About McEwen's on Monroe
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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM; Closed Sundays. Bar remains open (PM) 1 hour after dining room closes.
2ND & MONROE
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
McEwen's On Monroe specializes in lunch catering. Call 901.527.7085 or see catering description at www.mcewensonmonroe.com
Valet parking available Monday thru Saturday, 5:30 till close. Street and Public Garage parking available at all times.
Main Street Trolley stop is less than half block from restaurant entrance. Trolley stop located at Monroe and Mid America Mall.
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: 9015277085
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call McEwen's On Monroe at 901.527.7085 to discuss any special request concerning rental of entire restaurant for Special Events.
McEwen's on Monroe Ratings and Reviews
Disappointed, Took business clients hopi ...
Disappointed, Took business clients hoping to impress. Salads were served incorrectly and removed when none had been ordered. Entrees also served incorrectly. Refills on beverages had to be requested. Ambience was loud, crowded and grungy. Pricing would suggest that the customer is a priority to the wait staff and would receive highest quality service and attention. Missed it!
We found the restaurant on TripAdvisor a ...
We found the restaurant on TripAdvisor as we were driving into town. It's a good thing that we made a reservation because it was full when we arrived except for our table.
Food was fresh. Flavors were excellent. Dishes were innovative and portions were a perfect size. Highly recommend and would definitely go back next time we are in town.
Drive over 120 miles and always eat here ...
Drive over 120 miles and always eat here. The food was tasty and a Malbec at $5.50 a glass (big pour) was a bargain. We got reseated quickly because we initially sat near a rowdy and rude table of patrons. Oh well. I would have given the 5-stars but the scallops were gritty and tough. Speaking of grits -- McEwen's has wonderful grits and small biscuits! Definitely will return and I recommend visitors to Memphis give this small and friendly place a try!
Really enjoyed mcewens. We have eaten ...
Really enjoyed mcewens. We have eaten there before, about 10 years ago. Food quality is exceptional! My wife loved her grouper, and I had aosso bucolic of pork with outstanding southern sides, like greens, potatoes, and it was delicious!
The food and service were sensational. I ...
The food and service were sensational. I couldn't stop raving about the food when I went to work the next day. Our service were so professional and friendly. Great to finally find a quality restaurant in Memphis!!!
This is just a great place, have been go ...
This is just a great place, have been going here for years and still excellent. Best items for me on current menu are lamb steak and osso bucco. But I've had many types of fish here as well, never disappointed. Its a nice older building, service typically prompt and excellent as well.
We went there with a group of 9 during a ...
We went there with a group of 9 during a vacation stay. We had made reservations under two names but when we got to the restaurant they placed us at a large table in the bar area so we could all sit together. The server was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. The food was excellent. I had the SeaBass for the main course which was cooked to perfection with a delicious sear. It was served with a Risotto and spinach that individually were plain and maybe even under seasoned, but when mixed was wonderful. Everyone in our group loved there meals, I don't think there was a complaint from anyone. Even the 11 year old picky eater liked her meal and the home made biscuits.
Delicious food and great service. Ambien ...
Delicious food and great service. Ambience was relaxing. Nice wine list and an easy walk from the trolleystop . only criticism was the table was so tiny,it was a challenge to handle your place settings. Overall, though, a great dining experience!
I forgot take a picture of my meal. I ha ...
I forgot take a picture of my meal. I had the Braised Pork Buco & it was delicious. It was a large piece of meat& the spicey greens were very very tasty. I will definitely be going back. All of my friends loved their meal. Service was great & server very attentive
The food was good, there were 3 of us an ...
The food was good, there were 3 of us and we shared the cheese plate and had three entrees for $97. It was a business dinner. I will return. I ordered the sweet potato crusted catfish that was okay. It was not cooked done enough for me, but I like my fish well done. The overall rating was very good. Service was great!
I've been to McEwens several times, and ...
I've been to McEwens several times, and unfortunately I was disappointed a little this trip. The food was excellent, but I was not impressed with the service. We were seated quickly but then had to wait at least 5 minutes for a server to bring us water and another 10 minutes for him to come back and ask us if we wanted anything else to drink. We were also not given any small plates for the biscuits they brought out for the table. Overall, the food was still excellent, but the service made me wish we had chosen some other restaurant for our special occasion.
We selected McEwen's based on the Yelp r ...
We selected McEwen's based on the Yelp reviews and that it listed McEwen's as one of the top 10 most romantic restaurants in Memphis. I will tell you that the romance part was mistaken. It was our 24th wedding anniversary and i made reservations and asked to be sat somewhere kind of private as i had also never been there before, but since it was rated so highly on romance I thought this was a normal request. Unfortunately, due to the small cramped seating area, we were stuck in a corner surround by large parties that were loud enough we couldn't hear the nice music playing. We did have a candle but it wasnt dim enough in restaurant to really notice. I will say the reason i still gave it a very good overall review is that my tenderloin was cooked perfectly and tasted great as did the banana creme pie. I was surprised there was no dinner salad and we received 2 small plain biscuits with no butter, maybe that is a trend I am not aware of. Our service was good as well, so that helped and we took advantage of the valet parking which was handy. Overall - the experience was good due to our entree and dessert, but as for a romantic evening out, I would suggest another place, or they need to reinvent the dining experience and sitting room here. Thanks!
They are trying hard to have a creative ...
They are trying hard to have a creative menu but dishes we had both fell short.
Food average. Putting sweet mango sauce on steak didn't work well and was overpowering. Fish special was average.
Waitress not knowledgeable and service average.
For the money go somewhere else.
I ordered the lamb. My meat was luke war ...
I ordered the lamb. My meat was luke warm at best when it reached the table. On top of that, it was a sinewy piece of meat. The mashed potatoes were coyingly sweet with way too much vanilla that was over-powering. The only good thing on the plate were the asparagus. Our waitress was rude and acted irritated To be there. Dessert wasn't any better. There are so many other restaurants in the city. This place desperately needs to be renovated.
Do yourself a favor and eat somewhere else
Food was amazing! With the exception of ...
Food was amazing! With the exception of the biscuits. They tasted store bought. I had the Osso Bucco and was on heaven. Best in Memphis hands down. My Mom's catfish came out cold which was disappointing. Service was splotchy as well. We watched guests get there food and leave before we got ours (we were only a party of four) and we had placed our orders before they were there.
Food was outstanding. Vegetable plate wa ...
Food was outstanding. Vegetable plate was the best ever! The scallops were superb. This was one of our best meals in a long time - and this is from people who have dined in some of the top venues in the country. Highly recommended.
Nice for a quiet dinner
Nice, artistic feel to the dining room. Separate bar area. Have a large assortment of appetizers and small plates in addition to regular entrees and the waitress encouraged my idea of a few appetizers instead of one main dish so I tried three. The BBQ shrimp and grits were very good, but I was thrown a bit by having shrimp and grits in a BBQ sauce. Also had scallops which were cooked perfectly. And a salad with warm goat cheese which was also very good.
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