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G. Alston

3.7
24 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(901) 748-5583
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Aryen Moore-Alston
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Town Centre CL
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

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate with G. Alston during Cinco de Mayo and enjoy Chef's Specials like our "Bodega Nachos" or "Mango Yum Yum" wings featuring the flavors of Mexico! We will also have signature cocktails and specialty Cinco de Mayo cocktails!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a special Mother's Day Brunch Buffet! Please make your reservations now so that you don't miss out on all of the wonderful treats we have in store.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 24 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My second time visiting G.Alston’s. Always pleasantly surprised.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was wonderful!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I was excited when I saw the Grand Opening event posted on Facebook. I immediately clicked "going." A friend saw my status, contacted me and we decided G. Alston would be a great place to dine and catch up.

The week before the date of our reservation was Black Restaurant Week - of which G. Alston was a participant. I purposely didn't patronize G. Alston that week because I wanted the full experience of the Grand Opening. I visited their online menu and decided I would have salmon for dinner and pecan pie for desert. Let's go!!!!!

Placing my actual order at the restaurant proved trying because they were still using their limited menu from Black Restaurant Week, which had neither salmon nor pecan pie. I ended up with baked chicken and white cake. If I remove my disappointment and give an honest assessment - the meal was good. Chicken was moist, potatoes were great and the green beans were seasoned perfectly!!!

There were also issues with billing, but it took only a little while to rectify.

For our troubles, the GM gave me and my guest 30% coupons for our next visit. I will definitely give them another try and (hopefully) get a chance to update this review to show that they got the "kinks" out.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

#SOMUCHTOLOVE This was my second visit in a week's time. I was disappointed the full menu was not available because I brought out of town guests. I got the BoHo burger on both occassions, asked for med both times, it was well both times. Fortunately, its such a good flavor profile..and its juicy...I got over it. My guests said their entrees were were good (chicken) I think my burger sat waiting for their plates. Cocktails taste good, not enough alcohol. I live in the area and look forward to this being my SPOT but I'm going to let them get more practice to perfect the dining experience with service, location, ambience, flavors, recipe execution and getting it to the table as the Chef intended.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Attended for Memphis Black Restaurant Week on the fixed price menu. Was worth $25 a person for the 3 course dinner meal. They also offered thier menu which has unusual dishes which I look for.

There is a small room with a cozy fireplace I would return to dine in..we were in the largest room of 3.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I dined her in a Friday evening as a part of MBRW. It was delicious. The service was wonderful. The atmosphere is quite nice. I'd definitely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

In an attempt to make the best food choice, we did a quick survey of our neighboring tables. Everyone was highly satisfied with their meal choice. It did not help in the decision making. Lol That trend continued at my table as well. Highly satisfied!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Everyone in our party enjoyed their selection form the menu. The portion sizes were more than ample because most of the party requested containers to take their uneaten portions. The restaurant’s ambiance will definitely have us coming back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful place for Valentine's Day Dinner! We will definitely be back!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had reservations for Valentine's Day through open table but no where was it mentioned that they are running $75 4 course menu of only steaks n fish . I don't eat both. Plus why if I am warranted to spend $150 I should be informed.


Bad bad service !!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding!

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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