We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

McEwen's On Monroe

#21 of 1,225 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2512 (2ND & MONROE)
+1 901-527-7085
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

495 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 485: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food and service was excellent like most places it is not posh but nice relaxed and the cost was not too expensive. I feel that I could happily recommend it.

Thank Roger S
Glen Carbon, Illinois
Level Contributor
201 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The decor is very appealing. The lunch was very disappointing. The corn was "roasted" , but it tasted as if it came from a can. I do not like vegetables that are not fresh. The fish & potatoes were just ok. The service was just ok. The restroom needed attention.

Thank kapcat
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to get a table late on a Monday evening and it was well worth the wait. The bar is very welcoming and the restaurant quite intimate but with a mix of couples, tourists, business people and locals. The waiter really took some time with us to explain the menu and told us honestly about the size of the portions... More 

Thank PeterJ H
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

BF and I went in for a drink on a Tuesday evening. It was very busy, but we were seated right away. The waitress was very friendly and even though she was very busy she offered us some history of the bourbon we ordered. The bartender also came out from behind the bar to chat with us about the bourbon.... More 

Thank cajafa
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I simply LOVE their small plates! We usually order a bunch of those and skip the entrees mainly because everything tastes so great and I can't make up my mind! You just can't go wrong!

Thank Mignonnew
Collierville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a mix of family and friends there before going to the Memphis Symphony. We had a table of 8, and the service was great. Jacob really took care of us. The food was universally great, although one person said their medium steak was a little overdone. I had the creole spice braised pork osso buco. It was fabulous!... More 

Thank A6Gator
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very nice meal at McEwen's. The sea scallops were excellent and very good service. No issues at all.

Thank Mike K
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I go almost once a week with a colleague for lunch. Even though it is crowded they manage to not keep you waiting too long but at the same time you don't feel rushed when eating. I usually get either the Jungle Salad with Chicken or the Roast Beef Sandwich. The service is quick and friendly and lunch is very... More 

Thank Beasle13
Bartlett, Tennessee
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy McEwens and tonite was no exception. The dinner special was pan seared grouper over house made basil laminated pasta with sugar snap peas, charred spring onion, and sweet peppers in a brown butter herb sauce and roast red bell pepper coulis and wilted spinach. Besides the wonderful food, the staff was attentive and friendly even with a... More 

Thank Alicia H
Level Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I loved everything about this place. The staff were all superb, very friendly. The wiseacre beer on draft was excellent. I didn't eat food but it smelled great. I visited every night of my trip. It was by far the best bar I visited in memphis,. I loved the place.

1 Thank bigpaz

Travellers who viewed McEwen's On Monroe also viewed


Been to McEwen's On Monroe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of McEwen's On Monroe and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from McEwen's On Monroe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?