Had dinner last night at The Majestic Grille on S. Main. My friend, who I went with, lives across the street, but we never ate there. That changed last night when we got all prettied up and walked across the street.
I pretended I was having dinner on an ocean liner. I just finished a book where the characters got dressed up every night for dinner. drinks and fantastic conversation. The long dining area with dark woods created the fantasy.
A very handsome Elvis on the screen
The real history is very unique. I posted the history from the restaurant’s site below.
“Originally built in 1913 as the Majestic No. 1, a silent picture house that entertained Memphians for three decades, the restaurant gives diners a glimpse of the heady Hollywood days of ol’. From the beautifully restored Beaux Arts décor to expertly prepared classic cocktails to warm, gracious service to Chef/Owner Patrick Reilly’s award wining, yet remarkably comfortable food, you find yourself feeling transported to another time. Add to that the largest private movie screen in the city showing silent films & classic movies and you’re center stage in an atmosphere that reclaims the cinematic glory of the dawn of the silver screen.”
Sorry for the terrible photos
I only had my cell
Me with a martini fueled lazy eye
So happy in my floral
Dan Yohey :: Downtown Resident