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River Oaks

#99 of 1,246 Restaurants in Memphis
#107 of 1,349 Places to Eat in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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French, European, Contemporary
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5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
+1 901-683-9305
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow! What a meal.

Had a great business dinner here. Fantastic menu. The food was cooked to perfection. The stop was phenomenal! I will come back over and over and over again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JaysonC1974
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Chilliwack, Canada
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Chilliwack, Canada
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174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great business dinner here. Fantastic menu. The food was cooked to perfection. The stop was phenomenal! I will come back over and over and over again!

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Thank JaysonC1974
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here several times during a week stay at the Homewood Suites next door - it was recommended by the hotel staff and I wasn't disappointed. Great food at reasonable prices and ideal for a meal for one or a gathering for a few!

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Thank IanDunn2013
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This was Christmas Eve and the only reservation I could get was for 4 PM. So arriving at 4 our party of 6 were the only customers. We were seated...took awhile to get our order in and had to ask for bread. We're told the butter would come later....but never did even asking about it second time. The food was... More 

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Thank eronpickard
Germantown, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Absolutely delicious. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service. Delightful dining. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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Thank Sophiefor38
Germantown, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

River Oaks was great...again. Chef does an amazing job of delivering a consistently outstanding product. The menu with its roots in French Bistro simplicity is excellent. The servers are well trained and experienced. The food never disappoints.

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Thank Paul K
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had a lovely dinner with family on the side porch. The ambiance out there is supposed to be romantic, but it was way too dark to see the menu. Bring your flashlight. In addition, it was very, very noisy because nothing is out there to absorb noise and the ceiling is not super high. One noisy table of four can... More 

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Thank Cheryl B
Antarctic Peninsula
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I knew nothing of Chef Gutierrez before my brief visit to Memphis, but I will sing his praises to anyone who will listen. Intimate space, well-appointed. Very reasonably priced for the quality of food and dining experience. Would not hesitate to recommend this place. If you are near Memphis, I can't imagine anyone coming away disappointed. I'll be back next... More 

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Thank cavalier_traveler999
Cordova, Tennessee
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Every aspect of the meal from salad to desert was wonderful. The atmosphere was excellent and the service was great.

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Thank USMDude
Chattanooga, TN
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Really excellent, had chicken paillard. Great well made martini. Truly well above the typical on road meal. Came back to enjoy again next week. Just as good.

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Thank Miasig
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The title says it all. Not very good service for such a class restaurant in my book. How dare you cancel out your reservations book (our was a large birthday party) simply because you got a bigger, higher paying, "entire restaurant" booking... Local word of mouth advertising my friends.. The is HORRIBLE ..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-683-9305

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 32
  • Cuisine: French, European, Contemporary
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?