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McEwen's on Monroe

4.7
4.7
1693 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
McEwen’s on Monroe is passionate. Passionate about food, passionate about wine, and passionate about creating a place you long to come back to again and again. An eclectic blend of styles with the largest emphasis on Southern food raised to new and unusual heights. Lunch offers a wide array of excellent sandwiches, salads and business entrees, while dinner leans toward the more elaborate and inventive. Our commitment to a relaxed atmosphere and charming personality has enabled McEwen’s on Monroe to become one of Downtown’s most comfortable restaurants. Employing a knowledgeable and attentive staff always at the ready. In addition to the bar and dining room, our wine cellar is available for parties up to 20 people.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 527-7085

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Cartwright

  • Catering

    McEwen's On Monroe specializes in lunch catering. Call 901.527.7085 or see catering description at http://www.mcewensmemphis.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Our beautiful wine cellar seats comfortably up to 20 people. Please see Cellar description at our website www.mcewensonmonroe.com or call the restaurant at 901.527.7085. For larger groups please call the restaurant for other options.

  • Private party contact

    Bert Smythe or John Littlefield: (901) 527-7085

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    2ND & MONROE

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for an $8 fee available Monday thru Saturday, 5:30 till close. Street and Public Garage parking available at all times.

  • Public transit

    Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Innovative

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Neighborhood gem

  • Memphis

    Innovative

  • Memphis

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. S

    Spartan79

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Wait staff was very attentive and made sure to follow up drink orders and clearing plates when finished. Both entrees were delivered in a timely manner- food was excellent. Overall, really enjoyed the experience.

    McEwen's on MonroeResponded 1 day agoThank you for your comments

  2. AJ

    AJeats

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great spot. The food was delicious and it has a variety of options that should please a crowd with diverse tastes.

    McEwen's on MonroeResponded 1 day agoThanks for the comments

  3. WC

    WillyCritic

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    I love McEwen’s. Including tonight. The food is excellent and reliable. But tonight’s experience was significantly blighted by bad service. If I order before dinner drinks, I want them… before dinner. Do not bring me out the first course when my before dinner drink is 2/3 full. Especially if I ordered your most expensive bottle of wine… with dinner. Yes, I got up to greet friends. No, don’t take my unfinished first course plate away while I’m talking. And when I ask why my uneaten plate was taken, don’t say “the plate was finished.” Especially when I KNOW there was food left I intended to eat with my wine that you brought late because my food was originally brought early with my before dinner drink. If I ask you to leave the wine on the table instead of keeping it in a remote chiller, keep it on the table. Do NOT tell me no. And especially do not punish me for keeping it, by taking away my candle, when there is plenty of room on the table. Do I regret taking the neighbor table’s candle? No. Also, there is no way a single McAllan 12 costs $34. Poorly done. We’ll be back; but hopefully not with the same server. Food was excellent, as always.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is awesome! It’s a little pricey but worth it especially for a special occasion.

    McEwen's on MonroeResponded 1 day agoThanks for the comments

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Hal was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and we loved the ambiance! Perfect spot before the musical at The Orpheum.

    McEwen's on MonroeResponded 1 day agoThanks for the comments

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening celebrating a birthday. Superior service!!! Delicious foods with a great variety of choices. Vallet parking was a bonus in downtown Memphis.

    McEwen's on MonroeResponded 1 day agoThanks for the comments

  7. k

    ktbdines

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex was our waiter, and he was amazing!
  8. KG

    KarenG

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice staff. We showed up early and they were able to seat us right away. The wait staff was excellent and very attentive. Our table had the baked Brie, purple hummus, chicken tortilla soup, warm roasted vegetable salad, seafood pasta and short rib pasta. All dishes were excellent and very well prepared. We will definitely be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday celebration and I required gluten free and dairy free. They were able to accommodate my needs and deliver a beautiful and delicious salmon meal with quinoa and arugula and roasted brussel sprouts. Thank you McEwen’s Team!!
  10. LW

    LindaW

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Thomas did a wonderful job and we had a most enjoyable evening. The duck enchiladas were especially delicious!
  11. S

    Stanky

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    YUM!!!! It was fantastic!!
  12. V

    Victory2019

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We felt extremely rushed! It was my husband’s 75th dinner party. We wanted to have a relaxed time with our friends. One of our guests said wow they aren’t that busy why are they rushing us!
  13. NC

    NancyC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would definitely recommend.
  14. AM

    AmyM

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful server, Alex! The food was delicious!
  15. d

    donnas

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and service was excellent. Can't wait to have dinner again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice with an extensive bourbon and wine list.
  17. LD

    LillianD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From entry to departure the staff were outstanding.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Family vacation
  19. F

    Frankd

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the finest restaurants in Memphis, a city known for fine restaurants!
  20. BL

    BrettL

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another great night at McEwen's. We dropped in before an evening event and had a wonderful experience. Thank you to the McEwen's team for always providing a wonderful evening.
  21. AH

    AnnH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere and service! This is a very welcoming restaurant from the moment you walk in the door. The chef is very accommodating as well. Delicious meal!
  22. LW

    LolandW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal. Excellent steak and first class service! I was incredibly impressed from the moment I walked in the door till the second I left. Incredible ! Simply incredible! Highly recommended !
  23. x

    xctraveler

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife is a small eater and the Small Plate Grits Bowl was just right for her as a small eater and a vegetarian. I had the fish special and the house salad which were both excellent and left me with just enough room to enjoy some of the Key Lime Pie - shared with my wife. Coffee was acceptable as was the herbal tea. I would go there again next time we are in Memphis. The wait staff were very good, a bit rushed with a large party to serve. They managed to keep it together and provide us with fine service.
  24. F

    Foodnik1

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a memorable meal and fine dining experience.
  25. MM

    MattM

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    great ambience. service not top notch. salad that I ordered because I love goat cheese and said it came with crushed pretzels in it which I thought sounded intriguing had very little goat cheese and zero crushed pretzels. vegetable grits dish which I ordered was grits and only brussel sprouts, which I hate. so I had some lettuce with beets and a few pebbles of goat cheese and about a cup of grits all for like $30. bargain.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, delicious meal.
  27. EB

    ElayneB

    Houston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Our server was nice, but the food was cold and the Mac and cheese was blah blah bland. It was just ok food overall.
  28. CR

    CherrylR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed an excellent dinner with great service. The menu was varied (vegetarian options too!) and the small plates were a nice surprise. Additional appetizers basically, just a bit larger for sharing. Vegetarian options available here also. The staff are all very knowledgeable and the owner is out checking in with patrons. A nice evening all around
  29. GT

    GregT

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got us in earlier than our reservation. Very nice, unhurried. Great food.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing for our group of 10 people- the service, food and atmosphere-from start to finish!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Weekend concert getaway for me and wife , few mistakes were made but the waitress wasn’t really engaged with us probably because we were underdressed. Overall food was really good, salmon was undercooked but i think that was how it was supposed to be
  32. CD

    ChristinaD

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, good high quality food that is well prepared but not fussy or stuck up. Excellent service that is attentive but not invasive. This is our go-to special occasion dinner location. Wear jeans or dress up, it doesn’t matter and you won’t feel out of place either way. If I won the lottery I would eat here about 5 nights a week.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great table by the window for a group of five. Very nice calming atmosphere and great food. Fish portions could have been a little larger. Overall very nice experience.
  34. GW

    GaryW

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly toptastic. The atmosphere, the service, the food, the drinks were all superb. Downtown Memphis is tough terrain right now, but McEwen’s rewards a visit.
  35. r

    rjm123rjm

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the restaurant, but will definitely go back next time in Memphis. Food and service was outstanding; and management was incredibly accommodating when my party increased from 3 to 8.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, food selection & service!
  37. BC

    BrianC

    Oklahoma City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was superb and considering how busy service was stellar. Noise levels are very high so if looking for a more intimate and romantic location keep that in mind.
  38. k

    kevinw

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food and Services is a solid 4 out of 5. Great servers every time. During my visit I had a question on bourbon pricing and ended up getting a lecture from one of the owners whose name was said to be Bert. The customer isn't necessarily always right but you do need to respect the customer. Foul language was directed to me from this person. I shall not return for this reason.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent bourbon old fashioned.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I stopped at McEwen’s on our way back from our Florida honeymoon for one last dinner before the end of our honeymoon. It was the BEST food we had the entire honeymoon by far. We were blown away by the food, drinks, service, vibe. Loved it all. My husbands grilled salmon was absolutely one of the best meals I have ever eaten. He luckily let me have several bites but my sweet potato catfish was really amazing too! We got the Kentucky belle and blackberry smash drinks and they were sooooooo amazing. Anytime we are in Memphis again this will be our go to. We even want to make a special trip again just to have the grilled salmon again. Our server was so attentive and friendly. We have nothing but great things to say about McEwen’s!

FAQs

McEwen's on Monroe is rated 4.7 stars by 1693 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for McEwen's on Monroe

120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2ND & MONROE

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for an $8 fee available Monday thru Saturday, 5:30 till close. Street and Public Garage parking available at all times.

  • Public transit

    Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Cartwright

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (901) 527-7085

  • Catering

    McEwen's On Monroe specializes in lunch catering. Call 901.527.7085 or see catering description at http://www.mcewensmemphis.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Our beautiful wine cellar seats comfortably up to 20 people. Please see Cellar description at our website www.mcewensonmonroe.com or call the restaurant at 901.527.7085. For larger groups please call the restaurant for other options.

  • Private party contact

    Bert Smythe or John Littlefield: (901) 527-7085

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