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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.
Memphis, TN 38018
Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Town Centre CL
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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