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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (17)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
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Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We went to celebrate my wife's new job, food and service were excellent. If there were any draw backs to our experience it was that the server was sat with a large part right as we were finishing up. This cause the check to be a little delayed. As I stated though the service was great I believe the large table was to blame because they begun to monopolize the servers time.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Had dinner prior to going to Orpheum theatre play.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined 5 days ago

It was Valentine's Day and the 26th anniversary of our 1st date. The staff were so friendly, the food was spectacular. My husband and I had a wonderful time. I would recommend it to everyone. You have to try this place. We will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Mississippi)·Dined 6 days ago

Great bourbon - a little high $$ but worth it, will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on February 10, 2018

What are wonderful time. We had the lobster risotto, halibut with green beans. Everything was delicious and now our favorite place to eat downtown.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Nice Southern Restaurant in Memphis. Good local food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

McEwen's is an excellent restaurant with a very creative menu. The local tapas were a nice touch and really interesting. My party had fish, scallops and lamb; all were outstanding. I would recommend the items with a southern twist on classic foods.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

First time to eat atvMcEwen’s. We loved it!! We’ll return often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I would try to go on a weeknight. The food was good, and a great value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was a great dinner, but way to noisy to comfortably converse about business (or much of anything else). It would be great if there were rooms set aside for those diners who need to eat and talk (preferably not at the same time!) without raising the volume to an unacceptable level.
Otherwise, dinner was great!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was incredible and we had a great time. Rusty was a very knowledgeable server that advised us into a fantastic experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

awesome possum, wonderful time!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

McEwen’s is always excellent!

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Been a while since we have been here. The quality of the food is still just excellent. Great list of scotches and bourbons as well! We will be back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was delicious, particularly the oyster appetizer, delivered in good time. Cocktails were superb. Quiet and cozy for early dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The loved the lighting and the warm and relaxed feeling of the place. The Merlot was smooth. The grilled salmon was delicious! The asparagus was cooked perfectly. I especially loved the bed of rice with a mixture of nuts that the grilled salmon was displayed on! The service was great. Our server was a delightful young lady who did an impeccable job! We will definitely return!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food good. Aloud crowd. Service somewhat slow

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was excellent and our server, Jacob, was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

McEwen's on Monroe was a great place to take my boyfriend for his birthday. We both enjoyed our steaks, but especially the banana cream pie! Sometimes we go just for the pie, so it was nice to eat our whole meal there as well. It's a good price for the quality of food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My second visit to McEwen's. It was awesome. I am originally from Memphis and have been to many restaurants. McEwen's is one of the best in Memphis for sure. Great bar, friendly staff, good location in downtown Memphis, and excellent food. The pricing is perfect. Go. Give you self a gift.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As always, a wonderful meal! Our favorite restaurant in Memphis!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great night, great food, great service! Get together with 4 couples and everything was dealt with perfectly. Tried the duck enchiladas this time and they were so good.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service and food was great. We went to a number of restaurants in downtown Memphis during a recent visit and this one was our favorite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 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 November 30, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere was terrific. Highly Recommended

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 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 18, 2017

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

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 17, 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 17, 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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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Delicious food, great quality, and great service.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 16, 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 16, 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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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 13, 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 11, 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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