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McEwen's on Monroe, Memphis, TN

McEwen's on Monroe

4.8
4.8
2002 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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 2,002 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Best Service

  • Memphis

    Best Service

2,002 Reviews
  1. RickyR

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and service here and vibe is very nice. Great for date night

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  2. BethM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, great southern flair. Service was wonderful. Overall a great dining experience. We will definitely return.

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  3. jerryp

    Memphis/West TN

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful menu with plenty of options. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. We were never rushed. The place has a casual flare with a noise level on the low side which made conversation with friends a delight.

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  4. Kristi

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    McEwen’s is one of our favorite places for a nice evening out! Great food and drinks, great atmosphere and the staff is amazing!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    When you enter, McEwen’s has all the signs of being a really good restaurant. It’s all there, expensive cars outside, stiff welcoming, cloths. But this is an imitation of a good restaurant. The food looks like it is special and fancy. But the sweet stuff under the grilled carrots - well it tastes like jam. And the sweet chili on the cauliflower is somerhing you can buy in any store anywhere. And the service is mechanical and fast food-like. The food comes in after max 15 minutes,we had just started with the cocktails. Everything was like in a hurry, as if being in a hurry is the same as good service.

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  6. ChattyKathy

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    McEwen's never disappoints and continues to be one of the most consistent dining experiences in Memphis. Dinner was delicious, and the service was great. Aside from the street being torn up in front of the restaurant (which is not their fault, by any means), their clientele was not to be deterred, and the place was bustling. Plus, they employ (arguably) the best bar manager/bartender in the city. The man is amazing, and he has quite a devoted following. #IYKYK

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  7. sjones

    Memphis/West TN

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was fantastic as it always is! We have literally never been disappointed at McEwen's.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always our favorite 🤩 The white chocolate coconut bread pudding was over the top!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, friendly and knowledgeable. Our food was cooked perfectly.

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  10. TomMLM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, great atmosphere, quality of food and wine first rate. Overall service very good aside one lady in glasses who was very short. Gentleman with beard and longer hair truly amazing and more than made up for it. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for good food in Memphis!

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  11. BruceH

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was charming, attentive, and efficient. The buttermilk oysters were the best! My ahi tuna entre was perfectly cooked and just the right amount. My partner's osso buco was also perfectly cooked and wonderful. Our pre-dinner cocktails were delicious. Overall, this was one of our best dining experiences this year. Highly recommended!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the food was great! I recommend the oysters and the short rib pasta.

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  13. JanP

    Greater Boston

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed everything. The service was great and the food was amazing. We also had a lovely bottle of wine that didn’t break the bank

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  14. Visitor

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very very very very very very very very very very good

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  15. julesandsteve

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner tonight! We enjoy this restaurant so much. Easy to valet too!

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  16. Benj

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I and theee of our daughters had dinner before seeing Wicked at the Orpheum. We shared that with the server. He told us not to worry, their service times are quick. He was so right. Drinks were on point. We had three different fish dishes and all were fantastic - specifically the sea bass. We shared three desserts. Key lime pie was our favorite. Still one of my favorite places in Memphis. Highly recommend!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food good Since we had late reservations We were rushed

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  18. travelandeat

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive, if somewhat rushed, service. Fast bar with creative cocktails. Excellent presentation on menu items.

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  19. Maura

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was delicious and the service perfect. If you’re a vegetarian as I am, you have to order the Trust Me Vegetarian Plate!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, and service was even better! Our server was so helpful in assisting my wife and I to maintain our keto diet with her suggestions! Will definitely visit again soon!

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  21. JaneEllen

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All of the food was delicious, and our waiter was very quick and efficient! Would highly recommend.

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  22. Anon

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening, great service, amazing food in delightful surroundings. When we are next in Memphis a return visit will on the list of things to do.

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  23. Cher

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not impressed with the entrees. I ordered the redfish and was told that it was fresh. It was very fishy tasting. I sent it back and it was replaced with the chicken which was very dry. The Brie appetizer and salad were delicious. My husband’s sweet potato crusted catfish was good, not excellent. The quality of the food did not justify the cost. Will not return!

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  24. BurtS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood. Excellent preparation and wonderful service from the staff.

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  25. BruceL

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Ambience was terrific for date night.

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  26. SeattleSteve

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening with McEwen's team. We started with cocktail at the bar, nicely made and presented, then moved over to our table for dinner. Each course was delicious and the service was on-point; friendly, informative but not too intrusive into our dinner for four. Loved it, would recommend and will come back next time in town.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and experience! Love the idea of flights so you don’t have to commit to one and have the opportunity to try different foods.

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  28. KevinK

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent with great service and setting. I highly recommend it. The pork osso buco was outstanding

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got a filet and ribeye and both were excellent. Wait staff was excellent, very polite and professional. Will definitely be back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was outstanding.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thomas was the greatest server. Great personality, great menu suggestions and great dessert!

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  32. Pla57

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time! Thank you!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner for 6. Thomas was a very personable efficient server. Fun evening.

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  34. AliciaS

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect birthday celebration dinner. Food was excellent, cocktails on point, service amazing. Thank you, Thomas, for making my birthday a memorable occasion!

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  35. Foodie

    Memphis/West TN

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, as everything we had was terrific! Our server, Lee, we helpful with suggestions and very attentive!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Outstanding menu and bar. The service was very personable. Would definitely repeat when in Memphis again!

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  37. BruceB

    Memphis/West TN

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent meal or apps and a drink. It is nice that they have valet parking. I can go get a meal or drinks and small plates before the Grizzlies gam and go right out get in my car and park in Fedx Forum. Much better and easier pre game snack or dinner than places within walking distance of the game.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fun atmosphere and high quality dining and drinks.

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  39. toltecs

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, as always. We were seated promptly upon arriving for our reservation. Service was excellent as well.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat and had drinks and dinner in the bar area. Great service and excellent fresh food.

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FAQs

McEwen's on Monroe is rated 4.8 stars by 2002 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 17 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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