McEwen's on Monroe

4.7
1304 reviews
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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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DH
Des Moines
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience. The sweet potato crusted catfish was the best catfish I’ve ever eaten. Drink menu was extensive and mixed drinks were very good. Service was outstanding. Will definitely visit here again next time in Memphis.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Heerlijk gegeten. Verrassende gerechten. Bediening was adequaat genoeg maar geen wauw factor. Het restaurant is toe aan onderhoud. Overal geslaagd maar geen absolute top.

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h
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and meal. Attentive servers. Delicious food.

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b
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. We had the lobster risotto, buttermilk fried oysters, Oslo buck and catfish which were all excellent, especially the catfish which was boned. We had to take 1/2 our entrees to go as it was way too much food. Noise level in the main dining room was pretty loud because of two large groups dining there so it was difficult to converse. The seating in the bar area was quieter, at least when we were there and that’s probably where I would ask to be seated if I come back, which I definitely would if I return to Memphis.

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MK
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The dining room is not very large and there was a sizable group when we dined. The noise level was not offensive, but I struggled to hear our server. The food was creative and ranged from good to very good. Our server was hustling and was attentive under the circumstances.

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CR
Boise
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had four small plates and they were all delicious. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the evening was really nice.

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CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's hard to go wrong with McEwen's. The food and wine menu has plenty to please, the place is lively but quiet enough for conversation, the service is friendly and professional. A great choice in downtown Memphis.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant I've been to in a long time. I've been to higher priced places that served larger portions that do not even come close to the quality of food that I received on my visit to Memphis. Perfectly cooked and none of the spices overpowered the others and I was still able to easily taste the flavor of the main component.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! The Hazelnut salad was awe inspiring. We both ordered the Beef Tenderloin, excellent choice. The flavor was excellent. We live in the "burb's" and don't go to Downtown much at all... We were looking for something different, somewhere we have never gone, so we picked McEwen's. They delivered at every level. The valet, the welcome, the ambience, the food & wine, the service, all were well worth the drive and value for what we paid. What a great experience, we will be back.

Thanks McEewen's for making a great date night.

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 'go to' place on nights that we attend the Theater. The food is always great. We've never had anything on the menu that we wouldn't order again. The staff is always attentive and provide helpful friendly service. My wife and I will keep coming back its our favorite place in downtown Memphis.

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KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful waiter and I wish I remembered his name. We were in town to see Anastasia and often dine at your restaurant when we come for Broadway shows. Always excellent service and meals. We will be back!
Thanks

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a lovely time at McEwans. Delicious food and tasty drinks in an intImamate setting.

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G
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for something close to the Peabody hotel that had good rating. We were pleased with our selection. The food was locally sourced and very good. We particularly liked the option of “small plates” as that gave us the opportunity to try more things on the menu. We had a reservation, were seated immediately and waited on and served promptly.

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KS
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was uneven. We had small plates and the gratin was amazing, the pork loin dry, and the fried green tomatoes over-battered and unimaginative. Despite telling our waiter multiple times that we were celebrating a birthday and seeing desserts with candles being delivered to other tables, our waiter was casually indifferent throughout our meal. It was clear he would prefer to be elsewhere...

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a great meal in downtown Memphis.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were awesome

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DS
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Has always been a solid choice for great food. Sweet potato encrusted catfish was very creative and tasty.

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F
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived in town and had made a reservation for early evening. We were seated immediately by the window and ordered drinks. The server was attentive and made great suggestions for food and drink. The warm mushrooms salad was very tasty. The scallops and grits and the salmon dish were amazingly delicious and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend visiting this fine dining establishment.

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TL
Memphis
84 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable and perfect if you have concert or theater tickets..
Like the option of a large variety of small plates, too.

One of my guest had the crab cakes...they didn't sit well..

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BL
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cute eclectic spot with fun interpretations of southern classics

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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Awesome cheese plate and drinks!

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CG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to relax and wind down plus great food. McEwen’s also has a fantastic Bourbon selection.

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M
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite Memphis restaurant! The warm mushroom salad was delicious as usual. Great wine list! Wonderful, warm staff.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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BA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary was great and very knowledgeable about the menu! The wine list was a bit lax, but the food was very good!!

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TB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had 3 different fish dishes, they were
All outstanding as always!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, the food and the service, it was our first time but will definitely be going back.

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SM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with co-workers to celebrate. The restaurant has the look and feel of a New Orleans restaurant. Service was wonderful. Everything from the Scallops to the Sweet Potato crusted catfish was great. Topped it off with Strawberry Cobbler or Chocolate Love and everyone left happy. Thanks for a great night.

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E
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The scallops were very good. My husbands steak was just ok . I had put in the notes on Open table that we were celebrating my husbands birthday, I guess they never saw the note. Very disappointing...
It is a little loud in there for conversation.

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OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We had the brie and a steak. The steak was outstanding. I wasn’t able to give an excellent rating due to mixed results on the service. The initial hostess was great and made an extra effort to seat us earlier than our reservation. Our waiter was cold to the point where I was going to ask him if something was wrong but he didn’t come back to the table - he sent another server over with the check and she didn’t bother to ask how everything was. This was the first time in traveling for two weeks between New Orleans and Memphis that I’ve given less than a 20% tip. In most cases I’ve given 30-50% because everything was so enjoyable. They missed out. The manager came by at the end and he was very friendly so that was a positive that allowed me to up the rating a little.

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F
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cozy bar room with an unbelievable collection of Bourbon and Rye. A diverse menu with very interesting food combinations. Portions were good and food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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PA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service every time I go. One of my go to Memphis restaurants when I am in town.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Great food and great service. Would definitely go back.

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TD
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great dinner, we were grateful for the option of the small plates, which were wonderful. Service wasn't fast, but there were a couple of large parties. We will go back again.

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VB
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely magnificent experience! I recommend this place very highly!

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QB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant to visit when I am in town. Great food, great people, great atmosphere.

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anaversary

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G
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very good

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W
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to McEwens while traveling through town. It is a great little place. I had steak, hubby had pork shank, and kids had steak sliders. Everything was prepared properly, tasted good, and service was great. I would definitely go back when we are in town again.

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