Owen Brennan's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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)
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1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I've been here a number of times and usually its very good. Tonight I had the special and it was disappointing. Other than that, all was ok. The cheese and sausage platter was good even if they ran out of pickles.

DW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. Great Food, great service and always feel like our business is appreciated. We both had large appetizers so being able to split the Blackened Red Fish was just perfect as it left room for dessert.

CT
Memphis
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OBs is a great choice for lunch or dinner. The menu is extensive and food is consistently delicious.

R
Memphis
44 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat outside on the patio so noise at lunchtime was not an issue. We had great service and the food was great. A neighborhood hangout for us.

DM
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was terrible. Waiter lied to my wife about martini vodka. Said they didn’t have house vodka and sold her on the most expensive vodka. I asked the bartender when leaving and he confirmed they had multiple vodkas at much lower prices. Never again.

o
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived in Memphis from 1988 to 2003 and I was at Owen Brennan's many times. We moved back to Memphis summer of 2018 and our first time back at Owen Brennan's was on July 18th of this year. Not disappointed, same quality of food and service I remembered.

F
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was definitely not our first trip to Owen Brennan's and it won't be our last, but I was disappointed in the entrée. We had the special for the night- Bacon-wrapped scallops with garden risotto. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The risotto was SALTY. I mean SALTY. The Romanesco lacked flavor.

EO
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chuck is an amazing server! He gave us suggestions and made sure our glasses were never empty.

RS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant

b
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Dining experience is so consistant. Food is always delicious. Executive express lunch items are great value but very well done. Owen Brennan's is always a good choice!

MP
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beignets were better than New Orleans! Shrimp and Grits were amazing. Highly recommend!

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I had high hopes for this place. My experience was extremely disappointing. The food was all wrong and lacked in flavoring. The bread was rock hard and inedible. The crawfish etouffee was subpar. The calamari was soggy. The only thing I truly enjoyed here was my martini. I won't be returning.

JA
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Showed early for reservation and was not even sat within 15 minutes after 130 reservation.

DJ
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal from the kitchen was a little slow but the food was fantastic and our server was great. We’ve been here several times and the slow deliver is NOT typical. Definitely recommend coming here.

RM
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Loves the experience. The service was just a little slow.

j
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my wife for a birthday brunch during the week. We arrived at the 11 am opening. The meal was really good as usual, except the our Eggs Hussarde and Eggs Sardou were boiled hard and not really poached. The lack of liquid yolk mixing with the sauces defeats the intention of the Benedict variations. A basic flub like this out if sync at a restaurant of the quality of a Brennans.

DH
Omaha
27 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice people , great food

SA
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Sea bass was not fresh! They dumped a lot of salt on the potatoes to hide the taste!!!
45$ for that for very disappointing!

F
Memphis
25 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a very enjoyable lunch on a Saturday afternoon

LS
Memphis
28 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Service was great! Music was jazzy!! Nice evening!

BP
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. My go to place when I want to feel good inside. The sea bass is to die for.

OT
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Owen Brennan’s twice in the last month. The food, service, and atmosphere was amazing!! This is now one of my favorite restaurants!! Love being able to make reservations since I HATE to wait!!! We will be back very soon!!!

OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were dining prior to an evening downtown at the Orpheum, we explained that to our server and he exceeded expectations with our food. The two ladies shared an entree and salad and the kitchen staff split it in the kitchen which is something I love! The food was delicious and everything came out perfectly timed! Could not have gone smoother.

DW
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thought we were back in New Orleans. Barbecue Shrimp was outstanding. Our server was Chuck and he was a big help in ordering cocktails and was very knowledgeable when we had questions. Don't leave without trying the Bananas Foster. Wished we lived closer or had more reasons to go Memphis as this would be a MUST stop.

TC
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Took a long time for food to arrive. However, manager stopped by, apologized and offered free dessert. All good. Will definitely return. Food is very good!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good value with average service. Too dark to read the menu but the food was outstanding. Brunch is always a good experience but dinner services are lacking.

WP
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

While I enjoyed the evening and the food, I thought the waiter service was below what I expected. We didn't get bread with the meal and our order for second drinks was lost in the shuffle and I had to go to the bar and ask about it. I think the idea of having 3 or 4 different people wait on the same table might create some confusion. I also have some ideas on how to improve the ambiance.

s
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant

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OT
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owen Brennans is now our go to place for great food and amazing service. The Saturday brunch menu is a little weak but I was definitely able to find something delicious to order.

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The live music was a good twist! Enjoyed it thoroughly

s
Memphis
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here is excellent. Creative and fun. Stands out from all orhers in town.

TP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! If you enjoy eating in NOLA, but you are stuck in Memphis, this is the closest you can get! You will think you are in NOLA, until you leave.

W
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Hostess was excellent! Very welcoming and helpful. Food was good! But service was extremely slow. It took over an hour to get our food served. It was just not what I was expecting for my first visit.

JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was incredible! Our server was horrible. Our food took over 45 min. Think he forgot to submit the order. No apology. Had to get food to go as had to leave.

LR
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Most enjoyable lunch on Valentines Day - bringing to mind many happy memories of dining in New Orleans.

B
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

We were greeted warmly by the hostess but could hardly hear what she was saying due to the loud keyboard at the entrance, they apparently only had seating in the middle of the room as tables on each wall were already occupied. They did turn down the volume of the speakers in our area after about 10 minutes but it wasnt the atmosphere we had hoped for.

MC
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great for lunch! So many options!

g
Memphis
127 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by our server. She was super attentive, friendly and professional. We had the gumbo and chicken salad sandwich/fries. The portions were generous and everything was delicious. The steak fries were cooked perfectly. It is a great place for lunch. Hostesses were very nice; we were greeted upon arrival and departure.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wasn’t notified that it was pork in my dish. I do not eat pork & it wasn’t listed in the description on the menu either. I had the Royal salmon & spinach

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