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About Catherine and Mary's
From James Beard Nominated Best Chefs: Southeast Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, Catherine & Mary's has opened in the newly renovated Chisca Apartments. Located on the corner of S. Main Street and MLK Dr., Catherine & Mary's brings the heart of Tuscan and Sicilian Grandmother cooking to Downtown Memphis. From an expansive wine list and crafted and curated cocktail lists to our menu of traditional and new riffs, the restaurant strives to create an experience for our guests that at once reminds them of home and delivers a sense of something new.
Memphis, TN 38103
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the bar.
Monday-Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m.-11:00p.m.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman
Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wine
Catherine and Mary's Ratings and Reviews
One of the truly outstanding restaurants in Memphis. Our table shared several "plates" so we could sample different dishes - hard to pick which one was my favorite. Everything was so well done, start to finish.
Kudos to the bartenders who know how to make a really great Sazerac!
We have eaten here several times and I had specified pescatarian menu prior to arrival. I ordered brussel sprouts and asked them to remove any meat. They forgot and I ended up finding out when I took my first bite (it was dark there and I did not see the meat on the dish). I was highly disappointed as I have not had meat in 5 years that I ended up with a dish with meat and consumed some. The staff was very apologetic and corrected the issue. I was disappointed when we received the bill, I would have expected that the starter dish that was prepared incorrectly would have not made it on the bill as a sign of "superior customer service". This was NOT the case. We have had issues with food in other restaurants with minor errors and they have handled it by being courteous and removing that item from the bill. This was NOT the case at this restaurant. The point is not $12 which is the cost of the started plate but it should have been removed as a sign of showing excellent customer service towards a very bad error. You don't serve meat to someone who does not eat meat. They finally removed the item when we brought it up to the attention of the server. Needless to say, we were disappointed as to how this was handled.
My husband and I came here for a date night and overall it was a wonderful experience. I do not eat much meat so please note that the menu is limited if you are vegetarian or vegan. I wanted to share that our server recommended that we chose a dish from the small plates and the pasta to share and then both get an entre. We did just that and ordered everything at once. By the time my entre came I was full and I don’t think I had more than two bites. So just beware for ordering.
Wine is a critical component of the dining experience. The wine list is extensive, but if you're not familiar with the various offerings, you're left to the mercy of the wait staff.
If you're aligned with their taste, then you're in good shape.
If you have $500 wine on your wine list, you need someone who can speak to the subtle characteristics of the various offerings.
Not that I'd ever buy a $500 bottle, but someone might.
Sorry for the rant.... The food was freaking awesome and I'll definitely be going back. This is a great restaurant.
Creative cuisine. I started with the Brandade plate, a flavorful combination of halibut, potatoes, caramelized shallots and whole grain mustard. My friend had the squash, spinach, radicchio salad which she enjoyed. We ordered from the pasta menu for our second course; I, the Cosonsei, where the ingredients blended pleasingly. My friend, however, felt that her pasta dish, Malfatti, was too heavily sauced for her tastes. We selected a Sangiovese to accompany our meal, and while good, it was too thin for our food choices; next time something bolder.
Went to dinner with my wife and sister in law during a visit to Memphis for St. Jude’s marathon and we were beyond satisfied with this place. Southern italian inspired cooking with an excellent wine list. We split 5 of the smaller plates of pasta and each was better than the last. Would definitely recommend for authentic southern Italian.
We were not expecting a great Italian restaurant in Memphis but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the waitstaff and hostess made us feel welcome and at home. The entire meal was exceptional and I only wish I could drive back there every week Unfortunately it’s a 1200 mile drive. It might be worth it however!!!
I didn't want to write this review, but I felt like a had to. Have you ever been to a restaurant you liked, gone with other people, they had a great time and enjoyed their food, but your meal was just... eh?!? That's what happened to me Friday night at Catherine and Mary's. Don't get me wrong, I like this place, and I've had some really good food here. But last night for me was a bust. I'll highlight the positives before getting down to the problem. We were seated promptly, our server Natalie was very attentive. The spuntini is always great: chickpeas, fried cheese, crudite, and meatballs. Our next course was small plates, most of us had the brussel sprouts with brisket, but the standout plate was the mozzerella and ciabatta: simple, but well executed. The entree is where things fall down. Going around the table: MC had the snapper, loved it. DC had the teres major steak, loved it. SB had the rigatoni, loved it. I had some of each of their entrees and can attest they were all good. However, I ordered the osso bucco. I have a love affair with this dish. I first had it at a Grisanti establishment years ago, and was introduced to this classic Italian dish: braised veal shank with vegetables. I've never had a bad one... until now. I should have been clued in when Natalie did not mention it among the entrees she recommended. I should have been clued in when they brought out what should have been an unnecessary steak knife. When it was brought out, it looked appetizing enough. And then I tried to cut into it, which was the problem. Osso bucco is supposed to be braised until tender, because veal shank is an otherwise tough cut of meat. Not fall off the bone tender, but fork tender. I actually had trouble cutting this shank off the bone, and had to cut each piece into small pieces like a well done steak just to get through some of it. SB had some, and immediately knew something was wrong also. I'm hoping this was just an off night in the kitchen.
A small plate restaurant, but plenty of food for two to share. Two of us had 4 plates and shared a dessert. It was more than an ample amount of food. They have a very imaginative menu with a different take on preparing common dishes. Overall, a good dining experience and would certainly go back if in Memphis again. Only negative was when making my reservation it was asked if it was a special occasion. I entered that it was our anniversary. When checking in with hostess I noticed a card on the lectern with "Happy Anniversary" written on the front. There was never any mention of our anniversary throughout the dinner.
Overall everything was good, not excellent. The ambience was nice but a bit too concrete and windows, small table for 2 without table cloths felt a bit "naked" and out in the open (both good because of privacy and bad - read on) with often the staff would "knock" into the back of my chair (happened about 4-5 times) nothing where I got whiplashed but enough just to be aggravating. Food was good, not outstanding, but very good (A-). Wine list was nice, a bit pricey, but you could find a wine by the glass that was well within reach of most budgets, however the "pours" were on the light side (3 maybe 4 ounces).
Very enjoyable diner in an upscale setting. Delicious Brussels sprouts appetizer andpasta with duck appetizer that we shared. We had veal is so buca and a snapper special for entrees. Excellent cocktails and wine. Service very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
We had an upcoming business trip to Memphis planned when I read an article in Southern Living Magazine about “The best places to eat in Memphis”. Catherine and Mary’s was mentioned so I made a reservation. They did not disappoint. We had a very knowledge and welcoming waiter, Michael who walked us through the story and the menu.
Our food was delicious (Brussel sprout salad was yummy) and the ambiance was a current hip vibe. Great night overall!
Fantastic! Some others have noted it is a bit loud. While true, we personally enjoyed the energy in the restaurant and it enhanced our experience. We had no trouble talking. Food was great. Brussels and cannellini dishes are A+. Grouper A and Ossobucco a B because it was not as tender as I expected. I have had a lot of veal shanks and was a bit surprised. The highlight for us was the Malfatti pasta with butternut squash, duck confit and brown butter. One of the best things I have ever eaten!! Great wait staff too. Cant wait to go back!
Gin and tonic great. Pickle starter was also good. Our entrees were horribly over-salted, which for pasta is a kinda a big deal. It is not terribly complicated food, so I was surprised by this. One plate should have never made it to the table. But, I imagine on a a great night, it is a wonderful place. We did not catch that night.
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