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G. Alston, Memphis, TN

G. Alston

3.7
3.7
29 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
G. Alston The Restaurant is a fine-dining restaurant nestled in the picturesque Cordova Town centre. The restaurant is located at 8556 Macon Rd, in the quaint 1937 Farley house; a Mid-Century home with a cascading water fountain out front. The restaurant seats up to 145 people and features four distinct dining rooms. Two of the separate private dining rooms can be reserved for private events, meetings, rehearsal dinners, etc. Diners can also enjoy their meal al fresco by the calming water fountain.

The menu is southern cuisine based with an infusion of flavors from different global influences. Specialties such as: Herb Crusted Char-Grille Chicken, Shrimp Creole w/Lobster & Andouille Sausage, Blackened Catfish w/Corn Maque Choux, and Sous Vide Rosemary Lavender Lamb are served.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (901) 748-5583
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Aryen Moore-Alston
  • Catering
    We love celebrating life's special moments and, as a matter of fact, that's how our whole story began. Our parent company, Sweet Potato Baby, LLC. is all about catering and who we turn to when our very lovely clients want us to provide catering services in the comfort of their own home or private offices.
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Cross street
    Town Centre CL
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

29 Reviews
  1. SJackson

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit to the restaurant and it was a fabulous as the first visit. The ambiance of the sun room was fabulous. The food was cooked and seasoned to perfection. This is my new favorite restaurant!

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  2. BritneyS

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Those 5 stars did not come without hard work! The attention to detail and level of excellence of every aspect of this establishment is superb! This is definitely one of our new spots!

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  3. BrandonP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my wife here for Mother’s Day and a first time dining experience. The ambiance was amazing and very intimate but not necessarily in a romantic way. The staff was very personable and attentive. The food was delicious and so were the drinks! I definitely recommend this restaurant regardless of the occasion.

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  4. KRJack

    Memphis/West TN

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Although the Chef and the hostess had the best of intentions, our recent experience attending what was supposed to be the Sunday Brunch was extremely disappointing. First we had to wait an hour for service! We stayed at the table for 1 hour with just water. I had brought guests with the intention to be a great sendoff. We arrived at 1:36 which was later than our 1:15 pm. reservations but the restaurant only had a few guests. Each order of tea took at east 15 minutes and it was served without sugar, already mixed. The female waitress seemed afraid to talk and would hear our orders and leave, never to return until we stopped her. Twice I had to go to the kitchen and my guest one time to figure out what was going on. Note the sisters did offer a discount for the meal stating that the kitchen was closing down when we arrived. Closing time was 3:00 and if that were the case, they should have said so, we would have gone off and be willing to try it another time. It was a wonderful location and ambiance but horrible service and well below par food. The omelet was really just scrambled eggs. They ran out of biscuits (didn't tell us) and just brought us white bread!!Really for Brunch. No buffet because they did not have enough reservations. Shouldn't you have just said this at the beginning so we could exercise our options? The shrimp and grits were passable but our guests did not enjoy their meals. They did not get all items they ordered. We had delayed eating all day for this meal and instead got something less than a diner would offer. They did tell us they were recently from Italy and started this business in March. Our suggestion is to emphasize 3 things...improve the food, improve the menu, and certainly at least train the new female waitress to attend to her customers and display some personality. In other words customer service!!

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  5. MemphisFoodie

    Memphis/West TN

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. It’s one of the best patios Decyde out on a eat dinner in the city. You should give it a try. I had the lamb and it was fabulous.

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  6. NakeeshaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time visiting G.Alston’s. Always pleasantly surprised.

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  7. Mike

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waiter was amazingly incompetent as he was ignorant of the menu without his I-pad. To be the “fine dining” restaurant that you aspire to be, the wait staff needs to know the menu inside & out. Front of house staff seemed to lack even the most basic training, as the bartender lacked the knowledge of how to make a classic cocktail as a Manhattan. Where were the cherries? Food was poorly cooked and portions did not justify the price point. Needless to say, I won’t be returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. BFunk

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Thought there would be a menu as posted on the restaurant’s website but it was actually a buffet with a set price only. The food was good and so were the sangrias! The service was fairly slow considering it was only for drinks and to collect empty plates.

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  9. MichaelK

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I wanted to give this restaurant an "A", but I could not. The restaurant states that it is fine dining, false advertisement. The Sunday Brunch, the presentation was nice, but the food was horrible. I LOVE, LOVE chicken, I was so disappointed the chicken was not well cooked, I could the blood and the meat was pink. I complained to my waiter about the dissatisfaction. I thought the chef or the owner would have apologized, again disappointed. I did not have an outstanding experience. Thanks

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful!

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FAQs

G. Alston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 748-5583.

G. Alston is rated 3.7 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for G. Alston

8556 Macon Road, Memphis, TN 38018

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Town Centre CL
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Aryen Moore-Alston
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (901) 748-5583
  • Catering
    We love celebrating life's special moments and, as a matter of fact, that's how our whole story began. Our parent company, Sweet Potato Baby, LLC. is all about catering and who we turn to when our very lovely clients want us to provide catering services in the comfort of their own home or private offices.
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