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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for a Date (19)
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Cozy (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Romantic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Casual (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good. Would go back anytime.

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·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I truly loved the food, it was our first time to dine at MJ’s! The ambience needs a little something, maybe dim the lights and add some music would be nice. We could here the conversation of the neighboring table.

Tags: Live Sports, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 7 days ago

This was our second time to MJ's and it definitely solidified MJ's as our favorite (albeit pricey) place in Greensboro!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love this place for it's cozy, romantic feeling! The food is delicious, definitely comfort food with exquisite taste! The service is excellent, always friendly, fast and eager to please. MJ's is one of my all time favorite places to dine, prices also are very affordable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was a repeat visit for us and would definitely recommend this restaurant to all

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 6, 2018

My girlfriends and I always have a wonderful time. The food is wonderful and the wait staff allow you time to talk and visit. No pushing you to leave in their time. We always come back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great evening

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 3, 2018

What an awesome find for a college parent weekend! Our first time meeting daughter's boyfriend AND having dinner at MJ's turned into a wonderful experience (yes, he's pretty amazing, too!). We definitely have this on our list for warm weather to try out the patio.
Seating was cozy and in the upstairs part. The scallops were amazing (my favorite) but all agreed that their dishes were excellent, from the steak to the fish special for the evening. Can't wait to get back there!

Tags: Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely restaurant in an old house, close but was actually quiet. Large menu with many choices. Food excellent. Wait staff friendly. We were meeting riemds we hadn’t seen in awhile and was great place to chat eat and enjoy. Bar looked nice as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We have been going to MJ's since it opened. In our opinion it's the best restaurant in Greensboro. Entrees very well-balanced with seasonal offerings.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Trust is the word that comes to mind about MJ’s. For lunch, dinner, or a drink, you can trust that the environment will be cozy, comfortable and welcoming. The food and drink will be just right. But their standards for just right are others’ definition of perfection. And their folks on the floor will feel like friends when they greet and serve you. MJ’s is right for everyday lunch or special dinners. Trust me!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Friendly service; delicious food.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Never disappointed with this restaurant. Food is awesome for lunch and dinner. Very accommodating if you want to switch a side dish. One of our all time favorites!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A wonderful lunch experience. My friend had oyster tacos and was going to take one home to husband but was so delicious she ate teem both. I ate the best chicken salad sandwich I have ever eaten in my entire life. Best lunch we have enjoyed together for a long time. Our waiter was informative and friendly and always smiling. I loved every single moment.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a very nice evening. The food and service were excellent. We will be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food, great service, but very loud. Low ceilings and small rooms make for poor noise control. There is a definite need for something soft on the walls to absorb some sound.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our group of four had a lovely evening - good drink selection, great food, and excellent service. Look forward to returning!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Good food, good service, relaxed atmosphere...a good evening!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The special of the nightl, Mahi Mahi, was just average. The Potato Cakes were 6 Star as was the Oyster Tacos. The service ant the ambience was 5 Star. Great little restaurant.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Another outstanding meal at MJ's. This time was the true test! The restaurant was quite busy with Holiday Celebrations yet they were able to accommodate a single diner while delivering tremendous service and delicious entrees.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful meal! Started with fried oysters, some of the best I’ve eaten! Very tender and not at all greasy. Entree was short ribs which were so good!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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food5
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 (Greensboro)·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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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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food5
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 (Greensboro)·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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food4
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vip
 (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 4, 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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 (Greensboro)·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 23, 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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 (Greensboro)·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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vip
 (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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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 14, 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

This was our second time for dinner at MJs. We were so disappointed. At least three different people served the food and none knew what was going on. So close to the neighboring table we could hear everything they said and guarded our own conversation.

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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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 (San Francisco)·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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