About McEwens - Oxford
McEwen's Oxford is passionate about food, wine, and you! We strive to create a place you long to come back to again and again. With an eclectic blend of styles, McEwen's Oxford emphasizes Southern food that is 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 McEwen's destined to become one of Oxford's most popular destinations. We boast on employing a knowledgeable and attentive staff that is always ready to serve our guests. In addition to the bar and dining room, a private room is available for parties up to 25 people.
Oxford, MS 38655
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Lee Cauthen : (662) 234-7003
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
McEwens - Oxford Ratings and Reviews
We have loved McEwen's for years and went there Saturday night with friends. Our waiter, Branden, was rude and completely disinterested in our having a pleasurable dining experience. He rapidly scanned over the only special which I thought was an appetizer. When asked about entrée specials, he said "I already told you". We thought about dessert, but he simply asked if we wanted one, not taking time to describe choices. We have had him as a server in the past and did not have the same experience. He may have been having a bad night, but it was unfortunate that spread to our group. I may well not return there even though the food was good.
McEwan’s is at the top of our list for great food and for always providing a pleasant dining experience. We just had dinner tonight with friends and the food was excellent for our party of 5. The entrees were the beef filet, salmon, and sea bass. Every entree was well prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. On a brutally cold night, our table in the bar was so cozy and wonderful! As a side note, Sunday brunch is always divine! Thanks McEwens!
Where do I begin? We went here for a combined New Year's Eve/anniversary celebration. It was definitely memorable, but not in a good way.
First, the kitchen was way overwhelmed so the food was very, very, VERY delayed. Our first and second courses arrived 30 minutes apart. Our third course didn't come for another hour and twenty minutes. Our stomaches were growling by the time is actually arrived. On top of that, none of the food was very good. The brussels sprouts were undercooked. The steak was overcooked. And all the ingredients tasted cheap, like they were ordered from Sysco or some other large generic foodservice distribution network.
The waitress took our drink order but never actually bothered bringing our drinks. We literally never got them. We spent the entire dinner drinking ice water.
To add insult to injury, dessert came around and I ordered the tiramisu cheesecake. Apparently they ran out of the cheesecake part because all I got was a graham cracker crust with whipped cream and some Hershey's chocolate drizzled on top. It was disgusting.
All in all, it was a pretty horrible experience.
Had Beef Tenderloin Benedict it tasted ok. Beef was not prepared to my request and the portion of English Muffin to beef was off. Service was below average. My daughter orderd Chicken and Waffles and she enjoyed them. Atmosphere was nice.
My daughter and I hard brunch and it was great! Service was perfect. We shared beignets, a delicious skillet and chicken and waffles. Wall was well prepared and served hot. We will definitely be back when we return to Oxford to visit my daughter who studies at Ole Miss. Takes reservations which is a plus!!
Service terrible not because of our server but because manager on duty was not in control of restaurant. No one ever came to our table until we stopped another server and asked to see our server. Dirty table across from ours never cleaned all night,. Brought wrong food to our table. Asked to see manager and he could care less a customer was unhappy. Sad part was food was great but dining experience horrific and management didn't care.
Service was lacking. Not sure if it was because it was Sunday but the food took almost an hour and was like warm when it came out. The manager did discount the tab which was good but, overall, was disappointing in the experience.
Have eaten there on other visits, but recent visit was quite disappointing. Food was not hot and took an extended time to come out of kitchen. Waiter told us twice that “food should be right out.” Service seemed out of sync with kitchen. I would likely still refer someone to try the place because of past experiences, but this trip was not a good one.
We had a reservation for the last seating at 9:30 (none available earlier). The hostess called around 30 minutes before to notify me that we could be seated earlier, which was much appreciated (although we couldn't make it until the appointed time). The food, ambiance, and service were mostly exceptional. It's truly one of the more comfortable and well appointed places to dine in Oxford, which is saying something! I highly recommend the steak and toast appetizer and wild salmon. My only complaint is that the server brought our meals while we were still working on our appetizer, and then mid-meal came to ask us if we planned on ordering dessert, stating that if so she'd like to go ahead and take our order because the kitchen wanted to close up. The end result was a decision not to order dessert, and a feeling of needing to rush through the rest of the meal. As someone from a restaurant family, I just feel that if you take late reservations, your kitchen needs to expect to stay open until the last parties are signing their checks, period, and not rush anyone. Other than this hiccup though, everything was fantastic!
I went to McEwen's back in July with my sister, and she had the No Cake Crab Cake and raved about it. I had a bite and it was great! So when I went on 10/20/2017 I already knew what I wanted to order. I went to the website ahead of time and looked it up on the menu, because I couldn't remember the name of the dish. When I got to the restaurant and placed my order, I didn't even look at the menu because I knew what I wanted: A Blind Jim Ivy cocktail and the No Cake Crab Cake. The dish arrived and it was completely different that what my sister had a few months before. The waiter explained that the summer menu was still up on the website, and that they were now serving from the fall menu. So even though the name of the dish was the same, it was a completely different dish. I said, "Well, I guess I'll eat it." The server came back to the table and said, "I've let my manager know and we are going to update the website."
In all fairness, the dish was very good...and had I not had my taste buds set for a specific dish, I probably would have enjoyed it even more. My husband and mother-in-law loved their food (catfish and salmon, respectively). And they ordered dessert as well (creme brulee and banana cream pie...both phenomenal).
Overall, we got the Charcuterie Plate for an appetizer (excellent!), and we all got cocktails (margarita, mojito, and Blind Jim Ivy) Then, of course, our entrees and desserts. I spent a good bit of money there, and the meal was good, but I felt a bit cheated since I didn't get what I wanted. I think they should have done something to make it right.
Again, to be fair...it is a beautiful place. The food is wonderful. The ambiance is very calm, and it isn't too noisy. The service was good, not great. I will go back. I just know to read the menu when I get there and not count on the website for accuracy.
While in Oxford for the Half Marathon we had dinner at McEwens. Our table was toward the back of the restaurant so we're able to have conversation without extra noise.
The food was delicious and our waiter was excellent. His recommendations were well thought out. We enjoyed our experience totally.
My group gets together about once a month for lunch and McEwen's is the place we love to go. The food is delicious and the service is great . Our favorite table is in the front window and we request it every time. It is quiet and private. This was my first time to use Open Table and it was so easy and I will definitely use it again!
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