Catherine and Mary's

4.7
608 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Southern
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour:

Monday-Saturday from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the bar.

Dinner Service:

Monday-Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m.-11:00p.m.
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Phone number
(901) 254-8600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
MLK
Additional
Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wine
What 608 People Are Saying
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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely incredible food. Took my parents here for brunch, which I’ve not tried here before, and had a phenomenal experience. The fluffiest and most flavorful eggs and pancakes, biscuit board to die for, and the CM breakfast was quite unique and one of the best brunch items I’ve eaten in this city. Each item was perfectly cooked. We did have a few snags in service with some lag in arrival of beverages and food items but each was very promptly and professionally addressed. All of the staff was so kind and concerned that we had a good experience and we couldn’t have been happier.

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JJ
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service every time we go. Not the cheapest prices but always high quality food and wine. Will be returning for my birthday!

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b
Memphis
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had the lamb, but between the bone and fat, only had four or five bites of lamb.

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C
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maddie did an excellent job of finding us a table after much confusion. I meant to leave her a tip and forgot, so will be sure to connect next time! Waitress was somewhat pushy with wine, but knowledgeable about plate selections. We all felt the Cheese board was a bit overpriced.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Catherine & Mary’s. My husband & I ate here prior to a show at The Orpheum & our waitress was helpful with food selections-which were spot on-and getting us out on time. All the food was delicious and great wait staff!

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p
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

From the time we entered until we had our entree served was one hour, one hour. And not only my wife and I. There were tables all around us waiting and waiting. It took 15 minutes just to get our drinks. Enough said or written.

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Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner; food was tasty. But it was noisy. Luckily we were at a window seat so the sound was a bit better.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took a few of my best friends for my birthday dinner and it was the perfect spot to have intentional conversations over excellent food and drinks! Highly recommend!

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g
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant in the heart of downtown Memphis. Service was wonderful. Food was creatively prepared with excellent flavors. Overall, a very good dining experience. We will have dinner at Catherine and Mary’s again.

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JM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very cool venue. I highly recommend the pastas. Every single one is off the charts!

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m
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Catherine & Mary's is our Sunday brunch tradition. The food, service, and ambiance are top notch and a very good value. Dinners are outstanding as well!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We asked for several custom things off the menu and they were amazing and worked with us.

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D
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Only complaint is that it’s very loud. Hard to hear server.

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B
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice, sophisticated vibe just off Beale street. The food and service is fantastic!

There is a great bar with mixologists serving them up with style and perfection.

I've had many great nights at Catherine and Mary's!

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RO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, delicious food, and lovely atmosphere. We went here for our wedding anniversary and will definitely be back soon. They treated us to a glass of champagne and everyone from the hostess to the manager wished us a happy anniversary, which was a really thoughtful touch. Make sure to get the Brussels sprouts!

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TH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious and the staff was very warm and welcoming. Will definitely keep coming back whenever I'm in town.

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Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here. The waiter was very knowledgeable and a good guide to a terrific meal. Only complaint would be that the the lamb entree (at $38) had very little meat. Had we not filled up on the other courses and not been so late we would have turned it back. Overall the experience was excellent. Best of the three Andrew/Michael restaurants, by far.

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B
Memphis
37 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We weren’t wow’d by C&M as we wanted to be. Our server was EXTREMELY aggressive initially but softened as the night went on. Our biggest issue was - the menu offers nothing unique. Pasta,fish, chicken and lamb 😴
Then because it was for us a special occasion and open table asks, restaurant asks but NO acknowledgement??
Then don’t ask initially.
Dessert was just ok. Cannoli you need a chainsaw for.
Not sure if we will dine here again.
Location is great

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best restaurant experience I may have ever had and definitely the best I've had in Memphis. We had high expectations and they were exceeded by a great deal. Our server, Toy, was spectacular in every regard. Thank you so much! Definitely will return and recommend.

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RT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Monica was great! She knew the menu backwards and forward. Next time I eat there, Ill be requesting to sit in her section.

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G
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Catherine and Mary’s is always excellent. This time they didn’t disappoint.

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d
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our Sunday brunch there. The wait was a little long but the food was so good I went ahead and gave it a great score. Thanks again.

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g
Memphis
112 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Excellent service by entire staff. Our server Monica was energetic, knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We had a great experience. All the food items were incredible. It was the BEST halibut I ever had. The steak and lamb were also amazing. Overall, great outing to celebrate birthday. We will definitely come back.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, very good. Food was delicious. It is extremely noisy when busy, however. Conversation at a table for two was very challenging/difficult.
Recommend the restaurant look into acoustic tiles to attenuate the noise and encourage repeat customers.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Dinner!

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HH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This was a great experience. The atmosphere is somewhat formal enough to live up to the menu but still casual and trendy enough that it didn't feel pretentious. The meals are served in three or four courses. The menu is very unique and inspiring. The dishes are creative, artfully prepared and the food was rich and satisfying. The wine list is extensive by the glass and by the bottle. Our service was impeccable. Our waitress, Toi was very attentive without being obtrusive. I was most impressed with her knowledge of the menu and how the food is prepared and served. I think that is something that really stands out about this restaurant compared to other fine dining restaurants in Memphis. I have one complaint. The seating arrangements were uncomfortable. We dined early in the evening while the sun was bright. We were seated directly in the sunlight with the blaring sun shining in my husband's face most of the meal. The blinds could only be lowered so far so they were no help. As more people came in they continued to seat people on that same side of the restaurant as us. We were uncomfortable as were most of the people sitting near us. One party asked to move and they were accommodated. However, I didn't understand why the other side of the restaurant where the sun was not a factor during that time of day remained empty. So while many people sat in the sun for most of the meal and began to leave as the sun was setting nobody was seated on the side of the restaurant. One hour later and the sun would not have been a factor. However, this did not ruin our experience. I guess the great food and service made up for it.

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OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! Service was perfect. Excellent place for brunch.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food we have ever had and our waiter was absolutely incredible!

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MH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was OK. The wine was amazing, and the service was great. The lighting was too low and the food was overpriced. We wouldn’t go back.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance was excellent. The meat in one dish was overly salted, but otherwise delicious. Our service was also exceptional.

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ST
Memphis
142 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have an awesome meal here. We tried some new pastas and had a great cheese plate. Never disappointed.

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P
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal! The food was delicious, the atmosphere interesting, service attentive, and people watching great out the window. Wonderful place to go before the theatre!

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MS
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend and I ate there prior to seeing Love Never Ends at The Orpheum. Love the tables by the window and the people watching in downtown Memphis. Our food was excellent. One of the things we ordered was salad and I was glad they have added one with lettuce! Great salad and the pasta with MawMaw's gravy and meatballs was outstanding. Our waiter was really good ....attentive by not hovering. I was disappointed the side of white beans was not on the menu as I planned to take order home for next day. Hope it is added again when cold weather arrives.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for our reservation and found seating at the bar. The bartenders were fabulous and took time to explain the menu to us. We were quickly seated and our server was PHENOMENAL!! She was so engaged and knowledgeable in regards to the menu. She was attentive and fun! We enjoyed our time and would love to come back!

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b
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband treated me to an amazing chef’s tasting menu for my birthday. The food was delicious and the wine pairings were fantastic!

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m
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We ate at the beginning of the dinner hour which may have caused an issue with the foor. The salad was excellent, but the pasta dishes were extremely salty. We had to send them back and the replacements were still very salty, but edible.

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RR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

There were only 5 tables with patrons last Thursday evening when we dined and the server was trying to rush us through our meal until we told her to slow down. Charcuterie was very good but every other course was over salted or presented other than described on the menu. For example the chicken was to be served with polenta, instead it was with creamed corn. We dine frequently at Gray Canary and Hogg and Harmony, sister restaurants, and their food and service are far superior. I realize kitchens have the occasional off night but we won’t be going back anytime soon. Dinner was $230, tip excluded.

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LF
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific meal served by knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. The restaurant had all the sophistication you would expect in a much larger city.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

They didn’t even acknowledge our 19th Anniversary and it was clearly stated on the reservation we made through Open Table. Our special was not so special there.

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