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McEwen's on Monroe

4.8
4.8
1732 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
McEwen’s on Monroe is passionate. Passionate about food, passionate about wine, and passionate about creating a place you long to come back to again and again. An eclectic blend of styles with the largest emphasis on Southern food raised to new and unusual heights. Lunch offers a wide array of excellent sandwiches, salads and business entrees, while dinner leans toward the more elaborate and inventive. Our commitment to a relaxed atmosphere and charming personality has enabled McEwen’s on Monroe to become one of Downtown’s most comfortable restaurants. Employing a knowledgeable and attentive staff always at the ready. In addition to the bar and dining room, our wine cellar is available for parties up to 20 people.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 527-7085

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Cartwright

  • Catering

    McEwen's On Monroe specializes in lunch catering. Call 901.527.7085 or see catering description at http://www.mcewensmemphis.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Our beautiful wine cellar seats comfortably up to 20 people. Please see Cellar description at our website www.mcewensonmonroe.com or call the restaurant at 901.527.7085. For larger groups please call the restaurant for other options.

  • Private party contact

    Bert Smythe or John Littlefield: (901) 527-7085

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    2ND & MONROE

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for an $8 fee available Monday thru Saturday, 5:30 till close. Street and Public Garage parking available at all times.

  • Public transit

    Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love going here !!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Very large selection of bourbons, which was the primary reason for selecting the restaurant. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. Would definitely return regularly.
  3. CD

    CrisDG

    Memphis/West TN

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is an excellent restaurant whether out with friends, date night or businesses dinners. They have a good array of vegetarian selections, the reason I often suggest McEwen’s for business meetings. I broke from my norm of a seafood selection and tried their “trust me vegetarian plate” last night it did not disappoint. Service here is always top notch. I also recommend McEwens bar, they have an excellent bourbon and inventive cocktail selection.
  4. MF

    MichaelF

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always best service!
  5. VC

    VictoriaC

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for his birthday! All of the food from appetizers to the dessert was delicious 😋 ! The samberver was on point! The ambiance was romantic!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was absolutely excellent and their knowledge of be menu was precise and recommended items that we loved. Thank you Parks and Eileen for the supreme service’.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ambiance and service - good. Seating - not great. We had booked a table for an early hour but we’re seated at the very back next to the service table and kitchen door inspite of many open tables. That made for constant activity of servers by us and a view of the kitchen every time a server went in an out. Food - disappointed. We specifically noted in the booking that we were vegetarians and also informed the server with an additional request to make the two “vegetarian surprise” plates different. Plus we would appreciate a great some of the interesting sides of the main entrees. We got two vegetarian plates with 4 each and one identical in both. One plate then had basic grilled zucchini and squash - summer vegis in the middle of winter. The other had basic sautéed spinach with garlic. The other 1/2 of the plates were interesting. But no interesting pasta or creative starch vegis or cheese ingredients even though we specifically indicated we like cheese. All in all taste worthy but disappointing and not a substantial entree of $27!
  8. DS

    DianeS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Top notch service.
  9. LS

    LaurenS

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love McEwens. I have never had a bad experience with service, food, environment. I have had most of the menu at this point and there isn't a bad dish! Plus the desserts and drinks! Amazing cocktails and superb dessert options! Do yourself a favor, and make a reservation immediately!
  10. M

    Mailman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally tried it out, and everything went well from the moment we walked in til we left. Drinks was bend well, food was rich with flavor, nice and clean… our waiter (lizzy) took care of us and didn’t miss a beat.. We will return
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Subpar all the way around
  12. N

    Nialover

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a couple of days and this was our first visit to McEwens. It won’t the last. We loved the atmosphere and we bought four appetizers/small plates and dessert. My favorites were the duck enchiladas and the crab gratin. Shrimp and grits were OK and the pulled pork sliders were delicious. We loved that the atmosphere was quiet enough to have a nice conversation but still a little lively. It will be one of our go to places.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot - will definitely go back!
  14. TB

    TammyB

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Our server was very good & attentive
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got there close to closing and they completely accommodated us. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was so delicious. They also have the best banana cream pie we’ve ever eaten
  16. DW

    DarrellW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from Las Vegas, which has good food. We are on a road trip and have eaten out every night for the last 3 weeks. This was the best meal I can ever remember eating, The vegetable grits appetizer was awesome. My main dish was pan-seared red snapper and was the best fish I have eaten in my life. It was on a bed of corn and poblano risotto. The biscuits were also very good. They didnt need any butter. All I can say is I wish they would open a shop in Las Vegas. I'd eat there every week.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Service was extraordinary.
  18. MM

    MemphisMadam

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails!
  19. S

    cgStar

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Road closed in front of restaurant. Dining experience was good. Whiskey pours were short. Staff were very friendly.

    McEwen's on MonroeResponded on January 9, 2023All of our whiskey pours are 2 ounces. We are sorry you feel this way.

  20. RP

    RoseP

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    They took our reservations for New Year’s Eve at 10:00 and then proceeded to clean up. It was obvious that they were ready to close. Why take a late reservation on New Year’s Eve when you evidently don’t want to be open? We expected a champagne toast. McEwens has always been our favorite and we were a little disappointed this time.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    our server, Mary was amazing. The tenderloin and the sea bass were both very good, and the cauliflower appetizer was fabulous!
  22. RR

    RonR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visiting Memphis on New Year's Eve, so we needed to eat early. We found McEwen's for last minute reservations using OpenTable. We had no trouble getting a good table and the food and service were great. My wife had the grouper, which she loved and I had the sous vide NY Strip special - it was a bit pricey for the cut that arrived, but was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. The peach cocktails we had were refreshing and we capped everything off with a signature banana cream pie. When we visit Memphis again we will certainly come back to McEwen's.
  23. HN

    HalN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. The crab salad special was outstanding. Can’t wait to dine again
  24. MK

    MelanieK

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family had an excellent evening. Cocktails were delicious- the smokey manhattan and sparkling pear, along with an amazing selection of whatever you could ask for. We started with the buttermilk fried oysters and BBQ duck confit enchiladas that were simply yummy. The salads (goat cheese, cesar and wedge were amazing). We then finished with the sea bass, Osso buco, redfish, and the “special” Grouper were all delicious along with the accompanying sides. The service provided by our waiter Byrum was wonderful. He was perfectly attentive and never let our drinks sit empty. He gave excellent recommendations on selections. This was our first time back since reopening. We will make a point to get back soon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer is an excellent server and David makes excellent cocktails!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Can't wait to go back.
  27. GM

    GinnyMcK

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visiting Memphis (again) and wanted to enjoy a wonderful meal near our hotel. Did not disappoint!
  28. t

    trigirl

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Six of us ate an incredible dinner here. The mixed drinks were perfect (Sazerac, Rob Roy, Old Fashion) and not too sweet. We had the charcuterie appetizer with delicious candied pecans, tender sweet sausages, two kinds of cheese, and a delicious mustard sauce (I didn't try the other sauce). The biscuits were buttery enough not to need more butter, which is unusual for me as a butter lover. Two of us had the catfish with mac and cheese and greens. The serving size was very generous and I couldn't finish it. The sweet potato crust on the fish was light and crunchy and a nice compliment to the catfish. We ate so well we did not have room for dessert.
  29. QB

    QueenBee

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family holiday dinner
  30. JB

    JonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and drinks! It was great for a nice date!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited the restaurant the week of the Liberty Bowl so the restaurant was busy and full of large groups. We had great service and our food was delicious. This was also during the boil water warning in the area and Thomas, our amazing server, made sure we knew the precautions that were in place to keep us safe.
  32. AH

    AngeloH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and the food was great! It was my first visit to Memphis. I’m planning on coming back for sure!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience delicious food great atmosphere
  34. ML

    MemphisLawyer

    Memphis/West TN

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    McEwen's is my favorite restaurant in Memphis. The food is always fantastic. The service is great. The ambiance is top-notch. The prices are reasonable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rib eye perfectly cooked. Recommended wine was nice. Attentive but not invasive service.
  36. DA

    DAW8

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food & service. A bit of a challenge to get to given some road blockage, but worth the effort. We were going to the Cannon Ctr, so timing was important. The wait staff did a great job!
  37. DB

    DavidB

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early show to catch, The staff did a great job of expediting the meal without making the service rushed. The food was excellent,
  38. BL

    BobL

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Lee gave outstanding service. He was very knowledgeable about all items on both the drink and food menus. The seafood pasta was delicious and well prepared. We also enjoyed the coconut cream pie for dessert. The entire meal was well worth the cost.
  39. S

    Spartan79

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Wait staff was very attentive and made sure to follow up drink orders and clearing plates when finished. Both entrees were delivered in a timely manner- food was excellent. Overall, really enjoyed the experience.

    McEwen's on MonroeResponded on December 7, 2022Thank you for your comments

  40. AJ

    AJeats

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great spot. The food was delicious and it has a variety of options that should please a crowd with diverse tastes.

    McEwen's on MonroeResponded on December 7, 2022Thanks for the comments

FAQs

McEwen's on Monroe is rated 4.8 stars by 1732 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for McEwen's on Monroe

120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2ND & MONROE

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for an $8 fee available Monday thru Saturday, 5:30 till close. Street and Public Garage parking available at all times.

  • Public transit

    Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Cartwright

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (901) 527-7085

  • Catering

    McEwen's On Monroe specializes in lunch catering. Call 901.527.7085 or see catering description at http://www.mcewensmemphis.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Our beautiful wine cellar seats comfortably up to 20 people. Please see Cellar description at our website www.mcewensonmonroe.com or call the restaurant at 901.527.7085. For larger groups please call the restaurant for other options.

  • Private party contact

    Bert Smythe or John Littlefield: (901) 527-7085

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