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MJ's Restaurant and Catering

4.7
4.7
899 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
MJ's is a local family owned restaurant. Our chef/owner Tad Engstrom uses Classical French cooking techniques with a southern influence.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (336) 852-4889

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tad Engstrom

  • Catering

    MJ's Specializes in Boutique and Uniquely Designed Wedding Events:<br /><br><br><br />Bridal Parties <br />Rehearsal and Wedding Receptions <br />Intimate on-site events <br />Customized off-site settings <br />Experienced and professional wait staff<br />Experienced and licensed bartenders

  • Private party facilities

    Our upstairs level has two areas for private dining. MJ's also offers areas of our patio for private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Mindy Calvin or Tad Engstrom: (336) 852-4889

  • Area

    Greensboro

  • Cross Street

    West Friendly Ave

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available at MJ's in our private lot. Also, we have public parking directly across the street that is always available.

  • Public Transit

    Corner of Guilford College Road and West Friendly Avenue.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights.We offer a mix of music styles provided by the local musicians featured at MJ's throughout the year.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 899 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Outdoor Eating

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Romance

  • Greensboro

    Best Overall

  • Greensboro

    Best Food

  • Greensboro

    Best Service

  • Greensboro

    Fit for Foodies

  • Greensboro

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Greensboro

    Notable Wine List

  • Greensboro

    Outdoor Eating

  • Greensboro

    Romance

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  1. L

    Lewandowski

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our server was fantastic - super friendly and engaging.
  2. G

    busyguyinGreensboro

    Greensboro

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As has been the case for many years, MJ's is always an excellent dining experience. Last night, my wife and I had the Steak Frites and it was fantastic! The seasonal watermelon salad was also fantastic, not to mention the key lime pie to wrap it up. MJ's is a great restaurant.
  3. RM

    RickM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I have been to this restaurant 10-15 times over the years. The menu has always been small, but it is now just tired and stale. There have been few changes for the better and the food quality seems to deteriorate each time we go. If you are going to have a very limited menu, you really need to execute the dishes well. The fish was a little "fishy" and the short ribs were extremely fatty. The highlight was dessert...and I actually think they get those from elsewhere (though I am not 100% certain). Our visit this time was not an awful experience, but it was also not a great one.
  4. J

    Jake

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Menu better now than during the pandemic...service was fantastic...Food very good, bread so so.. a little pricey
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at MJ’s. Indoors on a quiet Tuesday. Fantastic service and delicious meals.
  6. D

    David

    Greensboro

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s funny eat here often an was thinking of fish tonight but the steaks were calling us tonight. Very good! Who knew they were a great steak house as well as comfort gourmet kings…. Hmmmmm👍😊
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my birthday and my love surprised me and asked me to marry him! It was a beautiful evening!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are excellent and the food is always incredible! Headed back for our sixth dinner!!!
  9. GV

    GregV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for gluten free choices. Food is always excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and service was great. Had the trigger fish was very good.
  11. OT

    OnTheGo

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute gem in Greensboro near Guildford College. Was looking for a place to take my daughter and nephew for his birthday and was not the least bit disappointed. Food and drinks were on point and they were very accommodating with my requests. Definitely will return when in town.
  12. s

    singingdancingdiva

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful evening out to eat! With MJ's intimate setting, and an anniversary to celebrate, it was absolutely perfect. Our server was attentive and the food was delicious! We especially recommend the homemade coconut cream pie - YUM!
  13. G

    Gourmand

    Greensboro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was my boyfriend’s birthday and we decided to dine at MJ’s for the first time. He got the short ribs and I originally asked for the pork tenderloin, but they were out and I ended up getting duck. My boyfriend loved the short ribs and the duck was pretty good. The Calamari appetizer was delicious. We will absolutely be back to try the catfish!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tad and his staff are true professionals and "food artists".
  16. JW

    JoeW

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner on the patio! Wonderful salmon and accompaniments. Huge portion of catfish - perfectly seasoned and fried. Fine service. Always a great experience at MJ's !
  17. BM

    BooMcG

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 4th visit to MJ's and it has never disappointed. On each visit I always think the staff and the menu both reflect a certain level of enthusiasm for what the chef and the bartender have created. This particular visit there was NO QUESTION about that perceived enthusiasm. Our server Marcus did a great job of assessing our tastes and suggesting exactly what we would like. I assure you he was not just pushing dishes that needed to "move!" He really knew the menu and knew what was going to make our meal memorable. He even chose the perfect wine to go with our dessert. Then split the glass so my husband and I could each enjoy it with our shared dessert. My only advise is ,skip the bread and save room for dessert. Or, maybe stop in for just dessert or a cocktail. Their little bar area seems really cozy.
  18. S

    Sallyhj4

    Greensboro

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Tad never fails to deliver mouth watering, melt in your mouth goodness in every bite. The calamari is just the best in Greensboro! This time I had the catfish, which was fried to perfection, with creamy polenta and fresh asparagus. The braised short ribs are excellent, according to my companion. This is the restaurant that never disappoints!! Sally J
  19. FF

    FoodieFun

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing and memorable as always. The pork tenderloin with blackberry garlic sauce was spectacular. Also loved the preparation of the polenta.
  20. FE

    FredE

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Marcus was very hospitable and knowledgeable of the menu items. Excellent service Marcus. Thank you.
  21. KK

    KatieK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute restaurant! The atmosphere is great and the food is incredible!
  22. DB

    DianneB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our firsts brunch here. Marquis was an excellent waiter. The food was delicious! Great way to celebrate Father’s Day!
  23. s

    sherryt

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time , food was excellent
  24. JE

    JoEllenB

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Specials tonight!
  25. TE

    TEAMLAWSON

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience as always! The risotto is the best and my hubby loves the short ribs
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was pretty basic and imaginative for the price point The atmosphere is charming and the staff wax attentive and professional.
  27. JM

    JackM

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. My wife and I will visit again soon.
  28. JL

    JohnL

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to MJs for dinner. The staff immediately greeted us at the door and welcomed us to our table without any delay (we had reservations). Our waitress did an excellent job of serving us, and recommended the short ribs, as that was her favorite dish. I ordered the shrimp and grits and my wife ordered the short ribs based on the waitress' recommendation. The shrimp and grits was by far the best I have ever had. Amazing flavors and plenty of shrimp and sausage resting on a bed of grits! But then I was blown away when I tasted my wife's dish. The short ribs were so tender that they fell apart on the fork. They were savory with a rich and flavorful marinade that made the meat just melt inside your mouth. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my dish for the rest of the meal, savoring the wonderful flavors of every bite, I envied my wife for having a better dish! The owner, Tad, then came out and greeted us, even introducing his son to us. We are definitely fans of this restaurant and will return often!
  29. F

    Flotown

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice meal with a good menu variety. Our server Marcus was very helpful.
  30. JL

    JLBN22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy evening with area proms. Staff provided excellent service and the food was good.
  31. b

    boulder

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thanks for great meal and excellent friendly service
  32. KB

    KristenB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a romantic dinner! We celebrated our anniversary here and loved it
  33. MF

    MikeF

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great meal and experience! Would come here every week if lived closer!! Great service - chef was awesome!!
  34. SM

    SMfamily

    Tallahassee

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Decor is very eclectic. Service was excellent. The duck and cheesecake were delicious! Would definitely dine here again and recommend to friends.
  35. A

    Annefsmith

    Greensboro

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is excellent: the service, the food, and outdoor dining is always the best
  36. BR

    BrianR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and the food was incredible!!! I had the shrimp and grits- easily one of the best I have had!! Definitely will be going back!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Food and service was excellent
  38. CR

    CeciliaR

    Greensboro

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, amazing
  39. JS

    JamesS

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    nice quaint, rustic restaurant but slightly overpriced for the location atmosphere and food.
  40. MC

    MichaelC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner for my wife. This is a great place for special occasions. The food is very good, but the menu is somewhat limited and it's a bit pricey, but for 3-4 times a year, it's a nice spot. We've been here a couple of times and it's always busy, for good reason. We'll be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

MJ's Restaurant and Catering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (336) 852-4889.

MJ's Restaurant and Catering is rated 4.7 stars by 899 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for MJ's Restaurant and Catering

620 Dolley Madison Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    West Friendly Ave

  • Area

    Greensboro

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available at MJ's in our private lot. Also, we have public parking directly across the street that is always available.

  • Public Transit

    Corner of Guilford College Road and West Friendly Avenue.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tad Engstrom

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights.We offer a mix of music styles provided by the local musicians featured at MJ's throughout the year.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (336) 852-4889

  • Catering

    MJ's Specializes in Boutique and Uniquely Designed Wedding Events:<br /><br><br><br />Bridal Parties <br />Rehearsal and Wedding Receptions <br />Intimate on-site events <br />Customized off-site settings <br />Experienced and professional wait staff<br />Experienced and licensed bartenders

  • Private party facilities

    Our upstairs level has two areas for private dining. MJ's also offers areas of our patio for private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Mindy Calvin or Tad Engstrom: (336) 852-4889

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