both were happy with our sides. He had some really good bread pudding for dessert. Only our second time, but both times the food was very, very good and the server was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    retiredbuddiesVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    No matter where I travel I always try to find a New Orleans style restaurant. Was so happy to have dinner here. It's a beautiful restaurant and the service was very good. I had the gumbo and crawlfish etoufee - my husband the turtle soup and pasta jambalaya. All of the dishes were seasoned beautifully. The banana flambé was too heard to pass up, so I ordered it. It might have taken a few minutes too long to get it ready so the ice cream was almost gone, but it was still great. A little pricey, but what the heck we were on vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    MomaV
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We love this place! The food is always above average and has become our benchmark to compare with other restaurants in town. The bar staff, especially Brian and Melissa are fantastic. They give you reliable recommendations and suggestions. The restaurant is clean and well maintained. Another positive is the relatively low turnover rate of staff. They seem to genuinely like to work together. I know we can go in at any time and get consistently well prepared food. We love taking friends there and now they go back too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast Food
    KathyFVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Food was excellent but the entrees arrived before I had more than a few bites of my salad. When I objected, the waitress offered to take them back and put them under hot lights until we were ready. No. I didn't want warmed over food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Next time I'll make reservation for before noon to avoid getting a not so great table (next to service tray).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Observation Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The restaurant was too warm. Even the waitress was sweating. For the price, it was unacceptable. Waiters and waitresses don't bus tables regular enough and they stach all the dishes in a stack and carry away. When you charge these prices, train the staff correctly and/or hire busboy help.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Frank
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Outstanding -- in every way -- describes our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st timer
    DrMemory
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Top tier choice since moving here in January. One of the few places that has newburg anything on the menu and done very well. Go in with high standards and come out with a smile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Hostess great, server good just seemed distracted. Food was good but they ran out of special so 3 people had to reorder their meal. Food use to be great but now I would say its good. We haven't been in awhile and usually eat at local independent restaurants so maybe I just expected more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Waitress brought appetizers with main meal soup cold could not get waitress to bring check very poor experience usually very good experience
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Great menu selection, almost makes it hard to decide on what to eat! Excellent service and food. Delicious desserts! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting for a business
    skos
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Great setting for a business lunch and private discussion
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The poor boy is good, but
    HosmanVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    The poor boy is good, but not for a poor boy's budget ($12).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet