McEwen's on Monroe

4.7
1352 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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Portland
65 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In town for work and stop at the restaurant for dinner. What a great place. Food and service was top notch. Everyone was attentive to our needs and making sure our time at the restaurant was pleasurable

JF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in Memphis in the last year. Everything was on point, but highlights included the peach and fried green tomato small plates and the vegetable entree. Look forward to going back soon.

TD
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server was terrible. Forgot our appetizer. She put the order in after our salads were served. Two salads were brought out not as ordered. Beef tenderloin was not cooked to order and was not very good.Sea bass was very good though. Meal for 4 was over $250 which would be acceptable if service had been decent and if food had been the quality we expected. This was not our first visit.

j
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, our waitress was fantastic! We had the Salmon and the Sea Bass and both dished was great, I would highly recommend McEwen's to anyone visiting Memphis.

NG
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Didn’t enjoy the wine cellar ambience so much. I think we would’ve enjoyed the main dining room-spacious and lively.

Starter menu a bit pricy for portions but tasty. Catfish entre was a good choice. Service was excellent. Cocktail & wine satisfying!

RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Us girls had a ball, great food and wine, relaxed atmosphere, great service.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with great service. The atmosphere was lively and we Interacted with neighboring tables. We never felt rushed. We were able to enjoy our food and wine and have conversations without feeling like we were holding up table space. I will definitely be back when in town!

KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch service and food. Can't go wrong with lunch or dinner!

GD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good, a little bit to dark inside and a bit noisy

JB
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious sea bass and risotto, my favorite dish!! Banana Cream Pie is amazing! One of my favorite restaurants in Memphis!

XX
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was just outstanding! really was prepared and presented well.

JS
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service is excellent! Will return soon. Scallops were exceptional.

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a Friday evening, and really busy. Gotta have reservations or you will wait. We did fine

L
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Took us 2 1/2 hours to eat—-service was slow and food was cold. Very, very loud.

L
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fast service. Got food in no time. Had 2 fish dishes that were tasty

BG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

The sound level was horribly loud. We couldn’t hear each other and had to yell across a small t@ble. Because of the unacceptable loud noise lev3l I will NEVER go to this place again!

CM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went to see HAMILTON, and chose McEwen's to eat early and get to the show on time. We were so glad we did! Great food and our server was GREAT to take care of us and not make us feel rushed OR late. Can't wait to go back for an amazing dinner! Thank you McEwen's!!

J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool atmosphere and not too loud for a business dinner.

CH
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I'll keep it short. Service was slow but good. It was a little warm (Memphis July) inside but other than that ambience was good. Small plate selection was excellent. Overall a good experience.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were at the back corner table at the end of the bar. It was too hot as you could not get any air circulation. Other times I have been at different tables and it was great. But this table was uncomfortable due to temperature

KF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the small plates. Great atmosphere and service!

W
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service a bit rushed and noise level over the top but still a tasty meal and a restaurant I’d recommend.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit and it has been amazing every time! Our waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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

Party of three enjoyed the cheese plate, salads, sweet potato encrusted catfish, the barrel fish special and the seared scallops. Everything was awesome! Service and atmosphere were great also!

BM
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great but the noise was so loud and intense that it really negatively impacted the experience.

G
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McEwen's never fails to deliver excellent service and food. Always an enjoyable experience.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was great, we had the lamb and fried green tomatoes for appetizer. Great wine selection and great atmosphere. I would recommend.

AW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon with the mushroom risotto is amazing 😋. Great Memphis restaurant

JR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went before a performance at the Orpheum. The server was so helpful to suggest things that wouldn’t take too long to prepare. The salmon was delicious and my friend had the grouper special, which she said was very good. The only thing I would suggest is that there needed to be a little more light and it was rather warm inside. But overall had a good experience.

H
Memphis
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner before seeing Hamilton. Atmosphere was pleasant. Service was excellent. Caesar salad was good and large. Scallop appetizer was 2 small scallops and a spoon of risotto for $15. The steak had a sauce on it that overwhelmed the meat.

S
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McEwen’s was dojng

RP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow. Had to ask for our order two times. When it got there the lamb was overcooked and smothered with gravy. Couldn't taste the lamb. Salmon was overcooked as well. At least the manager comped the meal.

GC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was wonderful, especially in the wine cellar. The service was outstanding and the dinner/dessert recommendations by the server did not disappoint.

o
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my first visit to McEwen's on Monroe but had heard many positive reviews. I was not disappointed. Food was great as was our service.

LS
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from start to finish was amazing!!! The service, the drinks, the food - great!!!! Would highly recommend to anyone in the fence

I
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing meal! Lovely experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my wife here on a date night. Our server was polite and the food was prompt. We each had a couple of small plates, so got to sample 4 dishes at once. The scallops were among the best I’ve had anywhere! The pork tenderloin was a bit dry but had great flavor. The sliders and the shrimp and grits were simply outstanding!

Atmosphere was a bit loud, space a bit limited, and the TV over the bar all made for less than an idea fine dining experience. But overall it was one of the better downtown meals I’ve enjoyed.

It’s downtown Memphis, so you’re not going to find parking on your own, and valet parking was $8 at the door. Having enjoyed complimentary valet parking downtown (right around the corner, actually), I felt that would have been a nice touch.

CG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff were friendly and service was very good. Food was ok, but didn't really justify the price in my opinion.

JW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always try a new restaurant each year for my birthday. My first mind told me to give this restaurant a try and I must say I'm so glad I did!! The staff was friendly and very helpful on menu selections for my friends. The food was delicious! I will definitely be going back. Thanks for making my birthday dinner a hit!

SH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food always prepared the way you ask. Brian was our server, very helpful and prompt.

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