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McEwen's on Monroe

4.7
4.7
1559 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 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

    Keith Bambrick

  • 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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What 1,559 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Fit for Foodies

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Healthy

  • Memphis

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. M

    Matt

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at McEwen’s to celebrate an anniversary. Really enjoyed the setting and decor of the restaurant. There was a huge bar with high top seating and a couple of TVs for a casual environment. Also there were multiple dining rooms for a more formal experience. We started with tomatoes and mozzarella salad, once of several small plate options, that was plenty for the three of us. The dinner menu had a lot of fish, from snapper to catfish, along with several steaks and chicken. Definitely something for everyone. Judging by the empty plates, the food was delicious! The service level was outstanding with just the right amount of check ins during dinner. We won’t wait so long to go back!
  2. JA

    JeromeA

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Our favorite dish was not up to task last night. The oso buco is what we always get and it was chewy and very dry. The snapper and fried green tomatoes were great. We will take a break from McEwens for a while and maybe give it another try next year.
  3. s

    steven

    Memphis/West TN

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice Good food and drink Portions were a little small on chicken, redfish and filet but the NY strip and salmon were a nice size
  4. BB

    BeBop

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great to be back dining at McEwen's! We enjoyed sitting in the old, but refurbished, intimate dining room. Three of us…..enjoyed our selections(rated a 4 star as my husband was disappointed in his steak—which is normally a great treat.) service was impeccable.
  5. j

    jimv

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was easily as good/better than we remember from previous visits before it was renovated. Specials were great, as were some of the old standbys. Cocktail service was slow.
  6. C

    Coach

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Wonderful Experience from Start to Finish. Great Drinks. Great Food. Amazing Waitstaff. Awesome.
  7. JM

    JeremyM

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food ..Excellent service.A must return to try other menu items
  8. KM

    KiaM

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I was looking for a new place to try for my bday and McEwen’s did not disappoint. While it took longer than expected for our meal to arrive, it was worth the wait. We all had one of the various steak options, but I also had a small plate of the short rib pappardelle. It was quite possibly one of the top 5 pasta dishes I’ve ever had. I ordered seconds to-go, because I was stuffed but didn’t want it to end. I’ll definitely be back!
  9. JC

    JeaneC

    Memphis/West TN

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great eating experience.!Food and service was exceptional!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good, not great. I would definitely return when in the downtown Memphis area. Pea hummus appetizer lacked flavor - and redfish special was just ok. One sip of the tap water almost ruined my meal - was that bad - literally had a physical reaction - luckily had a beer to cleanse the pallet lol.
  11. MV

    MarkV

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    I will never eat at this restaurant again. Your valet parkers put my car in a dark alley where a window was smashed in. The location of your restaurant, coupled with the inadequate protection of valet service, is just too risky. If your valet service is going to choose to take cars to a dark alley, there should be security service. On top of that, you had the gall to still charge me for the parking. I am not talking about legal issues here. I'm sure you would say that you outsource your valet service to another company, and I am sure they would rely on exculpatory language on the car-check card they give out. None of that is the point. I am talking about your restaurant's regard and care for the safety of cars entrusted to the valet service that you choose to arrange. So my remedy is simply to never put my car at risk again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday of a friend ! It was her first time and she loved it !!
  13. N

    Nood

    Hampshire

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place! Highly recommended.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thomas was a wonderful server. We enjoyed fried green tomatoes, roasted cauliflower (spicy!), salmon and CHOCOLATE MARTINIS! We have been several times and have always had wonderful service and fantastic food!
  15. MW

    MonicaW

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!
  16. RR

    RickyR

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food Was Amazing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good.. nice experience
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Bartender was rude and food was so-so
  20. D

    Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent!!
  21. b

    bbbbbbt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was good. Food was really good. The only problem is the noise. It’s a very loud place.
  22. B

    Baker

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening out
  23. JR

    JohnR

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. My wife ordered a kir for an aperitif but they were out of creme de cassis. The waiter knew the drink immediately and did not hesitate to try and fill the order. A very knowledgeable and attentive staff. A must in Memphis! And the tawny port was very well received as an after dinner drink.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First class experience as always. Great service and food to match. This is how a long standing restaurant should be run without standing on its past. They simply continue to deliver.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and almost perfect service!
  26. SJ

    StephanieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were extremely professional and attentive. We had small plates and enjoyed them all, especially the truffle braised Short rib papadelle.
  27. c

    cfrances

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Delicious drinks! Wonderful spit for before a Redbirds game!
  28. PM

    PhilipM

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at the recently reopened McEwens. They haven’t missed a beat.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and wonderful meal.
  30. MD

    MerD

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and great cocktails and food! Highly recommend!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our fist time back since the remodel. The atmosphere was spot on. Food was amazing.
  32. JC

    JanielC

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So, this was an random pick for me and my husband to do a dinner datenight. The service was awesome our server was so pleasant to talk to his attitude was Grand. The food was doing all sorts of dancing on my taste buds, just wonderful. The Chocolate mouse brownie that I couldn't finish was outstanding! We will definitely visit again.
  33. RR

    RickyR

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is Amazing. I always get the Sweet Potatoes crusted catfish. Which is Amazing each and every time I come.
  34. A

    Ambkdn

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was really good. Food came out too quick though, not much time to relax in between.
  35. W

    Wayno

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for our 23rd wedding anniversary and we really enjoyed it. They had a full staff which is kinda rare nowadays
  36. JL

    JLCena

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Party of 4 with a reservation at 630. Food order taken at 7 for appetizers and our dinners as we mentioned to our server that we were seeing a show for 8 and would appreciate if food came out when ready and no need to course it. Half of our appetizers showed up by 740. Parties that arrived a good 30 minutes after us were already eating their dinners. We left hungry to make our show. Waitress was non attentive and messed up the 2 appetizers we got. The funny part (not really) is they were the same appetizers for both couples. One came as described and the other had everything on the side. This used to be our go to with guests wanting a fabulous date night and were so excited to bring them. I will say the bill was discounted for what we did receive but honestly didn't help the terrible experience we had there
  37. GM

    GwenM

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The dining experience was excellent. Our waitress was new and had some trouble, but the other staff members picked up the slack. Great overall and the food is always great.
  38. b

    baglady

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Great food, great service and great staff.
  39. CA

    ClaytonA

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went for our 33rd anniversary. Wonderful Sea Bass!
  40. MG

    MarioG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time with my wife food and service was amazing

FAQs

McEwen's on Monroe is rated 4.7 stars by 1559 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 24 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

    Keith Bambrick

  • 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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