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About McEwen's on Monroe

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.

120 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM; Closed Sundays. Bar remains open (PM) 1 hour after dining room closes.

Cross Street:
2ND & MONROE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 527-7085

Website:
http://www.mcewensonmonroe.com/

Catering:
McEwen's On Monroe specializes in lunch catering. Call 901.527.7085 or see catering description at www.mcewensonmonroe.com

Parking Details:
Valet parking 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.

Executive Chef:
Keith Bambrick

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call McEwen's On Monroe at 901.527.7085 to discuss any special request concerning rental of entire restaurant for Special Events.

McEwen's on Monroe Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
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Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Fun (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Casual (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Tapas (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

We loved everything about this place! The food was amazing! I had the lamb sirloin and my husband had the strip. We shared the sliders. We can't wait to return to try more dishes. Our waiter was so nice and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

We went to McEwen’s before going to the Orpheum Theatre. It was within walking distance. We had heard about McEwen’s for years. I’m so glad we finally ate there. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was great. The service staff was very efficient. The whole experience was delightful.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

Always love to go to McEwen’s. We did the small plates as we were in a hurry to get to the Grizzlies game.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I went here for dinner on our recent trip to Memphis and we were very pleased with McEwens. Everything was excellent from the drink menu, wine list, appetizers, entrees and even desert. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere was terrific. Highly Recommended

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very good food and service. Wine list was current and all those whisky' s on the drink menue.....very impressive. Will be going back for sure.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

McEwen’s is one of our favorite restaurants downtown. The food is always delicious and my husband loves the banana cream pie. My only wish is that the Chef’s Choice Creme Brûlée was something other than vanilla. The Mexican chocolate Creme Brûlée that used to be on the menu was my favorite dessert in town. If the Creme Brûlée is always going to be vanilla, then don’t call it chef’s choice.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 19, 2017

we went here during Dine Downtown week in Memphis. Entrees were pretty average, desserts were better.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was fabulous & service was 5 star - Brian Pennington is a great server.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food. We went for restaurant week. We ordered the soup and salad to start, we both ordered the salmon, and we both sampled the desserts.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious food, great quality, and great service.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

I will definite be back! I enjoyed the entire environment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We've participated in Memphis's Downtown Dining Week for the third consecutive year, choosing this year to try McEwen's. This is supposed to be a week for locally-owned restaurants to put their best foot forward and impress people that haven't been to their place before. That has not been our experience, so far. Each place, McEwen's included, has chosen an abbreviated menu for the occasion (understandable) in an effort to make a bulk amount of the same food and assembly-line people through the doors. It's really felt more like "feed the peasants week" and we're not likely to pick anyplace next year.
We chose to try each of the appetizers, each of the entrees, and we both selected the Peanut Butter Fudge as the dessert because the cake had a white chocolate (which isn't really a chocolate) sauce that we didn't want.
The Salad was a simple spring mix with a few pickled onion rings, a halved grape tomato, and a slice or two of cucumber. It was saturated with what tasted like just white vinegar rather than an actual dressing. The potato soup wasn't bad, but there wasn't anything special about it. It was a bit salty and I needed to add some black pepper. Nothing garnished the bowl, either. The salmon was about 4-5" long by about 1.25" wide. It had a really flavorful, crisp sear on it, but because it was so small, the whole filet was a bit overcooked. It was on a pretty hefty portion of mashed potatoes (nothing special), I suppose in order to fill us up, compensating for the skimpy salmon, and a handful of green beans. The pulled pork was just that, not barbecued, braised, or even slow cooked. It was a bit tough, bland, and about 1/2 the amount most places will put on a regular sandwich. It was on a bed of cheese grits, not quite the portion of the potatoes on the other dish. They were better than the potatoes, but again, nothing to come back for. The fudge was too sweet for her to even eat, with chocolate chips across the top. It had a caramel drizzle on the plate.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We were readily accommodated and escorted to our table at the time of our reservations. The wait staff had the table set upon our arrival and provided friendly and very efficient service, always checking back to see if our water glasses needed refills, if we needed additional bread, another drink and if our food was alright. Although it was a very busy night our party of seven was well taken care of and the food was delicious!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We both thought the food and service were excellent. Very casual and relaxed. The bourbon list was impressive and I thought the drink prices were reasonable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was not that great but food was so good! Dessert was the best!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was sublime!
Great experience.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Locally owned, great food, attentive service....what more do you need?!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

On a business trip and made a point of revisiting this restaurant because my first experience there was so good. It’s my perfect place. Excellent and interesting plates that are so delicious. Unpretentious and warm, gracious service. The value in the small plates dining is terrific. I just love it. Butter bean duck confit, braised short rib pasta were me faves. Wow!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We loved our filets, the calamari appetizer and the twice baked potatoes. Our waitress was phenomenal. The side dish of spinach was heavy on garlic for our taste. This is a must eat for us in Memphis.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A group of 6 friends had dinner after a downtown field trip to see the Nina and Pinta. The food was tasty and creative . The entire group enjoyed the appetizers and entrees. Followed with a excellent cream brulee. Service was spot on, attentive, but not overbearing. Only downside was slow valet parking.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best snapper I’ve ever had. Well done.

I have literally never had a bad meal here, but what we had on Friday night was so amazing I felt the need to give it a review

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Picked this restaurant due to the ratings and customer comments. To make a sad meal review short, we did not experience either the service or food expected.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The bar has an excellent selection of Bourbons, drinks where very good, as for our meal in the other room we felt the $15 appetizer for 2 scallops was overpriced. The wine selection was a little high in price and the ambience was loud.
I had the steak which was excellent but the vibe was missing something. Will go back for drinks but not a meal.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

McEwen’s is a consistent favorite of mine. You will get the same great food and service every time you visit. The filet is really good!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our meals were fabulous! As were the servers! Great place and will definitely return during our next trip.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went to the restaurant on a Friday night and the service was very good. The meal we had was very tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great menu selections and excellent meal....they waitstaff was very knowledgeable and gave honest recommendations.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great Southern dining.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always great. Highly recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was great with the exception of not offering a specific selection for children

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Visiting Memphis, excellent service from Ashley . My daughter and I both had the salmon excellent with risotto. Caesar salad prior was plenty for 2 . My husband had the chicken and was very pleased . Wine list n cocktails were both well listed . Valet parking reasonable 8.00 . Doesn't look special outside but a gem inside.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Probably my favorite Memphis restaurant. Food is consistently great. Atmosphere is nice and cozy, but not too fancy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

A little loud that night, but still my fav in Memphis

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Just happened upon this place while in Memphis for a couple of days. Within walking distance of our hotel (Madison), close to the riverfront, food was wonderfully prepared, and the staff was exceptional.

Stopped in Memphis post the Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon, making our way back to OKC, with my wife and the in-laws. The food was wonderful and fit everyones dietary requirements (in-laws are vegetarians). The staff was accommodating, pleasant, and able to make great suggestions (I appreciate when the staff is as passionate about the food as the chef).

Great place, we will definitely go back if we ever visit Memphis again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great inventive of offerings and first rate service, also expert bartending

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

This restaurant was a last minute choice for us and exceeded all expectations! The rib-eye was the best I have ever had. The atmosphere was amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

McKwens salmon is the best in Memphis. Their On Board Martini was excellent. We had a wonderful meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Excellent service, great knowledge of their wine list.
Good was wonderful.

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