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McEwen's On Monroe

#20 of 1,200 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2512 (2ND & MONROE)
+1 901-527-7085
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Orlando, Florida
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329 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Residence Inn next door to McEwens, so between the Trip Adviser reviews and the convenient location, it was an easy dinner choice. This is a comfortable neighbor hood restaurant with extraordinary food. The purple pea humans and flat iron steak/tater tots are two of the best starters that we have had..ever. The Oso Bucco was amazing... More 

2 Thank TheOranges
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Just returned from McEwens and have to say the food was outstanding. My partner has the salmon starter with the lobster risotto to follow, and I started with the brased cabbage salad and then the grouper with pasta and green beans. We were delighted with the complexity of taste. The staff were attentive despite the restaurant clearly very busy. All... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We had a reservation at 6:15 on a Friday night. We were seated promptly. Service was friendly and consistent throughout our meal. We had two small plate items as appetizers (lobster saffron risotto and crab tostada). Both were quite good, but the crab tostada was exceptional. Our entrees (duck and lamb) were cooked well, seasoned well, and served hot. The... More 

1 Thank Memphis_Meggle
Brentwood, Tennessee
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Pro's: great friendly service; lots of enticing items on the menu; food was outstanding! Con's: a bit pricey; rather simplistic looking venue without much style; Overall: would return again and the quality of food was definitely worth the price we paid

1 Thank TNMD
Holbrook, New York
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377 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I enjoyed the one of the appetizer specials and the sweet potato crusted catfish. Our entire party of 4 all enjoyed their meals as well. Solid service and a nice place to entertain guests or just to have a good time in a relaxed, fine dining atmosphere without being stuffy. The location is convenient to popular areas of Memphis.

1 Thank sneakyright
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has a great lively atmosphere. The staff was efficient and well trained. Every person at my table raved about what they ordered. The bar menu had plenty of unusual and creative cocktails too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Right next door to a wonderful hotel, The Residence Inn, this place is special! Reasonably priced, a place you will enjoy!

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Pasadena, Maryland
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

After enduring the route 40 construction on the way to memphis this was a nice respite. We chatted with co-owner John about how the restaurant was started and grew into three. The Creme brule was the best I've had. We liked the atmosphere of a small restaurant. The Peabody hotel recommended this.

1 Thank ragboat
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Definitely, definitely have dinner here. The service was excellent, everyone was friendly and welcoming, and the food was outstanding. Will certainly go again if I make it to Memphis again.

1 Thank WDCReviewer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Dinner was outstanding ( sushi grade tuna / marlin) special. Our server was delightful. This entree strongly competes with offerings from other (more pricey) fine dining options in town. The evening would have been perfect had the dining room are been a little quieter and less frenetic. Nonetheless, a great and memorable experience. While I have been to the restaurant... More 

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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
USD 10 - USD 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, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?