MJ's Restaurant and Catering

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
MJ's is a local family owned restaurant. Our chef/owner Tad Engstrom uses Classical French cooking techniques with a southern influence.
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Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and atmosphere. We will definitely be back

MB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly staff. Beautiful atmosphere without feeling stuffy or overdone. The food was amazing. We will definitely be going back more often.

OT
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food has not been as good of late. Crab cakes entree was so so. They were flat like a hamburger and not as good as other places I’ve been to. The other items were also so so. I hope that this s not the trend. I will return with hopes that things will improve. The calamari was excellent.

S
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant is always top notch....but the noise level can become intense if the dining room is full.

F
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attended the Cakebread wine dinner. Excellent! Food and wines were fantastic!

WW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on the recommendations from some friends and we were not disappointed. The place is so quaint and everyone from the hostess to the waiter to the manager was so hospitable. We had an undercooked steak at our table and they remedied it very quickly. I highly recommend the food and service at MJ's!

B
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular customers. Really love the food and ambience and great service.

SB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Chef Tad is very talented and makes delicious meal that he can somewhat customize, the staff is so friendly and accommodating, and the environment is so warm and welcoming.

WL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Due to it's small size, it can be a little cramped. The food and wait staff where very good.

OT
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner with friends.

PH
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Food is of the highest quality and service was extremely friendly. Always enjoy dining at MJ’s.

OT
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We had salads and soup for lunch. The coffee was fresh pressed. No bread was offered. The chicken tasted off. The house is old and has character, but is starting to lean to seedy. The wait staff was very attentive and refilled our water often. It was ok but not worth the prices.

AH
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best meal I have had in a LONG time! The food was outstanding and the service was just as good! I wish I would eaten here a lot sooner! I will tell everyone to visit this restaurant!!!

KB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our family meal here & catching up with our NYC son. Delicious food for all & feel as though eating in Grandmother’s back porch. Everyone so friendly but best of all a place for family to come together & enjoy catching up over a good meal. Delicious catfish & vegetables!
KatB.

F
Greensboro
58 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the porch and patio. Entree was delicious! Thanks for supporting our schools. Used a coupon!

S
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always excellent time after time. The grilled salmon is easily one of the most delicious I have ever eaten! This is a perfect place to take friends and family for a festive lunch or dinner.

HP
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MJ's Restaurant delivers so well in so many different areas. The ambiance is intimate with several rooms for dining each containing a few tables. The service is superb, professional and unpretentious. The menu is full of delicious options with daily specials to make it even more difficult to choose!

AC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have previously really liked MJ's but the prices have gone higher and the value just is not there. Hate that. We need a nice place to dine, but $42 for an entree is just too much as you then add the salad ($12), glass of wine ($12) and you are getting really expensive for what you get.

TS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I have been to MJ's several times and the food has always been outstanding. I took my boyfriend there on Saturday for his birthday and we both ordered the Chilean Sea Bass special. He is allergic to dairy so they offered him coconut curried rice and vegetables. I ordered the mushroom risotto and asparagus. Our server wasn't even the person to deliver our food and he brought two of the same dish, and the vegetables were mushrooms. Not exactly what we were expecting. When our server came to check on us, I told her my dinner was wrong and she promptly apologized and offered to change it but we had already been sitting a while and I said it was fine. When we each bit into the fish, it had an extremely fishy taste, which Chilean Sea Bass is NOT supposed to have and it was very salty. Needless to say, we did not eat the meals prepared for us and no manager even bothered to come speak with us. I was highly disappointed because my boyfriend had never been there and now he will never go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town!

OT
Greensboro
76 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Great service, terrific food and reasonable pricing. Don’t know why we don’t come back again and again. Well done in every way. Thank you MJ’s!

BA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual the food was very good but we did request a table upstairs through email and open table both and received confirmation this would happen however we were seated on the first floor. Other than that I would have given five stars.

P
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with a friend. We’re looking forward to our next visit.

F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary last night. As usual the food was amazing, service was excellent. We really like MJs!!

CR
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place was packed, but the food and service was stellar....as always. I tried the Fried NC Catfish and collards tonight, and it was incredible.

ES
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed spend our 23rd anniversary at MJ’s. James provides fantastic service and the food was excellent! We will be back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!!

r
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend to dinner and was my first time at this restaurant. It was fantastic! The service was amazing, the food wonderful, and the atmosphere was beyond compare. Will definitely go back again soon.

PE
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to MJ’s, a birthday celebration. Now that we have discovered this jewel, we’ll definitely make return visits!

C
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was delightful and the food was wonderful!

JJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great location. The absolute best food in the triad area!!!

MK
Greensboro
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I was very disappointed in the salmon. I always order salmon because it is healthy (and I like the taste) ~ the heavy gravy on this dish was a turn off for me. Was this a new recipe? Maybe I normally get the “glaze” on the side. ‘Not sure. But we came here specifically to get the salmon and I couldn’t eat it. Also, I ordered it “medium” and it was rare.

BS
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in Greensboro next door to another favorite Mark's. Both are chef owned. On our most recent visit to MJ's the food and service were outstanding. I had the Salmon and my wife had Scallops. Both dishes were cooked perfectly. The food was a little slow coming out but there was a large group upstairs which I am sure accounted for this. Tuesday is half priced wines by the glass so that helped keep the cost for the evening down.

S
Greensboro
41 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Birthday Celebration for our special friend was perfect. The porch setting, wonderful service from Abby, and the food...everyone’s entree was outstanding. Two of us had the trout special, along with shrimp and grits and the scallops were amazing!! Best wine selection too!! This venue is a MUST for entertaining and dining out in Greensboro!!

D
Greensboro
78 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant which always satisfies with excellent gourmet comfort food, comfortable caring service, a happy smile and genuinely nice people making great food at great prices. I have a customer from VA Beach who always requests going here when they come for the furniture market. A short focused menu for anyone... but more importantly special requests and customization for every need is no problem. Hint... ask for Mindy's desserts... they are homemade and delicious!

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

MJ’s provides consistent quality of both food and service. It is certainly one of our favorite restaurants in Greensboro.

SG
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely experience
Food, wine, service
Unhurried professional service

MR
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So great very small dining room.... food is very good and inventive....we sat at the bar... only seats available .. service was good.... always is at bar seating..... would like to go back and have table service.... haven’t been able to score a reso........ we live out of town so we really don’t know when we will b in the louis.......I highly suggest this place ... but brook out early for a table ..... or thro the dice for a bar seat.....

BG
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love MJs! Everyone is friendly and food is great!

A
Greensboro
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MJs always has superior food and excellent service. I highly recommend