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Owen Brennan's Restaurant

4.5
270 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Seafood, Creole
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: Seating time - 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(901) 761-0990
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Patrick Gilbert
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Catering
Becky Cross

901-488-1182
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Cross street
Ridgeway; Regailia Shopping Center
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Entertainment
Join us for our award winning Sunday Brunch featuring world renown jazz trio music. Sunday Brunch from 10 am to 2PM every Sunday.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit our website www.Brennansmemphis.com for information on upcoming Mother's Day and Father's Day.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 270 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always it was a wonderful experience. The food was AMAZING. O had my usual seafood newberg and hurricane. To die for. Our waitress as sweet but not intrusive. Everything was perfect.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My medium-rare steak was raw. The waiter took it back and I waited 10-15 minutes for him to bring it back. The waiter never asked if it was ok after he brought it back. He left the bread plate on our table for the entire meal. We ordered coffee and dessert. The coffee was lukewarm and tasted like the dregs of the pot. The waiter never asked why we pushed it aside, or offered to get us fresh ones when we told him it was no good. We waited 20 minutes for our desserts, which were good. Overall, very disappointing for $145.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great service

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

They seated us at a table next to a couple that had a dog under their table. The hostess said it was a service dog but it didn’t act like one and it kept barking. We asked to be moved. Good choice because our meal was very good, the service was very good and we could just laugh every time the dog started barking. I had the soup of the day, Red Pepper and Crab meat. There was a generous amount of crab meat in it. I also had the Mako shark special and it was surprisingly good. We were happy with our experience.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Steak was excellent. Redfish en papillote with beurre blanc was excellent. Wine was great.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Drove from Nashville to dine for birthday dinner which was never acknowledged by the server. Food was great....server was not only a bit slow but not very welcoming or friendly considering it was a special occasion

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The waiter messed up and served us the wrong redfish dish, but we taseted it and kept it because it was very good.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The atmosphere is absolutely fabulous! Our service was very nice & attentive. Even the food runners where on top of things. My husband got the filet with a substitute for asparagus & potatoes. His food was 7/10. Could of used a little more flavor , but good. I had the seafood pasta. It was about a 5/10. It really didn’t have much flavor. It did have plenty of seafood though. I think if they amped up their food hand this place would be on point! Next time we go if will be for drinks & appetizers.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Impromptu lunch date with hubbie

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Good service, good food. Moderate noise level

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Marquita was our waitress. She gave us plenty of time to enjoy our drinks and appetizer.we did. It feel rushed. She kept our drinks filled.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I reserved a table for two to take my wife out for Valentines day. The food was great and the service was outstanding.

All in all, it was a wonderful experience. Even though the price was high, the quality of the experience was worth every cent.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Stellar food! Full of flavor! A real gem with authentic Southern Louisiana food. Our only problem here was deciding which dishes to try. I highly recommend the oysters as well as the shrimp and grits. I'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent in every way. A great evening! Love the New Orleans ambience!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was very tasty (we had spinach artichoke dip and grilled oysters for appetizers; Shrimp & grits and scallops as entrees). The service was great. Very attentive waiter. The only not great but nonetheless good was the Sapphire Martini. The glass wasn't cold, it had no hint of Cointreau and the olives weren't blue cheese stuffed. Next time I'll just stick with wine. I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Visited on a Friday night and the food was fantastic!
Some of the wait staff have attitudes but we got a pretty good server this time.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

When we were first seated, it took a while for our server to even acknowledge us. She came over quickly and took our order. As the night went on, we noticed she seldom came to our table. We watched how she interacted with other customers and it was more attentive. When she would come back to our table she would say something really quick and walk away. She gave no eye contact and acted as if we didn’t matter. We wanted dessert, but it took too long for her to come back to the table. I was really frustrated at this time so I just asked for the check. I hate to say this, but I feel because of our skin color she didn’t want to be bothered. Since we have been in Memphis we have dined all over the city. The service here was the worse we have come across. I didn’t bother to speak with a manager because I feel the head sets the tone of an establishment. In other words, management is probably the same. This was our first and last time in this restaurant. We didn’t get our server name. The information from our ticket may help find her. Reward her well.

PNRef: 105003514
Check: 3307
Table :203
Server: team 1
1/20/2018 20:33

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service! Even better food!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I hate to say this, but it was disappointing.
First the two lights directly in front of the place in the parking lot were not working. Made for a very dark situation for parking.
The before dinner drinks were in very small glasses and full of ice. If you got 3 sips you were lucky! They sure saved on liquor.
The server was pushy and seemed disinterested in us, since we were not in a hurry and did not order, it seemed to her liking.
I love the ambience, but a large screen TV in the dinning area on some game show is not my idea of fine dinning.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

It was very warm in the back room and the large flat screen tv playing 60 minutes and some murder show killed the atmosphere a little.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Every thing was great

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The cuisine was excellent and the wine on point. Service was very good. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service and food! The bread pudding was amazing!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Great service and food

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful! Will definitely be going back.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2017

our server was great
we all had the salmon salad & it was very good

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

As always, Owen Brennan's food was excellent and plentiful.
Service was great, the staff took very good care of me and my party.
I will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2017

My husband chose Owen Brennen's for his birthday dinner. We had been there before and to be honest, I was not really looking forward to going. To my surprise, everything was great. The atmosphere was not too formal, but also not casual. The food was great. We had the special of filet with crab bites. Although stuffed, we had to get dessert of bananas foster as well. Our server was friendly and informed. If I had to find a complaint, I thought they would do something special for my husband's birthday. They wished him a happy birthday, but that was it. Even saying that, we will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Been here many times. The last two times, it seems like some changes must have taken place in the kitchen, and not in a good way. Same menu but the same dishes are not as good as in the past. Not sure what has happened, but there is a noticeable drop in how busy they are on a weekend night.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. Always a pleasure dining at Owen Brennan's.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Food is good, but not overly-impressive. Service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, great staff. Most pleasurable experience I have had in quite some time

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4.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Jordan, the front door hostess, makes you feel very welcome at the beginning of you dining experience. The menu is authentic creole.

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3.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Extreamly disappointed with the food. My husband ordered shrimp and grits and it was way too salty! I ordered lobster bow tie pasta and it lacked flavor altogether. For $31 you'd figure they'd use fresh lobster but judging by the taste of it...it wasn't fresh :( The fried eggplant appetizer was covered with breeding that it was hard to cut and eat and the only thing I can tasted was the tasteless bread ding. I will not return nor will recommend this place. Extreamly disappointed 😩

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

There were 4 of us, we had reservations and our table was ready. Service was excellent. Appetizers were very good. 2 of us ordered filet mignon and 2 ordered seafood. My advice is to shy away from the steaks, but, the seafood was awesome!!!!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

This was a family Saturday night dinner and was extremely pleased overall. The service was great with drinks being refilled appropriately without and need to ask. The food entrees were great including the Italian soup, herb chicken, voodoo chicken pasta, fried oysters, and definitely the beignets with caramel sauce. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and makes you feel you are actually on vacation in New Orleans. The only ding I would give would be that it was clearly notated on the reservation we were celebrating a birthday and not even an acknowledgement was made. However, overall it was a great dinner and would definitely return in the future!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Growing up in New Orleans and living in Memphis now , this is always a fun place to go to give me a taste of home. Service is always great and the food is yummy. Want to try everything!

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Liked it so much, went back three days in a row

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

We booked our reservations based upon our experience in New Orleans. The place extremely well done but yet casual. You felt comfortable. The quality of the food was superior and well prepared. While a bit pricey i would not hesitate to return and plan on returning. Our waitstaff was attentive and knew the menu and the food.

If you quality food and atmosphere this is the place.

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