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lulu25j Oct 10, 2006 12:07 AM

We have 2 nights only in dowtown Memphis, coming from NYC so used to great food - heading for bbq for lunch but want to take husband for one really nice southern dinner in honor of his big 40.
Am thinking McEwan's or Felicia Suzanne??? Criteria - good wine list, not too far from downtown (still want time to head out to hear music/go to a bar after dinner), great SOUTHERN food. Eat out lots in NY so don't want italian, french, japanese,etc. Would like a nice southern dinner...

Would love any tips/advice.

Thanks! We're really excited for this trip, wish we had more time!!!

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    wonderin32 Oct 10, 2006 07:30 PM

    For something really Southern, you might try the Hunt Phelan Inn. It is on Beale Street, just away from the river. Although a cab or driving is advisable given the location.


    I've also really enjoyed McEwen's before, and you couldn't go wrong with that.

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      Littleman Oct 11, 2006 09:00 PM

      Erline Jensen's has the best restaurant in Memphis for fine dining and maybe in the whole state. Beats FS's and McEwens both..........


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        tater Oct 11, 2006 09:38 PM

        Stella should also be mentioned. They do the upscale Southern thing as well as Felicia Suzanne or McEwans. I haven't been to Hunt Phelan. It came out with a bang but I haven't heard anything lately.

        My advice would be to check out Stella, McEwen's, Felicia Suzanne, Encore and Hunt Phelan when you get to town. Their menus change regularly.

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          eatgoodfood Oct 13, 2006 07:25 PM

          mc ewans has a great wine list and yummy southern food. stella is a good choice as well...chef johnny kirk knows what he's doing...and, felicia suzanne's will not disappoint. you can't go wrong with either of these. also, have a cocktail beforehand at the madison hotel. bon appetit!

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