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McEwen's On Monroe

#23 of 1,205 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2512 (2ND & MONROE)
+1 901-527-7085
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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220 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a chance going here on New Year's eve without a reservation. We had been here passing through back in October and wanted to come again. We got seated ( not the best table ) but we were grateful nonetheless. That night they had a 4 course prix fix menu. There was a nice variety, my duck, bisque and fish... More 

Thank Pat M
Lexington, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation here the other night. It was good. Pros: Lobster Risotto we had was good. The shrimp and grits was good but the appetizer portion would barely feed one. The atmosphere was relaxed and nice. Great liquor and wine selection. Cons: Cocktails were not that good. Too strong and lacked good flavor. Service was decent. Our waiter... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, our expectations of the restaurant were very high. The atmosphere was inviting (love the artwork), good lunch crowd, and the food came out piping hot. That was the good part. Service was just so-so.

Thank GrayRose1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and it keeps getting better and better. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service is very good and knowledgable. The bar menu is tremendous, if you are a bourbon drinker this is a cant miss. Every bourbon you can imagine is on the menu. I had the pan seared ribeye and it was done... More 

1 Thank Hal T
Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We called with short notice on reservations, but Julie, said that yes they could get us in in 30 minutes if we did not mind sitting in the wine cellar. That was fine with us, was out of the way, quiet, great atmosphere. The food was very good, service was great. Yes I would go back and tell my friends... More 

Thank drbbop
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This restaurant is understated on decor and frills, but is in the excellent range for food and service. We were there in November, 2016 and had two superior seafood dishes. Mouth-watering and generous portions. Plus, it is in very easy walking distance from major downtown hotels, such as the Peabody. If you are staying downtown, you wouldn't need to drive... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Based on other reviews, we decided to try them. Server was friendly but not attentive. We waited a long time for entree which made me inquire "if I had to catch the fish?" Not sure if kitchen lost our order or what the issue was. Of the 4 of us, two had the chilean sea bass, i thought it was... More 

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220 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Excellent service and food in pleasant surroundings provided us with a lovely night out. The food presentation was very nice and tasted terrific. The prices were very reasonable for the quality received. Would definitely go back again

Thank Pat M
Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Good spot in downtown Memphis for an upscale casual dinner. Dress code was anything from jeans to coat and tie. Nice menu and good wine list. The sweat potato crusted catfish was awesome.

Thank DCT84
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We enjoyed McEwen's a lot--4 couples on vacation..We were seated downstairs where it was quiet and we had a great waiter--

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2512
    (2ND & MONROE)
  • Public Transportation: Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-7085

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?