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Best American Restaurants in Downtown


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A photo of Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 61 times today
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a unique and exceptional American cuisine dining experience. The restaurant offers a variety of entrées, like their Diamond Head Ranch Quail and Wagyu Beef Short Ribs, which both fall under the Farm & Field segment of their menu. Their seafood section includes a delicious Lobster and Crab Benedict, while their steak menu showcases a succulent Boursin Stuffed Filet. Reviewers rave about the "exceptional staff, food and service," mentioning the "nicest" roast duck they've ever eaten and a "great going away experience for someone." Their grits are said to be particularly "AMAZING", showcasing the restaurant's American culinary prowess. Many regard this establishment as one of the best restaurants in America, certainly worthy of returning to.
A photo of McEwen's on Monroe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 13 times today
McEwen's on Monroe in downtown Memphis is a beloved southern restaurant, praised by diners for capturing the essence of Southern cooking with a modern twist. Customers appreciate the warm Southern hospitality, attentive service, and delectable food. The restaurant's shrimp and grits have earned rave reviews, with one customer hailing them as dishes not to be missed. Others enjoyed the creative local tapas and the perfect balance of excellent food, service and ambiance. A favorite in Memphis, McEwen's offers an array of delicious Southern fare prepared with flair. From catfish and tenderloin to southern biscuits and creative desserts, McEwen's on Monroe never fails to impress.
A photo of Capriccio Grill Peabody Hotel - Memphis restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 4 times today
Capriccio Grill at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis delivers an unparalleled blend of delightful dining ambiance coupled with a deliciously authentic Italian cuisine. As cited by an array of guests, the well-prepared pasta and pizza dishes, succulent rib eye, and perfectly cooked Diver Scallop Saltato stand testament to the restaurant's commitment to offering top-notch Italian fare. Known for its excellent service, the staff is praised for being attentive yet unintrusive. Numerous guests have endorsed it as a must-visit eatery, with some even planning a return trip, attesting to the memorable dining experience Capriccio Grill offers. The overwhelming consensus is that the food, made with attention to detail and rich in flavor, along with the exemplary service, provide a truly authentic Italian experience.
A photo of The Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 13 times today
The reviews for The Wine Cellar at Flight Restaurant in Memphis reveal it to be a top-notch establishment in Wine Bar cuisine. Notably celebrated for its unique flight options that allow customers the chance to sample a variety of menu items, it is also recognized for the intimate and relaxed ambiance of its cellar location. Customers consistently highlight the exceptional service, with servers like Samuel, Molly and Garrett receiving personal commendations for their attentive and personable manner. Many patrons choose to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries at The Wine Cellar, affirming its status as a premier dining experience in the region. Its unique blend of impeccable service, distinctive ambiance, and high-quality food and drinks make The Wine Cellar an unmissable wine bar experience.
A photo of Curfew - Memphis restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 8 times today
Located in the heart of Memphis, Curfew is lauded for its exceptional Contemporary American cuisine. Reviews highlight its impressive service, quality, and notable dishes that include a variety of appetizers like the Charcuterie board, deviled eggs, and main courses including the outstanding octopus and delicious shrimp and grits. Patrons also delighted in the beverages, specifically the Fly High Butterfly cocktail. Dishes are praised for their generous portions, impressive concepts, and value for the price. The welcoming atmosphere and decor, both inside and out, further enhance the dining experience. Customers consistently rave about Curfew, referring to it as their "new spot" and a place they highly recommend for unforgettable dining experiences.
A photo of Mesquite Chop House Memphis restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Memphis
Booked 2 times today
Renowned for its sublime steakhouse cuisine, Mesquite Chop House Memphis is a culinary delight. Expertly cooked to perfection, the restaurant's steaks are frequently lauded as "perfectly seasoned and cooked", with their melt-in-your-mouth filets coming highly recommended. The attentive staff further elevate guests' experiences, with notable mentions frequently given to their great recommendations and personable service in the reviews. Numerous guests have shared their satisfying encounters, relishing not just their mouthwatering steaks, but their wide wine selection and appetizing seafood creations like crab cakes and lobster cakes too. This consistent excellence in service and cuisine ensures many pledge to return.
A photo of Chez Philippe - The Peabody Memphis restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 4 times today
Chez Philippe - The Peabody Memphis stands out in its domain of delivering top-notch Contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant receives glowing reports from contented diners, describing the food as 'cooked with passion for presentation and flavor', 'incredibly delicious', and 'food quality was amazing'. Chez Philippe's vegetarian selections, 7-course meals and seafood dishes are particularly acclaimed. The afternoon tea service is also described as 'superb', 'a full service experience', and 'a very memorable experience'. The staff's attentiveness and friendliness also frequently garner praise, highlighting the restaurant's commitment to providing a superior dining experience. The inviting ambiance and thoughtful personal touches, such as accommodating dietary preferences, further highlight why Chez Philippe - The Peabody Memphis is a must-visit destination for lovers of Contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Esco Memphis Restaurant & Tapas restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 47 times today
Experience Culinary Excellence at ESCO Memphis! Indulge in a culinary journey where dining becomes an art form. Signature Dish: Delight in Chef P's masterpiece, Blackened Catfish, a culinary work of art that captures the essence of ESCO Memphis' creativity. Nearby Landmarks: Located in the heart of the city, ESCO offers easy access to iconic landmarks like the Fedex Forum and steps away from Beale Street, providing a perfect backdrop for your dining experience. Atmosphere: ESCO's ambiance is an enchanting blend of chic sophistication and inviting comfort. Whether you seek an intimate, romantic evening or a lively gathering with friends, our setting caters to all occasions. Join us at ESCO Memphis and immerse yourself in a world where dining is elevated to an art form. Reserve your table now to savor the ESCO experience, where every meal is a masterpiece and every visit is a memorable celebration of taste and aesthetics.
A photo of Amelia Gene's restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 24 times today
Amelia Gene’s, Downtown’s finest dining experience, welcomes a contemporary, globally inspired palate artfully designed to impress. Fine wines, classic cocktails, proper bites, and a can’t-miss cheese cart transport diners through a culinary journey with distinct hospitality that can only be found in this state-of-the-art, reclaimed space in Downtown Memphis.Our menu emphasizes seasonality and a dedication to ingredient-driven preparations. Our Chef's culinary philosophy is characterized by restraint, allowing the innate qualities of the ingredients to eloquently express themselves. Our establishment is located adjacent to the Caption by Hyatt Hotel.
A photo of The Beauty Shop restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Memphis
Booked 39 times today
The Beauty Shop, located in the Cooper-Young neighborhood of Memphis, is hailed by many as one of the best restaurants in the city. It boasts an impressive menu of contemporary American cuisine with a gourmet twist. Emphasized as "American-Jamaican," the menu includes a delicious selection of brunch and dinner items, from "Steak & Eggs" to "Ponzu Butter Ribeye Paillard Salad". The restaurant regularly features a ribeye steak special sourced from local farms. Its culinary creativity is matched by its atmospheric dining experience, with an exciting interior and trendy appeal. Reviews highlight the excellent service, expertly crafted cocktails, and fair pricing. The Beauty Shop also earns high praise for thoughtful safety measures in response to COVID-19.

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Discover best American restaurants in Downtown

Discover the vibrant American dining scene in Downtown Memphis, where a diverse array of restaurants offers a taste of authentic and contemporary American cuisine. In this bustling area, you'll find eateries that celebrate the rich culinary traditions of America, each bringing its unique flair and dedication to quality. From innovative dishes that push the boundaries of traditional American food to classic comfort foods that evoke a sense of nostalgia, Downtown Memphis catires to all palates. The dining atmosphere in Downtown Memphis is as varied as its menu offerings, with settings ranging from casual and cozy to upscale and sophisticated. Whether you're in the mood for a luxurious dinner, a casual eatery, or a lively tapas bar, you'll find a place that fits the bill. This area is particularly noted for its excellent service and welcoming ambiance, making it a prime destination for both locals and visitors alike. Adding to the appeal of Downtown Memphis's dining scene is its commitment to using high-quality, often locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that every meal is as fresh and delicious as possible. Each restaurant strives to provide a memorable dining experience, combining skillful cooking with a warm, inviting atmosphere. For food enthusiasts and casual diners alike, Downtown Memphis offers an exceptional array of American dining options that promise to delight. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated culinary adventure or a comforting classic meal, Downtown Memphis is the place to be.

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