About G. Alston

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.

8556 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38018
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

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

Cross Street:
Town Centre CL

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 748-5583

Website:
http://www.galstonrestaurant.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Aryen Moore-Alston

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

G. Alston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

3.2

ambience

3.7

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

43% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (2)
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Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Arrived for 7:15 reservations seated immediately. It took about 10 minutes before our waiter comes to the table. He takes our order returns with water....8:20 were still waiting for our food. Told the manager we’d bring waiting an hour and his response was “ would you like to cancel your order?” Not let me check on your order or even offer an appetizer while we waited. We left with no intentions on going back.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Rolls not delivered until requested, wine menu limited, steak ordered rare was cold, Brussels sprouts with bacon almost inedible, tables for two very small, parking horrendous

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I am beyond disappointed. Selected G Alston for my birthday dinner after reading an article in Memphis magazine. The evening got off to a terrible start when I order sparkling wine and what we were served had been open for days as it was completely flat. I ordered the Sous Vide Lamb with rosemary and lavender for my entrée. I was served grilled lamb with no flavor. The chops were incredibly thin and served atop a massive pile of overcooked risotto. My wife's salmon was cooked well but lacked any seasoning. The one bright spot to the evening is that since the restaurant has a very limited wine list they allow you to bring your own wine for a very reasonable $12 corkage fee so at least I did enjoy a good bottle of burgundy.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was OK. We eat out 2 to 3 times a week. Thought the value was not there. 2 entree's, no appetizer, no salad, 2 drinks, 85.00. To advertise as fine dinning you would think the wait staff would pick up empty plates and glasses. Hope this place makes it, but they have to get their act together.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Will definitely be going back for brunch. The fried mac n cheese and shrimp something (it was fried to) was awesome. I don't eat fried food but I had to taste them. They were simply delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We enjoyed the food and friendly service. The gumbo was excellent, with complex flavor but without resorting to being too spicy. The entrees were also very good, and the servings were generous. We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Arrived at 9:55a for a 10a brunch reservation. Food arrived at 10:35.

- Brunch menu is extremely limited
- Service is slow; presentation below par
- Food overall near horrible - below average
- Omelette made to order but no list of ingredients to select from; think of ingredients and they tell you if they have them. 🧐
- Pancakes and potatoes were ok.

I would not return or recommend. The pictures of the food and interior do not accurately reflect the reality. The presentation of the food could not be more misleading.

Too many brunch choices in the Memphis area to waste time and money on such a over priced FAUX fine dining experience. Don’t waste your time or money.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Everything was outstanding, including the customer service. I would defiantly plan to come back

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

After reading the reviews for G Alston, I was really excited about sharing a new, excellent dining experience with friends. We miss Cafe Fontana but looked forward to this cuisine. The Mac n Cheese hush puppies were outstanding. The rest of the meal - just average. We had to send the waiter back 3x to get knives for 2 filets and lamb. He was non-attentive and left dirty dishes on the table. We had to ask to have them removed. The catfish was a small piece of meat but tasty - lamb was small too. The bread pudding was chilled and avg (even though we asked to have it heated) and the cobbler was mainly crust - very little blueberries and peaches. The filet was good but not the "cuts like butter" description - even though it did have a partially melted butter on top. I would like to try this restaurant again because I am hoping I caught the service and food on an off night but it will be a while. The ambiance was really nice and the host was gracious. I believe the wine menu will increase in time because of the recent license to sell alcohol.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great atmosphere! Service was excellent. Expect a wait time for food to be cooked to to order and perfection. The attentive service and delicious bread makes the worth it all

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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