Owen Brennan's Restaurant

4.7
414 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French
Owen Brennan's is a family owned and operated restaurant dedicated to bringing the taste and tradition of New Orleans to Memphis. With an extensive menu and innovative nightly specials, Owen Brennan's is the perfect environment for a family get together, business lunch or just a relaxing evening on our newly renovated patio. We hope to see you soon. Laissez Les Bonnes Temps Roulez! (Let the Good TImes Roll)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 414 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnR
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining experience is at Flemings Steak House for a really nice evening meal. However, for a lovely lunch, we do love Owen Brennan's. It is festive and fun, and the food is excellent.

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DocQ2B
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sat out on patio and highly suggest if you do to ask for tables (fire table) that have cushions in the seats otherwise the chairs are very uncomfortable.
I had the pasta jambalaya and turtle soup which is at best adequate but not close to anything in New Orleans. Wife had stuffed chicken wsalad and seemed satisfied with it. Some service issues with having to ask multiple times for things and bringing out wrong ordered items. Not sure if it was a waitress or kitchen issue. WaItresses where very sweet but somewhat forgetful. I’ll give them a break on service since things are just opening up again and finding help is hard right now. Overall Owen Brennan is mediocre at best for dinner based on someone who frequently makes trips to Louisiana to eat.
Food is nothing to write home about but it’s not bad either. It’s just adequate and should be better based on the pricing and name of the restaurant.

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vipLinda
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Servers go through a lot and kitchens get “backed up” with customers but DINO the server was extremely rude and unkind!

We were still going to give Dino a 20% tip. We always tip 20% or more to servers. I wrote it on the original bill but before I signed it, I noticed he charged us incorrectly. I only wanted Dino to take off the $17 appetizer that he never served and he was VERY rude. Then he was rude again in front of his MANAGER and ABEL, who has previously served us well. They witnessed Dino’s rudeness again. The Manager was attentive, professional and caring.

Many of the employees know we are regular customers and nice people.

JORDEN, dark haired pretty lady, is another server who is always very kind and nice.

We will go back to this fabulous restaurant but we hope Dino doesn’t serve us.

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LandJ20
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very wonderful food and service. We sat on the patio area.

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vipTomM
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Need more vegetarian and vegan options.

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DapoO
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was very good!!!! I believe her name was Marquita

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RustyM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A beautiful spring day and a delightful experience.

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ArneshaSpeaks
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a nice experience at Owen Brennan. The food is good, the ambience is amazing and staff is incredible!

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LeahG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was great! We were seated in a semi-private room and our server was very attentive. However, I didn't feel like that food was worth the price...

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vipJulieF
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dallas was our server and she was GREAT! The alcoholic beverages were worth every dollar!!

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vipKiMeE
Memphis/West TN
28 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I am very disappointed with my dining experience! I took a friend to celebrate her birthday. She is recovering from back surgery, so I made sure ask for a booth when I made my reservation in the ‘special request’ field. I arrived before my friend. The host with the blonde hair, pulled to the back with a black sweater appeared to be nice. She escorted me to a table close to the bar (in the open) with hard chairs. I asked her nicely, “Do you have a booth? I reserved a booth on my reservation.” She said, “The servers aren’t here yet for that section.” I said,, politely, “Well, I really need a booth.” She looked at me and said, “Enjoy.” then walked off. A nice sever came from the bar and brought me a glass of water. My friend arrived. A few minutes later, two women walked in. The server grabbed menus and sat them at a booth. I was curious to see if she was going to come and get us to seat us in a booth, since I requested it via my reservation and then asked for it again when I arrived. So, I got up and asked her if we could sit at a booth. She said, “Okay” and we followed her. My friend and I sat down. A server walked past. She was a heavy set lady (plus size) with green hair. She didn’t speak, she didn’t acknowledge us, she just kept walking back and forth waiting on the two women who had been seated in the booth before us. She kept her nose in the air. Then, another server walked past with some kind of long ribbon looking thing in her hair, she must have got the memo because she did the same thing IGNORED US and the two servers refused to serve us! I watched as they huddled by the monitor where they input the orders. They both waited on the table and NEVER asked if we wanted anything! I got feed up. I walked back to the hostess podium and spoke with another hostess with long blond hair and another server was standing next to her, a man named Dino. I said to both of them. “No one will serve us, can we get some one who will?” Dino said, “Of course, I’ll be right there.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great server. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time, and the experience was great. Me and my date enjoyed. Will go again.

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vipMatthewW
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience at Owen Brennan’s!

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Slgt
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Always enjoy eating here! The atmosphere is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was FANTASTIC. The food, as always, was perfect.

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LoriG
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good service and food. It was very quiet due to weather and COVID. We enjoyed our visit.

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vipChicagoTim
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Owen Brennan is a very attractive restaurant in a shopping mall. We were greeted very pleasantly. The menu is extensive. The only problem was the waiter brought the wrong order. However the meal we received was also excellent. The waiter failed to change the check and we had to remind him.

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ChrisB
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this place and usually eat there for business lunches. Took the whole family for a birthday dinner and was just as impressed. Spaced out due to COVID so felt very safe. Service was attentive and very friendly.

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CarolM
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very comfortable, and Covid precautions are followed well there. Our server was attentive and pleasant without being intrusive. The food was delicious! The smoked gouda mac-and-cheese was decadent!

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vipConnieK
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve!

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vippitcrew
Memphis/West TN
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Year's Eve here, the meal was fantastic, the server was fun and the whole evening was enjoyable. Due to the restrictions there was no crowd, we had a room almost all to ourselves.

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JosephHillSr
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS PLACE IS FLAWLESS!!!! EVERYTHING FROM THE FOOD TO THE SERVICE!!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable

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vipMagdaFremin
Memphis/West TN
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse and I ordered Cajun popcorn (crawfish) for appetizer, shrimp po boy, and Cobb salad and they are always fresh and delicious. For dessert is nothing else than the best banana foster in town! We always enjoy the food and efficient service!

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Poppy9100
South Dakota
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Business visitors from out of town always request this favorite spot. I tried the filet on this visit and it was just as good as everything else I’ve tried before. We’ll be back!

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vipHappyp
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Had trouble getting to put order in, was ignored when trying ask first bread even though the server said they were bringing some, and had to flag someone down to get the check. It was like we were invisible

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mickk
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seating is arranged comfortably distant from other guests. Foods are priced reasonably practical. Service is very tentative and polite.
Good place to have a fun time with friends or relatives in this pandemic time.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I understand that COVID has changed the way we dine. The brunch at Owen Brennan’s used to be one of my favorites. While I knew the buffet would not be an option I did not expect that the overall quality of the food would be so poor. The waffles were so hard and rubbery that we couldn’t even eat them. The potatoes were flavorless. The seating on the patio would have been nice but there were so many flies. They should have lit the nearby citronella candles to repel the flies. I knew it wasn’t just me as another couple at a nearby table left most of their food uneaten. The prices are a la carte so this was an expensive mistake. Never again.

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vipCallMe4Dinner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari was excellent, as was the Blackberry BBQ pork chop. Always delicious!!!

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David
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was one of the best we’ve had anywhere and our meal was superb !

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had family in town for a housewarming and it was too many of them to host at our house. But this restaurant accommodated over 12 guest during the pandemic. They were great with us being socially distanced. It was a very safe environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know where to start. This restaurant has to be on your to do or bucket list. It’s like a mini New Orleans food tour in the middle of Memphis. So much flavor and great potions. Will always say yes to eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

First time coming. I didn’t particularly care for the ham and cheese omelet. I will definitely try something different next time.

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KellyK
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday brunch and service! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was amazing! The food was delicious & the customer service was outstanding!

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RonG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had the cat fish with the craw fish cream sauce, fantastic!!

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Russell
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wife’s Birthday

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Owen Brennan's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 761-0990.

Owen Brennan's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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