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River Oaks

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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, Reservations, Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    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
Great lunch too!

Came back for business lunch and quality of food is comparable to dinner. Definitely an E Mphs business crowd at lunch. Prices for lunch are reasonable, service is good, it's a little loud and crowded, but definitely worth it. Can't go wrong with Chef Jose for lunch or dinner!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
SymnCwl
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Memphis
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Memphis
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Came back for business lunch and quality of food is comparable to dinner. Definitely an E Mphs business crowd at lunch. Prices for lunch are reasonable, service is good, it's a little loud and crowded, but definitely worth it. Can't go wrong with Chef Jose for lunch or dinner!

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Plymouth, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Restaurant was near my hotel and close to the highway. The atmosphere there is very cozy and warm. Love the food, especially the cauliflower and cheese risotto. Our waitress, Rachel....was very friendly and we had excellent service.

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Memphis
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We enjoyed a long, leisurely dinner for four here recently. The appetizers (bignets and charcuterie) were delicious. The steak and frites are consistently good, the salmon was tasty, the pork shank was a little dry and the fish tacos were quite good. Everyone was well satisfied with their dinners. Desserts were SUPERB! The service was good and the waiter respected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Nicoise Salad as well as the service were outstanding. Can't believe I've stayed at a hotel close by several time and did not see this place sooner😄 will definitely revisit next time I'm in town🍷👍

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find a fabulous restaurant sharing a parking lot with a hotel. This was my second trip to Memphis in a year and I looked forward to more delicious meals at the River Oaks. The Tuesday night special was Beef Bourguignon. It was superb! When I complimented Master Chef Jose Gutierrez, he invited me to return... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We found this place while staying nearby for a few days and it looked nice from the outside so we gave it a try. We absolutely loved it. Great food, great atmosphere and ambience. Our young server was kind of spaced out and went MIA on us for a while. We ended up being attended by a different one, but... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

we dined here over the new year holiday with guests from out of town. the service was very good and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. i had the fish special and that alone will have me coming back. a very nice dinning experience.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Would've never picked this restaurant… just so happens its in the hotel parking lot. We went late, 4 of us sat at the bar and had a great experience! GOOD food!!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Tonight we took a new guest to dinner at River Oaks. After waiting 5 minutes for a hostess to appear, then her assisting a walkin for reservations for tomorrow evening she acknowledged my husband and myself,,then advised us our party was waiting at the table. We raved about dining here, set about placing our orders and catching up. Chopped salad... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have been to River Oaks many times and have only been able to give it a mediocre review. This visit I tried the filet. With Flemings, Ruth Chris and Capital Grill all within a block of River Oaks, they really needed to step up their game. The filet, while cooked perfectly, was just so so with the sauce and... More 

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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 25 - 65
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?