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About MJ's Restaurant and Catering

MJ's is a local family owned restaurant. Our chef/owner Tad Engstrom uses Classical French cooking techniques with a southern influence.

620 Dolley Madison Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
West Friendly Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(336) 852-4889

Website:
http://www.mjssteakandseafood.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Friday and Saturday nights.
We offer a mix of music styles provided by the local musicians featured at MJ's throughout the year.

Catering:
MJ's Specializes in Boutique and Uniquely Designed Wedding Events:



Bridal Parties
Rehearsal and Wedding Receptions
Intimate on-site events
Customized off-site settings
Experienced and professional wait staff
Experienced and licensed bartenders

Parking Details:
Parking is available at MJ's in our private lot. Also, we have public parking directly across the street that is always available.

Public Transit:
Corner of Guilford College Road and West Friendly Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Tad Engstrom

Private Party Facilities:
Our upstairs level has two areas for private dining. MJ's also offers areas of our patio for private parties.

Private Party Contact:
Mindy Calvin or Tad Engstrom: (336) 852-4889

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

MJ's Restaurant and Catering Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Special Occasion (19)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Romantic (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined 5 days ago

MJ’s is a great restaurant. The food is always good and the servers are very nice. One of our favorites.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Three of us had lunch and it was a perfect experience! The food and service were so very good. The menu offers a really nice selection!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee
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food5
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner before the Symphony—the restaurant added to the elegance of the evening!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Tried to find a cozy location with good food for our anniversary, and I came across this restaurant. Food was simplistic yet excellent, but service was just so, so.. for this type of restaurant. This is a great cozy little restaurant with properly trained Chef at the helm.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 10, 2017

M J's continues to be one of my favorite restaurants....from Chef Tad's amazing menu to the wait staff to the whole experience. There is a growing group of us who choose this restaurant not only for special occasions for friendly dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding! Great scallops and awesome dessert.
We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Quaint restaurant. Great food and service. Had the Scallops and they melted in your mouth!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Had a dinner for 6 to celebrate my best friend’s 60th BD—actual dinner was Friday November 10th. I/we have been regulars typically at MJ’s 1-2x every 2-3 week’s. Had the worst service for an 845p weekend reservation. Waiter was new to me/us, seemed very put off and unenthusiastic about serving us. Maybe he didn’t like the late reservation. I had called earlier to notify the restaurant that my friend’s wife would be bringing a birthday cake and the $1 per plate serving fee would be just fine. They/the waiter was completely unprepared and again seemed put off at the additional plating. As for the food...it unfortunately was below average that night with the lamb osso bucco too fatty and the filets average. Typically the service at MJs has been stellar and polite. We were pretty insulted that night. Probably will hold off going there again for awhile, may not ever return. Fortunately there are plenty of other fine dining restaurants in our area.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Such a nice place! Great for date night. The service is great and the food is delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a fine meal and great bottle of wine. From beginning to the end the experience was terrific

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our entire group enjoyed their visit. The shrimp and grits were a huge hit. So glad we chose MJ's.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food and service was amazing!! Cute little spot. Must try the tomato soup and the green fried tomatoes!!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The drinks and food were great. They make their pimento cheese and it was wonderful. The scallop Fish was cooked perfect and the homemade apple pie was great!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very traditional southern dish, shrimp and grits, was ordered and the whole experience was perfect. This is a well run restaurant with a staff that knows how to treat people. Nice job!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 19, 2017

My wife and I had dinner at MJ's for our 2nd anniversary. We have dined here quite a few other times and love to sit on the patio depending on the weather. I noticed when we were seated that there is a lot of weeds that have grown up on the patio and overall it has just gotten very dirty over the years. The menu has also gotten smaller with less options but still plenty of great things on the menu. I had the shrimp and grits and my wife at the filet medallions. We both loved loved the food. Overal still a good experience but it would be nice if the menu at the restaurant matched their menu on their website and if they could just spend a little time making the patio nicer.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Heard about this place from a friend who claimed it was his favorite place in Greensboro. I have to say it is now mine as well. My girlfriend and I split a bottle of wine and the wild boar flatbread. I ordered the salmon (buttery smooth) and she ordered the shrimp and grits (perfection). MJ's is definitely pricey but it was 100% worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We always have a wonderful experience at MJ's. It is truly one of our favorites since the day it opened and love the staff/family atmosphere there. Food is delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

This is authentic cooking at it's best. I loved it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food is always good, and we keep coming back. It was a birthday with our granddaughter. We always have a great server and that makes for a good evening.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Interesting restaurant, somewhat limited menu but excellent food. Much too noisy!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

What a gem of a place! Super nice people, service was attentive and fabulous. Food was amazing! Fried Green tomatoes and Pimiento cheese to start. Great breading and taste. Tomatoes were firm and not mushy. Shrimp and grits with Chorizo. Not too spicy but with a great little kick. Scottish Salmon with risotto. Licked the plate clean. I can't say enough. We could have eaten here every night this past weekend. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

I took my wife for 13 wedding anniversary dinner. We sat outside. We had an appetizer, drinks, salad, and two main entrees. They were good portion sizes and the food was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and on time. Can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 22, 2017

MJ's is that perfect discovery that you need to share with friends. Chef Tad seldom disappoints and his food is unbelievable. Becca and Hannah are servers/ hostesses who are impeccable in their taste and recommendations. This is, by far, my favorite place to bring friends!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This restaurant is a delightful surprise, and once discovered you find yourself wanting to go back again and again. Chef Tad is remarkable. All the guests I have taken have enjoyed every morsel of their food! This is, indeed, my favorite place to dine. The staff is unbelievably charming and knowledgeable.!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food and service was good. Nice menu and drink selection.
Service was friendly and helpful.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Had an excellent meal celebrating my wife's birthday. Food was prepared well, presented esthetically pleasing, and served professionally. I had the Texas Pete Catfish which was delicious. My wife had the crab cakes which likewise was excellent, but required a doggy bag due to the ample portion. Recommend for a special occasion or if you want to make an occasion special.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent well prepared food, try the fried chicken with mac and cheese. Great scallops and risotto.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Service was personable, comfortable, and accommodating. Each person emphasized how amazing their dish was. It was a memorable evening.

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Always a crowd pleaser. A handful of appetizers, salads, main entries, and dessert options that make it easy to choose, and all well done. They have no problem customizing any dish to be perfect for you. Traveling for a living I am fortunate enough to eat at some of the finest places in this country. This beauty takes a second seat to none of them, and an incredible value. Don't miss their well thought out, and priced, wine list. They make it so you never want to cook at home. Kudos!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Seasonal, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food is always good. We sat on the outdoor patio and it was wonderful. Always a great choice.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Outstanding restaurant! It surpasses expectations every time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

As always, we had a wonderful lunch at MJ's. Great menu options; great food; great service; reasonably priced. Love MJ's!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Consistently among the best in area. Small but diverse wine list . Seafood specials always excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great place. We've been here maybe 6 times in the last year. Food always excellent as is the service. Not stuffy at all. The place can get warm sometimes and we'd like to see the a/c kicked up a little. It can also get noisy when the room is full which detracts a bit from the overall experience. However, it is definitely a place we will be back to often.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Overall excellent. Very noisy that evening all due to a loud party of 5 close to us. Nothing the restaurant could do about it so can't consider this too much of a negative. MJs is typically quieter.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I loved everything about MJs! The food was delicious, the service outstanding! I'm new in town and I will become a frequent diner here!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great service and great food. The only negative was the cigarette smoke smell that the waiter had with him when he came to check by our table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 13, 2017

I took a friend for lunch for her birthday and we both throughly enjoyed our time at MJ's

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Outstanding all the way around. Just a perfect meal, similar to last week.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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