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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.
Memphis, TN 38103
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.
2ND & MONROE
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
McEwen's On Monroe specializes in lunch catering. Call 901.527.7085 or see catering description at www.mcewensonmonroe.com
Valet parking available Monday thru Saturday, 5:30 till close. Street and Public Garage parking available at all times.
Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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